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Southern California Edison Files 2020-22 Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Plan advances company’s commitment to prevent utility-caused wildfires
Press Release

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 10, 2020 — Southern California Edison filed its proposed 2020-22 Wildfire Mitigation Plan with the California Public Utilities Commission. SCE’s multiyear plan builds on the progress made last year to reduce the risk of fire ignitions caused by utility infrastructure.

The Microgrid Solution

Could microgrids help keep the lights on?
Article

By Jude Schneider

As Californians confront the challenges of increased wildfire risk and both planned and unplanned electricity outages, Southern California Edison is exploring whether microgrids can provide relief to customers.

Schneider Electric Joins the Climate Group EV100 Initiative to Fast-Track Shift of 100% Fleet to Electric Mobility

Summary: 
  • Moving forward with its commitment to carbon neutrality, Schneider Electric announces its membership of the EV100 initiative to replace 14,000 company cars with electric vehicles (EV) by 2030
     
  • Schneider Electric is a ‘triple joiner’ of The Climate Group’s EV100, RE100 and EP100 initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality in its own ecosystem by 2025 and net-zero emissions by 2030
Press Release
  • Moving forward with its commitment to carbon neutrality, Schneider Electric announces its membership of the EV100 initiative to replace 14,000 company cars with electric vehicles (EV) by 2030
     
  • Schneider Electric is a ‘triple joiner’ of The Climate Group’s EV100, RE100 and EP100 initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality in its own ecosystem by 2025 and net-zero emissions by 2030

How Companies Buy RECs to Meet Their Sustainability Goals

What the heck is a REC? Renewable Energy Certificates allow a factory in North Carolina to reduce carbon emissions to zero
Blog

When the manufacturer UPM Raflatac wanted to eliminate carbon emissions, it didn’t have the luxury of building a solar or wind farm at its Henderson County, N.C., plant.

UPS Tired of Waiting for Electric Vehicles, Decides to Make Its Own

by Tina Casey
Article

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new partnership is Arrival’s unique manufacturing model.

Instead of relying on large, centralized factories, the company plans to establish a number of “micro-factories.”

Depending on where and how the new factories are sited, the arrangement could provide UPS with an opportunity to bring new jobs into communities that need them, rather than encouraging workers to uproot and follow jobs to remote locations.

UPS Continues to Build on Renewable Natural Gas Momentum

Press Release

February 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS today announced it has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy. Together, these two contracts will supply UPS with up to 80 million gallon equivalents (GEs) of RNG over the terms of the agreements.

Ørsted Launches Programme for a Carbon Neutral Supply Chain by 2040

Renewable energy company Ørsted targets carbon neutral energy generation by 2025 and now sets out to work with its suppliers to decarbonise the supply chain by 2040. Read more in their latest Sustainability Report.
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February 6, 2020 - Companies will have to cut emissions faster and further across their operations and supply chains if the world is to limit global warming to 1.5°C by reaching net-zero emissions in 2050. Ørsted, one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies and recently named the most sustainable company in the world, has announced that it will be carbon neutral by 2025 and will reach net-zero emissions across the company’s entire carbon footprint by 2040.

Fifth Third to Present at GreenBiz 20 Conference Hosted by Renewable Energy Buyer’s Alliance on February 4-6

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Fifth Third’s Director of Environmental Sustainability Scott Hassell will take part in a tutorial panel at the GreenBiz 20 conference presented by the Renewable Energy Buyer’s Alliance (REBA). Hosted in Phoenix, Arizona, the conference is from February 4-6, 2020.  The tutorial, “Developing Your Renewable Energy Procurement Strategy,” is February 4 from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. and includes leaders from Fifth Third, General Motors and McDonald’s.  

Duke Energy Renewables’ Largest Texas Solar Project Now Online

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100 MW(ac) Lapetus facility is the first large-scale solar project in Andrews County.

Press Release

100 MW(ac) Lapetus facility is the first large-scale solar project in Andrews County.

Seeking a Sustainable Future One Can at a Time

Adam Shalapin helps aluminum can maker Ball Corporation cut its carbon emissions with wind power
Blog

On the weekends, you can find Adam Shalapin enjoying the outdoors skiing, hiking or fly fishing, but during the week, he’s working at Ball Corporation as the global sustainability manager to protect the land and water that he loves.

For an outdoorsy engineer, it’s a job filled with purpose fueled by increasing concerns about climate change. To help preserve the things he loves, he knows he must be part of the solution.

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