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Pollinate Energy Bringing Affordable Light, Energy and Clean Water to Low Income Areas in India and Nepal

A social business employing low-income locals to sell affordable, sustainable household products is changing the everyday lives of disadvantaged urban and rural communities.
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BANGALORE, India, October 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Pollinate Energy is improving the lives of India’s urban and Nepal’s rural poor by giving them access to sustainable everyday household products and empowering local entrepreneurs. The social enterprise joins the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to reach an additional 500,000 people amongst India’s and Nepal’s poorest by employing an extra 400 female sales people, called Pollinators, to sell 100,000 sustainable solar lamps, clean cookstoves and water filters by 2020. 

Power Africa Team Wins Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal

Recognizing the work of Andrew M. Herscowitz and the U.S. Agency for International Development Power Africa team
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Duke Energy Economic Development Team Honored by Site Selection Magazine for 14 Years Straight

Summary: 
  • Results in 2017 included delivering more than $5.9 billion in capital investments and more than 12,460 new jobs

  • Expanding electrification team and selection as a finalist for an automaker were critical milestones and learning opportunities for the future

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  • Results in 2017 included delivering more than $5.9 billion in capital investments and more than 12,460 new jobs

  • Expanding electrification team and selection as a finalist for an automaker were critical milestones and learning opportunities for the future

Top Sustainable Companies: Duke Energy Makes It 13 Years in a Row

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Building on its long-running record of sustainability leadership, Duke Energy was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the 13th consecutive year.

Caterpillar Thiruvallur Energy Efficiency & Renewables

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The long-term strategy at Caterpillar India Private Limited in Thiruvallur, India, includes embedding sustainability in manufacturing through renewable energy and energy conservation.

Click here to learn about the key piece of this strategy – the implementation of a solar microgrid.

Black & Veatch Joins CharIN to Advance Electric Vehicle Charging Standards

Global standards will play key role in widening EV adoption among everyday drivers and business fleets
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Advancing standardized electric vehicle charging systems is crucial to widening EV adoption across the transportation value chain – from passenger drivers to public transit and enterprise-scale medium- and heavy-duty fleets. That’s why Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of EV charging networks, has joined CharIN, the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.), as a core member. 

Diverse Communities Help Drive Transportation Electrification Into the Future

SCE and city agencies partner to outline air quality and clean energy goals at a community meeting in Compton.
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Regional transportation as we know it today will be transformed over the next several years as California moves forward to meet its ambitious clean energy goals and improve air quality by 2030.

Consumers Energy Plugs in to Clean Energy Future, Turning to Electric Vehicles for Company Employees

Energy Provider Also Works with General Motors to Promote Smart Charging
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JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy has announced plans to provide more electric vehicles for its employees -- a major step toward a clean energy future for Michigan.

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe said this morning that the company is now buying or leasing electric vehicles instead of purchasing new sedans that rely on gasoline. Poppe and an official from General Motors also announced the start of a pilot program to test smart charging for electric vehicle owners.

Republic Services®, Aria Energy and BP Celebrate the Activation of a Major Renewable Energy Project

Renewable Natural Gas Facility Begins Operations at Southeast Oklahoma Landfill
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., September 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services and energy partners Aria Energy and BP celebrated the commissioning of a landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) project located at the Southeast Oklahoma Landfill, outside of Oklahoma City.

Once Reserved for Critical Infrastructure, Distributed Energy Resources Come to the Masses

Microgrids are popping up across the country, driven by energy cost savings, sustainability, reliability and resilience
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From a municipal airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to a school district in Salinas, California, microgrid projects are popping up across the country, fueled by the desire for energy cost savings, sustainability, reliability and resilience.

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