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By Barry Parkin, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mars, Incorporated
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We are in a race against time.

Corporations School US Universities on Buying and Using Clean Energy

The renewables industry can use lessons learned from serving big business to get universities off old-school fossil fuel energy.
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In 2015, corporations bought roughly 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from utility-scale renewable energy facilities, which generate power from sources like wind and solar and then pump it into the grid to supply energy to utilities and other customers. Indeed, corporations surpassed utilities last year as the majority buyers of wind power. But universities may be the next big customer for utility-scale renewable energy.

Savage Irony: Alberta Wildfires in Tar Sands Town Tied to Global Warming

Green Builder Media's May 12, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter
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Savage Irony: Alberta Wildfires in Tar Sands Town Tied to Global Warming The inferno roaring around the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta,has called attention to the dire impacts we can expect if fossil fuel projects proceed as planned.'

Caterpillar Turns on Hybrid Solar-diesel 'Microgrid'

By David Wichner, Arizona Daily Star
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Caterpillar Inc. has run its Tucson proving ground near Green Valley since 1990, putting mining trucks and other massive machines through their paces in the shadow of Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita mine. All the while the relatively remote, off-grid facility has been powered solely by Cat’s own diesel generators — but now the sun will do part of the work. The construction machinery giant last week launched a new product line with the christening of a hybrid solar-generator “microgrid” system at the proving ground.

The Carbon in our Food

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“If food waste were a country by itself, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States.”

Are you ready for a punch in the gut? Seriously, I would brace for this one. It’s going to hurt. Here we go, from page 3 of Food Foolish:

Strength & Stability Focus of AGM

TransCanada’s Annual General Meeting highlights record earnings and cash flow in 2015
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Depth of company goes far beyond headlines projects generate

Russ Girling has always been far more interested in the numbers on a balance sheet than the words in a newspaper. So while he accepts that the company’s high-profile projects will continue to generate headlines, TransCanada’s President and CEO puts his focus on delivering steady results to his shareholders through a business model built on strength and stability over sensationalism.

Caterpillar Launches Cat® Microgrid Technology Suite, Integrating Renewable Energy Sources with Traditional Power Generation

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PEORIA, Ill., May 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Caterpillar Inc. today announced the launch of Cat® Microgrid technology, an innovative suite of power systems that adds environmentally friendly solar panels, state-of-the-art energy storage, and advanced monitoring and control systems to Caterpillar’s traditional line of reliable power generation equipment, including Cat generator sets, switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies and automatic transfer switches.

Whirlpool Corporation Wind Farm Finalized in Findlay

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Last June Whirlpool Corporation broke ground on a wind farm near our Findlay, Ohio dishwasher plant and today it is fully operational. Through clean, renewable energy the turbines are expected to offset more than 20% of our on-site electricity consumption.

 

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Talk with Green Guy Show - Ray C. Anderson Foundation and The Ray

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  

Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Click the icon to listen to the April 24th show below, featuring John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray. 

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