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July 29th, 2019 Earth Overshoot Day: Corporations’ Long-Term Success Hinges on Their Business Model Being Designed to Support Humanity’s Success

Live chat on Twitter aims to gather ideas for One-planet compatibility as a compass to gauge corporate strategies against planet boundaries
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Date of tweet chat: July 22nd
Time: 4.00 pm CET
(registration not required, just follow #SEMoveTheDate )

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Date of tweet chat: July 22nd
Time: 4.00 pm CET
(registration not required, just follow #SEMoveTheDate )

Duke Energy Renewables to Use New Technology to Help Protect Bats at Its Wind Sites

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  • Becomes first company to commercially deploy NRG Systems’ innovative Bat Deterrent System in the continental U.S.
  • Technology reduced bat fatalities by 50% during field testing
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  • Becomes first company to commercially deploy NRG Systems’ innovative Bat Deterrent System in the continental U.S.
  • Technology reduced bat fatalities by 50% during field testing

Duke Energy to Offer Bloom Energy Distributed Fuel Cell Technology to Customers

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  • Duke Energy One acquires approximately 37 megawatts of solid oxide fuel cell generation from Bloom Energy
  • Expands clean, reliable energy options for commercial and industrial customers in California and Northeast region
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  • Duke Energy One acquires approximately 37 megawatts of solid oxide fuel cell generation from Bloom Energy
  • Expands clean, reliable energy options for commercial and industrial customers in California and Northeast region

Edison International 2018 Sustainability Report: Leading the Transformation to Clean Energy

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Clean Energy

A clean energy future starts with clean electricity. At SCE, we’re charting a path toward an 80% carbon-free electricity supply by 2030, supported by energy storage. At Edison Energy,* we’re helping the largest energy users meet their renewable energy and sustainability goals. 

Cleaning the Power System

Consumers Energy and DTE Invest in Efficiency for Ludington Hydroelectric Plant

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Consumers Energy and DTE have just renewed the license for the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant. The plant began generating electricity in 1973, and licenses are only renewed every 50 years. 

Consumers Energy and DTE plan to improve efficiency and increase electricity generation by replacing the plant's six turbines.

Watch the news story at wzzm13.com

PSEG Holds One of Lowest Carbon Emissions Rates Among Largest U.S. Power Producers

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NEWARK, N.J., June 27, 2019  /3BL Media/ – PSEG has one of the lowest carbon emissions rates of the nation’s largest power producers, according to a new analysis released today.

PSEG Power Has Agreed to Sell Its Interest in Keystone and Conemaugh Coal Plants

Nears Completion of its Coal Exit Strategy With Entire Coal Fleet Sold or Scheduled for Sale or Shutdown
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NEWARK, N.J., June 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – PSEG Power has agreed to sell its 776-megawatt (MW) interest in the Keystone and Conemaugh generation facilities in western Pennsylvania and related assets, including the assumption of related liabilities. The transaction is expected to close during the second half of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

National Grid's Strategy to Decarbonize the Heat Sector in New England

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Director, US Strategy, for National Grid Mackay Miller presented on National Grid's strategy to decarbonize the heating sector in the Northeast at the #RaabRT event earlier this week.

Learn more about what National Grid is doing to decarbonize the energy sector throughout New England in our Northeast 80x50 Pathway white paper.

National Grid Stands With the LGBTQIA Community at WorldPride in NYC

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WALTHAM, Mass., June 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ —  National Grid will show their unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, and the LGBTQIA community, as a sponsor of WorldPride 2019. The WorldPride 2019 celebration in New York City also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of demonstrations that sparked a fight for LGBTQIA rights in the United States. On June 30, hundreds of National Grid employees will march in the Pride parade that attracts 3 million people.

REC Solar Saves California School District Millions Through Innovative Solar Energy Solutions

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  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.
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  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.

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