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National Grid Named Top Utility for Energy Efficiency

Recognized for Innovative Programming for Second Consecutive Year
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., February 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid Massachusetts has been named the top utility in the country for energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). National Grid’s energy efficiency offerings, part of the MassSave® program, have contributed to Massachusetts being named the top state for energy efficiency for the past nine years.

Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative Announce Power Purchase Agreement for 128 MW South Dakota Solar Project

Press Release

February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Geronimo Energy (Geronimo), a National Grid company, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) announced today the execution of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Wild Springs Solar Project (Wild Springs). Wild Springs is a 128 megawatt (MW) clean solar energy project located in Pennington County, South Dakota, approximately 20 miles east of Rapid City. Wild Springs is anticipated to begin operations in 2022.

Chevron is Powering the World Forward With California Sunshine

Chevron’s lost hills oil field is being powered with 1.4 billion kilowatt-hours of green energy
Blog

Today’s energy landscape continues to rely on fossil fuels to power the world forward, but partnership and innovation are helping Chevron to develop more energy with less environmental impact. Thanks to California’s sunshine, San Joaquin Valley Business Unit (SJVBU) will soon be reducing CO2 emissions associated with oil production at its Lost Hills oil field.

Chevron Joins Hydrogen Council

Company Continues to Explore Hydrogen's Potential in the Energy Transition
Press Release

SAN RAMON, Calif., February. 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced it has joined the Hydrogen Council, a global advisory body providing a long-term vision for the role of hydrogen in the energy transition.

3 Key Corporate Energy & Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2020

by Frederic Abbal
Blog

By any number of measures, 2019 was a watershed year for energy and sustainability globally.

Join Citi, Coca-Cola and More at Ceres 2020 in New York!

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Ceres 2020 in New York will mobilize the world's most influential capital market leaders to accelerate and scale up innovative solutions on the most pressing global sustainability challenges. These leading executives will map out the urgent steps for increased investor and corporate action on sustainability risks and opportunities across diverse sectors of the economy.

Wide Bandgap Technology Enables Future Solar Power Solutions

Blog

by Brandon Becker

We’re constantly faced with the current standing of the global climate situation - our news feeds are filled with fires, floods and wild weather, all of which are being attributed to climate change.

The situation is clearly of concern and individuals, governments and lobby groups are advocating significant reductions in fossil fuel usage – or a complete ban.

Schneider Electric Joins the Climate Group EV100 Initiative to Fast-Track Shift of 100% Fleet to Electric Mobility

Summary: 
  • Moving forward with its commitment to carbon neutrality, Schneider Electric announces its membership of the EV100 initiative to replace 14,000 company cars with electric vehicles (EV) by 2030
     
  • Schneider Electric is a ‘triple joiner’ of The Climate Group’s EV100, RE100 and EP100 initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality in its own ecosystem by 2025 and net-zero emissions by 2030
Press Release
  • Moving forward with its commitment to carbon neutrality, Schneider Electric announces its membership of the EV100 initiative to replace 14,000 company cars with electric vehicles (EV) by 2030
     
  • Schneider Electric is a ‘triple joiner’ of The Climate Group’s EV100, RE100 and EP100 initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality in its own ecosystem by 2025 and net-zero emissions by 2030

How Companies Buy RECs to Meet Their Sustainability Goals

What the heck is a REC? Renewable Energy Certificates allow a factory in North Carolina to reduce carbon emissions to zero
Blog

When the manufacturer UPM Raflatac wanted to eliminate carbon emissions, it didn’t have the luxury of building a solar or wind farm at its Henderson County, N.C., plant.

UPS Tired of Waiting for Electric Vehicles, Decides to Make Its Own

by Tina Casey
Article

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new partnership is Arrival’s unique manufacturing model.

Instead of relying on large, centralized factories, the company plans to establish a number of “micro-factories.”

Depending on where and how the new factories are sited, the arrangement could provide UPS with an opportunity to bring new jobs into communities that need them, rather than encouraging workers to uproot and follow jobs to remote locations.

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