Verizon Augments On-Site Green Energy Commitment with $40M Investment

Erizon  Communications, a provider of broadband and other wireless and wire line communications services, revealed its plan to expand its on-site green energy program launched in 2013 by investing nearly $40 million.3151

Verizon said this year it will install 10.2 megawatts of new solar power systems at eight of its network facilities spread across California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
“Our investment in on-site us green technology is improving the quality of life in the communities we serve by reducing CO2 levels and reducing strain on commercial power grids, while increasing our energy efficiency,” James Gowen, chief sustainability officer at Verizon said.
“By almost doubling the amount of renewable, solar energy we’re using, we are making further progress toward Verizon’s goal of cutting our carbon intensity in half by 2020, in part, by leveraging the proven business case for clean-energy alternatives to the commercial power grid,” Gowen added.
Verizon’s energy-efficiency strategies are set for a goal of cutting carbon intensity in half by 2020. The company has invested nearly $140 million in on-site green energy to date.
With the 2014 solar investment announced, Verizon has prepared itself to deploy more than 25 megawatts of green energy via its new solar projects.
According to the company, this expanded investment almost doubles the amount of renewable power generated by solar energy systems installed at six Verizon facilities last year. To accomplish the new expansion, Verizon has also signed a deal with SunPower Corp. who will design and install all of the solar systems. The new equipment includes rooftop, parking-structure and ground-mounted solar photovoltaic systems, and so on which can vary from site to site.
The system will generate green energy that can power more than 8,500 homes each year.


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Clare shortlisted for 2013 British Sports Book Award

Clare and her autobiography My Animals and Other Family have been shortlised for this year’s British best sportsbook bonus Awards, to be held at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 21st May.

Clare’s competition in the Horse Racing Book of the Year category include When Horse Racing was Horse Racing by Adam Powley, Racing Crazy by David Ashforth, Her Majesty’s Pleasure by Julian Muscat, Clive Brittain: The Smiling Pioneer by Robin Oakley and A Weight Off My Mind by Richard Hughes clarebalding_20130516122313

The British Sports Book Awards exist to highlight and give prominence to the very best sports books published in the previous calendar year. The awards were originally conceived as part of the famous National Sporting Club’s banqueting campaign programme. These enjoyable lunches and dinners brought the world of sports writing, publishing and entertainment together. It soon became evident that there was room for a major celebration of the best of British sports writing and the British Sports Book Awards were born.

Software: Fire OS is still all about Amazon’s content

We could talk all day about the Kindle fire HDX and the fact that it’s running the newest Fire OS, but the big story here when it comes to the HDX’s software is the Mayday button. You’ve seen it in the commercials.Amazon-Kindle-Fire-HDX-89-7

You’re having issues with your Kindle and then with just a tap of the screen, of the Mayday button, you’ve summoned an Amazon Tech Advisor in a matter of seconds, ready to help you navigate/fix your Kindle. So does all of that really happen? Can you really get a live Tech Advisor to help you with your Kindle whenever you want? We’re happy to report that it does and you can. Here’s what happened when I tried it out