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Kimberly-Clark Doubles Down on Climate and Energy Goal, Aiming for 40% GHG Reduction by 2022

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Kimberly-Clark published its 2018 Global Sustainability Report this week and marked the occasion with an aggressive new goal on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction, 40% absolute greenhouse gas emission reduction globally against its 2005 baseline. That’s twice its initial goal of 20% reduction by 2022 set out in late 2015.

EV Veterans Honor SCE’s ‘Dean’ of Electric Vehicles

The retirement celebration becomes a reunion of electric car trailblazers.
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by Paul Griffo, Energized by Edison Writer

By the early 2000s, the battery electric car in America seemed all but dead.

General Motors had stopped making its EV1 electric car, and, after more than a decade of modest progress, not much else was on the horizon for the movement to popularize electric vehicles.

eBay Utah Office Announces 100% Renewable Energy

Milestone in working toward eBay’s 100% renewable energy goal across all offices
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At eBay, we believe it is our responsibility to encourage the development of renewable energy, which has the potential to benefit economies around the world. This is why we’ve made it our goal to reach 100% renewable energy by 2025.

As we work toward this goal, eBay participates in local utility-driven green power programs at multiple offices around the globe. 

The Alliance to Save Energy Names Four Innovators as 2019 Stars of Energy Efficiency

Ingersoll Rand to receive Star Efficiency Award for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy intensity of its operations
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WASHINGTON, July 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Alliance to Save Energy on Wednesday announced it would be awarding Alabama Power, Ingersoll Rand, OhmConnect, and Pepco Holdings its 2019 Stars of Energy Efficiency, celebrating their accomplishments in pioneering new ways to use energy more effectively. The awards reflect a new emphasis on reducing energy use through integrated and automated technologies, on-demand efficiency opportunities that can better balance electrical grid loads, and corporate leadership in speeding the deployment of efficiency solutions.

Commercial, Industrial Manufacturers Press for Sustainability, Rethink Energy Options

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By Jason Abiecunas, Director of Distributed Energy Resources; Daniel Chang, Market Development Services Lead for Distributed Energy Resources; and Randal Kaufman, Sales Director for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business

The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity, and 3M Co.’s aggressive shift to renewable energy illustrates that thirst for sustainability.

Sustainability and Automation: Two Megatrends Reshaping the Commercial & Industrial Space

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$10 trillion dollars. If you run, work for, or are seeking to invest in a global company, this is a figure that should be top of mind. $10 trillion is larger than the annual GDP of all but two of the world’s economies. $10 trillion is nearly double the market cap of the Dow Jones Industrial Average companies. And yet, $10 trillion is just a fraction of the financial might working to transform how companies view and invest in sustainability.

July 29th, 2019 Earth Overshoot Day: Corporations’ Long-Term Success Hinges on Their Business Model Being Designed to Support Humanity’s Success

Live chat on Twitter aims to gather ideas for One-planet compatibility as a compass to gauge corporate strategies against planet boundaries
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Date of tweet chat: July 22nd
Time: 4.00 pm CET
(registration not required, just follow #SEMoveTheDate )

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Date of tweet chat: July 22nd
Time: 4.00 pm CET
(registration not required, just follow #SEMoveTheDate )

These Students Came up With an Ingenious Way to Keep Buildings Cool

Reprinted from Christian Cotroneo's article in Mother Nature Network
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Taking a page from the termite construction manual, Team Phalanx from the Industrial Design program at California State University, Long Beach has developed an insulation that could revolutionize how homes and offices are cooled.

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Taking a page from the termite construction manual, Team Phalanx from the Industrial Design program at California State University, Long Beach has developed an insulation that could revolutionize how homes and offices are cooled.

Edison International 2018 Sustainability Report: Leading the Transformation to Clean Energy

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Clean Energy

A clean energy future starts with clean electricity. At SCE, we’re charting a path toward an 80% carbon-free electricity supply by 2030, supported by energy storage. At Edison Energy,* we’re helping the largest energy users meet their renewable energy and sustainability goals. 

Cleaning the Power System

Consumers Energy and DTE Invest in Efficiency for Ludington Hydroelectric Plant

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Consumers Energy and DTE have just renewed the license for the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant. The plant began generating electricity in 1973, and licenses are only renewed every 50 years. 

Consumers Energy and DTE plan to improve efficiency and increase electricity generation by replacing the plant's six turbines.

Watch the news story at wzzm13.com

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