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Could 2023 be the year global emissions peak?

GreenBiz

Global greenhouse gas emissions could peak this year, but what needs to happen to ensure an era of rapid decarbonization swiftly follows?

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Ten market challenges with scaling renewables identified by new report

Envirotec Magazine

A field of photovoltaic solar panels at the Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park in Dubai (image credit: Dominic Dudley / Shutterstock.com) Professional services firm KPMG has launched Turning the tide in scaling renewables , described as a comprehensive report which pinpoints 10 pressing challenges defining the energy transition and provides recommendations for solving them.

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How $150 million Radio Flyer makes sustainable red wagons

GreenBiz

Radio Flyer evaluates environmental criteria in the development phase for every new product or redesign.

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The rise of on-farm AD: Seven benefits of biogas

Envirotec Magazine

Marc McElhinney is Managing Director of GFD. By Marc McElhinney For today’s modern farmer, sustainability is at the heart of agricultural best practice. But balancing a reduction in carbon emissions with the need for profit isn’t always easy. Farming and renewable energy have gone hand in hand for years, with popular technologies such as solar panels and wind turbines offering farmers a means of diversifying their business while helping the planet.

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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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More than half of companies risk ‘net zero greenwash’, report says

GreenBiz

InfluenceMap calls out a gap between corporations’ climate pledges and lobbying.

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Aquaculture system turns waste wood into nutritious seafood

Envirotec Magazine

Naked clams in wooden growth panel (image credit: University of Plymouth). Researchers hoping to rebrand a marine pest as a nutritious food have developed the world’s first system of farming shipworms, which they have renamed ‘Naked Clams’ These long, white saltwater clams are the world’s fastest-growing bivalve and can reach 30cm long in just six months.

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Lambeth Pier connection paves way for greener River Thames

Envirotec Magazine

Lambeth Pier. Electric boats along the River Thames will soon be able to plug in to charge and reduce emissions thanks to a partnership between UK Power Networks and Net Zero Marine Services (NZMS). UK Power Networks, which distributes energy across London, the East and the South East of the UK, will deliver 1.5MVA of energy to NZMS’s new battery storage facility that will be used to charge electric boats on the River Thames.

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At Global Climate Talks, Stakes Are High but So Is Opportunity

NRDC onEarth

COP28, the United Nations climate talks in Dubai, must be centered on raising ambition, strengthening accountability, and advancing equity.

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Rare leech recorded in Dumfries and Galloway

Envirotec Magazine

Medicinal Leech Hirudo medicinalis (image credit: © Neil-Phillips) One of the rarest invertebrates in Scotland, the Medicinal Leech ( Hirudo medicinalis ), has been confirmed in Dumfries and Galloway for the first time, after a recent sighting was verified by Buglife this September. The sighting came from local naturalist, Bob Merritt, and follows unverified records from 2005 and 2008.

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Small modular nuclear reactors: a history of failure

Renew Economy

Dozens of ‘small modular reactor’ designs are being promoted, but precious few will reach construction stage and likelihood of SMRs being built in large numbers is negligible. The post Small modular nuclear reactors: a history of failure 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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Westinghouse Secures First Customer for eVinci Nuclear Microreactor

POWER Magazine

Westinghouse’s first customer for its eVinci microreactor—a flagship 5-MWe/13-MWth “nuclear battery”—is poised to be the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC), Canada’s second-largest research and technology organization. The commercial laboratory that provides […] The post Westinghouse Secures First Customer for eVinci Nuclear Microreactor appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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LFP cell average falls below US$100/kWh as battery pack prices drop to record low in 2023

Energy Storage News

After a difficult couple of years which saw the trend of falling lithium battery prices temporarily reverse, a 14% drop in lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack cost from 2022-2023 has been recorded by BloombergNEF.

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Why we need a fossil fuel non proliferation treaty 

Renew Economy

The Australian government has mastered the contradictory dance of committing to net zero while also approving new coal, oil and gas projects. It has to stop. The post Why we need a fossil fuel non proliferation treaty appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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In a first, a major airline will cross the Atlantic without fossil fuels

Canary Media

A Virgin Atlantic flight taking off this week from London to New York City will last about eight hours, span around 3,500 miles — and emit only a fraction of the planet-warming gases associated with a typical transatlantic flight.

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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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German-Danish Companies Sign Agreement on Green Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

Several companies from Germany and Denmark have come together to sign a green hydrogen offtake declaration, facilitated by Dansk Industri (DI), Green Power Denmark, and the German-Danish Chamber of Commerce.

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Australia in the dark on its own fossil fuel emissions, says Superpower Institute

Renew Economy

SuperPower Institute says Australia has little idea of the extent of its fossil fuel emissions and wants to create a state-of-the-art data network. The post Australia in the dark on its own fossil fuel emissions, says Superpower Institute appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hydrogen Refueling Solutions to Unveil New Hrs Hydrogen Refueling Station Dispenser Co-designed With Inventor Philippe Starck at COP28 Dubai

FuelCellsWorks

GRENOBLE– HRS, a European designer and manufacturer of hydrogen refueling stations, is taking part in the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) due to take place from November 30 to December 12, 2023 in Dubai.

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Is the Nuclear Energy Industry Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

Energy Central

IAEA Working Groups on AI IAEA Report on AI and Nuclear Energy US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Strategic Plan and Workshops on AI OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency – Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Scientific Computing in Nuclear Engineering The often quoted mantra of silicon valley’s entrepreneurs is “move fast and break things.

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Proton Motor Announces Successful Completion of Follow-up Order From Gkn Hydrogen and Award of New Grant From German Ministry

FuelCellsWorks

Proton Motor Power Systems plc, the designer and producer of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid systems, is pleased to announce that it has successfully delivered 15.

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Ten lessons for 10 years: Inconvenient truths from an impact-first investor

Impact Alpha

The impact-first philosophy that Ceniarth has championed has had its fair share of challenges. But we remain convinced that it is critical to. The post Ten lessons for 10 years: Inconvenient truths from an impact-first investor appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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What the Home Battery Market Needs to Scale

BloombergNEF

Globally, a rapid expected scale-up in renewable energy will require power storage to balance daily fluctuations in output from solar and wind generation. The post What the Home Battery Market Needs to Scale appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Works begin on energy precinct combining agrivoltaics, battery storage and hydrogen

Renew Economy

Graphite Energy breaks ground on a $29 million renewable energy and storage precinct in New South Wales, designed to power sustainable agriculture. The post Works begin on energy precinct combining agrivoltaics, battery storage and hydrogen appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Iberdrola Sets Out £12BN Investment Plan at UK Global Investment Summit

FuelCellsWorks

Ignacio Galán, Iberdrola Executive Chairman Iberdrola is proud to contribute to the UK’s leadership in energy security and decarbonisation.

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SAE International announces alignment methodology for wireless EV charging standard

Charged

SAE International’s Wireless Power Transfer & Alignment Taskforce has been working on a new wireless EV charging standard for some time. Now, following a “lengthy consensus process,” the group has decided upon Differential Inductive Positioning System (DIPS) as the technology alignment methodology for the SAE J2954 standard, Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for Light-Duty Plug-in/Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology.

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Fusion Fuel Green Announces Strategic Tranched Financing From Belike Nominees Pty Ltd., a Macquarie Group Company

FuelCellsWorks

DUBLIN, Ireland– Fusion Fuel Green PLC (Nasdaq: HTOO) (“Fusion Fuel” or the “Company”), an emerging leader in the green hydrogen sector, today announced that it has entered into an agreement.

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Avoiding EV charging station gotchas: site design considerations (Webinar)

Charged

In this webinar at next week’s Virtual Conference on EV Infrastructure, presented by Terralink Communications, we’ll discuss how to avoid common EV charging site design problems, including: Safety – Traffic flow pitfalls Customer Education – Preparing property owners for costs and construction impacts Scalability – Designing sites for future capacity needs Reserve your spot—it’s free!

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New Zealand’s first utility-scale solar farm begins generating power

Renew Economy

New Zealand's first utility scale solar farm swings into production, while environmentalists succeed in blocking an even bigger project on the south island on the grounds of biodiversity. The post New Zealand’s first utility-scale solar farm begins generating power appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Li-Metal demonstrates electrolyte reconditioning process for carbonate-to-metal tech

Charged

Li-Metal , a developer of lithium metal anode and lithium metal production technologies, has demonstrated an electrolyte reconditioning process that it calls “a pivotal component supporting Li-Metal’s patented and modular carbonate-to-metal (C2M) technology for lithium metal production.” The electrolyte reconditioning process plays a crucial role in the closed-loop operation of Li-Metal’s C2M technology, by facilitating the conversion of excess anolyte into catholyte.

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Exclusive: PowerUP Energy Technologies Demonstrates Hydrogen Safety with Rigorous Cylinder Tests

FuelCellsWorks

PowerUP Energy Technologies, in collaboration with the Estonian Military, has successfully conducted extensive testing on two types of hydrogen cylinders, demonstrating their durability and safety for use in homes and.

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Does Germany have too many public EV charging stations?

Charged

We’re used to hearing a steady drumbeat of pleas for more public EV charging stations. But in certain markets, there might just be too many. Viewing the new technology through the lens of the old, EV-curious drivers assume that driving an EV will still require regular stops at fueling stations—with gas pumps replaced by super-duper-high-speed chargers—and consistently tell pollsters that “not enough public charging” is their main concern about going electric.

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Hydrogen Pioneer APEX Group Successfully Ramps up Business in 9M 2023 and Confirms Outlook

FuelCellsWorks

Revenue for the first nine months of fiscal year 2023 amounts to EUR 3.7 million (9M 2022: EUR 3.0 million). Contract assets as of 30 September 2023 increased to EUR.

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ubitricity and UK Power Networks to launch program that shifts charging demand from peak hours

Charged

UK EV charge point operator ubitricity , a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell , has signed an initial two-year “flexibility tender” agreement with electricity distribution network UK Power Networks to implement a pilot smart charging program at selected public charge points. The program is designed to reduce strain on the grid by shifting a considerable portion of network use for EV charging away from peak periods.

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Norwegian Hydrogen Will Deliver Green Hydrogen to the World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Fishing Vessel

FuelCellsWorks

The state-of-the-art fishing vessel Skulebas was delivered to Vestland County Council earlier this autumn.

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Institutional investor CIP launches 480MWh BESS project in Australia with Canadian Solar

Energy Storage News

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has embarked on the first of several planned large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in Australia.

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