Mon.Mar 27, 2023

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The good news about climate tipping points

GreenBiz

A roadmap of what’s possible, what’s inevitable and what’s imperative to tame the climate monster.

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Your Climate Tech Startup Needs A Sharper Story Now In The Wake Of SVB

Michael Grossman

Financial panics aren't rational. They are just another demonstration of how numbers alone are an insufficient motivation for investors to act. Spreadsheets Are No Match For Human Nature Since the Dutch tulip bubble and crash in the 17th Century, financial markets have ebbed and flowed for irrational reasons. It underlies one of the foundational elements of marketing I share with clients when mapping out a marketing strategy: People are not rational actors.

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The controversy around plant-based meat is missing the point

GreenBiz

Why the CEO and co-founder of a vegan burger chain believes that plant-based protein is here to stay.

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Energy Alliance aims to help CHP owners access more power, faster

Envirotec Magazine

As well as servicing and upgrading existing engines, the Energy+ Alliance supplies new, used and rental CHPs from 30 kW to 1 MW+. In an apparent industry first, gas engine specialist Gen-C will launch a new CHP partnership – the Energy+ Alliance – on stand B503 at World Biogas Expo 2023. “Offering whole-of-market engine support, pioneering performance accessory kits and CHP supply, the Energy+ Alliance enables AD/biogas plant operators to generate more power faster, boosting energy output while

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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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Seeking solutions to the EV charging queue problem

GreenBiz

Long lines at DC fast-charging stations may become a more common occurrence as more electric vehicles hit the road.

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Recovering forests regain a quarter of carbon lost from deforestation

Envirotec Magazine

Tropical forests are vital ecosystems in the fight against climate change. Yet vast areas of forest are still degraded or lost through deforestation and environmental changes, despite many countries pledging forest restoration. A new study , that uses satellite data from ESA’s Climate Change Initiative, seems to reveal that recovering forests only successfully combat a quarter of the current carbon emissions.

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Water start-up signs deal to start manufacture of “revolutionary” reverse osmosis technique

Envirotec Magazine

Engineering technology start-up Salinity Solutions has signed an agreement with a leading water process solutions manufacturer, Te-Tech Process Solutions to start production of bespoke water treatment units containing its “revolutionary” water purification technology. Te-Tech will manufacture and market Salinity Solutions’ patented, batch reverse osmosis technology, which is said to deliver significant advantages over conventional reverse osmosis technology.

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The Future Is All-Electric. Why Are We Spending Millions on Gas?

NRDC onEarth

Gas rates are high and poised to get higher. States are running out of time to keep energy costs low with a managed gas transition.

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Light trapped in a water droplet could help measure pollutants

Envirotec Magazine

When a beam of light is shone into a water droplet, the light is trapped inside (image credit: Javier Tello Marmolejo). Shining light on a water droplet creates an effect that is useful for exploring the properties of individual atoms, and may also help with measuring water quality, and detecting small amounts of pollutants. A study about the technique was published in Physical Review Letters.

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Water Crisis in Philly Highlights Our Broken National System

NRDC onEarth

An industrial chemical spill upstream of the city’s water intakes is poised to contaminate the water supply. If you feel like you’ve seen this movie before, it’s because you have.

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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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EDF confirms plans to keep turbines turning at Heysham 1 and Hartlepool power stations

altenergymag

Heysham 1 and Hartlepool are forecast to generate zero-carbon electricity for 2 years longer, supporting energy security, reducing demand for imported gas and lowering carbon emissions

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Recyclable wind turbine blades make debut in offshore project

Renew Economy

Two wins for wind industry sustainability, with recyclable turbine blades entering operation in the North Sea and a new 95% recyclable offering from China. The post Recyclable wind turbine blades make debut in offshore project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Want to sequester carbon? Save wild animals

Grist

As the world increasingly turns toward natural climate solutions like reforestation and grassland restoration to sequester carbon, it may be overlooking a crucial ally: animals. Protecting existing populations and restoring others to their natural habitats often improves the natural capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide within ecosystems, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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Bechtel to deliver electric school bus charging infrastructure to First Student

Charged

First Student , a major provider of student transportation services in North America, has selected Bechtel to design and build charging stations for one of First Student’s electrification projects. The two companies intend to partner on more EV deployments in the future, for which Bechtel will provide engineering, procurement and construction services.

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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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Ecoppia Expands its Global Presence with 4 New Projects in Spain and Chile with Matrix Renewables

altenergymag

The Ecoppia fully autonomous H4 and T4 robots are set to clean the PV modules on site, maximize energy production while lowering operational costs.

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Iran’s newfound lithium reserve projected at 8.5 million tonnes

Charged

Iran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has announced that the country has discovered its first lithium reserve in Qahavand in Hamedan province. The reserve is believed to hold 8.4 million tons of lithium and if realized, would rank Iran behind Chile (11 million tons) and ahead of Australia (7.9 million tons) in terms of global lithium resources, according to USGS figures.

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Don’t mess with Texas’s lead in the low-carbon energy transition

Impact Alpha

Austin, TX – Everything’s bigger in Texas. The same goes for the transition to a greener and cleaner economy. Texas already leads the U.S. The post Don’t mess with Texas’s lead in the low-carbon energy transition appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing orders 200 Freightliner electric truck

Charged

Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing, a division of Velocity Vehicle Group, is adding 200 Daimler electric trucks to its commercial truck rental and full-service truck leasing business: 125 Class 8 Freightliner eCascadias and 75 Class 6 and 7 Freightliner eM2s. Velocity says the eCascadia is suitable for short-haul and last-mile delivery routes, while the eM2 is engineered for regional pick-up and delivery routes.

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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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South Australia about to take another big step towards fossil free grid

Renew Economy

The world's most renewable grid is about to take another big step towards running truly fossil fuel free – at least on occasions. The post South Australia about to take another big step towards fossil free grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Bonding, sealing and potting as key technologies for battery production

Charged

Sponsored by bdtronic. The transformation process in the automotive industry caused by digitalization and electrification brings with it numerous new requirements for production technology. For manufacturers of systems for dispensing potting materials, liquid seals, adhesive beads, or thermal conductive pastes, this opens up numerous new fields of application.

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Brookfield seals deal for Origin buyout and $20 billion renewables splurge

Renew Economy

Brookfield-led consortium seals deal for $18.7 billion purchase of Australia's biggest energy utility, paving way for a $20 billion splurge on renewables and storage. The post Brookfield seals deal for Origin buyout and $20 billion renewables splurge appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Contractor’s Corner: Arizona Energy Pros Small Arizona installer invests time and money into global volunteer efforts.

Solar Power World

In this episode of the Contractor’s Corner podcast, we talk to family-owned residential installation company Arizona Energy Pros about prioritizing volunteer energy work despite its small size. Rusty and Amanda Gardner took over the company in 2020 and forged a partnership with GivePower, a nonprofit with a mission to build and deploy solar-powered clean water… The post Contractor’s Corner: Arizona Energy Pros <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:

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Solar relief for social housing as four companies act to slash soaring power bills

Renew Economy

Four solar companies partner to create a lower-cost rooftop PV package that can slash power bills for social housing tenants by up to 40%. The post Solar relief for social housing as four companies act to slash soaring power bills appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Godfrey & Wing introduces a single-point impregnation process to seal leak paths in EV batteries

Charged

Vacuum impregnation systems and sealant manufacturer Godfrey & Wing has introduced a single-point impregnation process aimed at making EV battery pack assemblies and drive motor case castings safer and more reliable. This patent-pending process seals porous leak paths that form naturally in metal castings used in battery assemblies. It is applicable in a completed assembly, or can be used for individual castings before assembly.

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Spray on nanodots could be the passive heating and cooling of the future

Renew Economy

Forget telling Alexa to turn the heater on, the indoor climate control of the future could be as simple as a spray-on film for your windows. The post Spray on nanodots could be the passive heating and cooling of the future appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Brief: Texas’ choice on climate, smart water-tanks, breast cancer screening in Latin America, AI for food waste, foundations and net zero

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Call No. 50: Metrics Madness. If what gets measured gets managed, which metrics make the most sense for managing. The post The Brief: Texas’ choice on climate, smart water-tanks, breast cancer screening in Latin America, AI for food waste, foundations and net zero appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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From Coalition fig leaf to Green-teal ALP deal: A closer look at Safeguard Mechanism 3.0

Renew Economy

The Coalition thought of it, and the Greens, Teals and Labor got rid of most of its warts. But exactly what will the Safeguard Mechanism do? The post From Coalition fig leaf to Green-teal ALP deal: A closer look at Safeguard Mechanism 3.0 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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New York’s Promise?—?A Clean Energy Future

E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs

New York’s Promise — A Clean Energy Future New York is off to the races as the 2023–24 State Budget negotiations are in the home stretch. Some early agreement between the legislature and executive branch indicates a positive outlook for achieving the clean energy future promised by the state’s landmark Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act.

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World’s biggest merchant battery system opened in Texas

Renew Economy

Wärtsilä says newly opened Texas batteries are world’s largest fully-merchant and market-facing energy storage facility built to date. The post World’s biggest merchant battery system opened in Texas appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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BLUETTI to Unveil PV420 Solar Panel for Easy Access to Renewable Energy

altenergymag

PV420 delivers the most power compared to the solar panel lineups that BLUETTI has ever made. It features astonishing solar power of up to 400W and a max 23,4% high-converting rate, so recharging the power station doesn’t have to be time-consuming.

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Rooftop solar’s dominant summer: Homes and businesses outpower brown coal

Renew Economy

New figures show that small-scale rooftop solar systems provided the biggest chunk yet of Australia’s electricity needs during the summer months. The post Rooftop solar’s dominant summer: Homes and businesses outpower brown coal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Renewable Fuels Market – A Move Towards a Sustainable Environment

altenergymag

The global renewable fuel market is expected to gain momentum in the upcoming years. The renewable fuel market is expected to drive growth at a CAGR of 7.86% over the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

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'Green Day'? Fears grow government is to prioritise fossil fuel projects in upgraded climate strategy

Business Green

Reports suggest Number 10 wants to rebadge much-anticipated 'Green Day' package of decarbonisation policies as 'Energy Security Day' and ensure a lead role for new gas projects Green groups have responded angrily to reports over the weekend that the government's much anticipated update to its Net Zero Strategy could be accompanied by approval for new oil and gas projects and a potential rolling back of windfall taxes on fossil fuel firms.