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Reaching 100% Renewable Energy

By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability
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At VMware, we’re optimistic about the power of technology to help solve big societal problems and are committed to leading responsibly. One of our key focus areas is about changing our relationship with energy. According to the U.N.’s report, as a society we need to shift 70-85 percent of electricity to renewable energy sources by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Data centers are responsible for two percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions—roughly the same as global air travel.

Consumers Energy Starts New Era for Renewable Energy in Michigan with Approval of Clean Energy Plan

Plan Will Eliminate Coal, Reduce Carbon Emissions 90%, Add Renewables
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JACKSON, Mich., Friday, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Consumers Energy has received approval from state regulators for its Clean Energy Plan, ushering in a new era for renewable energy in Michigan.

The Clean Energy Plan puts Consumers Energy on a path to eliminate coal; reduce carbon emissions by over 90 percent; and meet customers’ future electricity capacity needs with 90 percent clean energy resources by 2040. The Michigan Public Service Commission this morning approved the plan, which also had support from leading Michigan environmental and business groups.

Boeing Advances Biofuels, Recycling and Conservation

Boeing beats greenhouse gas reduction goal by 7.3% at work sites
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From building the most fuel-efficient aircraft on the market to finding a creative second life for excess carbon fiber, innovations, new technologies and worldwide environmental initiatives are driving Boeing’s progress toward a more sustainable future.

PacifiCorp Names Black & Veatch As EPC Contractor for Combined Solar Power With Battery Energy Storage Project

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new solar project in southern Utah is bringing together one of the West’s top utilities and a global leader in renewable energy projects to implement a combination of grid-scale battery storage and renewable power to address a transmission and distribution system reliability need.

Pathways to a Lower-Carbon Future: C2ES Collaborates With Duke Energy and 20+ Companies on New Report

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The nonpartisan Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) issued a report this week exploring the various paths to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2050. Duke Energy joined more than 20 other companies representing many sectors that helped develop the scenarios evaluated in the report.

HEULIEZ BUS Wins Major Order for Electric Buses From the Paris Public Transport Operator, RATP

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Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), the Parisian transport authority, together with transport operator, RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) have selected the 12-meter fully electric GX 337 bus from Heuliez Bus for the city’s ambitious Bus2025 plan which will see the city’s entire fleet of diesel buses replaced by electric vehicles.

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Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), the Parisian transport authority, together with transport operator, RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) have selected the 12-meter fully electric GX 337 bus from Heuliez Bus for the city’s ambitious Bus2025 plan which will see the city’s entire fleet of diesel buses replaced by electric vehicles.

HEULIEZ BUS Wins Major Order for Electric Buses From the Paris Public Transport Operator, RATP

Summary: 

Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), the Parisian transport authority, together with transport operator, RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) have selected the 12-meter fully electric GX 337 bus from Heuliez Bus for the city’s ambitious Bus2025 plan which will see the city’s entire fleet of diesel buses replaced by electric vehicles.

Press Release

Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), the Parisian transport authority, together with transport operator, RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) have selected the 12-meter fully electric GX 337 bus from Heuliez Bus for the city’s ambitious Bus2025 plan which will see the city’s entire fleet of diesel buses replaced by electric vehicles.

AERA Launches Luxury Line of Vegan Footwear That Delivers on Promise of Sustainable Fashion

Shoes for Men and Women Offset Carbon and Water Footprints by 110%
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NEW YORK, May 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, AERA announces its inaugural collection of luxury shoes for both men and women that offsets both its carbon footprint and water footprint by 110%. Produced in partnership with two multigenerational family-owned factories in the Veneto region of Italy, the company marries artisanal shoemaking with its commitment to social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

The Ramez Naam Plan For De-Carbonization, Pt. 1

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Whether or not we use the name Green New Deal to describe a set of aggressive long-term policies that will help humanity in the fight against climate change, most rational people agree that the status quo is completely unacceptable. The potential of a Green New Deal is that it could pave the way for some great minds to devise concrete proposals for reducing greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with one of those great minds, Ramez Naam, a futurist and technologist who’s crafted his own sort of Green New Deal.

Partners in Purpose: Symantec Employees Build a Sustainable Business

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change advises that failing to take urgent action to keep temperature rise below 2°C will result in untold negative impacts.

In response, Symantec has set science-based targets, and have engaged their employees to help reduce the company's GHG emissions by at least 2.8% each year through 2033.

See more from Symantec here.
Video produced by Kate Finegan

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