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Bowen unveils new offshore wind zone with room for up to 20GW of turbines

Renew Economy

Federal government launches consultation on sixth and final offshore wind energy development zone, an area off the coast of Bunbury in south-western Western Australia. The post Bowen unveils new offshore wind zone with room for up to 20GW of turbines appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Climate Action Protocol: Navigate the Complexity To Make Confident Climate Claims

GreenBiz

Increasing frameworks and guidance on climate action claims have created a confusing range of options which can take time to understand and navigate. Climate Impact Partners’ expert team has reviewed all the requirements and launched The Climate Action Protocol, enabling companies to make confident climate claims, based on internal reductions and high-quality carbon credits.

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Podcast special: How to make offshore wind work in Australia

Renew Economy

We talk to three industry experts on offshore wind as part of the Locking in the Green Energy Transition podcast series sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright. The post Podcast special: How to make offshore wind work in Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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KFC Celebrates Black History Month: Spotlight on Arista Bowman's Tribute to the Heartbeat of Black Culture

3BL Media

KFC In celebration of Black History Month, we’re shining a light on the perspectives and lived experiences of Black and African American employees across our teams at KFC. Arista Bowman is Head of Talent Attraction for KFC US and shares what Black culture means to her. “Black culture is a never-ending groove that keeps the world dancing at a rhythmic pace.

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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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UQ start-up finds way to detect solar faults in “sea of a million panels”

Renew Economy

“The challenge with large solar farms is detecting any faulty or underperforming solar panels hidden in a sea of millions." UQ start-up says it has found a way. The post UQ start-up finds way to detect solar faults in “sea of a million panels” appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Albertsons Companies Teams Up With Arizona Nonprofits To Fight Hunger

3BL Media

Albertsons Companies associates recently teamed up with 6 hunger-fighting nonprofits in Arizona for a business hackathon. Our nonprofit partners brought their challenges, and our teams used their technical skills to brainstorm solutions. The result? 25 engaged associates and 6 happy nonprofits with new energy and ideas on how to proceed! One associate shared: “I am a data person.

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Neighborhood Allies Secures $500,000 Grant from KeyBank to Support Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) County-wide Expansion

3BL Media

KeyBank and the KeyBank Foundation announced an investment of $500,000 in Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood Allies to bolster the expansion of the organization’s Financial Empowerment Center’s (FEC) services throughout Allegheny County. This development marks a pivotal moment for the community-driven initiative in collaboration with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (ACDHS).

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Origin snaps up another developer with 1.3GW of wind and solar

Renew Economy

Origin snaps up Walcha Energy, which has been developing the Ruby Hills wind project and the Salisbury solar project, as it continues talks on Eraring closure timing. The post Origin snaps up another developer with 1.3GW of wind and solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Energy-Saving Upgrades Yield Big Rewards for Best Western Hotel

3BL Media

The Best Western Kent Narrows Inn in Grasonville, Md. occupies an enviable location on the Chesapeake Bay, which means its management team is kept busy with many guests. So, any help in cutting energy costs—and saving time on maintaining equipment—can go a long way toward helping the hotel run more smoothly and profitably. That is where our Small Business program comes in.

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Battery storage and green hydrogen could be key to cutting transmission bottlenecks

Renew Economy

Emerging technologies like energy storage, green hydrogen and digitisation platforms may be the key to dodging a global network infrastructure supply crunch and avoiding delays in the energy transition. The post Battery storage and green hydrogen could be key to cutting transmission bottlenecks 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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Comcast NBCUniversal Partners With News Is Out and Word in Black To Launch Fellowship Program That Highlights Black and LGBTQ+ Issues

3BL Media

PHILADELPHIA, February 19, 2024 /3BL/ - News is Out , a queer media collaborative of six of the nation’s legendary LGBTQ+ publications, and Word In Black , a collaborative of ten of the nation’s legendary Black publishers, are joining Comcast NBCUniversal for a groundbreaking initiative: The Digital Equity Local Voices Lab. Through Project UP , Comcast’s $1 billion commitment to advance digital equity and economic opportunities, the company is donating more than $1 million to launch this first-o

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It’s been a seller’s market for corporate PPAs, but few new projects have been signed up

Renew Economy

Business Renewables Centre Australia looks back at the key Corporate PPA trends of 2023 – and ahead to consider the impact of the Capacity Investment Scheme. The post It’s been a seller’s market for corporate PPAs, but few new projects have been signed up appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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2024 Global Inclusive Growth Summit: 2023 Highlights

3BL Media

Get more information about the 2024 Global Inclusive Growth Summit here. The Mastercard 2024 Global Inclusive Growth Summit returns on April 18, 2024. As we look forward to coming back together in person and virtually, we offer these highlights from the 2023 event, hosted by Mastercard and the Aspen Institute. The Global Inclusive Growth Summit 2023 brought together private sector, social impact and government leaders to share ways to make economies more equitable.

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Naturgy - Naturgy and Enagás Renovable to receive funding from the European Commission's Innovation Fund for the La Robla green hydrogen plant

Global Renewable News

Highlights The renewable hydrogen project in La Robla (León, Spain) has been selected to receive 42 million euros of funding in the 3rd call for large-scale projects of the European Union's.

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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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Collin Morikawa, Young Golfers Participate in U.S. Bank Access Open Event

3BL Media

Originally published on U.S. Bank company blog It was a rainy day in Los Angeles but that didn’t stop golfers from teeing off for the recent U.S. Bank Access Open. The group included PGA Tour Pro Collin Morikawa, PGA Tour caddie Jonathan “JJ” Jakovac, Los Angeles-based U.S. Bank market leaders and youth golfers who have benefitted from the partnership between U.S Bank, Morikawa and Youth on Course.

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Naturgy - The renewable gas distribution capacity of Naturgy's network has increased fivefold and can now supply more than 70,000 homes

Global Renewable News

Highlights Nedgia, the Group's gas distributor, already operates six biomethane injection modules and is working on the construction of a further 18, which will significantly increase its di.

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I Can Make a Difference: Meet Olivia Ford

3BL Media

Originally published on GoDaddy Resource Library Tell us a little bit about yourself and role. My name is Olivia and I am a Quality Analyst I for the Care Team. I'm originally from Kenya but I have been living in Arizona for the past ten years. What real-life problems does your team solve? My team supports different projects that focus on feedback and problem solving within Care.

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD, Italy lend €200 million to Ukraine's hydropower entity

Global Renewable News

By Vanora BennettHighlights 200 million loan to U­­­­­kraine's hydropower entity to ensure stable electricity production Italy provides 100 million concessional loan, EBRD 100 mil.

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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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Yum! Brands Helps Restaurant Team Members Weather Storms

3BL Media

Originally published by Yum! Brands In 2023, Yum! Brands provided $1 million in aid to over 2,000 team members and their families who experienced loss. This assistance is a product of the Yum! Foundation’s global Disaster Relief Fund, which is in addition to other monetary support that may be available from its franchisees. To date, Yum! has given millions of dollars in grants to team members of franchise- and company-owned KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill restaurants who’ve

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ORLEN - Fresh insights into Central and Eastern Europe's energy transition

Global Renewable News

The ORLEN Group has prepared the first report dealing so comprehensively with the pace and trajectories of Central and Eastern Europe's energy transition. The examination of the region&#.

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2024 Must Be the Year To Turn Goals Into Climate Action

3BL Media

This column was originally published on Forbes. By Mindy Lubber, CEO and President of Ceres 2023 was the year of reckoning. The hottest year on record. The year it became clear how dramatically we’re endangering our world, our businesses, and our families through the climate pollution that is dangerously overheating the planet. The year that this stark reality set in: we are not on track to meet our goal to limit global temperatures from rising to catastrophic levels.

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ABB Inc. - ABB recognized with A' score for transparency on climate change

Global Renewable News

Highlights ABB recognized for leadership in corporate transparency and performance on climate change by global environmental non-profit CDP Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environm.

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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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Baker Hughes Provides Lifesaving CPR and Defibrillator Training to Employees in Italy, U.K.

3BL Media

More than 460 employees across eight Baker Hughes Industrial & Energy Technology (IET) facilities benefiting from cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillator training Over 60 defibrillators installed to help improve cardiac arrest survival rates FLORENCE, Italy, and LEICESTER, United Kingdom, February 19, 2024 /3BL/ - Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, rolled out lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillator training to employees across eight of its Indu

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Atlantic City Electric - Atlantic City Electric and the Arbor Day Foundation Provide Free Trees for Energy-Efficient Living

Global Renewable News

Company to make 1,200 trees available to residential customers, in turn reducing costs, improving energy efficiency and furthering sustainabilityAtlantic City Electric customers can now re.

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California Approves $1.9 Billion Investment in Clean Transportation Infrastructure

ESG Today

The California Energy Commission announced that it has approved a plan to invest $1.9 billion through 2027 on projects aimed at expanding infrastructure for zero emissions vehicles and transportation, including the buildout of an EV charging and hydrogen refueling network. Transportation, including fuel production, accounts for roughly half of California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and 80% of the state’s air pollutants.

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Uniper - Sustainable project to generate district heating for the Ruhr region starts at Evonik's Herne site

Global Renewable News

This year, industrial waste heat from Evonik is to be used to supply district heating to Uniper customers in the Ruhr region. Representatives of Evonik and Uniper met at Uniper Wärme GmbH in Gelsenki.

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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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Singapore to Require Sustainable Aviation Fuel Use on All Departing Flights from 2026

ESG Today

Singapore Minister for Transport Chee Hong Tat announced today the launch of the Singapore Sustainable Air Hub Blueprint, outlining a series of key actions aimed at decarbonizing Singapore’s aviation sector, including new rules mandating that all departing flights be required to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), beginning at 1% from 2026, and expected to increase in following years.

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Vestas - Vestas wins 63 MW order in Italy

Global Renewable News

Vestas has received a 63 MW order for a wind park in Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of 14 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM.

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S&P Forecasts $1 Trillion Sustainable Bond Issuance in 2024

ESG Today

Issuance volumes of green, social, sustainability, and sustainability-linked bonds (GSSSB) are expected to grow modestly to around $1 trillion, with macroeconomic pressures offset by increased transparency, emerging market growth and demand for environmental and energy transition projects, according to a new report released by S&P Global Ratings.

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Vestas - Vestas divests its shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited

Global Renewable News

Vestas has completed the sale of its 12,5 percent shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited (LTWP) in Kenya. The shares have been acquired by the Climate Finance Partnership (CFP), which is managed by.

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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.