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Turning the Tide

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Public sentiment has been hugely influential in our shift from fossil-fuelled power generation to clean and renewable energy sources. The question now is, how do we turn the tide on the mining sector’s “dirty” image and reveal how the mining supply chain and renewables can combine to limit global warming to at or below 2°C?

The mining sector is a significant contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. 

WEC Energy Group Sets Industry-Leading Environmental Goals

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WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC) unveiled aggressive new carbon dioxide and methane reduction goals this week. The company is committing to a 60 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2025 from its electric generation fleet and an 80 percent reduction by the end of 2030. The company also announced plans to achieve net-zero methane emissions from its natural gas distribution system by the end of 2030.

Green Wave Sweeps Hong Kong

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Carbon neutrality is no longer a distant dream. It is a goal and an imperative after the Hong Kong government set 2050 as a target date to achieve it in the battle to combat climate change.

An important factor in reaching that goal is to use more renewable energy – a clean, inexhaustible, and increasing cost-competitive option that allows development without putting future generations in jeopardy.

Duke Energy Cuts Carbon Emissions, Provides Support to Communities

Duke Energy’s 2020 Sustainability Report details clean energy transition, progress on environmental and social issues
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In a challenging 2020, two achievements defined Duke Energy – progress on its climate goals and support for customers, communities and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In its 2020 Sustainability Report released April 28, the company said it has reduced carbon emissions by more than 40 percent since 2005 and is on track to achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. The company intends to cut carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050.

Black & Veatch: Zero-Emission Vehicles Key to Enabling Decarbonization Targets, and Operators Should Begin Planning Now

New eBook outlines eight phases to help operators navigate new technologies, infrastructure choices and supply chains as renewable power, hydrogen become their new fuels
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Driven largely by ambitious climate agendas and aggressive net-zero targets, fleet operators across the U.S. are actively decarbonizing their operations.

Duke Energy Renewables, At&T Offer $20,000 in Scholarships to Support Diverse Wind Technology Workforce in Oklahoma

Scholarships will be awarded to High Plains Technology Center students enrolled in wind technology program in 2021 and 2022 semesters.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and DALLAS, April 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy Renewables, through the Duke Energy Foundation, and AT&T today announced $20,000 in student scholarships to High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Okla., for students interested in pursuing wind turbine technology careers.

Earth Day Podcast: Contributing to a Healthy Planet

Ginny Cassidy, Director of Sustainability, and Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, Nathan Pommier on the critical role environmental stewardship plays at Medtronic
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In this DeviceTalks podcast, Ginny Cassidy, Director of Sustainability, and Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, Nathan Pommier, discuss the evolution of corporate sustainability and the bold steps the company is taking to reduce its environmental impact.

United Airlines to Lead Industry Switch to Sustainable Aviation Fuel With Global Corporations, Customers

New United Eco-Skies Alliance Program includes global corporate leaders who, with United, will pay towards more sustainable aviation fuel, all companies invited to participate
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From Nuts to Clean Energy: Buying Renewable Energy Is Just Another Way to Bring Goodness to the World

by Mark Kline, Sr. Manager, Nut & Energy Sourcing, Global Commodities
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Over the past 13 years, I have spent much of my career focused on nut research and purchasing. For more than seven-and-a-half years, I have been responsible for Hershey’s procurement of peanuts and almonds. Before that, I worked in R&D as Hershey’s nut technical expert and on chocolate innovation projects.

Cummins Joins Group Advocating for Climate Action

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Cummins is celebrating Earth Week by joining the CEO Climate Dialogue, a group of 22 companies and four leading environmental groups committed to advocating for climate action in the U.S. Congress.

The group is calling for aggressive steps to address the country’s climate-related challenges, including an economy-wide price on carbon to use the power of the market to help achieve the country’s carbon reduction goals in a “simple, coherent and efficient manner.”

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