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Minnesota's General Mills and Hormel Buy Wind Power to Offset Energy Used to Make Food

By Kristen Painter
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Two of Minnesota’s largest food companies announced new wind power purchase agreements this month, helping offset the energy used to run their vast operations.

General Mills signed a 15-year purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC in Texas. When coupled with its 2017 wind power agreement, the project will offset all of the electricity used at Golden Valley-based food maker’s owned U.S. facilities for the next decade and a half. It’s the company’s second and largest wind-power purchase agreement.

Consumers Energy’s Sustainability Report Focuses on Triple Bottom Line Commitment to People, Planet, Michigan’s Prosperity

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At Consumers Energy, we’re passionate about making life in Michigan better today while keeping an eye on the future – ensuring this is a great place to live for the generations ahead.

Today, Consumers Energy released our annual Sustainability Report. The report offers insight into our company’s work to serve two-thirds of Michigan’s residents and our Triple Bottom Line commitment to people, the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

Duke Energy: Cleaner Energy Mix Can Be Affordable, Too

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  • Electric prices in its six states remain below the national average for all customer classes
  • Almost 38 percent of the company’s energy mix is carbon-free
  • Renewable energy generation grew 11 percent last year
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  • Electric prices in its six states remain below the national average for all customer classes
  • Almost 38 percent of the company’s energy mix is carbon-free
  • Renewable energy generation grew 11 percent last year

DSM: Climate Action is Both Responsibility and Opportunity

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DSM believes that taking climate action is both a responsibility and an opportunity. That’s why we improve our own environmental impact, enable the same for our customers, and advocate a progressive climate action agenda.

Hormel Foods Announces Construction of Solar Energy Project at its Swiss American Sausage Company Facility in California

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AUSTIN, Minn., April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and IGS Solar have started construction on a solar energy project at the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, Calif. The project is slated for completion in July.

3 Ways to Elevate Efficiency for Low-Carbon Growth

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Disruptive changes in today’s global energy landscape shape a new economy that is hyper-efficient and low-carbon. In this new energy paradigm, efficiency becomes a lever for profitability and growth – and more companies are taking notice.

Already, 96 percent of companies have energy efficiency technology. The pace of adoption in renewables and energy storage has also accelerated: up 11 percent from the previous year.

HanesBrands Celebrates 10th Consecutive U.S. EPA Energy Star Award for Environmental Stewardship

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The company also releases its 2018 environmental performance data, with reliance on renewable energy ahead of plan and across-the-board improvements in energy use, water use and landfill diversion versus aggressive 2020 goals.

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The company also releases its 2018 environmental performance data, with reliance on renewable energy ahead of plan and across-the-board improvements in energy use, water use and landfill diversion versus aggressive 2020 goals.

Earth Day with PayPal CEO Dan Schulman and Jaxon Love, Global Lead, Environmental Sustainability

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PayPal CEO Dan Schulman sat down with Jaxon Love, Global Lead of Environmental Sustainability, to talk about the company's focus on minimizing environmental impact.

In honor of Earth Day,  PayPal has announced the company will be working with the Science-Based Targeting Initiative and build toward use of 100% renewable energy by 2023. PayPal will be introducing an employee sustainability challenge, leveraging the passion of employees to take action to combat climate change.

$200,000 Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Grant Funds Solar Energy and Horticultural Training Program at My Possibilities

—Contribution Empowers Sustainability at Groundbreaking Community Organization—
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PLANO, Texas, April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ My Possibilities (MP), a for-cause organization that provides continuing education and vocational training for adults with disabilities, announced today the completion of sustainability projects funded by a $200,000 grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

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