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Queensland LNP excludes nuclear from agenda at conference ahead of state election

Renew Economy

The hot topic of nuclear energy does not appear on the agenda of Queensland's Liberal National Party annual convention. The post Queensland LNP excludes nuclear from agenda at conference ahead of state election appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Zeros: Insurers are passing climate crisis costs onto homeowners while financing new fossil fuel projects

Corporate Knights

It was 1973 when German insurance firm Munich Re began sounding the alarm on climate change. By 2015, Henri de Castries, then-CEO of French insurance firm Axa, said it wouldn’t be possible to insure a world that is 4°C warmer. That year, Axa became the first major insurer to divest from coal. Since then, insurers have led the way in calling out the risks of flooding, wildfires and other symptoms of a broken world.

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Fate of contested Hills of Gold wind project delayed again as developer fights for more turbines

Renew Economy

One of Australia's most hotly contested wind projects takes interesting turn, as developer fights for more turbines, and planning authorities grapple with cost assessments and phantom dwellings. The post Fate of contested Hills of Gold wind project delayed again as developer fights for more turbines appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Heroes: How these Swiss seniors won first ever climate case in international court

Corporate Knights

S witzerland may be famous for its neutrality, but it’s no longer climate-neutral. In April, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in favour of a group of 2,400 older Swiss women who argued that the government was putting them at greater risk of dying during heat waves by not doing enough to combat climate change. Nine years after they began their battle, the women made legal history, winning the first ever climate case in an international court.

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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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Cows under panels and energetic pig farts: Farmers want to get more out of renewables

Renew Economy

"The alternative is too horrible." Cathy McGowan calls for National Rural policy to forge path for renewables in agriculture and end the fear mongering. The post Cows under panels and energetic pig farts: Farmers want to get more out of renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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ENGIE - Google and ENGIE strengthen their partnership through Power Purchase Agreements in Belgium

Global Renewable News

Google and ENGIE have just signed a series of new Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (cPPAs) for which ENGIE will provide more than 118 MW of renewable power to Google's dig.

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AVANGRID, Inc. - Avangrid Receives Full Federal Approval for Construction of New England Wind Offshore Projects

Global Renewable News

Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group, today (July 1) announced that it has received full federal approval of the Construction and Operatio.

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Labor faces Senate probe into offshore wind, as Nationals push for nuclear-fuelled hydrogen cars

Renew Economy

Nationals win Senate vote for inquiry into Labor's offshore wind consultations as they push for nuclear-powered hydrogen cars and describe floating wind as a "unicorn tech." The post Labor faces Senate probe into offshore wind, as Nationals push for nuclear-fuelled hydrogen cars appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Cool roofs are best at beating cities' heat

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Painting roofs white or covering them with a reflective coating would be more effective at cooling cities like London than vegetation-covered 'green roofs,' street-level vegetation or solar panels, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

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In the fog of Grosvenor fire, has Labor gone backwards on coal mine methane emissions reporting? 

Renew Economy

In the same week as a major coal mine fire, weak rules may cause millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases to simply vanish from national inventories. The post In the fog of Grosvenor fire, has Labor gone backwards on coal mine methane emissions reporting? 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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SaskPower - SaskPower's First Battery Energy Storage System Now Online

Global Renewable News

SaskPower's first ever utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) is now online, providing added flexibility to the provincial grid and supporting the company's net-zero greenhou.

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Energy Insiders Podcast: Batteries on wheels are coming

Renew Economy

Amber Electric’s Chris Johnston on new push to have EVs use their batteries on wheels to support homes and the grid, and play utilities at their own market game. Plus: News of the week. The post Energy Insiders Podcast: Batteries on wheels are coming appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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E.ON - London borough of Silvertown becomes first UK project for E.ON's pioneering ectogrid™ low carbon energy network

Global Renewable News

Highlights Heat pump-based system offers 88 percent lower emissions than gas boiler alternative Low carbon network will serve more than 6,000 homes as well as leisure, cultural and communi.

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How dust pollution from shrinking Great Salt Lake affects communities disproportionately

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Exposure to wind-blown dust from exposed playa of the Utah lake is worse in Hispanic neighborhoods, according to new research. Findings suggest restoring the lake could ease social inequities associated with air pollution.

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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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E.ON - External report shows that electrolyzers can relieve pressure on the electricity grid and support hydrogen ramp-up

Global Renewable News

Highlights EWI report commissioned by E.ON and Thüga identifies locations in Germany where electrolyzers can support the energy system Thanks to system-friendly eletrolyzers, curtailments.

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Scientists may have just solved the greatest mystery behind Egypt's pyramids

Good.is: Planet

This mind-blowing discovery by the scientists unfolds some interesting insights about the construction of the pyramids in ancient Egypt.

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Ontario - Sault Ste. Marie PUC Releases 2023 Sustainability Report

Global Renewable News

The PUC Group of Companies (PUC) has released its 2023 Sustainability Report, Electrifying Changes Are Here' The report outlines how PUC is driving innovation and sustainable practices to meet cu.

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NASA scientists observe bizarre alphabet-shaped structures glowing above Earth's atmosphere

Good.is: Planet

'Who knew Earth’s upper atmosphere was like alphabet soup?' wrote NASA after stumbling upon strange structures.

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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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ABB Inc. - ABB's 2030 and 2050 science-based targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Global Renewable News

Highlights As part of ABB's efforts to enable a low-carbon society, the company set science-based net-zero targets aligned to the SBTi Net-Zero Standard SBTi verification confi.

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Nature Risk Management and Reporting Solutions Provider Natcap Raises $10 Million

ESG Today

Nature and biodiversity intelligence company Natural Capital Research (Natcap) announced today it has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round, with proceeds to be used to scale its technology aimed at helping companies to quantify and embed nature-related risks and opportunities into business strategy. Spun out of Oxford University, Natcap was founded in 2018 by Professor Baroness Kathy Willis.

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Nukik Corporation - Nukik Corporation welcomes the findings and recommendations highlighted in the Electricity Advisory Council's Report, Powering Canada: A Blueprint for Success

Global Renewable News

Launched in May 2023, the Canada Electricity Advisory Council was given a one-year mandate to map out recommendations to meet our clean electricity goals by 2050.Nukik Corporation participated i.

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The dawn of the Antarctic ice sheets

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

In recent years global warming has left its mark on the Antarctic ice sheets. The 'eternal' ice in Antarctica is melting faster than previously assumed, particularly in West Antarctica more than East Antarctica. The root for this could lie in its formation, as an international research team has now discovered: sediment samples from drill cores combined with complex climate and ice-sheet modelling show that permanent glaciation of Antarctica began around 34 million years ago -- but did not encomp

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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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ACWA Power - Major milestone in KSA renewables programme as 5,500 MW power purchase agreements signed

Global Renewable News

Highlights The Haden, Muwayh and Al Khushaybi projects have a capacity of approximately 2,000 MW, 2,000 MW and 1,500 MW of renewable power respectively. The development marks an important mile.

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Demeter Invests in H2 Green Steel

ESG Today

Decarbonized steel startup H2 Green Steel announced today an investment from European venture capital investor Demeter, with proceeds supporting the construction of the company’s flagship green steel plant in Boden, Sweden, capable of producing steel with 95% lower emissions than traditional blast furnace technology. Steelmaking is one of the biggest emitters of CO2 globally, and one of the more challenging sectors to abate, with total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the sector accounting fo

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Enel - Finalized partnership with Sosteneo to develop battery energy storage systems and open-cycle plant projects, aimed at regulated capacity services

Global Renewable News

Highlights Sosteneo has purchased 49% of the share capital of Enel Libra Flexsys, a company of which Enel Italia retains control, for a consideration of approx. 1.1 billion euros. The en.

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Will hydrogen play a critical role in the energy transition?

Sustainability Matters

The role of hydrogen in Australia’s energy transition and more broadly was the focus of a panel at Siemens Australia’s Beyond 1% Summit , a major sustainability event held in Sydney from 3–4 July. The panel, ‘There’s more to hydrogen than electrolysers’, was chaired by Florence Lindhaus, Head of Hydrogen and Energy at the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

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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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ACWA Power - ACWA Power signs financing agreements for USD533 million Tashkent Riverside project in Uzbekistan

Global Renewable News

Highlights The project includes a 500MWh battery energy storage system - the largest in Central Asia - and a 200MW solar plant Financing documents were signed with six lenders including the Eu.

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BlackRock Launches Sustainability-Tilted Global Real Estate ETF

ESG Today

BlackRock announced the launch of the iShares Global Real Estate Environmental Tilt UCITS ETF, a new exchange traded fund investing in listed real estate equities globally, while adopting an ESG integration approach and tilting towards more environmentally sustainable issuers. The new ETF will track the FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Green Low Carbon Target Select UCITS Capped Index.

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EDP Renewables - EDP selected by large US-based tech company to provide clean energy from projects across Europe

Global Renewable News

First simultaneous multi-geography Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) will accelerate the tech company's energy transition in several countries, with solutions tailored to each market's need.

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Deutsche Bank Issues Inaugural €500 Million Social Bond

ESG Today

Deutsche Bank announced today that it has raised €500 million through its first-ever social bond offering, with proceeds aimed at supporting the bank’s sustainable asset pool which provides financing for areas including affordable housing, and access to essential services for elderly or vulnerable people. The issuance follows the publication earlier this year of Deutsche Bank’s Sustainable Instruments Framework, detailing eligible use of proceeds for green and social finance instruments issued b

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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.