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Sysco, NRG Energy Recognized for Work in Renewable Energy Sourcing

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Sysco and NRG Energy have been recognized by Smart Energy Decisions for their efforts in Renewable Energy Sourcing.

In June 2018, the two companies signed a ten-year renewable energy agreement, including the construction of three solar garden sites in the Houston and Dallas areas, which will support approximately 10 percent of Sysco’s U.S. electricity usage.

Solar Decathalon 2.0

Building Up the Base of the Pyramid
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Imagine groups of college students, working together with community leaders around the globe, in a contest to develop cutting edge, small, affordable, solar-powered homes for a pre-determined location. 

Imagine 20 of those teams assembling their homes on a micro-grid and opening them for inspection by architects, engineers, and leaders from the community where they will be located, along with thousands of visitors interested in learning more about how they were built and where they will be used. 

Powering the Future of Electric Vehicles

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on LinkedIn: Potential for EVs is extraordinary
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Editor's note: Follow Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on LinkedIn, where this article first appeared. LinkedIn members can read, like, share and comment on Good's posts.

The gas-powered car has remained the dominant mode of transportation since it first began fueling motor vehicles in 1886. But the internal combustion engine is finally starting to lose its stranglehold on the market. The disrupter? Electric vehicles (EVs).

Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

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Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

A future where it’s cheaper to use a self-driving vehicle ―whether for transporting goods or people ― is driving a mobility revolution. And that future may be here sooner than many realize.

6 Renewable Energy Trends To Watch In 2019

By James Ellsmoor
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2019 promises to be an exciting year for clean tech. An increasing number of countries, companies and regions are embracing sustainable energy generation and the landscape is rapidly evolving.

Here are 6 renewable energy trends to watch in the coming year.

5. Big Commitments

Edison International Annual Sustainability Report

Edison International’s 2017 Sustainability Report highlights movement on clean energy pathway
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Edison International has released its 2017 Sustainability Report reflecting its sustainability strategy and 2017 sustainability performance and related metrics. The report covers Edison International’s work to bring about a clean energy future and to operate its businesses with excellence by focusing on customers, communities and employees.

A Clean Energy Revolution Is Rising in the Midwest, With Utilities in the Vanguard

By Dan Gearino
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Even with all the evidence that renewable energy has become less expensive than fossil fuels, it doesn't seem real until utilities start to stake their futures on it.

For some Midwestern utilities, 2018 is the year that happened.

Xcel Energy of Minnesota in early December said it would go to zero carbon emissions throughout its eight-state territory by 2050, the first major utility to do so.

Crain's Detroit Business Newsmakers of the Year: Patti Poppe CEO, Consumers Energy

By Jay Greene
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Each year, Crain's Detroit Business recognizes the year's Newsmakers — leaders who made headlines and made a difference in metro Detroit and Michigan.

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Each year, Crain's Detroit Business recognizes the year's Newsmakers — leaders who made headlines and made a difference in metro Detroit and Michigan.

RPD Energy Helps LG Electronics USA Power Five More Facilities With Renewable Energy Through ‘Purely Green’ Affinity Program

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RPD Energy arranged the supply of wind energy and concurrent Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for five LG Electronics USA facilities in Texas, Illinois and New Jersey. The LG facilities are being served under the unique Purely Green affinity program partnership launched this year by RPD Energy, Intuit, Hudson Energy (the Commercial Division of Just Energy), and EDP Renewables.

Expert Interview With Bryan Stirrat, Landfill Gas Expert

Harnessing landfill gas as a renewable source of energy
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Bryan Stirrat heads Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Practice Group and has more than 35 years of experience in landfill planning, design, operation, and closure. A respected authority on innovative landfill gas management and landfill closure strategies, he has been Principal Engineer on projects at more than 250 landfills in North America and the Pacific. Mr. Stirrat has managed multidisciplinary teams of engineers, planners, environmental specialists, and construction personnel implementing large landfill master planning, landfill gas migration control, and landfill closure projects.

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