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Meet Georgia's Solar Road

People usually think of highways as polluted eyesores, but an 18-mile stretch of road in rural Georgia is working to change that perception
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By Adina Solomon

More than 164,000 miles of highway stretch across the U.S., enough to circle the world 6.5 times. But only 18 miles of it endeavors to become the world's first sustainable highway.

Republic Services and NJR Clean Energy Ventures Turn New Jersey Brownfield into Green Energy with Completion of New 13 Megawatt Solar Project

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services and NJR Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), the clean energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, today celebrated the completion of a 13 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted commercial solar project constructed on the former South Brunswick Landfill Superfund site. Comprised of more than 36,000 solar panels, the project will provide enough clean energy to power 1,360 homes annually. According to the U.S.

Ceres: Clean Energy Opportunities Align With Investment Fundamentals

Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
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Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.

South Pole Offers New Green-e Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificate Option

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Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that South Pole is now offering a renewable energy certificate (REC) program certified by Green-e® Energy, North America’s leading independent certification program for renewable energy. South Pole is one of the world's leading developers of emission reduction projects and offers renewable energy solutions in over 20 countries worldwide, including U.S. RECs for commercial and wholesale customers located in the North American market.

Duke Energy Provides Major Boost to Solar in North Carolina as New Programs Roll Out

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  • Company plans to distribute $62 million in solar rebates to customers over the next five years
  • Duke Energy also seeking 680 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity in the Carolinas
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  • Company plans to distribute $62 million in solar rebates to customers over the next five years
  • Duke Energy also seeking 680 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity in the Carolinas

ComCapp, Green Mountain Energy Announce Sustainability Partnership to Power Communities with Rooftop Solar and 100% Renewable Electricity

Real estate firm to avoid 4.7 million pounds of CO2 annually
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HOUSTON, July 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Private real estate management and investment firm Commerce Capital Partners (ComCapp) has teamed up with Green Mountain Energy to power 10 Texas apartment communities with 100% renewable electricity, add rooftop solar to one of its Corpus Christi communities, and offer renewable energy at a special rate to the residents of all ComCapp communities in deregulated markets.

Human Rights Risks From New Clean Tech – Complimentary Briefing

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Global supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, leading to a growing risk of Human Rights abuses. These mounting complications mean that even businesses in ‘clean’ sectors such as renewable energy producers and electric car manufacturers are facing questions around the human rights risks and challenges in their supply chains.

Making the Case for Connecting Efficiency and Sustainability Teams

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Energy and sustainability are inherently linked. Energy efficiency pays dividends by trimming consumption and costs. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), implementing energy efficiency initiatives is the best way to act on climate change as it can reduce CO2 emissions by 38 percent. Companies that operate efficiency and sustainability initiatives in tandem improve productivity, maximize impact and see a greater return on investment.

Consumers Energy Named ‘Most Trusted Brand’ Among Midwest Utilities for Business Customers

Company No. 1 in Midwest Region; One of the Top Utilities in the Country
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JACKSON, Mich., July 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – An independent national survey has named Consumers Energy as a “Most Trusted Brand,” ranking it as a top utility in the Midwest and in the top 15 in the nation among providers of electricity and natural gas according to business customers.

“At Consumers Energy, we work every day to help Michigan be more competitive and attractive to businesses. We know that when Michigan wins, we all win,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of customer experience.

NRG Energy Works with Sysco on 25MW Solar Farm in Texas

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NRG is proud to announce a planned 25 megawatt solar project for Sysco, to power their Texas operations and advance sustainability. Working together with Sysco, NRG is also helping meet the promise of the customer-choice market in Texas, with a truly distinctive, cost-effective solar energy plan – the kind sought by many commercial and industrial customers today. Read more about it from Sysco. 

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