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CBI: Green Economy soars 9% compared to UK economy’s 0.1% growth

Envirotec Magazine

The UK’s net zero economy grew 9% in 2023 according to a new report commissioned by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), with analysis provided by CBI Economics and The Data City. 1 The total gross value added (GVA) by businesses involved in the net zero economy now stands at £74 billion. This is in contrast to stagnation in the wider economy with GDP growth at just 0.1% in 2023. 2 But CBI Economics is warning that without further investment and policy stability, the strength of futu

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The U.K. is Burning Canadian Forests for Fuel

NRDC onEarth

Twenty-three environmental organizations stress that the U.K. government funding the incineration of imported Canadian wood pellets threatens climate progress.

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South Australia fast-tracks 100 pct renewables target to 2027

Renew Economy

South Australia fast tracks its target of "net 100 pct" renewables to 2027 - rather than 2030 - as a result of the state's new wind and solar developments and ambitious hydrogen plans. The post South Australia fast-tracks 100 pct renewables target to 2027 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Low-income communities will soon get $7 billion for local solar

Canary Media

One of the Inflation Reduction Act's most potentially transformative programs is close to being finalized — and now we have a window into how it could take shape. States are vying for a share of a historic $7 billion in federal funding to help low-income families access clean solar power.

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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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TECO 2030 and Yokogawa Take Partnership to the Next Stage With Delivery of One TECO Fuel Cell Stack

FuelCellsWorks

Lysaker, Norway– TECO 2030 (OSE: TECO, ISIN: NO0010887516) announces that for the next step in its partnership with Yokogawa, the global industrial automation company, it will be delivering a TECO.

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IHME, Microsoft, and Planet Collaborate to Map Climate-Vulnerable Populations In Unprecedented Detail

Planet Pulse

From intensifying natural disasters and food insecurity, to public health crises and forced migration, we live at a time of unprecedented climate risks. Each of us is exposed to these risks in a different way, and we do not all bear them equally. Yet no matter which risks we face, one thing is certain: on a warming planet, knowing where people are is critical to saving lives.

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Texas will add more grid batteries than any other state in 2024

Canary Media

California and Texas have a new clean-energy superlative to compete over: who’s got the most grid batteries. Last year, Texas overtook California in large-scale solar power capacity. When huge amounts of solar power rush onto the grid, batteries tend to follow.

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Bekaert and Toshiba Sign a Partnership Agreement on MEA Technology for PEM Electrolyzers to Accelerate the Advance Towards Green Hydrogen Production at Scale

FuelCellsWorks

Bekaert and Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions Corporation (“Toshiba”), have entered into a global partnership which includes a strategic cooperation agreement, and a manufacturing technology license for Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEA),

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Meat Industry Using ‘Misinformation’ to Block Dietary Change, Report Finds

DeSmogBlog

The agriculture sector has spent millions of dollars on discrediting plant-based diets, a new report has claimed. The report, published by the consumer advocacy organisation Freedom Food Alliance on Thursday (29 February), found that multinational meat companies and lobby groups were using industry-funded research, public ad campaigns and educational materials to sway public opinion on meat and dairy.

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Australia to seek 10 GW of wind and solar this year in biggest ever tenders

Renew Economy

Australia will seek 10 gigawatts of new wind and solar capacity this year, along with 3 GW of dispatchable capacity, as it races to meet its ambitious renewables target. The post Australia to seek 10 GW of wind and solar this year in biggest ever tenders 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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MethaneSAT brings key tool to oil & gas operators, gives stakeholders unprecedented transparency

EDF + Business

Methane is now a central part of the oil & gas industry’s climate challenge. New regulations in the US and Europe, growing concern in Asia, and mounting interest from investors and global gas markets mean increasing pressure to improve emissions performance. It was also a focal point in the COP28 climate talks, where 52 producers representing more than a third of global production joined the Oil & Gas Decarbonization Charter, pledging to reduce emissions to near zero and to eliminate rou

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Hyundai Signs Agreement With KD Transportation and SK E&S to Supply 1,000 Hydrogen Buses to Seoul by 2027

FuelCellsWorks

SK E&S, KD Transportation, and Hyundai Forge Alliance to Revolutionize Urban Transit with Hydrogen Buses Replacing 1,000 diesel buses with hydrogen buses would reduce 62,000 tons of carbon dioxide and.

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Alberta renewables announcement paves uncertain future for province’s once-booming renewables industry

Clean Energy Canada

VICTORIA — Evan Pivnick, clean energy program manager at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the Alberta government’s announcement of new rules for renewable project development : “Today’s announcement has dropped an uncertainty bomb on renewable project investors and developers in Alberta. Until last year, the province was the undisputed renewable capital of Canada, securing over $4.7 billion in new investment and bringing thousands of new jobs to the province since

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Andrew Forrest attacks Coalition’s nuclear “bulldust” and betraying the bush

Renew Economy

Andrew Forrest says Coalition needs to stop the "bull dust" about nuclear energy being the "fairy godmother" to the energy transition. The post Andrew Forrest attacks Coalition’s nuclear “bulldust” and betraying the bush 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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Toyota wants hydrogen to succeed so bad it’s paying people to buy the Mirai

TechCrunch: Climate

Despite automakers like Toyota and Honda pushing fuel-cell vehicles, hydrogen’s future lies elsewhere. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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India’s Leap into Sustainable Transport: Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles Pilot on Five Key Routes

FuelCellsWorks

India is embarking on a transformative journey towards sustainable transport with the initiation of pilot projects for hydrogen-powered vehicles, testing them on key inter-city routes. The Ministry of New and.

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Chart: Gas-powered cars are losing market share to EVs and hybrids

Canary Media

Canary Media’s chart of the week translates crucial data about the clean energy transition into a visual format. It’s been a messy few months for the U.S. electric vehicle market, but take a step back and the trend is crystal clear: Conventional gas-burning vehicles are on their way out.

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“Absolute smugness:” Australia pioneer laments “embarrassing” lack of offshore wind projects

Renew Economy

Offshore wind pioneer says the lack of Australian investment in offshore wind is "embarrassing". The post “Absolute smugness:” Australia pioneer laments “embarrassing” lack of offshore wind projects 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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Iberdrola to build 245MW PV plant in Sicily, Italy’s “largest”

PV Tech

Spanish utility Iberdrola has signed an agreement with solar developer ib vogt for the construction of a 245MW solar PV plant in Sicily, northern Italy.

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Egypt Signs 7 Green Hydrogen MoUs Worth a Potential $40 Billion

FuelCellsWorks

CAIRO, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Egypt has signed seven memoranda of understanding with international developers in the fields of green hydrogen and renewable energy in the Suez Canal Economic Zone.

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How About a Hydrogen car? Massive Discounts on 2023 Toyota Mirai

Hydrogen Fuel News

Amidst California’s ongoing efforts to promote environmentally friendly transportation and the changing landscape of hydrogen fuel infrastructure, Toyota has announced a dramatic rebate of up to $40,000 off MSRP for the 2023 Toyota Mirai. This aggressive incentive program is turning heads and igniting discussions on whether it’s a move to clear inventory or increase awareness about the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

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“Stop dividing us”: Andrew Forrest attacks pro-nuclear politicians

Renew Economy

Andrew Forrest says Coalition needs to stop the "bull dust" about nuclear energy being the "fairy godmother" to the energy transition. The post “Stop dividing us”: Andrew Forrest attacks pro-nuclear politicians appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Electrification gaining momentum in fleet vehicle industry

Charged

Sponsored by Parker Lord. The electrification of commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses and fleet vehicles, is gaining significant momentum globally. According to a report by Smart Energy Decisions , there were more than one million electric vehicles (EVs) in commercial and government fleets in the United States as of 2021, up from just over 300,000 in 2019.

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Pininfarina Unveils Enigma GT 2+2: A Hydrogen-Powered Turbo V6 Marvel

FuelCellsWorks

Pininfarina presents Enigma GT at the Geneva International Motor Show 2024 Pininfarina, the renowned design house, has taken the wraps off its latest creation, the Enigma GT, at the Geneva.

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EPA Drops Existing Gas-Fired Plants from Contentious Power Plant GHG Rule

POWER Magazine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will drop requirements covering existing natural gas-fired power plants in its final Section 111 rule regulating power sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which is […] The post EPA Drops Existing Gas-Fired Plants from Contentious Power Plant GHG Rule appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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This Colorado community is already living in the all-electric future

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. ARVADA, Colorado — On a gray Saturday, I pull up to the curb of the Geos neighborhood during a snowstorm.

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Aggregates producer CRH to test Caterpillar’s electric off-highway trucks and charging solutions

Charged

Yellow-machine icon Caterpillar has signed an electrification strategic agreement with building materials firm CRH, a major North American producer of aggregates, to advance the deployment of Caterpillar’s zero-emission off-road vehicles. CRH will participate in Caterpillar’s Early Learner program, testing and validating 70- to 100-ton-class battery-electric off-highway trucks and charging solutions in real-world applications.

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Hong Kong’s First Hydrogen Bus Hits the Streets Marking a Historic Step in #MissionZero

FuelCellsWorks

Hong Kong’s public transportation landscape undergoes a revolutionary transformation with the deployment to service of a cutting-edge zero-emission hydrogen bus today. The first-ever hydrogen double deck bus has commenced service.

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Geothermal startup Fervo Energy is tapping fresh $221M round, filing reveals

TechCrunch: Climate

The company draws heavily on drilling techniques pioneered by the oil and gas industry and has a deal with Google to provide carbon-free power. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Germany’s target of 80 pct renewable electricity by 2030 well within reach, says minister

Renew Economy

German economy minister says sourcing 80% of electricity from renewables by 2030 is very much achievable if current positive trends persist. The post Germany’s target of 80 pct renewable electricity by 2030 well within reach, says minister appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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REE begins customer deliveries of electric truck

Charged

REE Automotive has begun customer deliveries of its electric chassis cab. REE’s P7-C medium-duty electric commercial truck is a fully steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire and drive-by-wire vehicle. REE has initiated customer deliveries of the first batch of P7-C demonstration trucks for multiple fleet evaluations in North America via its dealer network. US dealer Pritchard EV is the first to receive the P7-C demonstration truck for a road show with its large fleet customers.

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AFC Energy Announces Milestone on its Next Generation Ammonia Cracker Reactor Technology

FuelCellsWorks

AFC Energy (AIM: AFC), a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, is pleased to update the market on its ongoing successes evidenced from its next generation modular ammonia cracker.

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Canada Infrastructure Bank loan enables Indigenous communities to hold stake in energy storage projects

Energy Storage News

Energy Storage Canada (ESC) is “thrilled” that the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s (CIB’s) investment into a large-scale battery storage portfolio will enable Indigenous communities to hold a stake in it.

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