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Winery Harvests Sun Energy for Grapes, Solar Panels

More than 18,000 Duke Energy customers in North Carolina have private solar systems

Joyce Neely wants you to know that it’s no longer cool to be a wine snob.

She and her husband Joe started RayLen Vineyards and Winery in Mocksville, North Carolina, in 1998. The land they purchased southwest of Winston-Salem had been used to farm cattle, and there were only 25 other wineries in the state. North Carolina wine was a fledgling industry compared to California or Washington, but the Neelys wanted to showcase the South and prove North Carolinians could make good wine, too.

Customer Participation in PGE's Green Future Impact Program Catalyzes New Renewable Energy Facility

Intel Corp. enabled PGE agreement with Avangrid Renewables to add 138-megawatts of new renewable energy, filling program’s original capacity.
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PORTLAND, Ore., February 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) today announced that Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has joined PGE’s Green FutureSM Impact program. Intel’s participation is enabling PGE to enter into a 15-year agreement with Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE:AGR), to purchase clean, emissions-free energy from a new 138-megawatt solar facility that will be developed in Wasco County, Oregon.

Webinar / What the Clarbon? Demystifying the Climate-Carbon Nexus

Antea Group's Live Webinar February 25th
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Climate vs Carbon: What’s the difference? How are businesses impacted by each? How should businesses develop a strategy to address both? What are stakeholders really asking for? 

New Hampshire Businesses Call for Strong Energy Efficiency Programs to Drive Economic Recovery

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February 11, 2021, /3BL Media/ - More than two dozen New Hampshire businesses offered their support today for accelerating energy efficiency investments in the Granite State by increasing the state’s energy-efficiency resource standard (EERS).  

Corporations Can Accelerate Climate Solutions

By: Roy Richards, Jr.

Reprinted with permission from Drawdown Georgia's Weekly Blog

Bringing Sunshine to Young Lives Worldwide


Solar power isn’t only good for the environment. It can generate economic, social, and educational benefits and help people around the world in unexpected ways.

Hong Kong’s two power companies launched a Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme in 2018, promising to buy electricity generated from renewable energy systems such as solar panels on the rooftops of residential or commercial buildings.

Black & Veatch Joins SEIA Effort to Prevent Forced Labor in the Solar Supply Chain

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February 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure solutions, has joined a coalition of 175 solar companies in signing a pledge to oppose the use of forced labor in the solar supply chain. 

W. M. Keck Observatory and Duke Energy's Rec Solar Announce Completion of Major Sustainability Project in Hawaii

133-kW rooftop solar site is world’s largest commercial solar system installed at highest altitude.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and MAUNA KEA, Hawaii /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy’s REC Solar and W. M. Keck Observatory have completed the world’s largest commercial solar system installed at the record-breaking altitude of 13,600 feet.

The rooftop solar project – located near the summit of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii – will reduce Keck Observatory’s carbon footprint and lower its cost of energy.

Duluth Gets Its First Community-owned Solar Project in Lincoln Park to Benefit Disadvantaged Families and Veterans


A new garden in town is providing energy to community members in Duluth, MN—but it’s not produced through photosynthesis.

The Lincoln Park Solar Garden is a 40-kilowatt solar array project by Ecolibrium3. The non-profit group in Duluth operates in the low-income Lincoln Park neighborhood to lead and inspire change towards an equitable and sustainable future.

California's Clean Energy Future - With More Solar, Batteries and EVs - Requires Reimagining the Power Grid

New SCE white paper points out that the effects of climate change also are driving needed grid evolution
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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Dec. 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fundamental changes in how the electric power grid is planned, designed, built and operated are necessary to meet future challenges that are arriving quickly. Those challenges are created by changes in electricity use and in the sources of energy connected to the grid, including greatly expanded use of electric vehicles and growth in large-scale solar power and energy storage, fundamental to California’s clean energy future.


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