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Battery storage is about to overtake global capacity of pumped hydro

Renew Economy

Battery storage is often dismissed as an "immature" technology, not ready for a renewables dominated grid. But within a year it is likely to overtake pumped hydro, and still has big advances ahead. The post Battery storage is about to overtake global capacity of pumped hydro appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Jobs in nature and biodiversity are increasing – here are 14 of the most interesting

GreenBiz

A growing number of companies, in the United States as well as Europe, have created positions to support nature and biodiversity.

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Huge concrete pour paves way for 122 turbines at Australia’s largest wind project

Renew Economy

With an average of three turbine foundations poured each week, Golden Plains wind farm's huge concrete pour is complete. The post Huge concrete pour paves way for 122 turbines at Australia’s largest wind project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How Lowe's is using supplier education to tackle Scope 3 emissions

GreenBiz

The home improvement giant has doubled the number of suppliers reporting emissions

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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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Italian energy giant completes construction of its newest solar farm in Victoria

Renew Economy

Italian energy giant completes construction of its fourth solar project in Australia. The post Italian energy giant completes construction of its newest solar farm in Victoria appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Jobs in nature and biodiversity are increasing – here’s are 14 of the most interesting

GreenBiz

A growing number of companies, in the United States as well as Europe, have created positions to support nature and biodiversity

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Reducing Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Guide to Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions

GreenBiz

As public awareness grows around the issue of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, corporations are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and lessen their emissions impacts. Constellation's white paper, "Reducing Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Guide to Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions" can help kickstart these efforts.

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“There is so much fallout:” Locals challenge watchdog over coal mine pollution

Renew Economy

Residents living near a NSW coalmine are challenging an environmental watchdog's decision to renew its licence without limiting methane and particle pollution. The post “There is so much fallout:” Locals challenge watchdog over coal mine pollution appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Climate policy outlook: High-speed rail finally breaks ground in the U.S.

GreenBiz

This week’s most important climate policy stories.

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Bigger in Texas: Inside the hottest grid battery market in the US

Renew Economy

Battery developers love Texas' freewheeling ERCOT system, and all the new energy storage is helping to bolster the grid. But will the good times last? The post Bigger in Texas: Inside the hottest grid battery market in the US 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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Interim Investing and ESG: The Evolution of Investment Strategies in Projects

Green Project Management

In recent years, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria have rapidly moved from the fringes to the forefront of global investment strategies, profoundly influencing how projects are evaluated, financed, and implemented. This seismic shift reflects a broader acknowledgment within the investment community of the significant impact that sustainable practices have on long-term profitability and risk […] The post Interim Investing and ESG: The Evolution of Investment Strategies in

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Why US offshore wind power is struggling – the good, the bad and the opportunity

Renew Economy

A wave of project cancellations and rising costs have raised doubts over the future of offshore wind in the US. So, what happened – and can the industry recover? The post Why US offshore wind power is struggling – the good, the bad and the opportunity appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Live Workshop: How To Develop an Impact Communications Strategy

3BL Media

Register now for our first live workshop on how to craft an Impact Communications game plan! On Wed, May 15, at 12pm ET / 9am PT we’ll use a real-life case study to lead a collaborative discussion about: What to avoid when seeking to stand up new internal initiatives within our organizations Lessons you’ve learned from taking bold action at your company Best practices for Impact Communications Lauren Coape-Arnold, Executive Director of the Apollo Opportunity Foundation (AOF), will share the comm

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Cost of “just transition” from coal cheaper than cost of carbon

Renew Economy

A group of European researchers has calculated the total compensation planned for workers affected by the transition away from coal and found that it is either consistent with or lower than existing carbon prices within areas like the European Union. However, the research only calculated those countries with existing coal phase-out plans that have included […] The post Cost of “just transition” from coal cheaper than cost of carbon 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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TCS’s goIT Monthly Challenge Calls on Students To Innovate Ways To Reduce Food Waste

3BL Media

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted every year. This equates to about 1.3 billion tons of food, valued at nearly 1 trillion USD. If current trends persist, the World Resources Institute predicts food loss and waste will double by 2050, and those concerned about human and environmental wellbeing are worried.

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Fire at huge aquatic centre rooftop solar system causes evacuations at major carnival

Renew Economy

NSW Fire and Rescue is looking into the cause of a fire that engulfed panels of a 1.3MW rooftop solar system at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. The post Fire at huge aquatic centre rooftop solar system causes evacuations at major carnival appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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KFC Providing $700K in Sponsorship for Child Month Activities

3BL Media

Originally published on Jamaica Observer RESTAURANT giant KFC Jamaica is back on board as a major sponsor of the National Child Month Committee’s 2024 initiatives. May is celebrated as Child Month and this year’s theme is ‘Stand Up! Speak Out! Protect the Rights of Our Children’.

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SwitchedOn Podcast: The problem with community batteries

Renew Economy

Tristan Edis, from Green Energy Markets, explains why helping network operators install community batteries is not the best return on investment. The post SwitchedOn Podcast: The problem with community batteries appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Walgreens Partners With Dion’s Chicago Dream To Enable a Healthier Community Through Its Foundation

3BL Media

Originally published by Walgreens Boots Alliance DEERFIELD, Ill., May 13, 2024 /3BL/ - Today, Walgreens announces a new partnership with Dion’s Chicago Dream to address social determinants of health for families in the Chicagoland area, who are struggling with access to healthy food. Over the next year, the goal of the partnership is to provide over 275 households and about 1,000 Chicago residents with fresh produce every week for one year.

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Today's world: Fastest rate of carbon dioxide rise over the last 50,000 years

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Today's rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide increase is 10 times faster than at any other point in the past 50,000 years, researchers have found through a detailed chemical analysis of ancient Antarctic ice.

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Logitech and TechLit Africa Partner To Support Children’s Education

3BL Media

Logitech Blog Logitech is proud to announce its partnership with TechLit Africa , a tech non-profit that teaches digital skills to students in rural African schools. Logitech and TechLit Africa have joined forces to support technological development with the distribution of Logitech products to children currently in TechLit’s program. TechLit was founded by two software engineers; Nelly Cheboi , a native Kenyan who grew up in poverty and Tyler Cinnamon , a self-taught programmer who grew up imme

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McPhy - McPhy and the VALOREM Group sign a contract to supply equipment as part of the "Rouen Vallée Hydrogène" project to support energy transition in Normandy

Global Renewable News

Highlights McPhy has signed a contract with the VALOREM Group for the supply of a 1 MW McLyzer electrolyzer and a McFilling station 350 A second contract includes 8-year maintenance of all t.

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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 Guernsey Makes E-Bikes Available to Their Team

3BL Media

Last month on Earth Day, Pete Bowker and Daniel Usher trialed brand new e-bikes that the Northern Trust Guernsey team now have readily available for all their team. The e-bikes are a sustainable and alternative solution for staff intraday local commutes, these e-bikes allow traffic-beating routes to meetings and can avail of the abundant parking solutions across the island.

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University of Texas at Austin - UT researchers find Presidio has potential for geothermal energy production

Global Renewable News

Researchers with the University of Texas at Austin say Presidio County's border region could be a promising site to generate geothermal energy.The Presidio Municipal Development District p.

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Monster Energy: Enlisted Aide of the Year Award

3BL Media

Monster Energy Cares was proud to sponsor a very important event with the Department of Defense: The Enlisted Aide of the Year Award. Enlisted Aides act as the right hand of the United State Military Leadership, assisting Admirals and Generals in day to day operations. The 20th anniversary ceremony, supported by the Veteran’s Support Network, the Robert Irvine Foundation and Monster Energy, was held at The Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes, attended by many of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Toshiba - Keeping Geothermal Power Plants Running Trouble-free – Toshiba Takes on the Challenge of Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy

Global Renewable News

The abnormal weather caused by global warming, such as heavy rain, threatens our daily lives. Therefore, it has been a long time since the whole society has tried to reduce the emissions of greenhouse.

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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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Ceres Applauds Federal Regional Transmission Planning Rule as a Key Step in the Nation’s Buildout of Reliable, Resilient Grid

3BL Media

May 13, 2024 /3BL/ - Ceres welcomes the final regional transmission planning rule approved today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which will reshape the way regional transmission lines are planned and paid for to ensure a more reliable and cleaner electric grid in the coming decades. “At a time of growing electricity demand, worsening extreme weather, and a wave of investment in advanced manufacturing and energy infrastructure, the U.S. risks falling short of its economic and energy

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Altris AB - Altris Formalizes Joint Development Agreement with ClariosExpanded partnership builds foundation for upcoming low voltage sodium ion battery systems

Global Renewable News

Clarios, a global leader in advanced battery solutions and Altris, a Swedish developer and prototype manufacturer of sodium-ion batteries, today (May 13) announced an exclusive Joint Development Agre.

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Louisville Family Donating $25K Gift After Caring for 4-Year-Old African Boy Who Got Lifesaving Treatment

3BL Media

Mark Kull is founder of Capitalis Planning Partners, a member of the Northwestern Mutual Private Client Group, and was named a 2024 Most Exceptional Community Service Award (CSA) winner. His family won a $25,000 grant part of Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s CSA program that recognizes exemplary volunteerism of its financial advisors. Originally published by WDRB Because the Kulls were there for the boy and provided him a temporary home as he underwent medical procedures, the family won a $25,00

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Connecticut Green Bank - Groton Public Schools Announces Solar Installations at Two Schools

Global Renewable News

Working with the Connecticut Green Bank, the systems at Groton Middle School and Mystic River Magnet School are projected to save the district more than $800,000 over the project termThe T.

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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.