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Powering the Sustainable Rise of the Greater Bay Area

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The Greater Bay Area is taking shape rapidly with the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Express Rail Link. These milestone infrastructure projects are the key to a new era of super-connectivity that promises exciting new business opportunities for the region.

National Grid Seeks Approval of Revolution Wind Contract in Rhode Island

Revolution Wind will be the largest procurement of offshore wind in Rhode Island
Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid filed for regulatory approval of a 20-year contract for energy from a new, 400 MW offshore wind farm – Revolution Wind. The project, originally developed by Providence-based Deepwater Wind, has since been acquired by Orsted, one of the world’s leading developers of offshore wind farms. National Grid selected Revolution Wind in coordination with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.

Republic Services Advances on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies List

Press Release

PHOENIX, February 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is pleased to announce that the Company was recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies list for the second consecutive year, advancing to #80 on the 2019 list. Republic remains the sole recycling and solid waste services provider on the list.

LEDs in Action: General Motors Is Saving With Tomorrow in Mind

When GM wanted to reduce energy consumption across its portfolio, it tapped into Current, powered by GE, to outfit its facilities with new LED fixtures that will cut lighting-related energy use by more than 60 percent
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Sustained Excellence in Saving Energy

As a seven-time EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award winner, GM continues to demonstrate leadership in sustainability through superior operational efficiency. Since 2010, the company has saved more than $230 million in energy costs while eliminating 1.8 million metric tons of carbon emissions by engaging many of its facilities in energy-reduction challenges.

HUBweek Change Maker: Dean Seavers

by Zoe Dobuler
Article

Dean Seavers joined National Grid in 2014 as U.S. President of National Grid. Dean’s career as a value creator has included leadership roles at GE, United Technologies, and Tyco. He led GE Security, a $2 billion product and technology group, and he also led a $4 billion global services portfolio for United Technologies. Dean was a founding partner of Red Hawk Fire & Security and led its emergence as the second largest independent fire and security platform in the U.S.

HUBweek Change Maker: Dean Seavers

by Zoe Dobuler
Article

Dean Seavers joined National Grid in 2014 as U.S. President of National Grid. Dean’s career as a value creator has included leadership roles at GE, United Technologies, and Tyco. He led GE Security, a $2 billion product and technology group, and he also led a $4 billion global services portfolio for United Technologies. Dean was a founding partner of Red Hawk Fire & Security and led its emergence as the second largest independent fire and security platform in the U.S.

Walmart Receives A- Rating from CDP for Sustainability Efforts

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CDP has recognized more than 150 corporates as the pioneers acting on climate change, water security and deforestation, and building our future economy this year.

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CDP has recognized more than 150 corporates as the pioneers acting on climate change, water security and deforestation, and building our future economy this year.

Putting Energy-Efficient Pizzazz Into Making Pizza

by Mary Ann Milbourn
Blog

Noel Brohner directed his two assistant chefs like a maestro leading an orchestra — Ines Barlerin was at one station slicing olives for her Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizzas while Chester Hastings used his fingers to stretch bubbly focaccia dough into rectangular or round pans.

Pizza, however, wasn’t the centerpiece of their efforts. It was the chance to showcase the new electric Pizzamaster ovens at the recent grand reopening of Southern California Edison’s Foodservice Technology Center in Irwindale.

Schneider Electric Research Tracks Corporate Energy and Sustainability Progress, Obstacles

Summary: 
  • More than 50 percent of respondents work for companies that have made public commitments to energy, carbon and waste reduction, and are turning words into action
  • Access to capital is a misleading barrier; getting funds for projects and programs comes down to demonstrated return on investment and executive leadership
  • Businesses have plenty of data, but source, quality and sharing issues continue to stunt the value of the information
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  • More than 50 percent of respondents work for companies that have made public commitments to energy, carbon and waste reduction, and are turning words into action
  • Access to capital is a misleading barrier; getting funds for projects and programs comes down to demonstrated return on investment and executive leadership
  • Businesses have plenty of data, but source, quality and sharing issues continue to stunt the value of the information

GM to Invest $22 Million in Spring Hill Plant for Advanced Engine Technology

GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announces investment as plant celebrates new Cadillac XT6. Since 2010, GM has invested more than $2 billion at the Spring Hill Complex.
Press Release

SPRING HILL, Tenn., February 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is investing $22 million at its Spring Hill, Tennessee, manufacturing complex to enable the engine plant to build 6.2L V-8 engines with GM’s advanced Dynamic Fuel Management technology. With this announcement, GM has invested more than $2 billion in the Tennessee complex since 2010.

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