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Con Edison Uses Climate-Change Projections for Decision-Making, Assures It Will ‘Remain Resilient’

Businesses supplied with electricity from Con Edison can be assured that the utility will “remain resilient in the face of climate change,” the company said in its annual sustainability report. Con Edison, which has committed to supplying its customers with 100% clean electricity by 2040, has recently won approval to build transmission lines that will ultimately help bring offshore wind

Texas Electricity Users Asked to Conserve; ERCOT Expects No Rolling Blackouts

ERCOT asked Texas electricity users to cut back on electricity consumption this week. A significant number of power plants were offline simultaneously on Monday, and as of Wednesday afternoon, about 9,000 megawatts of electricity were still offline, an ERCOT spokesperson said. This week’s heat led to high electricity demand — that factor, combined with the downed units, meant that the

Net Zero Seattle High-Rise Saves on Construction, Builder Says

The companies behind a new high-rise apartment building in Seattle hope to prove that constructing a net-zero energy building can be faster and more affordable than traditional building. The building is going up with new technology that makes construction faster, more affordable, and far more sustainable, building technology company Sustainable Living Innovations (SLI) says.

EV Adoption Will Soar, but Not Enough to Reach Net-Zero by 2050 without More Policy: BNEF

Governments aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050 must do more to spur the adoption of electric vehicles, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF). Electric vehicles represent a $7 trillion global market opportunity between today and 2030, and $46 trillion between now and 2050, but that won’t be enough to reach the goal unless certain measures are taken.
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Green Resiliency: The Intersection of Distributed Energy Generation and Sustainability

Green Resiliency is the unique opportunity to increase energy resilience with reliable, renewable power. Renewable energy resources have long been recognized for their ability to harness energy from naturally replenished resources such as solar, wind, tides, geothermal and biomass. What has become clear is the benefits to organizations from pairing those renewable sources (such as solar and wind) with battery

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions to Build Largest Solar Project to Date; Pharma Company Signs VPPA

Charles River Laboratories International, a provider of research tools and support services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, has signed a long-term solar energy virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) that will ultimately address the company’s entire North American electric power requirements.

4-Day Work Week Could Cut Emissions 20%

As businesses grapple with return-to-work strategies – office, fully remote, hybrid? – a new UK study finds that a 32-hour work week could help fight climate change by reducing emissions more than 20%. Using data from numerous government and academic sources, the report illustrates that shifting to a four-day working ... Read more »

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