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Beverage Sector Taking the Lead on Carbon Management

Competitors Coming Together to Chart a Strategic Course for the Future
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The beverage sector is facing increasing stakeholder pressure to be more productive while also consuming less energy and reducing carbon emissions. The good news is that there are considerable opportunities to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—if we come together to tackle the challenges standing in the way.

More than a decade ago, some of the world’s largest and niche beverage organizations came together to do just that, and the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) was born.

Duke Energy to Invest $500 Million in Battery Storage in the Carolinas Over the Next 15 Years

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  • About 300 megawatts of battery energy storage slated for the Carolinas
  • Battery storage in region will increase almost twentyfold, delivering system benefits to customers and communities
  • Filing recently made with regulators for Madison County, N.C., project
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  • About 300 megawatts of battery energy storage slated for the Carolinas
  • Battery storage in region will increase almost twentyfold, delivering system benefits to customers and communities
  • Filing recently made with regulators for Madison County, N.C., project

Strengthening Clean Energy with a Diverse Workforce

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by Kristen Graf, Executive Director, WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy)

General Motors Named EPA National Top 100 Green Power User

Arlington Assembly celebrates renewable energy efforts with Cactus Flats Wind Farm dedication
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ARLINGTON, Texas, October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – General Motors Arlington Assembly has earned a spot on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 List of the largest green power users. The plant’s No. 76 ranking in the Green Power Partnership recognizes GM’s efforts to power all its global facilities with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

CMS Energy Announces Operations for Northwest Ohio Wind, Providing Clean Energy to General Motors

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HAVILAND, Ohio, Oct. 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CMS Energy today celebrated Northwest Ohio Wind, a 105-megawatt wind project that will generate clean energy for General Motors for at least the next 15 years.

Northwest Ohio Wind is owned by CMS Enterprises, a subsidiary of CMS Energy that takes a leadership role in development, ownership and operation of renewable energy with its clean and lean strategy. CMS Enterprises officials celebrated the wind park’s opening today at a ceremony at Wayne Trace Junior/Senior High School that included community members.

Symantec Hits GHG Target, Increases Employee Engagement and Adds Diverse Talent to the Tech Workforce

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As part of its commitment to climate action, Symantec set a goal in 2016 to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent over a 10-year period (FY16 to FY25 with a FY15 baseline). Through investments in energy conservation and more efficient use of space the company has achieved a 32 percent reduction in GHG emissions in just three years. Its Mountain View Headquarters now has a zero-carbon electricity contract as it moves to further reduce emissions by choosing cleaner sources of energy to power offices, labs and data centers.

Consumers Energy Demonstrates Commitment to the Environment; Releases Endangered Blanding’s Turtles into Enhanced Wetlands

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SAGINAW, Mich., October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Consumers Energy released three endangered Blanding’s turtles back to a Saginaw area wetland on Thursday, Sept. 27.

The rare turtles – two adults and a juvenile -- were rescued from a right-of-way where Consumers Energy was installing Phase 2 of the Saginaw Trail Pipeline and cared for by a herpetologist employed by the company.

Itron and Discovery Education Launch National Effort to Advance Conservation, Applied-Learning, Technology and STEM Education

‘Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World’ to Inspire Middle School Students Across the Country to Explore Energy Needs, Resource Utilization and Pathways Toward a More Sustainable Future
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SILVER SPRING, Md., Monday, October 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Itron, Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities use energy and water, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World – a new initiative developed to engage and educate middle school students on the relationship between energy and water through the lens of conservation.

California First Large State to Mandate 100 Percent Clean Power Grid

All sectors of the economy must come together to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s fifth-largest economy.
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With the Governor’s signing of Senate Bill 100, California becomes the first large state to set a 100 percent clean electricity target. The new law requires California’s utilities to drive the state’s energy grid to 100 percent clean power by 2045.

Porterville Transit First Site for SCE’s Electric Bus Charging Pilot

SCE is launching a number of programs to support charging medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and other industrial vehicles.
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Bus riders in Porterville, a city about 60 miles north of Bakersfield, will soon have one more reason to feel good about using public transportation: clean, smog-free electric buses.

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