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Barclays Analysis: Rising to the Water Challenge

From Barclays and Columbia Water Center
Article

Water is undoubtedly one of the most precious natural resources for life on earth. Without access to good quality freshwater, human, animal and plant survival is impossible, while many industries are also highly dependent on reliable sources of water for their day-to-day operations and long-term viability.

However, factors such as climate variability, droughts, growing populations and economic expansion are all placing greater demand on the available water sources.

Duke Energy's New Climate Report Details the Company's Ability to Adapt to a Low-carbon Future

Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Duke Energy today outlined steps it is taking to provide safe, reliable, affordable and increasingly clean energy to its customers while embracing the transformation underway in the utility industry.

The report details the company's strategy and ongoing efforts to mitigate risks from climate change, reduce emissions, navigate policy uncertainty and plan future investments to deliver value for customers and investors.

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Helping Locals in Myanmar With 24/7 Access to Sustainable Energy and Contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal #7

Multimedia with summary

How do you provide efficient and sustainable electricity 24X7 for fishermen and farmers cultivating rubber trees in one of the four villages at Kenti Island? Until very recently, these four villages in Kenti Island, Myanmar, received electricity through a diesel generator owned by a private player. At that time electricity was available only for 4 hours in the night on an intermittent basis. The livelihoods of the farmers and the people in these villages depends on the reliable and continuous electricity supply.

Utilities Key to Powering the Future of Mass Transit EVs

Local utility companies will play a critical role in enabling the future of cleaner transit
Article

What will mass transit look like in the future? Earlier this year, California announced an ambitious plan to reduce emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, setting the state on a path to achieving 80-percent reduction by 2050. Although satisfying these goals will require contributions from all sectors of the economy, the transition to zero- and near-zero emission vehicles will play an outsized role — particularly when it comes to mass transit. 

Duke Energy Funding N.C. Wood Stove Changeout Program to Improve Air Quality

Summary: 
  • American Lung Association to administer program in North Carolina

  • More efficient wood stoves will help lower particle pollution emissions

Press Release
  • American Lung Association to administer program in North Carolina

  • More efficient wood stoves will help lower particle pollution emissions

SCE Uses Innovation to Improve the Power Grid

New projects will create a safer and more reliable system while reducing greenhouse gases to meet California’s clean energy goals
Blog

It seems like a simple enough idea — Why can’t the power company identify the place on an electrical circuit that caused an outage so fewer customers are affected and it takes less time to fix?

Until recently, Southern California Edison found the origin of an outage just like it has done for more than 100 years — dispatch a troubleman to patrol the entire circuit until the cause could be identified. 

A Map for New Hampshire’s Energy Future

By Colleen Vien
Blog

New Hampshire faces both challenges and opportunities in the transition to a reliable and affordable clean energy future. From infrastructure investments to workforce development, rising energy costs, and more, there is much to consider as the Granite State looks to increase our competitiveness and expand our energy options.

Building the Energy Grid of Tomorrow

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good shares company’s grid modernization plans
Blog

Roads, railways and broadband might come to mind when you hear the word “infrastructure,” but at Duke Energy, the first thing that comes to mind is the energy grid – the largest machine ever built. It’s the infrastructure that powers nearly every part of society, enabling communities to grow, businesses to thrive and families to live comfortably.

Consumers Energy’s New Renewable Energy Program Helps Switch and General Motors in Michigan

Program Matches Energy Used by Large Businesses with Clean Sources
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – General Motors and Switch are the first participants in a new Consumers Energy program to help large businesses use large renewable energy sources. Both companies are now matching 100 percent of their electric use at key operations in Michigan with wind-generated power.

Consumers Energy: Sometimes Caring for Our Communities Requires Crossing State Lines

Multimedia with summary

More than 140 employees and contractors arrived in Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon to assist with restoration efforts after Nor'easter Storm Riley left nearly two million customers in the Northeast U.S. without power.

“In the past, we were fortunate to be supported by out-of-state crews following major storms," said Guy Packard, Consumers Energy vice president of electric energy operations. "This is an opportunity for us to return the favor to our fellow line workers.”

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