Wed.Nov 23, 2022

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Disappointed by COP27? You expected too much

GreenBiz

Don’t expect a bunch of governments without a clear mandate to do anything revolutionary

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Employee Engagement Sustainability: Creating Lasting Engagement and a Thriving Work Culture

Green Business Bureau

What Is Employee Engagement Sustainability?

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Mixed momentum on methane mitigation

GreenBiz

It’s been a year since the Global Methane Pledge promised action to reduce emissions by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030, but few countries have formally introduced policies

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Panasonic Energy constructing EV battery factory in Kansas

Charged

Panasonic Energy has begun construction on a facility in De Soto, Kansas, to produce 2170 cylindrical battery cells. The company plans to begin mass production by March 2025 and, after completion of the facility, hopes to maintain annual total production capacity of approximately 30 GWh.

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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.

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How ocean data innovation is changing how we see the sea

GreenBiz

From optimizing whale safety to mapping the sea floor, here's how innovators are uncovering new insights and driving ocean research

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GM and Microvast to develop new battery separator tech, build US plant

Charged

GM and battery manufacturer Microvast are collaborating to develop specialized EV battery separator technology, and to build a new separator plant in the US, supported by a $200-million grant from the DOE’s Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing initiative.

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Revel receives $50 million in financing to expand its Superhub fast charging network

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Revel has secured $50 million in debt financing from BlackRock Alternatives, which it will use to grow its network of public EV fast-charging Superhubs in urban areas across the country.

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4 lies about the Inflation Reduction Act — and how we can fight them

EDF Voices

Misinformation hacks your brain. Here's how you can fight for the truth, starting with the most significant climate law Congress has ever passed

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Improving EV powertrain testing and validation

Charged

Sponsored by Unico. Welcome to the first installment of Unico’s Test Stand Tech Tips.

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We Need a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to Stop Violence Against African Women and Our Continent

DeSmogBlog

COP27 has just ended and while the agreement to develop a loss and damage fund is a real victory for vulnerable nations already devastated by climate change impacts, UN climate talks once again failed to address the root cause of these impacts: fossil fuel production.

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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.

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Geotab and Atom Power partner on new EV fleet charging management platform

Charged

IoT and connected transportation specialist Geotab has partnered with Atom Power to add complex fleet analytics to Geotab’s fleet management platform.

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Spy on Instagram With SmiHub

U.S. Green Technology

Smihub is an open source social media management platform. It is free and anonymous, and you can use it to spy on other Instagram users. You can do this by entering the username in the search bar. You will never have to reveal your identity as you do not have to log in. You can.

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Kindred and KORE cooperate on battery modules for vintage vehicles

Charged

Kindred Motorworks , a San Francisco Bay Area producer of modernized vintage vehicles, has partnered with Idaho-based KORE Power, a developer of battery cell technology, to supply battery modules for the electrified models in the Kindred lineup.

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For pension fund managers, Department of Labor puts ESG back on the table – again

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Nov.23 – Cannot! Can so! Just as some states are trying to block so-called ESG investing, the U.S. Department of Labor has. The post For pension fund managers, Department of Labor puts ESG back on the table – again appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Palm oil buyers accused of failing to police zero-deforestation pledges

Business Green

Research from ZSL argues greater transparency needed across industry to make good on forest protection commitments.

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C3 provides catalytic capital to accelerate the deployment of… catalytic capital

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 23 — The Catalytic Capital Consortium, or C3, has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants to Village Capital, Pacific Community Ventures, The post C3 provides catalytic capital to accelerate the deployment of… catalytic capital appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Lab-grown chicken deemed safe by FDA may soon be in stores

Inhabitant

Lab-grown chicken is pecking at the door of grocery stores as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration greenlighted its first step to market approval. Upside Foods is on its way to being the first company to complete the regulatory process

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Five insights into the future of social entrepreneurship

Impact Alpha

In some ways, a quarter of a century is a long time to be at the forefront of social entrepreneurship. But in other. The post Five insights into the future of social entrepreneurship appeared first on ImpactAlpha. exclude from paywall Impact Voices

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LG Chem to build the largest EV battery cathode plant in US

Inhabitant

LG Chem, a South Korean company has announced its plans to build the largest EV battery cathode manufacturing plant in the U.S. The one-of-a-kind facility will be located in Clarksville, Tennessee with construction set to start in 2023

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The Brief: Labor Department’s green light for ESG, catalyzing catalytic capital, Africa’s inclusive growth, rewiring America, future of social entrepreneurship

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! We are deeply grateful for all of the Agents of Impact who make our work meaningful – and possible.

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V-Go Introduce New Electric Vehicle Chargers

Alternative Energy Mag

Aiming to provide reliability on product and supply

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Goodwell Investments raises €50 million to drive inclusive growth in Africa

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 23 — Dutch impact investor Goodwell Investments is looking to raise €150 million for its second uMunthu fund to invest in. The post Goodwell Investments raises €50 million to drive inclusive growth in Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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In Central Philippines, traditional fisherfolk struggle to protect a river oasis from tides of climate change

Eco-Business

Non-destructive fishing practices have for a long while protected the Nabaoy River from environmental damage. In recent years, however, holding on to this heritage has proved difficult, as it puts the fisherfolk at a disadvantage, amid longer wet seasons

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Haul whatever you need with this solar RV bike camper

Inhabitant

Have you ever taken a cross-country bike trip and wondered where to keep your camping gear? GoCamp's GoLo bike has a new solution: a solar RV bike that combines the bike with the camping setup you need on the road. It's modular, too, so you could take the top off and use it as a gear hauling bike around town

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Sustainable finance in Asia: Taxonomies

Eco-Business

Asia’s sustainable economy – set to reach US$5 trillion by 2030 – is a wealth of opportunity. But that value requires assurance by governments and financial markets that sustainability is more than a label. Taxonomies provide clarity

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How to make your house completely off-grid

Inhabitant

In an effort to become more sustainable, a number of people have moved off the grid

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24 hours with…dung beetle researcher Eleanor Slade

Eco-Business

Relying on "donations" of bait, or human excrement, from fellow scientists is part and parcel of studying the biodiversity of a forest through its insect populations

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Check out these great gifts for organic lovers

Inhabitant

We all love to spoil our family and friends, so why not get them something special that is organic this year

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Ending UK tax loopholes and subsidies for fossil fuels is a total no-brainer

Business Green

The government says it has a fiscal hole to fill yet continues to subsidise oil and gas through tax breaks and financial support to the tune of billions of pounds, writes Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.

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Fugro secures two Dutch offshore wind site investigation contracts

Alternative Energy Mag

Fugro has been awarded two geotechnical investigation contracts for the development of the Dutch IJmuiden Ver Site V-VI, Nederwiek (zuid) Site I and Hollandse Kust (west) Site VIII offshore wind zones. This is the largest campaign undertaken by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) to date and part of the accelerated development by the Dutch Government in line with the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030. Once completed, the wind farms will deliver a total installed capacity of circa 4.7

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Government crackdown on solar farms could cost farmers £1bn

Business Green

Mooted plans to tighten planning rules for new solar farms could make a huge dent in both farmers’ revenues and UK decarbonisation efforts.

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Webinar invitation: Make decarbonisation happen

Alternative Energy Mag

Gain the tools, knowledge and inspiration to make decarbonisation happen at edie's free online Net-Zero Carbon Action sessions on Tuesday 29 November, or on-demand

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Operation Noah: Churches have 'vital role' in accelerating transition to net zero

Business Green

New report from Christian campaign group highlights key role of Church investments in limiting global heating to 1.5C. Churches have a vital role to play in accelerating the transition to net zero emissions by leading the push to mobilise increased investments in green infractructure.

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Britain's foreign aid: Where does the money go?

Eco-Business

Britain says foreign aid budget will remain capped, as watchdog probes how overseas funds are diverted to help refugees in the UK

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The Nature Conservancy debuts new Hawaii coral reef insurance plan

Business Green

Hawaii will receive pay-outs of up to US$2m for reef restoration if tropical storms hit, building on the world’s first reef insurance policy covering hurricane damage in Mexico.

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