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Here are 3 ways to cultivate your sustainability culture

GreenBiz

These 3 steps will fortify your company’s culture and the successful implementation of your sustainability strategy.

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Climate change Unveiled: The Urgent Fight for Our Planet

The Environmental Blog

Climate change, once a distant concern, has now become an urgent crisis. The planet is experiencing significant and rapid changes due to increased greenhouse gas emissions, leading to devastating effects on ecosystems, weather patterns, and human health. This article explores the visible impacts of ongoing climate change, outlines potential treatments, and examines the crucial role politics plays in combating this global issue.

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Utility new recruit scores with hydropower pitch

Envirotec Magazine

After less than a year in his job, a Scottish Water apprentice has clinched both Scottish and UK top awards for his innovative work and presentation on using the natural flow of water to generate electricity. Inspired by an industry-leading hydropower scheme at his local site in Falkirk, Zac Mooney presented at the Pipeline Industries Guild Professional Development Network Competition.

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The Impact of Electric Vehicles on Urban Mobility

The Environmental Blog

Electric vehicles (EVs) are all the rage these days, and for good reason. One of the biggest reasons people jump on the EV bandwagon is that they’re way better for the environment than traditional gas-guzzlers. Think about it – traffic jams and car pollution are major headaches in busy urban areas. But with more electric vehicles on the road, we see fewer emissions and less noise pollution , making a smoother, more pleasant commute.

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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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Colorado takes a giant stride toward clean and healthy buildings

NRDC onEarth

Colorado hit it out of the park again in implementing its nation-leading Clean Heat law. In its decision on Xcel Energy’s inaugural Clean Heat Plan yesterday, the state’s Public Utility Commission approved the investment of $440 million dollars, mostly in.

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Tree and Shrub Care Tips for an Immaculate Landscape

The Environmental Blog

Every landscape needs tree and shrub. Shade, beauty, and wildlife habitat all come from them. They also improve air quality. They reduce noise pollution and fight climate change by storing carbon dioxide. Tree Care and Maintenance You need to care for them well. Their long lives and good health depend on this. Follow the suggested planting, watering, fertilising, and trimming instructions.

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Water quality in international spotlight at Aberdeen event

Envirotec Magazine

Experts in water quality from 17 different countries will be descending on Aberdeen next week for a three-day international workshop. The event, being co-led by and held at The James Hutton Institute, will explore recent advances in water quality measurement helping to pinpoint nutrients and chemicals in freshwaters using state-of-the art sensors. Running from 17 to 19 June, the workshop will include presentations by experts from across four continents, including from Canada, New Zealand, Northe

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Real-time data show the air in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ is even worse than expected

Grist

Since the 1980s, the 85-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that connects New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been known as “ Cancer Alley.” The name stems from the fact that the area’s residents have a 95 percent greater chance of developing cancer than the average American. A big reason for this is the concentration of industrial facilities along the corridor — particularly petrochemical manufacturing plants, many of which emit ethylene oxide, an extremely potent toxin that is consid

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India Advances Green Ammonia Agenda With Major SECI Tender

FuelCellsWorks

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI) has initiated a significant step forward in India’s green hydrogen economy by issuing a Request for Selection (RfS) for the annual supply.

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GreenPower’s EV Star REEFERX electric refrigerated truck

Charged

Canadian electric truck and bus manufacturer GreenPower Motor has unveiled its EV Star REEFERX refrigerated medium-duty truck. The EV Star REEFERX is designed for mid- to last-mile refrigerated delivery and catering applications with a range of up to 150 miles. The vehicle features a seamless interior wall structure for improved sanitation, durability and consistency of insulation, which is provided by standard three-inch-thick closed-cell PET foam.

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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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Amazon Scraps Plan to Use Fuel Cells, Powered by Natural Gas, to Run Oregon Data Centers

FuelCellsWorks

Amazon has quietly withdrawn its regulatory application to use natural-gas powered fuel cells to provide electricity for its data centers in eastern Oregon. The Seattle-based company first proposed the Oregon fuel cells.

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Siemens Gamesa Reportedly Developing 21-MW Offshore Wind Turbine

POWER Magazine

The global race to build ever-larger offshore wind turbines may have another entrant, as Siemens Gamesa has reportedly told customers the company plans to produce a 21-MW model in the […] The post Siemens Gamesa Reportedly Developing 21-MW Offshore Wind Turbine appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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CEOs and Policy Leaders Ready to Accelerate Action on Hydrogen Deployment by 2030

FuelCellsWorks

BERLIN– In a significant step towards accelerating public-private action on hydrogen, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck, and the European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European.

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Can this California bill help get neighborhoods off gas?

Canary Media

Every year, California’s gas utilities spend billions of dollars operating, maintaining, repairing, and replacing aging pipelines that deliver a fossil fuel incompatible with the state’s long-term climate goals.

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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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Russian Scientists Propose Converting Natural Gas Into Hydrogen Directly in Gas Fields

FuelCellsWorks

Skoltech researchers have found a way to produce hydrogen from natural gas with 45 % efficiency right in the gas field by injecting steam and a catalyst into a well.

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CCUS Market Outlook 1H 2024: Trough of Disillusionment

BloombergNEF

The US remains the top player in the carbon capture market with a 39% market share in proposed capture capacity by 2035, but the delay in finalizing 45Q guidelines is stalling projects. The post CCUS Market Outlook 1H 2024: Trough of Disillusionment appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Ricardo’s Innovative Fuel Cell Technology at Electric and Hybrid Marine Expo 2024

FuelCellsWorks

Ricardo is excited to announce they will be showcasing their multi-stack hydrogen fuel cell solution at stand 9090 at the Electric and Hybrid Marine Expo 2024. The cutting-edge multi-megawatt hydrogen.

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The Brief: Women’s economic power in Latin America

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Overheard: GLI Forum Latam In Latin America, investors see economic opportunities through a gender lens. The. The post The Brief: Women’s economic power in Latin America appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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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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Sunbelt Rentals UK, Pioneering Hydrogen Technologies With Our Customers

FuelCellsWorks

Phil Parker, CEO of Sunbelt Rentals UK & Ireland, has issued an update on the company’s journey with hydrogen: The topic of hydrogen as a sustainable solution to fuelling the future.

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Fluence/TransnetBW Grid Booster breaks ground; EU funds LEAG’s hydrogen & flow battery project in Germany

Energy Storage News

A double-header of big news from Germany, with construction starting on a 'Grid Booster' BESS from TransnetBW and Fluence and the EU putting €58 million towards a project that will combine green hydrogen and iron flow battery storage at scale.

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Avantium and TNO Partner to Manufacture Electrolyser Test Stations for Green Hydrogen Production

FuelCellsWorks

AMSTERDAM– Avantium N.V., a leading company in renewable and circular polymer materials, today announces that its subsidiary Avantium R&D Solutions has signed a partnership agreement with The Netherlands Organisation for.

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CATL and Gotion deny forced labour in supply chain after US lawmakers call for immediate blocking of shipments

Energy Storage News

US lawmakers have accused lithium-ion battery OEMs CATL and Gotion High-Tech of having supply chain connections to forced labour and Uyghur oppression in China - a claim the firms adamantly deny - and called on an immediate block on shipments of their products.

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Smart meter penetration surpasses 80% in North America

Smart Energy International

The number of smart meters in North America reached almost 146 million at the end of 2023 and with ongoing growth is expected to number 182.9 million in 2029. In a new study, Berg Insight reports that at the end of 2023, the overall penetration in North America surpassed 80% with 130.6 million smart electricity meters in the US and 15.4 million in Canada.

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Finland: PV-plus-storage on telecom network plays into technology-neutral ancillary services market

Energy Storage News

Telecoms specialist Elisa is deploying battery and PV systems at base towers in Finland, which will “implement virtual power plant (VPP) optimisation of locally produced solar energy.

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Hydrogen Used During West Midlands Class 08 Locomotive Trial

FuelCellsWorks

An Independent trial on a Class 08 locomotive shows an AHT carbon clean and capture device yields significantly lower emissions and increased fuel efficiency. The two-week test program on a.

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Netherlands awards 4GW of offshore wind in zero-subsidy tender

Renew Economy

Winning projects in latest Dutch "zero subsidy" offshore wind tender will include floating solar farms, artificial reefs and a green hydrogen facility. The post Netherlands awards 4GW of offshore wind in zero-subsidy tender appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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NXP and ZF collaborate on SiC-based traction inverters for EV powertrains

Charged

Dutch semiconductor designer and manufacturer NXP Semiconductors is collaborating with German automotive and industrial systems supplier ZF Friedrichshafen to produce silicon carbide (SiC) traction inverters for EVs. The collaboration integrates NXP’s GD316x high-voltage isolated gate drivers into ZF’s 800 V SiC-based traction inverter solutions for EVs.

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AFC Energy Secures £13.5 Million in Capital through Highly Subscribed Share Offering

FuelCellsWorks

AFC Energy successfully raises £13.5 million ($17.07 million) through an oversubscribed share placing to advance its hydrogen generator projects with Speedy Hire. The funding will support the production and delivery.

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CharIN unveils OPNC protocol to enable supplier-agnostic Plug & Charge

Charged

EV charging standards facilitator CharIN has introduced the Open Plug & Charge Network Communication (OPNC) Protocol, which is designed to elevate the Plug & Charge functionality of EV charging infrastructure. This API protocol enables supplier-agnostic Plug & Charge with Multi-V2G-PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) and Multi-MO-PKI (mobility operator) interoperability based on the ISO 15118 standard.

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Peoples Natural Gas, H Quest, and University of Pittsburgh Team to Produce and Test Hydrogen Energy From Natural Gas

FuelCellsWorks

Hydrogen production process converts natural gas into pure hydrogen and a solid carbon byproduct; could provide breakthrough for hydrogen as economic, zero-emission energy source. PITTSBURGH– An innovative demonstration project that will.

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Big Banks Have Funded Climate Crisis With Nearly $7 Trillion Since Paris Agreement

DeSmogBlog

This article by Common Dreams is published here as part of the global journalism collaboration Covering Climate Now. The world’s 60 biggest banks funded fossil fuels to the tune of $6.9 trillion in the eight years following the Paris agreement. That’s the conclusion of the 15th annual “Banking on Climate Chaos” report, which was published on May 13, and also found that the financial institutions lavished $705 billion on oil, gas, and coal in 2023—the hottest year on r

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Advancing Ceramic Matrix Composites and Environmental Barrier Coatings for Hydrogen Turbines: Challenges and Opportunities

POWER Magazine

Decarbonization goals call for advancing high-impact energy technologies. The U.S. has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, a goal that presents both challenges and opportunities in the field of […] The post Advancing Ceramic Matrix Composites and Environmental Barrier Coatings for Hydrogen Turbines: Challenges and Opportunities appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Yanmar debuts fully electric trio: mini-excavator, wheel loader and tracked carrier

Charged

Yanmar Compact Equipment, a Japanese engine and heavy machinery manufacturer, has announced a new trio of electric-powered machines as part of its Unplugged range: a wheel loader, mini-excavator and tracked carrier. All three new electric models match the output of Yanmar’s legacy ICE equivalents. The SV17e Mini-Excavator is powered by an 18.3 kWh battery pack.