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The most important decarbonization chart you'll see this year

GreenBiz

Startling data in climate expert Nat Bullard’s annual report signals that carbon removal is not scaling fast enough to limit the climate crisis.

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Comment: Electrifying offshore wind – a vital step towards net zero

Envirotec Magazine

Leo Hambro is commercial director at Tidal Transit, a group providing access, transport and crew transfer services to the industries of the North Sea. Leo Hambro explains why he believes the electrification of small vessel fleets to be key to decarbonising the offshore wind sector. According to insight from Statista, the UK is the world’s second-largest installer of offshore wind, 1 accounting for more than 20% of global capacity. 2 Increasing demand and ambitious government targets are expected

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5 common misunderstandings about the EU’s deforestation policy, clarified

GreenBiz

The new European Union deforestation regulations are a hot topic for food companies, but key facts remain poorly understood.

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First Scotland-wide drugs and microplastics test of rivers launched

Envirotec Magazine

The River Dee (image credit: The James Hutton Institute). Environmental scientists at The James Hutton Institute have launched the first nation-wide drug and microplastics test on Scotland’s rivers to help shed light on the increasing mix of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and plastics entering our waters. The Scottish Government-funded study is testing for a cocktail of chemicals, from pesticides to antidepressants, to help reveal areas of concern, such as rivers or specific contaminants, that need

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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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Here’s what to know about the new B Corp standards

GreenBiz

Starting in 2025, companies wanting to become a Certified B Corp will need to meet new ‘foundational’ requirements.

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On Forests, Home Depot Fails to Meet the Moment

NRDC onEarth

How the DIY retailer giant's latest forest sourcing policy misses the mark

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UK’s First SMR Nuclear Project to Showcase Four Westinghouse AP300 Reactors

POWER Magazine

Community Nuclear Power (CNP), the UK’s only independent small modular reactor (SMR) development company, will spearhead a project to build four Westinghouse AP300 small modular reactors (SMRs) in North Teeside, […] The post UK’s First SMR Nuclear Project to Showcase Four Westinghouse AP300 Reactors appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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“Climate whiplash:” Reports warn to brace for more impacts of a fast-warming planet

Renew Economy

As BOM marks down 2023 as Australia's eight warmest year, a Climate Council report says the summer has delivered clear signs the planet is overheating. The post “Climate whiplash:” Reports warn to brace for more impacts of a fast-warming planet appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Uniper To Develop Hydrogen Storage Capacities by 2030

FuelCellsWorks

Uniper Energy Storage will develop salt caverns for the underground storage of hydrogen with a planned working capacity of 250 to 600 GWh by 2030 Investigation of existing and new.

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PlanetScope Now on Google Cloud Marketplace: Elevate Your Earth Monitoring Experience

Planet Pulse

Planet’s mission is to democratize access to near-daily satellite imagery and create a searchable interface of Earth, allowing organizations to visualize and understand the changes happening on our planet. We’re thrilled to announce that PlanetScope, our flagship satellite imaging product, is now available on Google Cloud Marketplace. If you are a Google Cloud customer, accessing the power of PlanetScope has never been more efficient.

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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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Chemicals used in plastic food packaging linked to 10% of preterm births in 2018

Grist

A class of chemicals commonly used in plastic food containers and cosmetic products may have caused about 10 percent of the United States’ preterm births in 2018, according to a study from environmental health experts at New York University. The chemicals, called phthalates, are typically added to plastics like food packaging, shopping bags, and shower curtains to make them more flexible.

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Coal generator to face court over blackouts caused by “catastrophic” explosion

Renew Economy

AER is suing the operator of Callide C, one of the youngest coal plants on the NEM, over a 2021 incident that left huge parts of Queensland without power. The post Coal generator to face court over blackouts caused by “catastrophic” explosion appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Thea Energy raises $20M Series A for pixel-inspired fusion power plants

TechCrunch: Climate

The startup is betting that software can supplant manufacturing precision in its quest to deliver reliable, inexpensive fusion power. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Queensland wind farm delay raises red flags with green groups, as lines blur over environment

Renew Economy

Green groups question further delay to environmental approvals for a Queensland wind farm, as industry and governments struggle to balance the urgent need to decarbonise with protecting nature and keeping communities on side. The post Queensland wind farm delay raises red flags with green groups, as lines blur over environment appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Throwback Thursday Story: EKPO Receives Funding of EUR 177 Million for the Ongoing Refinement of High-Performance Fuel Cell Stacks

FuelCellsWorks

EKPO receives funding of EUR 177 million for the ongoing refinement of high-performance fuel cell stacks. Funding of up to EUR 177 million for EKPO granted by the federal and.

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Scientists in UK set fusion record

TechXplore

Scientists in Britain announced Thursday they had smashed a record for generating fusion energy in the final experiment using the Joint European Torus (JET) machines.

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De Nora to Supply Largest European Water Electrolysis Plants in Sweden

FuelCellsWorks

De Nora Enters a Project for the Construction of One of the Largest European Water Electrolysis Plants for the Generation of Green Hydrogen ThyssenKrupp nucera submitted orders for the supply.

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Energy based on power of stars is step closer after nuclear fusion heat record

The Guardian: Energy

Feat by scientists at Oxfordshire facility described as ‘fitting swansong’ for pioneering project as reactor is decommissioned The prospect of a green energy source based on the power of the stars has received a boost after scientists set a world record for the amount of energy created by fusing atoms together. Researchers at the Joint European Torus (JET), an experimental fusion reactor at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire, generated 69 megajoules of energy over five seconds fr

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Beate Reimann Joins the Board of Management of Quantron

FuelCellsWorks

Beate Reinmann (CFO) joins the Board of Management of Quantron AG The restructuring at Management Board level represents the consistent implementation of the corporate strategy “Time to Deliver” as motto.

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Battery diversity needed for America’s energy storage future

Energy Storage News

When it comes to energy storage tech, one size does not fit all and diversity of options will become crucial, writes Mukesh Chatter, CEO of Alsym Energy.

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EET Hydrogen to Proceed Into Final Negotiations With UK Government to Develop Low Carbon Hydrogen Plant in Ellesmere

FuelCellsWorks

EET Hydrogen is pleased to announce it has a statement of principles with the UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero for its flagship HPP1 low-carbon hydrogen plant.

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MSU Installs SEC’s Largest On-Campus Solar 

Solar Industry

Mississippi State University , as part of a 30-year renewable project, has installed the largest on-campus solar facility in the Southeastern Conference. Located on a four-acre field, the 3,420 solar panel installation is expected to produce approximately 2.4 million kWh hours annually. The school says the project will create an average 2,400 renewable energy credits when connected with retrofit projects and is set to save the institution $885,000 per year.

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Vale and Hydnum Steel Sign MoU to Develop Iron Ore Briquette Plant at a Green Steel Project in Spain

FuelCellsWorks

Vale and Hydnum Steel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop low carbon solutions for steelmaking. The agreement includes jointly evaluating the possibility of building a collocated iron.

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Earths Energy completes capital raise to support geothermal in Australia

ThinkGeoEnergy

Earths Energy has commenced trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) after a successful $6 million capital raise to advance the development of geothermal projects in South Australia and Queensland. Formerly known as Cradle Resources, Earths Energy has recently acquired majority stake in Australian geothermal firms Volt Geothermal Pty Ltd (Volt) and Within Energy Pty Ltd (Within).

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Shell Ends Hydrogen Refueling Operations for Passenger Cars in California Due to Supply Issues

FuelCellsWorks

Shell Oil Products US, operating under Equilon Enterprises LLC, has announced the immediate closure of its hydrogen refueling stations for light-duty passenger vehicles in California. This decision, attributed to hydrogen.

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Bloomy’s new BMS test system brings hardware-in-the-loop battery design validation to the desktop

Charged

Bloomy Controls has launched a new battery-simulating test system that “brings the rigor and discipline of the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) design validation lab onto the individual desktops of multi-person, multi-site development teams.” Bloomy’s new Desktop BMS HIL Test System is a smaller, more compact and portable version of the company’s Full and FLEX BMS HIL Systems.

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Brazil’s Petrobras Will Invest BRL 90 Million (USD 18millon) in Green Hydrogen Pilot Project

FuelCellsWorks

A pilot electrolysis plant, in partnership with Senai ISI-ER, aims to study the relevant technological aspects of the green hydrogen value chain. Petrobras entered into a Cooperation Agreement with Instituto.

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Curbside charger maker Trojan Energy secures £26 million in investment

Charged

On-street EV charger manufacturer Trojan Energy , based in Aberdeen, Scotland, has secured £26 million in investments to facilitate its growth plans—£8 million from UK growth capital investor BGF and £18 million from the Scottish National Investment Bank. Trojan Energy, which manufactures its units in Aberdeen, currently has 600 on-street charge points in operation in the UK.

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Triton Hydrogen Has Unveiled Its Game-Changing Tritonex Hydrogen Barrier Coating System a Solution to the Long-Standing Hydrogen Containment Challenge

FuelCellsWorks

Certain quests redefine the frontiers of possibility in the landscape of scientific discovery. Such is the story of Triton Hydrogen, a saga of innovation and the relentless pursuit of a solution.

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Cannon-Brookes taps new investment talent as Grok zeroes in on decarbonisation

Renew Economy

Announcing a "refined" investment strategy and new talent, Grok Ventures says it will exclusively invest in opportunities “right across the climate capital stack.” The post Cannon-Brookes taps new investment talent as Grok zeroes in on decarbonisation appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Wood Selected as Owner’s Engineer for World-Leading Green Hydrogen Project in Spain

FuelCellsWorks

Spain’s Catalina Project will produce up to 84,000 tons of green hydrogen per year Wood will provide engineering services throughout the project’s development phase The Catalina Project will avoid at least.

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Fermata Energy integrates its V2X platform with BorgWarner’s bidirectional chargers

Charged

Bidirectional charging pioneer Fermata Energy has integrated its Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) services platform with bidirectional EV chargers manufactured by BorgWarner. The integration of Fermata’s software with BorgWarner’s hardware, including both 60 kW and 125 kW UL-certified chargers, enables Fermata’s platform to optimize V2X bidirectional charging commands with a Combined Charging System (CCS) communication protocol.

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Powering up the Energy Transition: Geopura and Siemens Energy’s First of a Kind Hydrogen Apprenticeship Scheme in Newcastle.

FuelCellsWorks

GeoPura, a leading player in hydrogen fuelled clean power solutions, has recruited four new apprentice engineers who will play a pivotal role in driving the company’s commitment to clean power.

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CubicPV scraps 10GW US wafer factory due to “dramatic collapse in prices”

PV Tech

CubicPV has abandoned its plans for a 10GW solar wafer manufacturing facility in the US and is "restructuring" to focus on perovskite module development.

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