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New approach to monitoring freshwater quality can identify sources of pollution, and predict their effects

Envirotec Magazine

Yu Huang sampling for freshwater health analysis in Brighton (image credit: Jeremy Fonvielle/ University of Cambridge). The source of pollutants in rivers and freshwater lakes can now be identified using a comprehensive new water quality analysis, according to scientists at the University of Cambridge and Trent University, Canada. Microparticles from car tyres, pesticides from farmers’ fields, and toxins from harmful algal blooms are just some of the organic chemicals that can be detected using

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EPA Announces Awards for a National Clean Energy Finance Network

NRDC onEarth

The GGRF will direct long-overdue funding to projects that reduce pollution, lower energy costs for families across the United States, and create good-quality jobs – all while catalyzing an unprecedented wave of private sector investment.

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Nuclear energy is an ugly duckling in every possible respect: Too late, too costly, too toxic

Renew Economy

Nuclear power in Australia would be too slow, too expensive, and unable to supply a 21st century power grid that will have moved to flexible power sources. The post Nuclear energy is an ugly duckling in every possible respect: Too late, too costly, too toxic appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Long-Awaited Milestone: Fuel Loading Begins at India’s Prototype Fast Nuclear Reactor

POWER Magazine

India in March began fuel loading at a 500-MWe/1,250-MWth prototype fast-breeder reactor (PFBR) located at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, marking a crucial phase for the second stage of the country’s ambitious The post Long-Awaited Milestone: Fuel Loading Begins at India’s Prototype Fast Nuclear Reactor appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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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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Big Oil Clouded the Science on Extreme Weather. Now It Faces a Reckoning.

DeSmogBlog

This story was originally published by ExxonKnews. When Bucks County, Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit last week against major oil and gas companies for climate damages, Commissioner Chair Diane Ellis-Marseglia pointed to “unprecedented weather events here in Bucks County that have repeatedly put residents and first responders in harm’s way, damaged public and private property and placed undue strain on our infrastructure.

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Removing forest “waste” degrades ecosystem structure and function

NRDC onEarth

Canada, as a signatory to the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use, must halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation by 2030.

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Erthos secures 180MW community solar portfolio in Texas

PV Tech

Arizona-based solar technology company Erthos has signed a master agreement with developer Sky Community Solar (SCS) on a 180MW community solar portfolio in Texas, US.

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Terraform Industries converts electricity and air into synthetic natural gas for the first time

TechCrunch: Climate

The modern world is dependent on a vast network for extracting, processing, transporting and ultimately consuming hydrocarbons like crude oil and natural gas. But these resources come with a cost: they’re finite, difficult to extract and take carbon dioxide out of the ground and release it into the air. Instead of reducing humanity’s dependence on […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Blake Plateau Mapping Q&A with Dr. Derek Sowers

NRDC onEarth

Earlier this year, scientists, led by Dr. Derek Sowers, published a comprehensive map of the world’s most expansive cold-water coral mound province.

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“No feasible pathway:” Kean quits Coalition-based charity because of its obsession with nuclear

Renew Economy

Matt Kean quits Coalition-based charity that once supported renewables but is now totally obsessed with nuclear, a switch that coincided with involvement of Trevor St Baker. The post “No feasible pathway:” Kean quits Coalition-based charity because of its obsession with nuclear 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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German Coalition Agrees Financing Details of Hydrogen Network

FuelCellsWorks

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s ruling coalition on Friday agreed a financing mechanism for the country’s future hydrogen network, extending a deadline for it to be built by five years to.

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IEA Think Tank Contributes to Climate Science Denial Documentary

DeSmogBlog

A senior figure at the influential Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) think tank contributed to a new documentary that spread numerous myths about climate change. Stephen Davies, an academic who has worked in educational outreach roles at the IEA since 2010, appeared several times in Climate The Movie: The Cold Truth – a new film directed by climate science denier Martin Durkin.

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Climate Change Undermines Healthy Aging

NRDC onEarth

Climate change poses unique and dangerous challenges for older people, especially those experiencing cognitive challenges.

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Smart meters for all? New reforms could put 2030 target in reach

Renew Economy

AEMC makes good on promise to fast-track universal smart meter uptake, with draft determination it says will help put consumers at the forefront of the shift to net zero. The post Smart meters for all? New reforms could put 2030 target in reach appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Ballard Announces Largest Order in Company History – 1,000 Engines to Power Solaris Buses Across Europe

FuelCellsWorks

VANCOUVER, CANADA and BOLECHOWO, POLAND– Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP; TSX:BLDP) today announced the signing of a Long Term Supply Agreement (“LTSA”) with its customer Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z.

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Pathways Alliance Co-founder Donated to Pierre Poilievre Campaign, Records Show

DeSmogBlog

For the past year and a half an industry group called the Pathways Alliance has been running national ads claiming oil sands producers are climate leaders “on the road to net zero.” But federal records newly reviewed by DeSmog reveal that the group’s co-founder has personally donated to the Conservative Party of Canada, whose leader Pierre Poilievre is campaigning to abolish the country’s most prominent climate policy, a nationwide tax on carbon emissions, saying it brings “misery and suffering

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Europe bets big on recycling in efforts to onshore battery supply chain

Energy Storage News

Big investments are being made into the battery recycling sector in Europe as the continent looks to increase the domestic supply of critical materials for its lithium-ion gigafactory projects.

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Germany shuts down seven brown coal power stations at end of winter

Renew Economy

Seven lignite-fired power plant units with a combined capacity of 3.1 gigawatt were finally shut down in Germany at the end of March, after their decommissioning had been postponed due to the energy crisis, news agency dpa reported in an article published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. In order to save natural gas in power generation during the energy […] The post Germany shuts down seven brown coal power stations at end of winter appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Shell Sets 2030s for Start of Green Energy Oman Project in Green Hydrogen Development

FuelCellsWorks

Green Energy Oman is one of the biggest green hydrogen projects planned for implementation in the Sultanate of Oman. Shell has announced that Green Energy Oman (GEO), one of the.

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How Gulf states are putting their money into mining

Financial Times: Energy

Hungry to diversify their economies beyond fossil fuels, Middle Eastern powers are investing in the resources needed to produce clean energy

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Europe installed 10GW of energy storage in 2023, EU policies to drive major growth this decade

Energy Storage News

Europe has seen its first year when energy storage deployments by power capacity exceeded 10GW in 2023, according to consultancy LCP Delta.

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Giant solar project in limbo as Forrest misses another deadline on key green hydrogen project

Renew Economy

Fortescue misses third deadline for FID on Gibson Island hydrogen project, meaning Genex must look for other customers for its Bulli Creek solar farm. The post Giant solar project in limbo as Forrest misses another deadline on key green hydrogen project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Sierra Northern Railway’s Hydrogen Innovation Wins Environmental Award for California’s First Zero-Emission Locomotive

FuelCellsWorks

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif.— West Sacramento-based Sierra Northern Railway (SERA) has received the esteemed Environmental Award from the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) for its leadership in sustainable rail.

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California’s new rules allow solar and batteries to help out the grid

Canary Media

For years, utilities have grappled with how to handle the ever-growing number of solar and battery systems trying to connect to the lower-voltage grids that deliver power to customers.

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Aqua Metals is building a more sustainable battery recycling ecosystem

Charged

The economic benefits of recycling Li-ion batteries are clear, but at present, only a small percentage of them are recycled. In contrast, lead-acid batteries have a 99% recycling rate in the US. The two main processes for recycling lithium-ion batteries are pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy. Each has its own set of environmental issues. Aqua Metals has pioneered a new electro-hydrometallurgy process that uses renewable electricity and recycles the chemicals used.

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Generation starts at what will be South Australia’s biggest wind farm

Renew Economy

First production recorded at what will be the biggest wind farm in South Australia, as concrete foundations also complete. The post Generation starts at what will be South Australia’s biggest wind farm appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Ballard Announces $54 Million of Additional Funding Support, Bringing Total U.S. Federal Funding to $94 Million for Ballard’s Fuel Cell Gigafactory in Texas

FuelCellsWorks

VANCOUVER, CANADA AND ROCKWALL, TEXAS– Ballard Power Systems announced it has been awarded $54 million of investment tax credits from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as part of the Qualifying.

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Salt, air and bricks: could this be the future of energy storage?

The Guardian: Energy

Start-ups turn to heat over batteries as they aim to industrialise the practice Think of battery ingredients and lithium, cadmium and nickel come to mind. Now think again. What about salt, air, bricks, and hand-warmer gel? In our electricity-hungry future they’re set to provide heat to manufacturers who need it, and to help keep the lights on at times when energy is short.

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LG Energy Solution starts construction on Arizona ESS gigafactory

Energy Storage News

Battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution has started construction on its gigafactory in Arizona, US, which will have 17GWh of production dedicated to the energy storage system (ESS) market.

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State-owned Chinese company buys Australian energy retailer to boost local renewable plans

Renew Economy

Chinese state owned energy giant buys Australian energy retailer to advance the growth of its renewables business. The post State-owned Chinese company buys Australian energy retailer to boost local renewable plans appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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FuelCell Energy and ExxonMobil Technology Extend Joint Development for Carbon Capture Innovation

FuelCellsWorks

On March 31, 2024, FuelCell Energy, Inc., and ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company (formerly known as ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company), known as EMTEC, solidified their ongoing partnership with the.

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Vast Majority of Global CO2 Emissions Tied to Just 57 Entities

DeSmogBlog

Since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015, a small number of fossil fuel entities — just 57 corporate and state producers — have been responsible for 80 percent of planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. And a majority of those actors have only expanded production in the intervening years. That’s according to a new report released today by InfluenceMap detailing its Carbon Majors project, an influential database of fossil fuel production data.

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Washington State passes cutting-edge policies to reduce climate pollution

NRDC onEarth

These nation-leading improvements will be a large step forward in climate solutions.

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