Wed.May 24, 2023

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From idea to innovation: Tide North America’s sustainability story

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Innovation will be the driver of sustainable behavior change. Jerry Porter, Chief R&D and Innovation Officer at P&G Fabric & Home Care, explores the full picture through the lens of Tide.

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European scientists group urges ban on new natural gas boilers

Envirotec Magazine

Natural gas is not cleaner than other fossil fuels and using it instead of coal or oil risks achieving little or no reduction in greenhouse gas effects, says science advisory group the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) in a new report “Future of Gas”. The document highlights the extremely high global warming potential of largely unrecorded methane leakages along the whole natural gas supply chain.

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Geoengineering is gathering momentum — here’s why you should care

GreenBiz

Climate geoengineering proposals are bringing the story of sci-fi novels to the desks of world leaders.

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Bullet-proof vests and bomb shelters: Wind farm switches on in Ukraine conflict zone

Renew Economy

World’s only wind farm built in a major active conflict zone officially opened on Monday, after workers spent nine months working in bullet proof vests and spending time in bomb shelters. The post Bullet-proof vests and bomb shelters: Wind farm switches on in Ukraine conflict zone appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Nature: Wall Street’s newest market

GreenBiz

Asset managers are betting biodiversity funds will attract investor capital in the coming decade.

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POWIN PARTNERS WITH ACE ENGINEERING TO SUPPORT ENERGY STORAGE PROJECT PIPELINE

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Powin is partnering with ACE to manufacture Powin’s Stacks™ for their Centipede energy storage platform due to ACE’s operational excellence in manufacturing, global footprint, and breadth of experience and expertise in the renewables and energy storage industry.

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NSW now has roadmap to close coal by 2030. But will Labor run with it?

Renew Economy

NSW now has a roadmap to exit coal by the end of the decade. But it requires a commitment from the state government. Will Labor run with it? The post NSW now has roadmap to close coal by 2030. But will Labor run with it? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Selecting hardware to enhance EV charger design

Charged

Sponsored by Southco. The move from traditional engine vehicles to Electric Vehicles is driving a need for engineered equipment and infrastructure to support the transformation. The arrival of advanced technologies and the exponential growth predicted for electric vehicle charging is inviting industrial designers to consider a new mix of design challenges.

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What Is Environmental Racism?

NRDC onEarth

This form of systemic racism disproportionately burdens communities of color.

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Roadmap released to smooth connections for wind and solar, and to add batteries

Renew Economy

Reform Roadmap flags several significant advances towards a smoother, less costly and delay-free grid connection process for renewables. The post Roadmap released to smooth connections for wind and solar, and to add batteries 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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The global treaty to save the ozone layer has also slowed Arctic ice melt

Grist

The 1987 Montreal Protocol, which phased out the production and use of chemicals that were depleting the ozone layer, has long been considered one of the most successful environmental treaties in history. New research finds that the global pact achieved another unforeseen benefit: delaying the melting of Arctic sea ice. In a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , researchers from the University of Exeter and Columbia University found that the implementati

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Regulator confirms another coal and gas fuelled power price hike. But why?

Renew Economy

Regulator flags power price hikes across the main grid, but experts question why prices are still being determined by frameworks first designed decades ago. The post Regulator confirms another coal and gas fuelled power price hike. But why? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hydrogen Energy Storage Market- A move towards emission-free vehicle

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The market for hydrogen energy storage was valued at USD 14.72 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach USD 26.94 billion by 2030, with a CAGR of 7.1% from 2022 to 2030. The industry is expanding as a result of rising urbanization and industrialization in developing nations as well as a rapid shift toward renewable energy sources.

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Electrify Commercial to install 80 DC fast chargers with up to 350 kW at 20 sites in Utah

Charged

Electrify Commercial, the Electrify America business unit that provides EV charging solutions to businesses, plans to deploy 20 EV charging stations in Utah for local utility Rocky Mountain Power. The project will include more than 80 individual chargers at 15 stations in the Salt Lake City area and 5 stations in surrounding regions. Electrify Commercial will provide charging equipment, installation, networking and ongoing operations and maintenance.

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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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Seven lessons from successful financial activists

Impact Alpha

What does it take to be an effective financial activist? After supporting 156 Just Economy Institute fellows over the past six years, we. The post Seven lessons from successful financial activists appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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NSW renewable zones face delays and cost blowouts as questions hang over Eraring

Renew Economy

NSW reveals delays in timing of new renewable zones, and some cost blowouts, raising questions about closure date for Eraring and pace of green energy transition. The post NSW renewable zones face delays and cost blowouts as questions hang over Eraring appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Brief: Perpetual purpose payouts for auto mechanics, employee ownership and quality jobs, smart heat pumps, lessons from financial activists

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Ownership Economy A Utah auto shop demonstrates a pathway to worker ownership via a perpetual purpose trust. The. The post The Brief: Perpetual purpose payouts for auto mechanics, employee ownership and quality jobs, smart heat pumps, lessons from financial activists appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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How Hawaii can stay on top as a solar leader

Solar Power World

Despite being one of the smallest states in the nation, Hawaii is a leader in solar development, with more than $4 billion in total solar investments and over 1.55 GW installed. That leadership is based, in large part, on ambitious renewable energy goals and policies. Hawaii has implemented several policies to support the growth of… The post How Hawaii can stay on top as a solar leader appeared first on Solar Power World.

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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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Russelectric, A Siemens Business, Highlights Automatic Transfer Switches with Manual Bypass / Isolation

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Allows transfer switch to be isolated and de-energized for maintenance, testing, or repair

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The Driven Podcast: Across Australia by BYD

Renew Economy

The story of “Atto Gal”s epic journey from Perth to Sydney and back in an electric BYD, and what she learned along the way. Plus: China’s big EV play. The post The Driven Podcast: Across Australia by BYD appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A Utah auto shop demonstrates a pathway to worker ownership via a perpetual purpose trust

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 24 – The mechanics and other employees at Clegg Auto’s four car-repair shops in northern Utah since last fall have received an. The post A Utah auto shop demonstrates a pathway to worker ownership via a perpetual purpose trust appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Greentown Labs Member Milestones — May 2023

Greentown Labs

Our 200+ startups never fail to impress us with their hard work and commitment to scaling their climatetech solutions! Check out their latest accomplishments below. Interested in engaging with or joining our community of climatetech startups? Learn about how you can take action with our members or apply for startup membership ! Funding Peak Power , a provider of energy-optimization software and services, raised a $35M round led by Greenbacker Capital Management.

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Accelerating Towards Net Zero: IRA Incentives Offer Companies a Fast Track for Fleet Electrification

EDF + Business

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the most significant climate victory for sustainable investment in U.S. history. The provisions of the IRA will pave the way towards a net zero future by ensuring that we reach a 42% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Now, the private sector needs to follow up with bold action. EDF’s Inflation Reduction Act Hub provides comprehensive and actionable information on the benefits and opportunities created by IRA for businesses in logistics, transpor

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Soltec makes its first investment through Aurora in the energy storage startup Silbat

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• With this investment, Soltec aims to explore long-duration energy storage technology and address the issue of intermittency in renewable energies • Soltec's stake in the company is 12.

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Grid has untapped capacity that could be used by renewables. But networks can’t see it

Renew Economy

Sourcing existing yet untapped capacity will help solve our overarching goals of providing cleaner, quicker and more cost-effective electricity to consumers. The post Grid has untapped capacity that could be used by renewables. But networks can’t see it appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Roth CH Acquisition IV Co. and Tigo Energy Complete Business Combination

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Tigo Energy to Begin Trading on Nasdaq Under the Ticker Symbol “TYGO” Beginning Wednesday, May 24th; Company to Ring Nasdaq Opening Bell

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Lowercarbon Capital and MCJ Collective back Quilt’s heat pump designs

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 24 – Sales of heat pumps in the US last year outpaced gas furnaces. Many systems come with installation challenges, however, The post Lowercarbon Capital and MCJ Collective back Quilt’s heat pump designs appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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RE+ 23 unveils Canada as its first-ever Spotlight Country

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The Spotlight Country will help global companies expand into new markets and provide technological innovations and insights into global trends and how they adapt to regional challenges. RE+ 2023 is the platform to showcase their products and services while networking with over 27,000 industry professionals.

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Bank of England Governor touts net zero growth opportunity

Business Green

Andrew Bailey warns there is 'no excuse for failing to tackle' worsening climate impacts

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Renewable Developer Taps Green Bridge Energy and Energy Toolbase for Solar PPA Financing at Non-Profit, Private College

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Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) quoted through ETB Developer using Green Bridge Energy direct financing integration

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The SME Guide to Net Zero

Business Green

Exclusive new free to download guide provides invaluable insights into how smaller businesses can navigate the net zero transition Ahead of this year's Net Zero Festival , BusinessGreen is today launching an exclusive new report exploring how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can best embrace the net zero transition and navigate the inevitable changes that are taking place right across the economy.

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Renewable Developer Taps Green Bridge Energy and Energy Toolbase for Solar PPA Financing at Non-Profit, Private College

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Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) quoted through ETB Developer using Green Bridge Energy direct financing integration

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‘Remarkable Rebuke’: 130 U.S, EU Legislators Ask UN to Ditch Fossil CEO as COP 28 Chair

Energy Central

In what one news report called a “remarkable rebuke” heading into mid-year climate negotiations, more than 130 members of the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament are asking the United Nations and other key decision-makers to remove Sultan al Jaber, CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), from his role as COP 28 President.

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