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Infrastructure Week 2017: Keys to Digital Grid Strategy

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At the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are relying heavily on the impacts of a more digital grid. The previous revolutions had significant impacts on society – introducing steam, electricity and computing, but none that were so closely intertwined with technology.

Keep America Beautiful Expands National Network to Include First Collegiate Affiliate

Sacramento State Demonstrates Sustainability Leadership; Joins National Nonprofit’s Community-Based Affiliate Network
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STAMFORD, Conn., May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/– Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today announced Sacramento State has become the national nonprofit’s first collegiate affiliate.

Collaboration, Creativity and Planning Will Define Smart Cities

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The rise of the smart city will rely on the ability of stakeholders to collaborate, engage citizens and act on data. Partnerships are hard at work and planning is under way to overcome the legacy of siloed services, focus on integrated systems that will ultimately be more adept at delivering critical services, empower communities and elevate our quality of life.

Maven Gig Accelerates the Freelance Mobility Economy

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  • Maven Gig provides access to your independent driving gigs, such as GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie and ridesharing services.
  • The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the initial vehicle offering with free charging at EVgo stations.
  • Pricing is $229 per week and includes insurance (minus deductibles), maintenance and unlimited miles.
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  • Maven Gig provides access to your independent driving gigs, such as GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie and ridesharing services.
  • The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the initial vehicle offering with free charging at EVgo stations.
  • Pricing is $229 per week and includes insurance (minus deductibles), maintenance and unlimited miles.

Ecocentricity Blog: Buzzwords

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When it comes down to it, I fear that for many people “sustainable” has become synonymous with “less bad.” That’s not enough, friends.

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When it comes down to it, I fear that for many people “sustainable” has become synonymous with “less bad.” That’s not enough, friends.

CBRE Victoria Pledges to TAKE2 Climate Change Initiative

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CBRE has committed to help combat climate change by making a voluntary pledge to the Victorian Government’s TAKE2 Climate Change Pledge Program.

Launched by Premier Daniel Andrew and Minister Lily D’Ambrosio in June 2016 and led by Sustainability Victoria, the TAKE2 program aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions in Victoria by 2050.

CBRE is one of more than 250 businesses to have taken the pledge across a range of key industry sectors, representing a total of 260,000 employees.

Long-Term Planning Critical to Harnessing Distributed Energy Resources

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The proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) has resulted in a wide range of technologies that are impacting today’s power grid. Distributed solar energy, wind generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand-side management (DSM), combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines are all influencing today’s power grid, affecting affect every level of utility operations and business processes.

Epic Investment Trends in Smart Distribution Systems

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For more than 100 years, electric utilities worldwide made relatively few investments to electric distribution networks; focusing primarily on generation and transmission infrastructure. As such, the traditional electric distribution system—comprised of a passive network of poles, wires, transformers and capacitors— delivered power to commercial, industrial and residential customers in largely the same manner for decades.

Keep America Beautiful Rallies Grassroots Volunteers for Great American Cleanup Earth Day Events Nationwide

Nation’s Largest Community Improvement Program Delivers Environmental, Economic and Social Benefits to Local Communities
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STAMFORD, Conn., April 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, will rally thousands of volunteers at events across the country on and around Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, as part of its annual Great American Cleanup.

Keybank Finances Latest Affordable Housing Acquisition by Non-Profit, Harmony Housing

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CLEVELAND, April 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ — KeyBank has provided a $6.5 million bridge loan to Harmony Housing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe, clean and comfortable affordable rental housing throughout the United States, for the acquisition of Western Trails Senior Apartments. Located in South Lamar, approximately four miles south of Austin, TX, the income-restricted, garden-style apartment community serves residents ages 62 and older.

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