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Case study: How Prologis is turning the sustainability regulatory squeeze into opportunity

GreenBiz

Prologis, a logistics real estate company, is integrating ESG into its business strategy and decision-making by prioritizing team collaboration and investment in data systems.

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New technologies for nuclear waste disposal: UK-Japan research collaboration kicks off

Envirotec Magazine

The Sellafield site in Cumbria, by night. Since 2022, the site has been primarily focused on nuclear waste processing and storage, and nuclear decommissioning (image credit: Dom Crayford , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ). A new research collaboration brings together researchers and industrialists from the UK and Japan to explore novel ways to detect and dispose of radioactive nuclear debris.

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Time for New York City to Act on Extreme Heat

NRDC onEarth

The September heat wave now enveloping New York is a reminder that the time has arrived for officials in the nation’s largest city to further protect its residents from the dangers of extreme heat.

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The Australian solar tech that may have found a low cost solution to deep storage

Renew Economy

Australian concentrated solar tech is about to get rolled out on a massive scale after latching on to a simple and low cost solution for deep storage. The post The Australian solar tech that may have found a low cost solution to deep storage 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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As sales of heat pumps grow, it’s critical to deploy them properly

GreenBiz

Heat pumps are an increasingly viable alternative to furnaces and air conditioners for decarbonizing buildings.

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Government support called for as single-use vape disposal quadruples to over 5 million per week

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Zeynep Demir Aslim / Shutterstock.com. The number of disposable single-use vapes thrown away has soared from 1.3 million to nearly 5 million per week, according to new research from not-for-profit group Material Focus. This is equivalent to 8 per second being thrown away – almost four times the number since the research was first conducted last year.

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Liebreich: Net Zero Will Be Harder Than You Think – And Easier. Part I: Harder

BloombergNEF

When considering the transition to a net-zero carbon economy, it is easy to swing between extremes of optimism and pessimism. The post Liebreich: Net Zero Will Be Harder Than You Think – And Easier. Part I: Harder appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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How the IRA cuts costs and emissions from buildings

GreenBiz

Sponsored: EDF’s Victoria Mills interviews Katie McGinty of Johnson Controls to discuss how the IRA is taking on the often overlooked topic of building emissions.

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“Business will kill your children:” Was Andrew Forrest’s climate speech really that “loopy”?

Renew Economy

Andrew Forrest has been described as "loopy" and weird for his striking speech that warns "humanity is at risk" and that "business will kill your children." Just because he said the obvious. The post “Business will kill your children:” Was Andrew Forrest’s climate speech really that “loopy”? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Community Engagement Is Fundamental to the Permitting Process

NRDC onEarth

Clean energy and transmission projects can bring benefits to the communities that host them. Inviting local interests to the planning table helps ensure that.

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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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India Begins Commercial Operation of First Domestically Designed 700-MWe PHWR Nuclear Reactor

POWER Magazine

India has begun commercial operation of its first domestically designed 700-MWe pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) at the Kakrapar nuclear power plant in Gujarat, state-owned Nuclear Power Corp. of India […] The post India Begins Commercial Operation of First Domestically Designed 700-MWe PHWR Nuclear Reactor appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Packaging taxes are coming for food companies: 4 actions to take now

GreenBiz

Extended producer responsibility puts a price on the packaging materials a company brings into a state.

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Bowen switches on first of 400 solar soaking community batteries

Renew Economy

The first of 400 federally funded community batteries has been switched on in Sydney on the Ausgrid network. The post Bowen switches on first of 400 solar soaking community batteries appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A Resource for Energy-Burdened Communities

NRDC onEarth

Energy burden has disproportionately impacted low-income communities of color for decades. NRDC is actively working to bring justice to these communities through this mapping tool.

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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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Who says heavy-duty EVs won’t work? 170-tonne, 620 kWh battery-electric truck hits the road in Australia

Charged

The next time some troll insists that EVs are only suitable for small vehicles, you might send ‘em a picture of this behemoth. Janus Electric, a startup based in New South Wales, Australia, has partnered with mining giant OZ Minerals and logistics provider Qube to trial an electric triple road train. The converted Volvo FH16 8×6 prime mover delivers 720 hp and 2,500 Nm of torque.

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Four 'soft skills' you need in a sustainability career

GreenBiz

The skills that get you the ESG job aren't necessarily the ones that will help you thrive.

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The world's largest low-carbon steel plant moves closer to completion

Canary Media

A plan to build the world's first large-scale green steel plant just moved closer to becoming a reality. H2 Green Steel , the company behind the groundbreaking project in Sweden, has raised a €1.5 billion ($1.6 billion) equity round.

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U.S. DOT Finally Suspends LNG-by-Rail Rule!

NRDC onEarth

The federal government has finalized a long-awaited suspension of the regulation that previously permitted LNG transport by rail across the country.

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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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Bavaria Bolsters Hydrogen Ecosystem with Expanded Funding Program for Another 50 Hydrogen Filling Stations

FuelCellsWorks

MUNICH—As the IAA Mobility show gears up, Bavaria is hitting the accelerator on its hydrogen strategy. The state’s funding initiative for hydrogen refueling stations is entering its latest phase, set.

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California bill on disclosure would go beyond SEC’s proposed rules

GreenBiz

The legislation would require California corporations to disclose Scope 3 emissions by 2027.

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ERCOT Issues First Level 2 Emergency Alert Since Winter Storm Uri

POWER Magazine

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on Sept. 6 issued an Energy Emergency Alert 2 (EEA 2) after grid conditions quickly deteriorated around sunset (7:30 p.m.) as demand soared […] The post ERCOT Issues First Level 2 Emergency Alert Since Winter Storm Uri appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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How Frontline Communities Can Take Advantage of the Inflation Reduction Act to Advance Local Priorities

NRDC onEarth

A breakdown of some of the major opportunities available to community-based organizations and some actionable steps to get more involved in this space.

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CharIN launches new taskforce for wireless power transfer

Charged

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) is a global alliance of EV and EVSE providers that promotes universal charging standards such as CCS, MCS and ISO 15118. Now CharIN has launched a Wireless Power Transfer Taskforce, initiated by Siemens , WiTricity , and MAHLE , in order to drive the adoption and standardization of wireless charging solutions for EVs.

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Why circularity can’t be an exclusive club

GreenBiz

We need all voices to set the direction for the circular economy.

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UK Hydrogen Alliance Established to Accelerate Zero Carbon Aviation and Bring an £34bn* Annual Benefit to the Country

FuelCellsWorks

The Hydrogen in Aviation (HIA) alliance of major players across aviation will work to accelerate the delivery of zero carbon aviation. The UK is currently in a strong position to.

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Massive solar and battery deal promises to cut commercial energy costs in half

Renew Economy

A $500 million deal will install 50MW of solar and 300MWh of battery storage across ESR Australia's commercial property portfolio by 2033. The post Massive solar and battery deal promises to cut commercial energy costs in half appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Monarch Private Capital Backs 300+ MW of Solar Energy Installations

Solar Industry

Monarch Private Capital , an investment firm that develops, finances and manages a diversified portfolio of projects generating both federal and state tax credits, closed on tax equity investments in four solar energy projects totaling 305 MW in Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. These projects, owned by Cubico Sustainable Investments, Elawan Energy and Silicon Ranch, underscore a collective commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions.

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Challenging wealth supremacy to realize the dream of systemic change

Impact Alpha

This essay is adapted from Marjorie Kelly’s forthcoming book, “Wealth Supremacy: How the Extractive Economy and the Biased Rules of Capitalism Drive Today’s. The post Challenging wealth supremacy to realize the dream of systemic change appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Fallback Friday Story: PowerCell Secures Deal with Bosch for Supply of S3 Fuel Cell Stack

FuelCellsWorks

PowerCell has signed an agreement with Robert Bosch GmbH to manufacture the fuel cell stack S3 for PowerCell. PowerCell thereby increases its production capacity significantly and focuses on scaling up the assembly.

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“Moving beyond baseload:” NSW turns to consumers and local storage to fill Eraring gap

Renew Economy

NSW announces $1.8 billion, including a new focus on consumer energy resources, such as neighbourhood batteries, in its Energy Security Corp. The post “Moving beyond baseload:” NSW turns to consumers and local storage to fill Eraring gap appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Charts: Which states will benefit most from the Inflation Reduction Act?

Canary Media

President Biden’s marquee climate legislation has triggered a wave of announcements of planned new clean energy manufacturing facilities in the U.S. — but the benefits of this boom are not flowing evenly across the country.

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Volta Zero Electric Trucks: Life Cycle Assessment

Green Living Guy

As we talk Volta Zero electric trucks, the world embraces the need for sustainable solutions. For the transportation industry is undergoing a significant transformation. Electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a key player in this transition. Thereby offering a cleaner and greener alternative to traditional combustion engine vehicles. Volta Electric Trucks Volta Trucks, a Swedish […] The post Volta Zero Electric Trucks: Life Cycle Assessment appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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Extreme E Plans Switch to Hydrogen as Extreme H From 2025

FuelCellsWorks

LONDON– The Extreme E electric off-road racing series whose team owners include Formula One champions Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button, is planning a switch to hydrogen as Extreme.

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