Perspectives Blog

  • How to Grow Your Green Career

    How to Grow Your Green Career

    Last week, Schneider Electric hosted the Women in Sustainability networking event at its London office. More than 45 professionals with a diverse range of experience, from corporate directors to...

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  • Helping Agrial Deliver Continuous Energy Performance Improvement

    Helping Agrial Deliver Continuous Energy Performance Improvement

    The French agriculture and agri-food cooperative is hitting its ROI target in under three years, furthering the company’s goal of cutting energy costs by 10 percent...

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  • Embracing the Energy Unknown, pt. III

    Embracing the Energy Unknown, pt. III

    The first two parts of this series (here and here) looked at different ways companies and sectors are navigating the risk and opportunities technology presents. Now, it’s time for a glance toward...

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  • Texas K-12 Finds Funding to Fulfill Its Vision for Safety and Security

    Texas K-12 Finds Funding to Fulfill Its Vision for Safety and Security

    These days, school safety and security are a top priority. Yet for many K-12 districts, security systems and related measures are relatively non-existent or are behind the times, especially as...

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  • Three Things to Do to Make the CDP A-List (or How to Avoid an F)

    Three Things to Do to Make the CDP A-List (or How to Avoid an F)

    There are many reasons to respond to CDP, but one objective tends to stand out. Simply put: Those that report do better. Companies that respond to CDP see a 67 percent higher return on equity...

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  • The Engine of Sustainability: Cummins Commits to Expanding US Wind Power

    The Engine of Sustainability: Cummins Commits to Expanding US Wind Power

    In late 2017, Cummins Inc., a global power leader, announced the next step in its commitment to advancing renewable energy, entering into a 75 megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA)...

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  • Embracing the Energy Unknown, pt. II

    Embracing the Energy Unknown, pt. II

    Part two of this three-part series examines two prominent examples where innovation radically reshaped the market and focuses on how an organization’s response can help dictate...

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  • ALERT: Schneider Electric Announces First-of-Its-Kind Offsite Renewable Energy RFI

    ALERT: Schneider Electric Announces First-of-Its-Kind Offsite Renewable Energy RFI

    ALERT—Schneider Electric has announced the release of a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive, offsite renewable energy RFI (request for information) for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in...

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  • Renewables and Science-Based Targets: A Portfolio Approach

    Renewables and Science-Based Targets: A Portfolio Approach

    Businesses have long recognized the need to decarbonize operations through setting GHG emission reduction targets, but these goals are typically short-term and incremental in nature. Leading...

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  • The Transformative Role of Data in Science-Based Targets

    The Transformative Role of Data in Science-Based Targets

    Robust data gathering and monitoring of sustainability metrics are critical for setting Science-Based Targets, reporting progress and identifying inefficiencies and areas for action...

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  • What Does the Proposed Corporate Tax Reform Bill Mean for U.S. Renewables?

    What Does the Proposed Corporate Tax Reform Bill Mean for U.S. Renewables?

    On Thursday, Nov. 2, the U.S. House of Representatives submitted its proposed corporate tax reform bill. The bill has already proven highly controversial, in part because it proposes to...

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  • Embracing the Energy Unknown, pt. I

    Embracing the Energy Unknown, pt. I

    The world is more connected, responsive and dynamic than at any point in history; and few sectors are more exposed to the reality of innovation than energy...

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  • Energy Market Watch: Thanksgiving Edition (November 2017)

    Energy Market Watch: Thanksgiving Edition (November 2017)

    It’s that time again. This month’s Market Watch is your digital cornucopia of news and notes on events that are sure to impact energy markets in November. It’s a full plate, as usual...

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  • Industrial Base Load – An Overlooked Opportunity for Savings

    Industrial Base Load – An Overlooked Opportunity for Savings

    At Schneider Electric, we regularly host client workshops to help them better understand energy and how they use it. This new blog series, A Beginners Guide to Electrical Engineering, focuses on...

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  • $10 Million in Savings Through Progressive Energy Efficiency

    $10 Million in Savings Through Progressive Energy Efficiency

    Construction begins on energy efficiency project for Webb County, Texas; comprehensive upgrades will reduce energy consumption at County facilities by 35 percent...

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  • Transforming Climate Risk into a Business Opportunity

    Transforming Climate Risk into a Business Opportunity

    By most accounts, climate change is described as a threat—a risk to business-as-usual. Nearly 90% of Global 100 Index companies have indicated climate change as a current or future risk to...

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  • Science-Based Targets: A New Approach to Climate Leadership

    Science-Based Targets: A New Approach to Climate Leadership

    Companies looking to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with international efforts to keep global warming below 2°C consider science-based targets (SBTs) as business-critical. More than...

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  • RE-Source 2017: Realizing the Path Toward Corporate PPAs in Europe

    RE-Source 2017: Realizing the Path Toward Corporate PPAs in Europe

    Across the many presentations and breakout sessions at RE-Source 2017, one thing is apparent: European PPA markets are gaining momentum, and demand is matched among both...

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  • UK Clean Growth Strategy: What You Need to Know

    UK Clean Growth Strategy: What You Need to Know

    Yesterday the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published a number of legislative updates including the Clean Growth Strategy. Below is a summary of the main points. The Clean...

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  • 4 Key Takeaways from GRESB for Your Real Estate Portfolio

    4 Key Takeaways from GRESB for Your Real Estate Portfolio

    GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) has established itself as a globally recognizsed framework for benchmarking and reporting the environmental, social and governance (ESG)...

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