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How a new industry alliance hopes to scale the market for carbon removals

GreenBiz

Giana Amador, executive director of the Carbon Removal Alliance, talks about the nonprofit’s first priorities and how she thinks the federal government should get involved in carbon removals.

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EA launches consultation on unlimited fines for the worst polluters

Envirotec Magazine

New laws will scrap the cap on civil penalties and significantly broaden their scope to target a much wider range of environmental offences On 15 August the Environment Agency launched a consultation on changes to variable monetary penalties – financial penalties that can be imposed for certain environmental offences. The consultation will run for eight weeks and will close on 8 October.

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From Highways to Healthy Communities

NRDC onEarth

Following the Federal-Aid Highway Act's signing in 1956, California fully built out its interstate and state highway system, expanding mobility access for car-owners, stimulating economic development, and creating thousands of jobs. But these benefits came with unacceptable and avoidable costs.

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Climate-Tech Companies Are Measuring Marketing All Wrong

U.S. Green Technology

80% of the Top Climate-Tech Unicorn B2B Companies Missed This Crucial Step After reviewing the top 10 climate tech unicorns of 2022 , two things are very clear. They all use analytics software to measure website traffic and customers. And 80% aren’t measuring what marketing channels are creating those customers. The Problem With Analytics Software, The post Climate-Tech Companies Are Measuring Marketing All Wrong 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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How worldviews will shape the future of equitable climate action

GreenBiz

Sponsored: New Deloitte report looks at the critical realities about climate and equity that leaders will need to reckon with today to make smart choices for the future.

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Energy transition MSc launched at Heriot-Watt’s Orkney campus

Envirotec Magazine

Heriot Watt’s Orkney Campus. Heriot-Watt University is launching a new Master of Science degree programme to provide advanced training in the increasingly urgent work of energy transition. The programme is taught in person at the University’s Orkney campus through the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS) and focuses on technologies, systems, processes, and economics, alongside the design of transition projects to move away from fossil fuels and accelerate the i

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Green Sailing: Why Investing in a Sailing Boat is a Green and Environmental Decision

U.S. Green Technology

In a world where environmental concerns are becoming increasingly prominent, making sustainable choices in all aspects of life has never been more critical. From energy consumption to transportation, people are seeking eco-friendly alternatives that reduce their carbon footprint. One such environmentally conscious choice is investing in a sailing boat.

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How $1.3 billion in new contracts led Hewlett Packard Enterprise to train salespeople in sustainability

GreenBiz

Hewlett Packard Enterprise grew sales of its products that increase energy efficiency and improve circularity with help from its sustainability team. Now sustainability is part of its sales training.

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Australia leads the world on rooftop solar: We must now lead on making it smart

Renew Economy

Behind Australia's rooftop solar success are millions of inverters. From these little things, big things can grow – but only if we get it right. The post Australia leads the world on rooftop solar: We must now lead on making it smart appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Breathing Easy: Truckers’ Health and the Rise of Zero-Emission Trucks

NRDC onEarth

Truck drivers face a hidden health crisis due to diesel exhaust emissions. Zero-emission trucks can safeguard drivers’ well-being while bringing positive changes to the industry and the planet.

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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 Solar Inverters are Powering a More Sustainable Future

U.S. Green Technology

In the quest for a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly future, the world’s attention has turned fervently toward renewable energy sources. Among these sources, solar energy stands out as not only a beacon of promise but a tangible solution to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change and gradually reduce our overwhelming dependence on finite fossil.

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Year 2: What the IRA can do for your company

GreenBiz

A Q&A with Victoria Mills, managing director of the Environmental Defense Fund, on ways sustainability executives and their firms can go after IRA incentives.

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Huge solar tower and hydro storage project takes shape in South Australia

Renew Economy

As landmark Australian solar storage project readies for formal opening, backers say the technology has a pipeline of more than a gigawatt of proposed projects. The post Huge solar tower and hydro storage project takes shape in South Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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On IRA's 1-year Anniversary, Toasting a Game-Changing Finance Program

NRDC onEarth

EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund is set to catalyze billions in clean energy projects across the US, particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities

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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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Climate Change Trial in Montana: Landmark Ruling

Green Living Guy

A recent ruling from a climate change trial in Montana. For the court has marked a significant victory for young environmental activists. Thereby establishing a precedent for government responsibility in protecting citizens from climate change1. In a first-of-its-kind trial, Judge Kathy Seeley sided with the plaintiffs. They are acknowledging that state agencies were violating their […] The post Climate Change Trial in Montana: Landmark Ruling appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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Renewables are exacerbating modern slavery — how businesses can act

GreenBiz

Addressing the systemic issues of slavery and tracking will take multistakeholder engagement that includes workers along with clearer regulatory signals.

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“Renewables are a virus:” Where have you gone, David Littleproud?

Renew Economy

Five years ago the Nationals leader said wind and solar farms were a "good thing." Now he calls them a "virus." What happened to him? The post “Renewables are a virus:” Where have you gone, David Littleproud? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A Trailblazer for Tribal Sovereignty

NRDC onEarth

NRDC Board member John Echohawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation, has devoted his career to asserting the legal and civil rights of Native Americans.

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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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Elemental Excelerator Celebrates Matching 176 Diverse Aspiring Climate Professionals through EDICT Internship Program

Elemental Excelerator

Elemental Excelerator celebrates matching 176 individuals within its internship program, most recently having placed 76 interns with 52 employers in the climate workforce for summer 2023. To help build a diverse pipeline of talent for the climate sector, Elemental’s internship program Empowering Diverse Climate Talent (EDICT) works with employers to create inclusive cultures, and with early career professionals to develop skills and join a powerful network of rising leaders.

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The State of Play for Climate Tech

GreenBiz

Climate tech is at an inflection point. In this free webcast, GreenBiz experts cover the top trends shaping the climate tech landscape and offer insights on this moment full of both promise and gridlock. Join us to hear about the climate tech state of play, technologies to watch and how to scale from here.

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Race to renewables: WA delays closure of coal unit, will NSW follow suit at Eraring?

Renew Economy

Western Australia is now at the pointy end of the transition to green energy and green industries. But will its decision to delay a coal plant closure until after the next election be mimicked by NSW? The post Race to renewables: WA delays closure of coal unit, will NSW follow suit at Eraring? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Fisker NACS Tesla EV Charging

Green Living Guy

Fisker NACS Tesla EV Charging Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) (“Fisker”) has gone the way of other car companies. I mean going NACS aka Tesla charging. For Fisker has been driven by a mission to create the world’s most emotional and sustainable electric vehicles. In addition, so has Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) (“Tesla”): as they acknowledge […] The post Fisker NACS Tesla EV Charging appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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GM to offer V2H bidirectional charging tech for all upcoming Ultium-based EVs

Charged

GM says it will offer vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology across its portfolio of Ultium-based EVs by model year 2026. The first V2H-equipped vehicles will be the 2024 models of the Chevrolet Silverado EV RST, GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, Chevrolet Blazer EV, Chevrolet Equinox EV, Cadillac LYRIQ and the upcoming Cadillac Escalade IQ.

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Google joins Shell-backed sustainable aviation fuel credit program

GreenBiz

Launched by Shell Aviation and Amex GBT last year, the Avelia program aims to link corporate customers with airlines to boost the market for SAF.

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Gas networks promise “green” home supply, but put their money on electrification

Renew Economy

IEEFA report finds gas network companies are betting big on home electrification, while still selling customers on a renewable hydrogen future. The post Gas networks promise “green” home supply, but put their money on electrification appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Energy Efficiency Manufactured Homes Improving Health, Safety

Green Living Guy

Energy Efficiency Manufactured Homes Energy efficiency for manufactured homes is essential. That’s because manufactured homes are a vital source of affordable housing in the United States. Thereby providing shelter for low-income individuals and families. However, these homes often suffer from poor energy standards and construction quality. That’s also leading to higher energy costs.

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The US climate law is fueling a factory frenzy. Here’s the latest tally

Canary Media

Canary Media thanks KORE Power for its support of our special coverage of the Inflation Reduction Act’s first year. The U.S. clean energy revolution must be (mostly) Made in America. At least, that's what the text of the country’s record-shattering climate law says.

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AI can help pilots minimize climate-warming aircraft contrails, Google study finds

GreenBiz

Tests carried out by Google, American Airlines and Breakthrough Energy suggest pilots can steer clear of routes that create climate-warming contrails.

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AGL signs up to power Victorian smelter as state races to 95 pct renewables

Renew Economy

The electricity supply deal sees out the final years of AGL's Loy Yang coal plant, and coincides with Victoria's high-speed shift to 95% renewables. The post AGL signs up to power Victorian smelter as state races to 95 pct renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Eco Material Concrete: Sustainable Alternatives

Green Living Guy

Discover how Eco Material Technologies, North America’s leading producer and also supplier of sustainable cement alternatives. For it is most importantly revolutionizing the construction industry. That’s with their innovative, near-zero-carbon products. Introduction As the world grapples with the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change.

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Big Solar: D.light securitizes customer loans as incumbents consolidate off-grid energy market 

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 14 – Africa’s solar standouts are enjoying a moment of sun in an otherwise frosty investment climate. Led by the industry’s. The post Big Solar: D.light securitizes customer loans as incumbents consolidate off-grid energy market appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Global Decarbonization and the Critical Role of Financial Institutions

GreenBiz

What do financial institutions need for portfolio emissions measurement and reporting? Financial institutions (FIs) must measure portfolio emissions regularly to demonstrate progress in decarbonization over time, and they must start with a baseline measurement. FIs that are ready to determine their baseline face several challenges, including incomplete or inconsistent emissions data in some areas of the business.

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Cimic steps up solar plans with 300MW plus battery project in Sunshine State

Renew Economy

Cimic subsidiary Pacific Partnerships buys development rights for 300MW solar farm and possible two-hour battery in Queensland's Western Downs region. The post Cimic steps up solar plans with 300MW plus battery project in Sunshine State appeared first on RenewEconomy.