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Black & Veatch Urges Prioritization of Water System Resilience Through Holistic Asset Management

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Factors like climate change, thinning groundwater resources, rises in seawater temperature, reduced flow of rivers and streams and public demand for water conservation are driving water and wastewater utilities to enhance the sustainability and resiliency of their systems. Armed with reclamation and reuse technologies, utilities are finding solutions in a range of strategies. But as each water source and its use are different, so too will be the reuse process for each application.

Decarbonizing Value Chains Requires the Next Tier of Sustainability Leaders

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Private sector decarbonization commitments are more vital than ever to meet the challenge of climate change. Only days remain until the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow where governments are expected to “ratchet up” their commitments under the Paris Agreement to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Esri Partners With The Ray to Map Solar Energy Hot Spots

New Tool Enables Departments of Transportation to Analyze Rights-of-Way for Zero-Carbon Electric Grid Expansion
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Research published by the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin, and by The Ray, a nonprofit studying technologies that can transform the transportation sector for a Vision Zero future, documented the efficiency and economic, societal, and environmental benefits of installing solar arrays on interstate right-of-way land.

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Research published by the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin, and by The Ray, a nonprofit studying technologies that can transform the transportation sector for a Vision Zero future, documented the efficiency and economic, societal, and environmental benefits of installing solar arrays on interstate right-of-way land.

Sustainability With Substance, Not Sustainability by Numbers

We don’t live in a 1.5 degree world
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October 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One, an active global investment manager, has published its third annual Global Environment Impact Report, which provides a detailed analysis of what we call the “sustainability attribution” for every holding within the Global Environment portfolio – an assessment of each company’s contribution to a greener cleaner future, evidence of their positive environmental impact and the appraisal of other ESG considerations.

Cristiano Amon at IAA Mobility 2021: How 5G Is Driving Connected Automotive Intelligence

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Digital transformation is sweeping across all major industries and markets, including automotive and transportation.

The car is evolving, driven by an immense demand for efficiency, safety, new experiences, and services powered by greater intelligence and connectivity. Digital platforms are moving us into a new era of connected transportation, and Qualcomm Technologies’ breakthrough inventions are helping transform vehicles as we know them.

Ninety One Launches Decarbonization '40 Act Fund to Meet Growing Demand for Climate-Aware Investment Solutions

Deirdre Cooper & Graeme Baker to manage US ‘40 Act Fund
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NEW YORK, October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One, an active global investment manager, announces the launch of the Ninety One Global Environment Fund. This launch addresses growing interest from US-based financial advisors and institutional investors in access to companies in the environmental-solutions universe that are poised to grow and outperform as the world transitions towards net zero.

PSEG Joins UN 'Race To Zero' Initiative, Commits to Setting Science-Based Emissions Reduction Targets

PSEG Also Launches 2021 Sustainability and Climate Report – Achieves More Than 54% Reduction in GHG Emissions Since 2005
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NEWARK, N.J., October 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ – PSEG announced that it has joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the Race to Zero campaigns and commits to developing science-based targets.

River Trails School District 26 Awarded for Outstanding Energy Efficiency Commitments

District’s first net-zero energy consumption facility on track to save $32,000 annually
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DAVIDSON, N.C., October 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Trane® - by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator - has recognized the River Trails School District 26 in Mount Prospect, Illinois, with a Reducing the Energy Intensity of the World Award for their impressive sustainability commitments, including a significant reduction in energy consumption at their facilities. This coincided with the christening of the newly renovated Prairie Trails School - Mount Prospect's first net-zero energy consumption facility.

Investors Pushing the Drive to Net Zero -- Ninety One Publishes Second Edition of the Planetary Pulse Survey, Investing for a Carbon Free World: What Investors Want

Thirty two percent of investors are happy for their money to be used to reduce carbon emissions, regardless of return
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NEW YORK, October 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One has published the second edition of the Planetary Pulse survey, Investing for a Carbon Free World: What Investors Want. The survey of more than 6000 individual investors (investors) across ten markets (UK, US, Canada, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Singapore and Hong Kong) found that investors are ready to support the drive to net zero, with half stating that asset managers should use their influence as shareholders of carbon-heavy companies to he

Alliant Energy Celebrates First Community Solar Garden in Company History

Nearly 95 percent of solar blocks sold or donated
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FOND DU LAC, Wis., October 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Today, Alliant Energy celebrated its first community solar project with a public open house and solar garden tours in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The 1-megawatt solar garden, at maximum output, could power 1,000 homes and is expected to be operational by the end of 2021.   

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