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Connecticut Embraces Revolution

Deepwater wins battle to supply US state with 200MW of offshore wind
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National Grid Ventures added: "We are excited for the continued growth of the offshore industry in the US and are proud to advance a clean energy transition for the good of customers, local communities and the environment for generations to come.”

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How an Indonesian Coconut Plantation Inspired Mars' “Aha Moment” on Sustainability

By Tom Murray, Forbes Contributor
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You likely know Mars as the company behind leading brands like M&M’s®, PEDIGREE® pet food, and UNCLE BEN’S® rice.

As a Member of RE100, Bloomberg Has Pledged to Obtain 100% of Our Electricity From Renewable Sources by 2025

Read more about our progress in our 2017 Impact Report
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Bloomberg began investigating renewable energy projects in 2008; our first project, a 1.8MW solar installation in New Jersey, began providing us with energy in 2012. We currently obtain energy from five on- and off-site solar and wind sites. Our newest installation is a 5MW wind farm in Hidalgo, Texas, which started providing us with energy in 2017.

Black & Veatch EPC Services Help Advanced Microgrid Solutions Meet California Energy Storage Goals

Utility, private sector collaboration powers energy storage deployment
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has completed 20 first-of-a kind Hybrid Electric Buildings® in Irvine, California, part of the of the company’s efforts in support of Advanced Microgrid Solutions’ (AMS) commitment to provide Southern California Edison (SCE) with 50 megawatts of behind-the-meter battery storage capacity. 

Northwest Ohio Wind Farm to Power General Motors’ Ohio, Indiana Plants

100 MW wind farm will create approximately 300 jobs in Paulding County
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DEFIANCE, Ohio – Officials from General Motors and Starwood Energy Group joined Ohio lawmakers, county officials and local landowners today at a press conference to unveil the Northwest Ohio Wind Farm, a 100-megawatt wind project under construction in Paulding County, Ohio. Power purchased from the wind farm will help offset the power used at General Motors’ Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities with clean, renewable energy. 

The Greenest Town in Oil Country

In Georgetown, Texas, residents have seen an evolution now that the city is powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
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The energy is greener in Georgetown, Texas.

Karen Soeffker started serving “green ice cream” in her toy store — and sales went up.

Rita Healy said the hotel she manages advanced its corporate sustainability goals — and started hosting more guests at its local conferences.

Even the town’s top leader has gone green. Mayor Dale Ross went from not being a “gung ho environmentalist who thought about climate change,” to rubbing elbows with top environmental experts around the world.

Enel to Sell Power From Its First Wind Farm in U.S. State of Illinois to Bloomberg and General Motors

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  • Enel started construction of the 185 MW HillTopper wind farm, which will sell its power to two corporate offtakers – Bloomberg LP and General Motors

  • The construction of HillTopper, which is Enel’s first wind farm in Illinois and once completed will be able to generate around 570 GWh per year, will require an overall investment of about 325 million US dollars

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  • Enel started construction of the 185 MW HillTopper wind farm, which will sell its power to two corporate offtakers – Bloomberg LP and General Motors

  • The construction of HillTopper, which is Enel’s first wind farm in Illinois and once completed will be able to generate around 570 GWh per year, will require an overall investment of about 325 million US dollars

Global Transition to Halophyte Agriculture

Fresh Water Saving, Salt Water Loving Plants
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By Hazel Henderson

Powering a Cleaner Grid Through Green Tariffs

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This week, General Motors became one of the first companies in Michigan to participate in a new Consumers Energy program that will allow the company to match 100 percent of the electricity used at its Flint Metal Center and Engine Operations with wind energy generated from Cross Winds Energy Park II in Michigan.

Through this electricity agreement – also known as a green tariff – General Motors will be closer to its goal to source 100 percent renewable energy across its global operations by 2050.

Grid Modernization: Increasing Capital Investments To Decrease Risk

System reliability & efficiency needs are driving utilities to rely on connected technology
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Growing commitment to distributed energy resources (DER) is forcing continued modernization of the grid — and the effort shows no signs of letting up. Whether by regulatory mandate or stakeholder pressure, system upgrades are being made worldwide to support the increase in renewable energy, while making infrastructure smarter and more resilient. Historically, attention to the grid’s distribution system focused on poles and wire maintenance and upkeep, but growing connectivity between assets is requiring a more holistic approach. 

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