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Ecocentricity Blog: Walking and Chewing Gum

By: John A. Lanier
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I’m a huge advocate for utility-scale solar. That doesn’t mean, however, that I think we’re doing it perfectly right now.

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I’m a huge advocate for utility-scale solar. That doesn’t mean, however, that I think we’re doing it perfectly right now.

Fifth Third Bank Ranks No. 33 on EPA's Fortune 500 List of Green Power Users

Fifth Third Bank makes leading green power purchase
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July 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Fifth Third Bank announced that it is No. 33 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) list of Green Power Partners from the Fortune 500®. Fifth Third Bank is using more than 149 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually. Fifth Third Bank is also No. 75 on the EPA’s National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership. Fifth Third Bank’s choice to use green power helps advance the voluntary market for green power, as well as the development of those sources.

Black & Veatch Continues Advancing the March of Solar Power Globally

Latest Solar Power World magazine rankings affirm company’s comprehensive global solar installation capabilities
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Continuing its rise as part of a diversified energy portfolio in an evolving power market, solar power accounted for nearly 40 percent of new electricity generating capacity added last year in the United States – the biggest annual share in the industry’s history, a recent report found.  And Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure solutions, played a key role in helping address the demand.

Tetra Pak Commits to Net Zero Emissions

The company announces commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its own operations by 2030, with the ambition to achieve net zero GHG emissions for the entire value chain by 2050
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 28, 2020, /3BL Media/ - Today, Tetra Pak reconfirms its strategic priority in driving the sustainability transformation by setting an ambition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030 target of net zero carbon emissions across its own operations. The company will also set emissions reduction targets in line with 1.5°C according to the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative across scopes 1, 2 and 3.

New LG Solar Modules Launching in U.S. Deliver Higher Efficiency, Performance

New LG Panels Work Harder, Look Better for Homeowners, Installers
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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., July 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ — LG Business Solutions is launching a new generation of solar modules in the United States – the latest LG NeON® 2 panels featuring even higher efficiency and greater performance characteristics than current models. 

INFOGRAPHIC: Sunny Days Ahead with Renewable Energy, Solar 101 for Consumers

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Solar energy can power a home throughout the day and may greatly reduce how much a family spends on electricity each year. Those who don’t take advantage of the natural energy of the sun will almost always pay for their electricity; those who use solar can put their home to work for them.

Download more solar infographics from LG Electronics. 

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Ecolab's 2030 Impact Goals Advance Sustainable and Productive Operations to Help Industry Achieve Greater Purpose

New goals will drive further ambitious progress on water, carbon, food safety and public health
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ST. PAUL, Minn., July 15, 2020  /3BL Media/ – By 2030, there will be an additional billion people in the world, placing greater demand on natural resources. To help companies sustainably address growing demand, Ecolab Inc. has launched its ambitious 2030 Impact Goals to significantly increase the company’s positive impact within its own operations and through its work with customers.

Duke Energy Renewables' Largest Solar Project Now Online in Texas

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  • 200-MWac Holstein Solar project achieves commercial operation.

  • Company’s Texas solar portfolio to exceed 500 MWac in operation by mid-2020.

     

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  • 200-MWac Holstein Solar project achieves commercial operation.

  • Company’s Texas solar portfolio to exceed 500 MWac in operation by mid-2020.

     

Battery Project Makes Room for More Rooftop Solar in Decorah

Alliant Energy to deploy new battery technology
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DECORAH, Iowa, July 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Clean, solar energy is a good thing. But it can also affect the performance and efficiency of the electric grid. An innovative battery-storage solution in Decorah, Iowa, jointly supported by Alliant Energy, US Department of Energy, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), looks to seamlessly connect customer-owned solar while maintaining reliable electrical service across the community.

ENR Sourcebook Rankings Affirm Black & Veatch as a Global Leader in Infrastructure Development

2020 Top Design Firms list highlights company’s deep expertise and continued leadership in power, water, telecommunications and government services
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 7, 2020 /3BL Media/– The 2020 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Sourcebook highlights Black & Veatch’s global leadership in engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) services across the global power, water, telecommunications and government services sectors.

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