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Grants for home batteries could “save billions” in shift to renewables

Renew Economy

Incentivising households and landlords into renewable tech such as batteries and solar would save billions on large-scale infrastructure, new report says. The post Grants for home batteries could “save billions” in shift to renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How Canva is helping its printing partners buy solar power

GreenBiz

A unique contract allows companies that are typically too small to negotiate their own power contracts to fund new green energy projects.

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World-first 18MW wind turbine installed in China

Renew Economy

Battle to build, install, and operate the world’s largest wind turbines has seen another record fall after the installation of an 18MW behemoth in China. The post World-first 18MW wind turbine installed in China appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Supporting the next generation of climate technologies

GreenBiz

Summary: Tencent’s CarbonX program bridges the gap between promising climate technologies and commercial viability, driving the shift to a low-carbon society.

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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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AGL buys into home solar, battery and EV management platform

Renew Economy

AGL takes stake in global energy software business with a management system designed to combine solar, batteries and EVs and deal with an energy "future you can't predict." The post AGL buys into home solar, battery and EV management platform appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Albertsons Companies Announces O Organics $30K in 30 Days Campaign

3BL Media

Albertsons Companies is excited to announce 30 days of giving to celebrate healthy futures! Throughout the month of June, Albertsons Companies Foundation and O Organics are giving away $1,000 a day to nonprofit partners that are making a difference and ensuring our neighbors have the food they need to live, grow, and succeed over the summer. These organizations received O Organics donations to fund their great work and are sharing the stories of how these grants are making a difference.

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Awarding Scholarships for Cyber Safety Skills

3BL Media

Gen Blog | Community Written By Kim Allman Head of Corporate Responsibility and Public Policy Young people from across the United States came together in San Diego in April for the 2024 National LifeSmarts Championship , an annual competition that allows middle and high school students to earn scholarships by demonstrating their critical thinking skills on real-world consumer issues.

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Fossil fools and climate change, or Goldilocks and the Three Fears

Renew Economy

Just before the lights go out, here is a bedtime story about conservatives, vested interests, spin doctors and dog whistles. The post Fossil fools and climate change, or Goldilocks and the Three Fears appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Fécamp Begins Producing Clean, Green, Secure Energy off the French Coast

3BL Media

Herring. Cod. All manner of shellfish. And a rich shipbuilding history, to boot. For nearly a thousand years, right up to the 1970s, the French harbor city of Fécamp was associated primarily with the fishing industry. Now, there’s a new harvest underway. Today, in the small town situated on France’s northern coast in the presence of Roland Lescure, French Minister Delegate for Industry and Energy, Enbridge and its partners inaugurated the Fécamp Offshore Wind Farm, Enbridge’s second offshore win

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How much storage? What’s the cost? Now you can build your own Integrated System Plan

Renew Economy

Worried about what will happen when the wind don't blow and the sun don't shine? And the cost of filling those gaps? An online model allows you to build your own ISP. The post How much storage? What’s the cost? Now you can build your own Integrated System Plan appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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Discovery Education Offers Educators Free Professional Development Resources Addressing Key Topics

3BL Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10, 2024 /3BL/ - Global edtech leader Discovery Education and a selection of corporate partners recently released an array of new, free professional development resources addressing key topics in teaching and learning that will help educators continue honing instructional practices all summer long. Discovery Education’s dynamic professional development content is designed to provide all teachers at all experience levels with innovative new strategies for integrating digital

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Dutton’s nuclear plan wouldn’t even meet net zero by 2050 target, report finds

Renew Economy

Coalition's nuclear plan would fail to deliver net zero emissions on the grid by 2050, new analysis shows. The post Dutton’s nuclear plan wouldn’t even meet net zero by 2050 target, report finds appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Art Outreach Singapore’s HEARTH Program Thrives in the Sands Cares Accelerator

3BL Media

Las Vegas Sands The newest graduate of the Sands Cares Accelerator, Art Outreach Singapore, completed its journey in the exclusive developmental program for nonprofit organizations at the end of 2023. During that time, the arts appreciation nonprofit has established what was once a temporary offering to promote Singaporean artists into a powerhouse program that has presented 44 art showcases and supported 183 practitioners.

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CeraPhi Energy - CeraPhi Energy and Geothermal Ukraine Join Forces to Unleash Ukraine's Vast Geothermal Potential

Global Renewable News

CeraPhi Energy, a world leader in advanced closed-loop geothermal solutions, and NGO Geothermal Ukraine (GU), a non-profit pioneering geothermal research and development organisation, today (May 28) a.

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Mastering Supply Chain Sustainability: Where Does ESG Fit In?

Speaker: Hortense Grouvel

In this new webinar, you will learn firsthand how to set up a sustainable supply chain program that will help meet increasing ESG requirements stemming from regulators, customers, consumers, and investors alike. Hortense Grouvel, ESG expert at IntegrityNext, and Sean Whelan, Global Senior Manager at Halliburton, will look at how ensuring compliance will also help you increase sustainability performance, resilience, and innovation, allowing you to unlock the full potential of your supply chain op

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Bloomberg 2023 Impact Report: Reducing Our Emissions

3BL Media

Originally published in Bloomberg's 2023 Impact Report Bloomberg strives to decouple company growth from environmental impact while increasing the efficiency and resiliency of our operations. Our environmental performance targets are aligned with multinational efforts to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and avoid the most severe impacts from climate change.

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Valmet - Valmet to deliver a pellet-fired heating plant to Göteborg Energi AB in Mölndal, Sweden

Global Renewable News

Valmet has been selected in a public procurement process to deliver a 50 MW pellet-fired heating plant to Göteborg Energi AB to be built at Mölndal Energi's Riskulla site in the municipality of.

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Celebrating Collaboration, Community Building, and ERG’s With Kohler

3BL Media

At Seramount ’s May 2024 EmERGe conference in New York City, Kohler Co's incredible business resource groups were named 2023 ERG Impact Award honorees in the ERG Collaboration category. The award recognizes their commitment to driving positive change in diversity, equity, and inclusion through partnership, particularly the inaugural Kohler Women’s Leadership Summit which was a collaborative effort across all groups.

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Minesto AB - Minesto and Sev renew and update Power Purchase Agreement - underlining the value of tidal energy in the Faroese energy mix

Global Renewable News

Leading ocean energy developer Minesto and pioneering Faroese utility company Sev have jointly renewed and updated the power purchase agreement (PPA). The price-level is adjusted to denote the total.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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It’s Cool To Fly American Celebrates a Decade

3BL Media

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the It’s Cool to Fly American (ICTFA) program, an initiative centered around preparing children and their families for air travel through mock travel experiences managed by American’s Abilities Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG). The program partners with the HollyRod Foundation and several local organizations to raise awareness and provide resources to families with a loved one living with autism.

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Eavor - Eavor Technologies Commends U.S. Treasury's Recognition of Geothermal Energy in New Clean Energy Tax Credits

Global Renewable News

Eavor Technologies Inc., an advanced geothermal tech company and leader in geothermal energy solutions, commends the U.S. Department of the Treasury's recent announcement of interim guidelines out.

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Quest Diagnostics Elects Robert B. Carter, CIO of FedEx Corporation, to Board of Directors

3BL Media

SECAUCUS, N.J., June 10, 2024 /3BL/ - Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), a leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Robert (Rob) B. Carter, a seasoned technology executive, to serve as a director. Including Mr. Carter, the company's Board has 10 members. Mr. Carter, 64, is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at FedEx Corporation, where he is responsible for setting the technology direction of the FedEx application

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Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Ballard Publishes its 2023 ESG Report

Global Renewable News

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP) (TSX: BLDP) today (June 10) releases its 2023 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, highlighting progress across Ballard's 2023 ESG performan.

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What Questions Are Brands Asking About Their ESG Initiatives Ahead of 2024?

Temperatures are rising (and not just metaphorically) as key stakeholders anxiously anticipate the outcomes of COP28. While companies reconsider their 2024 environmental sustainability strategies, there is another aspect of ESG that deserves exploring, the social sector. In the latest edition of "Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Sagittarius Edition", 3BL hones in on this sign’s bold quality of asking questions others are burning to know the answers to.

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3M Named Official Respiratory Protection Sponsor for Direct Relief, Pledges 5 Million N95 Respirators Ahead of Hurricane, Wildfire Season

3BL Media

Originally published on 3M News Center 3M pledge meets Direct Relief’s entire forecasted annual need for N95 respirators In a significant step towards bolstering emergency preparedness and response efforts, 3M and Direct Relief are launching a global Respiratory Protection initiative to increase preparedness ahead of the 2024 hurricane and wildfire season.

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Duke Energy - Summer of Savings; Duke Energy Florida offers ways to lower energy use and save

Global Renewable News

Don't let summer catch you by surprise. Duke Energy is offering ways customers can take control of their energy use to help save this summer. The month of May was the hottest May on record.

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Baker Hughes Foundation Contributes $340,000 To Commemorate UN World Environment Day

3BL Media

HOUSTON, June 10, 2024 /3BL/ - The Baker Hughes Foundation announced Monday two grants in support of United Nations World Environment Day: a $310,000 grant to One Tree Planted and a $30,000 grant to Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF). Both organizations share Baker Hughes’ vision of creating a more sustainable environment and society where employees live and work.

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First Gen - First Gen completes Jollibee solar projects

Global Renewable News

First Gen Corp. has partnered with the Jollibee Group to install over 16,800 solar panels in its four main manufacturing sites in the Philippines.The solar panels have a total capacity of over 9 megaw.

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The Silver Lining to Corporate DEI Challenges

In our latest edition of Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Scorpio Edition, 3BL embraces the perspective of one of the zodiac's most misunderstood signs: Scorpio. While this sign often has a darker view of the world, they do not shy away from shining a light on controversial topics. This month we take a deep dive into corporate pullback of DEI and how companies can utilize astrological advice to reinvent its social impact communication.

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SLR Announces Acquisition of SGA (Gestión Ambiental S.A.)

3BL Media

June 10, 2024 /3BL/ - SGA (Gestión Ambiental S.A.), a leading environmental consultancy established more than 30 years ago in Chile, has been acquired by SLR, one of the world’s biggest multidisciplinary sustainability consultancy and engineering firms. Headquartered in Santiago, SGA’s team of 170 expert consultants specialises in the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors across all regions of Chile, partnering with clients to strategically advise on complex projects that ensure environmenta

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Interstate Renewable Energy Council - Communities Earn Nation's First “EV-Ready” Designation From U.S. Department of Energy-Funded Charging Smart Program

Global Renewable News

On Wednesday, April 17, a group of Minnesota local governments became the first communities to achieve Charging Smart designation, a public recognition of their status as electric vehicle-friendly com.

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Fifth Third Bank: Celebrating Pride Month With Employee Business Resource Groups

3BL Media

June is the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, a tipping point of the gay rights movement in the United States. At Fifth Third, LGBTQ+ business resource groups across the Bank’s footprint are participating in activities through June to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.

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Scatec - Release by Scatec extends solar plants in Cameroon by 28.6 MW solar and 19.2 MWh BESS

Global Renewable News

Release by Scatec has entered into two new lease agreements with the national electricity company ENEO in Cameroon, expanding its existing solar and battery storage power plants in the country to 64.4.

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Supercharge Your ESG Content This Libra Season

Throughout Climate Week, a feeling of urgency on tackling the climate crisis was palpable. Yet, questions continue to linger about corporate progress. Are we truly moving the needle or are we stuck in a cycle of empty statements and a flood of reports and guidelines? In the latest edition of Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Libra Edition , we use Climate Week outcomes to explore how brands can communicate progress credibly.