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WATCH | How Consumers Energy Will Cut Out Coal Burning by 2040

Consumers Energy released their Clean Air Plan earlier this month which will phase out coal use and increase renewable energy to 43 percent by 2040.
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ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Earlier in June, Consumers Energy released a proposed plan to phase out their coal burning plants by 2040 and add more renewable energy sources to generate electricity.

Edison International Illuminates Transition to Clean Energy Future in 2017 Sustainability Report

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At Edison International, we are leading the transformation of the electric power industry toward a clean energy future by focusing on opportunities in clean energy, efficient electrification, the grid of the future, and customer choice. As we pursue this vision, sustainability remains at the core of who we are and what we do.

Gas: A Tried and True Solution to Accessing Energy in Developing Countries

Making the case for gas as an economy-transforming alternative energy source
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Tetra Tech energy infrastructure expert Erik Wandrag has seen power projects through from inception to production in more than 20 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Here, he explains why gas as an alternative fuel source should still be considered when developing power projects in African countries. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

History shows that the introduction or increased supply of gas as an alternative energy source has a transformative impact on economies.

Taking Action Toward Gender Equality in the Energy Sector

Promoting gender equality has numerous benefits for business if done deliberately
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Tetra Tech International Development Services Energy Advisors Jeannelle Blanchard and Sandra Chavez and Gender Expert Karen Stefiszyn explore a mix of tools and approaches that can be replicated to integrate women into the energy sector. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Increases Use of Renewable Energy

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El Abra operations is working to increase its percentage of renewable energy to reach the goal of 100% use of renewables by 2021.

El Abra recently extended an energy supply contract that increases its use of renewable energy sources. The agreement with Engie Energía Chile is part of an energy transition process being developed in Chile to gradually replace coal-fueled power generation with renewable sources, achieving the objectives subscribed by Chile in the United Nations Paris Agreement and established in the country's national energy priorities.

How Far We’ve Come: Energy in Africa, 20 Years Later

Making the case for increased private sector engagement in Africa’s energy industry
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David Keith, energy sector expert with Tetra Tech International Development Services, has worked on projects in the energy sectors of more than 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. In this post, he reflects on the growth in Africa’s energy sector and the need for increased private sector engagement. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

AT&T Expands Its Renewable Energy Program With NextEra Energy Resources

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New 300 MW Power Purchase Agreement and Wind Technician Scholarship Program Announced at Wind Energy Center Groundbreaking in Webb County, Texas

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New 300 MW Power Purchase Agreement and Wind Technician Scholarship Program Announced at Wind Energy Center Groundbreaking in Webb County, Texas

LISTEN | Consumers Energy President & CEO Patti Poppe Discusses the Company's Decision to Stop Using Coal

"I cannot overstate the significance of this news."
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Consumers Energy announced this week that it is seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape Michigan’s energy future. The energy provider is filing a Clean Energy Plan with Michigan regulators that outlines the path to using zero coal while ensuring affordable and reliable energy for Michigan’s families and businesses. The Clean Energy Plan details how the company will meet the state’s energy needs with increased use of energy efficiency and significantly more renewable energy.

Financial Services Support a Low-Carbon Economy

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In markets around the world, BNY Mellon is working to support clients in ways that have a positive impact on the environment and society, including by facilitating the issuance of green bonds. These securities are an innovative tool for driving capital to sustainable investment; in 2017, global green bond issuance totaled a record $155.5 billion, and volume could reach $250 billion to $300 billion in 2018, according to research from the Climate Bonds Initiative.

Mohawk Group Partners with Groundswell and Elevate Energy to Bring Solar to Community Hub in South Chicago

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CHICAGO, June 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ — As part of Mohawk Group’s ongoing commitment to leave more handprints than footprints, the leader in commercial flooring joined Groundswell, Elevate Energy and other partners in south Chicago today for the unveiling of a new smartflower™ solar system. The smartflower, located at The Renaissance Collaborative (TRC) in the Bronzeville community, officially launches an innovative solar energy partnership that includes the installation of 10 units across the U.S. over the course of three years.

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