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Companies and Institutions Make the Business Case for Smart Energy Policy in the Buckeye State

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CLEVELAND, April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Companies and institutions in Ohio will gather today to discuss with state lawmakers how energy policy has the potential to drive investment and economic development in the Buckeye State.

Green Mountain Energy Adds Solar Energy at Three Texas State Parks

Sustainability Partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Brings More Than 67 Kilowatts of Renewable Energy across Texas
Press Release

GLEN ROSE, Texas, April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Green Mountain Energy and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) today announced the completion of solar installations at three state parks across Texas as part of their long-standing sustainability partnership.

Park visitors can now experience the benefits of solar energy whether they are comparing shoe sizes to actual dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park, enjoying the spectacular South Texas wildlife at Estero Llano Grande State Park or camping near the Red River at Eisenhower State Park.

CLP Strengthens Climate Action for Sustainable Growth

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The CLP Group has laid out its latest steps to help address the challenges associated with climate change while keeping its focus to support communities and power economic growth in its new Sustainability Report.

Strengthening decarbonisation targets

Arrow Electronics and We Care Solar Cooperate on Innovative Solar Suitcase Technology

Project wins 2019 Edison Gold Award
Press Release

April 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ Arrow Electronics and nonprofit We Care Solar won the 2019 Edison Award for Social Innovation for its joint development of Solar Suitcase 3.0, a portable and durable power system that provides sustainable energy for around-the-clock, effective obstetric care in remote and off-grid maternal health facilities around the world.

Partners in Purpose: Duke Energy Solar Plants Will Remove 1 Billion Pounds of CO2 Per Year

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Duke Energy recently announced locations for three new universal solar plants in the state of Florida. The plants are expected to eliminate 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year beginning in early 2020.

Duke Energy plans to add a total of 700 MW of solar power throughout Florida by 2022.

3BL Media is proud to be Duke Energy's partner in purpose.

Video | Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap Go on a Digital Training Tour through Kenya

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Arrow Electronics and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator. The new unit serves the Kenyan capital of Nairobi - one of Africa’s commercial hubs and a portal for Africa’s development in the 21st Century.

Kenya is poised to be a global success story because of its motivated youth, a dynamic private sector and improving infrastructure. But it must address gaps in modern workforce skills and technology access to unlock its potential. 

Duke Energy Florida Announces 3 More Solar Power Plants, Totaling 195 Megawatts

Summary: 
  • Company continues to make progress on adding 700 MW of solar generation through 2022

  • By early 2020, company’s solar power plants will eliminate more than 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year

Press Release
  • Company continues to make progress on adding 700 MW of solar generation through 2022

  • By early 2020, company’s solar power plants will eliminate more than 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year

North Carolina’s Solar Power Output Grew 36 Percent in 2018

Summary: 
  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth
Press Release
  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth

This School is Serving as a Sustainable Safe Haven for 240 Girls in Ghana

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Ghana's Volta region has the lowest quality education in the country, and lack of facilities means 87% of girls in primary school do not continue to secondary school. 

Tetra Tech partnered with Voices of African Mothers and Cornell University Sustainable Design’s Sustainable Education Ghana to give girls a safe and sustainable place to receive an education. Watch the video above to learn more about this project and partnership.

The first classroom unit is slated to open in 2019.

3BL Media is Tetra Tech's partner in purpose.​

North Carolina Schoolchildren Give Mohawk Group and Karastan a Hand in Sustainability

Art exercise celebrates on-campus installation of SmartFlower energy unit
Press Release

EDEN, N.C., March 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Rockingham County students in North Carolina recently joined Mohawk Group and Karastan to commemorate the installation of an on-campus SmartFlower™ solar energy unit with a collaborative hands-on art project facilitated by plant employees.

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