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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).
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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
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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.

Cummins Cogeneration System Keeps Greenhouse Growing in Belgium

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Belgian-based greenhouse company Varegro is using a Cummins HSK78G gas generator to power its facility in Oostrozebeke, West Flanders, making it the first in the world to be installed in a greenhouse environment.

Cummins-Powered Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains Moving Down the Track to Austria

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Low carbon passenger rail service powered by Cummins’ hydrogen fuel cell technologies is heading to Austria.

French railway manufacturer Alstom introduced the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train called Coradia iLint in Germany using the Cummins’ fuel cells. Following that successful test operation, Alstom’s Coradia iLint will run in Austria for the Austrian Federal Railways.

Black & Veatch: 'New Energy,' Grid Modernization and Decarbonization Drive Electric Industry to Repower

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  • Latest Strategic Directions Report reveals evolving energy ecosystem to be a nexus of challenges, opportunities for electric service providers
  • Decades-old concerns about reliability, aging infrastructure and long-term investment build, demand rigorous attention

 

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  • Latest Strategic Directions Report reveals evolving energy ecosystem to be a nexus of challenges, opportunities for electric service providers
  • Decades-old concerns about reliability, aging infrastructure and long-term investment build, demand rigorous attention

 

Enabling High-Impact Sectors to Respond to Shared Sustainability Challenges

By Pamela Carpio, Manager – Standards, GRI
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When we look back to GRI’s foundation more than 20 years ago, sustainability reporting has come a long way – and is now mainstream practice by many companies around the world. More comparable and comprehensive disclosure has been supported by the development of a global reporting framework, the GRI Standards. Yet at the sector level, in terms of how companies address their joint challenges, reporting can still be inconsistent.

How Can Regulations Reduce F-gas in Power Networks?

by Frederic Godemel
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Since the mid-twentieth century, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) has been widely used as a replacement for oil as an insulator in electrical equipment, with one of its largest uses today being in electrical switchgear. SF6)has proven to be reliable and highly effective in applications where arcing can be expected and its use has enabled smaller, cleaner designs and greater equipment durability over time.

By almost all accounts, SF6 has been a strong performer in electrical equipment.

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