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Australia’s biggest wind project to double in size to create first 2GW precinct

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest wind project - already at more than 1GW - will double in size to become one of the biggest onshore wind precincts in the world. The post Australia’s biggest wind project to double in size to create first 2GW precinct appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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COP27: Five things companies need to know after this year's UN climate summit

Business Green

A greater focus on phasing down fossil fuels and ensuring transparency around net zero goals emerged in Sharm El Sheikh, writes We Mean Business Coalition CEO Maria Mendiluce. 1. Business knows that 1.5ºC is a limit not a target. At COP27, over 100 businesses joined our call to stick to the 1.5°C temperature limit alongside The B Team and other civil society leaders.

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Court ruling on Clive Palmer’s enormous coal mine heralds new era for climate cases

Renew Economy

Queensland court rules Palmer-owned Galilee Basin coal project should not go ahead, due to impacts on climate, environment and human rights. The post Court ruling on Clive Palmer’s enormous coal mine heralds new era for climate cases appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Are COP talks really worthwhile?

Energy Central

From FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, Watt Matters is a podcast all about the energy transition and the shift to a decarbonised economy Off the back of an intense two weeks in Egypt, the COP27 negotiations were once again deemed underwhelming. There were some successes: Developed countries will provide finance to emerging economies affected by climate-related disasters.

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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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Australian gravity storage hopeful eyes international market after pilot project

Renew Economy

Australian gravity storage hopeful signs MoU with global engineering firm GHD which it says is already opening doors in Australia and overseas. The post Australian gravity storage hopeful eyes international market after pilot project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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VP Harris in Talks with Philippines, Thailand on Nuclear Energy

Energy Central

VP Harris Opens Talks in Philippines, Thailand on Nuclear Energy Danish Company to Begin Testing Thorium Prototype Finland to Buy Fuel from Westinghouse for its Russian Built VVER Reactors Rolls-Royce in Talks to Supply Nuclear Reactor to UK Chemicals Giant INEOS UK BEIS Commits £120 million to Nuclear Fusion France Names New CEO For Troubled EDF VP Harris Opens Talks.

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EU continues to be at the forefront of clean energy research

Smart Energy International

The rapid development and deployment of home-grown clean energy technologies in the EU is key to the response to the current energy crisis, the European Commission reports. In the latest progress report on the competitiveness of clean energy technologies in the region, the Commission states that R&I investment is steadily growing and that at the global level, the EU remains a leader in ‘green’ inventions and high-value patents with applications in the fields of climate and environment (23%),

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Nine Australian miners poised to ride the green minerals wave

Renew Economy

These Aussie miners are expanding their global positions upstream and downstream to become essential suppliers of lithium, copper, nickel, rare earths, and graphite. The post Nine Australian miners poised to ride the green minerals wave appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Paw patrol latest in SP Energy Networks’ grid resilience bid

Smart Energy International

Electricity network operator SP Energy Networks, in their bid to keep power flowing to UK homes and businesses, has been trialling the use of a specially trained detection dog to help find some of the network issues that could lead to power cuts. Detection dog Jack, a springer spaniel, had a 100% success rate at a recent visit to one of the operator’s sites, where an artificial fault had been created to test the dog’s abilities, finding the location under asphalt on the first attempt.

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Green construction tech firms enjoy VC investment boom

Business Green

New analysis reveals venture capital investment in low carbon building technology firms hit record $2.2bn in 2022. Firms providing green building technologies and services received record levels of venture capital investment in 2022, with investment reaching $2.2bn so far this year. That is according to a new report from building venture capital firm A/O PropTech, which found that overall investment in green construction tech over the past five years reached $4.5bn across more than 450 deal.

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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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Global Wind Energy Council - Accelerated approvals needed for renewables and green hydrogen to achieve climate goals and energy securityPlanning for Climate Commission launched with backing from global renewables sector

Global Renewable News

A new global commission focused on speeding up.

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Marine Conservation Society joins legal action against government sewage spill plan

Business Green

Conservation charity becomes co-claimant in legal action against the government over alleged failures in plan to tackle sewage overflows. The Marine Conservation Society has today announced it is backing legal action against the government over its failure to do more to tackle sewage spills into English waters. The charity confirmed it is joining as co-claimant in the legal case against the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), which alleges that the government's Storm Over

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Science Is a Team Sport: 7 Energy Frontier Research Centers Boost NREL Research

Global Renewable News

Soft Semiconductors, Neuromorphic Computing,

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Government confirms plans for £1bn ECO+ energy efficiency scheme

Business Green

Extension of ECO scheme to see grants offered to wider range of households, as plans confirmed for £18m energy-saving public information campaign. The government will today launch a major new push to accelerate the adoption of domestic energy efficiency measures and encourage households and businesses to save more energy. Business Secretary Grant Shapps is set to launch a week of new initiatives designed to help people curb their energy bills, starting with confirmation a new £1bn ECO+ gra

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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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Ignitis Group - Ignitis Group acquires wind farm project in Lithuania

Global Renewable News

Ignitis Group through its subsidiary Ignitis.

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Tory onshore wind ban rebellion builds momentum

Business Green

Michael Gove signals support for lifting de facto ban on onshore wind farms, as net zero tsar Chris Skidmore confirms he is stepping down at next election. The backbench rebellion against the government's de facto ban on new onshore wind farms secured further backing over the weekend, after former Party Chairman Jake Berry added his name to the amendment seeking to lift the block on new developments and reports suggested a number of Cabinet Ministers want to see Number 10 rethink its opposition

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Hydro-Québec - Update - Work at Chelsea generating station to continue in 2023

Global Renewable News

Hydro-Québec would like to inform residents.

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Coca-Cola and Unilever: We're not convinced by plastic credits

Eco-Business

The consumer goods firms say that plastic credits cannot be at the heart of solutions to the plastic crisis. Both firms say they want to be heavily involved in extended producer responsibility schemes that hold producers responsible for plastic waste.

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WindEurope - Increasing cost pressures and design flaws undermine Spanish auction

Global Renewable News

Spain has published the results of its 2022.

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Rare giant squirrel keystone species in India's forests

Eco-Business

Among the four global giant squirrels, the Indian giant squirrel is endemic only to India. It plays an essential role in balancing the forest’s ecological systems by aiding in seed dispersal.

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Chugach Electric - Alaska Energy Authority Board Approves Bonding for Transmission Upgrades and Battery Storage

Global Renewable News

The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) Board of.

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School's out: Pakistan floods raise education fears for millions

Eco-Business

Climate change-fuelled flooding has damaged or destroyed more than 26,600 schools, with dropout fears growing.

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BC Hydro - BC Hydro expands its electric vehicle fast charging site in Quesnel

Global Renewable News

BC Hydro has doubled the capacity of its.

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In cold, dry Mongolia floods are now common–with devastating urban impacts

Eco-Business

Millions of people have moved to Mongolia’s cities in the past 30 years, where a lack of infrastructure combines with more intense rainfall to cause misery in slum districts.

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BC Hydro - BC Hydro expands its electric vehicle fast charging site in Valemount

Global Renewable News

BC Hydro has doubled the capacity of its.

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Twitter sleuths and disaster mappers look for a backup plan

Eco-Business

Whether tracking Iran's protests or floods in Indonesia, disaster response users fear service delays or crashes under Elon Musk.

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Wave Energy Scotland - EuropeWave reserves berths at BiMEP and EMEC test sites

Global Renewable News

EuropeWave has reserved berths at the.

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Technology Trending: Community solar, battery production and supply and Japan e-mobility

Smart Energy International

Scaling up battery production in Europe, advancing e-mobility with battery supply in Japan and a new community solar project in New York, are on the week’s technology radar. Scaling up battery production in Europe. Romanian battery company Prime Batteries Technology, which produces lithium-ion batteries and tailor-made battery systems for the energy, automotive and industrial sectors, is partnering with the sustainable energy innovation engine EIT Innoenergy to scale up its battery production to

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RWE AG - All turbines installed at RWE's Kaskasi wind farm – over two thirds are already supplying green electricity

Global Renewable News

Highlights 342-megawatt wind farm to.

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New jobs at SDG&E

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Various positions | SDG&E | San Diego. Click the link to apply: Senior Financial System Analyst (Hybrid) (#22-63505). Provides general and technical expertise to all organizations within the Company in the effective and efficient use of the financial reporting and analytical capabilities of financial systems including SAP and Business Warehouse.

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RWE AG - RWE builds photovoltaic plants with battery storage in Germany

Global Renewable News

Highlights Over 58,340 solar modules.

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Electric Trucks Take the Load on the Road in New Zealand

CleanTechnica

Reliance Transport, with the help of the Low Emission Transport Fund administered by Australia’s Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA), has commissioned two battery-powered Scania electric trucks to take the road in New Zealand. Reliance Transport is a last-mile cartage specialist based in South Auckland. The first-generation 29 tonne (GCW) battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are […].

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UK Government - Government joins with households to help millions reduce their energy bills

Global Renewable News

New measures set to help hundreds of.

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From Hyundai Kona EV to Tesla Model Y Standard Range

CleanTechnica

Phil bought an electric Hyundai Kona three and half years ago, and we have met on and off at various car events and coffee mornings since then. He recently traded up to a Tesla Model Y Standard Range and has modified it for his wife Gwen’s disability. I spent the morning with him today. We […].