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Inside Allbirds’ mission to make a shoe with no carbon footprint

GreenBiz

As of its most recent progress update, the shoemaker is more than halfway toward its goal to cut its per-product footprint in half by 2025.

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Australia has huge global green iron potential, but if we blink we’ll miss it

Renew Economy

As Brazil, the Middle East and Africa position themselves to lead the green iron race, Australia is at a fork in the road. The post Australia has huge global green iron potential, but if we blink we’ll miss it appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Sunak to allow oil and gas exploration at sites intended for offshore wind

The Guardian: Energy

Exclusive: Decision to grant licences condemned by critics as a stunt that shows Tories are ‘playing politics with climate’ Fossil fuel companies will be allowed to explore for oil and gas under offshore wind-power sites for the first time, the government will announce on Friday, in a move which campaigners say is further proof that ministers are abandoning the climate agenda.

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Have the world’s coral reefs already crossed a tipping point?

Grist

About a year ago, the seas got unusually hot , even by our current, overheated standards. Twelve months of broken records later, the oceans are still more feverish than climate models and normal fluctuations in global weather patterns can explain. When the seas turn into bathwater, it threatens the survival of the planet’s coral reefs, home to a quarter of all marine life and a source of sustenance for many people living along the world’s coasts.

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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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How Workday uses carbon offtake agreements to scale climate impact

GreenBiz

The enterpriser software provider is one of the large corporations signing offtake agreements with carbon reduction and capture projects.

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Five things the “nuclear bros” don’t want you to know about small modular reactors

Renew Economy

The hype surrounding SMRs is way overblown. Here are five facts that the nuclear industry and its boosters don’t want the public to know. The post Five things the “nuclear bros” don’t want you to know about small modular reactors appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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“40 Percent Market Share” – Car Giant Wants to Build 100,000 Hydrogen Vehicles Per Year

FuelCellsWorks

The European-American car company Stellantis plans to significantly expand its production capacity for commercial vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells. Jean-Michel Billig, head of the group’s hydrogen program, said this in.

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Microsoft signs its biggest renewable energy contract yet

GreenBiz

Deal with Brookfield will add 10.5 gigawatts of wind and solar in the U.S. and Europe between 2026 and 2030.

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Even rival coal generators don’t want long term extension to Eraring coal plant

Renew Economy

It's hard to find anyone in the energy industry pleased with news the NSW government may pay to keep the country's biggest coal generator open for another four or five years. The post Even rival coal generators don’t want long term extension to Eraring coal plant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Methane emissions from gas flaring being hidden from satellite monitors

The Guardian: Energy

Use of enclosed combustors leaves regulators heavily reliant on oil and gas companies’ own flaring data Oil and gas equipment intended to cut methane emissions is preventing scientists from accurately detecting greenhouse gases and pollutants, a satellite image investigation has revealed. Energy companies operating in countries such as the US, UK, Germany and Norway appear to have installed technology that could stop researchers from identifying methane, carbon dioxide emissions and pollutants a

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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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Minnesota's biggest solar project will help replace a huge coal plant

Canary Media

One of the largest solar projects in the country is moving closer to completion, and it’s not in a famously sunny state like California , Texas , or even Florida. It’s in Minnesota, on former potato farms near the site of a retiring coal plant.

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12 innovative circular economy startups in 2024

GreenBiz

Get ready: Building materials made from fungus, AI-powered thrift shops, vacuum shares and more.

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Coalition’s O’Brien prompts walkout at solar event after claiming renewables will lead to blackouts

Renew Economy

Opposition energy spokesman Ted O'Brien prompts walkout at solar events after claiming Australia's renewable energy plans lead to regular blackouts. The post Coalition’s O’Brien prompts walkout at solar event after claiming renewables will lead to blackouts appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Natron Energy starts manufacturing ‘50,000+ cycle-life’ sodium-ion batteries at Michigan factory

Energy Storage News

Natron Energy has started commercial-scale operations at its sodium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Michigan, US, and elaborated on how its technology compares to lithium-ion in answers provided to Energy-Storage.news.

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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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FuelCell Energy Announces Debt Financing for Derby Power Projects

FuelCellsWorks

DANBURY, Conn– FuelCell Energy, Inc., (Nasdaq: FCEL) today announced that the Company closed on a project debt financing transaction with Liberty Bank and Connecticut Green Bank for the company’s two.

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Why climate disclosure policy is critical to corporate sustainability

GreenBiz

There are 3 primary reasons why disclosure rules can help accelerate climate policy progress.

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“Blackouts and brownouts:” The ideology behind Coalition’s dystopian take on renewables

Renew Economy

The Coalition says its warning of blackouts and brownouts if Australia transitions to renewables is based on "engineering and economics." Seriously? The post “Blackouts and brownouts:” The ideology behind Coalition’s dystopian take on renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Congress Approves Ban on Imports of Enriched Uranium From Russia

POWER Magazine

The U.S. Senate on April 30 passed—by unanimous consent—a bill to ban imports of unirradiated low-enriched uranium (LEU) produced in Russia. The bill now heads to the president’s desk for […] The post Congress Approves Ban on Imports of Enriched Uranium From Russia appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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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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Plug Signs MOU With Allied Green Ammonia for 3GW of Electrolyzer Supply at World-Class Green Ammonia Production Facility

FuelCellsWorks

LATHAM, N.Y.– Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a global leader in comprehensive hydrogen solutions for the green hydrogen economy, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Allied.

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What Biden’s new power plant rules mean for utilities

GreenBiz

Utilities must comply with the EPA’s new emissions rules and invest in carbon capture and storage.

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Six projects named to start feasibility studies for Australia’s first offshore wind farms

Renew Economy

Big day for Australia's offshore wind ambitions with six potential projects awarded feasibility licences and another six to follow. Altogether, a potential 25GW of new capacity. The post Six projects named to start feasibility studies for Australia’s first offshore wind farms appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Legislation to Stop the Pebble Mine Is Introduced

NRDC onEarth

A new bill would protect Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine.

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Tycoon Sees $3.5 Billion Investments in Namibia Green Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

Cie Maritime Belge SA, a Belgian shipping company, expects green hydrogen production in Namibia to start in the fourth quarter, a project that could see $3.5 billion in investment over.

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Li-ion batteries from drones might find second lives in less demanding devices

Charged

Research in ACS Energy Letters shows the potential to improve batteries in aerial EVs that take off and land vertically. The research team developed a new electrolyte to address these challenges and said the “stressed out” batteries could also have second lives in lighter applications. The researchers manufactured a set of lithium-ion battery (LiB) cells containing a specially designed, fast-charging and discharging electrolyte.

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Bowen says first battery storage tender is “massively oversubscribed” with 19,000 MW of projects

Renew Economy

The federal government's first major capacity auction is 32 times oversubscribed by a massive pipeline of battery storage projects. The post Bowen says first battery storage tender is “massively oversubscribed” with 19,000 MW of projects appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Nuclear Supply Chain for the BWRX-300 SMR Takes Shape

POWER Magazine

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is forming a group of qualified supply chain companies to help ensure the deployment of its BWRX-300 small nuclear modular reactor (SMR). The move comes […] The post Nuclear Supply Chain for the BWRX-300 SMR Takes Shape appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Air Products Postpones $4 Billion Green Hydrogen Plant Pending Regulatory Approval

FuelCellsWorks

Air Products has deferred its final investment decision on a planned $4 billion green hydrogen production facility in Texas, awaiting final rules under the Inflation Reduction Act. Air Products has.

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Chinese firm launches fully electric container ship with massive 50,000 kWh battery capacity

Charged

It’s widely believed that shipping will be one of the hardest transportation segments to electrify. However, as usual, the Chinese are on the case. The state-owned China Ocean Shipping Group (Cosco) has developed and manufactured an all-electric container ship, the Greenwater 01, which is now operating a regular service route between Shanghai and Nanjing.

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Contract awarded for works on new 2,000 MWh battery in coal centre

Renew Economy

WA government awards a $160 million for works at on the giant Collie battery, which will be one of biggest in the country. The post Contract awarded for works on new 2,000 MWh battery in coal centre appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Vogtle Unit 4 Achieves Commercial Operation, Now Largest Nuclear Power Plant in the U.S.

POWER Magazine

The road was long and the challenges difficult, but Plant Vogtle is now the largest nuclear power plant in the U.S., as Unit 4 was declared commercially operational on April […] The post Vogtle Unit 4 Achieves Commercial Operation, Now Largest Nuclear Power Plant in the U.S. appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Netherlands Allocates €250 Million in Subsidies to Seven Green Hydrogen Initiatives

FuelCellsWorks

To ensure that more and more renewable hydrogen is produced in the Netherlands and that more and more parties gain experience with this, the government opened a subsidy scheme last.

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Chart: One-in-five new cars sold this year will be battery-powered

Canary Media

Despite the steady drumbeat of negative headlines about the electric vehicle market, EVs are breaking sales records across the globe. This year, around 17 million new fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) will be sold worldwide, according to new estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Solar is now being installed faster than any technology in history

Renew Economy

At current installation rates, solar will pass fossil gas in 2024 and coal in 2025. Technologies like nuclear would require "magical growth rates" to compete. The post Solar is now being installed faster than any technology in history appeared first on RenewEconomy.