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The Ray and Energy Institute at UT Austin Partner for Groundbreaking Solar Energy Research Focused on Highways

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The Ray and the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin will partner to create ground-breaking research in solar energy; specifically on highway right-of-way spaces.

Press Release

The Ray and the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin will partner to create ground-breaking research in solar energy; specifically on highway right-of-way spaces.

Mohawk Group Partners with Groundswell and Elevate Energy to Bring Solar to Community Hub in South Chicago

Press Release

CHICAGO, June 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ — As part of Mohawk Group’s ongoing commitment to leave more handprints than footprints, the leader in commercial flooring joined Groundswell, Elevate Energy and other partners in south Chicago today for the unveiling of a new smartflower™ solar system. The smartflower, located at The Renaissance Collaborative (TRC) in the Bronzeville community, officially launches an innovative solar energy partnership that includes the installation of 10 units across the U.S. over the course of three years.

Consumers Energy Proposes Long-Term Plan, Cleaner Energy Future for Michigan

Plan includes retirement of coal plants; more renewable energy, energy efficiency
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Fast Facts

  • Karn 1 and 2 would be retired in 2023
  • 37 percent renewable energy by 2030
  • 43 percent renewable energy by 2040
  • Significant investments in solar and increased use of energy efficiency and customer demand management programs

LEARN MORE: See more information about Consumers Energy's Integrated Resource Plan at www.ConsumersEnergy.com.

Press Release

Fast Facts

  • Karn 1 and 2 would be retired in 2023
  • 37 percent renewable energy by 2030
  • 43 percent renewable energy by 2040
  • Significant investments in solar and increased use of energy efficiency and customer demand management programs

LEARN MORE: See more information about Consumers Energy's Integrated Resource Plan at www.ConsumersEnergy.com.

5 Ways Duke Energy is Using Drone Technology

As technology progresses, so does drone use
Blog

For nearly a century, unmanned aerial vehicles – or drones – were primarily tools for the military, but in the last decade, the use of drones for civilian tasks has skyrocketed. Industries from real estate to agriculture and retail to entertainment are using the technology to work faster, safer and in new ways.

California’s Solar Decree: Could Other States, Utilities Follow Suit?

Black & Veatch Expert: growth of California solar power shows complexity in electric market
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California energy regulators recently passed a new building code requiring most newly constructed, low-rise homes constructed after 2019 to have built-in solar-powered energy systems, making that state the first to adopt such a mandate. That decree was part of other additions to the building code aimed at bolstering energy efficiency. Ryan Pletka, an innovation and strategy executive at Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering and power solutions, details key things you should know:

Cisco Employees Are Earth Aware, Making a Positive Impact on the Planet

by Catherine Paquette, Business Analyst, Global Energy Management and Sustainability (GEMS)
Blog

We may not always remember to “stop and smell the roses,” but slowing down and appreciating the natural beauty all around us can serve as a reminder of lucky we are to call planet Earth our home. Last month, employees around the world came together to do just that; celebrating Earth Day throughout April as part of Cisco’s Earth Aware campaign.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2018

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This is the quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, a private family foundation that seeks to promote a sustainable society by supporting and funding educational and project-based initiatives that advance knowledge and innovation in sustainability.

Newsletter

This is the quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, a private family foundation that seeks to promote a sustainable society by supporting and funding educational and project-based initiatives that advance knowledge and innovation in sustainability.

Tomorrow's Infrastructure, Today

Article

If the phrase “highway infrastructure” doesn’t excite you and bring to mind high-tech innovations, it should. I’ll tell you why.

Ecocentricity Blog: This One Is a Step Back

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It is important for environmentalists to acknowledge each step back at the same time they celebrate every two steps forward. Credibility is lost if sustainability’s successes are trumpeted while ignoring its failures.

Blog

It is important for environmentalists to acknowledge each step back at the same time they celebrate every two steps forward. Credibility is lost if sustainability’s successes are trumpeted while ignoring its failures.

Black & Veatch Brings Engineering Expertise to Santa Rita, California, Schools' Debut of Solar-Plus-Sharp SmartStorage® Microgrids

Project gives school district sustainable defense against grid outages, cuts utility bills
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California's most abundant resource, combined with precedent-setting integration of battery storage, will help a school district dramatically reduce its utility bills and build new defenses against outages. Black & Veatch today announced its role alongside Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group in engineering six sites of solar photovoltaic (PV) and SmartStorage energy systems in the Santa Rita Union School District (SRUSD) in Salinas, California.

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