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Billion Dollar Venture Aims to Find, Fund Promising Technologies to Create Zero Emissions

Billion Dollar Venture Aims to Find, Fund Promising Technologies to Create Zero Emissions

Breakthrough Energy Ventures revealed that it has raised more than $1 billion to fight climate change and to address emissions from electricity, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing and buildings. It’s a 20-year fund the will take the long view and that has a lofty goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by a half-gigaton a year.

How Circular-Economy Approaches to Wastewater Can Cut Costs, Emissions, Water Use

Cambrian Innovation’s wastewater treatment system helped Bear Republic Brewing Company treat its wastewater onsite, generate renewable energy and save money on utility bills.

US Coal Fleet Is Shrinking. What to do with Retired Coal-Fired Power Plants?

As coal-fired power plants retire in record numbers across the US, a brownfield redevelopment firm and Indiana state officials plant to turn one retired coal plant into a port.

Is Xylem’s $1.7 Billion Sensus Deal a Game Changer for the Water Industry?

Is Xylem’s $1.7 Billion Sensus Deal a Game Changer for the Water Industry?

Water technology company Xylem this week announced it will buy smart meter manufacturer Sensus for $1.7 billion — a deal that could be a game changer for the water industry.

Republic Services’ Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects Online

Republic Services’ latest landfill gas-to-energy project will generate 24.1 megawatts of electricity when at capacity at three Georgia landfills. The waste management company partnered with Mas Energy on the renewable energy project, which involves capturing methane — a potent greenhouse gas — from the landfills and routing the gas to … Read more »

Duke Energy Pumps $1.5M into EV Charging Stations

Duke Energy said it will provide $1 million to develop public electric vehicle charging stations in North Carolina and an additional $500,000 for the construction of electric bus charging stations. The company’s EV Charging Infrastructure Support Project is part of a settlement with the EPA and environmental groups over Duke’s … Read more »

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Waste-to-Energy: Veolia Boosts Anaerobic Digester’s Performance, Enginuity’s BioCoal Helps Power Plants Meet Emissions Regs

Veolia has signed a contract to boost a Michigan waste-to-energy facility’s performance and Enginuity Worldwide has been awarded a $250,525 grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to develop its BioCoal fuel.

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US Power Sector CO2 Emissions ‘Almost Down to 1990 Levels,’ Report Says

The largest electric producers in the US continue to reduce emissions of key air pollutants, according to an annual analysis of power plant emissions.

Apple

Powering iPhones with iEnergy: Apple Enters the Energy Sector

Apple has formed a subsidiary, Apple Energy, to sell surplus solar power generated by its California and Nevada farms across the US and has also received approval to build a landfill-gas-to-energy plant in North Carolina.

Nestle Waters Swiss AD Plant

Nestlé Waters Opens Switzerland’s Largest Anaerobic Digestion Plant

Nestlé Waters and Swiss renewable energy developer Groupe E GreenWatt have opened Switzerland’s largest agricultural biogas plant, which will recycle agricultural waste and produce renewable energy.