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How sustainability professionals can use their collective voice to speed climate progress

GreenBiz

Sustainability professionals can take meaningful action to push companies to align their policy goals and climate objectives.

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New Analysis Shows Widespread PFAS Contamination of Tap Water in CA

NRDC onEarth

Estimate of Californians with PFAS in drinking water jumps to 25 million - highlights need for proposed bill SB 903 to end unnecessary use of forever chemicals.

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

BloombergNEF

Welcome to the second part of my two-part article exploring the bull and bear cases for the net-zero transition. The post Liebreich: Net Zero Will Be Harder Than You Think – And Easier. Part II: Easier appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Rio signs Australia’s biggest wind energy deal to help power giant smelter and refineries

Renew Economy

Global mining giant Rio Tinto says it has signed the biggest renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) in Australia to help supply its huge smelting and refining operations in Gladstone. The post Rio signs Australia’s biggest wind energy deal to help power giant smelter and refineries appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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The growing popularity of degrowth

Grist

The vision It’s a five-minute bike ride to the train station. On brisk mornings like this, I wear gloves and pack a warm coffee for the commute. My work buddy Lucy gets on two stops down, always with a pair of scones, wheeling her bike next to mine in the locker downstairs before joining me in the sunny coach section. Half an hour later, we unload the bikes and race each other along the greenway to our office.

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Reading the News: Highway Widenings Are Undermining Climate Goals

NRDC onEarth

National, state and local news outlets have picked up on a key theme: reaching our ambitious climate goals requires rethinking how we invest in transportation.

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Chart: Nearly all new US power plants built in 2024 will be clean energy

Canary Media

Canary Media’s chart of the week translates crucial data about the clean energy transition into a visual format. Not long ago, people called wind, solar and batteries “alternative energy.” That old moniker has now lost its meaning: In 2024, the U.S.

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Australian researchers make water battery breakthrough

Renew Economy

Researchers at RMIT University find a way to replace the electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries with water, an innovation that could remove the fire risk entirely. The post Australian researchers make water battery breakthrough appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Building a More Sustainable, Affordable Colorado with Thoughtful Housing Strategies

NRDC onEarth

Land use reform proposed by Colorado leaders could deliver a triple victory for climate, air quality, and housing affordability.

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Jodie Kidd Champions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology for Sustainable Mobility

FuelCellsWorks

United Kingdom– Renowned British model, television personality, and motor enthusiast Jodie Kidd has emerged as a vocal advocate for hydrogen fuel cell technology, positioning it as a pivotal solution for.

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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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MISO Warns ‘Immediate and Serious’ Challenges Are Threatening Reliability  

POWER Magazine

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) is warning reliability challenges have grown urgent as the nation’s power system grapples with a “hyper-complex risk environment.” The grid operator that serves 15 […] The post MISO Warns ‘Immediate and Serious’ Challenges Are Threatening Reliability appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Massive NSW wind and battery project gets federal approval to replace coal, drought-proof farms

Renew Economy

The biggest wind farm in New South Wales and one of the biggest on the NEM has the green light from the federal government to go ahead. The post Massive NSW wind and battery project gets federal approval to replace coal, drought-proof farms appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Definition Of PFAS Should Be Science Based

NRDC onEarth

Attempts to weaken the PFAS definition threaten public health and the environment

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Nikola Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results

FuelCellsWorks

Delivered the first production hydrogen fuel cell electric truck available in North America Delivered 35 hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks in Q4 ending the period with no finished goods inventory From October.

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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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‘A picture of hell’: inside the UK’s nuclear reactors – in pictures

The Guardian: Energy

Armed with a Geiger counter, Michael Collins was given access to multiple power stations across the UK – he found them tranquil, beautiful and sinister Continue reading.

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Works begin on giant Queensland Tesla battery at site of former coal plant

Renew Economy

Construction starts on 250MW, two-hour big battery that will store solar generated by Ipswich rooftops and help wean the Queensland grid off coal. The post Works begin on giant Queensland Tesla battery at site of former coal plant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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GenH2 Unveils Groundbreaking Liquid Hydrogen Technology in Milestone UAV Flight

Hydrogen Fuel News

Revolutionary On-Board Liquid Hydrogen Technology Showcased Tomorrow, GenH2, a pioneer in hydrogen infrastructure solutions, will demonstrate its revolutionary liquid on-board and zero-loss mobile hydrogen technology by fueling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at its Titusville headquarters at 10:00AM. Utilizing liquid hydrogen, the six-foot-long octocopter UAV is set to travel four times farther than previous capabilities.

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Toyota Offering $40,000 Off Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell EVs

FuelCellsWorks

Toyota is offering its biggest discount yet on the hydrogen-powered Mirai. According to a bulletin sent to dealers today, the 2023 Toyota Mirai now features a rebate worth up to.

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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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Webinar: Designing secure and remotely managed electric vehicle chargers

Charged

Discover the power of over-the-air updates and connectivity for EV chargers The electric vehicle landscape continues to evolve, ensuring the safety and efficiency of EV chargers becomes paramount. This is the third in a series of groundbreaking webinars on the future of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, where you can join us to discover the power of over-the-air updates and connectivity for EV chargers.

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Concrete pours and modules arrive for South Australia’s biggest battery storage project

Renew Economy

Concrete pours have been completed and the first of battery modules have arrived on the site of South Australia's biggest battery project. The post Concrete pours and modules arrive for South Australia’s biggest battery storage project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Week in Impact Investing: Collaboration

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: ? Winning combinations. Teamwork makes the dream work. In San Antonio and other cities, a new. The post The Week in Impact Investing: Collaboration appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Nel ASA: Invitation to Q4 2023 Results Presentation

FuelCellsWorks

Oslo, Norway — Nel ASA (Nel, OSE:NEL) will publish its fourth quarter 2023 report on 28 February 2024 at 07:00 CET, and host a presentation at 08:00 CET. The quarterly.

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US climate goals: EVs are on track, but clean power is lagging

Canary Media

Based on headlines alone, you might expect that the U.S. is cruising toward its clean electricity goals while sputtering toward its EV goals. But in a counterintuitive turn, a new report finds the opposite to be true.

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Queensland unveils $571m plan to make Sunshine state the “battery capital” of Australia

Renew Economy

"If we're going to use them, we should make them." Queensland Labor unveils five-year, $571 million Battery Industry Strategy. The post Queensland unveils $571m plan to make Sunshine state the “battery capital” of Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Poll: British Columbians overwhelmingly support $36B electricity grid expansion, renewables over LNG, and the need for an energy strategy

Clean Energy Canada

VANCOUVER — With a low snowpack threatening hydroelectricity production in B.C., power concerns are more top of mind than usual for many British Columbians. Overwhelmingly, B.C. residents support the provincial government and BC Hydro’s recent $36 billion investment to expand and improve the electricity grid over the next decade, according to a new public opinion survey conducted by Stratcom for Clean Energy Canada.

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Plug Finalizes Contract to Support Major U.S. Automobile Manufacturer’s Material Handling Operations with Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Solutions

FuelCellsWorks

One of the largest automotive manufacturing facilities in the U.S., spanning over 6 square miles, to run on Plug hydrogen and fuel cell solutions LATHAM, N.Y. — Plug Power Inc.

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Smart tech could help fix the biggest barrier to building clean energy

Canary Media

Over the past decade or so, study after study has shown the potential for “ grid-enhancing technologies ” to improve the capacity and reliability of existing transmission grids without needing to deal with the difficult task of building new power lines.

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Here we go again: Coalition adds rooftop solar to its “disrupt and delay” handbook

Renew Economy

Here we go again – the latest salvo from the climate luddites of National Party designed to disrupt and delay Australia's accelerating clean energy revolution. The post Here we go again: Coalition adds rooftop solar to its “disrupt and delay” handbook appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Queensland launches battery strategy, vanadium flow factory announced in Australian state

Energy Storage News

The government of Queensland has published its official battery strategy as part of the Australian state’s major Energy and Jobs Plan and policies to invigorate its industries.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Up To $100 Million for Pilot-Scale Testing of Advanced Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies

FuelCellsWorks

Includes Funding for Projects to Produce Carbon-Negative Hydrogen from Biomass The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced up to $100 million to help develop.

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3ti installs pop-up solar EV charging hub at Scottish hospital

Charged

UK solar car park company 3ti has installed its Papilio3 pop-up solar car park and EV charging hub at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, Scotland. Made from a recycled shipping container, the unit integrates solar and existing local power to fast charge up to 12 EVs simultaneously at 7, 11 or 22 kW, including those in operation at the hospital. 3ti says Papilio3 can be installed in less than eight hours.

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Bob Brown arrested at protest defending Tasmania’s giant trees

Renew Economy

Veteran environmentalist Bob Brown and two supporters have been charged over a logging protest in defence of Tasmania's giant trees. The post Bob Brown arrested at protest defending Tasmania’s giant trees appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Breakthrough in High-Density Hydrogen Storage Technology

Hydrogen Fuel News

In a groundbreaking development, Professor Hyunchul Oh and his team from the Department of Chemistry at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have reported a significant breakthrough in the field of hydrogen storage. This innovative research has the potential to revolutionize our future energy systems. The team has harnessed advanced high-density adsorption technology to create a nanoporous complex hydride.

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