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National Grid Earns EEI Emergency Recovery Award for Storm Restoration Support Following Winter Storm Quiana

National Grid earns award for exceptional performance when restoring power to 365,000 in New York and New England following February storm
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WALTHAM, Mass., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been named the recipient of Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Recovery Award for the company’s exceptional performance in restoring power after Winter Storm Quiana impacted more than 365,000 customers across upstate New York and New England.

Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Have Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources

Water suppliers and wastewater service providers are grappling with ways to reduce power costs
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Water and energy systems long have been intrinsically intertwined, given electricity's entrenchment as one of a water or wastewater utility's biggest expenditures. But as water suppliers and wastewater service providers grapple with ways to reduce power costs, advance toward "green" energy and participate in the electric industry evolution, there's talk of "ner energy."

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist Joins DTE and Consumers Energy as Companies Announce $15 Billion Commitment to Grow Michigan Businesses

DTE and Consumers Energy to spend $15 billion with Michigan companies through Pure Michigan Business Connect over the next five years
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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., May 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, DTE and Consumers Energy today announced a $15 billion commitment to spend with Michigan-based companies over the next five years through Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) initiative.

The Ramez Naam Plan For De-Carbonization, Pt. 1

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Whether or not we use the name Green New Deal to describe a set of aggressive long-term policies that will help humanity in the fight against climate change, most rational people agree that the status quo is completely unacceptable. The potential of a Green New Deal is that it could pave the way for some great minds to devise concrete proposals for reducing greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with one of those great minds, Ramez Naam, a futurist and technologist who’s crafted his own sort of Green New Deal.

CEOs of Major Companies Call on U.S. Congress to Set a National Price on Carbon

CEOs and other representatives of more than 75 U.S. businesses and trade associations, with combined market valuations of nearly $2.5 trillion, call for federal climate action including carbon pricing
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"A sharp focus on environmental performance not only supports our business objectives – it also contributes to the urgent action needed to combat global climate change and other environmental challenges. Symantec is playing its part in transitioning to a low-carbon and more sustainable future by zapping greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent, launching an  employee-focused environmental campaign, and supporting a nationwide price on carbon." 
- Jaime Barclay, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec

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"A sharp focus on environmental performance not only supports our business objectives – it also contributes to the urgent action needed to combat global climate change and other environmental challenges. Symantec is playing its part in transitioning to a low-carbon and more sustainable future by zapping greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent, launching an  employee-focused environmental campaign, and supporting a nationwide price on carbon." 
- Jaime Barclay, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec

SCE | Fighting Climate Change Through Higher Education

SCE, University of California and California State University partner on an innovative pilot to reduce greenhouse gases.
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The University of California, California State University and Southern California Edison have a common goal: lead the fight against climate change. That’s why they are collaborating on a Clean Energy Optimization Pilot.

SCE Procures 195 Megawatts of New Clean Energy Resources in Ventura, Santa Barbara Areas

Energy storage, demand response projects submit successful bids to meet customers’ local reliability needs by 2021.
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ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Southern California Edison announced that it has signed seven contracts for 195 megawatts of battery-based energy storage resources to meet local capacity requirements in the Santa Clara sub-area of its electrical system.

Freight Hauling Just Got Greener in the Golden State

SCE helps Penske Truck Leasing add EV charging for electric big rigs at various California sites.
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by Paul Griffo

Hauling freight with big rigs in the Golden State just got greener, thanks to Penske Truck Leasing. The Pennsylvania-based company recently announced the installation of 14 fast charging stations for heavy-duty electric vehicle trucks at four Southern California facilities.

Timberland: Expanding Net Metering is Good for NH Residents, Businesses

It’s time for a more progressive look at clean energy policy in our state
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by Colleen Vien, sustainability director at Timberland, globally headquartered in Stratham.

Clean energy is a natural fit for New Hampshire, a state full of freethinkers and problem solvers who cherish their independence. As a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, Timberland is proud to be part of this culture. We also firmly believe that we must account for our impact on the planet and on the communities we call home.

INGAA Foundation Study Affirms Natural Gas’ Importance in Coming Decades Amid Surge of Renewables

Black & Veatch-led report offers detailed analyses of gas’ future opportunity to play critical role in supporting low carbon energy
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The new INGAA Foundation Inc. flagship report finds that natural gas will retain its critical role in the U.S. power sector for at least the next 20 years even as renewable energy grabs a bigger share of the nation’s electricity market. This trend, coupled with growing global demand for U.S.

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