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Schneider Electric is Supporting #EarthHour

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A short note on Earth Hour like this: In 2019, millions of people came together to support #EarthHour. But in light of the unprecedented challenges facing the world, #EarthHour2020 is going digital. How can you show your support for positive climate impact in a fun, creative and digital way? 

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U.S. Energy Efficiency Rebates & Incentives Update 2020 From Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric helps organizations identify, qualify, pursue and obtain energy efficiency incentives. Each month our experts compile important news and notes. Here are your September rebates and incentives from around the U.S.

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Schneider Electric helps organizations identify, qualify, pursue and obtain energy efficiency incentives. Each month our experts compile important news and notes. Here are your September rebates and incentives from around the U.S.

Aiming for Carbon Neutral by 2050; Building the Rocket Ship for the New "Moon Shot"

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Decarbonization is a hot topic and can be considered the new “moon shot” of the 21st century. In a recently contributed article to Power Engineering magazine, power industry professionals Leslie Ponder and Kevin Cornish explore the future of decarbonization, and what it will take to get us to a future of net-zero carbon emissions or carbon-free energy goals in a rapidly decentralizing marketplace.

Research Triangle Park: Update on Our Environmental Progress

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The following is an excerpt from the 2019 CSR report.

In 2018, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality, and zero waste by FY20 at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The campus’s proximity to leading research universities makes it an ideal testing ground for sustainable improvements within our real estate operations. Here’s how we made progress in FY19:

Climate Leadership Builds on Technology and Empowering People: Together We Go Further

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by Gilles Vermot Desroches

Founded during the First Industrial Revolution, Schneider is eager to lead the global push to put sustainability at the heart of what the Word Economic Forum recently dubbed the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018 - 2020

Schneider Electric's the Group’s extra-financial performance barometer, achieves 7.77 out of 10, on track to reach its 9 out of 10 2020 goals
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  • As for each year, all 21 global results received external assurance by an independent auditor
  • 10 programs are well ahead of their objective a year in advance
  • In 2020, the Group will focus on 6 programs lagging behind
  • Recognitions obtained in all main extra-financial ratings validate the Group’s sustainability leadership 
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  • As for each year, all 21 global results received external assurance by an independent auditor
  • 10 programs are well ahead of their objective a year in advance
  • In 2020, the Group will focus on 6 programs lagging behind
  • Recognitions obtained in all main extra-financial ratings validate the Group’s sustainability leadership 

Hormel Foods Celebrates Completion of Solar Array at Its Swiss American Sausage Company Facility in California

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In December, Hormel Foods celebrated the completion of the solar energy project at the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, Calif. The completion was celebrated at a Flip the Switch event at the manufacturing facility, which produces a variety of pepperoni and salami for foodservice pizza toppings.

Kimberly-Clark Partners With United Energy Resources and NextEra Energy to Accelerate Solar Power in Georgia

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Kimberly-Clark’s support in a 3-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) project is helping foster the growth of renewable energy in LaGrange, Georgia.

Through a collaboration between Kimberly-Clark’s LaGrange manufacturing facility, United Renewable Energy LLC, and a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the 3MW solar facility, along with all the renewable energy credits (RECs), will be sold to Georgia Power as part of Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative.

Unlocking the Power of Policy at Ceres 2020 in New York!

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At Ceres 2020 in New York, we’ll explore how policy and legislation can serve as real solutions to our most pressing sustainability challenges—like climate change—and how both investors and companies can help shape innovative climate and energy policies at the state, regional, national and global levels.

Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative Announce Power Purchase Agreement for 128 MW South Dakota Solar Project

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February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Geronimo Energy (Geronimo), a National Grid company, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) announced today the execution of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Wild Springs Solar Project (Wild Springs). Wild Springs is a 128 megawatt (MW) clean solar energy project located in Pennington County, South Dakota, approximately 20 miles east of Rapid City. Wild Springs is anticipated to begin operations in 2022.

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