Wed.Nov 29, 2023

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The first step toward an embedded sustainability strategy: Pinpoint key ESG issues

GreenBiz

The initial building blocks in creating an embedded strategy are establishing material ESG factors and stakeholders and developing a materiality matrix.

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More than 100 Organizations Call for a Forest Accountability Framework

NRDC onEarth

At the start of COP28, civil society groups from around the world are urging countries to establish a Glasgow Declaration Accountability Framework (GDAF).

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As COP28 begins, let's take stock of corporate climate efforts

GreenBiz

The latest indicators suggest that companies’ climate ambitions are significantly off-track. But there are signs of hope.

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Housing crisis poses threat to survival of rural communities, CPRE report warns

Envirotec Magazine

Rural housing development. An acute and overlooked shortage of genuinely affordable housing poses a threat to the survival of communities in rural England, says a report published on 28 November by CPRE, the countryside charity. ‘Unraveling a crisis: the state of rural affordable housing in England’ sets out the causes of the problem, lays bare its impact on real people and explains what the next government can do to fix it.

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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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Why COP28 is a pivotal moment for climate finance

GreenBiz

It will require an estimated $4 trillion annually by 2030 to reverse climate change, and the money isn’t flowing fast enough.

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Transatlantic flight runs on100% SAF

Envirotec Magazine

The first transatlantic passenger flight powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) was completed on Tuesday 28 November by Virgin Atlantic, with the journey hailed as a milestone in assessing the viability of the putative green propellant. SAF seems widely viewed as the most promising avenue for decarbonising long-haul aviation at present, but key problems remain: Notably, a vast shortfall in its availability (with only 0.1% of global demand for aviation fuel currently met by SAF).

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Nature critical to infrastructure for sustainable development: UN report

Envirotec Magazine

Nature-based infrastructure solutions can influence 79% of all targets across the Sustainable Development Goals, highlighting the critical role nature can play in advancing sustainable development, climate action and biodiversity conservation, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UNOPS, and the University of Oxford. Nature-based infrastructure solutions use nature to provide services relevant to the functioning of infrastructure.

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China to install record-breaking 230 GW of wind and solar in 2023

Renew Economy

China is quietly reorganising its entire power sector to support rapid electrification and renewables uptake – and smashing records along the way. The post China to install record-breaking 230 GW of wind and solar in 2023 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Kenya government power company appointed for World Bank-funded energy storage pilot

Energy Storage News

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has been selected to carry out a battery storage pilot project, through a programme to increase electricity access funded by the World Bank.

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NSW passes climate bill to write 70 pct by 2035 emissions reduction target into law

Renew Economy

In a triumph of multi-partisanship, NSW Parliament has passed legislation to cut the state's emissions by 70% by 2035, and reach net zero by 2050. The post NSW passes climate bill to write 70 pct by 2035 emissions reduction target into law 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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Big Meat Unveils Battle Plans for COP28

DeSmogBlog

Major meat companies and industry lobby groups are planning a large presence at COP28 in a few days time, equipped with a communications plan to get a pro-meat message heard by policymakers throughout the summit, DeSmog can reveal. Documents seen by DeSmog and the Guardian show that the meat industry is poised to “tell its story and tell it well” in the lead up and during the Dubai conference, which comes on the heels of the world’s hottest ever year.

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SEC makes first investment in “one of world’s biggest” batteries in Melbourne

Renew Economy

Victoria's state-owned SEC announces first investment with an equity stake and an offtake deal in what will be one of the biggest battery projects in the world. The post SEC makes first investment in “one of world’s biggest” batteries in Melbourne appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Aker Carbon Capture Awarded Feasibility Study for E-fuel Project in Finland

FuelCellsWorks

Aker Carbon Capture has been awarded an integration feasibility study for an e-fuel project in Finland. The company will investigate fully integrating one of its standardized and modularized Just Catch.

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“Outrage economy:” Sky News and Alan Jones in global list of climate misinformation

Renew Economy

World is grappling with an environmental crisis compounded by an information crisis, and Australia's Sky News and broadcaster Alan Jones are near the top of the list. The post “Outrage economy:” Sky News and Alan Jones in global list of climate misinformation 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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Global PV Market Outlook, 4Q 2023

BloombergNEF

As 2023 draws to a close, the solar industry is installing record volumes worldwide and selling at record-low prices. The post Global PV Market Outlook, 4Q 2023 appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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$13.5 Trillion for Clean Power, Clean Hydrogen and CCUS Needed to Help Transition Key Hard to Abate Industries to Net Zero, World Economic Forum Report Finds

FuelCellsWorks

Net Zero Tracker 2023 Report provides recommendations in technology, infrastructure, demand, policy and capital. GENEVA– The decarbonization of eight production, energy and transport sectors requires an investment of $13.51 between now.

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“Cascading risks:” Bowen puts national security at heart of climate and clean energy push

Renew Economy

Chris Bowen warns of "cascading risks" to Australia's national security from climate change, and uses it to push for urgent action this decade on emissions and clean energy. The post “Cascading risks:” Bowen puts national security at heart of climate and clean energy push appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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First Hydrogen Showcases FCEV with Europe and UK’s Largest Companies

FuelCellsWorks

Vancouver, British Columbia– First Hydrogen Corp. (“FIRST HYDROGEN” or the “Company“) is please to announce twenty-one (21) fleet operators & industry specialists, from Europe and UK, attended the Company’s Track.

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Fossil Fuel Friendly Daily Mail Firm Handed £500k Government Contract to Run UK COP28 Events

DeSmogBlog

The UK’s events at this year’s COP28 summit will be hosted by a Daily Mail events firm that specialises in organising exhibitions for the oil and gas industry, DeSmog can reveal. Government records show that dmg events, which is owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), will be paid £545,000 for “commissioning and delivering pavilion and office space for the UK’s COP28 delegation taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)”.

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Internal Markets in Renewable and Natural Gases and in Hydrogen: Council and Parliament Reach Deal

FuelCellsWorks

The Council and the Parliament today reached a provisional political agreement on the directive to establish common rules for the internal markets in renewable and natural gases and in hydrogen.

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New technology installed beneath Detroit street can charge electric vehicles as they drive

TechXplore

Crews have installed what's billed as the nation's first wireless-charging public roadway for electric vehicles beneath a street just west of downtown Detroit.

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ACWA Power Breaks Ground on Green Hydrogen Project in Uzbekistan

FuelCellsWorks

Phase 1 of project inaugurated by President Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan and HE Khalid Al Falih, Saudi Minister of Investment Company signed hydrogen and power purchase agreements for the 3,000 tonne.

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Labour vows to ‘rewire Britain’ as pylon plans spark row in Tory party

The Guardian: Energy

Opposition vows to tackle rural connection delays to the grid while Conservatives call for offshore network to preserve landscapes Labour is promising to “rewire Britain”, making its case to the UK’s rural communities that it will connect farmers and businesses to the National Grid at record-breaking speed. The pledge comes as Rishi Sunak faces a battle over electricity pylons with the trade secretary, Kemi Badenoch, and former ministers urging him to pull the plug on crucial grid infrastructure

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Aurelia Turbines Sells 20 Turbines to Taiwan – 400 Kwe Gas Turbines Can Use Hydrogen as a Fuel

FuelCellsWorks

Taiwan-based Jhuo Sih International, Aurelia Turbines’ newly appointed integrator, has ordered 20 of Aurelia’s turbine configurations. It will locally package several units for its clients in the region using its.

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Bowen rejects CCA call for home gas ban and zero emissions for cars by 2040

Renew Economy

Two key calls from Climate Change Authority, including for phase out of gas connections for new and existing homes, have been rejected by the federal energy minister. The post Bowen rejects CCA call for home gas ban and zero emissions for cars by 2040 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Western Australia Study Probes Big Switch From Gas to Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

If hydrogen is to replace natural gas in green industrial applications, it must be both renewable and transportable. Is a big piece of the jigsaw already in place? If hydrogen.

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Experts revive ancient techniques to make concrete more sustainable

TechXplore

A team of experts from EPFL, ETH Zurich and a Geneva-based architecture firm has developed a new type of non-reinforced concrete made from stone offcuts. Their method, which reduces the use of carbon-intensive cement-based binders, draws on ancient techniques uncovered in historical archives.

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NRDC at COP28: Taking Stock of Global Progress

NRDC onEarth

The 28 th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), held in Dubai from November 30 through December 12, is a critical moment for global action to fight climate change.

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Rice husk and recycled newspaper may be the eco-friendly insulation material of the future

TechXplore

The building sector is the second largest sector in plastic consumption, and is responsible for more than a third of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Manufacturing processes of construction materials pollute air, land, and water. Accordingly, construction materials made from agro-industrial waste become increasingly attractive due to their lower environmental impact.

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Generating a Cleaner Future with Hydrogen: Air Products’ Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Samir J. Serhan, to Deliver Keynote Address at Hydrogen Transition Summit During COP28 in Dubai

FuelCellsWorks

Other Leaders across Air Products to Speak and Participate in COP28 Events Focused on Advancing the Energy Transition through Clean Hydrogen DUBAI, UAE— Air Products (NYSE:APD) a world leader in industrial.

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U.S. Steel pilots battery-electric locomotives

Charged

U.S. Steel has converted two of its diesel switcher locomotives at the Mon Valley Works’ Edgar Thomson and Clairton Plants to battery-electric drive. The locomotives travel within the facilities carrying steel, coke, scrap metal, iron ore and other materials. U.S. Steel invested some $2.3 million in the locomotives. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection provided an unspecified amount to offset the remaining cost, through the agency’s Marine and Rail Freight Movers Grant Program

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W.A. energy minister quits after guiding radical switch from coal to renewables

Renew Economy

Bill Johnston to quit parliament after setting up the roadmap for a dramatic reshaping of the world's biggest standalone grid from coal to renewables. The post W.A. energy minister quits after guiding radical switch from coal to renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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TeraWatt Infrastructure breaks ground on heavy-duty EV charging site near Port of Long Beach

Charged

TeraWatt Infrastructure is taking a comprehensive approach to providing charging for commercial EVs. The company owns strategically-located sites where it offers both public charging and turnkey infrastructure solutions. Now the company has broken ground for a new heavy-duty EV charging site in Rancho Dominguez, California. Located 15 miles north of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the site is perfectly positioned to support electric trucks serving the largest container ports in the US.

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SemperPower starts operations on 62MWh Rolls-Royce BESS in Netherlands

Energy Storage News

Battery storage developer and operator SemperPower has taken over operations on a 62.6MWh BESS provided by Rolls-Royce in the Netherlands, the largest in the country, it claimed.

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