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ENR Sourcebook Rankings Affirm Black & Veatch as a Global Leader in Infrastructure Development

2020 Top Design Firms list highlights company’s deep expertise and continued leadership in power, water, telecommunications and government services
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 7, 2020 /3BL Media/– The 2020 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Sourcebook highlights Black & Veatch’s global leadership in engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) services across the global power, water, telecommunications and government services sectors.

What Alliant's Big Solar Announcement Means for the Midwest's Energy Transition

The Midwest has long been a stronghold for wind. Here comes solar.
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by Emma Foehringer Merchant

Last week Midwest utility Alliant Energy, which delivers electricity in Wisconsin through its subsidiary Wisconsin Power and Light, made good on a 2019 commitment to significantly boost the amount of solar in its portfolio. The utility said it would purchase 675 megawatts in Wisconsin, upping the state’s existing total more than threefold.

UPS Longitudes | The Power of the Pedal

Peter Harris @ UPS
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In 1907, two teenagers with one bicycle between them started a business running errands, shuttling notes and telegrams and making home deliveries by foot and by bike. Eventually, their fledgling messenger service became what is now UPS.

More than a century later, we are back on our bikes. More specifically, electrically-assisted cycles (e-cycles).

Edison International 2019 Sustainability Report: Clean Energy

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At SCE, we’re committed to one of the most aggressive carbonfree power targets in the U.S. utility industry. At Edison Energy,we partner with large energy users, identifying solutions to help them reduce their carbon footprints and reach their own sustainability goals.

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At SCE, we’re committed to one of the most aggressive carbonfree power targets in the U.S. utility industry. At Edison Energy,we partner with large energy users, identifying solutions to help them reduce their carbon footprints and reach their own sustainability goals.

How Northeast Businesses Can Prepare for an Uncertain Summer

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Energy planning for summer always requires careful analysis. This year, COVID-19 adds a new wrinkle, making planning even more complex.

We’re seeing unusual electric demand patterns in the Northeast as a result of social distancing:

Project Paves Way for Flexible Energy System

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A key project has been launched to help achieve a net zero economy by exploring how a flexible energy system works.

The Carbon Trust, which supports the development of low carbon technologies and solutions, is leading the cross-sector consortium project, supported by world-class university Imperial College London.

The Flexibility in Great Britain project will investigate the potential for an integrated, flexible energy system to reduce the cost of meeting the UK’s net zero economy target by 2050. 

Schneider Electric Receives the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label Award for Profitable Environmental Protection

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  • EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor and NEO Network solutions receive recognition from Solar Impulse Foundation; join growing Schneider Electric portfolio
  • Label certifies products, services, or processes with high standards for economic profitability and ecologic sustainability
  • The program identifies and accelerates solutions in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor and NEO Network solutions receive recognition from Solar Impulse Foundation; join growing Schneider Electric portfolio
  • Label certifies products, services, or processes with high standards for economic profitability and ecologic sustainability
  • The program identifies and accelerates solutions in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Stith Takes Seat on Board of Leading Clean Transportation Organization

Black & Veatch director chosen for expertise in electric vehicle technology and strategy
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch proudly announces that Paul Stith, Director of Strategy and Innovation for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business, has been named to the board of Forth, a leading U.S. organization advancing clean transportation.

Sowing Doubt and Undermining Science

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People want to rely on scientific evidence in countless different contexts. As one professor put it, “Science has ‘epistemic authority,’ meaning it is the best method humans have available to understand what is true about the world.” So science should be able to speak for itself. But people with a vested interest in undermining science are working behind the scenes to obscure it.

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. 

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