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Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

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RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans for Wind Turbines at Greenville Manufacturing Facility

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation today announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio and further build on the company's 46-year commitment to sustainable manufacturing.

Environmental Responsibility at MGM National Harbor

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MGM National Harbor was designed and built with sustainability in the forefront, making it a premier eco-luxury destination. Although Maryland did not require that we meet this standard, MNH achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Every element throughout the resort’s interior and exterior architecture was designed with sustainability in mind, including extensive use of natural light, LED lighting and water-saving fixtures. See the above infographic for more details on MNH’s sustainability.

First Electric Highway in U.S. Unveiled Near Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

Southern California Edison is helping to energize the project to support a cleaner energy future.
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Electric trolleys first appeared in Los Angeles in 1887 and ran until 1961. This marked the beginning of Los Angeles’ long history of electric transportation. It continued in 1990 with the opening of Metro’s light rail blue line, which uses overhead electric wires to power the trains.

Fast forward to 2017.  

Whirlpool Corporation Named to 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation, the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability and natural resource efficiency with its inclusion on the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index.

WEBINAR: How to Accelerate and Scale Your Renewable Energy Plan

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Are you interested in how companies are scaling their clean energy use?

General Motors’ global manager of renewable energy, Rob Threlkeld, and Lily Donge, principal of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewable Center, will lead a free GreenBiz webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. eastern. Together they will discuss the economic opportunity in addressing climate change and share best practices to help organizations of all sizes achieve quick wins toward their renewable energy goals and scale efforts across their enterprise.

New Report Finds Clean Energy Investment Trends Are Improving Investment Returns

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November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As investors converge in Bonn, Germany this week for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP23, to showcase how they are taking action to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, a new report released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres and the Clean Energy Venture Fund (CEVF) finds that the accelerating trends in the clean energy technology investment market over the last seven years are expected to improve investment returns into the foreseeable future.

UK First As Barclays Issues €500m Green Bond

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Barclays PLC has successfully priced and issued a 0.625% €500m green bond.  This is a first for the UK market, as it represents the first green bond issued by a UK bank, using UK assets.  The transaction was well received, attracting a final order book of €1.85bn.

Whirlpool Corporation Increases Sustainability Efforts in India

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One megawatt. That’s the equivalent of the average yearly electricity consumption of 9,733 homes in India. That’s also the size of Whirlpool India’s newest solar array installation at its Pune, Maharashtra plant, helping to offset the plant’s electricity needs by more than 15 percent.

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