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Energy Efficiency Highlights From the 2017 Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey

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It’s October. While you sip your pumpkin spice latte and cheer on your favorite football team, it’s also time to talk about energy. Happy #EnergyAwarenessMonth! This month, companies and organizations around the country are raising awareness of the importance of energy efficiency.

Caterpillar's Solar Installations in India Help Drive Renewable Energy Goal

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Our Hosur, India plant recently installed 150 kilowatt solar panels on its roof.

Click here to learn more about how Caterpillar has a goal to use alternative/renewable sources to meet 20 percent of its energy needs by 2020.

Hormel Sponsors Solar Project in Kansas

by Antonio Pasolini
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Solar power is one of the cleanest forms of energy available, and many companies are embracing it as a central part of their strategy to reduce emissions and reach clean energy goals.

Natural food company Hormel Natural Choice is tapping the power of the sun through a partnership with a community project headed by Westar Energy, just 50 miles from its Dold Foods plant in Wichita, Kansas.

Prioritizing Cybersecurity Key to Ensure Safe, Secure Utilities

Electric utilities are making progress with cybersecurity, but gaps remain
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Facing inevitable attacks to their networks by hackers, electric utilities are making progress in prioritizing cybersecurity to ensure that they can deliver and maintain safe, secure utilities for all. However, this year’s Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report shows even as leaders work to ensure grid security, major gaps remain in the areas of asset security control and security risk awareness.

The Ray prepares for Troup County Growth

By Alicia B. Hill
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Much has changed in just over three years since The Ray beautification and energy efficiency project was proposed for the section of Interstate 85 that passes through Troup County.

Can One Highway Drive the Future?

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This is a video from the VERGE Talk that Allie Kelly and Harriet Langford participated in at #VERGE17, put on by @GreenBiz. 

Click here to watch the video and learn all about #TheRay.

A Father's Sustainability Legacy

How two daughters turned a $50 million charitable foundation into a showcase for sustainable business—in Dad’s memory
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In September 2011, one month after Ray C. Anderson died, his two daughters—Mary Anne Lanier, now 60, and Harriet Langford, 57—were summoned to his lawyer’s Atlanta office. Anderson had founded Interface, the world’s largest commercial carpet-tile manufacturer, and he left his daughters a $50 million philanthropic trust. “We were absolutely shocked,” says Langford. Anderson had given no instructions about where the money should go or what the foundation should focus on. “We went around for the next six months like deer in the headlights,” she says.

ENGIE North America Announces Largest Utility-Scale Energy Storage Installation in Massachusetts

3 MW/6 MWh energy storage system to be installed at Mt. Tom Solar, adjacent to former coal plant; benefits include lower utility capacity costs/demand charges, reduced stress on electric grid, and optimization of solar energy
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HOLYOKE, Mass., October 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - ENGIE North America and Holyoke Gas & Electric (HG&E) today announced plans for the largest utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts. Green Charge, an ENGIE NA subsidiary, will operate the three-megawatt energy storage system at Mt. Tom Solar, which began operation in January of this year adjacent to the former Mt. Tom Power Station.

Ecocentricity Blog: David and Goliath

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Think about the energy that you use each day. Utility-generated electricity, gasoline-fueled mobility, and heat from natural gas are probably the largest sources, and each is powered by fossil fuels. If you wanted to “cut the cord” on these energy needs, how could you possibly do it?

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Think about the energy that you use each day. Utility-generated electricity, gasoline-fueled mobility, and heat from natural gas are probably the largest sources, and each is powered by fossil fuels. If you wanted to “cut the cord” on these energy needs, how could you possibly do it?

CMS Energy Announces Purchase of Lansing-Area Solar Project, Providing Clean Energy to Power 3,300 Homes

Delta Solar to Serve Lansing Board of Water & Light Customers
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LANSING, Mich., October 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CMS Energy announced today that its subsidiary, CMS Enterprises, is purchasing Delta Solar, a 24-megawatt, two-part solar power project under construction that will provide enough energy to the Lansing Board of Water & Light to power 3,300 homes through a power purchase agreement.

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