Mon.May 20, 2024

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Allbirds keeps ‘nerdy’ approach to emissions at the heart of rescue plan

GreenBiz

Allbirds’ sales are in steep decline but it’s hoping a shoe with ‘close to zero’ carbon emissions can help turn that around.

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Preparing for Hurricane Season: What You Need to Know

The Environmental Blog

Table of Contents What is Hurricane Season? Difference Between Watch and Warning Preparing Your Home Emergency Kits Essentials Evacuation Plans Staying Informed Post-Storm Recovery What is Hurricane Season? Hurricane season is the period in the year when hurricanes are most likely to form in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Climate policy outlook: Critical mineral prices are about to surge without policy intervention

GreenBiz

This week’s most important climate policy stories.

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Vinyl Fence Ideas to Enhance Outdoor Spaces

The Environmental Blog

Vinyl fencing has emerged as a durable and aesthetically versatile option for homeowners looking to enhance their outdoor space. With its capacity to withstand Canada’s variable weather conditions, vinyl fencing offers longevity and ease of maintenance that appeal to those seeking practical, yet stylish boundary solutions. Selecting the right vinyl fence for a property can significantly impact its appearance and functionality; below we showcase a collection of vinyl fence ideas that integr

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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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Australia can learn from the American experience with nuclear power

Renew Economy

Nuclear power has no business case or operational need in Australia’s energy future. No one who understands energy markets would claim otherwise. The post Australia can learn from the American experience with nuclear power appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Bosch Estimates That the ‘Hydrogen Economy’ Could Generate Revenues of €5 Billion a Year by 2030

FuelCellsWorks

This is affirmed by the president of the group in Spain and Portugal, Javier González Pareja. Bosch cuts its revenue in Spain by 3.8% in 2023 due to the saturation.

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Zero-Emission Ship Passes Certification With Flying Colors in Japan

FuelCellsWorks

Hybrid electric ship the Hanaria successfully completed a zero-emission test in April, demonstrating how it is possible to reduce emissions within Japan’s transport sector. Fuel Cell First The Hanaria, a ship powered by.

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Arevon, CenterPoint Energy break ground on 228MW Indiana PV plant

PV Tech

US renewable energy developer Arevon Energy has broken ground on a 228MW solar PV project in Indiana alongside utility CenterPoint Energy.

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AFC Energy Receives First Order From Niftylift for S Series Fuel Cell Module

FuelCellsWorks

AFC Energy (AIM: AFC), a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, is pleased to announce its agreement to supply S Series fuel cell modules to Niftylift (UK) Limited (“Niftylift”) for integration.

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Australia: An ‘exciting and unique’ BESS market, says Waratah Super Battery provider Powin

Energy Storage News

Energy-Storage.news speaks with Danny Lu of Powin about some of the system integrator’s thoughts on the Australia market and delivery of the Waratah Super Battery.

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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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Johnson Matthey and Thyssenkrupp Uhde Join Forces to Offer an Integrated Solution for Blue Ammonia Technology

FuelCellsWorks

Johnson Matthey and thyssenkrupp Uhde to combine expertise to offer integrated technology to produce low carbon (blue) ammonia that is more climate-friendly than current production methods. Demand for ammonia is growing.

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NYC deploys 60 more electric buses, adds more charging infrastructure

Charged

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has introduced 60 new electric buses that will operate in routes in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. The MTA currently operates 15 electric buses on routes in Manhattan. It expects to start receiving its next order of 205 electric buses in late 2025, and is also negotiating an option to secure another 265 e-buses at 6 depots starting in 2027, which would bring electric buses to a total of 11 depots.

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Aramco and Rondo Energy Deploy Thermal Storage, Hydrogen and Carbon Capture at GW Scale

FuelCellsWorks

The companies will explore deployment of heat batteries in Aramco’s global facilities to reduce operating costs and support emissions reduction objectives. ALAMEDA, Calif. and RIYADH, Saudi Arabia– Aramco, one of.

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California startup proposes 24/7 renewable PPA with 100-hour thermal energy storage system

Energy Storage News

Startup Photon Vault Inc proposal in response to a request for information (RFI) from Microsoft, Google and Nucor, while unsuccessful, offered what it claimed could be a first for California.

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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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Nanobubble Research to Improve Green Hydrogen Production

FuelCellsWorks

In a novel study, researchers of the University of Twente have made significant strides in understanding the behaviour of micro- and nanobubbles on electrodes during water electrolysis. This process is.

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JEA Finalizes Contracts for Three Jacksonville Solar Sites

Solar Industry

JEA has finalized agreements for the development of three renewable energy solar facilities within its Jacksonville, Fla. service territory, with a total available output of 200 MW. “These solar energy facilities are an investment in sustainability and reduced emissions for our community for generations to come,” says JEA’s Vickie Cavey. “This is a crucial step in helping us meet our clean energy goals.

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Green hydrogen must be used and produced wisely to harness its full potential – Danfoss

FuelCellsWorks

Green hydrogen must be produced efficiently to minimize the costs of production and demand for renewables. Conversion of electricity to hydrogen currently creates an energy loss of roughly 30% but there are.

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No, the Bees Are Not Okay

NRDC onEarth

On World Bee Day, bees need our help as much as ever.

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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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Quinbrook Backs $3.5 Billion ‘Green Iron’ Project Using Hydrogen From Central Queensland Hydrogen Project (CQ-H2) in Gladstone

FuelCellsWorks

Eulogie holds the potential for a world class magnetite resource where mining, processing and conversion to green iron can be powered by Quinbrook’s large scale renewables portfolio creating a new.

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New geothermal resource management plan established for Rotorua, New Zealand

ThinkGeoEnergy

The Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council has approved the Rotorua Geothermal System Management Plan (SMP) Nga Wai Ariki o Rotorua He Mahere Whakahaere Punaha. A product of extensive research and monitoring by GNS Science , the new “care plan” aims to provide an integrated approach the sustainable management of the Rotorua Geothermal System in New Zealand with due consideration of protecting and preserving its vulnerable and unique surface geothermal features.

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Accelera Launches Next-Gen Hydrogen and Electric Solutions for Commercial Vehicles

FuelCellsWorks

COLUMBUS, Ind.– Accelera™ by Cummins, the zero-emissions business segment of Cummins Inc. [NYSE: CMI], has launched the next generation of several of its cutting-edge decarbonizing technologies that are shaping the.

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Don’t let noise be a drain on BESS developments 

Energy Storage News

Projects are increasingly being deployed close to populations as available plots of land become more scarce, making BESS noise a bigger topic than ever before, writes noise and acoustics consultancy Acentech's Ethan Brush.

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Action needed – Endorsement for call to European Commission for geothermal strategy

ThinkGeoEnergy

The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) is seeking the endorsement of industry players and stakeholders of a letter to the President of the European Commission and her team calling for a geothermal strategy and action plan. Those who want to participate are encouraged to send the latest version of their logos to s.kumar@egec.org to confirm their support before the 4th of June 2024.

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Milestone for floating offshore wind as world-first auction names winner and price

Renew Economy

France announces the winner nd price of world's first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction which will see 250MW built off the coast of Southern Brittany. The post Milestone for floating offshore wind as world-first auction names winner and price appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Port of Los Angeles is home to another hydrogen fuel cell world-first

Hydrogen Fuel News

The nation’s number one container port is the first to have a hydrogen-powered RTG crane. The world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered rubber-tired gantry (RTG) crane – the H2-ZE RTG Transtainer Crane – has begun operation at Yusen Terminals at the Port of Los Angeles, setting a new standard for zero-emission port operations.

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Top oil firms’ climate pledges failing on almost every metric, report finds

The Guardian: Energy

Oil Change International says plans do not stand up to scrutiny and describes US fossil-fuel corporations as ‘the worst of the worst’ Major oil companies have in recent years made splashy climate pledges to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and take on the climate crisis, but a new report suggests those plans do not stand up to scrutiny. The research and advocacy group Oil Change International examined climate plans from the eight largest US and European-based international oil and gas producer

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Rooftop solar incentives without battery storage are no longer fit for purpose

Renew Economy

Without changes that include significant support for household batteries, the schemes that incentivise excess power being exported by households to the grid are no longer fit for purpose. The post Rooftop solar incentives without battery storage are no longer fit for purpose appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Migratory freshwater fish populations ‘down by more than 80% since 1970’

The Guardian: Energy

‘Catastrophic’ global decline due to dams, mining, diverting water and pollution threatens humans and ecosystems, study warns Migratory fish populations have crashed by more than 80% since 1970, new findings show. Populations are declining in all regions of the world, but it is happening fastest in South America and the Caribbean, where abundance of these species has dropped by 91% over the past 50 years.

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US Clean Power at “Inflection Point”: BNEF Summit New York

BloombergNEF

At the latest BloombergNEF Summit in New York, leaders unpacked key themes facing US clean power in 2024 including: siting and permitting of grids, supply chain uncertainty, negative pricing, tax credit transferability, clean form capacity, and demand growth. The post US Clean Power at “Inflection Point”: BNEF Summit New York appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Delays in massive transmission and battery projects give NSW wriggle room to delay Eraring closure

Renew Economy

Delays in Australia's biggest transmission project and one of its biggest battery projects create a reliability gap that may give NSW opportunity to justify an extension to Eraring closure. The post Delays in massive transmission and battery projects give NSW wriggle room to delay Eraring closure appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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FRV enters Finnish market with 600MW solar PV portfolio

PV Tech

Renewables developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has entered the Finnish market with the intention to develop 600MW of solar PV.

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Google plans to to reuse heat after expanding a data center for AI

The Verge: Energy

Illustration: The Verge Google’s data centers are expanding to support its AI ambitions , and a new project in Finland shows one way the company is trying to grapple with the environmental impact of that growth. Google will drop €1 billion (roughly $1.1 billion) to expand its data center in Finland to “further unlock the potential of AI,” the company said in an emailed press release today.

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Contractor’s Corner: Radiance Solar Nationwide DG installer prioritizes data analytics and quality control.

Solar Power World

The solar industry often talks about ways to cut the soft costs of running a business — the behind-the-scenes project management software, training processes and data analytics that keep projects on schedule and up to quality. But one EPC says now is instead the time for investment into these areas to meet IRA requirements and… The post Contractor’s Corner: Radiance Solar <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:15px;'>Nationwide DG installer prior