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Amazon, Google and Harvard demonstrate the value created by regenerative buildings

GreenBiz

Featuring all-electric systems, water reuse and innovative solar power, these buildings improve “the health and resilience of economies, cultures, and people.

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CA Climate Bond Must Invest in Resilient Food & Farming Infrastructure

NRDC onEarth

In the coming days, the Senate and Assembly must work together to craft a climate bond that includes substantial investments in food and farming infrastructure.

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Dutton’s plan to nuke Australia’s renewable energy transition explained in full

Renew Economy

The Coalition's nuclear plan is more about the destruction of an existing industry - wind and solar - than the creation of a new one. Here's why. The post Dutton’s plan to nuke Australia’s renewable energy transition explained in full appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Labour’s Shadow Decarbonisation Minister Received Sponsorship from Gas Industry Lobbyists

DeSmogBlog

Sarah Jones, Labour shadow minister for industry and decarbonisation, accepted sponsorship for a fundraising event from a public affairs company that represents BP and British Gas, DeSmog can reveal. Jones’s register of interests shows that she received food and drink worth £2,500 on 10 May from Beyond 2050, a pro-hydrogen PR firm that represents some of the UK’s biggest gas producers and distributors.

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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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$10 billion Bezos Earth Fund director: ‘Next wave’ in green finance is climate adaptation

GreenBiz

Two key areas for climate investment are resilience to warming temperatures and phasing down fossil fuels, says Paul Bodnar

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Vermont Becomes Second State to Take Big Steps for Bees

NRDC onEarth

The Vermont legislature enacted a bill curbing the use of bee-toxic neonic pesticides on the first day of Pollinator Week.

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Nuclear plan is fiscal irresponsibility on an epic scale and rank political opportunism

Renew Economy

It beggars belief that opposition leader Peter Dutton proposes nationalising a nuclear public debt bomb and detonating it at the heart of energy policy in this country. The post Nuclear plan is fiscal irresponsibility on an epic scale and rank political opportunism appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Salesforce commits $25 million to ‘steep learning curve’ of carbon removal

GreenBiz

The company also signed its first renewables contract in Europe with projects in six Italian regions.

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By the Numbers: How Are U.S. Fisheries Doing?

NRDC onEarth

Here is our breakdown of the NOAA’s 2023 Status of Stocks report, which shows more progress is needed to ensure healthy and resilient fisheries.

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Power bills could rise by $1,000 a year under Coalition plan to boost gas until nuclear is ready, analysts say

The Guardian: Energy

Experts predict major electricity price hikes if opposition proposal to slow rollout of large-scale renewable projects goes ahead Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Australians could face an increase in annual household power bills of up to $1,000 under a Coalition plan to slow the rollout of large-scale renewable energy and use more gas-fired electricity before nuclear plants are ready, analysts say.

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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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Is David Littleproud prepared to switch off rooftop solar to jam nuclear into the grid?

Renew Economy

The Coalition says it wants nuclear and more rooftop solar. It can't have both, so will it be reaching into the home to switch off your rooftop PV? The post Is David Littleproud prepared to switch off rooftop solar to jam nuclear into the grid? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Plug Receives Industry Certification for its High-Powered Stationary System

FuelCellsWorks

Third-Party Validation Will Fast Track Implementation of Back-Up Power, EV Charging and Prime Power Solutions for Customers LATHAM, N.Y.– Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a global leader in comprehensive hydrogen.

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Sea Turtle Week Highlights a Need to Safeguard Ocean Habitat

NRDC onEarth

The Blake Plateau is home to several sea turtle species and requires greater protection.

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The Coalition’s nuclear power plan offers the worst of all energy worlds: higher emissions and higher electricity costs | Malcolm Turnbull

The Guardian: Energy

If the first episode of Australia’s climate wars was a tragedy, the second is an expensive and dangerous farce, writes Malcolm Turnbull Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Back in the early years of the climate wars , the opponents of renewables would argue that coal-fired generation was cheaper and, in any event, global warming was a hoax.

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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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Wind and solar power half the cost of coal and gas, one-third the cost of nuclear, says Lazard

Renew Economy

Latest levelised cost of energy report from US investment firm Lazard finds large-scale solar and wind significantly cheaper than coal and gas. Nuclear, meanwhile, just keeps getting more expensive. The post Wind and solar power half the cost of coal and gas, one-third the cost of nuclear, says Lazard appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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New Commercial Vehicle Compatible Hydrogen Filling Station at Augsburg Freight Center Supplies Fuel for QUANTRON Trucks

FuelCellsWorks

Tyczka Hydrogen GmbH opens a truck compatible hydrogen filling station in the heart of the freight & logistics center (GVZ) in Gersthofen near Augsburg QUANTRON and Tyczka are working together.

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Mississippi just got its first utility-scale wind farm

Canary Media

Wind energy development has long been stuck in the doldrums in the southeastern United States. Until very recently, nine states in the region had installed precisely zero megawatts of commercial wind capacity, even as turbines spread across every other U.S. state. Mississippi, however, has just bucked that trend.

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The ADVANCE Act—Legislation Crucial for a U.S. Nuclear Renaissance—Clears Congress. Here’s a Detailed Breakdown

POWER Magazine

The U.S. Senate has passed the Accelerating Deployment of Versatile, Advanced Nuclear for Clean Energy (ADVANCE) Act, sweeping legislation that seeks to promote U.S. nuclear leadership, accelerate advanced nuclear technology […] The post The ADVANCE Act—Legislation Crucial for a U.S. Nuclear Renaissance—Clears Congress. Here’s a Detailed Breakdown 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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Why the newest large nuclear plant in the US is likely to be the last

Renew Economy

After years of delays and cost over-runs, the US has finally opened its newest large scale nuclear unit, using the design favoured by Peter Dutton. Here's why it could be the last the US ever builds. The post Why the newest large nuclear plant in the US is likely to be the last appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Key Milestone Achieved for European Hydrogen Network Development

FuelCellsWorks

Today marks a crucial development in European energy collaboration, with 37 infrastructure companies finalizing agreements in Brussels for the establishment of the European Network of Network Operators for Hydrogen (ENNOH).

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Coalition to impose ‘cap’ on renewable energy investment, Nationals leader says

The Guardian: Energy

David Littleproud claims Australia doesn’t need ‘large-scale industrial windfarms’ like the planned offshore zone south of Sydney Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast 1 David Littleproud has claimed Australia doesn’t need “large-scale industrial windfarms” like the planned offshore zone south of Sydney , adding the Coalition will “cap” federal government investment into renewable energy if elected.

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‘Floatovoltaic’ solar panels on lakes could unlock lots of clean energy

Canary Media

This story was first published by Grist. A reservoir is many things: a source of drinking water, a playground for swimmers, a refuge for migrating birds. But if you ask solar-power enthusiasts, a reservoir is also not realizing its full potential.

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Australia’s biggest solar farm has a highly profitable first quarter

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest solar farm enjoyed a highly profitable first quarter of the year. The post Australia’s biggest solar farm has a highly profitable first quarter appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hy2gen Norge Announces Name Change to Hy2gen Nordic, Expanding Across the Nordic Region

FuelCellsWorks

Hy2gen Norge, a subsidiary of Hy2gen AG, is changing its name to Hy2gen Nordic. This change signifies the company’s strategic expansion beyond Norway into other Nordic countries. Hy2gen is a.

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Ensuring Sustainable Urban Development and Protecting Biodiversity with the Government of New South Wales

Planet Pulse

Earlier this year, the Australian government of New South Wales (NSW) designated $100 million towards housing development and biodiversity protection. This allocation is set to enhance the existing programs run by the government of NSW, such the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan. This 35-year plan aims to enable needed housing development in Western Sydney while protecting areas of high biodiversity value across the landscape – including the home of the largest koala population in the Syd

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Transferring women’s wealth to women-led funds to build a more equitable economy

Impact Alpha

A significant shift in generational wealth is occurring. A recent study estimates that by 2030, women are poised to control roughly $30 trillion. The post Transferring women’s wealth to women-led funds to build a more equitable economy appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Australia’s first floating wind farm edges closer with feasibility licence awarded to 2GW project

Renew Economy

An up to 2GW offshore wind project proposed for the New South Wales Hunter region, has been awarded a feasibility licence by the federal government. The post Australia’s first floating wind farm edges closer with feasibility licence awarded to 2GW project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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UBC Launches Innovative Green Hydrogen Fueling Station

FuelCellsWorks

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has inaugurated the Smart Hydrogen Energy District (SHED), a pioneering green hydrogen fueling station that serves both light and heavy-duty vehicles, powered by solar.

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Oceans group takes UK government to court over oil and gas licences

The Guardian: Energy

Issuing licences in the North Sea without accounting for environmental impact was unlawful, Oceana UK says A marine conservation group has initiated legal action against the UK government, claiming the Conservatives’ decision to issue North Sea oil and gas licences without taking into account their impact on the environment was unlawful. Oceana UK , part of an international conservation organisation, said that in issuing 82 licences, Claire Coutinho, the secretary of state for energy security, a

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NVIDIA CEO: AI Will Impact the Future of Energy

POWER Magazine

The future of energy may depend on technology with roots in the video game industry, by a company founded more than 30 years ago that wanted to use accelerated computing […] The post NVIDIA CEO: AI Will Impact the Future of Energy appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Nuclear thuggery: Coalition will not take no for an answer from local communities or site owners

Renew Economy

Coalition vows to override objections of states, asset owners and local communities to their nuclear plans. The post Nuclear thuggery: Coalition will not take no for an answer from local communities or site owners appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Volkswagen Surprises With This Fuel: The Brand’s Secret Project That No One Was Expecting

FuelCellsWorks

Hydrogen is the fuel of the future, surpassing even EVs in interest. However, there are still brands that have yet to be able (or willing) to join this revolution in.

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CATL provides more details on ‘zero-degradation’ Tener BESS product at ees Europe

Energy Storage News

CATL, the world's largest lithium-ion OEM, has given more details around its new battery energy storage system (BESS) product, Tener, including how it claims to have achieved no degradation in the first five years of operation.

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