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Black & Veatch Report: Corporate Sustainability Goals Are Here to Stay, but Delivering Tangible Results Remains a Challenge

Goal Setting and Measurement report finds decarbonization strategies are increasingly complex and current solutions may not be enough to achieve aggressive targets
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May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies of all sizes across business sectors are elevating sustainability as a core tenet of their practices, yet a new Black & Veatch report discovers that many companies continue to establish targets without a clear understanding of how to achieve them.

Hershey Makes Bold Environmental Commitments

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The Hershey Company has announced new commitments to advance its environmental progress and contribute to global climate action. Hershey has set ambitious new goals to reduce its global emissions in line with the global best practice of the Paris Climate Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

How Power Conservation in IoT Devices Is Critical to Network Predictability

By Janet Ooi, IoT Industry Solutions Manager, Keysight Technologies
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As IoT deployment ramps up with 5G connectivity, devices will need to be even more energy-smart despite 24/7 operation.

When designing portable IoT devices, battery life is a key concern.

Device designers need to identify the critical events that contribute to power consumption and how frequently those events happen. They also need to make design changes or trade-offs to optimize battery life.

Cummins Is Demonstrating the Potential to Use Hydrogen to Store Other Forms of Renewable Energy

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Global power leader Cummins is working on three projects that use hydrogen production as a means to store renewable energy, a key issue for proponents of wind, solar and other low-carbon renewable energy sources.

Using renewable sources such as wind to produce hydrogen emits no greenhouse gases. Wind energy can be converted into hydrogen using an electrolyzer and utilized in several ways – from fuel-cell hydrogen trucks, buses and trains, to ships powered by liquid ammonia made from hydrogen, to a substitute for natural gas for heating homes.

La-Z-Boy Signs Long-Term Renewable Energy Deal

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La-Z-Boy Incorporated, a global leader in residential furniture, has finalized a 10-year resource-backed virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA), extending through the end of 2030, with AEP Energy Partners, a competitive energy subsidiary of American Electric Power. The agreement signifies a meaningful initiative as La-Z-Boy expands its environmental programs in its quest to reduce its carbon footprint.

Turning the Tide

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Public sentiment has been hugely influential in our shift from fossil-fuelled power generation to clean and renewable energy sources. The question now is, how do we turn the tide on the mining sector’s “dirty” image and reveal how the mining supply chain and renewables can combine to limit global warming to at or below 2°C?

The mining sector is a significant contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. 

Electric Vehicles, Pt 1 - Follow the Fleet

With Andrew Sheets and Adam Jonas
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Price, charging infrastructure and dirty battery production are limiting the impact of EVs, but look to fleet operations to lead the way to broader adoption.

Thoughts on the Market is also available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and other major podcast platforms. In addition, the most recent episode is available on Amazon's Alexa. Just ask Alexa to "Enable Morgan Stanley" or to "Add Morgan Stanley to my Flash Briefing."

Vistra Puts Smart Meter Data to Work to Assist Texas Customers in Prepping for Summer

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IRVING, Texas, April 30, 2021  /3BL Media/ - With summer on the horizon, Vistra (NYSE: VST) and its family of innovative retail electricity brands are adding another tool to their suite of value-added products and services by treating eligible Texas customers to a free professional A/C tune-up and cleaning. By utilizing smart meter data to identify poorly operating A/C units, Vistra is providing customers with a custom estimate of potential energy savings from a tune-up and repair.

Duke Energy Cuts Carbon Emissions, Provides Support to Communities

Duke Energy’s 2020 Sustainability Report details clean energy transition, progress on environmental and social issues
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In a challenging 2020, two achievements defined Duke Energy – progress on its climate goals and support for customers, communities and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In its 2020 Sustainability Report released April 28, the company said it has reduced carbon emissions by more than 40 percent since 2005 and is on track to achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. The company intends to cut carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050.

ON Semiconductor Returns to Season 7 Formula E with Mercedes-EQ FE Team

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As a proud supplier of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E racing team, ON Semiconductor continues to support the team during season 7 of Formula E. This season demonstrates the collaborative work between our teams in developing next-generation electric powertrain innovations for cutting-edge performance and efficiency.

The technical collaboration between ON Semiconductor and the Mercedes AMG High Power Performance (HPP) division has delivered significant advances for the car.

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