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More Than 330 Major Businesses Call on U.S. Congress to Build Back a More Resilient, Sustainable Economy From COVID-19

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Companies with combined market valuations of $11.5 trillion participate in LEAD on Climate 2020—the largest business-led lawmaker education and advocacy day on climate action

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Companies with combined market valuations of $11.5 trillion participate in LEAD on Climate 2020—the largest business-led lawmaker education and advocacy day on climate action

Alliant Energy’s West Riverside Energy Center Goes into Service

New natural gas generating station is now providing power to Wisconsin customers
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MADISON, Wis., May 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy customers in Wisconsin are now receiving energy from the newly constructed West Riverside Energy Center. The 730-megawatt, highly efficient, combined-cycle natural gas generating station is located near Beloit, Wisconsin.

Utilities Prepare to Power Up as Electric Vehicles Gain Speed

Exploring the utility opportunity
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Manufacturers have invested billions of dollars in developing electric vehicles (EVs) for both personal and commercial use. Fleet and sustainability managers are increasingly embracing the benefits and EVs are hitting the roads. But with more and more medium and heavy-duty EVs on the market, utilities must invest in the high-powered infrastructure necessary to support these vehicles’ needs.

NRG Energy Provides Progress on Net-Zero Goal in 2019 Sustainability Report

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PRINCETON, N.J., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today released its 2019 Sustainability Report, providing an update on the Company’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. NRG demonstrated advancement across all of its previously announced sustainability initiatives, including a 41% reduction in carbon emissions, marking significant progress towards its newly accelerated, science-based target of reducing emissions 50% by 2025, and net-zero by 2050, from a 2014 baseline.

Other notable accomplishments included in the report:

ENR Rankings Put Black & Veatch at the Heart of Digital Transformation

Strong placements in power, telecommunications and water cement Black & Veatch’s position at the leading edge of utility infrastructure development
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At its heart the world’s digital transformation relies on clean energy and the rapid, resilient transmission of data and information. Securing top four finishes in three key Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) rankings puts Black & Veatch at the center of enabling the digital society. 

Renewable Energy Powers Low-Carbon Future for Communities

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To help communities in Hong Kong and Australia build a low-carbon future, businesses in the CLP Group are offering a growing range of clean energy options for customers. As highlighted in CLP’s Sustainability Report, customers have been responding positively.

Ecocentricity Blog: COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis, Part II

By: John A. Lanier
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Michael Liebreich shares good examples of how longer-term stimulus can play out in various industries. As important as whether we will have any “green stimulus” is how those dollars will be utilized.

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Michael Liebreich shares good examples of how longer-term stimulus can play out in various industries. As important as whether we will have any “green stimulus” is how those dollars will be utilized.

Aiming for Carbon Neutral by 2050; Building the Rocket Ship for the New "Moon Shot"

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Decarbonization is a hot topic and can be considered the new “moon shot” of the 21st century. In a recently contributed article to Power Engineering magazine, power industry professionals Leslie Ponder and Kevin Cornish explore the future of decarbonization, and what it will take to get us to a future of net-zero carbon emissions or carbon-free energy goals in a rapidly decentralizing marketplace.

Ecocentricity Blog: Price Wars

By: John A. Lanier
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This is a great time for the country to shift its economic priorities. Rather than try to lead the world in producing oil, what if the U.S. instead focused on leading the world in renewable energy?

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This is a great time for the country to shift its economic priorities. Rather than try to lead the world in producing oil, what if the U.S. instead focused on leading the world in renewable energy?

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