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Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy Continue Development of Manure-to-Energy Projects in Missouri

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March 2, 2020 /3BL Media/  - Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) announced an additional $45 million investment in their Monarch Bioenergy joint venture, which captures methane from hog manure to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) in Missouri. The additional investment will enable the continued implementation of “manure-to-energy” projects on Smithfield’s farms, resulting in RNG generation across 85% of the company’s hog finishing spaces in the state.

FPT Industrial Is Investigating Plant-Based Biofuels

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FPT Industrial a global powertrain brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI/ MI: CNH),  invested in a production plan and tests dedicated to exploring macaúba biodiesel, with a view to developing a potential new source of sustainable fuel.

Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018 - 2020

Schneider Electric's the Group’s extra-financial performance barometer, achieves 7.77 out of 10, on track to reach its 9 out of 10 2020 goals
Summary: 
  • As for each year, all 21 global results received external assurance by an independent auditor
  • 10 programs are well ahead of their objective a year in advance
  • In 2020, the Group will focus on 6 programs lagging behind
  • Recognitions obtained in all main extra-financial ratings validate the Group’s sustainability leadership 
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  • As for each year, all 21 global results received external assurance by an independent auditor
  • 10 programs are well ahead of their objective a year in advance
  • In 2020, the Group will focus on 6 programs lagging behind
  • Recognitions obtained in all main extra-financial ratings validate the Group’s sustainability leadership 

National Grid Named Top Utility for Energy Efficiency

Recognized for Innovative Programming for Second Consecutive Year
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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

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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.

Global Corporate Sustainability Projects

From grassroots initiatives to global policies
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Through dozens of projects around the world, Medtronic is lessening its environmental impact by conserving energy and water, increasing recycling, and reducing waste. These projects range from large, enterprise-wide corporate sustainability initiatives like energy reduction or building an onsite nitrogen generator, to smaller, volunteer-led environmental stewardship efforts at local sites.

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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
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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.

UPS Infographic | How UPS Supports a Circular Economy

UPS is continuously developing solutions that help our customers reduce the impacts of their supply chains.
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A key part of the Circular Economy is the movement of materials to and from consumers. 

UPS is continuously developing solutions that help our customers reduce the impacts of their supply chains. Learn more about the solutions we’re working on with customers, city partners and other stakeholders to help minimize their carbon footprint.

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