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Republic Services Advances on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies List

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PHOENIX, February 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is pleased to announce that the Company was recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies list for the second consecutive year, advancing to #80 on the 2019 list. Republic remains the sole recycling and solid waste services provider on the list.

Green Mountain Energy and The Hill Announce Sustainability Partnership

Eco-friendly shopping center and leading renewable energy provider bringing greener energy to North Texas
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HOUSTON, January 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Green Mountain Energy today announced it has entered into a sustainability partnership with The Hill, a unique, eco-friendly shopping and dining destination in the heart of Dallas. The organizations have teamed up to explore and implement sustainability upgrades for the property and power common areas of the development with 100 percent renewable energy. This agreement represents the first Sustainability Partnership between Green Mountain and a mixed-use project in Dallas.

Black & Veatch: Renewable Energy, Technology Spur Utility Modernization Push

New Strategic Directions Report explores smart grid strategies as distributed energy tests utility business models
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Faced with the rapid evolution of generation, transmission and distribution technology, utilities are poised to undergo their most visible transformation in more than a century. By actively pursuing grid modernization efforts now — deploying smart devices, predictive analytics and active network management strategies — they can overcome the pitfalls of aging infrastructure assets and meet rising customer demand for clean energy, reliability and a lowered carbon footprint.

Black & Veatch: Renewable Energy, Technology Spur Utility Modernization Push

New Strategic Directions Report explores smart grid strategies as distributed energy tests utility business models
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Faced with the rapid evolution of generation, transmission and distribution technology, utilities are poised to undergo their most visible transformation in more than a century. By actively pursuing grid modernization efforts now — deploying smart devices, predictive analytics and active network management strategies — they can overcome the pitfalls of aging infrastructure assets and meet rising customer demand for clean energy, reliability and a lowered carbon footprint.

High Value Found in Small Changes

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Small changes can add up to big savings and Bristol-Myers Squibb knows that very well. Since 2015, the company has identified hundreds of opportunities to reduce emissions and energy and water consumption, equating to more than $11 million in cost savings.

Learn More About How Sappi Reduces Water Consumption

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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.

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