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Grid Modernization: Increasing Capital Investments To Decrease Risk

System reliability & efficiency needs are driving utilities to rely on connected technology
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Growing commitment to distributed energy resources (DER) is forcing continued modernization of the grid — and the effort shows no signs of letting up. Whether by regulatory mandate or stakeholder pressure, system upgrades are being made worldwide to support the increase in renewable energy, while making infrastructure smarter and more resilient. Historically, attention to the grid’s distribution system focused on poles and wire maintenance and upkeep, but growing connectivity between assets is requiring a more holistic approach. 

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials - Built on Breakthroughs

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As a company built on breakthroughs we are always looking forward to the future! Our global R&D of over 300+ engineers, chemists and material scientists are focussed on the next series of innovations that will create the future of packaging. This article, on page four of the report, created last year with Raconteur talks to our vision in intelligent labelling and sustainability - and how combined they can reduce waste across multiple industry segments.

Electrification on the Rise: Can Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Keep Up?

Utilities need to start thinking about how to scale up power infrastructure to meet demand
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Last year marked a monumental turning point for the future of electric vehicles (EVs), with several auto companies such as Volkswagen AG, General Motors and Volvo announcing significant electrification plans. Bolstered by improved battery technology, longer battery range, greater variety and lower prices, consumer confidence in EVs is at an all-time high. According to Forbes, light-duty EV sales in the United States rose 37 percent in 2016.

Kate Remsen Inspires a Greener Viacom With “Eco-Lodeon”

by Lisa Di Venuta
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Orange is the new green at Nickelodeon—at least, according to Kate Remsen, Burbank-based project coordinator, avid environmentalist and founder of Viacom’s West Coast “Eco-Lodeon” initiatives.

Remsen came to Viacom in 2013 as a Comedy Central intern while studying film and television at Loyola Marymount University. After graduation, she began working as executive assistant to David Steinberg, the senior vice president of animation production at Nickelodeon. “I always wanted to work in entertainment,” said Remsen.

Sands ECO360: John Hess, Executive Director of Engineering

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When The Palazzo was first being constructed, Las Vegas Sands had an opportunity to build it in a way that would be environmentally friendly as a LEED certified, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, building. Based on this initiative, Las Vegas Sands began to take on several opportunities in sustainability for new and existing buildings.

How Whirlpool Uses Local Data to Spin up Global Cleanup Plans

By Heather Clancy
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The brilliant Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh once observed: "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." His sentiment, expressed in a letter to his brother, was specific to artistic inspiration but it also has very real relevance for the way in which corporate strategy unfolds.

A Sustainable Solution for Food Waste: Transforming Waste Products Into Energy in Michigan

By Rachel Watson
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With food waste from local manufacturing threatening to overwhelm available waste treatment capacity in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the City has begun a project to convert that waste to energy. Tetra Tech is leading the design phase of a $38-million waste-to-energy biodigester as part of the city’s goal of using 100-percent renewable energy to power city buildings by 2025. Biodigesters combine organic waste with microorganisms in air-tight tanks, creating a biogas that produces energy to power and heat buildings.

Green Charge Is Now ENGIE Storage

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For years, people have known Green Charge as one of the industry’s most respected energy storage companies. Without much fanfare, we spent years honing our GridSynergy™ energy storage solution to help commercial customers reduce their energy costs, and partnering with solar providers and EV charging companies to power the world more sustainably and efficiently.

Delos | Health Promotion and Financial Investment: Jeannie Renne-Malone From Prologis

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“We encourage an active dialogue with investors around the hard health and well-being questions, so that we can better communicate with them on the subject.” – Jeannie Renne-Malone

Environmental, Social, and Governance reporting has become a hot topic for publicly traded companies around the world. We sat down with Jeannie Renne-Malone, Vice President of Sustainability at Prologis, a logistics real estate firm, to discuss her views on ESG reporting and how integration of new health and well-being questions are helping push their sustainability program to new heights.

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