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Integrating Renewables in the Grid: A Snapshot of Progress

With the right tools and guidance, utilities can manage large-scale renewable integration successfully
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Renewable energy has achieved a level of integration in the U.S. power grid that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago. Two recent milestones illustrate how this progress came about.

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The Future of Energy

“New energy” is here, built on sustainability, clean energy tech, grid innovation
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The concept of “new energy” has ushered in a global movement dedicated to cost-effective sustainability, clean energy technology and grid innovation. Today more than ever, we’re seeing stakeholders and industry giants from all sectors — finance, manufacturing, retail, utilities, technology, even academia — come together in combined efforts.

Republic Services® Achieves Initial Sustainability Goals

2017 Sustainability Report Details Republic’s Solutions for Our Blue Planet®
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PHOENIX, August 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today released its 2017 Sustainability Report, demonstrating the Company’s commitment to providing regular reporting on its sustainability initiatives and progress. The report details the Company’s sustainability strategy and achievement of its time-bound goals set in 2014.

The New Energy Economy

The energy ecosystem is changing, and utilities are seeking new opportunities
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The energy ecosystem is changing, driven by the advent of distributed clean energy, increased competition from new technologies and service providers, the evolving expectations of customers, and new opportunities for serving those customers. As the traditional business model changes, utilities are seeking new opportunities for revenue as they establish themselves as the “Preferred Energy Partner.”

HP Works to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Its Worldwide Operations

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In early 2018, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that independent analyses conducted by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show that 2017 was the second warmest year on record globally.
That warming trend has continued, as the latest research by NOAA predicts that 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record – with only 2015, 2016, and 2017 being warmer.

Schneider Electric Joins Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles; Commits to Increasing Access to Renewable Energy

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- Schneider Electric furthers its commitment to achieving its corporate energy and sustainability goals

- Joins list of Fortune 100 companies with public climate and energy goals

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- Schneider Electric furthers its commitment to achieving its corporate energy and sustainability goals

- Joins list of Fortune 100 companies with public climate and energy goals

Force for Good: VMware Releases 2017 Global Impact Report

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At VMware, we recognize that all parts of our business have an impact — from the products we create and the people we employ to our environmental footprint. We are striving to have a net positive impact by putting back more than we take and involving all parts of our business in the challenge. We’ve set ambitious goals to scale our global impact, and we know that every action counts.

Duke Energy Selects Six Companies to Receive Power Partner Award

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Selected companies are leaders in innovative solutions, sustainability innovation, community excellence, economic development, and storm restoration

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Selected companies are leaders in innovative solutions, sustainability innovation, community excellence, economic development, and storm restoration

19 Finalists Announced for Clean-economy Startup Pitch Competition

VERGE Accelerate to feature startups accelerating solutions in the circular economy, clean energy and sustainable transportation.
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August 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - GreenBiz Group has selected 19 innovative startups to pitch their ventures from the main stage of VERGE 18, in Oakland, Calif., October 16-18. The entrepreneurs — selected through a competitive process — are developing clean-economy solutions across three key markets: the circular economy, clean energy, and transportation and mobility.

Asian Supermarket Lights Up with Energy Efficiency

SCE helps 99 Ranch Market save energy and costs through energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration equipment.
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At 99 Ranch Market in Hacienda Heights, the brightly lit refrigerators display a line of unique Asian food items like durian and dumplings under new LED lights.

Shoppers no longer have to be bundled in warm clothing when browsing through the refrigerated aisles, said Christopher Connaughton, 99 Ranch Market’s procurement manager. Many of their open-front refrigerated display cases were replaced with energy-efficient enclosed cases this year.

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