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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
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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.

Renewable Energy Powers Low-Carbon Future for Communities

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To help communities in Hong Kong and Australia build a low-carbon future, businesses in the CLP Group are offering a growing range of clean energy options for customers. As highlighted in CLP’s Sustainability Report, customers have been responding positively.

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.

National Grid, CEG Help Cohoes-Based PVA Repurpose its Business to Manufacture Critical COVID-19 Equipment

Economic development grants help NY companies retool operations, produce pandemic supplies
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NEW YORK, April 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As manufacturers around the world look for ways to make products that support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, National Grid has found a way to support companies across New York who are joining those efforts. As an example, Cohoes-based high-tech manufacturer Precision Valve and Automation, or PVA, is receiving National Grid support to produce critical equipment for healthcare workers and patients.

SCE Crews Insulate Power Lines to Prepare for Active Wildfire Season

The utility continues to keep communities safe while following critical health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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by Reggie Kumar

Along The Old Road in Valencia, Willie Rios and his crews are installing insulated power lines, work by Southern California Edison that is considered critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are working amid a challenging health crisis while practicing physical distancing.

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:

CLP on Track for Further Carbon Intensity Reductions

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The CLP Group expects to continue reducing its carbon intensity steadily in the coming years, thanks to the progress of projects to decarbonise its businesses in Hong Kong and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region, as highlighted in its latest Sustainability Report.

In 2019, the Group’s carbon intensity went down to 0.62kg CO2/kWh while the carbon intensity of the electricity sold by CLP Power Hong Kong decreased to 0.49kg CO2/kWh.

Duke Energy Implements Additional Steps to Protect Customers and Employees During Virus Pandemic

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy has implemented additional steps to protect its customers and employees in the six states it serves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duke Energy power plants, and electricity and natural gas delivery facilities, are staffed, ensuring dependable service to customers.

The company has taken the following steps to protect its customers and employees:

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