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Yum! Brands shows leadership among fast food peers, takes encouraging first step to mitigate its climate change impacts

Fast food giant commits to pursue science-based targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and explore purchasing renewable energy for its restaurants.
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Yum! Brands took “an important first step” to mitigate its impacts on climate change and align with investor expectations on greenhouse gas emission reductions, according to investors who reached an agreement today with the fast food giant. 

Companies and Institutions Make the Business Case for Smart Energy Policy in the Buckeye State

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CLEVELAND, April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Companies and institutions in Ohio will gather today to discuss with state lawmakers how energy policy has the potential to drive investment and economic development in the Buckeye State.

Whirlpool Announces Emissions Reduction of 7% and Water Consumption Reduction of 10% From 2017-2018

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Whirlpool Corporation recently released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s progress in the 2018 operational year. Among the milestones mentioned, the company announced it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 7% from 2017 to 2018 in Whirlpool plants. The company also announced a reduction in water consumption of nearly 10% from 2017 to 2018 in the company’s manufacturing facilities.

Climate Change Is Dynamic, and Our Response Must Be Too

National Grid President John Bruckner on how gas, both green and natural, will play a role in securing our clean energy future.
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When we released the Northeast 80x50 Pathway, our deep dive analysis into ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we hoped it would spark productive conversations about how our states, region, and country can combat climate change - one of the greatest threat of our time. 

While the scope of this enormous challenge can be hard to comprehend, I am confident that we have more solutions at hand than we recognize. Working together to realize those solutions is the only way forward. 

Ohio’s Clean Energy Standards Are Key to Thriving Economy

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April 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Major investors and companies in Ohio oppose provisions in legislation introduced today in the Ohio Legislature that would weaken the state’s renewable portfolio and energy efficiency resource standard. 

The provisions, included in part of a larger package to support a bail out of the state’s aging nuclear plants, would require all classes of customers to meet a lengthy list of requirements in order to “opt in” for participation in both the state’s Renewable Portfolio and Energy Efficiency Resource Standards. 

Video | Capitalizing on Change: Novelis’ Enterprise Efficiency Story

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Sustainability creates increasing business opportunities, but to deliver on targets and sustain results is not an easy task. Learn from Novelis, the world ‘s leader in rolled aluminum and largest recycler of aluminum, on how to embrace change and succeed on an enterprise efficiency program.

Watch Novelis' story on enterprise efficiency here. 

Effective EHS Programs are Integrated Across Functions, Silos

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This year, NAEM redesigned its EHS Operational Excellence conference to emphasize how companies are integrating EHS into business operations. Lissa Aquino, Corporate Compliance Assurance Manager at Stepan Co. and a member of the conference planning committee, shared insights about the changing role of EHS within companies and what to expect at the conference.

Legislation to Keep U.S. in the Paris Agreement Builds on Congressional Momentum for Climate Action

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March 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ The sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres applauds U.S. House leaders for taking bold action today with the introduction of new legislation aimed at tackling climate change by ensuring the U.S. remains in the historic Paris Agreement.

Video | Verizon is Helping Hawaii Power Smarter

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Verizon uses smart sensors on its network to collect near real-time data across Hawaii’s power grid. This allows them to zero in on the real demands for electricity and when to deliver it. To help Hawaiian Electric reach 100% renewable energy by 2045.

Learn more about Verizon's other energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives here.

UPS Sustainability | Managing Our Network's Footprint

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At UPS, we address major issues by combining global strategies with everyday actions that collectively add up to make a big difference. We recognize the environmental challenges facing society and are committed to working throughout our value chain to help solve them.

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