Tue.Jun 21, 2022

Uber goes full-throttle on electric vehicles

GreenBiz

Sponsored: With electric vehicle driver incentives and a number of car-free options for riders, Uber is paving the road for sustainable transportation

Report details Northern Ireland geothermal opportunity and next steps

Envirotec Magazine

Krafla Power Plant in Iceland. A new report for the Northern Ireland Geothermal Advisory Committee outlines the opportunities presented by geothermal energy for helping the country transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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When it comes to climate resilience, gender matters

GreenBiz

Bringing a gender lens to climate resilience investments will help you to both identify and mitigate potential risks while at the same time uncover new opportunities for investment, innovation and impact

Colorado provides $65 million for electric school bus grants

Charged

Governor Jared Polis of Colorado has signed SB 193 into law, providing $65 million for an electric school bus grant program. The state will award funding to school districts to help finance, purchase and maintain electric school buses, and to install charging infrastructure.

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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.

It’s time to plug in your corporate fleet, but where exactly?

GreenBiz

Siemens and Iron Mountain share key fleet electrification charging insights and knowledge

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InoBat and Green Lithium to establish large-scale lithium refinery in the UK

Charged

Battery supplier InoBat Auto and mineral processing firm Green Lithium have formed a strategic partnership to build and operate a large-scale lithium refinery in the UK.

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Comment: A new golden age beckons for nuclear in the UK?

Envirotec Magazine

The Sizewell B nuclear Power on the Suffolk coast, September 2021 (image credit: Debra O’Connor / Shutterstock.com). By Paul Verrill, director of energy market data analyst EnAppSys.

Sustainable supply chains and the road to net zero

Eco-Business

The road to decarbonisation requires commitment and collaboration between the private and public sector to ensure that companies and countries reduce carbon emissions. Logistics is one key area where there is vast room for improvement

In-wheel motor co-developed by Lightyear and Elaphe reaches 97% energy efficiency during testing

Charged

Solar EV company Lightyear says the EV powertrain it has co-developed with in-wheel-drive technology company Elaphe is the most efficient production EV powertrain in the world.

Could the food crisis spur an alternative protein shake-up?

Eco-Business

High crop prices could hurt plant-based products, presenting an opportunity for alternatives such as cell-based and fungal options. But they too face supply chain issues and sceptical diners – and none are silver bullets for food security

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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.

Sorenson takes over SOCAP to restructure its finances and produce its flagship event

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 21 – SOCAP, one of the earliest and biggest impact investing events, is under new management. A cash crunch caused by. The post Sorenson takes over SOCAP to restructure its finances and produce its flagship event appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

The case for colocation data centres: green, flexible, convenient

Eco-Business

Companies rent rack, cage or cabinet space for deploying their own IT equipment at colocation data centres. Such data centres can be engineered to meet the digital transformation needs of companies sustainably

To cut emissions, use this Swiss Army Knife

GatesNotes

Cheap, green hydrogen would be a massive breakthrough in clean energy

UN nature summit set for Montreal as Covid-hit China steps aside

Eco-Business

The COP15 conference, which is due to agree a new global deal to protect biodiversity, has been postponed several times as host nation China grapples with the pandemic

Terrasmart Supplies Solar Carport for Chicago’s Largest Rooftop Solar System

Alternative Energy Mag

The new rooftop and carport system was built for the Chicago Urban League project - the first to bring solar to the historical Chicago South Side

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Mangroves face overwhelmingly negative impacts from climate change in a 2°C warmer world: study

Eco-Business

While climate change may bring some benefits to mangrove forests, the net effect will be strongly negative, researchers say. Mangroves are particularly vulnerable to stressors like sea level rise and cyclonic activity

Federal Court Overturns EPA Decision on Toxic Pesticide Glyphosate

Green Living Guy

SAN FRANCISCO—Today, in a historic victory for farm workers and the environment, the U.S.

Forget Western models, Asian philanthropists should give boldly and champion local leaders: AVPN CEO

Eco-Business

As Western philanthropic organisations are prone to misallocating capital due to lack of local knowledge, it is time for Asian investors to "step up" to fill post-pandemic funding gaps, says Asian Venture Philanthropy Network chief

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4 Examples of How Banks Use Big Data

U.S. Green Technology

Banking services and customer information management have significantly shifted during the past few years, and big data is revolutionizing banking in this twenty-first century. Big Data analysis has enabled banks to check on data consistency, audit them, and report.

The Best Smart Appliances to Reduce Energy Use

Green Living Guy

Modern homes have many devices that consume a lot of power. With the rising price of energy worldwide, reducing energy use is the best solution to cutting energy bills and saving money.

Black & Veatch to Support Development of Mercury Renewables’ First-of-a-Kind Green Hydrogen Plant

Alternative Energy Mag

Mercury is developing one of Ireland’s first co-located onshore wind farm and hydrogen electrolysis plants. A 75-megawatt wind farm will power an electrolyser plant generating green hydrogen.

Gen Z is Leading the Second-Hand Clothing Transition

Green Living Guy

The global market value for second-hand selling will skyrocket in the coming years as sustainability becomes a core focus.

Meet Our Members: Introducing Greentown’s Newest Startups of Q2 2022

Greentown Labs

Twenty startups joined our community in the second quarter of 2022, working on innovations as diverse as a solution to enhance oceans’ natural ability to capture CO 2 , biotechnologies to produce wood products without cutting down trees, and a turnkey development approach to waste-heat-to-power projects.

The Brief: The XX edge, scoop on SOCAP, Mirova snatches SunFunder, corporate refugee action

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Agents of Impact Podcast Delivering higher returns and stronger impact with ‘The XX Edge’ (podcast). At a breakfast. The post The Brief: The XX edge, scoop on SOCAP, Mirova snatches SunFunder, corporate refugee action appeared first on ImpactAlpha. The Brief

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Flipflopi turns plastic waste into beautiful Kenyan boats

Inhabitant

In recent years, coastal regions have been increasingly littered with waste washed up on the shores. This is a result of over-dependence on single-use items, especially those made of plastic, as well as inadequate waste-management systems. The Flipflopi Project seeks to address these challenges by empowering local communities to harness solutions that upcycle single-use plastic waste

'Nothing short of staggering': Global offshore wind power pipeline 'doubles in a year'

Business Green

RenewableUK analysis puts China just a head of UK in terms of the amount of offshore wind capacity currently in development. The global pipeline of offshore wind projects has almost doubled within only a year from 429GW of potential new capacity to 846GW, according to analysis today by RenewableUK.

As summer begins experts warn of soaring temps in US

Inhabitant

On Monday, uncomfortably high temperatures took over the Great Lakes region, signaling the official start of the summer solstice. This summer promises to be uncomfortable if the heat felt now is anything to go by. Soaring temperatures are predicted across the States, from the Great Lakes regions including the Mississippi River Valley to the plains and portions southeast among the first recipients

Tax hikes, decreasing subsidies threaten India’s clean energy development

Eco-Business

A recent joint study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water and International Institute of Sustainable Development claims that subsidies for India’s renewable energy sector have decreased by 59 per cent since 2017

Mersen launches free online tool for designing bus bars

Charged

Mersen has introduced a free-access online tool for calculating the specifications of laminated bus bars. The Bus Bar Calculator is intended to support the design of bus bars in a range of different power converters. The new product relies on a physics solver developed by Gamma Technologies called GT-PowerForge to calculate the electrical, thermal and magnetic specifications of power converters and a frequential Modified Nodal Analysis to produce simulations.

India’s rejection of global environment report ‘perilous’

Eco-Business

India ranked as world’s least environmentally sustainable country as it challenges the methodology of Environmental Performance Index 2022

Elemental Expands EDICT Internship Program for 2022

Elemental Excelerator

We are proud to announce the expansion of the EDICT (Empowering Diverse Climate Talent) internship program for 2022, with 72 students taking on roles with 54 employers across the United States.

Bondi Beach famous historic surf club is getting a new look

Inhabitant

People all over the world have heard of Australia's famous Bondi Beach, home to the oldest official surf lifesaving club. Soon, it's going to be completely transformed. The new design is going to honor the natural world while protecting this historic piece of Australia's coast

Tracking corporate action to address the climate-driven refugee crisis

Impact Alpha

Every three seconds another person is forced out of the rhythms of normal life and into crossing a border to find safety. The post Tracking corporate action to address the climate-driven refugee crisis appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Europeans eat jellyfish as Mediterranean population spikes

Inhabitant

Scientists are partnering with chefs around the world to encourage people to eat jellyfish. This follows an unprecedented explosion of the jellyfish population in the Mediterranean. The scientists are currently working with a team of Michelin-star chefs to put jellyfish pasta, salads, and soups on the menus

Proposed KCI solar farm could power 70,000 homes

Greenability Magazine

Vacant land at Kansas City International Airport has the capacity to support the largest municipal solar installation in the country and power 70,000 homes, according to a new feasibility study released June 21.