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Major Companies, Institutions in Illinois Call for 100% Clean Energy Legislation

Nearly two dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to strengthen clean energy and transportation programs during the 2021 legislative session
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February 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Nearly two dozen companies and higher education institutions in Illinois urged state lawmakers today to accelerate the state’s transition to 100% clean energy and build a cleaner, more equitable transportation system.

Alliant Energy Donates $90,000 in Solar Blocks to Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County

The donation, from the company’s community solar project, will aid local families.
Press Release

FOND DU LAC, Wis., January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy is donating $90,000 in solar blocks from its Fond du Lac community solar project to Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County. The donated solar blocks will help reduce the electric bills for people living in the Habitat homes.

Enbridge: Alberta Solar One Project Update

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Solar panel racking on our Alberta Solar One Project is completely installed, and over 65% of the 35,994 solar panels are in place. The 10.5 MW project will supply a portion of our Canadian Mainline power requirements with renewable generation and is part of a broader program that Enbridge is initiating to self-supply a growing portion of our energy needs from renewable resources.

Solar Plant to Directly Power Major Pipeline Compression Station

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Working with Texas Eastern Transmission, a subsidiary of Enbridge, the project will have the ability to generate 4,600 MW of zero-emission energy (more than 1750 MW net, based on equity stake).

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Dazzling Solutions for a Sunnier Future

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Coming up with a bright, innovative idea is hard enough. Breaking through with that idea and making it a reality can be harder still.

That has been the experience of the solar industry in China. With a decline of state subsidies in recent years, tapping the potential of solar power stations to increase their capacity and efficiency to compensate for the reduction in subsidies has been a key focus for the country’s power industry.

Black & Veatch Addresses Digital Living, Smart Cities in Forbes

Bleutech Park Las Vegas is a tech fan’s dream - as long as system integration is in place
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Driven by increasingly tangible visions of the future, smart cities are evolving into holistic communities built on fully integrated digital ecosystems. To help champion these technologies, last year Black & Veatch, a global provider of smart infrastructure services and solutions, announced that it has joined Forbes’ “Future of Smart Cities Campaign." 

Watch Energea Spotlight: Producing Food for Your Neighbors

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Ian Gibson runs an organic vegetable and flower farm in Higganum, Connecticut. A thoughtful use of space, solar powered irrigation and a minimal use of equipment and chemical inputs makes Ian's farm the perfect model of sustainability for the farming industry.

Watch more sustainability highlights here.

How Will America's Environmental Initiatives Change Under President Biden?

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We’re coming off a year that was defined by transformative and disruptive change. Now there is plenty more on the horizon with a new presidential administration taking office here in 2021.

What should environment, health, safety, and sustainability professionals expect as America welcomes new leadership in the White House? Will the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris lead to increased federal emphasis on environmental initiatives? It seems very likely.

Decarbonizing Cities - How to Harmonize Buildings, Mobility and Infrastructure

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  • An integrated approach is needed to fully decarbonize cities.
  • Digitalization across buildings, mobility and energy infrastructure is key to achieving net zero carbon.
  • Decarbonizing cities will not just benefit the environment, but also the jobs market, public health and well-being of communities.
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  • An integrated approach is needed to fully decarbonize cities.
  • Digitalization across buildings, mobility and energy infrastructure is key to achieving net zero carbon.
  • Decarbonizing cities will not just benefit the environment, but also the jobs market, public health and well-being of communities.

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