Thu.Mar 16, 2023

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A shift to haggle-free PPAs

GreenBiz

Google and LevelTen Energy are rethinking the clean energy procurement process to make it smarter and faster.

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A lifeline for pools? “Digital boilers” provide innovative rethink of waste heat reuse

Envirotec Magazine

Swimming pools threatened with closure because of skyrocketing heating bills could get a reprieve from a new technology for waste heat reuse that is being described as a potential game changer. A UK start-up, Deep Green, has successfully trialled the scheme at a public pool in Exmouth that has cut its bills by around £20,000 per year. Unusually, the system involves locating a data centre underneath the pool, thereby generating a win-win, both for the pool owner (who gets lots of free heat), and

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My beef with alternative meat? I like vegetables

GreenBiz

I would love to see chefs convenience eaters that vegetables are awesome by focusing on celebrating vegetables instead of only trying to mimic meat.

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A Turning Point in the Fight to Protect New Mexico’s Greater Chaco Region

NRDC onEarth

The Biden administration’s proposal to prohibit new oil and gas leasing and drilling in the area comes after years of exploitation that’s had devastating health and cultural impacts on Indigenous communities.

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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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Why sustainability must play a major role in your boardroom today — and tomorrow

GreenBiz

We need to shape the boardrooms of the future by choice, not by chance.

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More Sustainable (and Beautiful) Alternatives to a Grass Lawn

NRDC onEarth

Manicured turf grass lawns cover up to 50 million acres of land in America. But a new, no-mow movement is challenging this conformity—and helping the environment.

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Rich, Polluting Nations Still Owe the Developing World

NRDC onEarth

Here’s why follow-through on a $100 billion–per–year climate finance promise, from collecting data to determining success, remains complex but critical.

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Top 5 Reasons Your Climate Tech Startup Must Create Content

Michael Grossman

Once upon a time, the Greeks created content, but it was known as lyric verse. The Egyptians created their content on papyrus while the Romans called content epic poems. Today, we lump all of these communication forms together under the guise of "content creation." Exceptional oratory, poetry, music and art have defined kingdoms through the ages, but perhaps none have been defined by their content as much as in our current era.

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A Once-Thriving Black-Owned Beach Is Returned to Its Rightful Owners

NRDC onEarth

The victory at California’s Bruce’s Beach, improperly seized 100 years ago, has reignited the conversation around land restitution for Black Americans.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Content Is King

Michael Grossman

Once upon a time, the Greeks created content, but it was known as lyric verse. The Egyptians created their content on papyrus while the Romans called content epic poems. Today, we lump all of these communication forms together under the guise of "content creation." Exceptional oratory, poetry, music and art have defined kingdoms through the ages, but perhaps none have been defined by their content as much as in our current era.

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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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A Turning Point in the Fight to Protect New Mexico’s Greater Chaco Region

NRDC onEarth

The Biden administration’s proposal to prohibit new oil and gas leasing and drilling in the area comes after years of exploitation that’s had devastating health and cultural impacts on Indigenous communities.

Health 148
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Solar Power Market: The great move towards sustainable energy

altenergymag

The solar power market has become one of the most promising sources of clean energy in recent years. The global solar power market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.

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More Sustainable (and Beautiful) Alternatives to a Grass Lawn

NRDC onEarth

Manicured turf grass lawns cover up to 50 million acres of land in America. But a new, no-mow movement is challenging this conformity—and helping the environment.

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Continental and Infineon cooperate on server-based vehicle architectures

Charged

Automotive supplier Continental is collaborating with semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies to develop server-based vehicle architectures. The goal is to create an efficient electrics/electronics (E/E) architecture in which central high-performance computers (HPCs) and a few Zone Control Units (ZCUs) replace the hundred or more individual control units used in current vehicles.

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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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Rich, Polluting Nations Still Owe the Developing World

NRDC onEarth

Here’s why follow-through on a $100 billion–per–year climate finance promise, from collecting data to determining success, remains complex but critical.

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Comemso’s new testing solution for EV battery management systems

Charged

Comemso Electronics has announced a modular system for testing battery management systems (BMS), combined with a comprehensive new graphical interface for parameterization and visualization of the BMS test process. The BMS is a vital component of an EV—it continuously monitors and measures the battery pack, including state of health and state of charge.

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Crypto Has a Climate Problem

NRDC onEarth

Digital currencies are booming. So are their emissions.

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Big EV news from Volkswagen: raw material investments, Ontario battery plant, €25k EV for Europe

Charged

The Volkswagen Group has been flooding the zone with EV-related news of late. Last September, new CEO Oliver Blume revealed a 10-point plan to accelerate the EV transition, and we’re now seeing some concrete steps to make it a reality. The company recently announced a five-year investment budget of €180 billion ($193 billion), and some two-thirds of that will be devoted to software and electrification.

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A Chemist Turned Community Builder

NRDC onEarth

Dr. Ticora V. Jones, the new head of NRDC’s Science Office, seeks to deepen the role of science across the organization and beyond.

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PG&E provides charging infrastructure for electric ferry

Charged

California ferry operator Angel Island plans to convert a vessel that ferries visitors to Angel Island State park to electric drive. The repowered ferry is to begin operation in 2024. PG&E ‘s EV Fleet Program will support the installation of charging infrastructure via construction support and financial incentives. The utility plans to bolster electricity transmission to the ferry terminal and support the installation of charging infrastructure to help power the 59-foot, 400-passenger

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A Chemist Turned Community Builder

NRDC onEarth

Dr. Ticora V. Jones, the new head of NRDC’s Science Office, seeks to deepen the role of science across the organization and beyond.

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The Brief: Metrics Madness, Fink’s fine line on ESG, embedded finance in emerging markets, climate tech in Los Angeles, solar recycling, top impact CEOs

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! It’s time for Metrics Madness. ImpactAlpha, in partnership with the Southern Reconstruction Fund, is kicking off a tournament to. The post The Brief: Metrics Madness, Fink’s fine line on ESG, embedded finance in emerging markets, climate tech in Los Angeles, solar recycling, top impact CEOs appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Do We Exhale Carbon?

NRDC onEarth

Your bodily emissions have at most a negligible impact on climate change, and you may even be a modest carbon-sequestration device.

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Nuclear Fusion: Accelerating Pathways to Commercialization

CleanTech Group

An Introduction to Nuclear Fusion Nuclear fusion is when two lighter atoms fuse together to produce a heavier atom releasing energy because of.

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Preloved wind turbines from Netherlands help power remote mine in Australian outback

Renew Economy

VIDEO: Refurbished wind turbine blades make their way to 7+MW microgrid, where they will help power a garnet mine and local community. The post Preloved wind turbines from Netherlands help power remote mine in Australian outback appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Intersolar 2023: SolarEdge to present latest innovations for residential, commercial and utility-scale PV

altenergymag

- New capabilities for the SolarEdge Home integrated residential solution to be unveiled - Latest technology advances for commercial and utility-scale applications to be presented - High-profile partnerships and major business milestone to be announced at the show

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EU piles pressure on Australia to seize once-in-a-century cleantech opportunity

Renew Economy

Australia's trade partners - China, US, India, Japan and the EU – are making strategic public interventions at massive scale. Australia must act or lose out. The post EU piles pressure on Australia to seize once-in-a-century cleantech opportunity appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Kseng Solar Supplied 37MW Ground Solar Mounting System in Japan

altenergymag

Recently, a 37MW ultra-high-voltage PV plant utilized Kseng Solar's aluminum solar mounting solution is under smooth installation. Located in Miyagi, Japan, the project has passed all strict standards by METI, began construction in August 2022 and is scheduled to be completed in May this year.

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Families need one stop shop, and budget support, to kick fossil fuels out of home

Renew Economy

If the government is serious about cost-of-living relief and climate action, a bold plan to electrify Australian households is essential for May’s budget. The post Families need one stop shop, and budget support, to kick fossil fuels out of home appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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First round of $2.5 billion in EV charging infrastructure grants now available through CFI program

Charged

The Biden administration has provided more details on how the $2.5-billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program will be disbursed over five years. The first round of funding offers up to $700 million in fiscal years 2022 and 2023. The CFI grant program is a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which allocated $7.5 billion to support EV charging infrastructure in the US.

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How switching out fossil gas for renewables could save this town $321 million

Renew Economy

Study finds replacing 80% of town's gas power supply with a mix of solar and battery storage could deliver lifetime savings in the hundreds of millions. The post How switching out fossil gas for renewables could save this town $321 million appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hanwha Solutions and Solarwatt enter into patent licensing agreement

altenergymag

The two companies reach an agreement permitting Solarwatt to continue selling and marketing solar products covered by the licensed patent EP ’689.

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Accion Venture Lab bets on ‘embedded finance’ in India, Pakistan and Indonesia

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, March 16 – Lack of access to finance is a critical barrier to small business growth – and thus, to economic growth. The post Accion Venture Lab bets on ‘embedded finance’ in India, Pakistan and Indonesia appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Renewables set new record output as NSW swelters in Autumn heatwave

Renew Economy

Renewables hit record output in NSW as state swelters in Autumn heatwave, although supplies got tight in the evening peak due to coal and transmission problems. The post Renewables set new record output as NSW swelters in Autumn heatwave appeared first on RenewEconomy.