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'Climate-safe banking': New guide targets indirectly financed emissions from cash holdings

GreenBiz

New Greening Cash Action report details how firms hold 'major lever' that could ensure banks use companies' cash to support wider climate goals and accelerate the green finance transition.

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New pipeline will accelerate Scotland’s green hydrogen export potential, says report

Envirotec Magazine

Scotland’s hydrogen production and export potential could be significantly accelerated with the development of a purpose-built marine pipeline according to a report published on 31 August by the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC). NZTC’s Hydrogen Backbone Link project explored the critical hydrogen transport infrastructure required to deliver a cost-effective pipeline solution which would position Scotland as a front runner in the development of a pan-European hydrogen infrastructure for export.

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More States Are Requiring Flood Disclosure

NRDC onEarth

New home buyers and renters should have a right to know a property’s flood history before they commit to calling it home.

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On the last day of winter, Australia reaches record 37.5 pct renewables share for the year

Renew Economy

Australia's main grid reached a new 12-month rolling renewables record of 37.5 per cent on Thursday, the last day of winter. The post On the last day of winter, Australia reaches record 37.5 pct renewables share for the year appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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New Google tools to map rooftop solar potential, air quality

GreenBiz

Google Maps functionality harnesses AI and aerial imagery to help businesses and cities plan solar deployments and tackle air pollution.

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Chart: Renewables are on track to keep getting cheaper and cheaper

Canary Media

Canary Media’s chart of the week translates crucial data about the clean energy transition into a visual format. Renewable energy already beats fossil fuels on cost globally — and according to analysts, the gap is only going to grow.

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Rooftop solar takes an even bigger bite out of diminishing coal pie: But can it be controlled?

Renew Economy

Amid all noise about the energy outlook, AEMO revealed two fascinating graphs showing how renewables are fundamentally changing the nature of the grid. The post Rooftop solar takes an even bigger bite out of diminishing coal pie: But can it be controlled? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Is your fleet ready for vehicle-to-grid? Ask these 5 questions first

GreenBiz

Before pursuing the reduced costs and environmental benefits promised by vehicle-to-grid tech, make these careful considerations.

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Engie Chile starts building 418MWh BESS at solar PV plant

Energy Storage News

The Chilean arm of France-based multinational utility Engie has started construction on a 68MW/418MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) at an operational solar PV plant.

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Strategies for Equitable Implementation of EPA's GGRF

NRDC onEarth

A series of sector-specific strategy guides and webinars exploring how EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund can deliver a more equitable clean energy transition.

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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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Snowy 2 Much: How can a 2.2GW water battery be worth more than $12 billion?

Renew Economy

The Snowy Hydro "reset" comes with no details or analysis. The Australian public, as the ultimate shareholders, must be provided with a comprehensive report, not just a two page media release. The post Snowy 2 Much: How can a 2.2GW water battery be worth more than $12 billion? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A new AI-generated map of the world’s trees and renewable energy projects could help fight climate change

The Verge: Energy

A view showing the parts of the world covered by SATLAS using images from Sentinel-2 satellites. | Image: Allen Institute for AI A first-of-its-kind map of renewable energy projects and tree coverage around the world launched today, and it uses generative AI to essentially sharpen images taken from space. It’s all part of a new tool called Satlas from the Allen Institute for AI, founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

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Tata Elxsi Eyes Hydrogen and Other Clean Energy Innovations to Augment EV Solutions

FuelCellsWorks

India’s engineering solutions providers have been quick to capitalize on the recent global interest in electric vehicles. One of the key players in this field is Tata Elxsi, which stands.

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Why Coastal Access Is an Environmental Justice Issue

NRDC onEarth

Beach access has long been shaped by multiple systemic injustices. It’s time to change that.

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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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Last coal generator in Australia’s biggest grid will be managed out earlier than you think

Renew Economy

The Mt Piper is destined to be the last coal plant in the NSW grid, but is likely to cease operation well before that - leaving the biggest state coal-free in 10 years time. The post Last coal generator in Australia’s biggest grid will be managed out earlier than you think appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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EV charging is changing, Part 4: Behind the scenes as seven automakers counter Tesla’s Superchargers

Charged

Part 1: How automakers’ disappointment in Electrify America drove them into Tesla’s arms Part 2: No, NACS is not today’s Tesla connector Part 3: Why Tesla’s NACS is unlikely to kill CCS EV charging is changing, but much remains to be settled A flurry of news over less than a year permanently altered the US landscape for EV charging. To put these startling developments in context, Charged interviewed more than a dozen executives, engineers and analysts from automakers, DC fast charging netw

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? Get ready with me: Government grants edition ??

Climate Tech VC

It’s been a whole year since the Inflation Reduction Act passed, and the extreme weather this summer has underscored that the stakes for our planet have never been higher. Innovative climate solutions are entering the spotlight, but deploying those key technologies requires resources. We’ve covered the climate capital stack —from the flow of VC dollars to the challenges of accessing commercial debt.

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Fabrum to Supply Obayashi Corporation With a 1mw Hydrogen Refuelling Station in Auckland

FuelCellsWorks

Fabrum to supply 1MW electrolyser Hydrogen Refuelling Station package for hydrogen production and dispensing, with a unique double pressure system for cars and trucks – a first for New Zealand.

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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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Costs jump for controversial new gas plant, with no update on green hydrogen in the mix

Renew Economy

The cost of building a government-backed new gas plant in NSW has jumped to almost $1bn, with no word on whether green hydrogen will be in the mix when it comes online. The post Costs jump for controversial new gas plant, with no update on green hydrogen in the mix appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Biden offers $15.5B to boost battery and EV manufacturing

TechCrunch: Climate

The United States Department of Energy is dedicating $15.5 billion to support the transition to electric vehicles. As part of President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda, most of the money will go to automakers and suppliers to retool their plants to produce electric, hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, the agency said Thursday.

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An affordable and scalable strategy to fabricate efficient silicon heterojunction solar cells

TechXplore

Silicon heterojunction (SHJ), solar cells based on a heterojunction between semiconductors with different band gaps, are among the most promising photovoltaic technologies. So far, these cells have exhibited remarkable power conversion efficiencies and good operational stabilities.

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Unveiling of £2.7 Billion Pipeline Blueprint for Scotland’s Hydrogen Exports

FuelCellsWorks

Scotland’s hydrogen production and export potential could be significantly accelerated with the development of a purpose-built marine pipeline according to a report published today (31 August 2023) by the Net.

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“Dedication and audacity:” Neoen sails past 3GW of solar, wind and batteries in Australia

Renew Economy

Global renewables giant marks milestone 3.3GW of wind, solar and battery storage installed in Australia – hopes to make it 10GW by 2030. The post “Dedication and audacity:” Neoen sails past 3GW of solar, wind and batteries in Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Arizona Public Service Signs PPA for CO Bar Solar Power, Battery Storage

Solar Industry

Clenera , an Enlight Company specializing in utility-scale solar farms and energy storage, has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Arizona Public Service (APS) , Arizona’s largest utility, for 258 MW of solar and 824 MWh of battery storage at the CO Bar complex outside of Flagstaff, Ariz. The CO Bar complex is a solar and storage complex being developed by Clenera, a subsidiary of Enlight Renewable Energy.

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Researchers design a new way to capture and recycle carbon dioxide from industrial emissions

TechXplore

Carbon capture is a promising method to help slow climate change. With this approach, carbon dioxide (CO2) is trapped before it escapes into the atmosphere, but the process requires a large amount of energy and equipment. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have designed a capture system using an electrochemical cell that can easily grab and release CO2.

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FCEV Sales, FCEB, & Hydrogen Station Data as of August 23, 2023

FuelCellsWorks

Each month the California Fuel Cell Partnership publishes the latest statistics on how many fuel cell cars have been sold and leased, how many fuel cell buses are on the.

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Are we trying to go forward, or not? Australia’s renewable transition needs clear direction

Renew Economy

Australia needs policy and market clarity if it is to reach its ambitious but attainable renewable energy targets. The post Are we trying to go forward, or not? Australia’s renewable transition needs clear direction appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Recurrent Obtains Financing for First Oklahoma Solar Project

Solar Industry

Recurrent Energy – Canadian Solar ’s wholly owned subsidiary for global project development and power services – has secured $112 million in project financing for its 160 MW North Fork Solar project, located 100 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. NordLB acted as coordinating lead arranger and joint lead arranger. Rabobank acted as joint lead arranger.

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New study could help countries better estimate how much wave energy is in their oceans

TechXplore

The ocean, like a teething toddler, is never still. And both creatures contain shocking amounts of energy. But exactly how much energy surges through our ocean waves is a matter of debate. That uncertainty makes it challenging for countries to weave wave energy into their future climate goals: How can you rely on something you cannot accurately measure?

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Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark Visits the Starting Point of the Danish PtX Adventure

FuelCellsWorks

Fredericia, Denmark– Today, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II visited HySynergy – the place where the Danish PtX adventure begins. During the royal summer cruise, Her Majesty The Queen is visiting.

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Snowy Hydro boss apologises for cost blowouts, Bowen says it won’t be cancelled

Renew Economy

The head of Snowy Hydro has apologised for large cost blowouts, while energy minister Chris Bowen says it would be a waste to cancel the project after so much has been spent. The post Snowy Hydro boss apologises for cost blowouts, Bowen says it won’t be cancelled appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Top Five Renewable Energy Projects Making a Global Impact

Energy Central

With our focus on energy in the US and its technology and political developments, it is all too easy to forget what is going on outside of American borders. This article outlines what the author describes as the current "Top Five" renewables projects around the world and their promised phenomenal scopes and impacts. "As the world becomes increasingly aware of the.

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Nissan is reusing the batteries from old Leaf electric vehicles to make portable power sources

TechXplore

Batteries in older Nissan Leaf electric vehicles are getting a new life as portable power sources that can be used to run gadgets on the go or deliver emergency power in disasters.