Is Nuclear Power A Renewable Or A Sustainable Energy Source?

Jim Conca

Nuclear fuel made with uranium extracted from seawater will make nuclear power both renewable and sustainable. Because uranium extracted from seawater is replenished continuously, nuclear would become as endless as solar.

9 Times Leonardo DiCaprio Helped Climate Action Make Headlines in 2016

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The post 9 Times Leonardo DiCaprio Helped Climate Action Make Headlines in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC The global movie star helped climate action get some much-needed attention in a year dominated by news about politics.

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The 8 Most Spectacular Climate Action Documentaries of 2016

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If you’re a fan of climate change-themed documentaries, 2016 has been a treat. The post The 8 Most Spectacular Climate Action Documentaries of 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC Looking for some inspiration during the holiday period? Whether you’re a fan of climate science, innovation, space flight or even cartoons, this year had it all. We’ve listed eight of the most spectacular releases below, check out the trailers or watch them […].

11 Huge Green Investment Stories That Happened in 2016

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Grab a cup of hot chocolate and catch up on some of the biggest green finance stories that broke in 2016. The post 11 Huge Green Investment Stories That Happened in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC Twelve months since the global climate agreement was adopted in Paris, we can look back at a huge year for green investment. It is that time of the year we all like to reflect […].

11 Epic Climate Science Visualisations That Went Viral in 2016

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The post 11 Epic Climate Science Visualisations That Went Viral in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC It has been a record-breaking year for climate change, not only for global temperatures but also for climate science visualisations.

European And US Companies Dominate 2016 Carbon Efficiency Top 10

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The post European And US Companies Dominate 2016 Carbon Efficiency Top 10 appeared first on Climate-KIC A new ranking shows which businesses emit the least amount of carbon per million dollars they generate in revenue.

15 Times World Cities Stole The Climate Action Limelight in 2016

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Cities are influential players on the world stage and were all over the news in 2016 with new plans to help tackle climate change and revive economies. The post 15 Times World Cities Stole The Climate Action Limelight in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC

These 12 Powerful Stories Show How Electric Cars Gained Traction in 2016

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The post These 12 Powerful Stories Show How Electric Cars Gained Traction in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC It is game over for fossil fuel-powered cars and only a matter of time before electric cars overtake traditional vehicles in the global market.

EU Agrees on Drastic New Air Quality Rules to Target “Invisible Killer”

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A new European Union directive that sets much stricter limits on a key group of air pollutants is set to enter into force on 31 December 2016. The post EU Agrees on Drastic New Air Quality Rules to Target “Invisible Killer” appeared first on Climate-KIC

Europe, China Trigger Stunning Growth in Green Bonds Market

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billion in 2016 so […]. Green bonds, seen as a key way to fund low-carbon projects, have been subject to extraordinary global growth since they were first issued in 2007. A new European Commission study released on Friday (2 December) says the issuance of green bonds globally has risen from $2.6 billion during 2012 to $74.3 The post Europe, China Trigger Stunning Growth in Green Bonds Market appeared first on Climate-KIC

End of Year is Here! Recycle Your Electronics with Living Green Technology!

Living Green Technology

2016 has been a long and eventful year, and everyone is busy preparing as it finally comes to a close. Greetings! It's during this time that we find many companies, such as yours, upgrade or clear out their storage closets of old or excess electronics. We typically have a very busy month of December, helping remove these unwanted supplies by offering free removal of electronics. If you are interested in scheduling a free pickup, please reach out and we'd be happy to assist you.

?Sustainability’s New Sales Pitch Has Nothing To Do With Saving the Planet

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

This explains why global electric car sales increased by 42 percent in the first quarter of 2016 alone. By Lisa Ann Pinkerton. Orginally published on The Huffington Post. NASA released a report in August that showed the average global temperature in 2015 was the highest it’s ever been since record keeping of the planet’s temperature began in 1880.

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MATE Bikes raising more than 2.900.000 USD on INDIEGOGO!

Green Tech Challenge

Say hi to MATE bikes, participant in the GTC 2016! This is definitely going to sound like an advertisement, but we are not sorry. MATE Bikes is crowdfunding at INDIEGOGO right now. If you want to cash in a whopping 70 % discount on their bikes: Hurry up! The campaign ends at Sunday, the 9th of October. Now that we got that settled, let’s talk about what exactly MATE Bikes are. MATE bikes are founded by brother and sister Christian Adel Michael and Julie Kronstrøm Carton from Copenhagen.

Upcycling shipping containers - CPH Containers provides affordable quality housing for students

Green Tech Challenge

CPH Containers is awaiting a new law supporting the idea of mobile housing that hopefully comes into effect by December 2016. Every year Maersk alone needs to get rid of 60.000 - 80.000 shipping containers that have become too worn out to safely function for shipping purposes. Discarding this amount of shipping containers, that are primarily made out of corten steel, is an enormous waste of resources.

Green Roofs and Fireworks

Green Roof Technology

Green Roofs and Fireworks. Practically all dry organic materials are combustible at relative low temperatures. R oof shingles or many waterproofing membranes on roofs are typically petroleum-based products (including Asphalt) and there is hardly any difference to dr y organic. materials. Some products are equipped with chemical fire retardants that could decrease the risk of spreading fire, unfortunately not the risk of leaks cause by heat and impact.

Fighting food waste – Meet GTC participant “Too Good To Go”

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As you read this, we’re selecting the 20 participants for 2016. We’re proud to announce that we have received over 70 applications for this year’s GTC. Some of the participants have already secured themselves a spot in the sprint, simply because their business concepts are brilliant and have the potential to grow and make an impact globally. Meet “Too Good To Go” One of these brilliant participants is Too Good To Go.

Inspiring a Movement of Women, One Talk At a Time

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

WCS Talks 2016 will be held on Saturday November 5 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View. To get more details on this year’s speaker lineup and to register go to the WCS Talks 2016 website. by Anjali Manghnani and Poonum Agrawal. WCS Talks is an annual TED Talks style event hosted by Women in Cleantech and Sustainability (WCS).

New Interactive Tool Unleashes ‘Goldmine’ of Drought And Flooding Data

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A new tool provides easy access to information about water in lakes, rivers and coastal areas around the world based on millions of satellite images. The post New Interactive Tool Unleashes ‘Goldmine’ of Drought And Flooding Data appeared first on Climate-KIC

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4 Apps to Try if You’re Curious About Climate Change

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Want to stay informed about climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy? We've selected a few apps that put the latest data at your fingertips. The post 4 Apps to Try if You’re Curious About Climate Change appeared first on Climate-KIC

New EU Satellites Boost Climate Research: This Week’s 14 Biggest Stories

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This week's press review also includes news about 'guerilla archiving' to save US climate data, a European crackdown on air pollutants – and much more. The post New EU Satellites Boost Climate Research: This Week’s 14 Biggest Stories appeared first on Climate-KIC

The Top 5 Green Cities of the World

Living Green Technology

Last year was the fourth edition of the Global Green Economy Index GGEI. The index uses quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure the green economic performance of 60 countries and 70 cities and how experts assess that performance. Four factors that are used for this performance review are leadership & climate change, efficiency sectors, markets & investment and environment & natural capital. GGEI is produced by Dual Citizen LLC, a private U.S.-based based consultancy.

Green Your Holiday Season in 6 Innovative Steps

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How do you keep up your sustainable lifestyle during the festive Christmas and New Year’s period? We’ve put together some tips to keep you on track. We get it, it has been “quite a year for the climate” – to quote Ed Hawkins – but it will be 2017 before you know it, and these […]. The post Green Your Holiday Season in 6 Innovative Steps appeared first on Climate-KIC

Is Recycling Your Company's Electronics Good for Your Bottom Line?

Living Green Technology

Recycling keeps getting bigger and bigger in general, and has seen tremendous growth in electronics in particular. In 2010, approximately 3.5 tons of electronics were recycled in the USA, with more than 62% of that coming from PC and IT-related equipment. Much of this recycling is coming from businesses around the nation, but is this simply because of the positive PR being environmentally conscious brings? Or are there other concrete business reasons to do this?

Top 3 Reasons to Go Solar Now

Sunrun

Thinking of Going Solar? You're Not Alone If you are thinking of going solar like thousands of Americans looking to catch a break from the rising rates of the utility companies, you may ask yourself; when is it a good time go solar? At Sunrun we believe the time is now. Not only will you save money sooner, but you will also be using clean renewable energy daily, bringing to life your home and your wallet. See how Sunrun has helped hundreds of thousands of cutsomers go solar, here.

New Google Tool Turns You Into a Deforestation Analyst in Just Minutes

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By downloading free open-source software, you could be using data from space to monitor global deforestation and land-use in general in just a matter of minutes. The post New Google Tool Turns You Into a Deforestation Analyst in Just Minutes appeared first on Climate-KIC

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$1B Cleantech Fund Launched: This Week’s 15 Biggest Climate Stories

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This week's press review includes stories about the new $1 billion cleantech fund, the decline of coal and NASA's spectacular Earth observation app. The post $1B Cleantech Fund Launched: This Week’s 15 Biggest Climate Stories appeared first on Climate-KIC

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This Amazing NASA App Puts The Planet in The Palm of Your Hand

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All you want for Christmas. is this amazing NASA app that visualises near-real-time planet-wide climate data from a fleet of Earth science satellites. The post This Amazing NASA App Puts The Planet in The Palm of Your Hand appeared first on Climate-KIC

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What is E-Waste and Why Does It Matter?

Living Green Technology

Electronic waste is commonly referred to as e-waste, and is used to describe electronic products that are unwanted, obsolete, and/or aren’t working properly anymore. This has become a more common problem as technology has continued to innovate at an accelerated pace. Many think that e-waste can be treated similarly to regular waste when it comes to recycling. Unfortunately this isn’t true, and e-waste requires special attention as far as safe recycling or disposal goes.

Seattle Recycling and Green Living News Round-up

Living Green Technology

It’s important to stay up to date with local news when it comes to recycling and green living! Local policy changes, lawsuits, and investigative studies can impact our lives and environment in a number of ways, unbeknownst to the general public. Keep reading for our new, monthly, local Seattle news coverage!

5 Climate Action Mayors to Follow on Twitter

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A new global coalition of more than 7000 mayors wants to implement the Paris climate accord together, get to know some of them via social media! The post 5 Climate Action Mayors to Follow on Twitter appeared first on Climate-KIC

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Al Gore Celebrates Europe’s Climate Action Successes in Latest Live Broadcast

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Al Gore's latest climate action telethon put the spotlight on a number of European success stories during a day-long broadcast. The post Al Gore Celebrates Europe’s Climate Action Successes in Latest Live Broadcast appeared first on Climate-KIC

The EU’s Clean Energy Mega-Plan: This Week’s 11 Biggest Climate Stories

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Other stories in this week's State of the Planet press review include: European VCs invest in electric flying cars, Germany makes climate change a G20 priority and public transit's rise in pop culture. The post The EU’s Clean Energy Mega-Plan: This Week’s 11 Biggest Climate Stories appeared first on Climate-KIC

This Epic Game of Thrones Parody Takes on Plastic Bottle Pollution

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[link] A new sustainability-themed advertisement parodies one of the most iconic scenes from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Did you know the production of one kilo of polyethene – the most common plastic – requires the equivalent of two kilos of oil for energy and raw material? Yet more than one billion beverage […]. The post This Epic Game of Thrones Parody Takes on Plastic Bottle Pollution appeared first on Climate-KIC

Christiana Figueres is Back: Former Climate Chief Leads Coalition of 7000 Mayors

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Her remarkable, optimistic leadership style has been credited with helping deliver the historic Paris climate accord. A year later, Christiana Figueres helps lead the global coalition of mayors who want to see it implemented. Yesterday, (1 December) the former UN climate chief was announced as the vice chair of the new Global Covenant of Mayors […]. The post Christiana Figueres is Back: Former Climate Chief Leads Coalition of 7000 Mayors appeared first on Climate-KIC

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EU Announces ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ 900K Jobs Mega-Plan

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The EU commission has put forward a ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package of energy laws and regulations to help Europe implement the Paris climate accord. “Europe is on the brink of a clean energy revolution. And just as we did in Paris, we can only get this right if we work together,” EU climate […]. The post EU Announces ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ 900K Jobs Mega-Plan appeared first on Climate-KIC

The Extraordinary Acceleration of Urbanisation Captured in One Short Video

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[link] Some 75 per cent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2030. The rapid acceleration of this trend becomes especially apparent when it is visualised. New York City-based data visualisation expert Max Galka put an animated map together earlier this year, based on a project by a team of researchers […]. The post The Extraordinary Acceleration of Urbanisation Captured in One Short Video appeared first on Climate-KIC

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Have you heard of the Super Food Moringa?

Green Tech Challenge

In Green Tech Challenge we love companies who want to make the world a better place. One of our participants sets out to do exactly this. They provide farmers in the Philippines a sustainable livelihood and the world with a super food to get healthier. Meet Roots Food - founded by Jacqueline Hansen and Daniel Alonso Van Camp! Foto: Mark Lau Moringa - the superfood Roots Food sells dried, organic Moringa leaves as powder and flakes.

Better Ventures Leads $850k Seed Round in Iris Plans

Better Ventures

We are excited to announce our $250,000 seed investment in Iris Plans , an Austin, TX-based digital health startup that provides Advance Care Planning (ACP) solutions for patients facing serious chronic illness. Iris Plans uses a telehealth platform with secure video conferencing and decision support tools to enable patients and their families to better plan for and navigate their critical treatment decisions in a complex healthcare system.

Deepak Chopra, The Earth Day Network, H.R.H.

Earth Gratitude

The Prince of Wales: The Global Earth Day Gratitude Celebration and Ebook Deepak Chopra, The Earth Day Network, Life is Good, Ron Finley, Rainbow Light Join in the Global Earth Day Gratitude Celebration April 22, 2016. Start by devoting at least one hour on April 22, 2016 to giving thanks for Mother Nature, and getting as close as possible to personal net zero.” Deepak Chopra, The Earth Day Network, H.R.H.

The 6th Anniversary of the BP Oil Spill

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From 7:30 to 8:30 PM on April 22, 2016 Earth Day (worldwide, in your own time zone) we’re encouraging everyone to power up the gratitude and power down your energy consumption?, Ironically, it was just two days before Earth Day in 2010 when the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 men and spewing at least 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. So many of us watched in horror as method after method failed.

9 Smart Habits That Save Thousands of Dollars Each Year

Earth Gratitude

Complete your energy efficiency upgrades in 2016 and you might qualify for a tax credit. Many energy efficiency tax credits are set to expire at the end of 2016. From 7:30 to 8:30 PM on April 22, 2016, Earth Day (worldwide, in your own time zone), individuals around the world will power up the gratitude and power down our energy consumption to get as close to personal net zero as possible. Living a green lifestyle is essential to the sustainability of our common home?—?and

Better Ventures Backs NextRequest to Improve Access to Government Records

Better Ventures

We are pleased to announce our seed investment in NextRequest , a San Francisco-based "govtech" startup that provides modern, robust, and user-friendly Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and public records processing software to local government agencies around the US. NextRequest is bringing government into the 21st century by streamlining the process of requesting information - saving time and money - and dramatically improving public access to government records.

LeadGenius Raises $10M Series B Round

Better Ventures

We are thrilled to report that Better Ventures portfolio company LeadGenius closed a $10M Series B round last week, led by Lumia Capital. We participated in the round along with Javelin Venture Partners and existing investors Sierra Ventures, Kapor Capital, Bee Partners, Y Combinator and others. This round brings their total financing to date to $20M. You can read more about the announcement here.