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Peninsula Clean Energy's ECO100 Now Green-e Certified

San Mateo County, 14 of its Cities, and Facebook All Receiving 100% Renewable Electricity
Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As of 2018 Peninsula Clean Energy's (PCE's) ECO100 option is now certified by Green-e Energy, the leading renewable energy certification and verification program in North America administered by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). Fourteen cities, the County of San Mateo, and the social media company Facebook have chosen to power their operations with PCE's 100% renewable electricity product, which is available to all San Mateo County residents and businesses.

Visa Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by End of 2019

Supports industry progress by joining RE100 Initiative and Business Renewables Center, signing Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, February 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Visa (NYSE: V) today announced its commitment to use 100 percent renewable electricity across its global operations by the end of 2019.

As part of this commitment, announced in conjunction with this week’s Climate Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado, Visa is joining the RE100 initiative, a collaborative, global platform developed by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP to increase demand for and delivery of renewable energy.

Discovery Green® Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary, 20 Years of Clean Energy With Green Mountain Energy

Popular park plans big birthday gift for guests with two decades of clean energy and a season of festivities
Press Release

HOUSTON, February 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Discovery Green is celebrating its first double-digit birthday with a giant green gift for its guests – two decades of pollution-free programming with 100 percent clean energy.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - February 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.

Grid Modernization: Increasing Capital Investments To Decrease Risk

System reliability & efficiency needs are driving utilities to rely on connected technology
Article

Growing commitment to distributed energy resources (DER) is forcing continued modernization of the grid — and the effort shows no signs of letting up. Whether by regulatory mandate or stakeholder pressure, system upgrades are being made worldwide to support the increase in renewable energy, while making infrastructure smarter and more resilient. Historically, attention to the grid’s distribution system focused on poles and wire maintenance and upkeep, but growing connectivity between assets is requiring a more holistic approach. 

Electrification on the Rise: Can Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Keep Up?

Utilities need to start thinking about how to scale up power infrastructure to meet demand
Article

Last year marked a monumental turning point for the future of electric vehicles (EVs), with several auto companies such as Volkswagen AG, General Motors and Volvo announcing significant electrification plans. Bolstered by improved battery technology, longer battery range, greater variety and lower prices, consumer confidence in EVs is at an all-time high. According to Forbes, light-duty EV sales in the United States rose 37 percent in 2016.

Non-Profit Donates Funds, Research Toward Improving Transportation

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The Trustees of the Atlanta-based Ray C. Anderson Foundation have granted an additional $2 million to The Ray over the next two years, to fund important research, pilot projects and emerging technologies with the potential to shape the transportation infrastructure of the future.

By Pamela Miller
Article

The Trustees of the Atlanta-based Ray C. Anderson Foundation have granted an additional $2 million to The Ray over the next two years, to fund important research, pilot projects and emerging technologies with the potential to shape the transportation infrastructure of the future.

Duke Energy Proposes Two Additional Renewable Energy Programs for North Carolina Customers

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  • North Carolina Shared Solar program expands solar options for participating communities
  • Green Source Advantage program helps large business customers meet renewable energy goals
  • Programs complement company’s recent $62 million solar rebate program 
Press Release

  • North Carolina Shared Solar program expands solar options for participating communities
  • Green Source Advantage program helps large business customers meet renewable energy goals
  • Programs complement company’s recent $62 million solar rebate program 

Duke Energy Delivered Sunshiny Days in North Carolina in 2017

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  • Company connected 500 megawatts of solar capacity in 2017

  • Since 2015, solar has been the No. 1 source for new energy capacity in the Carolinas

Press Release
  • Company connected 500 megawatts of solar capacity in 2017

  • Since 2015, solar has been the No. 1 source for new energy capacity in the Carolinas

Rebecca Leber on the Dawn of Solar Protectionism

Multimedia with summary

I don’t know about you, but whenever I see a headline that the Trump Administration has made a new announcement, I generally assume that it’s bad news before I even read the article. This week on Sea Change Radio we dig deeper into one of those recent headlines, and see how bad the news actually is. The decision to impose a 30% tariff on solar panels and solar cells coming from overseas is a move that leaves most renewable energy advocates apoplectic.

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