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Final Order from NYPSC on Con Edison Rate Case Reveals Especially Encouraging Language on Climate Change Directives

By: Elizabeth B. Stein, Attorney and Adam Peltz, Attorney
Blog

In Tuesday’s blog post, we discussed the recently concluded Con Edison rate case, its context, and its significance in advancing clean energy and grid resilience in New York. Today, we take a closer look at the final Order posted last Friday by the New York State Public Service Commission (the Commission) to uncover some of the more encouraging outcomes buried in this 300+ page document:

New York’s Con Edison Ordered to Take New Measures Protecting Against the Effects of Climate Change

By Elizabeth B. Stein, Attorney and Adam Peltz, Attorney
Blog

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) took a historic step late last week, unanimously approving an Order that requires Con Edison to implement state-of-the-art measures to plan for and protect its electric, gas, and steam systems from the effects of climate change.

New Report Finds Demand Response-Green Building Partnership is Off to a Great Start

By Jamie Fine
Blog

Buildings account for 40% of our nation’s electricity use. In 2012, power plants spewed about 2 gigatons of global warming pollution into our air, which was about one-third of total U.S. emissions. That’s why EDF and the U.S.

Trane Educates Workforce Development Institute Attendees About the Future of Clean Technology Training

Summary: 
  • Smart grid, building performance, water and automotive industries will be discussed
  • Event aims to explore innovative opportunites to activate economies and campuses
Press Release
  • Smart grid, building performance, water and automotive industries will be discussed
  • Event aims to explore innovative opportunites to activate economies and campuses

Cadillac ELR Connects to the Smart Grid

Luxury coupe could benefit from OnStar-enabled solutions
Press Release

DETROIT, November 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Cadillac ELR will be Smart Grid ready as soon as it comes off the production line. Using the luxury coupe’s extended range electric vehicle   technology combined with OnStar’s cloud-based connection, the ELR will be able to communicate with the electric grid and potentially save energy.

OnStar Teams Up with TimberRock for EV Solar Charging

Deploys first ‘real-world’ use of OnStar’s Smart Grid solutions
Press Release

DETROIT, July 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – OnStar announced today a project with TimberRock Energy Solutions, Inc. that uses aggregation software and solar charging canopies with integrated storage to manage the flow of solar power to benefit the electric grid. It will be the first “real-world” use of OnStar’s Smart Grid solutions.  

State Starts on Path to Employ Graduates

Avista and WSU partner for innovative engineering education
Article

Opinion -- Candis Claiborn, dean of the Washington State University College of Engineering and Architecture 

At graduation time, many college graduates are worried about finding employment in a tough job market. You might be surprised, then, to learn that Washington employers in some sectors are struggling to find Washington-trained employees.

AT&T: Empowering Consumers Through Sustainability

Interactive 2011 AT&T Sustainability Report Highlights Energy Efficiency Gains, Reduction in Use of Gasoline and a Major Investment in Education; Provides Opportunities for Consumers to Support Community-Improving Nonprofits
Press Release

(3BL Media) Dallas - June 19, 2012 -American consumers are in the midst of a communications revolution, and AT&T’s technology has the power to help our world operate more sustainably. In the 2011 AT&T Sustainability Report, launched today, the company demonstrates how it is committed to improving our world and empowering consumers to do the same.

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