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The following offers a view of our annual performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste. We use this data to set improvement goals for our operations and interactions with key stakeholders.

Duke Energy Named One of Fortune’s "World’s Most Admired Companies" For Second Consecutive Year

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Company’s customer-centric culture continues to deliver strong value to customers and shareholders

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Company’s customer-centric culture continues to deliver strong value to customers and shareholders

Appeal of Residential Solar Photovoltaics – Does Framing Matter?

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If residential solar photovoltaics (PV) were adopted more widely in the United States, they could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But consumers balk at high up-front costs, even if energy savings would later offset those costs. A group of researchers led by former Erb Research Fellow Kimberly Wolske set out to study how different framing strategies affect PV’s appeal.

Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid Actively Powering Shell Technology Center in Houston

Innovative microgrid platform a step toward next-gen clean energy technologies
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc.’s work to explore the next generation of clean power and distributed energy technologies.

Consumers Energy Program to Support Electric Vehicle Adoption

By Breana Noble, The Detroit News
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Consumers Energy Co. is leading the charge to bring electric-vehicle infrastructure to Michigan.

As automakers look to electricity to fuel future vehicles, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved this week the state's first EV infrastructure pilot program. The three-year, $10 million incentive program would provide rebates for electric vehicle chargers and a special rate for nighttime charging.

Ecocentricity Blog: Challenge Accepted

By: John A. Lanier
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Recently, one particular gauntlet was thrown down by an unlikely challenger, and it was a weighty one at that. About a month ago, Xcel Energy became the first major utility in the United States to commit to providing 100% carbon-free energy to its customers by 2050.

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Recently, one particular gauntlet was thrown down by an unlikely challenger, and it was a weighty one at that. About a month ago, Xcel Energy became the first major utility in the United States to commit to providing 100% carbon-free energy to its customers by 2050.

Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

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Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

A future where it’s cheaper to use a self-driving vehicle ―whether for transporting goods or people ― is driving a mobility revolution. And that future may be here sooner than many realize.

Consumers Energy Provides $10 Million to Help Families in Michigan With Winter Heating Bills

Up to 7,000 Households Can Get Assistance Through CARE Program
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JACKSON, Mich., January 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy announced today that it has now contributed $10 million to help customers in need to pay their energy bills -- part of the energy provider’s ongoing efforts this winter to help Michigan residents stay safe and warm.

Clean Energy Is Key to This Michigan Congregation’s Environmental Commitment

By Andy Balaskovitz
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“We need to sacrifice to mitigate climate change”: The Adrian Dominican Sisters have poured efficiency savings into renewable energy.

“Sacrifice” is not a word Sister Corinne Sanders takes lightly.

It’s taken on additional meaning the past two years as the Adrian Dominican Sisters have worked to fight climate change.

The southeastern Michigan congregation in 2016 approved a sustainability enactment that says violence against the planet puts it in “dire jeopardy and worsens suffering of people on the margins, future generations, and all creation.”

Brightening the New Year: FCA US Sheds Light on "Smart" LEDs

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  • LEDs with wireless controls now at two manufacturing facilities, enabling automated energy management
  • More than half of its manufacturing facilities, two Mopar Parts Distribution Centers and 87 dealerships now lit with LED fixtures
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  • LEDs with wireless controls now at two manufacturing facilities, enabling automated energy management
  • More than half of its manufacturing facilities, two Mopar Parts Distribution Centers and 87 dealerships now lit with LED fixtures

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