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Driving Meaningful Change for a Sustainable Future

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“Making a positive difference for the environment is something that has always been close to my heart,” says Hendrik Rosenthal, who was appointed CLP Director - Group Sustainability in 2018. 

“Growing up, I was fascinated by the then-new concept of reusing and recycling. Talks within my community about the safety of nuclear power also exposed me to the energy industry and its social and environmental responsibilities.” 

Going Green, One Data Point at a Time

Utility customers want to know their personal carbon impact.
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Helping consumers make the right choices

The Biden administration’s pledge to create a carbon-free electricity generation sector by 2035 will require buy-in not just from utilities, but from the public en masse as well. Understanding the role of consumers, and the diverse factors that motivate them, will be critical to achieving decarbonization goals.

National Grid and Standard Hydrogen Corporation Announce Plans for Innovative Hydrogen Energy Station

Demonstration for multi-use, renewable hydrogen-based energy system
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WALTHAM, MA/ALBANY, NY, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is taking additional steps into a clean energy future today by announcing a partnership with Standard Hydrogen Corporation to demonstrate the nation's first multi-use, renewable hydrogen-based energy storage/delivery system in New York's Capital Region, with completion expected by late 2022. The system will produce and store hydrogen exclusively from purchased renewable power and will make use of the inherent flexibility of hydrogen.

Colorado Energy Organizations Launch First-of-its-Kind Responsibly Sourced Natural Gas Partnership

Utilizing Project Canary technology, pilot project brings together full energy value chain to responsibly deliver local energy to local communities
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DENVER, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – A Colorado natural gas producer, an infrastructure operator and local municipal utility have entered into a first-of-its-kind Responsibly Sourced Gas (RSG) pilot project with Project Canary, a Denver-based B-Corp focused on providing continuous emissions monitoring data and technologies across the energy sector.

Keysight Launches Test Solution for Electric Vehicle Charging and Grid-Edge Applications

New Scienlab Regenerative AC Emulator enhances existing solution for testing EV and EVSE charging standards and interoperability
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SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has launched the SL1200A Series Scienlab Regenerative 3-Phase AC Emulator.

Three Game-changing Energy Technologies by 2040 and Beyond

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Innovative low-carbon energy technologies are being adopted around the world to support decarbonisation efforts. This is the second of a two-part article introducing six game-changing low-carbon energy technologies shaping the global energy transition.  

Our first article explored technologies we are likely to see the impact of by 2030: Offshore renewable energy, energy storage, and high voltage direct current. 

Ørsted Signs Long-Term Power Purchase Agreements With Target and Hormel Foods Corporation

Energy will come from the Haystack Wind project in Nebraska, US, currently under construction and expected online later this year.
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In addition to PepsiCo, announced earlier this year, Target, a general merchandise retailer, and Hormel Foods, a global branded food company, have signed long-term agreements with Ørsted to purchase energy from the 298 MW Haystack Wind project in Nebraska.

"It's great to partner with Hormel Foods, PepsiCo, and Target as they work towards their renewable energy goals," said Vishal Kapadia, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, at Ørsted Onshore.

Pioneering Black Lineman Lights the Way

Southern California Edison marked Black History Month by honoring Johnny Lee Willis at its Business Resource Group’s celebration event.
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John “Johnny” Lee Willis was born in Spring Hill, Louisiana to a sharecropper father and saw firsthand the impacts of slavery and racism in the Deep South. It prepared him with the courage and strength to break the barrier as one of the first Black linemen at Southern California Edison.

“You can’t fail unless you quit,” he said, “and I was prepared for this.”

Three Game-changing Energy Technologies by 2030

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Climate change is one of the world’s leading existential threats, and governments and business leaders globally are working hard towards reducing and eventually eliminating carbon emissions. 

To achieve this, the energy sector is looking to adopt more and more innovative low-carbon energy technologies. Over the course of two articles, we will explore the following six game-changing technologies that are likely to shape our future:

1. Offshore renewable energy

2. Energy storage

3. High voltage direct current

4. Green hydrogen

Net Zero: DIY (Do It Yourself)

by Mike Hughes
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We have never spent more time in our own homes than we have in the past twelve months. It is no surprise then that consumer 

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