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Regulators Examining Whether Performance-Based Incentives Could Be the Key to a Modernized Grid

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Utility regulators in some U.S. states are considering the adoption of performance-based regulation to replace the traditional cost of service regulation.

With ‘Eco’ Locomotives, Norfolk Southern Partners with Communities for Cleaner Air

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As part of a unique public-private partnership, Norfolk Southern is helping communities enhance air quality with the development of a new class of low-emission rail yard locomotives dubbed the “Eco” locomotive.

In 2015, NS introduced the Eco units at its Inman Yard in Atlanta and at its 47th Street Intermodal Facility in Chicago. NS delivered 10 of the locomotives to Atlanta and 15 to Chicago.

Norfolk Southern on the Cutting Edge of Research to Reduce Locomotive Emissions

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Norfolk Southern is an industry leader in exploring alternative energy sources to reduce locomotive emissions. During 2015, NS made research gains in the use of battery technology and compressed natural gas in its quest to conserve fuel, reduce fuel costs, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Gets a Plug

Range of 500 km and fully suitable for everyday use: the new Mercedes GLC F-CELL combines two environmentally responsible drive technologies. A world first.
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As the brand’s first production vehicle to feature a fuel-cell system when it comes onto the market next year, the Mercedes GLC F-CELL will connect – in a world first – two environmentally responsible technologies associated with the drive system via an electrical cable. For the first time, a vehicle with this powertrain system will have a plug for a supplementary lithium-ion energy storage unit. Rated at approximately nine kWh, the storage unit serves as an energy source for an additional electric motor and can be charged externally.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S550e Will Offer Wireless EV Charging Technology Built Using Qualcomm Halo Breakthroughs

By Anthony Thomson - Vice President, Business Development and Marketing
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See that practical family car sitting in your driveway? It has competition oozing through its electrical and fluid-filled veins. How? Much of the modern driving technology we enjoy in the cars we drive daily was developed in the unforgiving arena of auto racing — everything from disc brakes and seatbelts to clutch-less transmissions and adaptive suspensions.

Lockheed Martin and CoGen to Build Energy-from-Waste Plant in Wales

Teaming Agreement Signed to Pursue Additional Bioenergy Projects in the U.K.
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LONDON, October 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a teaming agreement with CoGen Limited to develop energy-from-waste projects in the United Kingdom, starting with a new plant in Cardiff, Wales.

UPS Adds 200 Hybrid Electric Vehicles To Alternative Fuel Fleet

Updated Engine Technology Extends Range and Improves Performance and Fuel Economy
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Atlanta, October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it  plans to add 200 new hybrid electric delivery trucks to the company’s growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The vehicles have the same 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis as the 125 vehicles UPS announced earlier this year.  

National Grid on Energy Awareness Month: The Transition Blueprint

Designing the Future of Energy in New England
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The following article is taken from the “The Transition Blueprint” chapter of Dean Seavers’ Democratization of Energy eBook

Registration Opens for the 2017 International Corporate Citizenship Conference: Corporate Citizenship Ecosystems

Annual Conference Designed Exclusively for CSR Professionals to Take Place in Boston March 26-28
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., September 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Carroll School of Management is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2017 International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Uniquely tailored to corporate citizenship professionals, the annual 2.5 day conference brings together industry experts and more than 600 CSR practitioners from around the world to network, learn, and grow.

Preparing for a Lower Carbon Future

By Sophia Mendelson
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Since the Wright brothers, planes have been running on fossil fuel – that’s 100 years of using the same energy source. Just as the term “fossil” implies, the externalities from this form of fuel means there is need for rethinking. Investments in renewable energy are needed for a more sustainable future, especially in the aviation industry.

As an airline, it’s no secret that our largest impact is emissions. Earlier this week, JetBlue made a big step towards our future by announcing one of the largest renewable jet fuel purchase agreements in U.S. aviation history. 

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