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Why JPMorgan, Delta and Frontier Co-op support ‘second chance’ hiring

GreenBiz

There are millions of unfilled positions open across the United States. By overlooking individuals with criminal records, businesses are ignoring a big pool of potential candidates.

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Confusion reigns as Whitehall briefing contradicts PM’s net zero speech

Envirotec Magazine

There are increasing concerns that civil servants in the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) are attempting to undermine the Prime Minister’s attempts to reset the UK’s net zero policies, says trade body the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA). In a briefing issued to the heating industry only hours after the PM’s net zero speech officials outlined their continuing approach to “encouraging” households to fit heat pumps, retaining unrealistic targets for heat pump installations

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Food Is Made to be Eaten: New Videos Encourage Food Donation

NRDC onEarth

NRDC teamed up with Chef Tom Colicchio to highlight liability protections for food donors because food is made to be eaten and should not end up in landfills.

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Beginner’s Guide to Living Off the Grid in the City

U.S. Green Technology

The desire for independence, environmental responsibility, and self-reliance has inspired many to embark on the fascinating journey of living off the grid. However, such a lifestyle is often associated with remote cabins in the wilderness, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Living off the grid.

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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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What’s top of mind for the most influential people in climate

GreenBiz

As private and public sector leaders met at Climate Week NYC to talk about the climate crisis, three ways sustainability professionals can take immediate action emerged.

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Big Battery to the rescue as rooftop PV pushes biggest isolated grid to record demand lows

Renew Economy

WA's first big battery comes to the rescue as rooftop solar provides record 76 pct of state generation and sends grid demand below crucial threshold. The post Big Battery to the rescue as rooftop PV pushes biggest isolated grid to record demand lows appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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6 Ways to Lower Your Natural Gas Bill and Make Your Energy Usage More Efficient

U.S. Green Technology

Over the last couple of years, the prices of gas and other energy sources had a pretty rough ride. And with all things going out in Europe and the rest of the world as well as one global pandemic behind us, these developments are perfectly understandable. Be that as it may, CNBS reports that since. The post 6 Ways to Lower Your Natural Gas Bill and Make Your Energy Usage More Efficient appeared first on U.S.

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How To Build No-Cost On-Site Solar & Battery Storage Projects

GreenBiz

In today’s energy landscape, on-site energy solutions like solar panels and battery storage provide valuable benefits, helping organizations reduce energy costs, drive sustainability goals forward, and even leverage energy flexibility to unlock revenue.

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Rooftop solar meets all of South Australia demand in major new milestone

Renew Economy

Updated: Rooftop solar meets all of South Australia's demand at one stage on Saturday, as more records fall across the grid, including batteries, low coal and minimum demand. The post Rooftop solar meets all of South Australia demand in major new milestone appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Renewable Power Helped the United States Survive the Hottest Summer Ever

NRDC onEarth

This summer, the United States endured the two warmest months ever recorded, yet the system held because of renewable energy.

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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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“Embarrassingly Wrong” Tufton Street Net Zero Report Gets Widespread Coverage

DeSmogBlog

A report from the Tufton Street group Civitas on the supposed cost of net zero was featured in several major newspapers today despite serious data errors. Authored by management consultant Ewen Stewart, the report claimed that achieving net zero emissions will cost the UK £4.5 trillion, or £6,000 per household, by 2050. The report was covered in the the Times, Daily Express, Daily Mail, the Spectator, and the influential conservative blog Guido Fawkes through both news reports and opinion pieces

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Public Storage is backing 130 community solar projects. Here’s why

GreenBiz

The portfolio will bring renewable electricity to low- and moderate-income communities in Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey.

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Microsoft is going nuclear to power its AI ambitions

The Verge: Energy

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks during an interview in Redmond, Washington, on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023. | Image: Chona Kasinger / Bloomberg via Getty Images Microsoft thinks next-generation nuclear reactors can power its data centers and AI ambitions, according to a job listing for a principal program manager who’ll lead the company’s nuclear energy strategy.

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What Is the Air Quality Index?

NRDC onEarth

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is used for reporting daily air quality. How to read it and how to protect yourself from air pollution.

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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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Fire erupts in Tesla Megapack module at Bouldercombe battery, sparks new energy war

Renew Economy

Fire breaks out in Tesla Megapack module at new Bouldercombe battery in Queensland, prompting Chris Bowen to slap down Matt Canavan who led the predictable conservative backlash. The post Fire erupts in Tesla Megapack module at Bouldercombe battery, sparks new energy war appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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American Climate Corps: What we know so far

GreenBiz

A new federal work program is hoping to train 20,000 young Americans the technical skills needed in a climate tech marketplace.

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Europe’s banks helped fossil fuel firms raise more than €1tn from global bond markets

The Guardian: Energy

Exclusive: Pan-European investigation looked at thousands of transactions since Paris climate agreement in 2016 Banks including some of Europe’s largest lenders have helped fossil fuel companies to raise more than €1tn (£869bn) from the global bond markets since the Paris climate agreement, according to an investigation by the Guardian and its reporting partners.

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Alstom to Present Italy’s First Hydrogen-Powered Train and the Latest Innovations for Smart Mobility at EXPO Ferroviaria 2023

FuelCellsWorks

Alstom and Ferrovie Nord Milano (FNM) will unveil the hydrogen-powered Coradia Stream, Italy’s first hydrogen train The new Metropolis train for the Turin Metro Line 1 will also be unveiled together.

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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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“Largest” urban solar farm and battery planned to power university campus

Renew Economy

La Trobe University has announced plans to install what it claims to be the largest "urban solar farm" in Victoria, a 2.9MW ground-mounted PV array and 2.5MW battery. The post “Largest” urban solar farm and battery planned to power university campus appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Cargill is using giant sails on its cargo fleet to cut greenhouse emissions

GreenBiz

Shipping has long been a high-carbon industry, but Cargill and BAR Technologies believe wind power can change that.

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Italian Oil Giant Eni Knew About Climate Change More Than 50 Years Ago, Report Reveals

DeSmogBlog

Italian oil major Eni knew of the climate impacts of fossil fuel extraction since 1970, according to a report by Greenpeace Italy and advocacy group ReCommon shared with DeSmog. The report comes four months after the two organizations announced a lawsuit against the company alleging Eni used “lobbying and greenwashing” to push for more oil and gas production, despite having known about the risks fossil fuels posed over the past 53 years.

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Rimac unveils ‘most technically advanced BESS in the world’, SineStack

Energy Storage News

Rimac Energy, the battery energy storage system (BESS) division of EV supercar company, has unveiled its new product at the Energy Storage Summit Central Eastern Europe (CEE).

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“Electricity is the new oil:” IEA lays out new net zero roadmap for 2030

Renew Economy

New IEA report warns there is no slow route to net zero emissions. Rather, the world needs to add 11,000GW of new renewables by 2030 and electrify everything. The post “Electricity is the new oil:” IEA lays out new net zero roadmap for 2030 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Amazon, IKEA and Patagonia have joined a group to buy zero-emissions maritime shipping fuel

GreenBiz

The Zero Emission Maritime Buyers Alliance is looking to decrease emissions from ocean shipping by 90 percent.

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Electric big rigs are going farther and charging faster

Canary Media

There’s only one way to know if electric trucks can really replace diesel-fueled trucks: load them up with cargo, put them on the road and collect the data to see how far they can go. That’s exactly what 10 freight depots in North America have been doing over the past two weeks.

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Fokker Next Gen Collaborates With Dassault Systèmes for Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft

FuelCellsWorks

Fokker Next Gen and Dassault Systèmes have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to lead the aviation industry towards a sustainable future powered by hydrogen. The alliance signifies an industry.

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Rich, white Americans the most likely to oppose wind farms, says study

Renew Economy

Opposing clean energy is a privilege: Nimbyism among wealthy, white communities is extending the consequences of fossil fuels for others. The post Rich, white Americans the most likely to oppose wind farms, says study appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Why your company should retire its 'carbon neutral' food claims

GreenBiz

Rather than serving as a tool for better consumer purchases, such claims are an excuse for inaction.

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Fervo Energy breaks ground on next-generation geothermal plant

Canary Media

In Beaver County, Utah, a 38-megawatt power plant surrounded by bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents has generated electricity for nearly 40 years using underground hot-water reservoirs.

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Santa Cruz METRO to Purchase 57 Zero-Emissions, Fuel Cell Electric Buses

FuelCellsWorks

Santa Cruz METRO Board Approves Purchase of 57 Hydrogen-Powered Buses. The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District’s (METRO) Board of Directors has given a unanimous nod for the procurement of 57.

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Stranded solar farms in Top End dealt further blow by new line constraint

Renew Economy

Stranded solar farms on the main grid in Northern Territory face new hurdle after limit placed on transmission line linking them to Darwin. The post Stranded solar farms in Top End dealt further blow by new line constraint appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Carbon credits for forest preservation projects are mostly ‘illusory’, UC Berkeley study says

GreenBiz

New research into Verra’s REDD+ methodology found cherry-picking and over-crediting.

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California takes big first step toward floating offshore wind

Canary Media

California has a goal of building gigawatts of wind power off its coast by the end of the decade. To meet that goal, it has to create a floating offshore wind industry from scratch.