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Consumers Energy Announces Clean Energy Breakthrough Goal: 80 Percent Reduction in Carbon Emissions, Zero Coal by 2040

CEO Patti Poppe says it’s a Stand for Protecting the Planet and People of Michigan
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., February 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy and CMS Energy today announced Consumers Energy’s plans to meet Michigan’s energy needs reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent and no longer using coal to generate electricity by 2040. The company also said today that more than 40 percent of the energy produced will come from renewable sources and energy storage by 2040.

Proyecto Mirador: Transforming Poor Communities Through Innovative Funding

By Jan Lee
Blog

In the highlands of Honduras, where tourism and coffee production drive the country’s economic engine, a social revolution is taking place.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Wins 2018 Best New Car Award From Good Housekeeping

Summary: 
  • As the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.
  • Good Housekeeping screened more than 100 new vehicles, narrowing it down to the top 25 for further testing before choosing the top 12 new vehicles.
  • New vehicles were rated on safety, value, handling, design, comfort and technology.
Press Release
  • As the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.
  • Good Housekeeping screened more than 100 new vehicles, narrowing it down to the top 25 for further testing before choosing the top 12 new vehicles.
  • New vehicles were rated on safety, value, handling, design, comfort and technology.

Puerto Rico Journal: Restoring Power on the Island

Duke Energy’s Ryan Mosier joins workers getting the lights back on after Hurricane Maria
Blog

Editor's note: Duke Energy spokesperson Ryan Mosier gives an inside look at restoration efforts in Puerto Rico. He is stationed with about 220 other Duke Energy workers who went to the island on Jan. 14 to restore power following Hurricane Maria in October. Learn more about the effort here

Feb. 14

Gracias, Dios y amen

A Sweet Surprise for a Couple in Their 90s

Florida lineman met couple after Hurricane Irma knocked out their power and he never forgot them
Blog

For Duke Energy lineman apprentice Shawn Tillis, rest and normalcy have erased the exhaustion of restoring power after Hurricane Irma drenched and devastated much of Florida five months ago. But one memory remains strong.

When Tillis thinks about Hurricane Irma, he remembers Mary Schwartz, a woman with an “angelic face.”

Mary Schwartz and her husband, Larry, both in their 90s, live in a modest house along the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Fla. Larry Schwartz takes care of his wife of more than 70 years. She is confined to an electric bed.

TransCanada Declares Quarterly Dividends

TransCanada reports record financial results in 2017 and raises dividend 10.4 per cent
Press Release

CALGARY, Canada, February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada or the Company) today announced that the Board of Directors (Board) of TransCanada declared a quarterly dividend of $0.69 per common share for the quarter ending March 31, 2018 on the Company's outstanding common shares. The common share dividend is payable on April 30, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 29, 2018.

China’s State Power Investment Corporation Adds New Energy to Sustainability by Joining WBCSD

Press Release

GENEVA, February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Global electricity leader State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC) has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

A Fortune Global 500 company, SPIC is one of China’s leading power generators and operators, an integrated energy group with power as its core. By connecting with WBCSD’s network of forward-thinking businesses, across a variety of sectors, SPIC can deliver real impact in global corporate sustainability.

Starbucks, PepsiCo Among 2018's Most Ethical Food Brands

By Elisabeth Sherman
Article

Since 2007, the Ethisphere Institute has been recognizing companies which “influence and drive positive change in the business community.” In a statement, the Ethisphere Institute wrote that companies which consistently show “transparency and authenticity,” should be rewarded for upholding values which “support the rule of law and operate with decency.”

50x50 Commission Lays Out Challenges, Opportunities In Reducing Transportation Energy Use

Article

The Alliance 50x50 Commission on U.S. Transportation Sector Efficiency (“50x50 Commission”) published a foundational white paper Wednesday outlining the challenges to reduce energy use in transportation and the transformation occurring through increased use of alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, automation and shared mobility that can lead to significant reductions in energy use.

Green Glove Dryer Now in Every Elementary School Classroom in Jackson County

Article

An innovative collaboration between Consumers Energy and a Michigan business is helping keep students in over 500 elementary classrooms warm this winter.

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