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Give the Gift of Light This Giving Tuesday

Symantec nonprofit partner SolarBuddy illuminates better futures for children around the world
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Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving which encourages people to give their time, a donation or gift, or the power of their voice to support their local community. Anyone, anywhere can get involved and give back in a way that’s meaningful to them. 

We’re featuring a guest post by Simon Doble, CEO of SolarBuddy, one of Symantec’s nonprofit partners. SolarBuddy’s program raises awareness of the billions of people living in energy poverty while providing safe, reliable, effective and easy-to-operate solar lights to children without access to electricity. 

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Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving which encourages people to give their time, a donation or gift, or the power of their voice to support their local community. Anyone, anywhere can get involved and give back in a way that’s meaningful to them. 

We’re featuring a guest post by Simon Doble, CEO of SolarBuddy, one of Symantec’s nonprofit partners. SolarBuddy’s program raises awareness of the billions of people living in energy poverty while providing safe, reliable, effective and easy-to-operate solar lights to children without access to electricity. 

Transforming Southeast Asia’s Energy Sector: Opportunities & Challenges

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Nations in Southeast Asia are working to balance energy security, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness at a time when the financial sector is looking for bankable energy projects in which to invest. The region’s industrial growth in recent years has encouraged economic growth and urbanization that has expedited its consumption of energy.

From Drones to Sensors: Innovation Gaining Sway Among Electric Utility Leaders

Electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in technology
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With their infrastructure graying and renewable energy posing growing threats to their customer bases and bottom lines, electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in construction, from the deployment of drones to innovative construction practices. Amid the prospect of a continued shift to decentralized, digital grids and the broadening appeal of increasingly affordable solar power systems, electricity suppliers no longer have the luxury of resisting change or delaying the adoption of next-generation power delivery.

The Future Is Bright With Our Solar Powered Feed Mill

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We’re taking a significant step toward making our company more sustainable by using renewable energy to make a difference in the way we operate.

Our feed mill in Aurora, Missouri, not only plays an integral role in our poultry production at our Monett, Missouri, complex, but it’s now our first commercial feed mill to use solar energy.

Lidl Finland Microgrid Enables Carbon-Neutral Distribution

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Schneider Electric has partnered with grocery store chain, Lidl, to deliver Finland’s largest industrial microgrid and an advanced IoT-enabled building automation system for Lidl’s new distribution center in Järvenpää, Finland.  

The unique distribution center that will cover a surface of 60,000 m2, the largest in Finland and equivalent to 10 football fields in size, will serve Southern Finland’s grocery stores and fully start operations at the beginning of 2019.

Smart microgrid: 100% renewable energy sources for a carbon-neutral environment

Black & Veatch Report: Natural Gas Industry Trending up Despite Headwinds of Trade Dispute, Surge in Renewables

Gas producers in U.S., overseas markets scurry to satisfy surging demand for cleaner, greener power
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 13, 2018 /3BL Media/  – Demand from increasingly thirsty energy markets is stoking near-term optimism for natural gas investment, as plentiful supply and innovative liquified natural gas (LNG) solutions help governments elevate the energy source to the center of their clean power goals.

Duke Energy Utility Issues Historic $1 Billion Green Bond Offering

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  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry
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  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry

Shining a Light on Government Support of Emerging Industries – New Research by Former Erb Postdoc Panikos Georgallis

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Emerging industries depend on government support to grow, but they may be seen as threats to an incumbent industry, and they need to prove their technical feasibility and market promise. So how do emerging industries garner government support? A group of researchers led by former Erb Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Panikos Georgallis set out to demystify the conditions under which emerging industries get government support.

WEBCAST | Powering Inclusion Through Solar Handprints: An Innovative Partnership

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Environmental initiatives frequently outshine the very communities they were designed to assist. But that need not be the case. A recent project by flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries demonstrates the potential to facilitate social empowerment and positive environmental impact continuously cultivated through “handprints” — initiatives that give more back to people and communities than they take, while helping minimize overall carbon footprint.

Schneider, Eastlands College of Technology Launch Electric and Solar Lab

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By CORRESPONDENT, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 2 – Schneider Electric has partnered with Eastlands College of Technology to launch an Electric and Solar Energy Laboratory in its Campus located off Lunga Lunga road – Industrial Area.

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