July, 2022

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Why AI is vital in the race to meet the SDGs

GreenBiz

Artificial intelligence can accelerate progress of the Sustainable Development Goals and help us get back on track to reaching them by 2030, but the devil's in the ethics details.

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Challenges and Developments in Wind Energy Market

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The growth of global wind energy market is attributed to the growing installation of wind turbines. Wind energy is used to create power from locomotive energy. Wind energy is converted into power-driven energy by the wind turbine, which is subsequently converted to electrical energy by the generator.

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5 Tips for Apartment Renters to Reduce Energy Usage

U.S. Green Technology

One of the benefits of apartment living is that these spaces are typically more energy-efficient than houses. However, cutting utility costs frees up more disposable income to enjoy the city you call home. The challenge lies in figuring out how to reduce energy usage without doing anything that puts your lease or damage deposit at. The post 5 Tips for Apartment Renters to Reduce Energy Usage appeared first on U.S.

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Blink Charging to Increase EV Charging for Florida Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies

Green Living Guy

Thousands of local governments and subsidiaries can directly contract with Blink for electric fleet charging solutions through a preferred vendor agreement. Miami Beach, FL – July 19, 2022 – Blink Charging Co. is a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services. Blink announces the successful contract award with the Florida […].

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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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New coal and gas projects will erase Albo’s climate gains several times over

Renew Economy

Australia's massive pipeline for new coal and gas projects will cause more emissions than avoided by Labor's climate policies. This is very bad. The post New coal and gas projects will erase Albo’s climate gains several times over appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Extreme rainfall will be worse and more frequent than we thought, according to new studies

Grist

Joshua Studholme was finishing his doctoral program in physics and math at Lomonosov Moscow State University when his thesis advisor told him a story about Queen Victoria, the monarch who ruled the British Empire for the better part of the 19th century. The queen was walking the grounds at one of her palaces, accompanied by a science advisor, when she noticed that it was raining heavily in one corner of her garden but not at all in another corner.

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Fugro’s innovative Blue Snake™ system achieves success on its first offshore wind project

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Fugro has successfully completed a contract for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) to perform a geotechnical site investigation at the IJmuiden Ver (Noord) V and VI wind farm sites as part of the geophysical survey package.

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First of Amazon’s Rivian electric delivery vehicles hit the road

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In 2019, Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. It was an impressive vote of confidence in the startup EV-maker, and it remains one of the largest orders for commercial vehicles in the US market. Now those vehicles have started hitting the road in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, St.

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Tesla Increases Budget for the Next Two Years, Investing More into New Factories

Green Living Guy

Tesla has changed its investment plan, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to this, Tesla wants to invest between six and eight billion dollars annually until 2024. In addition, the Superchargers in the USA are to be opened to third-party brands. But first, the investment plan: According to […].

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Bowen frees ARENA from Taylor’s fossil fuel mandate, puts focus back on renewables

Renew Economy

Labor restores ARENA's focus on renewables, ending years of Coalition attempts to redirect the agency's funding to CCS and gas projects. The post Bowen frees ARENA from Taylor’s fossil fuel mandate, puts focus back on renewables 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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A lethal tick-borne disease is spreading in the US, driven by climate change

Grist

In early May, a woman in her 90s was hospitalized in Connecticut with a strange assortment of symptoms: confusion, nausea, chest pain, chills, and fever. Two weeks later, on May 17, she died. The culprit was a blacklegged tick, a minuscule arachnid about the size of a sesame seed when fully grown. Blacklegged ticks, commonly known as deer ticks, carry a wide range of illnesses.

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Materials startup raises $46 million to replace cement

GreenBiz

Breakthrough Energy and homebuilder Lennar's investment arm co-lead $64 million Series A round for low-carbon cement producer Terra CO2 Technology.

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Qcells partners with food producer Jayone Foods Inc. on commercial solar-plus-storage system

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• Qcells North America Distributed Energy to provide 717.6kW of its Q.PEAK DUO XL-G10.3 modules and a 556kWh energy storage system (ESS) • Jayone Foods Inc. to offset up to 90% of its total load with over 2 million dollar-savings in utility costs over the next 20 years.

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IEA’s Global EV Outlook 2022 is packed with market info

Charged

Each year, the International Energy Agency releases a report that assesses the state of the EV market. The latest edition notes that EV sales “powered through 2021 and have remained strong so far in 2022,” but cautions that “ensuring future growth will demand greater efforts to diversify battery manufacturing and critical mineral supplies to reduce the risks of bottlenecks and price rises.”.

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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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Sustainable Building Materials for a Modern and Eco-Friendly Home

Green Living Guy

Many of us aim to reduce our environmental impact. However that doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful home in the process. Environmentally-friendly building materials are those that are sourced from renewable or recyclable resources. Many of these materials are also highly durable. They also boast great longevity. In other words, sustainable building materials are […].

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Solar farms pocket eye-watering returns as fossil fuels drive power prices higher

Renew Economy

Two solar farms reveal they pocketed average revenue of nearly $200/MWh in the June quarter, thanks to the surge in wholesale prices propelled by fossil fuels. The post Solar farms pocket eye-watering returns as fossil fuels drive power prices higher appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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IoT cyber security impetus placed on manufacturers – TÜV SÜD

Smart Energy International

TÜV SÜD has released a new white paper explaining to manufacturers the significance of cyber security for devices used in the consumption of Internet of Things (IoT)-based devices as well as the challenges they are currently facing. The white paper, Internet of Things (IoT) for a connected world. IOT Cyber Security – Threats and Regulations, explores the topic for manufacturers and sees TÜV SÜD informing on applicable standards while illustrating how to ensure successful global market access.

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Clean tech drives record-breaking energy investment, IEA report finds

GreenBiz

A recent report predicts global energy investment will rise eight percent this year, driven by surging investment in clean energy infrastructure.

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Green Hydrogen Market Size to Reach US$ 89.18 Billion by 2030

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According to Precedence Research, the global green hydrogen market size is estimated to reach around US$ 89.18 billion by 2030 with a registered CAGR of 54% from 2021 to 2030.

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Alternative Fuel Corridor designations facilitate charging network build-out in all 50 states

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The DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced the latest round of Alternative Fuel Corridor designations. Under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, funding will be directed to designated EV Alternative Fuel Corridors to serve as the backbone for the national EV charging network.

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We Need Better Battery Solutions to Transition to EVs

Green Living Guy

The benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) have grown more evident in recent years, from greater fuel economy to significantly reduced transportation emissions. Although the future of these cars is bright, improvements are necessary for a broader transition to electric transport. Lithium-ion batteries are perhaps the most critical components of EVs, enabling these cars to operate efficiently. […].

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AEMO says firmed wind and solar cheapest reliable energy option by “country mile”

Renew Economy

AEMO's Westerman says firmed wind and solar are the cheapest reliable power option for Australia "by a country mile.". The post AEMO says firmed wind and solar cheapest reliable energy option by “country mile” appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Siemens and NVIDIA to enable industrial metaverse

Smart Energy International

Siemens and NVIDIA have announced an expansion of their partnership to enable the industrial metaverse and increase use of AI-driven digital twin technology to hopefully augment industrial automation. As a first step in this collaboration, which has functionalities across sectors, including energy, the companies plan to connect Siemens Xcelerator, the open digital business platform, and NVIDIA Omniverse, a platform for 3D-design and collaboration.

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What Rotterdam teaches about the power of green roofs

GreenBiz

Here are lessons from one Dutch city on building rooftop spaces that benefit all and combat urban heat islands.

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Ampt Brings Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against SolarEdge to Protect Optimizer Technology

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-Complaint with U.S. International Trade Commission Seeks to Ban Import of Infringing SolarEdge Products -Similar Infringement Action in U.S.

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Solid Power installs pilot production line for all-solid-state EV cells

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Solid-state battery cell developer Solid Power has finished installing a pilot production line for making EV battery cells. The company says the all-solid-state cells will be sulfide-based, and will include anodes with more than 50% active silicon. They will be rated from 60 to 100 Ah. The company plans to perform internal testing on the cells before delivering them to BMW and Ford for automotive qualification testing by the end of 2022.

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Cadillac Goes CELESTIQ Electric Car

Green Living Guy

An inspired vision of design, technology and bespoke craftsmanship previews flagship sedan 2022-07-22 Today, Cadillac unveiled the CELESTIQ show car. For it’s a vision of innovation and purpose that previews the brand’s future handcrafted and all-electric flagship sedan. Conceived to lead Cadillac’s electric future and inspired by the brand’s 120-year heritage.

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Octopus launches $10 billion renewables platform, buys Australia’s biggest solar farm

Renew Economy

Octopus kick-starts $10 billion renewables "platform" with closure of two funds, investment from CEFC and purchase of country's biggest solar farm. The post Octopus launches $10 billion renewables platform, buys Australia’s biggest solar farm appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Green hydrogen to pilot as long duration energy storage in US

Smart Energy International

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) aims to identify potential commercial use cases for green hydrogen energy storage. SoCalGas is partnering with the Bonn, Germany headquartered green hydrogen producer GKN Hydrogen and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on what is set to be a groundbreaking project to demonstrate green hydrogen as a megawatt scale clean energy storage resource.

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3 smartphone apps helping reduce food waste around the globe

GreenBiz

About a third of the world’s food is wasted or lost — but new apps to buy, redistribute and share surplus food can help.

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Siemens and ConnectDER Partner to Offer Plug-in Home EV Charging Solution

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ConnectDER Designed and Manufactured Solution Simplifies the Installation for Siemens’ High-power EV Home Charger

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Gap fillers for thermal management in electric vehicles

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Sponsored by Parker Lord. The article will be valuable for Electric Vehicle (EV) battery manufacturers as well as battery module and pack designers to help choose the right thermal interface material for battery pack needs. Two-component (2K) gap fillers provide customers with a variety of thermal conductivities and chemistries to choose from, which provide high dispense rates, reliable cure performance, and desired electrical properties.

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We Need Electric School Buses, And We Need More Students Walking and Biking to School

The City Fix

As our colleagues have covered previously, there are clear health and environmental benefits to adopting electric school buses instead of their diesel counterparts, which account for more than 90% of the U.S. school bus fleet and result in harmful exhaust. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

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The madness of cutting down forests to grow food crops for supersonic aircraft biofuels

Renew Economy

The idea that the US government would subsidise the feeding of supersonic jets, rather than people, beggars belief. The post The madness of cutting down forests to grow food crops for supersonic aircraft biofuels appeared first on RenewEconomy.