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Diode Ventures Announces Financial Close of Its First Greenfield Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Project

Once constructed, Grizzly Ridge solar installation will help serve increasing demand for renewable energy in Texas
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - To help address growing demand for solar energy generation in the southwestern U.S., Diode Ventures (Diode), a Black & Veatch company that develops global infrastructure projects, announced today that has reached financial close on the Grizzly Ridge Solar Project, a nearly 140-megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar field located in Hamilton County, Texas. The project was co-developed with RKB Energy, LLC (RKB).

Black & Veatch Expands 'Experts on Demand' to Include Data Center Facility Consulting and Advisory Services

New service offering designed to assist data center operators with upgrading facility infrastructure to meet increased data demand and processing needs
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are increasingly employing more data-intensive applications to conduct business and serve their customers, driving a growing need to upgrade or modernize their enterprise data center infrastructure. To better address the changing needs of its clients, Black & Veatch announces today that it has added data center facility consulting and advisory services to its Experts on Demand micro-consulting platform.

Momentum Building Among Fortune 500 Around Climate Action, but Not at Scale Required

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June 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Sixty percent of Fortune 500 companies have set a climate or energy-related goal, yet they vary dramatically in terms of ambition and are not happening at the speed or scale needed to align with what the science requires, according to a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report. “More and more companies are setting voluntary climate goals and increasing their climate ambition, however it’s still not enough to stave off the worst impacts of climate change,” said Marcene Mitchell, WWF’s senior vice president for climate change.

United Adding Supersonic Speeds With New Agreement to Buy Aircraft From Boom Supersonic

First U.S. airline to sign commercial agreement with Boom Supersonic
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New aircraft will cut travel times in half and operate on up to 100% sustainable aviation fuel

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New aircraft will cut travel times in half and operate on up to 100% sustainable aviation fuel

Black & Veatch Analysis of Carbon-Neutrality Projects Informs Sacramento Municipal Utility District's 2030 Zero Carbon Plan

Leader in decarbonization planning assessed a range of zero-carbon generation projects for SMUD in detailed utility analysis
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Zero-carbon technologies, including carbon capture, energy storage, hydrogen, solar and wind, will allow the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to achieve its goals of zero-carbon emissions in its electricity supply by 2030, finds a recent analysis by decarbonization solutions leader Black & Veatch.

Big Mac, Small Footprint

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Fast food and green living aren’t concepts that always sit comfortably together – but in Australia, one of the world’s biggest corporate names has created a landmark in sustainability.

McDonald’s last year joined hands with EnergyAustralia to build a restaurant in the Melbourne suburb of Melton South that is powered entirely by renewable energy.

EnergyAustralia installed 68 450W solar panels and an inverter on the restaurant in the space of just two months, and is purchasing green electricity to meet its annual demand for 42,500 kilowatt hours (kWh).

Black & Veatch Completes Commissioning on World's First Zero-Water Consumption Commercial Data Center

Nautilus Data Technologies’ new data center is highly efficient and sustainable, ushering in new possibilities for data center design
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Digital modernization has led to an explosion in data, driving companies to increasingly seek out reliable, secure data centers that are both resource-efficient and sustainable. Black & Veatch, a global leader in data center engineering and construction, announces today that it has completed commissioning oversight for the world’s first zero water consumption commercial data center.

Black & Veatch Report: Corporate Sustainability Goals Are Here to Stay, but Delivering Tangible Results Remains a Challenge

Goal Setting and Measurement report finds decarbonization strategies are increasingly complex and current solutions may not be enough to achieve aggressive targets
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May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies of all sizes across business sectors are elevating sustainability as a core tenet of their practices, yet a new Black & Veatch report discovers that many companies continue to establish targets without a clear understanding of how to achieve them.

Green Wave Sweeps Hong Kong

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Carbon neutrality is no longer a distant dream. It is a goal and an imperative after the Hong Kong government set 2050 as a target date to achieve it in the battle to combat climate change.

An important factor in reaching that goal is to use more renewable energy – a clean, inexhaustible, and increasing cost-competitive option that allows development without putting future generations in jeopardy.

Earth Day 2021: Making Smarter Technology More Sustainable

Mary Jacques, Director, Global Environmental Affairs & Sustainability and Senior Engineer Staff Member at Lenovo
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Each year, April 22 marks a world-wide commemoration that has become increasingly important to global citizens: Earth Day. At this time last year, at our Morrisville, North Carolina operational center, we were all working remotely and canceling international travel amidst lockdowns.

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