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Underscores its Commitment to the Clean Energy Transition with Launch of National Grid Renewables

Rollout of new National Grid Renewables brand emphasizes the important role renewable energy will play in the company’s efforts to decarbonize the energy system
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass. and MINNEAPOLIS, Min., October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid, through its competitive, non-regulated National Grid Ventures unit, today announced the launch of National Grid Renewables, the new brand name for its US renewable energy business which includes solar, onshore wind and battery storage.

Putting Purpose Into Action: A Message From Our CEO

It's never been clearer: our future depends on companies that not only innovate boldly, but ones that act with integrity.
Article

Over the past months, we’ve seen ties between health, progress, and prosperity strain in real time due to the hardships brought on by the pandemic. Life as we know it changed dramatically, as did the role of the private sector in many ways.

How Duke Energy Will Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Blog

By 2050, Duke Energy plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. It’s ambitious, but since 2005, the company has reduced its emissions by 39 percent.

Duke Energy Unveils Sweeping Clean Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan at Inaugural ESG Day

Summary: 
  • Company to double renewable portfolio output to 16 gigawatts by 2025, and to 40 gigawatts for regulated utilities by 2050.
  • Plans to accelerate coal reduction across the Carolinas and Midwest.
  • New commitment to reduce methane emissions in its natural gas business to net-zero by 2030.
Press Release
  • Company to double renewable portfolio output to 16 gigawatts by 2025, and to 40 gigawatts for regulated utilities by 2050.
  • Plans to accelerate coal reduction across the Carolinas and Midwest.
  • New commitment to reduce methane emissions in its natural gas business to net-zero by 2030.

Industry Insight: Our Pandemic Recovery Must Be a Green Recovery

by Gareth O’Reilly
Article

Last summer’s devastating bushfires unified communities and politicians with pledges to recover and rebuild. They also ignited the climate change debate, fuelling the push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their environmental consequences.

Gareth O'Reilly, President, Pacific, Schneider Electric.
Our economic recovery must contribute to addressing the climate change challenge and reducing emissions, says Gareth O'Reilly, President, Pacific, Schneider Electric. 

Black & Veatch: 'New Energy,' Grid Modernization and Decarbonization Drive Electric Industry to Repower

Summary: 
  • Latest Strategic Directions Report reveals evolving energy ecosystem to be a nexus of challenges, opportunities for electric service providers
  • Decades-old concerns about reliability, aging infrastructure and long-term investment build, demand rigorous attention

 

Press Release
  • Latest Strategic Directions Report reveals evolving energy ecosystem to be a nexus of challenges, opportunities for electric service providers
  • Decades-old concerns about reliability, aging infrastructure and long-term investment build, demand rigorous attention

 

How Can Regulations Reduce F-gas in Power Networks?

by Frederic Godemel
Blog

Since the mid-twentieth century, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) has been widely used as a replacement for oil as an insulator in electrical equipment, with one of its largest uses today being in electrical switchgear. SF6)has proven to be reliable and highly effective in applications where arcing can be expected and its use has enabled smaller, cleaner designs and greater equipment durability over time.

By almost all accounts, SF6 has been a strong performer in electrical equipment.

The global warming concern

Alliant Energy Reaches Milestone, Completes 1000 MW of Wind in Iowa

Customers and communities benefit from continued clean energy investments
Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, October 1, 2020  /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy announces completion of its plan to add 1,000 megawatts (MW) of wind production in Iowa, several months ahead of schedule and within budget. This achievement comes as the company completes its 130-MW Richland Wind Farm in Sac County, located in west-central Iowa.

The now operational wind farm is among five wind projects across seven counties in the state. Collectively, the projects provide Iowa customers and communities with new renewable energy and are expected to provide power to approximately 430,000 Iowa homes.

Powering Data Centers with Natural Gas: A Report on the Benefits of Natural Gas for Data Center Backup Power

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Increasingly dynamic and reaching monumental scale in size and complexity, data centers are using record levels of power. Resilient, sustainable alternatives for emergency backup power is one way data centers are working towards greener operations.

One alternative, natural gas, is gaining attention.

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