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Marina Bay Sands: Energy Conservation with EcoStruxure

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Marina Bay Sands drive energy conservation with EcoStruxure Asset Advisor & other solutions with the help from Schneider Electric. Upgrading this property meant increasing efficiency & lowering energy costs.

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Battery Project Will Stabilize Solar Power

Alliant Energy installs its first utility-scale battery storage system
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WELLMAN, Iowa – December 12, 2019 – /3BL Media/ – A utility-scale battery in rural Wellman is helping Alliant Energy meet the needs of its customers, while also avoiding a rebuild of the local energy grid.

“Battery storage has the potential to be a more cost-effective way to modernize the grid to meet the demands of our customers, “says J.P. Brummond, Vice President of Business Planning. 

Hormel Foods Announces the Completion of Solar Array at Its Swiss American Sausage Company Facility in California

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AUSTIN, Minn., December 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and IGS Solar have announced the completion of the solar energy project at the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, Calif.

The completion was celebrated at a Flip the Switch Event yesterday at the manufacturing facility, which produces a variety of pepperoni and salami for foodservice pizza toppings.

Why Solar Power Works on Closed Landfills

Advocating for solar power on closed landfills to industry leaders at WASTECON 2019
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Drew Lent, a solar development expert with Tetra Tech, actively works on and advocates for sustainable energy solutions in the solid waste industry. In this post, he shares his appeal to industry leaders for implementing solar infrastructure on closed landfills at WASTECON 2019.

Sustainability Solutions Take Center Stage at Demo Day for Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/– Seven U.S. entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the Black & Veatch IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator recently took the stage in downtown Kansas City to showcase their business models and demonstrate how they’re poised to rewrite how the enterprise focuses on sustainability.

U.S. House Leaders Call for a Nationwide Goal to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2050

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As the Trump administration begins the formal process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. House leaders dropped new legislation this week to establish a nationwide goal to achieve net-zero-carbon emissions across the entire economy by 2050.

The legislation—100% Clean Economy Act of 2019—has broad support with more than 100 cosponsors in the House. Passage of the bill would set the stage to power all sectors of the U.S. economy—from transportation to manufacturing to electricity—with 100% clean energy.

General Mills Breaks Ground on Second Wind Project, Maverick Creek, to Offset 100% of Domestic Power

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General Mills broke ground this week on the Maverick Creek Wind Project in Eden, Texas, in partnership with Kimberly-Clark, Renewable Energy Systems, Vestas, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. and members of the local government. Once it is operational in October 2020, Maverick Creek and our first wind farm, Cactus Flats (pictured) will offset 100% of the electricity used annually at our owned U.S. facilities. Wind energy is one way we’re getting closer to reaching our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals by 28% by 2025.

Here Comes the Sun

Hormel Foods continues to expand its use of renewable energy sources
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By Nevin Martell

The sun is rising over a new era at Hormel Foods — in more ways than one. That’s because the company is increasingly relying on solar power as an environmentally friendly, renewable energy source. It’s part of a companywide goal to achieve a 10 percent reduction in nonrenewable energy use by 2020 (based on 2011 levels). As of the end of 2018, the company achieved this goal.

PSE&G Energy Cloud – Building the Grid of Tomorrow

By Joseph Santamaria
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For more than a century, the American electric sector followed a fairly simply business model: Centrally located power plants generate electricity, then deliver as much of that electricity as possible along a straightline network of poles and wires to as many customers as possible.

Customers expected their electricity to be delivered as safely, reliably and affordably as possible – with service interruptions kept to a reasonable minimum.

Solar 4 All® Program Returns Highland Park Landfill to Productive Use

By Fran Sullivan
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For decades, a plot of land along Donaldson Street in Highland Park served as a municipal landfill for unwanted household appliances, miscellaneous waste, and construction and demolition debris that reflected the rise of Middlesex County as one of New Jersey’s rising job centers.

But today, thanks to PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program, the site is returning to productive use with the construction of a 2-acre, 605-kilowatt-dc solar farm and battery storage system.

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