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Alliant Energy Announces Six New Solar Projects in Wisconsin

Solar to provide customers with cost-effective and sustainable energy while creating jobs and spurring economic growth in communities we serve.
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) announces plans to acquire and advance 675 megawatts (MW) of solar in mostly rural areas in six Wisconsin counties: Grant, Jefferson, Richland, Rock, Sheboygan and Wood. The projects are the next step in the company's Clean Energy Blueprint, a strategic roadmap to cost-effectively accelerate renewable energy while reducing carbon emissions.

Black & Veatch, ENACT Systems Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Commercial Solar in Southeast Asia

Combining deep expertise in global distributed energy and renewables with cloud-based platform will strengthen commercial solar capabilities
Press Release

BANGKOK, May 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a global provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, and ENACT Systems Inc., a leader in cloud-based software for the solar industry, today announced a strategic partnership designed to elevate commercial solar project management to new heights in Southeast Asia.

Partnering to Scale: Bloomberg’s Path to RE100

Bloomberg Impact Report 2019
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Since Bloomberg first began investigating renewable energy projects more than a decade ago, we have exceeded our initial renewable energy goals by investing in both significant off-site wind and solar projects and smaller on-site activities.

Tetra Pak Joins the European Alliance for a Green Recovery

Press Release

May 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The COVID-19 outbreak has not only disrupted daily life, but also made a significant economic impact across Europe, compelling governments to rebuild and rethink the economic recovery.

Duke Energy Carolinas Proposes Accelerating Fuel Savings to North Carolina Customers

Summary: 

Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

Press Release

Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

Utilities Prepare to Power Up as Electric Vehicles Gain Speed

Exploring the utility opportunity
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Manufacturers have invested billions of dollars in developing electric vehicles (EVs) for both personal and commercial use. Fleet and sustainability managers are increasingly embracing the benefits and EVs are hitting the roads. But with more and more medium and heavy-duty EVs on the market, utilities must invest in the high-powered infrastructure necessary to support these vehicles’ needs.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Receives an Energy Efficiency Award

Article

El Abra operations recently received a Silver Seal Energy Efficiency Award from the Chilean Ministry of Energy and the National Sustainability Agency for its ongoing efforts to improve energy consumption and efficiency in mining operations.

The award, presented at a formal ceremony in January 2020, is given by the ministry to private companies that show a high level of commitment to energy efficiency. El Abra specifically was recognized for its work in the area of cathode production.

Leaders "Sustaining Hope Within Crisis" by Bringing Innovative Projects to Life

Living Future 2020 Online Highlights Increasing Momentum and Scale of Living Buildings Around the World
Press Release

SEATTLE, May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Living Future 2020 Online opened today showing how leaders around the world are “Sustaining Hope Within Crisis,” by bringing innovative projects to life. 

NRG Energy Provides Progress on Net-Zero Goal in 2019 Sustainability Report

Press Release

PRINCETON, N.J., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today released its 2019 Sustainability Report, providing an update on the Company’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. NRG demonstrated advancement across all of its previously announced sustainability initiatives, including a 41% reduction in carbon emissions, marking significant progress towards its newly accelerated, science-based target of reducing emissions 50% by 2025, and net-zero by 2050, from a 2014 baseline.

Other notable accomplishments included in the report:

Think Holistically About Sustainability — It’s Much More Than Climate

By Andrew Birmingham, Which-50
Article

While many people think sustainability is about green policies, that is only part of the story, says VMware Vice President, Sustainability Strategy Nicola Acutt. 

“Our view is holistic and inclusive of sustainability for people and the planet.”

Indeed, Acutt says VMware frames its definition of sustainability around three ideas: people, planet and product. “For us, sustainability is about resilience and capacity to thrive over time.”

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