Greenhouse gas fleet emissions to be reduced by 110,000 metric tons of CO2e, supporting the company’s goal of overall fleet emission reductions
PHOENIX, May 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) announced today that the Company will increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy. This enables Republic to reduce its fleet emissions by approximately 110,000 metric tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) over a three-year period, which is equal to planting 2.8 million trees or removing 23,200 cars from the road1. RNG has the lowest carbon intensity of all commercially available transportation fuels2.
In the twenty-first century, having internet connection is nearly synonymous with participating in the global economy. Yet many people who live in rural areas, especially in developing countries, remain beyond the reach of the infrastructure required for modern communication.
Bloomberg has been pursuing renewable energy projects since 2009, with our first installation in New Jersey in 2012. Since then, we have completed four more projects, including an on-site roof- mount array at our New Jersey data center in early 2016, and continue to aggressively pursue opportunities where they make sense — economically, operationally and environmentally.
American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) issued its 2017 Corporate Accountability Report today, the 11th annual assessment of AEP’s stewardship as a public company and a community partner. It is accessible online at www.aepsustainability.com.
The report explores AEP’s business strategy, governance, financial performance, corporate culture and social responsibilities in 2016. AEP made a positive economic, environmental and social impact on the communities it serves, while delivering positive financial returns to shareholders.
It has taken quite a while to read and absorb all the facts in Financial Times’ comprehensive article on the energy revolution. The report, titled “The Big Green Bang: How Renewable Energy Became Unstoppable,” lays out the evidence in great detail for an accelerating shift to clean power. Its sweeping thesis is simply stated: “After years of hype and false starts, the shift to clean power has begun to accelerate at a pace that has taken the most experienced experts by surprise.”
By Ed Walsh, President, Black & Veatch's Power business
Up and down the energy chain – from electricity generation sources to the light switch – power customers are compelling their infrastructure providers to further embrace sustainability. Utilities are working to add new forms of distributed energy resources (DER), and are meeting this challenge in exciting ways. They are evolving from traditional generation sources towards an era of highly responsive, low-emission, balanced power portfolios that showcase new technology.
At the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are relying heavily on the impacts of a more digital grid. The previous revolutions had significant impacts on society – introducing steam, electricity and computing, but none that were so closely intertwined with technology.
Renewable energy technologies are advancing and prices are decreasing. Duke Energy is leveraging those advancements to expand its renewable energy portfolio and deliver cleaner energy to its customers.
In total, the company has more than 20 wind projects and 60 solar facilities in operation in over a dozen states, totaling about 3,000 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity.
For wind energy, the company completed two more projects last year – one in Texas and the other in Oklahoma. Duke Energy now harvests the wind in seven states.