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Black & Veatch Appoints Dynamic Industry Veterans to Power Business Leadership Team

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following the announcement of Black & Veatch’s global Power business restructuring in July, the company today announced the completion of its global Power leadership team. The appointments strengthen the company’s full portfolio of engineering services to full turnkey EPC solutions as clients address the rapidly evolving Power market landscape.  

Smithfield Foods’ “Manure-to-Energy” Project to Inject Renewable Natural Gas Directly to Milan, Missouri Distribution System

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SMITHFIELD, Va., August 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that construction of a low-pressure natural gas transmission line connecting a Smithfield hog farm located in Northern Missouri with the city of Milan’s natural gas pipeline has been completed. Renewable natural gas (RNG) produced at the hog farm will be directly injected into the natural gas transmission line flowing into Milan’s natural gas distribution system prior to delivery.

ENGIE Storage Announces 19 MW/38 MWh Community Solar and Energy Storage Project Portfolio under the Massachusetts SMART Program

Portfolio to participate in ISO-NE Wholesale Markets
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August 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ — ENGIE Storage announced it will supply and operate a 19 MW/38 MWh portfolio of six energy storage sites that will contribute to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program and participate in ISO-New England wholesale markets.

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Energy Storage for Wholesale Markets in ISO New England

Improves Returns, Reduces Risk, and Enhances Bankability for Solar + Storage Projects
Press Release

BOSTON, August 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ — ENGIE Storage has unveiled a new, highly-integrated supply and services offering for developers of in-front-of-the-meter (IFOM) solar and energy storage projects in New England and emerging markets. Comprising energy storage system design support, supply, operations, performance guarantees, and payments for rights to participate in ISO-New England wholesale markets, the offering dramatically improves project economics, reduces risk, and enhances bankability for solar + storage projects.

ENGIE North America Acquires Genbright

Purchase Enables ENGIE to Unlock More Value From Distributed Storage and Solar Portfolios
Press Release

HOUSTON, July 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Houston – ENGIE North America Inc. announced the acquisition of Genbright LLC of Hingham, MA, a company pioneering the integration of distributed energy resources into wholesale electricity markets. The purchase enables ENGIE and its DER businesses, including ENGIE Storage, to further the adoption and growth of DERs within markets throughout the United States.

Food and Beverage Leaders Turn to Renewable Energy, Circular Solutions for Cost-Savings

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By Zack Olson, Founder, NextGen Agriculture; and Chris Vigil, Project Manager, NextGen Agriculture

From food safety and regulatory compliance to packaging and supply chain logistics, the food and beverage industry is constantly hunting for solutions that balance profitability and sustainability. With market share increasingly on the line – particularly for large consumer goods companies – food and beverage companies are being squeezed to analyze every cost.

Ecocentricity Blog: Plan G

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This 20-minute video covers four different climate stories in the state of Georgia. Even if you aren’t in Georgia, give it a watch – this is a great example of excellent climate communication.

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This 20-minute video covers four different climate stories in the state of Georgia. Even if you aren’t in Georgia, give it a watch – this is a great example of excellent climate communication.

Duke Energy Renewables Announces the Largest Wind Power Project in Its Fleet – 350-MW Frontier Windpower II in Oklahoma

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  • U.S. packaging company Ball Corporation invests in wind power produced by the project
  • Frontier II is an expansion of the 200-MW Frontier Windpower project – operational since 2016
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  • U.S. packaging company Ball Corporation invests in wind power produced by the project
  • Frontier II is an expansion of the 200-MW Frontier Windpower project – operational since 2016

How to Start a Corporate Revolution

Reprinted from Conscious Company
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Interface’s story can not only inspire but also instruct us all in how a purposeless company can transform itself to become a vehicle for achieving something important for the world and improve its financial performance in the process. 

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Interface’s story can not only inspire but also instruct us all in how a purposeless company can transform itself to become a vehicle for achieving something important for the world and improve its financial performance in the process. 

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