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We need to start designing for sustainability

GreenBiz

The design process is usually focused on meeting a client's demands and making something within budget. That isn't enough for the climate crisis.

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The World is Mobilizing Against Big Biomass

NRDC onEarth

This week, communities around the world will highlight that the production and export of forest-based biomass threatens communities and the climate.

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Wind and solar close to 70 pct of Australia’s main grid as fossil fuels sent to new low

Renew Economy

Wind and solar supply nearly 70 per cent of generation on Australia's main grid, as fossil fuel output pushed to a new low. The post Wind and solar close to 70 pct of Australia’s main grid as fossil fuels sent to new low 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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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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How the financial sector can make 'nature markets' work

GreenBiz

The growth of ‘nature markets’ doesn’t guarantee better outcomes for biodiversity or conservation. How can we make sure their evolution doesn’t make things worse?

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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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Pure Hydrogen Update: Hydrogen-Powered Waste Collection Truck with JJ’s Waste and Recycling Nearing Completion

FuelCellsWorks

Sydney– Pure Hydrogen is pleased to provide an update on the hydrogen-powered waste removal truck for leading Australian waste management business, JJ’s Waste & Recycling. Following ADR compliance testing, the.

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After a wave of criticism, what's on the horizon for ESG strategy?

GreenBiz

Against a backdrop of political polarization, the expanding scope of ESG issues is transforming corporate strategy.

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Fire-inhibiting, nonflammable gel polymer electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries

TechXplore

A collaborative research team has achieved a milestone in battery technology. Their achievement in developing a non-flammable gel polymer electrolyte (GPE) is set to revolutionize the safety of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) by mitigating the risks of thermal runaway and fire incidents.

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Fortescue lays out huge wind, solar and storage plans to take fossil fuels out of Pilbara

Renew Economy

Fortescue outlines its path to "real zero" at its Pilbara mines with plans for multiple gigawatts of solar, wind and battery storage, plus an electrified fleet of trucks and trains. The post Fortescue lays out huge wind, solar and storage plans to take fossil fuels out of Pilbara 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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Utilities still moving way too slow on clean energy

Canary Media

Very few U.S. utilities are taking the real-world action needed to combat the worst harms of climate change. And with the tens of billions of dollars in clean energy incentives created by last year’s Inflation Reduction Act, utilities have even less excuse for delay.

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Evaluating sustainability software? Here’s 5 smart tips to get started

GreenBiz

So long, spreadsheets. Here’s what you need to know about assessing sustainability software, a $1.2 billion (and growing) market.

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Urgent need to speed up grid reform and development – IEA

Smart Energy International

The IEA in a new report points to signs that grids are becoming a bottleneck to clean energy transitions and that delayed action means prolonging reliance on fossil fuels. To overcome this, the report, Electricity Grids and Secure Energy Transitions , calls for “an unprecedented level of attention from policy makers and business leaders to ensure grids support clean energy transitions and maintain electricity security”.

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German energy giant says all new solar projects to have batteries included

Renew Economy

EnBW will also consider making a similar pledge for all new wind projects, and look into retrofitting existing wind farms with battery storage. The post German energy giant says all new solar projects to have batteries included appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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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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CDP secures environmental disclosures from a record 23,000 companies

GreenBiz

Companies disclosing environmental impacts through CDP now account for more than two-thirds of global market capitalization.

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Generating clean electricity with chicken feathers

TechXplore

The food industry generates enormous amounts of waste and by-products, including from poultry production. Each year, some 40 million metric tons of chicken feathers are incinerated. This not only releases large amounts of CO2, but also produces toxic gases such as sulfur dioxide.

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Record rooftop solar output slashes wholesale electricity prices

Renew Economy

Record levels of solar are taking pressure off the grid and pushing down prices, but regulator says there is a "pressing need" for new investment in large scale wind and solar. The post Record rooftop solar output slashes wholesale electricity prices appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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EU says 944GW of AgriPV is possible on 1% of European farmland

PV Tech

The statement comes off the back of a report from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) analysing the potential and challenges for AgriPV in the European market.

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The global freshwater crisis threatens to erode $58 trillion in economic value

GreenBiz

Here's why it's a 'downward spiral', according to a new WWF report.

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Study unveils a new partially disordered phase in Li- and Mn-rich cathode materials

TechXplore

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are among the most widespread battery technologies worldwide, due to their light weight, high energy densities, easy fabrication process, rapid charging times and other advantageous properties. Identifying strategies that could boost their performance further or facilitate their future upscaling has been the focus of numerous recent studies.

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Did big batteries break the fossil fuel cartel on the grid, or did they just join it?

Renew Economy

High priced events on the wholesale electricity market are normally the result of bidding by fossil fuel generators and hydro plants. Now a new actor has emerged, battery storage. The post Did big batteries break the fossil fuel cartel on the grid, or did they just join it? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Siemens Energy to deploy ‘first’ synchronous condenser-BESS hybrid project in Ireland

Energy Storage News

Siemens Energy will provide the technology for a project in Ireland combining a synchronous condenser and a battery energy storage system (BESS) of 160MWh.

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14 training resources for regenerating the land through agriculture

GreenBiz

Enable your organization to support holistic, regenerative practices and empower your suppliers to do the same.

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World may have crossed solar power 'tipping point,' study suggests

TechXplore

The world may have crossed a "tipping point" that will inevitably make solar power our main source of energy, new research suggests.

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CSIRO says “curtain of ceramic particles” could finally unleash solar thermal technology

Renew Economy

CSIRO says a "curtain" of falling ceramic particles may deliver the extreme heat needed to deliver the low cost "solar battery" long promised by CST technologies. The post CSIRO says “curtain of ceramic particles” could finally unleash solar thermal technology appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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DOE bets on virtual power plants

Solar Power World

While huge utility-scale solar projects capture most of the headlines, the residential market also has an important role to play in the country’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable electricity. Individual home solar + storage systems may not necessarily help the grid, but when aggregated together into virtual power plants, that changes.

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Tesla and Rivian signed a right-to-repair pact. Repair advocates are skeptical

GreenBiz

Despite a “landmark” agreement, automakers and the repair industry are still fighting over who controls car data.

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Biden administration announces ‘largest ever’ investment in US electric grid

The Verge: Energy

A worker repairs a utility pole during a power outage after Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021. | Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui / Bloomberg via Getty Images The Biden administration announced $3.46 billion in funding today to upgrade the US’s aging electric grid, the largest investment to date in the grid.

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If the first solar entrepreneur hadn’t been kidnapped, would coal have been king?

Renew Economy

As the argument goes, we owe fossil fuels for supercharging development. But what if there was a viable alternative, sabotaged by fossil interests from its very inception? The post If the first solar entrepreneur hadn’t been kidnapped, would coal have been king? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Designing waste to be valuable

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Creatives are revolutionizing our perception of waste by demonstrating its potential value in design.

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Oman is Investing $30 Billion in Hydrogen Economy

FuelCellsWorks

MUSCAT: The Sultanate of Oman is investing more than $30 billion in the hydrogen economy, with the prime aim to be one of the largest producers in the world by.

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