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Green Cruise Ships Multiply, Help Save Planet

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Recent news from Carnival Corporation detailed new ships coming out that will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), a first in the cruise industry. 

Bill McKibben to Discuss Moving Forward on Climate in Hostile Administration on Live Webinar

National Climate Seminar Presents Middlebury College Professor and 350.org Founder Discussing Challenges of Moving Forward on Climate Issues in Trump Administration
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., November 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On Wednesday, November 16, as part of its twice-monthly National Climate Seminar series, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will host a live web discussion, “The Postelection Climate for Climate Action,” with climate change activist Bill McKibben. The talk takes place at 12 noon. EST and can be viewed at: bluejeans.com/163092697.

Regulators Examining Whether Performance-Based Incentives Could Be the Key to a Modernized Grid

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Utility regulators in some U.S. states are considering the adoption of performance-based regulation to replace the traditional cost of service regulation.

Former Prime Minister of Australia Addresses the BSR Conference 2016

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, the Honorable Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia and president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, explored how being bold can help build a better world.

"Without finance, effective action on climate change is a dead letter," Rudd said.

Following his address, Rudd answered live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter.

Watch the full video below:

Black & Veatch: Low prices, Security Concerns Push Natural Gas Industry to Look Inward

Strategic Directions Report explores balance between growth opportunities and impacts of capital constraints
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas,  24 October 2016 /3BL Media/ – Emerging global markets, liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and increased coal plant retirements represent growing opportunities for the natural gas industry even as low-price conditions hinder capital investments. This outlook, found in Black & Veatch’s just-released 2016 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report, reflects widely varying market outlooks for the upstream, midstream and downstream segments.

City of Birmingham Joins Trane in Launching Energy Saving Upgrades at Sustainability Commitment Signing Ceremony

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Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In partnership with Trane, the city of Birmingham, Alabama, formalized its commitment to sustainability and launched energy saving upgrades to 125 city buildings at an Oct. 5 event at Titusville Public Library. Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

Slated for completion in 2018, the $61.3 million project is expected to cut annual energy and operational costs by more than 30 percent, saving more than $100 million over the next two decades.  

Cobalt: The New Conflict Mineral?

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The Washington Post’s latest story exposes the often dangerous conditions faced by African workers in cobalt mines, adding to the increasing worldwide attention paid to human rights issues in global supply chains and raw material sourcing.

As France Bans Plastics Demand For Biomaterials Will Increase

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The new law, which requires that all disposable cups, plates and cutlery are made of biosourced material, and are fully compostible, comes into effect in 2020. It comes as part of the Energy Transition for Green Growth – an ambitious plan that aims to allow France to make a more effective contribution to tackling climate change.

National Geographic Channel to Host 50 Voter Registration Events and Screenings of Leonardo Dicaprio's 'BEFORE THE FLOOD' Doc at U.S Colleges

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In a release tied to National Voter Registration Day on September 27, 21st Century Fox's National Geographic Channel has announced a dynamic new partnership with Rock the Vote and theSkimm to educate new voters about climate change ahead of this year's U.S. Presidential Election. At more than 50 college campuses nationwide, Nat Geo will host screenings of its new documentary Before the Flood, Leonardo DiCaprio's personal journey detailing the effects of climate change on the planet. The screenings will double as voter registration events, engaging Americans to exercise their right to vote.

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