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Vistra Releases Comprehensive Review of Company Climate Strategy

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Climate change is a defining issue of our time, impacting all global citizens, industries, and nations and it must be addressed collectively. As an integrated retail electricity provider and producer of electric power, Vistra has been committed to combating climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from our business activities.

Underscores its Commitment to the Clean Energy Transition with Launch of National Grid Renewables

Rollout of new National Grid Renewables brand emphasizes the important role renewable energy will play in the company’s efforts to decarbonize the energy system
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WALTHAM, Mass. and MINNEAPOLIS, Min., October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid, through its competitive, non-regulated National Grid Ventures unit, today announced the launch of National Grid Renewables, the new brand name for its US renewable energy business which includes solar, onshore wind and battery storage.

How Duke Energy Will Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

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By 2050, Duke Energy plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. It’s ambitious, but since 2005, the company has reduced its emissions by 39 percent.

Report: U.S. Corporate Solar Investments Swell to 8300 Megawatts, Grow 20-Fold Over Last Decade

Analysis from national trade group shows that Walmart increases solar use by 35% in 2019 as Facebook jumps 18 places in corporate solar ranking and Apple remains on top for second year in a row
Summary: 
  • Fifth Third Bank was ranked in SEIA’s list of top corporate solar purchasers at no. 11.
  • Fifth Third was the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to achieve 100% renewable power through a single, solar project in 2019.
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  • Fifth Third Bank was ranked in SEIA’s list of top corporate solar purchasers at no. 11.
  • Fifth Third was the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to achieve 100% renewable power through a single, solar project in 2019.

Canadian New Holland Agriculture Plant Reduces Energy Footprint With Solar Installation

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A CNH Industrial site in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is now home to more than 1,000 solar panels. The new installation in Saskatoon is a partnership between CNH Industrial and the SES Solar Co-op.

Racing the Sun: ON Semiconductor Sponsors Solar-Powered Go-Karts Program for Arizona Students

Written by: Cassandra Savel, Corporate Social Responsibility Intern
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From vehicle electrification to wide bandgap technology for solar power systems, ON Semiconductor is committed to providing innovative and energy-efficient solutions for the technologies of tomorrow.

Alliant Energy Reaches Milestone, Completes 1000 MW of Wind in Iowa

Customers and communities benefit from continued clean energy investments
Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, October 1, 2020  /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy announces completion of its plan to add 1,000 megawatts (MW) of wind production in Iowa, several months ahead of schedule and within budget. This achievement comes as the company completes its 130-MW Richland Wind Farm in Sac County, located in west-central Iowa.

The now operational wind farm is among five wind projects across seven counties in the state. Collectively, the projects provide Iowa customers and communities with new renewable energy and are expected to provide power to approximately 430,000 Iowa homes.

Facility Optimization and Solar Energy

A Snapshot of On-Site Solar System Considerations and Cost
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Over the past few months, we’ve provided guidance and resources on how to identify, properly scope out, and implement facility optimization projects. Once your facility has been optimized from an operations perspective, you now have the opportunity to raise the sustainability bar and realize further cost reduction by considering renewable energy sources – more specifically, solar energy.

Renewable Energy Technologies

Black & Veatch Names Rob Wilhite Vice President of Global Distributed Energy

Industry expert will deepen company’s expertise, help clients navigate a rapidly changing power market
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, 1 October 2020, /3BL Media/ – The rise of distributed energy resources (DER) is changing power distribution as policy makers, regulators and the public press for decarbonization, energy independence, resiliency and sustainability. Amidst this transformation, Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure services, announces Rob Wilhite has been named Vice President of Global Distributed Energy within the company’s power business.

Vistra Accelerates Pivot to Invest in Clean Energy and Combat Climate Change

Summary: 
  • Company to break ground on nearly 1,000 megawatts of renewables and storage; announces planned retirement of entire Midwest coal fleet. 
  • Provides financial update, raises 2020 financial guidance, and announces long-term capital allocation plan from continued strong financial outlook.
Press Release
  • Company to break ground on nearly 1,000 megawatts of renewables and storage; announces planned retirement of entire Midwest coal fleet. 
  • Provides financial update, raises 2020 financial guidance, and announces long-term capital allocation plan from continued strong financial outlook.

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