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Black & Veatch: Shift to Digital Water Can Help Overcome Threats to Water Supplies

New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure systems
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 4 June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. From precise reads of consumption rates and customer engagement to improved leak detection and climate change planning, a new culture of data science can extend our supply to drive sustainability and resilience. The accelerating move to embrace digital water by service providers and industry leaders will also better inform the asset management and planning programs necessary to overcome continued funding challenges.

National Grid Launches First-of-Its-Kind Battery Storage System

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SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  National Grid today unveiled a new battery storage system in Pulaski, New York, that will reinforce electricity reliability for regional customers during periods of peak demand, and alleviate the need for traditional infrastructure upgrades and investments. State and local officials joined company representatives and project partner Aggreko for a ribbon-cutting event at National Grid’s East Pulaski substation.

PacifiCorp Names Black & Veatch As EPC Contractor for Combined Solar Power With Battery Energy Storage Project

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new solar project in southern Utah is bringing together one of the West’s top utilities and a global leader in renewable energy projects to implement a combination of grid-scale battery storage and renewable power to address a transmission and distribution system reliability need.

Finding the Path to a Zero-Emissions Future

It’s not a matter of if, but when zero-emissions technologies will become the new normal.
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John Boesel | CALSTART

Are we heading toward a future where all trucks and buses have no emissions? The answer is a resounding yes.

The next question? What is the fastest way to get there?

Southern California Edison: How to Build EV-Ready Communities

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OVERVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to serve as a tool to help local governments prepare for increased adoption of electric vehicle (EV) technology by their residents, businesses and visitors to their jurisdictions. This paper is also meant to advance the ongoing partnership between local governments and Southern California Edison.

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OVERVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to serve as a tool to help local governments prepare for increased adoption of electric vehicle (EV) technology by their residents, businesses and visitors to their jurisdictions. This paper is also meant to advance the ongoing partnership between local governments and Southern California Edison.

Consumers Energy Launches New Electric Vehicle Charging and Customer Rebate Program

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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy today announced the launch of PowerMIDrive, a multi-year program to make it easier for owners of electric vehicles to charge their vehicles and to ensure the electric grid is prepared to capture the benefits for our customers from the growing electric vehicle market.

Lab Grown Diamond Council Retains SCS Global Services to Develop Sustainability Certification for Lab Grown Diamonds

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NEW YORK, May 23, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Lab Grown Diamond Council (LGDC) trade organization has retained an internationally recognized third-party certifier and standards developer, SCS Global Services (SCS), to create the first sustainability standard in the diamond and jewelry market.

VMware Unveils Carbon Avoidance Meter to Optimize Data Center Energy Usage

Latest Product Feature Aims to Inspire Industry Standards and Best Practices for Datacenter Power Management and Sustainable Computing
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2019 /3BL Media/-- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, has announced the Carbon Avoidance Meter (CAM), to provide data center operators with near-real time “carbon scores” – determined from the level of one’s carbon footprint1 and energy usage – and recommendations for reducing this footprint. The CAM bases carbon scores on telemetry data sent to VMware through VMware Skyline, a proactive support technology, in order to encourage energy reduction and inspire sustainable best practices for the industry.

LG Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2030

Company Plans Further Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Expansion of Carbon Offset Projects
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SEOUL, South Korea, May 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - LG Electronics Inc. has launched its aggressive global Zero Carbon 2030 initiative, committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions from its worldwide operations within 12 years. 

Schneider Electric Helps City of Holland Adopt 40-year Community Energy Plan

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With aspirations to be a national leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, City leaders in Holland, Michigan adopted a progressive Community Energy Plan with goals to ensure economic competitiveness, provide reliable and affordable energy and protect the environment.

Watch the video to learn more from Schneider Electric Project Manager Ty Miller about how the city will meet its goals.

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