Rebar leader Nucor switches to renewable energy for Texas operations

The top concrete reinforcing steel producer and rebar fabricator has signed a 15-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with EDF Renewables North America for 250 megawatts of new solar array-derived energy in Texas. A first for Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp., the agreement represents the steel industry’s largest electricity procurement vehicle of its kind and positions EDF Renewables to add more clean…

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Rebar top gun Nucor wires renewable energy into steelmaking loop

Sources: Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff Leading concrete reinforcing steel producer and fabricator Nucor has signed a 15-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with EDF Renewables North America for 250 megawatts of new solar array-derived energy in Texas. A first for Nucor, the agreement positions EDF Renewables to add more clean energy to the South Central power grid and becomes…

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Zero energy building project activity spikes

Sources: New Buildings Institute, Portland, Ore.; CP staff Demand for zero energy buildings across the U.S. and Canada is growing exponentially, according to new data from New Buildings Institute. The group’s 2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List shows the total number of verified and emerging zero energy buildings in North America has grown to nearly 700, representing a 42 percent…

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