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NRG Energy Provides Progress on Net-Zero Goal in 2019 Sustainability Report

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May 19, 2020 - NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today released its 2019 Sustainability Report, providing an update on the Company’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. NRG demonstrated advancement across all of its previously announced sustainability initiatives, including a 41% reduction in carbon emissions, marking significant progress towards its newly accelerated, science-based target of reducing emissions 50% by 2025, and net-zero by 2050, from a 2014 baseline.

Other notable accomplishments included in the report:

Tetra Tech is #1 in Water for 17 Years

Using our technical expertise to achieve consistent top rankings from Engineering News-Record
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Tetra Tech is Leading with Science® to deliver innovative solutions for its clients’ most challenging water problems around the world. In 2020 Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked Tetra Tech #1 in Water in its “Top 500 Design Firms” issue for the 17th year in a row. ENR also ranked Tetra Tech #4 out of 500 firms in the 2020 Design Firms list.

5 Ways to Learn About Electricity at Home

Find games, puzzles, lesson plans and more from Duke Energy
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You flip the light switch and, like magic, your lights come on and the ceiling fan starts to spin. But, it’s not magic – it’s a complex system of power plants, people and technology that runs every day to make sure we have reliable electricity. Duke Energy has some resources for students of all ages to learn about the magic behind the light switch.

Build your own candy atom

FedEx Releases 2020 Global Citizenship Report

Putting CSR Strategy to Work as World Responds to Pandemic
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FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) recently announced the release of its 2020 Global Citizenship Report (GCR), which details  the company’s corporate social responsibility strategies, goals, programs and progress. The 12th annual report includes updates on the progress of the company’s citizenship goals in FY19, which ended May 31, 2019, and focuses on how the company connects the global economy through innovative technologies, pioneering approaches and customer-facing solutions.

GM’s Spring Hill Manufacturing to Run on the Sun

General Motors to purchase 100 MW of solar energy to power 100 percent of Spring Hill’s operations
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  • One hundred megawatts equals the amount of energy consumed by nearly 18,000 U.S. households per year.*
  • Spring Hill Manufacturing is GM’s largest facility in North America.
  • This project is expected to increase GM’s use of renewable energy to more than 50 percent in the U.S. by 2023.
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  • One hundred megawatts equals the amount of energy consumed by nearly 18,000 U.S. households per year.*
  • Spring Hill Manufacturing is GM’s largest facility in North America.
  • This project is expected to increase GM’s use of renewable energy to more than 50 percent in the U.S. by 2023.

Intel Launches First Global Challenges, Marks a New Era of Shared Corporate Responsibility

Company Targets Industry-wide Collaborations in Health and Safety, Pandemic Preparedness, Tech Inclusion and Carbon-Neutral Computing
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Intel released its annual Corporate Responsibility Report. The report builds on Intel’s decades of transparency in corporate responsibility and details progress Intel has made in the past decade to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, restore billions of gallons of water to local communities and achieve gender pay equity across its global workforce, among other milestones.

Utilities Prepare to Power Up as Electric Vehicles Gain Speed

Exploring the utility opportunity
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Manufacturers have invested billions of dollars in developing electric vehicles (EVs) for both personal and commercial use. Fleet and sustainability managers are increasingly embracing the benefits and EVs are hitting the roads. But with more and more medium and heavy-duty EVs on the market, utilities must invest in the high-powered infrastructure necessary to support these vehicles’ needs.

SCS Global Services Is Now an Approved Verification Body for the California Low Carbon Fuels Standard

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May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading global third-party verifier of environmental claims, is now approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a verification body for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The goal of the LCSF is to reduce the carbon intensity of California’s transportation fuel pool.

Construction Coloring Book to Celebrate Craft Professionals

By: Caroline Longanecker
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The toll of the coronavirus pandemic affects everyone, and that includes the family members of our craft professionals who leave the house every day to work with customers to deliver their projects.

In the Gulf Coast region of the U.S., Bechtel is building a number of liquefied natural gas trains. The site managers pulled their teams together and created a family-friendly activity book to engage all members of the family. They included some favorite activities everyone can enjoy.

Sustaining Our Planet

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A healthy planet is essential in securing a brighter future for both present and future generations. We’re committed to excellence in managing and reducing our environmental footprint.

Endorsed by our CEO, our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Policy emphasizes our commitment to environmental stewardship and the health and safety of our colleagues and communities. All employees and contractors are covered by this Policy. 

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