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Legislation to Keep U.S. in the Paris Agreement Builds on Congressional Momentum for Climate Action

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March 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ The sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres applauds U.S. House leaders for taking bold action today with the introduction of new legislation aimed at tackling climate change by ensuring the U.S. remains in the historic Paris Agreement.

Consumers Energy Achieves Broad Support for Breakthrough Clean Energy Plan, Files Settlement

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JACKSON, Mich., March 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy and other stakeholders have filed a settlement with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on the company’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) outlining a breakthrough Clean Energy Plan for Michigan. The plan positions Consumers Energy as a national clean energy leader and demonstrates its commitment to people, the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

Consumers Energy Delivers $2.8 Million Incentive to General Motors for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Flint

GM Receives $13 Million in Last 10 Years for Reducing Energy Use
Press Release

FLINT, Mich., March 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Officials from Consumers Energy today presented General Motors with a payment worth over $2.8 million for energy-saving upgrades at the automaker’s Flint facilities that benefit the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

“General Motors has made a commitment to sustainability, and we are pleased to work with them to take actions that are good for their customers and all of Michigan,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president for customer experience.

The Intersection of Politics & Energy Policy

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The intersection of Politics and Energy Policy is a busy one. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees on the traffic signals and, as a result, there’s a lot of gridlock. Even as scientists warn that world leaders are running out of time to take comprehensive action on climate change, some politicians are still debating the existence of the problem. Across the globe, the carbon-free-future campaigners are in a tug of war with the fossil-fuel advocates. Bold plans set in motion by one administration are postponed or cancelled by the next.

Southern California Edison Files 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Press Release

ROSEMEAD, Calif., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Southern California Edison today filed its proposed 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan with the California Public Utilities Commission.

HUBweek Change Maker: Dean Seavers

by Zoe Dobuler
Article

Dean Seavers joined National Grid in 2014 as U.S. President of National Grid. Dean’s career as a value creator has included leadership roles at GE, United Technologies, and Tyco. He led GE Security, a $2 billion product and technology group, and he also led a $4 billion global services portfolio for United Technologies. Dean was a founding partner of Red Hawk Fire & Security and led its emergence as the second largest independent fire and security platform in the U.S.

HUBweek Change Maker: Dean Seavers

by Zoe Dobuler
Article

Dean Seavers joined National Grid in 2014 as U.S. President of National Grid. Dean’s career as a value creator has included leadership roles at GE, United Technologies, and Tyco. He led GE Security, a $2 billion product and technology group, and he also led a $4 billion global services portfolio for United Technologies. Dean was a founding partner of Red Hawk Fire & Security and led its emergence as the second largest independent fire and security platform in the U.S.

Republic Services Strengthens Commitment to Reduce Fleet Emissions With Expanded Adoption of Redeem™ Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

Recycling and Solid Waste Company Has Widest Geographic Usage of Redeem Fuel in North America
Press Release

PHOENIX, February 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced an agreement that represents the widest geographic usage of Clean Energy (NASDAQ: CLNE) Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG) in North America. RNG is an ultra-low-carbon intensity transportation fuel that substantially lowers greenhouse gas emissions.

Schneider Electric Research Tracks Corporate Energy and Sustainability Progress, Obstacles

Summary: 
  • More than 50 percent of respondents work for companies that have made public commitments to energy, carbon and waste reduction, and are turning words into action
  • Access to capital is a misleading barrier; getting funds for projects and programs comes down to demonstrated return on investment and executive leadership
  • Businesses have plenty of data, but source, quality and sharing issues continue to stunt the value of the information
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  • More than 50 percent of respondents work for companies that have made public commitments to energy, carbon and waste reduction, and are turning words into action
  • Access to capital is a misleading barrier; getting funds for projects and programs comes down to demonstrated return on investment and executive leadership
  • Businesses have plenty of data, but source, quality and sharing issues continue to stunt the value of the information

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