Wed.Dec 06, 2023

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Finance teams need a crash course in ESG. These organizations can help

GreenBiz

New regulations, investor demands and environmental realities are forcing finance teams to brush up on best practices for sustainable finance and ESG reporting.

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Industrial servicing and circularity: New guide

Envirotec Magazine

The guide presents practical ideas for implementing circularity in asset management. Circular economics is going to be a key focus for global businesses in 2024, according to Stuart Thompson, President of ABB Electrification Service (a business unit within the larger ABB group). Companies are taking a circular approach that supplants the throwaway culture by prioritizing – among other factors – life-cycle management, lifetime extension, circular design and reuse and recycling of products. 1 Mod

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How to invest in sustainability education for corporate boards, execs and employees

GreenBiz

Companies that prioritize sustainability education at all levels increase their potential to achieve climate and social goals.

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Study shows power plants can recycle water using wastewater from oil and gas mining

Envirotec Magazine

Although the sample sizes are small, systems analysis aims to show stakeholders, like power plant operators, what to expect when cotreatment happens at a much larger scale (image credit: WVU Photo/Paige Nesbit). Simulations demonstrate the use of two kinds of industrial wastewater to decontaminate each other has the potential to slash a power plant’s total water use, according to a group at West Virginia University , which has published a paper on the topic.

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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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EPA Wants Lead Pipes Out in a Decade: Chicagoans Could Wait 40+ Years

NRDC onEarth

Chicago's lead pipes could be replaced by 2067 or later based on the EPA's Lead and Copper Rule Improvements proposal.

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All-Energy/Dcarbonise 2024 launches calls for speakers and academic posters

Envirotec Magazine

It’s the UK’s largest annual renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference. The organizers of All Energy (co-located with Dcarbonise ), taking place 15-16 May 2024 in Glasgow, offer an update. The mood at All-Energy is one of optimism. 70% of the exhibition space at Glasgow’s SEC has been reserved by past, and new, exhibitors. This year the two-day event takes place in the middle of the first Glasgow Climate Week with a programme of associated events around the City taking shap

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24/7 solar towers could double energy output

TechXplore

If you want to improve the output of solar energy systems, why not also run them at night? That's the question researchers in Qatar and Jordan addressed as they successfully devised a system that promises to more than double energy output of current solar power stations.

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Stunning leap in rooftop solar PV smashes renewable records across the grid

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar output leaps by nearly a gigawatt to help establish new output records for renewables and reshape the grid. The post Stunning leap in rooftop solar PV smashes renewable records across the grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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At COP28, Countries Launch Declaration of Intent on Clean Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

Declaration of Intent facilitates work toward mutual recognition of clean hydrogen certification schemes. DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES– During the 28th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate.

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“Major influx:” Batteries lead charge as renewables and storage grid applications double

Renew Economy

Applications for connections to the grid from new renewable and storage projects have more than doubled in the past year, and its taking less time. The post “Major influx:” Batteries lead charge as renewables and storage grid applications double 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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Genevos Receives Lloyds Register Validation for Imoca Hydrogen Installation

FuelCellsWorks

Approval in Principle (AiP) has been awarded to Genevos for the complete hydrogen energy system installation on board the IMOCA ‘OceansLab – Cleantech Accelerator’. The approval was provided by Lloyds Register (“LR”), a leading provider of classification and global services.

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The new face of old-fashioned climate change denial

Renew Economy

Australia's government isn’t so gauche as to deny climate change out loud at a COP meeting. But it does support fossil fuel expansion completely at odds with the science. The post The new face of old-fashioned climate change denial appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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DESFA Awards Corinth Pipeworks a Hydrogen Certified Pipeline in North Greece

FuelCellsWorks

Brussels– Cenergy Holdings announces that Corinth Pipeworks, its steel pipes segment, was awarded a contract with a value of more than EUR 27 million by DESFA, the Hellenic Gas Transmission.

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Leading oil and gas companies and investors rally around EPA’s new methane rules and set the stakes for robust implementation

EDF + Business

The EPA’s new rules to reduce methane emissions from the nation’s oil and gas industry could be a climate game changer. That’s because methane – the main component of natural gas – has more than 80 times the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide in the short term and is responsible for more than 25% of the warming we’re experiencing today. Reducing emissions from the oil and gas industry is the quickest, simplest and most affordable way to reduce warming in our lifetimes.

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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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Shipping Industry and Green Hydrogen Producers Commit to Scaling Up Nearly 11 Million Tons of Zero-Emission Renewable-Based Hydrogen Fuel by 2030

FuelCellsWorks

Thirty leaders in the shipping sectors – including cargo owners, ship operators, ports, bunkering companies, and equipment manufacturers – signed a Joint Commitment, organized by the UN High Level Champions and.

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Energy giant Statkraft to trial “revolutionary” flow battery made with saltwater

Renew Economy

Statkraft strikes partnership with Dutch company Aquabattery to develop a pilot test of its innovative saltwater-based flow battery designed to improve long-term storage. The post Energy giant Statkraft to trial “revolutionary” flow battery made with saltwater appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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GKN Hydrogen and Mitsubishi Corporation Technos Sign a Memorandum of Understanding ( Mou) To Bring Gkn Hydrogen’s Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage to Japanese Market

FuelCellsWorks

Perfect fit – GKN Hydrogen as a technology leader in the field of hydrogen storage with metal hydrides and Mitsubishi Corporation Technos as a Japanese market leader for providing cutting-edge.

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Researchers use wood materials to create reliable organic solar cells

TechXplore

One of nature's most common organic materials—lignin—can be used to create stable and environmentally friendly organic solar cells. Researchers at Linköping University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) have now shown that untreated kraft lignin can be used to make solar cells even more environmentally friendly and reliable. The study has been published in the journal Advanced Materials.

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Umicore Broke Ground for Its Large-Scale Fuel Cell Catalyst Plant in China

FuelCellsWorks

On December 1st, Umicore held the groundbreaking ceremony in Changshu, Suzhou for its large-scale fuel cell catalyst plant. With the increasing popularity of green hydrogen, the demand for fuel cell.

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Anti-renewables hypocrisy will not save koalas

Renew Economy

Politicians and conservative media commentators drumming up anti-renewables sentiment in the guise of protecting biodiversity and koala habitat is blatant hypocrisy. The post Anti-renewables hypocrisy will not save koalas appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Study Identifies Key Ingredient for Affordable Fuel Cell Catalysts

FuelCellsWorks

Researchers add hydrogen to iron-nitrogen-carbon catalysts; could greatly reduce costs of climate friendly fuel cells. BUFFALO, N.Y.– To make fuel cells more affordable, researchers have spent decades searching for low-cost.

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‘Midwest needs BESS more than anywhere’: Key Capture Energy CEO on Michigan’s storage target

Energy Storage News

Energy-Storage.news speaks with Jeff Bishop, CEO of Key Capture Energy about Michigan’s new energy storage target and why the Midwest could be the US’ biggest BESS market-in-waiting.

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Floating Power Plant Sign Groundbreaking EU Innovation Fund Grant for 26m€

FuelCellsWorks

Floating Power Plant, the Danish pioneer in renewable energy technology, has just signed a transformative grant agreement with the European Commission’s Innovation Fund of 26 m€. This agreement solidifies the.

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What Exactly Are ‘Nature-based Solutions’?

The City Fix

In the Seychelles archipelago in East Africa, flooding and erosion caused by rising sea levels pose an imminent threat to the country’s many low-lying islands. At the same time its mangrove forests, which serve as a vital buffer against these.

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Hyphen Hydrogen Energy recognised as Energy Transition Changemaker at COP28

FuelCellsWorks

Namibia– Hyphen Hydrogen Energy (Hyphen) is pleased to announce it has been recognised as a Low-Carbon Hydrogen Energy Transition Changemaker by the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) Presidency.

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Zen Energy inks deal to power supermarkets and offices with Queensland solar

Renew Economy

A solar farm in Queensland's Western Downs region will power more than a dozen retail, office and industrial sites as part of a new six-year deal. The post Zen Energy inks deal to power supermarkets and offices with Queensland solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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ADNOC and SOCAR to Collaborate on Hydrogen, Carbon Management and Geothermal Technologies

FuelCellsWorks

Companies to explore low-carbon solutions for potential deployment in the UAE, Azerbaijan and other global markets to advance net zero ambitions. Agreement builds on strategic bilateral energy cooperation between the.

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'Green' hydrogen debate heats up ahead of tax-credit decision

Canary Media

The Biden administration plans to set strict requirements on the sources of carbon-free electricity used by hydrogen producers seeking lucrative federal incentives, according to news reports citing leaked information regarding long-awaited rules for the Inflation Reduction Act’s clean hydrogen tax-credit program.

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NHOA’s new 311MWh BESS in Taiwan ‘designed specifically for new E-dReg ancillary service’

Energy Storage News

New HOrizons Ahead (NHOA) has completed work on a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) in Taiwan, designed specifically for a new ancillary service opportunity.

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How institutional investors can up their sustainability game in private markets

Impact Alpha

Institutional investors – aka, Limited Partners, or LPs – are increasingly integrating sustainability into their investment processes for private markets. That requires managing. The post How institutional investors can up their sustainability game in private markets appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Cubico brings to operation 135MW solar plant in Mississippi

PV Tech

London-headquartered renewable energy financier Cubico Sustainable Investments has started operations of its 135MW solar PV plant in the state of Mississippi, US.

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Cybersecurity standards to be developed for EU distribution systems

Smart Energy International

The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and the EU DSO Entity will develop state of the art cybersecurity regulation, practices and standards for the electricity distribution system. The tighter collaboration between ENCS, a European non-profit owned by grid operators, and the EU association for distribution system operators will work to increase the resilience of Europe’s power system against cyber-attacks.

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EY: Solar LCOE 29% lower than cheapest fossil fuel alternative

PV Tech

The cost of solar power generation dropped from US$417 per MWh in 2010 to US$49 per MWh in 2022, representing a 88% decrease.

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Pickering Electronics releases new high-voltage SMD reed relays

Charged

Pickering Electronics , a manufacturer of reed relays, has introduced new high-voltage surface-mount reed relays for semiconductor testers, medical equipment testing, EV charge point testing and monitoring solar cell PV efficiency. The new Series 219 high-voltage surface-mount device (SMD) reed relay can switch up to 1 kV and is the only surface-mount high-voltage relay available on the market in 2 Form A and 1 Form B packages, according to the company.