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Duke Energy Plans North Carolina's Largest Battery Storage Projects as Part of Western Carolinas Modernization Plan

  • Two projects planned; slated for Buncombe and Madison counties in western North Carolina
  • Will help with reliability and provide energy grid support to Duke Energy system
Press Release
  • Two projects planned; slated for Buncombe and Madison counties in western North Carolina
  • Will help with reliability and provide energy grid support to Duke Energy system

Our Vision for Moving Humanity Forward

By Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Co.

We can’t completely predict what our world will look like 25 years from now, but we constantly study trends so that we can anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry. Twenty-five years from now, it is estimated that:

Black & Veatch Taps Joe Lauria to Support Rapid Growth Water Markets in U.S.

New role established to lead water business growth in California, Florida and Texas
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 14 September, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch has named Joe Lauria as its Vice President and Director of Planning and Growth for the Americas in the company’s water business. In this new role, Lauria will help clients identify and implement sustainable solutions to evolving water challenges. Based in Irvine, California, his primary focus will be on fast-growth U.S. markets in California, Florida and Texas.

Agroforestry in India: National Policy Focuses on Improving the Productivity of Smallholding Farmers and Providing Them Sustainable Livelihoods

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80% of farmers in India are rainfed smallholders who cultivate on 2 hectares of land or less. Taking cognizance of the multiple benefits of agroforestry, India became the first country to adopt a national agroforestry policy in 2014.

India designed the policy with the goal to improve productivity, create employment opportunities, generate income and meet the ever-increasing demand for timber, food, fuel, fodder, fertiliser and fibre from a growing population.

Way Ahead of Schedule – Whirlpool Corporation Meets Two Sustainability Goals Early


The journey to sustainability is a long and winding road with many hurdles along the way. When four sustainability goals were reaffirmed in 2014, Whirlpool Corporation set out on a path to improve its environmental impact and set attainable goals for long-term success. Now, through a combination of accelerated projects and acquisition synergies, the company has managed to reach two of those targets three years early. 

Black & Veatch Bolsters Water Infrastructure Design-Build Expertise

Bruce Duff named new Managing Director of Design-Build for water business
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a leading provider of design-build project delivery services for the water industry, today announced that Bruce Duff has been named Managing Director of Design-Build within its water business. Duff will be based in the Company’s Toronto metro area office.

The Transport Revolution: When Sci-fi Becomes Business Reality

by María Mendiluce, Managing Director, Natural Capital Area, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The world is changing. Technological developments and the advance of the digital age fundamentally have shifted the way we experience day-to-day life. These new developments offer innovative ways to build sustainability into the world around us.

Rural Resource Centres Offer a Farmer-centred Approach to Extension Work


Formal agricultural research has generated vast amounts of knowledge on land management and made recommendations for farmers. However, adoption of relevant practices has been low, largely due to the traditional extension approach used to engage farmers. An innovative approach to extension, the rural resource centre (RRC), offers a solution to this problem.

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has been developing rural resource centres since 2006; first in Cameroon, and later in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Niger.

Resiliency is Preparedness

Collaboration between cities and the private sector can prepare us for physical, social and economic challenges.

Scott Tew | Ingersoll Rand 

University of Florida Receives 2017 Energy Efficiency Leader Award From Trane

Award recognizes school’s ongoing sustainability commitment including union upgrades which cut energy costs by more than 50 percent
Press Release

GAINESVILLE, Fla., August 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, presented its annual Energy Efficiency Leader Award on Aug. 29 to the University of Florida. The award recognizes the university’s commitment to providing a healthy, productive learning environment with minimal impact on the environment.


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