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The Higg Index, some bad press, and the potential of blockchain technology

GreenBiz

Could blockchain technology be the lifeline it needs to survive The Higg Index has found itself under scrutiny for lax sustainability standards and enforcement.

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Why scallop purveyor Raw Seafoods got hooked on blockchain

GreenBiz

Blockchain Information Technology Innovation Supply ChainSoftware, hardware and satellites are all onboard, too.

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How blockchain could help put the Paris Agreement on course, from the bottom up

GreenBiz

Digital technologies can make climate accounting faster, more transparent and more accessible to a wide set of stakeholders. Blockchain Information Technology Reporting

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Will technology be the game-changer for rising transparency in the fashion supply chain?

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Discussions on the benefit of blockchain in fashion supply chains have risen in recent years. Is blockchain technology the solution to opaqueness in the fashion industry? Blockchain Clothing Data Fashion Lenzing Sponsored Supply Chain Transparency

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Zimbabwe’s FlexID Technologies secures early funding for blockchain-based digital IDs

Impact Alpha

The post Zimbabwe’s FlexID Technologies secures early funding for blockchain-based digital IDs appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa Blockchain/AI/IoT Dealflow Frontier and Growth Markets Inclusive EconomyImpactAlpha, June 7 – Many people in Africa lack formal identity papers, particularly in remote areas, making it harder to get agricultural support, financial.

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How Blockchain Technology Could Reduce Plastic Waste

Mr. Sustainability

‘Non-Fungible Tokens’ (NFTs) could serve as a material passport across the plastic supply chain, by Robert Weegenaar Summary - Blockchains are proving extremely useful for tracking materials across all sorts of supply chains and creating transparent and immutable audit trails.

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Blockchain: Opening doors in the energy sector

Renewable Energy World

Blockchain is most commonly known as the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, the most well-known of which is Bitcoin. But the capability of the technology goes further than just the banking industry as it can also be harnessed to transform the renewable energy industry.

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Building and musing about the future of blockchain-based regenerative finance in Medellin

Impact Alpha

6 – Blockchain eco-warriors descended on Medellin, Colombia last week to stake a claim for the role the technology can play in. The post Building and musing about the future of blockchain-based regenerative finance in Medellin appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Oct.

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How blockchain technology will reshape green finance in 2022

Eco-Business

With the growing urgency for climate solutions, blockchain technology could be a powerful tool to revolutionise green finance, especially as transparency and traceable information are critical in measuring and monitoring climate impact

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Canadian utility creates marketplace for DER households using blockchain technology

Renewable Energy World

Canada’s largest municipally-owned electric utility has launched a pilot program that allows customers with distributed energy resources (DERs) to participate in an energy marketplace using blockchain technology.

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A Blockchain-Enabled Smart Meter for Clean Power Trading?

GreenTechMedia

That latter describes how utilities and energy market operators are applying blockchain as a distributed ledger technology to track renewable energy from the point of generation to the point of trade. ” A blockchain built for distributed energy.

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AI and Blockchain start-up brought into major Scottish infrastructure framework

Envirotec Magazine

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Accelerating energy transition by forming virtual power plants on blockchain

Renewable Energy World

Indeed, technological advances such as Blockchain technology are key enablers to form VPPs and facilitate the orchestration of a diverse set of DER assets. Role of Technology. Contributed by Dr. Mohsen Khorasany , TYMLEZ.

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Report Report: Blockchain, forests, sustainability goals and more

GreenBiz

A round-up of recent reports on sustainable business and clean technology. Circular Economy Banking Energy & Climate Forestry Report Report

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EV supply chain companies pilot blockchain solution for cobalt traceability

Charged

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg said, “Blockchain technology offers us an unprecedented ability for traceability in the supply chain.

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Can forensics tech solve the mystery of supply chain traceability?

GreenBiz

Blockchain Information Technology Practical Magic Supply ChainA pilot coordinated by Fashion for Good and supported by C&A, Kering, PVH and Zalando provides clues for the future of sustainable fashion.

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A Blockchain Crash Course: How It Can Enable the Clean, Smart Grid

Andrew Winston

This is my attempt at an "explainer" on blockchain, describing it as simply as I can, and exploring how it may help build the clean grid. Blockchain is everywhere — at least when you’re talking about media coverage. It’s the new technology that enables those wild cryptocurrencies. In short, in the words of a recent Wired overview of the technology , blockchain creates “tamperproof databases.” This is where blockchain may come in.

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The need to digitize traceability is key to enabling circularity

GreenBiz

The jury is still out on blockchain, but without better process automation and better data, it will be difficult to scale product takeback. Circular Economy Blockchain Food & Agriculture Information Technology ocean plastic VERGE 19

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European Grid Operators Move to Scale Up Blockchain Platform for Batteries

GreenTechMedia

Three major European grid operators are rolling out a new blockchain platform to tap the growing penetration of small-scale distributed energy resources for grid balancing. The Equigy consortium, launched last month, believes blockchain is the key to unlocking such a system.

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Blockchain set to transform quality assurance in the recycling market, suggests study

Envirotec Magazine

Blockchain technology will revolutionise the trade of recyclable materials by providing each part of the supply chain with vital data and assurance about the quality of secondary commodities, says The Recycling Association, following recent trials. A successful trial of the blockchain system has been completed by Potters Bar firm CS Recycling, which saw seven containers of paper loaded at Potters Bar and shipped abroad.

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The Blockchain Opportunity at the Heart of the Flexible Grid

GreenTechMedia

When blockchain arrived on the energy scene three years ago, much of the discussion went straight to disruption and disintermediation. Blockchain could spell the end of the utility, the thinking went, by enabling the trading of energy directly among local producers and consumers, automatically discovering pricing and settling transactions securely without any toll-takers in the middle. With or without blockchain, the grid is changing.

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Energy Blockchain’s Most Obvious Use Case Is Not What You Think

GreenTechMedia

Blockchain finally seems to have found a here-and-now application in the power market — and it isn’t energy trading. Instead, a select group of blockchain companies is finding success with a focus on certificates of origin, helping demonstrate the provenance of renewable energy supplies. Blockchain offers a way of tracking energy production in a much more granular and timely way than is possible with traditional methods.

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This AI-driven energy efficiency app in Madrid's metro has many fans

GreenBiz

Artificial Intelligence Blockchain Energy & Climate HVAC Information Technology Transportation & Mobility Energy EfficiencyThe software has helped Metro de Madrid reduce its energy costs by 25 percent so far.

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel blockchain solution to offer business travel credits

Business Green

A new blockchain platform has been launched that aims to offer airlines a way to sell Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) credits to business customers, with the revenue channelled into supporting the development of the nascent lower carbon fuel sector.

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Blockchain At The United Nations Leading Solutions To The Global Crisis

Forbes Green Tech

UNGA 2019 is dominated by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how blockchain and related technologies can help expedite the achievement of the goals

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New report forecasts blockchain-based EV charging and grid integration market

Charged

A new report from Guidehouse Insights provides forecasts for blockchain-enabled charging hardware deployment, electricity demand from blockchain-based platforms, and revenue from EV charging and integration applications through 2029. According to the report, the combined market for blockchain-based EV charging and grid integration is expected to exceed $1 billion by 2029 at a 77.9%

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Why scallop purveyor Raw Seafoods got hooked on blockchain

AGreenLiving

See the original post: Why scallop purveyor Raw Seafoods got hooked on blockchain. Business Green all-onboard biofuels blockchain corporate strategy energy & climate hardware-and information technology innovation procurement supply-chainSoftware, hardware and satellites are all onboard, too.

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Digital technology, green finance in vogue among fashion’s sustainability trendsetters

GreenBiz

Digital technology, green finance in vogue among fashion’s sustainability trendsetters. The reluctance to upgrade to new technology can be partly attributed to thin operating margins of fashion supply chains leading to inefficiencies along the entire chain.

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Secretary-General Says United Nations Must Embrace Blockchain

Forbes Green Tech

In a statement provided to Forbes by the office of the former prime minister of Portugal’s United Nations office, Guterres touted the technology first made popular by bitcoin as a crucial component of the organization with at $TK billion annual budget’s goals to building a more sustainable world

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What we can learn from Aveda's blockchain vanilla traceability project

Business Green

That's prompting more companies to double down on alternatives that rely on information technology. With this technology, we can make that extremely transparent," Barbara De Laere, global brand president for Aveda, told me. "We

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How technology is disrupting small-business financing in emerging markets – in a good way

Impact Alpha

The post How technology is disrupting small-business financing in emerging markets – in a good way appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa Blockchain/AI/IoT Financial Inclusion Frontier and Growth Markets Impact Tech Innovative Finance Signals Workforce Tech

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How blockchain could help put the Paris Agreement on course, from the bottom up

AGreenLiving

Digital technologies can make climate accounting faster, more transparent and more accessible to a wide set of stakeholders. Here is the original: How blockchain could help put the Paris Agreement on course, from the bottom up. Business Green a-wide-set and-more blockchain climate-accounting information technology more-transparent reporting wide-set

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Crypto carbon: Gold Standard explores how to offer carbon credits on the blockchain

Business Green

Carbon credit certification platform Gold Standard has announced it is launching a consultation to assess how carbon offset credits could be digitised and managed as digital tokens or crypto-currencies using blockchain technology.

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'From barley to bar': AB InBev trials blockchain to track and trace barley supply chain

Business Green

A scalable, blockchain-based technology platform developed by Belgian tech company SettleMint will gather and benchmark data from barley farmers in the north east of France, the Stella Artois brewery in Leuven, Belgium, and a malthouse in Antwerp, Belgium, the company explained.

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VMWare’s Pratima Rao Gluckman on using blockchain to rescue ocean-bound plastics

AGreenLiving

Pratima Rao Gluckman shares how VMWare and Dell are working together to collect ocean-bound plastics and using blockchain to track packaging materials. As companies continue to innovate technological solutions, there’s always challenges. More here: VMWare’s Pratima Rao Gluckman on using blockchain to rescue ocean-bound plastics.

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The Bitcoin Blockchain Helps Hold A Botnet From Being Taken Down

Mearth

The Bitcoin Blockchain Helps Hold A Botnet From Being Taken Down. A strategist’s guide to blockchain examines the potential advantages of this essential innovation—and also suggests a way forward for financial institutions. Explore how others may try to disrupt your corporation with blockchain technology, and how your organization might use it to leap ahead as an alternative. ?Carving Blockchain also has potential functions far beyond bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

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Report Report: Blockchain, forests, sustainability goals and more

AGreenLiving

A round-up of recent reports on sustainable business and clean technology. The rest is here: Report Report: Blockchain, forests, sustainability goals and more. Business Green 500-million banking clean technology collection create-the increase-the pepsi reports-on-sustainable

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Domo, Covestro and BASF team up to test blockchain for tracing plastics

Business Green

Blockchain technology has been proposed - and is being piloted - for all manner of supply chain applications, particularly for verifying the provenance of source of materials, commodities, food or goods. Where does blockchain come in?

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GreenToken: Unilever and SAP aim to tackle palm oil deforestation with blockchain pilot

Business Green

Unilever is moving to put palm oil on the blockchain with a new pilot project that aims to enhance the traceability and transparency of its global supply chain. Project aims to further boost traceability and transparency in Unilever's global palm oil supply chain.

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How sustainable are NFTs and how do we make them more eco-friendly?

U.S. Green Technology

Over the past few months, terms such as NFTs and blockchain have taken the internet by storm. Green Technology. Especially the popularity with which NFTs appear in the news is huge.

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Reaping the Benefits of Sustainable Food Production in a Lab

U.S. Green Technology

When you think of food technology, do better sprinklers and electric tractors come to mind? Green Technology.

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Report Report: Blockchain, forests, sustainability goals and more

AGreenLiving

A round-up of recent reports on sustainable business and clean technology. See the rest here: Report Report: Blockchain, forests, sustainability goals and more. Business Green and-dramatically circular economy lead-smallholder oleopalma reports-on-sustainable the-future

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What does digital art have to do with sustainability?

GreenBiz

Beyond raising funds, the foundation aimed to raise awareness about the potential for digital technologies to address climate change, as well as their potential negative impact. Blockchain-based non-fungible tokens (NFTs) recently have made a big splash in the art world and beyond.