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Works begin on giant Queensland Tesla battery at site of former coal plant

Renew Economy

Construction starts on 250MW, two-hour big battery that will store solar generated by Ipswich rooftops and help wean the Queensland grid off coal. The post Works begin on giant Queensland Tesla battery at site of former coal plant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD and EU support upgrade of Georgia's largest hydropower plant

Global Renewable News

By Nina TsintsadzeHighlights EBRD loan for rehabilitation of Georgia's largest hydropower plant EU to support the financing with a 7.05 million grant Enguri plant will be saf.

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Concrete pours and modules arrive for South Australia’s biggest battery storage project

Renew Economy

Concrete pours have been completed and the first of battery modules have arrived on the site of South Australia's biggest battery project. The post Concrete pours and modules arrive for South Australia’s biggest battery storage project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Subterra Renewables - Subterra Renewables and Enercare Launch Fully Integrated Heating and Cooling Solution

Global Renewable News

Highlights Groundbreaking collaboration helps Canadian developers and consumers transition away from fossil-fuel powered systems to renewable geothermal energy Subterra to provide geothermal d.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Bob Brown arrested at protest defending Tasmania’s giant trees

Renew Economy

Veteran environmentalist Bob Brown and two supporters have been charged over a logging protest in defence of Tasmania's giant trees. The post Bob Brown arrested at protest defending Tasmania’s giant trees appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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New Mexico - Geothermal bill makes it to governor's desk for second consecutive year

Global Renewable News

By Hannah GroverThe Senate unanimously passed legislation intended to spur development of geothermal energy on Wednesday. HB 91 now heads to the governor's desk. The legislation creates a.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Methane Emissions from Wetlands Increase Significantly over High Latitudes

Global Renewable News

By Julie BobyockWetlands are Earth's largest natural source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is about 30 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the atmosphere. A research.

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AEMO says wind farm responded “as designed” in Victoria storms as conservatives pile into renewables

Renew Economy

Market operator says wind farms worked "as designed" in Victoria storms, but Murdoch media leading extraordinary attack on renewables. The post AEMO says wind farm responded “as designed” in Victoria storms as conservatives pile into renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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ESB - ESB launches its latest EV Charging Hub at Donegal Service Station, Ballybofey Road

Global Renewable News

Highlights New charging facility is capable of providing 100km of charge in as little as six minutes This new hub is one of 17 new public charging hubs installed by ESB in 2023 2023 saw.

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Blades for wind project at remote gold mine arrive after 850km journey

Renew Economy

Giant blades complete might be the longest travelled by wind turbines parts in Australia to date. The post Blades for wind project at remote gold mine arrive after 850km journey 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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Iberdrola - Iberdrola will supply clean energy to the Italian Tosano supermarkets

Global Renewable News

Iberdrola continues its commitment to the decarbonisation of the planet. The company will supply clean energy on a long-term basis through a PPA (long-term renewable energy contract) to Tosano super.

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Sauce for the goose: If I owned a coal fired power station, I’d announce its closure straight away

Renew Economy

Governments should be required to disclose capacity payment arrangements. The fact that some coal generators get a capacity payment and others do not creates an unfair market. The post Sauce for the goose: If I owned a coal fired power station, I’d announce its closure straight away appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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American Clean Power Association - American Clean Power Statement on Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project Moving to Construction Phase

Global Renewable News

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from Anne Reynolds, ACP Vice President for Offshore Wind, after the Department of the Interior approved the Construction and.

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Governments lock in $140m for potential 5GW Pilbara green hydrogen hub

Renew Economy

Federal and WA governments finalise joint funding of $140 million to kick-start construction of infrastructure underpinning the proposed Pilbara Hydrogen Hub. The post Governments lock in $140m for potential 5GW Pilbara green hydrogen hub 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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Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Breaking barriers in energy storage

Global Renewable News

For those who dream of driving their electric vehicle long distances to see the world's largest ball of twine, Chelsea Chen is dedicated to making it possible.Chen, a polymer physicist at th.

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As the world heats up, solar panels will degrade faster. What can we do?

Renew Economy

New research examines which areas of Australia will have the worst conditions for solar degradation out to 2059 – and what we can do about it. The post As the world heats up, solar panels will degrade faster. What can we do? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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California Energy Commission - CEC Approves $1.9 Billion Plan to Expand Zero-Emission Transportation Infrastructure

Global Renewable News

The California Energy Commission (CEC) today (Feb 14) approved a $1.9 billion investment plan that accelerates progress on the state's electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen refueling goals.

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Macquarie’s battery storage developer breaks ground on two British projects

Renew Economy

Macquarie's Eku Energy has broken ground on two new battery storage projects in England as it expands its global portfolio. The post Macquarie’s battery storage developer breaks ground on two British projects 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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International Energy Agency - At IEA Ministerial Meeting and 50th Anniversary, global leaders pledge to strengthen energy security and accelerate clean transitions to keep 1.5 °C target alive

Global Renewable News

Co-chaired by France and Ireland, meeting of ministers from around the world delivers mandates for IEA on membership talks with India, opening a regional centre in Singapore, launching a critical mi.

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Achieving extraordinary growth: Myths and realities

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Companies in India can be a powerful engine for driving economic goals. Here’s how they can realize extraordinary growth.

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U.S. Department of Energy - International Energy Agency 50th Anniversary Achieves Breakthroughs on Civil Nuclear, Outreach to India, and Momentum Toward Global Goal on Energy Storage

Global Renewable News

Secretary Granholm Leads U.S. Delegation Advancing Global Cooperation on Energy Security through Clean Energy Transitions, Promoting IRA and BIL Success, and Solidarity with Ukraine.

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ESG Today: Week in Review

ESG Today

This week in ESG news: China exchanges unveil mandatory sustainability reporting requirements for companies; JPMorgan exits investor climate action initiative; KPMG survey finds companies still using spreadsheets to manage ESG data; Microsoft signs deal to capture & store carbon in recycled concrete; Japan launches $11 billion climate transition bond; IBM adds value chain data capabilities to ESG platform; Goldman launches green bond fund; Maersk sets new climate goals; EY survey finds consu

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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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Giant Antarctic sea spiders reproductive mystery solved

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Instead of carrying the babies until they hatched, as in most species of sea spiders, one parent (likely the father) spent two days attaching the eggs to the rocky bottom where they developed for several months before hatching as tiny larvae.

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Fusion Fuel - Fusion Fuel Receives Notification of IPCEI Approval from European Commission for 630 MW HEVO-Portugal Project

Global Renewable News

Fusion Fuel (NASDAQ: HTOO) (the "Company") is.

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US Nuclear Fuel Progress is a Mix Bag of Milestones

Energy Central

GE Verona Gets NRC OK for 8% U235 Fuel Production Fuel Fabrication Efforts Show Progress for HALEU Cylinder Shortages Delay Centrus HALEU Production BWXT Awarded $122 Million for Uranium Downblending Services Westinghouse Submits AP300 to for Generic Design Assessment Hyundai is EPC Bidder for Bulgaria’s Kozloduy 7 & 8 AP1000s The growing interest in nuclear power.

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RenewableUK - Industry aligns with Government on onshore wind benefits for local communities

Global Renewable News

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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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Workstreams | Hy2Infra

Energy Central

Workstreams | Hy2Infra 32 major companies, with the support of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will focus their efforts on 33 projects distributed between the following segments: • Deployment of Electrolysers: adding another 3.2GW of renewable hydrogen production, to become operational between 2027 and 2029. • Expansion of Hydrogen Transmission.

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Bangladeshi fish farms ‘need climate data support’

Eco-Business

As the fifth largest aquaculture producer globally, Bangladesh's fish farmers face escalating challenges from climate-related events, underscoring an urgent need for climate information services to mitigate fish losses.

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2040 scenario | European Hydrogen Backbone

Energy Central

Some interesting scenarios for hydrogen grids going on at the moment.

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Little progress in saving Kashmir’s endangered hangul deer

Eco-Business

Despite ongoing conservation efforts, urgent challenges and insufficient funding threaten the future of the iconic red deer of the Himalayas.

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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.