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Forestry at a tech conference? How nature has become the most popular topic in tech

GreenBiz

This is one of the most exciting sectors for innovation.

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EU lawmakers confirm 2035 zero-emission sales mandate for new cars and vans

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The European Commission has agreed to set a zero-emission sales mandate for new cars and vans by 2035. As the average age of passenger cars in the EU is just under 12 years, this policy should put the bloc on track to reach the target of converting its fleet to zero-emission-only by 2050, the date by which capitals have agreed to be net-zero. Separate legislation covering CO 2 standards for trucks and heavy vehicles is on the agenda for next year.

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How to Implement a Water Audit for Business

Green Business Bureau

What is a Water Audit? A water audit, also known as a water assessment, is an analysis of a business’s water usage to identify inefficiencies and potential cost savings. It documents all the different ways your business uses water within its operations, when and how much water is typically consumed, and identifies opportunities for reductions.

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Can your company leap the great sustainability skills gap?

GreenBiz

The demand for knowledge about sustainability subjects is intensifying in corporate roles such as procurement, product design and accounting. Here’s how tech giants Microsoft and Salesforce are addressing the gap.

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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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PFAS persists through wastewater treatment, may enter crops

Envirotec Magazine

Beneficial reuse of treated wastewater is an increasingly common practice in which treated wastewater is used for irrigation and other non-potable purposes (image credit: Heather Preisendanz, Penn State). PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a group of more than 4,700 fully synthetic compounds that are widely used in industrial and manufacturing processes and found in many consumer products, persist through wastewater treatment at levels that may impact the long-term feasibility of “

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Biofuel Market Size to Worth Around USD 331.89 BN by 2030

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According to Nova one advisor, the Biofuel market size was accounted at USD 131.85 billion in 2021 and is predicted to be worth around USD 331.89 billion by 2030 with a notable CAGR of 11.9% from 2022 to 2030.

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Can a 'carbon coin' save the world? It may be put to the test

GreenBiz

Steps are inching forward toward a real-world demonstration of the planet-saving financial tool from the sci-fi novel 'Ministry for the Future.

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Komatsu presents 20-ton-class Proterra Powered electric hydraulic excavator

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Komatsu showed off a 20-ton-class electric hydraulic excavator at the recent bauma trade show in Munich. The machine is powered by a lithium-ion battery system from Proterra. Since January 2021, the two companies have been jointly developing electric medium-sized hydraulic excavators , and have been conducting proof of concept tests on research machines at customers’ construction sites.

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Tigo Energy Unveiling Integrated Solar-Plus-Storage Solution for the European Market

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With a pilot installation in Italy and phased release in select European countries, the Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) Residential Solar Solution will be unveiled at the Key Energy conference in Italy.

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Nowhere for polluters to hide: Satellites track power station emissions in real-time

Renew Economy

With big polluters in Australia severely underreporting their emissions, the country is in need of this kind of independent data. The post Nowhere for polluters to hide: Satellites track power station emissions in real-time 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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More sustainable doesn’t mean sustainable: How to use circularity to make the shift

GreenBiz

Sponsored: The case for circular business models as a critical enabler of truly sustainable business, by operating within the finite resources of planetary boundaries.

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Thomas Built Buses delivers 200th Proterra Powered electric school bus

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Proterra builds and sells transit buses under its own brand, and also provides electric powertrains to other EV manufacturers through its Proterra Powered business unit. One very popular application is the electric school bus. Thomas Built Buses (TBB), a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, recently delivered its 200th Proterra Powered Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus.

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Off-grid Solar PV Panels Market is Expected to Hit Around USD 5.2 Billion By 2030

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The global off-grid solar PV panels market was surpassed at USD 2.36 billion in 2021 and is expected to hit around USD 5.2 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 9.

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Neoen to use wind and big battery in “first of its kind” baseload contract with BHP

Renew Economy

Neoen signs landmark, and first of its kind, baseload contract with BHP to supply Olympic Dam mine with 24/7 power from wind and battery storage. The post Neoen to use wind and big battery in “first of its kind” baseload contract with BHP 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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Why ocean climate tech deserves more respect

GreenBiz

The tide is turning in our knowledge about the ocean’s depths and the critical role it could play in mitigating climate change.

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Rolls-Royce unveils Spectre, its first electric motor car

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In 1900, Rolls-Royce co-founder Charles Rolls predicted an electric future for the motor car. After driving an EV called the Columbia Electric Carriage, he said, “The electric car is perfectly noiseless and clean. There is no smell or vibration. They should become very useful when fixed charging stations can be arranged.”. It took a while, but his company now says it’s ready to fulfil his prophecy and produce its first EV.

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Lithium-ion Battery Market Growing Demand, Globally

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The global lithium-ion battery market is expected to grow at a noteworthy CAGR of over 18.9% over the forecast period 2022 to 2030. The lithium-ion batteries market has been predicted to see tremendous growth as a result of the recent upsurge in popularity of electric cars, in addition to continuing to rise exponentially due to the increased demand for electronic items like laptops, tablets, and smartwatches.

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New renewables record as UK wind generation blows past 20GW

Renew Economy

A new wind energy generation record for the UK, as offshore and onshore wind farms contribute more than 20GW to the grid at one point this week. The post New renewables record as UK wind generation blows past 20GW appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Leading beyond LEED: The future of the built environment is healthy buildings and an inclusive workforce

GreenBiz

Retrofitting existing spaces to promote health for occupants and diversifying the facilities management workforce will foster the next-generation built environment.

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Li-Cycle opens battery recycling facility in Alabama

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Battery recycler Li-Cycle has announced that its Alabama Spoke plant in Tuscaloosa has started commercial operations. The Alabama Spoke uses Li-Cycle’s patented technology to recycle and directly process full EV battery packs without any dismantling through a submerged shredding process that produces no wastewater. Li-Cycle says its full pack processing capability improves efficiency, and can process the growing variety of EV battery architectures, including cell-to-pack formats that have limite

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Nuclear Fusion Market is Increasing Significantly

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Over the past 12 months, global investment in nuclear fusion has increased significantly, stoking expectations of a breakthrough in clean energy technologies. According to recent industry statistics, the sector received more investment last year than it did during the preceding ten years put together.

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World is heading for 2.4°C to 2.8°C warming: State of the climate ahead of Cop27

Renew Economy

Emissions are still rising, pledges to 2030 put the world on track for 2.5C of warming but fossil fuel demand is nearing its peak. The post World is heading for 2.4°C to 2.8°C warming: State of the climate ahead of Cop27 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Episode 339: Politics, policy and COP27

GreenBiz

Featuring conversations with California Sen. Scott Wiener and Maya van Rossum, a veteran environmentalist and the founder of Green Amendments for the Generations.

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“Smart” auxiliary control solutions that add value

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Sponsored by KEB. Efficiency is the name of the game in electric vehicle design and can affect vehicle range and energy costs. For a given device technology, there won’t be much efficiency advantage from one manufacturer versus another in apples-to-apples product comparison. However, there is another way to think of efficiency, and that is in terms of operational and functional efficiency.

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Concentrated Solar Power Market Size to Garner USD 133.43 Billion by 2030

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According to Latest Report Study, the global concentrated solar power market size is expected to garner around USD 133.43 billion by 2030 and poised to grow at a CAGR of 13.8% from 2022 to 2030.

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“Way off-track:” Fossil fuels killing millions, threatening future, says Lancet report

Renew Economy

Another new study has again highlighted the damage to health from the world’s continued dependence on fossil fuels and its impact on the global climate. The seventh annual global report of the Countdown on Health and Climate Change, published in The Lancet, highlights a number of crises, ranging from food insecurity, infectious diseases, heat-related disease, […].

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What world leaders need to focus on at COP27

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Negotiations at COP27 can help accelerate the transition to a clean and reliable energy supply, one that benefits both people and nature.

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Volta Trucks and Siemens partner on Truck as a Service offering

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Commercial EV manufacturer Volta Trucks has signed a letter of intent with Siemens Smart Infrastructure , outlining a partnership to offer a Truck as a Service package that includes software control systems, facility electrification, charging infrastructure, energy management, building equipment and project finance. Siemens will oversee the technical infrastructure of the charging installations, including the hardware and software required to operate the charging and power distribution infrastru

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Inxeption adds Runergy’s Hyperion solar modules to marketplace product mix

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Industrial commerce leader is key marketplace and fulfillment partner of Runergy's solar modules.

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Pressure builds on AGL chair as proxy advisors side with Cannon-Brookes

Renew Economy

Another proxy advisor swings in behind Mike Cannon-Brookes' preferred AGL board nominees, putting renewed pressure on the current chair. The post Pressure builds on AGL chair as proxy advisors side with Cannon-Brookes appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Made in America: A lithium supply chain for EV batteries

GreenBiz

With the U.S. supplying 1 percent of the world’s lithium, there’s nowhere to go but up.

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DOE requests information about non-functional public EV chargers

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The DOE may get more replies than it bargained for to its recent Request for Information ( DE-FOA-0002797 , PDF ) regarding “the prevalence of and solutions to electric vehicle no-charge events.”. As every frequent user of public charging knows, the uptime performance of public chargers can be abysmal—the doggone things seem to be out of order a good third of the time.

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Who is the Largest Investor in Renewable Energy?

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In 2022 chinese investment in clean energy is the highest worldwide. China pumped more than 90 billion USD into clean energy research and development.

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Renewables well ahead of coal and nuclear in US, as they chase down fossil gas

Renew Economy

Renewables continue rapid growth in US grid, now well ahead of coal and nuclear and chasing down fossil gas. The post Renewables well ahead of coal and nuclear in US, as they chase down fossil gas appeared first on RenewEconomy.