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Contextualizing Global Energy Poverty

On the Prospects of Powering the Last Mile
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Access to modern sources of energy is fundamental to eradicating poverty and spurring economic growth. Energy touches every aspect of a household’s quality of life. Without access to electric lighting, kids huddle around smoky kerosene lamps to study at night—endangering both their health and education. Lack of refrigeration and gas or electric cooking also impacts a family’s health as it hinders food preservation, makes it harder to purify water, and brings more smoky pollutants into the home.

Consumers Energy: Saving Endangered Peregrine Falcons

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Consumers Energy’s historic J.R. Whiting Plant retired two years ago and is slated for demolition. But the company continues to help a pair of peregrine falcons who’ve called the site home for more than a decade.

We recently completed construction of a 65-foot tower for Harold and Ludwig, the male and female, respectively, seeking out a nesting site in their annual migratory journey to Michigan.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How the Makers of M&M’s Source Renewable Energy

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We recently heard from Mars, Incorporated’s chief procurement and sustainability officer, Barry Parkin, about the company’s plan to tackle its ambitious climate goals in an EDF+Business “Business of Sustainability” podcast. Their Sustainable in a Generation plan details Mars’ commitment to procure 100 percent renewable energy.

How the Right Screen Can Increase a Home’s Energy Efficiency

by 3p Editors
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It is an intrinsic part of the contemporary American lifestyle: sturdy and flexible to the touch, the window screen has been playing an essential role in American households for more than century – and transforming living environments ever since.

Most of us, if pressed to describe what it does, would probably call it by its favorite attribute: It’s a bug screen, the last respectable defense between the home and the miniature intruders that lie just beyond our bedroom window and our warm, summer evening comfort.

Schneider Electric Joins Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles; Commits to Increasing Access to Renewable Energy

Summary: 

- Schneider Electric furthers its commitment to achieving its corporate energy and sustainability goals

- Joins list of Fortune 100 companies with public climate and energy goals

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- Schneider Electric furthers its commitment to achieving its corporate energy and sustainability goals

- Joins list of Fortune 100 companies with public climate and energy goals

Force for Good: VMware Releases 2017 Global Impact Report

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At VMware, we recognize that all parts of our business have an impact — from the products we create and the people we employ to our environmental footprint. We are striving to have a net positive impact by putting back more than we take and involving all parts of our business in the challenge. We’ve set ambitious goals to scale our global impact, and we know that every action counts.

Duke Energy Linemen Win Regional Contest; Advance to International Lineman's Rodeo

Press Release

PLAINFIELD, Ind., August 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Fifteen Duke Energy apprentice and journeyman lineworkers from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky earned the right to advance to the International Lineman's Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kans., Oct. 12-13, after competing in the Duke Energy Midwest Lineman's Rodeo in Plainfield on Aug. 11.

Duke Energy Selects Six Companies to Receive Power Partner Award

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Selected companies are leaders in innovative solutions, sustainability innovation, community excellence, economic development, and storm restoration

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Selected companies are leaders in innovative solutions, sustainability innovation, community excellence, economic development, and storm restoration

Consumers Energy Employee’s Memory Helps Save Dog From Michigan House Fire

Press Release

HOWELL, Mich., Aug. 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy Howell industrial gas service worker Guy Houseman is a dedicated employee and devoted animal lover. Those two traits recently played a key role that resulted in a lifesaving effort of the four-legged kind.

A 26-year employee, Houseman is responsible for performing gas leak investigations and appliance repairs out of Consumers Energy’s Howell service center. He was on call the night of July 3 and responded to an emergency request to shut natural gas off at a house fire on Coon Lake Road in Howell.

19 Finalists Announced for Clean-economy Startup Pitch Competition

VERGE Accelerate to feature startups accelerating solutions in the circular economy, clean energy and sustainable transportation.
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August 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - GreenBiz Group has selected 19 innovative startups to pitch their ventures from the main stage of VERGE 18, in Oakland, Calif., October 16-18. The entrepreneurs — selected through a competitive process — are developing clean-economy solutions across three key markets: the circular economy, clean energy, and transportation and mobility.

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