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Businesses Applaud Largest Multi-State Effort to Expedite Decarbonization of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

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July 14, 2020 /3BL Media/  - Major businesses are welcoming a new agreement released today by the Governors of 15 U.S. states that pledges to work collectively to decarbonize commercial vehicles. This marks an important milestone as it is the largest multi-state collaboration on cleaning up transportation in U.S. history. It is incredibly timely as states look to rebuild a more resilient and sustainable economy in the wake of the pandemic and accelerate the transition to a clean transportation future. 

Battery Project Makes Room for More Rooftop Solar in Decorah

Alliant Energy to deploy new battery technology
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DECORAH, Iowa, July 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Clean, solar energy is a good thing. But it can also affect the performance and efficiency of the electric grid. An innovative battery-storage solution in Decorah, Iowa, jointly supported by Alliant Energy, US Department of Energy, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), looks to seamlessly connect customer-owned solar while maintaining reliable electrical service across the community.

What Alliant's Big Solar Announcement Means for the Midwest's Energy Transition

The Midwest has long been a stronghold for wind. Here comes solar.
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by Emma Foehringer Merchant

Last week Midwest utility Alliant Energy, which delivers electricity in Wisconsin through its subsidiary Wisconsin Power and Light, made good on a 2019 commitment to significantly boost the amount of solar in its portfolio. The utility said it would purchase 675 megawatts in Wisconsin, upping the state’s existing total more than threefold.

Turbine 1,500: Ørsted Reaches Offshore Wind Milestone

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Ørsted reached another milestone in its expanding offshore wind business with the installation of offshore wind turbine 1,500. The renewable energy company is set to more than double its offshore wind capacity in the coming five years with the use of increasingly more powerful turbines.

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Ørsted reached another milestone in its expanding offshore wind business with the installation of offshore wind turbine 1,500. The renewable energy company is set to more than double its offshore wind capacity in the coming five years with the use of increasingly more powerful turbines.

Edison International 2019 Sustainability Report: Clean Energy

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At SCE, we’re committed to one of the most aggressive carbonfree power targets in the U.S. utility industry. At Edison Energy,we partner with large energy users, identifying solutions to help them reduce their carbon footprints and reach their own sustainability goals.

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At SCE, we’re committed to one of the most aggressive carbonfree power targets in the U.S. utility industry. At Edison Energy,we partner with large energy users, identifying solutions to help them reduce their carbon footprints and reach their own sustainability goals.

National Grid Reminds Qualifying Customers that Bill Payment Assistance is Available as Federally Funded HEAP Programs are Extended Through June 30

Customers who receive HEAP also qualify for a National Grid discount rate
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SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid reminds customers that applications are still being accepted for the federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program and the Emergency HEAP program through June 30, 2020, while funds are available. The programs have been extended to assist customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project Paves Way for Flexible Energy System

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A key project has been launched to help achieve a net zero economy by exploring how a flexible energy system works.

The Carbon Trust, which supports the development of low carbon technologies and solutions, is leading the cross-sector consortium project, supported by world-class university Imperial College London.

The Flexibility in Great Britain project will investigate the potential for an integrated, flexible energy system to reduce the cost of meeting the UK’s net zero economy target by 2050. 

Schneider Electric Receives the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label Award for Profitable Environmental Protection

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  • EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor and NEO Network solutions receive recognition from Solar Impulse Foundation; join growing Schneider Electric portfolio
  • Label certifies products, services, or processes with high standards for economic profitability and ecologic sustainability
  • The program identifies and accelerates solutions in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor and NEO Network solutions receive recognition from Solar Impulse Foundation; join growing Schneider Electric portfolio
  • Label certifies products, services, or processes with high standards for economic profitability and ecologic sustainability
  • The program identifies and accelerates solutions in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sowing Doubt and Undermining Science

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People want to rely on scientific evidence in countless different contexts. As one professor put it, “Science has ‘epistemic authority,’ meaning it is the best method humans have available to understand what is true about the world.” So science should be able to speak for itself. But people with a vested interest in undermining science are working behind the scenes to obscure it.

Water Protections and Other Regulations Are Rolling Back. What Should Businesses Do?

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While companies thought they had a grasp of water protection and sustainability regulations, now these regulations are being rolled back rather than continuing the 50-year trend of strengthening them. What does it mean for the business sector?

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