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Solar 4 All® Program Returns Highland Park Landfill to Productive Use

By Fran Sullivan
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For decades, a plot of land along Donaldson Street in Highland Park served as a municipal landfill for unwanted household appliances, miscellaneous waste, and construction and demolition debris that reflected the rise of Middlesex County as one of New Jersey’s rising job centers.

But today, thanks to PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program, the site is returning to productive use with the construction of a 2-acre, 605-kilowatt-dc solar farm and battery storage system.

Just Released: 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data)

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), through its Green-e® certification programs, certified over 62 million megawatt-hours in retail transactions in 2018, representing an overall increase of 4%. This is the highest number of certified retail MWh to date
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November 1, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) released the 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data), which highlights the increasing role of Green-e certification in the growing U.S. retail renewable energy market and corporate sustainability initiatives.

Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 Achieves 2019 7/10 Target a Quarter in Advance with a 7.08/10 Score

Summary: 
  • Progress on the climate pillar will strongly support the new climate commitments unveiled at Climate Action Summit in New York
  • Few days after its Global Safety Day, the Groups announces a Medical Incident Rate of 0.70, 24% better than the target for 2019
  • Schneider Electric is selected for the DJSI World index for a 7th year, in Equileap’s top 100 list of companies globally leading the way in gender equality and in Fortune’s Change the World 2019 top 10
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  • Progress on the climate pillar will strongly support the new climate commitments unveiled at Climate Action Summit in New York
  • Few days after its Global Safety Day, the Groups announces a Medical Incident Rate of 0.70, 24% better than the target for 2019
  • Schneider Electric is selected for the DJSI World index for a 7th year, in Equileap’s top 100 list of companies globally leading the way in gender equality and in Fortune’s Change the World 2019 top 10

Spotlight on Lily Colson: 5th Grade Entrepreneur

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At just 10 years old, Lily Colson has proved that age does not matter when it comes to fantastic ideas – she was the winner of Stanley Black & Decker’s Sustainability Award at the National Invention Convention. This Maker Month, we chatted with Lily about her outstanding “Solar Lines” invention and why creations like hers are so important for the future of the planet:

Have you always been interested in making and creating things?

National Grid Seeks Minimum of 10 Megawatts of Energy Storage

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SYRACUSE, N.Y., October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  To further its commitment to clean energy and electricity reliability for upstate New York customers, National Grid has opened a competitive bidding process for a minimum of 10 megawatts of energy storage in key locations across the company’s service area. The projects must be in commercial operation by Dec.

DSM: Driving Innovation to Enable Renewable Energy for All

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Electricity: the more our population grows, the more of it we need. And the more electricity we consume, the stronger the case for using renewable, non-polluting power sources in place of fossil fuels. Going forward, further innovation in solar and wind power technology is needed if we are to meet our future power supply goals. 

Mohawk Group Installs Latest Smartflower at Florida School as Part of Commitment to “Handprints Over Footprints”

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COCOA, Fla. September 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Students at Emma Jewel Charter Academy now have a unique hands-on opportunity to study alternative energy and sustainability with the installation of an on-campus smartflower™ solar energy unit. The Mohawk Group initiative is part of the flooring manufacturer’s “handprinting” strategy to give more back to humankind and to the environment than it takes during its manufacturing processes.

The Power of Sustainability Partnerships

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Sustainability partnerships for renewable energy and zero waste

The development of renewable energy is one of the most important goals of sustainability partnerships. In fact, it has prompted a global corporate leadership initiative called RE100. More than 170 companies have joined RE100, and they are committed to achieving 100% renewable electricity – massively increasing the demand for clean power and the momentum for sustainability.

Learning the Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Procurement

Nicola Peill-Moelter, Ph.D. Board of Directors, REBA Director of Sustainability Innovation, VMware, Inc.
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Are you new to renewable energy procurement and perhaps a little overwhelmed by all its complexities? I was too back in 2015, after Akamai Technologies committed to powering 50% of its global network operations with renewable energy. As Akamai’s senior director of environmental sustainability at the time, I was tasked with executing the goal.

Mohawk Group Brings smartflower Solar Energy to Griffin Region College and Career Academy in Georgia

Georgia unit is flooring manufacturer's first in the state as part of handprinting strategy
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GRIFFIN, Ga., September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/—As part of its sustainability efforts to leave more handprints than footprints, Mohawk Group has partnered with the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) and SUNCATCH ENERGY to install a smartflower™ solar energy unit in Griffin, Ga. The smartflower technology was unveiled at a special ribbon-cutting event and reception earlier today at Griffin Region College and Career Academy (GRCCA).

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