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AkzoNobel Reduces CO2 Emissions by 100,000 Tons Thanks to New Bio-steam Facility

Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp commissions new bio-steam supply from energy company Eneco to AkzoNobel
Summary: 
  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 
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  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 

Republic Services: Sustainable Facilities

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Republic’s commitment to sustainable practices extends throughout their operations and into their facilities. When Republic builds new facilities, they adhere to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. This includes using sustainable materials to facilitate energy and water conservation, as well as design principles to enhance employee and guest comfort. With these standards at the forefront of their facility projects, Republic is making their working spaces more environmentally responsible and welcoming to all.

Republic Services: Recycling Capabilities

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While a number of factors have affected the recycling model in the U.S. in recent years, the consumer demand for effortless, All-in-One™ or single-stream recycling programs has never been greater. Republic Services knows through market research that 9 out of 10 Americans want recycling services, and they are willing to pay for it. Republic is listening, and have been hard at work to grow their recycling capabilities in several markets across the country. Here are a few examples:

Opening a New Frontier: Duke Energy Renewables’ 200-Megawatt Oklahoma Wind Project Delivering Power

Summary: 
  • Power is flowing to City Utilities of Springfield

  • Project comprised of 3.3 MW turbines and largest Vestas blades in U.S.

Press Release
  • Power is flowing to City Utilities of Springfield

  • Project comprised of 3.3 MW turbines and largest Vestas blades in U.S.

From Whiteboards to Neighborhoods, Smart Street Systems Engage Citizens

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Once considered the purview of Jetsons-era futurescapes, smart street systems have made the transition from science fiction to real city council planning agendas. Sensor-laden Wi-Fi kiosks, smart streetlights, EV charging stations and integrated urban mobility systems are generating rising interest as cities demand greater connectivity, resource efficiency, enhanced public safety and more effective municipal service delivery.

Grow Clean Energy and Solve for Carbon Emissions: A Win-Win

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If the world, and the United States in particular, intends to do something to address climate change and reduce the carbon dioxide emissions that cause climate change, then what should we do? And how should we do it? 

This blog is the first in a series that will focus on how we can bring about low-carbon and decarbonizing outcomes while leveraging the strengths of competitive markets. 

The Four Product Future Transforming the Energy Industry Today

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by Editorial Team

Last year, renewable energy sources represented more than half the new power capacity around the world.

Smart Cities Will Depend on Smarter Movement of People and Goods

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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One of the challenges in smart city transportation is to be able to go from point A to point B, while reducing the number of cars on the market, and also being able to use existing public transportation. 

Renewable Energy Continues to Grow Under New Administration - The Minute

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With headline-grabbing news about pipeline approvals, reversals of climate change policies, and the nomination of a Secretary of Energy who originally wanted to abolish that department, it’s important to remember that plans for a renewable energy future continue to be made.

Ford Cleans London Air Through Public-Private Partnership

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Companies have long facilitated public-private partnerships to create innovative solutions to the critical issues facing the world today. From Cisco's Smart + Connected Communities effort to Coca-Cola's Project Last Mile delivering medical supplies to remote areas, companies understand the benefits of improving the communities they operate in.

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