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Green Mountain Energy Customers Avoid 9.9 Billion Pounds of Carbon Dioxide in 2018

Nation’s longest-serving renewable energy retailer celebrates Earth Month with new solar plan
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HOUSTON, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of Earth Month, today Green Mountain Energy announced its customers prevented more than 9.9 billion pounds of carbon dioxide in 2018 by choosing cleaner electricity and

$200,000 Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Grant Funds Solar Energy and Horticultural Training Program at My Possibilities

—Contribution Empowers Sustainability at Groundbreaking Community Organization—
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PLANO, Texas, April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ My Possibilities (MP), a for-cause organization that provides continuing education and vocational training for adults with disabilities, announced today the completion of sustainability projects funded by a $200,000 grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

Yum! Brands shows leadership among fast food peers, takes encouraging first step to mitigate its climate change impacts

Fast food giant commits to pursue science-based targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and explore purchasing renewable energy for its restaurants.
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Yum! Brands took “an important first step” to mitigate its impacts on climate change and align with investor expectations on greenhouse gas emission reductions, according to investors who reached an agreement today with the fast food giant. 

Companies and Institutions Make the Business Case for Smart Energy Policy in the Buckeye State

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CLEVELAND, April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Companies and institutions in Ohio will gather today to discuss with state lawmakers how energy policy has the potential to drive investment and economic development in the Buckeye State.

Sustainability at Work: SCS Global Services Releases 2018 Annual Report

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following a banner year, international third-party certifier and standards developer SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to release its 2018 Annual Report in time for Earth Day. According to SCS Founder and CEO, Stanley P. Rhodes, the company’s growth and success is a direct reflection of the degree to which business, government, and NGO measures to promote sustainability have taken hold around the world in every economic sector.

WEC Energy Group Report Details Pathway to Cleaner Energy Future

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Milwaukee – WEC Energy Group unveiled a report on the company’s strategy to reduce costs to customers, preserve fuel diversity and reduce carbon emissions through changes to its generation fleet.

The report – “Pathway to a Cleaner Energy Future” – illustrates the approach WEC Energy Group is taking to reduce emissions and presents a wide-ranging analysis of factors that will help shape future decision-making.

Innovating with Purpose: Perspectives from the SDG Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 9 Leadership Forum hosted by GlobeScan / VMware
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VMware partnered with GlobeScan for an online discussion of Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

150 participants explored the key ways innovations in technology and digital infrastructure can be used to drive and support sustainable economies and environments.

Schneider Electric, Duke Energy Renewables Awarded PEER Platinum Certification for Montgomery County, Maryland PSHQ Microgrid

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  • PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal) certificate recognizes sustainable power system performance.
     
  • Recognizes project teams for assessing and developing strategies that maximize performance outcomes and savings.
     
  • System increases resilience and sustainable power at Public Safety HQ, earning Platinum certification level with 82 points.
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  • PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal) certificate recognizes sustainable power system performance.
     
  • Recognizes project teams for assessing and developing strategies that maximize performance outcomes and savings.
     
  • System increases resilience and sustainable power at Public Safety HQ, earning Platinum certification level with 82 points.

Green Mountain Energy Adds Solar Energy at Three Texas State Parks

Sustainability Partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Brings More Than 67 Kilowatts of Renewable Energy across Texas
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GLEN ROSE, Texas, April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Green Mountain Energy and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) today announced the completion of solar installations at three state parks across Texas as part of their long-standing sustainability partnership.

Park visitors can now experience the benefits of solar energy whether they are comparing shoe sizes to actual dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park, enjoying the spectacular South Texas wildlife at Estero Llano Grande State Park or camping near the Red River at Eisenhower State Park.

Climate Change Is Dynamic, and Our Response Must Be Too

National Grid President John Bruckner on how gas, both green and natural, will play a role in securing our clean energy future.
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When we released the Northeast 80x50 Pathway, our deep dive analysis into ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we hoped it would spark productive conversations about how our states, region, and country can combat climate change - one of the greatest threat of our time. 

While the scope of this enormous challenge can be hard to comprehend, I am confident that we have more solutions at hand than we recognize. Working together to realize those solutions is the only way forward. 

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