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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.

Earth Day 2030: A Success Story Driven by Climate Solutions

Ecocentricity Blog takes a time travel journey to Earth Day 2030!
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Hop in and hold on! This week's Ecocentricity blog is a time travel journey to Earth Day 2030.  "When it comes to solving the climate crisis, humans have made major strides this past decade."

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Hop in and hold on! This week's Ecocentricity blog is a time travel journey to Earth Day 2030.  "When it comes to solving the climate crisis, humans have made major strides this past decade."

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.

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.

Road to 100% Renewable: T‑Mobile Is on Track to Reach Its Industry‑Leading Environmental Commitment

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Every April 22, the world comes together to mark an international day of environmental action. Whether you celebrate Earth Day by planting trees, cleaning up polluted habitats or recycling everything from old smartphones to soda cans — together we have an opportunity to make a global impact.  

Faurecia Partners With Schneider to Purchase Offsite Renewable Electricity

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Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, announced that it has signed an exclusive advisory contract with Schneider Electric to procure offsite renewable electricity as part of its CO2 neutral program. Under the agreement, Faurecia will benefit from Schneider Electric’s support in the development and deployment of competitive processes for power purchase agreement sourcing to cover all Faurecia sites in Europe, North America, China and Brazil.

Ecocentricity Blog: An Electric Analogy

By: John A. Lanier
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If we want to champion more renewable electricity, I think we should understand the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt-hour, if only so that we have more credibility on the topic.

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If we want to champion more renewable electricity, I think we should understand the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt-hour, if only so that we have more credibility on the topic.

Oportun's Impact on Environmental Sustainability

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Oportun recognizes that a sustainable healthy planet is critical to ensuring the long-term success of our business and the well-being of the communities we serve. To that end, we leverage our position as a financial services company to promote more sustainable and responsible business practices. In partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and other organizations, we have assessed our environmental impact and developed sustainability initiatives, beginning with our corporate offices.

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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.

Meeting Our 2050 Targets Through Innovation

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As a company, Enbridge has committed to company-wide, net-zero emissions by 2050. Through initiatives like solar self-power, infrastructure modernization and exploration of greener fuels, “the 2050 target is absolutely doable with the right roadmap.”

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