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Report: U.S. Corporate Solar Investments Swell to 8300 Megawatts, Grow 20-Fold Over Last Decade

Analysis from national trade group shows that Walmart increases solar use by 35% in 2019 as Facebook jumps 18 places in corporate solar ranking and Apple remains on top for second year in a row
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  • Fifth Third Bank was ranked in SEIA’s list of top corporate solar purchasers at no. 11.
  • Fifth Third was the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to achieve 100% renewable power through a single, solar project in 2019.
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  • Fifth Third Bank was ranked in SEIA’s list of top corporate solar purchasers at no. 11.
  • Fifth Third was the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to achieve 100% renewable power through a single, solar project in 2019.

Dan Dicker: Turning Oil Green

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In the words of the late US Senator Everett Dirksen, “the oil can is mightier than the sword.” Whether it is mightier than the COVID-19 virus remains to be seen, however. This week on Sea Change Radio, we welcome back energy expert Dan Dicker to talk his new book, Turning Oil Green. Dicker views oil companies and oil-rich countries like Saudi Arabia through an unexpectedly nuanced and sanguine lens as we discuss the role they may play in our energy future.

Ambev Closes Partnership With Lemon Energia to Offer Renewable and Cheaper Energy to More Than 50,000 Small and Medium-sized Businesses in Brazil

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SÃO PAULO, October 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - AB InBev subsidary Ambev, with the support of its tech hub Z-Tech, closed a partnership with the startup Lemon Energia, a São Paulo based company that connects producers of renewable energy with SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses). The project will provide renewable energy to more than 50,000 small shops, bars and restaurants until 2023. The initiative complements Ambev’s efforts to augment the renewable energy ecosystem in the country, and also aligns with Z-Tech’s mission of empowering SMBs through technology.

Canadian New Holland Agriculture Plant Reduces Energy Footprint With Solar Installation

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A CNH Industrial site in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is now home to more than 1,000 solar panels. The new installation in Saskatoon is a partnership between CNH Industrial and the SES Solar Co-op.

Black & Veatch: 'New Energy,' Grid Modernization and Decarbonization Drive Electric Industry to Repower

Summary: 
  • Latest Strategic Directions Report reveals evolving energy ecosystem to be a nexus of challenges, opportunities for electric service providers
  • Decades-old concerns about reliability, aging infrastructure and long-term investment build, demand rigorous attention

 

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  • Latest Strategic Directions Report reveals evolving energy ecosystem to be a nexus of challenges, opportunities for electric service providers
  • Decades-old concerns about reliability, aging infrastructure and long-term investment build, demand rigorous attention

 

Responsible Investing in China

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by John Streur, President and CEO; Hellen Mbugua, Vice President and ESG senior research analyst; and Jade Huang, Vice President and Portfolio Manager; all at Calvert Research and Management. 

Racing the Sun: ON Semiconductor Sponsors Solar-Powered Go-Karts Program for Arizona Students

Written by: Cassandra Savel, Corporate Social Responsibility Intern
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From vehicle electrification to wide bandgap technology for solar power systems, ON Semiconductor is committed to providing innovative and energy-efficient solutions for the technologies of tomorrow.

Electrification of Agricultural Vehicles

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Agricultural mobile machinery/vehicles are a type of machinery used in farming or other agriculture-related activities, such as harvesting. There are several types of such equipment ranging from small handhelds and power tools to tractors and large harvester to towing or operational equipment. Diverse arrays of equipment are utilized in both organic and nonorganic farming. Since the advent of mechanized agriculture, agricultural machinery has been and continues to be crucial in large-scale food production.

What’s the Agricultural Vehicles market size?

REI Achieves 14-Year Carbon Neutral Goal

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While the globe still reels from the continued impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, other threats loom on the horizon. Indeed, some pundits are reminding us not to lose sight of other crises – including climate change.

Enabling High-Impact Sectors to Respond to Shared Sustainability Challenges

By Pamela Carpio, Manager – Standards, GRI
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When we look back to GRI’s foundation more than 20 years ago, sustainability reporting has come a long way – and is now mainstream practice by many companies around the world. More comparable and comprehensive disclosure has been supported by the development of a global reporting framework, the GRI Standards. Yet at the sector level, in terms of how companies address their joint challenges, reporting can still be inconsistent.

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