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United Airlines Nabs Award for Its Eco-Friendly 'Flight for the Planet'

By Lewis Lazare
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United Airlines’ historic “Flight for the Planet” in early June caught the attention of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), which held an “Airports Going Green” conference in Chicago this week.

CBRE and SemaConnect Complete Largest EV Charging Installation

CBRE managed planning, site selection, procurement, preparation, landlord approvals, permitting, installation, activation and closeout at 215 workplace and multifamily buildings across 11 states.
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By Lisa Brown 

SAN FRANCISCO—CBRE and SemaConnect, a North American commercial electric vehicle charging provider, have completed the installation of 1,100 electric vehicle charging stations, the largest in the nation. The installations were completed for Electrify America LLC.

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Pediatric Therapy Network ‘Goes Green’ With ENERGY STAR Appliances From LG

Press Release

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Pediatric Therapy Network (PTN) in Southern California is going green with a new suite of energy efficient appliances from ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year LG Electronics.

Pediatric Therapy Network ‘Goes Green’ With ENERGY STAR Appliances From LG

Press Release

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Pediatric Therapy Network (PTN) in Southern California is going green with a new suite of energy efficient appliances from ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year LG Electronics.

Children Learn What It Takes to Keep the Lights On

From trying on safety gear to exploring a bucket truck, this SCE crew teaches kids at Pretend City Children’s Museum all about being a lineman.
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by Taelor Bakewell

“Before I got here, I liked the firetrucks the best, now I really like the big white truck,” said 4-year-old Oliver as he stares in amazement at the Southern California Edison bucket truck in front of Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine. 

Chevron Sets New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

Energy Company Plans to Reduce Emission Intensity from Oil and Natural Gas Production
Press Release

SAN RAMON, Calif., October 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) has established new goals to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity from upstream oil and natural gas. Emission intensity is the emission rate of greenhouse gas per unit of energy produced. The company intends to lower upstream oil net GHG emission intensity by 5 - 10 percent and upstream natural gas net GHG emission intensity by 2 - 5 percent from 2016 to 2023. The timing is aligned with stocktake milestones set in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Kimberly-Clark Receives 10th EPA SmartWay® Award, Marking 100M+ Gallons of Diesel Fuel Saved and Notable GHG Reductions

Press Release

Kimberly-Clark earned its 10th SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for leadership in environmentally responsible shipping.

The Mandate for Companies Looking to Electrify Fleets: Start Planning Now

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By Paul Stith and Randal Kaufman

As concerns about climate change stoke pressures on companies to make their fleets cleaner and greener, ground shipping giant UPS believes it has delivered. The company has more than 1,000 electric and hybrid electric vehicles – 50 of them electric-powered delivery trucks brought on just last year in the U.S. More are on the way.

National Grid Unveils New England’s Largest Battery Storage Facility, Back-up Energy Supply for Nantucket

With generator, makes the island more resilient, defers need for new transmission
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., October 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today unveiled one of the largest battery energy storage resources in the Northeast United States. Built on the island of Nantucket, in Massachusetts, the facility will ensure electric reliability for customers during peak summer months and defer the need for construction of an additional underwater supply cable to the island.

There Are Vampires Among Us

By Frank Vetri | Renewable & Energy Solutions Specialist, PSEG
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Ghouls, goblins and other scary creatures roam our neighborhoods on Halloween. But there are other scary creatures – vampire devices – secretly sucking energy from our homes.

Vampire energy, or phantom load, is the name we give to the electricity consumed by household electronics when they’re not in use. Households in PSE&G’s service territory spend an average of about $1,200 a year in energy costs, and up to 10 percent of that can be attributed to vampire appliances wasting energy that customers probably don’t even realize is being used.

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