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Discovery Green® Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary, 20 Years of Clean Energy With Green Mountain Energy

Popular park plans big birthday gift for guests with two decades of clean energy and a season of festivities
Press Release

HOUSTON, February 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Discovery Green is celebrating its first double-digit birthday with a giant green gift for its guests – two decades of pollution-free programming with 100 percent clean energy.

Amy Harder: Democrats Debate Energy Policy

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The 2016 disagreement between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over the best energy mix to help us get to a 100% renewable future sure does seem antiquated these days with climate change deniers and fossil fuel interests at the helm in Washington. This week on Sea Change Radio, though, we get an update on the continued divisions within the Democratic Party from Axios energy reporter, Amy Harder.

Grid Modernization: Increasing Capital Investments To Decrease Risk

System reliability & efficiency needs are driving utilities to rely on connected technology
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Growing commitment to distributed energy resources (DER) is forcing continued modernization of the grid — and the effort shows no signs of letting up. Whether by regulatory mandate or stakeholder pressure, system upgrades are being made worldwide to support the increase in renewable energy, while making infrastructure smarter and more resilient. Historically, attention to the grid’s distribution system focused on poles and wire maintenance and upkeep, but growing connectivity between assets is requiring a more holistic approach. 

New Exxon Report Is a Step Forward for Investor Disclosure on Climate Change, but Falls Short on Detail

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February 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A new climate report released by ExxonMobil, which explores the risks the company would face in a low-carbon transition, represents “a significant step forward for institutional investors who have long engaged with the company on climate change but falls short on key details,” Andrew Logan, director oil and gas at Ceres, said today in a statement.

The report, 2018 Energy & Carbon Summary, “adopted a whole new climate-related frame,” Logan added, “providing the clearest accounting yet of how Exxon is—and is not—planning for a low-carbon future.”

Digital Tech Helps Electric Utilities Improve Customer Sustainability—And Their Own

by Frederic Abbal, EVP, Schneider Electric Energy Division
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Electric utilities and other power networks are in a unique position when it comes to improving sustainability. That’s because they have the ability to not just control their own carbon footprint but also promote more efficient, sustainable energy use for consumers.

Rebecca Leber on the Dawn of Solar Protectionism

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I don’t know about you, but whenever I see a headline that the Trump Administration has made a new announcement, I generally assume that it’s bad news before I even read the article. This week on Sea Change Radio we dig deeper into one of those recent headlines, and see how bad the news actually is. The decision to impose a 30% tariff on solar panels and solar cells coming from overseas is a move that leaves most renewable energy advocates apoplectic.

Data and Partnerships Serve as the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Smarter Cities

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The insights uncovered in Black & Veatch’s 2018 Strategic Directions: Smart Cities & Utilities Report demonstrate a growing awareness among communities and utilities that modern, digital infrastructure such as data collection networks, infrastructure automation and advanced communication systems are the key components of today’s smart city initiatives. It is only through these systems that cities and utilities can optimize operations to realize the promise of the smart city – and create a sustainable future.

Construction Completed on World’s First Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Barge

Black & Veatch provides regasification system with 600 MMSCFD capacity
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a pioneer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure including floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production and regasification, has delivered the regasification system for the world’s first barge-based FLNG regasification and storage unit. Black & Veatch partnered with Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. to provide engineering and procurement for the topside regasification unit.

Black & Veatch: Data Analytics Is the Foundation of Tomorrow’s Smart Cities

New Strategic Directions Report reflects rising role of Big Data across infrastructure systems
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Big Data’s potential to improve community quality of life while making critical human infrastructure more efficient and sustainable is overcoming lingering fears about the costs of smart city solutions.

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