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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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New technologies enable a colorful future for circularity of PET plastic

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Colored and opaque PET is a valuable recyclable material with significant benefits for brands. New technologies and end markets are expanding the supply of recycled PET, expanding circularity for one of the most widely recycled plastics.

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New big battery breaks habit, goes for morning stretch and takes state to new record

Renew Economy

The newly connected Broken Hill battery has helped NSW beat a short-lived record for battery charging and discharging. The post New big battery breaks habit, goes for morning stretch and takes state to new record appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Here's how the meat and dairy lobby is watering down climate policy in Europe

Corporate Knights

North American meat and dairy companies have been hard at work in recent years, attempting to clean up their eco-image. While environmental groups zero in on animal agriculture as a top driver of climate change, deforestation , biodiversity loss and ocean degradation , a growing number of consumers and governments have been demanding more from the sector to cut its carbon footprint.

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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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Local council approves gigawatt-scale battery on old coal site

Renew Economy

Octopus Australia wins local planning approval for a gigawatt scale battery project at an old coal power station site near Brisbane. The post Local council approves gigawatt-scale battery on old coal site appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How governments can strengthen carbon markets and spur long-term success

GreenBiz

Governments can play a key role in the success and longevity of carbon markets — specifically by backstopping early investments.

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Supreme Court ruling on the Chevron deference won’t change corporations’ climate obligations, for now

GreenBiz

Federal agencies now have less power to drive climate policy.

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Construction begins on $5 billion transmission line to open up wind, solar and minerals

Renew Economy

The CopperString project has been described as the region's "most transformative project since steam locomotives" in the 19th century. The post Construction begins on $5 billion transmission line to open up wind, solar and minerals appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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VIBE was a Community Partner and had a booth at USGBC-CA’s California Green Building Conference in South LA in May 2024

VIBE

In late May 2024, VIBE was a community partner with a booth at the annual California Green Building Conference located on the campus of the Beehive in South Los Angeles. As the largest and longest-running gathering of green building advocates in California, this event has evolved into a statewide sustainability experience. In 2024, the event extending its reach to cover the entirety of California, bringing together advocates and companies from across the state.

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Australian solar glass company lands another US greenhouse order

Renew Economy

ClearVue Technologies says it has landed a repeat order for its clear solar glass solutions for greenhouses from the United States. The post Australian solar glass company lands another US greenhouse order 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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International Summit on Sport and Sustainable Development on 25 July 2024 in Paris, for the Pre-Opening of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

3BL Media

International Olympic Committee news From 26 July 2024, France will be hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games. As the world's largest sporting event, involving public institutions, NGOs and members of civil society, the Games offer a unique opportunity to unite participating nations around the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). /3BL/ - French President Emmanuel Macron and the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, have proposed a Summit on the e

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New consultation round opened for giant pumped hydro project

Renew Economy

Queensland Hydro is setting up three different consultation avenues for locals to weigh in on the 2GW/24h Borumba project. The post New consultation round opened for giant pumped hydro project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Regions’ Mission, Vision and Values in Action

3BL Media

By Ashley Foster On June 28, Regions Financial published its Shared Value Report covering the 2023 calendar year. This report serves as an annual recap of strategic efforts in the following areas: Sound and effective governance, including stakeholder engagement, responsible environmental stewardship and technological investments enhancing operations and security Intentional, customer-focused business strategies to advise and guide accountholders Concentrated investments, initiatives and resource

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SwitchedOn podcast: The electrician who swapped his diesel guzzling ute for a Tesla

Renew Economy

Practical tips on electrification from an electrician. The post SwitchedOn podcast: The electrician who swapped his diesel guzzling ute for a Tesla appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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CNH Brand New Holland Bring Products and Innovations to AgroBrasília

3BL Media

New Holland , a brand of CNH attended this year's edition of AgroBrasília, the main technology and business fair in the federal capital. Products and solutions aimed at all profiles of farmers, regardless of the size of the operation, were on display. Among the attractions of the brand's booth was the new application for agricultural management, FieldOps™, which helps farmers make better decisions based on fleet information and the analysis of agronomic data and can be used in all types and size

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First local extinction in the US due to sea level rise, study suggests

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

The United States has lost its only stand of the massive Key Largo tree cactus in what researchers believe is the first local extinction of a species caused by sea level rise in the country.

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Fifth Third Earns 150th EPA ENERGY STAR Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

3BL Media

CINCINNATI, July 9, 2024 /3BL/ - Fifth Third proudly announces that the George A. Schaefer, Jr. Madisonville Operations Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, has achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification for outstanding energy performance. This certification adds an additional 460k square feet, bringing the Bank’s total Energy Star-certified space to more than 1.2 million square feet.

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U.S. Department of Energy - Biden-Harris Administration Announces $14 Million to Increase Domestic Battery Recycling

Global Renewable News

Funding from President Biden's Investing in America Agenda Encourages Consumers to Safely Dispose of Used Batteries, Creating a Recycling Ecosystem that Boosts the Domestic B.

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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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Advancing Healthy Spaces in Spain, Helping Boost Occupant Health, Productivity and ESG Performance

3BL Media

By Yan Tai When you meet Judit Sánchez González, you realize quickly how both her passion and expertise have helped shape her journey in sustainability. Based in the vibrant city of Madrid, Judit is a senior sustainability consultant at Savills Spain, where she merges her training in architecture and engineering with a keen understanding of the Spanish real estate market.

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Natel Energy - How an Oregon Hydro Project's Fish Passage Data Helps Inform the Industry

Global Renewable News

Hydropower is critically important to a reliable carbon-free grid, but the future of hydropower relies on coupling reliable, flexible power production with technology and practices that maintain and r.

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Rising Above the Floods: Stories From Flood-Affected Communities

3BL Media

Flooding, one of the most dangerous natural disasters, is becoming increasingly prevalent due to climate change. Millions of people around the world are impacted by floods and the effects stretch far beyond the physical destruction. This episode features interviews with experts Andreas Deckelmann, Senior Consultant for Hydrogeology and Environment at HPC; Jon Rix, Principal Flood Risk Consultant at Tonkin + Taylor; and Agenor Freitas, Field Technician at Antea Brasil.

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First Gen - EDC's new Bicol plant vows relief to tight Luzon power supply

Global Renewable News

Energy Development Corporation (EDC), Lopez-led First Gen Corporation's renewable energy arm, is propping up the country's unstable power supply with its expanded geothermal plant in Bicol now.

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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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Northern Trust Reaffirms Commitment to Sustainability in 2023 Sustainability Report

3BL Media

Northern Trust has released its latest Sustainability Report, highlighting efforts to create better and more sustainable futures for our employees, clients, shareholders, communities and the world we live in. “Ethical business practices, risk identification and mitigation and caring for our communities are fundamental to our core strategy as a responsible business,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Grady and Kimberly Evans, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Inclusion and Social Imp

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Greentown Labs - Boston Consulting Group Joins Greentown Labs as a Terawatt Partner

Global Renewable News

Greentown Labs, the largest climatetech incubator in North America, today (July 9) announced global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as its newest Terawatt Partner the highest.

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FedEx’s ‘Picture Proof of Planting’ Initiative: Over 300 Employees Join Global Conservation Efforts

3BL Media

Originally published in FedEx's 2023 FedEx Cares Report Introducing Picture Proof of Planting In 2023, FedEx launched Picture Proof of Planting to engage team members in conservation efforts worldwide. Over 300 employees participated in tree plantings across various cities, addressing urban heat, promoting health, and restoring ecosystems. FedEx is investing over $2 million in 50 urban conservation projects with One Tree Planted, Arbor Day Foundation, and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation th

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Public Service Electric and Gas - PSE&G's Energy Efficiency Programs Are Now Projected to Save $484M and Avoid Approximately 1.6M Metric Tons of Carbon Emissions Annually

Global Renewable News

PSE&G's latest report on its Clean Energy Future Energy Efficiency (CEF-EE) initiatives indicates a continuation of positive results from programs implementation through March 31, 2024. Over 380,0.

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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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Get Ahead of Summer EHS Hazards With Our Micro-Training

3BL Media

With the start of summer heat comes a renewed focus on Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) programs in workplaces. There’s no better time to focus on summer safety topics for the workplace with hazards like unpredictable weather, heat stress, and biological hazards with different bugs and critters coming out. In this micro-training, we’ve outlined some of the top concerns to put your feet to the fire on safety awareness —from hazardous or poisonous bugs and reptiles to signs of heat exhaustion

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Doral Renewables - Mammoth North Solar Project Celebrates Upcoming Commercial Operations

Global Renewable News

Doral Renewables celebrated today, July 9th, the upcoming beginning of commercial operations of its Mammoth North Solar project, a major segment of the Mammoth Solar project. The company was joined.

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DiversityComm Magazine Names Fifth Third as a 2024 Top Diverse Employer

3BL Media

CINCINNATI, July 9, 2024 /3BL/ - Fifth Third has been recognized by DiversityComm Magazine as a 2024 Top Diverse Employer for its excellence in outreach and accessibility to minority groups, veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. “At Fifth Third, we aspire to create an intentionally inclusive, diverse and thriving community,” said Chief Inclusion Officer Stephanie A.

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RWE AG - Green electricity above, crops below: RWE plants seedlings at its agrivoltaics demonstration plant

Global Renewable News

Highlights Raspberries planted; alfalfa and clover-grass mixture sown as pioneer plants; cereals, root crops and vegetables to follow in the coming years Three technical solutions for power.

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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.