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The Future of Energy

“New energy” is here, built on sustainability, clean energy tech, grid innovation
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The concept of “new energy” has ushered in a global movement dedicated to cost-effective sustainability, clean energy technology and grid innovation. Today more than ever, we’re seeing stakeholders and industry giants from all sectors — finance, manufacturing, retail, utilities, technology, even academia — come together in combined efforts.

The New Energy Economy

The energy ecosystem is changing, and utilities are seeking new opportunities
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The energy ecosystem is changing, driven by the advent of distributed clean energy, increased competition from new technologies and service providers, the evolving expectations of customers, and new opportunities for serving those customers. As the traditional business model changes, utilities are seeking new opportunities for revenue as they establish themselves as the “Preferred Energy Partner.”

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Strives to Adapt, Embrace the Concept of “New Energy”

Strategic Directions Report finds the industry focused on evolving business needs
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Global engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch’s newly released 2018 Strategic Directions: Electric Report explores the progress made by the industry as it addresses a rapidly changing customer base, commercial defection from the grid and a regulatory landscape challenged to support new market realities.

Energy Storage: Taking Care of Customers Throughout the Energy Project Lifespan

Q&A with ENGIE Storage Client Relationship Director
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A conversation with Michael Laine, Client Relationship Director 

At ENGIE Storage, we’re committed to our customers’ success, and have people and processes in place to ensure they are taken care of throughout the life of their energy project. One of the key features of an energy storage engagement is the 10-year contract term, which is quite a long time in our fast-changing industry. We sat down with Michael Laine, Client Relationship Director at ENGIE Storage, to explore the questions that commercial and industrial (C&I) facility energy managers might have.

UPS to Test New Electric Vehicle

Initiative supports continued strategic electrification of UPS global fleet
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ATLANTA, July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/  UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks, Inc. to develop and test a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif. The truck is expected to be ready for deployment later this year.

Busting 5 Myths About Electric Vehicles

Are EVs costly? Do the batteries need to be replaced frequently? Busting those misconceptions and more.
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With gas prices rising, is there an electric vehicle (EV) in your future? A survey released in May by the American Automobile Association found that 20 percent of Americans said an EV would be the next car they buy. That’s up 5 percent from 2017.

Ceres: Clean Energy Opportunities Align With Investment Fundamentals

Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
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Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.

Cobalt, Lithium-ion Batteries and Social Sustainability

By Evan Leon, MBA/MS Candidate 2020 Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Cobalt is key in emerging low-carbon technologies, specifically lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. It forms part of the cathode active material (for example, lithium cobalt oxide, LiCoO2) that receives positively charged lithium ions during the battery’s discharge (see image on upper-right). (Source: https://sites.psu.edu/hjoisrclbl )

Electrify America to Energize U.S. Highways, Selects Black & Veatch for Ultra-fast EV Charging Station Program

National network expands access, addresses ‘range anxiety’ through hundreds of high-powered DC charging stations
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch announced today it will design and construct hundreds of sites for Electrify America’s high-powered DC Fast Chargers, part of a nationwide network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will dramatically reduce charging times and raise convenience for EV consumers.

Ecocentricity Blog: This One Is a Step Back

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It is important for environmentalists to acknowledge each step back at the same time they celebrate every two steps forward. Credibility is lost if sustainability’s successes are trumpeted while ignoring its failures.

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It is important for environmentalists to acknowledge each step back at the same time they celebrate every two steps forward. Credibility is lost if sustainability’s successes are trumpeted while ignoring its failures.

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