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Solar Chicken Farm Shows Sunny Side of Egg Farming

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The hens at Happy Chicken Eggs in Victoria, Australia, are some of the luckiest in the country. They live 100% cage free in lush landscapes and open spaces where they can happily peck and forage all day long. Now, they are contributing to the battle against climate change too.

Happy Chicken Eggs has gone from strength to strength since it was launched in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley a decade ago. A large part of its success comes from the company’s commitment to giving its hens a life worth living.

New Black & Veatch eBook Navigates the ‘Digital Electricity’ Revolution

Free download explores creating a digital grid, data science, distributed generation and other issues to help utilities plan a resilient power supply
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Intelligent devices and super-fast networks have turned electricity customers from isolated spectators to engaged players in a culture of energy transformation. With clicks on a smartphone or a finger-swipe on a tablet, the lights come on, the heat turns up, and our lives are put on a kind of energy cruise control. Sounds simple, right?

Nestlé Waters' Cabazon Plant Installs Third Wind Turbine

Advances major improvements in sustainability and energy conservation while keeping facility on target to be 100 percent renewable
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CABAZON, Calif., November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Nestlé Waters North America announced the installation and operation commencement of a third wind turbine at its water bottling facility in Cabazon, California.

Smithfield Foods Collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund and Roeslein Alternative Energy Helps Bring Monarch Butterflies Back in Large Numbers

Partnership restores prairie, supports largest monarch migration in 10 years and new revenue model for generating clean, renewable energy
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SMITHFIELD, Va., November 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is the first food company to participate in a new program with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) to restore key prairie habitat for monarch butterflies, as described in this video.

Nestlé Waters North America Signs Renewable Energy Agreement with ENGIE Resources

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HOUSTON, October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), together with ENGIE Resources, today announced that they have signed a renewable energy agreement through which ENGIE will supply over 50 percent of the energy needed for NWNA’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas. With this agreement, NWNA operations in Travis, McLennan, Dallas, and Harris counties will be supplied by renewable wind energy from the Midway Wind Farm in San Patricio County, Texas, supporting Nestlé’s global goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy use in its operations.

Decarbonize, Decentralize and Democratize: Investing in a More Just Energy Future

By Jess Brooks, Chief Development Officer, Sunwealth
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The existing extractive energy economy isn’t working. Our dependence on coal, oil and gas contributes to global warming, the physical destruction of communities and pollution-related health issues which impact all of us – and disproportionately affect low-income people and communities of color. It’s not sustainable. And it’s fundamentally unjust.

NRG Chief Executive: We Need More Retail Electricity Competition

As Nevada considers opening up more retail choice, NRG CEO Mauricio Gutierrez writes about the importance of competition.
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Throughout our country and in nearly every industry, competition has driven innovation, pushed human ingenuity and unveiled a new dimension of value by empowering consumers with choice.

Making HP as Green as it Can Be: What We Did in 2017

From products to offices to manufacturing, HP’s commitment to sustainability affects every aspect of our business. Here’s what we achieved in just one year.
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When most people hear the word “sustainability,” they instantly think of recycling. And while creating new products out of reusable materials is one of our biggest goals, it is not by any means the only one. Strengthening the planet, its people and our communities isn’t just our responsibility as an influential participant in the global market — it’s vital to the longevity of our business. That’s why we aim to create a business that has lasting sustainable impact on the world.

Wells Fargo Completes Funding for 200-MW Sempra Great Valley Solar Project

By Kelsey Misbrener
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Wells Fargo Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance announced it has completed the final $85 million in tax-equity funding for Sempra Renewables’ 200-MW solar generation facility near Fresno, California. The funding represents the last phase of more than $190 million in financing for four solar farms collectively known as the Sempra Great Valley Solar Project.

Sempra Renewables—a subsidiary of energy-holding company Sempra Energy SRE—built and operates the Great Valley Solar Project, a 1,600-acre facility with 860,000 solar modules.

Case Study: Bloomberg — From RECs to RE100

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This case study, presented by Edison Energy, powered by Altenex, details the renewables efforts made by Bloomberg L.P. — from their initial procurement of RECs in 2007 to a commitment to source 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

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