Emerging technologies get a lot of attention for the promise of transforming the future. But there’s not enough energy available to power the IT infrastructure to run these IT applications at their imagined scale. HPE is creating solutions to power the future sustainably.
“Do you want to help save the planet?” CLP Power graduate trainee Crystal Kwan asks the children at a kindergarten in Shatin. In a split second, more than a dozen hands shoot up into the air as the boys and girls cry out in unison: “Yes, I do. I do.”
Similar happy scenes have been repeated in kindergartens across Hong Kong as CLP young engineers and graduate trainees talk to youngsters about power generation, energy saving, and what it’s like to be an engineer. The response from the toddlers has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic.
Company volunteers handed out energy efficient light bulbs to promote safety and build community
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Over 40 Consumers Energy employees, residents and police officers hit the streets to help a neighborhood in Consumers Energy’s hometown of Jackson, Mich., on Thursday night – the start of an effort to promote public safety and a strong community.
The Light Up the City Jackson campaign aims to strengthen city neighborhoods, with volunteers going door to door to hand out energy efficient light bulbs. Homeowners are encouraged to turn on their lights at night to help deter crime and promote civic engagement.
Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.
Private sector, healthcare, and higher education institutions urge Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to prioritize policies and investments for a clean and efficient regional transportation system.
Influential investors, companies, hospital systems, colleges, and universities called on Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to take steps to modernize the region’s transportation system and keep the local economy thriving.
Energy and sustainability are inherently linked. Energy efficiency pays dividends by trimming consumption and costs. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), implementing energy efficiency initiatives is the best way to act on climate change as it can reduce CO2 emissions by 38 percent. Companies that operate efficiency and sustainability initiatives in tandem improve productivity, maximize impact and see a greater return on investment.
People may be more willing to pay for clean energy and strategies that dramatically reduce emissions than previous studies have suggested, according to new research by Michigan State University Professor Douglas Bessette and University of Michigan Professor Joseph Árvai, “Engaging Attribute Tradeoffs in Clean Energy Portfolio Development,” published in Energy Policy. Árvai is the Erb Institute’s faculty director.