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Aiming for Carbon Neutral by 2050; Building the Rocket Ship for the New "Moon Shot"

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Decarbonization is a hot topic and can be considered the new “moon shot” of the 21st century. In a recently contributed article to Power Engineering magazine, power industry professionals Leslie Ponder and Kevin Cornish explore the future of decarbonization, and what it will take to get us to a future of net-zero carbon emissions or carbon-free energy goals in a rapidly decentralizing marketplace.

Research Triangle Park: Update on Our Environmental Progress

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The following is an excerpt from the 2019 CSR report.

In 2018, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality, and zero waste by FY20 at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The campus’s proximity to leading research universities makes it an ideal testing ground for sustainable improvements within our real estate operations. Here’s how we made progress in FY19:

CLP on Track for Further Carbon Intensity Reductions

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The CLP Group expects to continue reducing its carbon intensity steadily in the coming years, thanks to the progress of projects to decarbonise its businesses in Hong Kong and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region, as highlighted in its latest Sustainability Report.

In 2019, the Group’s carbon intensity went down to 0.62kg CO2/kWh while the carbon intensity of the electricity sold by CLP Power Hong Kong decreased to 0.49kg CO2/kWh.

Duke Energy Implements Additional Steps to Protect Customers and Employees During Virus Pandemic

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy has implemented additional steps to protect its customers and employees in the six states it serves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duke Energy power plants, and electricity and natural gas delivery facilities, are staffed, ensuring dependable service to customers.

The company has taken the following steps to protect its customers and employees:

CLP Steps Up Decarbonisation Efforts for Climate Vision 2050

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To accelerate efforts to address climate change, the CLP Group has strengthened its decarbonisation actions to fulfil its Climate Vision 2050 and made climate-related disclosures more transparent in its latest Sustainability Report.

CBRE Property Management Partners With Negawatt Utility to Help Buildings Optimize Efficiency Through Digital Transformation

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HONG KONG, March 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – CBRE’s Property Management Team and prop-tech company Negawatt Utility Limited (Negawatt) have announced a strategic partnership with the goal of delivering best-in-class building management and energy saving technologies to buildings in Hong Kong.

National Grid, NYSEG/RG&E to Pioneer Use of New Electric Backhoe Loader

Companies asked CASE Construction Equipment to build zero-emission product to support business needs, clean communities
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BUFFALO, NY, March 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ — National Grid and AVANGRID (NYSE:AGR) companies, New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric (NYSEG/RG&E), are the first utilities in the country to incorporate fully electric backhoe loaders in their fleets. The all-electric backhoe loader was built by CASE Construction Equipment after National Grid and AVANGRID requested zero-emission construction equipment to support their efforts to reduce emissions and create more sustainable communities.

At the Head of the Class – Designing a Waste Collection Truck of the Future

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There are multiple paths to innovation, especially when it comes to technology. At Republic, our vision is to be America’s preferred waste and recycling partner – and to do this, innovation is not a nice-to-have – it’s a must.

National Grid Named Top Utility for Energy Efficiency

Recognized for Innovative Programming for Second Consecutive Year
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WALTHAM, Mass., February 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid Massachusetts has been named the top utility in the country for energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). National Grid’s energy efficiency offerings, part of the MassSave® program, have contributed to Massachusetts being named the top state for energy efficiency for the past nine years.

Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative Announce Power Purchase Agreement for 128 MW South Dakota Solar Project

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February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Geronimo Energy (Geronimo), a National Grid company, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) announced today the execution of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Wild Springs Solar Project (Wild Springs). Wild Springs is a 128 megawatt (MW) clean solar energy project located in Pennington County, South Dakota, approximately 20 miles east of Rapid City. Wild Springs is anticipated to begin operations in 2022.

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