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Google reports 13% emissions increase fueled by AI

GreenBiz

The company is struggling to add carbon-free energy fast enough, CSO Kate Brandt told GreenBiz.

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10 Things I Hate About You (House Majority Farm Bill)

NRDC onEarth

From undermining historic climate funding to compromising food security and weakening species protections, NRDC’s analysis lays out the worst of the worst that this Farm Bill has to offer.

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Giant Brisbane battery trebles in size after Origin extends deal for life beyond baseload

Renew Economy

The already giant Supernode battery project in the north of Brisbane is to treble in size after the developer Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners extended its off-take deal with Australia’s biggest utility, Origin Energy. The first stage of the battery – sized at 250 MW and 520 MWh – is already under construction after the two companies […] The post Giant Brisbane battery trebles in size after Origin extends deal for life beyond baseload appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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In a first, a solar microgrid will directly power an industrial plant

Canary Media

For half a century, a sprawling lot in Ravenswood, West Virginia, was home to a giant aluminum smelter. But in 2009, Century Aluminum idled the facility then permanently closed it six years later, and the 2,000-acre site became an empty expanse along the bending banks of the Ohio River.

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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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Plug Completes 13 Hydrogen Refueling Station Deployments Over Last Two Years in Europe

FuelCellsWorks

Installations Support Range of Material Handling and Mobility Applications, Highlighting Company’s Unparalleled Execution Capabilities SLINGERLANDS, N.Y. — Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a global leader in comprehensive hydrogen solutions for.

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Labour’s ‘rooftop revolution’ to deliver solar power to millions of UK homes

The Guardian: Energy

Ed Miliband sets new rules on solar panels and approves three giant solar farms as Labour seeks to end years of Tory inaction Keir Starmer’s new Labour government today unveils plans for a “rooftop revolution” that will see millions more homes fitted with solar panels in order to bring down domestic energy bills and tackle the climate crisis. The energy secretary, Ed Miliband, also took the hugely controversial decision this weekend to approve three massive solar farms in the east of England tha

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Every Third Car Sold in US Could Be Electric by 2027

BloombergNEF

The slowdown in US electric vehicle sales may be a mere blip as they could make up almost a third of new car sales by 2027, according to BloombergNEF’s latest electric vehicle outlook. The post Every Third Car Sold in US Could Be Electric by 2027 appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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Dutch Government Supports Four New Nuclear Reactors

POWER Magazine

The incoming new government of the Netherlands reportedly will support construction of at least four new utility-scale nuclear power reactors, as part of a program to more than triple the […] The post Dutch Government Supports Four New Nuclear Reactors appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Zanskar acquires Lightning Dock geothermal power plant, New Mexico

ThinkGeoEnergy

Zanskar Geothermal & Minerals, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Lightning Dock Geothermal, including the Bruce Levy geothermal power plant in Hidalgo County, New Mexico, from Cyrq Energy, LLC. The entity sale transaction was completed on May 29, 2024. Lightning Dock is notable as the easternmost geothermal power plant in the United States and as the only utility scale geothermal power plant operating in New Mexico , having replaced the original Dale Burgett power plant in 2019.

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Whataburger app becomes unlikely power outage map after Houston hurricane

TechCrunch: Climate

Fast-food chain Whataburger’s app has gone viral in the wake of Hurricane Beryl, which left around 1.8 million utility customers in Houston, Texas without power. Hundreds of thousands of those people may remain without power for days as Houston anticipates a heat wave, with temperatures climbing into the mid-90s. Amid frustrations with the local utility […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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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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The ‘doomsday’ glacier is melting faster than scientists thought

Grist

At the bottom of the Earth sits a massive bowl of ice you may know as the West Antarctic ice sheet. Each day, the ocean laps away at its base, slowly eroding the glaciers that line its rim. When they inevitably give in, the sea will begin to fill the basin, claiming the ice for its own and flooding coastlines around the world. Thwaites Glacier is one of the bulwarks guarding against the collapse of this critical ice sheet , most of which rests below sea level and holds enough ice to raise the oc

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When Customers and Investors Demand Corporate Sustainability

NRDC onEarth

Through shareholder resolutions, letters, and activism, consumers and shareholders can push companies to clean up supply chains—and their reputations.

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South Australia locks in federal funds to become first grid in world to reach 100 per cent net wind and solar

Renew Economy

South Australia locks in funding deal with Canberra to ensure it can become first grid in world to reach 100 per cent net renewables via wind, solar and storage. The post South Australia locks in federal funds to become first grid in world to reach 100 per cent net wind and solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The US is about to get its first solar-covered canal

Canary Media

The first canal-based solar project in the U.S. is nearing completion on tribal lands south of Phoenix, Arizona. Native Americans have been using canals to irrigate the Gila River Valley for thousands of years , starting with the Huhugam people.

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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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ITM Power Signs a 500MW Capacity Reservation With a Global Industrial Customer

FuelCellsWorks

ITM is pleased to announce that it has signed a 500MW capacity reservation with a global industrial customer. This reservation secures future production capacity for the manufacturing of our state-of-the-art.

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Peter Dutton’s nuclear plan could cost as much as $600bn and supply just 3.7% of Australia’s energy by 2050, experts say

The Guardian: Energy

Coalition proposal would cost a minimum of $116bn – the same as Labor’s plan for almost 100% renewables by 2050, the Smart Energy Council says Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The Coalition’s pledge to build seven nuclear reactors as part of its controversial energy plan could cost taxpayers as much as $600bn while supplying just 3.7% of Australia’s energy mix by 2050, according to the Smart Energy Council.

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Labour’s Shadow Decarbonisation Minister Received Sponsorship from Gas Industry Lobbyists

DeSmogBlog

Sarah Jones, Labour shadow minister for industry and decarbonisation, accepted sponsorship for a fundraising event from a public affairs company that represents BP and British Gas, DeSmog can reveal. Jones’s register of interests shows that she received food and drink worth £2,500 on 10 May from Beyond 2050, a pro-hydrogen PR firm that represents some of the UK’s biggest gas producers and distributors.

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Lithium-Ion’s Grip on Storage Faces Wave of Novel Technologies

BloombergNEF

The domination of lithium-ion batteries in energy storage may soon be challenged by a group of novel technologies aimed at storing energy for very long hours. The post Lithium-Ion’s Grip on Storage Faces Wave of Novel Technologies appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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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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White House Launches Initiatives to Bolster New Nuclear Deployments

POWER Magazine

The White House has unveiled a suite of new measures aimed at slashing risks associated with new nuclear reactor development and construction, underscoring its policy push to champion nuclear. At […] The post White House Launches Initiatives to Bolster New Nuclear Deployments appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Tanager-1 Is Ready for Launch: Planet’s First Hyperspectral Satellite

Planet Pulse

We are proud to announce today that our first hyperspectral satellite, Tanager-1—made possible by the Carbon Mapper Coalition and its philanthropic partners—is ready for launch. The spacecraft arrived at Vandenberg Space Force Base on June 3rd in preparation for liftoff as early as July on board the Transporter-11 Rideshare mission with SpaceX. Tanager-1 will be the first of a next-generation hyperspectral fleet which will expand Planet’s imaging capabilities in the spectral domain to complement

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Why US Towns are Changing Lanes from Electric to Hydrogen Buses

Hydrogen Fuel News

In the evolving landscape of public transportation, the shift from traditional diesel-powered buses to more sustainable alternatives is gaining momentum. While electric buses have been at the forefront of this transition, many US towns are now reconsidering their strategies and turning to hydrogen fuel cell buses. This shift is driven by various operational needs, environmental concerns, and technological advancements.

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Tesla Megapack battery storage system enters Japan’s ancillary services market

Energy Storage News

A battery energy storage system (BESS) comprising Tesla Megapacks with output of 10.8MW and 43MWh storage capacity has gone into operation in Sendai, Japan.

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New Yorkers Deserve to Know That Gas Stoves Emit Dangerous Pollutants

NRDC onEarth

The New York Healthy Homes Right to Know Act would require signage and labels that detail the health risks of using a gas stove.

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Fossil fuel industry’s anti-climate and anti-renewables playbook goes back 57 years – they are still hard at it

Renew Economy

New report analyses deep origins of the fossil fuel industry's fight against climate action and renewables, and the key players in Australia. The post Fossil fuel industry’s anti-climate and anti-renewables playbook goes back 57 years – they are still hard at it appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Community solar expands access to clean energy, new study shows

Canary Media

The sun showers us all with energy, but not everyone can put solar panels on their roofs to harness it for themselves. Enter community solar, an increasingly popular way to expand access to solar and help fix its equity issues. For the first time, evidence shows that it’s working.

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Hydrogen Buses to Power Sarawak Metro’s KUTS Project

FuelCellsWorks

KUCHING– Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd will procure 55 additional hydrogen buses for its ambitious Kuching Urban Transport System (KUTS) project. These buses will serve as the feeder bus network as.

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Nuclear engineer dismisses Peter Dutton’s claim that small modular reactors could be commercially viable soon

The Guardian: Energy

Hugh Durrant-Whyte says 2045 is a realistic timeframe, adding it was likely to be ‘more expensive than anything else you could possibly think of’ Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Australia would need “many decades” to develop the regulations and skills to operate a nuclear power plant, and the experience gained at the existing Lucas Heights facility won’t help much, according to New South Wales’ chie

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Mapped: The Tory Network of Climate Denial and Fossil Fuel Funding

DeSmogBlog

Speaking outside Downing Street on 23 May, announcing a general election for 4 July, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak took a swipe at what he dubbed “environmental dogma”. It was a sign of how much has changed since 2021, when the UK hosted the flagship COP26 UN climate summit with a promise to “irrefutably to turn the tide and to begin the fightback against climate change”.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries are set to Face Competition from Novel Tech for Long-Duration Storage: BloombergNEF Research

BloombergNEF

Study shows that long-duration energy storage technologies are now mature enough to understand costs as deployment gets under way New York/San Francisco, May 30, 2024 – Long-duration energy storage, or LDES, is rapidly garnering interest worldwide as the day it will out-compete lithium-ion batteries in some markets approaches and as decarbonization plans become more ambitious. […] The post Lithium-Ion Batteries are set to Face Competition from Novel Tech for Long-Duration Storage: Bloomber

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Analyst Says Nuclear Industry Is ‘Totally Irrelevant’ in the Market for New Power Capacity

POWER Magazine

Nuclear power has consistently provided about 19% to 20% of total annual U.S. electricity generation since 1990. It provides significant amounts of electricity in many other countries as well. According […] The post Analyst Says Nuclear Industry Is ‘Totally Irrelevant’ in the Market for New Power Capacity appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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China Three Gorges Renewables to build 8GW solar PV project in Inner Mongolia

PV Tech

Chinese state-owned power company China Three Gorges Renewables has announced a plan to build a 8GW solar PV project in Inner Mongolia, China.

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Coal push damps hopes of China’s climate ambition

Financial Times: Energy

Momentum behind net zero pledges could be fading as Beijing prioritises economic growth and energy security

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Lazard: IRA brings LCOS of 100MW, 4-hour standalone BESS down as low as US$124/MWh

Energy Storage News

According to Lazard, the impact of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) incentives on the business case for battery storage in the US is now significant.

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