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4 Things to Know Before Buying an Electric Car

The Environmental Blog

If you’re trying to live a greener lifestyle , you might be considering purchasing an electric vehicle, or EV. This can be a great option for many people. Let’s take a closer look at four things to know before buying an electric car. Know Your EV Charging Options — and How Much They Cost There are three main options when it comes to charging your electric car.

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Cannon-Brookes keeps world’s biggest solar project alive with $65m zero interest loan

Renew Economy

Cannon-Brookes zero interest loan of $65 million will ensure the staff and vision of Sun Cable are retained while a sale is finalised. The post Cannon-Brookes keeps world’s biggest solar project alive with $65m zero interest loan appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption in 2022

Energy and Cleantech Council

This past year represents a real turning point in the transition to electric vehicles, demonstrated by new major incentives and regulatory activities at both federal and state government levels and several notable accomplishments in the private sector. First, the U.S. government approved EV Infrastructure Deployment Plans for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico with an estimated $4.155 billion in funding going to states in the next five years to build out EV infrastructure.

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Full price benefits of wind and solar won’t be seen until we get rid of gas

Renew Economy

The full benefits of low cost wind and solar won't be felt until gas is dumped as the setter of marginal prices. Battery storage will be key. The post Full price benefits of wind and solar won’t be seen until we get rid of gas 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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Love and sustainability

Ideas 4 Sustainability

I argue that some developments within sustainability science are already pointing at the importance of better understanding and working with love in order to foster sustainability – even though scientists have so far shunned away from actually using the term “love”.

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SolarEdge software first to get approval for rooftop solar flexible export plan

Renew Economy

Built-in inverter software also offers a new - modern - option for states looking for a backstop system to handle high levels of residential solar exports. The post SolarEdge software first to get approval for rooftop solar flexible export plan appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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German start-up plans “Apple-like” solar stores as it snaps up Australian solar companies

Renew Economy

The European supergroup expects deals to come thick and fast in 2023 to turn it into the biggest solar company in Australia by revenue. The post German start-up plans “Apple-like” solar stores as it snaps up Australian solar companies appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Waitrose debuts compostable own brand tea bags

Business Green

Waitrose has today announced it has become the first UK supermarket to sell own brand tea bags that are certified as suitable for home composting, in a move designed to make it easier for customers to safely recycle their used tea bags. The company said all its Duchy tea bags are now accredited with a TUV OK compost HOME certification meaning the tea bags can be placed directly into a home compost bin or heap.

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Snowy 2.0 confirmed as failed contractor’s biggest creditor, hundreds wait for funds

Renew Economy

The collapsed engineering firm owes $248 million to creditors but asset sales already underway are not coming close to meeting that figure. The post Snowy 2.0 confirmed as failed contractor’s biggest creditor, hundreds wait for funds appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Enel launches ‘circularity index’ in sustainability push

Smart Energy International

Enel’s ‘Economic CirculAbility’ measures its circularity by comparing its economic performance with its overall resource consumption. Specifically the index, claimed a world first, takes into consideration the group’s overall earnings (EBITDA, i.e. before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) in euros and compares it with the amount of resources, including fuels and raw materials, consumed throughout the value chain by its various business activities expressed in tons.

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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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Executive Leadership Workshop – Julie Ann Castro • 8.03.23

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Executive Leadership Workshop Julie Ann Castro August 3 More info coming soon! The post Executive Leadership Workshop – Julie Ann Castro • 8.03.23 appeared first on Women in Cleantech & Sustainability.

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U.S. Department of Energy - Department of Energy Announces $200 Million for Energy Earthshot Research Centers in support of the Energy Earthshots™DOE's Energy Earthshots Initiative calls for innovation and collaboration to tackle the toughest barriers to deploying emerging clean energy technologies.

Global Renewable News

Today (Jan 19), the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Constantino steps down as head of Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities

Eco-Business

The Manila-based think tank is transitioning to new leadership after the 13-year tenure of the veteran development campaigner Renato Redentor “Red” Constantino.

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Onward Energy - Onward Energy Completes Purchase of 1,171 MW Operating Solar Portfolio from Global Atlantic

Global Renewable News

Onward Energy ("Onward" or the "Company") is.

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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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Technology Trending: energy teleportation, carbon nanotubes and net-zero glass

Smart Energy International

Energy teleportation in quantum computing demonstrated, carbon nanotubes for storage batteries and a new green energy-powered furnace for glass production are in this week’s technology radar. Energy teleportation demonstrated The concept of teleportation – the transfer of objects from one place to another without traversing the intervening space – has been the topic of science fiction since as far back as the 1870s.

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Clearloop - Rivian and Clearloop Host "First Charge" Event to Celebrate New EV Charging Site Powered by 100 Percent Carbon-Free Renewable Energy in Tennessee

Global Renewable News

Rivian, an American builder of all-electric.

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Electric Utes — Is Toyota Blind to Opportunity?

CleanTechnica

Australian media is awash with news of companies transforming Toyota’s Land Cruisers and Hilux into electric utes. One must ask, is Toyota blind to this opportunity? It can’t be cheap to rip the guts out of a diesel fourby and replace it with electrics. Surely, Toyota could make a profit by building these trucks itself?

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Tennessee Valley Authority - U.S. Department of Energy Encourages Southeast Hydrogen Hub to Submit Full Application for Federal FundingDecision signals DOE's interest in the coalition's proposal to develop a hydrogen energy ecosystem in the Southeast

Global Renewable News

The Southeast Hydrogen Hub coalition today.

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A Treasure Trove For Rural & Commercial-Scale Solar Projects

CleanTechnica

Publications From 8 Teams Capture Insights for Communities Seeking To Harness Resiliency and Economic Benefits of Solar Energy It takes grace and dexterity to manage the policy and technical challenges of adopting renewable energy while also addressing disaster preparedness—bringing diverse stakeholders to the table at the same time.

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Enel - Enel, the world's first company to launch a circularity index with the aim of doubling it by 2030

Global Renewable News

Enel presented Economic CirculAbility©â'.

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BEV Sales Double In South Africa In 2022, Plenty More Room For Growth

CleanTechnica

Sales of battery electric vehicles breached the 500 units per year mark in South Africa for the first time ever. Last year, 502 BEVs were sold in South Africa, up from 218 in 2021.

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD and EU promote circular economy in Azerbaijan

Global Renewable News

Highlights Loan of up to US$ 4.2 million.

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Uber Designing Specialized Ride Hailing & Delivery Vehicles

CleanTechnica

Uber says it is exploring a partnership with an establish automaker to manufacture specialized ride hailing vehicles.

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ACWA Power - ACWA Power to develop Uzbekistan's first green hydrogen and green ammonia projects

Global Renewable News

ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer,

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The Unsung Success Story of Increased Efficiency (And Why We All Need More of It)

CleanTechnica

This article is part of a new series called Decarbonize Your Life. With modest steps and a middle-class income, our family has dramatically reduced emissions and is sequestering what remains through a small reforestation project. Our life is better for it. If we can do it, you can too.

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Sarawak Energy - Sustainable Hydropower is Essential to Achieving Sarawak's Development and Net Zero Goals

Global Renewable News

Sustainable hydropower is an essential.

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California ZEV Sales Near 19% of All New Car Sales in 2022

CleanTechnica

California announced the latest data showing the state’s accelerating transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and ZEV market dominance — 18.8% of all new cars sold last year in California were ZEVs and 40% of ZEVs sold in the U.S. are sold in California.

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Water Power Technologies Office - Water Power Successes in 2022 Help Advance Clean Energy Goals

Global Renewable News

Governments around the world have been.

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Hurry, Chevy Bolts Down An Astonishing 47% To $19,995 Until March! (Net After Tax Credit)

CleanTechnica

In 2021, the future of the Chevy Bolt was uncertain.

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Renewable Energy Systems - RES Starts 2023 with 23 GW Renewable Success

Global Renewable News

Leading international renewable energy.

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Tesla May Benefit From US Economy “Soft Landing,” Goldman Sachs Reports

CleanTechnica

As the Federal Reserve hopes to engineer a “soft landing,” effectively steering the economy clear of recession while reducing inflation, companies like Tesla could benefit greatly — so much so, in fact, that one investment firm has chosen Tesla amongst a list of companies that could be well-poised if the Fed succeeds.

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RWE AG - RWE secures lease agreements to develop Dogger Bank South offshore wind farm sites

Global Renewable News

Highlights Potential for 3 gigawatts.

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The Economic Impact Of EVs On Households — Not All Are Equal

CleanTechnica

Reductions are especially pronounced in the American West and parts of the Northeast, primarily due to a varying combination of cleaner electricity grids, lower electricity prices and smaller drive-cycle and temperature-related impacts on fuel. Nevertheless, over half of the lowest income households would still have a high EV energy burden.

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Hanwha Solutions - Hanwha announces comprehensive battery partnership with LG Energy Solution

Global Renewable News

Highlights Hanwha Solutions, Hanwha.