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Amazon, Google and Microsoft signal growing interest in nuclear, geothermal power

GreenBiz

Rising demand from artificial intelligence is forcing big technology companies to look beyond wind and solar for clean energy.

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The public health risks of PFAS-related immunotoxicity are real

NRDC onEarth

It is time to stop downplaying the potential for harm to the immune system posed by PFAS

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Ferrari Patents a Strange Hybrid Hydrogen Car With an Upside-Down Engine

FuelCellsWorks

It’s strange on the face of it, but Ferrari has some practical reasons for inverting this hybrid engine. It appears the attention of the automotive world has been captured by.

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Gas plant owner hit with big fine for sitting idle in major blackout first blamed on renewables

Renew Economy

The owners of the largest gas plant in South Australia have been hit with a heavy fine for the role it played in a major blackout in early 2017, when it sat idle and failed to comply with market rules. The post Gas plant owner hit with big fine for sitting idle in major blackout first blamed on renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Why Bayer and the Gates Foundation are using CRISPR to reduce food's climate impact

GreenBiz

Gene editing technology can help create the next generation of climate-resistant crops.

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This grass has toxic effects on US livestock, and it’s spreading

Grist

This story was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network , a nonprofit news organization. America’s “fescue belt,” named for an exotic grass called tall fescue, dominates the pastureland from Missouri and Arkansas in the west to the coast of the Carolinas in the east. Within that swath, a quarter of the nation’s cows — more than 15 million in all — graze fields that stay green through the winter while the rest of the region’s grasses turn brown and go dormant.

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Australia’s biggest coal generator teams up with SunDrive to make solar at Liddell

Renew Economy

AGL signs MoU with Cannon-Brookes backed PV innovator SunDrive to explore "first of its kind" solar manufacturing at site of the shuttered Liddell plant. The post Australia’s biggest coal generator teams up with SunDrive to make solar at Liddell appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Lego invests $2.4 million in direct-air capture carbon removal

GreenBiz

Toymaker signs 9-year deal with Climeworks of Switzerland.

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EPA’s new partners plot a $27 billion path to a US green bank

Impact Alpha

The announcement of the winners of “green bank” funding under the Inflation Reduction Act is so close at hand that the Environmental Protection. The post EPA’s new partners plot a $27 billion path to a US green bank appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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ITM power and sumitomo complete installation of first of its kind demonstration electrolyser in japan

FuelCellsWorks

ITM Power is pleased to announce a milestone in its collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation. ITM Power is pleased to announce a milestone in its collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation: the delivery.

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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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Queensland unveils renewable zone roadmap to connect 22GW of wind, solar and transition from coal

Renew Economy

Queensland unveils roadmap to create 12 renewable energy zones to support 22 GW of new wind and solar and its 80 pct renewables target. The post Queensland unveils renewable zone roadmap to connect 22GW of wind, solar and transition from coal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Geothermal is the hottest thing in clean energy. Here’s why

Canary Media

Earth’s interior contains an inexhaustible supply of heat, its many layers continuously warmed by the furnace-like core of our planet. For millennia, humans have tapped into this abundance for cooking food and keeping warm.

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US landfills emit far more methane than previously known

Grist

A landfill is a place of perpetual motion, where mountains of garbage can rise in days and crews race to contain the influx of ever more trash. Amid the commotion, an invisible gas often escapes unnoticed, warming the planet and harming our health: methane. On Thursday, the climate-data sleuths at Carbon Mapper published a study in Science that shows the nation’s landfills emit that gas at levels at least 40 percent higher than previously reported to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Innovative Liquid Hydrogen Storage Systems Set to Revolutionize Energy Sector

FuelCellsWorks

Liquid hydrogen is currently transported and stored using ball storage devices. However, these are not optimal for large-scale use. A European consortium led by the Federal Institute for Materials Research.

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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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California extends 100 pct renewables streak to 17 out of last 18 days

Renew Economy

California extends its run of reaching a peak of more than 100 per cent renewables to 17 out of the last 18 days. The post California extends 100 pct renewables streak to 17 out of last 18 days appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Biden admin invests $6B to cut carbon from steel, cement — and snacks

Canary Media

U.S. factories making industrial essentials like steel, aluminum, cement, chemicals — and even household staples like ice cream and mac and cheese — are about to get a whole lot cleaner.

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Ensuring Equitable Access to Capital for Cleantech Founders

LA CleanTech Incubator

By Matt Petersen, LACI President and CEO Cleantech founders are an incredibly inspiring bunch. With the boldness to go where few–if any–previous entrepreneurs have gone, and the brilliance to develop meaningful solutions that serve our communities, these founders reflect the true spirit of innovation. Still, the road that founders face in developing, deploying, and.

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French Fuel Cell Developer Inocel Accelerates Its Development With Financing of €64M

FuelCellsWorks

INOCEL, a pioneering player in high-power fuel cell systems for stationary energy generation, land and maritime mobility, validates structuring financing of €64M composed of equity, debt and subsidies. Historical shareholders.

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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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Biggest solar and battery project in NSW waved through by Plibersek

Renew Economy

Federal government waves through plans for what could be biggest solar farm in NSW, and biggest battery in the country. The post Biggest solar and battery project in NSW waved through by Plibersek appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Chart: Which states support community-led clean energy the most?

Canary Media

Canary Media’s chart of the week translates crucial data about the clean energy transition into a visual format. Local policies can either help or hinder community-led clean energy solutions — but according to a new report, most states are doing more hindering than helping.

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VinFast founder launches EV charging operator V-Green

Charged

Vietnamese automaker VinFast has been on a roll lately—the company plans to expand to 50 countries in 2024, and is working on EV manufacturing plants in the US, India and Indonesia. Some boosters are calling the upstart “the next Hyundai.” Now VinFast founder Pham Nhat Vuong has announced the establishment of V-Green, a new company with a mission to develop a charging network to support VinFast vehicles, and to greatly increase the number of EV charging stations in Vietnam.

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Nikola Launches Alberta’s First Commercial Hydrogen Fueling Station in the Edmonton Region

FuelCellsWorks

Decarbonizing Alberta’s busiest highway, kickstarting the expansion of Western Canada’s hydrogen fueling network. EDMONTON METROPOLITAN REGION– Today marks a significant milestone in the 5,000 Hydrogen Vehicle Challenge as Blackjacks Roadhouse unveils Alberta’s first.

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Nuclear ranks last on list of good investments by big institutions

Renew Economy

The vast majority of investors do not see nuclear power as a good investment, with less than one in 10 exploring this technology, new survey finds. The post Nuclear ranks last on list of good investments by big institutions appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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InStride Health raises $30 million for pediatric mental health services

Impact Alpha

About one-third of young people will struggle with anxiety disorder or obsessive compulsive disorders by the age of 18. Boston-based InStride launched in. The post InStride Health raises $30 million for pediatric mental health services appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Hitachi and Penske launch large-scale electric truck charging pilot in California

Charged

Hitachi America, Hitachi Energy, and Penske Truck Leasing have partnered to launch a large-scale electric truck charging pilot in Stockton, California. Hitachi Energy has supplied Penske with its Grid-eMotion Fleet EV charging system. The DC fast charging solution is designed to deliver multi-megawatt-level charging power levels with a compact footprint.

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Hydrogen Industry Pleads for Easier Path to US Tax Credits

FuelCellsWorks

WASHINGTON– Some companies planning to use new U.S. tax credits to deploy hydrogen projects urged the Treasury Department this week to ease proposed environmental requirements, warning that they could hinder.

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Farmers double the value of back paddocks with renewable power deals

Renew Economy

Some farmers are getting almost double the value of back paddocks in land deals struck with renewable energy and storage developers. The post Farmers double the value of back paddocks with renewable power deals appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Michigan nuclear plant aims to be first ever to reopen in US

Canary Media

Holtec, a manufacturer of nuclear reactor equipment, has an unprecedented plan to restart the shuttered Palisades Nuclear Plant in Michigan. Thanks to a conditional loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office, that plan is now $1.52 billion closer to reality.

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FreeWire’s Accelerate program lets businesses host custom-branded EV chargers with no upfront costs

Charged

FreeWire Technologies , a provider of battery-integrated EV charging stations and energy management solutions, has announced a new program that allows businesses to offer and collect payments from EV charging, while FreeWire owns and operates the equipment. The Accelerate program will offer a zero-risk option for charging hosts. FreeWire manages upfront installation, site design and permitting, along with ongoing maintenance and electricity costs.

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France: Seven and HRS Announce Partnership to Install Up to 5 HRS40 Stations of 1 Ton/Day

FuelCellsWorks

To Install up to 5 HRS40 Stations of 1 Tonne/Day Grenoble–HRS, the French designer and manufacturer and European leader in hydrogen refuelling stations, and SEVEN, a key player in the energy.

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“Lights out:” Gina Rinehart-backed gas company warns of “death knell” without taxpayer funds

Renew Economy

Gina Rinehart-backed gas company wants Australian government to stop reducing demand for gas and to include it in capacity investment scheme. The post “Lights out:” Gina Rinehart-backed gas company warns of “death knell” without taxpayer funds appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The path to growth in Brazil runs through the impact economy (videos)

Impact Alpha

Sign up for ImpactAlpha Latin America to follow the people and money powering Latin America and the Caribbean’s impact economy. In May, thousands of visitors. The post The path to growth in Brazil runs through the impact economy (videos) appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Daimler Truck North America delivers first electric Freightliner eM2 box trucks

Charged

Daimler Truck North America ( DTNA ) has announced that its electric Freightliner eM2, which went into series production at its Portland, Oregon, facility at the end of last year, is now being distributed to US customers. PITT OHIO , a transportation and supply chain management company based in Pittsburgh, is the first to deploy the medium-duty EVs.