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Alliant Energy Reaches Milestone, Completes 1000 MW of Wind in Iowa

Customers and communities benefit from continued clean energy investments
Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, October 1, 2020  /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy announces completion of its plan to add 1,000 megawatts (MW) of wind production in Iowa, several months ahead of schedule and within budget. This achievement comes as the company completes its 130-MW Richland Wind Farm in Sac County, located in west-central Iowa.

The now operational wind farm is among five wind projects across seven counties in the state. Collectively, the projects provide Iowa customers and communities with new renewable energy and are expected to provide power to approximately 430,000 Iowa homes.

Black & Veatch Names Rob Wilhite Vice President of Global Distributed Energy

Industry expert will deepen company’s expertise, help clients navigate a rapidly changing power market
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, 1 October 2020, /3BL Media/ – The rise of distributed energy resources (DER) is changing power distribution as policy makers, regulators and the public press for decarbonization, energy independence, resiliency and sustainability. Amidst this transformation, Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure services, announces Rob Wilhite has been named Vice President of Global Distributed Energy within the company’s power business.

Vistra Accelerates Pivot to Invest in Clean Energy and Combat Climate Change

Summary: 
  • Company to break ground on nearly 1,000 megawatts of renewables and storage; announces planned retirement of entire Midwest coal fleet. 
  • Provides financial update, raises 2020 financial guidance, and announces long-term capital allocation plan from continued strong financial outlook.
Press Release
  • Company to break ground on nearly 1,000 megawatts of renewables and storage; announces planned retirement of entire Midwest coal fleet. 
  • Provides financial update, raises 2020 financial guidance, and announces long-term capital allocation plan from continued strong financial outlook.

Diode Ventures Sells Fort Bend, Texas Solar Photovoltaic Project to Global Renewables Leader ACCIONA

Facility to provide renewable energy to fast-growing zone near Houston
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company that develops global infrastructure projects, today announced that renewable energy leader ACCIONA has acquired 100-percent of a 240-megawatt (MW) ac/315 MW dc photovoltaic (PV) project in development in Fort Bend County, Texas. 

Alliant Energy to Electrify 100 Percent of Light-Duty Fleet Vehicles by 2030

Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, September 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Guided by their purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build strong communities, Alliant Energy announces 100 percent of the company’s active light-duty fleet vehicles be electric by 2030.

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

Press Release

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

EPA Honors 2020 Green Power Leaders

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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the 20th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing 12 Green Power Partners across the country, including Aldi; Equinix; Fifth Third Bank; Lundberg Family Farms; Microsoft; QTS Realty Trust; and Target Corporation.

Fifth Third Sets $8 Billion Sustainable Finance Goal

Press Release

CINCINNATI, September 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has set a new sustainable finance goal of $8 billion to be achieved by 2025. This goal continues the Bank’s leadership in environmental sustainability, having become the first Fortune 500 company to achieve 100% renewable power through a single, solar project, earning an A- Climate leadership score from CDP, and receiving an EPA Green Power Leadership Award, all of which occurred over the past year. 

Regulation Within Reach: Texas Summer

Article

From generation to the light switch, energy regulation determines the what, where, why, and how of your power. And yet, for most, it is the most mystifying part of the power sector. Unless you are an energy aficionado, a legislator, or part of regulatory body, the world of regulation, and how it affects your everyday life may seem incomprehensible and daunting. 

Walmart Sets Goal To Become a Regenerative Company

World’s largest retailer targets zero emissions by 2040 and aims to protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 21, 2020 – Building on more than 15 years of sustainability leadership, Walmart today announced it is doubling down on addressing the growing climate crisis by targeting zero emissions across the company’s global operations by 2040. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are also committing to help protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030 to help combat the cascading loss of nature threatening the planet.

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