Mon.Jan 25, 2021

The State of Green Business 2021

GreenBiz

The State of Green Business 2021. Joel Makower. Mon, 01/25/2021 - 02:11. Adapted from the 14th annual State of Green Business report, our annual report card on progress by the world’s largest companies. The report, published in partnership with S&P Global Trucost, is a free download.

What Would Nuclear Batteries Do For Us?

Jim Conca

Centralized power systems are inefficient and cumbersome in our new technological future. Like the old telephone system that gave way to autonomous locally-controlled hand-held devices, nuclear batteries can make the same change for power to small, mobile, safe, clean, and affordable markets.

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Let’s rid our work environments of the toxic smoke of dysfunction

GreenBiz

Let’s rid our work environments of the toxic smoke of dysfunction. Chris Gaither. Mon, 01/25/2021 - 01:30. Before he saw the smoke, he felt it in his throat. It tasted foul. It curled into his nose, his mouth, his lungs. He looked up from his computer. His colleagues were tapping at their keyboards.

2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report: Week 2

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Brad Boswell, January 23, 2021 Week Two The second week of the 105 day 2021 Legislative Session is now complete. This week was full of virtual committee hearings and executive sessions.

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How Wall Street can win on climate In 2021

GreenBiz

How Wall Street can win on climate In 2021. Ben Ratner. Mon, 01/25/2021 - 01:00. This year, financial institutions must make a significant leap forward on climate — from pledges to progress.

Designers selected for new Shenzhen Natural History Museum project

Inhabitat - Innovation

The team beat out over 70 proposals from around the world in an international competition

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Ambitious partnerships on climate action are taking root and bearing fruit

GreenBiz

Ambitious partnerships on climate action are taking root and bearing fruit. Dominic Waughray. Mon, 01/25/2021 - 00:30. Buried beneath the dour daily headlines on COVID-19 infections, lockdowns and travel bans, the latest science about our planet released during 2020 makes for tough reading.

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Sustainable Business in 2021: Table Stakes

Green Business Bureau

2021: The year of recovery. Last year brought tremendous change in the business world with the acceleration of so many mega trends including remote work, video conferencing, eCommerce, and the digitization of almost everything. The business world will never be the same.

Finnish hockey team goes carbon-neutral

Inhabitat - Innovation

Lahti Pelicans, a Finnish ice hockey club, is championing for a carbon-free world

Flood mapping in the East

Envirotec Magazine

As part of the drive to implement the EU Floods Directive, the World Bank has partnered with both Bulgaria and Romania to update these countries’ national flood hazard and risk maps.

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JUSU turns juicing by-products into all-natural home and body care items

Inhabitat - Innovation

A juice bar in Canada pursues zero-waste goals by turning fruit scraps into natural personal care and home products

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Maps enhance flood risk modelling

Envirotec Magazine

Malmsbury, Wiltshire, during the 2012 flooding: The Climate Suite products are intended to provide insight into future flood hazards. Terrain data from aerial mapping company Bluesky is being used to upgrade the first national climate change flood model for the UK.

LA River masterplan requests local input for sustainable development

Inhabitat - Innovation

The planners hope to better address community needs throughout the project

Offsite manufacturing’s moment?

Envirotec Magazine

Rich Matthews, MD at water technology firm Siltbuster Process Solutions (SPS), makes the case for offsite manufacturing treeatment facilities, which he says can deliver multiple benefits for water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

Report points to a new culprit behind the Great Lakes’ big, green, poop problem

Grist

The Great Lakes are threatened by toxic, greenhouse-gas-emitting algae that thrive on phosphorus pollution. The muck suffocates fish and contaminates drinking water, posing a threat to the 1.3 million jobs that depend on proximity to Great Lakes shipping routes and beauty.

Firm shortlisted in Singaporean challenge

Envirotec Magazine

Photo credit: Emma_Griffiths/Shutterstock.com. Environmental management technology firm Envirosuite has been shortlisted in Singapore PUB’s Global Innovation Challenge (GIC). Out of 104 applicants, the firm has been selected in the “Seamless Coagulation” category.

Contractors Corner: Creative Solar USA

Solar Power World

The Georgia solar market is fairly dependable. Consistently in the Top 10 states by installed solar capacity, Georgia has a strong utility-scale pipeline, mostly fueled by large arrays that support major corporations.

Digitization of smallholder farming draws investors to Indian agtech startups

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 25 – Among the world’s largest producers of food, India stands out for its 130 million independent smallholder farmers who till, on. The post Digitization of smallholder farming draws investors to Indian agtech startups appeared first on Impact Alpha.

First Solar Sells Off Majority of Development Pipeline

GreenTechMedia

First Solar will pass 10 gigawatts of in-development projects to wind developer Leeward Renewable Energy, the companies announced Monday, as the solar manufacturer continues to overhaul its business.

Sponsored content: Leaving room to breathe

Envirotec Magazine

Tank farm with mobile test bench. Tank breather vents are often overlooked as critical safety assets. The consequences from poorly set, calibrated and serviced assets are potentially dire.

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Seeking a Better Way to Pinpoint the Value of Demand Response in California [GTM Squared]

GreenTechMedia

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Sponsored content: Non-invasive clamp-on flow measurement of sludge lines

Envirotec Magazine

The installed flowmeters. Flow measurement expert Katronic’s ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters measure 16 RAS/SAS (returned/surplus activated sludge) lines in pipes up to 85 years old, in a large sewage treatment works. They were supplied by ABB and installed by Z-Tech.

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Will Airborne Wind Power Finally Fly in 2021?

GreenTechMedia

An energy technology that even Google parent company and tech behemoth Alphabet couldn’t get to work might finally achieve commercial takeoff this year.

Sponsored content: Cleaner air thanks to carbon filtration

Envirotec Magazine

The UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy identifies a number of target compounds that need to be reduced dramatically within industrial air emissions.

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Climate crisis is foundation of Indian farmers’ protests

Eco-Business

The current protests by Indian farmers against the passage of three laws have deep roots in income insecurity, which is driven by changing rainfall patterns and incentives that promote the overuse of water

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Sponsored content: Landfill pollution monitoring platform

Envirotec Magazine

Nuvve and IoTecha to deploy bidirectional EV charging system for V2G applications

Charged

San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pioneer Nuvve and smart charging specialist IoTecha are joining forces to deploy and commercialize a bidirectional EV charging solution that uses the CCS standard and supports the ISO/IEC15118 protocol.

Sponsored content: Versatile gas analysis for a range of industrial settings

Envirotec Magazine

Gas Data has been manufacturing and maintaining gas analysis instrumentation for 30 years. The company’s breadth of products ranges from fixed analysers certified for use in ATEX zone 1 areas, to handheld devices for data logging and spot checking.

Degrees Ep. 10: Steven Moelk

EDF + Business

The unlikely leader of IKEA’s EV revolution. After building a career about as far away from sustainability as you can get, Steven Moelk has found himself in a place he never imagined: as the guy responsible for bringing electric vehicle home delivery to IKEA.

Sponsored content: Ionizer tech inhibits SARS-Cov-2

Envirotec Magazine

Contract research organisation Texcell has verified the inhibitory effect of nanoe X, an ionizer technology developed by Panasonic capable of generating “nano-sized atomized water particles”.

Borrego pivots to utility-scale strategic focus, unveils new brand identity

altenergymag

Leading solar and storage developer, EPC and O&M provider charts ambitious gigawatt-scale course

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Sponsored content: On board with seals expertise

Envirotec Magazine

On the 1st of November 2020, the Board of Directors of Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd were delighted to announce that Mr James Winn, the great grandson of the founder of the company has been appointed to the Board.

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It’s Official: In 2020, Renewable Energy Beat Fossil Fuels Across Europe

Forbes Green Tech

The results are in: last year, for the first time, renewables generated more electricity than fossil fuels across the EU, spurred on by new solar and wind power projects. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech business business

Sponsored content: Brazil plant chooses TS

Envirotec Magazine

Six Valmet Total Solids Measurement (Valmet TS) systems will be supplied as part of the delivery by SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions of water and wastewater treatment plants to Klabin’s Puma II project in Brazil.

Octillion Power Systems to supply batteries for Lightning and ABC electric buses

Charged

Tier 1 battery supplier Octillion Power Systems will provide battery packs for electric motorcoaches and city transit buses offered by ABC Companies and Lightning eMotors.

Sponsored content: Water management system keeps business moving

Envirotec Magazine

The CastSlot installation at Littlebrook. A new distribution centre at Littlebrook Business Park features the market leading Gatic CastSlot water management system. Littlebrook (orbital 47) is home to several firms which rely on the near constant movement of goods.

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We Could Be Making Steel From Green Hydrogen, Using Less Coal

Forbes Green Tech

Australia's Fortescue Metals is the latest company that says it wants to make steel from green hydrogen, not coal. It can be done but will it ever be cost effective? Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business energy