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Joel Fitzgibbon appointed to board of coal mine investor as profits flood in

Renew Economy

Updated: Former ALP maverick and fossil fuel supporter Joel Fitzgibbon appointed to the board of a company invested in coal mining. The post Joel Fitzgibbon appointed to board of coal mine investor as profits flood in appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Technology Trending: Friendly IoT platform, MD microgrid, solar harvesting for sensors, new solar cell records

Smart Energy International

Friendly Technologies IoT platform for smart meter management, a Maryland microgrid for powering an electric bus fleet, solar harvesting to power IoT sensors and new Perovskite solar cell advances are on the week’s technology radar. The ‘Friendly’ platform for smart meters and IoT devices. Israeli IoT and device management company Friendly Technologies has set its eye on managing tens of millions of IoT-enabled utility smart meters for electricity, water, gas and heating.

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Wind and solar delivered one third of grid demand in last month, but fossil fuels set the price

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar overtakes both hydro and gas, but despite record levels of renewables the market price is still being set by fossil fuels. The post Wind and solar delivered one third of grid demand in last month, but fossil fuels set the price appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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On deadline, COP27 wrangles with loss, damages and fossil fuels

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Nov. 21 – Exhausted negotiators from nearly 200 countries clinched a climate agreement in the wee hours Sunday as the two-week global. The post On deadline, COP27 wrangles with loss, damages and fossil fuels appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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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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The good, the bad, and a leave pass for fossil fuels at compromised Egypt COP27

Renew Economy

COP27 made important advances on loss and damage, but the refusal to call out fossil fuels and backtracking on 1.5° target has left a bitter taste. The post The good, the bad, and a leave pass for fossil fuels at compromised Egypt COP27 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Why The U.S. Has Lost Oil Refining Capacity

R-Squared Energy

One of the under-reported factors behind the ongoing diesel shortage is the loss of U.S. refining capacity since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Today I will discuss the factors that led to this loss. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), at the beginning of the pandemic U.S. refiners had 19.0 million barrels per day (BPD) of operable refining capacity ( Source ).

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DOE Rejects Funding for Holtec to Restart Palisades

Energy Central

DOE Rejects Funding for Holtec to Restart Palisades UK Govt Gives Green Light to Build Sizewell C Twin 1600 MW Reactors Nuclear Hydrogen ‘Can Help Build Economy of the Future’ Westinghouse to Study UK Production of TRISO Nuclear Fuel DOE Rejects Funding for Holtec to Restart Palisades A first of a kind effort to reopen a nuclear power plant that had been closed by.

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Explainer: What was decided at Cop27 climate talks in Egypt?

Renew Economy

The biggest breakthrough came on support for climate victims, but there was little to stop polluters causing more damage. The post Explainer: What was decided at Cop27 climate talks in Egypt? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Powercrumbs – novel solution to the green gas problem

Smart Energy International

Arnhem-based clean energy start-up Powercrumbs was named by the Dutch network company Alliander as the winner of its third innovation challenge. The company, which receives an innovation budget of €60,000 ($62,000), will now further develop its concept and apply it in a pilot. The challenge was focused on addressing the seasonal green gas problem, which occurs during the summer months when more green gas can be produced than is consumed.

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Wilkie calls out Australia “clean coal scam” that puts country’s reputation at stake

Renew Economy

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie alleges "fraud" and "scam" over quality reports that suggested Australian coal was cleaner than it was. The post Wilkie calls out Australia “clean coal scam” that puts country’s reputation at stake appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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'Climate action is finally coming home on African soil': COP27 closes with historic deal on climate Loss and Damage

Business Green

But group of petrostates resist calls to phase down fossil fuels and accelerate decarbonisation efforts. The COP27 Climate Summit closed early on Sunday morning with the adoption of an historic new accord that for the first time commits countries to providing funding to the most vulnerable nations to help them cope with the loss and damage inflicted by escalating climate impacts.

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Wind farm rejected over threat to koalas gets green light for new design

Renew Economy

The central Queensland wind farm sent back to the drawing board for posing a “clearly unacceptable” threat to koalas has been approved for construction. The post Wind farm rejected over threat to koalas gets green light for new design appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Study: Public smart charging could save EV drivers over £600 a year

Business Green

Government-backed trial shows that smart charging technologies could slash the cost of recharging from public charge points. Electric vehicle (EV) charging technology provider Connected Kerb has today released data from the UK's first trial of smart metered on-street charge points, revealing how harnessing smart technologies to optimise charging times could slash the cost of charging for EV owners.

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Clean Air Task Force - Superhot rock energy is growing, but needs more support to reach its full potential

Global Renewable News

Superhot rock energy is a visionary geothermal.

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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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Octopus' energy saving trial sees customer usage halved in peak period

Business Green

Preliminary results of hour-long trial earlier this month saw 200,000 households receive payments to avoid using power at peak times. Octopus Energy has unveiled the preliminary results of its first large scale customer energy saving trial, which saw 200,000 households receive payments to shift their energy usage outside peak periods this month in a bid to test whether the approach could help reduce pressure on the power grid, cut costs, and curb carbon emissions.

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U.S. Department of Energy - DOE Announces Topics for Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Support Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Global Renewable News

On November 7, the U.S. Department of Energy.

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COP27: The voices that were missing

Business Green

In the last of BusinessGreen's dispatches from COP27, UN Live's Molly Fannon reflects on the the importance of getting a broad spectrum of voices heard at summits. Having just returned from COP27, my inherent hope is now firmly rooted in an energised anger about the voices that are missing. And the knowledge that not only can we correct that loud silence, but we must.

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New York Public Service Commission - PSC Moves 4 Major Wind Projects ForwardCommission Approves Compliance Filings for Renewable Energy Projects

Global Renewable News

The New York State Public Service Commission.

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Cop27 backfires for Egypt as signs of repression mar attempt to bolster image

Energy Central

Guardian on Cop27

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Federation of Canadian Municipalities - COP27: Canada's municipalities lead the way on climate adaptation and emissions reduction efforts

Global Renewable News

The President of the Federation of Canadian.

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COP27: Amid compromises, world finds solace in loss and damage breakthrough

Eco-Business

Developing countries now dare to hope that they have enough money to tide through rising climate risks, though many details need to be ironed out in the coming year. Efforts to slash emissions, meanwhile, appear to have taken a back seat.

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Alberta - City of Leduc launches new downtown solar carport and electric vehicle charging stations

Global Renewable News

The City of Leduc announced its new solar.

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What can we learn from Indonesian Muslim environmentalism?

Eco-Business

Critics say that the Religion of Twenty conference, recently held in Bali, is problematic as it excluded Indonesian Muslim environmentalists. Activist groups inspired by pro-environment ideas have the potential to do more.

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Leduc - City launches new downtown solar carport and electric vehicle charging stations

Global Renewable News

The City of Leduc announced its new solar.

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'Our planet is still in the emergency room': All the reaction to the COP27 deal

Business Green

All the reaction to the historic deal on Loss and Damage and negligible progress on climate mitigation. In the early hours of Sunday morning the COP27 Climate Summit closed with a deal that has been simultaneously hailed as a major breakthrough and a huge disappointment. The final text of the agreement confirmed the adoption of historic plans to introduce a new fundiung mechanism to help climate vulnerable nations cope with climate-related Loss and Damage, marking a sizeable victory for nations

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Government of Canada - MP Hanley Announces $164,000 in Clean Energy Support for Indigenous Communities

Global Renewable News

The Government of Canada is committed.

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Waymo: New Robotaxi Platform, + New Service In Phoenix

CleanTechnica

Who knows which companies will be able to provide scaled-up, high-volume robotaxi service profitably? It feels like we’ve come a long way in recent years with Waymo and Cruise now providing limited robotaxi service in certain markets. Of course, they are far from profitability, but each step forward feels momentous. On that note, Waymo has […].

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New York State - Governor Hochul Announces Approval of Major Offshore Wind Transmission Line

Global Renewable News

Highlights Approved Transmission Line.

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Google Maps Adds Custom EV Fast Chargers To Search Results

CleanTechnica

A Google Maps update now allows EV drivers to search for fast chargers when planning a road trip away from home.

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire Conquers Nullarbor

CleanTechnica

What do you do to scratch that itch for challenge and adventure? After his epic journey from Sydney, New South Wales, to Cape Tribulation in Northern Queensland, Ed Darmanin decided to ride his Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle across the Nullarbor Plain from Perth to Sydney. Here are some highlights of the story they told to […].

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Tesla Starts Sending Invites To Semi Delivery Event

CleanTechnica

Earlier this week, Tesla announced that an entire event will be held at its Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, to celebrate the first deliveries of its class-8 semi truck, the Tesla Semi. Now that the event is all set to happen, Tesla has started sending invites to retail investors to RSVP. These invitations are limited to Tesla […].

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Not Just The Safest — Tesla Model 3 Is Greenest Car On Highway In Europe

CleanTechnica

With each passing day, Tesla’s electric cars are proving to be safer and safer — and not just that, it’s similar when it comes to sustainability. Just recently, the Tesla Model 3 won 5 stars in “Green NCAP,” with the highest rating ever in one category. Europe’s Green New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) evaluates both ICE […].

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Ford Motor Company Partners With Manufacture 2030 To Enhance Supply Chain Sustainability

CleanTechnica

Ford Motor Company and Manufacture 2030 recently established a strategic alliance to support Ford’s suppliers in achieving their carbon reduction targets in support of Ford’s objective to become carbon neutral globally by 2050 and in Europe by 2035. Ford was one of the first American automakers to sign up for Manufacture 2030 and the first […].

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KB Home Offers Energy Efficient, Connected Homes In California

CleanTechnica

KB Home is building an energy efficient, connected community southeast of Los Angeles that will feature its own microgrid.

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