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Report: State of the European Renewable Energy Market

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The 2019 data set from our database, which informs this report, considers RFI and corporate RFP responses that have been gathered since 2018. It represents close to 700 renewable energy projects in Europe, submitted from more than 50 solution providers across 16 countries, resulting in a strong overview of the European renewable energy market for C&I buyers.

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Schneider Electric: Electricity Companies Should Go Green

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by Frederic Godemel

Electricity companies have already taken positive steps in their role as key contributors to CO2 reduction. Now they should continue to build upon their existing achievements by increasing their sustainability efforts as the 1.5°C scenario cannot be achieved without a greater proportion of cleaner electricity.

Geronimo Energy Announces Commercial Operation of 200 MW South Dakota Wind Farm

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Geronimo Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Grid Plc.
 
Geronimo Energy (Geronimo), a wholly owned subsidiary of National Grid Plc (NYSE: NGG), announced today the start of commercial operations for its Crocker Wind Farm (Crocker), a 200 megawatt (MW) wind energy project located in Clark County, South Dakota. Crocker has Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) in place with leading corporations, Walmart and Cargill. The project was built by Wanzek Construction and utilizes GE 2.7-116 wind turbines. 
 

Ecolab Joins the U.N. Global Compact's Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C

Company’s goal is to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, today announced that it will align its operations and supply chain to the U.N. Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C, and will work to reduce its carbon emissions by half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050. The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N.

Why Solar Power Works on Closed Landfills

Advocating for solar power on closed landfills to industry leaders at WASTECON 2019
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Drew Lent, a solar development expert with Tetra Tech, actively works on and advocates for sustainable energy solutions in the solid waste industry. In this post, he shares his appeal to industry leaders for implementing solar infrastructure on closed landfills at WASTECON 2019.

GM is a 2019 Global Energy Awards Finalist

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S&P Global Platts recently named GM a finalist in the 21st annual Global Energy Awards. GM is a finalist in the Corporate Award – Green Initiatives category. The 2019 winners will be announced at a ceremony December 12 in New York City. Established in 1999, the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance in 21 categories spanning the entire energy complex.

Sustainability Solutions Take Center Stage at Demo Day for Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/– Seven U.S. entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the Black & Veatch IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator recently took the stage in downtown Kansas City to showcase their business models and demonstrate how they’re poised to rewrite how the enterprise focuses on sustainability.

U.S. House Leaders Call for a Nationwide Goal to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2050

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As the Trump administration begins the formal process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. House leaders dropped new legislation this week to establish a nationwide goal to achieve net-zero-carbon emissions across the entire economy by 2050.

The legislation—100% Clean Economy Act of 2019—has broad support with more than 100 cosponsors in the House. Passage of the bill would set the stage to power all sectors of the U.S. economy—from transportation to manufacturing to electricity—with 100% clean energy.

Major Businesses and Higher Education Institutions in Pennsylvania Urge State Leaders to Accelerate a Low-Carbon Future

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November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Major businesses and higher education institutions across Pennsylvania called on state lawmakers today to prioritize policies that will accelerate the Commonwealth’s transition to a low-carbon economy. 
 

General Mills Breaks Ground on Second Wind Project, Maverick Creek, to Offset 100% of Domestic Power

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General Mills broke ground this week on the Maverick Creek Wind Project in Eden, Texas, in partnership with Kimberly-Clark, Renewable Energy Systems, Vestas, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. and members of the local government. Once it is operational in October 2020, Maverick Creek and our first wind farm, Cactus Flats (pictured) will offset 100% of the electricity used annually at our owned U.S. facilities. Wind energy is one way we’re getting closer to reaching our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals by 28% by 2025.

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