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Coverage of clean energy since November 14, 2023.

Heat pumps vs. AC: Report notes progress, challenges in reaching climate goals

"...“The world's climate ambitions hinge on our ability to make the global energy system more efficient,” IEA executive director Fatih Birol said. It was not all negative, however, as the report did note “strong gains” from certain countries and regions, with the European Union set to post a five per cent improvement this year, and the U. S..."

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B.C. clean-tech firm Greenlight Innovation secures $1.1M to develop energy storage devices

"...The firm — located at 8339 Eastlake Dr. — tests equipment that develops and manufactures hydrogen fuel cells, electrolysers and energy storage devices..."

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Smith, Freeland announce new $8.9B Dow investment in Alberta Globalnews.ca

"...Both the federal and provincial representatives claimed the Dow project was proof of success of their respective tax breaks and grants. Freeland pointed to Canada’s investment tax credits for clean hydrogen and carbon capture and storage. Smith pointed to Alberta’s Energy and Minerals’ Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP)..."

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Feds won't challenge Alberta's Sovereignty Act as electricity providers unpack implications Globalnews.ca

"...Alberta is also looking to launch a court challenge against the federal clean electricity regulations. “This is just the indication that we're moving on this,” Smith said. “We're not going to sit and wait while they break the law, drag their feet make us take them to court and spend years creating economic uncertainty for our investors..."

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Most Canadians want their investments to align with climate action

"...Canada can succeed on its global climate commitments only if financial institutions move in the same direction and allocate money to climate solutions instead of climate pollution. Yet many Canadian banks, pension funds, insurers and large companies still underinvest in clean energy and disproportionately invest in oil, gas and coal. Earlier this year, Canada was recognized as a “low-regulation jurisdiction” on sustainable finance by a UN sustainable investment group..."

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Alberta to invoke Sovereignty Act against Ottawa's Clean Energy Regulations Globalnews.ca

"...The purpose of the regulations is threefold, according to Guilbeault. It is designed to increase Canada’s economic competitiveness, transition the energy economy to renewables and fight climate change. Alberta isn't the only province saying the federal government's net zero goal is unachievable..."

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IEA report warns oil and gas companies against banking on carbon capture Globalnews.ca

"...In a report released Thursday, the Paris-based IEA said oil and gas companies need to start “letting go of the illusion” that “implausibly large” amounts of carbon capture are the solution to the global climate crisis. Carbon capture and storage refers to the use of technology to sequester harmful greenhouse gas emissions from industrial processes and store them safely underground. In Canada, carbon capture and storage has become a key pillar of the oil and gas sector's decarbonization goals..."

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Used EV batteries power up California solar farm

"...Electric vehicle batteries are typically replaced when they reach 70 to 80 percent of their capacity, largely because the range they provide at that point begins to dwindle. Almost all of the critical materials inside them, including lithium, nickel, and cobalt, are reusable. A growing domestic recycling industry, supported by billions of dollars in loans from the Energy Department and incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, is being built to prepare for what will one day be tens of millions of retired EV battery packs..."

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Carbon-lowering contracts will get $7B from fall fiscal update Globalnews.ca

"...The Liberals' recent move to pause the carbon price for three years on home heating oil was seen by some pundits as a sign that even they were backing away from one of their signature policies, introducing further uncertainty to the system. The fall update also promised some movement on previously announced tax credits for the clean-tech transition, with legislation to create tax credits for carbon capture and storage and clean technology expected in the next few weeks. The document also says a long-awaited Indigenous loan guarantee program will be established to allow Indigenous communities to access the capital they need to be involved in major energy projects..."

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SaskPower announces partnership to develop small modular nuclear reactors Globalnews.ca

"...“Today's announcement is about so much more than a partnership agreement,” said SaskPower CEO Rupen Pandya on Monday. “Not only does it mark another milestone for our small modular reactor development project, but it also marks the leading role our provinces are poised to play in nuclear power development in Canada and around the world. ”Dustin Duncan, the Saskatchewan minister responsible for SaskPower, said the “master services agreement” is a five-year plan and that all three partners are committing to building a clean energy future to help streamline small modular reactors (SMR) development in the province..."

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EverWind gets push in Canadian hydrogen race with $125M loan from Ottawa

"...The company hopes it will be the first green hydrogen and ammonia facility in the country The Canadian PressNov. 18, 2023 2:26 p. m..."

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A faster way to get to a clean energy future | Ramez Naam

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The clean energy hub of the future | Rebekah Shirley

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Saskatchewan will be home to world's first flax straw pelleting facility

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"...Regina is set to welcome a new flax straw processing facility that looks to be a win-win business model as it allows producers a solution to flax residue and also will create oversea business opportunities in the way of biomass fuels..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about clean energy.

Zeekr X: If A Volvo Is Just Too Ordinary For You…

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India's historic opportunity to industrialize using clean energy | Varun Sivaram

"...India has a historic opportunity to power its industrialization with clean energy -- and its energy choices will make or break the world's fight against climate change, says clean energy executive, physicist and author Varun Sivaram..."

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Ahoy Batteries! Electric Batteries On Board (w/ Brent Perry, Shift Clean Energy)

"...According to the European Commission website “Climate Action,” international shipping is a large and growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions..."

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The Powerful Possibilities of Recycling the World's Batteries | Emma Nehrenheim | TED

"...The problem is storing that energy and getting it where we need it, when we need it, says battery recycling pioneer Emma Nehrenheim..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about clean energy relevant to the latest news.

Hybrid and Modified Harmony Search Optimization application in economic load dispatch with integrated renewable source

"...Nowadays researchers are moving toward, developing and demonstrating net zero emission (CO2 emission) renewable energy sources (like solar energy, wind power, Hydro plant and more) technologies..."

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Overview of India?s Battery-Swapping and Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

"...EVs have a number of advantages, including increasing the use of clean energy by using less oil and fossil fuels, helping to meet climate change commitments by reducing harmful emissions, reducing pollution lower public risks, and the introduction of new technologies leads to infrastructure and economic growth..."

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Financing the hydrogen industry: exploring demand and supply chain dynamics

"...The hydrogen industry has garnered substantial attention as a pivotal solution in addressing the intricate challenges of energy transition and achieving decarbonization across diverse sectors..."

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Application of SEPIC Converter to Developed Electric Vehicle Charging Station Based on PV Source

"...The ever-increasing concern about climate change as a result of emitting greenhouse gases has led to a greater emphasis on discovering and developing clean energy alternatives..."

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Nigeria's energy review: Focusing on solar energy potential and penetration

"...This report systematically reviews the literature on the country's energy crisis and renewable energy potential, leading to an overview of solar energy potential and penetration..."

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Advanced Perovskite Solar Cells

"...Solar energy can be converted into effective energy such as heat energy through photoelectric conversion because it doesn?t produce harmful gases, solid waste, and other pollutants in the conversion process..."

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Another look at the nexus between economic growth trajectory and emission within the context of developing country: fresh insig

"...Using quarterly frequency data for the case of Russia from 1992 to 2018, the present study explores the interaction between disaggregated energy consumption (renewable energy and non-renewable energy), trade flow and economic growth on a broader measure for environmental degradation (ecological footprint)..."

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A 120-kW electric vehicle DC charger with two charging guns

"...New energy electric vehicles will become a rational choice to realize the replacement of clean energy in the field of transportation; the advantages of new energy electric vehicles depend on the batteries with high energy storage density and the efficient charging technology..."

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The asymmetric relationship between public?private partnerships investment in energy and environmental degradation for sustaina

"...The findings suggest that the world needs to act as a single community and divert its resources toward renewable energy sources to control climate change; also, to accomplish the UN 15-year road map of Agenda 2023 with 17-SDGs; out of these 17 sustainable goals, SDG-7 is related to affordable and clean energy, SDG-11 is about sustainable cities and communities, and SDG-13 focuses on climate action for sustainable development..."

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