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Coca-Cola changes bottle shapes to cut virgin plastic use by 800 million bottles in 2025

GreenBiz

Switchover will cost bottlers and the Coca-Cola distribution network about $52 million across the U.S. and Canada.

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“Picking losers:” Choosing nuclear over renewables and efficiency will make climate crisis worse

Renew Economy

Energy expert Amory Lovins says "all of the above" rhetoric is about picking losers rather than winners, and if anyone cares about climate crisis they would not choose nuclear over renewables or energy efficiency. The post “Picking losers:” Choosing nuclear over renewables and efficiency will make climate crisis worse appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Tackling deforestation risk in financial portfolios

GreenBiz

Sponsored: The Accountability Framework supports practical steps for financial institutions to manage deforestation and related risks. Here’s how.

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How the South Pole research station could run on 100% renewable energy

Renew Economy

American researchers say renewable energy could almost completely replace diesel at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, resulting in millions of dollars in savings and a two-year payback. The post How the South Pole research station could run on 100% renewable energy 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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Piasecki Targets First Crewed Flight of Hydrogen-Powered Helicopter This Fall

FuelCellsWorks

Piasecki Aircraft said it is on schedule to achieve its first crewed test flight of a hydrogen-powered helicopter this fall. The flight will be carried out using Piasecki’s hydrogen coaxial.

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Neoen to build its biggest battery to shift energy to evening peak in nuclear-dominated Ontario

Renew Economy

Neoen to build one of world's biggest batteries to time-shift excess nuclear power in the Canadian state of Ontario. Who knew nuclear grids need battery storage? The post Neoen to build its biggest battery to shift energy to evening peak in nuclear-dominated Ontario appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Australia is back in the global race for green hydrogen with game-changing production credit

Renew Economy

A ground-breaking production tax scheme will place Australia back in the highly competitive global race for green hydrogen and its derivative products, including green metals. The post Australia is back in the global race for green hydrogen with game-changing production credit appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hyzon Reports Strong Start to 2024 with Significant Advances in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Trials and Expansion Plans

FuelCellsWorks

Hyzon Motors reveals a successful first quarter in 2024, marked by a sharp increase in revenue and strategic advances in vehicle trials, partnerships, and government support, positioning the company for.

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Forrest says hydrogen subsidy makes green iron commercially viable in Australia

Renew Economy

Andrew Forrest says hydrogen production tax credit will make green iron commercial viable in Australia. "It must be pursued," he says. The post Forrest says hydrogen subsidy makes green iron commercially viable in Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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ACP: US adds 4.6GW of solar in Q1 2024, total installed capacity reaches 100GW

PV Tech

The US added 4.6GW of solar capacity in the first quarter of 2024, bringing the total installed capacity to over 100GW, according to the ACP.

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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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After a decade of chaos, Labor finally pivots Australia away from dig-and-ship petrostate to post carbon world

Renew Economy

Labor's production tax credit (PTC) model for critical minerals and green hydrogen is a clear acknowledgement that Australia can’t simply leave it to free markets when other countries. The post After a decade of chaos, Labor finally pivots Australia away from dig-and-ship petrostate to post carbon world appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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C3 AI and Bloom Energy Team Up to Revolutionize Fuel Cell Performance, Service, and Engineering Analytics

FuelCellsWorks

The clean energy manufacturer launches a program to integrate the C3 AI Reliability Suite for precision modeling of fuel cell performance, design. REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & SAN JOSE, Calif.– C3.

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Turning point: Biggest spend on clean energy, but households need more than budget sugar hit

Renew Economy

Budget hailed for "historic" spend and commitment on clean energy, but critics say households need more than a sugar hit of rebates. The post Turning point: Biggest spend on clean energy, but households need more than budget sugar hit appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hydrogen Transport on Offer to Delegates at Major Convention

FuelCellsWorks

Attendees will be able to travel to a major business convention in buses powered by hydrogen energy. The 2024 Convention for the Western Gateway will bring together leaders, businesses, academics.

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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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Japan’s NEDO chooses IHI to develop tech for aircraft electrification

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Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has chosen engineering firm IHI Technology’s initiative to develop electric power control and thermal and air management system technology for the Next-Generation Aircraft Development Project under its Green Innovation Fund program. NEDO created the ¥2-trillion ($12.96-billion) Green Innovation Fund to invest in the energy and industrial sectors to achieve carbon neutrality.

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Canadian Hydrogen Strategy: Minister Wilkinson Announces Progress

FuelCellsWorks

OTTAWA , ON– As we continue to drive economic growth and build a clean economy in Canada, significant investments and advancements are being made in the production, distribution and use.

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The Nature Tech Alliance: Planet, ERM, Salesforce, and NatureMetrics Launch Initiative to Measure Biodiversity and Report on Impact

Planet Pulse

We are proud to announce the formation of the Nature Tech Alliance, a new initiative poised to help companies tackle urgent biodiversity challenges. Planet, ERM, Salesforce, and NatureMetrics are pioneering this global alliance to transform how global corporations measure and manage their impact. The Nature Tech Alliance, formed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, aims to accelerate and scale the assessment, management, and disclosure of biodiversity impacts, and dependencies on

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First Hydrogen Provides On-Road Trial Update

FuelCellsWorks

First Hydrogen Corp. reports progress in its fourth hydrogen vehicle trial and is finalizing further trials after a successful track day event. The company is discussing upgrades with a Mexican.

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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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SiAT partners with CSAC to launch carbon nanotube-coated aluminum foil for battery electrodes

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SiAT, a Taiwanese battery nanomaterials manufacturer, has partnered with Taiwan C.S. Aluminum Corporation (CSAC) to introduce carbon nanotube (CNT) coated aluminum foil for faster charging and extended lifespan in lithium-ion batteries, sodium batteries and supercapacitors. The foil uses CNT carbon coating, which conducts ten times better than carbon black, according to SiAT.

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Australia Sets Ambitious Green Hydrogen and Renewable Manufacturing Agenda With $22.7 Billion Investment

FuelCellsWorks

The Australian government has committed AUD $22.7 billion over the next decade to bolster domestic manufacturing, with significant support aimed at the green hydrogen industry, including an AUD $6.7 billion.

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Australia’s Sicona plans US silicon anode manufacturing facility

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Australian battery materials producer Sicona Battery Technologies plans to expand into the US battery component market by developing a commercial production facility somewhere in the southeastern US. The company recently completed front-end engineering design studies and is advancing its plans for the phased development of a silicon-carbon anode materials plant that would produce 6,700 tons annually, near a growing battery and EV manufacturing hub.

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S&P Global Commodity Insights Acquires World Hydrogen Leaders

FuelCellsWorks

Acquisition adds to robust portfolio of global conferences & events and complements industry-leading portfolio of Energy Transition data, analytics and insights offerings. LONDON and NEW YORK— S&P Global Commodity Insights, a division of.

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Puerto Rico: Regulator approves 360MW plan to accelerate battery storage deployments

Energy Storage News

Puerto Rico Electricity Board (PREB) has approved a plan to accelerate the adoption of battery energy storage system (BESS) technology in the US island territory.

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National Hydrogen Associations Commit Efforts to Advance Clean Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

On 14 May 2024, national hydrogen associations from across Europe gathered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to strengthen their cooperation in the deployment of hydrogen technologies. The outcome of the meeting.

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Labor budget pledges billions to green hydrogen, solar, batteries and household rebates

Renew Economy

Budget promises $6.7 billion for green hydrogen over a decade, as well as more billions for solar, batteries, critical minerals and household energy rebates. The post Labor budget pledges billions to green hydrogen, solar, batteries and household rebates appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Itochu, $5.9 Billion South Africa Ammonia Plant Near Supply Pact

FuelCellsWorks

A group led by Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. is nearing an agreement to buy green ammonia from Hive Hydrogen South Africa, a $5.9 billion project that could make the.

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GB News Owner Hires Tory Kingpin’s Oil and Gas Linked Lobbying Firm 

DeSmogBlog

One of the major backers of broadcaster GB News is now employing a leading right-wing lobbying company that has ties to polluting interests. The UK register of lobbyists shows that since January, the influential CT Group has been representing the Legatum Institute , a think tank funded by the Dubai-based investment firm Legatum Group, which co-owns GB News.

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Snam Receives €200 Million CDP Loan for Sustainable Hydrogen and Natural Gas Pipeline Enhancement

FuelCellsWorks

Funds will be used to renovate the Ravenna-Chieti natural gas pipeline, which will also allow hydrogen transportation The project will be implemented using technologies for extensive environmental protection and vegetation restoration and.

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Toyota invests billions in EV production at Indiana and Kentucky plants

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Automakers often say one thing and do the opposite, or make contradictory statements for different audiences. Usually this sort of cognitive dissonance is considered a bad thing, but in Toyota ’s case it may be otherwise—the company’s leaders have long been the auto industry’s most prominent anti-EV voices, even as the company itself has quietly but steadily prepared for the electric future.

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RWE Advances 200MW Green Hydrogen Initiative in Scotland

FuelCellsWorks

RWE has completed essential studies and secured a grid connection for a new 200MW green hydrogen project in Grangemouth, Scotland, aimed at supporting the country’s decarbonization efforts. The project, expected.

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Qcells Completes Solar, Storage Projects on HAU Sites

Solar Industry

Qcells and Hanwha Aerospace USA (HAU), both subsidiaries of the Hanwha Group, have completed two solar and energy storage projects in Connecticut to help HAU meet its energy demands. Under a 20 year PPA, Qcells will provide HAU with 20% of its energy needs from the projects, which total 1.7 MW of solar and 1.2 MWh of storage and are located in Cheshire and Newington, Conn.

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Siemens-Backed FertigHy to Establish €1.3 Billion Low Carbon Hydrogen and Fertilizer Plant in Northern France

FuelCellsWorks

The plant aims to produce 500,000 tonnes of low-carbon nitrogen-based fertilizer annually, accounting for 10% of France’s agricultural sector consumption. FertigHy, a Siemens-backed startup, has announced plans to construct its.

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Hydrogen Supply Outlook 2024: A Reality Check

BloombergNEF

BNEF expects clean H2 supply to skyrocket 30-fold to 16.4 million metric tons per year by 2030, driven by supportive policy and a maturing project pipeline. However, this is still not sufficient to meet most government targets. The post Hydrogen Supply Outlook 2024: A Reality Check appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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