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Ohio Businesses Call on Senate to Protect Renewable and Energy Efficiency Standards

Business leaders join together in opposing rollbacks to Ohio’s clean energy standards, emphasizing statewide economic and health benefits
Press Release

January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Ohio Senate is moving quickly to act on legislation that would undercut Ohio’s clean energy economy. In response, major businesses, investors, healthcare providers and trade associations representing nearly 200,000 employees are gathering to voice their firm opposition to legislation that would roll back the state’s clean energy standards. 

BNEF’s Annual Clean Energy Investment Trends Report Released

Press Release

January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - An extraordinary boom in photovoltaic installations made 2017 a record year for China’s investment in clean energy. This over-shadowed changes elsewhere, including jumps in investment in Australia and Mexico, and declines in Japan, the U.K. and Germany.

CITGO Honored by Coastal Bend Bays Foundation

Press Release

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery recently received the Industry Award at the 15th annual Conservation and Environmental Stewardship Awards Banquet at the American Bank Center. The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation presented the award to CITGO in recognition of the refinery’s efforts to reduce waste generation and air emissions. 

Black & Veatch: Data Analytics Is the Foundation of Tomorrow’s Smart Cities

New Strategic Directions Report reflects rising role of Big Data across infrastructure systems
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Big Data’s potential to improve community quality of life while making critical human infrastructure more efficient and sustainable is overcoming lingering fears about the costs of smart city solutions.

Consumers Energy Seeks Public Input in Developing Long-Term Energy Plan

Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is taking input from the public as it develops a long-range plan that will help ensure Michigan continues to be powered by affordable, reliable and clean energy.

Consumers Energy is developing an Integrated Resource Plan that will serve as a valuable guide for actions for the next 15 years.

New WBCSD Report Helps Argentinian Companies Procure Renewable Electricity via Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

Press Release

GENEVA, January 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Consejo Empresario Argentino para el Desarrollo Sostenible (CEADS) released their new guide “Power Purchase Agreements en Argentina.”

Uncovering Opportunities: Changing How We Think About Energy

by Vincent Petit, ‎Senior Vice President, Global Thought Leadership
Blog

If someone asked you to name the top challenge presented by urbanization and our escalating world population, what would you say? One answer could be: the ever-increasing need for energy – which is one of the most basic dilemmas of modern life. But with the right approach, we can turn this challenge into an opportunity.

Urbanization: In search of a better life

Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service Announce Successful Integration and Scale-up of Telemedicine Program

Summary: 
  • The Ghana telemedicine program, with the support of the Novartis Foundation, is now being scaled across the nation by Ghana Health Service.
  • Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service highlight the successful integration of the program in national health services as a model for multisector working.
  • National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be possible by 2019.
  • Digital health learnings from the program can be used to expand quality healthcare in other areas.
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  • The Ghana telemedicine program, with the support of the Novartis Foundation, is now being scaled across the nation by Ghana Health Service.
  • Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service highlight the successful integration of the program in national health services as a model for multisector working.
  • National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be possible by 2019.
  • Digital health learnings from the program can be used to expand quality healthcare in other areas.

Local Investing for Impact: A New Tool for Place-Focused Foundations

By Deb Markley Senior Vice President, LOCUS Impact Investing
Article

After decades of working at the intersection of community development, philanthropy and community economic development, we see a significant shift in how philanthropic assets are being used to build vibrant, prosperous communities. More and more place-focused foundations are seeking to complement their grant-making with local investments to create greater impact in their own communities.

New CITGO CEO Arrives in Houston

Press Release

HOUSTON, Jan. 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CITGO President and CEO Asdrúbal Chávez recently conducted his first corporate meeting with top senior executives and management to review the Company’s 2017 results, including the record-setting safety performance and operational achievements. Building on this momentum into 2018, CITGO will continue to emphasize excellence in all aspects of its operations, with major refineries located in Lake Charles, La., Corpus Christi, Texas and Lemont, Ill.

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