Fri.Feb 23, 2024

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Why North Face is changing where it gets its rubber and cotton

GreenBiz

With its latest cotton and rubber sourcing efforts, the retailer is pursuing regenerative materials.

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ChatGPT Helps Me Write a New Narrative for Society

Andrew Winston

[A fun exercise in storytelling and uncovering the core narrative we live in. Published first on LinkedIn. Some good discussion about it here.] For 20 years, I’ve worked to change how companies see their role in society, and help leaders embrace the vast potential in solving environmental and social challenges. Much of my work is writing, speaking, and other forms of storytelling.

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5 climate policy updates you need to know this week

GreenBiz

Chicago sues ExxonMobil, European executives call for new industrial deal, Senate to examine microplastics in water, and more

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Nikola Sets Big Delivery Target After First Revenue From Hydrogen Big Rigs

FuelCellsWorks

Nikola (NKLA.O), opens new tab set a target to deliver as many as 350 hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric trucks in 2024, after cost controls and its first revenue from the vehicles.

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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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Blended portfolios can help scale carbon removal

GreenBiz

Sponsored: A portfolio approach to carbon removals can unlock the scale we need to meet global net zero goals.

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Chart: Nearly all new US power plants built in 2024 will be clean energy

Canary Media

Canary Media’s chart of the week translates crucial data about the clean energy transition into a visual format. Not long ago, people called wind, solar and batteries “alternative energy.” That old moniker has now lost its meaning: In 2024, the U.S.

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The Week in Impact Investing: Collaboration

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: ? Winning combinations. Teamwork makes the dream work. In San Antonio and other cities, a new. The post The Week in Impact Investing: Collaboration appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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EU Commission Approves Joint Venture for Japanese Liquefied Hydrogen Supply Chain

FuelCellsWorks

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture by INPEX Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (‘Kawasaki’) and Iwatani Corporation, all of Japan.

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3ti installs pop-up solar EV charging hub at Scottish hospital

Charged

UK solar car park company 3ti has installed its Papilio3 pop-up solar car park and EV charging hub at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, Scotland. Made from a recycled shipping container, the unit integrates solar and existing local power to fast charge up to 12 EVs simultaneously at 7, 11 or 22 kW, including those in operation at the hospital. 3ti says Papilio3 can be installed in less than eight hours.

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Fallback Friday Story: FORVIA Starts Deliveries of Hydrogen Tanks From First Mass Production Plant in France

FuelCellsWorks

Type IV Hydrogen tanks* have started rolling out from FORVIA’s groundbreaking mass production plant in Allenjoie, France. This first-of-its-kind facility in Europe and North America aims to produce 100,000 tanks.

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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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EST-Floattech delivers Octopus Series battery system for SFK’s ferry Laboe

Charged

Dutch battery manufacturer EST-Floattech has supplied its Octopus Series battery system to German ferry operator SFK for its ferry Laboe, which was recently delivered to SFK by Holland Shipyards Group. The Laboe will transport commuters around the city of Kiel. It is capable of switching between use of generators and EST-Floattech’s 560 kWh Octopus High Energy battery system.

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NTT Japan and Jepico Launch Pilot GenCell Box Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells

FuelCellsWorks

NTT Japan and its system integration partner Jepico have successfully initiated the pilot phase of the GenCell Box, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered unit, at an NTT-AT test site in Tokushima,

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Scientists Condemn Last Minute Push to Overturn EU Nature Law

DeSmogBlog

At the eleventh hour, right-wing politicians have launched a bid to block the passing of the EU’s flagship nature protection law, which scientists have described as a “cornerstone of food security and human health”. The pro-nature plan, which could see as much as 90 percent of damaged ecosystems repaired across the bloc, is due for final sign off in Parliament on Tuesday (27 February).

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Vietnam Aims to Produce 100,000–500,000 Tons of Hydrogen a Year by 20

FuelCellsWorks

HANOI–Vietnam aims to produce 100,000-500,000 metric tons of hydrogen a year by 2030 as part of its energy transition efforts, according to the country’s hydrogen development strategy adopted earlier this.

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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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Kamojang geothermal power plant in Indonesia starts green hydrogen production

ThinkGeoEnergy

The Kamojang geothermal power plant in West Java, Indonesia has officially started producing geothermal-based green hydrogen and will now supply the Senayan Hydrogen Refueling Station. The green hydrogen plant (GHP) was built by state-owned electricity company PT PLN , making this the 22nd GHP that the company has built. Green hydrogen, in this case, is produced from the condensation water coming from the Kamojang geothermal power production process.

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Brazil “Hyundai Motor Group Plans to Invest More Than 1.1 Billion Dollars by 2032 in Technology and Green Hydrogen”

FuelCellsWorks

Hyundai Motor Group Expands Opportunities in Brazil, Focusing on Progress-Driven Mobility, Eco-Friendly Innovation SAO PAULO– Euisun Chung, Executive Chair of Hyundai Motor Group (the Group), is currently visiting Brazil, and.

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New York tests digital detection technique for transformer monitoring

Smart Energy International

New York’s Power Authority (NYPA) and University Tandon School of Engineering (NYU Tandon) are co-leading a study to validate a detection technique for transformer monitoring that can help utilities better detect winding deformation problems without taking units out of service. The study, Online Detection of Winding Deformations in Large Power Transformers , aims to validate a detector prototype that can digitally and continuously monitor transformer voltage and current.

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Investment Update – Clean Hydrogen Technologies Now Moved From Proof of Concept to Production

FuelCellsWorks

Perth– Clean Hydrogen Technologies Corp (CHT), a 15.6% and 3.9%, BPH Energy Limited (ASX:BPH) and Advent Energy Limited investment respectively, has moved from proof of concept to production. CHT cracks.

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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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PV Tech Power 38 out now: PV module quality under the spotlight, risk mitigation in floating PV and the likely effect of carbon pricing policies

PV Tech

The Q1 2024 edition of our downstream solar PV journal, PV Tech Power, is now available to download. This issue focuses on looming PV module quality issues in the face of an extreme price crunch. As is so often the case, things have come full circle over the past decade.

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Axpo and SGV Plan Hydrogen Passenger Vessel on Lake Lucerne

FuelCellsWorks

Axpo is participating in the H2Uri company in Bürglen, central Switzerland. The regionally produced hydrogen will be used to power a passenger vessel on nearby Lake Lucerne, operated by the.

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ReVision Energy Selected as Contractor for New Hampshire’s First Utility-Owned Solar Array

Solar Industry

ReVision Energy has been selected by Unitil Corporation as the EPC contractor for its 4.9 MW array, to consist of 11,232 panels built on 36 acres of vacant land in Kingston, N.H. The array is set to be constructed in the vicinity of an electrical substation and fed into Unitil’s distribution system, reducing the amount of energy it receives from the transmission system.

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Global Hydrogen Vehicle Sales See Downturn as South Korea Cedes Market Lead to China

FuelCellsWorks

Hyundai Motor’s Nexo Experiences Sales Dip, While China’s Market Share Surges The global market for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) experienced a significant downturn last year, with a 30% contraction.

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DTE Energy Seeks Developers for Michigan-Based Wind, Solar Projects 

Solar Industry

DTE Energy has announced it is seeking proposals for renewable projects totaling an approximate 1,075 MW. The projects would support DTE Electric’s CleanVision Integrated Resource Plan, MIGreenPower program and the state’s new renewables standard of 60% by 2030. To advance these efforts, DTE is issuing an RFP for new wind and solar projects, with approximately 1,075 MW of projects being requested to achieve commercial operation by March 2027.

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Hydrogen: SPIE Handles Automation of a Pilot System for a Research Project Led by the Dresden University of Technology in Germany

FuelCellsWorks

SPIE has been commissioned by the Chair of Energy Process Engineering at the Dresden University of Technology for the automation of a pilot unit that can produce a hydrogen-rich synthesis.

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Itron and Schneider Electric announce grid edge integration

Smart Energy International

Itron and Schneider Electric have announced a collaboration, integrating their intelligent grid and distributed energy resource (DER) management solutions to digitalise the demand and supply of electricity. The integration of Itron’s grid edge intelligence solutions to Schneider’s digital grid solutions aims to enable grid edge data analysis to optimise grid planning and operations to increase grid capacity while deferring infrastructure investments.

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Energy Vault Begins Construction of the Largest Green Hydrogen Long Duration Energy Storage System in the U.S.

FuelCellsWorks

Hybrid Green Hydrogen plus Battery energy storage system will be capable of powering approximately 2,000 electric customers within PG&E’s Calistoga microgrid for up to 48 hours (293 MWh of carbon-free.

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VSUN Inks Long-Term Polysilicon Wafer Production Supply Deal with OCI 

Solar Industry

VSUN SOLAR subsidiary, TOYO SOLAR, has signed a long-term supply agreement with producer OCI to be supplied with low-carbon silicon materials The strategic alliance aims to ensure reliability of VSUN’s silicon raw materials in order to facilitate growth in the international PV market. “The partnership with OCI safeguards the stable supply of critical raw materials along VSUN’s production chain,” says Lewis Cai, CEO of VSUN SOLAR.

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ExxonMobil’s Blue Hydrogen Ambitions Hang in the Balance Amid US Tax Credit Uncertainties

FuelCellsWorks

US Tax Incentive Disputes Threaten Hydrogen Project ExxonMobil’s strategic endeavor to pioneer the foremost blue hydrogen initiative globally at its Baytown refinery, Texas, is subjected to meticulous evaluation due to.

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How to win the Home Energy Management business battle

Smart Energy International

The growth of Home Energy Management (HEM) has led to a burgeoning, heretofore fragmented market, within which rages a business battleground of players large and small. The key to winning, explains Yusuf Latief in Smart Energy International ’s Power Playbook column, will be ownership of customer confidence. According to Market Reports World, the global Home Energy Management Systems Market is expected to witness substantial growth from 2022 to 2028, reaching $3.5 billion by the end of the foreca

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Abandoned pipelines could release poisons into North Sea, scientists warn

The Guardian: Energy

Researchers say toxic chemicals pose a pollution risk as oil and gas companies are allowed to leave pipelines to rot Decaying oil and gas pipelines left to fall apart in the North Sea could release large volumes of poisons such as mercury, radioactive lead and polonium-210, notorious for its part in the poisoning of Russian defector Alexander Litvinenko , scientists are warning.

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I lived it: Litigator provides his perspective on solar warranty claims

Solar Power World

This article explores practical steps a solar array owner or operator can take now to better position itself to make warranty-related claims five, 10 or even 25 years into the future. These tips are based on my experience over the past year, during which I’ve handled two solar disputes — one that culminated in a… The post I lived it: Litigator provides his perspective on solar warranty claims appeared first on Solar Power World.

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‘Deep tech’ impact investing in India

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, February 23 – India is emerging as a hub for high-value, deep science tech startups working on breakthrough solutions to climate change, The post ‘Deep tech’ impact investing in India appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Meyer Burger calls meeting to finalise funding for new US manufacturing plants

PV Tech

Meyer Burger has called an emergency general meeting to approve final funding for its Colorado and Arizona manufacturing plants.

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