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Repeal and Replace of Clean Power Plan is a “ Step Backwards” for the U.S.

Press Release

June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Environmental Protection Agency repeal and replacement of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a “step backwards for U.S. climate action and global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Anne Kelly, vice president of government relations at the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres.

Schneider Electric ESS Receives Awards for Top Product and Top Project of 2019

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Schneider Electric’s Energy & Sustainability Services (ESS) announced today that it has received a double honor from Business Sector Media, publisher of Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today, under the company’s 2019 awards program. The company announced this week that ESS has received both the Top Product of 2019 award for its renewable energy-focused NEO Network™ and Top Project of 2019 award for its Advanced Visualization Hack Challenge done in collaboration with client, Procter & Gamble.

Magnet-Free Electric Machines and Drives for Electric Vehicles

by System Design Engineer, John Grabowski
Blog

Permanent magnets are vital components in an enormous number of domestic and industrial devices. They are particularly crucial within the renewable energy sector, including the motors for electric vehicles. Currently, these magnets are based on the rare earth elements neodymium and dysprosium, which are becoming increasingly more expensive for use in electric vehicle motor design. The EU has begun objectives to remove, or greatly reduce, the need for heavy rare earths in permanent magnets.

CEOs of Major Companies Call on U.S. Congress to Set a National Price on Carbon

CEOs and other representatives of more than 75 U.S. businesses and trade associations, with combined market valuations of nearly $2.5 trillion, call for federal climate action including carbon pricing
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"A sharp focus on environmental performance not only supports our business objectives – it also contributes to the urgent action needed to combat global climate change and other environmental challenges. Symantec is playing its part in transitioning to a low-carbon and more sustainable future by zapping greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent, launching an  employee-focused environmental campaign, and supporting a nationwide price on carbon." 
- Jaime Barclay, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec

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"A sharp focus on environmental performance not only supports our business objectives – it also contributes to the urgent action needed to combat global climate change and other environmental challenges. Symantec is playing its part in transitioning to a low-carbon and more sustainable future by zapping greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent, launching an  employee-focused environmental campaign, and supporting a nationwide price on carbon." 
- Jaime Barclay, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec

SCE | Fighting Climate Change Through Higher Education

SCE, University of California and California State University partner on an innovative pilot to reduce greenhouse gases.
Blog

The University of California, California State University and Southern California Edison have a common goal: lead the fight against climate change. That’s why they are collaborating on a Clean Energy Optimization Pilot.

Timberland: Expanding Net Metering is Good for NH Residents, Businesses

It’s time for a more progressive look at clean energy policy in our state
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by Colleen Vien, sustainability director at Timberland, globally headquartered in Stratham.

Clean energy is a natural fit for New Hampshire, a state full of freethinkers and problem solvers who cherish their independence. As a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, Timberland is proud to be part of this culture. We also firmly believe that we must account for our impact on the planet and on the communities we call home.

Corporate Renewable Energy Commitments Catalyzing Change

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Last year, the world’s leading climate scientists sent a clear message: we must cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent in 10 years and transition to a carbon free economy by 2050 in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

One of the most important steps in achieving that goal is accelerating our transition away from fossil fueled power generation and toward renewable and carbon-free sources such as wind and solar. 

Energy Is No Longer A Cost Center: How Executives Can Use Efficiency to Future-Proof Business

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Businesses have long discounted energy as a fixed cost center, treating conservation measures as an expense-management lever. As a result, companies put a premium on short-term decisions with long-term carbon and cost impact. While this may have worked in the past, the global energy landscape is rapidly changing, and a new low-carbon economy is emerging. In the new energy paradigm, efficiency is becoming a strategic lever to future-proof business, and executives are taking notice. 

Legislation to Keep U.S. in the Paris Agreement Builds on Congressional Momentum for Climate Action

Press Release

March 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ The sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres applauds U.S. House leaders for taking bold action today with the introduction of new legislation aimed at tackling climate change by ensuring the U.S. remains in the historic Paris Agreement.

Michigan Ross Professor Testifies Before Congress on Climate Change, Says U.S. Infrastructure Is 'In Bad Shape'

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Tom Lyon, professor of business economics and public policy and of environment and sustainability, spoke before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this week about ways he believes infrastructure improvement, as well as the free market, can help lessen the impacts of climate change.

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