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#PoweringJobs: Elevating Energy Access Skills

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The world is making meaningful progress in building the “new energy” workforce needed to end energy poverty. Schneider Electric can proudly say that we’ve already helped train almost 20% of the 1 million solar technicians we’ve pledged to train by 2025.

Yet, we must also acknowledge that there is a growing gap in the human capital — workers and entrepreneurs — needed to deliver electricity to the 1 billion people globally without it, two-thirds of whom live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

GM’s Toledo Transmission Receives Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award

Employee and community collaboration help drive environmental excellence
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General Motors' Toledo Transmission plant was recently recognized for excellence in environmental stewardship by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This year, the plant was awarded the Platinum Level – the highest-level award from Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program (E3) – making General Motors one of five organizations to receive this recognition this year.

Video | Urban Solutions for Sustainability: UPS Dublin Eco Hub

See one of UPS's more than 30 pilot projects for city logistics in action
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UPS is partnering with cities to create sustainable delivery solutions that reduce congestion, pollution, and noise. This project in Dublin is one example of the 30+ collaborations underway in cities around the world.

For more information on UPS's sustainability initiatives, please visit www.ups.com/sustainability

How Market Levers for Clean Energy Development are Continuing the Trend Toward Renewables

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The renewable energy industry has come a long way since 1975, when the first utility-scale wind generation project came online in California. By the end of 2017, all renewable energy sources provided about 17 percent of total utility-scale power generation in the U.S., with about 10 percent of this total coming from wind and solar facilities.

UPS Recognized By EPA With SmartWay Excellence Award

Award recognizes exceptional achievement in supply chain sustainability and freight transportation efficiency
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ATLANTA, October, 31 2018 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this week presented UPS (NYSE:UPS) with a SmartWay Excellence award, which recognizes leading carriers who have made significant contributions to reducing the impact of freight transportation on air quality.

eBook: Putting Energy Storage to Work for California’s K-12 Schools

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Battery-based energy storage is a proven technology that can enable your schools to use more self-generated solar power and help stabilize the grid, while significantly reducing district energy costs.

What you’ll learn in this eBook:

Businesses Commend Gov. Cooper’s Plan to Bolster North Carolina’s Clean Energy Economy and Reduce Emissions

New executive order sets the stage for North Carolina’s clean energy future
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Businesses lauded Gov. Roy Cooper for taking action to rapidly transition North Carolina to a clean energy future in a move that will benefit all North Carolina residents by strengthening the state economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Businesses lauded Gov. Roy Cooper for taking action to rapidly transition North Carolina to a clean energy future in a move that will benefit all North Carolina residents by strengthening the state economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Secure. Affordable. Responsible. With Renewables, Have All 3

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Global institutions today face what is known as the energy “trilemma”—the need to balance energy security with energy that is both affordable and environmentally responsible. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) currently projects that world energy consumption will increase 28% by 2040. Simultaneously, the energy delivery system around the world is expected to undergo massive disruption in the forms of decentralization, digitization, and decarbonization.

Duke Energy Aims to Expand Solar Power to Non-residential Customers Without Large Upfront Investment

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  • Duke Energy affiliate will construct, own, operate and maintain on-site solar facilities for customers
  • Projects in the Carolinas could be as large as 1 megawatt in capacity
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  • Duke Energy affiliate will construct, own, operate and maintain on-site solar facilities for customers
  • Projects in the Carolinas could be as large as 1 megawatt in capacity

WWF Report Reveals Staggering Extent of Human Impact on Planet

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  • Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years.
  • The biggest drivers of current biodiversity loss are overexploitation and agriculture, both linked to continually increasing human consumption.
  • Given the interconnectivity between the health of nature, the well-being of people and the future of our planet, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) urges the global community to unite for a global deal for nature and people to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss.
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  • Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years.
  • The biggest drivers of current biodiversity loss are overexploitation and agriculture, both linked to continually increasing human consumption.
  • Given the interconnectivity between the health of nature, the well-being of people and the future of our planet, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) urges the global community to unite for a global deal for nature and people to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss.

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