Mon.Jan 11, 2021

Fighting deforestation should be a top priority for 2021, and here’s how it can be


Fighting deforestation should be a top priority for 2021, and here’s how it can be. Heather Clancy. Mon, 01/11/2021 - 02:00.

Ørsted Joins Efforts To Develop Offshore-Wind-to-Green-Hydrogen Tech


Global offshore wind developer Ørsted has become the latest major player to pursue off-grid green hydrogen, a technology that could expand capacity for converting offshore wind power to zero-carbon energy.


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20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021


20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021. Elsa Wenzel. Mon, 01/11/2021 - 02:15. The big stories of 2020 were not just about a pandemic, a reckoning on racial justice, an economic calamity and the ever-imminent rise of climate change impacts.

Tesla: the real environmental impact

Inhabitat - Innovation

Tesla is known for its state-of-the-art electric vehicles, but how sustainable is the company really

5 circular economy questions for 2021


5 circular economy questions for 2021. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 01/11/2021 - 01:00. As I begin to think about the year of content and coverage ahead, I thought I’d start things off by sharing some big questions I’ll be asking in 2021 — plus some predictions on how they might be answered. .


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Think before trashing: The second-hand solar market is booming

Solar Power World

By Melissa Ann Schmid, Marketing Communication Manager, EnergyBin Over the next five years, a growing number of U.S. solar owners and operators will choose to repower their systems. Total supply of decommissioned material will increase, but not all equipment is bound for recycling.

2020 ranks as the hottest year in modern history

Inhabitat - Innovation

Last year tied with 2016, making this decade the hottest decade in modern history


Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- January 11

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, January 11, 2021 Announcements Department of Ecology adopts CETA rules Ecology adopted a new rule Chapter 173-444 WAC Clean Energy Transformation Rule to implement parts of the Washington Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) related to energy transformation projects and determining the greenhouse gas emissions content in electricity. For more information, […]. Industry News Member News ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin

Top cities and countries for vegans

Inhabitat - Innovation

Planning a move or dreaming of a post-pandemic vacation? A new list reveals 2020's big winners for top vegan destinations around the world


Compact EV-specific transmission supports niche OEMs as they shift to electric


Following the recent release of its HPD E crate motors and associated kit to electrify the classic Mini, Swindon Powertrain is now extending its electrification range with a new standalone E-Transmission for EVs.

Perkins Eastmans WELL Platinum Chicago office prioritizes employee health

Inhabitat - Innovation

The office is the first WELL Platinum-certified project in the state of Illinois and the fourth of its kind in the U.S.

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GM’s Everybody In campaign evokes an inclusive, electric future


General Motors has introduced a new marketing campaign designed to assert its new commitment to e-mobility. The Everybody In campaign is “a call to action meant to reflect a movement that’s inclusive and accessible.”

Can Offshore Wind Development Avoid Harming Nature?


Just before New Year, offshore wind farm developer Ørsted’s 2.4-gigawatt Hornsea 3 project was given the green light by the U.K. government. But the project highlights the potential conflict between climate-change mitigation and nature protection.

Bogotá orders 596 new electric buses—fleet of 1,485 e-buses will be the largest outside China


Bogota public transit agency Transmilenio has ordered 596 new BYD electric buses, bringing the city’s electric bus fleet to a total of 1,485 units. The new e-buses are expected to be in operation by 2022, and will operate in the Fontibón, Usme and Perdomo areas.

Schneider Electric Unveils the Energy Center for Distributed-Energy-Enabled Homes


Homes need a lot more digital smarts nowadays to manage rooftop solar, backup batteries and electric vehicle chargers. It’s nice if those distributed energy resources (DERs) can be integrated with household electrical load controls via smartphone or Alexa or Google voice-activated devices.

Is England losing the battle for better water quality?

Envirotec Magazine

Efforts to improve the water quality of England’s rivers, lakes and waterways are faltering – and unless policymakers recommit to the hard work of regular testing and monitoring, they risk losing control of this battle completely.

Degrees Episode 08: Michelle Romero

EDF + Business

Why environmental justice is crucial for today’s climate careers. It’s now abundantly clear: every technical, strategic, staffing and advocacy choice you make will be influenced by environmental justice. Embodying that will set you apart as a genuine leader.

In the Covid era, circularity can be a new frontier as well as a desert: TRIA chief Ng Pei Kang


Sustainable food packaging entrepreneur Ng Pei Kang talks to Eco-Business about the highs and lows of being in the circular economy business amid a pandemic

A Bill Gates Venture Aims To Spray Dust Into The Atmosphere To Block The Sun. What Could Go Wrong?

Forbes Green Tech

The Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx), launched by Harvard University scientists, hopes to examine the effects of spraying calcium carbonate (CaCO3) dust into the atmosphere — a sun-reflecting aerosol that may offset the effects of global warming.

SilviaTerra raises $4.4 million to build a carbon marketplace from forestlands

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 11 — San Francisco-based SilviaTerra started in 2010 to build a detailed forestland map of the U.S. to promote better forest. The post SilviaTerra raises $4.4 million to build a carbon marketplace from forestlands appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Ego Eco Seva – Revisited


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Where to invest to support an inclusive business recovery in Latin America

Impact Alpha

Small and growing businesses are significant actors in economic production, employment, and growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to the OECD, The post Where to invest to support an inclusive business recovery in Latin America appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Analysis: Which countries met the UN’s 2020 deadline to raise ‘climate ambition’?


After a year disrupted by Covid-19, big emitters like the United States, India and China have yet to update their 'nationally determined contributions' on the United Nation's official registry, save the United Kingdom and European Union


Indian agtech venture CropIn raises $20 million

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 11 – Bangalore-based CropIn helps farmers analyze crop yields and risks with satellites, sensors and weather data. The 10-year-old company says it. The post Indian agtech venture CropIn raises $20 million appeared first on Impact Alpha.


Meet Our Newest Startup Members

Greentown Labs

Nearly 30 startups joined our community in the final quarter of 2020, working on innovations as diverse as zinc-ion batteries, long-range weather forecasts, wave energy conversion, and replacements for petrochemical plastics.

Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Increased 24% with $14.5 Billion in 2020, Reports Mercom Capital Group


GW of large-scale solar projects were acquired in 2020


Veganism and finance


Vegan investors' face many challenges, such as animal testing. Based on Arabesque S-Ray data, are meat, fish and dairy producers really bad for the environment


Cree Delivers Industry Leading Efficiency to Electric Vehicle Fast Charging and Solar Markets with New Silicon Carbide Power Module Portfolio


New Wolfspeed WolfPACKTM module family enables accelerated production of high growth mid-power technologies

2021 Energy Predictions: U.S. Clean Energy Standard, Tripling Energy Storage, State Shift From Gas, Electricity Transition, Billions In Climate Investment

Forbes Green Tech

Five leading policy experts share their predictions for 2021, outlining a faster acceleration to a clean energy economy than ever before - led by Congress and the federal government. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business energy

The Brief: Inclusive recovery in Latin America, Biden’s ESG investor, Indian agtech, immigrant edtech, forest carbon, air protein

Impact Alpha

Featured: How to invest in an inclusive business recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean. The post The Brief: Inclusive recovery in Latin America, Biden’s ESG investor, Indian agtech, immigrant edtech, forest carbon, air protein appeared first on Impact Alpha. The Brief

The Year of Sustainability

Terra Infirma

Happy belated New Year! I hope you had a good break – if you got one. This is my blog post since Christmas as last week was rocked by the announcement that UK schools were closing for the foreseeable, pitching me and Mrs K back into the maelstrom that is home schooling.

The Evolution of Legacy Utility Marketplaces with Contextual AI and Personalization of Products and Services


Putting the Utility at the Center of the Consumers’ Shopping Experience. Ecommerce is having an unprecedented year in 2020. Through the first nine months of the year, U.S.

Pandemic delays leave many nations facing climate action catch-up in 2021


Fewer than half of the countries that promised updated plans to curb emissions and adapt to climate shifts delivered in 2020