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Sustainability, Data Management and Renewable Energy Drive 2020 ‘Megatrends’ Report From Black & Veatch

Shared challenges and solutions across critical infrastructure show industries have more in common than they think
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 17 2019 /3BL Media/– Their customers are varied and their business models distinct. But leaders in seemingly separate markets -- from power and water utilities to commercial and industrial companies – have more in common than they think, in a time when customers are demanding clean resources, cost-efficient delivery and, above all else, reliability.

Battery Project Will Stabilize Solar Power

Alliant Energy installs its first utility-scale battery storage system
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WELLMAN, Iowa – December 12, 2019 – /3BL Media/ – A utility-scale battery in rural Wellman is helping Alliant Energy meet the needs of its customers, while also avoiding a rebuild of the local energy grid.

“Battery storage has the potential to be a more cost-effective way to modernize the grid to meet the demands of our customers, “says J.P. Brummond, Vice President of Business Planning. 

Hormel Foods Announces the Completion of Solar Array at Its Swiss American Sausage Company Facility in California

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AUSTIN, Minn., December 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and IGS Solar have announced the completion of the solar energy project at the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, Calif.

The completion was celebrated at a Flip the Switch Event yesterday at the manufacturing facility, which produces a variety of pepperoni and salami for foodservice pizza toppings.

U.S. House Leaders Call for a Nationwide Goal to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2050

Press Release

As the Trump administration begins the formal process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. House leaders dropped new legislation this week to establish a nationwide goal to achieve net-zero-carbon emissions across the entire economy by 2050.

The legislation—100% Clean Economy Act of 2019—has broad support with more than 100 cosponsors in the House. Passage of the bill would set the stage to power all sectors of the U.S. economy—from transportation to manufacturing to electricity—with 100% clean energy.

Major Businesses and Higher Education Institutions in Pennsylvania Urge State Leaders to Accelerate a Low-Carbon Future

Press Release

November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Major businesses and higher education institutions across Pennsylvania called on state lawmakers today to prioritize policies that will accelerate the Commonwealth’s transition to a low-carbon economy. 
 

Here Comes the Sun

Hormel Foods continues to expand its use of renewable energy sources
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By Nevin Martell

The sun is rising over a new era at Hormel Foods — in more ways than one. That’s because the company is increasingly relying on solar power as an environmentally friendly, renewable energy source. It’s part of a companywide goal to achieve a 10 percent reduction in nonrenewable energy use by 2020 (based on 2011 levels). As of the end of 2018, the company achieved this goal.

Clean Energy on Long Island: Looking Ahead to Tomorrow

By Paul Napoli, Vice President-Power Markets, PSEG Long Island
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Providing greener energy has been part of PSEG Long Island’s mission since we started in 2014, and it’s been part of PSEG’s overall mission for even longer. Now that New York’s Legislature has passed one of the most ambitious clean energy standards in the country, that commitment is more important than ever.

From Smart Meters to Smart Energy Usage: Check out PSEG Long Island’s Newest Educational Tool

Suzanne Brienza
Article

PSEG Long Island is hard at work building new, high-tech infrastructure that will make our bills more accurate, improve our storm response and give our customers unprecedented control over their energy usage.

Solar 4 All® Program Returns Highland Park Landfill to Productive Use

By Fran Sullivan
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For decades, a plot of land along Donaldson Street in Highland Park served as a municipal landfill for unwanted household appliances, miscellaneous waste, and construction and demolition debris that reflected the rise of Middlesex County as one of New Jersey’s rising job centers.

But today, thanks to PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program, the site is returning to productive use with the construction of a 2-acre, 605-kilowatt-dc solar farm and battery storage system.

Just Released: 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data)

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), through its Green-e® certification programs, certified over 62 million megawatt-hours in retail transactions in 2018, representing an overall increase of 4%. This is the highest number of certified retail MWh to date
Press Release

November 1, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) released the 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data), which highlights the increasing role of Green-e certification in the growing U.S. retail renewable energy market and corporate sustainability initiatives.

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