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Switch to green wastewater infrastructure could reduce emissions and provide huge savings

Envirotec Magazine

A group of researchers says they have shown that a transition to green wastewater-treatment approaches in the US, away from greywater treatment, could save $15.6 billion and just under 30 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions over 40 years. The findings from Colorado State University were published in Nature Communications Earth and Environment in what’s described as a first-of-its-kind study.

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Poll: People Want Action on Plastics for Health and Wildlife

NRDC onEarth

New poll results show overwhelming public support for government action to address the plastic crisis, including a strong global plastics treaty.

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€5.6 million EU-funded project aims to mainstream remanufacturing

Envirotec Magazine

Aerospace is one of the sectors target by the CREDIT project. A Horizon Europe-funded project is attempting to build a digital platform that will facilitate remanufacturing and circularity. The project, CREDIT, has received funding to the tune of €5.6 Million from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme. It is specifically targeting remanufacturing in white goods, automotive, telecommunications, and aerospace.

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The Heat Is On During India’s 2024 General Elections

NRDC onEarth

Millions of people will be contending with dangerous temperatures over the coming weeks as they cast their ballots.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

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. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Webinar intended to raise awareness of green skills gap

Envirotec Magazine

Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS), an annual event for the environmental services industry, has announced the launch of a webinar aimed at addressing critical skills shortages in the environmental sector. With demand currently outstripping supply, the online event entitled ‘ ESS 2050: Green Skills’ will focus on how employers can bridge the gap in green jobs across the nation.

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Closing the Gap to Protect Illinois Wetlands

NRDC onEarth

A bill to protect Illinois’ remaining wetlands is moving forward in the state legislature, seeking to close a regulatory gap created by the Supreme Court.

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Calling New York to break up with toxic PFAS this Earth Day

NRDC onEarth

New York Legislature has a real opportunity to address upstream sources of PFAS contamination

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Nuclear power in Australia is a really bad idea. The ban ensures that is all it is

Renew Economy

You can’t prevent people from having bad ideas. But sometimes, a piece of legislation can prevent bad ideas from taking up large amounts of money and time. The post Nuclear power in Australia is a really bad idea. The ban ensures that is all it is appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Paving the Way for Large-Scale Transportation of Liquid Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

A collaboration between CB&I and Shell, with close support from DNV, has led to the Approval in Principle (AiP) of a large-scale, liquid hydrogen (LH2) cargo containment system. This could.

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Technology denial: Columbia Law School debunks 33 biggest myths about solar, wind and EVs

Renew Economy

Columbia Law School researchers identify 33 of the most pervasive myths about solar, wind and electric vehicles and rebut them using transparent, fact-based responses. The post Technology denial: Columbia Law School debunks 33 biggest myths about solar, wind and EVs 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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Hydrogen Could Drive Investments of Up to $5.5 Billion by 2030 in Colombia

FuelCellsWorks

The country, which currently consumes around 150 kilotonnes of hydrogen per year, is in a unique position to increase its production and become a major player in the global market.

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“Unparalleled:”Rooftop solar now a major player in Australia’s grid, but households need more batteries

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar now delivers 11.2% of Australia's energy and is the fourth largest energy source in the country. The post “Unparalleled:”Rooftop solar now a major player in Australia’s grid, but households need more batteries appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Scholz Hails Germany-China Hydrogen Technology Cooperation

FuelCellsWorks

Germany’s Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday he is impressed by the cooperation between German and Chinese enterprises in the field of hydrogen technology, and Germany is willing to.

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Australian coal mines leak massive amounts of methane in “super emitting” event

Renew Economy

A toxic gas is turbocharging heatwaves, bushfires and coral bleaching, and going largely unreported under "faulty" emission safeguards, satellite data suggests. The post Australian coal mines leak massive amounts of methane in “super emitting” event 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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Hyundai Motor to Expand Hydrogen Bus Production by Sixfold Amid Competitive Pressure from Chinese Electric Buses

FuelCellsWorks

Hyundai Motor Company is set to dramatically increase its hydrogen bus production capacity by six times at its Jeonju factory, from 500 units last year to 3,000 units this year.

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Kode Labs makes a bid to become the Salesforce of commercial building automation

TechCrunch: Climate

Kode's platform allows customers to do everything from control HVAC and lighting, monitor energy use, track carbon emissions, and keep an eye on water consumption. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Frankfurt Opts for Hydrogen-Powered Solaris Buses for the Third Time – This Time in Articulated Version

FuelCellsWorks

In-der-City-Bus GmbH (ICB), the public transport operator in Frankfurt am Main, has placed an order for 9 Solaris Urbino 18 hydrogen buses. There are already 23 hydrogen-powered Solaris buses running in the metropolis, supplied in 2022 and 2024. Deliveries of the.

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CATL unveils ‘five-year zero degradation’ BESS with 6.25MWh per container

Energy Storage News

Lithium-ion battery manufacturer CATL has launched its latest grid-scale BESS product, with 6.25MWh per 20-foot container and zero degradation over the first five years, the company claimed.

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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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Japan’s Largest Steelmaker Dives Deep into Hydrogen Innovation with Multibillion-Yen Investment

FuelCellsWorks

Nippon Steel commits to pioneering a hydrogen-based direct iron reduction technology with substantial financial backing and strategic collaborations. Nippon Steel Corporation, in conjunction with the Research and Development Center for.

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Japan “fossil fuel dinosaur” launches 20GW global renewables platform

Renew Economy

Japan's largest coal and gas plant owner, which has been making moves into offshore wind – including in Australia – launches a renewables-only platform. The post Japan “fossil fuel dinosaur” launches 20GW global renewables platform appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Air Products Receives Funding to Build Two Large-Scale Hydrogen Refueling Stations in the Region of North-Rhine Westphalia Nordrhein Westfalen

FuelCellsWorks

Air Products, a world-leading industrial gases company, today received funding from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) to build.

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The Brief: Catalyzing climate resilience for small farmers

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Featured: Adaptation Finance For these tech startups and investors, the next big thing is climate adaptation. The post The Brief: Catalyzing climate resilience for small farmers appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Singulus Technologies – Innovative PVD Coating Systems for the Production of Bipolar Plates for Fuel Cells and Electrolyzes

FuelCellsWorks

Pilot production successfully launched Modular GENERIS PVD inline coating system ideal for different requirements SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES presents technology at Hydrogen + Fuel Cells EUROPE in Hanover Kahl am Main– Singulus.

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Engineering contracts signed for Australia’s biggest concentrated solar plant

Renew Economy

Vast Renewables signs key engineering contracts for its 30MW/288MWh VS1 concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, which will be by far the biggest to be built in Australia. The post Engineering contracts signed for Australia’s biggest concentrated solar plant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Better heat pumps for commercial buildings are coming soon

Canary Media

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a program to turbocharge the manufacture and deployment of next-generation heat pumps for commercial buildings. Heat pumps aren’t just for homes.

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Man Energy: Shipbuilding Projects With Ammonia Engines Firm Up

FuelCellsWorks

Japanese joint venture explores MAN B&W 60-bore ammonia engine for bulker. Imabari Shipbuilding will install an MAN B&W 7S60ME-Ammonia engine with SCR in connection with the construction of a 200,000.

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Plug Power and MOL Group’s Collaborative H2 Plant Promises Immediate Environmental Triumphs

Hydrogen Fuel News

Plug Power and MOL Group Set to Inaugurate a Major Green Hydrogen Plant In an era where climate action has become critical, two influential companies are taking a significant step forward. Plug Power , a leader in hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing, is collaborating with MOL Group, Central and Eastern Europe’s integrated oil and gas giant, to inaugurate an advanced green hydrogen production facility that could have an environmental impact equivalent to removing around 5,500 cars from the roa

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Pyrite, also known as fool's gold, may contain valuable lithium, a key element for green energy

Science Daily: Renewable Energy

The technology revolution and development of new renewable energy resources is driving demand for lithium to new heights, but it is not a common mineral. Scientists say they have found lithium in an unexpected place; fool's gold, or pyrite, deposits.

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Smart grid firm lands $86 million to develop VPPs and help customers load match renewables

Renew Economy

GridBeyond raises $86 million to help advance VPP technology and help consumers match renewables with demand. The post Smart grid firm lands $86 million to develop VPPs and help customers load match renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Spain: Tarragona Rethinks €38 Million Hydrogen Bus Purchase After Legal Setback

FuelCellsWorks

Changing Strategies: Tarragona City to Revise Transport Decarbonization Plan as Court Sets Precedent for Mixed Energy Fleet. Municipal Transport Company of Tarragona (EMT) has scaled back its commitment to exclusively.

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California reaches 100,000 public EV charger milestone

Charged

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that California has surpassed 100,000 public and shared private EV chargers in operation, in addition to more than half a million installed in homes. The announcement comes on the heels of approval of a $1.9-billion investment plan to accelerate both hydrogen refueling and the state’s goal of reaching 250,000 public EV chargers in the next few years.

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Plibersek rolls out “game changing” EPA, but delays reforms to EPBC Act

Renew Economy

Australia will soon have its first national, independent environment watchdog that can issue hundreds of millions in penalties, but Labor has delayed reform of EPBC Act. The post Plibersek rolls out “game changing” EPA, but delays reforms to EPBC Act appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Emporia’s new NACS EV charger is “comparable to a Tesla charger at a more affordable price”

Charged

Competition is good, but standardization is good too. As Tesla’s North American Charging Standard gradually becomes a true standard, drivers of Teslas and other EVs have more and more options for charging their NACS-capable EVs. The latest alternative to a Tesla-branded charger comes from EV charger manufacturer Emporia. The company’s new NACS Level 2 EV Charger “combines power, design, and functionality comparable to a Tesla charger at a more affordable price.