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Local Schools Plug In to Help Improve Air Quality in Their Communities

Schools in the El Monte Union High School District are the first to install EV charging stations through SCE’s Charge Ready program
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The five schools that make up the El Monte Union High School District are all less than 20 miles away from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. On a good day, students and staff have a crisp, clear view of the local mountains. Too often, though, the mountains appear hazy, rather than clear as they should be, because of the smog.

In Time of Need, Tonya Dirkse Found Warmth, Peace

Duke Energy heating assistance programs help people in 7 states
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Tonya Dirkse was, in her own words, at her breaking point.  

Recently divorced with no job, she was having trouble making ends meet and was hesitant to ask for help. Then her sister mentioned that she might qualify for social services assistance, saying that it would be “a hand-up not a hand-out.” 

Party Like It’s 2017

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I’ve had the privilege of sharing Andrew Winston’s company twice, and he’s simply brilliant. I hope you read and enjoy his writing.

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I’ve had the privilege of sharing Andrew Winston’s company twice, and he’s simply brilliant. I hope you read and enjoy his writing.

Bombay Sapphire's Laverstoke Mill is a Sustainable Marvel

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Hidden in leafy Hampshire, the Bombay Sapphire distillery at Laverstoke is a sustainable marvel and the gin brand seeks to push our drinking habits in the same direction

by Rupert Watkins
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Hidden in leafy Hampshire, the Bombay Sapphire distillery at Laverstoke is a sustainable marvel and the gin brand seeks to push our drinking habits in the same direction

Consumers Energy Starts Operations of Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Michigan’s Thumb

Energy Provider’s Third Wind Project Adds 44 Megawatts of Renewable Energy – Enough to Serve 17,000 Residents
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CARO, Mich., January 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy announced today that Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Tuscola County’s Columbia Township began serving customers and contributing 44 megawatts of renewable energy in Michigan.

Consumers Energy Helps Close the Gap in Heating Costs During Harsh Michigan Winters

By Whitney Skeans
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This article series is sponsored by Consumers Energy and went through our normal editorial review process. 

Each winter in Michigan, the question we all ask ourselves is: How cold will it get this year?

For most, the question is simple enough – check the Farmer’s Almanac, tune into the weather forecast, ask a few friends or co-workers what they’ve heard. And, if "colder" is the reply, we may decide to don that fluffy wool sweater, turn up the thermostat, make a pot of soup, or throw a log on the fireplace at home.

Amid Changes in the Federal Regulatory Landscape, States Take the Lead

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Capitalizing on sustained low natural gas prices, the United States has seen a fair amount of build-out of new pipeline infrastructure to reach new markets since last year’s Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report. Additionally, the changeover in administrations at the federal level is widely seen as favorable for continued industry growth. However, despite announced intentions to immediately accelerate energy infrastructure development, several bumps have been encountered right out of the gate.

New Hampshire Businesses Call for Strong Clean Energy Policies to Help the State Thrive

Leaders in the New Hampshire business community release a series of principles highlighting the economic benefits of clean energy and their support for policy action
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January 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the legislature gears up for the 2018 session, over 50 New Hampshire businesses united in calling for the Legislature to support economic growth and business development through advancing clean energy policies. Dartmouth Hitchcock, Hannaford Supermarkets, Hypertherm, Velcro Companies, Timberland and Worthen Industries are among the businesses that signed on to a series of  “Clean Energy Principles.”

Whirlpool Corporation Among Top-ranked Companies in 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., January 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation has risen in the Newsweek Green Rankings to 50 and 82 on the national and global lists respectively. The rankings assess the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. and the world. This year, Whirlpool Corporation was classified as a "top-ranked company," a designation awarded to fewer than 100 companies on either list.

As Temperatures Plunge, Heating Costs Rise -- but Help Is Available to Keep the Heat on at Home

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Temperatures plunged across the Midwest this week, and if the bitter cold isn't bad enough, energy costs are rising. Bigger bills are expected to show up in January and already, 90,000 Consumer Energy customers are behind on their heating bill payments.

So Newschannel 3's Rachel Glaser went searching for ways to rein in those heating bills.

Read the full article here.

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