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National Grid Transitions to Regional Focus and Appoints Key Leaders

New York and New England Presidents to Build on Local Presence, New Chief Customer Officer
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WALTHAM, MA, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid US President Badar Khan today announced the company’s transition to a deeply local model for its US business. The announcement includes the expansion of New England and New York leadership roles and a new Chief Customer Officer.

Black & Veatch, Golar Announce Collaboration in Hydrogen, Ammonia Energy Technologies

Memo of understanding extends companies’ relationship, focusing on transformational green energy
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As the world accelerates to greener and decarbonized energy solutions, Black & Veatch and Golar LNG announce the expansion of their long-standing collaboration, focusing on broadening floating production of blue and green hydrogen and ammonia.

Cummins Unveils Vision for Low-Carbon Future With Hydrogen

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Cummins laid out an aggressive strategy for hydrogen this week, addressing both production of the low-carbon energy source as well as the fuel cell technology to convert it into power for customers.

Speaking at the company’s Hydrogen Day, leaders said Cummins has the technical expertise and the manufacturing and customer support capabilities to successfully bring to market a range of hydrogen-related products at a scale for widespread adoption.

The West Pushes for Renewal Natural Gas/Compressed Natural Gas—Who Will Be Next?

Getting onboard with CNG and RNG projects
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Tetra Tech’s Paul Stout, solid waste west region vice president, has nearly 30 years of experience in air quality and landfill gas (LFG) projects, with expertise in LFG migration assessment, energy recovery from biogas, design, permitting, construction, start-up, and operations and maintenance. In this post he provides insight into California’s leading role in getting other states to adopt sustainable energy regulations.

Rebecca Leber: A Brand New Day

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The New York Times recently compiled a list of 104 environmental protections that the Trump administration has rolled back in four short years — they include major climate policies as well as rules that ensured clean air and water, preserved wildlife, and regulated toxic chemicals. With the election of Joe Biden, however, many are hoping for a dramatic and immediate reversal. This week on Sea Change Radio, we unpack some of the key items on our environmental wishlist for the incoming Biden Administration with Mother Jones reporter Rebecca Leber.

Ørsted's Carbon Reduction Targets Are in Line With What Science Says Is Needed to Stop Global Warming at 1.5°C

The renewables leader is among the first energy companies globally with 1.5°C-aligned targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Press Release

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, November 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Ørsted is decarbonising its energy generation much faster than science requires from the energy sector. The renewable energy company has reduced carbon emissions by 86% since 2006 and is on track to be carbon neutral in energy generation and operations by 2025. 

Cummins Takes Leadership Role in Promising Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

by Blair Claflin, Director of Sustainability Communications
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Cummins is quickly becoming the leader in a power technology for commercial and industrial uses that could be an important bridge to a carbon-neutral future and beyond.

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) can convert a higher percentage of a fossil fuel’s energy into power than combustion-based processes and can also use low- and no-carbon fuels such as hydrogen to generate power.

Sun Shines Bright in Alliant Energy's Iowa Clean Energy Blueprint

Customers continue to benefit from the company’s transition to renewable resources
Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) introduces the Clean Energy Blueprint for Iowa, a path for accelerating their transition to cleaner energy for customers. The Blueprint outlines the company’s plans to increase the use of renewable resources, including solar power, add more battery storage and build out the connected energy network. The company’s new roadmap also includes plans to discontinue coal generation in Lansing by the end of 2022 while transitioning their Burlington Generating Station to natural gas in 2021.

Can a Clean Electricity Standard Rival the Efficiency of a Carbon Price?

by Travis Kavulla, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at NRG Energy
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Lots of the best minds in energy are in hyperdrive these days thinking about what a low-carbon grid looks like and how to get there. In a timely contribution to the field, E3 is out today with a major study of that question, as seen through the lens of PJM, one of the largest electricity markets in North America.

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