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Chevron signs an agreement to source Permian operations with wind power
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The whisper of wind across the desert of West Texas means a lot more now than a cool break from the summer heat. It also means more affordable, reliable and cleaner energy to support our growing asset base. As global energy demand increases, Chevron is looking to lead in the future of energy; that includes a commitment to developing more energy with less environmental impact. One big step toward that goal is a recently signed 12-year green power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply Chevron’s current West Texas Permian electricity load (~65 megawatts) from renewable sources.

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.

EPA Honors Intel for Sustained Excellence in Green Power

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Intel recently received a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards serve to recognize the leading actions of organizations, programs, and individuals that significantly advance the development of green power sources. The EPA presented Intel with the Sustained Excellence in Green Power Use award at the 2019 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Diego, CA.

Intel was honored for the following efforts:

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? 

GM Earns EPA Green Power Leadership Honors Reinforcing Vision for Zero Emissions Future

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DETROIT, Sept. 5, 2019 /3BL Media/— General Motors announced today that it has received a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The awards recognize companies for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented GM with the award for Direct Project Engagement at the 2019 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Diego, California.

CNH Industrial Brings Big Ideas to the Big Apple – Imagining a More Sustainable Future for Off-Road Vehicles

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CNH Industrial (NYSE:CNHI / MI:CHI) brought the worlds of agriculture and construction to the heart of the city today, displaying its latest off-road vehicle concepts in front of the New York Stock Exchange. 

The concept trucks, tractors and construction vehicles bring CNH Industrial’s vision for a greener future to life, using cutting-edge innovation to harness global trends like digitalization, automation and renewable energy for greater long-term sustainability.

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