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National Grid's Strategy to Decarbonize the Heat Sector in New England

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Director, US Strategy, for National Grid Mackay Miller presented on National Grid's strategy to decarbonize the heating sector in the Northeast at the #RaabRT event earlier this week.

Learn more about what National Grid is doing to decarbonize the energy sector throughout New England in our Northeast 80x50 Pathway white paper.

Repeal and Replace of Clean Power Plan is a “ Step Backwards” for the U.S.

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June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Environmental Protection Agency repeal and replacement of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a “step backwards for U.S. climate action and global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Anne Kelly, vice president of government relations at the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres.

National Grid Stands With the LGBTQIA Community at WorldPride in NYC

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WALTHAM, Mass., June 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ —  National Grid will show their unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, and the LGBTQIA community, as a sponsor of WorldPride 2019. The WorldPride 2019 celebration in New York City also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of demonstrations that sparked a fight for LGBTQIA rights in the United States. On June 30, hundreds of National Grid employees will march in the Pride parade that attracts 3 million people.

Project Update: What's New at the MCAS Miramar Microgrid

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Completion of Energy & Water Operations Center (EWOC)

One of the most integral components of the MCAS Miramar microgrid is now operational. Construction is complete for the new Energy and Water Operations Center (EWOC), where the microgrid system will be monitored, controlled and managed. The EWOC provides operators with direct control of integrated microgrid control system, utilizing Schneider Electric’s OASyS SCADA software, as well as other utility and energy control systems.

REC Solar Saves California School District Millions Through Innovative Solar Energy Solutions

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  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.
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  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.

A Better Way for Michigan

We're making a positive impact now - and for the future
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Consumers Energy has a long term vision to create a more sustainable energy future for our state. Our Clean Energy Plan, developed with a variety of Michigan stakeholders, is a path to reduce carbon emissions by more than 90 percent and end the use of coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2040.

Reaching 100% Renewable Energy

By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability
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At VMware, we’re optimistic about the power of technology to help solve big societal problems and are committed to leading responsibly. One of our key focus areas is about changing our relationship with energy. According to the U.N.’s report, as a society we need to shift 70-85 percent of electricity to renewable energy sources by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Data centers are responsible for two percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions—roughly the same as global air travel.

Consumers Energy Starts New Era for Renewable Energy in Michigan with Approval of Clean Energy Plan

Plan Will Eliminate Coal, Reduce Carbon Emissions 90%, Add Renewables
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JACKSON, Mich., Friday, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Consumers Energy has received approval from state regulators for its Clean Energy Plan, ushering in a new era for renewable energy in Michigan.

The Clean Energy Plan puts Consumers Energy on a path to eliminate coal; reduce carbon emissions by over 90 percent; and meet customers’ future electricity capacity needs with 90 percent clean energy resources by 2040. The Michigan Public Service Commission this morning approved the plan, which also had support from leading Michigan environmental and business groups.

Boeing Advances Biofuels, Recycling and Conservation

Boeing beats greenhouse gas reduction goal by 7.3% at work sites
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From building the most fuel-efficient aircraft on the market to finding a creative second life for excess carbon fiber, innovations, new technologies and worldwide environmental initiatives are driving Boeing’s progress toward a more sustainable future.

PacifiCorp Names Black & Veatch As EPC Contractor for Combined Solar Power With Battery Energy Storage Project

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new solar project in southern Utah is bringing together one of the West’s top utilities and a global leader in renewable energy projects to implement a combination of grid-scale battery storage and renewable power to address a transmission and distribution system reliability need.

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