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Black & Veatch Supporting Western Power Agency on First Hydrogen-Capable Combined Cycle Units, Helping to Curb Carbon Emissions

Leading engineering firm selected to help Intermountain Power Agency transition to green hydrogen technology, ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable future
Press Release

June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As the global pursuit of decarbonization continues to transform the energy mix, Black & Veatch is helping Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) transition to green hydrogen as it works to substantially decrease and ultimately minimize its carbon footprint across Utah, Nevada and California.

Bechtel Again Ranks #1 On ENR List of Top 400 U.S. Contractors

Improved transit, expanded access to safe energy, reduced hazardous waste keep the company in the top spot for 22nd consecutive year
Press Release

RESTON, Va., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Bechtel, a global engineering, procurement, and construction leader, has ranked No. 1 on the Engineering News-Record list of Top 400 U.S. contractors for the 22nd consecutive year. Engineering News-Record (ENR), the industry’s leading publication, compiled the rankings based on companies’ 2019 construction revenues.

Alliant Energy Announces Six New Solar Projects in Wisconsin

Solar to provide customers with cost-effective and sustainable energy while creating jobs and spurring economic growth in communities we serve.
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) announces plans to acquire and advance 675 megawatts (MW) of solar in mostly rural areas in six Wisconsin counties: Grant, Jefferson, Richland, Rock, Sheboygan and Wood. The projects are the next step in the company's Clean Energy Blueprint, a strategic roadmap to cost-effectively accelerate renewable energy while reducing carbon emissions.

Alliant Energy’s West Riverside Energy Center Goes into Service

New natural gas generating station is now providing power to Wisconsin customers
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., May 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy customers in Wisconsin are now receiving energy from the newly constructed West Riverside Energy Center. The 730-megawatt, highly efficient, combined-cycle natural gas generating station is located near Beloit, Wisconsin.

Duke Energy Carolinas Proposes Accelerating Fuel Savings to North Carolina Customers

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Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

Press Release

Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

Utilities Prepare to Power Up as Electric Vehicles Gain Speed

Exploring the utility opportunity
Article

Manufacturers have invested billions of dollars in developing electric vehicles (EVs) for both personal and commercial use. Fleet and sustainability managers are increasingly embracing the benefits and EVs are hitting the roads. But with more and more medium and heavy-duty EVs on the market, utilities must invest in the high-powered infrastructure necessary to support these vehicles’ needs.

SCS Global Services Is Now an Approved Verification Body for the California Low Carbon Fuels Standard

Press Release

May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading global third-party verifier of environmental claims, is now approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a verification body for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The goal of the LCSF is to reduce the carbon intensity of California’s transportation fuel pool.

Think Holistically About Sustainability — It’s Much More Than Climate

By Andrew Birmingham, Which-50
Article

While many people think sustainability is about green policies, that is only part of the story, says VMware Vice President, Sustainability Strategy Nicola Acutt. 

“Our view is holistic and inclusive of sustainability for people and the planet.”

Indeed, Acutt says VMware frames its definition of sustainability around three ideas: people, planet and product. “For us, sustainability is about resilience and capacity to thrive over time.”

Battery Storage Incentives Available for Customers in High Fire Risk Areas

The reduction of in-person processes makes battery storage installations easier for SCE customers during COVID-19 restrictions.
Blog

During California’s stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 emergency, many things have changed. One thing hasn’t: the need for critical work to prepare for the threat of wildfires.

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