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Works begin on giant Queensland Tesla battery at site of former coal plant

Renew Economy

Construction starts on 250MW, two-hour big battery that will store solar generated by Ipswich rooftops and help wean the Queensland grid off coal. The post Works begin on giant Queensland Tesla battery at site of former coal plant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Goodyear introduces ElectricDrive 2 for EVs

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber has unveiled the latest tire in its ElectricDrive family. The Goodyear ElectricDrive 2, an all-season EV tire, is designed to maximize EV performance–it features improved rolling resistance and long tread life, according to the company. It has an aerodynamic sidewall and a compound lower aerodynamic drag. The tire features SoundComfort technology, a built-in sound barrier that’s designed to reduce interior vehicle noise, and an asymmetric tread pattern for wet or dry r

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Concrete pours and modules arrive for South Australia’s biggest battery storage project

Renew Economy

Concrete pours have been completed and the first of battery modules have arrived on the site of South Australia's biggest battery project. The post Concrete pours and modules arrive for South Australia’s biggest battery storage project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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World’s largest oil companies have made $281bn profit since invasion of Ukraine

The Guardian: Energy

Global Witness says the five ‘super-majors’ are the ‘main winners of the war’ while many struggle to heat their homes The world’s five largest listed oil companies have made profits of more than a quarter of a trillion dollars since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led to dramatic increases in energy prices and household bills. The “super-majors” – BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies – have made $281bn (£223bn) since the war began in February 2022, according to Global Witness.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Bob Brown arrested at protest defending Tasmania’s giant trees

Renew Economy

Veteran environmentalist Bob Brown and two supporters have been charged over a logging protest in defence of Tasmania's giant trees. The post Bob Brown arrested at protest defending Tasmania’s giant trees appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Efacec to deliver 132 DC fast chargers to eV Power Exchange in Utah

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Portugal-headquartered EV charging infrastructure manufacturer Efacec will supply Utah-based EV charging network eV Power Exchange with 132 of its QC45 DC fast chargers for the Salt Lake City area. The agreement includes licensing and customization of Efacec’s charging point management system, EV Core, which is designed to allow drivers to locate and reserve chargers using an eV Power-branded mobile app.

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Citizens Advice says Sizewell C costs should not be paid with energy bill hikes

The Guardian: Energy

Independent advice provider calls for clarity on funding and says project may offer ‘poor value for money’ Ministers have been urged by Citizens Advice to protect consumers from a hike in household energy bills to pay for the proposed Sizewell C power station, amid international tensions over the rising costs of nuclear projects. The UK’s largest independent advice provider has raised concerns that the project in Suffolk may offer “poor value for money” and called for greater clarity on its fund

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AEMO says wind farm responded “as designed” in Victoria storms as conservatives pile into renewables

Renew Economy

Market operator says wind farms worked "as designed" in Victoria storms, but Murdoch media leading extraordinary attack on renewables. The post AEMO says wind farm responded “as designed” in Victoria storms as conservatives pile into renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Geologists signal start of hydrogen energy ‘gold rush’

Financial Times: Energy

Natural sources of the gas are more abundant than expected and could supply energy needs for centuries, study shows

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Blades for wind project at remote gold mine arrive after 850km journey

Renew Economy

Giant blades complete might be the longest travelled by wind turbines parts in Australia to date. The post Blades for wind project at remote gold mine arrive after 850km journey 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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Gazprom grapples with collapse in sales to Europe

Financial Times: Energy

Business model in tatters after biggest customer slashes Russian gas imports in wake of Ukraine war

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Sauce for the goose: If I owned a coal fired power station, I’d announce its closure straight away

Renew Economy

Governments should be required to disclose capacity payment arrangements. The fact that some coal generators get a capacity payment and others do not creates an unfair market. The post Sauce for the goose: If I owned a coal fired power station, I’d announce its closure straight away appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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German companies flock to US with record pledges of capital investment

Financial Times: Energy

Strong American economy and tax incentives lure investors as Berlin frets over deindustrialisation

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Governments lock in $140m for potential 5GW Pilbara green hydrogen hub

Renew Economy

Federal and WA governments finalise joint funding of $140 million to kick-start construction of infrastructure underpinning the proposed Pilbara Hydrogen Hub. The post Governments lock in $140m for potential 5GW Pilbara green hydrogen hub appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Study: Top oil and gas majors rake in $281bn in profits since Russia invaded Ukraine

Business Green

Research lays bare huge scale of profits achieved by just five leading oil and gas majors as a result of the global energy crunch

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Hope for African Elephants, Giraffes & Zebras?

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Source: Pixabay The trend is downwards – also in Tanzania: wildlife populations have declined over the past, and oftentimes so also in protected areas. A team from Leuphana University and international collaborators investigated in how far wildlife trends showed effectiveness of protected areas in Western Tanzania.

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As the world heats up, solar panels will degrade faster. What can we do?

Renew Economy

New research examines which areas of Australia will have the worst conditions for solar degradation out to 2059 – and what we can do about it. The post As the world heats up, solar panels will degrade faster. What can we do? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Robot dog Spot to transform into Sparky with AI enhancements

Smart Energy International

Iberdrola-owned energy company Avangrid is coordinating a pilot project with Levatas and Boston Dynamics to advance substation inspections, using an advanced version of Spot the robotic dog, now using artificial intelligence (AI) and nicknamed Sparky. Avangrid, which owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England, said in a release that the project will deploy the robot dog to complete visual and thermal inspections

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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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Natural gas prices plunge as US set for warmest winter on record

Financial Times: Energy

Lower demand during mild weather has coincided with surging production

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US Nuclear Fuel Progress is a Mix Bag of Milestones

Energy Central

GE Verona Gets NRC OK for 8% U235 Fuel Production Fuel Fabrication Efforts Show Progress for HALEU Cylinder Shortages Delay Centrus HALEU Production BWXT Awarded $122 Million for Uranium Downblending Services Westinghouse Submits AP300 to for Generic Design Assessment Hyundai is EPC Bidder for Bulgaria’s Kozloduy 7 & 8 AP1000s The growing interest in nuclear power.

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Macquarie’s battery storage developer breaks ground on two British projects

Renew Economy

Macquarie's Eku Energy has broken ground on two new battery storage projects in England as it expands its global portfolio. The post Macquarie’s battery storage developer breaks ground on two British projects appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Gabriele Teofili: 'The trailblazers are the industries where people wouldn't take no for an answer'

Business Green

ZeroAvia's UK managing director talks powering on in spite of naysayers, the role of 'clean sky thinking', and being asked 'what about the Hindenburg?

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Workstreams | Hy2Infra

Energy Central

Workstreams | Hy2Infra 32 major companies, with the support of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will focus their efforts on 33 projects distributed between the following segments: • Deployment of Electrolysers: adding another 3.2GW of renewable hydrogen production, to become operational between 2027 and 2029. • Expansion of Hydrogen Transmission.

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Revolutionizing Waste: Recycling Technology Breakthroughs

Green Living Guy

Our world continues to increase its focus on sustainability and environmental preservation. For the latest advancements in recycling technology are not just more noteworthy. I mean they’re revolutionizing the way we think about waste. Gone are the days of simple bins for paper, plastics, and also metals. So let’s delve into a new era where […] The post Revolutionizing Waste: Recycling Technology Breakthroughs appeared first on green living, electric vehicle consultants, green g

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'Gas price penalty': British farmers hit by £1.4bn fertiliser bill since Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Business Green

Farmers are being increasingly drawn to nature-based solutions with CO2 absorption potential, after fertiliser costs soared on the back of rising gas prices

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UK risks second troubled offshore wind auction round, RWE warns

Financial Times: Energy

The government wants to have 50GW installed by 2030

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD and EU support upgrade of Georgia's largest hydropower plant

Global Renewable News

By Nina TsintsadzeHighlights EBRD loan for rehabilitation of Georgia's largest hydropower plant EU to support the financing with a 7.05 million grant Enguri plant will be saf.

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How a majority of EV drivers are continuing to enjoy lower running costs

Business Green

Zapmap Price Index confirms prices on the public charging network rose 11 per cent last year, but EVs are still cheaper to run than petrol and diesel models in most cases

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Subterra Renewables - Subterra Renewables and Enercare Launch Fully Integrated Heating and Cooling Solution

Global Renewable News

Highlights Groundbreaking collaboration helps Canadian developers and consumers transition away from fossil-fuel powered systems to renewable geothermal energy Subterra to provide geothermal d.

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Polymetal secures $3.7bn deal to exit from Russian business

Financial Times: Energy

Anglo-Russian miner rushes to leave country to avoid nationalisation

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New Mexico - Geothermal bill makes it to governor's desk for second consecutive year

Global Renewable News

By Hannah GroverThe Senate unanimously passed legislation intended to spur development of geothermal energy on Wednesday. HB 91 now heads to the governor's desk. The legislation creates a.

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To reach net zero, we have to let Britain build roads

Business Green

The key to greening our transport system lies not in blocking new roads, but in decarbonising the fleet, argues Britain Remade's Sam Richards

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Methane Emissions from Wetlands Increase Significantly over High Latitudes

Global Renewable News

By Julie BobyockWetlands are Earth's largest natural source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is about 30 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the atmosphere. A research.

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