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A Clean Energy Revolution Is Rising in the Midwest, With Utilities in the Vanguard

By Dan Gearino
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Even with all the evidence that renewable energy has become less expensive than fossil fuels, it doesn't seem real until utilities start to stake their futures on it.

For some Midwestern utilities, 2018 is the year that happened.

Xcel Energy of Minnesota in early December said it would go to zero carbon emissions throughout its eight-state territory by 2050, the first major utility to do so.

Expert Interview With Bill Meade, Clean Energy Development Expert

Helping Indonesia achieve its renewable energy and emissions reduction goals
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William (Bill) Meade has more than 30 years of international experience, specializing in energy, environment, and economic growth.

He has supported government agencies, industry associations, and private companies in the design and implementation of renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, rural economic development, and sustainable tourism.

‘Tis the Season! We’re Making a Sustainability Impact on Our World, so You Can Too

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We always hear that sustainability is about preserving the world for the future generations, but do those generations understand how we are doing this? We know that our actions have a strong impact on our planet and on future generations. We have the responsibility to focus on making a better world for us and our children, while taking meaningful commitments, and Schneider Electric is committed to spread this message worldwide.

Energy CEO: Change Is Necessary, Not Easy

By Cassandra Bondie
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HOLLAND — The energy landscape is changing and the energy industry is changing with it. The key is finding affordable solutions to bring people power.

That was the message Patti Poppe, president and CEO of CMS Energy, highlighted at the West Coast Chamber’s Wake Up West Coast breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Poppe spoke primarily about the transition from coal to clean energy at Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy.

Ecolab Investing in Renewable Power Project With Clearway Energy Group

Agreement will enable Ecolab to offset 100 percent of its electricity demand in North America and achieve a 25 percent reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, has signed an agreement to support Clearway Energy Group’s 419-megawatt (MW) wind farm, Mesquite Star, in Fisher County, Texas. Construction of the Mesquite Star wind farm is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2019.

Scaling the Heights to Ensure Reliability

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Varun Shah goes to great lengths – and heights – to ensure reliability and safety at the wind farm he manages: More than 74 meters above the ground, to be precise, to the very pinnacle of a wind turbine in rural India.

As CLP India Deputy Manager of Operations (Renewable Energy), Varun looks after the 106MW Andhra Lake Wind Farm in Maharashtra. With more than seven years of experience, he is a core member of the team of CLP managers who keep the 874 turbines of our 12 farms across seven states in India performing reliably around-the-clock.

Early Bird Pricing for Living Future 19

The industry’s leading event in regenerative design at a great price
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Celebrate innovation with the International Living Future Institute at Living Future 2019 in Seattle, Washington, from April 30-May 3. Register before December 14, 11:59 PM PST, and take $150 off your ticket for this year’s conference highlighting Collaboration + Abundance. Prices go up after midnight and will not be this low again.

Four Key Takeaways from a Michigan Utility’s Clean Energy Transition

By Andy Balaskovitz
Article

In a speech this week to a large, business-friendly crowd in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe presented an economic case for solar power, electric vehicles and moving past coal.

The Decisions We Make Today are Critical to Ensuring a Sustainable World Tomorrow

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The urgency of the climate crisis is a daily reminder that we must take action. Keep in mind that August 1 marked 2018’s Earth Overshoot Day, the day by which humanity has consumed more resources than could be regenerated by our planet in one year.

The need for stronger action

Helping Companies Finance a Clean Energy Future

by Amy Brown
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As companies look to meet their greenhouse gas and climate targets, procuring renewable energy remains an attractive approach with the promise of big gains in reducing corporate carbon footprint.

Nearly two-thirds of Fortune 100 and nearly half of Fortune 500 companies have set ambitious renewable energy or related sustainability targets, according to the Business Renewables Center (BRC), an initiative of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

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