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Consumers Energy Proposes Program to Help Large Michigan Businesses Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Switch Data Center in Grand Rapids Would Be New Program’s First Customer
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Consumers Energy is making good on its commitment to a clean Michigan future by working with large businesses -- including the new Switch Pyramid data center in West Michigan -- that want to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy. 

The Michigan utility announced today that it is proposing a program to allow large businesses to match their energy use with renewable energy sources. The energy provider is asking the Michigan Public Service Commission to approve its plan.

Carnival Corporation Recognized for Leadership in Environmental Excellence

Port of Seattle’s Annual Green Gateway Awards honor three of company’s brands
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SEATTLE, May 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, had another strong showing at the seventh annual Port of Seattle Green Gateway Awards ceremony.

Microgrids Can Significantly Lower Operating Costs for Water Utilities

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Energy is one of the most significant operating costs for a water or wastewater utility. Microgrid implementation at certain water or wastewater utility sites can produce sustainable energy that provides significant long-term cost savings. A new white paper outlines these benefits, water utility microgrid design considerations and ideal facility criteria for utilities to get the most out of this innovative energy management solution.

What is a microgrid?

Trane Educates EE Global Attendees on How Connected Building Technology is Evolving Conventional Energy Management Techniques

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Washington D.C., May 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will participate in a panel discussion at the 2017 EE Global Forum (EE Global) in Washington D.C., on May 8 at 1:15pm ET.  

Microgrids Boost Energy Resilience and Independence at Military Installations

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has committed to deploying 3 gigawatts of renewable energy throughout military installations by 2025. Military bases all over the world have taken a proactive approach in achieving these goals, with many implementing solar photovoltaic (PV) generation.

SCE Named No. 1 Solar Utility in U.S. for Second Year in a Row

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ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Southern California Edison delivered more solar energy to its customers last year than any other utility in the nation, according to rankings compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance. The rankings were announced at the alliance’s annual Utility Conference.

Duke Energy’s Latest Sustainability Report Details Cleaner Energy Investments and Aggressive Goal to Reduce Carbon Emissions 40 Percent by 2030

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  • Report highlights the company’s progress in delivering a smart-energy future for customers, communities
  • By 2030, company to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 40 percent from 2005 levels 
  • $11 billion investment in cleaner generation drives new targets
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  • Report highlights the company’s progress in delivering a smart-energy future for customers, communities
  • By 2030, company to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 40 percent from 2005 levels 
  • $11 billion investment in cleaner generation drives new targets

Tequila CAZADORES® Distillery Harnesses Green Energy

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With rugged engineering and a colossal arrangement of pipes, the Tequila CAZADORES® distillery in Arandas, Mexico, derives all power for distillation from its modern, clean-burning biomass boiler. Built to harness every bit of green energy it can, the plant-fueled biomass boiler reduces the distillery’s greenhouse gasses.

Infographic | Lockheed Martin Analyzes Portfolio GHG Emissions by Life-Cycle Stage

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In 2016 we conducted a cradle-to-grave streamlined life-cycle assessment that analyzed our annual supply chain, operations and product delivery data for our major military products. We learned that almost 70% of our life-cycle GHG emissions occur in the use phase. Read more about the environmental, social and financial impact of our products in our 2016 Sustainability Report.

Long-Term Planning Critical to Harnessing Distributed Energy Resources

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The proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) has resulted in a wide range of technologies that are impacting today’s power grid. Distributed solar energy, wind generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand-side management (DSM), combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines are all influencing today’s power grid, affecting affect every level of utility operations and business processes.

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