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REI Achieves 14-Year Carbon Neutral Goal

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While the globe still reels from the continued impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, other threats loom on the horizon. Indeed, some pundits are reminding us not to lose sight of other crises – including climate change.

How Can Regulations Reduce F-gas in Power Networks?

by Frederic Godemel
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Since the mid-twentieth century, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) has been widely used as a replacement for oil as an insulator in electrical equipment, with one of its largest uses today being in electrical switchgear. SF6)has proven to be reliable and highly effective in applications where arcing can be expected and its use has enabled smaller, cleaner designs and greater equipment durability over time.

By almost all accounts, SF6 has been a strong performer in electrical equipment.

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Alliant Energy to Electrify 100 Percent of Light-Duty Fleet Vehicles by 2030

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, September 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Guided by their purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build strong communities, Alliant Energy announces 100 percent of the company’s active light-duty fleet vehicles be electric by 2030.

Going Above and Beyond to Champion Clean Energy and Renewables

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While the world is still dealing with the ongoing disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re also witnessing historic wild fires in North America destroy millions of acres of forest life, blot out the sun, and cast plumes of smoke as far as Northern Europe.

MetLife to Reduce Emissions by 30 Percent and Originate $20 Billion of New Green Investments by 2030

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NEW YORK, September 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Over the next 10 years, MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) has committed to reduce its location-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent from 2019 levels, originate $20 billion in new MetLife Investment Management (MIM)–managed green investments, and allocate $5 million to develop products and partnerships that drive climate solutions.

Green Energy Could Put Your Company on the Path to Net Zero: Here's How You Start

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By choosing renewable energy, companies can curb their greenhouse gas emissions and help tackle the climate emergency. Here are some practical tips to get you started.

Ceres' Climate Week NYC 2020 Media Briefing

Ahead of virtual summit, Ceres’ leading experts to highlight key action steps to stop the climate crisis
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September 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As we experience another deadly and devastating hurricane and wildfire season, it is clear the climate crisis continues to wreak havoc around the globe. In 2020, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit an all-time high, triple-digit temperatures in the Arctic Circle led to another warmest month on record, and the dry spring and summer heat unleashed raging forest fires from America's West to Brazil's Amazon.  In California, the wildfires across the state have already burned more acres than any year on record.

Less Is More: Small 3D-Printed Parts Boost Marine Fuel Efficiency, Lower Emissions

Koch engineers have harnessed 3D metal printing to redesign large carrier ships' engine fuel atomizers, a small metal component that boosts the efficiency of a carrier’s propulsion system and lowers its emissions
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The enormous ships that transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) around the world — called LNG carriers — can sometimes transport the equivalent of 100 Olympic-size swimming pools of the supercooled fuel in their hulls. These floating fuel warehouses burn hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel oil and gas themselves during a typical 20-day voyage. Every year, engines in these giant vessels release millions of tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx).

Ørsted's U.S. Offshore Wind Projects: Block Island Wind Farm

We are taking real action to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.
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In the U.S., we have the potential to deliver clean energy to the seven states on the East Coast that have committed to build more than 15GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. We operate the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and have been awarded over 2,900MW of capacity through five projects.  Our offshore wind projects will not only deliver clean, reliable energy but bring huge opportunities for local economic growth and job creation.

Block Island Wind Farm

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Capacity: 30 MW

Ørsted Acquires Solar Farm under Construction in Alabama

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August 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ørsted continues to expand its solar footprint via the acquisition of the 227MWac under construction Muscle Shoals solar project located in Colbert County, Alabama, in the US. Concurrent to the acquisition, Ørsted enters into a tax equity funding commitment with Wells Fargo.

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