Fri.Sep 15, 2023

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5 ways to make reuse mainstream

GreenBiz

Innovators at the vanguard of the reuse movement agree on the key ingredients that will speed up the adoption of reuse.

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Pilot plant for recycling plastic lab waste is a UK first

Envirotec Magazine

The pilot plant is situated in a repurposed greenhouse on the University of Bath campus (image credit: LabCycle). A pilot plant on the University of Bath campus is said to be able to recycle up to 60% of plastic lab waste, to make back into new lab consumables. The start-up firm behind it, LabCycle , hopes the technology could be scaled up in the future to recycle waste from healthcare, research and commercial labs that is currently incinerated or sent to landfill.

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How the IRA is enabling large-scale fleet electrification

GreenBiz

Sponsored: EDF’s Victoria Mills interviewed BrightDrop Chief Commercial Officer Steve Hornyak on the IRA and the outsized impact the conversion of traditional commercial fleets to electric can have on reducing vehicle emissions.

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£3 million investment in green hydro energy generation at East Lothian reservoir

Envirotec Magazine

Scottish Water has broken ground on a project involving what it describes as a new type of hydro energy generation scheme at Whiteadder Reservoir, East Lothian. The hydro energy generation scheme is fed by a siphon and is believed to be the first of its type in Europe. The firm says the scheme will allow it to generate green energy while accurately controlling the level of the reservoir during seasonal fluctuations in weather without the need for major civil-engineering works.

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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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How companies can be more clear — and credible — with their climate pledges

GreenBiz

A growing trend of ‘greenhushing’ is keeping companies quiet. A data-driven approach and clear communication about emission reductions goals can help them change course.

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‘Lab-on-a-drone’ tested at wastewater treatment plant

Envirotec Magazine

The system was used to sample air at around 30 and 65 feet in the air, and at three different times throughout the day. A “lab-on-a-drone” system has been used to monitor hydrogen sulphide gas from the air above a wastewater treatment plant in Brazil, in a project that has been written up in the American Chemical Society publication Analytical Chemistry.

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The Solar Revolution: How Advances in Solar Power are Changing the World

U.S. Green Technology

The past decade has seen tremendous advances in solar power technology that are transforming how we generate, store, and consume energy around the world. As solar becomes more affordable and efficient, it is emerging as a mainstream energy source with the potential to significantly reduce global carbon emissions and usher in a new era of. The post The Solar Revolution: How Advances in Solar Power are Changing the World appeared first on U.S.

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Florida is now adding more solar power than any other state

Canary Media

Florida has long ranked a distant third place behind California and Texas in installed solar, but it’s now installing more solar panels than any other state — despite a policy landscape that’s considerably more challenging than in other states.

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Rainwater Harvesting: How to Make Your Home Greener?

U.S. Green Technology

Homeowners and people alike are looking for doable and sustainable solutions to lessen their environmental footprint at a time. This is important when addressing climate change and water shortages is becoming more and more critical. Rainwater collection is one such environmentally beneficial effort that is flourishing. It is a straightforward but incredibly powerful technique that.

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Chart: Solar installations set to break global, US records in 2023

Canary Media

Canary Media’s chart of the week translates crucial data about the clean energy transition into a visual format. The solar industry is having yet another record-setting growth year, globally and in the U.S.

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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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Fallback Friday Story: Bosch Starts Volume Production of Its Fuel-Cell Power Module

FuelCellsWorks

Sales of 5 billion euros with H2 technologies by 2030. Bosch operates along the entire hydrogen value chain. Bosch chairman Stefan Hartung: “Bosch knows its way around hydrogen, and Bosch.

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? The Sophisticating Climate Capital Stack

Climate Tech VC

This climate tech moment is different from Cleantech 1.0 for a whole blog’s worth of reasons—from procurement and customer demand to aggressive policy to cheaper clean electrons. But perhaps the biggest departure from Cleantech 1.0’s days, when VCs alone pumped expensive equity into energy commodities businesses, is the depth and breadth of specialized climate tech capital support.

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SolarEdge unveils new C&I energy optimisation software at RE+

PV Tech

Solar inverter producer SolarEdge has unveiled a new PV energy optimisation software system aimed at business owners and the corporate & industrial (C&I) solar sector.

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New Zealand: HWR Wins the Hydrogen Transport Award at the Inaugural Aotearoa Hydrogen Awards

FuelCellsWorks

In a dazzling ceremony attended by a record-breaking crowd of 600 business leaders, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts, the HW Richardson Group stole the show at the 2023 Southland Business Excellence Awards,

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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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Grenergy Renovables obtains technical advisory services for solar PV projects in Chile and Peru

PV Tech

Spanish renewables company Grenergy Renovables has secured technical advisory services from quality control firm Enertis Applus+ for a 386MWp solar PV portfolio in Chile and Peru.

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Tesla selects Volex as a NACS coupler manufacturer

Charged

Volex , a manufacturer of power and data transmission products, has announced that it is a licensed partner of Tesla for the North American Charging Standard (NACS) EV charging system. “As a selected supplier of the NACS coupler, Volex continues to be the trusted manufacturing partner of Tesla’s charging system technology,” said Nat Rothschild, Executive Chairman of Volex.

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Guzman Energy to Offtake 100% of Shallow Basket Solar Power

Solar Industry

Guzman Energy , a provider of wholesale power and affordable energy, and renewable developer National Renewable Solutions (NRS) have executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 140 MW Shallow Basket PV solar project to be paired with 50 MW of battery storage. The Rio Arriba County, N.M., solar power generation and battery storage site is in the final stages of development and is expected to be operational in 2025.

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PV Hardware to open 6GW tracker manufacturing facility in Texas in October

PV Tech

PV Hardware has announced that it expects to finish construction at its tracker manufacturing facility in the US state of Texas by October.

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The Week in Impact Investing: Getting Real

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! ? Gathering momentum. An under-the-radar survey of institutional investors from BNP Paribas this week showed a massive attitude-shift in. The post The Week in Impact Investing: Getting Real appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Smart Energy Finances: UK battery energy system profits down 71%

Smart Energy International

This week’s Smart Energy Finances looks at research from LCP Delta, which finds a 71% decline in UK’s profits for battery storage, compared to the highs of 2021 and 2022. This is according to new research coming from the UK-based energy analytics and consultancy firm, underscoring the challenging financial landscape facing investors in the maturing battery market in Great Britain (GB).

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Volvo Trucks introduces Turnkey Solutions fleet-management program in North America

Charged

Volvo Trucks , along with partners InCharge Energy , a developer of commercial EV charging systems, and Gilbarco Veeder-Root , a supplier of retail and fueling products, has launched its Turnkey Solutions process. This is designed to help fleet customers procure EV charging infrastructure products and services, plan installation, take advantage of incentives, and interface with utility companies.

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G7 governments to announce bans on Russian diamond imports

Financial Times: Energy

Proposals would reshape global market for the precious stones, but implementation will divide industry

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Rincon Power introduces 600 A/1,000 V continuous-duty contactor

Charged

Electronics parts manufacturer Rincon Power has unveiled a new contactor for high-power applications across multiple industries. The 600 A/1,000 V continuous-duty and ceramically-closed RXC60 provides high-speed switching, low contact resistance and minimal power loss, the company said. The RXC60 contactor has a hermetically sealed enclosure for protection against harsh environmental conditions, prolonged lifespan, minimal maintenance and optimum performance.

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Solar Spotlight: Choosing the right battery storage for homeowners going solar

Solar Power World

Energy storage is becoming a more common feature on residential solar installations so homeowners can tap into the power they’ve generated when they need it — not just when the sun is up. Rex Liu, VP of product management at Generac, a manufacturer of batteries for renewable energy applications, is here to share how solar… The post Solar Spotlight: Choosing the right battery storage for homeowners going solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

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Optimizing electric motors for EV range, cost and sustainability (Webinar)

Charged

Sustainability is one of the fundamental features in electric motors. Whether it is a traditional PSM motor or advanced magnet-free motor with powered rotor coils, Schaeffler focuses on optimal use of both the space and materials to achieve requirements without waste in the design. The company uses specialized tools for eMotor optimization—looking at torque, power, efficiency, strength, and NVH, all while balancing the financial and environmental costs of the motor.

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Revealed: How Big Dairy Is Milking Net Zero

DeSmogBlog

When Pathways to Dairy Net Zero (P2DNZ) made its debut ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit in 2021, it looked like the kind of group that could meet an important but largely neglected area of global climate response. Armed with a seat at the highest levels of food policy, and well-connected – to dairy producers, distributors, and scientists – the initiative described itself as a “growing movement” dedicated to “reducing dairy’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the next 30 years”.

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An Interview with Hannah Scott – Climate Tech Supercluster

Energy Central

What’s it all about? Innovation and University spin-outs! In particular we look at the UK scene and support in the Oxford, Cambridge, London triangle. I had a great conversation with CEO of Oxfordshire Greentech, Hannah Scott about the support and challenges and opportunities facing founders, universities and the ecosystems that support them. Enjoy the episode.

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Oil Lobby’s Carbon Capture Solution Hasn’t Consulted Local Nation, Chief Says

DeSmogBlog

The leader of Cold Lake First Nations has revealed the initiator of a major carbon capture project in Northern Alberta has not consulted with local Indigenous communities. Chief Kelsey Jacko told an Edmonton crowd that the Pathways Alliance, a lobbying and marketing effort by Canada’s top oil sands producers, has neglected to consult his community on a massive carbon capture storage network project Pathways claims will be able to store 1,100 megatonnes of carbon dioxide.

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Organisations divided on how best to achieve net zero states survey

Smart Energy International

Research from Siemens Smart Infrastructure indicates a significant divide in opinion about how best to reach net-zero targets, with fewer than 50% of organisations expecting 2030 targets to be fulfilled. According to data from the report, Siemens Infrastructure Transition Monitor 2023: The Great Divide on The Path to Net Zero , with only 40% of organisations expecting to reach decarbonisation targets this year, there is an alarmingly limited alignment on priorities.

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Millions of batteries diverted from landfills?

Energy Central

The time to develop a recycling strategy for the mountains of renewable energy components hitting end-of-life in the next decade is now. The good news is that the activity level in the area of recycling has markedly increased over the last year. The best news: the area is attracting major capital investments. Ascend Elements recently raised $542 million to fund its efforts to recycle.

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Radial Power Connects with Unirac for Solar Racking Solutions

Solar Industry

Radial Power , a privately owned developer, owner and operator of distributed clean energy assets, has formed a strategic partnership with solar racking manufacturer Unirac as the exclusive provider of solar racking solutions for Radial Power’s national portfolio of sustainability projects. By utilizing Unirac’s expertise in engineering, Radial Power can ensure seamless and efficient project implementation across its development portfolio while maintaining the highest quality standar

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SL – First Hydrogen (FHYD) is Coming to Market

Hydrogen Fuel News

Ever heard of Plug Power?  You probably haven’t, and I don’t blame you.  To give you some brief context, it’s an American publicly traded company engaged in the development of hydrogen fuel cell systems. And it was essentially a dead stock for over a decade – between 2009 and 2019. As oil fracking took over and the fight against climate change took the backseat, so did many renewable energy firms.

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GCM Grosvenor and Vesper Energy Forge Strategic Partnership

Solar Industry

GCM Grosvenor has committed to invest up to $100 million over the next 12 months in Vesper Energy , a developer, owner and operator of utility-scale renewable energy assets. A global alternative asset management solutions provider, GCM Grosvenor will acquire a minority ownership stake in Vesper Energy and will join the existing investor group for the company led by Magnetar Capital , an alternative asset manager.

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Hydrogen Research Ignites Extraordinary Leap in Fuel Cell Efficiency

Hydrogen Fuel News

A research team successfully developed solid electrolyte materials using MOFs. A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST, have made an innovative hydrogen research advancement by improving the efficiency of hydrogen fuel cells with new ionic metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) materials. The groundbreaking approach significantly enhances conductivity.