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More Renewable Energy Helps Fight Climate Change

SCE named No. 1 energy storage utility and No. 2 solar utility in the U.S.
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Ninety-five degrees. That’s the temperature that registered on thermometers across Rosemead on April 9. According to the National Weather Service, cities across Southern California Edison’s service territory experienced similar record-breaking heat.

Protecting Eagles While Generating Carbon-Free Energy

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Duke Energy is installing new eagle protection technology at its Top of the World Windpower Project in Wyoming to detect in-flight eagles and prevent their collision with rotating wind turbine blades.

Duke Energy is the first windpower operator in the U.S. to commercially deploy the new system, called IdentiFlight, which uses artificial intelligence and high-precision optical technology to ensure the successful coexistence of wind energy and eagles.

A Four-Step Plan for Quickly Building Access to Energy in Remote, Rural Areas

by Gilles Vermot Desroches, SVP Sustainability & BOP
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The United Nations has established Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) as a key initiative for ensuring access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for all by 2030. Today, one in seven people on the planet still have no access to energy, with most of these families living in the rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that by 2030, 674 million people will still lack access to energy.

Bold Ideas for Financing and Regulations to Close the Energy Gap

by Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Chief Strategy Officer
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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for universalaccess to affordable, reliable and modern energy services by the year 2030. 1.1 billion people worldwide still have no access to electricity. That’s nearly equivalent to the U.S and European population combined.

Duke Energy's Renewable Energy Portfolio Grew Almost 20 Percent in 2017, According to New Report

Summary: 
  • Company added more than 1,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass

  • Almost 40 percent of the company's electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions

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  • Company added more than 1,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass

  • Almost 40 percent of the company's electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions

Work Better - Aim high - Build the Future

Hydro-Québec, a world leader in hydropower generation, publishes its Sustainability Report 2017
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Hydro-Québec, a world leader in hydropower generation, publishes its Sustainability Report 2017

Opportunities and Challenges in the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

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This will be a hot summer for solar and storage developers in Massachusetts as the Commonwealth kicks off its SMART program, providing tiered incentives to promote solar with an additional kicker if there is storage attached. It’s an exciting program—the first of its kind outside of California, and one of the first ever in the U.S. to promote energy storage coupled with community solar (direct contracts between solar arrays and residents).

Duke Energy's $62 Million Solar Rebate Program Approved for North Carolina Residential, Business and Nonprofit Customers

Summary: 
  • Savings potential of $4,800 for a typical residential solar array

  • Program resulted from collaborative solar law in North Carolina

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  • Savings potential of $4,800 for a typical residential solar array

  • Program resulted from collaborative solar law in North Carolina

Solar Desalination Technology in Coastal Regions - Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Impact Project

Erb student Iulia Bleanda-Mogosanu talks about the genesis of the idea and her role in identifying the commercial opportunity. (Part I)
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At the Erb Institute, our students collaborate with students across campus—from both other schools and other programs. By nature, they are curious and driven to make a difference in the world using their business acumen and sustainability smarts. We sat down with ‘Erber’ Iulia Bleanda-Mogosanu, who has been working on a team that is building a prototype single-stage distillation unit. This apparatus has the potential to desalinate water in coastal communities that are deteriorating because of insufficient access to fresh water.

Cisco’s Bangalore Campus Now Powered by Solar

by Andy Smith, Global Sustainability Manager
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I am very excited to announce that Cisco’s Bangalore campus is now using solar power generated by two new offsite solar installations located in Karnataka, India. Cisco recently signed two solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will collectively deliver 85,000 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity every year to the local electric grid where our Bangalore campus is located.

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