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Electrified Fleet Vehicles and Mass Transit Gaining Momentum

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Transportation accounts for more than one-quarter of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In a country with more than 70,000 transit vehicles — and with buses averaging roughly 34,000 miles of travel each year — electrification of the U.S. fleet and mass transportation spheres is becoming a top priority for city officials and utilities as they reimagine how people and goods move sustainably across urban landscapes. Removing fossil fuels from mass transit will go far in reducing that carbon footprint.

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Harmonizing the Habitats of Over 1,500 Species Under One Roof While Reducing Energy Use

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In today’s digital economy, a new breed of buildings is emerging. As a key ingredient in expanding urban landscapes, buildings of all types are undergoing a major technological shift toward greater efficiency and sustainability, driven by connected technologies, big data and analytics. 

Bloomberg: Xi Has a New Signup for China’s Pollution Fight: Walmart

Retailer plans to reduce carbon emissions in China by 2030
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to slash pollution and prioritize living standards over unbridled growth. On the other side of the globe in Bentonville, Arkansas, the world’s largest retailer is signing on.

Massachusetts Can Learn From the Business Community’s Clean Energy Leadership

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Massachusetts is a national hub for innovation in the technology, healthcare, and clean energy sectors. From world-class universities to a rapidly growing biotechnology industry and unparalleled healthcare sector, Bay State businesses and institutions are on the cutting edge. So, it comes as no surprise that a growing number of companies are investing in the rapidly growing clean energy sector and powering their operations with renewable energy and energy efficiency.

How IoT Is Transforming the Energy Industry

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As the cost of sensors, devices, edge networks, machine learning, and analytics decreases, the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating a new industrial paradigm that impacts every industry, energy included. Energy has been evolving in terms of generation and distribution, and the IoT stands to be the most transformational aspect of this brave new world. Here’s how we expect it to affect corporate energy users in the next decade.

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Tried-And-True Methods for the C-Suite to Cut Energy Costs

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In a world of diminishing resources, increasingly unpredictable supply chains, and global competition, energy management must become a board-level area of focus. However, HBR research indicates that energy is "often the largest inadequately monitored part of a company’s cost structure."

For many executives, the myriad of ways in which to enact energy savings are too varied and not succinct enough to be actionable. Here, we present four different tried-and-true methods for saving on energy expenditures. 

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Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe: Michigan Deserves Clean Energy

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by Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe

Whether it’s water rushing over our hydroelectric dams, the sun shining on a summer afternoon, or the wind blowing through the countryside, Consumers Energy has long relied on our state’s clean natural resources to power the communities, homes and businesses we serve.

We have a track record of doing more than is required to ensure Michigan’s air, water and land are cleaner for future generations to enjoy.

Duke Energy Using North Carolina-based Renewable Natural Gas in First-of-its-kind Project

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  • Innovative effort producing pipeline-quality biogas from North Carolina hog farms

  • OptimaBio's project in Duplin County to spur more renewable energy

     

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  • Innovative effort producing pipeline-quality biogas from North Carolina hog farms

  • OptimaBio's project in Duplin County to spur more renewable energy

     

Progressive Race in the Keystone State

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What would US energy policy look like if we had more committed progressives in Congress? Our guest today on Sea Change Radio, Ray Linsenmayer, hopes he can help us find out. Just weeks ago, Democrat Conor Lamb narrowly beat Republican Rick Saccone in a Pennsylvania special election to fill a seat in the US House of Representatives. Now Conor Lamb finds himself having to run again in a different, newly created congressional district – the primary set for May 15th. Ray Linsenmayer is among Lamb’s Democratic challengers.

Aegon: We’re Here to Provide a Lifetime of Financial Security

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“Our work addresses a fundamental and universal need: financial security. Literally millions of people rely on us. Last year alone, we paid out close to €50 billion in claims and benefits to our customers. Financial security is something that many people lack, which not only has serious implications for them, but for wider society too. We’re here to change that.
Alex Wynaendts, Aegon CEO
 

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