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How to get ready for the new EU sustainability due diligence law

GreenBiz

The European Union finally passed the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. Here’s an early look at how CSDDD will affect corporate supply chains.

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Study maps human uptake of microplastics across 109 countries

Envirotec Magazine

Indonesians eat more microplastics per month than any other country, said the study, with most of it coming from seafood (image credit: raulbaldean / Shutterstock.com). Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines top the global per capita list of dietary uptakes of microplastics, while China, Mongolia and the UK top the list of countries that breathe the most microplastics, according to a new study by Cornell University researchers mapping microplastic uptake across

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Environmental Groups Challenge Highway Expansion Project in Court

NRDC onEarth

Environmental groups filed suit today to challenge the Yolo I-80 highway expansion project. Citing a flawed environmental impact report that understates the true impacts to traffic, climate and air quality, the groups petitioned the courts to require Caltrans to redo.

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Nel ASA: Receives Purchase Order From Alperia Greenpower SRL for Hydrogen Fueling Equipment in Italy

FuelCellsWorks

Oslo–A subsidiary of Cavendish Hydrogen ASA, itself a subsidiary of Nel ASA (Nel, OSE: NEL) has received a purchase order from Alperia Greenpower SRL for hydrogen fueling equipment for one.

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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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Google wants to help other companies eliminate plastic from their packaging

GreenBiz

The company will publish a 70-page guide in June detailing how it redesigned its boxes, coatings, enclosures and labels.

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Swedish start-up launches air purification material for the art industry

Envirotec Magazine

A cellulose-based material protects artwork and sensitive objects from degradation by air pollutants, explains research-based startup firm Adsorbi AB (originating from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden), which launched its first commercial product on 30 May. The adsorbing material is said to combine a long product lifetime with high security, making it ideal for museums and archives. “Our research stems from art conservation where paintings, artifacts, and other sensitive objects

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White House Launches Initiatives to Bolster New Nuclear Deployments

POWER Magazine

The White House has unveiled a suite of new measures aimed at slashing risks associated with new nuclear reactor development and construction, underscoring its policy push to champion nuclear. At […] The post White House Launches Initiatives to Bolster New Nuclear Deployments appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries are set to Face Competition from Novel Tech for Long-Duration Storage: BloombergNEF Research

BloombergNEF

Study shows that long-duration energy storage technologies are now mature enough to understand costs as deployment gets under way New York/San Francisco, May 30, 2024 – Long-duration energy storage, or LDES, is rapidly garnering interest worldwide as the day it will out-compete lithium-ion batteries in some markets approaches and as decarbonization plans become more ambitious. […] The post Lithium-Ion Batteries are set to Face Competition from Novel Tech for Long-Duration Storage: Bloomber

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German energy giant presses go on Australia’s first eight-hour big battery

Renew Economy

Green light given for Australia's first eight-hour big battery, with Tesla to supply the technology. The post German energy giant presses go on Australia’s first eight-hour big battery appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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What Now for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Green Finance Programs?

NRDC onEarth

EPA just announced $27 billion in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) awards. What should stakeholders be doing now for the NCIF and CCIA programs?

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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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Meat and Dairy Industry ‘Weakening’ Climate Policy in the EU: Report 

DeSmogBlog

Intense lobbying from the meat and dairy industry since 2020 has helped weaken and stall crucial climate policies in the European Union, according to a new report from InfluenceMap. For the past three years, agricultural industry associations such as farmers’ union COPA-COGECA , European Livestock Voice , and the European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) have spearheaded the pushback against six key EU climate policies, alongside meat and dairy companies such as Cargill, Arla, and Vion.

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Air Products Announces Plans to Build Network of Commercial-Scale Multi-Modal Hydrogen Refueling Stations Connecting Northern and Southern California

FuelCellsWorks

The New Multi-Modal Hydrogen Refueling Stations will have Capacity to Fuel as many as 200 Heavy-Duty Trucks or 2,000 Light-Duty Vehicles Per Day. Air Products (NYSE:APD) today announced it intends.

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NSW rethinks storage needs to replace coal: More short duration batteries might do the trick

Renew Economy

NSW is rethinking its storage needs to replace its ageing coal generators. Turns out more 4-hour batteries might be cheaper and more effective than eight hour storage. The post NSW rethinks storage needs to replace coal: More short duration batteries might do the trick appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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New method makes hydrogen from solar power and agricultural waste

TechXplore

University of Illinois Chicago engineers have helped design a new method to make hydrogen gas from water using only solar power and agricultural waste, such as manure or husks. The method reduces the energy needed to extract hydrogen from water by 600%, creating new opportunities for sustainable, climate-friendly chemical production.

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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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Siemens Gamesa Cutting 4,100 Jobs in Wind Turbine Unit

POWER Magazine

Siemens Gamesa plans to cut about 4,100 jobs from its wind turbine division as the company continues to restructure its business. The downsizing, reported May 28 by Reuters, impacts about […] The post Siemens Gamesa Cutting 4,100 Jobs in Wind Turbine Unit appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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EU Green Lights $1.5 Billion State-Funded Joint Hydrogen Project to Boost Clean Mobility

FuelCellsWorks

EU competition regulators approved a significant 1.4-billion-euro joint hydrogen project funded by seven member states, expected to draw an additional 3.3 billion euros in private investments. Another project involving a.

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In the largest windfarm in the southern hemisphere, ‘renewable energy farmers’ look to the future

The Guardian: Energy

The MacIntyre turbines on Queensland’s Southern Downs are a financial windfall for some farmers – but others are feeling left out Sign up for the Rural Network email newsletter Join the Rural Network group on Facebook to be part of the community You can see 119 wind turbines scattered across the landscape from the highest point on sheep grazier Brent Finlay’s southern Queensland property.

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New wind output record breaks drought that posed most challenging week for renewable model

Renew Economy

Australia's wind "drought" broken in spectacular style by a new record output. But modelling shows scaled up renewables would still have met most demand. The post New wind output record breaks drought that posed most challenging week for renewable model 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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Florida to repeal clean energy goals, citing new law deleting climate change mentions

TechXplore

The Florida Office of Energy is planning to repeal goals for utilities statewide to transition to cleaner energy, including that 100% of the state's energy come from renewable sources by 2050.

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Fortescue’s Hydrogen Powered Liebherr T 264 Drives on Hydrogen for First Time

FuelCellsWorks

On 19 May, a hydrogen-powered T 264 haul truck prototype reached the significant milestone of having operated using hydrogen power for the first time. Delivered in collaboration with Fortescue, the.

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CSIRO stands by nuclear power costings that contradict Coalition claims

The Guardian: Energy

The Coalition has attacked the GenCost report that found nuclear power plants would be at least 50% more expensive than solar and wind Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The CSIRO says it stands by its analysis on the costs of future nuclear power plants in Australia after the Coalition attacked the work, which contradicted its claims reactors would provide cheap electricity and be available within a d

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NSW formally opens its biggest energy storage tender amid questions over duration

Renew Economy

NSW formally opens its biggest tender for battery storage, and for access rights to the coveted south-west renewable energy zone. The post NSW formally opens its biggest energy storage tender amid questions over duration appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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‘How did we miss this for so long?’: The link between extreme heat and preterm birth

Grist

When Rupa Basu was pregnant with her second child, her body temperature felt out of control — particularly as her third trimester began in the summer of 2007. It wasn’t particularly hot in Oakland, California, with high temperatures reaching 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Still, she felt uncomfortably warm even as her colleagues and friends were unbothered.

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CIB Invests $337 Million Towards Hydrogen Production and Refuelling Network in Western Canada

FuelCellsWorks

Partnership enables HTEC’s H2 Gateway program, an emerging hydrogen infrastructure ecosystem. HTEC to build a by-product hydrogen liquefaction facility and three new hydrogen production facilities to expand Canada’s low carbon fuel.

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Coalition’s brave nuke world a much harder sell after new CSIRO report

The Guardian: Energy

The agency’s GenCost analysis says a first nuclear plant for Australia would deliver power ‘no sooner than 2040’ and could cost more than $16bn Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The Coalition’s pitch on nuclear energy for Australia has had two recurring themes: the electricity will be cheap and it could be deployed within a decade.

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Grong Grong: Australia’s first crowdfunded solar farm powers up

Renew Economy

Australia's first crowdfunded solar farm comes with lessons, including what small developers would like from networks. The post Grong Grong: Australia’s first crowdfunded solar farm powers up appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A Tale of Two Vehicles: Exploring BEVs and Hydrogen FCEVs

POWER Magazine

As the global community intensifies its efforts to combat climate change, the transportation sector has emerged as a crucial battleground. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), carbon dioxide (CO2) […] The post A Tale of Two Vehicles: Exploring BEVs and Hydrogen FCEVs appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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PowerCell to Supply Fuel Cell Systems to O.S. Energy for Research Vessel

FuelCellsWorks

PowerCell, a world leader in hydrogen electric solutions with unique fuel cell stacks and systems, has signed an order for two 100 kW marine fuel cell systems from O.S. Energy.

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Combating carbon footprint: Novel reactor system converts carbon dioxide into usable fuel

TechXplore

Reducing carbon emissions from small-scale combustion systems, such as boilers and other industrial equipment, is a key step towards building a more sustainable, carbon-neutral future. Boilers are widely used across various industries for essential processes like heating, steam generation, and power production, making them significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions.

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Super funds back fossil “climate wreckers” over clean energy

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest superannuation funds are bankrolling an expansion of coal, oil and gas rather than investing in clean energy companies, an index shows. The post Super funds back fossil “climate wreckers” over clean energy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Helping low-income families electrify could save Americans $96 billion

Canary Media

Americans who electrify their homes could reap a massive net savings of $96 billion over the coming decades, but only if policymakers ensure lower-income households aren’t left behind.

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“Hydrotug 1 Is the World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Tugboat”

FuelCellsWorks

Port of Antwerp-Bruges climate neutral by 2050 The Port of Antwerp-Bruges is looking to position itself as Europe’s green energy gateway and aims to be climate neutral by 2050. To.

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GB News Gives Dozens of Appearances to UK’s Main Climate Denial Group

DeSmogBlog

The UK’s leading climate science denial organisation has appeared on GB News more than 35 times over the past seven months, DeSmog can reveal. The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), founded in 2009 by former Conservative chancellor Nigel Lawson, produces reports that contradict established climate science, and advocates against policies to limit greenhouse gas emissions.