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Feeling stuck in your sustainability job? Here are 8 steps to reclaim your job satisfaction

GreenBiz

Whether you’re feeling uninspired by your organization’s progress, or are just ready for new growth opportunities, here’s how to handle feeling stuck in your current role.

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New CEO to oversee expansion of leading water treatment and handling businesses

Envirotec Magazine

The firm behind water handling and treatment solutions Selwood and Siltbuster has appointed a new CEO. Dan Lee is now Workdry International CEO, with a brief to lead market-leading water handling and treatment businesses and oversee expansion into Europe Dan has 15 years’ experience at the helm of high-performing asset-based industrial services businesses.

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How Starbucks doubled the number of its 'Greener Stores'

GreenBiz

The coffee chain's new building standards are now a publicly available training course.

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Tiny crop-health sensors could help cut the cost of groceries

Envirotec Magazine

The prototype comprises a filter made with a thin layer of vanadium dioxide that can switch between edge detection and detailed infrared imaging. A compact, lightweight sensor system with infrared imaging capabilities could be easily fitted to a drone for remote crop monitoring, according to the group behind it. The flat-optics technology is said to have the potential to replace traditional optical lens applications for environmental sensing in a range of industries.

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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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Dutch Government Supports Four New Nuclear Reactors

POWER Magazine

The incoming new government of the Netherlands reportedly will support construction of at least four new utility-scale nuclear power reactors, as part of a program to more than triple the […] The post Dutch Government Supports Four New Nuclear Reactors appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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USVs set to collect water pollution data in SW England pilot

Envirotec Magazine

MSeis USV on the River Dart (image credit: Daniel Rasmussen, HydroSurv). A consortium of British marine technology companies has secured Innovate UK funding to deploy non-invasive Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) for water quality monitoring in three key South West regional ports; Dartmouth, Falmouth and Plymouth. Led by Somerset-based marine acoustic monitoring experts, MSeis, the ‘Smart Ports, Clean Waters’ project partners aim to transform public understanding of water ecosystems in ports and

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‘Painting with light’ project makes air pollution visible

Envirotec Magazine

Airport road, Addis Ababa, with PM2.5 levels of 10-20µg per cubic meter (image credit: Robin Price). Researchers and artists have joined forces to ‘paint with light’ – making invisible air pollution visible and demonstrating the health risks posed to people living and working in Ethiopia, India, and the UK. Combining digital light painting and low-cost air pollution sensors, the team produced photographic evidence of pollution levels in cities across the three countries – sparking debate among l

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Tanager-1 Is Ready for Launch: Planet’s First Hyperspectral Satellite

Planet Pulse

We are proud to announce today that our first hyperspectral satellite, Tanager-1—made possible by the Carbon Mapper Coalition and its philanthropic partners—is ready for launch. The spacecraft arrived at Vandenberg Space Force Base on June 3rd in preparation for liftoff as early as July on board the Transporter-11 Rideshare mission with SpaceX. Tanager-1 will be the first of a next-generation hyperspectral fleet which will expand Planet’s imaging capabilities in the spectral domain to complement

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Germany Outlines and Clarifies Funding Strategy for National Hydrogen Network

FuelCellsWorks

The Federal Network Agency in Germany has recently issued a key determination detailing the funding mechanisms for the nation’s hydrogen network infrastructure for the upcoming years. This move is a.

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Memo to Water Utilities: Don’t Pit Safe Water Against Affordable Water

NRDC onEarth

Let’s reject water utility scare tactics on treatment costs for toxic forever chemicals.

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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 Vehicle Systems (HVS) Secures Deal to Supply 30 Fuel Cell Trucks to Explore Plant & Transport Solutions

FuelCellsWorks

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), the UK’s first Hydrogen Fuel Cell truck OEM, has today signed a Partnership Agreement with Explore Plant & Transport Solutions (Explore) to supply 30 HVS hydrogen.

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Study demonstrates hydrogen’s potential to reduce rail emissions and improve fuel efficiency

Envirotec Magazine

An independent 1 trial of Advanced Hydrogen Technologies (AHT) Group’s carbon clean and capture device has reported significantly lower emissions and increased fuel efficiency from a Class 08 locomotive, says the group. During the breakthrough two-week testing 2 on a 1960s shunter – carried out at the world-class Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in the West Midlands – overall exhaust gas emissions were reduced by 22% and heavy particulates by 20%, while diesel efficiency savings of 8%

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Hitachi Energy Joins US DOE’s ‘H2@Scale in Texas and Beyond Project’ to Advance the Production and Use of Renewable Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

The project will be a cornerstone for future hydrogen developments in North America and globally –Utilizes clean energy sources for the decarbonization of Texas’ transportation and industrial sectors Raleigh, North.

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Ohio makes history as the first to produce the only FCEV made in the USA

Hydrogen Fuel News

Production will take place at the Performance Manufacturing Center. Honda has kicked its American hydrogen strategy into high gear with the production launch of its all-new 2025 CR-V e:FCEV, the only fuel cell electric vehicle made in the United States. Production has started at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. The H2 vehicle is unique in two ways.

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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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DNV Certification: World’s First Certification for Flexible Tubes in Marine Fuel Cells

FuelCellsWorks

In the dynamic realm of marine industries, innovation is the key to progress. Recently, a significant milestone was achieved with the creation of the world’s inaugural certification (DNV) for flexible.

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IEA: Solar PV investment to surpass all technologies combined in 2024

PV Tech

Investment in solar PV is expected to surpass all other generation technologies combined with over US$500 billion, according to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Tasmania Embarks on a New Energy Era With Bell Bay Power Station Demolition

FuelCellsWorks

The demolition of the old Bell Bay Power Station marks the beginning of a transformative project in Tasmania, paving the way for the state’s future in renewable energy. The Bell.

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The mysterious X factor behind a year of unbelievable heat

Grist

Predicting the future has always been a difficult, sometimes fruitless task, but scientists are surprisingly good at divining how hot the year ahead will be. For decades, their models have largely ended up matching global temperatures. Then 2023 came along. At the beginning of the year, climate scientists at four organizations — Berkeley Earth, NASA, the U.K.

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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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Elcogen Announces Collaboration Agreement With the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) to Develop Advanced SOE Technology

FuelCellsWorks

Tallinn, Estonia– Elcogen, a leading European manufacturer of technology that enables delivery of efficient, affordable green hydrogen and emission-free electricity, is pleased to announce it has recently initiated a collaboration.

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The Brief: Tapping institutional capital to enable home ownership

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Featured: Inclusive Economy With shared-appreciation notes, Homium aims to help home buyers overcome the down-payment hurdle. The post The Brief: Tapping institutional capital to enable home ownership appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Throwback Thursday Story: Panasonic Launches 10 kW Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generator in Europe, Australia, and China

FuelCellsWorks

Multiple connections allow a higher output, while the output adjustment function enables flexible power generation plans Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation (hereinafter referred to as Panasonic) today announced that its Electric.

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U.S. Solar Panel Manufacturing Soared in Q1, Report Says

Solar Industry

During Q1 2024, 11 GW of new solar module manufacturing capacity came online in the U.S., per the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2024 report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. The report adds that total domestic solar module manufacturing capacity now exceeds 26 GW annually, with the industry also installing 11.8 GW of new solar capacity during the quarter, bringing total domestic capacity to 200 GW.

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Industrialization of Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates: Innoplate Goes Into Operation

FuelCellsWorks

Innoplate, a Schaeffler and Symbio joint venture, aims at accelerating the production of next generation bipolar plates for the entire proton exchange membrane fuel cell market Initial production capacity of.

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Leeward signs cross-border RA deal with California’s PG&E for 450MWh Arizona BESS

Energy Storage News

Developer and IPP Leeward Renewable Energy and California utility PG&E have agreed a long-term resource adequacy (RA) agreement for a large-scale, PV co-located BESS in Arizona.

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Why the U.S. Government Should Fund Cybersecurity Efforts of Private Companies Protecting the Power Grid

POWER Magazine

FBI Director Christopher Wray, while speaking at the Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats in Nashville, Tennessee, in April, warned that U.S. critical infrastructure is a prime target […] The post Why the U.S. Government Should Fund Cybersecurity Efforts of Private Companies Protecting the Power Grid appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Warmer Weather, Low Gas Prices Could Threaten Energy Transition

BloombergNEF

Warmer weather is impacting energy markets in a way that could put the energy transition at risk. The post Warmer Weather, Low Gas Prices Could Threaten Energy Transition appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Michigan Coal Plant Eyes BECCS Retrofit: Could Become First U.S. Facility with ‘Carbon-Negative’ Power

POWER Magazine

CMS Energy’s subsidiary NorthStar Clean Energy has given Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) the green light to start initial work on converting a 73-MW coal-fired power plant in Michigan into a […] The post Michigan Coal Plant Eyes BECCS Retrofit: Could Become First U.S. Facility with ‘Carbon-Negative’ Power appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Glocal Green and Norwegian Hydrogen Join Forces for Green Hydrogen in Conjunction With Bio-Methanol Production

FuelCellsWorks

Based on the dialogue Glocal Green AS and Norwegian Hydrogen AS have had since they entered into a letter of intent two years ago, the companies have today taken a.

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Global grids investment starting to pick up – IEA

Smart Energy International

The IEA has reported that grids investment is expected to reach $400 billion in 2024, with Europe, the US, China and parts of Latin America leading the way. Following a decline from 2016 to a little over $300 billion 2019 and 2020, the investment in power grid infrastructure has been steadily increasing, the IEA shows in its latest ‘World Energy Investment’ overview.

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No Environmental Review Required for Canada’s Largest Carbon Capture Proposal

DeSmogBlog

“Are you Canadians crazy?” That was the reaction from U.S. pipeline expert Richard Kuprewicz, when contacted by DeSmog about the proposed Pathways Alliance CO2 pipeline and storage hub that may proceed in the absence of a comprehensive review by either the federal or Alberta governments. Internal government documents unearthed by the Narwhal show that Canada’s largest bitumen producers demanded assurances from Ottawa that one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada would be exempt from

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Lazard: IRA brings LCOS of 100MW, 4-hour standalone BESS down as low as US$124/MWh

Energy Storage News

According to Lazard, the impact of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) incentives on the business case for battery storage in the US is now significant.

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The Future of Autonomy is Here, and it’s not Robotaxis

CleanTech Group

Moving Beyond the Robotaxi Dilemma Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have captured public imagination for years, conjuring science-fiction-worthy images of self-driving cars, buses, and hovercrafts. The post The Future of Autonomy is Here, and it’s not Robotaxis appeared first on Cleantech Group.

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New York City’s Landmark Congestion Pricing Program Hits New Roadblock

NRDC onEarth

NRDC will continue working with groups to bring back congestion pricing, which can benefit low-income residents and workers.

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