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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are Growing Nationwide

Here’s what you need to know about EV charging
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There’s a cure for your range anxiety about electric vehicles: more charging stations.

Most EV owners charge at home, but across the nation, and especially in Duke Energy’s service areas, public charging stations are becoming more common.

“The big thing people need to understand,” said Michael Frost, who owns a Volkswagen e-Golf, “is to not be overly concerned with public charging accessibility daily, because people charge at home most of the time. I leave the house with a full tank every morning.”

Black & Veatch to Support Development of U.S. Renewable Energy Expertise and Technology Exports

Global power business expanding U.S. decarbonization expertise through appointment of advisor to Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has further expanded its contribution to global decarbonization, and the export of U.S. renewable energy expertise, through the appointment of Sean Tilley to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC).

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.

Wall-to-Wall Entertainment

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The CLP E-Playground is a fun and inspiring education platform for young people and members of the public to learn about energy, engineering, and environmental conservation. One of its most prominent installations among a number of interactive games and facilities is the Feature Wall.

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

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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.

Green Wave Sweeps Hong Kong

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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.

Vistra Puts Smart Meter Data to Work to Assist Texas Customers in Prepping for Summer

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IRVING, Texas, April 30, 2021  /3BL Media/ - With summer on the horizon, Vistra (NYSE: VST) and its family of innovative retail electricity brands are adding another tool to their suite of value-added products and services by treating eligible Texas customers to a free professional A/C tune-up and cleaning. By utilizing smart meter data to identify poorly operating A/C units, Vistra is providing customers with a custom estimate of potential energy savings from a tune-up and repair.

Black & Veatch: Zero-Emission Vehicles Key to Enabling Decarbonization Targets, and Operators Should Begin Planning Now

New eBook outlines eight phases to help operators navigate new technologies, infrastructure choices and supply chains as renewable power, hydrogen become their new fuels
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Driven largely by ambitious climate agendas and aggressive net-zero targets, fleet operators across the U.S. are actively decarbonizing their operations.

Duke Energy Renewables, At&T Offer $20,000 in Scholarships to Support Diverse Wind Technology Workforce in Oklahoma

Scholarships will be awarded to High Plains Technology Center students enrolled in wind technology program in 2021 and 2022 semesters.
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and DALLAS, April 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy Renewables, through the Duke Energy Foundation, and AT&T today announced $20,000 in student scholarships to High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Okla., for students interested in pursuing wind turbine technology careers.

Hershey Announces New Renewable Energy Agreements Aligned With 2030 Goal to Reduce Emissions by More Than 50%

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HERSHEY, Pa., April 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced two new clean energy partnerships to develop solar projects in the U.S. as it moves its operations toward the use of clean and renewable energy.

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