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12 reasons why industrial-scale agriculture is driving environmental destruction

Low Impact

It’s clear from these interviews that without addressing the problems driven by the expectations of the industrial supply chain (retail and catering), encouraging public goods through the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) will be like pedalling a bicycle with the brakes on.

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Meet one vertical farm venture helping the industry grow past greens

GreenBiz

Meet one vertical farm venture helping the industry grow past greens. Vertical farming needs to get beyond the leafy green business — the ability to grow crops such as kale, microgreens and lettuce in urban or indoor settings won't transform the entire agriculture system.

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Analyzing the Impact of Agricultural Activity on Ecosystems

Planet Pulse

As a result, its ecosystem provides a range of services including wood and timber, plants, and fruits, amongst many others that have fueled industry, scientific research, and culture.

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Arva and Planet Partner to Provide Scalable Prediction for Agricultural Field Performance

Planet Pulse

The agriculture sector is continuously evolving and transforming to support the growing population. With CropForce, growers and agricultural suppliers can analyze fields in real time to track crop health, guide scouting, and respond quickly to potential issues. .

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Understanding the Anthropocene, Resilience Thinking, and the Future of Industry

Green Business Bureau

As industry is one of the biggest drivers of global climate change and is entirely dependent on the earth’s resources for production, it is important for business leaders and employees to understand the Anthropocene, its implications, and what it means for the future of sustainability and industry.

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The Brief: Jonathan Rose on affordable green housing, agriculture-as-a-service in Brazil, home energy monitoring, neobank in India, flexible business financing

Impact Alpha

Flexible debt and equitable growth capital can build businesses. The post The Brief: Jonathan Rose on affordable green housing, agriculture-as-a-service in Brazil, home energy monitoring, neobank in India, flexible business financing appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Greentown Startups Share Insights on the Buildings Sector?

Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs supports startups that are decarbonizing the key greenhouse-gas-emitting sectors—agriculture, buildings, electricity, manufacturing, and transportation—and building resilient communities. First up is the buildings sector. primary energy use.

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Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification: Why the Carbon Dioxide Removal Industry Can Expect—and Could Benefit from—Increased Oversight

Energy and Cleantech Council

Given the heightened importance of CDR technologies, some regulators and members of the public are calling for a broader range of measures to ensure that CDR projects are accurately monitored, reported, and verified. Department of Energy announced $3.5

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Cannabis and Renewable Energy in New York: Delving into the Weeds of a Budding Industry

Energy and Cleantech Council

Renewable energy, energy storage and other technologies can help growers not only minimize their electricity bills – a substantial operation expense for the typical indoor farm – but also give them a leg up in the State’s licensing process.

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Post pandemic environmental monitoring

Envirotec Magazine

The Environment Agency’s Environmental Sensor Network (ESNET) comprises modular water quality monitoring systems that can be quickly and easily deployed at remote sites. Water quality monitoring. Real-time, high-resolution water quality monitoring systems. Water Monitoring

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Pesticide Industry ‘Helped Write’ Disinformation Playbook Used by Big Oil and Big Tobacco, Report Reveals

DeSmogBlog

Right to Know, uses the case study of Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) and its widely used glyphosate-based product Roundup to illustrate the pesticide industry’s deceptive tactics and communications strategies — which mirror those of the tobacco and fossil fuel industries. Energy

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New 3-phase High-Voltage Breakout Module for electrical power analysis of vehicle powertrains

Charged

CSM Gmbh, the industry leader of innovative measurement and data technology for 38 years, announces the newest product to its suite of measurement modules for the development of electric vehicles. Sponsored by CSM.

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Monitoring Wildfire Risk Using Space and AI

Planet Pulse

The Observatory will help the State and other stakeholders to prioritize, plan, and execute treatments of hazardous fuels, improve emergency wildfire operations, and monitor the short-term impacts and long-term benefits of improving forest resilience to wildfire, disease, and climate change.

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Building Your Mentorship Toolkit • 11/17/21

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Mentoring younger professionals gives mentors the opportunity to stay up to date on current best practices, new information, and new techniques in your industry. Skills and tips to building long-lasting mentoring relationships. November 17, 2021. 5:30 PM – 7 :00 PM PDT.

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Sanya Farm Lab honors architecture, culture and agriculture

AGreenLiving

The new Sanya Farm Lab is a four-story exhibition space that provides 4,000 square meters of space for education, play and innovative ideas. It is located in Nanfan High Tech District of Sanya, the southernmost city on tropical Hainan Island, an area transitioning into a scientific and agricultural research hub. The goal of the project is to highlight agricultural advancement, a mission the building design honors by blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors.

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How to Implement a Water Audit for Business

Green Business Bureau

A water audit, also known as a water assessment, is an analysis of a business’s water usage to identify inefficiencies and potential cost savings. Inefficient water usage translates into both money and resources wasted. What is a Water Audit?

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Cannabis and Renewable Energy in New York: Delving into the Weeds of a Budding Industry

Energy and Cleantech Council

Renewable energy, energy storage and other technologies can help growers not only minimize their electricity bills – a substantial operation expense for the typical indoor farm – but also give them a leg up in the State’s licensing process.

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Waste heat reuse and CO2-neutral energy supply concept among winners of German energy efficiency awards

Envirotec Magazine

The following have been recognised for their achievements: The building materials manufacturer, Adolf Gottfried Tonwerke GmbH , together with the technology provider, Orcan Energy AG , in the Energy Transition 2.0 Energy efficiency and climate protection do not come for free.

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Organic Valley loans dairy farmers funds for renewable energy

GreenBiz

Organic Valley loans dairy farmers funds for renewable energy. Agriculture sustainability improvements have long-term positive outcomes both for the planet and the farmer’s wallet, but the upstart costs can be a preventative obstacle. Renewable Energy.

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Rush to clean energy prompts demand for ammonia analysers

Envirotec Magazine

The global stampede to develop clean energy sources has prompted a demand for ammonia analysers from the developers of engines that will be capable of using ammonia as a fuel. The two predominant sources of renewable energy are wind and solar. Emissions Gas Monitoring & Detection

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Montana’s renewable energy city coalition grows

Renewable Energy World

For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast , host John Farrell talks with Helena Sustainability Coordinator Patrick Judge and Citizens Conservation Commission Member Mark Juedeman. Warily Partnering with Northwestern Energy.

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New Oregon Energy Policy Simulator Modeling Shows Major Benefits Of Accelerating Climate Policies

Energy Innovation

This week, Energy Innovation launched the Oregon Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) , our newest state-specific, open-source, peer-reviewed, and nonpartisan model that estimates the environmental, economic, and public health impacts of hundreds of climate and energy policies.

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Energy Provisions In The Inflation Reduction Act

R-Squared Energy

Let’s discuss the energy provisions in the bill. Before reading through the bill, I like to get a feel for the kinds of energy programs it addresses. For example, a big part of our energy policy over the past decade has been ramping up the nation’s biofuel programs. The bill provides direct consumer incentives to buy energy efficient and electric appliances, clean vehicles, rooftop-solar systems, and invests in home energy efficiency.

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Greentown Sector Pitch Day Explores Decarbonizing Existing Buildings?

Greentown Labs

For the first edition of 2022, we turned our attention to decarbonizing existing buildings—a focus critical to climate action, given that about two-thirds of today’s total building area will still exist in 2040. Managing the ongoing environmental footprint of buildings.

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Italian headquarters blends industrial with nature

AGreenLiving

The new Furla Headquarters in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Florence demonstrates industrial modern architecture can blend right into nature. Therefore, this is defined by the driveway, terraces and Piazza Furla as distinct areas around the buildings.

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Strategic Accounts Manager at Peninsula Clean Energy

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Strategic Accounts Manager | Peninsula Clean Energy | Requires CA residency. Peninsula Clean Energy is a remote-first work environment. Employees will be expected to attend in-person meetings on a monthly to quarterly basis at the Peninsula Clean Energy office in Redwood City, CA. Peninsula Clean Energy is seeking a dynamic and creative business professional with experience in the energy industry serving large electric customers.

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Powerbarn is a bioenergy plant offering power to 84,000 families

AGreenLiving

In the rural commune of Russi in northeast Italy, Italian architecture firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti has converted an industrial zone once used for sugar production into the new grounds for the Powerbarn, a bioenergy production plant with a sculptural appearance. Surrounded by human-made dunes to soften its appearance, the Powerbarn uses biomass, biogas and solar systems to generate an output of approximately 222 GWh a year — enough to satisfy the energy needs of 84,000 families.

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Future of Farming: Driving Farmer Value Through Satellite-Powered Directed Scouting

Planet Pulse

Planet and Corteva recently entered a new three-year agreement to continue building and implementing their joint solutions. If we look back at the beginning, the focus was about how we were going to create value for the agriculture industry together, specifically, for the grower.

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How energy providers can prepare for summer heat with innovative solutions

Renewable Energy World

Last summer’s record heat waves triggered a surge in power demand that maxed out supplies and led to outages across the West. California and other states are pushing to use clean electricity to power vehicles and buildings to cut carbon, which will increase demand.

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Queen's Speech: Government promises to 'build on the success of the COP26 Summit'

Business Green

The government has today placed a wide-ranging new Energy Bill at the heart of a legislative agenda that it said would prioritise growing and strengthening the economy while helping to "ease the cost of living for families".

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Repairing an off-grid wind and solar electrical system

Low Impact

We recently blogged about a project : ‘rebuilding a home, and changing the surrounding fields from dead agricultural land into an oasis of natural life’ – as well as building an off-grid electrical and heating system.

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Unlocking the value of energy communities

Renewable Energy World

Local community solar projects enhanced by one-stop shop digital systems are set to play a crucial role in the global energy transition. The History of Civilization is in many ways the History of Energy. Energy and history are thus deeply intertwined.

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Building Efficiency and Occupant Well-Being Enhanced by Conectric and SenSING Collaboration

CleanTech San Diego

SenSING provides a total workplace management platform including IoT devices to monitor and improve occupant health and efficiency. SenSING’s market demand has been strong in offices, campuses, hotels, agriculture, and industrial environments.

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'Common language': New reporting guidelines launched for alternative protein industry

Business Green

The fast-expanding alternative protein industry has been provided with a new set of investor-approved reporting guidelines to help companies better demonstrate how plant-based products deliver significant environmental benefits.

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Let me drone on a moment about drones for agriculture or forestry

AGreenLiving

Let me drone on a moment about drones for agriculture or forestry Heather Clancy Thu, 02/25/2021 – 00:05 As more corporate sustainability teams cultivate projects to restore biodiversity and degraded landscapes or to nurture soil carbon sequestration and other nature-based climate solutions, interest in drone technologies that can weed out the best opportunities is flourishing. Read more: Let me drone on a moment about drones for agriculture or forestry.

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Planet and Farmers Edge Agree to New Contract to Power Sustainable and Profitable Farming

Planet Pulse

Farmers Edge delivers advanced solutions powered by a unique combination of connected field sensors, big data analytics, satellite imagery, artificial intelligence, and agronomic expertise. News Agile aerospace agriculture agtech digital agriculture Farmers Edge planet satellite data

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Natel Energy announces $20 million funding to further deploy Restoration Hydro Turbine

Renewable Energy World

Natel Energy announced a $20 million funding round, led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and supported by Chevron Technology Ventures, to build momentum in deploying its flagship product, the Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT). “As

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Addressing Methane Leaks In The Energy Sector

The Environmental Blog

To reduce said emissions and work toward sustainability , much needs to be done in the energy sector, especially in the area of leaks across the natural gas value chain. The post Addressing Methane Leaks In The Energy Sector appeared first on The Environmental Blog. Energy

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New Report Highlights Pesticides’ Overlooked Climate Connection

DeSmogBlog

Not only do pesticides directly contribute to the climate crisis, but a changing climate is likely to intensify pressure from agricultural pests and decrease plant resiliency, resulting in greater pesticide usage and therefore further greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.

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Massachusetts Passes Climate Bill Focused on Clean Energy and Offshore Wind

Energy and Cleantech Council

Governor Baker signed the climate bill ( H.5060 ), titled An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind, into law on Thursday August 11, 2022. The legislation covers a wide range of policy changes focused on electrifying vehicles and transit, reducing fossil fuel connections in new construction, and revamping policy related to solar, offshore wind, and other carbon-free energy sources. Electric Grid. Renewable Energy. Energy Storage.

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Using NDVI Differences to Measure Drought in the Russian River Watershed

Planet Pulse

Water is an especially vital resource in California where a complex network of reservoirs and irrigation systems help manage and distribute the state’s water supply to nearly 8 million acres of agricultural land and 39.5 Agriculture.

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March 2021 Cleantech Roundup: Electric Vehicle Supply Chain Changing Shapes | American Jobs Plan |…

Clean Energy Trust

Plus: Clean Energy Trust portfolio company Varuna shows up on the Google homepage, Jigar Shah is heading to the DOE, and BNEF puts out more graphs about energy than you can shake a stick at. He has an enormous amount of respect, experience, and credibility in the industry.

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Unlocking California’s Gigawatt-Scale Distributed Energy Potential

GreenTechMedia

California’s distributed energy resources add up to gigawatts' worth of capacity that could be used to prevent future rolling blackouts and balance the state’s increasingly clean-powered grid — if the state can compensate them for those services.