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Inside Microsoft's record-breaking carbon removal contract

GreenBiz

The company signed a contract for 3.3 million metric tons of offsets over 10 years from a facility in Stockholm.

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New Environment Agency excavation unearths Roman taste for oysters

Envirotec Magazine

The new sea defences and mudflats under construction between Outstrays and Skeffling A Roman oyster processing site has been uncovered during the building of a major coastal re-alignment scheme in the North-East of England. The scheme will alter the location of existing flood defences so that new habitats can be created for wildlife, explains the Environment Agency (EA).

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10 Things I Hate About You (House Majority Farm Bill)

NRDC onEarth

From undermining historic climate funding to compromising food security and weakening species protections, NRDC’s analysis lays out the worst of the worst that this Farm Bill has to offer.

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The ‘doomsday’ glacier is melting faster than scientists thought

Grist

At the bottom of the Earth sits a massive bowl of ice you may know as the West Antarctic ice sheet. Each day, the ocean laps away at its base, slowly eroding the glaciers that line its rim. When they inevitably give in, the sea will begin to fill the basin, claiming the ice for its own and flooding coastlines around the world. Thwaites Glacier is one of the bulwarks guarding against the collapse of this critical ice sheet , most of which rests below sea level and holds enough ice to raise the oc

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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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9 emerging names to know in reuse

GreenBiz

The Reusies Awards highlight 3 companies, 3 activists and 3 communities driving forward circular economies.

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Global solar and wind generation will soon overtake nuclear and hydro

Renew Economy

Over the past decade, global solar generation has grown ninefold while wind generation has tripled. In contrast, hydro, nuclear and coal generation have barely moved. The post Global solar and wind generation will soon overtake nuclear and hydro appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The True Power of the Climate Movement Is Now to Admit Our Own Powerlessness

DeSmogBlog

Six years ago, I gave a public lecture at Churchill College Cambridge, called This Civilisation is Finished. Many students were in the audience. It’s far and away the most viral climate talk I’ve ever given. What explains its success? I’m quite certain that the most significant factor is that I began the talk with the following words: “Your leaders have failed you.

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Transparent metamaterial for energy-efficient regulation in building can clean itself like a lotus leaf

TechXplore

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) introduce a polymer-based material with unique properties in the journal Nature Communications. This material allows sunlight to enter, maintains a more comfortable indoor climate without additional energy, and cleans itself like a lotus leaf. The new development could replace glass components in walls and roofs in the future.

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New Sun Cable takes shape with 12GW of wind added to world’s biggest renewable project

Renew Economy

Massive Sun Cable project will now include 12GW of wind, with the solar component "trimmed" to the same size and rolled out in several stages. The post New Sun Cable takes shape with 12GW of wind added to world’s biggest renewable project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hyundai to Launch the World’s First Hydrogen Supercar in 2026

FuelCellsWorks

The radical Hyundai N Vision 74 concept will evolve into the world’s first road-legal hydrogen supercar and serve as a halo car for the South Korean brand. It will likely.

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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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DOE to Issue RFP for $2.7 Billion for Domestic Uranium Supply

Energy Central

DOE to Issue RFP for $2.7 Billion for Domestic Uranium Supply Nuclear Startup Atomic Canyon Partners with ORNL on AI Models NRC Working on AI but Use Cases Need Definition Oklo Signs MOU with Atomic Alchemy to Collaborate on Isotope Production BN-1200 Plans Clear Environmental Hurdle First Terrapower Advanced Reactor On Schedule But Fuel is a Concern DOE to Issue RFP for $2.7.

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Renewable grid: Recovering electricity from heat storage hits 44% efficiency

TechXplore

Closing in on the theoretical maximum efficiency, devices for turning heat into electricity are edging closer to being practical for use on the grid, according to University of Michigan research.

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Renewables and storage still cheapest option, nuclear too slow and costly in Australia – CSIRO

Renew Economy

Final GenCost report confirms nuclear too slow and costly for Australia, and integrated renewables remain by far the lowest cost and quickest option. The post Renewables and storage still cheapest option, nuclear too slow and costly in Australia – CSIRO appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CSIRO puts cost of new nuclear plant at $8.6bn as Coalition stalls on policy details

The Guardian: Energy

Report finds nuclear energy more expensive than renewable alternatives and calculates costs for large-scale reactors for first time Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Electricity from nuclear power in Australia would be at least 50% more expensive than solar and wind, according to a report from the CSIRO that has for the first time calculated costs for large-scale reactors.

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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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Hyundai Motor Drives Sustainable Clean Logistics in U.S. With Vision for Hydrogen Society

FuelCellsWorks

Hyundai Motor joins its third straight Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo to share its hydrogen vision, HTWO, and introduce its U.S. hydrogen commercial vehicle business At its press conference, Hyundai Motor.

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Despite Advertising Carbon Capture, ExxonMobil Saw Marginal Role for It in Fighting Climate Change 

DeSmogBlog

ExxonMobil saw a “limited” role for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in fighting climate change, but still promoted the technology in its advertising campaigns, internal company documents show. The documents , published by Congressional investigators, included a presentation dated April 2, 2018, that laid out an ExxonMobil scenario for what the global energy mix could look like in 2050 if countries enacted aggressive climate policies after 2024.

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Australia can learn from the American experience with nuclear power

Renew Economy

Nuclear power has no business case or operational need in Australia’s energy future. No one who understands energy markets would claim otherwise. The post Australia can learn from the American experience with nuclear power appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Extending the lifespan of lithium-metal batteries using a fluorinated ether diluent

TechXplore

The design of battery technologies with increasingly longer lifespans could help to meet the growing needs of the electronics and automotive industry. Lithium (Li) batteries are the most widely used rechargeable batteries worldwide. Thus, devising strategies that can increase their longevity could be far easier than designing entirely new batteries.

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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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First Batch of Green Energy Buses With Yuchai Xingshunda Hydrogen Fuel Cells Launched

FuelCellsWorks

SINGAPORE— China Yuchai International Limited(“China Yuchai” or the “Company), one of the largest powertrain solution manufacturers through its main operating subsidiary in China, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (“Yuchai”), announced that 50.

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Congress Wants to Solve Nuclear Waste. The Solutions Are Known. 

POWER Magazine

It’s welcome that the U.S. House of Representatives in April revived policy discussions over nuclear waste. Our organizations support nuclear energy as a tool of economic opportunity and emissions reduction, […] The post Congress Wants to Solve Nuclear Waste. The Solutions Are Known. appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Deeper, longer, cleaner: Big batteries extend domination of California’s evening demand peaks

Renew Economy

California's big batteries remain top supplier in evening demand peaks for more than three hours, extending their dominance of the grid powering the world's fifth biggest economy. The post Deeper, longer, cleaner: Big batteries extend domination of California’s evening demand peaks appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Puerto Rico’s rooftop solar boom is at risk, advocates warn

Canary Media

Leer este artículo en español In Puerto Rico, residents are flocking to rooftop solar and backup batteries in search of more reliable, affordable — and cleaner — alternatives to the central power grid. Fire stations, hospitals, and schools continue adding solar-plus-battery systems every year.

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Volvo to Launch Hydrogen-Powered Trucks

FuelCellsWorks

Volvo Trucks is developing trucks with combustion engines that run on hydrogen. On-road tests with trucks using hydrogen in combustion engines will begin in 2026, and the commercial launch is.

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BNEF: Solar and wind capacity to reach 31TW in 2050

PV Tech

Installed solar and wind capacity is set to treble from now until 2030, and treble again between 2030 and 2050 to reach 31TW, according to BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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Plans unveiled for massive $3.5 billion wind and solar powered green iron project for Queensland

Renew Economy

Investment giant backs plans to convert Gladstone ore into green iron using hydrogen created from state's massive wind and solar resources and tapping in to federal "Made in Australia plan. The post Plans unveiled for massive $3.5 billion wind and solar powered green iron project for Queensland appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Four Ways the House Farm Bill Would Weaken Pesticide Protections

NRDC onEarth

The House majority's draft would undermine critical protections for people and wildlife.

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Bosch Estimates That the ‘Hydrogen Economy’ Could Generate Revenues of €5 Billion a Year by 2030

FuelCellsWorks

This is affirmed by the president of the group in Spain and Portugal, Javier González Pareja. Bosch cuts its revenue in Spain by 3.8% in 2023 due to the saturation.

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AD/CVD laws to create ‘significant disadvantage’ for SE Asian PV imports – CEA

PV Tech

The flurry of recent tariff changes for solar imports to the US is likely to make products from Southeast Asia less attractive to buyers, according to renewables analysis firm Clean Energy Associates (CEA).

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With the Coalition’s nuclear fantasy demolished by CSIRO, Labor must get cracking on renewables

Renew Economy

CSIRO's latest demolition of nuclear power means we can focus on the urgent shift to firmed renewables. The climate clock is ticking. The post With the Coalition’s nuclear fantasy demolished by CSIRO, Labor must get cracking on renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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One Big Chart: how does the cost of nuclear power compare to renewables?

The Guardian: Energy

Peter Dutton has suggested Australia should build large-scale nuclear reactors, but CSIRO’s GenCost report shows the price compared to solar and wind Electricity from nuclear power would cost Australia significantly more than generating it from solar and wind, according to the CSIRO. The opposition leader, Peter Dutton, has revived the idea of Australia lifting its restriction on nuclear power, but has yet to provide any details apart from suggesting large-scale nuclear reactors should be built

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Italy Allocates New Funds for Hydrogen and Electric Regional Trains

FuelCellsWorks

Italy allocates €700 million to enhance regional railway infrastructure with hydrogen and electric trains. The funds are designated for purchasing 11 hydrogen-powered and numerous electric trains across various regions, aiming.

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Recurrent Energy secures €674 million financing for solar and storage projects

PV Tech

Solar project developer Recurrent Energy has secured a €674 million (US$730 million) revolving credit facility to expand its European solar and battery energy storage system (BESS) portfolio.

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Eraring coal closure delayed two years, possibly four, “to keep the lights on”

Renew Economy

NSW secures deal to extend life of Australia's biggest coal generator by two years. The post Eraring coal closure delayed two years, possibly four, “to keep the lights on” appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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