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Could you power your data center with green hydrogen?

GreenBiz

Can green hydrogen be the key to more sustainable data center infrastructure? Startup ECL thinks so.

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Volvo CE investing in electric wheel loaders

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Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) reports that, as part of its efforts to become fossil-free by 2040, it is investing SEK65 million, or about $6.3 million, in the production of electric wheel loaders at its plant in Arvika, Sweden. Volvo CE says its plans for the facility, which will specialize in the production of medium and large wheel loaders, call for a new ~1,500-square-meter building for the phased introduction of new electric wheel loaders, helping the company to fulfill its aim tha

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Impetus Digital: Virtual Collaboration Software Shares Their Sustainability Story

Green Business Bureau

Purpose-driven virtual collaboration software for life sciences companies Impetus Digital is a Toronto-based, privately-owned, women-led company that provides virtual and hybrid meetings, events, and programs for pharmaceutical and life science companies worldwide. The business is a platinum-level green business certified leader in virtual collaboration software for life science companies, offering comprehensive virtual meeting and event tools and services.

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Global Solid-State Battery Maker ProLogium to Establish Its First Overseas Gigafactory

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US$8bn investment in new factory, so thousands of highly-skilled jobs. Search for sites undertaken in 13 European markets; France, Germany, UK, Poland, Netherlands on the shortlist PARIS, Sept. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ The factory is expected to create thousands of highly-skilled jobs in the region. Moreover and is the first major step in ProLogium’s growth trajectory in Europe.

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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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Pondering chemical accidents and the industry we’ve come to accept

GreenBiz

When materials such as asbestos were put into use, lead was added to paint and gasoline and we discovered the properties of PVC, we didn’t know any better. Now we do, and it is time to start acting like it.

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Four local authorities receive funds to boost recycling on-the-go near waterways

Envirotec Magazine

The In The Loop scheme is being trialled in Bristol (image credit: Chris Bahn). Four local authorities receive funds to boost recycling on-the-go near waterways Areas surrounding waterways in Bury, Derby, Adur & Worthing and Bristol will soon be adorned with colourful and eye-catching bins to help residents and visitors recycle when out and about.

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Musk says electric world that kicks out fossil fuels will cost less than combustion economy

Renew Economy

Musk says world can dump fossil fuels and move to an electric economy, and save money and energy. "I'm shocked by how few people realise this." The post Musk says electric world that kicks out fossil fuels will cost less than combustion economy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Keeping sustainability at the center of large-scale events

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Today’s fans require much more than just entertainment; they expect sustainable and values-driven sporting events. Is your event meeting the moment?

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Exotic bacteria collect rare earth elements from wastewater

Envirotec Magazine

‘Biosorption’ of rare earth elements by biomass of novel strains of cyanobacteria is fast and efficient, allowing recycling, says group Rare earth elements (REEs) are a group of 17 chemically similar metals, which got their name because they typically occur at low concentrations (between 0.5 and 67 parts per million) within the Earth’s crust. Because they are indispensable in modern technology and electronics, the demand for them has increased steadily over the past few decades, and is predicted

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Toyota to build PHEVs and batteries in Turkey

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Türkiye (TMMT) in Sakarya, Turkey will build the second-generation Toyota C-HR, which will be available in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. TMMT will also establish a 75,000-unit-per-year battery assembly plant alongside its car manufacturing line. Plug-in hybrid battery assembly will begin in December 2023, producing 60 skilled jobs.

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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 installers: Add EV charger installation to your services now Bidirectional EV charging will soon upend the solar + storage installation market.

Solar Power World

The clean energy market is constantly evolving, and solar installers are used to adapting. Solar hot water installs were quickly overtaken by the shift to rooftop PV. Threats to net metering and more utility shutdowns have required contractors to get comfortable with installing batteries alongside more advanced solar layouts. Just as the industry receives a… The post Solar installers: Add EV charger installation to your services now <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weig

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Making waves: Tech firm debuts ocean-based carbon removal protocol

GreenBiz

Planetary Technologies shares a new measurement approach that it hopes will allow purchasers to buy ocean-based carbon removal credits with confidence.

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BlocPower raises $154 million to decarbonize buildings in low-income neighborhoods 

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, March 1 — Brooklyn-based climate tech venture BlocPower has raised $154 million in debt and equity funding to partner with municipalities in. The post BlocPower raises $154 million to decarbonize buildings in low-income neighborhoods appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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How Taiwan is your best choice for sourcing EV solutions

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Taiwan’s most influential E-Mobility trade show, 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan , is set to kick off from April 12 to 15 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1. Presenting a comprehensive E-Mobility ecosystem, 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan features 6 main categories : Electric, Autonomous, Connected, Interaction, Shared, and EVs, showcasing cutting-edge solutions from electric vehicles, EIC system (battery, motor, and electric control), ADAS, Internet of Vehicles to smart cockpit.

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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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Rooftop solar set to eclipse coal as installations reach more than 20GW

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar installed on Australian homes and businesses will generate more power than the nation's remaining coal plants when Liddell closes in April. The post Rooftop solar set to eclipse coal as installations reach more than 20GW appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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California: It’s time for all big businesses to report on climate

GreenBiz

Proposed legislation would require disclosures of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by both private and public companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue that do business in California.

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The Brief: Special Latin America edition: entrepreneurship boom, Central America partnerships, regional impact unicorns. Plus: reconstruction in Ukraine

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! ? Agents of Impact are convening this week at the Latin America Impact Investing Forum and the Sorenson Impact. The post The Brief: Special Latin America edition: entrepreneurship boom, Central America partnerships, regional impact unicorns. Plus: reconstruction in Ukraine appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Norway has another electrifying year in 2022—10 top-selling cars were all EVs

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Norway is the undisputed global capital of e-mobility. Private cars, taxis, buses, ferries, airport ground equipment— they’re all plugging in. The trend of steady electrification continued last year. The market share of plug-in vehicles rose from 65 percent in 2021 to 80 percent in 2022. This represents an important step towards reaching the country’s goal climate goal of 100 percent zero-emission vehicle sales in 2025, and proves that affordable BEVs are the number-one choice for car buyers, sa

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Construction starts on first of six fast-tracked solar and storage projects in Victoria

Renew Economy

Construction begins on the first of six big solar and battery storage projects to be fast-tracked through Victoria's second renewable energy auction. The post Construction starts on first of six fast-tracked solar and storage projects in Victoria appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Emerging Leaders: Here's what previous generations of sustainability professionals have missed

GreenBiz

We asked the next generation of sustainability professionals what their predecessors have overlooked. A common thread running through their responses: Centering environmental justice within ESG strategy.

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EID Robotics Selected to Ramp Up Ample's EV Battery Production in California

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Through this partnership, Ample will automate its EV Battery manufacturing with EID Robotics’ automated ANT Plant assembly line.

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Recurrent Reports offer battery and range info for 65,000 used EVs

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Buying any used car is a bit like buying the proverbial pig in a poke, and for an EV, there are additional questions to ponder: What’s the state of the battery, and how much range can I expect? These are the questions that Recurrent Reports aim to help car shoppers answer when buying a used EV. Recurrent’s dealership partners are able to offer detailed information about each EV, such as the vehicle’s remaining battery warranty, its maximum expected range, and how that range might change in the f

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Solar Spotlight: Supporting the structural side of commercial solar

Solar Power World

A few years on, there is still uncertainty surrounding the solar supply chain. There are likely still modules tied up at shipping ports, and despite Inflation Reduction Act incentives to develop a larger domestic market for solar panels, it will still be some time before we experience it. That is not necessarily the case for… The post Solar Spotlight: Supporting the structural side of commercial solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

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We are no longer in transition. The climate change future is here for food, ag and nature

GreenBiz

For the land, water and farming sectors we are already living in the climate crisis. Are you still talking about transition risk?

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Solarplaza Summit France 2023

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On January 10th, the French Government adopted the ‘Renewable Energy Acceleration Act', in a strong effort to drag the French sustainable energy transition out of its slump. Long and complex permitting procedures slowed RE capacity build-out down in recent years, making France the only EU country that failed to reach the 2020 RE targets mandated by the EU.

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Unlock the power of accurate analysis for electric vehicles

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Sponsored by Hioki. The global trend towards clean energy and a net-zero carbon economy is gaining momentum. Electrification is one of the transformations for all viable routes to net-zero. EV development has been accelerating in response to this trend. In the US, the government targets 50 % of newly manufactured vehicles to be zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

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Humiliated ESB reacts badly to its policy rejections, industry wants it shut down

Renew Economy

ESB has not reacted well to its latest policy humiliation. Critics say it should be wound up. The post Humiliated ESB reacts badly to its policy rejections, industry wants it shut down appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How General Mills is advancing nature and climate goals hand-in-hand

GreenBiz

The consumer packaged goods company is figuring out how to meet all its sustainability goals, even if they contradict each other.

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Li-Cycle Receives Conditional Commitment for $375 Million Loan from the U.S. Department of Energy ATVM Program

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-Supports Li-Cycle’s Rochester Hub, which is expected to be the first source of recycled battery-grade lithium in North America -First support from DOE ATVM Program for a resource recovery facility and sustainable pure-play lithium-ion battery materials recycling company

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Microvast provides battery packs for REE Automotive’s commercial EV platforms

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Battery manufacturer Microvast will provide its MV-C Gen 4 HpCO lithium-ion battery packs to REE Automotive for use in REE’s P7 EV systems. Microvast says its vertical integration and unique battery technology and cell chemistry combine to meet REE’s power, density, charging time and cycle life needs. “Microvast’s MV-C Gen 4 battery pack is a great fit for REE,” said Microvast Holdings CRO Sascha Kelterborn.

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Initial IRA low-income bonus credit plans may sideline small solar projects The program structure will make it difficult for smaller residential and commercial projects to win out, but changes are expected for 2024.

Solar Power World

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) included some substantial tax credit add-ons for solar projects sited in low-income communities, but the industry didn’t receive further detail on those credits until mid-February. While solar and environmental justice advocates said they appreciate the government incentivizing solar projects for underserved populations, the Dept. of the Treasury’s initial guidance left… The post Initial IRA low-income bonus credit plans may sideline small solar proj

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Battery recycling, two ways

GreenBiz

A new corps of startups have different methods, but the same goal: Avoid the environmental and human impacts of lithium mining.

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Sensing and Satellite Technology Advances are Unlocking Carbon Markets for Farmers

CleanTech Group

Agriculture has a compelling role to play in decarbonization, as it has the potential to both emit and capture carbon. Agricultural activities, such.

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The Three Pillars of a fleet electrification project—don’t forget about charge management

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Obviously, any fleet electrification project is going to include vehicles and charging hardware. However, don’t forget another critical part of the equation: a charge management system. For many—or probably, most—fleet operators, power consumption is a major constraint. Charging stations that serve large fleets and/or heavy-duty vehicles suck up vast amounts of power.