Tue.Jun 06, 2023

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How coders can help save the planet

GreenBiz

Code results in nearly 4 percent of the world's carbon emissions. Coders want to help, but often don’t know how. Here are some places to start.

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Fossil fuel drilling scheme faces High Court challenge

Envirotec Magazine

Protect Dunsfold campaigners celebrating outside the Royal Courts of Justice in March, after winning permission for their judicial review. A scheme to allow a drilling project on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Surrey is being challenged in the High Court (Royal Courts of Justice) this Thursday (8th June). Good Law Project is supporting the action being brought by the local council and campaign group, Protect Dunsfold, against the Government which gave the project the

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The most important climate meeting of the year

GreenBiz

The International Maritime Organization aims to adopt a revised greenhouse gas emission strategy for the shipping sector.

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Farming projects to get share of £30 million fund

Envirotec Magazine

The UK government has awarded up to £30 million to “cutting-edge farming projects” that will boost food production, move towards net zero, and create a more resilient and sustainable agricultural sector. The projects include: Ground-breaking genetics research projects which could reduce methane emissions in cattle by 17% per generation, and produce a reliable UK-grown protein source that can replace soya in human foods.

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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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4 climate tech startups to watch this year

GreenBiz

May's editions of Climate Tech Rundown featured Sesame Solar, Sealed, Carbon Chain and Urban Machine.

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Joint venture aims to create Norway’s first dedicated sorting plant to enable plastic packaging circularity

Envirotec Magazine

Technology and recycling equipment firm TOMRA has signed a majority ownership agreement with Plastretur, the Norwegian Producer Responsibility Organisation for recycling plastic packaging. The companies will pair up to create a plastic packaging sorting plant located in Norway. The 50M EUR (~600MNOK) joint venture will be split 65 per cent TOMRA and 35 per cent Plastretur.

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Hybrid-SAF units to provide onsite biological treatment for utility

Envirotec Magazine

Technology from WCS Environmental Engineering has been selected by United Utilities to deliver biological treatment at a new wastewater treatment works. The UK utility is investing £8.2 million in the new facility in the village of Chipping in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, a capital project designed to manage the area’s recent and future population growth.

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Is generative AI bad for the environment?

GreenBiz

What you need to know about the carbon footprint of ChatGPT and its cousins, from a computer scientist.

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Scientists produce green hydrogen directly from seawater at offshore wind farm

Renew Economy

Chinese researchers produce green hydrogen at an offshore wind farm using a direct seawater electrolysis process that avoids the need for desalination. The post Scientists produce green hydrogen directly from seawater at offshore wind farm appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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MEPC 80: The most important climate meeting of 2023?

GreenBiz

The International Maritime Organization aims to adopt a revised greenhouse gas emission strategy for the shipping sector.

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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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Solutions at Scale: Advancing Action on India’s Heat Risks

NRDC onEarth

At a workshop for national and state government officials, experts share insights on health-protective solutions to counter intensifying heat.

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Bangladesh forced to shut biggest coal units in heatwave due to lack of coal

Renew Economy

A shortage of affordable fossil fuels has forced power outages across Bangladesh, including at a brand new coal plant, as temperatures soar. The post Bangladesh forced to shut biggest coal units in heatwave due to lack of coal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Farming conference set to debate “What is a farm for?”

Envirotec Magazine

The annual National Farm Management Conference run by The Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM) will return this year to the QEII Centre in London on 7 November 2023. The conference title this year is ‘What is the farm for? Technology v Tradition: The Future of Agricultural & Environmental Management’ and will explore how the twin strategies of regenerative agriculture and the use of modern agri-tech can work together.

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Revel adds Kia Niro EVs to its NYC electric rideshare fleet

Charged

Brooklyn-based electric mobility and infrastructure Revel plans to diversify its EV rideshare fleet, adding 50 Kia Niro EVs to the 230 Tesla Model Ys and Model 3s it already has in service in New York City. Revel’s first Niros will be on the road by the end of June, available to rideshare customers for pick-up and drop-off in all five boroughs, parts of northern New Jersey and the three major NYC airports.

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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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YuanTech Solar's European Debut at Intersolar Europe 2023

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The company anticipates a significant turnout from local distributors, installers and end-users to their booth (Booth No. C4.360).

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The KJ Show #39 - The Ethical Dilemma of Climate Change

Energy Central

Every week, I host 'The KJ Show,' which offers a mix of breaking news and practical advice on how the energy industry affects the consumer. During this fast-paced show, I combine weekly energy updates with conversations with leaders in the energy efficiency community. After each show, I'll share it here with the Energy Central Community in case you were unable to join me.

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EnerVenue and High Caliber Energy Partner on Grid-Scale Energy Deal

altenergymag

High Caliber Energy led a large U.S. energy company's search for long-duration and cost-effective battery systems, resulting in a 25 MWh order of EnerVenue Energy Storage Vessels.

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New Origin owner may outspend Andrew Forrest in Australia’s biggest renewables play: Here’s how

Renew Economy

New Origin owner says its renewable and storage plans will be essential if Australia is to have any chance of meeting its ambitious targets. The post New Origin owner may outspend Andrew Forrest in Australia’s biggest renewables play: Here’s how 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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RGGI States Learning and Sharing On Climate and Equity

NRDC onEarth

A new report finds that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative delivers on jobs, emissions reduction, and economic benefits—and provides a framework to address equity in the future.

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Fortescue signs partner to engineer transition to green energy, hydrogen and industry

Renew Economy

Fortescue teams up with global engineering giant to help it meet its ambitious green hydrogen and industry target. The post Fortescue signs partner to engineer transition to green energy, hydrogen and industry appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Public-private research project to develop US graphite supply for EVs

Charged

Ramaco Carbon , a carbon technology business, is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to create “made in America” large-scale graphite-making technologies from coal. A fossil energy and carbon management program field work proposal supported by Ramaco Carbon and ORNL aims to take a bench-scale ORNL process to the commercial scale in two years.

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“Urgent and daunting:” Brookfield boosts planned renewables spend to $30 billion

Renew Economy

Brookfield plays the climate card as it seeks regulatory approval for its bid for Origin Energy, saying its planned renewable spend could reach $30 billion. The post “Urgent and daunting:” Brookfield boosts planned renewables spend to $30 billion appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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ImpactAloha Open: Fusion investments + impact funds raising capital

Impact Alpha

Hi there, Agents of Impact! ? Join The Call. The next call in ImpactAlpha’s “Muni Impact” series, “How asset allocators are driving racial equity in municipal. The post ImpactAloha Open: Fusion investments + impact funds raising capital appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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BlueFloat targets 7.6GW of floating offshore wind in Philippines, moves forward in Australia

Renew Economy

Spanish offshore wind developer unveils plans to build up to 7.6GW of floating offshore wind in the Philippines, starting in 2028, and has high hopes for Australia. The post BlueFloat targets 7.6GW of floating offshore wind in Philippines, moves forward in Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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LG INTRODUCES LG PRO PROGRAM FOR ESS INSTALLERS

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Energy Storage Systems Installers Granted Exclusive Access to Business-Enhancing Tools

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Super fund firms up as major co-investor in Tasmania green hydrogen projects

Renew Economy

Leading industry super fund moves a step closer to making a major co-investment renewable hydrogen projects in the pipeline in Tasmania. The post Super fund firms up as major co-investor in Tasmania green hydrogen projects appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Battery and Energy Materials Innovation Underpin Historic Highs in Cleantech Investments in Asia Pacific

CleanTech Group

In last year’s APAC Cleantech 25 report (launched August 31, 2022) we noted that, while venture and growth investments in Asia-Pacific cleantech were.

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ROLLS-ROYCE AND ABO WIND BRING FOURTH SOLAR FARM WITH mtu LARGE-SCALE BATTERY STORAGE INTO OPERATION

altenergymag

The plant can produce a total of 10,000 megawatt-hours of green electricity per year, which is equivalent to the demand of around 3,000 three-person households and the avoidance of around 6,300 tons of CO2.

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Easelink launches its automated Matrix Charging technology in the US

Charged

Austria-based Easelink is preparing for series production of its hands-free, automated conductive charging technology. The company will demonstrate its Matrix Charging technology for the first time to US industry players at the upcoming Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition in Sacramento. The Matrix Charging system consists of an underbody vehicle unit (the Connector) and a charging Pad installed in the parking space.

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WSP Completes Drilling Two Wells at Hydrogen Hub Designed for Curtailed Renewable Energy Use

altenergymag

The Advanced Clean Energy Storage hub in Utah, will convert excess wind and solar energy to green hydrogen for seasonal storage at a utility scale.

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The Challenge Posed to U.S. Climate Policy by Political Polarization

Energy Central

In my podcast series, “Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program,” I’ve enjoyed chatting with economists who have been leaders in the realm of environmental, energy, and resource economics. My most recent guest fits in that group, because I was joined by Kathleen Segerson, who in addition to her academic and scholarly.

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Expanding Peer Learning Opportunities for Cities

NRDC onEarth

NRDC's Food Matters initiative provides a platform for peer-to-peer learning for cities.

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The case for boycotting Esso

Business Green

ExxonMobil's flagrant attempts to undermine climate policies deserve more widespread opprobrium, writes the British Energy Efficiency Federation's Andrew Warren

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