October, 2022

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Local, clean and circular supply chains: Panasonic advances EV battery tech

GreenBiz

Sponsored: A global leader in EV battery innovation and manufacturing, Panasonic is tackling the climate crisis on a global scale, with recycling and supply chain localization at its core.

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7 Smart Ways to Save on Electricity Bills with Energy-Efficient Home Appliances

U.S. Green Technology

If your goal is to live sustainably and reduce your environmental impact, the appliances in your home likely already have an Energy Star rating. Despite this fact, your consumption can still be high, and your monthly bills are more than you can afford. As it turns out, simply buying energy-efficient home appliances isn’t enough; you also. The post 7 Smart Ways to Save on Electricity Bills with Energy-Efficient Home Appliances appeared first on U.S.

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Natural Power energising wind and solar in Ireland

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Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has successfully supported the completion of Taghart Wind Farm and Millvale Solar Farm - the first RESS-1 wind and solar projects respectively, to be energised in Ireland.

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In Germany, a wind farm is dismantled to make way for expanded lignite coal mine

Renew Economy

A small wind farm is dismantled to make way for an expanded coal mine in the midst of the European energy crisis. The post In Germany, a wind farm is dismantled to make way for expanded lignite coal mine appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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An energy storage boom is coming thanks to the new storage ITC

Solar Power World

A 21st century gold rush is upon us, as individuals, businesses and utilities sprint to install energy storage systems using the new storage investment tax credit (ITC) included in the IRA. For the first time, batteries don’t have to be installed with or charged by solar panels to receive a tax credit. Systems of any… The post An energy storage boom is coming thanks to the new storage ITC appeared first on Solar Power World.

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Anheuser-Busch and Sysco Order More than $15M in Tesla Electric Semi Trucks in One Day

Green Living Guy

UPDATE: Sysco, one of the largest food deliverers in the world, placed an order for 50 Tesla Semi trucks. The company operates a fleet of more than 7,000 trucks. “This reinforces Sysco’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility by reducing the environmental impact of our operations. In addition to the positive environmental impacts, we will also […].

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How Do the Solar Panels Work?

U.S. Green Technology

The uses of solar energy are diverted into various ways. Some are used in regular life, from providing electricity to heating purposes. However, the installation of solar panels has reduced costs and saved the environment, at the same time. It is extensively used in irrigation and agriculture in addition to residential uses. It is one. The post How Do the Solar Panels Work?

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Aptera chooses Maxeon to supply solar cells, begins producing panels

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Aptera is different. While other EV-makers aspire to become “the next Tesla” by building high-performance vehicles that look just like the ICE vehicles drivers are used to, Aptera is focusing on building the most efficient and greenest vehicles possible. Critics may say that consumers won’t buy an unusual three-wheeled aerodynamic vehicle (Aptera might dispute that—it claims to have over 35,000 reservations), but it’s undeniable that the company is pushing the limits of EV technology, which can

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Renewables reach record 68.7 per cent share of generation in Australia’s main grid

Renew Economy

Renewables set new record for instantaneous share of main grid generation on Friday, with wind and solar alone also setting a new benchmark. The post Renewables reach record 68.7 per cent share of generation in Australia’s main grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Multi-array solar project directly powers interstate commuter train

Solar Power World

The PATCO Speedline is a 15-mile-long high-speed commuter train responsible for transporting millions of people between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden County, New Jersey, annually. Like many modern commuter rail lines, PATCO Speedline uses an electrified third rail to power its locomotive cars. A robust behind-the-meter solar portfolio is responsible for most of that power.

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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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Solar FlexRack Supplies Trackers for 42 MW Community Solar Project Portfolio in Illinois

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Company deploys cold weather expertise to provide affordable clean energy to local communities

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Scaling small technologies can hasten our climate action

GreenBiz

What if we started to think about addressing the crisis not by looking for the silver bullet, but for many scaleable innovations that can move the needle, fast.

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How to Keep Your Home Pest-Free in an Eco-Friendly Way

U.S. Green Technology

Pests do not belong in your home. And even though you most definitely want them out of your space, you’re still a humane person that cares about the environment and doesn’t want to resort to any overly-toxic and aggressive tactics. Luckily, there are perfectly eco-friendly ways you can keep a pest away from your home: The post How to Keep Your Home Pest-Free in an Eco-Friendly Way appeared first on U.S.

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Caterpillar unveils prototype batteries for off-highway equipment

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Yellow machine icon Caterpillar has announced the development of 48-volt, 300-volt and 600-volt batteries for the off-highway equipment industry. The company’s new range of Li-ion batteries features a modular design to optimize performance and packaging, and has been engineered with lifecycle sustainability in mind, including reuse and recycling at the end of life.

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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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Graph of the Day: Wind energy delivers three quarters of Victoria’s demand for first time

Renew Economy

Wind energy sets new record share of 75 per cent of demand in the state of Victoria. The post Graph of the Day: Wind energy delivers three quarters of Victoria’s demand for first time appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Which companies are making solar panels in the United States? A 2022 update on domestic solar panel manufacturing

Solar Power World

The United States is hopefully, fingers crossed, entering a solar module manufacturing renaissance. After having its domestic supply decimated by China’s precise buildout of solar manufacturing over the last decade, manufacturing tax credits included in the Inflation Reduction Act should provide a lifeline to the market. As it stands today, U.S. solar panel manufacturing consists… The post Which companies are making solar panels in the United States?

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All that plastic in the ocean is a climate change problem, too

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When you think of plastic pollution, you might imagine ocean “ garbage patches ” swirling with tens of millions of plastic bottles and shopping bags. But unfolding alongside the “macroplastic” pollution crisis is another threat caused by much smaller particles: microplastics. Microplastics — tiny plastic fragments that are less than 5 millimeters in diameter, a little less than one-third the size of a dime — have become ubiquitous in the environment.

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Your next corporate job: Protecting biodiversity

GreenBiz

Jobs focusing on preserving and regenerating nature are on the rise. The focus: mitigating risk and seizing opportunity. Will "nature positive" be the next "net zero"?

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7 Common Energy-Efficiency Mistakes That Homeowners Make

U.S. Green Technology

It is important to note that the home should be energy efficient because it will save you money. Energy efficiency doesn’t just mean you will have lower utility bills. It also means that your home will have less of an impact on the environment. The cost of heating and cooling a home is one of. The post 7 Common Energy-Efficiency Mistakes That Homeowners Make appeared first on U.S.

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Colorado Teardrops camping trailer includes a battery pack to extend EV towing range

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EVs have many advantages over legacy vehicles, but towing capacity is not (yet) one of them. When John Voelcker recently tested the new Ford Lightning F-150 for Charged , he confirmed that towing a sizable trailer can cut the vehicle’s range in half. Of course, a fossil fuel pickup will also take a huge range hit when towing, but you can always add an auxiliary gas tank.

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Australia can slash emissions 81 pct by 2030 using six existing technologies, report says

Renew Economy

BZE says Australia can't afford to wait for new inventions and doesn’t need to, with off-the-shelf technologies ready and able to "eliminate" emissions. The post Australia can slash emissions 81 pct by 2030 using six existing technologies, report says appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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First commercial-scale sand battery goes online in Finland

Smart Energy International

The first commercial-scale solution for sand battery energy storage has been built as part of Vatajankoski Oy’s district heating network. It is touted by Fingrid as the world’s first sand battery built for commercial use, and is involved in the Finnish TSO’s balancing power market. The sand battery was developed by Polar Night Energy as an efficient way of storing energy and reducing the emissions from district heating.

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Florida solar arrays survive Hurricane Ian Advanced Green Technologies credits good design and preventative maintenance as keys to success

Solar Power World

Hurricane Ian, the fifth-strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the contiguous United States, barreled across Florida in late September 2022. The Category 4 storm hit Fort Myers, Florida, particularly hard, contributing to over 125 deaths, mostly due to prolonged flooding. Millions were without power, but a bright point came from Babcock Ranch, a… The post Florida solar arrays survive Hurricane Ian <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:15px;&#

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The battle for the soul of the modern CEO

GreenBiz

We should not expect CEOs to be dislodged from their narrow focus on shareholder value or opposition to greater public accountability.

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'Radical reinvention': Lloyds Banking Group vows to stop financing new oil and gas projects

Business Green

Campaigners hail move as setting 'a new standard for the UK banking industry'. Lloyds Banking Group has announced that it will no longer directly finance the development of new oil and gas projects, in a first for a UK bank. In a company announcement yesterday morning, Lloyds said it would no longer be providing finance to new clients in the oil and gas sector, unless it was for "viable projects into renewable energies and transition technologies" by companies with "credible" transition plans in

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Electric Freight Consortium aims to advance freight electrification

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The Electrification Coalition (EC) has established a new forum for collaboration among industry leaders in the freight transportation sector to accelerate freight electrification. The new Electric Freight Consortium (EFC) aims to bring together the full fright ecosystem—shippers, carriers, retailers and EV supply chain companies. It will “identify pilot project opportunities, plan implementation, diagnose challenges, develop best practices and support successful deployment.”.

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Australia’s biggest network battery to be built at site of demolished coal power station

Renew Economy

NSW government confirms that the Waratah "super" battery - the largest of its type in Australia - will be built at site of demolished coal generator. The post Australia’s biggest network battery to be built at site of demolished coal power station appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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US first: Residential VPP activated in wholesale capacity market

Smart Energy International

Sunrun, a US home solar, battery storage and energy services provider, has completed its first successful season running a residential Virtual Power Plant (VPP) in a wholesale capacity market, touted as a first-of-its-kind in the country. In the summer months of June through August, Sunrun’s VPP in New England – a northeastern region of the United States comprising the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island – shared more than 1.8GWh of en

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The state of the energy transition

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My annual memo about the journey to zero emissions.

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How will the Inflation Reduction Act spur job creation for the climate tech sector?

GreenBiz

According to a new report, the Inflation Reduction Act is poised to support and dramatically increase the U.S. climate sector.

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'Greatest betrayal': Report reveals global wildlife populations have fallen 70 per cent in 50 years

Business Green

Annual WWF Living Planet report warns continued biodiversity loss is jeopardising climate goals and undermining economic development. Global wildlife populations have seen an average decline of 69 per cent since 1970, according to the latest flagship Living Planet Report from WWF, which warns climate goals are being put at risk due to the continued loss of natural ecosystems around the world.

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GreenPower to pilot electric school buses across West Virginia

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GreenPower Motor , a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty EVs, has deployed electric school buses in three West Virginia counties as part of a pilot project to demonstrate e-buses in school transportation operations across the state. The company will soon be producing buses in the state—in August, the company opened a manufacturing facility in South Charleston.

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When wind and solar replace fossil fuels, we will use less energy, save money, and won’t be as sick

Renew Economy

Modelling for Australia economy shows rapid switch to renewables will save energy, save money, and deliver considerable health benefits. The post When wind and solar replace fossil fuels, we will use less energy, save money, and won’t be as sick appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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China’s State Grid Corporation to use Nokia IoT across power infrastructure

Smart Energy International

The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) will deploy a Nokia solution, aiming to use automation to better monitor electrical power production and distribution status in real time, using IoT sensors throughout their infrastructure. Nokia is extending its relationship with the world’s largest power utility through the selection of its Optical Transport Network (OTN) solutions, which will be used by SGCC across its power grid infrastructure.