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Putting Purpose into Action: Environmental Stewardship

What if healthcare technology companies could help treat people and our planet?
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The health of our planet is vital to the health of society and the patients we serve. For years, we’ve been committed to reducing our use of natural resources and investing in renewables to sustainably power our operations and promote environmental stewardship. Today, it’s more important than ever that we acknowledge and plan for the challenges caused by climate change. That is why we have set a goal to be carbon neutral in our operations by FY30. This milestone will increase the resilience, longevity, and sustainability of our business as we continue to improve patient health.

Underscores its Commitment to the Clean Energy Transition with Launch of National Grid Renewables

Rollout of new National Grid Renewables brand emphasizes the important role renewable energy will play in the company’s efforts to decarbonize the energy system
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WALTHAM, Mass. and MINNEAPOLIS, Min., October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid, through its competitive, non-regulated National Grid Ventures unit, today announced the launch of National Grid Renewables, the new brand name for its US renewable energy business which includes solar, onshore wind and battery storage.

Putting Purpose Into Action: A Message From Our CEO

It's never been clearer: our future depends on companies that not only innovate boldly, but ones that act with integrity.
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Over the past months, we’ve seen ties between health, progress, and prosperity strain in real time due to the hardships brought on by the pandemic. Life as we know it changed dramatically, as did the role of the private sector in many ways.

How Duke Energy Will Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

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By 2050, Duke Energy plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. It’s ambitious, but since 2005, the company has reduced its emissions by 39 percent.

Duke Energy Unveils Sweeping Clean Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan at Inaugural ESG Day

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  • Company to double renewable portfolio output to 16 gigawatts by 2025, and to 40 gigawatts for regulated utilities by 2050.
  • Plans to accelerate coal reduction across the Carolinas and Midwest.
  • New commitment to reduce methane emissions in its natural gas business to net-zero by 2030.
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  • Company to double renewable portfolio output to 16 gigawatts by 2025, and to 40 gigawatts for regulated utilities by 2050.
  • Plans to accelerate coal reduction across the Carolinas and Midwest.
  • New commitment to reduce methane emissions in its natural gas business to net-zero by 2030.

Ofgem Awards New Renewable Energy Site Audit Programme

Expertise in multiple renewables technologies key to successful delivery of UK-wide initiative
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REDHILL, United Kingdom, October 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch has secured UK energy regulator Ofgem’s Renewable Obligation Statistical Audit Programme. The award follows a process of competitive tender.

The company will deliver the regulator’s new statistical audit programme of randomly selected accredited renewable energy generating stations. The new work, to be carried out alongside the existing targeted audit programme, significantly increases the number of audits Black & Veatch will conduct for Ofgem.

Industry Insight: Our Pandemic Recovery Must Be a Green Recovery

by Gareth O’Reilly
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Last summer’s devastating bushfires unified communities and politicians with pledges to recover and rebuild. They also ignited the climate change debate, fuelling the push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their environmental consequences.

Gareth O'Reilly, President, Pacific, Schneider Electric.
Our economic recovery must contribute to addressing the climate change challenge and reducing emissions, says Gareth O'Reilly, President, Pacific, Schneider Electric. 

Report: U.S. Corporate Solar Investments Swell to 8300 Megawatts, Grow 20-Fold Over Last Decade

Analysis from national trade group shows that Walmart increases solar use by 35% in 2019 as Facebook jumps 18 places in corporate solar ranking and Apple remains on top for second year in a row
Summary: 
  • Fifth Third Bank was ranked in SEIA’s list of top corporate solar purchasers at no. 11.
  • Fifth Third was the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to achieve 100% renewable power through a single, solar project in 2019.
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  • Fifth Third Bank was ranked in SEIA’s list of top corporate solar purchasers at no. 11.
  • Fifth Third was the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to achieve 100% renewable power through a single, solar project in 2019.

Ambev Closes Partnership With Lemon Energia to Offer Renewable and Cheaper Energy to More Than 50,000 Small and Medium-sized Businesses in Brazil

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SÃO PAULO, October 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - AB InBev subsidary Ambev, with the support of its tech hub Z-Tech, closed a partnership with the startup Lemon Energia, a São Paulo based company that connects producers of renewable energy with SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses). The project will provide renewable energy to more than 50,000 small shops, bars and restaurants until 2023. The initiative complements Ambev’s efforts to augment the renewable energy ecosystem in the country, and also aligns with Z-Tech’s mission of empowering SMBs through technology.

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