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A Double Surprise for Scholarship Winners

Classmates Michelle Lyu and Athena Chen, of Diamond Bar High School, recently received $40,000 Edison Scholars awards.
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Michelle Lyu thought it was a little weird when she ran into her father in the parking lot of Diamond Bar High School on a school day. It all became apparent later when her father and a group of people the high school senior didn’t know came into her yearbook class to present her with a $40,000 college scholarship.

Earthquake, Aftershocks Renew Relief Efforts for Nepal

Edison International’s Relief Fund for the earthquake tops $42,000 in employee contributions and a company match.
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Bibhush Ranjit’s family in Kathmandu had just begun to settle down after the devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal April 25, when several big aftershocks May 12 sent everyone running into the streets again.

Edison Scholar Shows Girls Can Be Engineers Too

Jennifer Villacis was recently awarded a $40,000 Edison Scholars award that will help pave her way to USC.
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Jennifer Villacis remembers the day when students in her sixth-grade class presented their “what-I-want-to-be” projects. When her turn came, Jennifer said she wanted to be an engineer, a dream her Ecuadorian mother had, but was never able to achieve.

“I saw this guy in the corner of the room say, ‘Oh, girls aren’t good in math. They can’t be engineers,’” she recalled. The other boys all laughed.  

Conservation Corps Gives Military Vets a New Direction in Civilian Life

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Karla Rubio has struggled to find steady work since leaving the U.S. Army in 2007.

She found her Army job as a mortuary affairs specialist — working with the bodies of service members who died overseas and participating at military funerals — did not translate into the civilian world. She has also juggled college classes in law enforcement with a series of jobs, mostly in retail, while raising two sons, now 5 and 8.

At 27, she needed something more reliable, with a future.

Blackout at Preschool Turns Scary Moment Into Safety Lesson

An SCE employee uses the situation to spread the word on electrical safety.
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A routine day for Iris Hosea picking up her son at preschool turned out to be anything but when she found the facility plunged into darkness by a 

Relief Fund Established for Nepal Earthquake Victims

Edison International will match donations from company employees and has also launched its #fivefor5 earthquake preparedness campaign.
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Edison International is joining with the company’s employees and the public to raise relief funds for Nepal following the country’s recent devastating earthquake.

The U.N. has appealed to the international community for $415 million in aid to supply food, water, shelter and medical care in Nepal over the next three months.

Student Overcomes Family’s Financial Setback to Head to College

A $40,000 Edison Scholars award allows Michaela Edwards to pursue her lifelong interest in the environment.
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Michaela Edwards will be the first to tell you she lived an idyllic childhood her first few years growing up on Catalina Island. But the recession in 2008 ended that.

Edison International Surprises Two Local High Schools With New Backpacks Filled With Essential School Supplies

Edison International invests in the future of local underserved students by supporting national nonprofit Kids In Need Foundation
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January 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), is funding the distribution of 530 free backpacks filled with school supplies to underserved senior students at Morningside High School and Inglewood High School. The funding for the supplies was made possible as a result of Edison International’s participation in CBS EcoMedia’s Education Ad program to promote the $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.

U.S. Utilities Ranked on Clean Energy: Report by Ceres and Clean Edge- The Minute

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Some traditional utilities are incorporating more renewable energy into their sourcing and sales portfolios, and re-inventing their business model while they do so. That’s the findings of a new report by Ceres and Clean Edge that ranks U.S. investor-owned electric utilities on their clean energy-related activities. The report, “Benchmarking Utility Clean Energy Deployment,” compiles data from over 10 sources, ranking 32 of the largest holding companies on three clean energy indicators: renewable energy sales, cumulative energy efficiency, and incremental energy efficiency.

Energy Companies Compete for New Renewable Energy Customers—and Revenue - Energy Minute for August 1, 2013

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Legacy power companies are squaring off with new renewable energy providers in a battle to claim utility customers—and revenue. The companies are lobbying regulators and legislatures to roll back subsidies and credits that promote solar energy and other renewable sources of power, claiming that such support undercuts traditional utilities’ capacity to run the nation’s grid. The renewable energy industry replies that government incentives are crucial to start up renewable energy infrastructure and services.

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