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FPL, FIU to Build Dual Purpose Solar Center

By Jaclyn Brandt, FierceEnergy

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Florida International University (FIU) have teamed up to build a commercial-scale distributed solar power facility. According to FPL, the 1.6 megawatt (MW) facility will be used for more than just to generate electricity -- it will also be used as a research center.

2015 City Energy Efficiency Scores Are In

By Barbara Vergetis Lundin, FierceEnergy

America's largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers and businesses, increase their resilience, and reduce pollution through increased energy efficiency. That is according to findings in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) 2nd edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Boston University Teams with National Grid to Lower Energy Use on Campus

By Jaclyn Brandt, FierceEnergy

Boston University (BU) and National Grid have teamed up for a Strategic Energy Management Plan (SEMP), in an attempt to help the university save money by lowering their natural gas consumption.

The goal of the plan is a reduction of 218,000 therms/year -- or 5 percent of their total natural gas usage. The partners said the savings should equate to around $750,000.

Energy Efficiency Improvement Act Passed by Senate

By Barbara Vergetis Lundin, FierceEnergy

The Senate has unanimously passed S 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which is projected to yield roughly $4.6 billion in annual energy savings by 2030, with little cost to taxpayers -- and no government mandates.

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