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Contextualizing Global Energy Poverty

On the Prospects of Powering the Last Mile
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Access to modern sources of energy is fundamental to eradicating poverty and spurring economic growth. Energy touches every aspect of a household’s quality of life. Without access to electric lighting, kids huddle around smoky kerosene lamps to study at night—endangering both their health and education. Lack of refrigeration and gas or electric cooking also impacts a family’s health as it hinders food preservation, makes it harder to purify water, and brings more smoky pollutants into the home.

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Strives to Adapt, Embrace the Concept of “New Energy”

Strategic Directions Report finds the industry focused on evolving business needs
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Global engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch’s newly released 2018 Strategic Directions: Electric Report explores the progress made by the industry as it addresses a rapidly changing customer base, commercial defection from the grid and a regulatory landscape challenged to support new market realities.

Asian Supermarket Lights Up with Energy Efficiency

SCE helps 99 Ranch Market save energy and costs through energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration equipment.
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At 99 Ranch Market in Hacienda Heights, the brightly lit refrigerators display a line of unique Asian food items like durian and dumplings under new LED lights.

Shoppers no longer have to be bundled in warm clothing when browsing through the refrigerated aisles, said Christopher Connaughton, 99 Ranch Market’s procurement manager. Many of their open-front refrigerated display cases were replaced with energy-efficient enclosed cases this year.

Local Breweries Master Art of Sustainable Brewing

Dozens of brewers learn clean energy tips at SCE’s Foodservice Technology Center workshop
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College campuses often have a local pub that students like to hang out at and for Cal Poly Pomona it’s Innovation Brew Works. But unlike other campus bars, the beers served here are all made by the students or recent graduates themselves.

Aflac Installs Solar Panels on Office Building in Georgia

Company enables cleaner, more efficient energy production
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Did you know solar panels were installed on top of one of Aflac’s office buildings in Columbus, Georgia, enabling more efficient and cleaner production of energy?

Click here to learn more about our commitment to being a sustainable company

Schneider Electric and DHET Sign Letter of Intent

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Schneider Electric South Africa has signed a statement of intent with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to expand its Access to Education training collaboration.

Schneider Electric South Africa’s Access to Education focus speaks to the large need for practical skills development within the field of energy. Since 2012, it has provided energy education to almost 9 000 people and in the next four years will increase this to 30 000, including students, community members, entrepreneurs and teachers.

Domtar Takes Next Step in Lignin Development with Prisma

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Domtar’s Biomaterials team and research partners have been focusing time and resources on lignin development — specifically, developing lignin-based materials that could eventually serve as sustainable and biodegradable alternatives to petroleum and other fossil fuel–based products.

Georgia is paving the way for a high-tech, sustainable highway

By John R. Quain
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If you want to see what the highway of the future might look like, then you only need to drive down to Georgia.

VIDEO | Mohawk Group Leaves Positive Handprints Through Community Centered Solar Energy Initiative

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As part of Mohawk Group’s ongoing commitment to leave more handprints than footprints, we joined Groundswell, Elevate Energy and other partners in south Chicago for the unveiling of a new smartflower™ solar system. The smartflower, located at The Renaissance Collaborative in the Bronzeville community, officially launches an innovative solar energy partnership that includes the installation of 10 units across the U.S. over the course of three years. Each system will be established in underserved communities near educational institutions with STEM programs.

Michigan Utilities Look to Lower Rates Through EV Time of Use Charging

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Michigan is moving ahead of other Midwest states as its two largest utilities propose a combined $20.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure.

A key aspect to the three-year plans from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy is incentivizing EV drivers to charge at home during off-peak hours at night. With preliminary data so far, the utilities say that with more customers driving EVs, program incentives could drive down rates for all customers by millions of dollars.

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