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Black & Veatch: Rise of Data Propels Growing Adoption of Smart City Solutions

Strategic Directions Report reflects increasing engagement tied to smart city, smart utility efforts
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cities and utilities are increasingly relying on data analytics tools to advance their smart systems, even as municipal leaders grapple with how to pay for these upgrades. Fulfilling the smart city promise will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement.

Green Mountain Employees Dig in to Do Good

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Trees are good for a number of reasons. We know they are good for the environment by reducing air pollution and help us breathe by providing oxygen, but did you also know they help reduce urban heat, water, noise and light pollution? They also serve as a home to wildlife, reduce commuter stress, increase property values and enhance a city’s beauty.

Trees provide so much value, especially to urban areas, so Green Mountain Energy is partnering with Trees For Houston to give back 500 trees to the Houston area.

SCS Global Services Named Clean Energy Award Recipient

SCS Awarded “Best Renewable Energy Verification Specialist 2016”
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EMERYVILLE Calif., January 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ ­– Global Energy News Magazine has named SCS Global Services as recipient of its 2016 Best Renewable Energy Verification Specialist award. The Clean Energy Awards recognize companies whose work advance clean energy solutions.

Mission Waco Receives Grant for Unique Sustainability Project from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

Sun Club® partners with Mission Waco on community greenhouse
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WACO, Texas, January 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Mission Waco will soon be known as one of Texas’ sustainability leaders thanks to a new partnership. Green Mountain Energy Sun Club has selected the Waco-based nonprofit to receive a $234,000 donation to support a unique sustainability project dubbed Urban REAP for “Urban Renewable Energy and Agriculture Project.”

Tears Don't Mend Broken China

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By: Bahar Gidwani

I’ve always been clumsy.  There were many broken dishes and glasses in my childhood.  My Mom was always kind about it.  She’d say, “Tears don’t mend broken China.”  She had other similar phrases I remember (e.g., “If you get a load of lemons, it is time to make lemonade!”), but the lesson was always Midwestern positivism.  Don’t sit around moaning about what can’t be fixed—keep moving forward and don’t let your own failures hold you back.

Tears Don't Mend Broken China

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By: Bahar Gidwani

I’ve always been clumsy.  There were many broken dishes and glasses in my childhood.  My Mom was always kind about it.  She’d say, “Tears don’t mend broken China.”  She had other similar phrases I remember (e.g., “If you get a load of lemons, it is time to make lemonade!”), but the lesson was always Midwestern positivism.  Don’t sit around moaning about what can’t be fixed—keep moving forward and don’t let your own failures hold you back.

Duke Energy and the Environment

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At Duke Energy, we are proud of our commitment to the environment and our communities. We don’t just work here, we live here and we want to make Florida an even better place to live. We believe it’s important to protect our natural resources, and we believe that being environmentally friendly and cost effective are not mutually exclusive.  Watch and see how we are leveraging innovative technology at our power plants to find win–win solutions for our business, our community partners and the environment.

The Ray Unveils Two New Transportation Technologies - Both "Firsts" in the U.S.

Wattway Solar Paving and WheelRight® Tire Pressure and Tread Depth Monitoring
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The Ray and its partners have dedicated two newly installed state-of-the-art technologies that are both "firsts" in the U.S.; solar paved roads for cleaner energy and tire pressure and tread depth measurement for safety awareness.

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The Ray and its partners have dedicated two newly installed state-of-the-art technologies that are both "firsts" in the U.S.; solar paved roads for cleaner energy and tire pressure and tread depth measurement for safety awareness.

Industry Leaders DuPont & Archer Daniels Midland Win Platts Global Energy Breakthrough Solution of the Year Award

Award Honors the Companies for Developing New Platform Technology for Long Sought-After Molecule
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December 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) have been honored with the Breakthrough Solution of the Year Award from Platts Global Energy for their platform technology to produce a revolutionary biobased monomer, furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME). The award was announced at the 18thPlatts Global Energy Awards, held in New York on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Delivering Sustainable Progress and Profitability for Farmers on a Warming Planet

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Adapted from comments made by Dawn Rittenhouse, DuPont director of sustainability, at a side event hosted by DuPont, One Acre, and Farm Journal at the 2016 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue on October 13th, 2016. 

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