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Schneider Electric: Measuring Climate Impact

The case for transparent disclosure of end-to-end impact
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The Time Has Come for Climate Impact Disclosure 

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

National Grid Names Gregory Knight as Chief Customer Officer

Company ensures customers’ needs are met on journey to clean energy future
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WALTHAM, M.A. – National Grid welcomed Gregory Knight to the Company as the new Chief Customer Officer on September 16. Knight brings over 25 years of experience across the customer operations lifecycle after holding leadership roles in sales, billing, supply chain, and customer care management.

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.

Meet the 100: Kraig Westerbeek, Sr. Director/Smithfield Renewables – Smithfield Foods

By Alyssa Danigelis
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The E+E 100 are the VPs, directors, managers and engineers who are making significant strides in driving our industry. See the complete list here or download the report for more detailed information about these leaders. And stay tuned for the Call for Submissions coming in the fall, when you can nominate your favorite sustainability or energy management professional!

Fifth Third Makes History by Powering Up 100% Renewable Solar Facility

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Today officially marked the opening of Fifth Third Bank's Aulander Holloman Solar Facility in Hertford County, North Carolina. Built by solar developer SunEnergy1, the facility is expected to generate clean power that is more than or equal to the amount Fifth Third uses in a year, enough to eliminate 143,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases and power 25,000 homes.   

From Hog Farm to Wind Farm — Feeding the World Using Sustainable Energy

By Stewart Leeth, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer
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The tremendous growth of our planet’s population is constantly researched and estimated. The latest report suggests the world’s population could be 10.9 billion by 2100. How do you feed the world, producing quality protein for millions, while protecting the environment? 

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