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Merck Accelerates Climate Goals; Announces Carbon Neutrality in Operations by 2025

100% Renewable Energy Goal to be Achieved 15 Years Ahead of Schedule; Includes Three New Virtual Power Purchase Agreements
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April 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Merck has announced ambitious goals to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations by 2025 (Scopes 1 & 2 emissions) and a 30% reduction in its value chain emissions by 2030 (Scope 3 emissions).[1]

These goals are aligned with science and build on Merck’s long-standing focus on preventing the worst impacts of climate change and supporting the global effort to achieve the Paris Agreement goals by reducing demand for energy and minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

#TtInspires: Myriam Mathieu Cardinal, Junior Engineering Professional

Pursuing a career based on passion for renewable energy
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Myriam Mathieu Cardinal joined Tetra Tech in 2020 as a junior engineering professional. After completing the fourth year of her degree, she is now considered a candidate for the engineering profession in electrical engineering specializing in advanced renewable energy technologies. Myriam stood out to our renewable energy recruiters during an event at Institut en génie de l’énergie électrique (IGEE or Institute for Electrical Power Engineering), in Montreal, Canada, where she demonstrated her talent, leadership, and passion for Leading with Science®.

Hershey Announces New Renewable Energy Agreements Aligned With 2030 Goal to Reduce Emissions by More Than 50%

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HERSHEY, Pa., April 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced two new clean energy partnerships to develop solar projects in the U.S. as it moves its operations toward the use of clean and renewable energy.

From Nuts to Clean Energy: Buying Renewable Energy Is Just Another Way to Bring Goodness to the World

by Mark Kline, Sr. Manager, Nut & Energy Sourcing, Global Commodities
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Over the past 13 years, I have spent much of my career focused on nut research and purchasing. For more than seven-and-a-half years, I have been responsible for Hershey’s procurement of peanuts and almonds. Before that, I worked in R&D as Hershey’s nut technical expert and on chocolate innovation projects.

The Home Depot, The Hershey Company, and NRG Sign Solar Power Purchase Agreements With National Grid Renewables' Noble Project in Texas

Project to offset CO2 emissions by ~450,000 metric tons annually, will utilize First Solar Series 6 modules
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As part of this year’s Earth Day celebration, National Grid Renewables has announced the signing of three solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the Noble Project (Noble) currently under construction in Denton County, Texas. Noble consists of 275 megawatts (MW) of solar and 125 megawatt hours (MWh) of battery storage. The Home Depot and NRG have each executed individual 100 MW solar PPAs, and The Hershey Company has contracted for a 50 MW solar PPA.

Cummins Joins Group Advocating for Climate Action

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Cummins is celebrating Earth Week by joining the CEO Climate Dialogue, a group of 22 companies and four leading environmental groups committed to advocating for climate action in the U.S. Congress.

The group is calling for aggressive steps to address the country’s climate-related challenges, including an economy-wide price on carbon to use the power of the market to help achieve the country’s carbon reduction goals in a “simple, coherent and efficient manner.”

Ørsted to Develop One of the World's Largest Renewable Hydrogen Plants to Be Linked to Industrial Demand in the Netherlands and Belgium

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'SeaH2Land' is an ambitious vision, linking GW-scale electrolysis to the large industrial demand in the Dutch-Flemish North Sea Port cluster through an envisaged regional cross-border pipeline. The green electricity required to produce the renewable hydrogen is proposed to come from the build-out of additional large-scale offshore wind.

Highlighting Chevron's Role in Advancing a Lower Carbon Future

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The future is lower carbon and we have a vital role to play.

Additional oil and gas supply will be needed to meet rising energy demand over the next 20 years— including in scenarios aligned with the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) projects that oil and gas will make up nearly half of global energy supply in 2040.

OMV Positions Itself for a Low-Carbon, Circular Future

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OMV, the international, integrated oil, gas, and chemicals company based in Vienna, has published its 16th sustainability report. The Sustainability Report 2020 particularly focuses on OMV’s contributions to the energy transition, circular economy, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as well as management of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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