Fri.Jul 16, 2021

Episode 276: FedEx fleet electrification, vanilla virtues

GreenBiz

Episode 276: FedEx fleet electrification, vanilla virtues. GreenBiz Editors. Fri, 07/16/2021 - 02:00. Week in Review (3:45). Behind GM’s plan to help suppliers buy clean energy. Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity. Inside Natura & Co.'s s alternative vision for the Amazon. FEATURES.

Irrigation plays a large role in increasing salinity in global freshwaters

Envirotec Magazine

Traditional above-ground irrigation techniques are one driver of increased salinity (image credit: carlpenergy , CC BY 2.0 license ).

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Watson Gloves: Durable, Safe and Sustainable Hand Protection For All Purposes

Green Business Bureau

With humble beginnings as a small business selling to Vancouver’s dock workers in 1918, Watson Gloves is now Canada’s largest manufacturer and distributor of gloves to the industrial and retail market.

Researchers discover an inorganic material with the lowest thermal conductivity ever reported

Envirotec Magazine

Using the right chemistry, says the group, it is possible to combine two different atomic arrangements (yellow and blue slabs) that provide mechanisms to slow down the motion of heat through a solid. This strategy gives the lowest thermal conductivity reported in an inorganic material.

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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.

Russia is promoting natural gas to Southeast Asia as an 'eco-friendly' fuel

Eco-Business

The world's second largest gas producer is heavily marketing the fossil fuel as a clean alternative to coal to meet Southeast Asia's growing energy needs — just as the significance of natural gas as a bridge fuel is called into question

The U.S. Shale Revolution Has Surrendered to Reality

DeSmogBlog

“Drill, baby, drill is gone forever.”. That was the recent assessment of Saudi Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman of the American oil industry’s future potential. As Saudi Arabia’s energy minister , Prince Abdulaziz is one of the most influential voices in the global oil markets.

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Do Solar Panels Extend the Life of Your Roof?

Green Living Guy

When it comes to your roofing material, you want one that is durable and long-lasting. Adding solar panels to your roof can help to extend the life of your roof. Here are some ways solar panels can keep your awning in top shape for many years.

The Days of Opencast Coal Mining are Numbered, but the UK Remains a Backer of ‘Black Gold’

DeSmogBlog

Last December, a cross-party council planning committee unanimously rejected what could very well be the last opencast coal application in the UK, proposed at Dewley Hill, an area of greenbelt outside Newcastle.

Mosaic Surpasses $5 Billion in Loan Funding for Residential Solar and Home Improvement Financing

altenergymag

Completes $191 Million Solar Loan Securitization with Lowest Yield to Date at 1.98% Weighted Average

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Merchants Fleet introduces turnkey fleet electrification adoption tool

Charged

Fleet management company Merchants Fleet has launched a new tool designed to educate and assist clients as they make the transition to EVs. Merchants Fleet has been providing fleet management and leasing solutions for over 50 years.

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.

Shell and ScottishPower eye large-scale floating wind project for north east Scotland

Business Green

Energy companies announce they have submitted multiple bids to ScotWind, the first offshore wind leasing round in Scottish waters for more than a decade.

These prefabricated tiny homes are earthquake- and fire-resistant

Inhabitant

Nestron is setting a standard for tiny houses of the future

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Nasir Qadree, Zeal Capital Partners

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 16 – As a first-time manager of an impact-oriented venture fund – and a Black man – Qadree defied the odds when. The post Nasir Qadree, Zeal Capital Partners appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Agents of Impact The Reconstruction

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'Green gas': UK's first hydrogen homes open to the public

Business Green

Gateshead test site debuts the first homes to make use of hydrogen for heating and cooking.

Least developed countries tell rich nations to cut emissions

Inhabitant

A coalition of 100 Least Developed Countries (LDC) is raising concerns over the slow rate at which developed countries are implementing their promises to reverse climate change

Solar-powered city cars aim to shine light on the future of shared mobility

Business Green

Squad Mobility showcases new small car that aims to have big impact on the future of city transport. A city car which automatically charges in sunlight has been unveiled this week with the promise of delivering "safe, accessible and hassle-free" transport for city-dwellers.

This backyard cottage in Seattle is only 800 square feet

Inhabitant

Tiny living meets natural materials in this 800-square-foot Seattle cottage. Explore this design by Fivedot

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UK household recycling rates creep upwards in 2019

Business Green

But national recycling rate remains well short of 50 per cent goal, as sluggish progress that dominated the past decade continues.

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Moon wobble could lead to massive flooding

Inhabitant

Considering retiring on the coast one day? Better rethink your plans. A new NASA study explains that a cute-sounding phenomenon called a "moon wobble" could lead to devastating coastal floods in the next decade

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Investors call for mandatory food reporting rules to unlock finance for 'greener' companies

Business Green

Major investors call on government to heed National Food Strategy’s call for enhanced reporting rules for large food firms.

La Poste du Louvre turns the page from 1888 to 2022

Inhabitant

The story of la Poste du Louvre is both historic and modern

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Agrar Planetal Lütte from Bad Belzig, Germany generates solar power with quality components from Q CELLS

altenergymag

Agrar Planetal Lütte GmbH in Bad Belzig in the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark benefits from leasing its previously unused roof space for solar power generation using Q CELLS solar modules and components. securenergy solutions AG has installed a solar systems for an investor with an output of 1.5 The electricity is fed directly into the public grid, from where more than 350 households can be supplied with clean electricity going forward

Global Briefing: Indian coal mine auction attracts minimal interest

Business Green

All the top green business news from around the world this week, including US climate diplomacy, COP26 preparations, and sobering Amazon rainforest research. India coal sector woes as 48 mines attract zero bidders.

The Week in impact investing: Restructuring

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! Restructuring finance. What kind of financial system are Agents of Impact building? One that values diversity, rewards sustainability, centers. The post The Week in impact investing: Restructuring appeared first on ImpactAlpha. The Brief

Behind GM's plan to help suppliers buy clean energy

Business Green

General Motors and Shell have teamed up to offer renewable energy solutions to GM’s customers in Texas. General Motors' commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040 means more than just transitioning to electric vehicles - although that is a huge part of the strategy.

Impact Briefing: Week of July 16

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 16 – On this week’s podcast, Monique Aiken and Dennis Price check in with Illumen Capital’s Daryn Dodson about bias in asset. The post Impact Briefing: Week of July 16 appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Podcasts

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Shell starts trading power from Europe's 'largest' battery

Business Green

Energy storage system installed in village of Minety will help balance UK's increasingly renewables-reliant electricity grid. Shell announced yesterday that it has switched on a 100MW battery system in a village in Wiltshire that it claims is the largest in Europe.

This backyard cottage in Seattle is only 800 square feet

AGreenLiving

Everyone has their idea for the perfect home. For this couple, it’s a comfortable crash pad with natural eleme nts that provides them a simple yet functional space for downtime in between outdoor adventures.

Circular economics and the $57bn e-waste opportunity

Business Green

Heather Clancy reports on further evidence the economic opportunity from circular approaches are even bigger than previously thought. The plastic waste problem gets plenty of attention, and for good reason: If we continue mismanaging this material as usual, there could be 7.7

Earth911 Inspiration: There Is No Such Thing as ‘Away’

AGreenLiving

Today’s quote is from Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA: “There is no such… The post Earth911 Inspiration: There Is No Such Thing as ‘Away’ appeared first on Earth911. Here is the original: Earth911 Inspiration: There Is No Such Thing as ‘Away’.

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NREL & First Solar Celebrate Nearly 30 Years of Collaboration on Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Solar Cell Research

CleanTechnica

By Josh Rasmussen The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has more than 550 unique, active partners. One such partner is First Solar Inc. — a relationship that dates back to the early ‘90s. NREL and First Solar, then called Solar Cells Inc.,

These prefabricated tiny homes are earthquake- and fire-resistant

AGreenLiving

What began as a mission to provide a stable housing option in Papua New Guinea turned into a business model that now sees plug-and-live housing being shipped everywhere in the world. The founders of what became Nestron were met with many obstacles in completing that initial commitment following their visit to Papua New Guinea in 2013. Learning from the process, they launched the Nestron company in 2017. Four years later, they are setting a standard for tiny houses of the future.

Ironic: Australia Is Source Of Much Of Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel, Yet Hardly Buys Any EVs

CleanTechnica

Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Charles Morris Among the world’s wealthy countries, Australia is one of the least EV-friendly.

Moon wobble could lead to massive flooding

AGreenLiving

Considering retiring on the coast one day? Better rethink your plans. A new NASA study explains that a cute-sounding phenomenon called a “ moon wobble” could lead to devastating coastal floods in the next decade. “In the mid-2030s, every U.S. coast will experience rapidly increasing high-tide floods, when a lunar cycle will amplify rising sea levels caused by climate change ,” the report warned.

One Of World’s Largest Floating Solar PV Power Projects Completed In Singapore

CleanTechnica

I recall when floating solar PV power plants popped onto the scene at some point in the past decade. On the one hand, the idea was so funny and fanciful that it seemed unrealistic. On the other hand, there appeared to be a lot of benefits to the approach — cooler surfaces (which help with […].