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Southern Company Commits to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Investors Applaud Southern’s Commitment to a Net-Zero Carbon Future
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May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Southern Company (NASDAQ: SO) announced an updated climate strategy with a goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at its annual stockholder meeting today. Institutional investors praised the company’s move, reaffirming the importance of carbon reduction efforts and the risks and opportunities for electric utilities, their shareholders and society at large. 

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.
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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.

Black & Veatch, ENACT Systems Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Commercial Solar in Southeast Asia

Combining deep expertise in global distributed energy and renewables with cloud-based platform will strengthen commercial solar capabilities
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BANGKOK, May 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a global provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, and ENACT Systems Inc., a leader in cloud-based software for the solar industry, today announced a strategic partnership designed to elevate commercial solar project management to new heights in Southeast Asia.

More Than 330 Major Businesses Call on U.S. Congress to Build Back a More Resilient, Sustainable Economy From COVID-19

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Companies with combined market valuations of $11.5 trillion participate in LEAD on Climate 2020—the largest business-led lawmaker education and advocacy day on climate action

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Companies with combined market valuations of $11.5 trillion participate in LEAD on Climate 2020—the largest business-led lawmaker education and advocacy day on climate action

Alliant Energy’s West Riverside Energy Center Goes into Service

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

Utilities Prepare to Power Up as Electric Vehicles Gain Speed

Exploring the utility opportunity
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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.

NRG Energy Provides Progress on Net-Zero Goal in 2019 Sustainability Report

Press Release

PRINCETON, N.J., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today released its 2019 Sustainability Report, providing an update on the Company’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. NRG demonstrated advancement across all of its previously announced sustainability initiatives, including a 41% reduction in carbon emissions, marking significant progress towards its newly accelerated, science-based target of reducing emissions 50% by 2025, and net-zero by 2050, from a 2014 baseline.

Other notable accomplishments included in the report:

ENR Rankings Put Black & Veatch at the Heart of Digital Transformation

Strong placements in power, telecommunications and water cement Black & Veatch’s position at the leading edge of utility infrastructure development
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At its heart the world’s digital transformation relies on clean energy and the rapid, resilient transmission of data and information. Securing top four finishes in three key Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) rankings puts Black & Veatch at the center of enabling the digital society. 

Ecocentricity Blog: COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis, Part II

By: John A. Lanier
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Michael Liebreich shares good examples of how longer-term stimulus can play out in various industries. As important as whether we will have any “green stimulus” is how those dollars will be utilized.

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Michael Liebreich shares good examples of how longer-term stimulus can play out in various industries. As important as whether we will have any “green stimulus” is how those dollars will be utilized.

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