Utilities CSR News

Duke Energy Named One of North America's Top Sustainable Companies for 15th Straight Year

Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With its expansion of renewable energy and significant reduction in carbon emissions, combined with its continued focus on social responsibility, Duke Energy was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the 15th consecutive year.

Black & Veatch, a Leader in Decarbonization, Joins Ammonia Energy Association

Company embraces membership as catalyst for making ammonia a key player in zero-carbon energy landscape
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As an industry leader in advancing decarbonization, Black & Veatch – experts in ammonia-related projects – sees an expanding role for the chemical compound in a low-carbon landscape. To help further that, the company has joined the Ammonia Energy Association, an influential advocate of responsible ammonia use in a sustainable energy economy.

Dave Hallowell Named to Lead Black & Veatch's Global Renewable Energy Business

New role for infrastructure solutions veteran comes as growing integration of renewables propels power sector’s transformation
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The drive for decarbonization in the power industry, coupled with technology advancements making large-scale solar and wind power complemented by battery storage more cost competitive, continues to propel growth in the global renewable energy market. The world’s power providers understand the need to thoughtfully invest in ways to rapidly integrate renewable energy in the mix on the power grid.

National Grid's Strategic Energy Management Partnership Improves Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Use for Commercial Customers

Press Release

November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is supporting commercial and industrial customers across the state with energy  use planning aimed at reducing operating costs and reaching renewable energy targets. Among  customers National Grid is working with through its Strategic Energy Management Partnership, or SEMP, is Beech-Nut Nutrition in Amsterdam, which is seeking to lower operating costs and improve  operational efficiency. 

Black & Veatch: Decarbonization Driving Repowering of the Power Industry

Calls for zero-carbon energy are increasing, fueling the need for cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy portfolios
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The global power industry is in a state of transformation and needs to accelerate the path to net zero as many companies, communities and stakeholders forge ahead with commitments to lower carbon emissions.

Alberta Solar One, Expected To Enter Service in April 2021, Will Help Meet Company ESG Objectives

Article

Construction has started on Enbridge’s first solar generation facility in Alberta. The 10.5-megawatt (MW) Alberta Solar One (ABS1) project will supply a portion of our Canadian Mainline pipeline network’s power requirements with renewable power. Once ABS1 achieves commercial operations in April 2021, the facility will supply the equivalent to the energy needs of about 3,000 homes, offsetting about 12,000 tonnes of carbon annually.

Nestlé Purina Partners with National Grid for Advanced LED Lighting Upgrades, Demonstrating Company's Commitment to Western New York

Dunkirk facility to achieve energy efficiency savings, reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 1,100 tons
Press Release

Dunkirk, N.Y., October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Purina’s recent energy efficiency investments and robust LED  lighting technology upgrades at its Dunkirk manufacturing facility will increase  productivity, create a more sustainable work environment and reduce greenhouse gas  emissions by 1,100 tons, which is equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 114  U.S. homes, according to US EPA. 

Sun Shines Bright in Alliant Energy's Iowa Clean Energy Blueprint

Customers continue to benefit from the company’s transition to renewable resources
Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) introduces the Clean Energy Blueprint for Iowa, a path for accelerating their transition to cleaner energy for customers. The Blueprint outlines the company’s plans to increase the use of renewable resources, including solar power, add more battery storage and build out the connected energy network. The company’s new roadmap also includes plans to discontinue coal generation in Lansing by the end of 2022 while transitioning their Burlington Generating Station to natural gas in 2021.

Can a Clean Electricity Standard Rival the Efficiency of a Carbon Price?

by Travis Kavulla, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at NRG Energy
Blog

Lots of the best minds in energy are in hyperdrive these days thinking about what a low-carbon grid looks like and how to get there. In a timely contribution to the field, E3 is out today with a major study of that question, as seen through the lens of PJM, one of the largest electricity markets in North America.

Vistra Invests in New Technologies, Launches Vistra Zero Portfolio

Vistra Zero generates zero-carbon electricity, leading America toward a clean energy future.
Blog

Vistra, which is already developing the world's largest battery energy storage project, the 400-MW/1,600-MWh Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility in California, today announced that it is breaking ground on six new solar projects and one battery energy storage project. These new zero-carbon developments, which are part of a newly launched Vistra Zero portfolio, represent a capital investment of approximately $850 million and are all located in the attractive Texas ERCOT market where Vistra has a leadership position:

Pages

Subscribe to Utilities