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Study: Younger generations drive consumption of plant-based food, while baby boomers lag behind

GreenBiz

Younger age groups are driving the consumption of vegetarian and vegan food, according to an EAT-GlobeScan survey. This trend presents a significant opportunity for sustainable food brands.

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Why the AFR economics editor is wrong on GenCost, nuclear and “always on” power

Renew Economy

The AFR is a fine newpaper, but on electricity and decarbonisation, it's been garbage from the beginning. And it's very wrong on nuclear and its attacks on the CSIRO. Here's why. The post Why the AFR economics editor is wrong on GenCost, nuclear and “always on” power appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Pact including Coca-Cola, Nestlé moves 2025 plastic reduction goals to 2030

GreenBiz

The absence of federal standards is hindering the progress of the U.S. Plastics Pact, according to the group.

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Australia’s biggest battery proposed to soak up Brisbane rooftop solar

Renew Economy

Plans for a huge rooftop solar-soaking battery with up to four hours of storage have been submitted for approval by a local developer. The post Australia’s biggest battery proposed to soak up Brisbane rooftop solar 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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Inside Microsoft’s Panama tropical forest carbon offtake deal

GreenBiz

8 months of due diligence and tens of millions in early-stage financing will help restore 10,000 hectares of tropical forest in Panama.

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“Mind blowing for the utility industry:” Elon Musk has another big surprise in battery storage

Renew Economy

Elon Musk flags "mind blowing" development for the utility industry in next generation of Megapack battery storage technology. The post “Mind blowing for the utility industry:” Elon Musk has another big surprise in battery storage appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Rio Tinto backs world’s largest liquid air energy storage plant, with eyes on Australia

Renew Economy

Rio Tinto backs major fund raising for what will be the world's biggest liquid air energy storage plant in the UK, amid plans to take technology to Australia. The post Rio Tinto backs world’s largest liquid air energy storage plant, with eyes on Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CNH Begins A Sustainable Year Series With a Focus on AI

3BL Media

World class equipment and services company, CNH , has launched its A Sustainable Year magazine. The annual publication promotes the company’s innovation and sustainability initiatives. The first story in the series explains how humans can learn to trust the recommendations of artificial intelligence (AI). AI has broad manufacturing applications that can increase efficiency and productivity, so it is important to understand how it arrives at its conclusions.

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AGL eyes quicker and cheaper pumped hydro “conversions” to back up wind and solar

Renew Economy

AGL may convert some existing hydropower assets into pumped hydro, which it says will be quicker and cheaper than building from scratch. The post AGL eyes quicker and cheaper pumped hydro “conversions” to back up wind and solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Ceres Applauds Bipartisan Senate Confirmation of FERC Commissioners To Oversee Energy Reliability and Affordability Work

3BL Media

June 13, 2024 /3BL/ - Ceres Director of Federal Policy Zach Friedman issued the following statement today, after the U.S. Senate approved three new commissioners to ensure a full slate at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: “In the coming months, FERC will continue to play a critical role in meeting the nation’s energy and economic goals, especially as the agency moves to implement its recently released regional transmission planning rule, and we applaud the strong bipartisan approval of t

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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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Energy Insiders Podcast: The rapidly changing grid

Renew Economy

Energy expert Alex Wonhas on designing the new grid, generation choices and using batteries to boost the network. Plus, news of the week. The post Energy Insiders Podcast: The rapidly changing grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Blending a Family’s History With the Future of Textiles

3BL Media

Eastman Pevas Bailey began his career in the textiles industry when he was 10 years old in Statesville, North Carolina. That’s where his uncle was a mechanic at a local mill. “When most kids were playing with toys, I was putting together knitting machines with him in our basement,” Bailey said. After more than four decades in the industry, he’s now using his experience and knowledge to help customers produce more sustainable textiles with Eastman Naia™ cellulosic fiber.

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SwitchedOn Australia Podcast: How Amber Electric is changing the energy game

Renew Economy

Amber Electric co-founder Dan Adams on disrupting the energy retail industry, building consumer trust, and giving customers full control of their energy assets. The post SwitchedOn Australia Podcast: How Amber Electric is changing the energy game appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Essity 2023 Annual and Sustainability Report: Commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

3BL Media

Originally published on Essity.com Commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) As a leading global hygiene and health company, Essity plays an important role in contributing to the UN SDGs. We focus on goals 3, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 15, this is where we have our expertise and can contribute the most. The UN SDGs provide the global community with a roadmap on how to combat challenges related to economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

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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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Vast Energy - Vast and Mabanaft advance Port Augusta green methanol project to unlock Australia's green fuels industry

Global Renewable News

Vast (Vast Renewables Limited) (Nasdaq: VSTE), a renewable energy company planning to power green fuels production with its concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) energy systems, today (June 13) annou.

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Investing and Volunteering: Regions Celebration Week Supports Small Business

3BL Media

By Nestor Mato Investing. Volunteering. Celebrating. The Regions Big Bike rode into Central Florida as part of Regions Celebration Week. The five-day event included community volunteering and financial contributions to community partners. Investing in Entrepreneurs “The message to entrepreneurs is there are people and organizations ready to invest in your success,” said Chris Hurst, Orlando market executive for Regions Bank.

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bp plc - Archaea Energy and Republic Services celebrate first RNG plant in landmark partnership

Global Renewable News

Highlights Lightning Renewables joint venture targets bringing approximately 40 landfill gas-to-renewable natural gas plants online in coming years. Fort Wayne plant is the largest Arc.

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Keysight Joins Forces With STEM Education Allies To Fuel Student Inspiration: Part Three

3BL Media

Keysight employees often engage with the company’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education partners to help encourage young students. Here is just one example from this video by Keysight global demo program manager, Laura Gonzales-Flores, who said “I was thrilled and honored to share my story to inspire future generations into STEM careers.

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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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European Investment Bank - Bulgaria to get energy boost with EIB-NEK deal on new hydropower plants

Global Renewable News

Highlights The EIB will help Bulgarian national electricity company NEK prepare to build two large pumped-storage hydropower plants vital to ensuring adequate domestic and EU energy supplies.

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Kohler Design Center Showcases Woody De Othello's Art in Celebration of 'African Americans and the Arts'

3BL Media

In celebration of this year’s Black History Month theme “African Americans and the Arts,” our BLK Catalyst business resource group sponsored a new display at the Kohler Design Center in Kohler, Wisconsin, from Oakland-based artist Woody De Othello. “We wanted to provide a platform to celebrate and honor the work of up-and-coming artists like Woody,” said BLK Catalyst Culture Committee Lead Maya E.

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Ontario Power Generation - Meet Bobbi the Buoy – OPG's newest safety champion

Global Renewable News

With years of bobbing above and below the waters near OPG's hydroelectric dams and stations, Bobbi has seen it all - from serene wildlife to the dangers lurking beneath the surface.Bobbi.

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T-Mobile Selected by U.S. Navy for $2.67 Billion 10-year Contract

3BL Media

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 13, 2024 /3BL/ — T-Mobile announced today that it was chosen as a wireless solutions provider by the U.S. Department of the Navy as part of the $2.67 billion Spiral 4 contract. This new contract will give all Department of Defense agencies the ability to place orders for wireless services and equipment from T-Mobile for the next ten years.

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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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United Kingdom - National Geothermal Centre to supercharge geothermal energy

Global Renewable News

Durham is playing an intrinsic role in harnessing the UK's potential for geothermal energy advancement, through the launch of a new, collaborative centre.The National Geothermal Centre (NGC).

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She’s All That - Episode 1: Balancing Acts

3BL Media

Tune in to the first episode of "She’s All That," Lenovo Middle East & Africa’s Women in Lenovo Podcast Series, hosted by Celeste Gibbens, MEA Marketing Director. In this heart-to-heart conversation, three remarkable Lenovo leaders—Claire Carter, EMEA Consumer Marketing Director; Meriem Bouzlitane, LENA Marketing Manager; and Nishi Vijan, HR Partner GULF & KSA—discuss the intricacies of balancing corporate life, motherhood, marriage, and self-care in an episode titled "Balancing Act".

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Funding Notice: Geothermal Resources' Value in Implementing Decarbonization (GRID) - US DOE announces funding opportunity for geothermal power in regional modeling grid studies

Global Renewable News

Office: Geothermal Technologies Office FOA number: DE-FOA-0003346FOA Amount: $7 millionLetters of Intent (Required) Due: July 24, 2024Applications Due: September 9, 2024 The U.S. D.

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Kimberly-Clark Awards Bright Futures Scholarships to 47 College-Bound Students

3BL Media

Kimberly-Clark today announced it has awarded Bright Futures college scholarships to 47 children of Kimberly-Clark employees across North America. The high school seniors were selected based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and extracurricular activities. Now in its 32 nd year, Bright Futures provides scholarship grants worth up to $20,000, or $5,000 per school year, for full-time students attending accredited colleges and universities.

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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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European Investment Bank - Naftogaz Ukraine gets 400 000 EIB technical assistance grant for decarbonisation drive

Global Renewable News

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing 400 000 to Naftogaz, Ukraine's national oil and natural-gas company, to make its activities greener. The technical support, financed by the EIB'.

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Medtronic LABS Documentary: Better Health for Everyone, Everywhere

3BL Media

Jane Muthoni faced frequent illness during her childhood before she was diagnosed with diabetes. Knowing that over half the world's population can't access essential health services - she now travels around Africa to help others live healthier lives through her work with Medtronic LABS. Join us as we shadow Jane in her daily life, where she educates her community on living with conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Region of Peel - Peel Climate Change Partnership completes installation of 192 electric vehicle charging stations

Global Renewable News

The Peel Climate Change Partnership is celebrating the successful installation of 192 electric vehicle charging stations since 2020. This marks completion of their third collaborative project funded t.

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Mastercard Joined Forces With Pledgeball To Encourage Football Players and Fans To Take Tangible, Effective Action on Climate Change

3BL Media

Mastercard At Mastercard , we connect with people through universal passions— from music, to culinary, to travel. This year, we dedicated our sponsorship of UEFA Champions League to connect the football community’s passion for sports with their passion for sustainability, turning fans into forces for good. In the lead up to the game, we participated in Champions Innovate Final to go beyond what happens on the pitch and leave a positive and lasting local legacy around the 2024 UEFA Champions Leag

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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.