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Republic Services and Mas Energy Unveil Latest Renewable Energy Project

Facilities Capable of Powering Over 15,000 Households and Represents One of the Largest Landfill-Gas-to-Energy Portfolios in Georgia
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ATLANTA, July 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) and Mas Energy, LLC unveiled today a new renewable energy project serving Metro Atlanta. The innovative project involves landfill gas-to-energy facilities at three area landfills, located in the cities of Buford, Griffin and Winder. Together, these facilities are capable of generating 24.1 megawatts of electricity, or enough renewable energy to power 15,665 households.

Albertsons Companies Increases the Use of Biodiesel for its Truck Fleets

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As one of the country’s largest food and drug retailers, Albertsons Companies is actively pursuing the goal of reducing waste and minimizing our environmental impact. We look for opportunities to lower the carbon footprint in our stores, offices, facilities and distribution centers across all of our banners (including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pavilions).

Top Names Unite to Drive Forward LNG as a Marine Fuel

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LONDON, July 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc, DNV·GL, ENGIE, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, Tote, Inc. and Wartsila have announced a new cross-industry initiative called SEA\LNG, to accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.

Electric Utilities Must Prepare for New Roles in the Smart City Transformation

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Electric utilities are facing a need and opportunity to transform their business due to the bidirectional nature of distributed generation and energy storage. This is just one of several fundamental changes that the smart cities movement is driving to reshape how fundamental services are delivered and managed.

VIDEO: Electric Utilities Preparing for New Roles in Smart City Evolution

Cities Introduce Smart Programs in Divergent Manners

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Cities across the globe have followed multiple tracks in their quest to become “smart.” It isn’t a question of right or wrong. However, two key themes are emerging in their approach – either start with a pilot project that produces quick results, or undertake a comprehensive master plan that strategically lays out the coming years and decades.

VIDEO: The Quest to Become Smart Cities Follows Many Tracks

Join FREE Webinar on How to Optimize Circular Economy Through Natural Capital

On July 20, experts from The Coca-Cola Company, SustainBiz, and Tetra Pak will discuss the role natural capital and renewable resources play in driving business growth and sustainability through a circular economy model.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, in partnership with Tetra Pak Inc., is hosting Optimizing the Circular Economy through Natural Capital Accounting, a free webinar on the role of natural capital and renewable resources as a key enabler of achieving a circular economy. 

First Hydrogen Fueling Station Network in U.S. Now Stretches Across California

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It’s the classic chicken-or-the-egg question. If attempting to revolutionize the auto industry, do you introduce the car or the supporting infrastructure first? For Joel Ewanick, the answer was obvious – get the infrastructure in place.

Five Cities That Are Leading the Way on Solar Power

By Jonathan Deesing
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Solar power is rapidly expanding in the U.S. — by 2015, there was enough solar capacity to power 5.4 million American homes. And the nation’s major cities are leading the revolution to power their metropolises with clean energy and sustainable lifestyles.

Utilities Can Better Secure Customer Relationships by Offering More Distributed Energy Resources

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As falling costs for distributed energy resources reduce the barriers to entry, new players like solar and battery storage developers are establishing relationships with utility customers. This is raising new concerns that without action, utilities will lose their cherished one-to-one customer relationship.

In response, some utilities are offering utility-owned rooftop solar in direct competition with third-party solar installers, while others are offering community solar programs – in both cases to meet customer demand for renewables while maintaining the customer relationship.

100-Year-Old Giant Cacti Preserved In Mexico

Preservation effort one of several examples detailed in TransCanada’s 2015 CSR Report
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Newly released Corporate Social Responsibility report highlights sustainable efforts

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