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INFOGRAPHIC | The Energy Landscape Is on the Brink of Disruption, Which Direction Is the Business World Headed?

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The energy ecosystem and electricity system is on the verge of disruption. Energy is becoming decentralized and new technologies are enabling business to both produce and consume energy. Many companies are looking at these megatrends to find new ways to save money, meet sustainability goals and build resiliency. Every year, companies spend more than $450 billion on energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives. Plus 63% of Fortune 100 companies have set one or more clean energy targets.

Expert Interview with Mark Oven, Energy Sector Development Expert

Ensuring that energy supplies are resilient, promote development, advance U.S. security and interests, and increase gender equity
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Mark Oven’s life’s work has been dedicated to improving energy in developing countries. He has been at the forefront of energy project implementation since 1986. Mr. Oven has provided oversight and quality control on more than 20 major projects for various government agencies and development organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, International Development Bank, and Millennium Challenge Corporation. His energy sector reform project work has included supporting industrial and commercial clients in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Eastern Europe.

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Helping Locals in Myanmar With 24/7 Access to Sustainable Energy and Contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal #7

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How do you provide efficient and sustainable electricity 24X7 for fishermen and farmers cultivating rubber trees in one of the four villages at Kenti Island? Until very recently, these four villages in Kenti Island, Myanmar, received electricity through a diesel generator owned by a private player. At that time electricity was available only for 4 hours in the night on an intermittent basis. The livelihoods of the farmers and the people in these villages depends on the reliable and continuous electricity supply.

Electrification of Transport at the Convergence of Mobility, Energy for Smarter City Transformations

CEO of Schneider Electric & Enel in partnership with World Economic Forum provide their thoughts on how businesses can help in solving the challenges of mobility and energy
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by Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric and Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager, Enel Group

BECHTEL CASE STUDY: Balancing Economic Growth with Low Carbon Energy Solutions

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As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this case study examines the challenge for emerging economies to find the right balance between pro-growth economic policies and programs, reducing greenhouse gases, and transitioning to a low-carbon, reliable and affordable energy program. Our premise is that every country has a unique energy mix that can be optimized to support societal needs and national ambitions.

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As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this case study examines the challenge for emerging economies to find the right balance between pro-growth economic policies and programs, reducing greenhouse gases, and transitioning to a low-carbon, reliable and affordable energy program. Our premise is that every country has a unique energy mix that can be optimized to support societal needs and national ambitions.

Are Companies Ready for the New Energy Economy?

Schneider Electric survey of 236 leading companies reveals how companies are placed to tackle the new energy economy
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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.

Electrification on the Rise: Can Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Keep Up?

Utilities need to start thinking about how to scale up power infrastructure to meet demand
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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.

CEO of Ørsted Calls for Action on Global Climate Crisis

Ørsted’s annual sustainability report is now released.
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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.

Changing the Future at Labelexpo Europe: Sustainable Options That Don't Cost the Earth

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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.

Sustainability Starts With Our People

We take sustainability to heart, especially when it comes to our people
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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.

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