October, 2023

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California Is Short-Changing Climate-Friendly Mobility

NRDC onEarth

A new NRDC report finds that California only allocates 18.6% of transportation funds to low-carbon mobility choices. Read the full report here.

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South Australia to reach 100 pct wind and solar within a few years, says network company

Renew Economy

Wind and solar reached 100 per cent of demand on 282 days in last year in South Australia, and the state will average 100 per cent within a few years, grid owner says. The post South Australia to reach 100 pct wind and solar within a few years, says network company appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Greta Thunberg arrested at London oil summit protest

The Guardian: Energy

Climate activist taken away by Met police after protesters denounce meeting of fossil fuel executives and ministers Greta Thunberg was arrested after joining hundreds of protesters who gathered at a five-star hotel in London on Tuesday morning to denounce a meeting branded “the Oscars of oil”. Footage showed the Swedish climate activist being bundled into the back of a van by police after taking part in protests blocking the entrances of the InterContinental on Park Lane, the venue for the Energ

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NuScale Gets a Win with SMRs for Data Centers in Ohio and Pennsylvania

POWER Magazine

Standard Power, a provider of infrastructure as a service to advanced data processing companies, has chosen NuScale Power’s small modular reactor (SMR) technology to power two facilities it plans to […] The post NuScale Gets a Win with SMRs for Data Centers in Ohio and Pennsylvania appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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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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GB News Owner’s Hedge Fund Has $2.2 Billion Fossil Fuel Investments

DeSmogBlog

One of the owners of GB News runs a hedge fund that has a major financial stake in more than 100 oil and gas firms, DeSmog can reveal. This news comes after former prime minister Boris Johnson was announced as a new presenter on the television broadcaster on Friday. An investigation by DeSmog in May found that one in three GB News presenters had spread climate science denial on air in 2022, while more than half had attacked climate action.

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California looks to add solar and transmission along highways

Canary Media

There’s a lot of empty land along California’s highways — and the state will soon be looking at how it can fill some of it up with solar panels, batteries and power lines to help meet its clean energy targets.

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Vanadium flow batteries stake a claim for round the clock storage for renewables

Renew Economy

Largest vanadium flow battery in south hemisphere is going through its commissioning process at Port Pirie, with big hopes for the future of round-the-clock storage. The post Vanadium flow batteries stake a claim for round the clock storage for renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Goodbye to Combustion Engine Cars and Electric Ones. Bugatti’s New Invention is Going to Change Everything

FuelCellsWorks

When buying a car today, we face many challenges and uncertainties such as the price, whether electric engines will be more beneficial or not, or the uncertainty regarding legislative changes.

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10 New Reactors Discussed as Sweden Looks to Expand Nuclear Power

POWER Magazine

Sweden has joined the growing list of countries discussing nuclear power as part of a strategy to produce more electricity while also decarbonizing power generation. Lawmakers in June adopted new targets as The post 10 New Reactors Discussed as Sweden Looks to Expand Nuclear Power appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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World’s largest offshore windfarm project starts powering UK grid

The Guardian: Energy

First of 277 turbines goes into operation at site that will produce enough energy for 6m homes a year The first turbine to be completed in a project to build the world’s largest offshore windfarm, in the North Sea, has begun powering British homes and businesses. Developers confirmed on Monday that Dogger Bank, which sits 70 nautical miles off the coast of Yorkshire, started producing power over the weekend as the first of 277 turbines was connected to the electricity grid.

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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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Smith College, MA embarks on $220-million geothermal project

ThinkGeoEnergy

The Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts continues its work to build a geothermal system that will contribute to making the campus carbon-neutral by the end of the decade. With an estimated cost of USD 220 million, the ambitious project will make the Smith College fully independent from fossil fuels for their heating and cooling The Geothermal Campus Energy Project of Smith College was first announced in 2022 after receiving the approval from the board of trustees to begin construction,

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Michigan Adopts Filter First Protections for Kids

NRDC onEarth

Michigan lawmakers approve Filter First bills providing the nation’s strongest protections against lead in drinking water at schools and childcare centers.

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South Australia grid operates at 99.8 per cent wind and solar over past seven days

Renew Economy

South Australia gets a glimpse of its "net" 100 per cent renewable future, with wind and solar meeting 99.8 per cent of state demand in the last seven days. The post South Australia grid operates at 99.8 per cent wind and solar over past seven days appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hydrogen-Powered Honda CR-V Seen on Roads in Japan

FuelCellsWorks

With increasing sightings of the hydrogen CR-V being tested on public roads in Japan, anticipation is mounting for its official launch. Since its announcement for the Japanese market, Honda’s CR-V.

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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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‘Incredible Milestone’ Reached on MARVEL Microreactor Enables Project to Proceed

POWER Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) MARVEL microreactor achieved 90% final design, a key step that will allow the project to move forward with preparation for fabrication and construction. “This […] The post ‘Incredible Milestone’ Reached on MARVEL Microreactor Enables Project to Proceed appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Teslas are now cheaper than the average new gas-powered car

Canary Media

If you’re holding off on buying an EV until your electric dream car is cheaper than a gas-powered car, your wait may be over. The tipping point on price parity has been reached, so you’ll have to find another excuse to stick with fossil fuels. Just look at the trend for the U.S. market leader, Tesla.

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Eavor completes $182 million equity round to advance closed-loop geothermal

ThinkGeoEnergy

Eavor Technologies Inc. (Eavor) has announced the successful completion of $182 million in funding following an equity round led by OMV AG , with participation from Canada Growth Fund (CGF), Japan Energy Fund, Monaco Asset Management and Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund. Existing investors BDC, bp Ventures, Eversource Energy, Temasek, and Vickers Venture Partners contributed and supported the funding round, while Chubu Electric Power Co.

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How to Find Out If Your Home Has Lead Service Lines

NRDC onEarth

A step-by-step guide to help you check for lead pipes—and the questions to ask of your local water utility.

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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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Solar will dominate grids around the world – even without ambitious new climate policies

Renew Economy

Solar energy combined with storage is expected to become the cheapest option for generating electricity in nearly all regions worldwide by 2030. The post Solar will dominate grids around the world – even without ambitious new climate policies appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Netherlands Starts Construction of Its National Hydrogen Pipeline, Inaugurated by King Willem-Alexander

FuelCellsWorks

At Rotterdam’s Tweede Maasvlakte industrial park, King Willem-Alexander officially gets work underway on the construction of the first section of hydrogen infrastructure that will span 1,200 kilometres in total. The.

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UK Shortlists Six Nuclear Designs in SMR Competition, Intends to Award Contract by Summer 2024

POWER Magazine

Six nuclear designs will advance to the next phase of the UK’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) competition, a fast-track measure that could result in a government contract within the next […] The post UK Shortlists Six Nuclear Designs in SMR Competition, Intends to Award Contract by Summer 2024 appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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More than 130 companies including Ikea, Volvo ask world leaders to ‘phase out’ fossil fuels

The Verge: Energy

A “Together Towards Zero” projection during the Volvo AB news conference at the IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Germany, on Monday, September 19th, 2022. | Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi / Bloomberg via Getty Images More than 130 companies, including Volvo Cars, Ikea, Unilever, Nestlé, and AstraZeneca, signed a letter calling on governments to adopt a global plan to phase out fossil fuels without carbon capture during upcoming international climate negotiations.

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Subterra drilling for soon-to-be largest geothermal system in Ohio, U.S.

ThinkGeoEnergy

Canada-based geothermal developer and engineering firm Subterra Renewables (Subterra) has announced that drilling is underway for a geothermal systems installation at the Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio, U.S. When completed in 2027, this will be the largest geothermal project in Ohio and will provide geothermal heating and cooling to the university’s 55-plus buildings, thereby displacing the current century-old heating system.

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Here's why electric lawn mowers are cutting down the gas-fueled competition

Canary Media

Canary Media’s Electrified Life column shares real-world tales, tips and insights to demystify what individuals can do to shift their homes and lives to clean electric power. Canary thanks Lunar Energy for its support of the column.

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Rooftop solar saves money, and batteries can wipe out bills: Labor pushes household savings

Renew Economy

Federal government releases new data showing big savings from rooftop solar, and from household battery storage. The post Rooftop solar saves money, and batteries can wipe out bills: Labor pushes household savings appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Nikola Recovers $165 Million from Founder Trevor Milton in Arbitration Case

FuelCellsWorks

Nikola Corporation (NKLA) announced in a recent SEC filing that it has successfully recouped approximately $165 million, plus interest, from its founder and former executive chairman, Trevor Milton. The award.

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Major Solar-Plus-Storage Project Online at Retired Gas-Fired Power Plant

POWER Magazine

A California-headquartered energy company announced the start of commercial operation of one of the nation’s largest solar-plus-storage hybrid power plants. Officials with Clearway Energy Group, along with California Gov. Gavin […] The post Major Solar-Plus-Storage Project Online at Retired Gas-Fired Power Plant appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Clean energy is officially ‘unstoppable’ now

The Verge: Energy

Photo by VCG via Getty Images By 2030, transportation and electricity around the world will be far greener than it is today, according to the latest forecast from the International Energy Agency. Imagine 10 times more electric vehicles on the road. Renewables make up half of the world’s electricity mix. Solar panels alone generate more electricity globally than the entire US power sector does today.

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ComEd: From 837 Solar Installations in 2016 to 49,000 Today

Solar Industry

Illinois investor-owned utility ComEd says more than 51,000 distributed energy resources (DER) were connected to grid as of September, including more than 49,000 residential rooftop solar systems and related energy storage facilities. This figure is a massive increase from 837 rooftop solar systems connected to the ComEd grid in 2016, reflecting an annual growth rate of 53%.

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Biden admin picks 7 ‘clean hydrogen hubs’ for $7 billion federal boost

Canary Media

After more than a year of evaluating competing proposals, the Biden administration has picked the parts of the country where it hopes to turn billions of dollars of federal investment into the seeds of a clean hydrogen economy.

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Wind and solar smash records as renewables reach new peak of 72.5 pct on main grid

Renew Economy

Wind and solar deliver more than 70 pct of generation on main grid for first time, as the share of renewables hits a new instantaneous peak of 72.5 pct. The post Wind and solar smash records as renewables reach new peak of 72.5 pct on main grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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MissionH24 Unveils a Brand New Electric-Hydrogen Prototype

FuelCellsWorks

After the LMPH2G and the H24, MissionH24, a collaborative project between the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and H24Project, presents this October 11, 2023 a brand new electric-hydrogen prototype. This brand.

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ACES Delta’s Hydrogen Electrolyzers Arrive in Big Boost for Hub’s Progress

POWER Magazine

The much-watched Advanced Clean Energy Storage Hub (ACES Delta)—a project shaping up to be the largest renewable hydrogen energy hub in the U.S.—has received its first shipment of large-scale hydrogen […] The post ACES Delta’s Hydrogen Electrolyzers Arrive in Big Boost for Hub’s Progress appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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