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Vistra Scores Significantly Higher Than the North American Average on its First Ever CDP Climate Change Disclosure

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December 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Vistra today announced that CDP, a global non-profit running the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform, scored Vistra in the ‘Management Band’ of its 2020 climate change report, including companies known for taking coordinated action on climate issues, with an overall score of ‘B’. This year 9,600 companies disclosed environmental data through CDP, where companies were assessed based off of the comprehensiveness of their disclosures, management of environmental risks, and best practices associated with environmental leadership.

Ceres Releases a Set of Practices for an Equitable and Just Transition to Clean Energy

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Recognizes the clean energy transition as an opportunity to create a more equitable, just and sustainable economy

Recommends five best practices to bring local communities and workforces into planning with clean energy project developers, purchasers, investors and regulators

Ørsted and Amazon Sign Europe's Largest Offshore Wind Corporate Power Purchase Agreement

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December 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Amazon, the technology company based in Seattle, Washington, has signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with Ørsted, the world-leader in offshore wind, to offtake the output of 250MW from Ørsted's planned 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in Germany. This CPPA will contribute to Amazon’s target of being 100% renewable by 2030 as part of the company’s goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

3Degrees Helps Support Electrify America's EV Charging Infrastructure, Sells Verified Emissions Reductions to Customers Seeking to Reduce Transportation-Related Emissions

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SAN FRANCISCO, December 10, 2020 /3BL Media/  3Degrees today announced that it will sell verified emissions reductions (VERs), also known as carbon offsets, from Electrify America, tapping into revenue from its voluntary carbon customers to help fund upkeep of Electrify America’s expansive, ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the U.S.

Enbridge Inc. Scored 75 On ESG Evaluation; Preparedness Strong

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NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- S&P Global Ratings said today that Enbridge Inc. scored 75 on its ESG Evaluation. On our scale, 100 indicates the lowest risk and 0 the highest. The company's ESG Evaluation score is the result of an ESG profile of 69 combined with strong preparedness.

Connecticut Green Bank and Its EV Charging Partners Register the First Validated Multi-Partner Carbon Offset Credit Project

Project Paves Way for More EV Charging Stations and Partners Across the U.S.
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HARTFORD, Conn., December 9, 2020 /3BL Media/— Connecticut Green Bank (“Green Bank”) and its partners are proud to announce a unique collaboration that is the first joinable, grouped carbon offset credit project registered under the new methodology for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.

Tree City USA: Celebrating the Importance of Urban Tree Canopies

With the Benefits of Strong and Sustainable Urban Forestry Programs, Communities Can Thrive.
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The Tree City USA program has strengthened and sustained urban forests across the country thanks to support of Foundation members and partners. From the Gulf of Alaska to the Gulf Coast, nearly 155 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.

National Grid Transitions to Regional Focus and Appoints Key Leaders

New York and New England Presidents to Build on Local Presence, New Chief Customer Officer
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WALTHAM, MA, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid US President Badar Khan today announced the company’s transition to a deeply local model for its US business. The announcement includes the expansion of New England and New York leadership roles and a new Chief Customer Officer.

Alabama Power Chooses Mitsubishi Power JAC Gas Turbine Power Island Combined With Black & Veatch EPC Experience for Plant Barry

Mitsubishi Power and Black & Veatch Will Supply Turnkey Solution
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LAKE MARY, Fla., December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE:SO), has selected a Mitsubishi Power JAC power island with advanced technology for a new unit at its James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant in Mobile County to help meet future reliability needs for customers.

Ørsted Commissions the Netherland's Largest Wind Farm

Ørsted has fully commissioned the 752MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm, the company's first in the Netherlands. Borssele 1 & 2 is the second largest operating offshore wind farm in the world and the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
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Ørsted has fully commissioned the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm. The wind farm has a capacity of 752 MW, making it the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands and the second largest operating offshore wind farm in the world. Borssele 1 & 2 provides enough green electricity to power one million Dutch households. Borssele 1 & 2 is Ørsted's first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

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Ørsted has fully commissioned the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm. The wind farm has a capacity of 752 MW, making it the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands and the second largest operating offshore wind farm in the world. Borssele 1 & 2 provides enough green electricity to power one million Dutch households. Borssele 1 & 2 is Ørsted's first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

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