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Major Businesses and Higher Education Institutions in Pennsylvania Urge State Leaders to Accelerate a Low-Carbon Future

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November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Major businesses and higher education institutions across Pennsylvania called on state lawmakers today to prioritize policies that will accelerate the Commonwealth’s transition to a low-carbon economy. 
 

General Mills Breaks Ground on Second Wind Project, Maverick Creek, to Offset 100% of Domestic Power

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General Mills broke ground this week on the Maverick Creek Wind Project in Eden, Texas, in partnership with Kimberly-Clark, Renewable Energy Systems, Vestas, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. and members of the local government. Once it is operational in October 2020, Maverick Creek and our first wind farm, Cactus Flats (pictured) will offset 100% of the electricity used annually at our owned U.S. facilities. Wind energy is one way we’re getting closer to reaching our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals by 28% by 2025.

Kimberly-Clark to Manufacture its Kleenex®, Scott® and Other Iconic Brands in North America with Renewable Energy

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Kimberly-Clark, General Mills and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. broke ground this week on the Maverick Creek Wind Project in Eden, Texas. When completed, Maverick Creek will power the production of Kimberly-Clark’s essential products in North America, including Cottonelle®, Viva®, Scott® and Kleenex®, with 670,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually.
 

Schneider Electric Tomorrow Rising Web Series: Pierre

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Schneider Electric presents Tomorrow Rising: a web series showcasing our international energy training program for determined people and young entrepreneurs from underprivileged backgrounds.

This is Pierre. He’s now a teacher in Mbour in Senegal, but not so long ago he was a brilliant student. Discover how he change the lives of people around him in his little town in the next Schneider Electric web series “Tomorrow Rising,” out on October 2nd 2019! 

Just Released: Accelerating Corporate Renewable Energy Engagement in China

New report assesses current and emerging clean energy procurement options in the Chinese voluntary renewable energy market
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November 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In the last decade, multinational corporations have rapidly increased purchases of renewable electricity throughout their global operations in order to access competitive electricity prices and distinguish their brands through environmental leadership. China has become a major market for this new procurement as companies increase the amount of renewable energy sourced for their own operations. At the same time, Chinese manufacturers are also transitioning to clean energy throughout their product supply chains.

CBRE and SemaConnect Complete Largest EV Charging Installation

CBRE managed planning, site selection, procurement, preparation, landlord approvals, permitting, installation, activation and closeout at 215 workplace and multifamily buildings across 11 states.
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By Lisa Brown 

SAN FRANCISCO—CBRE and SemaConnect, a North American commercial electric vehicle charging provider, have completed the installation of 1,100 electric vehicle charging stations, the largest in the nation. The installations were completed for Electrify America LLC.

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Here Comes the Sun

Hormel Foods continues to expand its use of renewable energy sources
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By Nevin Martell

The sun is rising over a new era at Hormel Foods — in more ways than one. That’s because the company is increasingly relying on solar power as an environmentally friendly, renewable energy source. It’s part of a companywide goal to achieve a 10 percent reduction in nonrenewable energy use by 2020 (based on 2011 levels). As of the end of 2018, the company achieved this goal.

Solar 4 All® Program Returns Highland Park Landfill to Productive Use

By Fran Sullivan
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For decades, a plot of land along Donaldson Street in Highland Park served as a municipal landfill for unwanted household appliances, miscellaneous waste, and construction and demolition debris that reflected the rise of Middlesex County as one of New Jersey’s rising job centers.

But today, thanks to PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program, the site is returning to productive use with the construction of a 2-acre, 605-kilowatt-dc solar farm and battery storage system.

Just Released: 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data)

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), through its Green-e® certification programs, certified over 62 million megawatt-hours in retail transactions in 2018, representing an overall increase of 4%. This is the highest number of certified retail MWh to date
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November 1, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) released the 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data), which highlights the increasing role of Green-e certification in the growing U.S. retail renewable energy market and corporate sustainability initiatives.

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