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Sustainability Group Awards Two Wind Energy Projects in Iowa With Highest Ratings

Alliant Energy projects, with Black & Veatch as Owner’s Engineer, recognized for environmental and community impacts by Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Of the many wind energy projects in the United States, only three are verified as sustainable by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Recently, two of them -- developed by power generation and distribution provider Alliant Energy with support from Black & Veatch as owner’s engineer – were the first wind projects ever to achieve the Envision Platinum rating, the highest rating from the Institute.

New Ceres Analysis Calls on Power Sector to Decarbonize Before 2050

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August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/A newly updated climate scenario analysis framework released today underscores the need for the U.S. power sector to completely decarbonize before 2050 in order to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius and stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises Holds Steel-Cutting Ceremony for Costa Toscana, Its Second LNG-Fueled Ship

Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion
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Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion

Costa Cruises' two new flagships are among 10 next-generation "green" vessels on order for Carnival Corporation that will be powered in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas, the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel

Press Release

Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion

Costa Cruises' two new flagships are among 10 next-generation "green" vessels on order for Carnival Corporation that will be powered in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas, the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel

Food and Beverage Leaders Turn to Renewable Energy, Circular Solutions for Cost-Savings

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By Zack Olson, Founder, NextGen Agriculture; and Chris Vigil, Project Manager, NextGen Agriculture

From food safety and regulatory compliance to packaging and supply chain logistics, the food and beverage industry is constantly hunting for solutions that balance profitability and sustainability. With market share increasingly on the line – particularly for large consumer goods companies – food and beverage companies are being squeezed to analyze every cost.

Black & Veatch: Insightful Charging Infrastructure Planning Critical to Enabling Cost-Effective Electric Fleets

New eBook outlines eight steps to help managers select technologies, plan for power delivery and construct charging facilities
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 25 2019 /3BL Media/ – Driven largely by economics, rising air pollution from vehicle emissions and new advances in technology, transportation is transforming and becoming more sustainable, competitive and innovative. U.S. sales of passenger electric vehicles have soared in the last decade. Now, as automakers prepare for mass production of a new line-up of medium- and heavy-duty electric vans, buses, delivery trucks and semi’s, smart fleet and sustainability managers are taking notice.

Solar Power World: Black & Veatch Among Nation’s Top Solar Power Contractors

High U.S. ranking reflects company’s comprehensive global solar installation capabilities
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, July 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With renewable energy expected to be the fastest-growing source of new U.S. electricity generation for the next several years, Solar Power World has named Black & Veatch among the top U.S. solar contractors, ranking the company sixth of 415 installers on the magazine's 2019 “Top Solar Contractors” list.

Nuclear Energy Benefits The Environment

By: Lexi Corral, Business Communications Specialist
Blog

Nuclear Energy is Clean Energy

Georgia Power recently announced continued progress in the construction of the two-reactor expansion to its Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant. Bechtel is proud to partner with Georgia Power to deliver this important project – the only ongoing construction of new nuclear generation currently in the United States.

Vogtle is important because nuclear energy is important. It’s clean, efficient, safe, and must play a role in our energy future.

What is nuclear energy?

Progressing Towards the Sustainable Development Goals with Sands ECO360

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The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have unified the world in creating a shared vision for people and planet, both now and into the future. This call to action brings governments and businesses together to tackle pressing global issues.

New Advances in Zero Emissions Vehicles Offer Promise for Work Fleets

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By Maryline Daviaud Lewett, Director of Business Development, Transformative Technologies; and Randal Kaufman, Sales Director, Transformative Technologies

AIDA Cruises Presents Latest Sustainability Report: World's First LNGoperated Cruise Ship, AIDAnova, Commissioned in 2018

In the latest edition of “AIDA cares” the company documents further progress on its way to emission-neutral cruising.
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July 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In the latest edition of “AIDA cares” the company documents further progress on its way to emission-neutral cruising. As early as 2023, 94 percent of all AIDA guests will be sailing on ships that can be fully operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas or, in port, with green shore power.

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