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How to get ready for the new EU sustainability due diligence law

GreenBiz

The European Union finally passed the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. Here’s an early look at how CSDDD will affect corporate supply chains.

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Study maps human uptake of microplastics across 109 countries

Envirotec Magazine

Indonesians eat more microplastics per month than any other country, said the study, with most of it coming from seafood (image credit: raulbaldean / Shutterstock.com). Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines top the global per capita list of dietary uptakes of microplastics, while China, Mongolia and the UK top the list of countries that breathe the most microplastics, according to a new study by Cornell University researchers mapping microplastic uptake across

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Google wants to help other companies eliminate plastic from their packaging

GreenBiz

The company will publish a 70-page guide in June detailing how it redesigned its boxes, coatings, enclosures and labels.

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Report highlights risks to effectiveness of BNG legislation

Envirotec Magazine

There are risks to the long-term effectiveness of the government’s new Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) policy, launched in February, according to a 17 May National Audit Office (NAO) report. The independent public spending watchdog’s document assessed whether Defra and Natural England have made good and effective progress implementing statutory BNG, a policy incorporated in the legislation of Defra’s 2021 Environment Act.

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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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Ottawa talks signal progress toward plastic treaty, but delegations must pick up pace

GreenBiz

With time running out to agree on a legally binding global treaty to end plastic pollution, delegates must hold firm on ambition and drive momentum heading into the final round of negotiations.

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Turning sludge into hydrogen, and other OFWAT award winners

Envirotec Magazine

Winners of OFWAT’s latest Water Breakthrough Challenge were announced on 16 May, and included a project to turn sewage sludge into hydrogen, and another one investigating treatment options for PFAS. Seventeen firms were awarded a share of the £40 million prize pot, with each one demonstrating commitment to fostering innovative approaches to water and waste management.

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What Now for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Green Finance Programs?

NRDC onEarth

EPA just announced $27 billion in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) awards. What should stakeholders be doing now for the NCIF and CCIA programs?

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Opportunities for Ecological Restoration on the Voluntary Carbon Market

GreenBiz

Climate leaders are integrating co-benefits like ecological restoration into their net-zero strategies. A new Carbon Direct report, written in collaboration with Meta, aims to build the supply of high-quality carbon removal projects that promote biodiversity. The priorities and incentives of effective carbon dioxide removal and ecological restoration projects aren’t always aligned.

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What Now for EPA’s $7 Billion Solar for All Program?

NRDC onEarth

EPA just announced $7 billion for low-income solar programs under its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). What should stakeholders be doing now?

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EU Green Lights $1.5 Billion State-Funded Joint Hydrogen Project to Boost Clean Mobility

FuelCellsWorks

EU competition regulators approved a significant 1.4-billion-euro joint hydrogen project funded by seven member states, expected to draw an additional 3.3 billion euros in private investments. Another project involving a.

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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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In the largest windfarm in the southern hemisphere, ‘renewable energy farmers’ look to the future

The Guardian: Energy

The MacIntyre turbines on Queensland’s Southern Downs are a financial windfall for some farmers – but others are feeling left out Sign up for the Rural Network email newsletter Join the Rural Network group on Facebook to be part of the community You can see 119 wind turbines scattered across the landscape from the highest point on sheep grazier Brent Finlay’s southern Queensland property.

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Fortescue’s Hydrogen Powered Liebherr T 264 Drives on Hydrogen for First Time

FuelCellsWorks

On 19 May, a hydrogen-powered T 264 haul truck prototype reached the significant milestone of having operated using hydrogen power for the first time. Delivered in collaboration with Fortescue, the.

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CSIRO stands by nuclear power costings that contradict Coalition claims

The Guardian: Energy

The Coalition has attacked the GenCost report that found nuclear power plants would be at least 50% more expensive than solar and wind Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The CSIRO says it stands by its analysis on the costs of future nuclear power plants in Australia after the Coalition attacked the work, which contradicted its claims reactors would provide cheap electricity and be available within a d

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CIB Invests $337 Million Towards Hydrogen Production and Refuelling Network in Western Canada

FuelCellsWorks

Partnership enables HTEC’s H2 Gateway program, an emerging hydrogen infrastructure ecosystem. HTEC to build a by-product hydrogen liquefaction facility and three new hydrogen production facilities to expand Canada’s low carbon fuel.

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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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Grong Grong: Australia’s first crowdfunded solar farm powers up

Renew Economy

Australia's first crowdfunded solar farm comes with lessons, including what small developers would like from networks. The post Grong Grong: Australia’s first crowdfunded solar farm powers up appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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PowerCell to Supply Fuel Cell Systems to O.S. Energy for Research Vessel

FuelCellsWorks

PowerCell, a world leader in hydrogen electric solutions with unique fuel cell stacks and systems, has signed an order for two 100 kW marine fuel cell systems from O.S. Energy.

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Wind and solar drought: First new renewable projects join grid after six month hiatus

Renew Economy

Two new wind and solar farms and a big battery have entered grid management system. Astonishingly, they are the first in six months as a result of development drought. The post Wind and solar drought: First new renewable projects join grid after six month hiatus appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Green Hydrogen: TE H2 Partners With VERBUND on a Large Project in Tunisia

FuelCellsWorks

Paris/Tunis– TE H2 a joint-venture between TotalEnergies and EREN Groupe, together with VERBUND, Austria’s leading electricity company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Tunisia to study the.

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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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New data confirms belief that China’s emissions may have already peaked in 2023

Renew Economy

A 2023 peak in China’s CO2 emissions is possible if the buildout of clean energy sources is kept at the record levels seen last year. The post New data confirms belief that China’s emissions may have already peaked in 2023 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Pine Gate, Meta sign 204MW Texas solar agreement

PV Tech

US solar project company Pine Gate Renewables has signed an environmental asset purchase agreement (EAPA) with the social media giant Meta for a 204MW solar PV project in Temple, Texas.

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Gigawatt-scale wind project seeks new federal green tick with fewer but bigger turbines

Renew Economy

A project once described as the biggest in Australia is going through the federal approval process again, this time with fewer but bigger turbines. The post Gigawatt-scale wind project seeks new federal green tick with fewer but bigger turbines appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Chart Industries to Provide Hydrogen Compression Solutions to Repsol’s Alba Project for its Sines Refinery in Portugal

FuelCellsWorks

ATLANTA — Chart Industries, Inc. (NYSE: GTLS) (“Chart”), a global leader in clean energy and industrial gas solutions, has been chosen to supply its cutting-edge Howden hydrogen compression solutions to.

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New York’s Con Edison invests $2.3bn into grid resilience

Smart Energy International

New York’s Consolidated Edison, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the US, has invested $2.3 billion in infrastructure projects across New York City and Westchester County to keep power grid service reliable. The projects include the installation of new substation equipment, 28 underground and 69 overhead transformers that regulate voltage, 938 sections of underground and overhead cable and 241 poles.

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Air Products’ Eric Guter, Global Vice President, Hydrogen, to Provide Keynote Address at the California Hydrogen Convention in Los Angeles on May 29

FuelCellsWorks

Air Products’ Eric Guter, Global Vice President, Hydrogen, will provide the keynote address at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, May 29 at the inaugural California Hydrogen Convention at the Los Angeles Convention.

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Italy: Utility-scale solar grows 373% in Q1 2024

PV Tech

The Italian solar sector installed over 1.7GW of solar PV capacity in Q1 2024, marking a significant increase compared with the same period in 2023.

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The Netherlands and Curaçao Sign an Agreement on Floating Wind Energy and Hydrogen Production

FuelCellsWorks

The Ministries of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK) , the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) of the Netherlands, and the Ministry of Economic Development (MEO) of Curaçao signed an agreement on May 24 to prepare the.

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Battery Recycling and Materials Innovation in APAC

CleanTech Group

The APAC region has for years shown strength in production of finished electric vehicles (EVs) and in multiple form factors (passenger vehicles, trucks, The post Battery Recycling and Materials Innovation in APAC appeared first on Cleantech Group.

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Following Cooperation Agreement for US Sales: Enapter and Partner Solar Invest Launch First Business Activities in The USA with Clean H2 Inc.

FuelCellsWorks

Sales partner for the USA founds own US company First orders received with a volume of 2.3 MW worth USD 5.4 million High efficiency thanks to modular system and no.

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Breaking Through Blue Carbon’s Potential: Improving Food Security Through Sustainable Aquaculture

Planet Pulse

UMITRON breaks through blue carbon’s central role in mitigating climate risks and increasing global food security by mapping blue carbon to build sustainable aquacultures with the help of Planet satellite data. If Earth contains more water than land, are we maximizing its potential to reduce carbon emissions? Enter blue carbon , nature’s way of removing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in coastal ecosystems; a natural technology that has been around since time immemorial.

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This hydrogen engine puts America in check: over 400 hp and water as fuel

Hydrogen Fuel News

Electric mobility is being relegated to the background, news that no one (especially a certain tycoon) would want to hear. However, the whole of America is now at risk of losing its leadership in this sector with a new hydrogen engine that has us on tenterhooks. The reason? It comes from outside our borders and has demonstrated unprecedented power, using only water as fuel.

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Greetings from the Costa del Solway

Terra Infirma

Half term holidays and our family has decamped to the Scottish shore of the Solway Firth. We’ve been here before (one village along) and it is lovely – gorgeous views, pleasant walks and miles of gravel forest tracks to explore on my bike. This is a test of our car-free status – we love renting a cottage for holidays but access can be tricky and it makes little financial sense to hire a car to sit outside doing very little for a week or two.

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US and EU Tighten Grip on Lithium Batteries, Putting Pressure on Chinese Exports

EnergyTrend

US and EU Tighten Grip on Lithium Batteries, Putting Pressure on Chinese Exports Justlastweek,theU.S.DepartmentofCommerceannouncedtheresultsofafour-yearreviewoftheSection301tariffsonChina.ThereviewindicatesthattheU.S.willincreaseta.

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Faircado raises $3M to nudge people to buy pre-owned goods

TechCrunch: Climate

Faircado has built a browser extension that suggests pre-owned alternatives for ecommerce listings. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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