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Commercial, Industrial Manufacturers Press for Sustainability, Rethink Energy Options

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By Jason Abiecunas, Director of Distributed Energy Resources; Daniel Chang, Market Development Services Lead for Distributed Energy Resources; and Randal Kaufman, Sales Director for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business

The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity, and 3M Co.’s aggressive shift to renewable energy illustrates that thirst for sustainability.

Sustainability and Automation: Two Megatrends Reshaping the Commercial & Industrial Space

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$10 trillion dollars. If you run, work for, or are seeking to invest in a global company, this is a figure that should be top of mind. $10 trillion is larger than the annual GDP of all but two of the world’s economies. $10 trillion is nearly double the market cap of the Dow Jones Industrial Average companies. And yet, $10 trillion is just a fraction of the financial might working to transform how companies view and invest in sustainability.

July 29th, 2019 Earth Overshoot Day: Corporations’ Long-Term Success Hinges on Their Business Model Being Designed to Support Humanity’s Success

Live chat on Twitter aims to gather ideas for One-planet compatibility as a compass to gauge corporate strategies against planet boundaries
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Date of tweet chat: July 22nd
Time: 4.00 pm CET
(registration not required, just follow #SEMoveTheDate )

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Date of tweet chat: July 22nd
Time: 4.00 pm CET
(registration not required, just follow #SEMoveTheDate )

These Students Came up With an Ingenious Way to Keep Buildings Cool

Reprinted from Christian Cotroneo's article in Mother Nature Network
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Taking a page from the termite construction manual, Team Phalanx from the Industrial Design program at California State University, Long Beach has developed an insulation that could revolutionize how homes and offices are cooled.

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Taking a page from the termite construction manual, Team Phalanx from the Industrial Design program at California State University, Long Beach has developed an insulation that could revolutionize how homes and offices are cooled.

Edison International 2018 Sustainability Report: Leading the Transformation to Clean Energy

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Clean Energy

A clean energy future starts with clean electricity. At SCE, we’re charting a path toward an 80% carbon-free electricity supply by 2030, supported by energy storage. At Edison Energy,* we’re helping the largest energy users meet their renewable energy and sustainability goals. 

Cleaning the Power System

Consumers Energy and DTE Invest in Efficiency for Ludington Hydroelectric Plant

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Consumers Energy and DTE have just renewed the license for the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant. The plant began generating electricity in 1973, and licenses are only renewed every 50 years. 

Consumers Energy and DTE plan to improve efficiency and increase electricity generation by replacing the plant's six turbines.

Watch the news story at wzzm13.com

PSEG Holds One of Lowest Carbon Emissions Rates Among Largest U.S. Power Producers

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NEWARK, N.J., June 27, 2019  /3BL Media/ – PSEG has one of the lowest carbon emissions rates of the nation’s largest power producers, according to a new analysis released today.

Parkway School District Continues Sustainability Leadership with an Investment in Geothermal Energy

District to save taxpayers nearly $2 million over the 30-year life
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June 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ Trane®, a brand of Ingersoll Rand® and global provider of indoor comfort and energy services solutions, and Parkway School District, one of the largest school districts in Missouri, partnered to install the Greater St. Louis area's first on-campus centralized geothermal energy plant, guaranteeing at least $123,000 in total energy savings annually.

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.

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