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Business Can Be A Leading Light In The Struggle Against Global Warming

Business must bring passion, inspiration and optimism to solving the world’s climate challenge according to National Grid CEO
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By chief executive of National Grid

As an engineer, I like to think I view the world with a degree of dispassion. We are taught to go where the facts take us, and that is why I am so concerned about global warming. No one has a monopoly on the truth, but there is clearly too much evidence now for us to stand idly by.

Tour the Halls of Albany’s Tech Valley: A National Grid Connect21 Video

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Our video series started with an overview of Connect21 and includes footage of the important infrastructure projects we are working on in each of our jurisdictions. Visit here to watch any you’ve missed. 

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Our video series started with an overview of Connect21 and includes footage of the important infrastructure projects we are working on in each of our jurisdictions. Visit here to watch any you’ve missed. 

National Grid US Applauds EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Comprehensive Regulation Will Enable Meaningful Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions with Flexible Options for States
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WALTHAM, Mass., August 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – National Grid supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan aimed at meaningfully reducing greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

National Grid Demos Live Line Safety

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At National Grid, safety is in our DNA. To help promote electric safety, we created a seven-minute version of our electric live line safety demonstration. How much do you know about electricity safety? 

National Grid Responds to Senate Action on Net Metering

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July 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Waltham, Mass. -- The Senate added an amendment to Bill 1973 – an act providing for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change -- that proposes to raise the Massachusetts solar net metering cap.

National Grid Massachusetts President Marcy L. Reed commented on the Senate’s action:

What Outage? - a National Grid Connect21 Video

“Tour our 21st century infrastructure” Connect21 video series
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Mark Hawke, Mayor of Gardner, MA, was probably speaking on behalf of a lot of people when he said, “It blew my mind when I found out that the only way National Grid knows that the power went out is if you call and tell them.

Cue grid modernization and a future when a customer’s meter will let us know they’ve lost power; when devices on electricity poles sense where an outage has occurred and re-route power to restore most customers in under a minute.

Newtown Creek Biogas Project – A Connect21 Video

2nd stop in the “Tour our 21st century infrastructure” Connect21 video series
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Imagine: Producing clean energy, improving air quality, and tackling climate change with…wastewater.

The Newtown Creek renewable gas project in Brooklyn, NY will do just that. In our Connect21 video, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and National Grid tell a compelling story about converting biogas into renewable natural gas for residential and commercial use.

Big Data Means Big Energy Savings

By Jim Madej
Blog

In the past few months, Tesla has announced to great acclaim the sale of a new home battery as well as a microgrid in a box.  At the same time, the cost of photovoltaics – the guts of solar panels – has dropped precipitously and is trending in that direction well into the future. In other words, what is driving energy headlines is the hardware that will drive our nascent energy revolution. 

Next Generation Expects ‘Social Action’ From Employers, Says National Grid CEO

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The next generation of employees expects businesses to be more involved in “social action” and making a difference in communities, according to National Grid CEO Steve Holliday.

Holliday was speaking at Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards at the Royal Albert Hall. “The next generation are not looking for the same as I was looking for,” he said. “Social action is becoming a must-have.”

National Grid Gives Celtics, Students “Energy Assist”

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By DANIELLE WILLIAMSON ​

A partnership between National Grid and the Boston Celtics culminated in June with two schools – one in Massachusetts and another in Rhode Island – earning a STEM Lab renovation.

The STEM Lab was awarded through an incentive-based program and viral online campaign, #EnergyAssist, through which middle school students submitted videos and images showcasing their efforts to conserve energy at their schools. The contest ran online through April.

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