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Let’s not forget about how renewables will impact the distribution grid

Utiliity Dive

As many more zero-carbon generation sources connect to the grid, the urgency of grid modernization programs will continue to increase. Discover how the rise of renewables will drive the need for upgrades on our distribution systems.

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How the new EU directive will rewrite ESG reporting

GreenBiz

The European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive won’t just affect local companies, it will transform sustainability reporting around the globe.

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NSW gets stunning low price for wind and solar in biggest renewables auction

Renew Economy

NSW announced results of first renewable auction, with solar prices below $35/MWh and wind below $50/MWh. The post NSW gets stunning low price for wind and solar in biggest renewables auction appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How Indigenous Nations are leading the conservation-based economy

Corporate Knights

Sharing Indigenous Elders’ lived experiences through oral Nêhiyaw (Cree) history is at the top of Kevin Lewis’s daily to-do list. Lewis is the founder of the non-profit kâniyâsihk Culture Camps, where land-based teachings on foraging, birch-bark-canoe building and other bushcraft in northeast Saskatchewan’s boreal forest are passed down. Lewis’s kokum (grandmother) used to tell him that the water was once so pure their ancestors could simply fill their pots and make tea.

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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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Expect $264B of Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging by 2030

Environment + Energy Leader

Global technology company Siemens predicts that the market for wireless EV charging in Europe and North America will reach $2 billion by 2028. The post Expect $264B of Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging by 2030 appeared first on Environment+Energy Leader.

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A dream team for ocean carbon capture?

GreenBiz

A group of former Google, SolarCity and Tesla executives in April snagged $20 million in what is being called the largest ocean-based carbon removal investment to date.

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Teck needs to figure out how to transition out of the coal business

Corporate Knights

It has been an intense few weeks for Teck Resources, as Canada’s largest diversified mining company faces an existential fork in the road. With a takeover lurking in the wings, the company must now figure out how to transition out of its 20-million-tonnes-a-year coal business. The proposed takeover of Vancouver-based Teck, a company recognized as a sustainability leader, by Swiss mining giant Glencore PLC, a company saddled with a history of human rights, bribery and environmental problems,

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FERC commissioners tell senators of major grid reliability challenges, with some blaming markets

Utiliity Dive

Power plants are retiring faster than they’re being replaced, according to FERC Commissioner Mark Christie. “The arithmetic doesn’t work,” he said at a Senate hearing Thursday.

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How PepsiCo marries ESG with financial decisions

GreenBiz

PepsiCo’s allocation of green bond proceeds offers insights into how the food and beverage company considers climate goals when reviewing capital requests.

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Snowy 2.0 project pushed back to late 2029, costs to blow out again

Renew Economy

Snowy Hydro reveals more big delays and cost blow outs in troubled Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project, now not likely to begin full production until late 2029. The post Snowy 2.0 project pushed back to late 2029, costs to blow out again 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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Hero: In coal-heavy Poland, Warsaw takes a stand against fossil fuels

Corporate Knights

Poland hasn’t exactly been a paragon of virtue in the fight against climate change. Its coal mining industry remains one of Europe’s largest, and fossil fuels – mostly coal – still make up more than 80% of its electricity supply. But hopeful signs of change are emerging there on a local level, encapsulated in a January decision by Warsaw’s city council to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, an emerging global campaign that describes itself as “an international mechanism to manage a

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New York Bans Fossil Fuels in New Buildings Starting 2026

ESG Today

New York will become the first state to ban the use of gas stoves and heating, according to new rules released with Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2024 Budget, which included measures to decarbonize buildings and to invest in new renewable energy projects aimed at helping the state achieve its climate goals. New York passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) in 2019, setting into law the state’s commitments to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030 an

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Who’s leading the way on transport tech design?

GreenBiz

Artemis, an electric maritime company, and itselectric, a new urban EV charging company, stand out in an oversaturated industry of sustainable transport technology.

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Chart of the day: Germany produces 40GW of solar for first time

Renew Economy

Solar reaches 40GW of output for first time in Germany. The post Chart of the day: Germany produces 40GW of solar for first time 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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Zero: Why is COP28 letting a fox guard the henhouse?

Corporate Knights

Talk about letting the fox into the henhouse. Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber may be a competent politician, diplomat and business leader. But whether the United Arab Emirates’ minister of industry and advanced technology is well suited to chair the forthcoming UN climate summit, COP28, in Dubai this November is a different matter. Besides his cabinet duties, al-Jaber happens to be chief executive of the.

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Looking within: How Walmart in Mexico changed everything for an omnichannel future

McKinsey Sustainabilty

The executive committee at Walmex had to lead differently to take the company into the digital age. They reflect on the changes in the organization and in themselves.

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LinkedIn calls for green upskilling as demand for sustainability roles grows

GreenBiz

New data reveals demand in the green labor market is accelerating faster than supply, fueling fears of a sustainability skills bottleneck.

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“About time:” Net Zero Authority to guide just transition from fossils to renewables

Renew Economy

Federal Labor announces new national body armed with $400m budget to support emissions-intensive sectors, their workers and communities to transition to clean industry. The post “About time:” Net Zero Authority to guide just transition from fossils to renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Mitsubishi Launches $1 Billion Climate Tech Growth Fund

ESG Today

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation announced today the launch of the Marunouchi Climate Tech Growth Fund, a new fund aimed at investing and commercializing developing climate tech-related startups, with a primary focus on those providing decarbonization solutions. The fund has raised $400 million of capital commitments from investors at its first close, with plans to reach up to $1 billion by its final closing.

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Can European Industry Wean Itself From Russian Natural Gas?

Environment + Energy Leader

McKinsey & Company says European industrials reduced their demand by 25 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But it adds that China and India could replace that by consuming 35 billion cubic meters, which they get at a discount.

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3 challenges for making global sustainability strategies local

GreenBiz

They say "all politics are local." So are effective sustainability strategies.

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Kwinana: First big battery in world’s biggest isolated grid finally gets registered

Renew Economy

The 200MWh Kwinana big battery - the first in the world's biggest isolated grid - finally gets its registration after some six months of delay. The post Kwinana: First big battery in world’s biggest isolated grid finally gets registered appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Diligent Launches Board-Level ESG Reporting Platform

ESG Today

Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) SaaS solutions provider Diligent announced today the launch of Board Reporting for ESG, a new dashboard-based platform aimed at providing a comprehensive view of an organization’s ESG data and posture for reporting to executive management and company directors. Key features of the new solution include reporting dashboards offering insight into the relationship between company sustainability performance and stakeholder perception, information on progress agai

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What you need to know when choosing a smart electrical panel

Stacey Higginbotham

On a recent Internet of Things Podcast , we took a voicemail from Shane on our podcast hotline. Shane has to replace the electrical panel in his home and thinking about going with a smart electrical panel. He notes that we’ve r ecommended the Sense Home Energy monitoring solution in the past. However, he’s concerned that as a smaller company, Sense may not be around through the life of his breaker box.

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System change investing is the next evolution of ESG

GreenBiz

System change investing provides a practical and profitable way to engage the corporate and financial sectors in system change.

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Giga-scale desert region solar plants may have positive climate impact

Renew Economy

Gigawatt-scale solar projects planned for China’s Gobi Desert and other arid regions could have significant positive climate impacts, scientists find. The post Giga-scale desert region solar plants may have positive climate impact appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Cleantech Startup Energy Dome Raises $44 Million to Scale “CO2 Battery” Energy Storage Solution

ESG Today

Energy storage startup Energy Dome announced that it has raised €40 million (US$44 million), with proceeds aimed at scaling the global commercialization of its utility-scale storage solution, the CO2 Battery, and its expansion in new markets, with a particular focus on the U.S. Founded in 2019, Milan, Italy-based Energy Dome enables expanded use of renewable energy by making solar and wind power dispatchable using its CO2 Battery, utilizing thermodynamic processes to use CO2 as an energy storage

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The Week in Impact Investing: Basics

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! ? On the ground. There was no shortage of complex issues to dissect at this week’s Milken Global Conference, The post The Week in Impact Investing: Basics appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Inside the art and science of banks’ ‘financed emissions’

GreenBiz

What does it take to determine how much a bank's lending and investments contribute to the climate crisis?

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Renewables cover half of Germany’s electricity demand in first quarter of 2023

Renew Economy

Renewable energy covered about half of electricity consumption in Germany during the first three months of 2023. The post Renewables cover half of Germany’s electricity demand in first quarter of 2023 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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.