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South Australia enjoyed 82 pct wind and solar for entire December quarter. So it can be done

Renew Economy

South Australia reached a record average of 82% renewables in the December quarter, establishing a stunning blueprint for the way the entire Australia grid could reach the federal government's current national target for 2030. The post South Australia enjoyed 82 pct wind and solar for entire December quarter. So it can be done appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Transforming buildings into circular material banks

GreenBiz

Sponsored: The construction sector consumes large amounts of precious resources, but it’s also a sector that can break new ground and accelerate the circular economy in real estate.

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Households need a fair go on the grid for solar, batteries and EVs

Renew Economy

When you have excess solar energy from your roof, it shouldn’t be resold to your neighbour at the retail rate charged for the market's regulatory mess. The post Households need a fair go on the grid for solar, batteries and EVs appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Generative AI and the future of work in Australia

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Advances in generative AI have accelerated Australia’s automation opportunity. If implemented well, these technologies could improve Australia’s productivity—and the quality of life of its people.

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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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Heart attacks, cancer, dementia: Four essential reads on the health effects driving US EPA’s fine particle air pollution standard

Renew Economy

The US Environmental Protection Agency's has announced a new standard for protecting the public from fine particulate air pollution. Scientists explain why. The post Heart attacks, cancer, dementia: Four essential reads on the health effects driving US EPA’s fine particle air pollution standard appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CeraPhi Energy - CeraPhi Acquires former fracking company, Third Energy Limited

Global Renewable News

CeraPhi Energy has acquired the business of Third Energy Limited, a former shale gas development company with plans to repurpose the existing wells into clean geothermal energy centres. The acquisitio.

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Minesto AB - Minesto reaches historic milestone - first electricity to grid with tidal powerplant Dragon 12 (1.2 MW)

Global Renewable News

Minesto, leading ocean energy developer, today (Feb 9) announces that a key milestone has been reached: The utility-scale tidal powerplant Dragon 12 - rated at 1.2 MW - has been successfully commissio.

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Wind in the west, solar in the east as NSW and Qld set new output records

Renew Economy

January kicks off 2024 with another two solar records for Australia, including all-time monthly highs for utility solar generation in NSW and Queensland. The post Wind in the west, solar in the east as NSW and Qld set new output records appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory - New method monitors grid stability with hydropower project signals

Global Renewable News

ORNL and UT researchers created a new method to calculate the power grid's inertia in real time, using signals from pumped storage hydropower facilities such as TVA's Raccoon Mountain proj.

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Redflow gets green light to supply 15MWh battery for California microgrid

Renew Economy

The Brisbane-based company will make 15MWh of "energy pods" for a microgrid project funded by the California Energy Commission. The post Redflow gets green light to supply 15MWh battery for California microgrid 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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Alaska Energy Authority - AEA releases 2023 Renewable Energy Fund Impact and Evaluation ReportReport highlights renewable energy fund's 15-year investment in clean energy

Global Renewable News

The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) today (Jan 29) announced the release of its 2023 Alaska Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Impact and Evaluation Report. The report details information about the REF's e.

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How a Melbourne company helped break the Top End’s solar farm stalemate

Renew Economy

Energy intelligence company Proa has revealed the key role its proprietary technology played in powering up two long delayed solar farms in Darwin. The post How a Melbourne company helped break the Top End’s solar farm stalemate appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Colorado Energy Office - Governor Polis and the Colorado Energy Office Celebrate New Tax Incentives to Lower Cost of High Efficiency Heating and Cooling

Global Renewable News

Today (Feb 1), Governor Polis and the Colorado Energy Office announced that new Colorado Heat Pump Tax Credits are available to assist Coloradans who are installing eligible heat pump technology for s.

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ESG Today: Week in Review

ESG Today

This week in ESG news: EU lawmakers agree to regulate ESG ratings providers; Brookfield raises $10 billion for climate transition fund, on track for largest ever; EU proposes new 2040 climate goal; Deloitte, Informatica, Workiva partner on ESG data and reporting; HSBC, Google launch climate tech finance partnership; GRI launches sustainability reporting standard for mining sector; Barclays ends financing for new oil and gas projects; EU lawmakers agree to delay sector sustainability reporting st

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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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AVANGRID, Inc. - Avangrid and Amazon Expand U.S. Partnership with 98.4 MW Wind Project in OregonThe wind farm will produce enough power for 22,800 homes each year

Global Renewable News

Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group, today (Feb 9) announced the signing of a new power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amazon to source re.

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If Your Climate Action Plan Doesn’t Include Food Waste, Here’s Why You Should Add It Before the March 1 Deadline

WWF Sustainability

With CPRG grants in play, there’s a rare opportunity for action since waste systems are controlled by city and state governments and typically require policy and government funding to fix.

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Nebraska Public Power District - NPPD begins process to add new generation for future growth

Global Renewable News

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) continues to see substantial load growth and has begun the process to add new generation capacity to NPPD's resource mix, following board approval of a capita.

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Oxford under fire for increasing fossil fuel investments

Financial Times: Moral Money

University’s exposure has risen despite landmark 2020 commitment to divestment

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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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New York Power Authority - New York Power Authority Seeks Developers for SUNY Oneonta Solar Project

Global Renewable News

Proposals Sought for 5.2 MW System at Two Sites; Energy Storage Component EncouragedThe New York Power Authority (NYPA) is seeking developers to implement a 5.2 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) en.

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Colombia | Hydrogen Roadmap

Energy Central

Colombia | Hydrogen Roadmap Colombia meets the necessary conditions to exploit the hydrogen opportunity and become a regional leader in energy transition thanks to its privileged geographic location and a stable regulatory and political framework capable of attracting long-term investments. The development of hydrogen production and the adaptation of economic sectors to its use will.

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SolarPower Europe - 2023: A milestone year for renewable energy in Europe - Unveiling Ember's Electricity Review

Global Renewable News

2023 was the year in which renewable energy took a major step forward while CO2 emissions, coal and gas reached record lows, according to the yearly European Electricity review published by Ember.

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Advancing Poultry Sustainability

WWF Sustainability

The US Round Table for Sustainable Poultry and Eggs (US-RSPE) gathered 65 industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders in November 2023 for their annual meeting.

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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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North American Electric Reliability Corporation - Increased EV-Charging Demand and Changing Load Profile Underscore Need for Cross-Sector Collaboration

Global Renewable News

The advent and adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is ushering in a transformative era in transportation, posing unique challenges to the grid and necessitating a cross-sector-coordinated approach to.

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NZ environmental lawsuit could break new ground

Sustainability Matters

New Zealand’s Supreme Court has unanimously given the go-ahead to a case brought by Iwi leader Michael Smith against seven of the country’s biggest polluters. The companies, which include Fonterra, Genesis Energy and Z Energy, had applied to strike out the proceeding. Smith, an elder of Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Kahu and a climate change spokesperson for the Iwi Chairs Forum, alleges that the companies damaged, and will continue to damage, his whenua and moana, including places of customary, cultural, h

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Appalachian Power - Byllesby Hydroelectric facility selected to receive $2.1 million in federal funds

Global Renewable News

Appalachian Power's Byllesby Hydroelectric facility in Carroll County, Virginia, was selected to receive $2.1 million in Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement Incentives from the U.S. Department of.

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A more sustainable alternative to lithium-ion batteries

Sustainability Matters

Around the world, there is a rising demand for energy storage systems which lithium-ion batteries are unable to fulfil due to their use of critical raw materials. As the search for alternative battery technologies continues, a project called 4NiB, short for four-volt sodium-ion battery, has its sights set on this goal. The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg ( ZSW ) has joined forces with three partners to develop sodium-ion batteries.

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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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International Energy Agency - IEA launches Global Observatory on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions to showcase success stories of inclusive economic development

Global Renewable News

Access to better information can help countries implement clean energy policies that maximise the benefits for all citizens and are equitable and inclusiveThe International Energy Agency today lau.

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If AMOC Runs Amok, Life In The US & Europe Will Change Dramatically

CleanTechnica

AMOC — the abbreviation means nothing to most people living along the eastern seaboard of the United States, the Maritimes. [continued] The post If AMOC Runs Amok, Life In The US & Europe Will Change Dramatically appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Government of Canada - Federal Government investing $5 million to support the development of the electric vehicle supply chain in Northern Ontario

Global Renewable News

Marc G. Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and to the Minister of Official Languages, and Anthony Rota, Member of.

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Netherlands Starts the Year with 23% BEV Share!

CleanTechnica

In the context of a recovering overall market (+6% YoY), BEVs surged +57% year over year (YoY) in January, to. [continued] The post Netherlands Starts the Year with 23% BEV Share! appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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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