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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
Press Release

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.

America’s Yellow School Bus Gets an All-Electric Makeover

by Julia Roether
Article

The yellow school bus is a familiar sight on America’s roads. As Fontana Unified School District students returned from their holiday break, one familiar thing was missing from two of their buses: black exhaust.

These buses are now all-electric and run on batteries. They are not only free of emissions, but much quieter. On a typical school day, the buses travel about 100 miles taking students from home to school and back, as well as on field trips. Electric buses can drive up to 120 miles per charge.

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

Summary: 
  • 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
Press Release
  • 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 Electric and Lidl Finland to Build Finland's Largest Distribution Centre

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The distribution centre will cover a surface of 60,000 sq m, the largest in Finland and equivalent to 10 football fields in size.

The warehouse will have an integrated Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ Microgrid and EcoStruxure Building Operation solution that runs on 100% renewable energy. 

Shane Gerkin, Project Engineer: How His Passions Shaped His Career

Pushing the envelope of how buildings perform and positively affect occupants
Blog

Shane Gerkin is a project engineer with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, based in Irvine, California. As part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, he specializes in sustainable design projects for state and local municipalities, and commercial clients. Shane has a degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. We talked with Shane as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

Las Vegas Sands Properties Conserve Energy with LED Lighting

Blog

As part of its award-winning sustainability program, Sands ECO360, Las Vegas Sands remains committed to energy conservation at all of its properties around the world.  In 2011, the sustainability team embarked on replacing lighting with LED light bulbs.  The sustainability team created their own in-house testing labs where thousands of LED light bulbs were tested.  They became experts on the topic and established a global implementation to all properties and currently, Las Vegas’ lighting is 80% LED, Marina Ba

Driving an Electric Vehicle Is More Affordable Than Ever

SCE’s Clean Fuel Rewards rebates program provides customers with an added incentive to drive green in 2019.
Article

This article was originally published on the Edison International Energized blog, written by  Julia Roether.

Drivers have more electric vehicle choices than ever. And, the number of choices is growing. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, more than 30 EV models were shown, including a pickup truck and SUVs. On top of more vehicle choices with longer driving ranges, driving an EV is about to become even more affordable.

SCE, Car Manufacturers Share Insights on Future of EVs

Automakers encourage the utility to keep building charging infrastructure and educating the public about EVs at Veloz forum.
Article

Building infrastructure for charging electric vehicles and educating customers about EVs are two key things electric utilities should be doing to help accelerate the adoption of electric cars in California, according to automakers who joined Southern California Edison President Ron Nichols in a recent panel discussion.

Three Tough Questions for an Uncertain Global Gas Market

Article

By Deepa Poduval, Senior Managing Director, leading the Oil & Gas and Mining practice within Black & Veatch Management Consulting. 

Increasing global gas supply from newer producers like the United States, demand growth from developing economies in Asia, policy choices supporting cleaner energy sources the world over, lowered costs of renewables, and significant geopolitical shifts are reshaping the global natural gas market.

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