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The story of McDonald’s 10-year quest for sustainable beef

GreenBiz

A decade ago, the hamburger giant announced it would transform how it procures its most vital ingredient. It’s made progress, although you still can’t buy “sustainable beef.

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Experts to help tackle air pollution from domestic solid fuel burning in Greater Manchester

Envirotec Magazine

Environmental and engineering consultancy Ricardo is applying its expertise in air quality measurement to enable local authorities across Greater Manchester to monitor the contribution to air pollution from wood burning stoves, raise public awareness of its risks, and reduce its impact on people’s health. The firm has been awarded a multi-year contract by Transport for Greater Manchester, on behalf of the ten Greater Manchester councils, to monitor the air quality impact of the burning of solid

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Most Public Comments submitted on Safe Drinking Water Rule in History

NRDC onEarth

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, as the public comment period closed for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) to address the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis, it is clear that the overwhelming majority of comments support the.

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Australia’s biggest wind project installs first turbine

Renew Economy

First turbine erected at what will be the biggest wind project in Australia. The post Australia’s biggest wind project installs first turbine 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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How the Red Sea crisis could impede shipping industry climate targets

GreenBiz

A recent analysis finds that the 4,000-mile-plus detour to avoid Red Sea attacks could dramatically increase the global shipping industry's carbon emissions.

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Kilometre-wide reflectors could boost orbital solar farm output

Envirotec Magazine

Reflectors placed in orbit around the Earth which reflect sunlight towards future solar power farms at dawn and dusk could help accelerate the transition to net-zero, researchers say. Space engineers from the University of Glasgow have published new research showing how kilometre-wide orbiting reflectors could boost the output of future large-scale solar farms by reflecting additional sunlight towards them even after the sun has set.

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Iron ore giants join forces on electric smelter for green steel

Renew Economy

BHP, Rio Tinto and BlueScope are scoping locations in Australia for a pilot plant to make low-carbon steel using cleaner technology. The post Iron ore giants join forces on electric smelter for green steel appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The most important decarbonization chart you'll see this year

GreenBiz

Startling data in climate expert Nat Bullard’s annual report signals that carbon removal is not scaling fast enough to limit the climate crisis.

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China Drops to Second in BloombergNEF’s Global Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain Ranking as Canada Comes Out on Top

BloombergNEF

The fourth edition of BNEF’s ranking finds Canada’s raw material resources, strong integration with the US automotive sector, and clear policy commitments have given it an edge over competitors London, February 5, 2024 – Canada has overtaken China for the top spot in BloombergNEF’s (BNEF’s) Global Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain Ranking, an annual assessment that […] The post China Drops to Second in BloombergNEF’s Global Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain Ranking as Canada Come

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On Forests, Home Depot Fails to Meet the Moment

NRDC onEarth

How the DIY retailer giant's latest forest sourcing policy misses the mark

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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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Bushfire survivors call for communities to support shift to renewables

Renew Economy

Activists opposed to energy projects shouted outside federal parliament on the anniversary of Black Saturday, as survivors of the firestorm called for communities everywhere to support the shift to renewable power. The post Bushfire survivors call for communities to support shift to renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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5 common misunderstandings about the EU’s deforestation policy, clarified

GreenBiz

The new European Union deforestation regulations are a hot topic for food companies, but key facts remain poorly understood.

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Fallback Friday Story: Applied Hydrogen as to Deliver 30-Ton Excavator to Veidekke As, Integrating Powerful Ballard Fuel Cell

FuelCellsWorks

Norwegian-based Applied Hydrogen AS, a developer of hydrogen-powered equipment and refueling systems for the construction industry, and Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP, TSX: BLDP), a market leader in hydrogen fuel.

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New study says the world blew past 1.5 degrees of warming four years ago

Grist

Limiting average global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, above preindustrial levels has been the gold standard for climate action since at least the 2015 Paris Agreement. A new scientific study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change, however, suggests that the world unknowingly passed this benchmark back in 2020.

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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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Diesel power stations to close as big batteries take centre stage

Renew Economy

South Australia's remarkable transition to renewables has claimed two new fossil fuel scalps, as batteries muscle out diesel peaking plants. The post Diesel power stations to close as big batteries take centre stage appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The 4 attributes CSOs need to succeed in 2024

GreenBiz

Challenges lie ahead amid growing expectations and regulatory requirements, and chief sustainability officers will need to be prepared.

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UK’s First SMR Nuclear Project to Showcase Four Westinghouse AP300 Reactors

POWER Magazine

Community Nuclear Power (CNP), the UK’s only independent small modular reactor (SMR) development company, will spearhead a project to build four Westinghouse AP300 small modular reactors (SMRs) in North Teeside, […] The post UK’s First SMR Nuclear Project to Showcase Four Westinghouse AP300 Reactors appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Ballard Receives Follow-on Order From Cpkc Rail for Additional Fuel Cell Engines

FuelCellsWorks

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) rail has awarded Ballard an additional order of 12 fuel cell engines, delivered in 2024. The 200kW FCwave™ engines will support the expansion of CPKC’s.

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Used solar panels could supply Australia’s next resource boom: study

Renew Economy

UNSW study finds that effective solar module recycling practices could eliminate the need to mine for materials to make new PV. Instead, we would "mine from waste." The post Used solar panels could supply Australia’s next resource boom: study appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Here’s what to know about the new B Corp standards

GreenBiz

Starting in 2025, companies wanting to become a Certified B Corp will need to meet new ‘foundational’ requirements.

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PlanetScope Now on Google Cloud Marketplace: Elevate Your Earth Monitoring Experience

Planet Pulse

Planet’s mission is to democratize access to near-daily satellite imagery and create a searchable interface of Earth, allowing organizations to visualize and understand the changes happening on our planet. We’re thrilled to announce that PlanetScope, our flagship satellite imaging product, is now available on Google Cloud Marketplace. If you are a Google Cloud customer, accessing the power of PlanetScope has never been more efficient.

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GTT, Totalenergies, LMG Marin and Bureau Veritas Reach a New Milestone in Liquefied Hydrogen Transport

FuelCellsWorks

Paris– On the occasion of the Hyvolution Summit 2024 trade show, GTT, TotalEnergies, LMG Marin and Bureau Veritas announced the success of their Joint Development Project (JDP), which resulted in.

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Rally betrays anti-renewables desperation, as Joyce calls on “army” to go home and recruit

Renew Economy

With almost more speakers than protesters, anti-renewables rally dials up the vitriol and fear mongering, while Joyce calls on "army" to "go home and get more." The post Rally betrays anti-renewables desperation, as Joyce calls on “army” to go home and recruit appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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3 finance strategies to help with corporate climate goals

GreenBiz

CFOs can make a big impact on sustainability performance, at little to no additional cost to their organization.

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Nikola Powers Up 1st HYLA Hydrogen Refueling Station in So Cal

Hydrogen Fuel News

Nikola Sparks Green Energy Surge with Southern California’s First HYLA Hydrogen Station In a significant stride towards clean energy and sustainability, Nikola Corporation, a pioneer in the hydrogen truck industry , has announced the opening of its first HYLA hydrogen refueling station in Southern California. This revolutionary development marks an essential milestone in the company’s journey to promote hydrogen as a viable alternative fuel source.

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Hyzon and New Way Trucks to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Refuse Truck

FuelCellsWorks

Joint Development Agreement to Bring Fuel Cell Electric Trucks to the North American Refuse Market; Scheduling in Progress for Trials in First Half of 2024. ROCHESTER, N.Y.– Hyzon Motors Inc.

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Anti-renewables rally inspires counter action, as farmers share solar and wind benefits, debunk myths

Renew Economy

Grassroots campaigns in favour of clean energy are rallying around Australia ahead of a well-connected anti-renewables rally in Canberra. The post Anti-renewables rally inspires counter action, as farmers share solar and wind benefits, debunk myths appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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California startup Watershed raises $100 million for emissions-tracking software

GreenBiz

Investors bet big on carbon accounting and emissions reporting with Watershed Technology.

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Disabilities for Just and Sustainable Future

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Imagine there is a flood in your place of residence. You have a disability – e.g. you are in a wheelchair – and cannot escape… In the dramatic flood in the Ahr valley (Ahrtal) in Germany in 2021, 12 people with disabilities died on the first floor of a residential home.

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Colorado State University to Develop Public Hydrogen Fueling Stations With $8.9 Million Federal Grant

FuelCellsWorks

Colorado State University is set to receive $8.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build three public hydrogen fueling stations in Fort Collins, Denver and Pueblo.

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South Australia’s biggest wind farm and Blyth battery hit financial close, on track to power BHP mine

Renew Economy

Neoen announces joint financing of Goyder South wind farm and Blyth battery, which will help decarbonise one of the world’s largest critical mineral mines. The post South Australia’s biggest wind farm and Blyth battery hit financial close, on track to power BHP mine appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Open call: Nominate the 30 Under 30 rising stars in sustainability

GreenBiz

Which rising stars in sustainability are making measurable impacts? Send your nomination for the 2024 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 through March 29.

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Chemicals used in plastic food packaging linked to 10% of preterm births in 2018

Grist

A class of chemicals commonly used in plastic food containers and cosmetic products may have caused about 10 percent of the United States’ preterm births in 2018, according to a study from environmental health experts at New York University. The chemicals, called phthalates, are typically added to plastics like food packaging, shopping bags, and shower curtains to make them more flexible.

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Uniper To Develop Hydrogen Storage Capacities by 2030

FuelCellsWorks

Uniper Energy Storage will develop salt caverns for the underground storage of hydrogen with a planned working capacity of 250 to 600 GWh by 2030 Investigation of existing and new.

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