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Silver Oak Winery: World’s First Production Facility to Earn “Living Building” Certification

Sonoma winery certified to world’s most ambitious green building standard by the International Living Future Institute
Press Release

HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Silver Oak and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that the winery has become the largest certified Living Building in the world. The certification was awarded after more than five years of careful planning and construction, followed by a rigorous one-year performance audit.

Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, and Cargill Announce Virtual Power Purchase Agreement for 200 MW MISO Illinois Solar Project

Prairie Wolf Solar Project poised to be one of the largest solar developments east of the Mississippi and one of the largest single project VPPAs in the country
Press Release

April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Geronimo Energy (Geronimo), a National Grid company, and Cargill announced today the execution of a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) for the Prairie Wolf Solar Project (Prairie Wolf) in Coles County, Illinois.

Green Mountain Energy Customers Avoid 9.3 Billion Pounds of Carbon Dioxide in 2019

The Annual Impact Number is the equivalent of removing nearly one million cars from roadways
Press Release

HOUSTON, April 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ With Earth day approaching, Green Mountain Energy announced today the impact that its customers are making on the environment. In 2019 alone, Green Mountain Energy customers prevented more than 9.3 billion pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) by choosing cleaner electricity and carbon offset products. For perspective, this is equivalent to removing nearly one million cars from roadways or turning lights off in 11.9 million households for a year.

Schneider Electric is Supporting #EarthHour

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A short note on Earth Hour like this: In 2019, millions of people came together to support #EarthHour. But in light of the unprecedented challenges facing the world, #EarthHour2020 is going digital. How can you show your support for positive climate impact in a fun, creative and digital way? 

Learn more about other sustaianblity initatives from Schneider Electric

U.S. Energy Efficiency Rebates & Incentives Update 2020 From Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric helps organizations identify, qualify, pursue and obtain energy efficiency incentives. Each month our experts compile important news and notes. Here are your September rebates and incentives from around the U.S.

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Schneider Electric helps organizations identify, qualify, pursue and obtain energy efficiency incentives. Each month our experts compile important news and notes. Here are your September rebates and incentives from around the U.S.

Aiming for Carbon Neutral by 2050; Building the Rocket Ship for the New "Moon Shot"

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Decarbonization is a hot topic and can be considered the new “moon shot” of the 21st century. In a recently contributed article to Power Engineering magazine, power industry professionals Leslie Ponder and Kevin Cornish explore the future of decarbonization, and what it will take to get us to a future of net-zero carbon emissions or carbon-free energy goals in a rapidly decentralizing marketplace.

Research Triangle Park: Update on Our Environmental Progress

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The following is an excerpt from the 2019 CSR report.

In 2018, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality, and zero waste by FY20 at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The campus’s proximity to leading research universities makes it an ideal testing ground for sustainable improvements within our real estate operations. Here’s how we made progress in FY19:

Climate Leadership Builds on Technology and Empowering People: Together We Go Further

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by Gilles Vermot Desroches

Founded during the First Industrial Revolution, Schneider is eager to lead the global push to put sustainability at the heart of what the Word Economic Forum recently dubbed the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018 - 2020

Schneider Electric's the Group’s extra-financial performance barometer, achieves 7.77 out of 10, on track to reach its 9 out of 10 2020 goals
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  • As for each year, all 21 global results received external assurance by an independent auditor
  • 10 programs are well ahead of their objective a year in advance
  • In 2020, the Group will focus on 6 programs lagging behind
  • Recognitions obtained in all main extra-financial ratings validate the Group’s sustainability leadership 
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  • As for each year, all 21 global results received external assurance by an independent auditor
  • 10 programs are well ahead of their objective a year in advance
  • In 2020, the Group will focus on 6 programs lagging behind
  • Recognitions obtained in all main extra-financial ratings validate the Group’s sustainability leadership 

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

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In December, Hormel Foods celebrated 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 at the manufacturing facility, which produces a variety of pepperoni and salami for foodservice pizza toppings.

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