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Data and Planning Drive the Growth of Smart Cities and Utilities

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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The Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report investigates the progress made by communities and utilities as they continue their evolution toward smarter infrastructure.

Republic Services Receives Pioneer Award for Southern Nevada Recycling Center

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Republic Services recently accepted the Pioneer Award for the Southern Nevada Recycling Center at BOMA’s TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Awards. The Pioneer Award is given to the building that demonstrates a significant contribution to the improvement and enhancement of a community.

Black & Veatch: Rise of Data Propels Growing Adoption of Smart City Solutions

Strategic Directions Report reflects increasing engagement tied to smart city, smart utility efforts
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cities and utilities are increasingly relying on data analytics tools to advance their smart systems, even as municipal leaders grapple with how to pay for these upgrades. Fulfilling the smart city promise will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement.

SCS Global Services Named Clean Energy Award Recipient

SCS Awarded “Best Renewable Energy Verification Specialist 2016”
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EMERYVILLE Calif., January 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ ­– Global Energy News Magazine has named SCS Global Services as recipient of its 2016 Best Renewable Energy Verification Specialist award. The Clean Energy Awards recognize companies whose work advance clean energy solutions.

Orvis Goes Solar

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The Orvis Company is pleased to announce the installation of solar panels at their corporate headquarters in Sunderland, VT.  As a company founded on fly fishing and wingshooting, Orvis prides itself on its commitment to conservation and sustainability.  Each year 5% of the company’s pre-tax profits are invested in protecting nature. 

Duke Energy Project to Increase Public EV Charging Stations in N.C. by 30 Percent

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  • 83 cities, counties and organizations to benefit from $1 million program

  • Recipients from almost 50 N.C. counties

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  • 83 cities, counties and organizations to benefit from $1 million program

  • Recipients from almost 50 N.C. counties

Will Green Growth Spell the End of Capitalism?

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Scientists tell us that earth is overshooting its planetary boundaries at a rate far quicker than the average person would believe. This situation becomes rapidly compounded by the significant challenges of population growth, urbanization, unemployment and rising socioeconomic inequality. To complicate things further, the most rapid change is occurring in those parts of the world with the least resources and capacity to manage these effects. 

Microgrids Should Be a Key Element in Power Grid Modernization

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Modernization of the U.S. power grid will not only require replacement of old components with new ones, it will also need to account for larger amounts of renewable energy and distributed generation. This movement is causing utilities to consider microgrids as a part of the solution. 

All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Delivers Efficiency, Versatility and Technology

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  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid lineup offers two well-equipped models, starting at $41,995 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
  • With available $7,500 federal tax credit, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid pricing starts as low as $34,495, not including any state or local incentives
  • Pacifica Hybrid’s transferable warranty is among the best compared with other hybrid vehicles – up to 15-year/150,000-mile on emissions components and 10-year/150,000-mile on battery
  • All-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s advanced powertrain delivers a seamless, efficient driving experience, with 30 miles of all-electric range, 530 miles of total range and an estimated 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in city driving
  • Hybrid-exclusive technology features, including a smartphone app, deliver relevant vehicle information, such as charge status and scheduling, charging station locations and an “efficiency coach” for more efficient driving
  • Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform for class-leading ride, handling and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
  • Offers more than 100 standard and available safety and security features, including 360-degree Surround View camera, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Hold and Forward Collision Warning-Plus 
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  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid lineup offers two well-equipped models, starting at $41,995 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
  • With available $7,500 federal tax credit, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid pricing starts as low as $34,495, not including any state or local incentives
  • Pacifica Hybrid’s transferable warranty is among the best compared with other hybrid vehicles – up to 15-year/150,000-mile on emissions components and 10-year/150,000-mile on battery
  • All-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s advanced powertrain delivers a seamless, efficient driving experience, with 30 miles of all-electric range, 530 miles of total range and an estimated 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in city driving
  • Hybrid-exclusive technology features, including a smartphone app, deliver relevant vehicle information, such as charge status and scheduling, charging station locations and an “efficiency coach” for more efficient driving
  • Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform for class-leading ride, handling and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
  • Offers more than 100 standard and available safety and security features, including 360-degree Surround View camera, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Hold and Forward Collision Warning-Plus 

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