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Black & Veatch Report: Corporate Sustainability Goals Are Here to Stay, but Delivering Tangible Results Remains a Challenge

Goal Setting and Measurement report finds decarbonization strategies are increasingly complex and current solutions may not be enough to achieve aggressive targets
Press Release

May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies of all sizes across business sectors are elevating sustainability as a core tenet of their practices, yet a new Black & Veatch report discovers that many companies continue to establish targets without a clear understanding of how to achieve them.

Cummins Is Demonstrating the Potential to Use Hydrogen to Store Other Forms of Renewable Energy

Press Release

Global power leader Cummins is working on three projects that use hydrogen production as a means to store renewable energy, a key issue for proponents of wind, solar and other low-carbon renewable energy sources.

Using renewable sources such as wind to produce hydrogen emits no greenhouse gases. Wind energy can be converted into hydrogen using an electrolyzer and utilized in several ways – from fuel-cell hydrogen trucks, buses and trains, to ships powered by liquid ammonia made from hydrogen, to a substitute for natural gas for heating homes.

Hydro Plant on Lake Keowee Helps Power Upstate South Carolina

Keowee Hydro Station marks 50 years of generating clean, renewable energy
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By Mikayla Kreuzberger, illumination Contributor

While it’s relatively young for a hydropower plant, Keowee Hydro Station tells the story of a much larger energy project for the beautiful northwest corner of South Carolina.

Duke Energy built the plant and the Keowee Dam along the Keowee River in the late 1960s and early 1970s to create Lake Keowee in Pickens County at the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.

Keowee Hydro began producing power in April 1971.

Ecocentricity Blog: Making Magic

By: John A. Lanier
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Much like the oxygen and erosion control that trees offer to other organisms in their habitats, The Ray is helping to give life to other ideas. This was on display just this past week in the form of an exciting announcement from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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Much like the oxygen and erosion control that trees offer to other organisms in their habitats, The Ray is helping to give life to other ideas. This was on display just this past week in the form of an exciting announcement from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

La-Z-Boy Signs Long-Term Renewable Energy Deal

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La-Z-Boy Incorporated, a global leader in residential furniture, has finalized a 10-year resource-backed virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA), extending through the end of 2030, with AEP Energy Partners, a competitive energy subsidiary of American Electric Power. The agreement signifies a meaningful initiative as La-Z-Boy expands its environmental programs in its quest to reduce its carbon footprint.

Black & Veatch Appointed to Drax Technical Services Framework

Framework win with major energy generator increases Black & Veatch’s growing UK power presence
Press Release

GUILDFORD, England, May 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Major UK power provider Drax has awarded Black & Veatch a role on the company’s Technical Services Framework.

Turning the Tide

Blog

Public sentiment has been hugely influential in our shift from fossil-fuelled power generation to clean and renewable energy sources. The question now is, how do we turn the tide on the mining sector’s “dirty” image and reveal how the mining supply chain and renewables can combine to limit global warming to at or below 2°C?

The mining sector is a significant contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. 

Green Wave Sweeps Hong Kong

Article

Carbon neutrality is no longer a distant dream. It is a goal and an imperative after the Hong Kong government set 2050 as a target date to achieve it in the battle to combat climate change.

An important factor in reaching that goal is to use more renewable energy – a clean, inexhaustible, and increasing cost-competitive option that allows development without putting future generations in jeopardy.

Kimberly-Clark North American Consumer Tissue Manufacturing is Now Powered by 100% Wind Energy

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Maverick Creek, a 50,000-acre wind farm in Eden, Texas that is owned and operated by Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., is now powering the production of many essential products like Cottonelle®, Viva®, Scott® and Kleenex® with more than 670,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually. The new wind farm also reduces Kimberly-Clark’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 300,000 MTCO2e, which is equivalent to emissions from more than 71,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year.

Setting Records, Walmart Continues Moving Toward Becoming a Totally Renewable Business

By Mark Vanderhelm, VP of Energy and Facilities Management
Article

Doing what’s right for the future of our planet means making major change. That’s why we’ve committed to becoming a regenerative company powered by 100% renewable energy in our own operations by 2035, and are investing in the technologies of tomorrow, today – so each step toward our goal prioritizes renewable, restorative operations.

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