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Sowing the Seeds for a Culture of Innovation

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The global business environment is changing rapidly and no company can afford to stand still. CLP understands the need to transform and innovate and in the past two years has significantly stepped up its efforts to be an innovative and progressive energy provider.

City of Charlotte Recognized as Champion of Trees

Arbor Day Foundation Award Honors Excellence in Urban Forest Management
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb. May 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that the City of Charlotte has been awarded the Foundation’s Champion of Trees Award. This award recognizes a government entity, community-based organization, or partnership among such groups that has demonstrated exemplary leadership to develop and implement new policies and practices for municipal tree planting and care, natural area stewardship or arboriculture. The award will be presented on May 13 at an award reception for the City of Charlotte at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.

Root for the Twins. Reduce Plastic Waste.

Pentair is proud to help fans stay hydrated with great tasting water while reducing plastic bottle use at Target Field. It’s a home run!
Blog

by John Jacko, Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer

Picture this: It’s a 90-degree day and you’ve got amazing seats for a Minnesota Twins game. If you’re going to have any hopes of maintaining your Twins-fan spirit in the noon sun, staying hydrated is a must.

The Business Case for Clean Power

by Paul Huttner
Article

General Mills began milling grain with water power from the Mississippi River 150 years ago. Now, the Fortune 500 company is using wind to power operations and cut its carbon footprint.

But what's the business incentive for going with 100 percent renewable power? John Church — the chief supply chain and global business solutions officer at General Mills — explains.

Hear an interview with Church here

General Mills Signs Its Largest Wind Power Agreement

By Eric Schroeder
Article

General Mills, Inc. has signed a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement for 200 megawatts of the Maverick Creek wind project of Roaring Fork Wind, L.L.C., a joint venture between Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and Steelhead Americas.

Read more here

Minnesota's General Mills and Hormel Buy Wind Power to Offset Energy Used to Make Food

By Kristen Painter
Article

Two of Minnesota’s largest food companies announced new wind power purchase agreements this month, helping offset the energy used to run their vast operations.

General Mills signed a 15-year purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC in Texas. When coupled with its 2017 wind power agreement, the project will offset all of the electricity used at Golden Valley-based food maker’s owned U.S. facilities for the next decade and a half. It’s the company’s second and largest wind-power purchase agreement.

Comcast NBCUniversal Celebrates 18th Annual Comcast Cares Day

Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, May 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ On Saturday, May 4th, more than 100,000 Comcast, NBCUniversal – and for the first time Sky – employees will come together with their friends, family members, and nonprofit partners to “make change happen” as part of the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day.

The tradition celebrates the company’s year-round commitment to volunteerism and service in communities across the country and around the world.

Compressed Gas Energy Storage

By: John Gülen, Senior Principal Engineer
Blog

One of the latest trends in energy is the mandate to increase the level of energy derived from renewable resources. As with many trends, a variety of challenges have arisen. Renewable resources, like wind and solar, have low-predictability because ‘they’re on when they are on’ and may not be available when called upon to satisfy immediate demand. Because of this, it’s difficult to match electric power demand and renewable based supply, which is important for both users and producers of electrical energy.

Living Building Challenge 4.0 Meets Market Demand for Increased Scalability and Accessibility

Updated standard earns pilot commitments from Google, King County and others
Press Release

SEATTLE, May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute announced today the release of Living Building Challenge 4.0 (LBC 4.0), which meets demand from the marketplace for increased scale and accessibility. Google and King County committed to test the new standard in their construction, among others.

What Science-Based Targets Mean for the Sports and Entertainment Sector

by Tina Casey
Article

Many companies have already focused their carbon-reduction plans on the SBTi’s former criteria aligned with a 2-degree scenario and may have to scramble to meet the new goal. But several are already ahead of the game and have certified their targets through SBTi’s new standard. 

The global sports and entertainment company AEG is one of those in the vanguard—and it’s raising the bar for the industry. 

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