Tue.Dec 05, 2023

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Why stocks in the Global South are key to scaling climate solutions

GreenBiz

The stock market is not a neutral bystander in the climate crisis. Investors and lenders must take action by backing climate solutions companies globally — notably in the Global South.

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Why are people still flying to climate conferences by private jet?

Envirotec Magazine

By Carole Roberts, Researcher, Carbon Footprint of Transport, UCL; Mark Maslin, Professor of Natural Sciences, UCL; and Priti Parikh, Professor of Infrastructure Engineering and International Development, UCL writing in The Conversation. Rishi Sunak, David Cameron and King Charles are just three of the more than 70,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries at the latest UN climate summit in Dubai, COP28.

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Aligning Corporate Targets for Forests, Climate, and Nature

GreenBiz

To meet 1.5 degree and ‘30 by 30’ ambitions, companies must accelerate action across their supply chains. But navigating the different target-setting, accounting, and disclosure initiatives for forests, climate, and nature can be confusing.

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Rats are more human than you think – and they certainly like being around us

Envirotec Magazine

It’s time to consider if there are less violent ways of living alongside rats. By Tobias Linné Assistant Professor in Media and Communication Studies, Lund University, writing in The Conversation Rats have a somewhat unfortunate tendency to enjoy living where people live. That’s how a biologist tried to explain people’s hatred for the rodents in a television news feature about rats gnawing electrical cables in parked cars in the southern Swedish town of Malmö.

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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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Solving the EV charging problem for multi-unit dwellings

GreenBiz

California startup Orange is targeting a major EV adoption problem — charging in multi-unit dwellings.

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Report calls for urgent scientific examination of vital climate interventions

Envirotec Magazine

Emissions reductions alone are no longer enough to put us on track for a safe and manageable future for humanity, according to a new report , released on 5 December by internationally renowned climate experts, the Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG). The report states that urgent action is needed to critically examine the full range of climate interventions, including the removal of excess GHGs from the atmosphere , and repairing parts of global and regional climate systems.

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Key players in concrete and cement align around ‘real-world’ roadmap towards net zero-emissions

Envirotec Magazine

If the cement industry was a country it would be the third largest emitter in the world, after China and the US – the need for realistic milestones towards decarbonisation is urgent. A new report sets out a strategy for achieving net zero concrete and cement. It has been endorsed by ten of the world’s largest concrete companies and cement makers, including Heidelberg, Cemex and Holcim, in addition to architects, engineers, and construction firms Concrete is the world’s most widely used mat

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Removing to Net Zero: 5 Carbon Removal Insights for CSOs

GreenBiz

To limit global warming and act on the climate emergency, emissions reductions are a priority, but not sufficient. Corporate net zero targets won’t be achieved without carbon removal. Discover 5 strategic insights to harness carbon removal on your company's net zero journey with our downloadable report, "Removing to net zero: 5 carbon removal insights for CSOs".

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How Neonics Can Harm Soil Health and Soil Biodiversity

NRDC onEarth

This World Soil Day, let's acknowledge the effects that neonic pesticides can have on soil health and biodiversity, and the farms that depend on them

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Wind and solar output surges past 20 gigawatts for first time on Australia’s main grid

Renew Economy

Wind and solar output has surged past 20 gigawatts for the first time on Australian main grid, marking yet another significant milestone in the green energy transition. The post Wind and solar output surges past 20 gigawatts for first time on Australia’s main grid 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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Municipal Compost is Key for Regenerative Farms and Sustainable Cities

NRDC onEarth

Compost is a physical reminder that soils, farms, and farmers are all part of a larger food system inextricably linked with municipalities and urban areas

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Another dud Snowy Hydro project, squandering over $1.5bn of taxpayers’ money

Renew Economy

Snowy Hydro's Hunter Power Project has kept a low profile compared to Snowy 2.0 – but it has a strikingly similar list of troubles sending it over budget and off schedule. The post Another dud Snowy Hydro project, squandering over $1.5bn of taxpayers’ money appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Electric Vehicles: A Win-Win for Illinois Drivers & Utility Customers

NRDC onEarth

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles in Illinois will benefit all utility customers as we transition towards a cleaner transportation system.

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BMW Takes iX5 Hydrogen Vehicle on ‘World Tour’

FuelCellsWorks

Driving the iX5 hydrogen concept felt similar to a high-powered BEV such as the Lucid Air or Kia EV6 GT. Handling was similar to a gas-powered BMW 5-Series, which is.

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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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Compost Is a Climate Solution

NRDC onEarth

Reducing food waste is no. 1 on the list of most impactful interventions to mitigate climate change.

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HYDROGENE DE FRANCE: HDF Energy Poised for Growth, Set to Surpass €100 Million Revenue Mark by 2027

FuelCellsWorks

Bordeaux (France)- Hydrogène de France (HDF Energy), developer of large hydrogen infrastructures and manufacturer of high-power fuel cells, provides an update on the latest developments of its large-scale projects and.

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Beyond The Tailpipe

NRDC onEarth

Brakes and tires are now a major source of particulate matter pollution from cars and trucks.

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Brazil and the United Kingdom to Co-Chair a Brazil-UK Hydrogen Hub

FuelCellsWorks

The government of the Federative Republic of Brazil (“Brazil”), represented by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), and the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern.

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Is solar the future of boating? This engineer turned boat-builder says yes

Canary Media

KINGSTON, New York — Behind the diesel-powered Rip Van Winkle party boat, across from Mathilda, the decommissioned 19th-century tugboat, and about 1,000 yards upriver from the rusted husk of a retired New York City hospital barge named the Lila Acheson Wallace, you will find the Solaris, pitching softly on the placid…

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Reuters, New York Times Top List of Fossil Fuel Industry’s Media Enablers

DeSmogBlog

Darren Woods, the CEO of Exxon, celebrates the potential of carbon capture to dramatically reduce global emissions. According to Saudi Aramco’s podcast, the fossil fuel industry is innovating new climate solutions, and BP’s podcast proclaims more of the same. These messages sound like they’ve been pulled from the public-relations departments of the world’s largest oil companies, but they were produced and promoted by the in-house ad agencies of Bloomberg, Reuters , and The New

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How Management Affects Carbon Stored in Forest Soils

NRDC onEarth

This World Soil Day, let’s take a minute to appreciate how forests, and specifically forest soils, store carbon.

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EPC DEPCOM begins construction on Puerto Rico solar-plus-storage plant with 51MW BESS

Energy Storage News

DEPCOM Power, a provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work, has started construction on what it has called Puerto Rico’s “largest” solar-plus-storage project.

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NSW shines in November as coal state claims best performing solar farms

Renew Economy

New South Wales had a big month of renewables in November, dominating the charts for the best performing big solar generation assets. The post NSW shines in November as coal state claims best performing solar farms appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Fuel Cell Manufacturer Blue World Technologies Closes Financing Round With Maersk Growth and EIFO

FuelCellsWorks

Blue World Technologies is on a voyage towards supporting net-zero shipping and with Maersk’s venture arm and EIFO participating in a financing round, the company has taken yet another step.

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Vestas massive 15MW offshore wind turbine ready for service

Renew Economy

Danish wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas has received type certification for its 15MW offshore wind turbine, making the turbine ready for commercial use. The post Vestas massive 15MW offshore wind turbine ready for service appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Asahi Kasei Launching Demonstration Trial on Rental Service for Chlor-Alkali Electrolysis Cells in Europe – Contributing to the Circular Economy and Reduction Of Customer Burden

FuelCellsWorks

Düsseldorf and Tokyo– Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei is launching a demonstration trial of a rental service for chlor-alkali electrolysis cells in Europe with Nobian GmbH and LOGISTEED Europe B.V.

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AGL signs up battery recycling innovator that avoids “black mass” for Hunter hub

Renew Economy

AGL signs deal with Australian start-up that says it can recycle batteries without creating a sludge known as "black mass" The post AGL signs up battery recycling innovator that avoids “black mass” for Hunter hub appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Iberdrola and Masdar Sign Global Alliance to Co-invest up to €15 Billion in Offshore Wind and Green Hydrogen Projects in Germany, UK and the USA

FuelCellsWorks

Following the successful investment agreement in Baltic Eagle in Germany, the first milestone of this alliance is a co-investment in the 1,400 megawatt (MW) East Anglia 3 offshore wind project.

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Heat and rain delay return to service of Queensland’s busted coal plants

Renew Economy

Hot and wet weather, and the added complications of Covid and the Gaza conflict, have caused more delays for the return of the Callide C coal generator units. The post Heat and rain delay return to service of Queensland’s busted coal plants appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Cepsa and C2X Set up Joint Project to Develop the Largest Hydrogen-to- Methanol Plant in Europe

FuelCellsWorks

At COP28 and in the presence of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, the two companies announce a joint project to provide green methanol for multiple industries, including chemicals and shipping.

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20-plus countries pledge to triple the world's nuclear energy by 2050

Canary Media

COP28 might be remembered as the “nuclear COP.” More than 20 countries including the U.S., France, Japan and the United Kingdom have pledged to triple global nuclear energy generation by 2050 at the launch of COP28 in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the world’s annual climate summit. John Kerry, former U.S.

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The Production of Green Hydrogen Has Stalled. What Is It, and Why Do They Want to Promote It?

FuelCellsWorks

A study by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development points out that, to boost the global green hydrogen market, incentives and public policies that generate confidence among investors must.

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‘Germany’s largest BESS project’ to begin construction soon with others following

Energy Storage News

Construction is set to begin soon on a 100MW/200MWh battery storage project in Arzberg, Germany, through developer MW Storage and asset manager Reichmuth & Co Infrastructure.

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QUANTRON QHM FCEV AERO Complements Holistic Hydrogen Ecosystem With Newly Opened H2 Filling Station in Neumünster

FuelCellsWorks

Quantron AG ensures with its trucks the uptake of hydrogen at the H2 filling station opened by Hypion GmbH in Neumünster, Germany A total of five QUANTRON QHM FCEV AEROs.

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