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Wind and solar power half the cost of coal and gas, one-third the cost of nuclear, says Lazard

Renew Economy

Latest levelised cost of energy report from US investment firm Lazard finds large-scale solar and wind significantly cheaper than coal and gas. Nuclear, meanwhile, just keeps getting more expensive. The post Wind and solar power half the cost of coal and gas, one-third the cost of nuclear, says Lazard appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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United Kingdom - Plans approved for pioneering hydrogen production facility in Hull

Global Renewable News

Green hydrogen developer Meld Energy has received approval from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to construct a £250 million, 100 megawatt green hydrogen production facility at Salten.

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Swedish startup promises “massless” carbon fibre battery for wind blades, EVs and aircraft

Renew Economy

Massless batteries may allow wind turbines to store their own excess energy in blades, or make battery-powered planes a reality. The post Swedish startup promises “massless” carbon fibre battery for wind blades, EVs and aircraft appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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International Energy Agency - Increasing energy investment in Africa is vital for the continent's sustainable economic growth

Global Renewable News

IEA report in support of new G7 initiative lays out key energy investments needed to achieve Africa's energy and climate goals, and how to finance themMeeting growing energy demand in Afri.

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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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Telstra dumps offsets and “carbon neutral” claims: Whistleblower says others should do the same

Renew Economy

Telstra will no longer buy carbon credits and instead invest directly in decarbonisation, a move Andrew Macintosh says others should consider. The post Telstra dumps offsets and “carbon neutral” claims: Whistleblower says others should do the same appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Canadian Renewable Energy Association - CanREA welcomes Ontario Minister of Energy and Minister of Agriculture's new joint letter to the IESO

Global Renewable News

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) supports greater clarity on the siting of renewable energy and energy storage in Ontario, as expressed in a joint letter issued yesterday (June 6).

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Constellation - Constellation and W. L. Gore & Associates Collaborate on Long-Term Solar Power Purchase to Advance Gore's Carbon Reduction Goals

Global Renewable News

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) today (June 4) announced a 55-megawatt (MW) agreement with Constellation (NASDAQ: CEG) to purchase zero-emission, renewable energy equivalent to the annual electricity u.

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ESG Today: Week in Review

ESG Today

This week in ESG news: 100% of large companies expect to be required to report on sustainability, but less than a third are ready for ESG data assurance, KPMG finds; Microsoft buys nearly 1 million tons of nature-based carbon removal credits; BlackRock launches new suite of low carbon transition ETFs; GRI launches standards to report on company impact on workers; Morningstar study finds ESG-labelled funds would have to sell up to $40 billion stocks to align with new EU anti-greenwashing rules; C

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SolarPower Europe - New analysis reveals European solar battery storage market increased by 94% in 2023

Global Renewable News

Highlights Latest analysis from SolarPower Europe reveals that, in 2023, Europe installed 17.2 GWh of new battery energy storage systems (BESS); a 94% increase compared to 2022. This marks the t.

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The growing case to embed climate risk in finance teaching

Financial Times: Moral Money

Four leading finance professors discuss best practice, successful innovations, and important concepts and themes

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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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British Hydropower Association - BHA pleased to see Tidal Energy included in Labour's plan for the Net Zero Transition

Global Renewable News

Last week, the Labour Party released their strategy for energy in the run-up the election in July, which was the first glimpse of the specifics of the opposition party's' energy plan.The B.

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American woman humorously questions British husband's tea-making etiquette and leaves people divided

Good.is: Planet

'Who's right, me or my British husband?' asks the woman in a clip.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Building energy around changing climateCounty-level data reveals climate impact on future building energy use

Global Renewable News

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed free data sets to estimate how much energy any building in the contiguous U.S. will use in 2100. These data sets provide planners a way to.

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Hydrogen Powered Aircraft

Energy Central

[link] [link] [link] Hydrogen Aviation

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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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Seequent - Seequent launches free web app to help combat global shortage of earth scientists

Global Renewable News

Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company, today (June 5) launched Visible Geology, a free web application to teach earth science students how the earth works - in 3D.Visible Geology offers an imme.

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Nordic & Baltic States Warm Up to Nuclear Energy and SMRs

Energy Central

Sweden’s Vattanfall Taps Two Finalists for SMR New Build Finland Ready to Consider New Nuclear Reactors Including SMRs Estonia’s Parliament Adopts Nuclear Energy Legislation Favorable to SMRs France Announces Plans to Build Eight More New Nuclear Reactors National U.S. Survey Shows Record High Support for Nuclear Energy Sweden’s Vattanfall Taps Two.

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Google Inc. - Google launching a new, first-of-its kind clean energy partnership with NV Energy

Global Renewable News

By Amanda Peterson Corio, Global Head of Data Center Energy and Briana Kobor, Head of Energy Market InnovationElectricity powers every aspect of our society. As electrification, industri.

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Pivoting the CDP

Environmental Finance

The platform's new CEO Sherry Madera explains her plans to streamline reporting and help ease the burden on disclosers.

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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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SUN DAY Campaign - Renewable Energy Provides 99% of New Generating Capacity in Both April and YTD; Solar + Wind Now Exceed 20% of Total U.S. Generating Capacity `

Global Renewable News

A review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reveals that the mix of renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar.

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Solar co-ops help more people get a piece of the sun’s energy

CREA

CanREA and it’s director of distributed energy resources, said community solar gives communities better control of their energy costs. “And the other piece here is it helps drive local investment and local participation into that energy service as well.” Read more.

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Georgia Power - Summer heat is here! Take steps today to save money and energyGeorgia Power offers tips, tools and resources for customers

Global Renewable News

With temperatures rising and summer heat arriving across Georgia, Georgia Power is working to help customers minimize the impact of the higher temperatures on electric bills and provide easy.

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Brisbane | Funding for zero-emission flight

Energy Central

Brisbane | Funding for zero-emission flight [link] [link] Hydrogen Aviation

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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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EnergyHub - EnergyHub receives CEC grant to support expansion of virtual power plants in California

Global Renewable News

EnergyHub, a leading provider of Edge DERMS, was awarded a California Energy Commission (CEC) grant to advance the enrollment of multiple types of distributed energy resources (DERs), including.

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On the Road to Increased Transmission: High-Voltage Direct Current

CleanTechnica

How High-Voltage Direct Current Lines Could Better Connect Solar and Wind to the Current Grid Comparing the Routes: HVAC Versus HVDC It is a question on the minds of grid planners throughout the United States: How can we tap into the nation’s best renewable resources at the lowest cost? That. [continued] The post On the Road to Increased Transmission: High-Voltage Direct Current appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Supporting renewable investments in Romania

Global Renewable News

By Vanora BennettHighlights EBRD lends 32 million for 192 MW onshore wind farm in Romania First stage of Vifor wind project will generate over 550 GWh of renewable energy.

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Successful Workshop for Leading the “Carnot Battery’, the Future of Energy Storage

CleanTechnica

In the early stages of global advancement, KIER led efforts to exchange cutting-edge technology and policy information, pinpointing collaboration opportunities to harness key strengths. To address the variability of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) has joined forces with industry, academia, and.

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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 Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Supporting EV charging infrastructure in eastern Europe and the Baltic states

Global Renewable News

By Vanora BennettHighlights EBRD supports electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Romania Bank takes equity stake in charging poin.

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Opinion: A Window Of Opportunity Is Opening For General Motors 

CleanTechnica

There’s no other way to put it: GM has struggled badly in its transition to EVs. But recent developments have led me to believe that GM may be better positioned than it appears to be: if I’m right, and if GM does not mess up, it may well be one. [continued] The post Opinion: A Window Of Opportunity Is Opening For General Motors appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Aker Horizons - SLB and Aker Carbon Capture announce closing of carbon capture joint venture

Global Renewable News

Aker Horizons ASA's portfolio company.

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Goodbye Big Oil, Hello Big Solar

CleanTechnica

Solar power companies are on track to provide more energy to the world than oil and gas soon says Bloomberg. The post Goodbye Big Oil, Hello Big Solar appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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.