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Microsoft, P&G, Unilever and Walmart among 239 companies to miss net-zero deadline

GreenBiz

A sweeping status update by the Science Based Targets initiative downgrades some big corporate names.

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Ammonia-to-hydrogen project launches in Birmingham

Envirotec Magazine

(Left to right) Alex Goody, CEO of Gemserv, Emma Inch of Yara, Tommy Allsop of Tyesley Energy Park, David Horsfall of Tyesley Energy Park, Freddie Minter of Equans, Artur Majewski of University of Birmingham, Joanna Huddleston DESNZ, Casper Hadsbjerg of H2SITE, Azhar Juna of Gemserv, Ian Parker of Equans, Benoit Ouziel of Gemserv and Professor Martin Freer of University of Birmingham.

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Right Whale Calf Succumbs to Vessel Strike Injuries

NRDC onEarth

The months-old calf of Juno has died from the injuries it sustained after being struck by a vessel in early January.

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CSIRO defends GenCost – and science – as Coalition and Murdoch go nuclear against key institutions

Renew Economy

Coalition's repeated attacks prompts CSIRO boss to publish an open letter defending GenCost report, and science in general. The post CSIRO defends GenCost – and science – as Coalition and Murdoch go nuclear against key institutions 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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Federal Highway Administration requests comments on incorporating Tesla’s NACS connector into federal requirements

Charged

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit feedback from stakeholders on updating FHWA’s minimum standards and requirements for EV charging stations to allow for new technology and continued innovation. The RFI focuses on the types of connectors used at federally funded EV chargers. Current requirements allow for alternative types of connectors so long as there is also a CCS connector.

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Inside the right-wing conspiracy to thwart the clean energy transition

Canary Media

This story was first published by Sierra , the Sierra Club magazine. Last July, a small group of rabble-rousers boarded a trio of powerboats, banners and bullhorns in hand. They were headed for the massive floating construction site of an offshore wind farm 35 miles from the eastern tip of Long Island, New York.

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Nel ASA and Partners Receive About USD 90 Million in Funding From DOE for Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

OSLO, Norway — Nel, (OSE:NEL). Today, Nel and its partners received around 90 USD million from the Department of Energy (DoE) for seven research and development projects. Nel is the leading partner on.

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Eavor reports drilling to 7000m measured depth at Geretsried project, Germany

ThinkGeoEnergy

Eavor Deutschland (Eavor) has provided an update on the progress of the geothermal project in Geretsried, Germany that serves as the first commercial-scale deployment of the company’s Eavor-Loop technology. According to the update, Eavor has now drilled down to 7000 meters measured depth, while power plant construction is also ongoing. Drilling for the project officially started in July 2023.

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Peter Dutton wonders when batteries will be “discovered”, and if wind turbines are sentient

Renew Economy

Are wind turbines conscious? Has battery storage been discovered yet? Why doesn't solar work at night? Peter Dutton is asking searching questions. The post Peter Dutton wonders when batteries will be “discovered”, and if wind turbines are sentient appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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California is Walking—Now Time to Run Toward Reconnecting Communities

NRDC onEarth

New state and federal funding is helping repair harm and reduce pollution in communities divided by roads and highways. California can do even more.

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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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Chart: EVs are definitely cleaner than gas cars over their lifetime

Canary Media

Canary Media’s chart of the week translates crucial data about the clean energy transition into a visual format. Myths run rampant about whether electric vehicles are actually better for the climate than fossil-fueled cars.

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Dutton’s blast of radioactive rhetoric on nuclear power leaves facts in the dust | Temperature Check

The Guardian: Energy

Coalition’s claim of cheap power and quickly built reactors is at odds with real world experience of other countries We may not yet be entering a nuclear age in Australia, but we would all be best advised to handle the rhetoric around the issue as carefully as we would radioactive waste. This week opposition leader Peter Dutton said an annual CSIRO report that had included estimates of costs for small modular reactors – which are not yet available commercially – was “discredited” because it “doe

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Heatwave pushes wind and solar to record highs, as renewables share reaches 70 pct of NEM

Renew Economy

Heatwave across southern states pushes output of wind and solar to record high on main grid, with rooftop PV leading the way. The post Heatwave pushes wind and solar to record highs, as renewables share reaches 70 pct of NEM appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Workshop Accelerates Heat Preparedness Action in India

NRDC onEarth

India's National Disaster Management Authority is focused on actions to strengthen local preparedness as heat risks worsen across the country.

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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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US Unveils National Strategy for Boosting Electric and Hydrogen Freight Truck Infrastructure

FuelCellsWorks

The United States has officially launched a comprehensive national strategy aimed at expediting the development and deployment of electric and hydrogen infrastructure specifically for freight trucks. This ambitious initiative is designed to.

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Yes, heat pumps slash emissions even if powered by a dirty grid

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. You might consider heat pumps to be a tantalizing climate solution ( they are ) and one you could adopt yourself ( plenty have ).

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This is the future: How my EV earned $100 in two hours supporting the grid in heatwave

Renew Economy

In the midst of a Sydney heatwave, my Nissan Leaf earned $100 in just two hours supporting the grid. This is the future. The post This is the future: How my EV earned $100 in two hours supporting the grid in heatwave appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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In Planning for Climate Change, Native Americans Draw on the Past

NRDC onEarth

Across North America, Indigenous tribes and nations are consulting their traditional ecological knowledge to help prepare for a warming world.

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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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GTL Announces Pioneering Validation of LH2 Composite Dewar-Tanks for Aviation Applications

FuelCellsWorks

Tullahoma, Tenn.– Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories, Inc. (GTL), an aerospace engineering research and development company, will showcase its industry leading hydrogen storage technology during Vertical Flight Society’s (VFS) 3rd Annual H2-Aero Symposium at SAE Aerotek.

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BMW is building EVs and legacy gas-burners on the same production lines—and it seems to be working

Charged

Legacy automakers, keen to make an “orderly transition” to EVs, have embraced all kinds of half-measures, from PHEVs to awkward ICE-to-EV conversions to pick-your-powertrain production lines. Conventional wisdom among EV advocates is that this is a mistake—industry leader Tesla and other startups have generally taken a clean-sheet approach to designing both their cars and the factories that make them.

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Australia’s largest rail freight company to roll out battery electric tenders in “world first” trial

Renew Economy

Australia's largest rail freight operator to trial battery electric tenders that could electrify and decarbonise the country's rail freight industry, and provide support to grid. The post Australia’s largest rail freight company to roll out battery electric tenders in “world first” trial appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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“We cannot line China’s pockets with US taxpayer dollars” – First Solar CEO says IRA needs trade defence to succeed

PV Tech

First Solar CEO Mark Widmar has said that the US solar manufacturing industry “remains in a precarious position, despite the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)”.

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Airbus Fine-Tunes Hydrogen Decision Schedule

FuelCellsWorks

BRUSSELS—To select a propulsion system for its ZEROe hydrogen aircraft in 2026-27, Airbus will need validations in a laboratory corresponding to a technology readiness level of 3 or 4, Mathias.

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The first big US offshore wind farm is open — here’s what’s next

Canary Media

America’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm is finally finished , marking an important milestone in what’s shaping up to be a busy year for the emerging U.S. industry.

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Hybrid solar battery systems replace diesel at four remote gold mines

Renew Economy

est Australian gold producer Westgold has replaced six diesel power stations with four hybrid solar, battery and gas systems to slash emissions and save money. The post Hybrid solar battery systems replace diesel at four remote gold mines appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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EMT Madrid orders 50 Solaris electric buses

Charged

Polish bus maker Solaris has received an order for 20 Urbino 9 LE and 30 Urbino 12 electric buses from municipal transport company EMT Madrid. Deliveries are expected to be completed by July 2024. The low-entry 9 LE model accommodates 24 passengers, and the Urbino 12 accommodates 28. The city of Madrid, in accordance with its city council’s environmental strategy known as Madrid 360, says it retired its last combustion-engine vehicle in 2022.

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Germany Launches First €4 Billion Carbon Contracts for Industrial Sector Transition to Green Energy.

FuelCellsWorks

Indirectly Stimulate Investments in Green Hydrogen Germany has unveiled a new subsidy scheme, allocating up to €4 billion to facilitate the transition of heavy industry towards greener manufacturing methods. This.

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Climate change and boat strikes are killing right whales. Stronger speed limits could save them.

Grist

This coverage is made possible through a partnership with WABE and Grist , a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Amid a difficult year for North Atlantic right whales, a proposed rule to help protect them is one step closer to reality. Earlier this month, a proposal to expand speed limits for boats — one of the leading causes of death for the endangered whales — took a key step forward: It’s now under review by the White

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Renewables provide 52 pct of German power in 2023, as wind overtakes coal

Renew Economy

Renewables accounted for a record 51.8 pct share of electricity consumption in Germany in 2023, as wind output overtook coal for first time. The post Renewables provide 52 pct of German power in 2023, as wind overtakes coal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Oomph’s new Powerstream mobile rapid DC charger

Charged

British EV charging technology company Oomph has introduced the new Powerstream mobile 30 kW DC charger. The Powerstream is portable, and requires no installation. It’s aimed at applications in which fixed chargers are not an appropriate solution and at locations where deploying fixed charging infrastructure would require long installation times, high utility and groundwork costs, and/or significant site disruption.

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Vantastec Launches The World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Meals On Wheels Van

FuelCellsWorks

The world’s first Hydrogen-powered meals-on-wheels vehicle has entered trials. Converted on-site by Vantastec at our Ystrad Mynach HQ, the vehicle will be used by Monmouthshire County Council on a four.

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The Brief: Spoofing Vanguard’s climate commitment

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Featured: Deploy! How loan guarantees and catalytic capital can amplify federal ‘green bank’ funds. The federal. The post The Brief: Spoofing Vanguard’s climate commitment appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Super cheap transmission upgrades could double capacity and open floodgates for renewables

Renew Economy

Grid enhancing technologies are promising to decongest networks and bring in huge amounts of renewables. Can they work in Australia? The post Super cheap transmission upgrades could double capacity and open floodgates for renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.