Renewable Energy Grows: By the Numbers - The Minute

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A new survey finds that renewable energy has hit a record high in popularity among the public in the UK, with an approval rating of 82 percent. The Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracker poll, conducted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has been taken every three months since 2012. This most recent survey marks a five percent increase in public approval since the previous one.

MilliporeSigma Centers Work Toward a Smaller Carbon Footprint in India


India is the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world, accounting for 6.8 percent of global CO2 emissions. At the 2015 United Nations Convention on Climate Change, India signed the Paris Agreement and committed to reducing CO2 emissions 35 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 emission levels. Since then, the Indian government has introduced emissions control measures for power plants and tighter vehicular emission standards, while calling on businesses to reduce emissions.

Drought Relief


A buoy run aground at Huntington Lake reservoir in Fresno County, part of Southern California Edison’s Big Creek hydroelectric system. Efforts to support drought relief are showcased in SCE’s newly-published annual Corporate Responsibility Report, a wide-ranging recap of the utility’s recent societal and environmental accomplishments.

Students Raise, Release Seabass in Innovative STEM Program

The Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and Edison International are partners in the ‘Seabass in the Classroom’ program, which brings the ocean to students

Almost every morning since the sixth grade, Samantha Cendro, 17, has been waking up at 6:30 so she can get in a couple of hours of surfing at the Huntington Beach Pier.

“Surfing helps me relax,” said the senior who is a member of Huntington Beach High School's varsity surf team. “I have always loved the ocean.”

Helping California Make Zero Net Energy Buildings a Reality

Southern California Edison is studying the impact of energy neutral homes on its electrical distribution grid.

Dahlia loves her Zero Net Energy single-family home in Ontario, California, a building where the annual energy consumption is no greater than its annual renewable energy generation.

“All my friends want one now because I’ve been so happy,” said Dahlia, who asked that only her first name be used. “I tell them you can have one too, in 2020.”

Angels Pitcher Helps Teach Kids Earthquake Safety

The event at Melrose Elementary in Placentia is part of Edison International’s PrepareSoCal partnership.

Hector Santiago, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, was hit by a pitch and suffered a head wound. Luckily for him, it was just a simulation and Ruby, a 9-year-old student at Melrose Elementary School in Placentia, California, helped bandage and care for his fake wound.

Crystal Cove Park Gets a Cleanup for Earth Day

Edison employees joined effort to paint, pick up debris and build Fat and Lazy, two endangered desert tortoises, a new pen.

Michael Henderson, a Southern California Edison (SCE) lineman in Orange County, had the best of both worlds at an Earth Day volunteer event at Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach.

It was a chance to spend some time with his 13-year-old daughter at the beach, while showing her how rewarding volunteer work can be.

California's Drought Brings Renewed Focus on Water Conservation

Southern California Edison uses reclaimed water and other measures to aid in the efforts.

Even before California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the first mandatory water restrictions in state history, Dan Arrighi, water resources manager at the San Gabriel Valley Water Company, was “searching every nook and cranny to find ways to save water.”

After Her Father’s Stroke, Daughter’s Dream is to Pursue Biomedical Engineering

With the recent news of her $40,000 Edison Scholars award, Irene Tang will soon head to Swarthmore College.

When Irene Tang’s father had a stroke a few years ago, it brought her college plans into focus. She always liked math and science, but her father’s illness, followed by a second stroke, set her on a course to pursue biomedical engineering.

Scholarship is Student’s Ticket to the Ivy League

Attending an expensive private college seemed out of reach for Chandler Brown until he won a $40,000 Edison Scholars award.

Chandler Brown’s goal is to become an environmental engineer so he can create purification systems for countries with little access to clean water.


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