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Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Have Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources

Water suppliers and wastewater service providers are grappling with ways to reduce power costs
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Water and energy systems long have been intrinsically intertwined, given electricity's entrenchment as one of a water or wastewater utility's biggest expenditures. But as water suppliers and wastewater service providers grapple with ways to reduce power costs, advance toward "green" energy and participate in the electric industry evolution, there's talk of "ner energy."

National Grid Launches First-of-Its-Kind Battery Storage System

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SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  National Grid today unveiled a new battery storage system in Pulaski, New York, that will reinforce electricity reliability for regional customers during periods of peak demand, and alleviate the need for traditional infrastructure upgrades and investments. State and local officials joined company representatives and project partner Aggreko for a ribbon-cutting event at National Grid’s East Pulaski substation.

PacifiCorp Names Black & Veatch As EPC Contractor for Combined Solar Power With Battery Energy Storage Project

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new solar project in southern Utah is bringing together one of the West’s top utilities and a global leader in renewable energy projects to implement a combination of grid-scale battery storage and renewable power to address a transmission and distribution system reliability need.

The Ramez Naam Plan For De-Carbonization, Pt. 1

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Whether or not we use the name Green New Deal to describe a set of aggressive long-term policies that will help humanity in the fight against climate change, most rational people agree that the status quo is completely unacceptable. The potential of a Green New Deal is that it could pave the way for some great minds to devise concrete proposals for reducing greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with one of those great minds, Ramez Naam, a futurist and technologist who’s crafted his own sort of Green New Deal.

Consumers Energy Chief Sees Solar Future in Michigan

By Jim Malewitz
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Patti Poppe likes to joke about the bumper sticker she once stuck on her Chevy Volt electric hybrid car: “I ♥ coal.”

These days, the sticker sits in Poppe’s office at Consumers Energy’s headquarters in her hometown of Jackson. It’s a symbol of her personal evolution on climate change — and the transformation she’s leading at Michigan’s largest natural gas and power provider.

Consumers Energy Focuses on Providing World Class Performance While Delivering Hometown Service

2019 Sustainability Report showcases commitment to the triple bottom line
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At Consumers Energy, we’re more than pipes, poles and wires. We’re part of Michigan’s landscape. That’s why we’ve worked proudly to maintain the Mitten for more than 130 years.

From border to bridge and coast to coast, we’re helping our neighbors across Michigan by providing safe, reliable energy and caring for our communities.

As we reflect on our efforts to pursue our purpose of World Class Performance Delivering Hometown Service, we know our business is about more than profits. It’s about enabling the communities we serve to share in our success.

Vote Now for the Young Entrepreneurs Competing in Cisco's Global Problem Solver Challenge

Discover how participants are using breakthrough technology to address global issues
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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

Compressed Air Applications Reduce Environmental Footprint With Ingersoll Rand Energy Recovery Units

New Ingersoll Rand Heat Recovery Units can recover over 80 percent of energy used by the compressors, help decarbonize heating and increase sustainability of plants
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BRUSSELS, May 14, 2019 /3BL Media/— Manufacturing plants using oil-free compressed air solutions like pharmaceutical, food and beverage, chemical and automotive industries can lower their environmental footprint and reach their ISO 50001 goals in energy management with the new Energy Recovery Units (ERU) from Ingersoll Rand®.

Interview With Priyanka Varshney, Electrical Engineer-in-Training

Expanding electrical engineering expertise through challenging projects and team work
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Priyanka Varshney is an electrical engineer-in-training working on nuclear energy at Tetra Tech and based in Pickering, Ontario. With her interest in clean energy, she enjoys exploring opportunities to bring advancements to the energy sector and spark conversations with industry experts about technological impacts on the sector. Priyanka has a bachelor’s degree from Aligarh Muslim University in electrical engineering and diploma certificate from University of London in general management. She joined Tetra Tech in 2016.

Timberland: Expanding Net Metering is Good for NH Residents, Businesses

It’s time for a more progressive look at clean energy policy in our state
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by Colleen Vien, sustainability director at Timberland, globally headquartered in Stratham.

Clean energy is a natural fit for New Hampshire, a state full of freethinkers and problem solvers who cherish their independence. As a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, Timberland is proud to be part of this culture. We also firmly believe that we must account for our impact on the planet and on the communities we call home.

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