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How Dominion Energy is creating a $9.8 billion road map for offshore wind

GreenBiz

Close to $22 billion in U.S. offshore wind projects have been delayed or canceled, but the Virginia utility is moving forward with the largest facility in U.S. waters.

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Simpler Recycling won’t boost recycling rates says North London waste authority

Envirotec Magazine

Recycling efforts by north London’s two million residents will not be significantly boosted by the new Simpler Recycling proposals, the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has warned. While the waste disposal authority said it broadly welcomed plans for consistent collections, it has called for more ambitious changes to facilitate a sustainable and circular economic transition.

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COP28 Climate Fund Pledge Tracker

NRDC onEarth

At COP28, countries will pledge to UN climate funds that help developing countries reduce greenhouse emissions and address the impacts of climate change. Keep track here.

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Giant Melbourne battery may triple in size with plans for 12-hour flow battery storage

Renew Economy

Giant battery in Melbourne partly funded by SEC is looking at adding 12-hour storage using flow battery technologies for its next stage. The post Giant Melbourne battery may triple in size with plans for 12-hour flow battery storage 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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The first step toward an embedded sustainability strategy: Pinpoint key ESG issues

GreenBiz

The initial building blocks in creating an embedded strategy are establishing material ESG factors and stakeholders and developing a materiality matrix.

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America's first 'enhanced' geothermal plant just got up and running

Canary Media

A next-generation geothermal plant backed by Google has started sending carbon-free electricity to the grid in Nevada, where the tech company operates some of its massive data centers.

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China to install record-breaking 230 GW of wind and solar in 2023

Renew Economy

China is quietly reorganising its entire power sector to support rapid electrification and renewables uptake – and smashing records along the way. The post China to install record-breaking 230 GW of wind and solar in 2023 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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As COP28 begins, let's take stock of corporate climate efforts

GreenBiz

The latest indicators suggest that companies’ climate ambitions are significantly off-track. But there are signs of hope.

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Westinghouse Secures First Customer for eVinci Nuclear Microreactor

POWER Magazine

Westinghouse’s first customer for its eVinci microreactor—a flagship 5-MWe/13-MWth “nuclear battery”—is poised to be the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC), Canada’s second-largest research and technology organization. The commercial laboratory that provides […] The post Westinghouse Secures First Customer for eVinci Nuclear Microreactor appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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At Global Climate Talks, Stakes Are High but So Is Opportunity

NRDC onEarth

COP28, the United Nations climate talks in Dubai, must be centered on raising ambition, strengthening accountability, and advancing equity.

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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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NSW passes climate bill to write 70 pct by 2035 emissions reduction target into law

Renew Economy

In a triumph of multi-partisanship, NSW Parliament has passed legislation to cut the state's emissions by 70% by 2035, and reach net zero by 2050. The post NSW passes climate bill to write 70 pct by 2035 emissions reduction target into law appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Global Treaty on Plastics is stuck on these 4 points

GreenBiz

The negotiations are over halfway done and big questions linger. How can nations create a treaty that makes a difference?

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LFP cell average falls below US$100/kWh as battery pack prices drop to record low in 2023

Energy Storage News

After a difficult couple of years which saw the trend of falling lithium battery prices temporarily reverse, a 14% drop in lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack cost from 2022-2023 has been recorded by BloombergNEF.

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Lead on Tap: A Short History of the Failure to Fix One of America’s Worst Water Contamination Crises

NRDC onEarth

Why has it taken so long to fix the lead in tap water crisis? Here's a short history.

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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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Solar generation to surpass hydropower in the US in 2024

Renew Economy

Solar generation has increased at an average rate of 44% a year in the US between 2009 to 2022 – and new data shows it's on track to overtake hydro on the grid. The post Solar generation to surpass hydropower in the US in 2024 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Could 2023 be the year global emissions peak?

GreenBiz

Global greenhouse gas emissions could peak this year, but what needs to happen to ensure an era of rapid decarbonization swiftly follows?

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Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Prices Hit Record Low of $139/kWh

BloombergNEF

BloombergNEF’s annual battery price survey finds a 14% drop from 2022 to 2023 New York, November 27, 2023 – Following unprecedented price increases in 2022, battery prices are falling again this year. The price of lithium-ion battery packs has dropped 14% to a record low of $139/kWh, according to analysis by research provider BloombergNEF (BNEF). […] The post Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Prices Hit Record Low of $139/kWh appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Kenya government power company appointed for World Bank-funded energy storage pilot

Energy Storage News

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has been selected to carry out a battery storage pilot project, through a programme to increase electricity access funded by the World Bank.

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Small modular nuclear reactors: a history of failure

Renew Economy

Dozens of ‘small modular reactor’ designs are being promoted, but precious few will reach construction stage and likelihood of SMRs being built in large numbers is negligible. The post Small modular nuclear reactors: a history of failure appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Why COP28 is a pivotal moment for climate finance

GreenBiz

It will require an estimated $4 trillion annually by 2030 to reverse climate change, and the money isn’t flowing fast enough.

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Big Meat Unveils Battle Plans for COP28

DeSmogBlog

Major meat companies and industry lobby groups are planning a large presence at COP28 in a few days time, equipped with a communications plan to get a pro-meat message heard by policymakers throughout the summit, DeSmog can reveal. Documents seen by DeSmog and the Guardian show that the meat industry is poised to “tell its story and tell it well” in the lead up and during the Dubai conference, which comes on the heels of the world’s hottest ever year.

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In a first, a major airline will cross the Atlantic without fossil fuels

Canary Media

A Virgin Atlantic flight taking off this week from London to New York City will last about eight hours, span around 3,500 miles — and emit only a fraction of the planet-warming gases associated with a typical transatlantic flight.

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Case for gas as transition fuel falling apart on both economic and environmental costs

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest gas projects have cost shareholders $US19bn and the methane emissions are on par with coal, studies show. The post Case for gas as transition fuel falling apart on both economic and environmental costs appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Pay attention to these 5 topics at COP28

GreenBiz

COP28 is oversaturated with events and important conversations. Here’s how business professionals can prioritize.

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Aker Carbon Capture Awarded Feasibility Study for E-fuel Project in Finland

FuelCellsWorks

Aker Carbon Capture has been awarded an integration feasibility study for an e-fuel project in Finland. The company will investigate fully integrating one of its standardized and modularized Just Catch.

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California’s rooftop solar policy is killing its rooftop solar industry

Canary Media

It’s been six months since California regulators slashed the value of home rooftop solar systems — and the market crash that the state’s solar industry warned would result is now well underway.

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Australia cited as COP28 host caught planning fossil fuel deals at UN climate talks

Renew Economy

Leaked documents and an undercover investigation suggest UAE has been using its role as host of the COP28 to secure oil and gas deals. The post Australia cited as COP28 host caught planning fossil fuel deals at UN climate talks appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How $150 million Radio Flyer makes sustainable red wagons

GreenBiz

Radio Flyer evaluates environmental criteria in the development phase for every new product or redesign.

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Global PV Market Outlook, 4Q 2023

BloombergNEF

As 2023 draws to a close, the solar industry is installing record volumes worldwide and selling at record-low prices. The post Global PV Market Outlook, 4Q 2023 appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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$13.5 Trillion for Clean Power, Clean Hydrogen and CCUS Needed to Help Transition Key Hard to Abate Industries to Net Zero, World Economic Forum Report Finds

FuelCellsWorks

Net Zero Tracker 2023 Report provides recommendations in technology, infrastructure, demand, policy and capital. GENEVA– The decarbonization of eight production, energy and transport sectors requires an investment of $13.51 between now.

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“Megaton Moon:” Danish developer plans 60GW solar and wind energy park

Renew Economy

Danish developer GreenGo Energy announces plans to build one of the world's biggest green energy parks – a 60GW/190TWh project in West Africa. The post “Megaton Moon:” Danish developer plans 60GW solar and wind energy park appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Stripe’s new service lets companies buy into carbon removal projects early

GreenBiz

‘Climate Orders’ will let companies pre-order contracts that draw down carbon dioxide emissions

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Google’s new geothermal energy project is up and running

The Verge: Energy

Google partnered with clean energy startup Fervo on a new geothermal project in Nevada that will send electricity to the grid that serves two of Google’s data centers. | Image: Google A first-of-its-kind geothermal project is now up and running in Nevada, where it will help power Google’s data centers with clean energy. Google is partnering with startup Fervo, which has developed new technology for harnessing geothermal power.

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Lhyfe at the Cutting Edge of Hydrogen Strategies With a New 800MW Project in Lubmin, Germany, to Supply the Future European Hydrogen Backbone Network

FuelCellsWorks

Strategy to position production units close to the European hydrogen backbone, with around 4GW of green hydrogen projects under development to be connected to the hydrogen core network Ambitious plans.

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