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World Water Week and Creating Tomorrow

WBCSD's Sustain Newsletter | August 2017
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80% of our water currently goes back into the environment untreated. We have to get serious about reducing, reusing and recycling water.

Domtar Sustainability Monthly Minute | August 2017

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One Woman's Method for Creating Change
 
First there was the agrarian revolution, followed by the industrial revolution and now the digital revolution. So how does the forest products industry keep pace? Domtar's Shabnam Sanaei has a few ideas. Find out what she's doing each day to help identify the next big thing.

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Power Generation – Is Coal Making a Comeback?

New Strategic Directions Report examines the role of coal, renewables in powering the future
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The current administration has revived debates over coal’s role in the country’s overall energy mix. Still regarded as one of the most economical generation resources in an industry heavily driven by cost and reliability, some believe coal may experience a revival of sorts; however, most forward-looking infrastructure investors and industry leaders are not as optimistic.

Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Malibu Built at an Energy-Efficient Plant

Fairfax Assembly & Stamping earns ENERGY STAR® certification for energy efficiency
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KANSAS CITY, Kan., August 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ — General Motors’ Fairfax Assembly & Stamping plant, home of the Chevrolet Malibu, earned ENERGY STAR®certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, signifying it meets strict energy performance levels.

Major Companies and Investors Urge California Legislators to Support State 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal

Adobe, Nike Inc., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Unilever, Mars Inc., Trillium Asset Management among the letter signatories
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August 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As California’s legislature considers boosting the state’s renewable energy goal to 100 percent of electricity generation by 2045, more than two dozen institutional investors and influential companies expressed their support of such a goal in two letters sent this week to the State Assembly.

Schneider Electric Livestream: The Disruptive Power of Innovation

Envisioning a sustainable future through innovation
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Digitization has created unprecedented global connectivity — from corporate sites down to individual pieces of technology. Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President at Schneider Electric, will discuss how this innovation disrupts the way organizations currently strategize their energy and sustainability programs. The event will be livestreamed from the company’s Energy & Sustainability Perspectives Summit, a gathering of more than 200 industry leaders.

Domtar Sustainability: Waste Want, Not Want

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Putting construction and demolition waste—concrete, brick, tile and stone— to beneficial use is a winning strategy for our mill in Nekoosa, Wisconsin. During construction or demolition work at the mill, these materials are kept aside instead of going to a landfill. When sufficient material is accumulated over a number of years, the recycling work begins.

Ecocentricity Blog: Solar Physics

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In a sense, the Sun is just being generous. It already has enough energy to fuse atoms together over and over and over again, which just creates more energy that it is willing to share with us. Thank you, Sun!

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In a sense, the Sun is just being generous. It already has enough energy to fuse atoms together over and over and over again, which just creates more energy that it is willing to share with us. Thank you, Sun!

Self-Healing Technology Helps Improve Energy Grid Reliability

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The self-healing system can automatically detect, isolate and reroute power when a problem occurs. This helps reduce the number of outages, decrease the duration of outages and can even help restore power in a matter of minutes. And the best part, this can be done before anyone reports a power outage.

This is third in a series of three videos explaining how the modernized smart grid will deliver benefits. 

Interns Apply Skills to Innovative Utility Projects

SCE interns gain hands-on work experience and make valuable contributions.
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When Matthew Stilwell, 20, first applied for his field engineering internship at Southern California Edison earlier this summer, he expected to fetch coffees and file papers.

Instead, after 12 weeks, the California State University, Fresno student’s proposal to re-direct the flow of electricity will be implemented as a $450,000 company project to shorten outages in the city of Visalia.

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