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3 circularity roles every business needs

GreenBiz

Bringing a circular transformation to life across the company requires these essential players, from the C-suite down to the supply chain trenches.

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Demolition specialist reports fuel savings with diesel conditioner

Envirotec Magazine

Green technology firm SulNOx Group describes a trial of one of its diesel conditioner products. Fuel consumption savings of up to 7.59% have been verified in a three-month series of trials with trucks owned by UK contractors MGL Demolition, part of MGL Group, using the product SulNOxEco Diesel Conditioner. The trial has been followed by MGL Demolition’s purchase of an Intermediate Bulk Container (approximately 1,000 litres capacity) of SulNOxEco through master distributor A&S International

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Mountain Valley Ruptures, Yet Claims It's Gas Ready

NRDC onEarth

On May 1, Mountain Valley suffered a major rupture during safety testing. But it still wants to start flowing gas next week.

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Nuclear option costs ‘six times more’ than renewables, study finds

Renew Economy

Building nuclear reactors would cost six times more than wind and solar power firmed up with batteries, according to a report released on Saturday by the Clean Energy Council. The post Nuclear option costs ‘six times more’ than renewables, study finds 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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Coca-Cola changes bottle shapes to cut virgin plastic use by 800 million bottles in 2025

GreenBiz

Switchover will cost bottlers and the Coca-Cola distribution network about $52 million across the U.S. and Canada.

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Pierre Poilievre Voted Against Environment and Climate 400 Times, Records Show

DeSmogBlog

Federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre has voted against the environment and climate nearly 400 times during his 20-year career as a Member of Parliament, according to House of Commons voting records analyzed by DeSmog. That includes voting “nay” to bills crafted to hold mining companies accountable for environmental damage, move Canada closer towards achieving its climate targets, create high-quality jobs in low-carbon industries nationwide and align Canadian laws with the United Nations

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World’s biggest grids could be powered by renewables, with little or no storage – if we are smart enough

Renew Economy

If the world learned to be smarter and more efficient, it could go fully renewable with little or no storage. But that's not the way markets are designed. The post World’s biggest grids could be powered by renewables, with little or no storage – if we are smart enough appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The 5 most common questions from carbon buyers

GreenBiz

Here are the top questions on the minds of corporate carbon credit purchasers -- and some answers.

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Giengen an Der Brenz in Southern Germany Welcomes Its First Green Hydrogen Refuelling Station

FuelCellsWorks

Serving trucks, buses, cars and light commercial vehicles. Giengen an der Brenz– Mint Hydrogen, a developer and operator of green hydrogen refuelling stations, inaugurated its first refuelling location on the.

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How Texas became the hottest grid battery market in the country

Canary Media

On the warm spring night of April 28, Houston had a problem. Denizens of the most populous region in Texas were cranking up air conditioning to beat the early burst of summery heat.

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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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“World leaders” South Australia and California agree to collaborate on final stretch to 100 pct renewables

Renew Economy

Two of the world's leading renewable energy states – both with grids that regularly achieve periods of 100 per cent solar and wind supply – to collaborate on some of the final pieces of the energy transition puzzle. The post “World leaders” South Australia and California agree to collaborate on final stretch to 100 pct renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How Lowe's is using supplier education to tackle Scope 3 emissions

GreenBiz

The home improvement giant has doubled the number of suppliers reporting emissions

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Intelligent Energy Unveils New Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Unlock a Zero-Emission Future for Passenger Cars

FuelCellsWorks

British company’s fuel cell is a commercially-viable, turnkey solution UK’s first engine-shaped fuel cell system developed for passenger car market At 157kW, the stack is more powerful than passenger car.

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Battery storage failure incident rate dropped 97% between 2018 and 2023

Energy Storage News

Battery storage failure incidents have dramatically decreased in frequency in the last few years, but the industry still needs to be more transparent and share data when incidents occur.

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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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“Picking losers:” Choosing nuclear over renewables and efficiency will make climate crisis worse

Renew Economy

Energy expert Amory Lovins says "all of the above" rhetoric is about picking losers rather than winners, and if anyone cares about climate crisis they would not choose nuclear over renewables or energy efficiency. The post “Picking losers:” Choosing nuclear over renewables and efficiency will make climate crisis worse appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Guardrails for Climate, Protecting Our Future

NRDC onEarth

House Farm Bill threatens to undermine historic investments.

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Hydrexia and Lestari Form Strategic Partnership for Hydrogen Development

FuelCellsWorks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia and SHANGHAI— Hydrexia Holding Limited (Hydrexia), a leading integrated hydrogen solution provider in China and Lestari H2GaaS Sdn Bhd (LHSB), a renewable energy and hydrogen technology commercialization arm of Petroliam Nasional Berhad.

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B.C.’s extended heat pump program meets the moment

Clean Energy Canada

VICTORIA — Evan Pivnick, clean energy program manager at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the announcement of B.C.’s extended heart pump program. “The cost of living in B.C. is feeling higher than ever, and the energy bills British Columbians pay for fossil fuels are no small part of this. That is why today’s announcement of up to $255 million in joint federal and provincial funding to help make heat pumps more accessible is such welcome news.

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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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Giant Queensland zinc mine plans behind the meter wind farm to slash crippling gas power costs

Renew Economy

One of the world's biggest zinc mines says gas power is too expensive and too volatile, and is adding wind power to its solar farm to cut costs and stabilise prices. The post Giant Queensland zinc mine plans behind the meter wind farm to slash crippling gas power costs appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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ACP: US adds 4.6GW of solar in Q1 2024, total installed capacity reaches 100GW

PV Tech

The US added 4.6GW of solar capacity in the first quarter of 2024, bringing the total installed capacity to over 100GW, according to the ACP.

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Piasecki Targets First Crewed Flight of Hydrogen-Powered Helicopter This Fall

FuelCellsWorks

Piasecki Aircraft said it is on schedule to achieve its first crewed test flight of a hydrogen-powered helicopter this fall. The flight will be carried out using Piasecki’s hydrogen coaxial.

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Landmark transmission reform could dramatically speed US energy transition

Canary Media

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday issued a sweeping reform to transmission grid planning, one that proponents say is a major, much-needed win for the effort to transition the country’s power sector away from fossil fuels.

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Battery storage is about to overtake global capacity of pumped hydro

Renew Economy

Battery storage is often dismissed as an "immature" technology, not ready for a renewables dominated grid. But within a year it is likely to overtake pumped hydro, and still has big advances ahead. The post Battery storage is about to overtake global capacity of pumped hydro appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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America Exceeds Five Million Solar Installations Nationwide

POWER Magazine

The U.S. has officially exceeded five million solar installations, marking a significant achievement in the nation’s clean energy transition. This milestone comes just eight years after the U.S. reached one […] The post America Exceeds Five Million Solar Installations Nationwide appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Horizon Achieves Scientific Breakthrough in new AEM Technology: It’s a Game-Changer for the Cost of Green Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

Singapore– After close to 20 years of scientific research into both fuel cell and electrolyser membranes, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies is announcing a scientific breakthrough in Anion Exchange Membrane technology.

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Why heat-pump water heaters could soon take off

Canary Media

Canary Media’s Electrified Life column shares real-world tales, tips, and insights to demystify what individuals can do to shift their homes and lives to clean electric power. Planning on replacing your water heater in the next few years?

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How the South Pole research station could run on 100% renewable energy

Renew Economy

American researchers say renewable energy could almost completely replace diesel at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, resulting in millions of dollars in savings and a two-year payback. The post How the South Pole research station could run on 100% renewable energy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Nature Tech Alliance: Planet, ERM, Salesforce, and NatureMetrics Launch Initiative to Measure Biodiversity and Report on Impact

Planet Pulse

We are proud to announce the formation of the Nature Tech Alliance, a new initiative poised to help companies tackle urgent biodiversity challenges. Planet, ERM, Salesforce, and NatureMetrics are pioneering this global alliance to transform how global corporations measure and manage their impact. The Nature Tech Alliance, formed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, aims to accelerate and scale the assessment, management, and disclosure of biodiversity impacts, and dependencies on

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24 Hours of Le Mans: The Ligier JS2 RH2 Hydrogen Powered Prototype Racecar, An Illustration of the Sustainable Future of Motorsport

FuelCellsWorks

Racing performance: The Ligier JS2 RH2 passes high-speed tests at over 280 km/h. The robustness and continued performance of the hydrogen systems have been validated over a distance of more.

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Scientists generate heat over 1,000 degrees Celsius with solar power instead of fossil fuel

Science Daily: Renewable Energy

Instead of burning fossil fuels to smelt steel and cook cement, researchers in Switzerland want to use heat from the sun. The proof-of-concept study uses synthetic quartz to trap solar energy at temperatures over 1,000 C (1,832 F), demonstrating the method's potential role in providing clean energy for carbon-intensive industries.

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Australian fossil fuel producer subsidies jump 31 pct to $14.5 billion

Renew Economy

Government subsidies to fossil fuel producers have risen sharply in the past year, triggering calls for the Commonwealth to scrap the concessions. The post Australian fossil fuel producer subsidies jump 31 pct to $14.5 billion appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Microsoft’s AI obsession is jeopardizing its climate ambitions

The Verge: Energy

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers a speech during an event called Microsoft Build: AI Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 2nd, 2024. | Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP via Getty Images Microsoft’s producing a lot more planet-heating pollution now than it did when it made a bold climate pledge back in 2020. Its greenhouse gas emissions were actually around 30 percent higher in fiscal year 2023, showing how hard it could be for the company to meet climate goals as it simultaneously races to be a le

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China’s First 100-Kilogram Vehicle-Mounted Liquid Hydrogen System Was Successfully Developed

FuelCellsWorks

China Launches “Track 1000” Liquid Hydrogen System to Boost Heavy Truck Range New System Aims to Transform Hydrogen Transport with Extended Range and Cost Efficiency On May 10, in Beijing,

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