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One Little-Known Provision in Inflation Reduction Act to Help Energy-Saving Technologies Boom

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 13:25
Even in the midst of a global and national energy crunch, 30% of U.S. commercial building energy consumption is still being wasted. Dollars are literally seeping through pipes, wires, walls, ceilings, and disappearing into thin air. As bad as it sounds, this is a solvable problem, and many of the solutions already exist.  

Plainsight and MarineSitu Collaborate to Propel a Sustainable Blue Economy 

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 13:25
Plainsight is partnering with MarineSitu to create innovative vision AI monitoring solutions for the Blue Economy, enabling marine energy devices to coexist harmoniously with aquatic life. Plainsight's managed services and vision AI tools will be integrated with MarineSitu's user-friendly underwater camera and sonar software and hardware for faster, lower-cost video processing, analysis, and alerting. This partnership will deliver underwater intelligence to MarineSitu users and customers, reducing environmental risks and mitigating negative impacts across the Blue Economy.

Stellantis to build electric aircraft with Archer

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 13:25
Stellantis N.V. and Archer Aviation Inc. have announced that they have agreed to significantly expand their partnership by joining forces to manufacture Archer’s flagship electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Midnight. Stellantis will work with Archer to establish Archer’s recently announced manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia at which the companies plan to begin manufacturing the Midnight aircraft in 2024.

Japan-NGK to introduce solar power generation equipment at manufacturing sites in Japan and overseas

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 13:25
NGK Insulators has decided to introduce solar PV equipment with a total capacity of 40 MW at manufacturing sites in Japan and overseas by FY 2025, aiming to cut annual CO2emissions by 22,000 tons.

Vantage RE embarks on first solar builds in the UK

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 05:21
Vantage RE has signed an engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) contract with Belectric for the construction and commissioning of 102 MW solar farms in the United Kingdom, including an option to develop 65 MW co-located battery energy storage systems.

Spain-Octopus Energy invests in FFNEV to drive solar power in Iberia

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 05:21
Octopus Energy’s generation arm, Octopus Energy Development Partnership (OEDP), is expanding its green power portfolio in Iberia by investing in renewables developer FF New Energy Ventures (FFNEV), which will scale activity in Spain and Portugal, and accelerate expansion into new European countries and Latin America in the future.

France-Ciel & Terre completes its latest floating solar project in Montpezat-d'Agenais, SW France

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 05:21
International floating solar expert Ciel & Terre has completed the construction of its latest floating solar project located in Montpezat-d'Agenais in the southwest of France, reaching the equivalent of 14.5 MW in France during 2022.

Ohme is new charging partner for Kearys Motor Group

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 05:21
Award-winning smart-charging company Ohme has become the new official charging partner for Kearys Motor Group in Ireland in an agreement which will see Kearys Motor Group recommend Ohme EV chargers for all of its new and used electrified vehicle sales with an Ohme Home Pro charger in showrooms for customers to view.

Uzbekistan-ACWA Power signs power purchase and investment agreements for 1.5 GW wind plant in Uzbekistan

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 05:21
ACWA Power has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) and investment agreements (IAs) with the government of the Republic of Uzbekistan to develop the 1.5 GW Kungrad wind farm in the republic of Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan.

Alliant Energy completes 50-MW North Rock Solar Project

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 05:21
Alliant Energy has announced the completion of its 50 MW North Rock Solar Project, benefitting the community of Fulton in Rock County, Wisconsin, which is expected to receive approximately $6 million in combined shared revenue payments, alongside the impact of new solar energy. 

World's First Net Zero Transatlantic Flight to Fly From London in 2023 

Fri, 12/30/2022 - 06:15
The first ever net zero transatlantic flight will take off from the UK next year as part of a pioneering research project to fly across the pond using solely sustainable aviation fuel. It was announced this month that Virgin Atlantic will receive UK government funding for the landmark flight from London Heathrow to New York's John F Kennedy Airport in 2023. The University of Sheffield is part of the British consortium leading the project, which also includes Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Imperial College London, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and ICF.

Stone Company Receives First Volvo Electric Wheel Loader in North America

Fri, 12/30/2022 - 06:15
The Richmond, Vermont-based business, Cleary Stone, provides rock products from gravel to large slabs to customers who care about the earth. “We work primarily with landscapers who love the earth and enjoy making it more beautiful,” said John Cleary, founder and part owner.

Myanmar-Green Power Energy solar energy plant commissioned in Myanmar

Fri, 12/30/2022 - 06:15
Green Power Energy has announced that Myanmar's latest solar energy plant, the 20 megawatt (MW) build-own-operate (BOO) Taungdaw Gwin project, has been officially opened, adding a new chapter to the country's sustainability and electrification efforts.

New order wins for Vestas

Fri, 12/30/2022 - 06:15
In late 2022, Vestas won orders in Australia, Denmark, the US and UK, Italy, Latin America and Sweden.

Boralex Acquires a 50% Interest in Five Wind Farms in the United States

Fri, 12/30/2022 - 06:15
Boralex Inc., a leader in renewable energy, has completed the acquisition of EDF Renewables North America’s  interest in five operating wind farms with a total installed capacity of 894 megawatts (MW), located in Texas and New Mexico. EDF Renewables’ interest represents 447 MW of installed capacity. With this acquisition, Boralex's total installed capacity worldwide will increase to 2,956 MW, marking a significant step towards achieving Boralex’s 2025 Strategic Plan.

SMUD and Swell Energy Partner on VPP

Fri, 12/30/2022 - 06:15
To help deliver on its 2030 Zero Carbon Plan to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from its power supply, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Swell Energy announced an agreement for Swell to act as the aggregator for the new My Energy Optimizer Partner+ program – a residential customer-driven virtual power plant initiative.

Solar Landscape Activates Endurance Real Estate Group Community Solar Project

Fri, 12/30/2022 - 06:15
Asbury Park-based Solar Landscape, a community solar company, has energized the first of 46 community solar projects approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) in Year 2 of the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.

Wakefield BioChar Enters the Carbon Market Under an Agreement With Puro.earth

Thu, 12/29/2022 - 05:14
Wakefield BioChar, an innovative manufacturer of renewable products made from wood biomass, has successfully completed a rigorous certification process conducted by the Puro Standard, the leading carbon crediting program for carbon removal, to verify its biochar as a carbon removal tool. Wakefield BioChar is now certified to sell digital tradable assets called CO2 Removal Certificates (CORCs) in the carbon markets under an agreement with Puro.earth. This certification represents a major milestone as Wakefield BioChar has become the largest capacity biochar-based CORC supplier in the U.S.

ANA and JOIN Sign MOU to Strengthen Cooperation on SAF

Thu, 12/29/2022 - 05:14
All Nippon Airways and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding to mutually cooperate on initiatives aimed at manufacturing and procuring sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) overseas.

Recapping the UN Climate Change Conference: What You Need to Know for 2023

Thu, 12/29/2022 - 05:14
The 2022 UN Climate Conference (COP27) wrapped up in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt with influential officials from around the world weighing in on key topics and areas of concern as climate change continues to barrel forward at a destructive pace. The annual conference kicked off with U.K. representative and president of COP26 Alok Sharma stating that we are in a “critical decade” regarding climate change. In his speech, he called for collective “concrete action.” Additionally, there were ample conversations regarding fossil-fuel, including a call from 200 countries requesting a reform of global financial architecture in an effort to reform spending with climate goals.

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