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How Dominion Energy is creating a $9.8 billion road map for offshore wind

GreenBiz

Close to $22 billion in U.S. offshore wind projects have been delayed or canceled, but the Virginia utility is moving forward with the largest facility in U.S. waters.

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Giant Melbourne battery may triple in size with plans for 12-hour flow battery storage

Renew Economy

Giant battery in Melbourne partly funded by SEC is looking at adding 12-hour storage using flow battery technologies for its next stage. The post Giant Melbourne battery may triple in size with plans for 12-hour flow battery storage appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Stripe’s new service lets companies buy into carbon removal projects early

GreenBiz

‘Climate Orders’ will let companies pre-order contracts that draw down carbon dioxide emissions

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Solar generation to surpass hydropower in the US in 2024

Renew Economy

Solar generation has increased at an average rate of 44% a year in the US between 2009 to 2022 – and new data shows it's on track to overtake hydro on the grid. The post Solar generation to surpass hydropower in the US in 2024 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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Businesses should pay attention to these 5 topics at COP28

GreenBiz

COP28 is oversaturated with events and important conversations. Here’s how business professionals can prioritize.

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Do we really need Eraring when we’ll have more big batteries by 2026?

Renew Economy

There will be enough wind, solar and battery storage to fill up the Eraring sized hole in the grid. But will NSW Labor be governed by the dictates of radio shock jocks and newspaper headlines? The post Do we really need Eraring when we’ll have more big batteries by 2026? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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German energy giant RWE boosts renewable ambition to 65GW by 2030

Renew Economy

A company that was once one of Europe’s dirtiest has announced plans to invest €55 billion in renewables, batteries and hydrogen by 2030. The post German energy giant RWE boosts renewable ambition to 65GW by 2030 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Young Innovators To Shape the Future Through Annual Student Competition

3BL Media

With the goal of inspiring a generation of global innovators and problem solvers to ignite positive global change, Tata Consultancy Services today announced that its 2023-2024 goIT Global Innovator of the Year competition will accept entries from students aged 6 to 17 now through December 31, 2023. This global competition encourages students to develop and submit innovative technology solutions that can help address the world’s challenges in support of the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Develo

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Biggest solar farm contracted for green hydrogen to begin construction

Renew Economy

The biggest solar project entirely dedicated to a green hydrogen production centre about to begin construction. The post Biggest solar farm contracted for green hydrogen to begin construction appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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IBM Advances Geospatial AI to Address Climate Challenges

3BL Media

- IBM collaborating with Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, Government of Kenya and the United Kingdom's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre to expand application of IBM's geospatial AI technologies to urban heat island mapping, reforestation and climate resiliency in aviation. -IBM and NASA to create new AI foundation model for weather and climate.

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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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Energy Insiders Podcast: Macquarie marches in to Australian renewables

Renew Economy

Macquarie’s Lachlan Creswell and Aula’s Chad Hymas on wind, solar and storage. Plus: SEC’s big battery play, Bowen’s climate statement. The post Energy Insiders Podcast: Macquarie marches in to Australian renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CNH Honored at the Industry Day Awards

3BL Media

CNH Industrial was recognized by the Government of Cordoba and the Chamber of Foreign Trade (CACEC) with a special mention in the "Industrial Innovation" category at the Industry Day Awards. The event took place in the main hall of the Libertador General San Martin theater and was attended by prominent national and provincial authorities. CNH was recognized for its training in innovative tools, such as the multi-camera system with OBS Studio and touch screens for virtual interaction.

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Canada - Canada needs to dig deep to become a world leader in geothermal: Royal Roads University

Global Renewable News

Carbon emissions from burning coal, oil and natural gas are fuelling the climate crisis, which is quickly approaching a point of critical warming ceiling with predicted catastrophic consequences.�.

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One Of America’s Longest-Serving CEOs Has Advice On Humor And Risk

3BL Media

Originally published on Forbes By Diane Brady , Forbes Staff To understand Dan Amos’ approach to leadership, consider the first role he took at Aflac after graduating from the University of Georgia in 1973. As son of cofounder Paul Amos, one of three brothers who founded the insurance company in 1955, he could have hung out in the head office. Instead, he started in sales.

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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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Citizens Utility Board - CUB, MREA, Chicagoland Counties Launch Fall Solar Switch ProgramAfter Successful Summer Program, Fall to Offer Solar Panel Discounts, Future Electric Savings

Global Renewable News

A unique partnership among five Chicagoland counties, nonprofit advocates and expert solar professionals will educate consumers on how they can install solar panels at some of the deepest discounts i.

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Oakland Zoo Jaguars Develop Love Connection With Help From FedEx

3BL Media

Love is in the air for a pair of jaguars at the Oakland Zoo! There was an extensive search for the purrfect compatible female for Lucha, a male jaguar at Oakland Zoo. Lucky for him, five-year-old Emma of Miami, Florida, caught a flight to Oakland, California, courtesy of FedEx. Newly arrived Emma began to curiously explore her new habitat in the night house.

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Malta Inc. - Malta Closes Funding to Deploy Its Long-Duration Energy Storage SystemSiemens Energy Ventures, Alfa Laval and existing shareholders help Malta accelerate the global transition to a secure and decarbonized energy future.

Global Renewable News

Malta Inc., a leader in long-duration energy storage, today (Nov 29) announced that it has closed on a round of financing provided by a group of investors including Siemens Energy Ventures and Alfa La.

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Lenovo’s AI-Powered Sign Language Translation Solution Empowers Signers in Brazil

3BL Media

During Lenovo’s Tech World event , a software developer named Gabriel crossed the stage and warmly greeted chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang using Libras, the official Brazilian Sign Language. While YY, as he’s known at Lenovo, does not know Libras, he understood Gabriel perfectly—through the power of AI. A camera captured the precise movements of Gabriel’s hands while an original AI engine created a real-time text and voice translation.

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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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BC Hydro - BC Hydro expands its electric vehicle fast charging site in Delta

Global Renewable News

BC Hydro has increased the number of chargers at its electric vehicle fast charging site in Delta with the addition of three new 100-kilowatt charging units. This updated location now has four fast ch.

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More Than a Market: Supporting Founders' Dreams at Tulsa Marketplace and Marketplace LIVE

3BL Media

November 30, 2023 /3BL/ - SkysTheLimit.org is set to host two shopping events this season: an in-person Tulsa Holiday Marketplace; and an online Marketplace LIVE. The events celebrate and uplift entrepreneurs, offering a platform for shoppers to meet the faces behind emerging businesses and support their endeavors during this festive season. The in-person Tulsa Holiday Marketplace will be at 36 Degrees North on 36 East Cameron Street in Tulsa at 5:30pm CST on December 6.

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Office of Indian Energy - U.S. Department of Energy Announces $3 Million to Transition Tribal Colleges and Universities to Clean Energy

Global Renewable News

Funding for Two Projects Supports President Biden's Goals to Lower Energy Costs, Strengthen Energy Security, and Improve Resiliency in Tribal CommunitiesThe U.S.

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MAC Cosmetics Honors World AIDS Day

3BL Media

November 30, 2023 /3BL/ - In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, M·A·C Cosmetics invites its global community to join the fight to end HIV/AIDS by getting the lipstick that gives back 100% to charities helping people impacted by the epidemic. Funds raised from M·A·C VIVA GLAM lipsticks directly support charities around the world working to reduce new infections and help people currently living with HIV/AIDS, including God’s Love We Deliver, Grassroots Soccer, Positive East, Waverly Care

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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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How much science is there behind the Science Based Targets Initiative?

Impact Alpha

There is an urgent race to curb rising temperatures and prevent the worst effects of climate change. This is reflected in a growing. The post How much science is there behind the Science Based Targets Initiative? appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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O-I Announces New Partnerships To Increase Post Consumer Glass Recycling in Brazil

3BL Media

O-I’s team in Brazil recently announced two exciting new partnerships that increase post-consumer glass recycling, reduce consumer waste, and conserve resources in Brazil. The partnerships – with the Recicleiros Institute, a civil society organization, and Orizon, one of the country’s largest private landfill companies – support O-I’s ambitious goal of increasing cullet, or recycled glass, in our glass containers.

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What makes sustainable consumption so difficult

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

When it comes to self-discipline, psychological research traditionally focuses on individual responsibility. Some researchers believe this is too short-sighted. Self-discipline doesn't work without effective regulation.

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‘Our Role Is To Be Translators’: The Rise of Financial Heads of Nature • With Commentary From Acre’s Ian Povey-Hall

3BL Media

In a recent article for Responsible Investor, Acre’s Global Director of Sustainable Finance, Ian-Povey Hall, discusses the increase in hiring of professionals with technical knowledge of nature and biodiversity by financial institutions. “In 18 months, it will be commonplace for banks, insurers and asset managers to have someone focused on nature in sustainability teams.

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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.

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Rare ant species rediscovered in North Carolina trees

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

There's a species of ant that is so rare, only a handful of records exist from across the entire eastern United States. North Carolina State University researcher Michelle Kirchner not only found these ants in the Triangle region of North Carolina, she is the first to document an entire colony for scientists, taxonomists and ant-thusiasts everywhere.

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Graphyte Signs First Carbon Removal Purchase Agreement With American Airlines

3BL Media

10,000 tons of carbon dioxide removal will be delivered using new Carbon Casting technology MEMPHIS, Tenn. and FORT WORTH, Texas, November 30, 2023 /3BL/ - Graphyte, a carbon removal startup backed by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, recently announced that American Airlines will be its inaugural customer, with the purchase of 10,000 tons of permanent carbon removal to be delivered in early 2025.

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Adani Power - ATGL launches Green Hydrogen Blending Pilot Project at AhmedabadIt aims to assess the adaption of green hydrogen as an alternative energy source for CGD consumers

Global Renewable News

Highlights ATGL will use latest technologies to blend green hydrogen with natural gas for over 4,000 Home and Commercial PNG customers during the pilot phase Project will enhance exi.

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Once Again, Canada Can Lead the Way

3BL Media

(Editor’s note: Greg Ebel presented on this subject to the Toronto Region Board of Trade on Oct. 6, 2023. See the news release.) Throughout history are pivotal moments where Canada stood tall in addressing major global concerns and crises from heroic efforts in world wars to Prime Ministers prompting others to do the right thing—i.e., Lester B. Pearson pulling the world from the brink war over the Suez Canal in 1956 and Brian Mulroney prompting action against South African apartheid 35 years ago

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How Will Virgo Season Impact Your ESG Communication?

3BL’s in-house experts merge the celestial wisdom of astrology with current environmental, social, governance (ESG) communication trends to offer a unique perspective and practical advice on sharing your company’s commitments effectively. 3BL’s new “Navigating ESG Comms through the Cosmos” series begins with Virgo season! In this edition, we delve into: How businesses have responded to environmental disasters over the past few months and why you can expect a continued focus on the climate crisis