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Coverage of renewable energy since December 14, 2021.

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Tree-burning Drax power plants dropped from green energy index Corporate Knights

"...In October, the world’s largest biomass-burning power generator, Drax Group, was one of 15 companies booted off the S&P Global Clean Energy Index. S&P also ditched the French bioenergy firm Albioma. The reason given: their “carbon-to-revenue footprint” was too large..."

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Ocean Battery stores renewable energy at the bottom of the sea

"...As useful as renewable energy sources are, they need to be backed up by storage systems that hold energy for times when the Sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. Ocean Battery is a new design for an energy storage system that functions a bit like a hydroelectric dam at the bottom of the sea. Developed by Dutch startup Ocean Grazer, the Ocean Battery is designed to be installed on the seafloor near offshore renewable energy generators, like wind turbines, floating solar farms, tidal and wave energy systems..."

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More renewable energy for the southwest

"...“That's enough to generate enough zero-emission power for about 5000 homes, so it is significant,” he said.  “This is part of a broader effort we're making. Like I said, to add more renewables to the grid, we're on track to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% from 2005 levels by 2030..."

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The Toronto Zoo is excited to be the site location of the first biodigester in Canada to use zoo manure and organic waste to pro

"...When food waste and manure rot in landfills or compost piles it releases methane gas — a very potent greenhouse gas — into the atmosphere contributing to climate change. At the ZooShare Biogas Plant the methane is converted into renewable energy..."

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How Can Asia Achieve a Clean Energy Transition? Examples from 5 Countries

"...In November 2021, India pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070. While there is a 20-year gap between the government’s timeline and the scientific consensus on the need to achieve net-zero by 2050 globally, India is still in the thick of developing its economy and lifting 360 million people out of poverty. India has multiple urgent issues to tackle — energy reliability primary among them..."

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Carbon tax increase won't budge SaskPower rates

"...Next week the federal government's carbon tax will jump from $40 to $50 per tonne but SaskPower ratepayers won't experience that rise in large part due to a sizeable uptick in renewable energy being connected to the power grid..."

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World's largest offshore wind farm generates its first power

"...The switch has been flicked on a wind farm off the shore of the UK of unprecedented scale, with Danish energy firm Orsted announcing that Hornsea 2 has produced its first power. It is expected to become fully operational next year as the world's biggest offshore wind farm, and provide enough power for more than 1. 3 million homes in the UK..."

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Province releases new renewable energy plan

"...The provincial government released a new renewable energy plan on Thursday. It's a five-year plan that aims to reduce carbon emissions in line with federal goals. NTV's David Salter reports..."

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303. Rigs to Renewables - How An Oil and Gas Guy Got Involved With Forever Energy

"...Jason Beacock works for a new kind of company. The company’s name is ENEON which derives from EN “energy” over the EONs and it’s a two-year-old company that’s carving a piece of the emerging $7 billion battery energy storage industry..."

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Renewable Energy Plan

"...Source: Government of Newfoundland..."

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SaskPower not passing on 2022 federal carbon price increase to its customers Globalnews.ca

"...The Crown utility says reduced coal emissions and more reliance on renewable energy will allow customers to pay the same rate for the carbon price next year as they did in 2021. “SaskPower is working hard to reduce its carbon emissions while keeping rates as low as possible,” Don Morgan, the minister responsible for SaskPower, said in a statement Wednesday. “Because of reduced emissions from coal generation, the addition of more than 400 megawatts of wind, solar, and biomass, as well as an improved outlook on hydro generation, SaskPower is able to avoid passing federal carbon tax rate increases on to customers in 2022..."

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Green MP calls on feds to help municipalities finance climate-resilient infrastructure

"...It has not only been evident in the attitudes of young people concerned about the effects of climate change, she said, but also among Canadian politicians on the political right and some of the biggest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions like China and India..."

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Jobs in renewable energy

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Superintendent I - Waterworks Operations - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...The Superintendent I must communicate and collaborate with a range of staff within the branch, other branches, departments, and members of the public and businesses to ensure the branch workforce can effectively complete assignments..."

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Planning Assistant III - Transportation Planning - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers.  With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve..."

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Protection & Control Specialist - GE Renewable Energy - Markham, ON

"...Ability to understand and solve customer problems will be vital to success and individual will have to have a strong motivation to use technical knowledge to help others..."

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Regional Technical Support Leader - Grid Automation - GE Renewable Energy - Markham, ON

"...The GA North America Customer Support Leader will own the overall Customer Support process, lead and motivate the Customer Support team, proactively collaborating with the Global Customer Support Leader, coordinating with Global Supply Chain, Quality, Product Management and R&D teams as required to develop best practices on Customer Support to achieve strategic objectives defined for GA business to be at 100% for Customer Experience Index..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention renewable energy.

E097: Is Green Hydrogen the Answer to net Zero

Duration: 46:18

"...In today's episode, James Hamilton shared his renewable energy journey, especially his views on our path to net zero..."

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83. Protected Habitat and Renewable Energy

Duration: 50:21

"...Source: Breaching Extinction..."

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288B. Hydrogen key to a zero emissions future

Duration: 04:00

"...Hydrogen is no magical solution, but it just might be the lynchpin to integrating and optimizing renewable energy and creating a pathway to a zero-emissions future..."

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288. Renewable Energy Hub - Integrating solar, batteries, EVs and hydrogen

Duration: 04:00

"...Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) are building a $23 million Renewable Energy Hub to learn how to integrate solar, batteries, electric vehicles (EVs), and hydrogen production..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about renewable energy.

Completing the Picture: Designing a food system that’s positive for nature and our climate

"...The transition to renewable energy is critical in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s only half the story..."

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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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Why don’t we just burn our trash?

"...Waste to energy plants are seen as green innovations for countries where landfills dominate, as they reduce methane and generate renewable energy..."

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Academic Research

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

Bioethanol Production from Agricultural Wastes with the Aid of Nanotechnology

"...As these fuels reduces the carbon dioxide emission, reduces cancer causing gasoline compounds, reduces small particulate matter, less greenhouse gas emission and are compatible with current vehicles, so it can be used in the place of or replacement of other conventional fuels..."

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Chemical Valorization of CO2

"...Chemical valorization of CO2 into fuels, chemicals, polymers and construction materials is a promising tool to reduce fossil fuel depletion and greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to decarbonization of energy, transport and industrial sectors and to fulfill climate goals, while storing renewable energy and generating revenue..."

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Kitchen Waste Utilization Using Biogas Plant?Need of the Hour

"...This paper guides on food waste management and the utilization of renewable energy resources as alternatives to LPG gas..."

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Energy Transformation in Canada?s Northern Territories

"...The different ways all territorial governments have chosen to move towards renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are also analyzed..."

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Introduction to Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

"...Passenger vehicles are an essential part of everyone?s life, yet their exhaust fumes are a major source of urban pollution that contributes to the greenhouse effect, which leads to climate change..."

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Assessment of Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel: Status, Prospects, Performance and Emission Characteristics

"...However, among the practiced alternative sources, the most popular sources are renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass energy), nuclear energy, or hybrid nuclear energy..."

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Bioenergy Production Potential of 16 Energy Crops on Marginal Land in China

"...To evaluate China?s capacity for bioenergy in the future, Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques were adopted to identify potentially productive marginal areas for the growth of 16 energy crops and to comprehensively estimate their biomass and bioenergy production potential under three scenarios..."

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Solar Energy Radiation Forecasting Method

"...Watching out the current situation, it is becoming important to increase the electricity generation using renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, tidal, biomass, hydropower, and wave energy..."

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Advances in Lignocellulosic Biomass Pretreatment Strategies

"...Being a promising source of renewable energy, it offers a wide range of benefits due to its environment-friendly nature, ease of availability and affordability..."

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Energy Systems for Sustainable Prosperity

"...Ecologically sustainable energy technologies comprise renewable energy supply together with improved efficiency of energy conversion and use..."

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Optimization of Standalone Microgrid?s Operation Considering Battery Degradation Cost

"...In the majority of research, battery energy storage was used to optimize microgrids for economic, environmental and technical objectives but battery degradation was hardly considered in the optimization model..."

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Scope and Limitations of Ammonia as Transport Fuel

"...Diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles contribute heavily to environmental pollution by emitting carbon dioxides (CO2) and other pollutant species..."

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