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What Does It Take to Build the World's Largest Energy Storage System?

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What does it take to build the world’s largest energy storage system? The Vistra Zero Moss Landing project is comprised of nearly 100,000 individual battery modules – and so much more. This remarkable technology is all housed in a fully refurbished, 70-year-old former power plant turbine building.

'Watershed Move' by Total to Leave American Petroleum Institute Over Climate Policy, Ceres Says

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January 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Andrew Logan, Ceres’ director of oil and gas, released the following statement following the news that Total has become the first oil major to leave the American Petroleum Institute over its stance on climate policies. 

Veto of Landmark Climate Bill Is a Misstep by Gov. Baker and Missed Opportunity for Massachusetts

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The decision by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to pocket veto landmark climate legislation is “extremely disappointing and a step in the wrong direction for Massachusetts’ ability to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis and protect overburdened and underserved communities,” said Alli Gold Roberts, director, state policy, at the sustainability nonprofit Ceres. 

20 C-Suite Sustainability Champions for 2021

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Mauricio Gutierrez, CEO, NRG; Houston

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Gutierrez is wise to the macro trends that favor clean energy, and has called sustainability "the glue that keeps all of our stakeholders working together toward a common goal with purpose." In 2019, Gutierrez issued a new goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, expecting to reach it halfway by 2025.

Victory Hemp Launches Campaign to Finance Regenerative Hemp Production

CrowdFarming Allows Everyday People to Invest in Sustainable Farming
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Victory Hemp has partnered with Steward, the world's first CrowdFarming platform™, to launch a campaign to finance regenerative hemp grain production. Crowdfunding through Steward is set up as a loan, not a donation, so everyday people can invest in sustainable agriculture and earn healthy returns. 

Visit the Steward project page now to read the details of this compelling story, including the challenges that regenerative hemp farmers are experiencing with the U.S. banking industry, and to learn of the lending opportunities available through this campaign (the minimum investment is $100). 

https://gosteward.com/projects/victory-hemp-foods/financing-u-s-regenerative-hemp-grain-production

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Victory Hemp has partnered with Steward, the world's first CrowdFarming platform™, to launch a campaign to finance regenerative hemp grain production. Crowdfunding through Steward is set up as a loan, not a donation, so everyday people can invest in sustainable agriculture and earn healthy returns. 

Visit the Steward project page now to read the details of this compelling story, including the challenges that regenerative hemp farmers are experiencing with the U.S. banking industry, and to learn of the lending opportunities available through this campaign (the minimum investment is $100). 

https://gosteward.com/projects/victory-hemp-foods/financing-u-s-regenerative-hemp-grain-production

Businesses Call on Virginia General Assembly to Adopt Clean Car Standards

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Influential businesses in Virginia called on Gov. Ralph Northam and members of Virginia General Assembly today to accelerate the Commonwealth’s clean transportation transition by adopting strong clean car standards that would increase the number of low-emission and electric vehicles on Virginia’s roads.

Floating Blue Ammonia Production: Creating a Zero-Carbon Emission Fuel

Economic investment opportunities exist while transforming the global gas industry
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January 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today more than ever, there is strong economic incentive for decarbonization solutions. 

Decarbonization efforts are gathering momentum across governments, big business and financial institutions around the world. The three largest importers of liquified natural gas (LNG) – China, Japan and Korea – have pledged to go carbon neutral no later than 2060, and many of the world’s largest and most influential corporations are actively setting ambitious net-zero targets.

The High Stake Race for Climate

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It’s a good moment to take stock of our efforts to fight the world’s climate crisis.

National Grid Joins Low-Carbon Resources Initiative Aimed at Enabling Affordable Net Zero Path

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WALTHAM, Mass., January 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid today joined the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), a five-year initiative to develop and demonstrate key clean energy technologies and decarbonization solutions. These include clean hydrogen, bioenergy, and renewable natural gas, all potential pathways to a decarbonized future. 

Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI)

#TtInspires: Brenna Minor, Disaster Recovery and CDBG Program Manager

Implementing federally funded disaster recovery projects to help build back resilient communities
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Brenna Minor is a program manager with Tetra Tech’s Disaster Recovery group, specializing in implementing federally funded disaster recovery projects. Brenna currently works with the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on COVID-19 recovery programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds. She also is developing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-Mitigation Action Plan for the U.S.

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