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Sustainable building groups combine to accelerate change

GreenBiz

The green building movement has evolved from local, LEED-centric, grassroots efforts to more regional, broader coalitions of professionals.

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Call for clarity on DEFRA plan to withhold air quality funding

Envirotec Magazine

The Environmental Industries Commission’s Air Quality Taskforce has called for greater clarity on the future of the Air Quality Grant scheme following the news on 17 April that DEFRA will withhold local council grants for air quality improvement projects. After being notified about their successful Local Air Quality Grant scheme applications only two months ago, the decision from DEFRA means that several cash-strapped local authorities may halt their progress on improving air quality in their ar

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Hidden Fossil Fuels: Plastic Production Drives Climate Change

NRDC onEarth

Study shows that plastic production could be nearly one third of the global carbon budget and emits four times more greenhouse gases than the airline industry.

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China’s quiet energy revolution: The switch from nuclear to renewable energy

Renew Economy

China has wound back its ambitious nuclear targets and turned instead to the deployment of solar and wind energy at unprecedented rates. The post China’s quiet energy revolution: The switch from nuclear to renewable energy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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The week ahead in climate policy

GreenBiz

This week’s most important ongoing climate policy stories.

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Hexagon Purus Receives Order to Deliver Hydrogen Storage Systems to HPS Home Power Solutions

FuelCellsWorks

Oslo, Norway– Hexagon Purus, a world leading manufacturer of zero-emission mobility and hydrogen infrastructure solutions, has received an order worth approximately EUR 3.8 million for hydrogen storage systems from the German.

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Bowen says Coalition’s nuclear push would put grid reliability at risk due to delays in coal plant closures

Renew Economy

Bowen says Coalition nuclear plan will put grid reliability at risk because it will stop renewables and storage and force ageing and unreliable coal power plants to stay open. The post Bowen says Coalition’s nuclear push would put grid reliability at risk due to delays in coal plant closures appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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India installs record 6.2GW of solar PV in March 2024

PV Tech

India has installed a record 6.2GW of new solar capacity in March 2024, nearly doubling the previous record for all renewables, according to a report from Rystad Energy.

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Plug Signs Additional BEDP Contracts for a Total of 4.5GW of Electrolyzers Across Europe and the United States

FuelCellsWorks

Expanding Basic Engineering and Design Package (BEDP) Portfolio with an additional 350MW of electrolyzers LATHAM, N.Y.– Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a global leader in comprehensive hydrogen solutions for the.

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Stop Food Waste: Redistribution and Upcycling Opportunities

NRDC onEarth

NRDC and our partners at Drexel Food Lab are raising awareness about expanded liability protections and upcycling opportunities for food businesses.

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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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Final turbine installed at biggest wind project in NSW

Renew Economy

Final turbine installed at what will be - at least for the time being - the biggest wind project in NSW. The post Final turbine installed at biggest wind project in NSW appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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An ultralow-concentration electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries

TechXplore

Lithium salts make batteries powerful but expensive. An ultralow-concentration electrolyte based on the lithium salt LiDFOB may be a more economical and more sustainable alternative. Cells using these electrolytes and conventional electrodes have been demonstrated to have high performance, as reported by a research team in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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Bosch Rexroth Unveils Advanced Cryopump for Efficient H2 Refueling Stations At Hannover Messe 2024

FuelCellsWorks

100 kg of hydrogen in less than 10 minutes. More than 100 refueling operations each day At Hannover Messe 2024, Bosch Rexroth presents drive systems for compressors and cryopumps developed.

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Protecting Biodiversity Means Saving the Bogs (and Peatlands, Swamps, Marshes, Fens…)

NRDC onEarth

Wetlands cover just 6 percent of the planet’s land area but provide habitat for 40 percent of wildlife.

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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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Renewables cover 56 pct of Germany electricity use in March quarter

Renew Economy

Renewables account for 56 per cent of Germany electricity use in first quarter of 2024. The post Renewables cover 56 pct of Germany electricity use in March quarter appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Plasma treatment enhances electrode material for fuel cells in industry, homes and vehicles

TechXplore

Researchers from Skoltech and their colleagues have improved the properties of a carbon-based electrode material by exposing it to air plasma. Such treatment turned out to enhance electrode performance, which is the limiting factor for high-tech energy sources—particularly fuel cells.

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Fallback Friday Story: 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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Let’s Commit to Saving Workers from Heat, Not Killing Them

NRDC onEarth

Recent actions by state government officials increase the urgency for a federal workplace heat standard.

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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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Energy Insiders Podcast: Chris Bowen explains the green energy plan

Renew Economy

Energy minister Chris Bowen discusses the capacity investment scheme, the Eraring closure, social licence, planning approvals, long duration storage, and why the Coalition’s nuclear plan does not stack up. The post Energy Insiders Podcast: Chris Bowen explains the green energy plan appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Methane Rising: Three questions investors in the food sector should ask their portfolio companies

EDF + Business

By Josh Torres and Andrew Howell, CFA Starbucks and Clover Sonoma said this week they would track and disclose methane emissions within their dairy supply chains, joining the Dairy Methane Action Alliance in the latest sign of accelerating action on food sector methane emissions. Launched in December at COP28, the Alliance has quickly grown to include eight global food and dairy companies representing over $230 billion in annual global sales.

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Pure Hydrogen Secures Sales Contract for Hydrogen-Powered Waste Collection Vehicle

FuelCellsWorks

Pure Hydrogen has executed a sale agreement with waste management company Solo Resource Recovery for the supply of a hydrogen fuel cell (‘HFC’) powered waste collection vehicle The vehicle will.

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Global Energy Storage Market Records Biggest Jump Yet

BloombergNEF

The global energy storage market almost tripled in 2023, the largest year-on-year gain on record, and that growth is expected to continue. The post Global Energy Storage Market Records Biggest Jump Yet appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Buildings as batteries: How basic demand response could shift 12GW of peak demand, save billions

Renew Economy

New study finds that if one-third of commercial buildings shifted consumption from late afternoon to middle of day it would free peak capacity in the energy market of almost 12GW. The post Buildings as batteries: How basic demand response could shift 12GW of peak demand, save billions appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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NovaCHARGE adds cloud-based EV charger power management

Charged

NovaCHARGE has expanded its cloud power management capabilities by introducing Virtual Circuit Technology (VCT) to distribute the load from EV chargers. VCT provides multi-level power management for utilities, fleets, multi-dwelling units, and any other location with limited available power to control the use of open standard OCPP-compliant chargers using ChargeUP, its charging platform management system.

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ZeroAvia Launches Electric and Hydrogen Aviation Components Offering as Manufacturing Plans Revealed

FuelCellsWorks

Clean aviation innovator seeks to expand addressable market for full engine systems and capitalize on strong OEM interest in its leading fuel cell, power electronics, compressor and electric motor technology.

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Addressing the broken child care system with impact investments

Impact Alpha

This article is part of a partnership between ImpactAlpha and Mission Investors Exchange (MIE) to present new ideas and perspectives in impact investing. The post Addressing the broken child care system with impact investments appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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The two unlikely states leading Australia’s stunning growth in rooftop PV output

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar's stunning growth continues, thanks to sunny conditions in two unlikely states. The post The two unlikely states leading Australia’s stunning growth in rooftop PV output appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Big Oil’s Dangerous Radioactive Secret

DeSmogBlog

In Paris, France, there are fine cafés and famous landmarks. But what nobody really knows is at the other end of a building known as Le V, on the northeast side of the city, is a portal that leads to a secret pile of fracking waste from the woods of West Virginia. A lot more comes to the surface at an oil and gas well than just the oil and gas, including billions of pounds of waste every day across the U.S., much of it toxic and radioactive.

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Grid operators: hydrogen can be added to the natural gas grid

FuelCellsWorks

Gas network operator Netze BW says it has successfully demonstrated in practice that hydrogen can be mixed into an existing natural gas network. The distribution network for natural gas in.

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Puerto Rican solar and battery project to boost grid reliability

Smart Energy International

Solar renewables company Infinigen Renewables and ArcLight Capital Partners have announced a power and battery infrastructure project in Puerto Rico to provide supportive flexibility and reliability to the power grid. A 15MW storage project will be paired with a 32MW solar project in the Yabucoa municipality of Puerto Rico. To bring the project online, Infinigen, a subsidiary of a fund managed by ArcLight, is partnering with FlexGen Power Systems, a battery energy storage integrator and software

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We’re thinking about climate risk the wrong way

Renew Economy

People still see climate risk as gradual. But what were once highly unlikely events are now more likely; and what were once inconceivable are now possible. The post We’re thinking about climate risk the wrong way appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Data centers want clean electricity. Can Georgia Power deliver it?

Canary Media

Last week, Georgia Power won regulatory approval to fast-track construction of 1.4 gigawatts of fossil-fueled power plants and to contract for nearly a gigawatt more power from coal- and fossil-gas-fired power plants owned by other utilities. The reason?

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BMW iX5 Puts Hydrogen Power To Use In Acceleration Test: Video

FuelCellsWorks

You’ve likely seen your fair share of acceleration tests done with cars that had combustion engines and/or large batteries. Well, this 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) is different because.

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