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Powering the Future: Women Leading the Charge Towards Net-Zero

CleanTech Group

Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 requires both concerted policy and funding efforts to scale up clean technologies. Most importantly, it requires a diverse. The post Powering the Future: Women Leading the Charge Towards Net-Zero appeared first on Cleantech Group.

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Five Things to Watch for in Biden’s State of the Union Address If You Care About the Climate Crisis

NRDC onEarth

This is an important moment to rally the country around the climate progress of the past three years—and show the way to build on those gains going forward.

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Australia nuclear facility installs massive rooftop solar system to save $2 million

Renew Economy

The power hungry synchrotron operated by ANSTO is hosting a massive rooftop solar system to cut energy costs. The post Australia nuclear facility installs massive rooftop solar system to save $2 million appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Big Oil faces a flood of climate lawsuits — and they’re moving closer to trial

Grist

It’s been six years since cities in California started the trend of taking Big Oil to court for deceiving the public about the consequences of burning fossil fuels. The move followed investigations showing that Exxon and other companies had known about the dangers of skyrocketing carbon emissions for decades, but publicly downplayed the threat. Today, around 30 lawsuits have been filed around the country as cities, states, and Indigenous tribes seek to make the industry pay for the costs of clim

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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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2024 Dodge Charger Daytona: the ‘Brotherhood of Muscle’ goes electric

Charged

The Charger sedan and Challenger coupe exuded testosterone, courtesy of snarling V-8s. Dodge says the EVs that replace them will be just as noisy. The 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona is a Detroit anomaly: it’s a passenger car in an age of trucks and SUVs, it’s battery-electric when U.S. makers seem to be in an EV lull … and it resolutely, defiantly sneers at social convention and environmental concerns.

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NRDC’s 2024 Legislative Agenda for a Healthy and Equitable Environment in New York

NRDC onEarth

The end of 2023 brought huge wins for New York and its environment. Here are our priorities for 2024.

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AWS Acquiring Data Center Campus Powered by Nuclear Energy

POWER Magazine

Talen Energy Corp. said the company has sold its Cumulus data center campus, located near a Pennsylvania nuclear power station that provides the site with its power, to Amazon Web […] The post AWS Acquiring Data Center Campus Powered by Nuclear Energy appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Plug Power to See Demand for Hydrogen-Based Power Backup Systems From Data Centers

FuelCellsWorks

Plug Power (PLUG.O), opens new tab said on Friday it expects demand for its green hydrogen fuel cell storage systems from data centers to pick up in the second half of 2025.

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UK Government Holds its Nerve on Heat Pumps as Clean Heat Policy Confirmed

DeSmogBlog

A cornerstone of the UK’s plans to slash the use of gas in home heating has survived a bitter backlash from the gas boiler sector. Speaking in the House of Lords yesterday, energy efficiency minister Martin Callanan brought an end to months of speculation when he announced that a plan to ramp up heat pump installation targets would go ahead as planned on April 1, despite intense lobbying.

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AGL plans huge 2GW, 2,000 MWh wind, solar and battery hub in NSW

Renew Economy

AGL - still the country's biggest coal generator and polluter - unveils plans for a new joint venture in south-west NSW that would include 1.5 GW of wind and solar and a giant four hour battery. The post AGL plans huge 2GW, 2,000 MWh wind, solar and battery hub in NSW 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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NRC Sets Stage for Advanced Nuclear with New Part 53 Rule

POWER Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has directed its staff to publish a proposed rule and draft guidance to create Part 53, a much-awaited risk-informed and technology-inclusive licensing framework geared toward […] The post NRC Sets Stage for Advanced Nuclear with New Part 53 Rule appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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GM is developing a fleet of hydrogen-powered medium-duty trucks for DOE pilot

FuelCellsWorks

The trucks look like Chevy Silverado 5500 MDs but will run on the most abundant element in the universe. General Motors will release a fleet of medium-duty trucks that run.

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EU to support solar manufacturing in face of “very fragile situation”

PV Tech

The EU has confirmed that it will pursue ways to support the European solar manufacturing industry, following discussions today (4t March) between the European Commission and solar industry representatives.

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Peter Dutton’s climate denial is morphing into a madcap nuclear fantasy. The ban should stay

Renew Economy

Alan Kohler says nuclear ban should be lifted, because the "market" will decide. He's wrong. The market has not decided on nuclear for decades. The Coalition should know this. The post Peter Dutton’s climate denial is morphing into a madcap nuclear fantasy. The ban should stay 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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New policy proposal dims hopes of reviving community solar in California

Canary Media

A three-year effort to revamp California’s moribund community-solar market , spurred by state law and backed by solar industry groups, consumer advocates, environmental-justice organizations, labor unions and the state’s homebuilding industry, may now be in jeopardy.

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Thomas B. Okray Appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Nikola Corporation

FuelCellsWorks

Experienced CFO primed to take on new opportunities with zero-emissions trucking and hydrogen infrastructure solutions. PHOENIX– Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure.

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Nikola in the Spotlight: Unveiling New Hydrogen Trucks, Top-Tier Partnerships and Strategic Moves

Hydrogen Fuel News

Nikola’s Progressive Leap into Sustainable Trucking with IMC’s New Fleet Arizona-based Nikola Corporation is steering the conversation around sustainable transportation this week following a series of key developments. From the grand reveal of Intermodal Market Company’s (IMC) new Nikola hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks to insightful discussions with Chairman Stephen Girsky and welcoming a new CFO, the company is fuelling up on positive press.

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Which crops grow best under tracking solar panels? An Australian study is about to find out

Renew Economy

China solar giant backs study into how modern solar systems compare older systems – and which crops might thrive beneath tracking panels. The post Which crops grow best under tracking solar panels? An Australian study is about to find out 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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Warc raises $7.5 million for regenerative agriculture in West Africa (video)

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, March 7 — Argentinian entrepreneur Emiliano Mroue founded Ghana-based Warc over a decade ago. The social enterprise serves roughly 20,000 smallholder farmers. The post Warc raises $7.5 million for regenerative agriculture in West Africa (video) appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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World’s Largest Liquid Hydrogen Jet Powertrain Is Ready to Take Off

FuelCellsWorks

Universal Hydrogen is already flying the world’s largest hydrogen aircraft, and now the company has begun testing interchangeable liquid hydrogen fuel modules that will radically increase the range of clean.

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PacifiCorp and rPlus quadruple Utah BESS project planned size to 1,600MWh

Energy Storage News

Developer rPlus and utility PacifiCorp have amended an existing PPA for a solar-plus-storage project, to increase the energy storage resource's planned size from 400MWh to 1,600MWh.

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How new wind, solar and batteries would keep lights on in NSW heatwave, even without Eraring

Renew Economy

Would the NSW grid have fallen short if last week's record demand occurred after Eraring closure. New analysis says no, if current wind, solar and battery projects delivered on time. The post How new wind, solar and batteries would keep lights on in NSW heatwave, even without Eraring appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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ChatGrid to assist power grid operators with generative AI grid visualisation

Smart Energy International

ChatGrid has been developed as a generative AI solution to simplify and speed up decision making for power grid operators in the US. ChatGrid, the brainchild of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) optimisation and grid modelling researcher Shrirang Abhyankar, was conceived to exploit the question-and-answer approach of generative AI tools to support grid operators in their decision making.

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Toyota Material Handling North America Expands Into Energy Storage, Fuel Cells and Batteries with New R&D Center in Henrietta

FuelCellsWorks

In a major boost to the “Finger Lakes Forward” initiative aimed at revitalizing the region and spurring economic growth, Toyota, a leading global manufacturer of lift trucks, is venturing into.

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UK: 150MW Cleve Hill BESS project rejected by local authority

Energy Storage News

A 150MW battery energy storage system (BESS), to be deployed along with 373MW of solar PV as part of the Cleve Hill Solar Park project, has reportedly been rejected by the local planning authority in the UK.

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Wind and solar projects gathering pace, despite Coalition campaign

Renew Economy

Despite all the doom and gloom, the wind and solar currently under construction makes it certain we will be over 50% renewable by mid 2026 at the latest and probably by late 2025. The post Wind and solar projects gathering pace, despite Coalition campaign appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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IEA – 85% solar deployment rise curbed global emissions in 2023

PV Tech

Solar PV deployments increased by 85% year-on-year in 2023, more than any other renewable technology in a year which saw clean energy deployments curb the rise in carbon emissions.

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CEW Report: Salt Caverns in Germany Could Be Effective Hydrogen Storage

FuelCellsWorks

Salt caverns could be an effective location for storing hydrogen in Germany due to their geological, physical and chemical properties, according to a report published by the Institute of Energy Economics at.

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Chart: US smashes record for climatetech investment in 2023

Canary Media

Canary Media’s chart of the week translates crucial data about the clean energy transition into a visual format. The U.S. energy transition has more money behind it than ever. Last year, climatetech investment reached a total of $239 billion, a record-breaking figure that’s 38 percent higher than the 2022 total.

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How can nuclear fit into a renewable grid where base load can’t compete?

Renew Economy

Coalition's push for nuclear is fundamentally flawed, not just for nuclear, but for any high capital cost base load generator. The post How can nuclear fit into a renewable grid where base load can’t compete? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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QuantumScape introduces a new cell format for solid-state EV batteries

Charged

QuantumScape , a US battery company, has introduced a new cell format, FlexFrame, for solid-state EV batteries. FlexFrame combines pouch and prismatic cells. The FlexFrame architecture has a frame that wraps around the cell stack and a flexible polymer laminate outer layer like pouch cells. The cell is anode-free and the cell stack is contracted, with the cell face a millimeter below the frame.

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MaserFrakt’s New Hydrogen-Powered Trucks Will Refuel at Hynion’s Hydrogen Refueling Stations

FuelCellsWorks

The transport group MaserFrakt has invested in two hydrogen trucks of the brand Holthausen Clean Technology. The first truck was delivered to Borlänge last week, from where it will operate.

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Musk plays savior, Andreessen goes Marxist – and we should all be grateful

Impact Alpha

We need an impact source code for AI. How we structure the business of AI, along with the algorithms, could be the most. The post Musk plays savior, Andreessen goes Marxist – and we should all be grateful appeared first on ImpactAlpha.