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How companies become allies for environmental justice

GreenBiz

It is not a big stretch for corporate policy teams already dealing with community relations to keep track of environmental justice battles in the surrounding frontline communities and speak up as an ally.

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Toxic chemical cocktails found at over 1,600 river and groundwater sites across England

Envirotec Magazine

New analysis of Environment Agency data appears to reveal a worrying level of chemical pollution in rivers and other freshwater sites across England. 1 The research, which looked at the prevalence of five “chemical cocktails” known to have toxic impacts for wildlife, also highlights the lack of official monitoring for known harmful chemical cocktails, as well as the lack of a regulatory framework to address these mixtures.

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New Buildings in NY to be Electric, But the Job is Not Done

NRDC onEarth

New York's All-Electric Building Act makes it the first state to promote efficient electrification of new construction.

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3 Ingenious Ways to Make Your House More Eco-Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

Welcome to the world of eco-friendly living, where going green isn’t just a trend, it’s a lifestyle that benefits both Mother Nature and your wallet as a homeowner. Imagine a house where every light bulb is an energy-saving superhero, every drop of water is cherished like liquid gold, and every breath you take is filled. The post 3 Ingenious Ways to Make Your House More Eco-Friendly appeared first on U.S.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

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. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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IEA: Global clean energy investment 'significantly' outpacing fossil fuel spending

GreenBiz

Investment in clean energy is gaining momentum but is still off the pace required to meet the 1.5 Celsius goal, according to a new IEA report.

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European scientists group urges ban on new natural gas boilers

Envirotec Magazine

Natural gas is not cleaner than other fossil fuels and using it instead of coal or oil risks achieving little or no reduction in greenhouse gas effects, says science advisory group the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) in a new report “Future of Gas”. The document highlights the extremely high global warming potential of largely unrecorded methane leakages along the whole natural gas supply chain.

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Thermal Energy Storage Innovation is Turning Up the Heat

CleanTech Group

Decarbonizing heavy industries will be one of the toughest nuts to crack for the next decade. Steel, cement, and iron combined account for.

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Pricing nature: Can ‘biodiversity credits’ propel global conservation?

GreenBiz

Backed by the UN, an alliance of conservationists and policymakers is devising new ways to finance the preservation of biodiversity by placing economic values on ecosystems. Some analysts say such schemes have the potential to boost conservation, but others are skeptical.

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Foundations laid for ammonia to hydrogen project

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Ammogen The foundations have been laid at a green ammonia to hydrogen demonstrator site at Tyseley Energy Park. The project has been developed by the Ammogen Consortium, “a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team dedicated to driving forward hydrogen fuel supply chains in the UK and worldwide” On Wednesday 17 May, consortium partners gathered at Tyseley Energy Park (TEP) to mark the construction milestone for the facility which, once commissioned, “will deliver

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FERC and PJM Should Not Bail Out Generators That Failed the “Elliott Test”

NRDC onEarth

As the region faces changing weather and tighter reserve margins, it needs dependable energy supplies. Power plants that fail when needed should be held accountable.

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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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Can Hunting Be Environmentally Friendly?

U.S. Green Technology

Hunting is a very controversial subject in most circles. Some consider it outright murder, while others are more lenient and condone the sport. The question we will try to answer today is much simpler than whether hunting is good or bad. We’ll look at it from an environmental standpoint and try to discover how it. The post Can Hunting Be Environmentally Friendly?

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How a global treaty could solve the plastic waste crisis

GreenBiz

Can plastics achieve par with climate and biodiversity as critical issues worthy of a global treaty? We’re about to find out.

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Call to ramp up joint action to get London’s rivers ‘climate-ready’

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Longfin Media / Shutterstock.com Policymakers, water companies, businesses, industry and the public in London will all need to work together help to protect London’s rivers in order for them to be better prepared to tackle the impacts of droughts and floods brought on by the climate crisis, the organisers of London Rivers Week have urged.

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Shared Knowledge Is Power in the Northern Mariana Islands

NRDC onEarth

As Indigenous groups seek to comanage the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, elders help the next generation find opportunity on the islands in science and conservation.

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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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Sun Cable: Cannon-Brookes wins battle for world’s biggest solar and battery project

Renew Economy

Battle of billionaires ends with a Grok-Quinbrook consortium taking ownership of the massive Sun Cable project, keeping alive plans to export solar power to Singapore. The post Sun Cable: Cannon-Brookes wins battle for world’s biggest solar and battery project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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From idea to innovation: Tide North America’s sustainability story

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Innovation will be the driver of sustainable behavior change. Jerry Porter, Chief R&D and Innovation Officer at P&G Fabric & Home Care, explores the full picture through the lens of Tide.

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Formula 1 team targets over 60% emissions reduction through biofuel use for coming season

Envirotec Magazine

Freight contributes the lion’s share of the emissions produced by formula 1. The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 Team says it has set its sights on over 60% emissions reduction and 200TCO2 saved through biofuel use for the forthcoming Formula 1 European season. The team, PETRONAS and logistics partners say they are working together to deliver the aspiration of a fully biofueled European season following a successful trial in 2022 which saw a reported 89% reduction in CO2 freight emissions.

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The Proposed Colorado River Deal: A Short-Term Band-Aid for a Long-Term Problem

NRDC onEarth

The Colorado River conservation proposal from Arizona, California, and Nevada reduces diversions by 1 million acre feet a year. Is this enough to make river management sustainable?

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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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Innovative Energy Solutions Deliver a Sustainable Future

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Seaflex mooring system equipped with Applied Fiber's innovative bypass design delivers the mooring system to secure Europe's largest floating solar field in a reservoir

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How Software Accelerates Sustainability Reporting and Performance Management

GreenBiz

The global business community is witnessing a regulatory shift that has massive implications for operations and compliance. Driven by climate change and the pressing need to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and use resources more responsibly, regulatory bodies around the world are issuing new guidelines to drive better tracking and reporting of businesses’ GHG emissions.

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough residents encouraged to recycle their metal packaging

Envirotec Magazine

(Left to right) Francesca Hawes (MRF Operations Manager, Thalia); Alex Snelling-Day (Waste Policy, Climate and Environment Team Manager, GCSWS); Bryony Rothwell (RECAP Waste Partnership Manager) A new campaign promoting metal packaging recycling has been introduced by RECAP, the waste partnership between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. In a bid to improve kerbside recycling rates, households across the region are being encouraged to recycle their aluminium wrapping foil and foil trays, food and

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Making Electric Vehicle Charging More Equitable Is Key to Our Clean Vehicle Future

NRDC onEarth

Recent federal funding as well as targeted policies and programs can help ensure public charging is accessible for all.

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Spanish renewable production exceeds 100 pct of demand for 9 hours

Renew Economy

Renewables generate enough power to cover all demand in Spain for the longest period yet. The post Spanish renewable production exceeds 100 pct of demand for 9 hours appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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ESG bowties: A tool for assessing climate risks

GreenBiz

Sponsored: ESG bowties are an analytical method that can help organizations improve their identification and management of ESG risks and opportunities.

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Recyclability tool for fibre-based packaging launches in UK

Envirotec Magazine

A paper and pulp mill. A new tool promises to remove much of the uncertainty faced by packaging designers and others when it comes to understanding the recyclability of fibre-based products (either finished or under-development). Papercycle is described as the UK’s first comprehensive recyclability assessment and certification service for fibre-based packaging.

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Megawatt Charging System will kill hydrogen trucks once and for all, says electric truck expert

Charged

The sales figures make it increasingly plain that fuel cell passenger cars have no future, but hydrogen fans still have high hopes for applications like long-distance trucking, in which long range and fast refueling times are important. The endless articles churned out by anti-EV interests tend to have a lot to say about hydrogen, along with CNG and e-fuels.

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Bullet-proof vests and bomb shelters: Wind farm switches on in Ukraine conflict zone

Renew Economy

World’s only wind farm built in a major active conflict zone officially opened on Monday, after workers spent nine months working in bullet proof vests and spending time in bomb shelters. The post Bullet-proof vests and bomb shelters: Wind farm switches on in Ukraine conflict zone appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Google extends AI-enabled Flood Hub to 80 countries

GreenBiz

App provides flood data and forecasts up to seven days in advance to regions where more than 460 million people are exposed to severe flood risk.

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Project will use AI to boost CCUS efficiency

Envirotec Magazine

Artificial intelligence (AI) is to be used to reduce the impact of carbon emissions as part of a £3 million project led by scientists at Heriot-Watt University. ECO-AI is targeting hard-to-decarbonise industries such as steel, cement, and chemicals through carbon capture and storage. It will do this by developing specialist techniques for scientific computing, material discovery and financial forecasting, to enable efficient CO2 capture and storage in deep geological formations whilst setting ou

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Pollinators Notch Big Wins in Minnesota

NRDC onEarth

In a historic 2023 session, Minnesota reined in pesticide use, increased pollinator habitat, and built momentum toward additional protections.

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First big battery in world’s biggest isolated grid charges up for first time

Renew Economy

The Kwinana battery - the first in the world's most isolated gigawatt scale grid in Western Australia - has charged up for the first time. The post First big battery in world’s biggest isolated grid charges up for first time appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Geoengineering is gathering momentum — here’s why you should care

GreenBiz

Climate geoengineering proposals are bringing the story of sci-fi novels to the desks of world leaders.

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Circular transmission fluid claimed as Formula E racing first

Envirotec Magazine

In what’s been hailed as a Formula E racing first, Jaguar TCS Racing have successfully used a more circular transmission fluid in their race cars Re-refined Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid was successfully used in the team’s all-electric race cars at the 2023 Monaco E-Prix. Jaguar TCS Racing is the first motorsport team in Formula E to claim the use of a more circular transmission fluid.

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