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Businesses Support Clean Power Plan

Many businesses praise the EPA’s first rule limiting carbon pollution.
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The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized its Clean Power Plan. Under the plan, carbon emissions will be reduced 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The Clean Power Plan marks the first official rule limiting carbon pollution. It specifically targets fossil fuel power plants, which are the top source of carbon pollution—resulting in one-third of U.S. emissions.

The Politics of Energy: Change or Be Changed

How Clean Energy Can Save the Economy
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by Carole Laible, Chief Executive Officer, Domini Social Investments

Human nature often resists change. We struggle with moving from familiar surroundings to new, unknown territories. Yet, when it comes to the greatest single challenge we face today, our resistance to change will surely cause massive, uncontrollable, and unforeseeable changes.

Hornsdale Wind Farm

Clean energy for 70,000 Australian homes with new employment, training and investment opportunities in South Australia and the ACT.
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
An exciting new project to develop an environmentally and economically sound wind farm that will provide renewable energy to be used locally and exported to the national grid is well underway in South Australia.

Hornsdale Wind Farm - situated North of Jamestown in the locality of Hornsdale about 3 hours’ drive from Adelaide - will generate approximately 1,050,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean, renewable electricity into the national power grid each year, thereby significantly reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The Future of Energy: Unleashing the Power of Innovation and Sustainability

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Welcome to an exciting new GreenMoney issue featuring five perspectives on the World of Energy Today and Tomorrow:

Cities Introduce Smart Programs in Divergent Manners

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Cities across the globe have followed multiple tracks in their quest to become “smart.” It isn’t a question of right or wrong. However, two key themes are emerging in their approach – either start with a pilot project that produces quick results, or undertake a comprehensive master plan that strategically lays out the coming years and decades.

VIDEO: The Quest to Become Smart Cities Follows Many Tracks

Why Data Analytics Must Be Part of Your Next Infrastructure Project

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It used to be that the quality of infrastructure was measured by its lifespan. Water systems might last a century, and power plants at least half that. Those were measurements of solid assets, well worth the investment. But today, dependable infrastructure is just not enough. While it must be resilient and have an extended life cycle, now it must also be intelligent and communicate with other systems in ways that were unknown only a few years ago. 

Ecocentricity Blog: Grid Parity and Other Solar Thoughts

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Grid parity is when new solar and wind farms cost less than new natural gas power plants, even without subsidies. And we might already be there.

More Flipboarding! This time, I stumbled across this article. It’s worth a read, and it prompted me to offer some other thoughts on where things stand with solar. Three thoughts, in particular.

Join FREE Webinar on How to Optimize Circular Economy Through Natural Capital

On July 20, experts from The Coca-Cola Company, SustainBiz, and Tetra Pak will discuss the role natural capital and renewable resources play in driving business growth and sustainability through a circular economy model.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, in partnership with Tetra Pak Inc., is hosting Optimizing the Circular Economy through Natural Capital Accounting, a free webinar on the role of natural capital and renewable resources as a key enabler of achieving a circular economy. 

Siemens and Gamesa to Merge Wind Businesses to Create a Leading Wind Power Player

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  • Siemens and Gamesa have signed binding agreements to merge Siemens' wind business with Gamesa
  • Businesses are highly complementary with regard to markets, products and technology and will create great value to customers and shareholders
  • Siemens to hold a 59 percent stake and consolidate the merged company and existing Gamesa shareholders to hold 41 percent
  • Gamesa shareholders to receive a cash payment of €3.75 per share funded by Siemens
  • Annual EBIT synergies of around €230 million expected
  • The combined company will have its legal domicile and global headquarters in Spain and will remain listed in Spain; headquarters for the onshore division will be in Spain and for the offshore division will be in Germany and Denmark
  • Merged company will maintain its strong presence in current markets
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  • Siemens and Gamesa have signed binding agreements to merge Siemens' wind business with Gamesa
  • Businesses are highly complementary with regard to markets, products and technology and will create great value to customers and shareholders
  • Siemens to hold a 59 percent stake and consolidate the merged company and existing Gamesa shareholders to hold 41 percent
  • Gamesa shareholders to receive a cash payment of €3.75 per share funded by Siemens
  • Annual EBIT synergies of around €230 million expected
  • The combined company will have its legal domicile and global headquarters in Spain and will remain listed in Spain; headquarters for the onshore division will be in Spain and for the offshore division will be in Germany and Denmark
  • Merged company will maintain its strong presence in current markets

Quest Diagnostics: Investing in Green Power to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), names Quest Diagnostics in the Fortune 500® list of the largest corporate green power users.
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Powering our more than 2,200 Patient Service Centers and our major lab locations across the country, which operate 24 hours a day, takes a tremendous amount of energy. To balance running an effective business with reducing the environmental impact of our operations, we continuously seek opportunities to reduce energy use and invest in green energy.

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