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Why stocks in the Global South are key to scaling climate solutions

GreenBiz

The stock market is not a neutral bystander in the climate crisis. Investors and lenders must take action by backing climate solutions companies globally — notably in the Global South.

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What Is the Justice40 Initiative?

NRDC onEarth

This Biden administration directive is the historic effort to ensure that federal climate, clean energy, and infrastructure investments reach the communities who need them most.

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Planning approval given for Australia’s biggest battery to soak up solar and replace coal

Renew Economy

Planning approval given for 2,000 MWh battery in Collie that could double in size and will be used to soak up solar and shift it to the evening peaks, replacing coal. The post Planning approval given for Australia’s biggest battery to soak up solar and replace coal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Record number of fossil fuel lobbyists get access to Cop28 climate talks

The Guardian: Energy

UAE-hosted summit admitted at least 2,456 people affiliated with oil and gas industries, analysis finds See all our Cop 28 coverage At least 2,456 fossil fuel lobbyists have been granted access to the Cop28 climate negotiations, according to an analysis. The figure calculated by the Kick Big Polluters Out (KBPO) coalition is a record number that raises further questions about the fossil fuel industry’s influence over this year’s UN summit, which is being run by the president of the United Arab E

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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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Finance teams need a crash course in ESG. These organizations can help

GreenBiz

New regulations, investor demands and environmental realities are forcing finance teams to brush up on best practices for sustainable finance and ESG reporting.

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How Neonics Can Harm Soil Health and Soil Biodiversity

NRDC onEarth

This World Soil Day, let's acknowledge the effects that neonic pesticides can have on soil health and biodiversity, and the farms that depend on them

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24/7 solar towers could double energy output

TechXplore

If you want to improve the output of solar energy systems, why not also run them at night? That's the question researchers in Qatar and Jordan addressed as they successfully devised a system that promises to more than double energy output of current solar power stations.

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Why JPMorgan, H&M and others will pay $57.1 million to spread crushed rock on farmland

GreenBiz

The Frontier buyers’ group wants to remove 154,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by 2028 through a new deal with startup Lithos Carbon.

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Municipal Compost is Key for Regenerative Farms and Sustainable Cities

NRDC onEarth

Compost is a physical reminder that soils, farms, and farmers are all part of a larger food system inextricably linked with municipalities and urban areas

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“Major influx:” Batteries lead charge as renewables and storage grid applications double

Renew Economy

Applications for connections to the grid from new renewable and storage projects have more than doubled in the past year, and its taking less time. The post “Major influx:” Batteries lead charge as renewables and storage grid applications double 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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Sellafield: ‘bottomless pit of hell, money and despair’ at Europe’s most toxic nuclear site

The Guardian: Energy

Described as a nuclear Narnia, the site is a source of economic support for Cumbria – and a longstanding international safety concern Sellafield nuclear site hacked by groups linked to Russia and China Ministers who visit Sellafield for the first time are left with no illusions about the challenge at Europe’s most toxic nuclear site. One former UK secretary of state described it as a “bottomless pit of hell, money and despair”, which sucked up so much cash that it drowned out many other projects

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Food decarbonization comes of age at COP28

GreenBiz

Governments, funders and businesses are rolling up their sleeves at the climate summit to transform food systems.

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Yet Another Oil Spill Hits the Gulf of Mexico

NRDC onEarth

The largest Gulf oil spill since Deepwater Horizon highlights the inherent risks of offshore drilling to coastal communities and marine ecosystems.

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Stunning leap in rooftop solar PV smashes renewable records across the grid

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar output leaps by nearly a gigawatt to help establish new output records for renewables and reshape the grid. The post Stunning leap in rooftop solar PV smashes renewable records across the grid 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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Spain awards contracts to 1.9GWh energy storage in first PERTE tender

Energy Storage News

The government of Spain, through the Institution for the diversification and energy savings (IDAE) has awarded 880MW/1809MWh in its first tender for energy storage to be co-located with renewables.

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Investors should look to the Global South to scale climate solutions

GreenBiz

The stock market is not a neutral bystander in the climate crisis. Investors and lenders must take action by backing climate solutions companies globally — notably in the Global South.

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The Cool Way to Heat: CA is poised to encourage “smart” AC units

NRDC onEarth

Proposed regs encourage new AC installs to be heat pumps, enabling customers to access heating and cooling in one clean appliance.

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Wind and solar output surges past 20 gigawatts for first time on Australia’s main grid

Renew Economy

Wind and solar output has surged past 20 gigawatts for the first time on Australian main grid, marking yet another significant milestone in the green energy transition. The post Wind and solar output surges past 20 gigawatts for first time on Australia’s main grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Zero-Emission Vehicles Factbook: COP28 Edition

BloombergNEF

By Colin McKerracher, Head of Advanced Transport, BloombergNEF While the climate and energy world gather in Dubai this week for COP, BloombergNEF has published its annual zero emission vehicle factbook. The report was first launched at COP26 in Glasgow and provides a comprehensive picture on where we are on the journey to cleaning up road […] The post Zero-Emission Vehicles Factbook: COP28 Edition appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Nature risk reporting lags far behind climate disclosures, CDP finds

GreenBiz

The CDP calls for more comprehensive environmental risk reporting as hundreds of organizations back ISSB’s sustainability disclosure standards.

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South Fork Wind Is Also a Victory for Whales

NRDC onEarth

The first U.S. utility-scale offshore wind project turns on the lights—and was built with strong protections in place for endangered whales.

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Rooftop solar installs smash record as households turn to bigger systems, put pressure on coal

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar installs smash monthly records in November, as system sizes reach nearly 10kW and the coal industry faces another big bite out of its midday market lunch. The post Rooftop solar installs smash record as households turn to bigger systems, put pressure on coal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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US to Release Hydrogen Subsidy Guidance After COP28

FuelCellsWorks

DUBAI– The U.S. will release guidance for how hydrogen producers can secure billions of dollars of subsidies embedded in last year’s Inflation Reduction Act sometime this year after the COP28 climate.

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Don't call it upcycling: 3 resourceful companies to watch

GreenBiz

It’s rare to find a company that perfectly closes the loop, but it’s valuable to embrace the diversity of circular solutions.

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Compost Is a Climate Solution

NRDC onEarth

Reducing food waste is no. 1 on the list of most impactful interventions to mitigate climate change.

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Another dud Snowy Hydro project, squandering over $1.5bn of taxpayers’ money

Renew Economy

Snowy Hydro's Hunter Power Project has kept a low profile compared to Snowy 2.0 – but it has a strikingly similar list of troubles sending it over budget and off schedule. The post Another dud Snowy Hydro project, squandering over $1.5bn of taxpayers’ money appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Global carbon emissions from fossil fuels to hit record high

The Guardian: Energy

Projected rate of warming has not improved in past two years, analysis shows Cop28 president forced into defence of fossil fuel phase-out claims See all our Cop28 coverage Global carbon emissions from fossil fuels reached record levels again in 2023, as experts warned that the projected rate of warming had not improved over the past two years. The world is on track to have burned more coal, oil and gas in 2023 than it did in 2022, according to a report by the Global Carbon Project , pumping 1.1%

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Why it matters that New York state is suing PepsiCo over single-use plastic

GreenBiz

The state alleges PepsiCo misled the public about the damage caused by single-use plastics.

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Beyond The Tailpipe

NRDC onEarth

Brakes and tires are now a major source of particulate matter pollution from cars and trucks.

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Transgrid hands out multi-billion dollar contracts for controversial HumeLink build

Renew Economy

Transgrid names winners of nearly $3 billion worth of contracts for HumeLink, where work is going ahead in the face of community criticism and ahead of final project approvals. The post Transgrid hands out multi-billion dollar contracts for controversial HumeLink build appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Samtrans Set to Make Largest Zero-Emission Bus Purchase in the Agency’s History

FuelCellsWorks

The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors approved the purchase of up to 108 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs) at its December meeting, moving SamTrans closer to.

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The most valuable guides to building decarbonization in 2024

GreenBiz

For the new year, here’s a selection of the best free resources available on how to decarbonize buildings.

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22 Countries, Including U.S., Pledge to Triple Nuclear Power Capacity

POWER Magazine

The U.S. and 21 other countries have said they want to triple the global generation capacity of nuclear power by mid-century. The pledge, announced Dec. 2 at the United Nations’ […] The post 22 Countries, Including U.S., Pledge to Triple Nuclear Power Capacity appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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World’s biggest CSP plant, with tallest solar power tower, inaugurated in Dubai

Renew Economy

COP28 host inaugurates world's largest concentrated solar power project, featuring the world’s tallest solar tower, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The post World’s biggest CSP plant, with tallest solar power tower, inaugurated in Dubai appeared first on RenewEconomy.