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The US/China climate agreement: 5 takeaways for business leaders

GreenBiz

With geopolitical tensions high and the stakes for the global environment rising, the countries reached the starting point for a path forward on mitigating the climate crisis.

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AD plant converts waste solvents to biogas, in a UK first

Envirotec Magazine

In an apparent first of its kind within the UK, a pharmaceutical manufacturing site in Northumberland has been equipped with an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to recycle waste solvents into low carbon gas, which is being injected into the national gas grid. Decarbonisation and energy efficiency specialist Synergie Environ has undertaken the installation and commissioning of the AD plant, at the facilities of pharmaceuticals company Sterling Pharma Solutions.

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Even One More Oil and Gas Lease Sale in the Gulf of Mexico Is Too Many

NRDC onEarth

An expansion of offshore drilling would lock the region into decades of fossil fuel extraction at the expense of the climate, coastal communities, and marine life.

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Tesla reveals plan to be Australian energy retailer and “disrupt traditional incumbents”

Renew Economy

Tesla reveals details of its plan to take on traditional utility incumbents in Australia by focusing on household and business packages that combine rooftop PV, electric cars and battery storage. The post Tesla reveals plan to be Australian energy retailer and “disrupt traditional incumbents” 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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How to be like Patagonia: 3 lessons in responsible business

GreenBiz

Key takeaways from Patagonia's first 50 years in operation, including insights from Vincent Stanley, director of Patagonia philosophy.

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Portugal just ran on 100% renewables for six days in a row

Canary Media

One recent autumn afternoon, I watched the Atlantic gusts collide with the cliffs that rise above Nazaré, Portugal. Rain pelted down, and the world-renowned swells rose into walls of water that even the most death-defying surfers reach only via Jet Ski.

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Australia’s biggest coal state reaches 100 pct “potential” renewables for first time

Renew Economy

NSW - the state with the biggest capacity of coal fired generators - reaches more than 100 per cent "potential" renewables for first time as coal output hits record low. The post Australia’s biggest coal state reaches 100 pct “potential” renewables for first time appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A climate solution disguised as an administrative decision

GreenBiz

Companies are increasingly focused on their financial carbon footprint. Choosing a sustainable insurance provider can provide an overlooked lever for change.

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The humble trash truck is ready for an all-electric upgrade

Canary Media

A powerful new electric vehicle recently started roaming the leaf-strewn streets of Portland, Oregon. Between its tires sits a hefty 400-kilowatt-hour battery pack. Inside its body is the daily detritus discarded by residents of downtown Portland.

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The Belvidere Plant's Transition to an EV Plant Has a Bright Future

NRDC onEarth

The United Auto Workers’ historic strike results in important benefits, including a path for reopening the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois.

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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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Australia has everything battery storage needs, except the ability to make them at scale

Renew Economy

Australia could support up to five giga-factories, just for domestic energy storage and commercial electric vehicles. The post Australia has everything battery storage needs, except the ability to make them at scale appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Climate tech investing surges in the third quarter

GreenBiz

After a slow start to the year, funding in climate tech startups returns to the financial highs of 2021’s bull market.

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Researchers train AI to produce solar cells from perovskite in record time

TechXplore

Researchers in Australia have harnessed AI to produce solar cells from the mineral perovskite in just a matter of weeks, bypassing years of human labor and human error to optimize the cells.

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New Mexico Adopts Crucial Package to Clean up Cars and Trucks

NRDC onEarth

Adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars II, Advanced Clean Trucks, and Heavy-Duty Low NOx standards will provide significant benefits to New Mexico

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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 hit record high in Australia, as green energy transition rolls on

Renew Economy

Renewable energy hit a record high of 72.9 per cent of total generation on Sunday, as a wave of wind and solar across the grid sent coal output and operational demand to new lows. The post Renewables hit record high in Australia, as green energy transition rolls on appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Petro-aggression and the energy transition

GreenBiz

Azerbaijan’s conflict with Armenia provides a case study of how oil and gas-fueled aggression can impede the energy transition. Here’s what corporations can do about that.

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An electrocaloric heat pump that is more efficient than conventional air conditioners

TechXplore

A team of engineers at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, working with a pair of colleagues from Murata Manufacturing Company, has developed a regenerative electrocaloric heat pump that is more efficient than conventional air conditioners.

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What to Look for in a New Lead and Copper Rule

NRDC onEarth

What's needed to fix the EPA's broken rule for lead in drinking water? Some answers here.

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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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China’s emissions set to fall in 2024 after record growth in clean energy

Renew Economy

New analysis shows a fall in China’s CO2 emissions is all but guaranteed in 2024, thanks to a historic expansion of low-carbon energy installations. The post China’s emissions set to fall in 2024 after record growth in clean energy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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14 training resources for designing circularity into business models and products

GreenBiz

Learn how to apply circular economy principles at your organization — whether you’re starting from scratch or reimagining the status quo.

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World's 280 million electric bikes and mopeds are cutting demand for oil far more than electric cars, researchers say

TechXplore

We hop in the car to get groceries or drop kids at school. But while the car is convenient, these short trips add up in terms of emissions, pollution and petrol cost.

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The Outlaw Ocean Project Exposes China’s Use Of Forced Uyghur Labour To Supply UK Seafood Industry

DeSmogBlog

Britain is facing calls to impose import controls on China after an investigation revealed that supermarkets are sourcing seafood from companies exploiting forced labour by minority Uyghurs. The Outlaw Ocean Project documented the forcible transfer of more than a thousand Uyghurs and members of other Muslim minorities 2,000 miles from their homes in landlocked Xinjiang to 10 fish processing plants in the coastal province of Shandong since 2018.

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NSW blots out nearly entire state for wind projects – few areas deemed “desirable” for turbines

Renew Economy

NSW stuns wind industry by suggesting hardly any sites are deemed "desirable" for large scale wind projects. One of the few areas deemed "suitable" is in anti-wind MP Angus Taylor's electorate. The post NSW blots out nearly entire state for wind projects – few areas deemed “desirable” for turbines appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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5 startups fighting 'forever chemicals'

GreenBiz

It's generations too late to keep toxic PFAS out of the environment. A clutch of startups is developing methods for eliminating these ‘forever chemicals’.

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S&P: US nearing 15GW of battery storage, ERCOT rebounds from quiet second quarter

Energy Storage News

The US’ cumulative battery storage installations reached 14.689GW at the end of Q3 2023, with Texas’ ERCOT market contributing 40% of new additions during the quarter.

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Cummins Fuels Hydrogen Commitment at Agritechnica

FuelCellsWorks

A strategy focusing on production, supply and use. At Agritechnica, Cummins Inc.confirmed its commitment to the hydrogen economy as part of its Destination Zero strategy. “Cummins has developed leading power.

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If Australia is serious about climate, it must get serious about coal mine emissions

Renew Economy

Fugitive emissions that leak from the ground during the extraction of coal and gas represent 11% of Australia’s reported greenhouse gas emissions. So why are they being ignored? The post If Australia is serious about climate, it must get serious about coal mine emissions appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How Microsoft and P&G are planning to replenish more water than they use

GreenBiz

Microsoft and P&G are among a growing group of companies replenishing freshwater ecosystems to offset their corporate water consumption.

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Hydrogen near tipping point to accelerate decarbonization, new research shows

TechXplore

Hydrogen is poised to accelerate the global energy transition as the industry exhibits steep learning curves and finds ways to produce the gas more efficiently and at lower cost, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Mannheim and Harvard Business School.

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Chart: US EV sales are having a record-setting year

Canary Media

Canary Media’s chart of the week translates crucial data about the clean energy transition into a visual format. Despite recent headlines declaring the industry stagnant or moribund, the U.S.

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New “mega scale” green hub planned for Northern Territory by Korea giant

Renew Economy

Northern Territory unveils another "mega-scale" renewable project featuring wind, solar, hydrogen and battery storage with South Korea industrial giant. The post New “mega scale” green hub planned for Northern Territory by Korea giant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Crocs wants your old shoes back. Here’s what it plans to do with them

GreenBiz

Shoemaker Crocs wants to keep old shoes out of landfills and reclaim materials that could be used in new products.

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Metacon Announces Approved CE Marking of Hhg 50 for the Production of Green Hydrogen From Biogas

FuelCellsWorks

Metacon, through its subsidiary Helbio, has received approved CE marking of its hydrogen generator HHG 50 for the production of ca 50 Nm3 of hydrogen per hour. The CE mark.

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