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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
Press Release

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 Seeks Minimum of 10 Megawatts of Energy Storage

Press Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y., October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  To further its commitment to clean energy and electricity reliability for upstate New York customers, National Grid has opened a competitive bidding process for a minimum of 10 megawatts of energy storage in key locations across the company’s service area. The projects must be in commercial operation by Dec.

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
Press Release

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.

National Grid Leads Nation on Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island top list in 2019 ACEEE rankings
Press Release

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. 

The Power of Sustainability Partnerships

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Sustainability partnerships for renewable energy and zero waste

The development of renewable energy is one of the most important goals of sustainability partnerships. In fact, it has prompted a global corporate leadership initiative called RE100. More than 170 companies have joined RE100, and they are committed to achieving 100% renewable electricity – massively increasing the demand for clean power and the momentum for sustainability.

Schneider Electric Cuts Five Years from its Carbon Neutrality Goal, Establishing Roadmap for the Carbon Neutral World

Company Commits to Three Actions and an Inclusive Growth Transition Plan to Ensure No Communities Are Left Behind
Press Release

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Schneider Electric announced today at Climate Week NYC 2019 that it is drastically stepping up its commitment to carbon neutrality with three new actions: (1) accelerating its 2030 goal of carbon neutrality by demonstrating carbon neutrality in its extended ecosystem by 2025, bringing forward its objective by 5 years (2)  achieving net-zero operational emissions by 2030 as part of validated SBT target and (3) engage with suppliers towards a net-zero supply chain by 2050.

Schneider Electric: Climate Change is Our Generation’s Biggest Challenge

by Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Blog

The Global Footprint Network reports that humanity is currently consuming natural resources 1.7 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. The global infrastructure already locks in 95% of our carbon budget.

Investor Calls for Climate Action Grow Louder as World Leaders Set to Convene in New York City

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A record number of investors are calling for climate leadership from companies and policymakers ahead of Climate Week NYC and United Nations Climate Action Summit 

Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber to participate in Opening Ceremony, marking five years of coordinated global corporate climate action

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A record number of investors are calling for climate leadership from companies and policymakers ahead of Climate Week NYC and United Nations Climate Action Summit 

Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber to participate in Opening Ceremony, marking five years of coordinated global corporate climate action

Record 515 Institutional Investors Managing $35 Trillion in Assets Urge Governments to Step up Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

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  • Largest-ever group of investors to call on governments to phase out thermal coal power worldwide, put a price on carbon pollution, end government subsidies for fossil fuels, update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions by 2020
  • New report finds more investor climate action than ever before — 1,200 investors took action on climate change in line with The Investor Agenda in its first year
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  • Largest-ever group of investors to call on governments to phase out thermal coal power worldwide, put a price on carbon pollution, end government subsidies for fossil fuels, update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions by 2020
  • New report finds more investor climate action than ever before — 1,200 investors took action on climate change in line with The Investor Agenda in its first year

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