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Duke Energy's Renewable Energy Portfolio Grew Almost 20 Percent in 2017, According to New Report

Summary: 
  • Company added more than 1,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass

  • Almost 40 percent of the company's electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions

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  • Company added more than 1,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass

  • Almost 40 percent of the company's electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions

Nestlé Waters Plant in Sacramento Now Powered Entirely by Clean Energy

Agreement with SMUD moves Nestlé Waters towards nationwide goal of using only renewable electricity
Press Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America, in partnership with SMUD, today announced agreements that will allow its facility in Sacramento, California to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The agreement is a major step towards parent company Nestlé’s global goal to transition to 100-percent renewable electricity use in its operations.

GM and Bloomberg to Buy Energy From New Enel Wind Farm

By Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today
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General Motors and Bloomberg LP have invested in long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Enel’s new wind farm, which is under construction in Illinois.

Enel, through its US renewable company Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), started construction of the 185 MW HillTopper, its first wind farm in the US state of Illinois.

Work Better - Aim high - Build the Future

Hydro-Québec, a world leader in hydropower generation, publishes its Sustainability Report 2017
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Hydro-Québec, a world leader in hydropower generation, publishes its Sustainability Report 2017

Opportunities and Challenges in the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

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This will be a hot summer for solar and storage developers in Massachusetts as the Commonwealth kicks off its SMART program, providing tiered incentives to promote solar with an additional kicker if there is storage attached. It’s an exciting program—the first of its kind outside of California, and one of the first ever in the U.S. to promote energy storage coupled with community solar (direct contracts between solar arrays and residents).

Green Mountain Energy Customers Avoid 8.6 Billion Pounds of CO2 in 2017

Company announces 100% renewable commercial offerings, continued passion for renewable mission
Press Release

HOUSTON, April 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Every month is Earth Month for the customers of Green Mountain Energy Company. By choosing cleaner electricity and carbon offset products, Green Mountain’s customers avoided more than 8.6 billion pounds of CO2 in 2017.

Since its inception in 1997, Green Mountain customers have collectively avoided a total of 63 billion pounds of CO2. That’s like taking 6.8 million cars off the road for a year, or planting 7.5 million trees.

Cisco’s Bangalore Campus Now Powered by Solar

by Andy Smith, Global Sustainability Manager
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I am very excited to announce that Cisco’s Bangalore campus is now using solar power generated by two new offsite solar installations located in Karnataka, India. Cisco recently signed two solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will collectively deliver 85,000 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity every year to the local electric grid where our Bangalore campus is located.

Morgan Stanley Announces New Commitment to Finance $250Bn in Low-Carbon Solutions by 2030

Commitment includes clean-tech and renewable energy financing, sustainable bonds and other low-carbon solutions
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced a new commitment to provide $250Bn in low-carbon financing by 2030. Contributing to this commitment are the Firm’s activities in clean-tech and renewable energy financing, sustainable bonds and other transactions that enable low-carbon solutions. As companies, governments and institutions transition to a low-carbon economy, Morgan Stanley views low-carbon financing as a win-win for business and the environment.

SC Johnson Sets a New Standard in Transparency

Company Unveils the Scientific Criteria that Guide How it Selects Ingredients to Protect Human Health and the Environment
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Company Unveils the Scientific Criteria that Guide How it Selects Ingredients to Protect Human Health and the Environment

Holistic Distribution Modernization Programs Require More Than Only Information Technology Upgrades

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Electric utilities are realizing that distribution modernization programs, also referred to as grid modernization, can no longer be put off. Overhauling the electric distribution system will require upgrades to OT, as well as to the networks that allow IT and OT components to communicate to improve reliability. The benefits are clear: Grid operators need advanced sensors, communications and automation so they can see what’s happening in real time, which will lessen disruption while enhancing efficiency, reliability, security and safety.

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