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How Business is Protecting Scarce Natural Resources

by Denise Lana Molina, Director Global Sustainability Communications at Schneider Electric
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In 2018, the World Health Organization noted that specific populations are more vulnerable to climate change. People living on small islands, flat coastal regions, megacities, and mountainous or polar regions are especially at risk. As are children, particularly in underdeveloped countries, as are elderly people and people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Interview With Philip Martinello, Electrical Engineer

Using electrical engineering expertise to address environmental and energy issues
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Tetra Tech’s Philip Martinello is an electrical engineer and specializes in dams and hydroelectrical projects. Philip also enjoys working on electrical engineering for other renewable energy projects, including wind and solar projects and industrial protection studies. He joined Tetra Tech in 2018 after earning his degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in electrical energy from the University of Sherbrooke. We talked with Philip as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

GM Partners With Qmerit to Create a More Accessible At-Home Charging Solution

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General Motors recently announced a partnership with Qmerit, which will enable electric vehicle owners to more easily find and obtain quotes from pre-approved EV charging station installers. The partnership will give Chevrolet EV owners a seamless way to find electricians to install the charging equipment, making charging their EV an easy part of their daily routine.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Energy-Water Collision

By: John A. Lanier
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Sometimes the water is too hot in the first instance to be effectively used as coolant. Know when that is? In the heat of the summer, which will only get worse as our planet warms. Another challenge is droughts, like the kind also predicted to be more frequent as the climate changes.

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Sometimes the water is too hot in the first instance to be effectively used as coolant. Know when that is? In the heat of the summer, which will only get worse as our planet warms. Another challenge is droughts, like the kind also predicted to be more frequent as the climate changes.

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Must Adapt, Embrace the Concept of ‘New Energy’

Strategic Directions Report reinforces the need for the industry to evolve
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Electric utilities are navigating one of the industry’s most dynamic times across diverse geographies and stakeholders, presented with a mix of opportunities as they work to meet changing customer demands along with the need to deliver reliable, resilient power, Black & Veatch’s new 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report finds.

From Science Fair to Scientist: How One 6th Grader’s Research Could Change the World

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Maya Sushkin, a 6th-grade student from Worcester, Massachusetts was recently selected as the grand prize winner at the Region II Central Massachusetts Science and Engineering fair (Worcester Regional Science & Engineering fair).  She competed with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from the Massachusetts public and private schools systems. She is the daughter of Yin-Ying Lu, a SCADA lead engineer at  Schneider Electric Foxboro, MA.

How Caterpillar’s Strategy Is Helping to Build a Better World

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As Caterpillar executes its enterprise strategy, it is not only driving growth, but also furthering the company's sustainability journey. Click here to read more about how Caterpillar’s strategy is helping to build a better world.

Sunny days energize Aflac ... literally!

Aflac enabling more efficient, cleaner production of energy
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Sunny days energize Aflac ... literally! As part of Aflac’s Green Initiative, solar panels were installed at our Georgia headquarters, enabling more efficient and cleaner production of energy.

Learn more about our commitment to a brighter future: Aflac.com/CSR.

Cleaning California’s Air, Energy

SEPA honors SCE’s Ron Nichols as its 2019 Power Player of the Year.
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By Julia Roether

Clear views of Catalina Island and the San Gabriel Mountains every day are a thing of the past. With the help of Ron Nichols, that could change in the next decade.

As president of Southern California Edison, Nichols spent the last four years championing programs to improve air quality and health in Southern California, especially in environmentally impacted communities.

Four Ways Battery Storage Is Transforming the Electrical Grid

Southern California Edison is named No. 1 in battery storage in SEPA’s annual utility survey.
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By Julia Roether

Battery storage is a flexible energy storage solution. Batteries can capture and store solar and wind power to use when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.

Today, the Smart Electric Power Alliance announced that Southern California Edison is No. 1 in battery storage based on the most megawatt-hours last year. The alliance’s 12th annual survey, which includes more than 500 utilities, determines the top 10 rankings.

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