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Adoption of Zero Emission Vehicle Program Will Drive Colorado’s Transition to a Clean Transportation Future

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Influential investors and companies commend the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission today on their decision to adopt the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program and increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on Colorado’s roads. 

Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Break Ground on Largest Renewable Natural Gas Project in North Carolina

Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)℠ initiates project to transform manure into energy in multiple counties
Press Release

CLINTON, N.C., August 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods, Inc. are pleased to announce that the companies are breaking ground on North Carolina’s largest renewable natural gas (RNG) project through their joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)SM. Located in Duplin and Sampson counties, this project will generate enough energy to power more than 3,500 homes annually upon completion.

ON Semiconductor’s Plastics Go Electric!

by Lana Hall, Program Manager
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Did you know that all finished goods plastics from our 22 manufacturing sites and most sub-contractors globally are shipped to ON Semiconductor’s Reclamation Center (OSRC) located at our headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona? On average, we accumulate 100,000-pounds of plastic per year through the finished goods our products are shipped in. This includes rails, reels and wafer carriers. Last year, China banned all imported waste, causing several companies to halt their recycling programs and divert their plastic waste to the landfills.

When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability?

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By Andrew Chastain-Howley, Director of Water Solutions, Atonix Digital

Few appreciate the cost of water like commercial facilities and industrial manufacturers. Many of them are selling a product that requires water as part of the larger infrastructure setup that ultimately results in consumer goods. Take for instance food and beverage makers, for whom water is the good. Or paper and pulp companies, whose dry products rely almost exclusively on water.

Sustainability Group Awards Two Wind Energy Projects in Iowa With Highest Ratings

Alliant Energy projects, with Black & Veatch as Owner’s Engineer, recognized for environmental and community impacts by Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Of the many wind energy projects in the United States, only three are verified as sustainable by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Recently, two of them -- developed by power generation and distribution provider Alliant Energy with support from Black & Veatch as owner’s engineer – were the first wind projects ever to achieve the Envision Platinum rating, the highest rating from the Institute.

New Ceres Analysis Calls on Power Sector to Decarbonize Before 2050

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August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/A newly updated climate scenario analysis framework released today underscores the need for the U.S. power sector to completely decarbonize before 2050 in order to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius and stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

How Business is Protecting Scarce Natural Resources

by Denise Lana Molina, Director Global Sustainability Communications at Schneider Electric
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In 2018, the World Health Organization noted that specific populations are more vulnerable to climate change. People living on small islands, flat coastal regions, megacities, and mountainous or polar regions are especially at risk. As are children, particularly in underdeveloped countries, as are elderly people and people with pre-existing medical conditions.

GM Partners With Qmerit to Create a More Accessible At-Home Charging Solution

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General Motors recently announced a partnership with Qmerit, which will enable electric vehicle owners to more easily find and obtain quotes from pre-approved EV charging station installers. The partnership will give Chevrolet EV owners a seamless way to find electricians to install the charging equipment, making charging their EV an easy part of their daily routine.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Energy-Water Collision

By: John A. Lanier
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Sometimes the water is too hot in the first instance to be effectively used as coolant. Know when that is? In the heat of the summer, which will only get worse as our planet warms. Another challenge is droughts, like the kind also predicted to be more frequent as the climate changes.

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Sometimes the water is too hot in the first instance to be effectively used as coolant. Know when that is? In the heat of the summer, which will only get worse as our planet warms. Another challenge is droughts, like the kind also predicted to be more frequent as the climate changes.

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Must Adapt, Embrace the Concept of ‘New Energy’

Strategic Directions Report reinforces the need for the industry to evolve
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Electric utilities are navigating one of the industry’s most dynamic times across diverse geographies and stakeholders, presented with a mix of opportunities as they work to meet changing customer demands along with the need to deliver reliable, resilient power, Black & Veatch’s new 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report finds.

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