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AI data centers are undermining climate solutions

GreenBiz

The scrutiny of data centers has intensified because of tech company secrecy, energy consumption and societal impacts on customers, policymakers and communities.

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No room for nuclear: AGL says flexibility is key as it switches from coal to renewables in a decade

Renew Economy

AGL outlines plans for renewables, storage and industry at its Hunter Hub targeted by Coalition for nuclear, and says flexible generation is they key The post No room for nuclear: AGL says flexibility is key as it switches from coal to renewables in a decade appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Greece national wildfire monitoring system provides a model for other countries – and for companies in fire-ravaged regions

GreenBiz

Orbital thermal imaging technology promises to aid not only Greece’s firefighters, but also major U.S. utilities like PG&E.

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Gillard-chaired investor makes first big battery play as it seeks to build 15 GW energy platform

Renew Economy

New Gillard-chaired investment group makes first big battery play as it seeks to build a major renewable and storage platform in Australia. The post Gillard-chaired investor makes first big battery play as it seeks to build 15 GW energy platform 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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Navigate the New Carbon Market Rules to Maximize Returns

GreenBiz

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“Sad, pathetic:” Farmers say arcane network rules take the cream off the clean energy they produce

Renew Economy

Plenty of farmers are “all-in” on alternative energy solutions to power their operations, but there are plenty of barriers making the task difficult and the result disappointing. The post “Sad, pathetic:” Farmers say arcane network rules take the cream off the clean energy they produce appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Australians overpaid $1.8 billion to gas networks – now they’re being asked for more

Renew Economy

Between 2014-2022, regulated gas networks made $1.8 billion in supernormal profits, on top of their $2 billion profit allowance. What does this mean for consumers? The post Australians overpaid $1.8 billion to gas networks – now they’re being asked for more appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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IP Celebrates National Forest Week and Public-Private Partnerships That Bolster Healthy Forests for All

3BL Media

In honor of National Forest Week, International Paper (IP) and longtime partner National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) celebrate the collaboration between public and private partners that are essential to supporting robust forests and wildlife throughout the Southeast. Joint efforts between the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Forestland Stewards Partnership, a longstanding collaboration between IP and NFWF, focus on restoring and maintaining healthy forests that cross boundaries between

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The billion dollar takeover with an eye to Australia’s nascent offshore wind market

Renew Economy

Singapore-based company that describes itself as the world's first "pure play" company specialising in the provision of offshore wind farm vessels, wins approval for $1.1 billion takeover of Australian listed company. The post The billion dollar takeover with an eye to Australia’s nascent offshore wind market appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Could the video game industry be key to levelling up on climate action?

Corporate Knights

For decades, the climate crisis has been a theme in apocalyptic movies and television shows, as well as a whole subgenre of books known as “cli-fi.” But there is one relatively untapped medium that researchers say could prove fruitful for spreading the message of a warming planet. A growing number of video games, such as Horizon and Terra Nil , have themes or plots related to the climate crisis.

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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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BayWa seeks approval for giant 800 battery near Gladstone and wind and battery hybrid in Victoria

Renew Economy

German group Bay-WA seeks green ticks for two major battery projects, one with a wind farm attached. The post BayWa seeks approval for giant 800 battery near Gladstone and wind and battery hybrid in Victoria appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Net Impact Announces Winners of the 2024 Circular Plastics Challenge

3BL Media

Winning concept focuses on redesign of PET bottles to increase the collection likelihood in the recycling process. Presented by Net Impact, Hillenbrand, and The Coca-Cola Company, the program aims to inspire the next generation of leaders to rethink the future of sustainability within the circular economy. A team from Boise State University was selected as winner of the with its forward-thinking solution regarding the circular economy, presented during the virtual showcase of the Circular Plasti

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NSW unveils net zero board to keep emission reductions on target

Renew Economy

The commissioners and chair of a new board to help reach net-zero emissions have been unveiled before major energy executives discuss the renewable transition. The post NSW unveils net zero board to keep emission reductions on target appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Supercharging Young People to Meet Global Challenges

3BL Media

Written by Amanda Davis SENIOR MANAGER FOR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AND ENVIRONMENT Gen Blog | Company News Today’s young people have a lot on their minds. Studies show they’re anxious about global issues like climate change and economic instability , and they’re losing confidence in their political leaders to reflect their needs and interests. Even many parents agree that young people face more challenges than they did, particularly in areas like saving for the future and buying a home.

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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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Load shedding in NSW holiday spot after transmission line trips

Renew Economy

Load shedding affects 24,000 customers around Byron Bay after transmission line trips. The post Load shedding in NSW holiday spot after transmission line trips appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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What Is Climate Smart Agriculture – and Why Should Your Business Care?

3BL Media

In the shadow of an escalating climate crisis, U.S. soy producers – like all farmers – are at the vanguard of a critical movement. Many of them are championing Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) to ensure their land endures as a fertile bastion in the face of the challenges presented by our warming climate. After all, the world’s food system is already responsible for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions – and by 2050, we will all need more food as the population soars to almost 10 billion peopl

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Green bank backs cheap loans to unlock EVs, solar and batteries for business

Renew Economy

CEFC tips $50m into non-bank's offer of discounted loans and novated leases for SMEs wanting to buy solar, batteries, EVs and energy efficient equipment. The post Green bank backs cheap loans to unlock EVs, solar and batteries for business appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CNH’s ‘A Sustainable Year’ Series Spotlights Sustainable Production in Lecce

3BL Media

World class equipment, technology and services company, CNH , has released the third installment of its ‘A Sustainable Year’ series. The story is a closer look at how the company’s first electric compact wheel loader started production this month at its Lecce plant in Italy. The article explains how CNH redesigned every aspect of this new 3.7-ton machine, and how investment in more sustainable manufacturing processes is transforming operations at the plant.

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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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When transmission lines fell, 16 Nissan Leafs show how EVs can provide the backup Australia needs

Renew Economy

Response to storm-triggered trip of Loy Yang A coal plant shows EVs can back up the grid, but shows we need to be smarter about how EVs charge during such emergencies. The post When transmission lines fell, 16 Nissan Leafs show how EVs can provide the backup Australia needs appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Prairie Pupils Young and Old Discover ‘A Family Can Learn Together’

3BL Media

After months of effort, a middle-school student pressed “print” on the 3D model she had designed from scratch. In a matter of hours, she would proudly hold the creation she had dreamed up—a powwow dancer—in her small hands. At a nearby computer, a grandmother was putting the final touches on a video game she had invented. The kokhom (Cree for “grandma”) was combing through the code one more time, nearly ready to share the game with classmates.

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The Driven Podcast: How EVs can keep the lights on

Renew Economy

Bjorn Sturmburg from ANU on a landmark event where Nissan Leaf EVs in Canberra proved they could help stabilise the grid when a giant coal plant went out of action. The post The Driven Podcast: How EVs can keep the lights on appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Georgia Power Partners With U.S. Army Fort Garrison Eisenhower for Resiliency and To Reduce Carbon Footprint

3BL Media

ATLANTA, July 8, 2024 /3BL/ - Georgia Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, is partnering with U.S. Army Garrison Fort Eisenhower as a part of a $72 million utility energy service contract (UESC) to increase the energy efficiency of the 55,000-acre military installation located near Augusta, Ga. The UESC, which is the largest such contract in Georgia Power's history, will leverage the utility's knowledge of lighting systems, mechanical and controls systems, on-site generation and water conservat

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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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Riding the Sustainability Wave: The Bandwagon Effect in Action

Green Project Management

In recent years, the concept of sustainability has surged in popularity, becoming a buzzword across industries. From fashion to food production, companies are eager to showcase their commitment to sustainable practices. However, the rapid adoption of this term raises questions about authenticity and the potential for superficial adoption. This blog post delves into the bandwagon […] The post Riding the Sustainability Wave: The Bandwagon Effect in Action appeared first on Insights into Sust

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MetLife's 2023 Sustainability Report: Our Approach to Sustainability & Latest Progress

3BL Media

MetLife Sustainability Report Sustainability at MetLife means managing business responsibly and sustaining people throughout their lives. Our purpose— Always with you, building a more confident future —drives our strategy and reflects the fundamental promise we make to our customers, colleagues, shareholders and communities. For customers, we offer products and services that support financial well-being and health, and we make investments that help us keep our financial promises.

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The evolution of customer care: AI and the Gen Z effect

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Gen Z’s influence on consumer behavior and employment trends is driving contact center leaders to integrate AI, adapt to market changes, and implement holistic strategies for customer care.

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Duke Energy Chief Diversity Officer Helps Celebrate Pride Month

3BL Media

Happy Pride! As we approach the end of June, I am reflecting on the passion and advocacy I’ve seen within our organization and across our communities. I am thankful for our five LGBTQ+ employee resource groups (ERGs) and the impact they have on our inclusive workplace. This month and throughout the year we provide psychologically safe forums for LGBTQ+ employees and allies through internal events and external outreach.

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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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XGS Energy - XGS Energy Acquires Premier Geothermal Drilling Services Company Capuano Engineering

Global Renewable News

Acquisition of Capuano Engineering positions XGS Energy to construct power infrastructure projects globally leveraging its proprietary water and geology-independent geothermal technology XGS E.

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3M Is Innovating To Deliver End-to-End Automotive Solutions

3BL Media

Originally published on 3M News Center From design to recycling, the automotive industry is moving at breakneck speed to create new products and solve new challenges. 3M is a key partner at each stage, providing innovative technologies and one-of-a-kind solutions, expert collaboration and insights, and the trust and relationships the industry needs to enable mobility for a better world.

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CRM-geothermal - Student stories: CRM analysis of rocks from the North German Basin for the co-use of deep geothermal plants

Global Renewable News

Anika Thomas investigated during an internship and her Master Thesis the rocks of the North German Basin regarding the abundance of the critical elements lithium, strontium and copper.An.

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Introducing Eastman's Naia™ Renew for Home Textiles

3BL Media

Eastman Getting a restful night’s sleep is important to our overall health and well-being. With Naia™ Renew, you can get there with three key benefits that ensure you’ll wake up refreshed, restored and at ease: comfort, long-lasting quality, and sustainability. Naia™ Renew bedding is soft and smooth against the skin, with excellent moisture management qualities that keep your bed feeling fresh for a drier, cooler and more comfortable night’s rest.

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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.