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Can U.S. Highways Evolve After 60 Years of Stagnation?

Reprinted from Robynne Boyd's story on NRDC.org
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Cars are getting smarter—can’t the road get smarter, too? That’s the question Harriet Langford is trying to answer along an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in western Georgia.

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Cars are getting smarter—can’t the road get smarter, too? That’s the question Harriet Langford is trying to answer along an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in western Georgia.

Georgia Project Aims to Build Smarter Roads

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Cars are getting smarter and more sophisticated all the time, but the roads they drive on are still pretty much pavement. That’s slowly starting to change. States are turning highways into technology laboratories for everything from traffic management to environmental sustainability.

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Cars are getting smarter and more sophisticated all the time, but the roads they drive on are still pretty much pavement. That’s slowly starting to change. States are turning highways into technology laboratories for everything from traffic management to environmental sustainability.

The Value of Certification and Verification for Green Power Purchases Webinar

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:00–11:00 AM PT

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership (GPP) will host "The Value of Certification and Verification for Green Power Purchases Webinar," a free webinar with Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) examining the value of certification and verification in the green power market.

Grid Modernization: Utility 2.0 has arrived, but it brings opportunity and caution

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For years, utilities have struggled to define the more responsive operational systems and customer-centric performance models that would trumpet the arrival of Utility 2.0. Lacking a singular event marking the shift, it seems more likely a steady, incremental advance through technology deployments, analytics and a focus on customer engagement represents the path towards a continually evolving future state. As we have seen with the progress to date, further advances will require continuing coordination within utilities, their regulators and customers to ensure a sustainable path forward.

SCE Wins Prestigious Solar Grant From Department of Energy

The award will fund research to reduce solar interconnection times.
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As part of its effort to encourage the growth of solar energy, Southern California Edison has received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, a national program to better integrate more solar into the electrical grid.

Results of the competitive process were announced in San Diego during the annual DistribuTECH conference. SCE was one of only 13 successful applicants

Innovative Battery Storage Facility at SCE’s Mira Loma Substation Allows for More Renewables

SCE selected Tesla for the project which can store 80 megawatt-hours, enough energy to power more than 2,500 households for a day
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ONTARIO, Calif., February 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ — With the steel towers behind the Mira Loma substation as a backdrop, multiple rows of large, white rectangular boxes stand in neat formation. Some say this is a glimpse into the future of clean energy.

Allie Kelly of The Ray to speak at SMPS Transportation Summit in Jacksonville, FL

Urban Connectivity: How Transportation Technologies are Changing Infrastructure
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Allie Kelly, executive Director of The Ray will speak at the Society for Marketing Professionals Services North Florida's Transportation Summit. The focus of the summit is: Urban Connectivity: How Transportation Technologies are Changing Infrastructure.

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A Radio Interview with Allie Kelly on "Speaking of Green"
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Allie Kelly is Executive Director of The Ray.

A Georgia native, Allie earned a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Georgia. She has worked in public policy for over 15 years, first as a lobbyist for UPS in Washington, D.C., then returning to Atlanta and founding Georgia Watch in 2002, which is the state’s only consumer watchdog organization.

 In 2009, she left Georgia Watch to join former Lt. Gov.

GRID Alternatives Receives Grant from Wells Fargo for Major Low-Income Solar Expansion

Four-year, $2M grant to fund seed capital for GRID’s national expansion, innovation for new business models, and expansion of GRID’s collegiate programs, including Solar Spring Break®
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OAKLAND, Calif., February 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - GRID Alternatives, America’s largest nonprofit solar developer, today announced the Wells Fargo Foundation has committed to a four-year, $2 million grant to expand low-income solar access. The grant builds on more than $4 million Wells Fargo has invested in GRID Alternatives since 2008, catalyzing the national expansion of GRID’s work bringing solar power and job training to disadvantaged communities.

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