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Intel is using hot water to cut natural gas use in its factories

GreenBiz

Industrial heat recovery is an untapped opportunity that could save an estimated $152.5 billion in annual energy costs globally.

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£147 million deal will double Scottish energy storage capacity

Envirotec Magazine

The facility at Blackhillock: how it will look. Construction has commenced on a new energy storage facility in Scotland, part of a drive to maximise the efficacy of renewables and reduce the cost of wasted wind to consumers. The facility, Kilmarnock South, is the third major investment of a large programme of battery storage assets provided by Zenobē, a specialist in fleet electrification and battery storage. “The portfolio of assets will enable the country to become a world leader in rene

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International Community Wants Biden to Act on LNG

NRDC onEarth

Allies from key countries around the world came out resoundingly in support of the Biden administration's decision to pause permitting of new liquefied natural gas export facilities.

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Battery storage now dominates system services market for main grid

Renew Economy

Battery storage is now confirmed as the dominant player in the provision of key services to the grid, as batteries and demand management nudge out fossil fuel generators. The post Battery storage now dominates system services market for main grid 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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3 effective ways social media ‘influencers’ communicate about sustainability

GreenBiz

More ‘influencers’ are talking up sustainability topics to large followings on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and others. They offer examples on how to do it well.

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California solar-plus-storage project with world’s largest BESS fully online

Energy Storage News

The Edwards & Sanborn solar-plus-storage project in California is now fully online, with 875MWdc of solar PV and 3,287MWh of battery energy storage system (BESS) capacity, the world's largest.

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The biggest solar-plus-storage project in the US just came online

Canary Media

The largest combined solar and energy-storage project in the U.S. is now online and operating in California’s Mojave Desert. The sprawling megaproject stretches across 4,600 acres in Kern County and is located on private land as well as the Edwards Air Force Base. It’s the biggest public-private partnership the U.S.

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How Cargill is advancing its water stewardship policy

GreenBiz

Food companies are ahead of other sectors when it comes to water solutions, but are they ready for systems-level changes that challenge the status quo?

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Record renewables drive prices down, but coal states still the most expensive

Renew Economy

Renewables continue to reshape Australian grid, and bring down prices - but the most coal dependent states have the dirtiest and costliest power, while battling rising temperatures and demand. The post Record renewables drive prices down, but coal states still the most expensive appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Fossilized Finances: Oil and Gas Subsidies in the Permian Basin

NRDC onEarth

A new NRDC report shows how, despite the need to curb fossil fuel production, outdated tax giveaways incentivize further extraction in the country's largest oil and gas region.

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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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In D.C. Defamation Trial, Climatologist Michael Mann Confronts the Climate Deniers Who Maligned His Work

DeSmogBlog

Twelve years after he sued two climate deniers for defamation, climate scientist Michael Mann took the stand during the second week of the trial against them in Washington, D.C. Mann’s testimony painted a picture of a respected and accomplished scientist and academic who has been deeply hurt, personally and professionally, by accusations of scientific deception.

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Sustainable Value Creation: Closing the Gap Between Commitments and Operational Realities

GreenBiz

Corporate sustainability has emerged in recent years as a key priority for commercial enterprises. But many have yet to successfully derive tangible value from their sustainability commitments. New research conducted by sustainability experts Dr. Robert Eccles and Alison Taylor, in partnership with GlobeScan and Salesforce, identifies a major barrier to value creation: most enterprises have not yet fully integrated sustainability across all the C-suite functions.

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Rio Tinto signs contract for Australian grid’s first gigawatt scale solar project

Renew Economy

Rio Tinto signs contract to buy all the output for what will be the biggest solar project on Australia's main grid, and will help power its smelters and refineries. The post Rio Tinto signs contract for Australian grid’s first gigawatt scale solar project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Transportation Funding Gets a Potential Boost

NRDC onEarth

A new bill from Congressman Hank Johnson could help secure desperately needed operations funding for transit agencies across the country.

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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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Next-Gen Honda Fuel Cell System Plays Key Role in Hydrogen Business Strategy

FuelCellsWorks

Honda expanding hydrogen business to realize global goal of carbon neutrality Production of new Honda fuel cell system has begun at Fuel Cell System Manufacturing (FCSM) joint venture facility in.

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Supply Chain Decarbonization: A Guide to Establishing a Successful Decarbonization Program

GreenBiz

As the business sector gains a more sophisticated level of understanding around climate change, there has been an increased recognition that sustainability efforts must extend beyond a company’s direct operations. “Going to where the emissions are” is key to driving sustainability impact and meeting stakeholder expectations, producing tangible benefits for your business.

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Solar farms and native grasses create pollinator havens and boost biodiversity, study funds

Renew Economy

Solar farms can play a significant role in restoring insect habitats that could mitigate ongoing conflicts over farming land use change. The post Solar farms and native grasses create pollinator havens and boost biodiversity, study funds appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Prodigy and Westinghouse Targeting Launch of eVinci Floating Nuclear Plant in Canada by 2030

POWER Magazine

Westinghouse has revealed it is designing a transportable nuclear power plant (TNPP) featuring an eVinci microreactor with Canadian firm Prodigy Clean Energy, aiming to deliver a first project in Canada […] The post Prodigy and Westinghouse Targeting Launch of eVinci Floating Nuclear Plant in Canada by 2030 appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Plug Has Started Operation of the Largest Liquid Green Hydrogen Plant in the U.S. Market

FuelCellsWorks

The largest electrolytic liquid hydrogen production plant, and largest PEM electrolyzer deployment operating in the U.S., representing a landmark achievement in Plug’s build-out of a vertically integrated hydrogen ecosystem.

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The Reusies awards celebrate communities, innovators and activists

GreenBiz

Companies advancing product and packaging reuse business models compete for recognition at the awards in May at Circularity 24 in Chicago.

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Kalgoorlie turns to renewables as fossil fuel backup fails after storms

Renew Economy

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is looking to renewables as a solution after the failure of the gas turbines that were supposed to provide back up power to the mining region. The post Kalgoorlie turns to renewables as fossil fuel backup fails after storms appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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First-ever Regional Offshore Wind and Wildlife Science Plan Released

NRDC onEarth

The research plan identifies data needs to efficiently scale up offshore wind responsibly.

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Barcelona Orders 38 Zero-Emission Solaris Buses

FuelCellsWorks

The carrier Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) is continuing its impressive investments in zero-emission public transport. Solaris will deliver 36 Urbino 12 and two units of articulated hydrogen buses to the city. Deliveries are scheduled for 2024. The city.

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France will jail corporate directors who fail to adhere to new CSRD requirements

GreenBiz

No get-out-of-jail-free-card will save companies that don't comply with this new French law.

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Vestas rolls out wind turbine towers made from low-emission steel

Renew Economy

Vestas says it will now offer a wind turbine tower made from low-emission steel, “significantly” reducing the lifetime carbon dioxide emissions during production. The post Vestas rolls out wind turbine towers made from low-emission steel appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Lamborghini licenses MIT’s new high-capacity, fast-charging organic battery tech

TechCrunch: Climate

Researchers have been scrambling to find alternative materials for lithium-ion batteries, from manganese to sodium. Now they might have another: TAQ. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Dongfeng Motor Begins Commercial Pilot Operation of Venucia V-Online’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Cars

FuelCellsWorks

On January 19, Dongfeng Motor Corporation (“Dongfeng Motor”) announced the official commencement of the commercial pilot operation of Venucia’s first hydrogen-powered vehicle, the Venucia V-Online Qing Jing (translating to “Hydrogen.

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Why you shouldn't go net zero this year

GreenBiz

Sponsored: You want to move the needle on climate change? Stop trying to achieve net zero.

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Queensland smashes demand records in heatwave, and solar eats coal’s lunch again

Renew Economy

Queensland smashes demand record in heatwave, as energy minister hails the role of solar - even as it ate into the coal industry's lunch-bag. The post Queensland smashes demand records in heatwave, and solar eats coal’s lunch again appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Exxon throws a fit over shareholders exercising their rights

TechCrunch: Climate

The oil supermajor filed a lawsuit in federal court asking for permission to ignore a shareholder resolution, sidestepping the SEC. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Volvo Introduces New North American Truck as Versatile Hydrogen and Battery Platform

FuelCellsWorks

Volvo Trucks North America has announced the launch of the new Volvo VNL, a groundbreaking heavy-duty truck platform that sets new industry benchmarks in terms of driver productivity, safety, and sustainability. This.

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What is transition finance, and why it matters

GreenBiz

Wall Street sees transition finance as a multi-trillion-dollar opportunity for investors.

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Nuclear goes backwards, again, as wind and solar enjoy another year of record growth

Renew Economy

Nuclear power went backwards last year despite the renaissance hype. Meanwhile, renewables enjoyed record growth and within two years both wind and solar will overtake nuclear. The post Nuclear goes backwards, again, as wind and solar enjoy another year of record growth appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Planet, Microsoft, and Researchers Build New AI-focused Resource for Environmental Reporting

Planet Pulse

Authors: Seamus Lombardo and Amy Rosenthal As a Public Benefit Corporation, we think a lot about sustainability and the solutions our customers, partners, and the world need. These solutions require an up-to-date, close-up view of the Earth, as well as the deep analytics that provide reliable, quantitative insights about how Earth’s surface is changing.