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Study: Younger generations drive consumption of plant-based food, while baby boomers lag behind

GreenBiz

Younger age groups are driving the consumption of vegetarian and vegan food, according to an EAT-GlobeScan survey. This trend presents a significant opportunity for sustainable food brands.

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National grid operator expands grid flexibility, so households can earn more

Envirotec Magazine

National grid operator ESO announced on 11 June that it will expand its existing Demand Flexibility Service (DFS), and pay UK households who turn down their electricity at any time of the year, not just winter. Renewable energy firm Octopus Energy described it as “a revolutionary change for the UK energy system.” In effect it means that households can earn “up to hundreds of pounds a year”, in Octopus’s explanation, via simple measures like turning off appliances at

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Pact including Coca-Cola, Nestlé moves 2025 plastic reduction goals to 2030

GreenBiz

The absence of federal standards is hindering the progress of the U.S. Plastics Pact, according to the group.

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High seas policy presents historic opportunity for climate change adaptation, scientists say

Envirotec Magazine

As early as next year, the ocean’s vast international waters could – for the first time – have rules for comprehensive biodiversity protection, once the UN High Seas Treaty secures the 60 national ratifications needed for it to enter into force. As nations convene later this month to determine the institutions and processes needed to implement the Treaty, scientists stress in a new paper published on 13 June in Nature the importance of accounting for the specific challenges posed by the climate

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Inside Microsoft’s Panama tropical forest carbon offtake deal

GreenBiz

8 months of due diligence and tens of millions in early-stage financing will help restore 10,000 hectares of tropical forest in Panama.

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Trade show will spotlight growing importance of jetting industry

Envirotec Magazine

A new trade show dedicated to the industrial and commercial applications of water jetting is to be held in London in September. The Water Jetting Association, the member organisation for the water jetting industry in the UK, is organising the free-to-attend event at the StoneX Stadium, North West London, on 12 th September 2024. The WJA Trade Show has already captured significant interest with almost all the exhibition stands available already snapped up.

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Trade groups call for solar funding reprieve in Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

Scotland’s solar sector and the Scottish Government’s net-zero targets are at serious risk if solar is not reinstated to the Home Energy Scotland (HES) grant and loan scheme, according to warnings from trade groups in the construction and renewables sectors. The Scottish Government recently opted to discontinue funding for solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage under the scheme, with the effect, as Scottish Renewables put it, of “undermining Scotland’s solar sector and removing any in

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Kimberly-Clark is on a roll with new forest policy and goals

NRDC onEarth

The maker of Kleenex, Cottonelle, and Scott tissue products just committed to go beyond its biggest competitors.

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Social housing ground source heating project scoops renewables award

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Kensa Group Media Centre, David Dean. At the 12 June Business Green awards in London, heat pump specialist Kensa Contracting picked up the Renewable Energy Project of the Year accolade for its retrofit project for Thurrock Council, which saw Networked Heat Pumps installed in 273 high-rise social housing flats. Part-funded by Wave 1 of the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF), the flagship project, delivered by Kensa Contracting and Thurrock Council, saw ageing

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Hydrogen Hyundai Xcient Fleet Reaches 10 Million Kilometers Driven

FuelCellsWorks

Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility AG: the world’s only series-produced hydrogen trucks have exceeded the 10 million kilometer mark in Switzerland. That’s more than 6,700 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved.

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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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Concerns about credibility of carbon offsetting schemes expressed in UK environmental services survey

Envirotec Magazine

Businesses across the UK environmental services industry have seemingly expressed concern at the credibility and transparency of carbon credit offsetting schemes. In a report presenting the outcomes of the National Environmental Services Survey [1] – run in association with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), The Environmental Services Association (ESA), Groundwork, and ESS Expo (Environmental Services and Solutions Expo) – 80% of respondents stated that they had serious conce

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Why the AFR economics editor is wrong on GenCost, nuclear and “always on” power

Renew Economy

The AFR is a fine newpaper, but on electricity and decarbonisation, it's been garbage from the beginning. And it's very wrong on nuclear and its attacks on the CSIRO. Here's why. The post Why the AFR economics editor is wrong on GenCost, nuclear and “always on” power appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Sludge project is developing biochar-based filter to tackle algal blooms

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers in Scotland are investigating the potential of converting sewage sludge into a mineral-rich material that could be used to treat water impacted by eutrophication and algal blooms – a phenomenon increasingly affecting lochs and rivers, associated with climate change. In a project funded by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) and Scottish Water, a consortium of partners is assessing the viability of a water filter derived from biochar – a charcoal-like substance cre

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This coal-heavy rural co-op utility is buying its first solar plants

Canary Media

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, one of the largest rural cooperative utilities in the U.S., is bringing the energy transition home to its massive western service territory.

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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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New £20m plant producing aggregates from incinerator ash opens in Midlands

Envirotec Magazine

Gen Kitchen MP with Owen Michaelson of Encyclis and Adam Day of Day Aggregates. The UK’s newest aggregate manufacturing plant has been officially opened in Wellingborough, providing low-carbon secondary aggregate to help meet the Midlands’ construction needs. The plant will transform around 200,000 tonnes per year of incinerator bottom ash (IBA) left over from the energy-from-waste (EfW) process into EcoBlend, a sustainable manufactured aggregate for use in the built environment.

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Australia’s biggest battery proposed to soak up Brisbane rooftop solar

Renew Economy

Plans for a huge rooftop solar-soaking battery with up to four hours of storage have been submitted for approval by a local developer. The post Australia’s biggest battery proposed to soak up Brisbane rooftop solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Continuous metals monitor reveals environmental improvement opportunities

Envirotec Magazine

The transportable monitoring equipment. A new continuous metals monitoring technology was recently trialled at a river by a Talc production plant in central Finland. The trial was conducted to assess the possibility of avoiding the need to sample and analyse large numbers of environmental water samples. “The results were extremely enlightening,” explains Jari Sirviö, Development Engineer for Elementis, the plant’s owner.

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UK’s Meld Energy Receives Approval for 100 MW Green Hydrogen Plant

FuelCellsWorks

Plans approved for pioneering hydrogen production facility in Hull Green hydrogen developer Meld Energy has received approval from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to construct a £250 million, 100.

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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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Ember: World on pace to have nearly 4TW of surplus solar manufacturing capacity by 2030

PV Tech

A new report from Ember Climate has found that cumulative global solar manufacturing capacity will almost double solar deployment by 2030.

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The Full FERC Commission's To-Do List

NRDC onEarth

This week the Senate voted to confirm three new three new commissioners to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC:) Judy Chang, David Rosner, and Lindsay See. This means that, once these three are sworn in, FERC will be restored to.

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Long-awaited offshore wind hub breaks ground in Brooklyn

Canary Media

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Elizabeth Yeampierre stood near the edge of the Brooklyn waterfront earlier this week. A vast concrete lot stretched out before her, riddled with weeds and rain puddles, as the Manhattan skyline sparkled in the distance.

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Belgium Launches Tender to Develop Hydrogen Governance and Infrastructure in Wallonia

FuelCellsWorks

The Walloon Administration in Belgium has announced a tender to assist in establishing robust governance and infrastructure for a hydrogen valley in the Wallonia region. Titled “Marché de services visant.

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Coming soon to a lake near you: Floating solar panels

Grist

A reservoir is many things: a source of drinking water, a playground for swimmers, a refuge for migrating birds. But if you ask solar-power enthusiasts, a reservoir is also not realizing its full potential. That open water could be covered with buoyant panels, a burgeoning technology known as floating photovoltaics, aka “floatovoltaics.” They could simultaneously gather energy from the sun and shade the water, reducing evaporation — an especially welcome bonus where droughts are getting worse.

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Smoltek Has the Technology to Make Production of Green Hydrogen Profitable and Is Seeking Financially Strong Partners to Scale Up Manufacturing of Its Nanomaterial

FuelCellsWorks

Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB (“Smoltek”) has developed a new material that solves the major technical challenge that threatens to halt the fast-growing industry for green hydrogen produced by intermittent energy.

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The Brief: How much is enough for Elon Musk?

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Featured: Shareholder Action Elon Musk’s pay grab is a skirmish in the broader battle of the. The post The Brief: How much is enough for Elon Musk? appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Brazil Set to Host Largest Solar Project to Boost Green Hydrogen Production

FuelCellsWorks

Solatio, in collaboration with the government of Piauí, is set to launch Brazil’s largest solar project, poised to drive green hydrogen production for the European market. The $1.98 billion, 4.

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Seequent launches free, interactive web app for geology education

ThinkGeoEnergy

Seequent , The Bentley Subsurface Company, has launched a free web application geared towards earth science education with an immersive and intuitive gaming experience. The app moves beyond traditional 2D and paper-based teaching methods into immersive 3D cloud-based modelling Visible Geology is a free web application that anyone with Internet can access for free – no subscription needed.

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Vast and Mabanaft Advance Port Augusta Green Methanol Project to Unlock Australia’s Green Fuels Industry

FuelCellsWorks

SYDNEY– Vast (Vast Renewables Limited) (Nasdaq: VSTE), a renewable energy company planning to power green fuels production with its concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) energy systems, today announced it has.

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EBRD, Goldbeck Solar to develop 500MW solar PV in Ukraine

PV Tech

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has formed a joint venture with German energy company Goldbeck Solar Investment to develop up to 500MW of solar PV in Ukraine.

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Green Navy Showcases Europe’s First Electro-Hydrogen Catamaran at NAVEXPO in Brittany

FuelCellsWorks

“The reality of ‘PROMETEO’ as a vessel to spearhead decarbonization of maritime transport is gaining traction. It was a hugely successful event for us.” – Charles Cardi, CEO Brittany/London– Green.

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New York State Legislative Session Wraps Up: What’s In and What’s Out?

NRDC onEarth

In the wake of the 2024 New York legislative session, we highlight some key victories and grapple with challenging political roadblocks.

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Thyssenkrupp Nucera Recognized as a Leading Brand

FuelCellsWorks

• thyssenkrupp nucera receives the German Brand Award in the categories “Corporate Brand of the Year” and “Industry, Machines & Engineering” • The jury recognizes thyssenkrupp nucera for “unmistakable corporate.

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Tory Donors Have Pumped Almost £7 Million into Tufton Street Since 2019

DeSmogBlog

Conservative donors have gifted over £6.8 million to think tanks in the Tufton Street network since 2019, Democracy for Sale and DeSmog can reveal. Most of these think tanks hide their funders’ identities, but several wealthy Tory supporters disclose their donations to Tufton Street in the accounts of their charitable trusts. Tufton Street groups have often acted as a blocker to climate action, with their anti-green stances ranging from opposition to state-led climate intervention to active clim

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