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CEOs of Major Companies Call on U.S. Congress to Set a National Price on Carbon

CEOs and other representatives of more than 75 U.S. businesses and trade associations, with combined market valuations of nearly $2.5 trillion, call for federal climate action including carbon pricing
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"A sharp focus on environmental performance not only supports our business objectives – it also contributes to the urgent action needed to combat global climate change and other environmental challenges. Symantec is playing its part in transitioning to a low-carbon and more sustainable future by zapping greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent, launching an  employee-focused environmental campaign, and supporting a nationwide price on carbon." 
- Jaime Barclay, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec

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"A sharp focus on environmental performance not only supports our business objectives – it also contributes to the urgent action needed to combat global climate change and other environmental challenges. Symantec is playing its part in transitioning to a low-carbon and more sustainable future by zapping greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent, launching an  employee-focused environmental campaign, and supporting a nationwide price on carbon." 
- Jaime Barclay, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec

CEOs of Major Companies Call on U.S. Congress to Set a National Price on Carbon

CEOs and other representatives of more than 75 U.S. businesses and trade associations, with combined market valuations of nearly $2.5 trillion, call for federal climate action including carbon pricing
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Washington D.C. — Today, more than 75 businesses including eBay, Exelon, Gap, Levi's, Nike, Mars Incorporated, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Tesla and others will meet with a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers to call on Congress to pass meaningful climate legislation, including a price on carbon. Collectively, today’s Lawmaker Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD) on Carbon Pricing is the largest business gathering on the Hill to advocate for climate legislation in over a decade.

Schneider Electric Helps City of Holland Adopt 40-year Community Energy Plan

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With aspirations to be a national leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, City leaders in Holland, Michigan adopted a progressive Community Energy Plan with goals to ensure economic competitiveness, provide reliable and affordable energy and protect the environment.

Watch the video to learn more from Schneider Electric Project Manager Ty Miller about how the city will meet its goals.

Additional footage provided by the city of Holland.

Consumers Energy Chief Sees Solar Future in Michigan

By Jim Malewitz
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Patti Poppe likes to joke about the bumper sticker she once stuck on her Chevy Volt electric hybrid car: “I ♥ coal.”

These days, the sticker sits in Poppe’s office at Consumers Energy’s headquarters in her hometown of Jackson. It’s a symbol of her personal evolution on climate change — and the transformation she’s leading at Michigan’s largest natural gas and power provider.

SCE | Fighting Climate Change Through Higher Education

SCE, University of California and California State University partner on an innovative pilot to reduce greenhouse gases.
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The University of California, California State University and Southern California Edison have a common goal: lead the fight against climate change. That’s why they are collaborating on a Clean Energy Optimization Pilot.

Corporate Renewable Energy Commitments Catalyzing Change

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Last year, the world’s leading climate scientists sent a clear message: we must cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent in 10 years and transition to a carbon free economy by 2050 in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

One of the most important steps in achieving that goal is accelerating our transition away from fossil fueled power generation and toward renewable and carbon-free sources such as wind and solar. 

Ecocentricity Blog: Revisiting Maria

By: John A. Lanier
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Though the storm blew over a year and a half ago, Maria has not left the island. I’m not sure she ever will.

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Though the storm blew over a year and a half ago, Maria has not left the island. I’m not sure she ever will.

Ceres Applauds U.S. House Leaders for Bill to Keep U.S. in the Paris Agreement

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BOSTON, April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/— The sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for bringing to a vote a new bill aimed at keeping the U.S. as a participant in the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. This will be the first climate bill to be voted on in the U.S. House in the last 10 years.

“This will be a pivotal moment for policy action on climate change in Washington,” said Anne Kelly, vice president of government relations at Ceres.

3 Ways to Elevate Efficiency for Low-Carbon Growth

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Disruptive changes in today’s global energy landscape shape a new economy that is hyper-efficient and low-carbon. In this new energy paradigm, efficiency becomes a lever for profitability and growth – and more companies are taking notice.

Already, 96 percent of companies have energy efficiency technology. The pace of adoption in renewables and energy storage has also accelerated: up 11 percent from the previous year.

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