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Cisco’s Bangalore Campus Now Powered by Solar

by Andy Smith, Global Sustainability Manager
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I am very excited to announce that Cisco’s Bangalore campus is now using solar power generated by two new offsite solar installations located in Karnataka, India. Cisco recently signed two solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will collectively deliver 85,000 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity every year to the local electric grid where our Bangalore campus is located.

Holistic Distribution Modernization Programs Require More Than Only Information Technology Upgrades

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Electric utilities are realizing that distribution modernization programs, also referred to as grid modernization, can no longer be put off. Overhauling the electric distribution system will require upgrades to OT, as well as to the networks that allow IT and OT components to communicate to improve reliability. The benefits are clear: Grid operators need advanced sensors, communications and automation so they can see what’s happening in real time, which will lessen disruption while enhancing efficiency, reliability, security and safety.

Consumers Energy: It's Time - Clean Energy Goal

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For us, loving Michigan means more than providing power. It means giving Michigan the power to be its best by leading the way in protecting the environment. We've challenged ourselves to completely eliminate the use of coal for generating electricity by 2040, and to cut carbon emissions by 80%. At the same time, more than 40% of the energy produced will come from renewable sources and energy storage.

Ecocentricity Guest Blog: Energy Burden – Combining Social and Environmental Lenses for Impact

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This week, Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of the Practice for the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business talks about the the fact that Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of energy burden among major metropolitan areas in the United States. With funding from Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute’s Energy and Policy Innovation Center and the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, students and faculty from the Scheller College of Business and the School of Public Policy are conducting the study (with input from a range of stakeholders) to identify potential solution platforms.

Guest Blog by Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
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This week, Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of the Practice for the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business talks about the the fact that Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of energy burden among major metropolitan areas in the United States. With funding from Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute’s Energy and Policy Innovation Center and the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, students and faculty from the Scheller College of Business and the School of Public Policy are conducting the study (with input from a range of stakeholders) to identify potential solution platforms.

Merck Advances Clean Energy Goals with Invenergy

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KENILWORTH, N.J., April 17, 2018 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Invenergy, North America’s largest privately held renewable energy company, today announced a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) that adds 60 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to the electrical grid and supports Merck’s environmental sustainability goals.

VIDEO | How Companies Can Accelerate Use of Renewable Energy and Contribute to a More Sustainable World

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With rising corporate commitments and shifting regulatory requirements, companies are looking for ways to quickly advance renewable energy and sustainability initiatives. Corporations are increasingly turning their attention to address science-based targets and clean energy goals across their footprint.  

New Energy Companies: “Green,” Sustainable, and Profitable

by Chris Dartnell, President of Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Schneider Electric
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Future growth hinges on the appropriate response to present conditions while strategically developing longer-term plans. For most industries, social, environmental, and political issues are having increasingly greater impact in reshaping the present and future business environment. In particular, the oil and gas (O&G) industry is challenged to reliably and economically deliver transportation fuels in the present day while working strategically to provide “cleaner” energy products in the future.

Long Beach Port Gets Clean Energy Upgrade

With SCE’s help, diesel-powered cranes, tractors and LNG trucks are going electric as part of the port’s zero-emissions goal.
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Forty years ago when rubber tire gantry cranes were first used at the Port of Long Beach, they were the latest thing in technology to move cargo containers around the port.

But the 80-foot-tall green cranes with their 1,000-horsepower diesel engines guzzled 10 gallons of fuel an hour and spewed dirty emissions into the air.

The port, working with Southern California Edison, is hoping to help solve that problem with a demonstration project to electrify nine of the gantries at one of its terminals.

Cleaner, High-tech Natural Gas Plant in South Carolina Now Benefiting 2.5 Million Duke Energy Customers

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  • $700 million investment addresses growth in the region and accommodates customers' energy demand now and in the future.

  • Project benefited 150 companies, created more than 600 temporary construction jobs and contributed $12 million to local subcontractors.

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  • $700 million investment addresses growth in the region and accommodates customers' energy demand now and in the future.

  • Project benefited 150 companies, created more than 600 temporary construction jobs and contributed $12 million to local subcontractors.

Duke Energy Florida Nears Completion of State-of-the-art Natural Gas Plant

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  • The 1,640-megawatt natural gas plant in Citrus County will provide reliable energy to 1.8 million customers across 35 counties

  • New plant will further reduce carbon emissions, allow retirement of coal-fired units

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  • The 1,640-megawatt natural gas plant in Citrus County will provide reliable energy to 1.8 million customers across 35 counties

  • New plant will further reduce carbon emissions, allow retirement of coal-fired units

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