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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.

Best Buy’s New Science-Based Target Helps Customers Reduce Energy Use in Their Homes

By: Daniel Hill
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In a world where big-box retailers are falling to online giants, Best Buy has managed to thrive.

Earlier this week, Best Buy announced a Science-Based Target (SBT) to help consumers reduce their carbon emissions by 20 percent and save $5 billion on utility costs. In its own operations, Best Buy will reduce carbon emissions by 75 percent.

Raquel Espada: "Sustainability is a Critical Factor in Any Company"

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Raquel Espada is Vice President of Energy Services and Sustainability at Schneider Electric. In this interview, she outlines the company's sustainability strategy and the projects they are carrying out.

Question: In Schneider Electric, you have two aspects in terms of sustainability: to be suppliers of energy efficiency solutions and to implement sustainable measures in your own processes. How do you manage this challenge?

ON Semiconductor’s 2018 Social Responsibility Report Integrates the People, Planet and Profit With the Comprehensive GRI

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June 19, 2019 — ON Semiconductor announces the release of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility report, marking the sixth year of this publication. As a testament to the company’s continued commitment to transparency, ON Semiconductor has advanced from incorporating the global reporting initiative (GRI) report core version to comprehensive version for the first time in their corporate social responsibility report.

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.

No Time to Waste: How Digitalization Can Solve the Carbon Crisis

Summary: 
  • Companies must cap emissions to keep the global temperature increase below 2°C.
  • Better use of data and a connected digital approach are the way forward.
  • Electrification is a safe, reliable and clean route to a more sustainable future.
  • Lidl is a benchmark for regeneration and enlightened practices.
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  • Companies must cap emissions to keep the global temperature increase below 2°C.
  • Better use of data and a connected digital approach are the way forward.
  • Electrification is a safe, reliable and clean route to a more sustainable future.
  • Lidl is a benchmark for regeneration and enlightened practices.

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.

Duke Energy Progress Continues to Be a Shining Star for Solar Power

Summary: 
  • Company ranked No. 4 in 2018 for connecting solar power to its energy grid
  • Lands in the Top 10 for the seventh straight year
  • Continues to drive solar adoption in the region
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  • Company ranked No. 4 in 2018 for connecting solar power to its energy grid
  • Lands in the Top 10 for the seventh straight year
  • Continues to drive solar adoption in the region

Microgrid Delivers Efficiency and Resilience to Lidl Finland

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Lidl Finland's logistics center constantly learns to be more energy efficient through an integrated Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ Microgrid Advisor & EcoStruxure Building Operation solution that uses demand response and targets more than 50% energy cost savings.

Watch this video to learn more about how Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure™ delivers efficiency and resiliency to Lidl Finland.

Sustainable Steps to #BeatAirPollution

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Chances are, right now, you or someone you love is breathing polluted air. Nine out of 10 people on Earth breathe polluted air, according to the World Health Organization.1 That’s why this year’s World Environment Day on June 5 encourages people everywhere to work together to #BeatAirPollution. 

Air pollution comes from many sources, and Schneider Electric focuses on combating two types through long-term sustainable action: 

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