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Amnesty International: Dow’s failure to offer remedy for Bhopal disaster has created a “sacrifice zone”

Envirotec Magazine

Aerial view of the abandoned industrial gas leakage site at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, in February 2022 (image credit: Paulose NK / Shutterstock.com). The failure of the US-based chemical company Dow to provide remedy to victims of a deadly gas leak from a pesticide plant in India that resulted in the deaths of more than 22,000 people has created a “sacrifice zone” in which 500,000 more continue to suffer, Amnesty International has said in a new report published on 28 March ahead of the 40 th anniv

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Reducing Water Loss Requires Upgrading Aging Ag Water Infrastructure

NRDC onEarth

California’s ag sector will continue to struggle with unsustainable water use until it addresses broader inefficiencies across its aging water delivery system.

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Scotland’s recycling rate hits all-time high

Envirotec Magazine

Terry A’Hearn, CEO of SEPA, in a 2023 publicity shot. Scots are recycling more than ever before as the nation’s recycling rate hits an all-time high in data released by Scotland’s environment watchdog, SEPA. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) published the Scottish Waste From All Sources 2022 Official Statistics on 26 March, which provide details on waste from Scottish households, businesses and public services.

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TECO 2030 Receives AIP for Containerized Fuel Cell Power Generator

FuelCellsWorks

Lysaker, Norway– TECO 2030 (OSE: TECO, OTC: TECFF, ISIN: NO0010887516) has, in connection to the HyEkoTank project, received an Approval in Principe (AIP) from the Norwegian classification society DNV for.

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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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Webinar for the lighting industry on 11 April

Envirotec Magazine

Lighting manufacturers, importers, contractors, end users and specifiers all have specific responsibilities under environmental legislation when it comes to dealing with waste – to be explored in an upcoming webinar. There are legal duties regarding the sale of new lighting, and the storage, transport, and reporting of waste lighting, most of which is now classified as hazardous.

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Construction starts on massive solar farm that will feed green hydrogen project

Renew Economy

Construction starts on one of the biggest solar farms in Australia, that will help power a green hydrogen project being developed by Queensland utility Stanwell. The post Construction starts on massive solar farm that will feed green hydrogen project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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MAN Truck & Bus Launches Limited Series of 200 Vehicles with Hydrogen Combustion Engines

FuelCellsWorks

Small truck series with hydrogen combustion planned for 2025 Initially around 200 vehicles for selected markets hTGX particularly suitable for special applications Vehicle complements battery-electric portfolio Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN.

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World’s biggest economies pumping billions into fossil fuels in poor nations

The Guardian: Energy

G20 countries spent $142bn in three years to expand operations despite a G7 pledge to stop doing so, study finds The world’s biggest economies have continued to finance the expansion of fossil fuels in poor countries to the tune of billions of dollars, despite their commitments on the climate. The G20 group of developed and developing economies, and the multilateral development banks they fund, put $142bn (£112bn) into fossil fuel developments overseas from 2020 to 2022, according to estimates c

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BESS noise has ‘exploded as a concern’ recently

Energy Storage News

The noise of battery energy storage system (BESS) technology has "exploded" as a concern in the last six months, an executive from system integrator Wartsila ES&O said.

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Transmission line with 165 towers completed to connect Australia’s biggest wind project

Renew Economy

New transmission line, including 165 towers, completed to connect what will be the biggest wind project in Australia. The post Transmission line with 165 towers completed to connect Australia’s biggest wind project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Samsung C&T Will Build Korea’s First Hydrogen Compound Mixed Power Generation Infrastructure Amid a Surge in Demand for Clean Energy Around the World

FuelCellsWorks

Samsung C&T’s construction division (hereinafter referred to as Samsung C&T) announced on the 8th that it has signed an EPC (design, purchase, and construction) contract with Korea Southern Power Co.

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Chart of the Day: Batteries step in as solar eclipse sweeps across US

Renew Economy

Batteries kick in as total eclipse sweeps across the US. Some states filled the gap with gas. The post Chart of the Day: Batteries step in as solar eclipse sweeps across US appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Saudi Arabia’s Green Hydrogen Production Efficiency Positions It as a Global Leader: Report

FuelCellsWorks

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia can produce green hydrogen more efficiently than Germany, a recent report comparing the two nations has revealed. Due to favorable environmental conditions, the Kingdom requires notably less.

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With ELBOs and EOTs, more business owners are exiting to employee ownership

Impact Alpha

Conversions to worker ownership can be complex for retiring business owners. They may be looking first to keep their enterprise going and second. The post With ELBOs and EOTs, more business owners are exiting to employee ownership appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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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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Fortescue signs agreement for massive green hydrogen and ammonia hub in Morocco

Renew Economy

Fortescue announces "landmark" joint venture to create a massive renewable energy, and green hydrogen, ammonia and manufacturing hub in Morocco. The post Fortescue signs agreement for massive green hydrogen and ammonia hub in Morocco appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Bottleneck in Korea’s Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure

FuelCellsWorks

The Korea Automobile & Mobility Association (KAMA) recently shed light on the concerning trend of deteriorating charging infrastructure for hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in Korea.

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Australian wine company switches on industry’s largest solar farm

Renew Economy

Wine company Casella has switched on what it says is the largest solar facility in the Australian beverage sector, in the Riverina district of New South Wales. The post Australian wine company switches on industry’s largest solar farm appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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HRS Secures Infrastructure Financing From Its Unique Testing Zone in Europe for Hydrogen Mobility

FuelCellsWorks

Grenoble– HRS, French designer and manufacturer, European leader in hydrogen refueling stations , takes a major step forward with the announcement of obtaining major bank financing of 3.1 million euros.

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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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Hang out the washing or the PV system? Number of “balcony” solar plants in Germany tops 400,000

Renew Economy

Number of mini solar PV systems, dubbed "balcony solar" reaches 400,000 in Germany, but actual number might be much bigger. The post Hang out the washing or the PV system? Number of “balcony” solar plants in Germany tops 400,000 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Fortescue Opens its World-Leading 2GW PEM Electrolyser Manufacturing Facility in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

FuelCellsWorks

Fortescue has today officially opened its world-leading electrolyser manufacturing facility in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia – one of the first globally to house an automated assembly line. The 15,000sqm advanced manufacturing.

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CATL warrants its new EV battery to last for a million miles or 15 years

Charged

More bad news for the ubiquitous anti-EV trolls: the million-mile EV battery is in sight. Chinese battery supplier CATL and bus maker Yutong have partnered to launch an EV battery that’s warranted to last 1.5 million km (932,000 miles) or 15 years. The new battery pack is designed to power commercial EVs such as buses and trucks. Yutong says the new pack, which it plans to use in upcoming EVs, exhibits zero degradation through the first 1,000 cycles.

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Investors Have Cooled on Hydrogen. A Second Wave Is Coming

FuelCellsWorks

Investors may want to give hydrogen a second look, but they’ll need to be patient. There’s not a lot of love for the fuel on Wall Street. The Global X Hydrogen HYDR.

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Selling used EVs is tricky business. These companies are making it work

Canary Media

Electric vehicles are making serious inroads in new car sales. Nearly 1.2 million new EVs were sold in the U.S. last year, breaking yet another record. But most Americans don’t buy new cars; they buy used ones — and as it stands, the market for used EVs is in a weird place.

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Nuvera Announces $14M Federal Tax Credit Allocation to Expand Fuel Cell Production Capacity

FuelCellsWorks

Credit follows $30 MM Award by the Department of Energy to Expand Production Capabilities, Build America’s Clean Energy Capacity. BILLERICA, MA– Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a leading provider of fuel.

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Interview – Expro’s expansion from oil and gas services to geothermal

ThinkGeoEnergy

The transfer of Oil & Gas (O&G) technology and expertise to geothermal is considered one of the key enablers to accelerate the deployment of geothermal globally. The significant overlap between these two sectors presents multiple energies for synergy, allowing traditionally O&G-oriented companies to contribute to the energy transition. Expro has been one of the companies that have successfully leveraged their O&G experience and provided services to many geothermal projects all ov

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Masdar to Host Second Green Hydrogen Summit to Advance Clean Fuels Sector Globally

FuelCellsWorks

International experts, leaders from industry and government to discuss accelerating green hydrogen economy worldwide Summit to explore latest industry trends and the most impactful pathways and innovations to scale green.

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HotRock Geothermal Research Consortium kicks off in Austin, Texas

ThinkGeoEnergy

The HotRock Geothermal Research Consortium has held its kickoff meeting at the headquarters of the Bureau of Economic Geology in Austin, Texas. Present at the meeting were representatives from founding member companies of the consortium, Shell USA, SLB, and Chesapeake Energy, as well as representatives from additional interested organizations. The HotRock Geothermal Research Consortium is an industry-funded research consortium that works to find and fill science and technology gaps to further de

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HDEX Becomes the First UK Company to Participate in the Technological Revolution in Camarines Norte, Philippines

FuelCellsWorks

A milestone marking the beginning of a new era of collaboration and innovation for a sustainable future. LONDON CITY, UK– HDEX, the World’s First Hydrogen Exchange, has made history by.

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The Brief: Totality

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! Curious about today’s alignment of the earth, the moon and the sun? Good! Solar eclipses in history seem to. The post The Brief: Totality appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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6.5GW of US PV to go dark in today’s solar eclipse

PV Tech

Over 6.5GW of US solar PV capacity will be totally obscured from sunlight by today’s full solar eclipse, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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South Australia’s oldest wind farm signs up for new long term power deal

Renew Economy

Zen Energy signs long term off take deals with two wind farms, including the oldest facility in South Australia, which will be 31 years old when the contract expires. The post South Australia’s oldest wind farm signs up for new long term power deal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Ameresco Begins Construction of Biogas Cogeneration Project in Sacramento, California

FuelCellsWorks

The system will allow for the expandability to produce hydrogen in the future. FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & SACRAMENTO, Calif.– Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE: AMRC), a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency.

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Grids Brace for Solar Eclipse, Totality Poised to Test Ramping

POWER Magazine

Grid operators across the U.S. report they are largely prepared for the total solar eclipse that will pass over a large swath of North America on April 8, though they […] The post Grids Brace for Solar Eclipse, Totality Poised to Test Ramping appeared first on POWER Magazine.