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Businesses and Institutions Call for a Regional Approach to Curb Transportation Emissions

Private sector, healthcare, and higher education institutions urge Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to prioritize policies and investments for a clean and efficient regional transportation system.
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Influential investors, companies, hospital systems, colleges, and universities called on Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to take steps to modernize the region’s transportation system and keep the local economy thriving.

Colorado Businesses Applaud Governor’s Move to Adopt Advanced Clean Car Standards

Business leaders commend Gov. John Hickenlooper’s leadership in adopting clean car standards, emphasizing statewide economic and environmental benefits
Press Release

June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Influential businesses praised Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision this week to reduce transportation emissions and adopt a program that would put more clean and efficient cars on the road.

The program, known as Advanced Clean Cars (ACC), will boost Colorado’s economy by increasing fuel cost savings, reducing health costs, and curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

New Erb Institute Business Sustainability Toolbox | Climate Change Strategies for Detroit Small Businesses

Article

The Erb Institute partnered with the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) to produce the toolbox Climate Change Strategies for Detroit Small Businesses. This newest toolbox in the Erb Institute’s Sustainability Management Toolbox series lays out four broad climate change goals that apply to all businesses and institutions, large and small alike. In an interview with Erb Institute Managing Director Terry Nelidov, he explains how this toolbox was created and how Detroit small businesses can leverage it to create change.

Cleaner, High-tech Natural Gas Plant in South Carolina Now Benefiting 2.5 Million Duke Energy Customers

Summary: 
  • $700 million investment addresses growth in the region and accommodates customers' energy demand now and in the future.

  • Project benefited 150 companies, created more than 600 temporary construction jobs and contributed $12 million to local subcontractors.

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  • $700 million investment addresses growth in the region and accommodates customers' energy demand now and in the future.

  • Project benefited 150 companies, created more than 600 temporary construction jobs and contributed $12 million to local subcontractors.

Duke Energy Florida Nears Completion of State-of-the-art Natural Gas Plant

Summary: 
  • The 1,640-megawatt natural gas plant in Citrus County will provide reliable energy to 1.8 million customers across 35 counties

  • New plant will further reduce carbon emissions, allow retirement of coal-fired units

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  • The 1,640-megawatt natural gas plant in Citrus County will provide reliable energy to 1.8 million customers across 35 counties

  • New plant will further reduce carbon emissions, allow retirement of coal-fired units

Duke Energy Using North Carolina-based Renewable Natural Gas in First-of-its-kind Project

Summary: 
  • Innovative effort producing pipeline-quality biogas from North Carolina hog farms

  • OptimaBio's project in Duplin County to spur more renewable energy

     

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  • Innovative effort producing pipeline-quality biogas from North Carolina hog farms

  • OptimaBio's project in Duplin County to spur more renewable energy

     

Water and Investing: Is Your Portfolio on the Growth Side of Disruption?

By Lydia Miller, Senior Vice President, Dana Investment Advisors
Blog

Water is a systemic risk to investors, as in many parts of the United States and other areas of the world this precious resource is in danger. Investors and market players should be deepening their research and investment process to tackle water risks, often hidden in holdings across all asset classes. As investors, how do we first protect our clients from these risks, and how do we position these same clients to benefit from the growth opportunities in companies that are providing innovative systems, products and services to solve water quantity, quality and resilience issues?

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

Major U.S. Businesses Call on EPA to Keep Strong MPG and Emissions Standards

Weakening national standards for passenger vehicles risks weakening the economy; consistent and strong fuel economy and emissions rules help U.S. auto industry compete
Press Release

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A national network of influential American businesses is calling on the Trump administration to maintain robust fuel-economy and emissions standards for passenger vehicles, and expressing support for states' rights to maintain those standards.

GM Reaffirms Path to an All-Electric, Zero Emissions Future

Increased Bolt EV production announced as Mary Barra takes center stage at CERAWeek 2018
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Speaking at the annual CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on Wed., March 7, 2018, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra reaffirmed the company’s strategy for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

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