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Environmentalists and Dam Operators, Start Making Peace

Environmentalists and Dam Operators, Start Making Peace

Environmentalists and Dam Operators, at War for Years, Start Making Peace How are unlikely partners getting more clean energy from hydro-power while reducing the environmental harm from dams? The industry that operates America’s hydroelectric dams and several environmental groups announced an unusual agreement to work together to get more clean energy from hydro-power while reducing the environmental…

A new standard for aviation sustainability

A new standard for aviation sustainability

Aviation has an incredible history of innovation, and the sky is the limit when it comes to cutting emissions from this major industry. The first step in taking environmental action is understanding and measuring your aviation environmental impact. Carbon neutral is just the beginning, but CO2 alone only accounts for 1/3 the impact from flying….

EV Startup Backed By UPS

EV Startup Backed By UPS

EV Startup Backed By UPSA small electric vehicle company backed by UPS wants to replace the assembly lines automakers have used for more than a century with something radically different — small factories employing a few hundred workers. The company, Arrival, is creating highly automated “microfactories” where its delivery vans and buses will be assembled…

Replacing fossil fuels with community-led clean energy

Replacing fossil fuels with community-led clean energy

Replacing Fossil Fuels With Community-Led Clean Energy One thousand power plants known as “peaker plants” are still operational across the US.  Peaker plants tend to be older and inefficient, says Carlos Garcia, energy planner with the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA). Their name derives from the function they serve, shifting from idle to burning gas…

Duke Energy’s Chairman and CEO, Lynn Good

Duke Energy’s Chairman and CEO, Lynn Good

Duke Energy’s Chairman and CEO, Lynn GoodUnder Good’s leadership, Duke Energy has made substantial investments in solar energy, modernizing the power grid and natural gas infrastructure. Since 2005, the company has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 31% and hopes to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Good was previously CFO and earlier led the company’s commercial…

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