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Republic Services Further Reduces Carbon Emissions Through Increased Usage of Renewable Natural Gas in its Fleet

Greenhouse gas fleet emissions to be reduced by 110,000 metric tons of CO2e, supporting the company’s goal of overall fleet emission reductions
Press Release

PHOENIX, May 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) announced today that the Company will increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy. This enables Republic to reduce its fleet emissions by approximately 110,000 metric tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) over a three-year period, which is equal to planting 2.8 million trees or removing 23,200 cars from the road1. RNG has the lowest carbon intensity of all commercially available transportation fuels2.

Unreasonable Impact | Turning Carbon Waste Into Usable Fuel

Multimedia with summary

Unreasonable’s CEO Daniel Epstein is joined at the fireside by Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech and an alumnus of the Unreasonable Impact accelerator.

As a biotech startup that harnesses carbon waste and converts it into usable fuel (read: one of the most badass and potentially disruptive companies we know of), LanzaTech faces many challenges. Holmgren discusses her mission to convince legislators that carbon waste is not a liability, but an opportunity.

Generating Renewable Energy from Waste: Q&A with Lockheed Martin’s Craig Moeller

by Alyssa Danigelis
Article

In a time when landfills are reaching capacity and waste generation doesn’t appear to be slowing down, Craig Moeller sees opportunity. The director of advanced energy generation for Lockheed Martin is working to take unwanted materials and convert them into useful energy, without producing enormous amounts of greenhouse gases.

Infrastructure Week 2017: Keys to Digital Grid Strategy

Article

At the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are relying heavily on the impacts of a more digital grid. The previous revolutions had significant impacts on society – introducing steam, electricity and computing, but none that were so closely intertwined with technology.

County, Park Set Up Zero Food Waste Plan

Goal in first year is to divert 100 tons from landfill, establish project’s practices.
Article

by Erika Dahlby

Last year 3.2 million people visited Grand Teton National Park. They left behind over 1,800 tons of trash.

“Most of the people who come and visit the park aren’t necessarily thinking about what happens to their waste after they throw it in the trash bin,” park spokesman Andrew White said.

Almost half that waste comes in the form of compostable materials — organics like food that can be broken down within a short period of time.

Sustainability Success Story: VMware’s Journey to Becoming a Sustainability Leader

By Jenna Bieller, Renewable Choice Energy
Blog

VMware is a pinnacle example of radical scaling of sustainability within a corporation. Their rapid rise to the top of the corporate sustainability ladder sends a message to other companies that it’s never too late to begin your renewable energy journey.

Cox Enterprises Releases 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Report highlights company’s commitment to environment, giving and people
Press Release

ATLANTA, May 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cox Enterprises today released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which outlines the company’s progress toward social impact goals as they relate to the environment, giving and people. Titled “Actions Speak,” the report provides an overview of the operational and community engagement activities of the company and its major operating subsidiaries (Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group).

Republic Services Announces Expansion of Its Twin Cities Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Fleet

Press Release

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., May 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services unveiled today a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and over 50 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities region. The new CNG trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks in the Company’s Twin Cities-based fleet.

Microgrids Boost Energy Resilience and Independence at Military Installations

Article

The Department of Defense (DoD) has committed to deploying 3 gigawatts of renewable energy throughout military installations by 2025. Military bases all over the world have taken a proactive approach in achieving these goals, with many implementing solar photovoltaic (PV) generation.

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