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Energy Companies Aim for Profits Despite Rollback of Clean Power Plan - The Minute

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Clean energy companies are counting on profits, despite the Trump Administration’s recent executive order to cancel the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The principal reason is economics. Prices in the wind and solar industries have fallen so much that renewables now compete with fossil fuels.

Smart Grid and Microgrids—the Hard Solution for Asia’s At-Risk Megacities

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Disaster recovery remains a driving force for Asia, which experiences more natural disasters than any other region in the world. Floods, earthquakes and cyclones continue to wreak havoc—killing people, wiping out homes and livelihoods, and leaving economies in distress.

BSR’s Statement on the U.S. Administration Executive Order on Climate Change

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BSR regrets today’s executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, a set of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policies that are intended to reduce the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels and cut carbon pollution from the power sector by 30 percent by 2030.

The Future of the Digital Water Utility

Interview with Colin Walsby, Vice President of Strategic Solution Development
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New technology and huge amounts of data are changing how water utilities operate. Impeller spoke with Colin Walsby, Vice President of Strategic Solution Development at Xylem’s Sensus business, to learn how utilities are adapting and what opportunities lie ahead.

Sensus provides smart solutions for cities and utilities, including metering, billing, data hosting and communications networks. Walsby recently led a roundtable discussion at the American Water Summit on the theme of the digital utility.

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New technology and huge amounts of data are changing how water utilities operate. Impeller spoke with Colin Walsby, Vice President of Strategic Solution Development at Xylem’s Sensus business, to learn how utilities are adapting and what opportunities lie ahead.

Sensus provides smart solutions for cities and utilities, including metering, billing, data hosting and communications networks. Walsby recently led a roundtable discussion at the American Water Summit on the theme of the digital utility.

Four New Solar Plants to Deliver Clean, Cost-Effective Energy for Florida

Black & Veatch providing EPC project services for Florida Power & Light renewable expansion program
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services on four solar energy projects for Florida Power & Light (FPL). The plants are part of an extensive renewable energy program designed to help deliver additional electric supplies to meet increasing population and business growth in the region.

Prepay Energy as a Gateway for Customer Engagement

Prepay energy services have emerged as a viable alternative to traditional utility services, with notable benefits for both the utility and the customer.
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The concept of prepay, even in the utility space, is not new. Historically, these solutions have been viewed as very utility-centric by nature, focused on solving very specific challenges that were seen as problematic or negative. It was challenging for customers to keep track of their balances, and they had to put forth a relatively high level of effort to make payments and recharge their accounts. The result is that prepay was seen as complex and cumbersome.

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