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AstraZeneca, Atlassian and Philips: How to convince suppliers to lower greenhouse gas emissions

GreenBiz

Companies are committing to help suppliers set science-based targets and lower emissions. Here’s how pharma company AstraZeneca, software firm Atlassian and healthcare tech maker Philips approach it.

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Air pollution and trees study overturns “rough and hairy is good” dictum

Envirotec Magazine

Surrey researcher Yendle Barwise assembling one of the pollution monitors. If you’re trying to take pollution out of the air, choose evergreen trees with smaller leaves. That’s according to a new study from the University of Surrey. Researchers from Surrey’s Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) tested ten trees beside a busy main road.

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World Wetlands Day: A Call to Action for U.S. Wetlands Preservation

NRDC onEarth

Today marks World Wetlands Day, a day to celebrate wetlands' vital role in our lives. Unfortunately, in the aftermath of Sackett v. EPA , wetlands are now at risk.

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Final concrete turbine foundations poured for Australia’s biggest wind farm

Renew Economy

All of the concrete foundations have been poured at the site of the massive MacIntyre wind farm, ready to accommodate 162 wind turbines. The post Final concrete turbine foundations poured for Australia’s biggest wind farm 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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As electric bus market expands in US, manufacturers struggle to keep up

GreenBiz

Fueled by federal funding, the transition to low-emissions public transportation represents a big opportunity for the struggling U.S. electric bus manufacturing industry.

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Seagrass planting robot to reinstate vanishing ocean meadows and tackle climate change

Envirotec Magazine

The Seagrass planting prototype. A team of young engineers is launching a £100,000 project to build a robot that will plant seagrass to help fight climate change, thanks to help received from Converge, a group describing itself as a pan-Scotland springboard for university entrepreneurs. Here, Converge shares both news of the project and details of its ethos and ways of working with entrepreneurs.

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Millions in fossil fuel money rained on major political parties last year

Renew Economy

Santos, Woodside, Adani and Gina Rinehart feature among donors to major political parties in 2023. The post Millions in fossil fuel money rained on major political parties last year appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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In the travel industry, ‘sustainable tourism’ gives way to ‘regenerative hospitality’

GreenBiz

Regenerative hospitality has the potential to unlock the broader systemic changes we need to limit climate change and protect ecosystems.

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Report: Biden Administration Will Provide $1.5 Billion for Palisades Nuclear Restart

POWER Magazine

The Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan could be another step closer to restarting, with reports saying the Biden administration in February will announce $1.5 billion in funding for the […] The post Report: Biden Administration Will Provide $1.5 Billion for Palisades Nuclear Restart appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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PFAS: No forever exemptions for forever chemicals

NRDC onEarth

The goal is safer and better solutions, so any exemptions from laws and regulations restricting PFAS must be temporary.

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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 solar efficiency world record shows huge potential of tandem technology

Renew Economy

British solar developer announces new world record for solar panel efficiency using its perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells. The post New solar efficiency world record shows huge potential of tandem technology appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Modernizing the world’s power grid

GreenBiz

Sponsored: A clean energy future will require the transformation of today’s power grid. To get there, businesses, utilities and governments must work together.

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Global Clean Energy Investment Jumps 17%, Hits $1.8 Trillion in 2023, According to BloombergNEF Report

BloombergNEF

• BloombergNEF’s Energy Transition Investment Trends 2024 finds that renewable energy, electric vehicles, hydrogen and carbon capture all drive investment growth year-on-year • China leads with $676 billion invested in 2023, or 38% of the global total • Together, the EU, US and UK invested more than China in 2023, which was not the case […] The post Global Clean Energy Investment Jumps 17%, Hits $1.8 Trillion in 2023, According to BloombergNEF Report appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Seizing the Opportunity for Old-Growth Protections

NRDC onEarth

The Forest Service has started to formalize protections for our oldest national forests. Now we must ensure the process lives up to its potential.

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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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Origin to build 650 MWh battery next to gas plant in Victoria

Renew Economy

Origin unveils plans to spend $400 million on a 650MWh battery in Victoria. The post Origin to build 650 MWh battery next to gas plant in Victoria appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Accelerating Climate Action with Diversified Carbon Removal Portfolios

GreenBiz

Chief Sustainability Officers and their other C-Suite peers are entrusted with developing companies’ net zero strategies while optimizing budgets and mitigating risks. The urgency of climate action is compelling leaders to explore innovative solutions; this has brought carbon removal technologies to the center stage of the climate action discourse.

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Biden-Harris Administration Funding More Than $90 Million for Hydrogen Infrastructure

FuelCellsWorks

Funding will help build a hydrogen corridor from California to Texas, establish fueling infrastructure along Interstate 25 in Colorado. The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced $623 million in grants to help.

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Final North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy Released

NRDC onEarth

New federal strategy aims to protect and promote the recovery of North Atlantic right whales while responsibly developing offshore wind energy.

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Greening grid muscles out fossil fuels, pushes down power prices

Renew Economy

Record low coal and gas generation pushed wholesale electricity prices lower in the last quarter of 2023, as every region of the country notched up new solar output records. The post Greening grid muscles out fossil fuels, pushes down power prices appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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As US e-bus market expands, manufacturers struggle to keep up

GreenBiz

Fueled by federal funding, the transition to low-emissions public transportation represents a big opportunity for the struggling U.S. electric bus manufacturing industry.

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Europe Leads the Charge in Expanding Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure for Heavy-Duty Transport

FuelCellsWorks

With 37 New Hydrogen Refueling Stations in 2023, Europe Paves the Way for Cleaner Commercial Transportation, Accommodating Heavy Vehicles at 92% of New Sites In 2023, 37 new hydrogen filling.

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DOE Puts People First: LNG Exports Paused Pending Review

NRDC onEarth

Biden DOE’s pause on LNG exports represents forward movement from an Environmental Justice lens, but must be met with real reform.

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Vanadium merger bets on demand for 18-hour batteries

Renew Economy

Two emerging vanadium producers have joined forces to mine the ore and develop a battery that could make solar energy available around the clock. The post Vanadium merger bets on demand for 18-hour batteries appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Creating an effective climate transformation plan

GreenBiz

Sponsored: EcoAct highlights urgent need for credible climate transition plans, emphasizing transparency and early compliance for a competitive edge.

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‘Big expansion’ in battery manufacturing essential to global net zero goals, BloombergNEF says

Energy Storage News

The amount invested in energy storage soared globally during 2023, while battery manufacturing will require the biggest share of spending among clean energy technologies by 2030 to achieve net zero.

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China Plans to Build More Than 1,200 Hydrogen Refueling Stations by 2025, More Than the Current Total Worldwide

FuelCellsWorks

China’s boom in the promotion of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is generating increasing demand for hydrogen refueling stations (HRS), which has resulted in them being included in government plans and.

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Cost of UK’s flagship nuclear project blows out to more than $A92 billion

Renew Economy

Cost of UK's flagship nuclear project blows out again, this time to a potential $A92 billion. Is the Australian Coalition still pushing this technology? The post Cost of UK’s flagship nuclear project blows out to more than $A92 billion appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How beverage companies can step up their actions to prevent water pollution

GreenBiz

A Ceres report highlights what the beverage industry can do to better mitigate water quality impacts.

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Storage a ‘key element’ for new 2040 renewable energy targets, leaked EU draft says

Energy Storage News

The European Commission is targeting 90% renewable electricity by 2040 in the EU and sees energy storage as one of several key areas of investment to get there, according to a leaked draft.

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Nel Asa: Nel Realigns Relationship With Nikola and Will Support Fortescue on Its 80 MW Phoenix Hydrogen Hub

FuelCellsWorks

Nel ASA and Nikola have realigned their previous agreement, and at the same time Nel will become Fortescue’s supplier for their 80 MW electrolyser, for a total consideration of about.

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“Count me out:” Barnaby Joyce backed anti-renewables rally tries to co-opt Bob Brown

Renew Economy

Anti-renewables movement asked to stop using Australian Greens founder's name and image to promote a protest "hijacked by the coal lobby." The post “Count me out:” Barnaby Joyce backed anti-renewables rally tries to co-opt Bob Brown appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Which of these 46 sustainability certifications is right for you?

GreenBiz

Here are 46 professional certifications to demonstrate your expertise across 9 subcategories of sustainability.

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Hydrogen: ‘The Swiss Army Knife of Decarbonization’

POWER Magazine

It seems everywhere you go, both inside and outside of the power industry, people are talking about hydrogen. Last October, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an investment of […] The post Hydrogen: ‘The Swiss Army Knife of Decarbonization’ appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Tory Lord’s Firm Awarded New North Sea Oil and Gas Licences

DeSmogBlog

A company whose largest shareholder is a former Conservative treasurer and major party donor has been awarded two new North Sea exploration licences, DeSmog can reveal. It was announced on Wednesday (31 January) that Deltic Energy had been awarded the new licences in the latest North Sea oil and gas licensing round. Conservative peer Michael Spencer currently holds an 18.8 percent (£4.5 million) stake in the firm.