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Repeal and Replace of Clean Power Plan is a “ Step Backwards” for the U.S.

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June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Environmental Protection Agency repeal and replacement of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a “step backwards for U.S. climate action and global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Anne Kelly, vice president of government relations at the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres.

Project Update: What's New at the MCAS Miramar Microgrid

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Completion of Energy & Water Operations Center (EWOC)

One of the most integral components of the MCAS Miramar microgrid is now operational. Construction is complete for the new Energy and Water Operations Center (EWOC), where the microgrid system will be monitored, controlled and managed. The EWOC provides operators with direct control of integrated microgrid control system, utilizing Schneider Electric’s OASyS SCADA software, as well as other utility and energy control systems.

REC Solar Saves California School District Millions Through Innovative Solar Energy Solutions

Summary: 
  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.
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  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.

New Analysis: U.S. Power Sector Continues March Away From Coal

In 2017, for first year ever, zero-carbon sources lead power generation
Press Release

June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ The U.S. power sector continues transitioning away from coal and toward zero-carbon energy resources, as the largest electricity producers continue to reduce air pollutant emissions and their corresponding contributions to climate change, according to a new analysis released today. 

Solar, Wind, Batteries To Attract $10 Trillion to 2050, But Curbing Emissions Long-Term Will Require Other Technologies Too

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London and New York, June 18, 2019 – Deep declines in wind, solar and battery technology costs will result in a grid nearly half-powered by the two fast-growing renewable energy sources by 2050, according to the latest projections from BloombergNEF (BNEF). In its New Energy Outlook 2019 (NEO), BNEF sees these technologies ensuring that – at least until 2030 – the power sector contributes its share toward keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius.

No Time to Waste: How Digitalization Can Solve the Carbon Crisis

Summary: 
  • Companies must cap emissions to keep the global temperature increase below 2°C.
  • Better use of data and a connected digital approach are the way forward.
  • Electrification is a safe, reliable and clean route to a more sustainable future.
  • Lidl is a benchmark for regeneration and enlightened practices.
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  • Companies must cap emissions to keep the global temperature increase below 2°C.
  • Better use of data and a connected digital approach are the way forward.
  • Electrification is a safe, reliable and clean route to a more sustainable future.
  • Lidl is a benchmark for regeneration and enlightened practices.

Duke Energy Progress Continues to Be a Shining Star for Solar Power

Summary: 
  • Company ranked No. 4 in 2018 for connecting solar power to its energy grid
  • Lands in the Top 10 for the seventh straight year
  • Continues to drive solar adoption in the region
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  • Company ranked No. 4 in 2018 for connecting solar power to its energy grid
  • Lands in the Top 10 for the seventh straight year
  • Continues to drive solar adoption in the region

Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Have Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources

Water suppliers and wastewater service providers are grappling with ways to reduce power costs
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Water and energy systems long have been intrinsically intertwined, given electricity's entrenchment as one of a water or wastewater utility's biggest expenditures. But as water suppliers and wastewater service providers grapple with ways to reduce power costs, advance toward "green" energy and participate in the electric industry evolution, there's talk of "ner energy."

Edison International Sustainability Report Highlights Clean Energy Progress, Leadership in the Transformation of the Electric Power Industry

Press Release

ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Edison International has released its 2018 Sustainability Report reflecting its sustainability strategy and 2018 sustainability performance. The report shows how the company is leading the transformation of the electric power industry and operating its business with excellence by focusing on customers, communities and employees, with safety as its top value.

PacifiCorp Names Black & Veatch As EPC Contractor for Combined Solar Power With Battery Energy Storage Project

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new solar project in southern Utah is bringing together one of the West’s top utilities and a global leader in renewable energy projects to implement a combination of grid-scale battery storage and renewable power to address a transmission and distribution system reliability need.

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