Anheuser-Busch Announces Renewable Energy Partnership

Anheuser-Busch Announces Renewable Energy Partnership

Anheuser-Busch and Enel Green Power (EGP), the Enel Group’s renewables division, announced today that they have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA), whereby Anheuser-Busch will purchase the energy delivered to the grid and renewable electricity credits from a portion of EGP’s Thunder Ranch wind project … Read more…

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

A prison in Illinois will benefit from more than $33 million in energy and water savings thanks to an energy savings performance contract (ESPC); the ESPC project is expected to reduce energy consumption by 53% across 13 main buildings, leading to significant reductions in utility and … Read more…

JP Morgan Chase to Increase Energy Efficiency at 4,500 Branches

JP Morgan Chase to Increase Energy Efficiency at 4,500 Branches

JP Morgan Chase has announced that it will install new energy management and digital technologies that will increase the energy efficiency of roughly 4,500 branches across the U.S. Chase will partner with Current, a GE company that sells energy management systems, to install an energy … Read more…

Mayors Caucus and ComEd Collaborate to Advance Smart Cities

Mayors Caucus and ComEd Collaborate to Advance Smart Cities

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC), a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages; announced on May 4 that it has joined Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) – the largest electric utility in Illinois, serving the Chicago and Northern Illinois area – in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support the study and development of new energy efficiency programs, smart streetlights, and community and residential solar; and other infrastructure projects.

Microsoft Seals Deal with Puget Sound Energy to Buy Carbon-Neutral Power at Wholesale Prices

Microsoft Seals Deal with Puget Sound Energy to Buy Carbon-Neutral Power at Wholesale Prices

Puget Sound Energy that will enable the software giant to buy its own power directly from the open market at wholesale prices. The accord is subject to the approval of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission in the coming weeks, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported on April 13.

Boeing Launches VC Division, Invests in Electric Airplane Developer

Boeing Launches VC Division, Invests in Electric Airplane Developer

Chicago-based aerospace company Boeing has formed a small venture-capital division called HorizonX to “turn new ideas and businesses into reality” – among them, a pioneering enterprise to develop a small hybrid-electric aircraft that would be suitable for regional consumer travel, “out to a thousand miles,” and that could be built “by the 2020s.”

Archer Daniels Midland Starts Operations on Second Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Archer Daniels Midland Starts Operations on Second Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Global food processor Archer Daniels Midland, headquartered in Chicago, announced on April 7 that the $200 million Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) project – a partnership to safely and permanently store more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide annually – has begun operations by injecting CO2 into a large saline reservoir.

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