Energy

Date/Time: July 13, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) As the need for climate action grows, decarbonization is becoming a major goal for more organizations. Procuring clean energy is a crucial strategy in this effort.  Yet the most common tool for corporate procurements, power purchase agreements (PPAs), is complex. Corporations and organizations often do not
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General Electric‘s aviation unit and its joint-venture partner Safran of France on Monday said they are developing new airplane engines that aim to cut emissions by more than a fifth of today’s levels. GE Aviation and France’s Safran together produce some of the most commonly used aircraft engines under their CFM joint venture. Together they
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In this article VWS-DK ORSTED-DK GE Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images General Electric’s renewables unit and LafargeHolcim, the world’s biggest cement manufacturer, have struck a deal to explore the recycling of wind turbine blades. A memorandum of understanding will see the companies focus on exploring “circular economy solutions.” Business practices connected to the
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In this article SGRE-ES Wind turbines in Brandenburg, Germany. Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty Images So-called “green” hydrogen production using onshore wind turbines could achieve price parity with fossil-based hydrogen by the year 2030, according to a white paper from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. In a statement on Wednesday the firm — a
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The notion of power utilities and telecommunications companies combining or working together is not new. The obvious synergies between these real or quasi monopolies have been written about extensively over the past two decades. Both small and large utilities, telcos and cellular companies (“cellcos”) have carefully tried partnering in a typically limited fashion. In a
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Alexander Novak, Russia’s energy minister, pauses during a panel session on day two of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak on Thursday said the oil and gas-rich country may soon be tempted
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In this article BANPU-TH Coal is one of the world’s biggest polluters, with its transportation, storage and usage accounting for around 40% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations. One executive who says she wants to help reduce the Asia-Pacific region’s dependence on the fossil fuel is Somruedee Chaimongkol, chief executive
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Russia’s Deputy Prime Minster Alexander Novak (L) and Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud attend a session as part of the 24th St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2021) at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Center. Donat Sorokin | TASS | Getty Images LONDON — Two of the world’s largest oil-producing countries
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This week, we announced five startups pitching June 17 at Accelerate at Circularity 21. Accelerate is a fast pitch competition featuring startups across the circular economy value chain. Climate tech startups, and investments into them, are growing. In 2020, investments into early stage climate tech companies topped $60 billion and grew at a faster rate
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Will that new $50 million factory be threatened by flooding or wildfires? How many buildings in your company’s real-estate portfolio might require climate-adaption retrofits?  Questions such as these are fueling a flood of early-stage investment in climate tech that crosses over into the enterprise software realm, as companies seek to integrate data about emissions, resource
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Over the past few years, the term “climate risk” has risen to the fore, taking up residency inside the world’s biggest banks and investors. Today, it is part of many companies’ toolkit as they seek to understand the impacts of climate change on their business and society. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Construction, Housing and Utilities Minister Vladimir Yakushev during a meeting in Moscow, Russia February 10, 2020. Aleksey Nikolskyi | Sputnik | Kremlin via Reuters There are signs that Russia’s economy is overheating with annual inflation currently at 5.9%, Anton Siluanov, the country’s finance minister, said Thursday. “If we continue
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In the accelerating push to electrify transportation, one big obstacle always comes up: The grid. How will the electrical grid handle so many vehicles charging at once? Especially when fast-charging stations gulp down prodigious amounts of power? These are valid questions, and often utilities need to make improvements to the grid before installing significant charging
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In this article 7267.T-JP 7203.T-JP ALO-FR merc67 | iStock | Getty Images Siemens Mobility has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Germany-based organization to undertake joint research into the use of liquid organic hydrogen carrier technology in the railway sector. In a statement earlier this week Siemens Mobility’s CEO of Rolling Stock, Albrecht Neumann,
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VERGE Electrify in Review Sarah Golden, GreenBiz senior energy analyst, joins as guest host. Golden, one of the VERGE Electrify co-chairs, and Joel Makower discuss the inaugural two-day conference. Why is right now the perfect time to be electrifying everything? (1:20) Features VERGE Electrify highlights (28:25) GreenBiz Senior Editor Deonna Anderson shares highlights from this week’s VERGE Electrify
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Members of the environmental group MilieuDefensie celebrate the verdict of the Dutch environmental organisation’s case against Royal Dutch Shell Plc, outside the Palace of Justice courthouse in The Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Peter Boer | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Some of the world’s largest corporate emitters have suffered a series
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A logo on storage silos at the Total SE Grandpuits oil refinery in Grandpuits-Bailly-Carrois, France, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Cyril Marcilhacy | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Investors in French oil giant Total on Friday backed the company’s strategy at its annual shareholder meeting, including plans to tackle the climate emergency, according to
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Over the course of the pandemic, I’ve seen numerous dispatches issued by software developers touting the carbon footprint reduction potential of shifting to collaboration applications for many employee meetings.  Here’s one example: An April dispatch from Boston-based LogMeIn estimates that its roughly 2 million customers avoided up to 63 million metric tons of greenhouse gas
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In this article EQNR-NO SGRE-ES This photo shows wind turbine parts at a port in Ostend, Belgium. Philippe Clément/Arterra | Universal Images Group | Getty Images European ports will require new infrastructure and significant investment over the next few years to cope with the growth of the region’s offshore wind sector, according to a new
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The economic foundations of today’s food and agricultural systems continue to be dominated by a singular focus on productivity and increased yields. This has distorted what is valued in assessments of how food is produced, sourced, processed, traded, sold and eaten. Moreover, it has led to the mass production of commodity crops and the proliferation
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Here’s an “incredible good news story for America” that’s getting attention all the way up to the White House. Remember how the nation mobilized seemingly overnight for the Allied Powers 80 years ago? It’s time to hustle again, but now it’s in order to combat the climate crisis and slash carbon emissions in half by about 2030.
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