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Why the newest large nuclear plant in the US is likely to be the last

Renew Economy

After years of delays and cost over-runs, the US has finally opened its newest large scale nuclear unit, using the design favoured by Peter Dutton. Here's why it could be the last the US ever builds. The post Why the newest large nuclear plant in the US is likely to be the last appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The dos and don’ts of corporate tree planting efforts

GreenBiz

Credible partners ensure companies get behind high-integrity restoration projects with lasting benefits.

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Nuclear thuggery: Coalition will not take no for an answer from local communities or site owners

Renew Economy

Coalition vows to override objections of states, asset owners and local communities to their nuclear plans. The post Nuclear thuggery: Coalition will not take no for an answer from local communities or site owners appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Their land, their call: When economic reconciliation and climate justice conflict

Corporate Knights

It all started with a pipeline. Twelve years ago, 16 B.C. First Nations came together to purchase an equity stake in the Pacific Trail Pipeline. The pipe was set to weave through ecologically sensitive rivers, lakes and valleys that the nations had stewarded for millennia prior to contact. The proposed project would have pumped one billion cubic feet per day of gas from the province’s interior of Summit Lake to the Pacific Ocean in the port of Kitimat, British Columbia.

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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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Australia’s first floating wind farm edges closer with feasibility licence awarded to 2GW project

Renew Economy

An up to 2GW offshore wind project proposed for the New South Wales Hunter region, has been awarded a feasibility licence by the federal government. The post Australia’s first floating wind farm edges closer with feasibility licence awarded to 2GW project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Why Your Business Needs an Effective Sustainability Strategy

3BL Media

It’s vital that we look after the planet for future generations, but that’s not the only reason to implement a sustainability strategy within your organisation. Cutting emissions, embracing the circular economy, and helping to keep already efficient devices running for longer makes sense from a financial point of view as well, and can even help your organisation to attract the best employees.

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Duke Energy Foundation To Award $700,000 in Natural Disaster Preparedness Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits: Application Now Open

3BL Media

Eligible nonprofits may apply for a $25,000 grant now through July 12 CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 19, 2024 /3BL/ - The Duke Energy Foundation is accepting grant applications to award $700,000 in total funding to help North Carolina communities increase their resiliency against major weather events and other natural disasters. The application process is open now through July 12.

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GenCost doesn’t just rule out nuclear, it makes solar thermal impossible to ignore

Renew Economy

GenCost's findings on nuclear are worth revisiting this week, but so are its findings on solar thermal, as offering the lowest LCOE of any "flexible load, low emission" generation technology. The post GenCost doesn’t just rule out nuclear, it makes solar thermal impossible to ignore appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Gilead and Kite Pharma Celebrates Pride Month

3BL Media

Gilead and Kite Pharma teams raised Pride Month flags at our campuses last week symbolizing our united support for LGBTQ+ communities globally. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is vital to our mission and will help us create a healthier world for all people. Gilead Sciences Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need.

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Kicking out gas: Canberra lays out plan to become Australia’s first all electric city

Renew Economy

The ACT government has unveiled its Integrated Energy Plan which lays out the pathway to become Australia's first 100 per cent renewable, all electric city. The post Kicking out gas: Canberra lays out plan to become Australia’s first all electric city 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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Celebrating Juneteenth at Fifth Third Bank

3BL Media

June 19 marks Juneteenth, the observance of the ending of slavery in the United States. As noted in the official holiday proclamation, Juneteenth is a day of “profound weight and power.” It commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Texas finally were told they were free. That date came more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation and months after the end of the Civil War.

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World’s first wind turbine foundation poured from decarbonised concrete

Renew Economy

Two French companies say they have successfully completed the pouring of the world’s first wind turbine foundation made from decarbonised concrete. The post World’s first wind turbine foundation poured from decarbonised concrete appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Scope 3 Emissions Inventories in the Energy Sector

3BL Media

The energy sector plays a significant role in the global push to reign-in climate change. Currently, energy and heat utilities are the greatest contributors to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That, however, is changing. In the United States, the world’s second-largest producer of GHG emissions, a significant majority of utilities have committed to net-zero goals , a trend visible across both emerging and established economies around the globe.

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Drought forces Tasmania to fire up its biggest gas plant for first time in five years

Renew Economy

Tasmania fires up its biggest gas generator for first time in five years. It says this is because of low water levels, not low wind. The post Drought forces Tasmania to fire up its biggest gas plant for first time in five years 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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Introducing Workiva Carbon

3BL Media

Originally published on the Workiva Newsroom NEW YORK, June 19, 2024 /3BL/ - Workiva Inc. (NYSE: WK), a global leader in assured integrated reporting, announced the launch of Workiva Carbon. The new offering advances its ESG & Sustainability Platform for organizations to support the requirements of global climate regulations, including the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), SEC’s climate disclosure rules, and California’s Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act (SB 253) a

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Fortescue invests more in “self-erecting” wind tower innovator

Renew Economy

Fortescue invests in Spanish company that is working on wind energy innovations including a "self-erecting" turbine tower. The post Fortescue invests more in “self-erecting” wind tower innovator appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Decarbonizing logistics: Charting the path ahead

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Companies need to reduce their logistics emissions to meet decarbonization targets, but a new McKinsey survey finds that few companies have clear plans to do so. What is the best path forward?

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At least one in four US residential yards exceed new EPA lead soil level guideline

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Roughly one in four U.S. households have soil exceeding the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's lead screening levels of 200 parts per million (ppm), halved from the previous level of 400 ppm, a new study found. For households with exposure from multiple sources, the EPA lowered the guidance to 100 ppm; nearly 40% of households exceed that level, the study also found.

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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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Amber Grid - Gas transmission system operators around the Baltic Sea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the development of hydrogen infrastructure

Global Renewable News

Nine gas transmission system operators (TSOs) in the countries around the Baltic Sea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to coordinate and facilitate hydrogen infrastructure a.

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Non-native plants and animals expanding ranges 100 times faster than native species

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

An international team of scientists has recently found that non-native species are expanding their ranges many orders of magnitude faster than native ones, in large part due to inadvertent human help. Even seemingly sedentary non-native plants are moving at three times the speed of their native counterparts in a race where, because of the rapid pace of climate change and its effect on habitat, speed matters.

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Tucson Electric Power - Lower Energy Costs Lead to Summer Savings for TEP Customers

Global Renewable News

TEP customers can expect to see average bill reductions of about $10 per month thanks to surcharge updates that will take effect June 1 - just in time for rising temperatures.Average summer bill.

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When in drought: Researchers map which parts of the Amazon are most vulnerable to climate change

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Some areas of the Amazon rainforest are more resilient to drought than others, new research shows. But if not managed carefully, we could 'threaten the integrity of the whole system,' researchers say.

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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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Entergy Corporation - Trim your bills with essential summer energy efficiency tips and tools

Global Renewable News

Signs of summer are already here, and temperatures are starting to climb. After experiencing record breaking heat indexes in 2023, Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans are providing tips on how t.

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News Release: CanREA celebrates Bill C-59 and the Cleantech ITC

CREA

The passing of Bill C-59, which implements the Clean Technology Investment Tax Credit, makes Canada a more competitive place to invest in renewable energy and energy storage. Ottawa, June 19 , 2024 —The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) celebrates the passage today of Bill C-59 , implementing the long-awaited Clean Technology Investment Tax Credit (Cleantech ITC).

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DNV - DNV New Power Systems Report

Global Renewable News

Global grid infrastructure to double by 2050 to meet surging Electricity Demand Global grid infrastructure will double by 2050 due to a surge in renewable energy sources and a doubli.

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Sustainable Building Solutions Provider Bisly Raises €6.2 Million

ESG Today

Sustainable building solutions provider Bisly announced today that it has raised €6.2 million (USD$6.7 million) in a Series A funding round, with proceeds to be used for its European expansion, including in Germany and the United Kingdom, where the company has already opened offices. Buildings are a key source of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and also one of the hardest to replace, given their long-term nature.

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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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Xcel Energy, Inc. - Energy Action Days help customers save energy and money

Global Renewable News

Xcel Energy Colorado customers who receive email notifications from Xcel Energy will soon see Energy Action Day notifications as the program expands to Colorado. The Energy Action Day emails will enco.

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LD Carbon Raises $28 Million to Scale Sustainable Tire Recycling Capacity

ESG Today

Circular economy technology company LD Carbon announced today that it has raised $28 million in a Series C funding round led by Toyota’s growth fund, Woven Capital. The company will use the investment to scale its operations recycling end-of-life tires and material from end-of-life vehicles into recovered carbon black and pyrolysis oil. Founded in 2017, South Korea-based LD Carbon produces recovered carbon black (rCB) and tire pyrolysis oil (TPO) from waste tires.

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National Grid - National Grid Encourages Customers to Stay Safe and Beat the Heat this Summer Using Energy Efficiency

Global Renewable News

As heat and humidity take hold across Massachusetts this week, staying cool means being comfortable and healthy. National Grid is encouraging customers to utilize energy efficiency tips and assistan.

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Frontier Signs Deal to Buy $49 Million Biomass-Based Carbon Removal Credits from Stockholm Exergi

ESG Today

Carbon removal buyer coalition Frontier announced that it has facilitated offtake agreements to purchase $48.6 million of carbon removal output generated by Stockholm Exergi’s planned bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) facility in Sweden, on behalf of buyers including Alphabet, Meta, JPMorgan Chase, and H&M, among others. Launched in April 2022 with commitments by tech companies Stripe, Alphabet, Shopify and Meta and global management consulting firm McKinsey, Frontier is an

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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.