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July 16, 2021 - By Ashiss Kumar Dash, Infosys

How EVs will re-energize the energy sector

As countries around the world are actively working on reducing their carbon footprint and CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Accord, electrification of transportation has risen as a key driver. In this column, Ashiss Kumar Dash warns that as governments and policymakers incentivize this transition for consumers, there are massive changes on the horizon that the energy industry needs to spot, analyze, and prepare for, to not be disrupted out of business.
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Microgrids  -  June 7, 2021 - By Michael Robinson, PowerFlex

Microgrids: The Benefits of Your Own Private Island

In recent years, extreme weather events have resulted in power outages of increasing frequency, power, and duration across the country, driving up the cost of electricity and demonstrating the fragility of the utility grid. In this column from PowerFlex, Michael Robinson explains why microgrids are the ideal solution to create a sophisticated, resilient system that improves efficiencies, reduces fuel consumption, lowers GHG emissions, and saves money.
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June 4, 2021 - By Anastasia Beckett, Metrus Energy

Funding Net-zero: Clarified and Simplified

The race to net zero is on with over 25% of S&P 500 companies making commitments to zero out their carbon emissions by 2050. In this column from Anastasia Beckett of Metrus Energy, learn how Sustainable Energy as a Service (SEaas) can simplify offerings, benefit customers, and accelerate the scale and scope of project implementation to meet those commitments.
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May 26, 2021

Logitech Participates in LEAD on Climate 2021

The leaders at Logitech have joined CEOs and representatives from more than 80 companies to call for bold and urgent action on the climate crisis. In this column, Bracken Darrell, President and CEO, explains their reasons for joining and the significant steps the company has already taken to reduce its carbon footprint.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 24, 2021 - By Audi Banny, IMT

5 Lessons from the 2021 Green Lease Leaders

A key solution to reducing costs and emissions is green leasing, which is increasingly gaining traction in commercial real estate. In this column from Audi Banny of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), learn how this year's class of Green Lease leaders is providing a blueprint for how to scale this approach, even in difficult times.
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GHG Emissions  -  May 21, 2021 - By Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Intel Corporation

A Letter from Intel's CEO

With the release of a new Corporate Responsibility Report, Pat Gelsinger, Intel Corporation's CEO, discusses the company's progress against its 2030 RISE strategy and corporate responsibility goals, plans for the coming years, and the limitless opportunities made possible by the magic of technology.
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Industrial  -  May 19, 2021 - By Arthur D. Little

With Sustainability Commitments on the Rise, Industrial Companies Must Think Outside the Box for Cost-Effective Solutions

It’s clear that an increasing number of industry leaders have taken the first steps toward carbon neutrality, while simultaneously optimizing their energy bill costs. Few, however, are well-advanced in their promises and actions.  This column from management consultancy Arthur D. Little explores hurdles and options industrial and large commercial companies should consider in order to achieve their ambitions.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 7, 2021 - By Mark Vanderhelm, Walmart

Setting Records, Walmart Continues Moving Toward Becoming a Totally Renewable Business

Doing what’s right for the future of our planet means making major change. That’s why Walmart has committed to becoming a regenerative company powered by 100% renewable energy in its operations by 2035. In this column, Mark Vanderhelm, VP of Energy and Facilities Management, explains how Walmart is setting an example for what one company can do to move toward a cleaner future.
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April 30, 2021

Competitive Wholesale Markets Unlock Procurement Options—Will the Proposed Southeast Energy Exchange Market Do the Same?

Unpacking what makes wholesale markets work for buyers also helps to explain why buyers have not enthusiastically endorsed the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal put forward by a handful of Southeastern utilities. In this column from Caitlin Marquis of Advanced Energy Economy, learn why, for buyers interested in more wholesale competition, SEEM is a discussion worth following.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  April 28, 2021 - By NRG Editorial Voices

A perspective on weather, the grid, and bringing resilience to your energy approach

Energy managers face added uncertainty in an era of more frequent and extreme weather events. Last February, Winter Storm Uri reinforced that idea and the importance of bringing resilience and stability into every company's energy approach. Here's a perspective from NRG on the storm itself and on moving forward.
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