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Supreme Court: Companies can’t be sued for not disclosing climate risk

GreenBiz

As the SEC struggles to enforce new corporate climate disclosures, the high court grants companies even more wiggle room.

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Cooling conjecture: cloud engineering could be more promising than previously believed

Envirotec Magazine

Cloud ‘engineering’ could be more effective for climate cooling than previously thought, because of the increased cloud cover produced, new research seems to show. In a study published in Nature Geoscience , researchers found that marine cloud brightening (MCB), also known as marine cloud engineering, works primarily by increasing the amount of cloud cover, accounting for 60-90% of the cooling effect.

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Here’s how Apple has cut its emissions 55% since 2015

GreenBiz

The company aims for a 75 percent reduction by 2030.

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Are there VOCs lurking in water-based paints?

Envirotec Magazine

Water-based paints may create less of a stink, but some still contain chemicals flagged as potentially hazardous, according to new research. Water-based paints have emerged as “greener” and less smelly than solvent-based options. And they are often advertised as containing little-to-no VOCs. But a new study of these paints shows many of them do contain compounds that are considered VOCs, along with other chemicals of emerging concern.

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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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How SBTi’s shift on Scope 3 rules will affect carbon markets

GreenBiz

4 possible outcomes of the proposed flexibility on carbon credits.

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Circular pallets scheme gears up for May rollout

Envirotec Magazine

Recyclable pallets initiative The Pallet LOOP says it is manufacturing tens of thousands of its distinctive bright green, circular economy pallets in readiness for them entering the building materials supply chain from May. The news follows the announcement in early April that British Gypsum is to become the first building products manufacturer to transport its materials on the LOOP pallets.

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Energy Industry Veteran Brian Kellar Appointed Chief Financial Officer of BayoTech

FuelCellsWorks

Albuquerque, NM, USA— BayoTech, Inc. (“BayoTech”), an innovator in hydrogen production and transportation solutions, is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Kellar as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With.

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Why Victoria’s ban on gas appliance rebates is a win for energy consumers

Renew Economy

While a rebate on the upfront cost of a new gas appliance may appeal to customers, they ultimately benefit gas networks far more. The post Why Victoria’s ban on gas appliance rebates is a win for energy consumers appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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New Rule Charts Conservation Path for Public Lands

NRDC onEarth

The Bureau of Land Management has modernized the agency’s strategies for conserving water, wildlife, and other natural resources.

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EV fast charger pioneer Tritium calls in administrators after declaring itself to be insolvent

Renew Economy

Australian EV fast charger maker Tritium, once valued at $2 billion, calls in administrators after declaring insolvency. The post EV fast charger pioneer Tritium calls in administrators after declaring itself to be insolvent 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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FCH2Rail: The First Hydrogen Train Completes Testing on the Portuguese Railway Network

FuelCellsWorks

The European project FCH2Rail which developed a bimodal demonstrator train with hydrogen fuel cells, has successfully completed testing in Portugal. Between 3 and 6 April, the H2 train travelled on.

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Five ways to save Capacity Investment Scheme from attack by zombies

Renew Economy

CIS structure needs to minimise risks of zombie projects, and reward bidders with projects they can deliver on a rapid timeframe. Here's how. The post Five ways to save Capacity Investment Scheme from attack by zombies appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Liz Truss Book Calls for Climate Laws to be Abolished and Boasts of Effort to Cancel UK COP Summit

DeSmogBlog

The new book by former Prime Minister Liz Truss urges the UK, U.S. and EU to drop their landmark climate change laws, spreads falsehoods about green policies, and fondly recalls an attempt to cancel a major climate conference. Truss, who is the Conservative MP for South West Norfolk, resigned as prime minister in October 2022 after just 49 days in office.

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Tranter contributes to fossil fuels reduction in steel production using green hydrogen and Carbon Capture

FuelCellsWorks

Vanersborg, Sweden– Tranter has secured an order for a cutting-edge direct reduced iron (DRI), green steel plant set to be constructed in Germany. The DRI plant reduces its carbon footprint.

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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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Clean energy accounts for 10% of global GDP growth in 2023, IEA says

PV Tech

Clean energy added about US$320 billion to the world economy last year, accounting for 10% of global GDP growth in 2023, according to a study from the IEA.

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Linde’s White Martins to Expand Green Hydrogen Production with Second Electrolyzer in Southeast Brazil

FuelCellsWorks

Woking, UK– Linde (Nasdaq: LIN) announced today its subsidiary White Martins will build, own and operate a second electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen for the southeast region of Brazil. The.

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This new tool makes it easier to crunch the costs of energy upgrades

Canary Media

A new free tool for contractors and other energy professionals aims to pin down the economic and climate benefits of electrifying homes and commutes — a calculation typically hard to come by.

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Throwback Thursday Story: Austal and Gotlandsbolaget Partner to Construct Hydrogen-Capable Ferry

FuelCellsWorks

Australian shipbuilder Austal, in partnership with Sweden’s Gotlandsbolaget, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the construction of a pioneering hydrogen-capable, high-speed ferry. This collaboration marks.

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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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Pathways Alliance Paid Google to Advertise on ‘Greenwashing’ Searches

DeSmogBlog

A major Canadian oil sands group has been running advertisements on Google that target people seeking information about oil industry “greenwashing,” the practice by which companies make false and misleading environmental promises. The Pathways Alliance is a marketing and lobbying organization representing the country’s six largest oil sands producers: Imperial Oil, Suncor, ConocoPhillips, Cenovus, CNRL and MEG.

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Verne Closes Strategic Fundraise to Accelerate Development of High-density Hydrogen Storage for Heavy-duty Transportation

FuelCellsWorks

Trucks Venture Capital, Collaborative Fund, Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, United Airlines Ventures Sustainable Flight Fund, Newlab and other strategic investors back Verne’s cryo-compressed hydrogen storage technology. SAN FRANCISCO–Verne, a leading.

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RIZON begins US electric truck deliveries

Charged

The first batch of Daimler Truck ’s electric RIZON models to be delivered in the US was recently supplied to customers in California, and more units are scheduled to follow. Manufactured in Japan, RIZON trucks are designed for urban and last-mile delivery applications and routes of up to 160 miles per day. Available configurations include box trucks, flatbeds, stake beds, reefers and other body types.

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Bosch Debuts Hydrogen Hob With Invisible Flames for H100 Fife Project’s 300 Homes

FuelCellsWorks

Bosch unveiled the first green hydrogen-powered hob at EuroCucina 2024, part of a pilot project called “H100 Fife” launched in Scotland. Bosch has introduced a groundbreaking hydrogen hob, set to.

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Left over PV panels and battery storage help solar farm builders dump diesel

Renew Economy

How do you power a solar farm construction site? Usually with diesel generators. A Victorian project has opted for battery storage and left over PV panels. The post Left over PV panels and battery storage help solar farm builders dump diesel appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Meet Justine Bernard, Vallourec’s Hydrogen Storage Technical Manager

FuelCellsWorks

Empowering Innovation and Women in Engineering Since joining Vallourec in 2008, Justine Bernard has become an expert in the company’s core business and is now developing low-carbon solutions with the.

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AMPECO and DEFA partner to meet the EU’s AFIR EV charging requirements

Charged

AMPECO , a Bulgaria-headquartered EV charging software developer, and DEFA, a Norway-based EV charging station provider, are integrating DEFA’s AC charger with AMPECO’s charge point management system to provide more secure transactions, enhanced efficiency and user experience, and compliance with the EU’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) requirements for EV charging infrastructure.

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Cabot Corporation and Partners Win $5M US Department of Energy Grant to Advance Global Hydrogen Economy

FuelCellsWorks

Grant will support development of innovative, scalable manufacturing processes for producing carbon catalyst supports for fuel cells BOSTON–Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), under the.

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BHP chooses fast start gas over long duration storage to support wind and solar for huge Pilbara mines

Renew Economy

BHP chooses to add fast start gas generators to Pilbara grid, rather than long duration storage, to support its big renewable energy plans. The post BHP chooses fast start gas over long duration storage to support wind and solar for huge Pilbara mines appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and NGK to Jointly Develop Hydrogen Purification System From Ammonia Cracking Gas

FuelCellsWorks

Joint Project Aims to Promote Early Real-World Use of Hydrogen as a Clean Fuel and Feedstock for Chemical. The project will develop a system that purifies hydrogen from hydrogen-nitrogen gas.

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Magnus Metal wants to revamp the 4,000-year-old way metal parts are made

TechCrunch: Climate

The startup is developing a technology it claims is as fast and energy efficient as 3D printing at a cost that can compete with sand casting. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Yazan Al Homsi Champions Sustainable Energy through Strategic Investment in Charbone Hydrogen Corporation

FuelCellsWorks

POWERING THE FUTURE WITH GREEN HYDROGEN In the quest for sustainable energy solutions, green hydrogen emerges as a beacon of hope, offering a promising path to decarbonization and a cleaner,

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Burns & McDonnell Contracted to Build 200 MW of Solar in Southern Iowa

Solar Industry

Burns & McDonnell has been named EPC contractor for two Alliant Energy solar projects in Iowa: the 150 MW Wever project in Lee County and the 50 MW Creston project in Union County. The company is set to provide fully integrated services for the projects. “We are excited to build on the momentum of the nine sites we successfully delivered for Alliant Energy in Wisconsin,” says Jami Stone, Burns & McDonnell construction project manager.

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Impact Coatings Approved for Volume Coating Services by Chinese Fuel Cell Manufacturer

FuelCellsWorks

Impact Coatings AB (publ) has received official approval to be volume supplier of Coating Services to a Chinese manufacturer of fuel cell systems and stacks for automotive and other fuel.

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The Brief: Participant Media’s impact on film investing

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Featured: Creative Economy Shutdown of Participant Media challenges other investors to drive impact through film. When. The post The Brief: Participant Media’s impact on film investing appeared first on ImpactAlpha.