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Republic Services and NJR Clean Energy Ventures Turn New Jersey Brownfield into Green Energy with Completion of New 13 Megawatt Solar Project

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services and NJR Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), the clean energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, today celebrated the completion of a 13 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted commercial solar project constructed on the former South Brunswick Landfill Superfund site. Comprised of more than 36,000 solar panels, the project will provide enough clean energy to power 1,360 homes annually. According to the U.S.

Ceres: Clean Energy Opportunities Align With Investment Fundamentals

Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
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Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.

Businesses and Institutions Call for a Regional Approach to Curb Transportation Emissions

Private sector, healthcare, and higher education institutions urge Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to prioritize policies and investments for a clean and efficient regional transportation system.
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Influential investors, companies, hospital systems, colleges, and universities called on Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to take steps to modernize the region’s transportation system and keep the local economy thriving.

SCE Helps Builders Build Energy-Efficient Homes

A new display shows a variety of materials and techniques for builders to use to meet the state’s new energy-efficiency residential construction standards
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Over the years, much has been done to improve the energy efficiency of refrigerators, washers and dryers and other home appliances, but California is now focusing on a bigger target — the construction of the house itself.

In 2020, new state standards will take effect with a goal that future residential construction will be zero net energy — housing that produces about the same amount of renewable energy over a year as it consumes.

Making the Case for Connecting Efficiency and Sustainability Teams

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Energy and sustainability are inherently linked. Energy efficiency pays dividends by trimming consumption and costs. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), implementing energy efficiency initiatives is the best way to act on climate change as it can reduce CO2 emissions by 38 percent. Companies that operate efficiency and sustainability initiatives in tandem improve productivity, maximize impact and see a greater return on investment.

NRG Energy Works with Sysco on 25MW Solar Farm in Texas

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NRG is proud to announce a planned 25 megawatt solar project for Sysco, to power their Texas operations and advance sustainability. Working together with Sysco, NRG is also helping meet the promise of the customer-choice market in Texas, with a truly distinctive, cost-effective solar energy plan – the kind sought by many commercial and industrial customers today. Read more about it from Sysco. 

NRG | Transforming the Future of Solar with a Solar Electricity Plan That’s Clean, Green, and Accessible

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The driving force behind NRG's new solar energy plan for businesses was – businesses. That revolutionary idea led to the development of something equally innovative – a solar energy plan made easy, simple and instantly capable of being added to any Texas company's energy approach.

To best understand the new plan, let's start at the beginning. And that starts with customers. Many told NRG's team that while they were ready to embrace solar, they weren't ready for all the logistics. These include investigating, building, sourcing, managing and financing a solar-based approach.

In Clean Energy Portfolios, Money Isn’t Everything – Research by Erb Institute Faculty Director, Joe Arvai

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People may be more willing to pay for clean energy and strategies that dramatically reduce emissions than previous studies have suggested, according to new research by Michigan State University Professor Douglas Bessette and University of Michigan Professor Joseph Árvai, “Engaging Attribute Tradeoffs in Clean Energy Portfolio Development,” published in Energy Policy. Árvai is the Erb Institute’s faculty director.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and Restore America’s Estuaries Explore the Carbon-Capturing Power of Wetlands

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Since 2016 ScottsMiracle-Gro has partnered with Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and its members to advance the cause of coastal restoration in some of our country’s most fragile watersheds. Pictured above is ongoing work being done by RAE member groups Galveston Bay Foundation and Tampa Bay Watch. Wetlands being restored in Texas and Florida, as well as many other places, not only filter nutrients and buffer shorelines, but also trap carbon dioxide—a process known as Blue Carbon. 
 

Schneider Electric Named 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

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On April 20, 2018 the EPA and DOE honored businesses and organizations for their outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency at the 2018 ENERGY STAR awards ceremony. We are excited to announce that Schneider Electric was recognized as a 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. This designation is largely the result of our efforts to improve clients’ energy efficiency and sustainability in commercial, manufacturing and public-sector buildings.

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