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Flint Water Crisis: Everything You Need to Know

NRDC onEarth

After officials repeatedly dismissed claims that Flint’s water was making people sick, residents took action. Here’s how the lead contamination crisis unfolded—and what we can learn from it.

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Nel ASA Q1 2024: Revenue Up, Order Backlog Down as Company Eyes Positive EBITDA

FuelCellsWorks

Oslo, Norway– Nel ASA (Nel, OSE:NEL) reported revenues of NOK 387 million in the first quarter of 2024, up 14% from NOK 341 million in the same quarter of 2023.

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Hydrogen in gas networks doubles dangerous leaks from home appliances

Renew Economy

The science is building against hydrogen in homes, with a new study showing a sharp increase in gas leaks from appliances using full or blended hydrogen. The post Hydrogen in gas networks doubles dangerous leaks from home appliances appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Kode Labs makes a bid to become the Salesforce of commercial building automation

TechCrunch: Climate

Kode's platform allows customers to do everything from control HVAC and lighting, monitor energy use, track carbon emissions, and keep an eye on water consumption. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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The Brief: A good economy is good news

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Featured: Macro Impact Good economy actually is good news as impact investors adjust to new realities. The post The Brief: A good economy is good news appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Southeast at a Crossroads: Bad Gas Bet or Clean Energy Boon?

NRDC onEarth

The Southeast is facing a spike in electric load growth projections. Utilities are proposing a massive gas buildout to meet it—we can do better.

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Ballard Announces Orders for 70 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engines for Delivery to Wrightbus in 2024

FuelCellsWorks

VANCOUVER, CANADA– Ballard Power Systems today announced multiple purchase orders totaling 70 FCmove®-HD hydrogen fuel cell engines from its customer Wrightbus ([link] a UK-based bus manufacturer deploying hydrogen-powered buses in.

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Quilt rides heat pump heat wave with hefty $33M Series A

TechCrunch: Climate

Quilt promises its heat pump will be a sleeker design that can be installed in more places around a room than competitors’ offerings. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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The brilliant case for impact investing in America’s HBCUs

Impact Alpha

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a partnership between ImpactAlpha and Mission Investors Exchange (MIE) to present new ideas and perspectives in. The post The brilliant case for impact investing in America’s HBCUs appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Poll: People Want Action on Plastics for Health and Wildlife

NRDC onEarth

New poll results show overwhelming public support for government action to address the plastic crisis, including a strong global plastics treaty.

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Electrofuels Are the Future: The Driving Force to Decarbonizing Heavy Transport

Speaker: Ayesha Choudhury - Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium

With the first wave of the energy transition, renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) have begun replacing coal power generation. However, some sectors are lagging behind and struggling to decarbonize more than others, including large-scale transportation like commercial aviation, shipping, and rail transit. Electrofuels (aka eFuels) are the next generation of solutions to help the hardest-to-abate sectors pivot from their reliance on fossil fuels.

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Nuclear power in Australia is a really bad idea. The ban ensures that is all it is

Renew Economy

You can’t prevent people from having bad ideas. But sometimes, a piece of legislation can prevent bad ideas from taking up large amounts of money and time. The post Nuclear power in Australia is a really bad idea. The ban ensures that is all it is appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Stargate Hydrogen to Unveil Their New Stack for Green Hydrogen Production During the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam

FuelCellsWorks

Rotterdam, The Netherlands– Stargate Hydrogen, manufacturer of electrolysers for green hydrogen production, announces the launch of their new Alkaline Electrolysis Stack during the World Hydrogen Summit from 13th to 15th.

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Ekoenergetyka introduces new EV charging stations in Nordic market

Charged

Polish EV charging station provider Ekoenergetyka demonstrated its new charging system, tailored for charging point operators, at the recent Nordic EV Summit in Oslo, Norway. Norway is Europe’s leading market for EVs, which accounted for 92% of new car sales in January. In Ekoenergetyka’s new configuration, its AXON Side 360 DLBS power unit is combined with up to six SAT400 satellite units, which feature a proprietary cable management mechanism, to create a multi-station hub.

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Vulcan Energy reports progress on geothermal lithium operations in Germany

ThinkGeoEnergy

Vulcan Energie Ressourcen GmbH (Vulcan Energy) has recently made two announcements on their geothermal lithium operations in Germany – the first extraction of lithium chloride from the company’s Landau facility, and the topping-out ceremony of their facility in Frankfurt-Höchst. The Lithium Extraction Optimization Plant (LEOP) in Landau has officially entered the production phase, having produce Lithium Chloride (LiCl) for the first time.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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Calling New York to break up with toxic PFAS this Earth Day

NRDC onEarth

New York Legislature has a real opportunity to address upstream sources of PFAS contamination

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Big batteries will undercut gas, but it’s hydro that might lose market share first

Renew Economy

More wind means lower prices, but it is battery storage that will replace expensive generation such as gas. The post Big batteries will undercut gas, but it’s hydro that might lose market share first appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CSX Unveils Its First Hydrogen-Powered Locomotive in Collaboration with CPKC

FuelCellsWorks

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –– CSX (NASDAQ: CSX) has unveiled its first hydrogen-powered locomotive, marking a significant milestone in sustainable freight transportation. This pioneering achievement is the result of a successful partnership.

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A budget for building homes—and clean-energy-powered affordability

Clean Energy Canada

OTTAWA — Mark Zacharais, executive director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the 2024 federal budget : “Amid the government’s headline-grabbing commitments in Budget 2024 to help build more homes and support first-time buyers are a suite of measures that will help build something else critically important: a cleaner economy with affordable clean energy.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?

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Electric trucks and buses show massive sales growth in Europe

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The market share of fully electric trucks and buses is growing at an impressive pace in Europe, according to a new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The news comes to us via the Australian EV news site The Driven. Writer Daniel Bleakley laments that his country is so far behind the curve (a report by The Australia Institute found that a paltry 0.2% of Australia’s bus fleet is electric).

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Quilt raises $33 million to launch its sleek heat pump

Impact Alpha

Heat pump sales in the US are expected to ramp up, as states implement generous financial incentives in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act. The post Quilt raises $33 million to launch its sleek heat pump appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Technology denial: Columbia Law School debunks 33 biggest myths about solar, wind and EVs

Renew Economy

Columbia Law School researchers identify 33 of the most pervasive myths about solar, wind and electric vehicles and rebut them using transparent, fact-based responses. The post Technology denial: Columbia Law School debunks 33 biggest myths about solar, wind and EVs appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Masdar and EGA Will Explore the Joint Development of Renewable Energy Projects, With Potential Battery Storage and Green Hydrogen Production and Storage

FuelCellsWorks

Collaboration will advance sustainable production of aluminium, one of UAE’s biggest exports Masdar and EGA will explore international opportunities to power new aluminium production facilities with renewable energy Aluminium plays.

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CATL unveils ‘five-year zero degradation’ BESS with 6.25MWh per container

Energy Storage News

Lithium-ion battery manufacturer CATL has launched its latest grid-scale BESS product, with 6.25MWh per 20-foot container and zero degradation over the first five years, the company claimed.

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BLM to speed up geothermal exploration permitting with categorical exclusions

ThinkGeoEnergy

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the U.S. Department of Interior has announced measures that aim to expedite the review and approval of geothermal exploration proposals by adopting two existing categorical exclusions from the United States Forest Service and the Department of Navy. With this development, geothermal exploration operations on public land may no longer need an environmental assessment as part of the permitting process.

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The Brief: Catalyzing climate resilience for small farmers

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Featured: Adaptation Finance For these tech startups and investors, the next big thing is climate adaptation. The post The Brief: Catalyzing climate resilience for small farmers appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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“Unparalleled:”Rooftop solar now a major player in Australia’s grid, but households need more batteries

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar now delivers 11.2% of Australia's energy and is the fourth largest energy source in the country. The post “Unparalleled:”Rooftop solar now a major player in Australia’s grid, but households need more batteries appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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German Parliament Paves Way for Construction of Hydrogen “Core Grid”

FuelCellsWorks

The German parliament (Bundestag) has given the green light for the construction of a 9,700-kilometre pipeline network to transport hydrogen across the country and to its neighbours, Der Spiegel reported.

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Plug Power and MOL Group’s Collaborative H2 Plant Promises Immediate Environmental Triumphs

Hydrogen Fuel News

Plug Power and MOL Group Set to Inaugurate a Major Green Hydrogen Plant In an era where climate action has become critical, two influential companies are taking a significant step forward. Plug Power , a leader in hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing, is collaborating with MOL Group, Central and Eastern Europe’s integrated oil and gas giant, to inaugurate an advanced green hydrogen production facility that could have an environmental impact equivalent to removing around 5,500 cars from the roa

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Greenlane plans commercial EV charging corridor between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

Charged

Florida-headquartered commercial vehicle EV charging network Greenlane , a joint venture between Daimler Truck North America , NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Climate Infrastructure, has announced plans for a 280-mile corridor of charging stations linking Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The stations will provide more than 100 chargers. The initial sites will be along Interstate 15 in California at Colton, Barstow and Baker.

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OPG Embarks on Major Refurbishment of Niagara Falls Hydropower Stations

POWER Magazine

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will partner with GE Vernova to complete a 15-year project to refurbish the iconic 1.9-GW Sir Adam Beck I and II hydroelectric complex near Niagara Falls. […] The post OPG Embarks on Major Refurbishment of Niagara Falls Hydropower Stations appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Battery storage becomes biggest source of supply in evening peak in one of world’s biggest grids

Renew Economy

Battery storage becomes biggest supplier to California's grid in evening peak for first time. The post Battery storage becomes biggest source of supply in evening peak in one of world’s biggest grids appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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KBR Green Ammonia Technology Selected for Fortescue’s Project in Norway

FuelCellsWorks

HOUSTON— KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has signed a contract to provide its green ammonia technology, K-GreeN®, for Fortescue’s Holmaneset green energy project in Norway.

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ZeroAvia’s Hydrogen Fuel Cells – Unlocking Efficient, Longer Flights

Hydrogen Fuel News

In a landmark development for the aviation industry, ZeroAvia is making headway with its pioneering high-temperature hydrogen fuel cell technology. The green tech innovator is creating waves, offering a sustainable alternative that could significantly reduce commercial aviation emissions. This article provides an inside look into ZeroAvia’s operations and the technical strides the company is making.

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