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Consumers Energy Proposes Long-Term Plan, Cleaner Energy Future for Michigan

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Fast Facts

  • Karn 1 and 2 would be retired in 2023
  • 37 percent renewable energy by 2030
  • 43 percent renewable energy by 2040
  • Significant investments in solar and increased use of energy efficiency and customer demand management programs

LEARN MORE: See more information about Consumers Energy's Integrated Resource Plan at www.ConsumersEnergy.com.

Plan includes retirement of coal plants; more renewable energy, energy efficiency
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Fast Facts

  • Karn 1 and 2 would be retired in 2023
  • 37 percent renewable energy by 2030
  • 43 percent renewable energy by 2040
  • Significant investments in solar and increased use of energy efficiency and customer demand management programs

LEARN MORE: See more information about Consumers Energy's Integrated Resource Plan at www.ConsumersEnergy.com.

5 Ways Duke Energy is Using Drone Technology

As technology progresses, so does drone use
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For nearly a century, unmanned aerial vehicles – or drones – were primarily tools for the military, but in the last decade, the use of drones for civilian tasks has skyrocketed. Industries from real estate to agriculture and retail to entertainment are using the technology to work faster, safer and in new ways.

California’s Solar Decree: Could Other States, Utilities Follow Suit?

Black & Veatch Expert: growth of California solar power shows complexity in electric market
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California energy regulators recently passed a new building code requiring most newly constructed, low-rise homes constructed after 2019 to have built-in solar-powered energy systems, making that state the first to adopt such a mandate. That decree was part of other additions to the building code aimed at bolstering energy efficiency. Ryan Pletka, an innovation and strategy executive at Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering and power solutions, details key things you should know:

KB Home Publishes Industry-Leading 11th Annual Sustainability Report

Homebuilder celebrates its culture of innovation and sustainability
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Homebuilder celebrates its culture of innovation and sustainability

The first major homebuilder to publish a comprehensive sustainability report in 2008, KB Home continues its commitment to documenting the Company’s industry leadership in sustainability and its strategies for future progress.

Landsec Publishes 2018 Sustainability Update

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“By strengthening our relationships and achieving the right results we make our company more resilient. We want customers to prefer our space. We want communities to be pleased it’s us operating in their area. We want our partners to share our priorities and principles. And we want our employees to feel this is the best place to invest their energy and ambition. Get all of this right and we can sustain Landsec as a strong and respected company for years to come.” Robert Noel, Chief Executive, Landsec

Landsec’s sustainability programme focuses on three key areas:

Holly Emerson and Owen Smith Honored as Environmental Leaders

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Environmental Leader magazine recently recognized two of the people behind Ingersoll Rand’s environmental efforts – Holly Emerson, senior sustainability analyst, and Owen Smith, director of utility and grid solutions – as top Environmental Leaders in the U.S. The magazine created the distinction to recognize 75 people in the environmental space responsible for driving their companies and the industry forward.

Electrify America to Energize U.S. Highways, Selects Black & Veatch for Ultra-fast EV Charging Station Program

National network expands access, addresses ‘range anxiety’ through hundreds of high-powered DC charging stations
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch announced today it will design and construct hundreds of sites for Electrify America’s high-powered DC Fast Chargers, part of a nationwide network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will dramatically reduce charging times and raise convenience for EV consumers.

CMS Energy Becomes First U.S. Company to Enter Sustainability-Linked Loan

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JACKSON, Mich., June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CMS Energy and its primary subsidiary, Consumers Energy (collectively “CMS”), announced they have entered the first syndicated sustainability-linked revolving credit facilities for a U.S. borrower.

The aggregate $1.4 billion of new credit facilities allow CMS to reduce its interest rate by meeting targets related to environmental sustainability, specifically renewable energy generation.   

Johnson & Johnson Announces Progress Toward Health for Humanity Goals

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Johnson & Johnson today released its 2017 Health for Humanity Report, demonstrating its approach and the considerable progress it has made toward an ambitious social, environmental and governance commitment to advance the Company’s mission to drive better health for all.

BCE Publishes 25th Corporate Responsibility Report

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BCE Inc. ("Bell Canada” or “Bell”) has released its 25th annual Corporate Responsibility Report, covering the company’s performance in 2017 and progress towards its short- and long-term sustainability goals.

Throughout the report, Bell demonstrates that through strong corporate responsibility practices, they are able to recruit and retain talented team members, reduce risk, build customer loyalty and long-term shareholder value, and meet our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact. Here are some highlights from Bell’s performance in 2017:

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