December, 2023

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Tech must lead on carbon neutrality

GreenBiz

Sponsored: The tech industry is far from the biggest polluter, but it’ll be a key leader in solving the most pressing issue of our time: saving our planet.

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COP28 Climate Fund Pledge Tracker

NRDC onEarth

At COP28, countries will pledge to UN climate funds that help developing countries reduce greenhouse emissions and address the impacts of climate change. Keep track here.

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2023: A Transformative Year for Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

POWER Magazine

The small modular reactor (SMR) concept has long been viewed by many within the nuclear sector and by policymakers as somewhat of an arriviste—an upstart with bold promises but lacking […] The post 2023: A Transformative Year for Small Modular Nuclear Reactors appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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CSIRO says wind and solar much cheaper than nuclear, even with added integration costs

Renew Economy

CSIRO's GenCost report updated to include near term transmission costs for wind and solar, and finds that the case for nuclear has been blown out of the water by the collapse of US SMR project. The post CSIRO says wind and solar much cheaper than nuclear, even with added integration costs 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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Why people still fall for fake news about climate change

Grist

In 1995, a leading group of scientists convened by the United Nations declared that they had detected a “human influence” on global temperatures with “effectively irreversible” consequences. In the coming decades, 99.9 percent of scientists would come to agree that burning fossil fuels had disrupted the Earth’s climate. Yet almost 30 years after that warning, during the hottest year on Earth in 125,000 years , people are still arguing that the science is unreliable, or that the threat is real bu

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Liebreich: Clean Hydrogen’s Missing Trillions

BloombergNEF

90 million tons of clean hydrogen by 2030 would be enough to sustain claims that the world is on track to limit warming to 1.5C over pre-industrial levels. The post Liebreich: Clean Hydrogen’s Missing Trillions appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Proposed Hydrogen Tax Credit Rules a Win for Climate, Industry, Electricity Consumers

NRDC onEarth

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Department of Treasury released its proposed guidance for the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) federal clean hydrogen tax credits, which are expected to amount to several hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies for the emerging.

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Revealed: Ads Urging Canadians to Oppose Climate Laws Paid for by Gas Industry

DeSmogBlog

A national industry group representing gas producers is quietly paying for digital advertisements urging Canadians to “speak up” to their elected officials against laws addressing climate change and public health, DeSmog can reveal. “Voice of Energy” is a new ad campaign and website featuring photos of diverse and well-dressed young people, explainers making the case for natural gas while downplaying its massive contribution to climate change, and videos urging viewers to join in an effort to “p

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Australia’s richest person says solar panels are an eyesore: Here’s why that matters

Renew Economy

AFR's choice of business heroes - mostly those who have fought quick action on net zero - underlines the tough road ahead for the green energy transition. The post Australia’s richest person says solar panels are an eyesore: Here’s why that matters appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Nikola and Firstelement Fuel Forge 10-Year Strategic Partnership to Advance Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

FuelCellsWorks

FirstElement Fuel named authorized Fueling Solutions Partner for Nikola Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks. PHOENIX — Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and.

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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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Record number of fossil fuel lobbyists get access to Cop28 climate talks

The Guardian: Energy

UAE-hosted summit admitted at least 2,456 people affiliated with oil and gas industries, analysis finds See all our Cop 28 coverage At least 2,456 fossil fuel lobbyists have been granted access to the Cop28 climate negotiations, according to an analysis. The figure calculated by the Kick Big Polluters Out (KBPO) coalition is a record number that raises further questions about the fossil fuel industry’s influence over this year’s UN summit, which is being run by the president of the United Arab E

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The power of clean energy tax credits: A 10-year, $1 trillion opportunity

GreenBiz

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, sustainability professionals can tap into tax credits to boost sustainability budgets.

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How Neonics Can Harm Soil Health and Soil Biodiversity

NRDC onEarth

This World Soil Day, let's acknowledge the effects that neonic pesticides can have on soil health and biodiversity, and the farms that depend on them

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A new system for producing green hydrogen cheaply and efficiently

TechXplore

What does it take to produce green hydrogen more efficiently and cheaply? Apparently, small ruthenium particles and a solar-powered system for water electrolysis. This is the solution proposed by a joint team involving the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology, IIT) of Genoa, and BeDimensional S.p.A. (an IIT spin-off).

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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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Batteries are getting bigger and longer, and helping wind and solar push coal out the door

Renew Economy

Wholesale electricity prices declined across the grid in 2023, and batteries are having a growing influence over the market as their numbers and length of storage grows. The post Batteries are getting bigger and longer, and helping wind and solar push coal out the door appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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TotalEnergies Inaugurates H2Benelux Hydrogen Refueling Stations in Rotterdam and Utrecht

FuelCellsWorks

TotalEnergies yesterday inaugurated new public hydrogen refueling stations in the Rotterdam region, in Capelle aan den IJssel, and in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in the presence of Robert Joore, Managing Director.

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Sellafield: ‘bottomless pit of hell, money and despair’ at Europe’s most toxic nuclear site

The Guardian: Energy

Described as a nuclear Narnia, the site is a source of economic support for Cumbria – and a longstanding international safety concern Sellafield nuclear site hacked by groups linked to Russia and China Ministers who visit Sellafield for the first time are left with no illusions about the challenge at Europe’s most toxic nuclear site. One former UK secretary of state described it as a “bottomless pit of hell, money and despair”, which sucked up so much cash that it drowned out many other projects

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Food decarbonization comes of age at COP28

GreenBiz

Governments, funders and businesses are rolling up their sleeves at the climate summit to transform food systems.

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Municipal Compost is Key for Regenerative Farms and Sustainable Cities

NRDC onEarth

Compost is a physical reminder that soils, farms, and farmers are all part of a larger food system inextricably linked with municipalities and urban areas

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24/7 solar towers could double energy output

TechXplore

If you want to improve the output of solar energy systems, why not also run them at night? That's the question researchers in Qatar and Jordan addressed as they successfully devised a system that promises to more than double energy output of current solar power stations.

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Massive 1500 MW wind project gets planning approval, first in NSW in nearly three years

Renew Economy

A 1500 MW wind project, to be built with an 800 MW battery, has won planning approval in NSW, the first wind project to do so since early 2021. The post Massive 1500 MW wind project gets planning approval, first in NSW in nearly three years appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Kairos’ Hermes Secures First NRC Green Light for Advanced Nuclear Non-LWR Reactor

POWER Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a construction permit for Kairos Power’s 35-MWth Hermes molten salt “non-power” demonstration reactor, which the firm has proposed to build at the East Tennessee […] The post Kairos’ Hermes Secures First NRC Green Light for Advanced Nuclear Non-LWR Reactor appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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SunHydrogen Enters Consulting Agreement With 3 of Japan’s Most Esteemed Green Hydrogen Production Experts

FuelCellsWorks

CORALVILLE, IA– SunHydrogen, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, today announced that the Company has entered into a consulting agreement with.

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The year in food: These trends will help define 2024

GreenBiz

These three topics were top of mind in 2023 for sustainable food professionals — and will move the field forward in the year ahead.

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What’s on Caltrans’s $16B Holiday SHOPP-ing List

NRDC onEarth

The $15.7 billion State Highway Operations and Protection Program is one of the state’s biggest infrastructure packages. But what’s really in the 599 projects?

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Zero-Emission Vehicles Factbook: COP28 Edition

BloombergNEF

By Colin McKerracher, Head of Advanced Transport, BloombergNEF While the climate and energy world gather in Dubai this week for COP, BloombergNEF has published its annual zero emission vehicle factbook. The report was first launched at COP26 in Glasgow and provides a comprehensive picture on where we are on the journey to cleaning up road […] The post Zero-Emission Vehicles Factbook: COP28 Edition appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Climate authority confirms Australia has been fudging its methane emissions data

Renew Economy

Federal government urged to act "immediately" as major report finds Australia well behind international best practice on measurement and reporting of methane emissions. The post Climate authority confirms Australia has been fudging its methane emissions data appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Treasury’s Proposed Clean Hydrogen PTC Rule Disappoints Power Industry

POWER Magazine

The Department of the Treasury has released proposed regulations and guidance defining a tax credit for the production of “clean hydrogen,” a significant supply-side incentive that is part of the […] The post Treasury’s Proposed Clean Hydrogen PTC Rule Disappoints Power Industry appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Fuel Cells Works Year-End Message: Reflecting on Achievements and Looking Forward to 2024

FuelCellsWorks

Dear Fuel Cells Works community, We address you with enthusiasm and gratitude as we approach the end of another exceptional year for the hydrogen industry. Firstly, we want to express.

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2024 will be a huge year for the carbon capture, usage and removal sector

GreenBiz

Scientists agree carbon removal technology is necessary to mitigate the climate crisis — but it needs more investment.

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Driving Ambition, Action, and Equity at COP28 (Part 1)

NRDC onEarth

World leaders in Dubai sent a clear signal: the end of the fossil fuel era has begun, and the world is rapidly transitioning to a clean energy economy.

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Spain awards contracts to 1.9GWh energy storage in first PERTE tender

Energy Storage News

The government of Spain, through the Institution for the diversification and energy savings (IDAE) has awarded 880MW/1809MWh in its first tender for energy storage to be co-located with renewables.

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World’s biggest eight-hour lithium battery wins NSW long duration storage tender

Renew Economy

Two huge lithium-ion batteries, and the Broken Hill compressed air storage project, win storage tender in result that may lead to rethink of what long duration storage technologies will look like. The post World’s biggest eight-hour lithium battery wins NSW long duration storage tender appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Wales fears another Aberfan as Westminster refuses to clean up tips

The Guardian: Energy

Map shows 350 coal tips close to communities as UK government unwilling to take on costs Edmund Richards, who worked for 40 years as a miner, shakes his head sadly as he gazes at one of the many disused coal tips at the head of the Rhondda Fawr valley in south Wales. “They’re on the move,” he says. “No doubt. From time to time, inspectors will come and have a look, and say all is fine, but everyone around here knows they are on the move, on the slide.