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ExxonMobil’s $10 billion plan to boost plastics production in China

GreenBiz

A new climate agreement with the U.S. disregards China’s plans to increase plastics production.

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North Sea countries co-ordinate plans to seek 100 GW of offshore wind by 2030

Renew Economy

Nine countries bordering the North Sea announce plans to synchronise offshore wind tenders, wiht auctions for around 15GW each year, up to almost 100GW by 2030. The post North Sea countries co-ordinate plans to seek 100 GW of offshore wind by 2030 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Chris Bowen’s bold and sudden movement on climate sent the Coalition clutching at its pearls

The Guardian: Energy

The existential battle against global heating requires connecting science, politics and community life, often much harder than it looks Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast A lot of the time, politics feels incremental. But every now and again, a big thing happens suddenly. Chris Bowen made it clear this week the government intends to transform the fundamentals of Australia’s energy grid.

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World’s First Series-Production Vehicles Mercedes-Benz Ecitaro G Fuel Cell Delivered to Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr Gmbh

FuelCellsWorks

Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (rnv) received first three of 48 fully electric eCitaro articulated buses with a 60 kW fuel cell as range extender NMC3 high-performance batteries and fuel cell increase range.

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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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The green skills gap is widening

GreenBiz

4.7 million more people were employed in clean energy in 2022 than in 2019, according to the IEA. But that's not enough.

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Clive Palmer fails in second attempt to overturn $6.5 billion coal mine refusal

Renew Economy

The businessman has dropped his second appeal against a $6.5 billion coal mine being blocked over "unacceptable climate change impacts." The post Clive Palmer fails in second attempt to overturn $6.5 billion coal mine refusal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Solaris Hydrogen Buses in Yet Another City. Solaris Urbino Hydrogen Head to Wa?Brzych, Poland

FuelCellsWorks

Solaris Bus & Coach will deliver state-of-the-art hydrogen buses to the city of Wałbrzych. The contract covers the delivery of 20 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses, including an option to purchase an additional 25 vehicles. Wałbrzych is thus yet another Polish.

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What Solugen’s new factory means for the future of green chemicals

GreenBiz

Houston-based Solugen just announced plans for its second sustainable molecule factory. Here’s why you should be paying attention.

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Bowen has put a rocket under big renewables. Small-scale market must be next

Renew Economy

This is exactly the kind of bold policy needed to rapidly transform Australia’s energy market while ensuring reliability and affordability. Can we apply it to consumer energy, too? The post Bowen has put a rocket under big renewables. Small-scale market must be next appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Blink Charging launches V2G-capable EV charger in UK and Ireland

Charged

Blink Charging’s EQ 200 Level 2 EV charger, which the company just launched in the UK and Ireland, is one of a new generation of V2G-capable bidirectional chargers. It’s designed to “enable the switch from static EV charging to more dynamic and sustainable energy management as grid technology develops.” The EQ 200’s smart features include Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet, and 2G and 4G connectivity, allowing the charger to interact with a range of load-balancing and intelligent energy management system

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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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Eneco Plans to Build a Green Hydrogen Plant in Rotterdam Port

FuelCellsWorks

AMSTERDAM– Dutch energy company Eneco plans to build a hydrogen plant in the Rotterdam port area to run solely on renewable energy, it said on Monday. Eneco has submitted a.

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Here's a 'significant step' to halve food waste by 2030

GreenBiz

New data from the Consumer Goods Forum is designed to help tackle the industry's food waste mountain.

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Bowen dumps RET for 32 GW of auctions in massive policy shift to supercharge renewables

Renew Economy

Chris Bowen will let the long-standing renewable energy target die, choosing instead a massive auction program seeking 32GW of new capacity to meet 82 pct renewable target. The post Bowen dumps RET for 32 GW of auctions in massive policy shift to supercharge renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A new approach to create fast-charging lithium-ion batteries with a graphite-based anode

TechXplore

In recent years, engineers and material scientists have been trying to create increasingly advanced battery technologies that are charged faster, last longer, and can store more energy. These batteries will ultimately play a crucial role in the advancement of the electronics and energy sector, powering the wide range of portable devices on the market, as well as electric vehicles.

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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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The world is careening toward 3 degrees of warming, UN says ahead of climate conference

Grist

The landmark Paris climate agreement called for nations to keep global temperature increase to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius, with an aspiration of limiting it to 1.5 degrees C above the preindustrial average. The benchmarks are supposed to stave off some of the worst effects of climate change. But even if countries fulfill their decarbonization pledges in the coming decades, their emissions trajectories put those targets well out of reach, according to a new report from the United Nations Envi

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Behind Amazon’s plan to restore 4 billion liters of water

GreenBiz

Amazon is investing in 13 international water restoration projects in a quest to become ‘water positive’ by 2030.

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Northvolt hails sodium-ion battery breakthrough for storage and electric vehicles

Renew Economy

Northvolt hails breakthrough in sodium ion batteries, providing big advances for battery storage and ultimately for electric vehicles. The post Northvolt hails sodium-ion battery breakthrough for storage and electric vehicles appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Northvolt and Altris develop ‘breakthrough’ 160 Wh/kg sodium-ion battery for energy storage

Energy Storage News

Gigafactory company Northvolt and sodium-ion battery technology firm Altris have together revealed a battery with an energy density of 160Wh/kg, designed for energy storage systems.

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EU Announces Major €3BN Hydrogen Auction for Spring 2024

FuelCellsWorks

In her keynote speech yesterday, EU President von der Leyen at the European Hydrogen Week 2023 has announced its plan to launch a second hydrogen auction with a staggering value.

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Australian Impact Investment’s Neeraj Aggarwal: Find your ‘impact DNA’

GreenBiz

Here's what he first looks for when hiring in the fast-evolving impact investment space.

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Want to fight climate change? Triple global renewables target to 11TW by 2030

Renew Economy

Governments shouldn't coast using fat wind and solar pipelines when they could achieve so much more, says a new report. The post Want to fight climate change? Triple global renewables target to 11TW by 2030 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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EU launches €4 billion in funding for clean energy projects, including energy storage

Energy Storage News

The EU has today (23 November) launched a grant funding opportunity worth €4 billion (US$4.4 billion) for upstream and downstream clean energy projects, including energy storage.

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Researchers manufacture the first back-contact micrometric photovoltaic cells

TechXplore

The University of Ottawa, together with national and international partners, has achieved a world first by manufacturing the first back-contact micrometric photovoltaic cells. The cells, with a size twice the thickness of a strand of hair, have significant advantages over conventional solar technologies, reducing electrode-induced shadowing by 95% and potentially lowering energy production costs by up to three times.

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Heat-pump water heaters are a winner for the climate — and your wallet

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.

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Australia’s “second most advanced” offshore wind farm gets major boost

Renew Economy

Flotation Energy’s 1.5GW Seadragon offshore wind project, proposed for Gippsland waters, awarded major project status by the federal government. The post Australia’s “second most advanced” offshore wind farm gets major boost appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CO2-Free Hydrogen: Basf Receives Funding Approval for 54-Megawatt Water Electrolysis Plant

FuelCellsWorks

Proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer expected to produce up to 8,000 metric tons of hydrogen per year Annual reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 72,000 metric tons German Federal Ministry for Economic.

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GreenPower sells 35 BEAST electric school buses to California school districts

Charged

GreenPower Motor , a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty EVs, has secured new orders for 35 Type D electric school buses from two California school districts. The Garden Grove School District ordered 10 BEAST school buses, and the Montebello School District ordered 25 Mega BEAST buses. The orders were placed through GreenPower’s exclusive California dealer Model 1 (formerly Creative Bus Sales).

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Using AI as a guide for the better manufacturing of perovskite solar cells

TechXplore

Tandem solar cells based on perovskite semiconductors convert sunlight to electricity more efficiently than conventional silicon solar cells. In order to make this technology ready for the market, further improvements with regard to stability and manufacturing processes are required.

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Solar smashes more records, as coal power sent to another new low

Renew Economy

Rooftop and utility scale solar set new records in Australia's main grid, as coal output from the country's biggest coal state also sent to a new low. The post Solar smashes more records, as coal power sent to another new low appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hydrogen Refuelling Station for Trucks Opened in Magdeburg

FuelCellsWorks

Magdeburg– In the presence of Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Science, Energy, Climate, Protection and Environment of the Federal State of Saxony-​Anhalt, Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann, hydrogen refuelling.

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European hydrogen backbone buildout well under way

Smart Energy International

Europe’s gas transmission system operators (TSOs) are planning to make substantial investments and can point to tangible progress on projects for the European hydrogen backbone network. Some 40 concrete projects representing 31,500km of hydrogen pipelines with commissioning expected prior to 2030 are reported to be under way, according to a new implementation and cost update from the initiative.

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Chart: Here's where utility-scale solar is located in the US

Canary Media

Canary Media’s chart of the week translates crucial data about the clean energy transition into a visual format. The recipe for a fossil-free future includes a big dollop of solar — and in recent years, that solar has started popping up all around the U.S.

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Liddell to host giant battery after AGL and Akaysha win Australia’s biggest capacity tender

Renew Economy

BlackRock's Akaysha to build Australia's biggest four hour battery, and AGL to install a huge battery at Liddell after winning tender to fill gap from Eraring closure. The post Liddell to host giant battery after AGL and Akaysha win Australia’s biggest capacity tender appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hitachi Energy Unveils New Hydrogen Power Generator

FuelCellsWorks

Hydrogen-powered generator provides megawatts of power and heat for hard-to-decarbonize applications such as construction sites, remote venues, data centers, and hospitals. Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader that is advancing.

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