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Duke Energy Renewables’ Largest Texas Solar Project Now Online

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100 MW(ac) Lapetus facility is the first large-scale solar project in Andrews County.

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100 MW(ac) Lapetus facility is the first large-scale solar project in Andrews County.

Seeking a Sustainable Future One Can at a Time

Adam Shalapin helps aluminum can maker Ball Corporation cut its carbon emissions with wind power
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On the weekends, you can find Adam Shalapin enjoying the outdoors skiing, hiking or fly fishing, but during the week, he’s working at Ball Corporation as the global sustainability manager to protect the land and water that he loves.

For an outdoorsy engineer, it’s a job filled with purpose fueled by increasing concerns about climate change. To help preserve the things he loves, he knows he must be part of the solution.

Exelon Tree Planting Means Energy-Saving Shade, Happier Homeowners

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Throughout most of the nation, Exelon’s family of companies represents every stage of the energy chain. In Illinois and the mid-Atlantic region, its six utilities deliver not only electricity and natural gas to some 10 million customers, they also provide free trees in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. The purpose of this program is to use trees to shade homes and reduce energy consumption. In pursuit of that goal, last spring, Exelon planted its 100,000th tree ― with a promise of many more to come.

National Grid Recognized for Innovative Solar Marketplace

The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative honors company with customer engagement award
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WALTHAM, Mass., January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been recognized for its innovative online marketplace that simplifies the process of installing solar energy for its customers by the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC). In 2016, National Grid collaborated with EnergySage, a company that matches solar customers with qualified installers, to create a utility-sponsored, first-of-its-kind online solar marketplace for customers in Rhode Island.

Republic Services Recognized on CDP "A List" for Taking Lead on Climate Change

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PHOENIX, January 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that CDP, the global environmental impact nonprofit, named the Company to the prestigious Climate "A List" for its science-based goals, strategies and actions to lower greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate risks. 

How Nuclear Can Help Close the Gap to Net Zero Carbon Emissions

By Lynn Good, Duke Energy Chairman, President and CEO
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Around the world, there are important conversations going on regarding carbon emissions. Countries, companies and communities are all looking for solutions that move us toward a lower-carbon future.

As energy providers, we have an important role to play, and I’m pleased that utilities in the United States have already made solid progress on carbon emissions. At Duke Energy, we reduced our carbon emissions 31 percent since 2005, which meets or exceeds the standards of the former Clean Power Plan and the 2025 U.S. commitment to the Paris Agreement.

The Evolving Structure of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

By: Erin Decker, Director, Cleantech Client Management, Schneider Electric.
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Interest in renewable energy has skyrocketed over the past couple of years. Organizations worldwide are making commitments to transform their operations and achieve anywhere from 50% to 100% of energy procurement from renewable sources.

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Interest in renewable energy has skyrocketed over the past couple of years. Organizations worldwide are making commitments to transform their operations and achieve anywhere from 50% to 100% of energy procurement from renewable sources.

Schneider Electric Asks: What Does it Mean to be a Climate Leader in 2020?

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A new year, in a new decade, calls for a new approach to climate leadership. The year 2020 is an inflection point for climate action. It’s a year in which many companies seek to achieve interim carbon reduction goals in line with the Paris Agreement, and are looking to chart a course for even more ambitious goals over the coming decade.

Black & Veatch: Reliability, Efficiency and Resiliency Drive Utilities’ Grid Modernization Efforts

New Strategic Directions Report explores the critical role of data and advanced communications systems in delivering the grid of the future
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 21, 2020/3BL Media/ – Data is poised to tell the story of our utility systems. But are we ready to listen?

Delivering Resiliency as a Service

Utilities need to be forward-thinking while also offering shareholders value
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When it comes to grid modernization, where utilities want to spend money — and where they have approval to spend money — are not the same thing. Under today’s regulatory models, utilities typically do not have a way to recapture all the fixed costs required for critical upgrades. This can mean the choice between keeping the lights on today and preparing the grid for the challenges of the future.

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