Solar Energy CSR News

Jennifer James Named to Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities

Press Release

BOSTON, March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Jennifer James, Smart City Solutions Lead for Black & Veatch, has been selected to serve on the Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities. The nonprofit global network promotes sustainable and resilient Smart City solutions by encouraging diplomacy and collaboration.

The Value of Smart City Initiatives Offer New Twist on Old Question of Affordability

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Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report reinforces lessons learned in the past year—although governments and municipalities believe strongly in the smart city model, they continue to struggle to fund these efforts.

Meet Shabari Basu, Wind Director

She helps us generate clean energy from renewable resources
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We’re celebrating Women’s History Month this March by introducing you to 10 women who help power your life at Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. They advance our company with their vision, talent, hard work and creativity. These trailblazing women – including a nuclear engineer, astrophysicist and lineman – reveal inspiring stories of persistence, pluck and achievement in largely male-dominated fields. A diverse workplace isn’t just a nice idea, it’s a competitive necessity. Today, meet Dr.

HP Commits to Climate Change, Plans to Cut Carbon Footprint 25% by 2025

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With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set to change hands and the future of the U.S. role in the historic Paris climate agreement unknown, it is more important than ever for the private sector to show its commitment to addressing climate change.

Red Wing Shoe Company Embarks on 25-Year Solar Energy Partnership with NRG

Company’s subscription to community solar farms will reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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by Editorial Team

Today we were excited to announce that Red Wing Shoe Company — a global leader in the design, production and distribution of safety and lifestyle footwear as well as work-related footwear and apparel — has signed Solar Subscription Agreements for two NRG community solar farms in Minnesota’s Olmstead and Dodge counties. 

Commercial Energy Storage: Sustainability’s Low-Hanging Fruit

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It is easy to talk about sustainability, especially when the timeframes for achieving quantifiable results are comfortably far in the future. It’s much harder to actually implement feasible sustainability programs that will have a significant business impact.

A Different Perspective on “Solar Power”

Summary: 

By one definition, the United States generated 79.9% of its electricity from solar power in 2015. Should we be celebrating that fact? Not really.

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By one definition, the United States generated 79.9% of its electricity from solar power in 2015. Should we be celebrating that fact? Not really.

Power of the Sun: Green Mountain Energy Launches Innovative Combination to Help Homeowners Make the Most of Solar

Solar Installer Partnership Paired with Buyback Program & Solar Rebate
Press Release

HOUSTON– February 22, 2017 /3BL Media/  – Texans now have more reasons to adopt rooftop solar with Green Mountain Energy’s new solar program, featuring a simple three-step process that helps make going solar easy for Texas homeowners. Through the initiative, Green Mountain pairs a homeowner with an approved local rooftop solar installer, then enrolls the homeowner in the Green Mountain Renewable Rewards® buy-back program and provides the homeowner with a SolarSPARC® rebate.

National Engineers Week 2017: Enabling the Evolution of Smart Cities and Smart Utilities

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For centuries, engineers have played a foundational role in the design and deployment of the vital infrastructure systems that drive our cities and communities. But today, the work of these critical problem solvers is more important than ever. As we celebrate 2017 National Engineers Week, we recognize engineers not only for their past contributions, but for their future work in enabling our cities and communities to act on the promise of a smarter, safer and more sustainable way of life.

Energy Storage: How Sustainability Works for All of Us

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For many, “sustainability” evokes images of solar panels, windmills, and electric vehicles. When we at Green Charge use the word, we are indeed talking about reducing carbon emissions by using energy storage to bank renewable energy, thus reducing reliance on power from oil and coal. We also contribute to sustainability by giving utilities the means to leverage our distributed customer-sited energy storage so they can more efficiently balance grid demand.

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