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Rio signs Australia’s biggest wind energy deal to help power giant smelter and refineries

Renew Economy

Global mining giant Rio Tinto says it has signed the biggest renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) in Australia to help supply its huge smelting and refining operations in Gladstone. The post Rio signs Australia’s biggest wind energy deal to help power giant smelter and refineries appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Land Betterment’s Board of Director Jennifer Crandall Named a Purdue Distinguished Agriculture Alumna

3BL Media

FISHERS, Ind., February 20, 2024 /3BL/ - Land Betterment Corporation, a Certified B Corp and environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through up-cycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation is pleased to share that Jennifer Crandall, Land Betterment Independent Director, has been named a Purdue Distinguished Agriculture Alumna.

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Kroger, Whole Foods adopt buying policies that protect bees

GreenBiz

Big grocery chains are embracing procurement guidelines that prohibit the use of nitroguanidine neonicotinoids, which are toxic to bees.

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Four reasons rooftop solar will grow to dominate Australia’s electricity market

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar coupled with batteries will be critical to helping Governments reach their emission reduction goals. The post Four reasons rooftop solar will grow to dominate Australia’s electricity market appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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The multiplier effect: 5 tips to create effective partnerships

GreenBiz

Organizations must work in tandem toward common goals to achieve scalable transformation and amplify sustainability impact.

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Date with Destiny: Hunter offshore wind project signs up local industrial muscle

Renew Economy

Star of the South partners with Hunter engineering firm that "grew up in the coal sector," to progress its Destiny offshore wind project. The post Date with Destiny: Hunter offshore wind project signs up local industrial muscle appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Massive Wambo wind farm to double in size with another 41 turbines confirmed

Renew Economy

A doubling in the size of Queensland's Wambo wind farm has been confirmed, taking the project's final capacity to just over 500MW. The post Massive Wambo wind farm to double in size with another 41 turbines confirmed appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Embracing Sustainability: A Universal Responsibility Across Professions

Green Project Management

Since GPM launched 15 years ago, the landscape of sustainability has undergone a remarkable transformation. Back then, sustainability was often relegated to a niche corner at conferences, viewed through the lens of “trends” and “the future” – a promising yet distant consideration. Those days, however, are now firmly in the rearview mirror.

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Tidal wave of capital transforms Queensland into renewables and critical minerals superpower

Renew Economy

The sunshine state is at the precipice of transforming from a legacy coal and gas petrostate to a renewable energy superpower. It is in the process of unleashing its once-in-a-century opportunity to lead the world in exporting decarbonised critical minerals and metals key to the global energy transition. As we find in our new CEF […] The post Tidal wave of capital transforms Queensland into renewables and critical minerals superpower appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Want to stop greenhushing? Make sustainability a strategic growth decision

GreenBiz

Purpose plays an important role, too.

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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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Battery testing underway for Tiwi Islands solar and storage project

Renew Economy

The 1.1MW/3MWh Wurrumiyanga Solar Infill and Energy Storage Pilot Project on Bathurst Island nears completion, as battery testing begins. The post Battery testing underway for Tiwi Islands solar and storage project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Baker Tilly’s BuzzHouse Podcast: The Importance of Benchmarking and What's Next With the Inflation Reduction Act

3BL Media

Authored by Garrick Gibson , Donald N. Bernards On this episode of BuzzHouse, hosts Don Bernards and Garrick Gibson sit down with Rob Hazelton , founder and chief executive officer of Dominion Due Diligence Group. The three discuss the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP) awarding process, the importance of benchmarking, what’s coming next under the IRA and more.

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Australian green hydrogen developer lands “confidence building” EU project

Renew Economy

Perth based Infinite Green Energy signs deal to help build one of Italy’s biggest commercial-scale renewable hydrogen plants. The post Australian green hydrogen developer lands “confidence building” EU project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Global Citizen Returns to Australia With the First International Edition of Global Citizen Now

3BL Media

Summit to take place 4-6 March 2024 to Drive Urgent Action to End Extreme Poverty and Address the Climate Crisis in the Asia-Pacific Region Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne concludes with Global Citizen Nights headlined by Crowded House at the Palais Theatre on 6 March Earn free tickets to Global Citizen Nights by taking action on the Global Citizen app and at globalcitizen.org/nights Global Citizen Honours Thirty-Two Youth Leaders Taking Action to Defend the Planet, Defeat Poverty and Demand Equit

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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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Microplastics found in every human placenta tested

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers reported finding microplastics in all 62 of the placenta samples tested, with concentrations ranging from 6.5 to 790 micrograms per gram of tissue.

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Q&A With Walgreens Boot Alliance’s Environmental Social Governance Committee Chair Ornella Barra

3BL Media

Walgreens Boots Alliance recently released their 2023 Environmental, Social & Governance Report. Ornella Barra, EVP, Chief Operating Officer, International and Chair of the ESG Committee, WBA, reflects on the organizations’ success and what’s next. This is a significant year for WBA as Boots celebrates 175 years while Walgreens and Farmacias Benavides are 123 and 107 respectively.

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Eco Wave Power Global - Eco Wave Power CEO Inna Braverman to Present at FII Priority Miami, Alongside Michael Dell, Mike Pompeo, Stephen Schwarzman, Jared Kushner, Gwyneth Paltrow, and other World Leaders

Global Renewable News

Eco Wave Power Global AB (publ) (Nasdaq Capital Market : WAVE) is pleased to announce that Inna Braverman, the Company's Founder and CEO, will speak at FII Priority invitation-only summit, themed.

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CNH Attend FIRA 2024 Event for Agricultural Robots

3BL Media

New Holland , a brand of CNH , recently attended World FIRA , the international event for global leaders in agricultural robotics in Toulouse, France. With connectivity, autonomous equipment and new technologies at the core of New Holland’s strategy, the brand displayed some of its advanced solutions and met customers, dealers and startups. Whilst there, they showed the brand’s investments in robotics and discussed future evolutions.

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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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Connecticut Green Bank - Connecticut Green Bank's Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report Highlights Milestones Reached and Building Momentum

Global Renewable News

Flagship programs for families and businesses reach milestones, while legislative expansion to environmental infrastructure continuesThe Connecticut Green Bank's recently released annual r.

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Sands, Sands China Listed As the Top Two Companies in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2024 Casinos and Gaming Category

3BL Media

February 20, 2024 /3BL/ - Las Vegas Sands and Sands China were again included in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook, with the two companies recording the highest global environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores in the casinos and gaming category. Sands received designation among the top 5% of overall S&P global ESG scores, while Sands China was the highest-scoring company in the casinos and gaming category, ranking among the top 1% of S&P global ESG scores.

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CGG - CGG Adds New Southeast Asia Carbon Storage Study to Growing CCUS Library

Global Renewable News

CGG has announced the release of a Southeast Asia Carbon Storage Study to support and accelerate the screening process for all players in the region's fast-growing CCUS market. This study ranks an.

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Mondel?z Employees Share Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

3BL Media

MEET FRANCIS AMOAKO-POKU, R&D DIRECTOR "Mondelēz is on its way to help foster and support an environment of diversity equity inclusion. We are an international company so that comes naturally when you look at MDLZ on a global scale." Francis Amoako-Poku, R&D Director, NA Central Productivity Francis talks about his passion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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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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North Sea Transition Authority - Carbon storage data will boost jobs and net zero ambitions

Global Renewable News

Highlights Search for new locations aided by openly accessible data Safe CO2 containment underpinned by data availability Consultation opens on details of new data regime High-s.

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CACI Employees Honored for Excellence in STEM at the 2024 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Global Competitiveness Conference

3BL Media

RESTON, Va., February 20, 2024 /3BL/ - CACI International Inc ( NYSE: CACI ) announced today that 21 employees were honored for their excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the 38th annual Global Competitiveness Conference for the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) held Feb. 15-17 in Baltimore, Maryland. “Our exceptional BEYA honorees share in CACI’s mission to harness our skills and amplify what’s possible for tomorrow,” said John Mengucci , CACI President and

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Willdan Group, Inc. - Willdan Awarded $16 Million Energy Efficiency Program with Consolidated Edison

Global Renewable News

Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) announced today (Feb 20) that it was awarded a $16 million, two-year contract to continue implementing Consolidated Edison's Small and Medium Business Energy Eff.

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Black History Month – Transforming Culture at Leidos

3BL Media

Happy Black History Month! Every February we honor the achievements and history of Black Americans. This month-long celebration highlights the contributions of Black Americans to the United States ― from our ancestors who fought tirelessly for freedom and equality to those presently and tirelessly committed to advocacy and positive, meaningful change throughout our nation.

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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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DNV - DNV pilot paves way to a more sustainable wind turbine decommissioning

Global Renewable News

DNV, the independent assurance and risk management provider, has successfully run a pilot that uses a new digital service to increase the sustainability of wind turbine decommissioning.ReWind au.

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Direct Relief Navigates Medical Aid to Yemen and Sudan Through Red Sea Shipping Attacks and Sudan’s Civil War

3BL Media

As Yemen’s Houthi rebels continue attacking ships in the Red Sea, many of the world’s shippers are avoiding the crucial cargo route and going nowhere near Yemen. For Direct Relief, which delivers donated medicine and medical supplies for people in Yemen and Sudan – two of the world’s most troubled and impoverished countries – avoiding the Red Sea is not an option.

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Kimberly-Clark - Kimberly-Clark, Energy Partners sign PPA for one of City of Cape Town's largest rooftop solar systems

Global Renewable News

Kimberly-Clark (K-C), one of the world's leading manufacturer of personal care and hygiene products and owner of household brands such as BabySoft®, Kleenex®, Kotex® and Huggies®, and integrat.

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LyondellBasell Acquires Mechanical Recycling Assets and Plans Operations in California

3BL Media

HOUSTON, February 20, 2024 /3BL/ - LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced it has acquired mechanical recycling assets and properties containing rigid plastics recycling processing lines from PreZero, a global recycling leader and waste management service provider. The transaction includes leasing the processing facility in Jurupa Valley, Calif., which has a production capacity of approximately 50 million pounds per year for recycled materials.

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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.