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National Grid Joins Low-Carbon Resources Initiative Aimed at Enabling Affordable Net Zero Path

Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., January 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid today joined the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), a five-year initiative to develop and demonstrate key clean energy technologies and decarbonization solutions. These include clean hydrogen, bioenergy, and renewable natural gas, all potential pathways to a decarbonized future. 

Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI)

Decarbonizing Cities - How to Harmonize Buildings, Mobility and Infrastructure

Summary: 
  • An integrated approach is needed to fully decarbonize cities.
  • Digitalization across buildings, mobility and energy infrastructure is key to achieving net zero carbon.
  • Decarbonizing cities will not just benefit the environment, but also the jobs market, public health and well-being of communities.
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  • An integrated approach is needed to fully decarbonize cities.
  • Digitalization across buildings, mobility and energy infrastructure is key to achieving net zero carbon.
  • Decarbonizing cities will not just benefit the environment, but also the jobs market, public health and well-being of communities.

Black & Veatch Launches New Environmental Business Unit

New organization focuses company’s vast experience in delivering environmental solutions as clients seek environmental science, regulatory, climate and sustainability solutions
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As enterprises thoughtfully work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

Duke Energy Renewables Acquires 144-MWac Pflugerville Solar Project in Texas from Canadian Solar

Project will provide low-cost solar power to Austin Energy customers
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and GUELPH, Ontario, Canada, January 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), is expanding its solar energy portfolio by acquiring the 144-megawatt (MWac) Pflugerville Solar project from Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ). 

Five Ways to Optimize Sustainability Across Global Facilities

Published on EHS Today
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From conducting onsite assessments of nearly 100 global facilities over the past few years and providing desktop and virtual technical advice to many more, we have learned a lot about how to effectively support clients with saving money and reducing their impacts on local communities and natural resources. It doesn’t matter what sector you are in because optimization opportunities are very similar across industries.

There Are No Short-Cuts to a Low Carbon Future

by TOMMY LEONG
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Asia-based companies are generally moving in the right direction and addressing their energy consumption, thought there is still some way to go. A survey of large companies with at least $250m in annual revenue by Schneider Electric found that 34 percent of energy professionals were less than confident that their current corporate sustainability goals would be effective in helping their organisation while and 14 per cent were not at all confident.

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STMicroelectronics Partners with Schneider Electric on Carbon Neutrality and Co-Development of Energy-Efficient Solutions

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STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has selected Schneider Electric as a strategic partner to support its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2027. Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, will support ST in this next stage of its ongoing efforts to reduce its global environmental footprint. 

WEC Gold Medal Roundtable Convenes Business Leaders on Future of Sustainable Mobility

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On the occasion of awarding the Gold Medal 2020 to Ford Motor Company, the World Environment Center convened an Executive Roundtable to learn from leaders in the transportation sectors about their efforts to drive sustainability in transportation and discuss further efforts required in the years ahead for mobility systems change. This Roundtable was designed to share goals and strategies, and to lead the global decarbonization efforts in mobility.

Participants:

Adapting to the Evolving Energy Landscape Through Public-Private Partnerships

Julian Gonsalves explains how public-private partnerships can provide government officials with solutions to meet reliability, resiliency and environmental targets.
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Can public-private partnerships (P3s) help governments adapt to the evolving energy landscape?

 The energy landscape has been changing dramatically. Aggressive climate goals, impact of COVID-19 on government revenue and budgets, aging infrastructure, decreasing cost of energy, stakeholder pressure, need for resiliency, and innovative technical and market solutions are just a few of the factors driving this transformation. 

The Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees Aim to Reduce Energy Consumption

Homeowners are Strategically Planting Trees in Partnership with Local Utility Providers, Public Agencies, and Other Organizations.
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Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs are designed to help utility companies, municipalities, and corporate organizations distribute trees to their communities. The core purpose is to lower energy bills, improve air quality, sequester carbon, and manage stormwater runoff.

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