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National Grid Urges U.S. to Stay in the Paris Agreement

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LONDON, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is publicly advocating for the United States to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement. This new step in the company’s longstanding support for the agreement follows the beginning of the United States’ formal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement in November. The withdrawal process, if it moves forward, would be complete at this time next year.

National Grid Urges U.S. to Stay in the Paris Agreement

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LONDON, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is publicly advocating for the United States to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement. This new step in the company’s longstanding support for the agreement follows the beginning of the United States’ formal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement in November. The withdrawal process, if it moves forward, would be complete at this time next year.

Two National Grid Projects Selected as Energy Storage North America 2019 Innovation Award Winner

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. November 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today announced that two of its energy storage projects have been recognized as Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2019 Innovation Award winners in the categories of microgrids and behind-the-meter projects. The projects were chosen for their innovation and leadership in energy storage, as well as a positive impact on the energy storage industry.

National Grid Unveils New England’s Largest Battery Storage Facility, Back-up Energy Supply for Nantucket

With generator, makes the island more resilient, defers need for new transmission
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WALTHAM, Mass., October 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today unveiled one of the largest battery energy storage resources in the Northeast United States. Built on the island of Nantucket, in Massachusetts, the facility will ensure electric reliability for customers during peak summer months and defer the need for construction of an additional underwater supply cable to the island.

National Grid Statement on the Transportation Climate Initiative’s Framework for a Draft Regional Policy Proposal

A statement from Dean Seavers, President, National Grid, US
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October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - “National Grid is committed to achieving deep decarbonization across the Northeast. The transportation sector, which is currently the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is poised for meaningful and necessary reductions.

The Clean Energy Promise eBook: It’s Time to Put a Price on Carbon — With Customers in Mind

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As lawmakers take their oaths of office and begin to set policy agendas, establishing an economywide price on carbon should be at the top of their lists. 

Everything I read and hear about carbon pricing rarely shares the customer’s point of view. That’s a shame. I’d argue that the only way we’ll likely see success with enacting an economy-wide carbon price is evaluating all policies through a customer lens.

National Grid Names Gregory Knight as Chief Customer Officer

Company ensures customers’ needs are met on journey to clean energy future
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WALTHAM, M.A. – National Grid welcomed Gregory Knight to the Company as the new Chief Customer Officer on September 16. Knight brings over 25 years of experience across the customer operations lifecycle after holding leadership roles in sales, billing, supply chain, and customer care management.

The Clean Energy Promise eBook: Extreme Weather’s Less-than-Extreme Solutions

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Let’s suppose, for argument’s sake, you question whether climate change is real, or whether it will really affect you.

You’re not alone.

More than a third of Americans say they don’t worry much or at all about global warming and a third say it’s exaggerated in the news. More than half say it won’t pose a serious threat in their lifetimes, and 12 percent say it will never be a threat.

Energy Storage: An Essential Tool in the Utility Toolbox

By Rudy Wynter, President and COO of the Wholesale Networks and U.S. Capital Delivery group, National Grid
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As the cost of energy storage continues to decline, more and more utilities will turn to batteries. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the levelized cost of energy for lithium-ion batteries configured to supply four hours of grid power — a standard requirement for many grid services — has fallen by 74 per cent since 2012. Costs for those batteries is projected to drop even further – by as much as 67 per cent by 2030, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found in a recent study. Such a precipitous decline will only make storage a more valuable tool for utilities and others.

Girls Inc. Receives Grant for STEM Projects

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By NICOLE DEFEUDIS 

LOWELL — Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell received a $30,000 grant from the National Grid U.S. STEM Partnership to advance summer programs for young girls.

This is the fourth year the organization has received support from National Grid, according to Greater Lowell Girls Inc. Executive Director Tracy Ingersoll. “Very often, STEM careers are very lucrative careers,” Ingersoll said. And for young girls, “It’s not encouraged as much as it should be, I personally think,” she added.

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