Fri.Jul 05, 2024

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Deals with Microsoft, Shopify and Stripe fail to keep carbon removal startup alive

GreenBiz

In June, Running Tide announced plans to dissolve despite high-profile early customers including Microsoft and Stripe.

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Britain wakes up to a new government

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Nigel J. Harris / Shutterstock.com. Labour’s landslide win appeared to set the stage for a more decisive push towards net zero and other environmental goals. Some had reservations too, and opinion varied on how best to set about fulfilling the pledges promised in the party’s manifesto. The 412-seat majority suggested a mandate for change that was as strong as it gets, and as Starmer addressed cheering, flag-waving crowds outside Downing Street, environmental commentators continued

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Skeleton Will Invest EUR 33.7 Million to Develop Superbattery-Based Hydrogen Technology for Mobility Applications

FuelCellsWorks

Skeleton announced its participation in the Hydrogen IPCEI Hy2Move for the transportation sector, aiming to develop pioneering high-power energy storage solutions that address the functional shortcomings of hydrogen fuel cells.

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US DOE opens US$100 million call for non-lithium long-duration energy storage pilots

Energy Storage News

The US federal Department of Energy (DOE) will offer up to US$100 million for pilot-scale long-duration energy storage (LDES) projects utilising non-lithium technologies.

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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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Canada Boosts Investment in Clean Energy with Focus on Hydrogen and Nuclear Technologies

FuelCellsWorks

The Government of Canada has announced a substantial $11 million funding package to advance research and development in small modular reactor (SMR) technology and hydrogen production, underscoring its commitment to.

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Larderello, Italy celebrates 120 years of geothermal electricity generation

ThinkGeoEnergy

A celebration was held in Tuscany, Italy to commemorate the 120-year anniversary since geothermal energy was first used to generate electricity in Larderello. Around 300 people attended the celebration which included the unveiling of a new photographic exhibition on geothermal, musical performances, and a speech from the President of the Tuscany Region Eugenio Giani.

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Chart: The US battery market is on track for its best year yet

Canary Media

The U.S. battery boom is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, the sector is off to its best-ever start to a year. In the first quarter of 2024, nearly 1.

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Saudi Arabia Mega-Plant to Produce Up to 600 TPD of Carbon-Free Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

Construction of the world’s largest green hydrogen plant at Oxagon City, in Neom, Saudi Arabia, is underway and full production is due to start by the end of 2026. The.

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Battery storage at Glastonbury: technology helps power world’s largest festival

Energy Storage News

Battery storage technology well and truly arrived at this year's edition of Glastonbury, the world's largest music and arts festival, helping power numerous parts including the Arcadia stage.

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Demeter Invests in H2 Green Steel

FuelCellsWorks

Demeter has invested in H2 Green Steel’s Boden plant via the Climate Infrastructure Fund (art 9 SFDR). Demeter is a major European player in venture capital, private equity and infrastructure.

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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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Labour has a bright green mandate, now it needs to use it

Business Green

The new government's climate plans are bolder and more radical than many people realise - it now has a duty to put them into action The battle for the narrative never ends. You would think that with 412 seats in his back pocket and having just orchestrated the heaviest ever defeat on the 'natural party of government' (citation very much needed), Keir Starmer's mandate to deliver on his sweeping agenda would be irreproachable.

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HH2E and BORSIG Announce Partnership to Advance Green Hydrogen Production in Germany

FuelCellsWorks

Berlin– In a significant move towards advancing the energy transition in Germany, BORSIG ZM Compression GmbH (BZM) and HH2E AG have agreed on a long-term partnership for the design and delivery.

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Google emissions see massive spike and AI use is to blame

Hydrogen Fuel News

The tech giant’s efforts to lower its carbon footprint have been derailed by artificial intelligence. For years now, Google emissions have been dropping due to – among other things – the company switching to alternative and renewable energy sources to power its operations. In fact, Google reached its initial carbon neutrality level back in 2007 and has been aiming to achieve a lifetime net zero carbon footprint by 2030.

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CWP Global and the Corner Brook Port Corporation Sign MoU to Explore Opportunities Related to 5 GW Green Hydrogen Hub Gwinya

FuelCellsWorks

CWP Global, a pioneer in renewable energy and green hydrogen projects, is thrilled to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Corner Brook Port Corporation (CPBC).

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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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SemperPower, Corre Energy and PowerField launch large-scale Netherlands BESS projects

Energy Storage News

A double-header of Netherlands news, with SemperPower and Corre Energy planning a 640MWh BESS at the latter's compressed air energy storage (CAES) site and Powerfield commissioning the country's largest co-located project.

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Ricardo Hosts South Australian Government Minister for Discussions on Hydrogen, Transport and Environmental Projects

FuelCellsWorks

Ricardo’s Adelaide team in South Australia was honoured to host a visit by the Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, the South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining, and Minister for Infrastructure.

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New electrolyte design boosts lithium metal battery range while minimizing fluorine content

TechXplore

A new electrolyte design for lithium metal batteries could significantly boost the range of electric vehicles. Researchers at ETH Zurich have radically reduced the amount of environmentally harmful fluorine required to stabilize these batteries.

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Germany generates “record” share of renewable energy in first half of 2024

PV Tech

Germany generated more power from renewable energy sources in the first half of 2024 than at any other time in its history, according to a report from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE).

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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 contaminant-tolerant catalyst could help capture carbon directly from smokestacks

TechXplore

A newly designed catalyst created by University of Toronto Engineering researchers efficiently converts captured carbon into valuable products—even in the presence of a contaminant that degrades the performance of current versions.

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French tech developer closes €215m for 1.4GWp demand response capacity

Smart Energy International

Demand response tech developer Voltalis has closed €215 million ($233 million) in loans to finance its infrastructure project of 1.4GWp of demand response capacity. According to the French tech company, the announcement marks the first non-recourse project financing structure dedicated to demand response. The company states in a release that this financing structure, a type of commercial lending that entitles the lender to repayment only from the profits of the project at hand, has more typicall

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Low-carbon cement and solar-powered steam startups tackle decarbonization with new funding

Impact Alpha

Heavy industry, such as steel, aluminum, cement and chemical manufacturing, makes up a quarter of US emissions, and 20% of global emissions. Those industrial processes, which rely on high heat generated by fossil fuels, are notoriously difficult to decarbonize. But clean tech startups Cambridge Electrical Cement and GlassPoint are making headway. The post Low-carbon cement and solar-powered steam startups tackle decarbonization with new funding appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Equity in Action: Shaping Local Climate Solutions for All

The City Fix

Every three years, ICLEI hosts the ICLEI World Congress to showcase how subnational actors advance sustainable urban development worldwide. The most recent installment, ICLEI World Congress 2024, held June 18-21 in São Paulo, Brazil, converged over 1,500 global attendees to.

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Is AI a major drain on the world's energy supply?

TechXplore

When Google announced this week that its climate emissions had risen by 48 percent since 2019, it pointed the finger at artificial intelligence.

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PowerField commissions Netherlands’ ‘largest’ co-located BESS at PV site

PV Tech

Dutch independent power producer (IPP) PowerField has put a 52MWh BESS at a PV plant into operation, co-located with a 28MWp solar PV plant, which the company claims is the largest such site in the Netherlands.

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Argus Clean Ammonia Europe Conference 2024

Energy Central

Join the leading event in the clean ammonia space in Europe to explore ammonia's role in the energy transition across hard to abate sectors in the region, including power generation, marine fuels, fertilizers, chemicals and more. 2024 has been a landmark year in the energy transition space, gain insights from industry leaders exploring key issues related to policy and regulation, social.

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3 Reasons to Sell Solar with Roofing

Mosaic

Solar panels and roofing replacements go hand in hand — and both industry professionals and homeowners can benefit from combined projects. With new technologies like the solar shingles that combine solar and roofing materials, the popularity of bundling these two home improvements is only expected to rise. Whether you choose to become a certified expert in both solar and roofing — or partner with a company to share projects and leads, here are three reasons to sell solar with roofing.

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EDC inaugurates 28.9-MW Palayan Bayan binary geothermal power plant, Philippines

ThinkGeoEnergy

The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has officially inaugurated the 28.9 MW Palayan Bayan binary geothermal power plant (PBGPP) in the province of Albay in the Philippines. The binary power plant, built at a cost of Php 7 billion (approx. USD 120 million), expands on the existing 140-MW Bacon-Manito (BacMan) facility. The PBGPP was successfully synchronized with the Luzon grid in January this year.

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Peak Energy signs MOU for 50MW Korean rooftop PV portfolio

PV Tech

Singapore-headquartered renewable energy developer Peak Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to pursue a 50MW rooftop solar portfolio in South Korea.

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Why biodiversity loss is a bigger risk to businesses than carbon emissions

Business Green

Half the world’s GDP depends on nature but only five per cent of companies have goals for addressing biodiversity loss.

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Why inadequate grid infrastructure is causing delays in Indian renewables projects

PV Tech

India is still facing several challenges to increase its installed solar capacity, including financing and grid infrastructure.

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Cummins Launches Europe’s Largest Electrolyzer Factory for Green Hydrogen in Guadalajara

FuelCellsWorks

The North American multinational Cummins has started production at the largest large-scale electrolyzer factory in Europe, located in Guadalajara.

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BYD’s Universal Appeal: Exports Skyrocket by 334.2%

Green Living Guy

BYD’s Global Expansion: A Force to Be Reckoned With First of all, BYD’s global presence has grown at an unprecedented rate. That’s with exports skyrocketing by an astounding 334.2% to reach 242,765 units. This expansion has been fueled by the company’s presence in over 70 countries across six continents. So they are clearly demonstrating the […] The post BYD’s Universal Appeal: Exports Skyrocket by 334.2% appeared first on green guy, green living, electric v

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Not everyone can afford a $50,000 car. Our leaders should remember that before hitting Chinese EVs with sky-high tariffs

Clean Energy Canada

Our response to tariffs on electric vehicles must be crafted in a way that makes our auto industry — and EV prices — more competitive, not less. And we must not forget about the people buying the cars. Last week, Canada kicked off a 30-day consultation to determine whether and what sort of tariff or trade measures it will impose on Chinese-made EVs.