Fri.Dec 08, 2023

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Don't call it upcycling: 3 resourceful companies to watch

GreenBiz

It’s rare to find a company that perfectly closes the loop, but it’s valuable to embrace the diversity of circular solutions.

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Yet Another Oil Spill Hits the Gulf of Mexico

NRDC onEarth

The largest Gulf oil spill since Deepwater Horizon highlights the inherent risks of offshore drilling to coastal communities and marine ecosystems.

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Why it matters that New York state is suing PepsiCo over single-use plastic

GreenBiz

The state alleges PepsiCo misled the public about the damage caused by single-use plastics.

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Innovate UK report presents “50 new technologies that could shape the future”

Envirotec Magazine

Prototype quantum computing technology. A real-life invisibility cloak, a London-to-Sydney flight in 3 hours, manufacturing in zero-gravity space, and worm-like robotics for disaster recovery, these are just some of the 50 emerging technologies that could shape our future. The 50 Emerging Technologies report from Innovate UK – the UK’s innovation agency – brings together ”the most exciting new technological breakthroughs that could be part of our everyday lives”, says the group.

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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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Prepare for Emissions Reporting and Regulation Compliance in 2024

GreenBiz

The regulatory landscape is quickly shifting, from the recent passage of California’s SB 253 and 261 to updates to SBTi FLAG emissions reporting. These new regulations will soon have implications for large companies doing business in the state.

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Planning approval given for Australia’s biggest battery to soak up solar and replace coal

Renew Economy

Planning approval given for 2,000 MWh battery in Collie that could double in size and will be used to soak up solar and shift it to the evening peaks, replacing coal. The post Planning approval given for Australia’s biggest battery to soak up solar and replace coal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Drought-Proofing Los Angeles County

NRDC onEarth

L.A. County releases an ambitious new plan to switch to 80 percent local water to address increasing droughts from climate change.

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Lhyfe Inaugurates Its Bessières Site, the France’s Largest Green and Renewable Hydrogen Production Site

FuelCellsWorks

Occitanie H2 Corridor project and hydrogen mobility launched in the region From the first half of 2024, it will be possible in Occitanie to drive and power industrial processes cleanly,

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‘This may be our last chance’: Cop28 talks enter final phase

The Guardian: Energy

‘We cannot negotiate with nature’ says Denmark’s climate minister as talks to phase out fossil fuels hang in balance The next few days could be the world’s last chance of keeping global heating within safe limits, nations meeting for the Cop28 UN climate summit have been told. With talks in Dubai now entering their final phase, the world’s governments are still far apart on the central question of whether to phase out fossil fuels.

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Fallback Friday Story: World First Hydrogen-Powered Access Platform Launched

FuelCellsWorks

Loughborough – 1st November 2023 – Intelligent Energy Limited’s (IEL) hydrogen fuel cells have been chosen by mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) manufacturer Niftylift and plant hire firm Speedy Hire to create a new zero-carbon.

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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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US adds 6.5GW of solar PV in record third quarter, residential to decline in 2024

PV Tech

The US solar industry has registered its best third quarter with 6.5GW of PV installed in Q3 2023, however residential started to show a slowdown in certain states.

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The Car of the Future Could Be Chinese, Run On Hydrogen, and Be Made With Algae and Biomaterials

FuelCellsWorks

Embrace hydrogen, and its body is made from a series of materials crafted from ocean-recycled plastics, seaweed, and substances of biological origin. There is much speculation about the mobility of.

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SolarPower Europe releases floating PV best practice guidelines

PV Tech

SolarPower Europe – the representative trade body for the European solar industry – has published its first Best Practice Guidelines document for the floating solar (FPV) market segment.

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ENOC Group Opens First Integrated Fuel Station That Includes Green Hydrogen in Collaboration With Dewa

FuelCellsWorks

In line with the commitment to advance Dubai as a global model in sustainability and green transformation, His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council.

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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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US Republicans at Dubai Climate Summit Have Accepted $11 Million in Fossil Fuel Donations

DeSmogBlog

Republican lawmakers with a presence at the international climate summit in Dubai — known as COP28 — have received over $11 million in fossil fuel donations, DeSmog can reveal. DeSmog’s review of three Congressional COP28 delegations comprising dozens of senators and representatives has found that of the 36 Republican lawmakers involved, just 10 received more than $9.4 million of these campaign contributions.

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Hydrogen Future Industries Plc – Collaboration With University of Bristol

FuelCellsWorks

Hydrogen Future Industries plc (AQSE: HFI), a developer of a proprietary green hydrogen production system featuring an advanced aerodynamic wind turbine and a high-performance electrolyser, is pleased to announce it has signed.

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Big Meat and Dairy Delegates Triple at COP28

DeSmogBlog

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Lobbyists from industrial agriculture companies and trade groups have turned out in record numbers at COP28, which this year has a strong focus on tackling emissions from the food sector. Attendees are present from some of the world’s largest agribusiness firms – such as meatpacker JBS , fertiliser giant Nutrien, food giant Nestlé and pesticide firm Bayer – and powerful industry trade groups.

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Datwyler With New Sealing Materials in Bipolar Fuel Cell Technology

FuelCellsWorks

Datwyler has expanded its capabilities to support customers transitioning to hydrogen fuel cell technology. Working in partnership with leading global fuel cell producers, the company has further strengthened its portfolio.

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BYD introduces two new bus models

Charged

Chinese EV maker BYD has introduced its 40-foot BYD B12 and its 45-foot double-decker BYD-UNVI DD13 electric bus models, the latter in collaboration with Spanish bus manufacturer UNVI. The BYD B12 integrates a lithium-iron-phosphate blade battery within the chassis structure. The battery pack has a maximum capacity of 500 kWh. BYD says the 6-in-1 controller with silicon carbide (SiC) technology and two wheel hub hairpin motors result in enhanced energy efficiency, performance and durability.

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European Council and Parliament Reach Deal on Future Hydrogen and Gas Market

FuelCellsWorks

The Council and the Parliament today reached a provisional political agreement on a regulation that establishes common internal market rules for renewable and natural gases and hydrogen. The purpose of.

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EV charging provider Elexon becomes part of VARO Energy

Charged

As part of its e-mobility growth strategy, Swiss energy group VARO Energy has acquired 100% of the shares of German EV charging infrastructure company Elexon. Elexon focuses on the business-to-business sector, providing project development and electric charging hardware capabilities for customers looking to decarbonize their vehicle fleets. The company also provides and oversees third-party suppliers across Germany to install, operate and maintain charging facilities.

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Hydron Energy Receives Funding from the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) to Commercialize the INTRUPTor™ Technology, a Low Cost and Novel Waste-to-Fuel System.

FuelCellsWorks

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC– Hydron Energy, a company establishing novel gas separation solutions to address both environmental and economical market opportunities, announced today it has received a grant from the Clean Resource.

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Epsilon Advanced Materials to build $650-million battery anode manufacturing facility in North Carolina

Charged

Epsilon Advanced Materials (EAM), an Indian battery materials manufacturer, will build a $650-million graphite anode manufacturing plant in Brunswick County in North Carolina. The company will start construction in 2024 and begin manufacturing in 2026, achieving full capacity by 2031. The plant will make high-capacity EV battery anodes using green technology.

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Masdar Signs Agreement With Omv to Produce Green Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

The partners will collaborate to develop the project and plan to make a final investment decision in the second half of 2024. COP28, Expo City, Dubai– Masdar, one of the.

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Advanced Energy Storage: Linchpin for a Renewable Energy Future

POWER Magazine

In an era defined by environmental consciousness and a pressing need to reduce our carbon emissions, renewable energy has emerged as the shining beacon of hope for a sustainable future. […] The post Advanced Energy Storage: Linchpin for a Renewable Energy Future appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Bekaert Invests Further in Electrolysis Technologies for Green Hydrogen Production

FuelCellsWorks

Bekaert announces an equity investment of 5 million USD in Ionomr Innovations Driven by the opportunities arising from the energy transition and decarbonization trends, Bekaert has established a clear growth.

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Dominion Energy Virginia Puts Its Largest Battery Storage Facility Into Operation

Solar Industry

Dominion Energy Virginia’s largest battery storage facility to date is currently operational. The Dry Bridge Battery Energy Storage System, located in Chesterfield County, can store up to 20 MW of electricity and is enough to power 5,000 homes for up to four hours, says the company. “Battery storage is an important part of our mission of delivering reliable, affordable and increasingly clean energy to our customers,” says Ed Baine, president of Dominion Energy Virginia. “

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A Cleaner Future for Landfill: : Levidian and Tadweer Collaborate to Transform Abu Dhabi’s Methane Waste into Hydrogen and Graphene

FuelCellsWorks

Partnership between Tadweer and Levidian marks a global first with UK decarbonisation tech to be installed at Abu Dhabi’s landfill site. Levidian’s LOOP to convert waste methane into hydrogen and.

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ubitricity to provide public EV charge points in London borough of Bexley

Charged

London- and Berlin-based EV charge point operator ubitricity , a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shell Group, has been selected by Bexley Borough Council to supply and maintain a hundred 5 kW public charge points to be installed in existing on-street lamp posts and bollards. The charge points take as little as two hours each to install. They will be deployed on residential streets across Bexley, with at least two per ward.

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Hysata Receives COP28 Presidency Award in Dubai

FuelCellsWorks

Wollongong, Australia– Australian electrolyser company Hysata has been recognised with a top accolade at COP28 in the United Arab Emirates this week, receiving an Energy Transition Changemaker award along with.

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What is this EV mandate that auto dealers are kvetching about?

Charged

Since the advent of modern EVs, auto dealerships have been seen as an impediment to faster EV adoption—and that image doesn’t appear likely to change any time soon, even though annual US EV sales cracked the one-million mark in 2023. Over 3,800 US auto dealers recently signed on to an open letter to President Joe Biden calling for the government to slow down its plans to encourage EV adoption.

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NJBPU Receives More Than 300 Applications for Community Solar Program

Solar Industry

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has received more than 300 applications for the Community Solar Energy Program (CSEP), totaling more than 300 MW of new capacity. The Board opened the application window for the State’s new, permanent community solar program on November 15, with a 225 MW capacity block available for development for EY 2024, representing the first opportunity for developers to participate since establishing the CSEP.

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ChargeX consortium recommends common EV charging station error codes

Charged

The National Charging Experience Consortium (ChargeX) is a collaboration among DOE national labs, EV charging industry players and consumer advocates. Its mission is to gauge and improve the customer experience with public EV charging infrastructure in the US. Now the consortium has released a report that recommends 26 common EV charging error codes to enable faster error reporting, diagnostics and resolution.

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Smart Energy Finances: SparkMeter funding, Elia in the US and AI assisting investments

Smart Energy International

This week we look at a $5 million investment into SparkMeter, which provides grid management solutions tailored to emerging markets, an acquisition from Elia Group signalling their entry into the US and insights into how AI can assist with clean tech investments in a constantly changing market environment. Honeywell invests in Sparkmeter SparkMeter, a provider of grid management services, equipment and software solutions across Africa, Asia and the Americas, has secured a strategic $5 million in