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Long-Term Planning Critical to Harnessing Distributed Energy Resources

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The proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) has resulted in a wide range of technologies that are impacting today’s power grid. Distributed solar energy, wind generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand-side management (DSM), combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines are all influencing today’s power grid, affecting affect every level of utility operations and business processes.

Cisco Opens New Solar Facility to Power San Jose Campus

by Catherine Paquette, Business Analyst, Global Energy Management and Sustainability (GEMS)
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Today, I attended the opening of Cisco’s new solar energy facility in Blythe, California. This facility, built by NRG Energy, Inc., will generate renewable power for use at our San Jose headquarters.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Contributes to a Healthy Environment

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Contributing to a healthy environment requires a strong willingness to give back. See how we’re making an impact: #EarthDay

Happy Earth Month from Aflac

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Did you know that more than 85 percent of Aflac’s U.S. properties are ENERGY STAR certified? And the energy savings will continue growing, as Aflac recently installed solar panels to help supplement our electrical power. #EarthMonth #SmartGreen

Case Study: 20th Century Fox Pioneers Industry-Leading Green Production Practices

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Over the past ten years, Twentieth Century Fox has taken every opportunity to make its global production operations among the most environmentally sustainable in the industry. From taking aggressive steps to responsibly manage energy and waste at its Los Angeles production campus to spearheading best practices for filming on location, the studio has consistently undertaken innovative projects that address the unique sustainability challenges facing film and television production.

Renewable Energy Use and Investment Continues to Rise - The Minute

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There’s more evidence that the trend lines for renewable energy will continue to rise, despite the Trump administration’s focus on coal and other carbon fuels. The numbers tell the story. Five states now get at least 20 percent of their electricity from wind. All five are traditionally Republican: Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

When Energy Storage Joins the Blockchain the Entire Energy Community Benefits

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Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven by volatile energy markets. They also give energy producers/consumers (aka “prosumers”) more control over the renewable energy they generate.

GM Earns ENERGY STAR® Award for Environmental Leadership

Companywide efforts to reduce energy intensity saved $73 million in 2016
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DETROIT, April 10, 2017 /3BL Media/  — General Motors earned the 2017 EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. GM’s commitment to reducing energy intensity saved $73 million in energy costs last year and avoided 388,000 metric tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to the electricity use of 57,000 U.S. homes.

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