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National Grid is Giving People with Disabilities Job Opportunities

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For the past year, Enabling Disability Confidence – one of National Grid’s 11 employee resource groups – has been holding mentoring sessions across its US service area with one inspiring goal: to help young, talented college graduates with disabilities get the job skills they need. And maybe even get a job at National Grid.

In Melville, Long Island, on March 23, employee/mentors teamed up with 14 students in fields ranging from communications, to environmental science, to finance, for the company’s most recent Mentoring Day.

National Grid is Working at the Pace of Innovation

Harnessing New Clean Energy Technologies to Benefit Customers Today and Tomorrow
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The following article is taken from “Working at the Pace of Innovation” chapter of Dean Seavers’ Democratization of Energy eBook.

It’s now hard to imagine a world without the Internet, social media, tablets, and smart phones – yet these technologies have all been around for less than 20 years. Society embraced these innovations and they are now part of our daily lives.

National Grid and Businesses Urge President to Remain in Paris Agreement

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Major companies across the economy are urging President Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

In a letter to the president organized by C2ES, more than a dozen companies say continued U.S. participation in the agreement would help them manage rising climate risks and compete in growing global clean energy markets.

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National Grid Honored with ENERGY STAR® Award

EPA recognizes National Grid for excellence in promoting “Life on Grid” marketing campaign
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WALTHAM, MA., April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present National Grid with a 2017 ENERGY STAR Award in Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion at an event at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. at 5:15pm.

An ENERGY STAR partner for more than two decades, National Grid is being recognized for its 2016 work incorporating ENERGY STAR into its “Life on the Grid” marketing and advertising energy efficiency campaign.  

Earth Day and Managing the Clean Energy Transition

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Because it falls on a spring day, it’s easy to mark Earth Day as a time of sunny, optimistic renewal.  It’s become traditional to plant trees, clean up parks, recycle, and reduce energy.

But for the 50 percent of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, including many of our own customers in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, it’s just another day of trying to make ends meet.

The past three winters have been difficult – a polar vortex, record snowfall, and a tough economy – and New Englanders paid about $7 billion more on heat and electricity than they should have.

National Grid Employees Pitch in for Earth Day in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

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April 21, 2017, WALTHAM, MASS. /3BL Media/ - April is Earth Month, and National Grid continues its annual commitment by sponsoring Earth Day events throughout our service territory of New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. This year we have over 600 volunteers participating in 19 community activities throughout the month in all three states.

National Grid Celebrates Lineworker Appreciation Day

Company honors field force that maintains service for more than 3.5 million customers
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WALTHAM, Mass., April 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – National Grid’s field workers are dedicated to providing reliable electric service to over 3.5 million customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and upstate New York. In the aftermath of storms and other emergencies they work diligently to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Because of their unwavering efforts and commitment to customers, National Grid is proud to recognize the field force on National Lineman Appreciation Day, which falls on April 18. 

National Grid Proposes New Transmission Project: Would Provide Host Community Benefits, Help Secure New England's Clean Energy Future

Granite State Power Link Will Deliver up to 1,200 Megawatts of Cost-Effective Clean Energy with Minimal Environmental and Visual Impacts, And Significant Economic Benefits for Host Communities
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WALTHAM, Mass., March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - National Grid today announced a proposal to develop an innovative, new transmission project that would bring up to 1,200 megawatts of clean energy from Canada to the New England power grid. To drive down costs, increase efficiency and minimize environmental impacts, the proposed Granite State Power Link (GSPL) will be constructed almost entirely along existing transmission corridors and will maximize use of existing infrastructure.

National Grid Urges Congress to Keep LIHEAP Funding to Protect Vulnerable Customers

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March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The White House proposed the elimination of the Low-Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP) last week. While this proposal is not binding, we urge Congress and the Administration to reconsider this position. LIHEAP, created under President Ronald Reagan, has a history of bipartisan support and has provided millions of vulnerable Americans critical assistance with their energy bills since it was first created in 1981.

National Grid Named As A 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company By The Ethisphere Institute For Seventh Time

Recognition honors those companies who lead with integrity and align principle with action
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WALTHAM, Mass., March 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®.

National Grid has been recognized seven times and is one of only six in the Energy & Utilities industry, underscoring its commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices.

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