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State of Illinois Enacts Landmark Energy Transition Legislation That Includes Vistra's Coal to Solar & Energy Storage Initiative

Omnibus Energy Legislation Includes Framework Supporting Transformation of Nine Legacy Coal Plant Sites Into Renewable Energy Centers
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IRVING, Texas, September 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law SB 2408, the Energy Transition Act, a sweeping and comprehensive measure designed to move the State of Illinois to 100% clean energy, support a responsible transition away from carbon-intense power generation, and spur further diversity and inclusion in the renewable energy industry. Vistra (NYSE: VST) supported the legislation, which incorporated the company’s legislative priority known as the Coal to Solar & Energy Storage Act.

Sustainability Impacts Standard for Mining Under Development

Project commenced to create the latest GRI Sector Standard
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How can organizations in the mining sector improve reporting on their sustainability performance, demonstrating accountability for their shared sustainability challenges and meet growing demands for transparency?

Ontario Pilot Program Tests Future of Advanced Hybrid Heating

London Hydro, Enbridge Gas tout energy efficiency and carbon reduction
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A new pilot project in London, ON is putting a leading-edge residential hybrid heating system through its paces.

The two-year pilot, a collaboration between London Hydro and Enbridge Gas, aims to determine how effectively electric air-source heat pumps, combined with homeowners’ existing high-efficiency gas furnaces, are at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing energy consumption. It’s the first pilot of its kind in Ontario, and the latest in a growing slate of Enbridge Gas low-carbon initiatives.

NJEDA and PSEG Sign 78-year Lease for the New Jersey Wind Port, Establishing New Jersey As a Hub for the Clean Energy Economy

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LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK, N.J., Sept. 14, 2021/ 3BL Media/ -The New Jersey Economic Development Authority and PSEG have signed a lease allowing for a term of up to 78-years on land that will be home to the New Jersey Wind Port in Salem County, New Jersey, further positioning the state as a hub for clean energy and the U.S. offshore wind industry. The port will provide a location for essential staging, assembly, and manufacturing activities related to offshore wind along the East Coast.

PSE&G Advises Customers to Plan for Emergencies

National Preparedness Month is an opportunity to plan and be ready for a natural disaster
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NEWARK, N.J., September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The last few weeks have included painful examples of the increased severity of storms that strike New Jersey. During National Preparedness Month this September, PSE&G encourages its customers to take the necessary steps to safeguard their families, homes and businesses. Emergencies can happen at any time, and preparing ahead of time helps keep everyone safe.

How Electrified, Equitable Mobility Can Transform US Cities

By Phil Jonat via GreenBiz
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The transportation sector drives nearly a quarter of carbon emissions globally, so there is a clear need to decarbonize transportation. Electric vehicles (EVs) are a leading choice. While next-generation electric cars and long-haul trucks have generated considerable fanfare, electric transit buses far outnumber electric trucks and are a largely overlooked — but more accessible — option. 

New NFL Goal to Help Turn The Tide on GHG Emissions

by Richard Kent
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Laundry detergent brand Tide has teamed up with the National Football League (NFL) to encourage fans to wash garments in cold water to slash emissions.

The #TurnToCold campaign will kick off by educating and motivating more than 80 million households of NFL fans – more than half of US households - on the benefits of cold-water washing this football season.

Google and Engie Strike New Renewable Energy Deal

by Dulce Flores
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Google has signed a new 140MW renewable energy supply contract with French utility firm Engie, the tech company has announced. 

The three-year agreement means Engie will provide Google with renewable electricity from solar and wind sources in Germany, via an energy portfolio. 

All About Battery Storage

Learn how this zero-carbon energy source works, its history and future while Duke Energy builds more renewables
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By Jessica Wells, illumination Staff Writer

The United States has roughly 1.7 gigawatts of battery storage – that’s enough to store the electricity generated from more than 5.4 million solar panels. By 2050, experts predict the country to have 10 times as much.

Embodied Carbon: An Urgent Call for Decarbonization

Words by Helen Sahi
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In August, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its sixth assessment report with a clear message that climate change is intensifying. The report noted the “unequivocal” effect humans have on the climate and the need to accelerate and advance how we prepare for the future. With the impacts of climate change before us, the way we design and build the spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play matters more than ever.

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