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Australia has just lost its best energy minister, lets hope Labor doesn’t trash his legacy

Renew Economy

The NSW Coalition loss means Australia's best performing energy minister is no longer running the show. What does that mean for the state's transition from coal? The post Australia has just lost its best energy minister, lets hope Labor doesn’t trash his legacy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CLEAN AMMONIA IN THE FUTURE ENERGY SYSTEM

Energy Central

A techno-economic analysis of alternative and cleaner pathways for ammonia production, looking both at carbon capture technology and renewable energy-based electrolysis. The analysis is based on a comparative levelized cost of product approach, with natural gas steam methane reforming serving as a benchmark for the counterfactual scenario. It also analyses different emerging applications.

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Methane from fossil fuels is a climate wrecker. Don’t let it wreck the safeguard mechanism, too

Renew Economy

There is no technically feasible way to draw down methane from the atmosphere, and no “like for like” offsetting is possible. The post Methane from fossil fuels is a climate wrecker. Don’t let it wreck the safeguard mechanism, too appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Stellantis Announces German Assembly Expansion For New BEV Crossover

CleanTechnica

One of the big question marks in the automotive industry is how the existing ICE players are going to enter the electric age while staying profitable and successful. The transition from gasoline-powered to electric vehicles (EVs) presents a major challenge for automakers that rely on traditional fuel sources.

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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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Porsche’s Next Cayenne Will Be An EV, Built In Bratislava

CleanTechnica

Like most other luxury and performance manufacturers, Porsche was a little late to the electric party. As we know, Tesla beat it to the punch by more than a decade, and even beat it to mass EV production. Porsche has been producing electric vehicles since 2019, when the first Porsche Taycan was sold.

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North Carolina Regulators Strengthen State’s Rooftop Solar Market

CleanTechnica

First-in-the-region order sets new bar for solar and storage incentives in the Southeast RALEIGH, N.C. — On Thursday, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) issued final orders in its net metering “Smart $aver” docket.

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LG Energy To Build New Battery Plant In Arizona

CleanTechnica

Battery manufacturing is becoming increasingly important for national security in the US. As we know, batteries play a crucial role in powering various electronic devices, electric vehicles, military equipment, and even medical needs for millions of people.

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Tesla Pro Tip: Increase Speeds at Superchargers, Decrease Costs

CleanTechnica

When it comes to charging, many owners charge their Teslas at home. But when you’re out on a road trip or you simply need to stop at Superchargers, there’s a way you can increase the speed of your charging experience, ultimately cutting down your costs for timed-use billing systems.

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South Carolina Is Getting A New EV Battery Materials Facility

CleanTechnica

If everybody woke up tomorrow, had money in hand, and wanted to buy an EV, it couldn’t happen. It’s not that we don’t want everybody to have one, but increasing EV battery production involves a number of complex processes, which require a large amount of minerals, which we’d need more mines to get.

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How Will Future Larger Turbines Impact Wind Project Electricity Output & Surrounding Community Sound Levels?

CleanTechnica

New Berkeley Lab study finds a dramatic increase in estimated project output coupled with a decrease in surrounding sound levels for future turbines as compared to those installed in the past. Multiple technological, social, and market factors of wind power are evolving rapidly.

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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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8th Circuit Rules Minnesota Suit Against Exxon, API, & Koch Industries Can Be Heard In State Court

CleanTechnica

A federal appeals court has ruled that a suit against Exxon and others can be tried in Minnesota state court.

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Connected Kerb & Surrey County Council Aim For 10,000 Public EV Charging Points By 2030

CleanTechnica

One of the biggest obstacles to EV adoption is the need for home EV charging. The ability to charge electric vehicles at home is necessary in order for drivers to have the needed range every day without inconvenience, but many homes do not have the infrastructure in place to support this.