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Expert Interview With David Keith, African Energy Sector Expert

Improving the sustainability of Africa’s energy sector and access to electricity for the continent’s poorest residents
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David Keith is a senior vice president with Tetra Tech International Development Services. He has worked on international development engagements in the energy sectors of more than 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has been retained as a technical expert on national energy strategy, energy sector restructuring, public-private partnerships, electricity company management, electricity tariff design, power sector planning, project financing, and industrial energy management.

Cypress Creek Renewables and NRG Innovate the Future of Solar Power for Texas Commercial and Industrial Customers

New Plan Brings Sustainability and Simplicity with Fixed-Price Renewable Energy at Sites Across Texas
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HOUSTON, June 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Cypress Creek Renewables, one of the largest integrated solar energy companies in the U.S., and NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) announced a joint project where Cypress Creek will develop and operate 25 megawatts of solar projects for NRG to support commercial and industrial customers. The environmentally friendly solar installations will be the foundation of a new type of simplified fixed-price renewable energy plan for large businesses, adding an innovative dimension to a proven product structure.

VIDEO | Sustainability and Circular Economy Everywhere at Schneider Electric

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Across the globe, about 50 percent of CO2 emissions are tied to materials goods that often produce a significant amount of physical and financial waste. Each year, global economy uses 90+ B tons of Natural resources, of which only 8% is getting recycled. Today we consume 1,7 planets in resources each year, even if there is no landfill in nature. Resources flow in circular loops from creation back to regeneration. Our globalized economy, mostly linear, needs to be changed urgently.

CMS Energy Announces Two New Wind Energy Parks

Projects Will Provide Up to 250 Megawatts of Clean, Renewable Energy
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JACKSON, MI, June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CMS Energy today announced the addition of two new planned wind energy parks to its portfolio that will produce up to 250 megawatts of clean, renewable energy.

Consumers Energy Marks 100 Years for Tippy Dam

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by Michelle Graves

BRETHREN — Tippy Dam in Brethren joins an elite group in becoming Consumers Energy’s latest hydroelectric facility to mark 100 years.

On Saturday, Consumers Energy celebrated the milestone by opening the dam to public tours — 240 people who preregistered were able to take a look inside the dam and learn more about it.

WATCH | How Consumers Energy Will Cut Out Coal Burning by 2040

Consumers Energy released their Clean Air Plan earlier this month which will phase out coal use and increase renewable energy to 43 percent by 2040.
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ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Earlier in June, Consumers Energy released a proposed plan to phase out their coal burning plants by 2040 and add more renewable energy sources to generate electricity.

Edison International Illuminates Transition to Clean Energy Future in 2017 Sustainability Report

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At Edison International, we are leading the transformation of the electric power industry toward a clean energy future by focusing on opportunities in clean energy, efficient electrification, the grid of the future, and customer choice. As we pursue this vision, sustainability remains at the core of who we are and what we do.

High-performing Surfactants May Mean Even Better Cold-water Cleaning—and Reduced Household Energy Consumption by Encouraging Eco-friendly Consumer Habits

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On June 11, 2018, Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced presentations given on new research into sustainability innovations for its Tide® laundry detergent. The presentations discussed the potential for improved cleaning performance in cold water conditions with detergents containing a patented branched surfactant. While machine washing in cold water can reduce a household’s energy footprint, detergents may not perform as well on this setting, which can compel consumers to use more energy and water to compensate.

Clean and Efficient Power Plant Supports Community

Gasification plant in Edwardsport, Ind., helps drive economy
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Rising 18 stories above the fields in rural Indiana, Duke Energy’s Edwardsport power plant is a technological marvel and among the cleanest coal-fired power plants in the world.

Edwardsport Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) station in Knox County, Ind., produced a record 3.9 million megawatt-hours of energy in 2017, a 28 percent improvement over its previous record.

LISTEN | Consumers Energy President & CEO Patti Poppe Discusses the Company's Decision to Stop Using Coal

"I cannot overstate the significance of this news."
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Consumers Energy announced this week that it is seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape Michigan’s energy future. The energy provider is filing a Clean Energy Plan with Michigan regulators that outlines the path to using zero coal while ensuring affordable and reliable energy for Michigan’s families and businesses. The Clean Energy Plan details how the company will meet the state’s energy needs with increased use of energy efficiency and significantly more renewable energy.

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