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Here's the timeline for SBTi’s corporate net-zero update

GreenBiz

The standards-setting organization plans to address stakeholder feedback, including updates to climate science and challenges related to Scope 3 target setting.

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Unveiling Big Oil's Campaign of Lies

NRDC onEarth

An explosive hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget has unveiled more details of Big Oil’s campaign to block climate action.

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Business should take these 3 actions to bolster the global plastics treaty

GreenBiz

Fresh from the treaty talks in Ottawa, two new reports outline a path forward in the fight against plastic pollution.

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Gigawatt-scale solar and battery project near Queensland coal plant wins federal green tick

Renew Economy

Gigawatt scale solar and battery project near large coal fired power station gets green tick from federal government. The post Gigawatt-scale solar and battery project near Queensland coal plant wins federal green tick appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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The week in climate policy: 4 updates you need to know

GreenBiz

GreenBiz Default The USDA is handing out climate certifications to beef products that are anything but climate friendly; 25 states file a lawsuit against the EPA’s power plants emissions rules.

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Making batteries takes lots of lithium: Almost half of it could come from Pennsylvania wastewater

TechXplore

Most batteries used in technology like smartwatches and electric cars are made with lithium that travels across the world before even getting to manufacturers. But what if nearly half of the lithium used in the U.S. could come from Pennsylvania wastewater?

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ITM Launches NEPTUNE V: A Cutting-Edge 5MW PEM Electrolyser Plant Priced at £4.35 Million

FuelCellsWorks

ITM Power has launched the NEPTUNE V, a 5MW containerized PEM electrolyser, priced at GBP 4,350,000, designed to meet the high demand in mid-size green hydrogen projects. The plant, boasting.

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Scientists convert chicken fat into energy storage devices

TechXplore

The global move toward more sustainable, green energy has increased power reserves and the demand for energy storage devices. Unfortunately, some materials for these devices can be expensive and environmentally problematic. Producing alternative energy storage devices from things that are usually thrown away could help resolve these challenges.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Seven Hydrogen-Related Projects to Receive More Than $300 Million in 48C Tax Credits

FuelCellsWorks

Hydrogen-related projects among 35 projects across 20 states to receive $1.93 billion in tax credits to accelerate clean energy manufacturing and recycling and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at industrial facilities.

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Vermont is on the cusp of mandating 100% clean electricity by 2035

Canary Media

Vermont state lawmakers just passed a measure that would require all utilities to provide 100 percent clean energy by 2035. The bill would put the state on track to be among the first to fully decarbonize, outpaced only by Rhode Island, which requires utilities to provide all-renewable power by 2033.

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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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Renault Unveils Alpine Alpenglow Hy4 Prototype at Spa-Francorchamps Circuit

FuelCellsWorks

The first rolling version of the Alpine Alpenglow prototype (named Hy4) will be presented at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit on 10 May 2024 before it takes to the track for the.

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A rare geomagnetic storm is heading to Earth — here’s what it means for critical infrastructure

The Verge: Energy

An aurora borealis glows a faint purple in the night sky in the district of Märkisch-Oderland in East Brandenburg. | Photo: Getty Images The National Weather Service’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) issued a rare “severe” geomagnetic storm watch for the US for Friday night. The Met Office weather service also issued a similar watch for the UK for Friday and Saturday.

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OneH2 Launches 931 Bar High-Pressure Tube Trailers for Hydrogen Delivery

FuelCellsWorks

LONGVIEW, NC —North Carolina-based OneH2, Inc. launches new cylinder technology for 931 bar high-pressure hydrogen tube trailers. The cylinder technology, a culmination of several years of development and investment, operates.

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The world is obsessed with forests’ climate benefits. Here’s the problem.

Grist

What is the value of a tree? It can provide a cool place to rest in the shade, a snack in the form of fruit, lumber to build a home, and cleaner air. But trees are increasingly being prized for one thing: their ability to capture carbon and counteract climate change. Billions of dollars are flowing into projects to plant and protect trees so that governments and businesses can claim they’ve canceled out their emissions.

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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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Hydrogen Tech Firm Hysata Secures Additional $15 Million for Electrolyser Expansion from Australian Government

FuelCellsWorks

Investment Boosts Production of High-Efficiency H2 Electrolysers, Advancing Local Manufacturing $15 million is being invested in Australian advanced hydrogen technology company, Hysata. This funding will help Hysata expand production of.

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Electricity ‘Jerry Cans’ developer to research advanced EV solutions

Smart Energy International

EV charging solutions developer Solus Power, which has developed a ‘Jerry Cans of electricity’ solution, has signed an MoU with global defence and security company QinetiQ to develop advanced EV charging solutions for fleet charging and infrastructure. The UK-based companies will work together on EV solutions to the specific needs of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), by leveraging their respective expertise.

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Bloom Energy Announces Largest Silicon Valley Data Center Power Capacity Agreement

FuelCellsWorks

New Installation will be powering Silicon Valley’s Largest Fuel Cell Powered most energy-efficient Intel Corporation High-Performance Computing Data Center. SAN JOSE, Calif.– Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE), a global leader in.

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Mysterious Project 821 revealed to be hydrogen fuel megayacht

Hydrogen Fuel News

The vessel is a first of its kind in the world and its fuel cell means zero-emission operation The launch of Project 821 has revealed that the mysterious development was a hydrogen fuel cell powered megayacht that was under construction at the prestigious Feadship shipyard. Rumors have swirled about who its wealthy owner could be Early on, many people assumed that it was finally time for the regularly cycling rumor to come back around, guessing that Bill Gates was behind it.

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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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Bulgaria’s First Hydrogen Charging Station Opened

FuelCellsWorks

On Friday, the first hydrogen charging station in Bulgaria and the region was officially opened at 11 Iskarsko Shose Street, Sofia. This significant development was announced by the Bulgarian Academy.

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New York State Legislature Strikes A Blow Against Plastic Pollution

NRDC onEarth

Going, going, almost gone! Just-passed New York State legislation would prohibit the sale and distribution of fossil fuel–based, water-polluting polystyrene foam ice chests.

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United Therapeutics Adds Hydrogen to Its Electric Helicopter Plans

FuelCellsWorks

United Therapeutics, the biotechnology company that sponsored development of an electric-powered Robinson R44 helicopter, is continuing to advance the concept as a hydrogen fuel cell-powered aircraft. Mikaël Cardinal, VP of.

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Ontario makes Canada’s biggest-ever battery storage procurement to meet target

Energy Storage News

Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has made Canada’s biggest energy storage procurement to date, selecting nearly 1.8GW of projects through a Request for Proposals (RFP).

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Advent Technologies Sets Date for 1-for-30 Reverse Stock Split

FuelCellsWorks

Trading on Nasdaq to Begin May 14, 2024, with Updated CUSIP Number Following Corporate Action. BOSTON–Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADN) (“Advent” or the “Company”) announced today that it will.

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Barbados regulator knocks back utility’s 90MW BESS proposal pending cost-benefit analysis

Energy Storage News

A cost recovery application for 90MW of battery storage, filed by Barbados Light & Power Company (BLPC), has been only partially approved by the eastern Caribbean island nation’s regulator.

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Sky-high vanity: Constructing the world's tallest buildings creates high emissions, researchers say

TechXplore

Since ancient times, people have built structures that reach for the skies—from the steep spires of medieval towers to the grand domes of ancient cathedrals and mosques. Today the quest is to build the world's tallest skyscrapers, such as Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Soaring above the rest, its decorative spire accounts for 29% of its total height—4,000 tons of structural steel just for aesthetics.

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Hydrogen Hub | West of Scotland

Energy Central

Hydrogen Hub | West of Scotland It's back to All Energy in Glasgow this week and a chance to help catch up with old acquaintances on the heels of a positive development announced this May for Oban and the West of Scotland's green-hydrogen-production-hub.

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Infineon and Korea Shipbuilding develop ship electrification technology

Charged

Semiconductor firm Infineon Technologies and HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) have signed a non-binding agreement to jointly develop applications for the electrification of marine engines and machinery using energy-efficient power semiconductor technology. Infineon and HD KSOE will develop power solutions for propulsion drive technology, a key ship electrification component.

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Amogy Receives Technology Qualification From American Bureau of Shipping for Ammonia Power System

FuelCellsWorks

Innovative System Converts Ammonia into Electrical Power, Enhancing Fuel Cell Performance Brooklyn, NY — Amogy, a provider of mature, scalable, and efficient ammonia-to-power solutions, has been issued a New Technology.

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Daimler Truck expands electric truck use in its logistics operations

Charged

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is in the process of expanding use of electric trucks to transport components to its manufacturing plants and parts distribution centers (PDCs) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico. DTNA began integrating Freightliner eCascadia semi-trucks into its operations in the Pacific Northwest in December 2023 and at its Daimler truck manufacturing plant in Santiago, Mexico, in January 2024.

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IADC Geothermal Committee working to create geothermal well standards

ThinkGeoEnergy

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Geothermal Committee is working to develop a much needed set of standardized industry guidelines for drilling geothermal wells that will help to advance the geothermal sector. One of the goals is to create a well classification system that accounts for factors like reservoir dependency, well purpose, design and operation, rig requirements, well control, and environmental impact.

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Renewable hydrogen is coming to the Port of Long Beach

Hydrogen Fuel News

The Californian port recently held its official opening of the new Tri-gen system The Port of Long Beach in California has now officially opened its Tri-gen system for renewable hydrogen, electricity, and water generation, in a ceremony attended by several officials. The system is designed to offer clean support to the facility The Tri-gen system is meant to support operations at Toyota’s largest North American port facility.

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Geothermal heating contract signed for Munich municipalities, Germany

ThinkGeoEnergy

GeoEnergie Taufkirchen (GET) has signed a contract to supply 21,000 MWh of geothermal heat each year to BioEnergie Taufkirchen (BET) that runs until 2033. With this long-term cooperation, district heating from renewable sources will supply large parts of Hohenbrunn, Neubiberg, Ottobrunn, Taufkirchen, and Brunnthal in the southern district of Munich in Germany. “Our goal was clear from the outset: we wanted to supply as many citizens and companies from a wide range of municipalities as poss

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Enteligent opens pre-orders for DC-to-DC solar EV charger

Charged

US-based Enteligent , a developer of solar-powered EVSE and solar power optimization technologies, is accepting pre-orders for its Enteligent TLCEV T1 EVSE solar-powered DC-to-DC charger. The device enables daytime charging directly from on-site solar generation, avoiding lengthy permitting processes or complicated grid integration. It can integrate EV charging into solar canopies and carports located at residences, office parking lots, campuses, agricultural locales and construction sites.