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Australia can learn from the American experience with nuclear power

Renew Economy

Nuclear power has no business case or operational need in Australia’s energy future. No one who understands energy markets would claim otherwise. The post Australia can learn from the American experience with nuclear power appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Allbirds keeps ‘nerdy’ approach to emissions at the heart of rescue plan

GreenBiz

Allbirds’ sales are in steep decline but it’s hoping a shoe with ‘close to zero’ carbon emissions can help turn that around.

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Delays in massive transmission and battery projects give NSW wriggle room to delay Eraring closure

Renew Economy

Delays in Australia's biggest transmission project and one of its biggest battery projects create a reliability gap that may give NSW opportunity to justify an extension to Eraring closure. The post Delays in massive transmission and battery projects give NSW wriggle room to delay Eraring closure appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Climate policy outlook: Critical mineral prices are about to surge without policy intervention

GreenBiz

This week’s most important climate policy stories.

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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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Milestone for floating offshore wind as world-first auction names winner and price

Renew Economy

France announces the winner nd price of world's first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction which will see 250MW built off the coast of Southern Brittany. The post Milestone for floating offshore wind as world-first auction names winner and price appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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From Utopia to Reality: Project Management’s Origins in Literature to Our Mandate

Green Project Management

As a student of project management, it’s fascinating to explore the earliest discussions of projects and their societal impacts. Understanding the origins of project management provides some insights into how early thinkers conceptualized organized tasks for the benefit of society. This post shares the foundational ideas that have influenced modern practices, showcasing the evolution of […] The post From Utopia to Reality: Project Management’s Origins in Literature to Our Mandate app

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Weather’s Impact on Investing in US Agriculture: Navigating the New Normal

3BL Media

by Craig Wichner, founder, Farmland LP Innovation plays a pivotal role in enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability. Initiatives such as organic and high-carbon agriculture promote environmental stewardship, while mechanization of harvest, weeding, and cultivation processes improve efficiency and reduce labor costs. Emerging technologies like drones and UAVs enable precise monitoring and management of crops, while smart irrigation systems optimize water usage, mitigating the impact

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Barnaby effect? Mystery surrounds late three-year delay for huge New England renewable zone

Renew Economy

One of Australia's biggest renewable energy zones has suffered a three-year delay. The cause has not yet been explained, but Barnaby Joyce has been a noisy opponent. The post Barnaby effect? Mystery surrounds late three-year delay for huge New England renewable zone appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Hand Hygiene Training Gap and Innovative Ways To Train Healthcare Professionals

3BL Media

Originally published on Tork News Center PHILADELPHIA, PA., May 20, 2024 /3BL/ – Tork, an Essity brand, was proud to once again recognize and participate in World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th, an initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness of the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to bring people together in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.

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Public meeting called on massive solar and battery project as objections pile up

Renew Economy

The Independent Planning Commission wants to hear from local communities as it weighs up whether or not to approve a 600MW solar and battery project in NSW. The post Public meeting called on massive solar and battery project as objections pile up 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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Bemidji Mechatronics Training

3BL Media

Responding to a growing need for increased technical skills among the workforce in Bemidji, Minnesota, PotlatchDeltic worked with The Idea Circle, a workforce development consultant, the Minnesota Innovation Initiative (MI2), an affiliate of the local chamber of commerce, and other private, local employers to create a mechatronics program. The Mechatronics program is focused on building competency for maintenance and repair on electrical, mechanical, computer, robotics, and automation systems.

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South Australia’s hopes of reaching world-first 100 pct net renewables by 2027 hit new hurdles

Renew Economy

South Australia's accelerated target for net 100pct renewables made more difficult by delays to new link to NSW and its own hydrogen power plans. The post South Australia’s hopes of reaching world-first 100 pct net renewables by 2027 hit new hurdles appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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GoDaddy 2023 Sustainability Report: About GoDaddy | Corporate Governance

3BL Media

Originally published in GoDaddy's 2023 Sustainability Report Corporate Governance We’re committed to generating value and earning trust. Delivering on our mission requires a strong foundation of effective management, oversight, and accountability. We maintain governance policies and practices designed to support long-term value creation, help us earn our stakeholders’ trust, and enable us to remain competitive in our dynamic operating environment.

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“Huge growth potential:” UK renewables outfit snaps up Australian wind contractor

Renew Economy

Scotland-based company buys up Australian wind project contractor with big plans to treble revenues and staff over the next five years. The post “Huge growth potential:” UK renewables outfit snaps up Australian wind contractor 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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Integrated Approach to Sustainability Yields Progress on ESG Goals

3BL Media

We published Enbridge’s 23rd Sustainability Report , which details the solid progress we’re making towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. “Every day, we strive to be the first-choice energy delivery company in North America and beyond—for customers, communities, investors, regulators, policymakers and employees,” say Enbridge President and CEO Greg Ebel and Board of Directors Chair Pamela Carter in a message to readers.

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Australian researchers win funding to work with China on making sustainable green aviation fuel

Renew Economy

Less than a week after the federal budget allocated $1.7bn to green metals and low-carbon liquid fuels, a new China-Australia collaboration on sustainable aviation biofuel has won grant funding. The post Australian researchers win funding to work with China on making sustainable green aviation fuel appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Logitech Honored With 10 Design Award Wins From Red Dot for 2024

3BL Media

Logitech Blog Logitech continues to be recognized for its design work by once again being honored by Red Dot this year with 10 award wins across various categories. Logitech’s standing with Red Dot continues from last year when the company was named Red Dot Design Team of the Year 2023. Judged by an international team of experts, the Red Dot Award seeks to find products that significantly stand out for having exceptional design.

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'Vigorous melting' at Antarctica's Thwaites 'Doomsday' Glacier

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Glaciologists show evidence of warm ocean water intruding kilometers beneath grounded ice at Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. The findings suggest that existing climate models are underestimating the impact of ocean and ice interactions in future sea level rise projections.

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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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Keysight Designated Technical Service Provider for United Nations Automotive Cybersecurity and Software Regulations

3BL Media

Keysight's device security research lab can now conduct vehicle type approval evaluations under UN R155 / R156 regulations Automotive security regulations become a requirement for all new vehicles produced for United Nations Economic Commission for Europe countries beginning July 2024 SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 20, 2024 /3BL/ - Keysight Technologies, Inc.

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Love Is the Key to Democracy

Stanford Social Innovation

By Michael McAfee Why are Americans worried about democracy to such an unprecedented degree ? The answer will not be found in the current election cycle. At the roots of the challenge we face is our failure, yet, to build a democracy that serves all people. Doing so means transforming our governing institutions, laws, regulations, and customs in a more fundamental way than tinkering around the edges with policy and programs.

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Aspiring Entrepreneurs Compete for Seed Funding at Final Pitch Night Sponsored by Mary Kay, Inc., City of Lewisville, and M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation

3BL Media

Lewisville High School (Lewisville Independent School District) students, participating in the INCubatoredu program, competed in their Final Pitch Night at the Technology, Exploration & Career Center - West in Lewisville, Texas on April 25, 2024. Hopeful entrepreneurs were vying for a total of $5,000 in seed funds to help take their business to the next level.

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Ukrhydroenergo - Two hydroelectric power plants are out of operation

Global Renewable News

Hydroelectric power facilities were heavily damaged during the morning (May 8) shelling of critical infrastructure.Russia continues massively attack and destroy Ukraine's energy infr.

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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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Sofidel America Wins Gold Stevie® Award for ESG Excellence

3BL Media

Sofidel America, a global leader in paper product manufacturing, proudly announces its recent win at the 2024 Stevie® Awards, where it clinched the prestigious Gold Stevie® Award for Achievement in Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG). The Stevie® Awards, esteemed as the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., attract thousands of nominations from across the globe.

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Morlais Tidal Energy - North Wales tidal energy scheme welcomes government renewables announcement

Global Renewable News

With UK Government Contracts for Difference (CfD) energy auction on the horizon again later this year we were pleased to learn that tidal stream energy has again been ringfenced.CfD is the.

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Henkel 2023 Sustainability Report: Regenerative Planet

3BL Media

Originally published in the Henkel 2023 Sustainability Report We are on a journey toward an environmental transformation of our business model. To achieve this ambition, we intend to transform our processes, products and use of raw materials in the direction of a resource-efficient, climate-neutral future. We are focusing on climate change mitigation measures, a functional circular economy, and the protection of nature and biodiversity.

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Morlais Tidal Energy - High voltage contract awarded

Global Renewable News

James Fisher and Sons plc has won a contract to manage, repair, and maintain high voltage equipment and cables at two of Menter Môn's Morlais tidal energy substations. The contract.

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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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Middle Schoolers Attend Annual Girls in Tech Event Hosted by Northwestern Mutual

3BL Media

Originally published by CBS58 MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Northwestern Mutual hosted their annual Girls in Tech event Tuesday, May 14. Local middle schoolers gathered at the company's campus for interactive activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Employee volunteers led the girls in activities such as guiding a "sphero-robot" through a maze with coding, learning about AI and data science, and general instruction about careers in tech.

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Crown Estate Scotland - Crown Estate Scotland survey finds significant appetite to accelerate deployment of tidal and wave energy

Global Renewable News

An in-depth survey was carried out by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult on behalf of Crown Estate Scotland in 2023, with views and ideas sought from those working to develop and bring to.

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Baker Hughes Foundation Contributes $95,000 To Combat Homelessness in London

3BL Media

LONDON, May 20, 2024 /3BL/ - The Baker Hughes Foundation announced Monday a $95,000 grant to St Mungo’s in support of ending homelessness and rebuilding lives in England. St Mungo’s key missions are to work directly with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and provide them with services to find paths away from the streets, for good, and influence policymakers to make positive change.

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Marine Renewables Canada - Take 5: The ON&T Interview with Elisa Obermann

Global Renewable News

Canada's ocean sector boasts investment, innovation, and ambition. The shared goal among public and private sectors is to grow the national ocean economy to $220 billion by 2035. Collaboration wil.

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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.