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Renewable energy industry news roundup: Dec. 6-13, 2015

This week in renewable energy was indeed a busy one. On the global stage, the United Nations approved a landmark climate accord in Paris and more companies joined RE100's mission for 100% renewable energy. In Ecotech Institute's backyard, Sunrun Inc. will bring 800 solar energy jobs to Colorado and Utah's first utility-scale solar farm went online. This news and more in this week's renewable energy roundup.

Renewable energy industry news roundup: Dec. 6-13, 2015

United Nations approve landmark climate accord in Paris

Nearly every country in the world agreed to cut or limit emissions from fossil fuel burning, within a framework of rules that provide for monitoring, verification and financial and technical assistance for developing countries.

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How smart meters are changing energy efficiency in California

Pacific Gas & Electric is piloting a two-year program to value energy efficiency in California using a pay-for-performance model.

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Solar installation company opening Denver office, hiring 800

California-based Sunrun Inc. is set to have 65 employees in Colorado by the end of 2015 and hit the 800-job mark within a few years.

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U.S. solar installations expected to hit a new yearly high

With over 3 gigawatts of solar capacity installed in the fourth quarter alone, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association found the U.S. is likely to install more than 7 gigawatts in 2015.

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More companies join RE100, commit to 100% renewable energy

BMW Group, Coca-Cola and others have joined RE100, an initiative led by The Climate Group that commits to source 100% of electricity from renewable energy.

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Utah's first utility-scale solar farm goes online

Utah recently unveiled its first large utility-scale solar farm expected to increase the state's generating capacity by 915 megawatts.

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