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How will AI shape the future of clean energy?

GreenBiz

I posed the question to experts at the foremost utility trade conference: DistribuTECH

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Salesforce, Microsoft get creative with clean energy procurement

GreenBiz

Climate justice considerations center Salesforce’s latest renewable deal, while Microsoft moves to shore up access to U.S. solar panels and turnkey project management services.

Energy 287
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Microchip introduces hybrid power drive module for electric aviation applications 

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US integrated circuit manufacturer Microchip Technology has announced its new comprehensive three-phase hybrid power drive module, which is the first of 12 variants in the company’s product line with either silicon carbide metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors or insulated-gate bipolar transistors. Microchip says its new module helps meet the needs of electric aircraft designers who are looking to convert flight control systems from hydraulic to electric to reduce weight and design

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The U.S. Will Still Run Predominantly On Oil A Decade From Now

R-Squared Energy

During President Biden’s 2023 State of the Union Address, he relayed an anecdote that I believe explains his stance toward the oil and gas industry. At first, he stayed on script with his prepared remarks , claiming: “You may have noticed that Big Oil just reported record profits. Last year, they made $200 billion in the midst of a global energy crisis.

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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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Insulation manufacturer calls for an industry code of practice

Envirotec Magazine

New research seems to reveal that more than half of UK surveyors are unfamiliar with spray foam insulation and have a limited understanding of the material; leading to concerns over whether their lack of knowledge is preventing homeowners from exploring the benefits of spray foam insulation. Commissioned by Huntsman Building Solutions, the research sought the opinions of a cross-section of UK-based surveyors* and found that 41% possess limited knowledge of spray foam and 17% have very limited kn

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A boulder in the path of climate progress

GreenBiz

We shouldn’t underestimate the continued destructive force of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s influence on climate policy. Why not counter that negative influence by stepping up your own leadership on climate policy?

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China now has enough wind and solar to power every home

Renew Economy

China installed 125GW of new wind and solar capacity in 2022, and now generates enough wind and solar to meet demands of every home, but not industry. The post China now has enough wind and solar to power every home appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Rewild the night sky by tackling light pollution says charity

Envirotec Magazine

Chris Packham is urging the public to spend 20 minutes counting stars to help build a crucial national database mapping light pollution. The broadcaster is backing a campaign by CPRE, the countryside charity to rewild the night sky to restore truly dark natural habitats for threatened wildlife. Artificial light pollution is one of the biggest threats to nocturnal creatures, many of which have suffered sharp population declines.

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How to decarbonize concrete and build a better future

GreenBiz

Substitutes for clinker. Carbon capture, use and storage. Process electrification. New construction codes. All are vitally important for taking urgent action to cut the footprint of the most widely used manmade resource on Earth.

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ABB E-mobility delivers millionth EV charger

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ABB E-mobility has announced the delivery of its one-millionth electric vehicle charger. The 2022 launch of ABB E-mobility’s new $30-million, 16,000-square-meter production facility in Valdarno, Italy completed a doubling of the company’s production capacity over the last two years. The manufacturing site can produce one DC fast charger every 20 minutes thanks to its seven production lines.

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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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French nuclear giant EDF buys massive Australian floating offshore wind project

Renew Economy

French nuclear energy giant EDF buys massive floating offshore wind project in Australia that it plans to build in stages. The post French nuclear giant EDF buys massive Australian floating offshore wind project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Millions of households could switch their energy supplier in second half of 2023 ??????

Envirotec Magazine

The number of households switching their energy supplier could skyrocket from July 2023, as falling energy wholesale prices coupled with reduced government support look set to provide suppliers with the chance to offer millions of domestic customers more competitive deals, according to analysis by energy consultancy Cornwall Insight. Since the start of winter, the default tariff cap, or price cap, and the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) have left the government-supported Standard Variable Tariff (S

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150 GW later: The dizzying rise of the power purchase agreement

GreenBiz

Two recent analyses underscore how the global PPA market has surged over the past decade, as businesses have increasingly sidestepped wholesale markets to tap low-cost clean energy.

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Tesla to open up its US Supercharger network, double the number of chargers

Charged

The day when all EVs can use the same DC fast chargers just moved a little closer, as the White House announced that Tesla will move forward with plans to open its Supercharger network to non-Tesla EVs in the US. (Is that how it works when a company has no PR department?) Tesla, which rolled its own charging standard back in the early days as other automakers dithered, has been moving towards opening up its Superchargers for some time.

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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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“If they don’t believe the science, they can f**k off:” Forrest backs coal and gas ban

Renew Economy

Iron ore billionaire Andrew Forrest is passionate about his companies' decarbonisation progress, and damning of those who are not "up to speed." The post “If they don’t believe the science, they can f**k off:” Forrest backs coal and gas ban appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hazardous areas training expert recognised for exemplary contribution

Envirotec Magazine

Karl Metcalfe has been shortlisted in the “Association Executive of the Year” category. A trainer with the Association for the Electrical and Mechanical trades (AEMT) has been recognised for his work in enabling the AEMT to continue to deliver its training throughout the pandemic. Karl Metcalfe, Lead Trainer and Technical Advisor with the AEMT has been shortlisted as a finalist in the annual Trade Association Forum Awards under the “Association Executive of the Year” cate

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How designing a climate justice course challenged my binary thinking as a sustainability professional

GreenBiz

The author, a sustainability professional and management school professor, shares the thinking behind her deep commitment to advancing Indigenous reconciliation. Content warning: This article contains descriptions of abuse in residential schools.

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Designing DC fast chargers for next-gen EVs

Charged

Supercharged solutions that provide for fast charging reliability, efficiency, and safety The adoption of electric vehicles will reduce pollution and help slow the effects of climate change. A significant impediment to broader EV adoption is both a public charging infrastructure that can support long-distance travel and chargers that can recharge an EV battery in a time that drivers will accept.

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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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A Closer Look at Sungrow PowerStack for European C&I Energy Storage Market

altenergymag

There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future growth of the commercial and industrial (C&I) energy storage market. The rising popularity of renewable energy comes with volatility and intermittence, which brings potential risks and operation concerns to the grid. Energy storage system (ESS) coupled with renewable energy contributes to grid stability.

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‘Superhero’ seagrass meadows produce sand that may protect coral reef islands from sea-level rise

Envirotec Magazine

Reef islands in the Maldives. Seagrass meadows produce large volumes of sediment that can build coral reef island shorelines, increasing the resilience of low-lying reef island nations to future sea level rise, according to new research. The new study, from Northumbria University, amd published in Nature Communications Earth and Environment , provides seemingly the first evidence of the volume of sediment produced by a seagrass meadow in a reef island setting.

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Why reuse programs shouldn't wait for consumers

GreenBiz

Recent surveys and pilots can help us better understand the consumer appetite for reusable packaging — and provide insights into how reuse should move forward.

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Identifying the root cause of particle contamination in electronic automotive components

Charged

Production processes, the production environment, and the final packaging all have an influence on component cleanliness. As a result, compliance agreements with limiting values often need to be implemented between the customer and supplier or between product development and production. This means that the cleanliness requirements are not fixed and can be specifically chosen by the customer in accordance with the product geometry function, manufacturability, and verifiability of the component.

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EU says “renewable hydrogen” valid only for electrolysers linked to new wind and solar

Renew Economy

The European Union has finally published its official legal definition of renewable hydrogen, including a strict "additionality" clause. The post EU says “renewable hydrogen” valid only for electrolysers linked to new wind and solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Project outlines first commercial scale seaweed farm between offshore wind turbines

Envirotec Magazine

How it might look above the water (CGI courtesy of ©Smartland). A project to create a commercial-scale seaweed farm located between offshore wind turbines has gotten underway, with funding from Amazon. The project, known as North Sea Farm 1, will be located in a wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands. It has been designed to test and improve methods of seaweed farming, while researching the potential of seaweed to sequester carbon.

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Sharks, beauty and synthetic biotech

GreenBiz

Synthetic biotechnology is projected to surpass $61 billion in revenue by 2030, driven by companies interested in shifting sourcing strategies away from petrochemicals or practices harmful for biodiversity.

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Are plug-in hybrids the next Dieselgate?

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Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) don’t get much respect in the EV industry these days. They’re the epitome of a transitional technology, and it would be hard to argue that many of them justify their price premiums over plain hybrids. It’s widely believed that, thanks to ill-considered government incentives, many PHEVs are bought by drivers who never intend to plug them in.

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“A slam dunk for families:” Pilot launched to kick gas out of homes and communities

Renew Economy

NSW pilot program to guide how homes and communities can kick out gas and use rooftop solar and electric cookers, water and heating systems. The post “A slam dunk for families:” Pilot launched to kick gas out of homes and communities appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Europe’s largest battery to connect to transmission network goes live

Envirotec Magazine

Owner and operator of the 100MW battery, Zenobē, announced the system – in Capenhurst, Chester – had gone live on 11 February, describing it as the first commercial reactive power services of its kind in the world. Located in the Mersey region, the site will support the increasing development of renewables in-line with local and national zero-carbon targets.

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What you need to know about SBTi’s new FLAG target and your company’s climate goals

GreenBiz

Sponsored: In this guide, 3Degrees' Manager of Energy and Climate Practice, Europe, Elena Cernov, walks through the new SBTi FLAG framework to help ensure your organization can meet compliance and make meaningful progress in addressing its emissions footprint.

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CitySprint adds 40 Maxus electric vans to its fleet

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British same-day delivery company CitySprint is expanding its EV fleet by adding 40 new electric vans from Maxus , a subsidiary of Chinese automaker SAIC. The new electric vans have a range of up to 213 miles (344 kilometers) and are deployed across the UK cities in which CitySprint operates, including London, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and Birmingham.

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Wind and solar take wholesale electricity prices below zero for whole week in Victoria

Renew Economy

Victoria becomes first state grid to experience average negative wholesale electricity prices for whole week, thanks to wind and solar and low demand. The post Wind and solar take wholesale electricity prices below zero for whole week in Victoria appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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£4.6m goes to hydrogen for maritime project

Envirotec Magazine

The Princess Royal Vessel. A £4.6m innovation project, led by renewable electrification specialist AceOn, to develop battery and hydrogen technology to power the marine vessels used for servicing offshore wind turbines, has been given the green light for Government funding. The RESTORE project will seek to replace the fossil-fuelled power and propulsion systems of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) with green hydrogen and battery storage-based alternatives.

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5 reasons why sustainable timber must become a core global building material

GreenBiz

With the proper sourcing, biobased buildings can be hugely instrumental in combating climate change as they store vast amounts of carbon.