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By: John Gülen, Senior Principal Engineer
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One of the latest trends in energy is the mandate to increase the level of energy derived from renewable resources. As with many trends, a variety of challenges have arisen. Renewable resources, like wind and solar, have low-predictability because ‘they’re on when they are on’ and may not be available when called upon to satisfy immediate demand. Because of this, it’s difficult to match electric power demand and renewable based supply, which is important for both users and producers of electrical energy.

Consumers Energy’s Sustainability Report Focuses on Triple Bottom Line Commitment to People, Planet, Michigan’s Prosperity

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At Consumers Energy, we’re passionate about making life in Michigan better today while keeping an eye on the future – ensuring this is a great place to live for the generations ahead.

Today, Consumers Energy released our annual Sustainability Report. The report offers insight into our company’s work to serve two-thirds of Michigan’s residents and our Triple Bottom Line commitment to people, the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report Reveals New Goal to Source Renewable Energy Equivalent to 50 Percent of Total Electricity Usage

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May 2, 2019 - Verizon’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report reveals an ambitious new goal to source renewable energy equivalent to 50 percent of its total electricity usage by 2025, a significant undertaking for a company of Verizon’s size. This is one of several goals Verizon has set to minimize its environmental footprint.  

Duke Energy: Cleaner Energy Mix Can Be Affordable, Too

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  • Electric prices in its six states remain below the national average for all customer classes
  • Almost 38 percent of the company’s energy mix is carbon-free
  • Renewable energy generation grew 11 percent last year
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  • Electric prices in its six states remain below the national average for all customer classes
  • Almost 38 percent of the company’s energy mix is carbon-free
  • Renewable energy generation grew 11 percent last year

EPA Recognizes GM for Green Power Leadership

GM Ranks No. 29 on EPA’s National Top 100 List of Green Power Users
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DETROIT, April 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ — General Motors has earned a spot on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership. Ranked No. 29, GM is the only automotive company on this list. GM is also No. 6 on the GPP’s Top On-Site Generation list and No. 14 on EPA’s list of Green Power Partners from the Fortune 500®.

DSM: Climate Action is Both Responsibility and Opportunity

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DSM believes that taking climate action is both a responsibility and an opportunity. That’s why we improve our own environmental impact, enable the same for our customers, and advocate a progressive climate action agenda.

Hormel Foods Announces Construction of Solar Energy Project at its Swiss American Sausage Company Facility in California

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AUSTIN, Minn., April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and IGS Solar have started construction on a solar energy project at the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, Calif. The project is slated for completion in July.

Lockheed Martin’s Annual Sustainability Report Highlights Resource Efficiency, Employee Wellbeing and other Key Areas

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BETHESDA, Md., April 25, 2019  /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin today released its 2018 corporate sustainability report, “The Science of Citizenship.” The peer-recognized report details the corporation’s approach to sustainability, which incorporates sound science and future-oriented thinking to address pressing environmental, social and governance issues.

Focus on Gas and Petrochemicals in the Transition to Low Carbon Future

OMV presents performance and action plans to fulfill 15 sustainability targets by 2025
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On April 18, 2019, OMV, the international integrated oil and gas company based in Vienna, published its 14th Sustainability Report. The OMV Sustainability Report provides a detailed overview of the company's sustainability performance, along with its activities, achievements and challenges.

Bloomberg Is on Target to Reach 35% Renewable Energy Use in 2020, Continuing on Its Path of 100% Renewable Energy by 2025

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Bloomberg began investigating renewable energy projects in 2008; our first project, a 1.8 megawatt (MW) solar installation in New Jersey, began providing us with energy in 2012. In 2018, we obtained energy from six on- and off-site solar and wind sites. Our newest installation, a 20MW wind farm in Arkwright, New York, started providing us with energy in October 2018. 

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