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Renewable Energy for Combating Rising Heating and Cooling Costs

U.S. Green Technology

People used to imagine a challenging distant future when they thought about climate change. Now that future is here. Global greenhouse gas emissions are warming the earth rapidly, directly affecting people in their homes.

Teaching Small Children About the Importance of Sustainable Living

The Environmental Blog

Tomorrow’s world is in the hands of today’s children. By giving them positive role models, they’ll learn how to form their own positive habits. Among them, those related to sustainable living. The responsibilities and concerns of parents are legion.

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Breaking the cycle with upcycled food

GreenBiz

Breaking the cycle with upcycled food. Jesse Klein. Wed, 06/16/2021 - 03:45.

Nuclear Power Just Doesn’t Need Much Fuel

Jim Conca

On May 8th, the Columbia Generating Station, the only nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest, disconnected from the grid for its biannual refueling. It refueled and connected back to the grid only 42 days later. Just in time for summer’s increased electricity demand.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- June 21, 2021

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, June 21, 2021 Commerce and UTC schedule joint workshop on storage accounting June 22, 2021, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Commerce and the UTC will be holding a workshop on storage and accounting from 9 a.m. to noon on June 22, 2021. Meeting details and materials will be posted […]. Public Policy bulletin ceta rulemaking weekly bulletin workshop notice

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Research reveals remarkable resilience of sea life in the aftermath of mass extinctions

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: marneejill , CC BY-SA 2.0 license. Research appears to show that marine ecosystems can start working again, providing important functions for humans, after being wiped out – and to do so long before they return to peak biodiversity.

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How To Recycle Cars

The Environmental Blog

Scrap car recycling is a major industry in North America. In Canada, 1.6 million cars are recycled each year. About 95 percent of vehicles eventually make their way to the recycling yard. If you have an old, non-working or junk vehicle you need to recycle, where should you take it?

Canoo will locate its US mega microfactory in Oklahoma

Charged

Every company, in or out of the EV industry, seems to be want to build Gigafactories these days. Aspiring EV manufacturer Canoo is pursuing a different strategy, or at least a different terminology.

VertueLab, CleanTech Alliance and Strategic Partners Receive EPIC Grant from the Department of Energy

CleanTech Alliance

New funding from the Department of Energy will establish a clean energy startup support ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest

Report reveals the size of Scotland’s raw material consumption footprint

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Martin Abegglen , CC BY-SA 2.0 license. A new report reveals the true size of Scotland’s consumption footprint for the first time, says Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Government-funded advisory group behind it.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

How will you recognize Juneteenth?

GreenBiz

How will you recognize Juneteenth? Susan Hunt Stevens. Fri, 06/18/2021 - 00:05.

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8 Ways Environmental Toxins Impact Your Health

The Environmental Blog

There is much talk about saving the environment on the news. While many may think it’s to help save plants and animals, the impact of environmental toxins goes further than that. The health impact on human health is tremendous.

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Market rules for hybrid interconnections taking shape at MISO

Renewable Energy World

MISO interconnection customers have the option of designating “hybrid” as fuel type when they submit an interconnection request before July 22, 2021, for the 2021 Definitive Planning Phase (DPP) cycle.

Sunstone Systems selected by Chevron Technology Ventures for Catalyst Program

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Participation will help Sunstone achieve its goal to expand into new markets and develop new products that provide digital infrastructure in remote locations

Start-up spotlight: Recycling waste plastic into bricks

Envirotec Magazine

Connor Winter and Ben Gibbons are the founders of Greenbrick. A Dorset start-up says it is turning plastic waste into building materials, and looking to empower communities in developing countries to do the same.

Measure What Matters: Corporate Sustainability and its Impact on Business Strategies

GreenBiz

Measure What Matters: Corporate Sustainability and its Impact on Business Strategies. Date/Time: July 15, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT).

How A.I. Will Revolutionize Climate Tech

GreenTechMedia

The array of AI applications within climate tech is staggering -- and rapidly expanding. There are lots of exciting point solutions, but there’s no clear example of AI directly and meaningfully reducing GHG emissions on a global scale. Last year we had Priya Donti on the show.

Rapid job growth in Canada’s clean energy sector set to outpace losses in fossil fuels: report

Clean Energy Canada

VANCOUVER — As jobs in fossil fuels decline amid a shifting global landscape, rapid growth in Canada’s clean energy sector will more than make up the difference.

The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2020

Renewable Energy World

by Mickey Francis, EIA. In 2020, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fifth year in a row, reaching a record high of 11.6 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or 12% of total U.S. energy consumption. Renewable energy was the only source of U.S.

Celebrating the extraordinary talent of women in engineering

Envirotec Magazine

On International Women in Engineering Day WCS Group shines a light on two of its talented engineers, Holly Waterman (above, left) and Mónica Rodrigues(above, right).

Ethics, Compliance and Risk: Creating a Shared ESG Vision

GreenBiz

Ethics, Compliance and Risk: Creating a Shared ESG Vision. Date/Time: July 20, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). Sustainability has long been a practice for many forward-thinking businesses.

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Tracking the Equity Outcome of Decarbonization

GreenTechMedia

We can measure the energy transition in any number of ways. The hundreds of millions of solar panels and wind turbines installed. The gigatons of carbon reduced. Or the number of jobs created. But how do we measure the equity outcome?

Exponential Growth Predicted For Wind Energy Market

altenergymag

Growing concern from government across the globe regarding renewable power source is anticipated to boost the wind energy market growth

Examining the emerging hydrogen industry in Australia

Renewable Energy World

Countries are slowly diversifying their energy portfolio by including hydrogen in their future roadmap towards a low carbon economy. Today, several global trends and activities distinguish the renewed focus on hydrogen from what has been observed in the past.

“Biomethane the key option to decarbonise heavy vehicles immediately” says trade body in new publication

Envirotec Magazine

In early June, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) launched a Policy Briefing report that it says demonstrates the crucial role biomethane could play in decarbonising transport in the UK in the short-term.

5 reasons Home Depot and Lowe’s must weed out toxic weed killers

GreenBiz

5 reasons Home Depot and Lowe’s must weed out toxic weed killers. Caroline Boden. Wed, 06/16/2021 - 01:00. Consumers should be able to trust that the products on store shelves are safe for them to use.

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Commercial vehicle OEM Proterra debuts on Nasdaq

Charged

Commercial vehicle innovator Proterra will be ringing the closing bell at Nasdaq today (June 16) to celebrate the company’s public listing.

Foresight Announce the Launch of JULI tunnel/mine ventilation duct

altenergymag

Chengdu Foresight Composite Co. announced a new website for their JULI ventilation duct products

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Test Drive Results Lexus UX 250h Hybrid Electric Car

Green Living Guy

UX 250H: NEW-GENERATION LEXUS HYBRID DRIVE Expect in good weather a 50 MPG in ECO on highway and 35 in bad locations. Great fun also a sporty interior for this 2021 Lexus UX 250h! Featuring the Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain, the… Read More Test Drive Results Lexus UX 250h Hybrid Electric Car.

Anaesthetic gas recycling business completes £2.9m funding round

Envirotec Magazine

Anaesthetic gas recycling technology firm SageTech Medical Equipment (SageTech) has completed a £2.9m pre-series A investment, including a £1.6m investment introduced by specialist venture capitalist EMV Capital.

Episode 273: Apple's 'bully pulpit', Xerox's climate tech agenda

GreenBiz

Episode 273: Apple's 'bully pulpit', Xerox's climate tech agenda. GreenBiz Editors. Fri, 06/18/2021 - 01:45. This is not the PC industry's PARC (6:30). The Palo Alto Research Center, the storied research and development division at Xerox, is getting hot and heavy into climate tech.

Going green: The future of hydrogen energy

Renewable Energy World

By Bill Ireland, Logan Energy. This year’s COP26 summit is widely viewed as one of the last chances to fulfil the 2015 Paris climate agreement and ensure meaningful progress is made towards tackling our net zero targets and the climate emergency.

BPA Provides Member Utilities with a New Means to Unlock the Value of Energy Efficiency & Provides a Model for Other Regional Collectives

Bidgely

Bidgely is proud to be one of BPA’s qualified Section 13.2.5.2 – Behavioral Home Energy Report vendors, offering a unique next generation AI-powered HER and analytics bundle that delivers greater value without requiring additional spend.

Report: California needs 1.2 million EV chargers by 2030

Charged

A new analysis from the California Energy Commission (CEC) predicts that the state will need nearly 1.2 million public and shared chargers by 2030 to meet the demands of the 7.5 million passenger plug-in vehicles expected to be on California roads at that time.

Pyrolysis used to demonstrate closed-loop recycling for single-use facemasks

Envirotec Magazine

A seemingly innovative circular economy pilot project has aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of closed-loop recycling of single-use facemasks.