Thu.Dec 07, 2023

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Why JPMorgan, H&M and others will pay $57.1 million to spread crushed rock on farmland

GreenBiz

The Frontier buyers’ group wants to remove 154,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by 2028 through a new deal with startup Lithos Carbon.

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South Fork Wind Is Also a Victory for Whales

NRDC onEarth

The first U.S. utility-scale offshore wind project turns on the lights—and was built with strong protections in place for endangered whales.

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Food decarbonization comes of age at COP28

GreenBiz

Governments, funders and businesses are rolling up their sleeves at the climate summit to transform food systems.

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International Trade: A Policy Tool for Climate Action?

NRDC onEarth

Recently introduced Democrat and Republican bills propose tariffs at the border for widely traded products with high greenhouse gas emissions intensity.

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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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Investors should look to the Global South to scale climate solutions

GreenBiz

The stock market is not a neutral bystander in the climate crisis. Investors and lenders must take action by backing climate solutions companies globally — notably in the Global South.

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Spain awards contracts to 1.9GWh energy storage in first PERTE tender

Energy Storage News

The government of Spain, through the Institution for the diversification and energy savings (IDAE) has awarded 880MW/1809MWh in its first tender for energy storage to be co-located with renewables.

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World’s biggest CSP plant, with tallest solar power tower, inaugurated in Dubai

Renew Economy

COP28 host inaugurates world's largest concentrated solar power project, featuring the world’s tallest solar tower, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The post World’s biggest CSP plant, with tallest solar power tower, inaugurated in Dubai appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Building decarbonization guides to accelerate action in 2024

GreenBiz

For the new year, here’s a selection of the best free resources available on how to decarbonize buildings.

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US to Release Hydrogen Subsidy Guidance After COP28

FuelCellsWorks

DUBAI– The U.S. will release guidance for how hydrogen producers can secure billions of dollars of subsidies embedded in last year’s Inflation Reduction Act sometime this year after the COP28 climate.

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Air storage pioneer inks first of its kind deal to keep lights on in Australia’s Silver City

Renew Economy

Hydrostor signs "first of its kind" deal for its compressed air storage technology to be used as an emergency backstop to keep the lights on in Broken Hill. The post Air storage pioneer inks first of its kind deal to keep lights on in Australia’s Silver City 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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Nikola Corporation Announces Proposed Offerings of Common Stock and Convertible Senior Notes

FuelCellsWorks

PHOENIX– Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA) today announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $100,000,000 of common stock and $200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Green Convertible Senior Notes.

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Yes, it’s possible to electrify a home on just 100 amps

Canary Media

Canary Media’s Electrified Life column shares real-world tales, tips and insights to demystify what individuals can do to shift their homes and lives to clean electric power. In 2022, Wayne Szeto was psyched to electrify his home.

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Green Mobility in Action: Quantron Qli Fcev Launches at Hylane

FuelCellsWorks

At the hylane press conference on December 7, the first QUANTRON QLI FCEV was symbolically handed over to hylane. The event marked the one-year anniversary of the first fuel cell.

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Canada’s first climate progress report shows government climate action is working

Clean Energy Canada

OTTAWA — Mark Zacharias, executive director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s inaugural emissions progress report : “The first-ever progress report following the federal government’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan spotlights both the effectiveness of Canada’s climate policies and the necessity of rapid implementation.

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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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GM, Autocar to Build Hydrogen Fuel Cell for Autocar’s Commercial Vehicles

FuelCellsWorks

GM’s Innovative Fuel-Cell ‘Power Cubes’ to Propel Emission-Free Vocational Trucks General Motors (GM) has taken a significant stride in the evolution of commercial transportation by entering a joint development agreement.

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Impressive Milestones Achieved on Chinese Advanced Nuclear Power Projects

POWER Magazine

China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) announced on Dec. 6 that China’s independently developed high-temperature gas-cooled modular pebble bed (HTR-PM) reactor demonstrator had commenced commercial operation. The HTR-PM project was constructed […] The post Impressive Milestones Achieved on Chinese Advanced Nuclear Power Projects appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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European Parliament committee votes in favor of geothermal report

ThinkGeoEnergy

51 out of 53 members of the Industry, Energy & Research (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament voted in favor of the Own-Initiative Report on geothermal that highlights the most effective means of accelerating the deployment of geothermal technologies across the EU. The result of the vote demonstrates full political alignment on the need for a European approach to geothermal to help cities, industry and households convert to baseload renewable electricity, heating and cooling. “ Today h

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Webinar: Optimizing battery pack and module production testing

Charged

In today’s fast-paced battery production landscape, where ambitious goals for scalability and data ownership are at the forefront, understanding the critical role of testing and data analytics is paramount. Discover the challenges faced in achieving ambitious battery pack and module production goals and how to overcome them. Learn how to harness the power of the NI Platform’s capabilities and gain a competitive advantage through a total cost of ownership perspective.

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The First Certified H2 Tank With 700 Bar and 350 Litres Is Now Approved for On-Road Use

FuelCellsWorks

GARCHING, GERMANY– For hydrogen tanks to be released on the road, the law defines that they must be certified beforehand. In Europe, type approval on H2 tank systems is governed.

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“Fantastic validation:” Vast solar thermal plans win backing of global energy giant

Renew Economy

Vast's concentrated solar plans have attracted another big-name backer, with EDF Australia pledging €10 million towards "multiple" CSP projects. The post “Fantastic validation:” Vast solar thermal plans win backing of global energy giant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Bacardi Pioneers World’s First Hydrogen-Fueled Glass Spirits Bottle Production

FuelCellsWorks

Trial of pioneering new technology in collaboration with Hrastnik1860, reduces Greenhouse Gas emissions by more than 30% HAMILTON, Bermuda–Family-owned spirits company, Bacardi has successfully completed the world’s first commercial production.

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Report: U.S. Adds 33 GW of New Solar Capacity in 2023

POWER Magazine

A new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Wood Mackenzie research group said the U.S. solar sector is expected to add a record 33 GW of […] The post Report: U.S. Adds 33 GW of New Solar Capacity in 2023 appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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German energy giant RWE seeks social license for 1GW wind project in western Victoria

Renew Economy

RWE is proposing to install 145 turbines on around 14,000 hectares of farmland at Campbells Bridge in the Northern Grampians and Yarriambiack shires. The post German energy giant RWE seeks social license for 1GW wind project in western Victoria appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Biden administration has a chance to do clean hydrogen right

Canary Media

It’s not often you get to write the rules to govern an entirely new industry. But that’s exactly what the Biden administration is set to do next week with proposed rules that will define what kinds of hydrogen production methods count as clean.

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Battery analytics: ‘A powerful and adaptable tool kit for optimising energy storage performance’

Energy Storage News

If you’re working with or investing in battery storage, smart battery analytics can be the difference between success and failure. Energy-Storage.news speaks with Dr Arnaud Delaille, PowerUp.

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PV module procurement – US factory announcements add to complexity

PV Tech

Despite the gigawatts of recent domestic module manufacturing announcements, Clean Energy Associates expects the US market to depend on imports for years to come

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HYSKY Society to Bring All Seven Hydrogen Hubs Together at H2Hub Summit: Meet the Winners

Hydrogen Fuel News

H2Hub Summit: Meet the Winners The H2Hub Summit: Meet the Winners , organized by HYSKY Society, stands as a landmark event in the evolving landscape of clean energy. Slated for March 20, 2024, this virtual, half-day summit is more than just a conference; it’s a confluence of visionaries, innovators, and leaders in the hydrogen industry. At a time when the global energy sector is pivoting towards more sustainable solutions, the H2Hub Summit: Meet the Winners emerges as a pivotal platform fo

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Genex bags another big customer to complete trifecta for unique Kidston wind, solar and storage hub

Renew Economy

Genex lands 15-year contract for Kidston wind, paving the way for the completion of a unique trifecta of wind, solar and pumped hydro storage at the Queensland hub. The post Genex bags another big customer to complete trifecta for unique Kidston wind, solar and storage hub appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Emirates Steel Arkan, Khalifa University and Ohmium International Collaborate on Green Hydrogen Research Hub

FuelCellsWorks

Decarbonization and clean energy pioneers sign Strategic Collaboration on Hydrogen Research and Development to help accelerate adoption of green hydrogen to support low-carbon transformation of the steel sector.

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Energy storage could halve telecoms networks’ electricity costs, Finland’s Elisa says

Energy Storage News

Europe's telecommunications sector has the potential to deploy 15GWh of distributed energy storage (DES), halving its energy costs and helping the energy transition, Finnish telecoms firm Elisa said discussing its new DES solution with Energy-Storage.news.

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CWP Signs Landmark Agreement to Launch Major New Green Hydrogen Project in Djibouti

FuelCellsWorks

CWP Global, a leading developer globally of massive-scale renewable energy and green hydrogen projects, is pleased to join the Government of the Republic of Djibouti in welcoming yesterday’s signing of.

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Lincoln Electric launches Velion DC Fast Charger

Charged

Welding technology multinational Lincoln Electric has introduced its Velion DC Fast Charger for EVs. The Level 3 charger has been designed with industrial-grade components, provides output power of up to 150 kW, and has a charging efficiency of 95%, according to the company. The charger is manufactured with more than 75% domestic component content, according to Steven Sumner, VP, Corporate Innovation, Lincoln Electric, who adds that the American-designed and American-made EV charger “not only me

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The Brief: AI for climate, sustainable forestry investing, Congruent’s climate tech fund, Zestmoney’s shutdown, crypto and ESG

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: The Transition AI’s killer app: Guiding humanity through the climate challenge. The power of artificial intelligence (as well. The post The Brief: AI for climate, sustainable forestry investing, Congruent’s climate tech fund, Zestmoney’s shutdown, crypto and ESG appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Australia mends Pacific ties with climate fund millions, but keeps coal alive

Renew Economy

Albanese government contributes a foundational $100m to the Pacific Resilience Facility and rejoins Green Climate Fund with a $50m offering. The post Australia mends Pacific ties with climate fund millions, but keeps coal alive appeared first on RenewEconomy.