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HP and Palo Alto Team Up on One of the Largest Solar Array Projects in Palo Alto

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At HP, we aspire to create a world without waste. From our supply chain, to our operations, to our technology and service offerings, we are transforming our entire business for a circular, low-carbon economy.

Energy Storage: An Essential Tool in the Utility Toolbox

By Rudy Wynter, President and COO of the Wholesale Networks and U.S. Capital Delivery group, National Grid
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As the cost of energy storage continues to decline, more and more utilities will turn to batteries. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the levelized cost of energy for lithium-ion batteries configured to supply four hours of grid power — a standard requirement for many grid services — has fallen by 74 per cent since 2012. Costs for those batteries is projected to drop even further – by as much as 67 per cent by 2030, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found in a recent study. Such a precipitous decline will only make storage a more valuable tool for utilities and others.

Meet the 100: Kraig Westerbeek, Sr. Director/Smithfield Renewables – Smithfield Foods

By Alyssa Danigelis
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The E+E 100 are the VPs, directors, managers and engineers who are making significant strides in driving our industry. See the complete list here or download the report for more detailed information about these leaders. And stay tuned for the Call for Submissions coming in the fall, when you can nominate your favorite sustainability or energy management professional!

Fifth Third Makes History by Powering Up 100% Renewable Solar Facility

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Today officially marked the opening of Fifth Third Bank's Aulander Holloman Solar Facility in Hertford County, North Carolina. Built by solar developer SunEnergy1, the facility is expected to generate clean power that is more than or equal to the amount Fifth Third uses in a year, enough to eliminate 143,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases and power 25,000 homes.   

From Hog Farm to Wind Farm — Feeding the World Using Sustainable Energy

By Stewart Leeth, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer
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The tremendous growth of our planet’s population is constantly researched and estimated. The latest report suggests the world’s population could be 10.9 billion by 2100. How do you feed the world, producing quality protein for millions, while protecting the environment? 

GM Earns EPA Green Power Leadership Honors Reinforcing Vision for Zero Emissions Future

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DETROIT, Sept. 5, 2019 /3BL Media/— General Motors announced today that it has received a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The awards recognize companies for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented GM with the award for Direct Project Engagement at the 2019 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Diego, California.

CNH Industrial Brings Big Ideas to the Big Apple – Imagining a More Sustainable Future for Off-Road Vehicles

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CNH Industrial (NYSE:CNHI / MI:CHI) brought the worlds of agriculture and construction to the heart of the city today, displaying its latest off-road vehicle concepts in front of the New York Stock Exchange. 

The concept trucks, tractors and construction vehicles bring CNH Industrial’s vision for a greener future to life, using cutting-edge innovation to harness global trends like digitalization, automation and renewable energy for greater long-term sustainability.

Zero Net Energy Powers San Bernardino Community College District

SCE partners with community college on a retrofit pilot to reduce greenhouse gases.
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By Julia Roether

At San Bernardino Community College Districtheadquarters, providing educational opportunities and creating a healthier environment go hand in hand.

When students and adult learners go to the district’s Applied Technology Training and Professional Development Centers, they are learning in Zero Net Energy buildings. The headquarters’ buildings, where the centers are located, have been retrofitted to produce as much energy as they use.

Schneider Electric Commits to Tackling Inequality by Joining G7 Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) Coalition Powered by the OECD

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  • B4IG business coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France
  • Companies joining forces are investing a combined total of over 1 billion USD in more than 50 current and future initiatives, benefiting 100 million people to date
  • Call to action for other companies to join first-of-a-kind B4IG coalition
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  • B4IG business coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France
  • Companies joining forces are investing a combined total of over 1 billion USD in more than 50 current and future initiatives, benefiting 100 million people to date
  • Call to action for other companies to join first-of-a-kind B4IG coalition

Gap Inc. Signs Renewable Energy Agreement to Achieve 2020 Goal

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Global apparel retailer Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced that it has signed a 90 Megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Aurora Wind Project with Enel Green Power North America, marking one of the largest offsite renewable energy contracts by an apparel retailer. The 12-year agreement is Gap Inc.’s latest renewable energy deal and will enable the company to reach its 2020 goal to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its owned and operated facilities by 50 percent compared to 2015.

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