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Merck earns 2020 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

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Merck received the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Merck has been named a Partner of the Year for 15 years in a row, and in Sustained Excellence for 13 years.

Companies receiving the award were selected for demonstrating how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.

Aiming for Carbon Neutral by 2050; Building the Rocket Ship for the New "Moon Shot"

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Decarbonization is a hot topic and can be considered the new “moon shot” of the 21st century. In a recently contributed article to Power Engineering magazine, power industry professionals Leslie Ponder and Kevin Cornish explore the future of decarbonization, and what it will take to get us to a future of net-zero carbon emissions or carbon-free energy goals in a rapidly decentralizing marketplace.

Research Triangle Park: Update on Our Environmental Progress

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The following is an excerpt from the 2019 CSR report.

In 2018, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality, and zero waste by FY20 at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The campus’s proximity to leading research universities makes it an ideal testing ground for sustainable improvements within our real estate operations. Here’s how we made progress in FY19:

Climate Leadership Builds on Technology and Empowering People: Together We Go Further

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by Gilles Vermot Desroches

Founded during the First Industrial Revolution, Schneider is eager to lead the global push to put sustainability at the heart of what the Word Economic Forum recently dubbed the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Trees, a Remarkable Innovation, the Unsung Heroes of Mitigating Climate Change

By Nicola Acutt, VP, Sustainability Strategy, VMware
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When you really think about it, trees are an amazing innovation.

Trees:

  • Clean the air we breathe.
  • Filter the water we drink.
  • Provide habitat to more than 80 percent of the world’s plants and animals. 

Forests provide jobs to more than 1.6 billion people, and they serve a critical function for humanity: they absorb carbon from the atmosphere. 

Kimberly-Clark Partners With United Energy Resources and NextEra Energy to Accelerate Solar Power in Georgia

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Kimberly-Clark’s support in a 3-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) project is helping foster the growth of renewable energy in LaGrange, Georgia.

Through a collaboration between Kimberly-Clark’s LaGrange manufacturing facility, United Renewable Energy LLC, and a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the 3MW solar facility, along with all the renewable energy credits (RECs), will be sold to Georgia Power as part of Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative.

Thoughts from a Trip Way Down Under

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As I write this, my wife Linda and I are heading home after a two-week adventure cruise here in Antarctica. It’s always been a bucket-list item for me to touch the seventh continent. However, as I think back to the planning stages of this trip a year ago, I admit I felt a sense of urgency. While I’m an optimist on all matters – including the potential for technology to help reverse climate change – I worried that in my lifetime this special place might never be the same. So we decided we should embark on this trip sooner versus later.

Schneider Electric Webinar: Accelerated Action Toward a Net Zero Carbon Economy

Thu, Feb 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
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To avoid the worst climate impacts, global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will need to drop by half in the next 10 years and stay the course to a 2050 net-zero emissions horizon. Companies are being tasked to realign their strategies and operations in-line with these tightened goals. But what does that mean in practice? How can businesses realign business models without impacting current success? 

Reserve your seat at our 2020 webinar and hear from Novo Nordisk, Schneider Electric and WWF on their net-zero journey.

3 Key Corporate Energy & Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2020

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

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
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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.

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