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How sustainability professionals can use their collective voice to speed climate progress

GreenBiz

Sustainability professionals can take meaningful action to push companies to align their policy goals and climate objectives.

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Building a More Sustainable, Affordable Colorado with Thoughtful Housing Strategies

NRDC onEarth

Land use reform proposed by Colorado leaders could deliver a triple victory for climate, air quality, and housing affordability.

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How Klarna put an internal price on carbon

GreenBiz

Establishing a system of internal payments for greenhouse gas emissions builds a shared sense of responsibility and puts downward pressure on emissions, practitioners say.

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Liebreich: Net Zero Will Be Harder Than You Think – And Easier. Part II: Easier

BloombergNEF

Welcome to the second part of my two-part article exploring the bull and bear cases for the net-zero transition. The post Liebreich: Net Zero Will Be Harder Than You Think – And Easier. Part II: Easier appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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The climate and nature crises call for planet-forward strategies

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Leading scientists are calling for more action to address climate change and nature loss – a planet-forward strategy connects nature and climate for a solution that is set up to drive greater progress.

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Nikola Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results

FuelCellsWorks

Delivered the first production hydrogen fuel cell electric truck available in North America Delivered 35 hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks in Q4 ending the period with no finished goods inventory From October.

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Massive NSW wind and battery project gets federal approval to replace coal, drought-proof farms

Renew Economy

The biggest wind farm in New South Wales and one of the biggest on the NEM has the green light from the federal government to go ahead. The post Massive NSW wind and battery project gets federal approval to replace coal, drought-proof farms appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Yokogawa Invests in and Signs Memorandum on Business Partnership With Tsubame BHB

FuelCellsWorks

-Collaboration to include joint development of solutions for ammonia production. Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that it has invested in and signed a memorandum on a business partnership with.

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MISO Warns ‘Immediate and Serious’ Challenges Are Threatening Reliability  

POWER Magazine

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) is warning reliability challenges have grown urgent as the nation’s power system grapples with a “hyper-complex risk environment.” The grid operator that serves 15 […] The post MISO Warns ‘Immediate and Serious’ Challenges Are Threatening Reliability appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Powerhouse Energy Signs 5-Year Deal With National Hydrogen for Global Hydrogen Project Rollouts in Australia, Italy, Switzerland, and Hong Kong

FuelCellsWorks

Powerhouse Energy Group plc, a company pioneering integrated technology that converts non-recyclable waste into low carbon energy, announces the signing of an initial 5-year framework agreement (“the Agreement”) with Australian.

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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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GenH2 Unveils Groundbreaking Liquid Hydrogen Technology in Milestone UAV Flight

Hydrogen Fuel News

Revolutionary On-Board Liquid Hydrogen Technology Showcased Tomorrow, GenH2, a pioneer in hydrogen infrastructure solutions, will demonstrate its revolutionary liquid on-board and zero-loss mobile hydrogen technology by fueling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at its Titusville headquarters at 10:00AM. Utilizing liquid hydrogen, the six-foot-long octocopter UAV is set to travel four times farther than previous capabilities.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $15 Million for 12 Projects Developing High-Energy Storage Solutions, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells to Electrify Domestic Aircraft, Railroads & Ships

FuelCellsWorks

12 Projects Across 11 States Will Work on Technologies to Advance Emission-Free, High-Energy Electrochemical Systems in Support of President Biden’s Push to Electrify Transportation Sectors WASHINGTON, D.C.– The U.S. Department.

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Smart tech could help fix the biggest barrier to building clean energy

Canary Media

Over the past decade or so, study after study has shown the potential for “ grid-enhancing technologies ” to improve the capacity and reliability of existing transmission grids without needing to deal with the difficult task of building new power lines.

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Queensland launches battery strategy, vanadium flow factory announced in Australian state

Energy Storage News

The government of Queensland has published its official battery strategy as part of the Australian state’s major Energy and Jobs Plan and policies to invigorate its industries.

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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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Vasselon Appointed to New Role as Toyota Prepares for Hydrogen Le Mans Entry

FuelCellsWorks

Former Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe technical director Pascal Vasselon will remain with the Japanese manufacturer in a new role planning development of a hydrogen-fuelled Le Mans prototype. It was a.

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Advanced inverters ‘push boundaries’ of how batteries can replace fossil fuel plants on power grid

Energy Storage News

The inverters at an upcoming 300MW/600MWh project in Scotland, UK, will enable the asset to deliver inertia that is “essential for the grid to function efficiently”.

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Minnesota Trucking Association Report Examines Challenges for Developing Long-Haul Electric Trucks

FuelCellsWorks

Hydrogen fuel cell technology and hybrid “range extender” technologies show promise for long haul trucking MINNEAPOLIS – In a comprehensive report released recently , the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) states that the rush.

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Lightsource bp Completes $348M Financing Package for Texas Utility-Scale Projects

Solar Industry

Lightsource bp has successfully closed on a $348 million financing package, set to support the construction and operation of a 288 MW portfolio comprised of two utility-scale solar projects in Texas. The financed projects are the company’s 163 MW Starr Solar located in Starr County, Texas and 125 MW Second Division Solar project located in Brazoria County, Texas.

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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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Second wind farm switches off due to bush fires, as antis accuse turbines of fanning the flames

Renew Economy

A second wind farm is switched off due to bush fires as anti-renewable groups accuse the turbines of fanning the flames. The post Second wind farm switches off due to bush fires, as antis accuse turbines of fanning the flames appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Charge Robotics Completes Deployment of Solar Construction System

Solar Industry

Charge Robotics has deployed its SunriseTM, an automated solar construction robotics system the company says is designed to assemble, quality control and install tracking hardware. The platform was released in partnership with the EPC contractor and solar services provider SOLV Energy. The company says its system assists construction crews with solar hardware assembly, autonomously assembles parts into completed bays, conducts quality control and performs field installations. “This deployme

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Throwback Thursday: Greenhill Energy Launches $425 Million Plans To Construct Australia’s First Large Scale Integrated Waste­ To-Hydrogen Processing Facility in South Australia

FuelCellsWorks

Greenhill Energy has launched their $425 million plans to build Australia’s first fully integrated processing facility to convert landfill waste and sustainable biomass into high value products such as fertilisers.

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MGE Adds More Solar to its Grid with Fitchburg Project

Solar Industry

Madison Gas and Electric ’s (MGE) latest solar array, the 6 MW Tyto Solar in Fitchburg, Wis. is fully operational and delivering locally generated distributed energy to MGE’s distribution system grid. “This project is another step in our journey toward net-zero carbon electricity for all MGE electric customers,” says MGE’s Jeff Keebler. “Our target is reduced carbon emissions.

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The Brief: New neighborhood economics

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: ? Next Week’s Call: How fund managers drive alpha through impact. Private fund investments tend to. The post The Brief: New neighborhood economics appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Hydrogen Could Have Much Bigger Climate Impact Than Most Estimates, Study Shows

FuelCellsWorks

‘Clean’ hydrogen deployment can be considerably better or worse for the climate based on factors typically overlooked in climate impact assessments. Standard frameworks used to assess the climate impacts of.

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Sandbrook Capital Commits $460M to rPlus Energies

Solar Industry

rPlus Energies has announced a platform-level partnership with Sandbrook Capital, in which Sandbrook will invest up to $460 million in the company alongside continued support from rPlus founding investor, Gardner Group. rPlus’ 15 GW pipeline of renewable projects will be facilitated by Sandbrook’s initial commitment, enabling the company to bring an expected 1 GW of storage online in the near-term, while advancing the pipeline balance.

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Hitachi Energy expands German power transformer facility to address demand

Smart Energy International

Hitachi Energy has announced an investment of more than €30 million ($32 million) in the expansion and modernisation of its power transformer manufacturing facility in Bad Honnef, Germany. Expected to be complete in 2026, the project will see the facility expand to over 15,000 square meters. Combined with process enhancements, the upgraded facility is geared towards optimising operational performance and boosting manufacturing capacity to address growing demand.

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Chinese team uses paired electrolysis to recover spent electrode materials

Charged

A team of Chinese researchers have presented a study proposing a paired electrolysis approach to recover spent lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO 2 ) and lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO 4 ) electrode materials more efficiently. They published an open-access paper in the RSC journal Green Chemistry. The researchers vacuum-pyrolyzed spent LCO and LFP cathodes to extract active components from aluminum foils.

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EnergySage Releases 18th Solar & Storage Marketplace Report

Solar Industry

EnergySage has released its 18th semiannual Solar & Storage Marketplace Report which analyzes homeowner shopping transactions on EnergySage.com during 2023 for solar panels, inverters and batteries from solar companies in 41 states and Washington, D.C. One item the report found is that for the first time since mid-2021, solar prices decreased on the EnergySage Marketplace, dropping by 3.5% to $2.80 per watt.

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Turkey’s installed solar capacity reaches 12.2GW

PV Tech

Turkey's installed solar capacity has surpassed wind thanks to the addition of hybrid projects, adding 510MW of capacity to the solar sector.

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California’s patchwork push to scale up virtual power plants

Canary Media

New rooftop solar systems are worth a lot less than they used to be in California , following the state’s dramatic changes in net-metering policy.

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Three US solar trends to watch in 2024

PV Tech

Clean Energy Associates’ Christian Roselund explores the opportunities and risks that lie ahead for US solar, including the ramifications of November’s presidential election.

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Shoals Technologies Set to Expand Tennessee Manufacturing and Distribution Operations 

Solar Industry

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter and Shoals Technologies Group have announced the company will invest $80 million over five years to expand its existing manufacturing and distribution operations in Portland, Tennessee. As part of the expansion, Shoals will relocate its manufacturing operations to a larger nearby plant.

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Iraq looks to deploy 12GW solar PV by 2030

PV Tech

Iraq will look to deploy 12GW of solar PV capacity by 2030, according to a plan revealed this week by the Iraqi National Investment Authority.