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Republic Services® Expands Natural Gas-Powered Fleet Serving Greater Denver Area

More than half of its Colorado fleet now powered by the domestic fuel source
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DENVER, August 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services® announced today the addition of 17 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by the Company throughout Colorado to 108.

Aflac Installs Solar Panels on Office Building in Georgia

Company enables cleaner, more efficient energy production
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Did you know solar panels were installed on top of one of Aflac’s office buildings in Columbus, Georgia, enabling more efficient and cleaner production of energy?

Click here to learn more about our commitment to being a sustainable company

Schneider Electric and DHET Sign Letter of Intent

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Schneider Electric South Africa has signed a statement of intent with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to expand its Access to Education training collaboration.

Schneider Electric South Africa’s Access to Education focus speaks to the large need for practical skills development within the field of energy. Since 2012, it has provided energy education to almost 9 000 people and in the next four years will increase this to 30 000, including students, community members, entrepreneurs and teachers.

SunCrate© and Leading Technology Providers Deliver Critical Power Support to Puerto Rico School Children

Black & Veatch, Tesla, Canadian Solar, Lloyd Electric and SunCrate Energy bring resilient microgrid power to SU Manuel Ortiz in Puerto Rico
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YABUCOA, Puerto Rico, August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Eleven months since their three-building school was first plunged into darkness by Hurricane Maria, 140 students in Puerto Rico’s picturesque Yabucoa district have reliable power.

The Next-Generation Logistics Network

Take a closer look at how UPS is bringing the global smart logistics network to life.
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In 2017, UPS aligned its technology and engineering functions into one organization and named Juan Perez its Chief Information and Engineering Officer.

Perez leads a team of UPS engineers and IT professionals who are laser-focused on building the company’s smart logistics network of the future.

Read his thoughts below on how innovation and sustainability became part of the UPS DNA.

Schools, Parks, Beaches to Get EV Charging Stations

SCE’s pilot program would add approximately 370 charge ports over two years.
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Southern California Edison is seeking state approval for a two-year pilot program to add hundreds of new electric vehicle charging stations at schools and state recreation area parking lots.

Electrification Project by Duke Energy and Golden State Foods to Save Fuel and Lower Emissions

Summary: 
  • Garner distribution center to host truck electrification facility in Wake County, North Carolina
  • Project to save roughly 80,000 gallons of fuel a year
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  • Garner distribution center to host truck electrification facility in Wake County, North Carolina
  • Project to save roughly 80,000 gallons of fuel a year

VIDEO | Mohawk Group Leaves Positive Handprints Through Community Centered Solar Energy Initiative

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As part of Mohawk Group’s ongoing commitment to leave more handprints than footprints, we joined Groundswell, Elevate Energy and other partners in south Chicago for the unveiling of a new smartflower™ solar system. The smartflower, located at The Renaissance Collaborative in the Bronzeville community, officially launches an innovative solar energy partnership that includes the installation of 10 units across the U.S. over the course of three years. Each system will be established in underserved communities near educational institutions with STEM programs.

Committed Towards Conservation of the Planet

Venkat Garimella, vice-president, Access to Energy and CSR, Schneider Electric India, shared how the largest nongovernment renewable energy initiative in the Sundarbans came into being.
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by Abhinay Lakshman

Bringing electricity to one of the most ecologically sensitive regions of the world is no small feat. This is the story of Project Sahasra- Jyoti, through which more than 1,000 forest fringe households in Sunderbans were electrified by establishing micro grids of renewable energy stations.

UPS to Test New Electric Vehicle

Initiative supports continued strategic electrification of UPS global fleet
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ATLANTA, July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/  UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks, Inc. to develop and test a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif. The truck is expected to be ready for deployment later this year.

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