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Major wind farm withdrawn after more planning delays, downsizing, name changes and fierce opposition

Renew Economy

Ark Energy pulls plans for its second wind project in six months, this time over repeated planning delays for a project criticised for being too close to world heritage areas. The post Major wind farm withdrawn after more planning delays, downsizing, name changes and fierce opposition appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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What exactly does a hydrogen economy mean?

Hydrogen Fuel News

The term is thrown around quite a bit, but it isn’t always clear what it is referring to Referring to a hydrogen economy isn’t anything new, having been thrown around for a few decades, but as the world seeks to decarbonize and H2 is recognized as a key part of that effort, the term is seen much more frequently. But what does it mean? As often as it is now being used, the hydrogen economy term is rarely defined.

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US pushed behind scenes for approval of corporate carbon offset plan

Financial Times: Energy

Kerry advisers lobbied for carbon offset approval to channel funds to clean-energy projects in poorer countries

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Billions in Contract Awards to Build New Nuclear Power Plants

Energy Central

While the COP 28 commitment to triple nuclear power by 2050 has been questioned as whether it is an attainable goal, progress is taking place in building new nuclear plans, as well as standing up the supply chain for them, and for small modular reactors. Sizewell C / Framatome Signs ‘Multi-Billion’ Contracts Hinkley Point C / Massive Electrical and Instrumentation.

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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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The rare earths mine becoming a bellwether for US minerals policy

Financial Times: Energy

Future of South Africa’s Phalaborwa site may depend on strength of Washington’s support

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Green Hydrogen | Ports

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Tesla Model Y Cheaper Than Ever in USA

CleanTechnica

One week ago, I wrote about the Tesla Model Y (and the Tesla Model 3) having a base price below the average selling price of a new car in the US. In fact, taking the US EV tax credit into account, the Model Y was essentially $10,000 cheaper than the. [continued] The post Tesla Model Y Cheaper Than Ever in USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Indonesia eyes green energy transition in $1bn investment plan

Financial Times: Energy

Talks over EV and geothermal energy deals aim to support government’s hub ambitions

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Google Maps Now Offers EV Charger Locations & Intelligence-Powered Summaries

CleanTechnica

If you drive an electric vehicle that’s not a Tesla, then you have experienced the tension that comes with leaving home for trips and wondering if there will be a charger on your route. We know that there is no retail category where a driver can be confident that an. [continued] The post Google Maps Now Offers EV Charger Locations & Intelligence-Powered Summaries appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Global Heating Will Cost The World Economy $38 Trillion — A Year!

CleanTechnica

Global heating will cause upwards of $38 trillion in economic damage per year by mid-century according to a study from PIK. The post Global Heating Will Cost The World Economy $38 Trillion — A Year! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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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Adani Building World’s Largest Hybrid Solar & Wind Park In India — 30 GW!

CleanTechnica

The Adani Renewable Energy Park in northern India is unique for several reasons. First, it is a hybrid clean energy project that will harvest electricity from both solar panels and wind turbines. Second, it will be the largest such facility in the world when complete. Third, it will have a. [continued] The post Adani Building World’s Largest Hybrid Solar & Wind Park In India — 30 GW!

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Tesla’s Strengths & Struggles, Kia EV9 Review, Solar Boom in South America — Top CleanTechnica Stories of the Week

CleanTechnica

Let’s stroll through some of the top stories of the past week and a half here on CleanTechnica. It’s been a bit of a wild week, particularly because of the happenings at a certain cleantech company, but there’s a lot more going on than that as well. Enjoy the roundup! [continued] The post Tesla’s Strengths & Struggles, Kia EV9 Review, Solar Boom in South America — Top CleanTechnica Stories of the Week appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Spiro Brings Its Electric Motorcycle Ecosystem To Nigeria

CleanTechnica

Spiro has the largest fleet of electric motorcycles on the roads in Africa. Spiro now has over 13,000 electric motorbikes and 40,000 swappable batteries in operation across Benin, Togo, Rwanda, and Kenya. Spiro says, to date, riders have collectively driven almost quarter of a billion kilometers. Spiro also says that, [continued] The post Spiro Brings Its Electric Motorcycle Ecosystem To Nigeria appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Kia EV9: First Impressions

CleanTechnica

There was a time when Kia was the bargain basement brand. Quality sucked, but the price was low. In recent years, Kia has made an amazing turnaround and has become an automotive leader. Nothing seems to prove this more than the company’s fast-charging and reliable EV offerings. So, when we. [continued] The post Kia EV9: First Impressions appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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.