Renewable Energy
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9/29/2016

Wind development, such as a proposed project from Swanton Wind, benefits Vermont landowners and the communities they live in, writes Swanton Wind Principal and Rocky Ridge Construction owner-operator Travis Belisle. "Wind is working for Vermont's economy and its environment. For the future of our rapidly warming world, let's hope that politicians will keep it that way," he writes.

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Swanton Wind, Vermont, Travis Belisle
9/29/2016

Invenergy and 3M have formally opened a 120-megawatt wind farm in Texas that features 67 General Electric 1.79-megawatt turbines, according to the companies. The duo said the Gunsight wind farm began operations on June 22.

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ReNews.biz (U.K.)
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Invenergy, Texas, General Electric
9/29/2016

Minnesota-based SheerWind has won a deal to install its Invelox turbine tunnel technology at a site owned by Mark Luke Wind Energy in South Dakota, according to the company. SheerWind said the technology makes it easier to harvest wind at sites with low wind speeds without the use of complex transmission systems.

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ReNews.biz (U.K.)
9/29/2016

Having an impressive-sounding job title can be a big assist when it comes to pushing sustainability strategies forward, says Noel Morrin, executive vice president for sustainability at Stora Enso. "I have executive parity. My boss is the chief executive, and I sit at the table with the finance and business guys," he explains.

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GreenBiz.com
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Stora Enso, Noel Morrin
9/28/2016

Most consumers make their decisions based on largely automated brain activity. "Changing human behavior is a matter of making the right decision the easy one," says behavioral consultant Sille Krukow.

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Sustainable Brands
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Sille Krukow
9/28/2016

Europe is poised to add 140 gigawatts of installed wind capacity through 2025, according to research firm MAKE. The report said Germany would likely lead the pack with 36 GW of new installed wind capacity, followed by the UK and Turkey at 15.7 GW and 13.5 GW, respectively.

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BusinessGreen (U.K.)
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Europe, Germany
9/28/2016

Wind energy has been a major driver of economic growth in Iowa as it creates jobs, encourages investments in manufacturing, provides rural landowners with revenue and helps communities, writes state Sen. Tony Bisignano. "Iowa is well positioned to continue as a leader in the wind industry," he writes.

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Iowa, Wind energy
9/28/2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton touted the importance of renewables and clean energy development during the first of three presidential debates on Monday. "We can have enough clean energy to power every home; we can build a new modern electric grid," she said.

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Hillary Clinton, clean energy
9/28/2016

Investors are demanding better sustainability disclosures, and it's in companies' interest to play ball, says Elisse Walter of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. Investors "are very dissatisfied with the quality of the information, and they are doing things like issuing an increasing number of shareholder proposals," she warns.

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Accounting Today
9/28/2016

Companies' business models are now fair game for ethical criticism and require careful boardroom oversight. Directors need to develop their own instincts for potential threats instead of relying on management's foresight, Peter Block and Mark Robson write.

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GreenBiz.com
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Mark Robson, Peter Block