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Sappi Increases Renewable Energy Usage

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The following offers a view of our annual performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste. We use this data to set improvement goals for our operations and interactions with key stakeholders.

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Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid Actively Powering Shell Technology Center in Houston

Innovative microgrid platform a step toward next-gen clean energy technologies
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc.’s work to explore the next generation of clean power and distributed energy technologies.

Consumers Energy Program to Support Electric Vehicle Adoption

By Breana Noble, The Detroit News
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Consumers Energy Co. is leading the charge to bring electric-vehicle infrastructure to Michigan.

As automakers look to electricity to fuel future vehicles, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved this week the state's first EV infrastructure pilot program. The three-year, $10 million incentive program would provide rebates for electric vehicle chargers and a special rate for nighttime charging.

Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

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Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

A future where it’s cheaper to use a self-driving vehicle ―whether for transporting goods or people ― is driving a mobility revolution. And that future may be here sooner than many realize.

Brightening the New Year: FCA US Sheds Light on "Smart" LEDs

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  • LEDs with wireless controls now at two manufacturing facilities, enabling automated energy management
  • More than half of its manufacturing facilities, two Mopar Parts Distribution Centers and 87 dealerships now lit with LED fixtures
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  • LEDs with wireless controls now at two manufacturing facilities, enabling automated energy management
  • More than half of its manufacturing facilities, two Mopar Parts Distribution Centers and 87 dealerships now lit with LED fixtures

Schneider Announces Venture Capital for Energy Sustainability

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Schneider Electric has unveiled “Schneider Electric Ventures”, which identifies, nurtures and supports innovations contributing to future sustainability and energy efficiency.

Schneider Electric Ventures supports innovation through funding, incubation and partnerships.

The firm has committed to invest between 300 and 500 million euros in incubation projects, partnerships with entrepreneurs, and specialised funds in the coming years.

Trane Introduces Zero Carbon Compact Cooling and Heating Systems

CITY products are 38% more efficient at part load than the 2021 Ecodesign requirements
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BRUSSELS, January 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is introducing CITY, three new chillers and heat pump products below 400kW for efficiently heating and cooling small commercial buildings, industrial facilities and industrial processes.

Edison International Annual Sustainability Report

Edison International’s 2017 Sustainability Report highlights movement on clean energy pathway
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Edison International has released its 2017 Sustainability Report reflecting its sustainability strategy and 2017 sustainability performance and related metrics. The report covers Edison International’s work to bring about a clean energy future and to operate its businesses with excellence by focusing on customers, communities and employees.

A Clean Energy Revolution Is Rising in the Midwest, With Utilities in the Vanguard

By Dan Gearino
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Even with all the evidence that renewable energy has become less expensive than fossil fuels, it doesn't seem real until utilities start to stake their futures on it.

For some Midwestern utilities, 2018 is the year that happened.

Xcel Energy of Minnesota in early December said it would go to zero carbon emissions throughout its eight-state territory by 2050, the first major utility to do so.

Crain's Detroit Business Newsmakers of the Year: Patti Poppe CEO, Consumers Energy

By Jay Greene
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Each year, Crain's Detroit Business recognizes the year's Newsmakers — leaders who made headlines and made a difference in metro Detroit and Michigan.

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Each year, Crain's Detroit Business recognizes the year's Newsmakers — leaders who made headlines and made a difference in metro Detroit and Michigan.

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