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More Renewable Energy Helps Fight Climate Change

SCE named No. 1 energy storage utility and No. 2 solar utility in the U.S.
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Ninety-five degrees. That’s the temperature that registered on thermometers across Rosemead on April 9. According to the National Weather Service, cities across Southern California Edison’s service territory experienced similar record-breaking heat.

Protecting Eagles While Generating Carbon-Free Energy

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Duke Energy is installing new eagle protection technology at its Top of the World Windpower Project in Wyoming to detect in-flight eagles and prevent their collision with rotating wind turbine blades.

Duke Energy is the first windpower operator in the U.S. to commercially deploy the new system, called IdentiFlight, which uses artificial intelligence and high-precision optical technology to ensure the successful coexistence of wind energy and eagles.

VIDEO | Sustainability Creates Opportunities for Business Growth: Leveraging Ecostruxure for Resource Efficiency

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Decades ago, sustainability and environmental concerns emerged as scientific studies began to uncover the harm being done to the planet by development and industry. Some corporations reacted to this trend by trying to demonstrate how they were working to use fewer resources or to offset their carbon footprint. Sustainability and environmental responsibility were risk mitigation — as a burden for corporations to bear lest their reputation be damaged in the public eye.

Duke Energy's Renewable Energy Portfolio Grew Almost 20 Percent in 2017, According to New Report

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  • Company added more than 1,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass

  • Almost 40 percent of the company's electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions

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  • Company added more than 1,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass

  • Almost 40 percent of the company's electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions

Opportunities and Challenges in the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

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This will be a hot summer for solar and storage developers in Massachusetts as the Commonwealth kicks off its SMART program, providing tiered incentives to promote solar with an additional kicker if there is storage attached. It’s an exciting program—the first of its kind outside of California, and one of the first ever in the U.S. to promote energy storage coupled with community solar (direct contracts between solar arrays and residents).

Duke Energy's $62 Million Solar Rebate Program Approved for North Carolina Residential, Business and Nonprofit Customers

Summary: 
  • Savings potential of $4,800 for a typical residential solar array

  • Program resulted from collaborative solar law in North Carolina

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  • Savings potential of $4,800 for a typical residential solar array

  • Program resulted from collaborative solar law in North Carolina

Cisco’s Bangalore Campus Now Powered by Solar

by Andy Smith, Global Sustainability Manager
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I am very excited to announce that Cisco’s Bangalore campus is now using solar power generated by two new offsite solar installations located in Karnataka, India. Cisco recently signed two solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will collectively deliver 85,000 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity every year to the local electric grid where our Bangalore campus is located.

Holistic Distribution Modernization Programs Require More Than Only Information Technology Upgrades

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Electric utilities are realizing that distribution modernization programs, also referred to as grid modernization, can no longer be put off. Overhauling the electric distribution system will require upgrades to OT, as well as to the networks that allow IT and OT components to communicate to improve reliability. The benefits are clear: Grid operators need advanced sensors, communications and automation so they can see what’s happening in real time, which will lessen disruption while enhancing efficiency, reliability, security and safety.

Consumers Energy: It's Time - Clean Energy Goal

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For us, loving Michigan means more than providing power. It means giving Michigan the power to be its best by leading the way in protecting the environment. We've challenged ourselves to completely eliminate the use of coal for generating electricity by 2040, and to cut carbon emissions by 80%. At the same time, more than 40% of the energy produced will come from renewable sources and energy storage.

5 Ways Schneider Electric Celebrates Earth Day, Every Day

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What does it mean to consistently be recognized as one of the most sustainable and ethical companies in the world?

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