Schneider Electric survey of 236 leading companies reveals how companies are placed to tackle the new energy economy
The recently concluded 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos focused extensively on energy and environmental challenges that companies are facing to ensure they attain their sustainability commitments. Most of the corporate participants at Davos agreed that they need to integrate and advance their energy and sustainability programs on an urgent basis to address the issues arising out of rapid climate change.
Utilities need to start thinking about how to scale up power infrastructure to meet demand
Last year marked a monumental turning point for the future of electric vehicles (EVs), with several auto companies such as Volkswagen AG, General Motors and Volvo announcing significant electrification plans. Bolstered by improved battery technology, longer battery range, greater variety and lower prices, consumer confidence in EVs is at an all-time high. According to Forbes, light-duty EV sales in the United States rose 37 percent in 2016.
Ørsted’s annual sustainability report is now released.
Over the past decade, the Danish-based energy company has achieved 82% coal reduction, 67% carbon reduction and 64% renewable energy in their power and heat generation. CEO of Ørsted, Henrik Poulsen, has a clear vision.
"The world is in the middle of a global climate crisis. It is not a distant threat. The planet is already feeling the grave impact of climate change. And truth be told, we are still not doing enough to secure the planet for generations to come. We need to transform the global energy systems from black to green energy at a high pace.
OEGSTGEEST, Netherlands, October 2, 2017 /3BL Media/-- From new recycled paper facestock to marble-based “paper” and compostable adhesive, Avery Dennison is offering brand owners and converters an increasingly wide choice of sustainable options for their needs.
“Avery Dennison is making excellent progress toward our ambitious 2025 sustainability goals we announced at Labelexpo Europe in 2015,” said Renae Kezar, sr. director, global leader of sustainability.
We take sustainability to heart, especially when it comes to our people
For any business looking to reduce its environmental impact, establishing a sustainability game plan is critical, but complex. Companies that set out on this path will want to look at ways to use fewer and renewable resources in their products; make their facilities more efficient; adopt sustainable procurement practices; and launch internal initiatives like recycling programs. There are many ways to protect our planet at every level and in every corner of a business, but there is an equally important and often overlooked element of a sustainability mission – people.
The insights uncovered in Black & Veatch’s 2018 Strategic Directions: Smart Cities & Utilities Report demonstrate a growing awareness among communities and utilities that modern, digital infrastructure such as data collection networks, infrastructure automation and advanced communication systems are the key components of today’s smart city initiatives. It is only through these systems that cities and utilities can optimize operations to realize the promise of the smart city – and create a sustainable future.
500 MW San Vicente Energy Storage Facility Would Increase Renewable Energy Capacity, Accessibility
SAN DIEGO, January 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch has been selected to serve as owners’ representative for an energy storage facility at the San Vicente Reservoir near Lakeside in San Diego County, California. The project owners, the San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego, are assessing the potential to develop the 500 megawatt (MW) San Vicente Energy Storage Facility (SVESF) to increase the availability and efficiency of renewable energy for the region. It will provide enough stored energy to supply approximately 325,000 homes annually.
Black & Veatch provides regasification system with 600 MMSCFD capacity
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a pioneer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure including floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production and regasification, has delivered the regasification system for the world’s first barge-based FLNG regasification and storage unit. Black & Veatch partnered with Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. to provide engineering and procurement for the topside regasification unit.
Business leaders join together in opposing rollbacks to Ohio’s clean energy standards, emphasizing statewide economic and health benefits
January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Ohio Senate is moving quickly to act on legislation that would undercut Ohio’s clean energy economy. In response, major businesses, investors, healthcare providers and trade associations representing nearly 200,000 employees are gathering to voice their firm opposition to legislation that would roll back the state’s clean energy standards.