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130+ Organizations Urge Accountability on Forest Protection

NRDC onEarth

In a joint statement to international leaders , groups from around the world call for global accountability as essential to delivering on forest commitments.

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Where Plastic Recycling Innovation is Today

CleanTech Group

Plastic production is expected to double by 2050. Similarly, plastic emissions from production and disposal are expected to double by 2060. Plastic recycling. The post Where Plastic Recycling Innovation is Today appeared first on Cleantech Group.

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Ohio greenlights massive solar, storage and agrivoltaics project

Canary Media

The Ohio Power Siting Board has given the go-ahead to what will be one of the largest solar farms in the United States, despite the opposition of local governments and citizens.

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No Doubt About It: EVs Really Are Cleaner Than Gas Cars

BloombergNEF

As electric vehicles become a bigger part of the global car fleet, a contrarian take seems to surface every few months: are electric vehicles really that clean? The post No Doubt About It: EVs Really Are Cleaner Than Gas Cars appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Reducing Food Waste for the Climate, Nature, and People

NRDC onEarth

Reducing food loss and waste offers an opportunity to address many of our world’s existential challenges, including combating the climate crisis and biodiversity loss, improving environmental health protections, and fighting racial injustice.

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Market operator explains why the lights won’t go out with wind, solar and storage

Renew Economy

The federal Coalition insists the lights will go out in transition to wind and solar. AEMO has now released a video explaining why they won't, following CSIRO's defence of science. The post Market operator explains why the lights won’t go out with wind, solar and storage appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Australia: Construction begins at biggest battery storage project so far

Energy Storage News

Construction has kicked off at the largest battery project in Australia to date, with a storage capacity equivalent to the entire country’s fleet of projects in construction at the end of 2022.

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Drax Makes a Mockery of International Day of Forests

NRDC onEarth

Biomass producer Drax marked today’s International Day of Forests with a report extolling the logging and burning of forests for energy.

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South Australia’s world-leading renewable transition is attracting flood of new industry

Renew Economy

South Australia expected to double grid demand as new industry floods to the state, lured by low cost clean energy and its accelerated 100 pct renewables target. The post South Australia’s world-leading renewable transition is attracting flood of new industry appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Bill Gates’ TerraPower Ready to Build New U.S. Nuclear Power Plant

POWER Magazine

A group established by Microsoft founder Bill Gates is preparing to begin construction of a new generation of nuclear power plants in June, according to the company’s chief executive. Chris […] The post Bill Gates’ TerraPower Ready to Build New U.S. Nuclear Power Plant appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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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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Cologne Orders Hydrogen Solaris Buses for the Fourth Time

FuelCellsWorks

The public transport operator in Cologne, Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK), has once again chosen Solaris as the supplier of hydrogen-powered buses. Nine of the buses are Urbino 12 hydrogen buses with a length of 12 meters, while eleven.

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Electric vs. Gas Cars: Is It Cheaper to Drive an EV?

NRDC onEarth

Are electric cars cheaper than gas cars? Compare cost per mile, maintenance costs and costs to operate electric vehicles vs. gas cars by state. Learn more!

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Rooftop solar ducks would eat nuclear’s lunch. So will Coalition slow PV or pay to store it?

Renew Economy

In a grid reshaped by wind and solar, and rooftop PV in particular, there is a lot of space for fast and flexible "firming" capacity, but not for baseload technologies like nuclear. The post Rooftop solar ducks would eat nuclear’s lunch. So will Coalition slow PV or pay to store it? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Shell to divest 1,000 retail locations, and also expand EV charging. Coincidence?

Charged

Oil giant Shell has announced plans to divest 1,000 retail sites over the next two years, and also says it plans to expand its public EV charging business. Is Shell shutting down gas stations in order to replace them with EV charging hubs? Well, that’s what several media reports implied, but that’s not quite what the company said. Shell’s “ Energy Transition Strategy 2024 ” mentions electric vehicles at least 30 times (accompanied in almost every case by a mention of biofuels), and concedes that

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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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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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EPA Enters the Clean Car Era

NRDC onEarth

EPA’s latest clean car rules will provide over $2 trillion in air quality, health, climate, and economic benefits.

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Chart of the Day: California surges beyond 100 pct renewables

Renew Economy

Wind, water and solar produce more than state demand in California, the world's fifth biggest economy, in nine out of last 10 days. The post Chart of the Day: California surges beyond 100 pct renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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US energy storage market ‘shattered’ previous deployment records in Q4 2023

Energy Storage News

According to Wood Mackenzie, energy storage deployment numbers in the US broke records for three successive quarters with previous records “shattered” to finish the year.

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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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Nikola Celebrates Grand Opening of First Hyla Refueling Station in Southern California

FuelCellsWorks

Ontario-based station marks a significant step forward in establishing comprehensive hydrogen refueling network for Class 8 trucks. PHOENIX– Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply.

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Japan Could Be Nearing Restart of World’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant

POWER Magazine

The world’s largest nuclear power plant, among the facilities taken offline after the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, could be nearing a restart. Japanese media reported that on March 14, […] The post Japan Could Be Nearing Restart of World’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Ballarat mulls city-wide behind the meter network in push for 100 pct renewables

Renew Economy

Ballarat looks at creating its own behind-the-meter network, as it pushes towards its target of 100 per cent renewables. The post Ballarat mulls city-wide behind the meter network in push for 100 pct renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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US BESS installations ‘surged’ in 2023 with 96% increase in cumulative capacity, ACP says

Energy Storage News

The operating capacity of battery storage in the US grew by 7.9GW last year, bringing the country’s total cumulative installed base to 17GW by the end of 2023.

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China’s First Homegrown Hydrogen-Powered Urban Train Completes Test

FuelCellsWorks

CHANGCHUN (Xinhua)– China’s first independently developed hydrogen-powered urban train completed a test at a speed of 160 kph on Thursday, marking a breakthrough in the application of hydrogen energy in rail.

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Lilium orders 120 Star Charge chargers for electric aviation

Charged

Munich-headquartered Lilium , developer of an eVTOL jet, has partnered with Singapore-based charging infrastructure producer Star Charge to develop and provide charging systems for the Lilium Jet. The aircraft went into production in late 2023 following Design Organisation Approval by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). It is expected to enter service in 2026.

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“Prohibitive:” Australia’s biggest energy consumers and producers say no to nuclear, but is Coalition listening?

Renew Economy

The biggest utilities and the biggest energy consumers say they don't want nuclear. So who does the Coalition expect to pay for it? The post “Prohibitive:” Australia’s biggest energy consumers and producers say no to nuclear, but is Coalition listening? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Solar Energy Corporation of India begins BESS tenders backed with Viability Gap Funding

Energy Storage News

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has begun the process of tendering for 4,000MWh of grid-scale battery storage which will be supported by government Viability Gap Funding.

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $16 Million Now Available to Advance Innovation in Clean Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

Supports Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects and Helps Leverage Federal Funding Opportunities Promotes Clean Hydrogen Use in Industrial Processes, Clean Transportation, Energy Storage, and for Grid Support Supports the State’s.

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Using wood waste products to produce ink for 3D printing of wood objects

TechXplore

A combined team of materials scientists from Rice University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a way to convert wood waste into a type of ink that can be used for the 3D printing of wood-like objects. The paper is published in the journal Science Advances.

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It is now cheaper to run a fully electric home and EV in NZ than to use fossil fuels

Renew Economy

New Zealand is one of the first countries in the world to reach an electrification tipping point, as high petrol and high gas costs make electric homes and EVs more affordable than fossil fuelled alternatives. The post It is now cheaper to run a fully electric home and EV in NZ than to use fossil fuels appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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DOE: US energy storage pipeline up 300% since Inflation Reduction Act passed

Energy Storage News

There is a four-fold difference between how much energy storage the US Department of Energy (DOE) forecasted would be deployed by 2040 before the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and how much it now forecasts.

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Hydrogen Adoption Will Cost Europe, US More Than $1 Trillion

FuelCellsWorks

HOUSTON– Europe and the U.S. will have to spend in excess of $1 trillion for building infrastructure to enable widespread use of hydrogen fuel, an executive at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

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2023 EV registrations in Europe surpass two million units, setting new record

Charged

In 2023, Europe’s auto market achieved its best sales since the pandemic, spurred partly by strong demand for EVs. New passenger vehicle registrations totaled almost 13 million units, up 14% compared to 2022. Battery EVs set a new record, selling over two million units and taking 15.7% of total market share. (Diesel cars still sold slightly more.) “Europe’s automotive market appears to be normalizing,” said Felipe Munoz, Global Analyst at JATO Dynamics.

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“People Power” plan gains support as a budget must – and a bridge over the energy divide

Renew Economy

Pressure mounts on federal Labor to underwrite rooftop solar, home batteries and electrification amid concerns a growing energy divide is being "weaponised" to delay climate action. The post “People Power” plan gains support as a budget must – and a bridge over the energy divide appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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