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The Future on Four Wheels: Advanced Technologies Driving Electric UTVs

The Environmental Blog

As the world leans towards more sustainable transportation options, electric utility vehicle (UTV) is gaining significant traction. These vehicles are not just replacing their gas-guzzling counterparts; they are redefining what utility vehicles can do thanks to advanced technologies. These technologies are enhancing everything from operational efficiency to environmental sustainability, heralding a new era in the utility vehicle sector.

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Opportunities for Ecological Restoration on the Voluntary Carbon Market

GreenBiz

Climate leaders are integrating co-benefits like ecological restoration into their net-zero strategies. A new Carbon Direct report, written in collaboration with Meta, aims to build the supply of high-quality carbon removal projects that promote biodiversity. The priorities and incentives of effective carbon dioxide removal and ecological restoration projects aren’t always aligned.

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Clean growth and local government innovators showcased at ADEPT awards

Envirotec Magazine

An advisory service for small businesses picked up the Delivering Clean Growth Award. At its annual President’s Awards on the 16th of May, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) recognised the achievements of members and partners working across the country. Winner of the Delivering Clean Growth Award, sponsored by Jacobs, was the Suffolk Carbon Charter project, submitted by Suffolk County Council.

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Australia’s ultra cost solar goal could change everything about the grid

Renew Economy

CSIRO says solar is easily the cheapest form of power generation, but ARENA says it could be much, much cheaper by the end of the decade. The post Australia’s ultra cost solar goal could change everything about the grid 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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1000 Hydrogen Refueling Stations in Operation Globally, With a Six-Fold Increase Forecast by 2030

FuelCellsWorks

London– By the end of 2023, a total of 1,068 hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) were in operation in 35 countries worldwide, as growth of hydrogen-powered transport continues, new research from Interact.

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How to get ready for the new EU sustainability due diligence law

GreenBiz

The European Union finally passed the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. Here’s an early look at how CSDDD will affect corporate supply chains.

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Engie offers $1000 energy bill rebates to neighbours of wind and solar projects

Renew Economy

French energy giant offers big discount on energy bills to communities close to proposed wind and solar projects. The post Engie offers $1000 energy bill rebates to neighbours of wind and solar projects appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hydroplane Highlights Integrating Its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powerplant at EBACE 2024

FuelCellsWorks

GENEVA– Los Angeles-based Hydroplane (EBACE Booth D19 in the Innovation Pavilion) will showcase how to integrate its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powerplant in aircraft for primary propulsion and auxiliary power at the 2024.

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Coalition’s brave nuke world a much harder sell after new CSIRO report

The Guardian: Energy

The agency’s GenCost analysis says a first nuclear plant for Australia would deliver power ‘no sooner than 2040’ and could cost more than $16bn Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The Coalition’s pitch on nuclear energy for Australia has had two recurring themes: the electricity will be cheap and it could be deployed within a decade.

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Study maps human uptake of microplastics across 109 countries

Envirotec Magazine

Indonesians eat more microplastics per month than any other country, said the study, with most of it coming from seafood (image credit: raulbaldean / Shutterstock.com). Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines top the global per capita list of dietary uptakes of microplastics, while China, Mongolia and the UK top the list of countries that breathe the most microplastics, according to a new study by Cornell University researchers mapping microplastic uptake across

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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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Bowen accuses Dutton of dodging proposed nuclear sites

Renew Economy

Chris Bowen accuses Opposition leader Peter Dutton of avoiding some of the electorates flagged as possible sites for nuclear power plants. The post Bowen accuses Dutton of dodging proposed nuclear sites appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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“Hydrotug 1 Is the World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Tugboat”

FuelCellsWorks

Port of Antwerp-Bruges climate neutral by 2050 The Port of Antwerp-Bruges is looking to position itself as Europe’s green energy gateway and aims to be climate neutral by 2050. To.

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Virtual power plant services model to pool utility assets

Smart Energy International

Solnet Group, a European project planner of commercial & industrial solar installations, is launching virtual power plant (VPP) services for solar companies in the balancing markets. The Finnish company’s Solnet Manager platform will allow commercial and industrial solar utilities and energy storages to join a collective pool of VPPs, enabling them to participate in balancing markets, contribute to greater grid stability and earn additional revenue.

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Turning sludge into hydrogen, and other OFWAT award winners

Envirotec Magazine

Winners of OFWAT’s latest Water Breakthrough Challenge were announced on 16 May, and included a project to turn sewage sludge into hydrogen, and another one investigating treatment options for PFAS. Seventeen firms were awarded a share of the £40 million prize pot, with each one demonstrating commitment to fostering innovative approaches to water and waste management.

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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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Mining giants look to dump gas and diesel in Australia’s most fossil dependent grid

Renew Economy

The Pilbara iron ore mines have created immense wealth. Now they are about to embark on a rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewables. The post Mining giants look to dump gas and diesel in Australia’s most fossil dependent grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Iveco Supports Metallica’s M72 World Tour With Hydrogen and Low-Emission Fuels in Partnership With Shell

FuelCellsWorks

IVECO is ready to join Metallica on the band’s European leg of the M72 World Tour as part of the partnership announced last November in Barcelona at the launch of.

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Siemens launches ‘co-pilot’ for DSO-level grid management

Smart Energy International

Siemens has launched LV Management within their Gridscale X offering, which they claim will provide grid operators additional insights and transparency over what is happening on the low voltage grid. Part of Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio, Gridscale X LV Management supports Distribution System Operators (DSOs) to manage the grid, providing observability and control features.

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Report highlights risks to effectiveness of BNG legislation

Envirotec Magazine

There are risks to the long-term effectiveness of the government’s new Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) policy, launched in February, according to a 17 May National Audit Office (NAO) report. The independent public spending watchdog’s document assessed whether Defra and Natural England have made good and effective progress implementing statutory BNG, a policy incorporated in the legislation of Defra’s 2021 Environment Act.

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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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Another wind drought pulls combined renewables output below last year

Renew Economy

The last few days have seen another so-called wind energy "drought" - the second in as many months. What does it all mean? The post Another wind drought pulls combined renewables output below last year appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Stargate Hydrogen Joins Global Energy Efficiency Movement as 500th Mover

FuelCellsWorks

Stargate Hydrogen, a North European company developing novel green hydrogen production technologies, is joining a global sustainability forum, the Energy Efficiency Movement (EEM). The Movement is a forum that brings.

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Ameresco and Envision Energy to develop 624MWh BESS in UK

Smart Energy International

Clean tech integrator Ameresco and green tech company Envision Energy have been chosen by Atlantic Green to build the Cellarhead project, a 300MW battery energy storage project (BESS) with a maximum energy capacity of 624MWh in the UK. The Cellarhead project will be connected to National Grid’s Cellarhead substation. Construction is anticipated to commence on site this year with connection to the electricity grid anticipated at the end of 2026.

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Can you extract hydrogen gas from the air?

Hydrogen Fuel News

Researchers are always looking for cleaner and greener ways to source H2 While hydrogen gas can be a very clean fuel in that it can power zero-emission vehicles, machinery and generators, its production is not necessarily the most emission-free process. Seeking a zero-carbon supply chain Among the cleanest ways to produce hydrogen gas for use in fuel cells and H2 internal combustion engines is to use renewable energy (from sources such as wind and solar) to power electrolysis, which splits water

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Zen to collaborate with Mitsubishi on green hydrogen opportunities in Australia

Renew Economy

A green hydrogen subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation has signed up Zen Energy to collaborate on renewable hydrogen opportunities. The post Zen to collaborate with Mitsubishi on green hydrogen opportunities in Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Cipher Neutron and Energy Materials Research Group (NRGMATs) at the University of Alberta Gets Funding From the Alberta Innovates

FuelCellsWorks

TORONTO– Cipher Neutron Inc. (“Cipher Neutron” or “CN”) is pleased to announce that Cipher Neutron and the Energy Materials Research Group (NRGMATs) at the University of Alberta, Canada, have been.

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On Australia’s climate and extinction crises, the major parties both have questions to answer | Present Tense

The Guardian: Energy

The Coalition has no climate policy. But Labor’s positions are undermined by its confused stance on gas and the delay of new environmental laws Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Federal parliament is back for the next fortnight and I have a wishlist. Not for things that will happen – let’s not get ahead of ourselves – but for questions that could be addressed if the country is to treat the climate and

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Florida to repeal clean energy goals, citing new law deleting climate change mentions

TechXplore

The Florida Office of Energy is planning to repeal goals for utilities statewide to transition to cleaner energy, including that 100% of the state's energy come from renewable sources by 2050.

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Super funds back fossil “climate wreckers” over clean energy

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest superannuation funds are bankrolling an expansion of coal, oil and gas rather than investing in clean energy companies, an index shows. The post Super funds back fossil “climate wreckers” over clean energy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Gold Hydrogen Well Testing Achieves World’s Highest Purities of Helium and Natural Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

Gold Hydrogen Ltd (ASX:GHY) completed Stage 1 well testing at its Ramsay Project in South Australia, achieving exceptional purity levels of 17.5% helium and 95.8% natural hydrogen. This milestone marks.

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How batteries help keep Texas lights on during extreme weather

Smart Energy International

Batteries in ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) played an essential part in keeping the lights on during extreme 2023 summer heat, freeing up more than 3GW of natural gas power plants during critical hours, finds research from Aurora Energy. According to the research and insights company, as Texan conditions indicate another tough Summer on the state’s power grid, battery energy storage systems have and will continue to help lessen the impact and cost of extreme weather.

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Combating carbon footprint: Novel reactor system converts carbon dioxide into usable fuel

TechXplore

Reducing carbon emissions from small-scale combustion systems, such as boilers and other industrial equipment, is a key step towards building a more sustainable, carbon-neutral future. Boilers are widely used across various industries for essential processes like heating, steam generation, and power production, making them significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions.

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Offshore wind was born in the 70s oil crisis. It comes to Australia in the climate crisis

Renew Economy

The first offshore wind farm was a crisis-response, not a hippie-gone-bonkers gimmick. Now, in Australia, it will be crucial to usher out coal. The post Offshore wind was born in the 70s oil crisis. It comes to Australia in the climate crisis appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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GAIL Launches First Green Hydrogen Facility in Madhya Pradesh

FuelCellsWorks

GAIL (India) Limited inaugurates its first Green Hydrogen Plant at GAIL Vijaipur in Madhya Pradesh, marking a significant step in sustainable energy production. The plant, powered by a 10MW PEM.

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This double-hydrogen engine uses a curious gas: 340 hp and a detail that no one can explain

Hydrogen Fuel News

Some car manufacturers believe it’s too soon to write off the internal combustion engine. Toyota, for instance, is confident that it can be adapted to burn hydrogen instead of fossil fuels, significantly reducing emissions. Alpine is also joining those who are making engines more sustainable. Alpine’s new development Meanwhile, Alpine is developing a hydrogen-powered engine, exemplified by their new Alpenglow Hy4 hypercar, which features this advanced power plant.