John Hoekstra, Author at Schneider Electric Blog https://blog.se.com/ Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation Thu, 16 Dec 2021 22:28:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Opportunities and Threats of Climate (In)action https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2021/07/28/the-opportunities-and-threats-of-climate-inaction/ https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2021/07/28/the-opportunities-and-threats-of-climate-inaction/#respond Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:00:38 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=90073 Over the past decade, sustainability has gone mainstream in the global business community. In its 2020 Survey of Sustainability Reporting, KPMG found that 80% of companies worldwide now report on... Read more »

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The Truth Behind the Recyclability of Renewables https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2020/06/22/the-truth-behind-the-recyclability-of-renewables/ Mon, 22 Jun 2020 22:35:03 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=67995 Much recent media attention has been paid to the end-of-life for wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels. A recent exposé by Bloomberg called into question the practice of burying discarded... Read more »

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Showing Up for Others as They Are: What Being an Ally Means to Me https://blog.se.com/life-at-schneider-electric/2019/07/08/showing-up-for-others-as-they-are-what-being-an-ally-means-to-me/ Mon, 08 Jul 2019 18:13:48 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=58515   When I was 16 years old, a close friend gave me a powerful gift. In a quiet moment, he very timidly, almost secretively, told me that his mom was... Read more »

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Renewable Energy: Good for the Planet, Good for the People https://blog.se.com/renewable-energy/2019/06/05/57330/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:05:34 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=57330 It’s World Environment Day, a day dedicated by the UN to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. More than 143 countries participate annually, and this... Read more »

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Women, Energy, and Economic Prosperity: The Linkage Between Sustainability and Equality https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2019/03/06/women-energy-and-economic-prosperity-the-linkage-between-sustainability-and-equality/ Wed, 06 Mar 2019 22:35:43 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=55335 Globally, women play a powerful role in sustainability.  Across countries, organizations and communities, women make a substantial, positive contribution to growth and innovation, while also impacting environmental and social crises.... Read more »

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Definitive Answers to 6 Renewable Energy Myths https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2018/10/05/definitive-answers-renewable-energy-myths/ https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2018/10/05/definitive-answers-renewable-energy-myths/#comments Fri, 05 Oct 2018 21:07:53 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=51958 Renewable energy has been plagued by some persistent rumors that just aren’t true. Here, we respond to six of the most common. 1. Renewable energy is more expensive. Has it... Read more »

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How Companies are Using Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies to Drive Sustainable Growth https://blog.se.com/building-management/2018/08/01/how-companies-are-using-renewable-energy-and-clean-technologies-to-drive-sustainable-growth/ https://blog.se.com/building-management/2018/08/01/how-companies-are-using-renewable-energy-and-clean-technologies-to-drive-sustainable-growth/#comments Wed, 01 Aug 2018 23:03:29 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=50462 Business is faced with a critical paradox.  By 2040, the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) projects that global energy consumption will increase by 28%.  Continued digitization, rising population, concentrated urbanization,... Read more »

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The Next Resource Frontier: 5 Strategies to Improve Your Company’s Water Security https://blog.se.com/water/2018/07/30/the-next-resource-frontier-5-strategies-to-improve-your-companys-water-security/ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 21:31:57 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=50387 Water is arguably our most precious resource.  It is requisite for the survival of all life on our planet.  It is also finite.  While water is endlessly recyclable through the... Read more »

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Circular Business Models Avoid Risks and Stimulate Innovative Decision-Making https://blog.se.com/energy-management-energy-efficiency/2018/06/04/circular-business-models-avoid-risks-and-stimulate-innovative-decision-making/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:41 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=48875 The world needs less waste.  Every year, we generate over 2 billion pounds of it.  Incredibly, 99% of what we buy is thrown away within 6 months.  Most of this... Read more »

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