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National Grid, NYSEG/RG&E to Pioneer Use of New Electric Backhoe Loader

Companies asked CASE Construction Equipment to build zero-emission product to support business needs, clean communities
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BUFFALO, NY, March 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ — National Grid and AVANGRID (NYSE:AGR) companies, New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric (NYSEG/RG&E), are the first utilities in the country to incorporate fully electric backhoe loaders in their fleets. The all-electric backhoe loader was built by CASE Construction Equipment after National Grid and AVANGRID requested zero-emission construction equipment to support their efforts to reduce emissions and create more sustainable communities.

Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018 - 2020

Schneider Electric's the Group’s extra-financial performance barometer, achieves 7.77 out of 10, on track to reach its 9 out of 10 2020 goals
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  • As for each year, all 21 global results received external assurance by an independent auditor
  • 10 programs are well ahead of their objective a year in advance
  • In 2020, the Group will focus on 6 programs lagging behind
  • Recognitions obtained in all main extra-financial ratings validate the Group’s sustainability leadership 
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  • As for each year, all 21 global results received external assurance by an independent auditor
  • 10 programs are well ahead of their objective a year in advance
  • In 2020, the Group will focus on 6 programs lagging behind
  • Recognitions obtained in all main extra-financial ratings validate the Group’s sustainability leadership 

Unlocking the Power of Policy at Ceres 2020 in New York!

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At Ceres 2020 in New York, we’ll explore how policy and legislation can serve as real solutions to our most pressing sustainability challenges—like climate change—and how both investors and companies can help shape innovative climate and energy policies at the state, regional, national and global levels.

Celebrating Black History Month: Hazel O'Leary

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Every February, the United States commemorates African Americans who have overcome adversity throughout history and gone on to inspire others. Black History Month is about togetherness, and the people who have shown us that our differences and diversity are what ultimately make us a stronger and more compassionate country. This sentiment is close to us at NRG as we continue to celebrate inclusion and diversity as one of our Power Values. Our employees’ individual differences help fuel innovation and understanding so we can best serve each other and our customers.

Schneider Electric Webinar: Accelerated Action Toward a Net Zero Carbon Economy

Thu, Feb 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
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To avoid the worst climate impacts, global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will need to drop by half in the next 10 years and stay the course to a 2050 net-zero emissions horizon. Companies are being tasked to realign their strategies and operations in-line with these tightened goals. But what does that mean in practice? How can businesses realign business models without impacting current success? 

Reserve your seat at our 2020 webinar and hear from Novo Nordisk, Schneider Electric and WWF on their net-zero journey.

3 Key Corporate Energy & Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2020

by Frederic Abbal
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By any number of measures, 2019 was a watershed year for energy and sustainability globally.

Join Citi, Coca-Cola and More at Ceres 2020 in New York!

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Ceres 2020 in New York will mobilize the world's most influential capital market leaders to accelerate and scale up innovative solutions on the most pressing global sustainability challenges. These leading executives will map out the urgent steps for increased investor and corporate action on sustainability risks and opportunities across diverse sectors of the economy.

The Evolving Structure of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

By: Erin Decker, Director, Cleantech Client Management, Schneider Electric.
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Interest in renewable energy has skyrocketed over the past couple of years. Organizations worldwide are making commitments to transform their operations and achieve anywhere from 50% to 100% of energy procurement from renewable sources.

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Interest in renewable energy has skyrocketed over the past couple of years. Organizations worldwide are making commitments to transform their operations and achieve anywhere from 50% to 100% of energy procurement from renewable sources.

As The World Burns: Talking Oil With Daniel Dicker

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On the heels of being impeached by the House of Representatives, Donald Trump unsurprisingly created a diversion, having a key Iranian General assassinated by US drones. But as tensions in the Middle East mounted, the price of oil somehow remained relatively steady. Why was this the case? This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk oil with energy expert Daniel Dicker. We discuss the current state of global oil markets, learn the important differences between sweet and sour crude, and examine Dicker’s contention that the best thing for the environment would be much higher oil prices.

Clean Energy Act Will Ensure Virginia is a Leader in the Net-Zero Emissions Future

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December 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Ceres welcomes new clean energy legislation unveiled this week by Virginia lawmakers to transform the electricity grid and ensure Virginia leads the way in the transition to a net-zero emissions future.

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