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Cisco Opens New Solar Facility to Power San Jose Campus

by Catherine Paquette, Business Analyst, Global Energy Management and Sustainability (GEMS)
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Today, I attended the opening of Cisco’s new solar energy facility in Blythe, California. This facility, built by NRG Energy, Inc., will generate renewable power for use at our San Jose headquarters.

Republic Services Celebrates Earth Day in Bridgeton with Expansion of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Fleet

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BRIDGETON, Mo., April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services announced the unveiling of the compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and the addition of 20 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers throughout Bridgeton. The new CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated locally by Republic to 133.

Republic Services Commemorates Earth Day in Daly City with Expansion of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Fleet

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DALY CITY, Calif., April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services announced the unveiling of the new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and the addition of 22 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers of Daly City. The new CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks in the Company’s fleet.

Happy Earth Month from Aflac

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Did you know that more than 85 percent of Aflac’s U.S. properties are ENERGY STAR certified? And the energy savings will continue growing, as Aflac recently installed solar panels to help supplement our electrical power. #EarthMonth #SmartGreen

In Celebration of Earth Day, Republic Services of Kent Announces Expansion of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Fleet

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KENT, Wash., April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services announced the unveiling of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and the addition of 30 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers throughout Kent. The new CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated locally by Republic to 74.

Renewable Energy Use and Investment Continues to Rise - The Minute

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There’s more evidence that the trend lines for renewable energy will continue to rise, despite the Trump administration’s focus on coal and other carbon fuels. The numbers tell the story. Five states now get at least 20 percent of their electricity from wind. All five are traditionally Republican: Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

El Lago Named “Green Power Community” in Texas by U.S. EPA

El Lago, Texas, and Green Mountain Energy celebrate recognition of green power usage
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EL LAGO, Texas, April 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The city of El Lago, Texas, has been designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a “Green Power Community.” El Lago, the only city in Texas to currently hold this recognition, is collectively using more than 1.2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually from Green Mountain Energy. El Lago and Green Mountain partnered on the EPA application to be recognized as a Green Power Community. They announced the recognition at El Lago’s City Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt on April 8, 2017.

When Energy Storage Joins the Blockchain the Entire Energy Community Benefits

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Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven by volatile energy markets. They also give energy producers/consumers (aka “prosumers”) more control over the renewable energy they generate.

Shifting to a Digital Grid Forces System-Wide Grid Modernization

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We are at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, defined by its velocity and volume, scope and scale, and systems impact. The foundation of this new era is squarely built upon the success of the "digital grid." The first three revolutions—defined by the introduction of steam and mechanization, electricity and computing, respectively—all had profound societal impacts, but they lacked the exponential rate of technological breakthroughs and complexity that define the fourth.

Green Power in India

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VMware India recently sealed a deal with its builders to enable two of its largest buildings based in the city of Bangalore – Kalyani Vista and Kalyani Magnum – to receive 85% of their power from renewable energy. Kalyani Vista will receive wind energy for close to 438,000 sq. ft. while Kalyani Magnum will receive energy for nearly 206,212 sq.ft. from wind power turbines located in the State of Karnataka.

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