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Edison International Continues Support for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

The company signs “We Are Still In” statement supporting the Paris Climate Agreement
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Edison International joined a growing list of U.S. businesses, universities, state and local leaders in signing an open letter to the international community regarding the Paris accord on climate change.

The company and its utility, Southern California Edison, continue to work to help California meet its ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

Understanding the Cost of Climate Change

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We remain committed to mitigating impacts of climate change by managing our emission intensity through improvements in energy efficiency and portfolio adjustment in the short-term; and transitions to low-carbon energy sources and renewables in the longer term. Toward this effort, we developed an internal pricing mechanism in 2016 to better understand the impact of adopting low-carbon energy alternatives for our operations. 

Click here to see Newmont’s 2016 Sustainability Report, Beyond the Mine.

Top 3 Benefits of Military Microgrids

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The advantages of deploying microgrids are abundant, with sustainability and reliability leading the charge. These are easy to communicate on a community level, but have more specific benefits when installed at military applications. Following on from U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) initiatives aimed at deploying more renewable energy, the cost-savings, distributed energy resource (DER) applications and energy security benefits be gained cannot be overlooked.

Microgrids Save Money        

Unreasonable Impact | One of the World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Fleets Is Providing Tomorrow’s Transportation, Today

by Brittany Lane
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Based in India, Lithium Urban Technologies is pioneering a shift toward more sustainable urban mobility, operating the most productive electric vehicle fleet in the world. This company is India’s first 100 percent, zero emission transport service, providing a large fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) along with highly trained and certified drivers.

Lockheed Martin Selected to Improve Energy Efficiency at Federal Facilities

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DALLAS, June 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been selected for a Department of Energy contract to improve energy and water efficiency at federal facilities. 

Ecocentricity Blog: Front Three - Renewable Energy

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It turns out that we already have some remarkably innovative renewable energy storage solutions. Tip of the cap to Drawdown for clueing me in on a cool one: gravitational potential energy.

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It turns out that we already have some remarkably innovative renewable energy storage solutions. Tip of the cap to Drawdown for clueing me in on a cool one: gravitational potential energy.

Commitment to Climate Action: Message from Michael W. Lamach, Chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand

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I’ve received many questions over the past few months about Ingersoll Rand’s commitment to reducing energy demand and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Those questions intensified this week with news of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Republic Services Further Reduces Carbon Emissions Through Increased Usage of Renewable Natural Gas in its Fleet

Greenhouse gas fleet emissions to be reduced by 110,000 metric tons of CO2e, supporting the company’s goal of overall fleet emission reductions
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PHOENIX, May 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) announced today that the Company will increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy. This enables Republic to reduce its fleet emissions by approximately 110,000 metric tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) over a three-year period, which is equal to planting 2.8 million trees or removing 23,200 cars from the road1. RNG has the lowest carbon intensity of all commercially available transportation fuels2.

Unreasonable Impact | Turning Carbon Waste Into Usable Fuel

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Unreasonable’s CEO Daniel Epstein is joined at the fireside by Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech and an alumnus of the Unreasonable Impact accelerator.

As a biotech startup that harnesses carbon waste and converts it into usable fuel (read: one of the most badass and potentially disruptive companies we know of), LanzaTech faces many challenges. Holmgren discusses her mission to convince legislators that carbon waste is not a liability, but an opportunity.

Generating Renewable Energy from Waste: Q&A with Lockheed Martin’s Craig Moeller

by Alyssa Danigelis
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In a time when landfills are reaching capacity and waste generation doesn’t appear to be slowing down, Craig Moeller sees opportunity. The director of advanced energy generation for Lockheed Martin is working to take unwanted materials and convert them into useful energy, without producing enormous amounts of greenhouse gases.

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