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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.

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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.

Tomorrow's Infrastructure, Today

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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

Press Release
  • 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

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