Mon.Mar 20, 2023

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Climate finance must center frontline, underrepresented and underserved communities

GreenBiz

Frontline communities have been underrepresented and underserved in climate resiliency efforts to date, mirroring their underinvestment in the investment field as a whole.

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The Environmental Impact Of Biomedical Waste And How To Reduce It

The Environmental Blog

Biomedical waste is a term used to describe waste that is generated from healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. This type of waste can be hazardous to human health and the environment if not managed properly. The purpose of this article is to explore the environmental impact of biomedical waste and to discuss ways to reduce it.

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Ellen Weinreb on the state of the CSO

GreenBiz

The latest biennial survey looks at how chief sustainability officers are faring during turbulent times.

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Scania delivers unique 66-ton electric truck to quarry in Norway

Charged

In the rapidly-growing EV market, it’s good to be skeptical of superlative claims. It’s anybody’s guess how long the electric truck that Scania recently delivered to the Verdalskalk limestone quarry in Norway will hold the title of the country’s largest, but this is definitely a pretty darn big truck. This 66-tonne monster has 3 axles, 9 battery packs with 300 kWh of total capacity, a 450 kW motor that delivers 3,500 N-m of torque, a 6-speed gearbox, and charging power of 130 kW.

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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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The UK must learn from US to deliver green growth

GreenBiz

UK risks falling behind in global net zero investment race, but the government still has 'fingers in its ears,' according to think tank IPPR

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On the road to an electrified vehicle future

Charged

Sponsored by TTI. By Kevin Alberts Vice President and General Manager, Power Signal Solutions Business Unit at Molex An electrified vehicle future is on the horizon, as global automakers announce new electric fleets and invest in new technologies and EV battery plants to fuel next-generation innovations. Meanwhile, an ever-increasing roster of government incentives and regulations is spurring momentum for consumers, the automotive industry and the environment.

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Evonik invests in graphene specialist SuperC

Charged

Specialty chemical provider Evonik has invested in Chinese graphene specialist SuperC. SuperC has developed a process to produce few-layer graphene (FLG) and pastes for electrodes in lithium-ion batteries. According to the company, the addition of graphene increases the electrical and thermal conductivity of the batteries for faster charging and better overall performance.

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New IPCC report shows Labor’s approach is deadly and reckless

Renew Economy

The Labor party has manufactured a widespread delusion that climate action can be left to later. What will it take to break through the fog of denial? The post New IPCC report shows Labor’s approach is deadly and reckless appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Tesla says “No, thanks” to California subsidies for Supercharger projects

Charged

Tesla has backed out of a deal under which the company would have received up to $6.4 million in subsidies for four huge Supercharger stations in California, due to a requirement that the chargers incorporate credit/debit card readers. Tesla was awarded the funding last September through the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program Rural Electric Vehicle Charging program.

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IPCC Report an Urgent Call to Global Action on Clean Energy Investment and Climate Assistance

NRDC onEarth

"The message to President Biden is clear. He must use his authority under existing law to put in place robust new standards to cut the carbon pollution from our cars, trucks and dirty power plants and he must do so now.

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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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UN says Australia must quit coal by 2030, reach net zero by 2040, no new coal or gas

Renew Economy

In case they missed the message from the IPCC, UN chief delivers the cold hard facts on climate and fossil fuels. Will Australia respond? The post UN says Australia must quit coal by 2030, reach net zero by 2040, no new coal or gas appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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US and EU begin negotiations on critical minerals access for EV batteries

Energy Central

European leaders are worried that EU-based energy and auto companies will be shut out or move to the US. They hope the talks will result in one significant exemption for the EU. LE MONDE WITH AFP, MARCH 10, 2023 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks as she meets with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House on March 10, 2023.

Batteries 101
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Researchers urge mandatory scheme to ensure solar panels are recycled

Renew Economy

New study calls for comprehensive “product stewardship scheme” for solar panels, that puts whole-of-life responsibility on shoulders of the producer. The post Researchers urge mandatory scheme to ensure solar panels are recycled appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Lhyfe, Centrica to develop offshore green hydrogen in the UK

Energy Central

March 20 (Reuters) - Energy companies Lhyfe and Centrica signed on Monday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to co-develop offshore renewable green hydrogen for the first time in the United Kingdom. Under the agreement, both firms will collaborate on a pilot green hydrogen production site in the Southern North Sea, Lhyfe said in a statement. An additional.

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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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Australia’s oldest gas power company urges customers to go electric

Renew Economy

AGL Energy has launched a website to simplify the process of quitting gas and accessing the benefits of a more electric and energy efficient home. The post Australia’s oldest gas power company urges customers to go electric appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Just Capital and Ford Foundation set a research agenda for human capital management

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, March 20 – As much as 90% of the value of S&P 500 companies comes from “intangible” assets, most importantly talent. Yet. The post Just Capital and Ford Foundation set a research agenda for human capital management appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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New two-hour battery joins bid to “bank” rooftop solar and allow more installs

Renew Economy

Another 12 community-scale, grid connected batteries will be rolled out in Queensland's solar soaked regions, starting in Emerald. The post New two-hour battery joins bid to “bank” rooftop solar and allow more installs appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Batteries 101
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Collaboration with UCLA: Research on Perovskite-CIGS tandem solar cells yields 24.9 percent efficiency

altenergymag

Based on a commercial CIGS solar cell, Midsummer engineers, by working with researchers at Prof. Yang Yang’s laboratory of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have demonstrated a four-terminal perovskite-CIGS tandem solar cell reaching 24.9 percent efficiency.

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What price clean air? This benefit alone will cover cost of climate action

Renew Economy

IPCC report provides "unequivocal statement" that the economic benefits of limiting global warming to below 2°C outweigh the costs. The post What price clean air? This benefit alone will cover cost of climate action appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Residential solar installers share their best on-the-job tips Solar Power World's 2023 Install Tips

Solar Power World

We hear from manufacturers and execs often, but this time Solar Power World talked to the people spending hours on rooftops every day for their best tips and tools for better installations. Read on for installation tips from pros from Alaska to Maine. What’s a piece of clothing you can’t live without on the job?… The post Residential solar installers share their best on-the-job tips <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:15px;'>Solar Power World&

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IPCC climate warning leaves no room for coal and gas, little room for offsets

Renew Economy

Latest assessment from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivers crystal clear verdict on future of coal and gas and raises questions on offsets. The post IPCC climate warning leaves no room for coal and gas, little room for offsets appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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European Renewable Energy Set for Huge Growth Over Next Decade

altenergymag

New report analyses data from more than 300 sources to identify key challenges and insights.

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South Australia swamped with nearly 30 proposals for world leading green hydrogen plan

Renew Economy

South Australia's plan to repeat the success of the Tesla big battery with a world-leading green hydrogen plan receives overwhelming response. The post South Australia swamped with nearly 30 proposals for world leading green hydrogen plan appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Whole Sun Designs installer: Finish hard tasks first and invest in good roof shoes Solar Power World's 2023 Install Tips

Solar Power World

Solar Power World editors reached out to the people spending hours on rooftops every day for their insight on the best tips and tools for residential solar jobs. Ryan Zaricki, founder and president of Bloomington, Indiana’s Whole Sun Designs shares his thoughts below. What’s your favorite installation tool? Zaricki: There are two things I’ve become… The post Whole Sun Designs installer: Finish hard tasks first and invest in good roof shoes <br><span style='color:#404

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Immediate action is needed to ensure ‘a livable future for all,’ UN report says

Grist

Current and future risks from climate change are far worse than previously estimated, but urgent action is still possible to “secure a liveable future for all.” That’s the message the world’s foremost authority on climate change delivered on Monday as it published the final part of its latest major assessment, a “ synthesis ” outlining the peril humanity faces from greenhouse gas emissions — and what we can do to avoid it.

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Arch Solar installer: Keep panels level and watch out for danger Solar Power World's 2023 Install Tips

Solar Power World

Solar Power World editors reached out to the people spending hours on rooftops every day for their insight on the best tips and tools for residential solar jobs. Dennis Wells, foreman at Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Arch Solar shares his thoughts below. SPW: What’s your favorite installation tool? Wells: Impact driver. This tool is used throughout the… The post Arch Solar installer: Keep panels level and watch out for danger <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;fon

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Overview of a Fully Continuous Tire Pyrolysis Plant

altenergymag

Exactly what is pyrolysis? This term describes the simultaneous chemical and physical reactions that exist in organic substances when they're in contact with very high temperatures.

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Alaska Solar installer: Measure twice and stay limber Solar Power World's 2023 Install Tips

Solar Power World

Solar Power World editors reached out to the people spending hours on rooftops every day for their insight on the best tips and tools for residential solar jobs. Kipp Wilkinson, project manager at Anchorage-based Alaska Solar, shares his thoughts below. SPW: What’s your favorite installation tool? Wilkinson: My favorite tool is my auto-adjusting KNIPEX pliers.… The post Alaska Solar installer: Measure twice and stay limber <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;fon

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JinkoSolar Launches SunGiga Liquid-cooling ESS for C&I in PV Japan

altenergymag

Following the successful launch of SunTank residential ESS in Japan last year, today JinkoSolar brings its new liquid cooling energy storage system for C&I application and showcases it in this year's PV Japan 2023.

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Current Electric installer: Watch the weather and keep a clean line Solar Power World's 2023 Install Tips

Solar Power World

Solar Power World editors reached out to the people spending hours on rooftops every day for their insight on the best tips and tools for residential solar jobs. Jenny Conrardy, electrical apprentice/solar installer at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin-based Current Electric shares her thoughts below. SPW: What’s your favorite installation tool? Conrardy: My favorite everyday, basic installation tool… The post Current Electric installer: Watch the weather and keep a clean line <br><span sty

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EcoFlow offers smart modular power solutions for campervans and off-grid living in Australia

Renew Economy

The compact EcoFlow Power Kits are simple to setup and support a variety of charging methods. The post EcoFlow offers smart modular power solutions for campervans and off-grid living in Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Residential solar installers share their best on-the-job tips Solar Power World's 2023 Install Tips

Solar Power World

We hear from manufacturers and execs often, but this time Solar Power World talked to the people spending hours on rooftops every day for their best tips and tools for better installations. Read on for installation tips from pros from Alaska to Maine. What’s a piece of clothing you can’t live without on the job?… The post Residential solar installers share their best on-the-job tips <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:15px;'>Solar Power World&

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'Green' hydrogen: How photoelectrochemical water splitting may become competitive

Science Daily: Renewable Energy

Sunlight can be used to produce green hydrogen directly from water in photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells. So far, most systems based on this 'direct approach' have not been energetically competitive. However, the balance changes as soon as some of the hydrogen in such PEC cells is used in-situ for a catalytic hydrogenation reaction, resulting in the co-production of chemicals used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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ZeroAvia and Fortum ink Nordic zero emission aviation partnership

Business Green

Companies team up on plans to build a network of zero-emission flight routes across across the Nordics The prospect of a zero-emission aviation industry took another step forward today, with news from aviation firm ZeroAvia that it is partnering with Nordic energy company Fortum to explore how to provide a network of zero emission routes across the region.