October 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Eleven leading environmental and sustainable business organizations published an open letter in the New York Times today, urging the CEOs of Corporate America to step up their engagement on climate policy. Signatories include the heads of BSR, C2ES, CDP, Ceres, Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, The Climate Group, The Nature Conservancy, the Union of Concerned Scientists, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund.
With generator, makes the island more resilient, defers need for new transmission
WALTHAM, Mass., October 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today unveiled one of the largest battery energy storage resources in the Northeast United States. Built on the island of Nantucket, in Massachusetts, the facility will ensure electric reliability for customers during peak summer months and defer the need for construction of an additional underwater supply cable to the island.
SYRACUSE, N.Y., October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – To further its commitment to clean energy and electricity reliability for upstate New York customers, National Grid has opened a competitive bidding process for a minimum of 10 megawatts of energy storage in key locations across the company’s service area. The projects must be in commercial operation by Dec.
A statement from Dean Seavers, President, National Grid, US
October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - “National Grid is committed to achieving deep decarbonization across the Northeast. The transportation sector, which is currently the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is poised for meaningful and necessary reductions.
As more U.S. states offer incentives for renewable energy investment and costs for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels continue to decrease, it seems utility-scale battery energy storage is positioned to take charge of the next renewables revolution.
Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island top list in 2019 ACEEE rankings
WALTHAM, MA October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, and National Grid’s service area in three states — M.A., R.I., and N.Y.— all ranked among the top five states in energy efficiency. Massachusetts ranked number one for the ninth year in a row, with R.I. ranked third, and N.Y. moving from sixth in 2018 to fifth this year.
Sustainability partnerships for renewable energy and zero waste
The development of renewable energy is one of the most important goals of sustainability partnerships. In fact, it has prompted a global corporate leadership initiative called RE100. More than 170 companies have joined RE100, and they are committed to achieving 100% renewable electricity – massively increasing the demand for clean power and the momentum for sustainability.
Company Commits to Three Actions and an Inclusive Growth Transition Plan to Ensure No Communities Are Left Behind
NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Schneider Electric announced today at Climate Week NYC 2019 that it is drastically stepping up its commitment to carbon neutrality with three new actions: (1) accelerating its 2030 goal of carbon neutrality by demonstrating carbon neutrality in its extended ecosystem by 2025, bringing forward its objective by 5 years (2) achieving net-zero operational emissions by 2030 as part of validated SBT target and (3) engage with suppliers towards a net-zero supply chain by 2050.
The Global Footprint Network reports that humanity is currently consuming natural resources 1.7 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. The global infrastructure already locks in 95% of our carbon budget.