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How Dell is Reimagining the Classroom to Break the Cycle of Poverty

by Houcine Faik
Blog

In Johannesburg, South Africa, a student tells her father she will be a graphic designer. She now has access to a whole new world of learning thanks to a computer and the internet in a Dell Solar Powered Learning Lab. Her father talks about how technology is changing the lives of his daughter and her peers, as he sits outside the new lab. He believes in his daughter.

In his words, “It has changed my child’s life so much.”

Consumers Energy Starts Operations of Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Michigan’s Thumb

Energy Provider’s Third Wind Project Adds 44 Megawatts of Renewable Energy – Enough to Serve 17,000 Residents
Press Release

CARO, Mich., January 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy announced today that Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Tuscola County’s Columbia Township began serving customers and contributing 44 megawatts of renewable energy in Michigan.

Consumers Energy Helps Close the Gap in Heating Costs During Harsh Michigan Winters

By Whitney Skeans
Blog

This article series is sponsored by Consumers Energy and went through our normal editorial review process. 

Each winter in Michigan, the question we all ask ourselves is: How cold will it get this year?

For most, the question is simple enough – check the Farmer’s Almanac, tune into the weather forecast, ask a few friends or co-workers what they’ve heard. And, if "colder" is the reply, we may decide to don that fluffy wool sweater, turn up the thermostat, make a pot of soup, or throw a log on the fireplace at home.

Duke Energy Sending Additional Personnel, Resources to Accelerate Power Restoration in Puerto Rico

Company assisting industry efforts to deploy equipment, supplies and manpower to expedite rebuilding work across island
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy is joining the U.S. utility industry effort to help rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power to the island of Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory hit hard by Hurricane Maria earlier this year, with hundreds of thousands of residents still without electricity. 

A Wildlife Biologist With Power

By Dana Kobilinsky
Article

As a kid, Scott Fletcher was the go-to guy to identify whatever strange-looking critters had appeared in his neighbors’ yards. When his father, a geology professor, took him and his brothers out for weekend fossil hunts in central Pennsylvania, Fletcher went searching for insects while the other two checked out the rocks. His father helped him assemble a sort of homemade natural history museum in the basement. He kept salamanders in a crate inside the house — until the smell overwhelmed his family and his dad shut-it down.

Amid Changes in the Federal Regulatory Landscape, States Take the Lead

Article

Capitalizing on sustained low natural gas prices, the United States has seen a fair amount of build-out of new pipeline infrastructure to reach new markets since last year’s Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report. Additionally, the changeover in administrations at the federal level is widely seen as favorable for continued industry growth. However, despite announced intentions to immediately accelerate energy infrastructure development, several bumps have been encountered right out of the gate.

New Hampshire Businesses Call for Strong Clean Energy Policies to Help the State Thrive

Leaders in the New Hampshire business community release a series of principles highlighting the economic benefits of clean energy and their support for policy action
Press Release

January 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the legislature gears up for the 2018 session, over 50 New Hampshire businesses united in calling for the Legislature to support economic growth and business development through advancing clean energy policies. Dartmouth Hitchcock, Hannaford Supermarkets, Hypertherm, Velcro Companies, Timberland and Worthen Industries are among the businesses that signed on to a series of  “Clean Energy Principles.”

Whirlpool Corporation Among Top-ranked Companies in 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings

Press Release

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., January 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation has risen in the Newsweek Green Rankings to 50 and 82 on the national and global lists respectively. The rankings assess the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. and the world. This year, Whirlpool Corporation was classified as a "top-ranked company," a designation awarded to fewer than 100 companies on either list.

As Temperatures Plunge, Heating Costs Rise -- but Help Is Available to Keep the Heat on at Home

Article

Temperatures plunged across the Midwest this week, and if the bitter cold isn't bad enough, energy costs are rising. Bigger bills are expected to show up in January and already, 90,000 Consumer Energy customers are behind on their heating bill payments.

So Newschannel 3's Rachel Glaser went searching for ways to rein in those heating bills.

Read the full article here.

2017 in Review: Sustainability Reporting to Fight Climate Change

Article

This year has been challenging for sustainability in many respects, but there have also been exciting developments in the sustainability reporting landscape. In this short series, we look back at GRI’s efforts, and look into what 2018 has in store.

In 2017, we saw some of the most devastating impacts of climate change. We witnessed groundbreaking policy changes and shocking political backward steps. People took on seemingly insurmountable issues – and won – and the corporate world took leaps forward to support sustainable development.

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