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Consumers Energy Receives National Recognition as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, Saves Customers $2 Billion on Bills

After a Decade, Energy Efficiency Good for People, Planet, Michigan’s Prosperity
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., April 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is being honored for the seventh time in eight years with the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for energy efficiency programs that have saved Michigan homes and businesses over $2 billion.

Legislation to Keep U.S. in the Paris Agreement Builds on Congressional Momentum for Climate Action

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March 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ The sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres applauds U.S. House leaders for taking bold action today with the introduction of new legislation aimed at tackling climate change by ensuring the U.S. remains in the historic Paris Agreement.

Duke Energy Florida Announces 3 More Solar Power Plants, Totaling 195 Megawatts

Summary: 
  • Company continues to make progress on adding 700 MW of solar generation through 2022

  • By early 2020, company’s solar power plants will eliminate more than 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year

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  • Company continues to make progress on adding 700 MW of solar generation through 2022

  • By early 2020, company’s solar power plants will eliminate more than 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year

Consumers Energy Achieves Broad Support for Breakthrough Clean Energy Plan, Files Settlement

Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., March 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy and other stakeholders have filed a settlement with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on the company’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) outlining a breakthrough Clean Energy Plan for Michigan. The plan positions Consumers Energy as a national clean energy leader and demonstrates its commitment to people, the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

Schneider Electric Named Among 100 of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere® Institute for the 9th Consecutive Year

Press Release

Rueil-Malmaison, France, March 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing ethical business standards.

Schneider Electric Accelerates the Transition to Low Carbon Economy at the One Planet Summit 2019

Press Release

Nairobi, Kenya, March 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Almost 4 years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, President of France Emmanuel Macron is organizing on March 14th in Nairobi (Kenya) the first regional edition of the One Planet Summit, co-chaired with Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, the President of the Republic of Kenya.

The One Planet Summit: Collective Action Makes a Positive Impact

Blog

At Schneider Electric, we understand that we must work together today to co-create a more sustainable world. We believe in making a low-carbon economy a reality now, both for businesses, and the world’s most vulnerable populations alike. One in seven people still lacks electricity, and most of them live in rural areas of the developing world.1 We look to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals for inspiration to do our part in ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy access for all.

Clearing the Air: Boeing Helps Airlines Cut Emissions

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As aviation’s global fleet doubles over the next 20 years to meet passenger and cargo demand, the industry has committed to capping the growth of carbon emissions by 2020 and then cutting them to half of what they were in 2005 by 2050.

“Boeing is significantly supporting progress with our highly efficient airplanes and our work with industry partners to improve operational efficiency. We’re also a leader in fostering the development of sustainable aviation fuel,” said Sean Newsum, director of Commercial Airplanes environmental strategy.

Boeing to Offer Biofuel for Airlines to Fly New Airplanes Home

Program encourages greater use of aviation biofuels, which cut emissions by up to 80 percent
Press Release

Boeing will begin offering airlines and operators the option of powering their new commercial jet with biofuel for the flight home. The program is designed to further spur the use of sustainable aviation fuels – which cut emissions up to 80 percent – and support the aviation industry’s drive to protect the environment.

Hundreds March in Walk for Warmth

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Hundreds of Consumers Energy employees, family and friends took part in the annual Walk for Warmth in Jackson on Thursday, raising funds to help community members in need with their energy bills. The Jackson event was one of many around the state in which company employees have participated this year.

Toby Berry from the Community Action Agency joined company employee and event organizer Carrie Schneider on JTV-TV in Jackson after the walk to talk about the event. The interview featured video footage of the walk.

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