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Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials - Built on Breakthroughs

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As a company built on breakthroughs we are always looking forward to the future! Our global R&D of over 300+ engineers, chemists and material scientists are focussed on the next series of innovations that will create the future of packaging. This article, on page four of the report, created last year with Raconteur talks to our vision in intelligent labelling and sustainability - and how combined they can reduce waste across multiple industry segments.

Consumers Energy’s 130-Year History Profiled in New TV Program

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Consumers Energy has been providing energy to Michigan homes and businesses for over 130 years. That long and colorful history was the subject of a story by Jackson, Mich., television station JTV-TV. The “True Story” special gives particular emphasis to the energy provider’s connections with its hometown of Jackson, from its founding by the Foote brothers through its innovations and challenges over the last decades and more. There’s even a clip from a promotional video featuring Ronald Reagan before he became president!

Schneider Electric Announces an Agreement to Build a Microgrid With an Investment of $4.5 Million

How renewable energy can be reliable to power supply during extreme weather conditions
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The recent wave of hurricanes in the US -- Harvey, Irma & Sandy -- have offered municipalities a reminder of the importance of installing assets that can provide resilient power in critical facilities. The need of the hour is to install advanced microgrids equipped with the latest technology that can perform on multiple levels during these extreme weather conditions and grid outages. Microgrids were chosen as one of the options to provide necessary resilience during inclement weather in the recent US Department of Energy’s 2017 Grid Reliability Study.

Brown-Forman Invests in Renewable Energy

First Major U.S. Spirits and Wine Producer to Enter Power Purchase Agreement
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., February 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Brown-Forman Corporation today announced a major commitment to renewable energy with an agreement to purchase 30 megawatts (MW) of electricity annually from Solomon Forks Wind Project, a new wind power project in Kansas. The wind farm is expected to generate the equivalent of more than 90% of Brown-Forman’s annual electricity usage in the United States. Brown-Forman is the first major U.S. spirits and wine producer to commit to a power purchase agreement (PPA) in the U.S. 

Electrification on the Rise: Can Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Keep Up?

Utilities need to start thinking about how to scale up power infrastructure to meet demand
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Last year marked a monumental turning point for the future of electric vehicles (EVs), with several auto companies such as Volkswagen AG, General Motors and Volvo announcing significant electrification plans. Bolstered by improved battery technology, longer battery range, greater variety and lower prices, consumer confidence in EVs is at an all-time high. According to Forbes, light-duty EV sales in the United States rose 37 percent in 2016.

Non-Profit Donates Funds, Research Toward Improving Transportation

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The Trustees of the Atlanta-based Ray C. Anderson Foundation have granted an additional $2 million to The Ray over the next two years, to fund important research, pilot projects and emerging technologies with the potential to shape the transportation infrastructure of the future.

By Pamela Miller
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The Trustees of the Atlanta-based Ray C. Anderson Foundation have granted an additional $2 million to The Ray over the next two years, to fund important research, pilot projects and emerging technologies with the potential to shape the transportation infrastructure of the future.

Digital Tech Helps Electric Utilities Improve Customer Sustainability—And Their Own

by Frederic Abbal, EVP, Schneider Electric Energy Division
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Electric utilities and other power networks are in a unique position when it comes to improving sustainability. That’s because they have the ability to not just control their own carbon footprint but also promote more efficient, sustainable energy use for consumers.

Duke Energy Proposes Two Additional Renewable Energy Programs for North Carolina Customers

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  • North Carolina Shared Solar program expands solar options for participating communities
  • Green Source Advantage program helps large business customers meet renewable energy goals
  • Programs complement company’s recent $62 million solar rebate program 
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  • North Carolina Shared Solar program expands solar options for participating communities
  • Green Source Advantage program helps large business customers meet renewable energy goals
  • Programs complement company’s recent $62 million solar rebate program 

Duke Energy Renewables Protects Eagles with IdentiFlight System

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  • Duke Energy Renewables purchases large-scale avian protection system for Top of the World Windpower Project in Wyoming
  • It is the first commercial installation of this technology 
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  • Duke Energy Renewables purchases large-scale avian protection system for Top of the World Windpower Project in Wyoming
  • It is the first commercial installation of this technology 

Duke Energy Delivered Sunshiny Days in North Carolina in 2017

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  • Company connected 500 megawatts of solar capacity in 2017

  • Since 2015, solar has been the No. 1 source for new energy capacity in the Carolinas

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  • Company connected 500 megawatts of solar capacity in 2017

  • Since 2015, solar has been the No. 1 source for new energy capacity in the Carolinas

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