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Just Released: 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data)

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), through its Green-e® certification programs, certified over 62 million megawatt-hours in retail transactions in 2018, representing an overall increase of 4%. This is the highest number of certified retail MWh to date
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November 1, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) released the 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data), which highlights the increasing role of Green-e certification in the growing U.S. retail renewable energy market and corporate sustainability initiatives.

Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 Achieves 2019 7/10 Target a Quarter in Advance with a 7.08/10 Score

Summary: 
  • Progress on the climate pillar will strongly support the new climate commitments unveiled at Climate Action Summit in New York
  • Few days after its Global Safety Day, the Groups announces a Medical Incident Rate of 0.70, 24% better than the target for 2019
  • Schneider Electric is selected for the DJSI World index for a 7th year, in Equileap’s top 100 list of companies globally leading the way in gender equality and in Fortune’s Change the World 2019 top 10
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  • Progress on the climate pillar will strongly support the new climate commitments unveiled at Climate Action Summit in New York
  • Few days after its Global Safety Day, the Groups announces a Medical Incident Rate of 0.70, 24% better than the target for 2019
  • Schneider Electric is selected for the DJSI World index for a 7th year, in Equileap’s top 100 list of companies globally leading the way in gender equality and in Fortune’s Change the World 2019 top 10

Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Invest Half Billion Dollars to Become Largest Renewable Natural Gas Supplier in U.S.

Summary: 
  • Companies doubling investment in Align Renewable Natural GasSM (RNG) joint venture to $500 million, extending largest RNG partnership in U.S.
  • Partnership heavily investing in North Carolina, which is on track to become nation’s leading producer of agricultural RNG, as well as other RNG projects nationwide
  • Companies capturing methane from hog farms and converting it into clean, renewable energy in a form that can be used to heat homes, power businesses, and fuel vehicles
  • Expanded partnership to produce enough RNG to power 70,000 homes and businesses, and reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as taking 500,000 cars off the road or planting 40 million new trees
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  • Companies doubling investment in Align Renewable Natural GasSM (RNG) joint venture to $500 million, extending largest RNG partnership in U.S.
  • Partnership heavily investing in North Carolina, which is on track to become nation’s leading producer of agricultural RNG, as well as other RNG projects nationwide
  • Companies capturing methane from hog farms and converting it into clean, renewable energy in a form that can be used to heat homes, power businesses, and fuel vehicles
  • Expanded partnership to produce enough RNG to power 70,000 homes and businesses, and reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as taking 500,000 cars off the road or planting 40 million new trees

Chevron Sets New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

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

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
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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.

National Grid Statement on the Transportation Climate Initiative’s Framework for a Draft Regional Policy Proposal

A statement from Dean Seavers, President, National Grid, US
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October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - “National Grid is committed to achieving deep decarbonization across the Northeast. The transportation sector, which is currently the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is poised for meaningful and necessary reductions.

Utilities That Take This Approach to Battery Storage Will Maximize Future Market Share

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By Liz Waldren

As more U.S. states offer incentives for renewable energy investment and costs for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels continue to decrease, it seems utility-scale battery energy storage is positioned to take charge of the next renewables revolution.

James Quilligan: The Commons and the Future of Democracy

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What is the American dollar based on? It was based on the gold standard until 1971 when it transitioned to a floating monetary system. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio believes US currency now rests unofficially on the price of oil. What will a successful Green New Deal will look like if the underlying currency upon which the US economy rests is based on fossil fuels? We speak to James Quilligan, the Managing Director of Economic Democracy Advocates and longtime policy analyst in the international development space.

National Grid Leads Nation on Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island top list in 2019 ACEEE rankings
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WALTHAM, MA October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, and National Grid’s  service area in three states — M.A., R.I., and N.Y.— all ranked among the top five states in energy efficiency.  Massachusetts ranked number one for the ninth year in a row, with R.I. ranked third, and N.Y. moving from sixth in 2018 to fifth this year. 

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