Mon.May 22, 2023

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How Software Accelerates Sustainability Reporting and Performance Management

GreenBiz

The global business community is witnessing a regulatory shift that has massive implications for operations and compliance. Driven by climate change and the pressing need to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and use resources more responsibly, regulatory bodies around the world are issuing new guidelines to drive better tracking and reporting of businesses’ GHG emissions.

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New Buildings in NY to be Electric, But the Job is Not Done

NRDC onEarth

New York's All-Electric Building Act makes it the first state to promote efficient electrification of new construction.

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How a global treaty could solve the plastic waste crisis

GreenBiz

Can plastics achieve par with climate and biodiversity as critical issues worthy of a global treaty? We’re about to find out.

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Shared Knowledge Is Power in the Northern Mariana Islands

NRDC onEarth

As Indigenous groups seek to comanage the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, elders help the next generation find opportunity on the islands in science and conservation.

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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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ESG bowties: A tool for assessing climate risks

GreenBiz

Sponsored: ESG bowties are an analytical method that can help organizations improve their identification and management of ESG risks and opportunities.

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Spanish renewable production exceeds 100 pct of demand for 9 hours

Renew Economy

Renewables generate enough power to cover all demand in Spain for the longest period yet. The post Spanish renewable production exceeds 100 pct of demand for 9 hours appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Panasonic Expands Homeowner Access to Premium Solar Power Products and Warranties with Promotion of New Installers

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Newly Promoted Installers in California, Florida, Idaho and Massachusetts Will Offer Homeowners Long-Term Protection With Warranties That Cover Performance, Product and Labor For 25 Years

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Closing the purpose governance gap

GreenBiz

Too many companies lack a clear purpose. Here’s why they must change.

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Solis Launches S6 Advanced Power Hybrid Inverter with Impressive Features and Functionality

altenergymag

With an emphasis on generator connectivity and multiple input methods, the S6 offers automatic UPS switching and up to 10 seconds of 200% surge power backup overload capability.

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Wind beats out gas generation in UK in first quarter for first time

Renew Economy

Wind overtakes gas for first time to become biggest contributor to UK grid in first three months of 2023. The post Wind beats out gas generation in UK in first quarter for first time appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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New York Governments Collaborate to Tackle Environmental Injustice

NRDC onEarth

A three-way partnership between the City of Mount Vernon, Westchester County, and the State of New York makes headway towards correcting the city's sewer crisis

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Bringing women to the forefront of sustainable development

Impact Alpha

The following is an excerpt from “Working to restore: Harnessing the power of regenerative business to heal the world,” by Esha Chhabra. In. The post Bringing women to the forefront of sustainable development appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Fugro and Fraunhofer IWES secure survey for BSH’s German EEZ wind farm sites

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Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, the Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), has awarded Fugro a geophysical survey contract for two offshore wind farm sites in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea

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The Brief: Women and the SDGs, solar cell towers, climate tech VC, dissing dollar stores, green nukes, solutions-oriented cinema

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Gender Smart Bringing women to the forefront of sustainable development. Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 underpins many if. The post The Brief: Women and the SDGs, solar cell towers, climate tech VC, dissing dollar stores, green nukes, solutions-oriented cinema 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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Volvo invests in bidirectional EV charging startup dcbel

Charged

Volvo has invested in bidirectional EV charging startup dcbel. The automaker’s venture capital firm, Volvo Cars Tech Fund, will support dcbel’s R&D and commercialization efforts for its home energy system. dcbel’s r16 Home Energy Station will be a “renewable energy ecosystem” that features bidirectional EV charging capabilities and a smart home energy management system.

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100 new towers: Powerlink cements plan to connect Australia’s biggest wind precinct by 2024

Renew Economy

Powerlink says it has erected the 100th transmission tower as part of its plan to connect Australia's biggest wind precinct. The post 100 new towers: Powerlink cements plan to connect Australia’s biggest wind precinct by 2024 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Origami Solar Gen 2 Steel Solar Module Frame – Lighter, Stronger, and Available in Industry-Standard Profile Designs – is Ready for Production

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Latest frame was developed in collaboration with multiple global steel industry partners to facilitate smooth transition into high-volume production

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What do you call a coal plant on a 2050 grid? “Incredibly expensive insurance”

Renew Economy

What is a forecast of 14GW of coal in Australia in 2050 doing in a net zero scenario? The post What do you call a coal plant on a 2050 grid? “Incredibly expensive insurance” appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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California ISO Approves $7.3 Billion Investment in Transmission

NRDC onEarth

Ambitious investment to boost transmission in support of clean energy is approved by the California Independent System Operator.

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Snowy 2.0 project gets new boss as Florence still stuck in the mud

Renew Economy

Snowy names new head of Snowy 2.0 project but still unsure of cost blowouts, as the country's other pumped hydro project reports good progress. The post Snowy 2.0 project gets new boss as Florence still stuck in the mud appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Vision Mechatronics delivers India’s first Mega Watt Scale Hybrid Energy Storage Project

altenergymag

The Hybrid Energy Storage Project has a combination of ‘Worlds Smartest Lithium Batteries' together with tubular gel batteries (lead acid variant) to achieve economic long duration backup.

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IEA: World on cusp of solar and battery manufacturing boom

Business Green

But agency warns global economy risks becoming over-reliant on a handful of green manufacturing hubs, while heat pump, wind turbine, and green hydrogen capacity needs to accelerate

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Octopus snaps up another 400MW wind project in NSW

Renew Economy

UK renewable investor boosts its Australian portfolio with a strategically located wind farm as it seeks to create a "model" of the clean energy future in Australia. The post Octopus snaps up another 400MW wind project in NSW appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Contractor’s Corner: Summit Ridge Energy Community solar developer forges partnerships to accelerate U.S. manufacturing and clean energy employment.

Solar Power World

The Biden Administration sees community solar as a key ingredient to decarbonizing the electric grid in a way that’s equitable for all. The Dept. of Energy set a goal in 2021 for these systems to power the equivalent of five million households by 2025. Developers are ready to meet the moment but are held back… The post Contractor’s Corner: Summit Ridge Energy <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:15px;'>Community solar developer forges par

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Australia’s green hydrogen export dream could require 812GW of wind and solar

Renew Economy

BNEF report finds Australia would need a massive total of 812GW of mostly onshore solar and wind power by 2050 to export green hydrogen and meet its climate targets. The post Australia’s green hydrogen export dream could require 812GW of wind and solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Advantages of Floating Solar: Harnessing Water for Clean Energy Production

altenergymag

Global floating solar market size was estimated at US$ 2.55 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach US$ 10.09 billion by 2030, growing at a projected CAGR of 16.5% from 2022 to 2030. The need for clean energy is rising, there is a shortage of land, and these are some of the causes that are causing this increase.

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ClearVue promises improved payback times as solar facade and window costs fall

Renew Economy

ClearVue unveils improvements to both its patented solar glass technology and solar façades which will reduce costs and boost energy output. The post ClearVue promises improved payback times as solar facade and window costs fall appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Dubai all set to host global Energy Storage Forum ahead of COP28

altenergymag

Forum organized by Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority & EPRI to gather high-level delegates, including heads of GCC utility companies

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Victoria gives SEC $1 billion to fast-track wind and solar

Renew Economy

The state will spend $1.78 billion on achieving its energy goals, but the lion's share goes to SEC to deliver 4.5GW of new wind and solar. The post Victoria gives SEC $1 billion to fast-track wind and solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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'Record order': Volvo Trucks and Holcim ink deal to deploy 1,000 electric HGVs

Business Green

Letter of intent to see auto manufacturer provide European building giant with up to 1,000 zero emission trucks by 2030

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New study unlocks secrets of solid state batteries heading to households and EVs

Renew Economy

A study partly funded by Australia helps to unlock some of the secrets of solid state batteries, which are less prone to runaway chemical fires, and will deliver more power. The post New study unlocks secrets of solid state batteries heading to households and EVs appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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New supply chain model to empower seabound hydrogen economy

Science Daily: Renewable Energy

A team of researchers has created a new supply chain model which could empower the international hydrogen renewable energy industry.

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PEROVSKITES: Qcells Plans First Production Line for ‘Miracle’ Solar Cell

Energy Central

Solar manufacturing giant Qcells is investing US$100 million in a pilot production line that incorporates perovskites, a “miracle” semiconductor material under development for more than a decade that could improve on the efficiency of existing solar cells by 50 to 75%. “The commercialization of solar cells that use perovskite follows years of breakthroughs with the.

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Sometimes you’ve got to rip it up and start again…

Terra Infirma

I bought the iMac I’m typing this on a couple of years ago. As a long time Mac user who runs his IT until it literally stops working, I used the Mac migration assistant to move all my files and settings from my old MacBook – about the fourth time I have done this in the last 20 years. To my frustration, the iMac has always been slow to get started in the morning and often crashes at inappropriate moments.