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How To Build No-Cost On-Site Solar & Battery Storage Projects

GreenBiz

In today’s energy landscape, on-site energy solutions like solar panels and battery storage provide valuable benefits, helping organizations reduce energy costs, drive sustainability goals forward, and even leverage energy flexibility to unlock revenue.

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Confusion reigns as Whitehall briefing contradicts PM’s net zero speech

Envirotec Magazine

There are increasing concerns that civil servants in the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) are attempting to undermine the Prime Minister’s attempts to reset the UK’s net zero policies, says trade body the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA). In a briefing issued to the heating industry only hours after the PM’s net zero speech officials outlined their continuing approach to “encouraging” households to fit heat pumps, retaining unrealistic targets for heat pump installations

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Food Is Made to be Eaten: New Videos Encourage Food Donation

NRDC onEarth

NRDC teamed up with Chef Tom Colicchio to highlight liability protections for food donors because food is made to be eaten and should not end up in landfills.

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Big Battery to the rescue as rooftop PV pushes biggest isolated grid to record demand lows

Renew Economy

WA's first big battery comes to the rescue as rooftop solar provides record 76 pct of state generation and sends grid demand below crucial threshold. The post Big Battery to the rescue as rooftop PV pushes biggest isolated grid to record demand lows appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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What’s top of mind for the most influential people in climate

GreenBiz

As private and public sector leaders met at Climate Week NYC to talk about the climate crisis, three ways sustainability professionals can take immediate action emerged.

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“Embarrassingly Wrong” Tufton Street Net Zero Report Gets Widespread Coverage

DeSmogBlog

A report from the Tufton Street group Civitas on the supposed cost of net zero was featured in several major newspapers today despite serious data errors. Authored by management consultant Ewen Stewart, the report claimed that achieving net zero emissions will cost the UK £4.5 trillion, or £6,000 per household, by 2050. The report was covered in the the Times, Daily Express, Daily Mail, the Spectator, and the influential conservative blog Guido Fawkes through both news reports and opinion pieces

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Rooftop solar meets all of South Australia demand in major new milestone

Renew Economy

Updated: Rooftop solar meets all of South Australia's demand at one stage on Saturday, as more records fall across the grid, including batteries, low coal and minimum demand. The post Rooftop solar meets all of South Australia demand in major new milestone appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Why JPMorgan, Delta and Frontier Co-op support ‘second chance’ hiring

GreenBiz

There are millions of unfilled positions open across the United States. By overlooking individuals with criminal records, businesses are ignoring a big pool of potential candidates.

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Fervo Energy breaks ground on next-gen geothermal project in Cape Station, Utah

ThinkGeoEnergy

Fervo Energy has broken ground on an exploration drilling campaign for a next-generation geothermal energy project at Cape Station in Beaver County, Utah. The project is set to deliver 400 MW of electricity by 2026 with full-scale production targeted by 2028. Earlier this year, Fervo announced breakthrough results of its first full-scale EGS pilot project in northern Nevada, Project Red.

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Renewable Power Helped the United States Survive the Hottest Summer Ever

NRDC onEarth

This summer, the United States endured the two warmest months ever recorded, yet the system held because of renewable energy.

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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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Fire erupts in Tesla Megapack module at Bouldercombe battery, sparks new energy war

Renew Economy

Fire breaks out in Tesla Megapack module at new Bouldercombe battery in Queensland, prompting Chris Bowen to slap down Matt Canavan who led the predictable conservative backlash. The post Fire erupts in Tesla Megapack module at Bouldercombe battery, sparks new energy war appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Cutting the red tape around carbon markets

GreenBiz

Sponsored: While the technology to help scale carbon markets with integrity is here, we need our ecosystem to think differently and at pace to unlock its potential.

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Alstom to Present Italy’s First Hydrogen-Powered Train and the Latest Innovations for Smart Mobility at EXPO Ferroviaria 2023

FuelCellsWorks

Alstom and Ferrovie Nord Milano (FNM) will unveil the hydrogen-powered Coradia Stream, Italy’s first hydrogen train The new Metropolis train for the Turin Metro Line 1 will also be unveiled together.

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What Is the Air Quality Index?

NRDC onEarth

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is used for reporting daily air quality. How to read it and how to protect yourself from air pollution.

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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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Microsoft is going nuclear to power its AI ambitions

The Verge: Energy

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks during an interview in Redmond, Washington, on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023. | Image: Chona Kasinger / Bloomberg via Getty Images Microsoft thinks next-generation nuclear reactors can power its data centers and AI ambitions, according to a job listing for a principal program manager who’ll lead the company’s nuclear energy strategy.

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Watchdogs urge Nestlé, Danone and other food giants to 'deplastify'

GreenBiz

Nine "Big Food" corporations that were served notice last year over their plastic footprint are failing to take sufficient action to tackle pollution, a new report says.

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Electric big rigs are going farther and charging faster

Canary Media

There’s only one way to know if electric trucks can really replace diesel-fueled trucks: load them up with cargo, put them on the road and collect the data to see how far they can go. That’s exactly what 10 freight depots in North America have been doing over the past two weeks.

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Europe’s banks helped fossil fuel firms raise more than €1tn from global bond markets

The Guardian: Energy

Exclusive: Pan-European investigation looked at thousands of transactions since Paris climate agreement in 2016 Banks including some of Europe’s largest lenders have helped fossil fuel companies to raise more than €1tn (£869bn) from the global bond markets since the Paris climate agreement, according to an investigation by the Guardian and its reporting partners.

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Rimac unveils ‘most technically advanced BESS in the world’, SineStack

Energy Storage News

Rimac Energy, the battery energy storage system (BESS) division of EV supercar company, has unveiled its new product at the Energy Storage Summit Central Eastern Europe (CEE).

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Chair Günther Thallinger: The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance makes its climate impact ‘step by step’

GreenBiz

The leader of the financial industry’s biggest effort to advance decarbonization addresses its rapid growth and recent controversial oil and gas position.

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“Largest” urban solar farm and battery planned to power university campus

Renew Economy

La Trobe University has announced plans to install what it claims to be the largest "urban solar farm" in Victoria, a 2.9MW ground-mounted PV array and 2.5MW battery. The post “Largest” urban solar farm and battery planned to power university campus appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Italian Oil Giant Eni Knew About Climate Change More Than 50 Years Ago, Report Reveals

DeSmogBlog

Italian oil major Eni knew of the climate impacts of fossil fuel extraction since 1970, according to a report by Greenpeace Italy and advocacy group ReCommon shared with DeSmog. The report comes four months after the two organizations announced a lawsuit against the company alleging Eni used “lobbying and greenwashing” to push for more oil and gas production, despite having known about the risks fossil fuels posed over the past 53 years.

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California takes big first step toward floating offshore wind

Canary Media

California has a goal of building gigawatts of wind power off its coast by the end of the decade. To meet that goal, it has to create a floating offshore wind industry from scratch.

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Is greenwashing already threatening to uproot 'nature positive' initiatives?

GreenBiz

A new study claims hollow green pledges and 'aspirational phrases' are jeopardizing efforts both to halt and reverse biodiversity loss and restore nature.

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“Electricity is the new oil:” IEA lays out new net zero roadmap for 2030

Renew Economy

New IEA report warns there is no slow route to net zero emissions. Rather, the world needs to add 11,000GW of new renewables by 2030 and electrify everything. The post “Electricity is the new oil:” IEA lays out new net zero roadmap for 2030 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Fokker Next Gen Collaborates With Dassault Systèmes for Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft

FuelCellsWorks

Fokker Next Gen and Dassault Systèmes have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to lead the aviation industry towards a sustainable future powered by hydrogen. The alliance signifies an industry.

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Fervo Energy breaks ground on next-generation geothermal plant

Canary Media

In Beaver County, Utah, a 38-megawatt power plant surrounded by bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents has generated electricity for nearly 40 years using underground hot-water reservoirs.

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CSRD 101: A Definitive Guide to New EU Sustainability Regulations

GreenBiz

Are you ready to transform your business into a sustainable powerhouse? The CSRD is more than just a reporting obligation — it intends to transform the business sector into a more sustainable, resilient economy. The framework is designed to help companies manage physical and transition risks that may endanger assets; attract capital; align their climate strategies to global net-zero objectives; and develop products and services resilient enough to succeed in even the most dynamic of markets.

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Rich, white Americans the most likely to oppose wind farms, says study

Renew Economy

Opposing clean energy is a privilege: Nimbyism among wealthy, white communities is extending the consequences of fossil fuels for others. The post Rich, white Americans the most likely to oppose wind farms, says study appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Santa Cruz METRO to Purchase 57 Zero-Emissions, Fuel Cell Electric Buses

FuelCellsWorks

Santa Cruz METRO Board Approves Purchase of 57 Hydrogen-Powered Buses. The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District’s (METRO) Board of Directors has given a unanimous nod for the procurement of 57.

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These 25 utilities are united by one big goal: 80% less CO2 by 2030

Canary Media

A new cohort is forcefully pushing back on the doubters who don’t think rapid utility-sector decarbonization is feasible: the utilities themselves. A decade after the utility industry balked at the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan regulations , just about every large utility in the U.S.

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Public Storage is backing 130 community solar projects. Here’s why

GreenBiz

The portfolio will bring renewable electricity to low- and moderate-income communities in Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey.

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Stranded solar farms in Top End dealt further blow by new line constraint

Renew Economy

Stranded solar farms on the main grid in Northern Territory face new hurdle after limit placed on transmission line linking them to Darwin. The post Stranded solar farms in Top End dealt further blow by new line constraint appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Alfa Laval Joins a Groundbreaking Hydrogen Project

FuelCellsWorks

Alfa Laval joins innovation forces in a consortium with key industry partners in a groundbreaking project to develop and produce the world’s first 10 MW green hydrogen production facility offshore.

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