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Energy Leaders at Work on Our Greener Destiny

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The World Energy Council publishes an annual World Energy Issues Monitor which provides a useful snapshot of critical uncertainties and action priorities identified by more than 2,500 energy policymakers, experts, and corporate executives from 108 countries.

Black & Veatch to Support Development of U.S. Renewable Energy Expertise and Technology Exports

Global power business expanding U.S. decarbonization expertise through appointment of advisor to Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has further expanded its contribution to global decarbonization, and the export of U.S. renewable energy expertise, through the appointment of Sean Tilley to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC).

Black & Veatch Report: Corporate Sustainability Goals Are Here to Stay, but Delivering Tangible Results Remains a Challenge

Goal Setting and Measurement report finds decarbonization strategies are increasingly complex and current solutions may not be enough to achieve aggressive targets
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May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies of all sizes across business sectors are elevating sustainability as a core tenet of their practices, yet a new Black & Veatch report discovers that many companies continue to establish targets without a clear understanding of how to achieve them.

Bloomberg Continues Progress Towards Net Zero Emissions by 2025, According to Annual Impact Report

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Ambitious Emissions Reduction Targets Officially Validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative

Bloomberg Leading Efforts to Mobilize the Markets to Fight Climate Change and Bring Transparency to Climate Risk Data

Cummins Is Demonstrating the Potential to Use Hydrogen to Store Other Forms of Renewable Energy

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Global power leader Cummins is working on three projects that use hydrogen production as a means to store renewable energy, a key issue for proponents of wind, solar and other low-carbon renewable energy sources.

Using renewable sources such as wind to produce hydrogen emits no greenhouse gases. Wind energy can be converted into hydrogen using an electrolyzer and utilized in several ways – from fuel-cell hydrogen trucks, buses and trains, to ships powered by liquid ammonia made from hydrogen, to a substitute for natural gas for heating homes.

Hydro Plant on Lake Keowee Helps Power Upstate South Carolina

Keowee Hydro Station marks 50 years of generating clean, renewable energy
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By Mikayla Kreuzberger, illumination Contributor

While it’s relatively young for a hydropower plant, Keowee Hydro Station tells the story of a much larger energy project for the beautiful northwest corner of South Carolina.

Duke Energy built the plant and the Keowee Dam along the Keowee River in the late 1960s and early 1970s to create Lake Keowee in Pickens County at the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.

Keowee Hydro began producing power in April 1971.

La-Z-Boy Signs Long-Term Renewable Energy Deal

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La-Z-Boy Incorporated, a global leader in residential furniture, has finalized a 10-year resource-backed virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA), extending through the end of 2030, with AEP Energy Partners, a competitive energy subsidiary of American Electric Power. The agreement signifies a meaningful initiative as La-Z-Boy expands its environmental programs in its quest to reduce its carbon footprint.

Turning the Tide

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Public sentiment has been hugely influential in our shift from fossil-fuelled power generation to clean and renewable energy sources. The question now is, how do we turn the tide on the mining sector’s “dirty” image and reveal how the mining supply chain and renewables can combine to limit global warming to at or below 2°C?

The mining sector is a significant contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. 

Kimberly-Clark North American Consumer Tissue Manufacturing is Now Powered by 100% Wind Energy

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Maverick Creek, a 50,000-acre wind farm in Eden, Texas that is owned and operated by Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., is now powering the production of many essential products like Cottonelle®, Viva®, Scott® and Kleenex® with more than 670,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually. The new wind farm also reduces Kimberly-Clark’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 300,000 MTCO2e, which is equivalent to emissions from more than 71,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year.

Duke Energy Cuts Carbon Emissions, Provides Support to Communities

Duke Energy’s 2020 Sustainability Report details clean energy transition, progress on environmental and social issues
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In a challenging 2020, two achievements defined Duke Energy – progress on its climate goals and support for customers, communities and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In its 2020 Sustainability Report released April 28, the company said it has reduced carbon emissions by more than 40 percent since 2005 and is on track to achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. The company intends to cut carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050.

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