Utilities & Transit Poorly Positioned For Low-Carbon Transformation – Part 3

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 17:00:54 +0000

Utilities and transit are expected to transform at accelerated rates over the next 10 and 20 years to achieve the carbon-emission reduction goals necessary for minimizing global impacts of climate change. They need help to do so

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NRG Aligns Carbon Goals with 1.5-Degree-C Climate Trajectory

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:11:45 +0000

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NRG Energy has joined a growing list of major U.S. coal generators that want to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.  The Princeton, New Jersey-based energy company on Sept. 24 said it would accelerate carbon goals it set in 2014 to reach its 50% GHG reduction target (from a 2014 baseline) by 2025—not […]

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2015 BMW i3 REx Goes Long Distance To Find The Heart Of America — Florida To The Appalachians, Day 1

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 03:40:34 +0000

Leaving the Sunshine State i3 Cynthia Shahan CleanTechnica.comTo begin, I want to thank my personal patron saint of long-distance small-EV travel, Zachary Shahan. He plotted my trip for me from charger to charger since my MacBook Air took a hiatus and blacked out on me the morning I left the Sunshine State for the Appalachians in a small 2015 BMW i3 REx. My travel log lost, Zach kept me abreast of each charging location on my phone, and updated them as the trip went along and plans changed. I also found some extra stations with the navigation on the dash of the i

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Adventures In Anti-Renewables PR: North Carolina Duke Energy Solar Edition

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 01:00:49 +0000

A North State Journal article on Duke Energy and solar was an anti-renewables PR hit piece funded by anti-renewables fossil fuel industry money in an outlet that is a right-wing broadsheet that pretends to have journalist standards. Yet it pretended to be otherwise. That’s the anti-renewables disinformation campaign in a nutshell

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Power Sector CEOs Join Top Execs in Redefining Corporate Purpose

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:36:50 +0000

The list of 181 CEOs who earlier this week moved to publicly degrade shareholder value in a bid to redefine the “purpose of a corporation” includes several chief executives from power companies.  The Aug. 19 statement issued by the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs “to promote a thriving U.S. economy and expanded opportunity for […]

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POWER Notebook: GE Plant in France, Targeted for Job Cuts, Will Not Close

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 19:56:07 +0000

The head of GE’s operations in France told a Paris newspaper that a French factory targeted for more than 1,000 job cuts will not close. GE last week said it wanted to make its operations in France more efficient and said changes would come at the Belfort plant in eastern France, which handles technology for […]

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POWER Notebook: Duke Energy Sells Renewable Assets in $1.25 Billion Deal

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:33:39 +0000

Duke Energy this week said it has a definitive agreement to sell a minority interest in part of its commercial renewable energy portfolio owned and operated by its affiliate, Duke Energy Renewables, to the John Hancock Infrastructure Fund and John Hancock Life Insurance Company. Duke in an April 24 release said the interest is valued […]

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Duke Energy Projects Lead Carolinas’ Solar Expansion

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:06:32 +0000

Duke Energy on April 17 announced it will develop six utility-scale solar power projects in North Carolina, among 14 solar projects chosen as part of the state’s Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy (CPRE) program. The 14 projects—10 in North Carolina and four in South Carolina—could cost as much as $772.5 million to build according to […]

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N.C. Officials Order Duke Energy to Excavate Coal Ash Ponds

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2019 15:56:50 +0000

North Carolina officials have ordered Duke Energy to excavate all its coal ash storage ponds in the state, saying the utility’s current plan for its coal ash sites does not sufficiently protect groundwater. The directive issued April 1 comes after regulators in other states, including Virginia, issued similar rulings regarding coal ash disposal in those […]

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