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PSEG Joins UN 'Race To Zero' Initiative, Commits to Setting Science-Based Emissions Reduction Targets

PSEG Also Launches 2021 Sustainability and Climate Report – Achieves More Than 54% Reduction in GHG Emissions Since 2005
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NEWARK, N.J., October 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ – PSEG announced that it has joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the Race to Zero campaigns and commits to developing science-based targets.

River Trails School District 26 Awarded for Outstanding Energy Efficiency Commitments

District’s first net-zero energy consumption facility on track to save $32,000 annually
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DAVIDSON, N.C., October 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Trane® - by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator - has recognized the River Trails School District 26 in Mount Prospect, Illinois, with a Reducing the Energy Intensity of the World Award for their impressive sustainability commitments, including a significant reduction in energy consumption at their facilities. This coincided with the christening of the newly renovated Prairie Trails School - Mount Prospect's first net-zero energy consumption facility.

New Biking Trails Proposed for Southwest Michigan

Work set to begin in Fall of 2021 with support, project management and partial funding from Whirlpool Corporation and Cornerstone Alliance

Cornerstone Alliance and Whirlpool Corporation received approval Tuesday, Oct. 5 from the Benton Charter Township Board for a multi-phased project that will create and enhance a network of biking trails on and around Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Headquarters campus.

Over the longer term, community planners working together also envision additional planned trails that will run along and across M-63 with the goal of connecting to existing recreational paths in the area. Some of the paths will be new, with existing trails being improved under the long range plan.

Investors Pushing the Drive to Net Zero -- Ninety One Publishes Second Edition of the Planetary Pulse Survey, Investing for a Carbon Free World: What Investors Want

Thirty two percent of investors are happy for their money to be used to reduce carbon emissions, regardless of return
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NEW YORK, October 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One has published the second edition of the Planetary Pulse survey, Investing for a Carbon Free World: What Investors Want. The survey of more than 6000 individual investors (investors) across ten markets (UK, US, Canada, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Singapore and Hong Kong) found that investors are ready to support the drive to net zero, with half stating that asset managers should use their influence as shareholders of carbon-heavy companies to he

Alliant Energy Celebrates First Community Solar Garden in Company History

Nearly 95 percent of solar blocks sold or donated
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FOND DU LAC, Wis., October 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Today, Alliant Energy celebrated its first community solar project with a public open house and solar garden tours in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The 1-megawatt solar garden, at maximum output, could power 1,000 homes and is expected to be operational by the end of 2021.   

Intelligent Transport Systems Enable the Decarbonization of Road Transportation

A whole-system approach to achieve net zero ambitions

Our planet is warming at its fastest pace in history. Securing a world that can support life now and for future generations requires all countries to tackle the urgent global climate change challenge. Immediate and continuous action to nurture planetary health will also improve livelihoods and communities. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions demands decarbonization efforts across all sectors.

Applications Now Open for Black & Veatch's Climate Tech Accelerator Program

IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator’ now accepting applications from startups looking to speed the development of decarbonization and sustainable technology innovations

Global engineering leader Black & Veatch is proud to announce that applications are now open for its IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator program, an innovative 12-week virtual program that provides funding and support to startup companies on the cutting edge of climate technology.

The Rising Sustainability Challenge

Vertical indoor farms are helping farmers reach incredible heights in sustainability.

Picture a snow globe.

Inside its crystalline sphere, the conditions are always ideal for a winter wonderland — even in the hottest days of summer. So, what if farmers could take this idea and use it to create optimal, self-contained cultivation environments that allowed them to grow their crops during the dead of winter?

Wind Blades: Powered by Owens Corning Composites

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As a materials engineering partner, Owens Corning Composites designs tailored solutions that power lighter, longer, and stronger wind blades, enabling a generation of more cost-effective clean energy. Learn more: 

2021 EcoVadis Sustainability Index Highlights: Supply Chain Risks Compromise Global Performance Growth


In its fifth year, the 2021 Sustainability Risk and Performance Index examines the sustainability performance of more than 46,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis during the period 2016-2020 and provides critical insights into trends in environmental, social and ethical practices across diverse regions and industries. The comprehensive dataset underpinning the newly published 2021 Index Report reveals a complex and varied portrait of sustainability performance among rated companies.


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