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Taking the Heat out of Energy Storage

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South Korea offers an object lesson on how overlooking safety can have a chilling effect on markets – in its case, resulting in around US$400 million in lost sales of stationary energy storage systems.

Towards Responsible Battery Production

By Hwee Yng Yeo
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With great power, comes great responsibility. Movie buffs will know that famous line comes from Spiderman’s Uncle Ben. At the Global Battery Alliance (GBA), the 70-member strong advocates of sustainable battery value chain take their mission equally seriously as the world hungers for more powerful batteries.

GBA’s aim is to help the industry produce these batteries responsibly and sustainably – lowering emissions, eliminating human rights violations, ensuring safe working conditions across the value chain, and improving repurposing and recycling.

Black & Veatch Analysis of Carbon-Neutrality Projects Informs Sacramento Municipal Utility District's 2030 Zero Carbon Plan

Leader in decarbonization planning assessed a range of zero-carbon generation projects for SMUD in detailed utility analysis
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Zero-carbon technologies, including carbon capture, energy storage, hydrogen, solar and wind, will allow the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to achieve its goals of zero-carbon emissions in its electricity supply by 2030, finds a recent analysis by decarbonization solutions leader Black & Veatch.

Black & Veatch Report: Corporate Sustainability Goals Are Here to Stay, but Delivering Tangible Results Remains a Challenge

Goal Setting and Measurement report finds decarbonization strategies are increasingly complex and current solutions may not be enough to achieve aggressive targets
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May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies of all sizes across business sectors are elevating sustainability as a core tenet of their practices, yet a new Black & Veatch report discovers that many companies continue to establish targets without a clear understanding of how to achieve them.

Black & Veatch: Zero-Emission Vehicles Key to Enabling Decarbonization Targets, and Operators Should Begin Planning Now

New eBook outlines eight phases to help operators navigate new technologies, infrastructure choices and supply chains as renewable power, hydrogen become their new fuels
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Driven largely by ambitious climate agendas and aggressive net-zero targets, fleet operators across the U.S. are actively decarbonizing their operations.

Cummins Joins Group Advocating for Climate Action

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Cummins is celebrating Earth Week by joining the CEO Climate Dialogue, a group of 22 companies and four leading environmental groups committed to advocating for climate action in the U.S. Congress.

The group is calling for aggressive steps to address the country’s climate-related challenges, including an economy-wide price on carbon to use the power of the market to help achieve the country’s carbon reduction goals in a “simple, coherent and efficient manner.”

Ørsted to Develop One of the World's Largest Renewable Hydrogen Plants to Be Linked to Industrial Demand in the Netherlands and Belgium

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'SeaH2Land' is an ambitious vision, linking GW-scale electrolysis to the large industrial demand in the Dutch-Flemish North Sea Port cluster through an envisaged regional cross-border pipeline. The green electricity required to produce the renewable hydrogen is proposed to come from the build-out of additional large-scale offshore wind.

All Charged up Over EVs

By Hwee Yng Yeo
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Earlier this year, Tesla announced it will start selling the Tesla Model 3 in Singapore. This is probably welcome news for electric vehicle (EV) afficionados in this tiny island country, which is famous for its chili crabs and infamous* cost of car ownership.

Improving Road Safety With Homologation of Electric Vehicles

By Adeline Lim | Marketing Industry Manager
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In the world of connected and portable devices, rechargeable devices are part of our everyday life. From personal devices such as the cell phone, smartwatch, or wireless headset, to home devices such as vacuum cleaners or video game consoles, we need to ensure that they are properly charged with the designated cable and correct power supply to protect the safety of the device and operatable after charging. We certainly do not want our devices to malfunction after charging.

Vistra's TXU Energy Launches New Plan With Automatic Savings for Electric Vehicle Owners

TXU Energy EV PassSM offers bill credits during prime charging times – every night and all weekend long
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IRVING, Texas, March 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Vistra's flagship retail electricity brand, TXU Energy, today announced the launch of TXU Energy EV PassSM. The company’s first plan designed specifically for electric vehicle owners gives customers 50% off all energy charges every weeknight and all weekend long – providing automatic bill credits at times when customers are normally charging their vehicles.

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