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How Sustainability Has Transformed AEP's Business Culture

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Sandy Nessing, Managing Director of Sustainability at American Electric Power, describes how sustainability has transformed how the Ohio-based utility does business.

HPE VIDEO | Powering the Digital Economy

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Emerging technologies get a lot of attention for the promise of transforming the future. But there’s not enough energy available to power the IT infrastructure to run these IT applications at their imagined scale. HPE is creating solutions to power the future sustainably.

Watch our video and learn more about IT Efficiency in our new Living Progress Report.

What Duke Energy is Doing to Recruit More Female Employees

Duke Energy is recruiting diverse talent to serve diverse communities and solve the industry’s toughest challenges
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As a civil engineering student, Alex Smith never considered a career in the energy industry. But at a job fair on campus, a Duke Energy recruiter revealed some opportunities that appealed to her.

Today, Smith is a transmission line engineer designing power lines, poles and towers for the company, and she’s an example of how Duke Energy is changing its recruiting practices to attract more diverse employees including women.

Consumers Energy Helps Light Up the City of Jackson, MI

Company volunteers handed out energy efficient light bulbs to promote safety and build community
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Over 40 Consumers Energy employees, residents and police officers hit the streets to help a neighborhood in Consumers Energy’s hometown of Jackson, Mich., on Thursday night – the start of an effort to promote public safety and a strong community.

The Light Up the City Jackson campaign aims to strengthen city neighborhoods, with volunteers going door to door to hand out energy efficient light bulbs. Homeowners are encouraged to turn on their lights at night to help deter crime and promote civic engagement.

Ceres: Clean Energy Opportunities Align With Investment Fundamentals

Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
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Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.

Duke Energy Provides Major Boost to Solar in North Carolina as New Programs Roll Out

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  • Company plans to distribute $62 million in solar rebates to customers over the next five years
  • Duke Energy also seeking 680 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity in the Carolinas
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  • Company plans to distribute $62 million in solar rebates to customers over the next five years
  • Duke Energy also seeking 680 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity in the Carolinas

Making the Case for Connecting Efficiency and Sustainability Teams

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Energy and sustainability are inherently linked. Energy efficiency pays dividends by trimming consumption and costs. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), implementing energy efficiency initiatives is the best way to act on climate change as it can reduce CO2 emissions by 38 percent. Companies that operate efficiency and sustainability initiatives in tandem improve productivity, maximize impact and see a greater return on investment.

Consumers Energy Named ‘Most Trusted Brand’ Among Midwest Utilities for Business Customers

Company No. 1 in Midwest Region; One of the Top Utilities in the Country
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JACKSON, Mich., July 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – An independent national survey has named Consumers Energy as a “Most Trusted Brand,” ranking it as a top utility in the Midwest and in the top 15 in the nation among providers of electricity and natural gas according to business customers.

“At Consumers Energy, we work every day to help Michigan be more competitive and attractive to businesses. We know that when Michigan wins, we all win,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of customer experience.

NRG | Transforming the Future of Solar with a Solar Electricity Plan That’s Clean, Green, and Accessible

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The driving force behind NRG's new solar energy plan for businesses was – businesses. That revolutionary idea led to the development of something equally innovative – a solar energy plan made easy, simple and instantly capable of being added to any Texas company's energy approach.

To best understand the new plan, let's start at the beginning. And that starts with customers. Many told NRG's team that while they were ready to embrace solar, they weren't ready for all the logistics. These include investigating, building, sourcing, managing and financing a solar-based approach.

Driving Decisions With Data Dashboards: Tracking Power Plant End-User Efficiencies

Harnessing the power of data throughout the project life cycle
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Across Tetra Tech’s markets, nearly all clients share the need for actionable information that can drive decision making. Big data began bursting onto the scene some 25 years ago, inundating our information-hungry clients with megabytes and gigabytes of facts and figures that soon became a flood of petabytes and zettabytes. Managers thirsty for relevant intelligence were drowning in oceans of data, wondering what was important, what was essential, and what was urgent information.

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