2022

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GreenPower to supply Malaysian bus OEM with right-hand-drive EV trucks and vans

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GreenPower Motor Company , a manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty EVs, has expanded its partnership with Malaysian bus manufacturer Gemilang International (GML) by agreeing to supply right-hand-drive heavy-duty Class 4 trucks and vans for fleet customers across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. GML has more than 30 years of experience as a bus body manufacturer and has built bodies for various chassis companies, including MAN, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Scania.

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South Australia’s remarkable 100 per cent renewables run extends to over 10 days

Renew Economy

South Australia posts a remarkable and world-first run of net 100 per cent wind and solar for more than 10 days, or 249 hours. The post South Australia’s remarkable 100 per cent renewables run extends to over 10 days appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Building a Sustainable Lifestyle the Simple Way

Green Living Guy

If you want to make your lifestyle more sustainable than it is now, there’s good news. It’s not necessary to turn your world upside-down to achieve the noble goal of living in a more responsible way. In fact, it’s the small changes that can add up to major transformations and deliver excellent results. Most start […]. The post Building a Sustainable Lifestyle the Simple Way appeared first on The Green Living Guy.

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Metaverse energy research to launch in Australia

Smart Energy International

University of Wollongong Professor Willy Susilo has been awarded more than Au$400,000 (US$266,000) for research into green and sustainable energy-efficient metaverse technologies. The research grant from the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment, and Facilities scheme will be used to build a state-of-the-art research infrastructure that is capable of precise, real-time monitoring of important electrical parameters.

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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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An energy storage boom is coming thanks to the new storage ITC

Solar Power World

A 21st century gold rush is upon us, as individuals, businesses and utilities sprint to install energy storage systems using the new storage investment tax credit (ITC) included in the IRA. For the first time, batteries don’t have to be installed with or charged by solar panels to receive a tax credit. Systems of any… The post An energy storage boom is coming thanks to the new storage ITC appeared first on Solar Power World.

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5 Reasons Cities Should Include Trees in Climate Action

The City Fix

Cities and communities around the world are stepping up to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and prevent dangerous climate change impacts. Their strategies typically focus on reducing emissions from sectors such as transportation, energy, housing and waste. But there’s one sector many communities.

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'An amazing year': Scotland sees renewables generation soar 55 per cent

Business Green

Government data confirms surge in wind and solar generation during July and September. Renewable energy generation in Scotland during the third quarter of the year rose a massive 55 per cent year-on-year, according to new figures from the Scottish government released yesterday. The data for the period from July to September shows that a combination of increased capacity and higher wind, solar, and hydro output resulted in a sharp rise in clean power generation.

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New (Green) Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks, New Hope For Nikola

CleanTechnica

After a bumpy start, the US startup Nikola is closing in on its vision of hydrogen fuel cell trucks, fueled by green hydrogen.

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South Australia’s incredible week: 104.1 per cent wind and solar over seven days

Renew Economy

South Australia reaches 104.1 per cent wind and solar over state demand for the last seven days. The post South Australia’s incredible week: 104.1 per cent wind and solar over seven days appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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“Epic stuff:” Renewables reach 84 pct share of world’s biggest isolated grid

Renew Economy

WA grid hits new record of 84 per cent renewables share on Monday, mostly from rooftop solar. The post “Epic stuff:” Renewables reach 84 pct share of world’s biggest isolated grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Adults are back in the room, with policy that paves the way for cheaper electricity

Renew Economy

Storage mechanism paves way for grid decarbonisation at the speed and scale required as we leave behind our unreliable, ultra-expensive thermal power fleet. The post Adults are back in the room, with policy that paves the way for cheaper electricity appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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“Thinner than human hair:” MIT develops solar cell to turn any surface into power source

Renew Economy

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology develop technique to make paper-thin and lightweight solar cells that can be applied to any surface. The post “Thinner than human hair:” MIT develops solar cell to turn any surface into power source appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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First massive floating offshore wind tender gets underway in California

Renew Economy

A mammoth offshore wind auction is underway in the US which will spur at least 4.6GW of floating turbine projects off California's coast. The post First massive floating offshore wind tender gets underway in California appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Landmark connection deal allows battery to be added to biggest wind farm in NSW

Renew Economy

CWP gets approval for the first big battery to be retrofitted to an existing wind or solar farm with the same connection point. It's a big deal. The post Landmark connection deal allows battery to be added to biggest wind farm in NSW appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Wind and solar supply two thirds of South Australia grid in week it was cut off from NEM

Renew Economy

Wind and solar still contributed around two thirds of electricity supply in South Australia in the week it was "isolated" from the main grid. The post Wind and solar supply two thirds of South Australia grid in week it was cut off from NEM appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How Can You Protect Your Small Green Business?

Green Living Guy

Many small green businesses fold early in the game. That’s because of a lack of knowledge and ensuing poor decisions that the owners have made. With the right advice, you can avoid these pitfalls. We discuss some of the key aspects small business owners need to pay attention to. All so that the best decisions […]. The post How Can You Protect Your Small Green Business?

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Western Australia sets new renewables record of 81% – in world’s biggest isolated grid

Renew Economy

WA grid reaches record level of 81 per cent renewables, driven mostly by rooftop solar. The post Western Australia sets new renewables record of 81% – in world’s biggest isolated grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Meta Materials’ coating technology reduces the weight of copper current collectors

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Meta Materials has signed a memorandum of understanding) with DuPont Teijin Films and Mitsubishi Electric Europe. Using Meta’s PLASMAfusion coating technology, the parties plan to scale a proprietary, high-volume, roll-to-roll manufacturing system for film-based, coated copper current collectors. The film-based products are expected to reduce battery weight and cost, improve energy efficiency, extend vehicle range, and reduce the risk of thermal runaway.

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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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CSIRO says Australia can – and must – build its own silicon and solar cell supply chain

Renew Economy

Major new report says domestic production of silicon is the first step to breaking Australia's dependence on overseas markets and meeting its huge solar power goals. The post CSIRO says Australia can – and must – build its own silicon and solar cell supply chain appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Scotland launches giga-scale big battery rollout to boost grid reliability

Renew Economy

Construction begins on three big battery projects across Scotland that will boast a combined capacity of 1GW/2GWh and provide "world-first" grid services. The post Scotland launches giga-scale big battery rollout to boost grid reliability appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Renewables reach record 68.7 per cent share of generation in Australia’s main grid

Renew Economy

Renewables set new record for instantaneous share of main grid generation on Friday, with wind and solar alone also setting a new benchmark. The post Renewables reach record 68.7 per cent share of generation in Australia’s main grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Flexible and scalable EV battery cycler

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The need to quickly increase EV battery testing capacity is making validation labs harder to manage and forcing engineering teams to explore ways to sustainably scale up their test lab operations. From few to dozens of test cells, managing power from the battery cyclers is one of the main challenges that impacts lab efficiency, CO2 footprint, and operational expenses.

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In Germany, a wind farm is dismantled to make way for expanded lignite coal mine

Renew Economy

A small wind farm is dismantled to make way for an expanded coal mine in the midst of the European energy crisis. The post In Germany, a wind farm is dismantled to make way for expanded lignite coal mine appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Graph of the Day: Wind energy delivers three quarters of Victoria’s demand for first time

Renew Economy

Wind energy sets new record share of 75 per cent of demand in the state of Victoria. The post Graph of the Day: Wind energy delivers three quarters of Victoria’s demand for first time appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Aptera chooses Maxeon to supply solar cells, begins producing panels

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Aptera is different. While other EV-makers aspire to become “the next Tesla” by building high-performance vehicles that look just like the ICE vehicles drivers are used to, Aptera is focusing on building the most efficient and greenest vehicles possible. Critics may say that consumers won’t buy an unusual three-wheeled aerodynamic vehicle (Aptera might dispute that—it claims to have over 35,000 reservations), but it’s undeniable that the company is pushing the limits of EV technology, which can

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GreenPower to pilot electric school buses across West Virginia

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GreenPower Motor , a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty EVs, has deployed electric school buses in three West Virginia counties as part of a pilot project to demonstrate e-buses in school transportation operations across the state. The company will soon be producing buses in the state—in August, the company opened a manufacturing facility in South Charleston.

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Anheuser-Busch and Sysco Order More than $15M in Tesla Electric Semi Trucks in One Day

Green Living Guy

UPDATE: Sysco, one of the largest food deliverers in the world, placed an order for 50 Tesla Semi trucks. The company operates a fleet of more than 7,000 trucks. “This reinforces Sysco’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility by reducing the environmental impact of our operations. In addition to the positive environmental impacts, we will also […].

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World’s first offshore green hydrogen electrolyser begins production

Renew Economy

First offshore green hydrogen electrolyser produces its first batch of green hydrogen in France. The post World’s first offshore green hydrogen electrolyser begins production appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Ideanomics tests WAVE’s 500 kW wireless charger at Port of Los Angeles

Charged

Commercial EV specialist Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) has successfully tested WAVE’s 500 kW wireless charging system at the Port of Los Angeles. In a test, WAVE’s system fully charged a Class 8 electric truck in less than 15 minutes. (Ideanomics acquired WAVE in 2021.). Construction and charger installation at the Port of Los Angeles is underway, and Ideanomics expects the first 500 kW charger to enter service in 2023.

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Tesla Loves Texas for Battery Production not Grünheide

Green Living Guy

According to Electrive: In Germany, Tesla continues to focus on battery production says no to Grünheide for now. but wants to prioritise the USA first because of the prospect of extensive US government subsidies. Battery production in Texas is to be ramped up sooner than planned, but in at Giga battery factory in Berlin in Grünheide […]. The post Tesla Loves Texas for Battery Production not Grünheide appeared first on The Green Living Guy.

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Biden Administration Announces Approval of EV Charging Infrastructure Across 35 States

Green Living Guy

Going Green by Growing EV Charging The Biden-Harris Administration today announced more than two-thirds of Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plans from states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have been approved ahead of schedule under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, established and funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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GreenPower’s new West Virginia factory could produce 600 electric school buses per year

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GreenPower Motor Company , a manufacturer of electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has cut the ribbon at its new South Charleston, West Virginia manufacturing facility. The facility, which is home to the company’s electric school bus manufacturing operations east of the Mississippi River, has been expanded by an additional 80,000 square feet. It is expected to begin operations in September, and by next year it will have a production capacity of up to 150 electric school buses per quarter.

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Test Drive Results 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE

Green Living Guy

This Toyota RAV4 Prime came back for more. I mean, a plugin hybrid electric vehicle that’s an SUV (PHEV) with an EPA-estimated rating of 42 miles on all-electric battery power alone. For this RAV4 XSE gets a bold new color in Calvary Blue with a black roof. Calvary Blue will also make its way on the […]. The post Test Drive Results 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE appeared first on The Green Living Guy.