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From Whiteboards to Neighborhoods, Smart Street Systems Engage Citizens

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Once considered the purview of Jetsons-era futurescapes, smart street systems have made the transition from science fiction to real city council planning agendas. Sensor-laden Wi-Fi kiosks, smart streetlights, EV charging stations and integrated urban mobility systems are generating rising interest as cities demand greater connectivity, resource efficiency, enhanced public safety and more effective municipal service delivery.

Power Play: NRG Energy Brings Sustainable Power to US Stadiums

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This Sunday, as millions of us tune in to the Big Game, we’ll be seeing powerful players, both on and off the field.

We’re excited to host the game at NRG Stadium – and show the world exactly how stadiums can benefit from reliable, efficient and sustainable energy solutions.

With over 300+ football fields worth of solar panels installed at stadiums across the country, we aim to engage and inspire everyday businesses and consumers to better understand, and even implement, their own smart energy strategies.

Smart Cities Will Depend on Smarter Movement of People and Goods

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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One of the challenges in smart city transportation is to be able to go from point A to point B, while reducing the number of cars on the market, and also being able to use existing public transportation. 

Renewable Energy Continues to Grow Under New Administration - The Minute

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With headline-grabbing news about pipeline approvals, reversals of climate change policies, and the nomination of a Secretary of Energy who originally wanted to abolish that department, it’s important to remember that plans for a renewable energy future continue to be made.

Just Energy Solar | Solar Power + Tiny Houses

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Two complementary movements are converging all over the country. On one hand, you have more people scaling back their lifestyles, exemplified by the rise of the tiny home, and on the other, you have our population’s growing desire to go “off grid,” for which solar power is the key component. Solar Installations in the US have grown 58% over this time last year:

Data and Planning Drive the Growth of Smart Cities and Utilities

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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The Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report investigates the progress made by communities and utilities as they continue their evolution toward smarter infrastructure.

Black & Veatch: Rise of Data Propels Growing Adoption of Smart City Solutions

Strategic Directions Report reflects increasing engagement tied to smart city, smart utility efforts
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cities and utilities are increasingly relying on data analytics tools to advance their smart systems, even as municipal leaders grapple with how to pay for these upgrades. Fulfilling the smart city promise will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement.

Mission Waco Receives Grant for Unique Sustainability Project from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

Sun Club® partners with Mission Waco on community greenhouse
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WACO, Texas, January 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Mission Waco will soon be known as one of Texas’ sustainability leaders thanks to a new partnership. Green Mountain Energy Sun Club has selected the Waco-based nonprofit to receive a $234,000 donation to support a unique sustainability project dubbed Urban REAP for “Urban Renewable Energy and Agriculture Project.”

Duke Energy Renewables Acquires Three California Solar Projects From SunPower

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  • Deal includes three solar projects in Kern County, California
  • Duke Energy Renewables now has 55 solar sites in nine states
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  • Deal includes three solar projects in Kern County, California
  • Duke Energy Renewables now has 55 solar sites in nine states

Las Vegas Chooses Renewable Energy - The Minute

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A short list of US cities rely on renewable energy: Aspen, Burlington, and Greensburg, KS. Now an unexpected name can be added to this select group: Las Vegas. The city reports that all municipal buildings and facilities will be powered by renewable energy.

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