Renewable energy industry news roundup: Jan. 24–31, 2016

industry news roundup jan 24 31 2016

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Facebook announced a new data center that will be powered completely by wind energy, consumers demand corporate social responsibility, and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports that in 2015 the American wind industry installed almost 8.6GW. Read these stories and more in this week's news roundup:

Facebook’s next data center will be powered by wind

Facebook is announcing today that it will be constructing a data center facility in Ireland. The 227-acre site will rely completely on renewable energy — wind, specifically.

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Consumers demand corporate social responsibility

According to a study by Havas Worldwide, most consumers (56%) are paying more attention to the environmental or social impact from the products they buy.

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Going green can add value to your home

A new study conducted by national appraisal experts says that going "green" is worth it in Washington DC home real estate.

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2016 predictions for energy industry winners and losers

This year will see an increasing number of companies move beyond token green marketing campaigns and get serious about implementing and communicating meaningful sustainability programs.

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