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Labor swamped with 40 GW of wind and solar bids in first major tender

Renew Economy

Chris Bowen says more than 40 GW of wind and solar capacity registers for first CIS auction, enough to meet 2030 renewables target. The post Labor swamped with 40 GW of wind and solar bids in first major tender appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How the food industry is working to protect freshwater ecosystems

GreenBiz

Food powerhouses are crafting strategies to tackle the intertwined challenges of water and nature.

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Here's the secret to cooling India’s buildings

Corporate Knights

B y the middle of April, Mumbai had recorded its highest temperature of the last 15 years, approaching 40°C. Officials from the India Meteorological Department attributed the length of the unrelenting heat wave, ironically, to what is commonly seen as a marker of urban “development”: a boom in (heat-trapping) high-rises. Today, India has 461 million people living in urban centres.

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Suntado Opens First Vertically Integrated Class 1 and Class 2 Dairy Processing Plant in Idaho

3BL Media

DENTON, Texas, June 24, 2024 /3BL/ - Tetra Pak, a pioneer and world-leading food processing and packaging solutions company, is pleased to share that Suntado LLC, a contract manufacturer in dairy and other beverages, has opened a state-of-the-art facility in Burley, Idaho. With commercial readiness expected just in time for Dairy Month (June), the facility can process up to 1 million pounds of local milk per day into shelf-stable and ESL milk and other liquid dairy products, many of which will b

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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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Nuclear lobby concedes rooftop solar will have to make way for reactors

Renew Economy

Nuclear lobby groups admit that rooftop solar will be a major casualty of the push for "always on" nuclear. Is the public happy to have their PV modules switched off? The post Nuclear lobby concedes rooftop solar will have to make way for reactors appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Kimberly-Clark pledges to stop cutting down 'natural forests' for tissues, diapers

GreenBiz

New strategy centers on Canada and Alaska, which have 25 percent of the world’s remaining primary forests.

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Truist Foundation Grants Aim To Catalyze Innovation and Scale Successful Solutions

3BL Media

Truist Foundation announced philanthropic funding for 11 nonprofit organizations working to pilot emerging solutions or scale existing successful initiatives into new regions. This comes at a time where there is a gap in the ability for many nonprofits to secure meaningful funding for growing and scaling their work. According to a report from UHY Advisors, well over half of the 116 nonprofits surveyed stated that their organization had created new programs or services in the past year, while nea

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Dutton’s nuclear plan could cost up to $600 billion, deliver less than four pct of grid, industry body says

Renew Economy

The cost of building seven reactors under Peter Dutton's nuclear proposal could be up to $600 billion and deliver just 3.7 per cent of Australia's energy mix in 2050 The post Dutton’s nuclear plan could cost up to $600 billion, deliver less than four pct of grid, industry body says appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Elon Musk reveals the one job interview question he asks every candidate to instantly spot a liar

Good.is: Planet

When recruiters don't have a polygraph lie-detector machine, they can ask this simple question from the job seekers and observe their response.

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Innargi - The construction of the first geothermal heating plant in Aarhus has begun

Global Renewable News

At the geothermal site in Skejby, two geothermal wells have been completed. One well will be used to pump hot water to the surface, while the other will return the cooled water back into the res.

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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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Junior Achievement Accelerates Outreach to Indigenous Students in New Mexico

3BL Media

Junior Achievement of New Mexico is celebrating a 230% expansion of its program to bring financial and career readiness curriculum to more Indigenous students. A $98,000 grant from Marathon Petroleum Corporation allowed the nonprofit to expand to more schools where Indigenous students represent at least 30% of the enrollment. The nonprofit’s Indigenous Student Outreach Program served 1,491 students in 2023-24, up from 648 the year before.

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Kiwi solar developer lines up 220MW project in hot South Island location

Renew Economy

The Haldon Station site, on land blighted by erosion and pests, will be Lodestone Energy's largest solar project to date. The post Kiwi solar developer lines up 220MW project in hot South Island location appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Sustainability

Energy Central

In continuation to my earlier contribution to ‘Sustainable Design’, Sustainable product design has proven to be critical in attempting solution to such problems based on entire life-cycle (creation to disposal). Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to revolutionize many industries rendering them more efficient, effective and sustainable. AI is simply a computer system that.

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U.S. Bureau of Land Management - BLM seeks comments for October geothermal lease sale across Nevada

Global Renewable News

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comments on four environmental assessments for 70 parcels totaling more than 234,300 acres across Nevada that have been nominated for a prop.

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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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Schneider Electric Expands Global Private Equity & Financial Services Practice With Comprehensive Consultancy + Data Management Solution

3BL Media

Global consultancy and digital solutions for all stages of the user life-cycle: sourcing, data management, analytics and reporting. Advising 30+ private equity firms globally and more than 400 portfolio companies representing +$100B assets under management. LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 24, 2024 /3BL/ - Schneider Electric , a global leader in sustainability, today announced that it has expanded the capabilities of its global private equity and financial services consultancy within its Sustainability Bus

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“Jam tomorrow:” Dutton’s confused nuclear plan won’t keep the lights on

Renew Economy

Energy analysts point out the Coalition's nuclear plans barely scratch the surface of the country's future energy needs. But try getting an answer from Ted O'Brien. The post “Jam tomorrow:” Dutton’s confused nuclear plan won’t keep the lights on appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Earth's missing continent discovered 375 years after a sailor first visited it

Good.is: Planet

The continent which had been hidden in plain sight all the time, conceals mysteries that interest geologists and scientists.

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European Investment Bank - Spain: EIB Group and BBVA unlock 800 million to support energy transition and small and medium-sized enterprises

Global Renewable News

Highlights The EIB Group has invested 377 million in a BBVA asset-backed securitisation operation. The agreement will enable BBVA to unlock 800 million to finance energy efficiency proje.

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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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Rescuing Diversity From the DEI Backlash

3BL Media

By Sarah Murray Originally published by The Financial Times on FT.com At IBM, the holistic approach extends beyond company walls to deepening the talent well from which it can draw. For example, its SkillsBuild free education programme focuses on communities that have traditionally been under-represented in the tech sector. And in 2016, IBM began removing the four-year degree requirement from many of its job postings.

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Matt Kean to helm Climate Change Authority, says no to nuclear

Renew Economy

The CCA's role is likely to become more important in the lead up to a federal election set to focus on net zero. The post Matt Kean to helm Climate Change Authority, says no to nuclear appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Brief: Surdna Foundation’s Don Chen on finding ‘impact alpha’

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: Featured: Returns on Inclusion Surdna Foundation’s Don Chen: High-risk, high-reward impact investments are paying off (Q&A). The post The Brief: Surdna Foundation’s Don Chen on finding ‘impact alpha’ appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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European Investment Bank - EIB Board of Directors approves 12.8 billion new financing for transport, energy and business investment

Global Renewable News

Highlights 5 billion for high-speed rail, urban transport and upgrading ports 2.6 billion for onshore wind, upgrading electricity grids, small scale renewables and biofuels 2.9 billion f.

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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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Albertsons Companies' Southern Division Celebrates Juneteenth

3BL Media

Albertsons Companies' Southern division team at Tom Thumb in DeSoto, Texas hosted an amazing Juneteenth community celebration! The team partnered with local, Black-owned businesses, brands, musicians, performers and more to showcase the diversity and richness of our culture. It was a joy to see our shoppers and associates enjoy grilling inspiration and special tastes of brisket, pulled pork and other delicacies from Ron Bates of Twisted BBQ, live music from Steven Brown Jazz, performances from t

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Peter Dutton says nuclear power plants “burn energy.” No they don’t

Renew Economy

Peter Dutton says nuclear power plants burn energy. Er, no they don't. Is this why the Coalition nuclear policy makes no sense? The post Peter Dutton says nuclear power plants “burn energy.” No they don’t appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Striving for Sustainability: Meet Pelin

Cisco CSR

Pelin Salem is a Radio Regulatory Technical Leader at Cisco who spearheaded an initiative that reduced testing time, improved energy efficiency, and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In our interview, she describes how collaboration is vital when developing new climate solutions.

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American Battery Technology Company - US Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm Tours American Battery Technology Company Commercial Facilities

Global Renewable News

American Battery Technology Company (NASDAQ: ABAT), an integrated critical battery materials company that is commercializing its technologies for both primary battery minerals manufacturing and s.

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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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The Home Depot Foundation Invests $9 Million To Provide Housing for More Than 3,400 Veterans Battling Homelessness

3BL Media

Originally published on Built From Scratch The Home Depot Foundation is investing $9 million to provide housing solutions for over 3,400 veterans battling homelessness. This funding will support the construction of more than 300 new housing units and the repair of nearly 200 additional units, bringing much-needed stability and comfort to veterans across the nation.

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Shape, shift, and shimmy: EVs and hot water can boost flexible demand, but need policy pathway

Renew Economy

Flexible demand can provide significant savings and grid benefits, but consumers are skeptical and policy makers have not provided clear pathway. The post Shape, shift, and shimmy: EVs and hot water can boost flexible demand, but need policy pathway appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Advanced Economies are headed for a downfall

Gail Tverberg

It may be pleasant to think that the economies that are “on top” now will stay on top forever, but it is doubtful that this is the way the economy of the world works. Figure 1. Three-year average GDP growth rates for Advanced Economies based on data published by the World Bank , with a linear trend line. GDP growth is net of inflation. Figure 1 shows that, for the Advanced Economies viewed as a group (that is, members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OEC

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Vestas - Vestas receives 577 MW order in Australia for second stage of the 1.3 GW Golden Plains wind project

Global Renewable News

Strengthening the existing relationship with TagEnergy, Vestas has been awarded the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) for the second stage of Golden Plains Wind Farm in Australia. The s.

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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.