Thu.May 26, 2022

Let’s talk integrated photovoltaics

GreenBiz

Meet Ambient Photonics, which just raised $30 million to produce low-light solar cells that can harvest energy from both natural and artificial sources

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What to Know About Washington’s Cap and Invest Rulemaking

CleanTech Alliance

The Climate Commitment Act (CCA), which was passed by the Washington state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Inslee in 2021, is set to go into effect on January 1, 2023. Public Policy

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3 alternative protein critiques, explained

GreenBiz

As more alternative protein companies make their way onto supermarket shelves and restaurant menus, their business models and impact promises face increasing criticism

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- May 26

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, May 26, 2022 CEIP data aggregation review closes June 3 Commerce has completed its initial aggregation of consumer-owned utility clean energy implementation plans (CEIP). The aggregate spreadsheet and a webinar on the agency’s aggregation process are available on the Compliance and Reporting webpage. Commerce is asking utilities and the public to review the aggregate […].

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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.

Power outage: Solar is frozen, wind is fitful

GreenBiz

The race to turbocharge the shift to clean energy has been slowed by unforeseen obstacles — in the form of trade policy and business model hiccups

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Trade body urges industry to prepare for heat pumps demand

Envirotec Magazine

Electrotechnical and engineering services body ECA is urging the industry to fully engage with Government initiatives to decarbonise heat , including the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), launched this week.

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New funding to support growth of Scotland’s bioeconomy

Envirotec Magazine

New funding available from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) aims to help grow Scotland’s bioeconomy. The latest tranche of its innovation fund is now open for proposals.

Tried, Failed, Learned, in Conversation with Jane Abernethy, Jeffrey Hogue, Marissa McGowan

GreenBiz

Failure is an inevitability on the path to success. While companies and practitioners are keen to share wins, many of us won’t admit to the scale of the challenges we endure.

Rev Fire Group unveils electric fire truck

Charged

REV Fire Group, which includes several manufacturers of fire-fighting apparatus, displayed a North American-style fully electric fire truck called Vector at the recent Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis.

Accelerate at Circularity 22 Pitch Session

GreenBiz

Accelerate is a fast-pitch competition featuring entrepreneurs with innovative technologies, products and services advancing a circular economy.

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.

Britishvolt acquires German battery cell manufacturer EAS

Charged

Battery cell pioneer Britishvolt has agreed to buy Monbat Group subsidiary EAS, a cell manufacturer based in Nordhausen, Germany. The deal values EAS at €36 million. EAS has over 25 years of experience in developing and producing large-format cylindrical lithium-ion cells from 7.5 Ah to 50 Ah.

From Ambition to Accountability: How to (Actually) Solve the Plastics Waste Crisis

GreenBiz

By now, we all know the scale of the problem: Up to 13 million tons of plastic leaks into the ocean every year; this is equivalent to dumping one garbage truck full of plastic waste into the ocean every minute; without intervention, we’ll have more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.

Renesas to boost semiconductor production at Japanese factory

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Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics is planning to restart a wafer fabrication operation at its Kofu factory in Kai City, Japan. The Kofu factory housed 150 mm and 200 mm wafer fabrication production lines before it was closed in October of 2014.

Introducing the Circularity 22 Emerging Leaders

GreenBiz

The Emerging Leaders program aims to elevate, cultivate and support the next generation of BIPoC leaders driving the transition to a circular economy.

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Power Electronics to add Nuvve’s V2G capabilities to its bidirectional chargers

Charged

Nuvve Holding (Nasdaq: NVVE) and Power Electronics, a manufacturer of solar inverters for utility-scale photovoltaic plants, have agreed to integrate Nuvve’s GIVe vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform with Power Electronics’ charging station technology.

3 critiques of alternative proteins, explained

GreenBiz

As more alternative protein companies make their way onto supermarket shelves and restaurant menus, their business models and impact promises face increasing criticism

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Reducing e-waste and connecting the disconnected: Campaign marks milestone

Envirotec Magazine

A landmark 10,000 smartphones have been “rehomed with people who need them”, according to Community Calling, a joint initiative of Virgin Media O2 and environmental charity Hubbub.

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Innovation at the Intersection: Where the Human-Built and Natural Worlds Meet, featuring John Warner

GreenBiz

In order for humans to survive, thrive and protect the planet, we’ll have to find a way to innovate with nature, not against it. Where do we start? A series of five cycles connects the human-built world to the natural world.

Addressing the need for responsible salmon farming

Envirotec Magazine

Salmon farm in Loch Ailort (image credit: Marine Scotland Image Bank , CC BY 2.0 license). The Aquaculture Stewardship Association discusses an accreditation scheme that aims to ensure this activity is undertaken responsibly, with minimal environmental impacts.

The Tipping Point: Competitors Collaborating Toward Circularity with Amanda Nusz, Michael Kobori, and Bridget Croke

GreenBiz

It’s clear that to achieve the level of systems change necessary for a circular economy, the world’s largest companies will need to band together to reach impact at scale.

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Half of UK councils not confident of meeting self-imposed net zero targets, survey finds

Envirotec Magazine

Thermal imaging reveals lack of sufficient insulation on a residential building. Senior figures in local government doubt their authorities are on track to meet net zero targets, a new survey by E.ON and the Local Government Chronicle 1 (LGC) seems to show.

Old Dog, New Tricks: Why Now is the Time to Instigate New Behaviors Around Consumption and Waste, a Conversation with Suzanne Shelton

GreenBiz

Ninety-five percent of people in the United States believe recycling helps the environment and 76 percent of us say recycling helps us feel better about all the stuff we buy. And you know what?

Pumps conference grapples with EU decarbonisation challenge

Envirotec Magazine

Conference speaker Tom van lerland of the European Commission. Trade organisations CEIR, Pneurop and Europump recently held a Joint conference to consider the EU’s roadmap for industrial support.

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Lightning Talks: Big Ideas, Briefly with Michelle Wiseman & Eva Gladek

GreenBiz

This series of fast-paced, lightning talks will offer big ideas, provocations and perspectives from a diversity of speakers in a short amount of time.

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AD trade body to hold briefing on food waste collection

Envirotec Magazine

Implementing separate food waste collections – lunch hosted by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) on 15 June at the NEC Birmingham. Speakers will include senior representatives from Defra, Bracknell Forest Council, Bio Capital and Ashfords.

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Molun Zhang & Ashish Gadnis on Enabling Supply Chain Traceability, Transparency and Trust

GreenBiz

The number of touchpoints in a circular supply chain add up quickly — from official partners such as local retailers, manufacturers, packaging organizations and recycling companies to informal participants, including the individual waste pickers who help collect discarded items for processing in emerging economies. How can companies gather better data across that complex network?

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What’s Lost When We Talk ‘ESG’ and Not ‘Sustainability’

Andrew Winston

(It’s hard to focus on much these days as the world seems in dire shape and the US in particular is unable to tackle any problems – one political party is rapidly moving backwards on women’s rights, guns, climate, inequality, racial equity, voting & democracy, and more.

The Global Treaty on Plastic is a Once In a Lifetime Opportunity. If We Seize It - A Conversation with Erin Simon

GreenBiz

Atmospheres and oceans don't adhere to state lines, and neither can our solutions to the issues that plague our planet. Plastic pollution is found in every corner of the world, and up until now, country-level action has not been enough to turn off the tap of plastic waste flowing into our environment. Earlier this year however, the United Nations made history by voting in favor of a Global Treaty on Plastic.

Revealed: the PR Firm Behind the UK’s Net Zero Backlash

DeSmogBlog

A well-connected public relations specialist who runs an anti-BBC pressure group and campaigned for a “hard” Brexit is working with climate science denial groups to oppose the UK’s net zero target, DeSmog can report.

Putting People at the Heart of Integrated Climate Action: Report From the 2022 ICLEI World Congress

The City Fix

ICLEI has long recommended that cities take integrated climate action, tackling both mitigation – lowering greenhouse gas emissions to prevent future climate change – and adaptation – preparing to cope with the climate change of today – in a holistic. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

GM will use NI’s SystemLink software in battery engineering process

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GM is planning to use software from battery testing specialist NI to reach its Vision Zero goals: zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. At the opening keynote of the NI Connect 2022 conference in Austin, GM Director of Battery Cell Engineering Steve Tarnowsky talked about how the company is planning to reach the goals, the importance of batteries for its plans, its Ultium EV platform, and how it is working together with NI.

Engine No. 1 opts for accommodation over confrontation with Big Oil and big banks

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 26 – A year ago, the tiny fund manager Engine No. 1 was The Little Engine That Could. This year, it’s. The post Engine No. 1 opts for accommodation over confrontation with Big Oil and big banks appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Capitalism Reimagined Corporate Impact Stewardship

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Italian Activists’ Homes Searched by Police Following Gazprom Protests

DeSmogBlog

The homes of three Italian climate activists were searched by the Italian police last week over their alleged involvement in March in a protest against fossil gas in Milan, Italy.

NetBase Quid and Others Offer Market Intelligence Tools to Improve Your Business

U.S. Green Technology

Market intelligence (or business intelligence) is vital for building brand awareness and increasing sales. It can help you uncover hidden trends and customer needs, as well as provide insight into your competitors.

Qcells Announces Solar Panel Manufacturing Expansion Will Be in Dalton, Georgia

Alternative Energy Mag

- Qcells plans to bring nearly 500 additional jobs to Whitfield County as part of its long-haul commitment to the U.S. solar market - The investment marks Qcells’ latest efforts to rebuild the U.S. solar supply chain and help meet growing demand for decarbonized energy source