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Amnesty International: Dow’s failure to offer remedy for Bhopal disaster has created a “sacrifice zone”

Envirotec Magazine

Aerial view of the abandoned industrial gas leakage site at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, in February 2022 (image credit: Paulose NK / Shutterstock.com). The failure of the US-based chemical company Dow to provide remedy to victims of a deadly gas leak from a pesticide plant in India that resulted in the deaths of more than 22,000 people has created a “sacrifice zone” in which 500,000 more continue to suffer, Amnesty International has said in a new report published on 28 March ahead of the 40 th anniv

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Southeast at a Crossroads: Bad Gas Bet or Clean Energy Boon?

NRDC onEarth

The Southeast is facing a spike in electric load growth projections. Utilities are proposing a massive gas buildout to meet it—we can do better.

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Coalition nuclear plan would force consumers to wait 20 years longer for 30% higher electricity bills

Renew Economy

Wind and solar, coupled with batteries and pumped hydro deliver the lowest cost transition. Nuclear would be slower and vastly more expensive, modelling shows. The post Coalition nuclear plan would force consumers to wait 20 years longer for 30% higher electricity bills appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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TECO 2030 Receives AIP for Containerized Fuel Cell Power Generator

FuelCellsWorks

Lysaker, Norway– TECO 2030 (OSE: TECO, OTC: TECFF, ISIN: NO0010887516) has, in connection to the HyEkoTank project, received an Approval in Principe (AIP) from the Norwegian classification society DNV for.

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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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Texas got more electricity from solar than coal last month

Canary Media

The Texas clean energy juggernaut hit a new milestone as the state’s solar production outpaced coal-fired generation over an entire month for the first time. For years, coal and fossil gas ruled the competitive ERCOT market, which supplies power to almost all of Texas.

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World’s biggest economies pumping billions into fossil fuels in poor nations

The Guardian: Energy

G20 countries spent $142bn in three years to expand operations despite a G7 pledge to stop doing so, study finds The world’s biggest economies have continued to finance the expansion of fossil fuels in poor countries to the tune of billions of dollars, despite their commitments on the climate. The G20 group of developed and developing economies, and the multilateral development banks they fund, put $142bn (£112bn) into fossil fuel developments overseas from 2020 to 2022, according to estimates c

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Feasibility Study Completed for Hydrogen-Powered Truck Operations in Kentucky

FuelCellsWorks

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Office of Energy Policy (OEP) has published the results of a year-long feasibility study that could help advance Kentucky’s hydrogen economy, reduce freight.

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BESS noise has ‘exploded as a concern’ recently

Energy Storage News

The noise of battery energy storage system (BESS) technology has "exploded" as a concern in the last six months, an executive from system integrator Wartsila ES&O said.

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The first all-electric tugboat in the US is about to launch

Canary Media

With their roaring diesel engines, tugboats push, pull and guide much larger vessels into port and out to sea. They are small but mighty — and incredibly dirty , spewing huge amounts of toxic exhaust and planet-warming emissions every year. Now, however, the humble harbor craft is going electric.

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Nine in 10 Australians support renewable energy transition, nearly half want it to go faster

Renew Economy

Almost nine in 10 Australians want a faster or moderate transition to clean energy, the CSIRO says, and 80 pct happy to live within 10kms of renewable energy infrastructure. The post Nine in 10 Australians support renewable energy transition, nearly half want it to go faster 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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Nel ASA: Invitation to Q1 2024 Results Presentation

FuelCellsWorks

Oslo, Norway– Nel ASA will publish its first quarter 2024 report on 17 April 2024 at 07:00 CET, and host a presentation at 08:00 CET. The quarterly report and presentation.

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Electric trucks and buses show massive sales growth in Europe

Charged

The market share of fully electric trucks and buses is growing at an impressive pace in Europe, according to a new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The news comes to us via the Australian EV news site The Driven. Writer Daniel Bleakley laments that his country is so far behind the curve (a report by The Australia Institute found that a paltry 0.2% of Australia’s bus fleet is electric).

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Molten Salt Reactor Technology Solves Several Nuclear Industry Problems

POWER Magazine

Molten salt reactors (MSRs) represent a fascinating intersection of nuclear history and modern innovation. The concept of using molten salts as both a coolant and fuel carrier dates back to […] The post Molten Salt Reactor Technology Solves Several Nuclear Industry Problems appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Coalition “in a panic” about response to confused and unpopular nuclear power plan

Renew Economy

Like everything else associated with the Coalition’s nuclear policy, the plan to win over communities in coal regions has hit a snag. The post Coalition “in a panic” about response to confused and unpopular nuclear power plan 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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MAN Truck & Bus Launches Limited Series of 200 Vehicles with Hydrogen Combustion Engines

FuelCellsWorks

Small truck series with hydrogen combustion planned for 2025 Initially around 200 vehicles for selected markets hTGX particularly suitable for special applications Vehicle complements battery-electric portfolio Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN.

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UK: Battery storage could help reduce wind curtailment costs by 80%

Energy Storage News

Battery energy storage system (BESS) technology could reduce the cost of curtailing wind production in the UK by up to 80%, after over US$1 billion was spent last year, a developer said.

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Prospective GB News Board Member is Fossil Fuel Investor

DeSmogBlog

A Conservative peer who is expected to join the board of broadcaster GB News has shares in Equinor, the oil and gas multinational behind the Rosebank oil field in the North Sea. According to his parliamentary register of interests, Lord Theodore Agnew has shares of at least £100,000 in Equinor, the Norwegian state-owned energy producer. Equinor has a majority stake in the Rosebank North Sea oil field, which has been dubbed a “carbon bomb” by environmental law charity ClientEarth.

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Giant “super battery” that will help replace Australia’s biggest coal generator gets technical green light

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest battery, designed to be a giant "shock absorber" for the grid, gets technical green light to ensure it is connected on schedule. The post Giant “super battery” that will help replace Australia’s biggest coal generator gets technical green light 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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With the mosaHYc Project, Engie Takes a First Step in Its Objective of 700 km of Hydrogen Transport Networks by 2030 in Europe

FuelCellsWorks

The ENGIE Group is delighted with the launch of mosaHYc, a cross-border hydrogen pipeline conversion project between France and Germany. GRTgaz, owned 60/40 with Caisse des Dépôts, announced the final.

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With ELBOs and EOTs, more business owners are exiting to employee ownership

Impact Alpha

Conversions to worker ownership can be complex for retiring business owners. They may be looking first to keep their enterprise going and second. The post With ELBOs and EOTs, more business owners are exiting to employee ownership appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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EDF subsidiary Exaion to lend expertise to sports sector

Smart Energy International

EDF Group web3 subsidiary Exaion has joined the Chiliz blockchain network as a validator node. In this role, Exaion takes on a key role in ensuring the security, accuracy and reliability of the Chiliz blockchain, which is focused on the engagement of fans with sport teams and entertainment brands via the creation of fan tokens, NFTs and decentralised applications (dApps).

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Quinbrook starts construction of 2GWh Supernode battery, backed by Origin offtake deal

Renew Economy

Construction is underway on first stage of one of Australia's biggest batteries, designed to support a major data centre and help usher coal off the grid. The post Quinbrook starts construction of 2GWh Supernode battery, backed by Origin offtake deal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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EU Allocates Over €424 Million to Boost Zero-Emission Mobility with 48 Hydrogen Refueling Stations and Electrification of 21 Airports

FuelCellsWorks

The European Commission has earmarked over €424 million to propel zero-emission mobility across the continent, endorsing 42 innovative projects under the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF). This significant financial injection.

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Maryland is first US state to pass vehicle-to-grid legislation, alongside virtual power plant tariff rules

Energy Storage News

The US state of Maryland will require utilities to allow electric vehicles (EVs) with bidirectional chargers to connect to the distribution grid after new legislation was passed last week.

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Proxima Fusion raises $21M to build on its ‘stellarator’ approach to nuclear fusion

TechCrunch: Climate

Munich-based Proxima has raised €20 million ($21.7M) in a seed round to begin building its first generation of fusion power plants. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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In the belly of the solar duck: First big battery responds as rooftop PV changes shape of grid

Renew Economy

Western Australia hosts the world's biggest standalone grid and features the biggest solar duck, thanks to growth of rooftop PV. Batteries to the rescue, then, as thermal plants go quack. The post In the belly of the solar duck: First big battery responds as rooftop PV changes shape of grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Japan’s 1st Hydrogen and Bio Fuel Hybrid Passenger Ship ‘Hanaria’ Starts Service in Kitakyushu

FuelCellsWorks

TOKYO– Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that the hybrid passenger ship ‘Hanaria‘, which uses hydrogen and biodiesel as fuels, started service in Kitakyushu.

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The impact investing opportunity in Puerto Rico’s economic comeback

Impact Alpha

In one of Puerto Rico’s poorest neighborhoods, you can find what economists might call a “green shoot.” The plan for Oasis, a six-acre, The post The impact investing opportunity in Puerto Rico’s economic comeback appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Nexamp nabs $520M to build community solar across the US

Canary Media

Nexamp , a community solar developer and project owner, has secured a whopping $520 million to install solar arrays around the nation in one of the largest capital raises to date for this growing sector.

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Origin snaps up Australia biggest wind project and big battery as it ramps up late renewables push

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest utility, still mulling the closure timing for the country's biggest coal plant, buys a massive wind and battery project in NSW. The post Origin snaps up Australia biggest wind project and big battery as it ramps up late renewables push appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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FuelCell Energy Technology to be Used in Sacramento Wastewater Biofuel Clean Energy Project

FuelCellsWorks

Sewer District will use FCE’s energy delivery and emissions management platform to create clean electricity from onsite biofuel DANBURY, Conn.— FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCEL), announced that its carbonate fuel.

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VPPs could cover 15% of peak California demand by 2035 using home batteries, demand response

Energy Storage News

Virtual power plants (VPPs) in California using technologies including home batteries and demand response (DR) could provide 7.5GW of capacity in ten years' time, 15% of peak demand, analysis from consultancy the Brattle Group shows.

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Engineering the transition to NACS EV charging: Webinars

Charged

Don’t miss next week’s Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, which will be broadcast live on April 15-18, 2024. The conference content will span the EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem, including motor and power electronics design and manufacturing, cell development, battery systems, testing, powertrains, thermal management, circuit protection, wire and cable, EMI/EMC and more.

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