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Climate Solutions Provider 3Degrees Prepares to Scale With New COO Role, Hires Malcolm Fabiyi

Fabiyi brings global perspective and technical expertise to the newly created role
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - 3Degrees, a leading global provider of climate solutions, today announced that Dr. Malcolm Fabiyi has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within 3Degrees.

Diode Ventures Announces Financial Close of Its First Greenfield Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Project

Once constructed, Grizzly Ridge solar installation will help serve increasing demand for renewable energy in Texas
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - To help address growing demand for solar energy generation in the southwestern U.S., Diode Ventures (Diode), a Black & Veatch company that develops global infrastructure projects, announced today that has reached financial close on the Grizzly Ridge Solar Project, a nearly 140-megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar field located in Hamilton County, Texas. The project was co-developed with RKB Energy, LLC (RKB).

Ecocentricity Guest Blog: Driving the Future of Solar Roadways in Georgia

By: Jen Datka, Drawdown Georgia
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The state of Georgia has over 90,000 miles of public roads. Can you imagine a future in which those miles of asphalt could serve as a powerful climate solution by capturing solar energy?

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The state of Georgia has over 90,000 miles of public roads. Can you imagine a future in which those miles of asphalt could serve as a powerful climate solution by capturing solar energy?

Black & Veatch Analysis of Carbon-Neutrality Projects Informs Sacramento Municipal Utility District's 2030 Zero Carbon Plan

Leader in decarbonization planning assessed a range of zero-carbon generation projects for SMUD in detailed utility analysis
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Zero-carbon technologies, including carbon capture, energy storage, hydrogen, solar and wind, will allow the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to achieve its goals of zero-carbon emissions in its electricity supply by 2030, finds a recent analysis by decarbonization solutions leader Black & Veatch.

Big Mac, Small Footprint

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Fast food and green living aren’t concepts that always sit comfortably together – but in Australia, one of the world’s biggest corporate names has created a landmark in sustainability.

McDonald’s last year joined hands with EnergyAustralia to build a restaurant in the Melbourne suburb of Melton South that is powered entirely by renewable energy.

EnergyAustralia installed 68 450W solar panels and an inverter on the restaurant in the space of just two months, and is purchasing green electricity to meet its annual demand for 42,500 kilowatt hours (kWh).

Cooled by the Sun

Solar thermal air conditioning at FedEx Ground
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How can the light and heat of the sun be used to cool the air?

Heidlersburg Enters Service As Enbridge Continues to Blaze Solar Self Power Trail

2.5-MW Pennsylvania facility will provide power for our Texas Eastern Transmission natural gas system
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Like the morning sun on a summer day, Enbridge’s solar self-power program is rapidly on the rise—and starting to look like the proverbial scorcher.

On May 15, the 2.5-megawatt Heidlersburg Solar Project in Tyrone Township, PA entered service, with its 8,190 solar panels now supplying a portion of the electrical power required to run Enbridge’s Texas Eastern Transmission natural gas pipeline system, which moves the natural gas that heats homes, hospitals, businesses and schools up and down the Atlantic seaboard.

Eye in the Sky

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CLP’s energy network in Mainland China is widely distributed – drawing from a diversity of sources and spanning thousands of miles across 15 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities of the world’s most populous country.

The task of managing this vast portfolio of energy assets is equally immense. To do it efficiently requires enhanced resources and capabilities, and the application of common standards and processes across the portfolio.

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.

Hershey Makes Bold Environmental Commitments

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The Hershey Company has announced new commitments to advance its environmental progress and contribute to global climate action. Hershey has set ambitious new goals to reduce its global emissions in line with the global best practice of the Paris Climate Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

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