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Dave Hallowell Named to Lead Black & Veatch's Global Renewable Energy Business

New role for infrastructure solutions veteran comes as growing integration of renewables propels power sector’s transformation
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The drive for decarbonization in the power industry, coupled with technology advancements making large-scale solar and wind power complemented by battery storage more cost competitive, continues to propel growth in the global renewable energy market. The world’s power providers understand the need to thoughtfully invest in ways to rapidly integrate renewable energy in the mix on the power grid.

Black & Veatch: Decarbonization Driving Repowering of the Power Industry

Calls for zero-carbon energy are increasing, fueling the need for cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy portfolios
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The global power industry is in a state of transformation and needs to accelerate the path to net zero as many companies, communities and stakeholders forge ahead with commitments to lower carbon emissions.

Alberta Solar One, Expected To Enter Service in April 2021, Will Help Meet Company ESG Objectives

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Construction has started on Enbridge’s first solar generation facility in Alberta. The 10.5-megawatt (MW) Alberta Solar One (ABS1) project will supply a portion of our Canadian Mainline pipeline network’s power requirements with renewable power. Once ABS1 achieves commercial operations in April 2021, the facility will supply the equivalent to the energy needs of about 3,000 homes, offsetting about 12,000 tonnes of carbon annually.

Nestlé Purina Partners with National Grid for Advanced LED Lighting Upgrades, Demonstrating Company's Commitment to Western New York

Dunkirk facility to achieve energy efficiency savings, reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 1,100 tons
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Dunkirk, N.Y., October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Purina’s recent energy efficiency investments and robust LED  lighting technology upgrades at its Dunkirk manufacturing facility will increase  productivity, create a more sustainable work environment and reduce greenhouse gas  emissions by 1,100 tons, which is equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 114  U.S. homes, according to US EPA. 

Vistra Releases Comprehensive Review of Company Climate Strategy

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Climate change is a defining issue of our time, impacting all global citizens, industries, and nations and it must be addressed collectively. As an integrated retail electricity provider and producer of electric power, Vistra has been committed to combating climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from our business activities.

Underscores its Commitment to the Clean Energy Transition with Launch of National Grid Renewables

Rollout of new National Grid Renewables brand emphasizes the important role renewable energy will play in the company’s efforts to decarbonize the energy system
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass. and MINNEAPOLIS, Min., October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid, through its competitive, non-regulated National Grid Ventures unit, today announced the launch of National Grid Renewables, the new brand name for its US renewable energy business which includes solar, onshore wind and battery storage.

How Duke Energy Will Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

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By 2050, Duke Energy plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. It’s ambitious, but since 2005, the company has reduced its emissions by 39 percent.

Report: U.S. Corporate Solar Investments Swell to 8300 Megawatts, Grow 20-Fold Over Last Decade

Analysis from national trade group shows that Walmart increases solar use by 35% in 2019 as Facebook jumps 18 places in corporate solar ranking and Apple remains on top for second year in a row
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  • Fifth Third Bank was ranked in SEIA’s list of top corporate solar purchasers at no. 11.
  • Fifth Third was the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to achieve 100% renewable power through a single, solar project in 2019.
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  • Fifth Third Bank was ranked in SEIA’s list of top corporate solar purchasers at no. 11.
  • Fifth Third was the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to achieve 100% renewable power through a single, solar project in 2019.

Canadian New Holland Agriculture Plant Reduces Energy Footprint With Solar Installation

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A CNH Industrial site in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is now home to more than 1,000 solar panels. The new installation in Saskatoon is a partnership between CNH Industrial and the SES Solar Co-op.

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