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Caterpillar Inc.: Building Better

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar’s business has been about building better — better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Click here to learn more in the 2016 Sustainability Report.

Caterpillar 2016 Sustainability Report | Letter from Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby

Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby highlights examples of how we’re building better through natural infrastructure, circular economy practices and energy access, as well as our sustainability practices within the company.
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Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby highlights examples of how we’re building better through natural infrastructure, circular economy practices and energy access, as well as our sustainability practices within the company. 

For more than 90 years, caterpillar has been building better: better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Our customers use our equipment to develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets that improve living standards and make sustainable progress possible around the world.

Top 3 Benefits of Military Microgrids

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The advantages of deploying microgrids are abundant, with sustainability and reliability leading the charge. These are easy to communicate on a community level, but have more specific benefits when installed at military applications. Following on from U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) initiatives aimed at deploying more renewable energy, the cost-savings, distributed energy resource (DER) applications and energy security benefits be gained cannot be overlooked.

Microgrids Save Money        

Carlsberg to Achieve Zero Carbon Emissions at Its Breweries by 2030 as Part of Industry-Leading Sustainability Ambitions

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Carlsberg Group has committed to eliminating carbon emissions and halving water usage at its breweries by 2030 as part of its new sustainability programme – Together Towards ZERO. An intermediate step includes the exclusive use of renewable electricity at its breweries by 2022.

Black & Veatch: Water Utility Leaders Driving Toward Sustainability

Latest Strategic Directions Report examines role of data analytics and true cost of delivery
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 6, 2017/3BL Media/ – Customer education, infrastructure modernization and the use of data analytics will be key tools to overcoming the water industry’s perennial challenges posed by aging infrastructure.

SEPA and Black & Veatch Release New Case Study on Distributed Energy Resources Planning

SMUD forecasts customer DER adoption in first-of-kind holistic utility analysis
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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the grid.

Unreasonable Impact | Harnessing the Sun to Help End Poverty: Q&A with Off Grid Electric

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Over 625 million people live without power in Sub-Saharan Africa. That’s nearly 70 percent of the continent’s population. For those households with access to the grid, only 69 percent experience reliable electricity. Blackouts last for days, often impeding businesses from providing a dependable service or generating a consistent income.

Colorado Dam Expansion to Substantially Improve Water Supply, Reliability

Black & Veatch to bring project management expertise to Gross Reservoir Expansion Project
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DENVER, May 18, 2017 /3BL Media/  – Black & Veatch has been selected to provide program management services to Denver Water on the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project.

San Diego Water Authority Awarded $1 Million Incentive to Deploy Clean Energy Storage Project

Industrial-sized batteries expected to save approximately $100,000 per year in energy costs
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SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The San Diego County Water Authority has received a $1 million incentive from the California Public Utilities Commission to build and deploy intelligent energy storage that will save ratepayers money and stretch the energy output potential of solar panels already installed at the Water Authority’s Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant.

Infrastructure Week 2017: Pathways to Sustainability and Reliability Converging

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By Ed Walsh, President, Black & Veatch's Power business

Up and down the energy chain – from electricity generation sources to the light switch – power customers are compelling their infrastructure providers to further embrace sustainability. Utilities are working to add new forms of distributed energy resources (DER), and are meeting this challenge in exciting ways. They are evolving from traditional generation sources towards an era of highly responsive, low-emission, balanced power portfolios that showcase new technology.

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