As sustainability leaders from around the world gather at the One Planet Summit, we’re reminded of the urgency of the climate crisis and inspired by those who, together, are rising to meet the challenge head on.
Two years ago, the Paris Climate Agreement gave us all a clearer understanding of what’s at stake. Limiting global temperature rise this century to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is essential if we are to avoid widespread, disastrous ecological problems.
One might think the proliferation of renewables would spell the demise of natural gas, but market leaders know that gas-fired generation will continue to play an important role even as an influx of renewable energy reshapes the American power landscape.
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“Schneider Electric’s participation in COP23 has become a tradition for many years. We are in these meetings to better understand stakes, especially for climate change, and to discuss with other stakeholders to find the right solutions.” -- Gilles Vermot Desroches, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Schneider Electric
Whirlpool Corporation is continuing their efforts to think green when it comes to powering their manufacturing plants.
It's hard to miss, but there's a new 25 story wind turbine just down the road from the Ottawa Whirlpool Plant. This is the third Whirlpool operation in Ohio to use wind energy to partially power the plant.
OTTAWA, OH (WTOL) - The Whirlpool Corporation is "amping" up their promise to become a clean energy partner in our area.
Last year, The Whirlpool corporation announcede two wind turbine projects, 3 turbines in Marion and a single turbine in Ottawa. The project cost $13.5 million, but it's part of an ongoing effort to help improve Whirlpool's local environmental impact.
After the Fukushima disaster in 2011 and the subsequent sunsetting of many of Japan’s nuclear facilities, the Japanese economy’s reliance on fossil fuels intensified and altered the country’s energy mix. In the following years, major suppliers profited from rising demand in Asian markets and promoted the benefits of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Its ability to be transported easily with minimal infrastructure requirements, as well as drastically lower prices compared to domestic or stranded gas prices, led to a tremendous buildup of liquefaction capacity globally.
December 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg New Energy Finannce (BNEF) released its annual Climatescope findings, assessing 71 countries in emerging markets on their progress made toward the clean energy transition. Solar capacity jumped by more than half in developing nations.
Climatescope tracks the conditions for clean energy investment on and off the grid and provides a wealth of publicly-available information.
For electric utilities, innovation will be key to helping the industry evolve and prepare for the future. View expert insights on on aging infrastructure, the influx of renewable energy, managing security risk and more from the 2017 Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report.