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Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

Consumers Energy Program Installed New Water Heater at Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

Consumers has helped 1,300 non-profits across Michigan save 1.5 million in energy costs since the program launched in 2013

BY: Mike Krafcik

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) — Crews installed new hot water heaters at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission thanks to Consumers Energy. The upgrades are part of a company-funded program to help non-profits save money on energy costs and Newschannel 3's Mike Krafcik reported on the program. The program received a Governor's Energy Excellence Award for its work in October. The goal of the program is to help non-profits, whom are often on tight budgets, to spend more money on their programs and less on their energy bills.

GM Shares Blueprint for Accelerating and Scaling Corporate Renewable Energy Plans


General Motors has created a downloadable blueprint for accelerating and scaling a corporate renewable energy plan, intended to help companies of all sizes and industries create efficiencies, gain internal support and drive progress.

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COP 23: Leaving the World a Better Place for Generations to Come


This year’s “Conference of the Parties,” or COP, is officially underway. Now in its 23rd year, organizations have an opportunity to understand its purpose and meaning for the public and private sectors.

The COP traces its roots back to the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, which set out a framework for action aimed at avoiding climate impact. Today, the conference boasts a near-universal membership of 196 countries, carrying forward the mission of addressing leading climate issues facing the world.   

WEBINAR: How to Accelerate and Scale Your Renewable Energy Plan


Are you interested in how companies are scaling their clean energy use?

General Motors’ global manager of renewable energy, Rob Threlkeld, and Lily Donge, principal of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewable Center, will lead a free GreenBiz webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. eastern. Together they will discuss the economic opportunity in addressing climate change and share best practices to help organizations of all sizes achieve quick wins toward their renewable energy goals and scale efforts across their enterprise.

Ingersoll Rand Joins International Community at COP 23

The company highlights pivotal steps in decreasing global greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency
Press Release

BONN, Germany, November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, joins representatives from hundreds of countries at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Nov. 6-17 to support continued actions that address climate change.

What Utilities Can Learn From Massachusetts’s Largest Energy Storage Project

A conversation with Jonathan Poor, Green Charge’s director of business development for the Northeast

A conversation with Jonathan Poor, Green Charge’s director of business development for the Northeast 

below50 Goes Global: Regional Hubs Established Across Three Continents to Grow the Market for Low-carbon Fuels

Press Release

BONN, Germany, November 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today at COP23, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced a major expansion of its below50 project, designed to rapidly grow the market for the world’s most sustainable fuels.

As part of this expansion, new hubs will begin operating across three continents: Australia, North America and South America. 

Global Forces Drive Natural Gas Supply and Demand


As much as recent natural gas industry dynamics are influenced by price, the reality is that the global market always is truly driven by supply and demand. Where gas reserves reside, where energy demand is needed, and how supply is being transported all tell a more holistic story of the market’s dynamics. The current disparity in supply and demand is giving natural gas buyers the upper hand in negotiating contracts and is affecting how organizations throughout the value chain are planning for the future.

Renewable Energy Grows: By the Numbers - The Minute

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A new survey finds that renewable energy has hit a record high in popularity among the public in the UK, with an approval rating of 82 percent. The Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracker poll, conducted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has been taken every three months since 2012. This most recent survey marks a five percent increase in public approval since the previous one.


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