Wed.Jul 28, 2021

These entrepreneurs want consumers to reuse wine bottles

GreenBiz

Although the approaches used by Good Goods and Gotham Project are different, both companies play up the importance of digital technology and sturdier glass

Why Will High Carbon Emitting Buildings Be Worth Less Over Time

The Environmental Blog

Earlier the value of a building depended on its location and the features it offered. However, as sustainable construction is gaining importance, many cities are now set to change the rules of the game in commercial real estate.

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My ESG learning journey

GreenBiz

One man's journey through the ESG landscape

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5 Types of Bioplastics: Starch, Cellulose, Protein, Organic, Aliphatic Polyesters

Green Business Bureau

Bioplastics As An Alternative to Petroleum-Based Plastics.

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.

Shell to become clean energy provider with acquisition of Inspire

Renewable Energy World

Inspire, a company that purchases renewable energy credits (RECS) and retires them on behalf of its customers, announced it has signed an agreement to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies US LLC.

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LEED Certification Checklist for Building Design and Construction (BD+C)

Green Business Bureau

LEED Certification: Getting Started. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most prominent green building rating and certification system used throughout the world.

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Are we entering a new era for utility-scale solar?

Renewable Energy World

By Maren Schmidt, FIMER. As someone who has worked in the global solar PV sector for many years, recent reports outlining the huge growth in renewable energies and specifically solar PV, are very encouraging.

Q CELLS donates solar modules to hurricane-hit region in Colombia

altenergymag

The solar modules will be delivered to educational facilities used by about 5,600 students, to help contribute to power infrastructure restoration and education revitalization

Investment trends in grid-scale battery storage

Renewable Energy World

By Danyel Desa. The deployment of renewables has reached the point where balancing the electric grid requires shifting the supply of intermittent energy sources and demand on a MW-to-GW scale.

Elon Musk offers more details about the opening of Tesla’s Superchargers

Charged

The news that Tesla will open up its proprietary Supercharging network to drivers of other electric vehicles is a hugely important development for the EV industry, but there are many questions about how the transition will be achieved.

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.

Can hiring equipment bridge a skills gap?

Envirotec Magazine

The UK skills shortage has been amplified as a result of COVID-19, according to research which has apparently found that site managers are not confident in the ability of their team to operate or fix a steam boiler.

Eviation unveils production version of all-electric Alice aircraft, prepares for inaugural flight

Charged

Electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation Aircraft has unveiled the design for its Alice all-electric plane.

Measuring methane at landfill sites using drones

Envirotec Magazine

Viridor is working with UAV expert High Compliance, to understand the flight characteristics required for effective methane emissions surveys.

Tesla Q2 earnings report: record billion-dollar income, delays for Semi and Cybertruck

Charged

The headline figure of Tesla’s second-quarter 2021 earnings report was a blockbuster: $1.1 billion in GAAP net income, a new record for the company and an astounding success for a young automaker.

Greener PPE: Inventors tackle Covid-19 plastic waste mountain

Eco-Business

Appalled by the tonnes of plastic trash generated by the pandemic, entrepreneurs are developing reusable PPE and turning single-use masks into everything from bricks to toolboxes

New charging plaza in Pasadena to add 26 DC fast chargers, including Tesla Superchargers

Charged

Following the May 2020 launch of the Marengo Charging Plaza, the City of Pasadena, California is planning another large public fast charging stations.

Carbon capture idea wins The Liveability Challenge 2021

Eco-Business

US-based SeaChange has triumphed ahead of five other finalists in the annual search for solutions to make Asia's cities more sustainable

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HBK’s digital algorithm can map EV motor efficiency 10 times faster than analog systems

Charged

In order to maximize an EV’s range for a given battery capacity and vehicle weight, engineers try to eke out as much performance as possible from the electrical and mechanical systems.

The fear that Covid would kill corporate sustainability was overblown, study finds

Eco-Business

When the Covid-19 outbreak started to squeeze the global economy in 2020, sustainability experts around the world feared that companies would deprioritise sustainability programmes - but that view has dramatically shifted this year

New floating wind turbine Projects and government initiatives to set the scene for the development of green energy

altenergymag

Floating wind turbine platforms are evolving as one of the most electrifying technical advances for the wind industry. The concept of floating wind turbine is highly gaining popularity over conventional offshore wind turbines as it offers numerous advantages.

Atom Power expands into EV charging with digital circuit breaker technology

Charged

Circuit breakers are everywhere, providing critically important electrical safety in buildings, vehicles and electrical devices of all kinds. However, this mechanical technology has remained mostly unchanged for a century.

Sustainability Roundtable Strikes Partnership with LevelTen Energy to Help Medium-Sized Businesses Meet Ambitious Renewable Energy Goals

altenergymag

New partnership enables Sustainability Roundtable to source off-site renewable energy through the LevelTen Platform on behalf of clients participating in its Net Zero Consortium for Buyers

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Li-Cycle and Univar to provide waste management for Li-ion battery production

Charged

Li-Cycle has partnered with Univar Solutions to provide waste management solutions for lithium-ion batteries. Univar will collect, sort, and divert waste at Li-Cycle facilities.

How Indoor Environmental Quality impacts Health and Productivity at Work

Green Living Guy

What is Indoor Environmental Quality?

Sumitomo expands cathode material production

Charged

Sumitomo Metal Mining plans to build a new plant in Besshi, Japan, and will expand its Harima Refinery, in order to produce more cathode material. The company’s planned production capacity is 2,000 tons of cathode material per month, and its goal is 10,000 tons per month by 2027.

Irish Broadcaster RTÉ Apologises for Poor Climate Coverage

DeSmogBlog

Ireland’s national broadcaster has publicly apologised for failing to link recent extreme weather events to climate change, pledging to set up a dedicated climate reporting unit in the run-up to COP26.

Expansion, Mergers, and Grants to Propel Innovation and Installation of Wind Turbines Worldwide

altenergymag

The technological development to produce more efficient and reliable wind turbines is making wind power more cost-effective. Further, government initiative to discover alternative sources of energy and depleting natural resources of energy drives the global wind turbine market

India’s Samunnati to list green bond to back climate-resilient farming

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 28 – Chennai-based Samunnati is a rare source of financing for India’s 130 million smallholder farmers, coupling capital with agricultural support. The post India’s Samunnati to list green bond to back climate-resilient farming appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Nexeon to Lead New £1.5 Million SABRE Battery Project

altenergymag

Target is Automotive Batteries with Longer Range

Catalytic Capital Consortium seeks best practices for flexible finance

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 28 – The MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and Omidyar Network formed the Catalytic Capital Consortium, or C3, to expand the use of. The post Catalytic Capital Consortium seeks best practices for flexible finance appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Catalytic Capital Dealflow

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SolarPACES conference, Online Event, 27th of Solar Power& Chemical Energy Systems

altenergymag

SolarPACES conference is the foremost symposium for the who's who in concentrating solar power and chemical energy systems. It offers a forum for research, industry, politics and financing stakeholders within the framework of a scientific conference program with leading world experts

London floods spark worry over climate change preparedness

Inhabitant

On Sunday, the residents of London were caught up in flash floods following a heavy downpour, reigniting conversations about climate change preparedness

PVinMotion conference 2021, Conference& Exhibition on Solutions for Vehicle Integration, 6-8 December 2021, online

altenergymag

PVinMotion is the world's first scientific conference dedicated to vehicle-integrated PV. It provides a seminal platform for scientists and researchers in PV and materials, vehicle manufacturers, module producers, electronics and materials suppliers, consultants, advisers and designers to meet, to network and to exchange ideas. The first edition will be held online, the motto is "Solutions for vehicle integration".

South African fintech Yoco raises $83 million for small-business lending

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 28 — The Cape Town-based platform provides digital payments and other financial services to more than 150,000 small business owners in. The post South African fintech Yoco raises $83 million for small-business lending appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Heartbreaking video shows salmon suffering through heat wave

Inhabitant

A video captured by nonprofit group Columbia Riverkeeper shows the horrifying effects of the Pacific Northwest heat wave on sockeye salmon. Just short of a salmon snuff film, the video shows listless fish dotted with white fungal patches and red lesions as they struggle to survive an epically hot river

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