Tue.Aug 02, 2022

How business can help win an historic climate victory


We have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to secure a livable future, and we’re watching (as are employees) to see if the corporate sector speaks up


WRAP’s circular economy competition awards grants in different regions of the world

Envirotec Magazine

WRAP’s first International Grants competition, The International Circular Plastics Flagship Competition – developed and delivered in partnership with UKRI – has awarded funding of £1.2


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Electrify Ithaca: A public-private collaborative approach to city-wide decarbonization


Ithaca's goal is the decarbonize every building in the city by 2030. The director of sustainability shares how it is going to make that happen

National Association of REALTORS® and Green Business Bureau Join Forces

Green Business Bureau

New program will enable National Association of REALTORS®’ members to verifiably demonstrate their sustainability.

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.

Are we comparing green to green?


The spirit of the EU Taxonomy and why accurate corporate reporting matters


Lillian Wang: the Woman CEO Decentralizing Energy and Creating Smart Solar Cities

Green Living Guy

While Musk and Bezos Plan Their Escape to Mars, Meet the Woman CEO Creating Smart Solar Cities to Enhance Life on Earth. Lillian Wang Envisions a Brighter Future through Harnessing the Power of Light®.

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A dam fine dram? Measures tackle water scarcity at Speyside distillery

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen and James Hutton Institute have worked with The Glenlivet distillery to introduce environmentally sustainable solutions at Chivas Brothers’ Speyside distillery to address water scarcity and protect whisky production.

On Capitol Hill, a 180-degree turn of events for climate, EV policy


An interview with Joe Britton, executive director of the Zero Emission Transportation Association, about the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

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99% of electricians believe there are major risks with EV charging work

Envirotec Magazine

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ESG credibility under threat from lack of standardization, report warns


Analysts from EY and Oxford Analytica warn booming ESG movement faces greenwashing allegations and loss of credibility if action is not taken


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.

Blink Charging to Deploy EV Chargers for Electric School Bus Fleets

Green Living Guy

With nearly a half million school buses today, Blink is working with school districts around the nation to support the drive toward electric school bus fleets Miami Beach, FL (July 27, 2021) – Blink Charging Co.

Microsoft's All-Electric Kitchen


A trip to Microsoft's all-electric campus, which highlights one way an all-electric future could take shape

Walmart to buy 4,500 Canoo electric delivery vehicles


Walmart has become the latest large fleet operator to make a vote of confidence in a startup EV-maker—the giant retailer has made a definitive agreement with Canoo (NASDAQ: GOEV) to purchase 4,500 electric delivery vehicles, beginning with the Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV), with the option to purchase up to 10,000 units.

Sacré bleu: French heat pump costs blow hole in ‘nonsense’ UK government policy

Envirotec Magazine

The evidence of what French consumers are paying for heat pumps “blows a hole in UK government policy” in relation to the low-carbon heating technology, according to a UK energy trade body.

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GM and EVgo to roll out DC fast chargers at Pilot and Flying J truck stops


GM and Pilot Company (which operates the Pilot and Flying J truck stop chains) are collaborating to create a national DC fast charging network that will be installed, operated and maintained by EVgo.

Jaguar Land Rover Invests in New Testing Facility for EVs

Green Living Guy

New Testing Facility will help meet current and future legislation and quality standards (MAHWAH, N.J.) – August 1, 2022 – Jaguar Land Rover has taken another step towards a new era of electrification and connectivity by opening a facility to test the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio interference.

A new method for testing the thermal runaway risk of EV battery enclosures


Applied safety science company UL Solutions has announced a new test for evaluating the thermal runaway risk of materials in EV battery enclosures.

Australia floods are costliest climate disaster of 2022 so far as global insured losses hit $38bn


Global insured losses from natural catastrophes in first half of 2022 have reached US$35 billion, 22 per cent above average of past ten years. The flooding that hit Australia in February broke a new record for the insurance industry


Webinar: How scalable is your battery test lab?


As EV adoption grows, time-to-market shrinks, and customer expectations increase, the need to scale up test operations is becoming one of the most significant challenges EV engineers need to overcome.

Child scavengers — casualties of the Philippines' war against waste


[Special report] With the government eyeing to build 300 new landfills by the year's end, over-dependence can create negative impact for communities living in the vicinity, including children who salvage what they can from trash piles

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BYD enters passenger vehicle market in Japan


BYD Auto Japan, a unit of Chinese automaker BYD , has announced its entry into the passenger vehicle market in Japan with the launch of three EV models: the Atto 3, Dolphin and Seal. The Atto 3 is expected to go on sale in Japan in January. The Dolphin and Seal will follow later in 2023.

Malaysia utility giant TNB announces early closure of coal plants


A 1,400 megawatt plant could close up to a year before its slated retirement in 2029. The state-owned firm also wants to re-fuel existing power infrastructure with hydrogen and capture a larger slice of the electric vehicle market

Skeleton Technologies joins Siemens to build supercapacitor factory in Germany


Skeleton Technologies , an energy storage device maker, is working together with Siemens on a new supercapacitor factory in Germany.

Global warming of 2C could ‘double’ flooding costs in China compared to 1.5C


Economic losses from flooding in China at 2C of global warming could be double those at 1.5C, research suggests

Top European Airlines Have Spent £4bn on Russian Jet Fuel Since Crimea Invasion


Ukrainian activists have criticised aviation companies for buying billions of pounds worth of jet fuel from Russia since Vladimir Putin’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. Last year, British Airways owner IAG spent an estimated £13.4

We need a clearer roadmap to a resilient food system


As climate change hits farmers and those who depend on them, creating a smarter food system is now critical

Top Tips For Cyclists on the Road

Green Living Guy

Riding a bike on the road can be very stressful, which is a shame because you could be doing it for exercise, the spiritual connection to the great outdoors, or the benefit of the environment.

The LIIST No. 1: Seven impact funds that are raising capital now (August 2022)

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 2 – Between the launch and the close is the raise. Even impact fund managers with a compelling thesis, a solid pipeline. The post The LIIST No. 1: Seven impact funds that are raising capital now (August 2022) appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Dealflow The Liist exclude from paywall


Colombia Launches National Roadmap for Net Zero Carbon Buildings

The City Fix

Decarbonizing the buildings sector is essential to cutting global greenhouse gas emissions. In Colombia, buildings account for 7% of national emissions – smaller than in many countries in part because of the country’s large agriculture, forestry and land use emissions.

The Brief: The LIIST of open impact funds, EVs-as-a-service, impact tech in Africa, federal policy for community solar

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Mobilizing Capital The LIIST No. 1: Seven impact funds that are raising capital now. Between the launch and.

'Our fields shouldn't be full of solar panels': Truss vows to crackdown on renewables development

Business Green

Latest Tory leadership race hustings sees favourite double down on support for domestic fossil fuel extraction.

Onto raises $60 million for electric-vehicles-as-a-service in Germany

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 2 — U.K.-based based Onto launched in 2017 to promote consumer usership, not ownership, of electric vehicles. Onto’s all-inclusive monthly subscription service. The post Onto raises $60 million for electric-vehicles-as-a-service in Germany appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

John Swire & Sons appoints new sustainability head


The conglomerate has promoted Mark Harper to replace the outgoing Mark Watson

Tonga eruption caused irreversible damage to the atmosphere


It only takes one uncooperative volcano to ruin all our plans to save the planet, no matter how many of us go vegan, compost our food waste and buy electric cars. Scientists are now saying that the enormous January explosion of an underwater volcano in Tonga may have really messed up Earth’s ozone layer

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Alliance to End Plastic Waste appoints Derrick Koh as public affairs director


Koh joins after almost five years heading the communications department for Schneider Electric in East Asia and Japan

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