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Hydrogen in gas networks doubles dangerous leaks from home appliances

Renew Economy

The science is building against hydrogen in homes, with a new study showing a sharp increase in gas leaks from appliances using full or blended hydrogen. The post Hydrogen in gas networks doubles dangerous leaks from home appliances appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Entergy’s Scholars Program Empowers Students for Future Workplace Success

3BL Media

Last month, Entergy leaders and mentors gathered at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to engage with students of the Entergy Scholars Program. This event was part of Entergy’s longstanding partnership with the university, which began in 2018 with our $2 million contribution to help foster student success. The Entergy Scholars Program is designed to equip students with practical career skills essential for early employment opportunities.

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Australia can achieve close to 100 pct renewables with today’s technologies: Are we up for the challenge?

Renew Economy

Australia can achieve close to 100% renewables with the technologies of today. The challenge is how to fill the gap. The post Australia can achieve close to 100 pct renewables with today’s technologies: Are we up for the challenge? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Albertsons Companies Partners With Local Boise Artist for Earth Month Mural

3BL Media

For Albertsons, Earth Month is every month. That's why we tapped Boise, ID muralist Jay Rasgorshek to combine his passion and unique style with our Recipe for Change™ initiative. We’re working together to make a positive impact in the communities we serve and the planet we all share. See original post on Instagram and read more about Albertsons Companies and our Recipe for Change on our website.

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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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Big batteries will undercut gas, but it’s hydro that might lose market share first

Renew Economy

More wind means lower prices, but it is battery storage that will replace expensive generation such as gas. The post Big batteries will undercut gas, but it’s hydro that might lose market share first appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Will alternative seafood sink or swim?

Corporate Knights

When Chris Bryson sees a problem, he has a lot of trouble looking away. In the early days of the pandemic, when pet adoptions were on the rise, he started fostering a cat. That cat quickly became two cats, and then he added another two cats. Eventually, he was fostering eight cats in his apartment. “And then I thought, ‘Wow, I can’t keep doubling this or this is going to be a problem.

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CNH Brands Recognized With iF Design Awards

3BL Media

CNH brands Case IH and STEYR have each won a prestigious iF Design Award. Since their start in 1953, these prestigious annual awards have been renowned as a global symbol of excellence in design. The Quadtrac 715, the highest horsepower machine Case IH has ever built, was recognized alongside the STEYR Plus Tractor, which offers all-round versatility for today’s mixed and livestock farms.

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Community code of conduct to set “Australian-first” standards for wind and solar farm developers

Renew Economy

Queensland government to design mandatory code of conduct for solar and wind developers setting rules of community engagement. The post Community code of conduct to set “Australian-first” standards for wind and solar farm developers appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Employee Art Contest Honors Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through Creative Lens on World Art Day

3BL Media

At Henkel, we are united by our purpose: Pioneers at heart for the good of generations. To commemorate World Art Day we are happy to share how the power of art helps to foster understanding and engagement. Each year Henkel organizes an Art Contest to honor the legacy and words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Employees and their family members are invited to illustrate what the words of Dr.

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Thermal storage hopeful raises funds to get back on track after “dangerous heat incident”

Renew Economy

MGA Thermal says it has learned a lot from the pilot plant problems last year, and is on track to reach the next milestone to commercialisation. The post Thermal storage hopeful raises funds to get back on track after “dangerous heat incident” 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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FedEx Bolsters Community Support With Impactful Volunteering Efforts Across the Middle East and North Africa

3BL Media

FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, team members in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) supported more than 1,800 kilograms of much-needed food and non-food supplies for more than 300 beneficiaries from non-profit organizations (NGOs) of their choice. These contributions were made as part of the FedEx Cares Purple Tote Campaign , which empowers FedEx team members to come together and support the causes they va

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Forrest advances plans for another billion dollar wind and battery project in Queensland

Renew Economy

Andrew Forrest's Squadron Energy said to be seeking $1 billion in finance for new wind and battery project in north Queensland. The post Forrest advances plans for another billion dollar wind and battery project in Queensland appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How Using Alternative Fuels in Data Centers Can Impact Air Permit Compliance

3BL Media

As organizations push for a more sustainable world, more and more data centers are starting to explore alternative, lower carbon emission fuel options for use in their emergency power generators. These generators that have traditionally been powered by higher carbon emitting diesel fuel combustion. Alternatives include among other options, biodiesel and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

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“Worst week for wind:” But is that a reason to panic about transition to renewables?

Renew Economy

Renewable critics declare that the "worst ever" week for wind output over the past seven days is proof that renewables won't work. But modelling shows that is not true. The post “Worst week for wind:” But is that a reason to panic about transition to renewables? 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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Leidos Roadmap to Advancing Environmental Sustainability

3BL Media

Originally published in Leidos Sustainability Report Our roadmap for achieving the 2030 targets will include an array of solutions to reduce the company’s environmental footprint and will continuously evolve.

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Delburn wind farm edges closer to construction in Latrobe Valley pine plantation

Renew Economy

Wind farm receives what is hoped to be the final approval before kicking off construction in the third quarter on 2024. The post Delburn wind farm edges closer to construction in Latrobe Valley pine plantation appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Recognizing Excellence: Covia’s Plants Nominated for WHC Awards

3BL Media

Two of Covia’s plants are nominees for awards from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) this year. To be eligible for these awards, facilities must be certified by the WHC with outstanding voluntary programs that aim to create, conserve, and restore wildlife habitat. Our plant in Emmett, Idaho, has been nominated for the WHC Avian Award in recognition of projects focused on bird conservation and improved stewardship of avian habitat.

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Global Wind Energy Council - Record year for wind energy shows momentum but highlights need for policy-driven action

Global Renewable News

The global wind industry installed a record 117GW of new capacity in 2023, making it the best year ever for new wind energy. Despite a turbulent political and macroeconomic environment, the wind indus.

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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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Drop by Drop Project Partners Make Progress in Advancing Environmental Sustainability Through Grants From Sands

3BL Media

Las Vegas Sands In 2019, Sands and The WASH Foundation (previously the Clean the World Foundation) established the Drop by Drop Project to support innovative water stewardship projects through grants to local environmental champions in Sands’ host communities of Macao and Singapore. Managed and operated by The WASH Foundation, the Drop by Drop Project supports initiatives that increase local water resiliency, reinvigorate ecosystems, incubate new water solutions and engage the community.

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KPMG: Majority of U.S. CEOs Expect Significant Returns from Sustainability Investments Within 3-5 Years

ESG Today

The majority of U.S. CEOs expect to see significant returns from their company’s sustainability investments within three to five years, and the corporate leaders continue to rank ESG as their top operational priority, even in the face of inflationary and supply chain challenges and Gen AI-related opportunities, according to a new survey released by professional services firm KPMG US.

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Helping Louisiana Youth Bridge Gaps, Realize Potential in Life and Learning

3BL Media

“We work with them on education, first and foremost.” Erin Davison, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Southwest Louisiana , has been in her role for almost seven years. She notes that now, more than ever, youth are facing heightened behavioral challenges after enduring the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m a social worker by trade, and we are seeing more youth come through the door with these challenges than any other time in my career,” says Davison.

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The brilliant case for impact investing in America’s HBCUs

Impact Alpha

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a partnership between ImpactAlpha and Mission Investors Exchange (MIE) to present new ideas and perspectives in. The post The brilliant case for impact investing in America’s HBCUs appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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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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How T-Mobile’s Project 10Million Is Helping Bridge the Digital Divide

3BL Media

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) was created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that Congress passed in 2021. The program offered eligible households a discount on their monthly internet or wireless plan, and a one-time discount on devices like a laptop or tablet. The $14.2 billion program helped some 23 million households, but it will end if Congress fails to renew funding.

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Driving long-term business transformation

McKinsey Sustainabilty

What it takes to get transformation right, setting a company up to operate better today and handle disruption and change tomorrow with energized, creative employees.

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Delmarva Power Receives Recognition From EPA and DOE for Its Energy Efficiency Programs in Maryland

3BL Media

SALISBURY, Md., April 16, 2024 /3BL/ - Delmarva Power has received national recognition for the significant impacts its energy efficiency programs are having in helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and providing millions of dollars in savings for Maryland customers on their energy bills. The company has received the 2024 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency Program Delivery from the U.S.

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U.S. Bureau of Land Management - BLM adopts categorical exclusions to expedite geothermal energy permitting

Global Renewable News

Tungsten Mountain Geothermal Power Plant.To improve permitting of geothermal energy exploration on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management today (April 15) adopted two existin.

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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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Duke Energy Celebrates Its Indigenous Employee Resource Group and Sponsors Campbell University’s Inaugural American Indian Leadership Development Program

3BL Media

Duke Energy's Indigenous employee resource group is called Forever Indigenous Resource Support Team (FIRST) and is open to all employees at Duke Energy. Wow! I have learned so much from our FIRST members over this past year. We support the communities we serve by sponsoring events like the 2023 AISES Region 7 Conference in Lumberton and the Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration.

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A single atom layer of gold: Researchers create goldene

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

For the first time, scientists have managed to create sheets of gold only a single atom layer thick. The material has been termed goldene. According to researchers, this has given the gold new properties that can make it suitable for use in applications such as carbon dioxide conversion, hydrogen production, and production of value-added chemicals.

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Sysco Celebrates the Arrival of 10 Electric Trucks in Denver

3BL Media

Originally published on April 5th, 2024 on LinkedIn.com Neil Russell, Sysco’s Chief Administrative officer, joined Governor Jared Polis and members of the Colorado General Assembly to celebrate the arrival of 10 electric trucks that recently joined our Sysco Denver fleet. At Sysco , we are proud to be the first heavy-duty fleet operator to bring widescale adoption of this new zero emissions technology to the state of Colorado.

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Reworld - Covanta Celebrates its Transformation into Reworld

Global Renewable News

Following two years of investment, transformation and growth, Covanta, which has been known as a leading waste-to-energy provider, proudly announces the next milestone in its strategic evolution as a.

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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.