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The Clean Energy Promise eBook: It’s Time to Put a Price on Carbon — With Customers in Mind

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As lawmakers take their oaths of office and begin to set policy agendas, establishing an economywide price on carbon should be at the top of their lists. 

Everything I read and hear about carbon pricing rarely shares the customer’s point of view. That’s a shame. I’d argue that the only way we’ll likely see success with enacting an economy-wide carbon price is evaluating all policies through a customer lens.

The Power of Sustainability Partnerships

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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.

Schneider Electric Cuts Five Years from its Carbon Neutrality Goal, Establishing Roadmap for the Carbon Neutral World

Company Commits to Three Actions and an Inclusive Growth Transition Plan to Ensure No Communities Are Left Behind
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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.

Schneider Electric: Climate Change is Our Generation’s Biggest Challenge

by Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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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.

Investor Calls for Climate Action Grow Louder as World Leaders Set to Convene in New York City

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A record number of investors are calling for climate leadership from companies and policymakers ahead of Climate Week NYC and United Nations Climate Action Summit 

Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber to participate in Opening Ceremony, marking five years of coordinated global corporate climate action

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A record number of investors are calling for climate leadership from companies and policymakers ahead of Climate Week NYC and United Nations Climate Action Summit 

Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber to participate in Opening Ceremony, marking five years of coordinated global corporate climate action

Record 515 Institutional Investors Managing $35 Trillion in Assets Urge Governments to Step up Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

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  • Largest-ever group of investors to call on governments to phase out thermal coal power worldwide, put a price on carbon pollution, end government subsidies for fossil fuels, update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions by 2020
  • New report finds more investor climate action than ever before — 1,200 investors took action on climate change in line with The Investor Agenda in its first year
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  • Largest-ever group of investors to call on governments to phase out thermal coal power worldwide, put a price on carbon pollution, end government subsidies for fossil fuels, update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions by 2020
  • New report finds more investor climate action than ever before — 1,200 investors took action on climate change in line with The Investor Agenda in its first year

Leading the Future of Energy with a Lighter Footprint

Chevron signs an agreement to source Permian operations with wind power
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The whisper of wind across the desert of West Texas means a lot more now than a cool break from the summer heat. It also means more affordable, reliable and cleaner energy to support our growing asset base. As global energy demand increases, Chevron is looking to lead in the future of energy; that includes a commitment to developing more energy with less environmental impact. One big step toward that goal is a recently signed 12-year green power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply Chevron’s current West Texas Permian electricity load (~65 megawatts) from renewable sources.

Virginia Governor’s Executive Order to Accelerate Clean Energy Future is the Right Move for the Commonwealth

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order to decarbonize the electricity grid and scale up clean energy in the Commonwealth is the policy leadership needed to address the climate crisis and create a thriving, zero-carbon economy, said the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres. 

HP and Palo Alto Team Up on One of the Largest Solar Array Projects in Palo Alto

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At HP, we aspire to create a world without waste. From our supply chain, to our operations, to our technology and service offerings, we are transforming our entire business for a circular, low-carbon economy.

Energy Storage: An Essential Tool in the Utility Toolbox

By Rudy Wynter, President and COO of the Wholesale Networks and U.S. Capital Delivery group, National Grid
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As the cost of energy storage continues to decline, more and more utilities will turn to batteries. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the levelized cost of energy for lithium-ion batteries configured to supply four hours of grid power — a standard requirement for many grid services — has fallen by 74 per cent since 2012. Costs for those batteries is projected to drop even further – by as much as 67 per cent by 2030, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found in a recent study. Such a precipitous decline will only make storage a more valuable tool for utilities and others.

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