Tagged Sustainable

Catalyst Partners makes its HQ a living demo for sustainable buildings

By Melissa London Allen Austin, ABB Catalyst President Keith Winn is one of the founding members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It’s not surprising, then, that his company helps clients to meet the requirements of LEED and other green building standards. Catalyst focuses on energy efficiency services including auditing, modeling, and incentives and…

South Carolina PSC rejects Dominion solar plan, preserves net metering

By Kelsey Misbrener Last week, South Carolina Public Service Commissioner Tom Ervin motioned to accept a proposal that included several suggestions from the various non-utility parties, including the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCEA), regarding successor net metering tariffs. Dominion’s original proposal was prohibitively expensive for solar customers. It would…

IEA to construct 200-MW Plymouth Wind Energy Center in Iowa

By WPED Staff Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has been awarded the contract for construction of the Plymouth Wind Energy Center, valued at approximately $50 million. Invenergy, a global developer, owner, and operator of sustainable energy solutions, awarded this project to IEA Constructors, a subsidiary of IEA that manages utility-scale renewable energy and heavy civil infrastructure…

Duke combines renewables and REC Solar brands under new Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions name

By Kelly Pickerel Duke Energy announced the launch of Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a new commercial brand that unifies products and services offered by several Duke Energy subsidiaries, including Duke Energy Renewables, REC Solar and Duke Energy One, under one comprehensive brand. Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions offers customized clean energy and resilient infrastructure solutions at…

Amazon Largest Renewable Energy Buyer of Any Company

By Jane Marsh Amazon recently accomplished a major milestone in its efforts to become a sustainable, eco-friendly business. As of December 2020, the big-tech retail conglomerate became the largest renewable energy buyer of any company in the world. This accomplishment lines up with Amazon’s future goals and the urgent need to reverse the climate crisis.On…

Can Concrete Help Store Energy?

By Jane Marsh Various companies work every year to limit their environmental impact. Businesses with small carbon footprints gain higher customer attraction, reduce their utility bills, and limit their atmospheric pollution. To practice sustainable production, companies can source their energy from renewable sources.Solar and wind power sources effectively gather the planet’s energy and convert it…

Greenpenny steps up outreach campaign for solar energy financing options

By Kelly Pickerel Greenpenny, a virtual and carbon-neutral bank, has launched a campaign to build awareness around solar energy system financing and sustainable banking solutions. Although available to customers nationwide, greenpenny is using its new “Bright Light” campaign to focus on communities in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin to assist them in adopting solar energy…

Europe considers ending the plug-in hybrid era early: Are PHEVs already obsolete?

By [email protected] (Stephen Edelstein) Some automakers aim to use plug-in hybrids as a bridge to all-electric cars, but tougher European regulations might put an end to that sooner than expected, according to a Reuters report. Draft regulations would prevent automakers from labeling plug-in hybrids as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025, potentially discouraging investors, while… Read Full…

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