Utilities are the new cool

April 9, 2020 by  
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Thriving in the age of climate change pivots around electricity, and that means electric utilities are at the center.

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Leading states have designed new ways to help utilities fight climate change

February 27, 2020 by  
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An inside look at innovations afoot to manage energy demand in at least 13 states.

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Driving a zero-emissions future: GM’s holistic approach to meeting long-term energy goals

January 20, 2020 by  
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Sponsored: CMS Enterprises talks with global sustainability leader Rob Threlkeld of General Motors about the roles renewable energy plays in helping GM meet its energy and business goals.

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Collaborative resource planning by utilities and customers benefits both

December 5, 2019 by  
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By working together, each side can achieve their goals far more quickly.

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Empower businesses and communities to transform California’s electric grid

November 1, 2019 by  
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Communities and businesses, not just aging utilities, have solutions. It’s time to change antiquated policies and regulations that stand in the way.

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Reclaiming power in California

November 1, 2019 by  
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When the lights stop working and communities and businesses grind to a halt, people understand what it means to be powerless.

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What western states can learn from Native American wildfire management strategies

November 1, 2019 by  
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Indigenous climate adaptation plans have actively managed forest ecosystems with fire for centuries.

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Hurricane season and the conversation we need to have

September 6, 2019 by  
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The fragility of the electric grid is on everyone’s minds — it’s time to make it a more resilient, reliable energy system.

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Forget moonshots — it’s time now for a global ‘soilshot’ to address climate change

September 6, 2019 by  
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Poor land use is increasing erosion, nutrient depletion and other threats. But sustainable practices and technologies can reverse this trend.

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Wisconsin plans to go carbon-free by 2050

August 21, 2019 by  
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Following a year of historic flooding and sweltering heat waves across the Midwest, some states are ready to fight the climate crisis through legislation. If all goes according to plan, Wisconsin residents will be using 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2050. Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Anthony Evers recently signed an executive order kicking off the clean energy legislation he has been pitching for a while. “A transition to a clean energy economy will generate thousands of family-supporting jobs in Wisconsin,” Evers said in a news release as reported by Gizmodo . “Our state has a responsibility to current and future generations of Wisconsinites to act to prevent continuing damage to our climate and to invest in solutions that help to mitigate the changes that have already occurred.” Related: California legislature passes historic bill to achieve 100% clean energy Evers introduced the clean energy plan, which is not yet a mandate, in the state’s 2019 budget; however, it was removed by the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, according to Madison.com . With its new goal of transitioning to clean energy by 2050, the Badger state is aiming to help curb the climate crisis. Some examples include addressing the higher than normal temperatures from heat waves and earlier 2019 flooding from heavy rains and storms. Additionally, the Wisconsin Initiate on Climate Change Impacts noted that if carbon emissions worldwide keep climbing come 2055, Wisconsin could see its problems increase by 25 percent. To make sure the newly signed legislation meets the 2050 deadline, the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy will be formed. Part of its undertaking will be to hire workers who can develop and research strategies and technologies to implement the carbon-free energy policy. With Evers’ executive order signed, Wisconsin is now the first state in the Midwest to jump on the 100 percent carbon-free, clean energy bandwagon. Others following a similar path include Washington, California, Hawaii, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Via Gizmodo and Madison.com Image via Anne Marie Peterson

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