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New approach to monitoring freshwater quality can identify sources of pollution, and predict their effects

Envirotec Magazine

Yu Huang sampling for freshwater health analysis in Brighton (image credit: Jeremy Fonvielle/ University of Cambridge). The source of pollutants in rivers and freshwater lakes can now be identified using a comprehensive new water quality analysis, according to scientists at the University of Cambridge and Trent University, Canada. Microparticles from car tyres, pesticides from farmers’ fields, and toxins from harmful algal blooms are just some of the organic chemicals that can be detected using

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Blake Plateau Mapping Q&A with Dr. Derek Sowers

NRDC onEarth

Earlier this year, scientists, led by Dr. Derek Sowers, published a comprehensive map of the world’s most expansive cold-water coral mound province.

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Powerful partnership puts solar and wind projects on the map

Envirotec Magazine

The collaborative project is led by Anglia Ruskin University and University of East Anglia, and supported by UK Power Networks’ Distribution System Operator (DSO) and the Greater South East Net Zero Hub A free new tool has been launched for local authorities to help them quickly identify potential locations for green energy projects. Across London, the East and South East, 80% of local authorities have declared a climate emergency and most are creating energy plans.

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Long-Awaited Milestone: Fuel Loading Begins at India’s Prototype Fast Nuclear Reactor

POWER Magazine

India in March began fuel loading at a 500-MWe/1,250-MWth prototype fast-breeder reactor (PFBR) located at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, marking a crucial phase for the second stage of the country’s ambitious The post Long-Awaited Milestone: Fuel Loading Begins at India’s Prototype Fast Nuclear Reactor appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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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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Climate Change Undermines Healthy Aging

NRDC onEarth

Climate change poses unique and dangerous challenges for older people, especially those experiencing cognitive challenges.

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Shell Sets 2030s for Start of Green Energy Oman Project in Green Hydrogen Development

FuelCellsWorks

Green Energy Oman is one of the biggest green hydrogen projects planned for implementation in the Sultanate of Oman. Shell has announced that Green Energy Oman (GEO), one of the.

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Sierra Northern Railway’s Hydrogen Innovation Wins Environmental Award for California’s First Zero-Emission Locomotive

FuelCellsWorks

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif.— West Sacramento-based Sierra Northern Railway (SERA) has received the esteemed Environmental Award from the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) for its leadership in sustainable rail.

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Europe bets big on recycling in efforts to onshore battery supply chain

Energy Storage News

Big investments are being made into the battery recycling sector in Europe as the continent looks to increase the domestic supply of critical materials for its lithium-ion gigafactory projects.

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Big Oil Clouded the Science on Extreme Weather. Now It Faces a Reckoning.

DeSmogBlog

This story was originally published by ExxonKnews. When Bucks County, Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit last week against major oil and gas companies for climate damages, Commissioner Chair Diane Ellis-Marseglia pointed to “unprecedented weather events here in Bucks County that have repeatedly put residents and first responders in harm’s way, damaged public and private property and placed undue strain on our infrastructure.

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Europe installed 10GW of energy storage in 2023, EU policies to drive major growth this decade

Energy Storage News

Europe has seen its first year when energy storage deployments by power capacity exceeded 10GW in 2023, according to consultancy LCP Delta.

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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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California’s new rules allow solar and batteries to help out the grid

Canary Media

For years, utilities have grappled with how to handle the ever-growing number of solar and battery systems trying to connect to the lower-voltage grids that deliver power to customers.

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JGC Secures FEED Contract From ENEOS and Sumitomo for Groundbreaking Green Hydrogen Initiative in Malaysia

FuelCellsWorks

JGC Holdings Corporation (Representatve Director, Chairman and CEO Masayuki Sato) announced today that JGC Corporation (Representative Director and President Farhan Mujib) which operates the overseas engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).

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A Bold Beginning: GE Vernova Charts Course for Electrification and Decarbonization in Market Debut

POWER Magazine

Marking the completion of its spin-off from GE, GE Vernova began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 2 as an independent company “singularly focused” on accelerating the […] The post A Bold Beginning: GE Vernova Charts Course for Electrification and Decarbonization in Market Debut appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Experienced Industrial Leader Nominated to Chair the Board of HydrogenPro ASA

FuelCellsWorks

Following Mr. Terje Mikalsens decision to step down as the Chair of the HydrogenPro ASA board the nomination committee has nominated Mr. Dag J. Opedal as the new Chair of.

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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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China calls for WTO to investigate IRA, alleging ‘discrimination against goods of Chinese origin’

PV Tech

The Chinese government has requested the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute consultations with the US over subsidies from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

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Gas Turbine and Hydrogen Technologies Grow Together

POWER Magazine

The future of gas turbines and hydrogen are intricately intertwined. Gas turbine manufacturers know that they need their equipment to be ready to operate on higher levels of hydrogen as electrolysis technology The post Gas Turbine and Hydrogen Technologies Grow Together appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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The Brief: Community investing on the Liist of impact funds

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Featured: The Liist Fund managers deepen and broaden impact strategies for underserved communities (The Liist, April. The post The Brief: Community investing on the Liist of impact funds appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Renewable Fuels Company Raven SR Bolsters Leadership Team, Secures $15M Investment

FuelCellsWorks

Stuart McFarland, former Fannie Mae CFO, named board chairman Raven SR CFO Matt Scanlon promoted to president Ascent Funds leads investments with Chevron New Energies, Itochu, Stellar J Corp.

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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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Callide coal unit returns to service after multiple delays with new cooling tower

Renew Economy

One of the two Callide C coal units has finally returned to service, after being taken offline due to a cooling tower failure. The post Callide coal unit returns to service after multiple delays with new cooling tower appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Liist, April 2024: Fund managers deepen and broaden impact strategies for underserved communities

Impact Alpha

Overhauling systems designed for inequality and exclusion starts a few dollars at a time. On this month’s Liist of actively raising impact funds, The post The Liist, April 2024: Fund managers deepen and broaden impact strategies for underserved communities appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Delving Deeper: New Optimism for Enhanced Geothermal Systems

POWER Magazine

Enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) have long held promise. New developments suggest dramatic progress may be on the horizon. Can innovation feasibly overcome technical and economic hurdles that have The post Delving Deeper: New Optimism for Enhanced Geothermal Systems appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Net Zero Authority to play job angel for coal workers

Renew Economy

Combet says the new Net Zero Authority will be focused on transitioning coal workers into new industries, and he has just about recovered from the wounds of the carbon price repeal. The post Net Zero Authority to play job angel for coal workers appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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IRA-backed program commits $4 billion in tax credits for 100 green projects

Impact Alpha

The tax credits for more than 100 projects in 35 states are backed by the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (48C) program, which. The post IRA-backed program commits $4 billion in tax credits for 100 green projects appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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AI Is Not Only a Thing of the Future, It’s Also a Thing of the Present

POWER Magazine

Artificial intelligence (AI)-based platforms have taken the world by storm. Perhaps the best known of these is ChatGPT. OpenAI, the company that developed the innovative chatbot, released the tool widely to The post AI Is Not Only a Thing of the Future, It’s Also a Thing of the Present appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Mytilineos signs 210MW Greek solar PV PPA

PV Tech

Greek renewables developer Mytilineos has signed a 210MW solar PV long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with packaging manufacturer Karatzis in Greece.

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Distributed Power, EAAS—New Ways to Join the Clean Energy Transition

POWER Magazine

The first image that likely comes to mind when the average energy consumer thinks about renewable energy is some kind of vast (utility-scale) solar or wind farm, or a massive battery project, usually pictured The post Distributed Power, EAAS—New Ways to Join the Clean Energy Transition appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Next generation agriculture monitoring at scale with Planet’s Crop Biomass

Planet Pulse

Just in time for the growing season, we’re excited to share that we’ve made improvements to our Crop Biomass Planetary Variable. The latest version now includes input from our daily, global PlanetScope data in addition to Sentinel-1 cloud penetrating radar data and Sentinel-2 optical data. The output is an easy to ingest, consistent, daily time series that enables large scale monitoring of crop growth.

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BESS Projects Boost Clean Energy in Europe

POWER Magazine

Portugal has a goal to produce at least 80% of its electricity from renewable energy resources by 2050. Several companies are investing in the country’s power infrastructure, including Powin, an The post BESS Projects Boost Clean Energy in Europe appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Dominion Energy receives approval for 764MW solar projects

PV Tech

US utility Dominion Energy has received approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission for 764MW solar projects.

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Modern Control Systems Provide Insights for Power Sector

POWER Magazine

As power generation embraces digitization, and looks for more reliability and flexibility, the need for advanced instrumentation and control systems grows. Power plant operators know the importance of The post Modern Control Systems Provide Insights for Power Sector appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Study: AI writing, illustration emits hundreds of times less carbon than humans

TechXplore

With the evolution of artificial intelligence comes a discussion of the technology's environmental impact. A study has found that for the tasks of writing and illustrating, AI emits hundreds of times less carbon than humans performing the same tasks. That does not mean, however, that AI can or should replace human writers and illustrators, the study's authors argue.

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POWER Digest [April 2024]

POWER Magazine

GA Drilling, ZeroGeo Energy Collaborate on Deep Geothermal Power Project. Geothermal drilling technology company GA Drilling and ZeroGeo Energy GmbH in February announced the companies have a memorandum of The post POWER Digest [April 2024] appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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More solar companies apply to work in Foreign Trade Zones

Solar Power World

As the domestic solar manufacturing market gets more saturated with new companies setting up operations, solar brands are trying to find any competitive edge they can. Most are banking on local incentives and tax breaks to outfit their new factories, but there’s another opportunity that a few manufacturers are going after: working within a Foreign… The post More solar companies apply to work in Foreign Trade Zones appeared first on Solar Power World.