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Accenture Provides US$1.6 Million to University of Notre Dame to Help Thousands in South Africa and Uganda Access Employment

Contribution will expand co-founded CE3 program to increase livelihoods of rural Africans
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NOTRE DAME, Ind., July 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is providing US$1.6 million to the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) to expand the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project – a joint initiative developed by Accenture and the university to increase the livelihoods of individuals living in rural Africa.

Where Most People Live Without Electricity, This Volunteer Shines

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Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Richard Fahey. Read his story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or organization as a Point of Light.

Richard Fahey brings light where nearly all of the people live in darkness after the sun goes down.

Video: Learn Where Energy Comes From

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Where does gas and electricity come from? This short film explains how National Grid takes the energy from its source, delivering it to homes and high-streets around the country.

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Ensuring affordable and clean energy for New England
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The health of New England’s economy, communities and environment depends on reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy supplies. While much has been done in recent decades to strengthen the region’s electric power system, we now face an unprecedented challenge: We are beginning to experience shortages of natural gas, which is used to fuel about half the region’s power plants.

Partnering For Power in Communities On The East Coast

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May 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ - From the moment we wake up in the morning until we fall asleep at night, electricity powers our active lives. Electricity fuels our computers and appliances, lights our homes, keeps us warm when the temperatures drop and cools us down when the mercury soars.

"We live in an on-line, 24/7 connected society, so when the power goes out it can almost feel like we`ve lost touch with the world," says Jim Madej, Senior Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions, National Grid. "To help keep the lights on in communities, we've teamed up with WeatherBug."

Green-e Launches New Green-e Direct Renewable Energy Certification Option

Organizations contracting directly for renewable energy or installing on-site generation can now have their renewable energy Green-e certified
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San Francisco, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions today announced the launch of a new Green-e® certification option designed for organizations that build generation themselves or contract for renewable energy directly from clean generation facilities. Apple Inc. is the first company to participate in Green-e Direct.  Green-e is certifying the energy that Apple generates and purchases directly from solar, wind, and geothermal sources.

Nestlé Is Using Chocolate to Power a Factory

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The confectionery giant has started using chocolate to gin up electricity at a factory that manufactures Rolo's candy in the United Kingdom.

Here's how it works: Misshapen or expired chocolate that would otherwise be discarded is collected and combined with leftover ingredients like sugar and starch. The mixture is melted and left to rot in an airtight tank. Methane and carbon dioxide are released as the ingredients break down. Gas is then used as fuel to run an engine that creates electricity.

Turn Any Window into a Solar Panel

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IMAGINE AN ORGANIC SUBSTANCE that can be sprayed on to any window in a home--making the window behave like a photovoltaic panel, generating electricity. The technology is real, and according to its creators, it's ready for prime time.

A company called New Energy Technologies (shown here with scientists from the NREL) claims to have successfully developed and tested such a coating, Their SolarWindow prototypes so far look very promising.

Student Entrepreneurs from China Crowned as 2014 Enactus World Cup Champions

Young People from All Over the World Compete in Front of Global Business Leaders
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October 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Enactus, an international nonprofit that brings together more than 66,000 student members from 1,650 universities to empower people in need, today announced that the Enactus team from North China Electric Power University, a part of the Enactus China program, emerged as the champions of the 2014 Enactus World Cup. Each team presented the work they conduct as part of the day-to-day business of their on-campus Enactus teams: innovative, life-changing projects that use entrepreneurial action to create life-changing community impact.

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