Wed.Aug 03, 2022

Takeaways from IKEA’s electrification of last-mile deliveries

GreenBiz

Making EVs appealing for corporations starts with laying out details such as evaluating efficient routes, use cases and what a company needs from a charging infrastructure standpoint

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Uncrewed vessel returns from volcano caldera survey in Tonga loaded with ‘astounding’ data

Envirotec Magazine

Aerial view of the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai (HT-HH) volcano, showing new multibeam depth data overlaid on a satellite image of the islands (deep depths in blue, shallow depths in red). Credit: SEA-KIT / NIWA-Nippon Foundation TESMaP survey team.

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How climate tech startups can survive and thrive in the downturn

GreenBiz

A bubble-bursting means climate tech entrepreneurs will need to adjust their game plan. They’ll need to adapt, conserve cash, negotiate flat or down fundraising rounds, adjust to rising costs of capital and look at forms of financing outside of venture capital

Turning fish waste into carbon-based nanomaterials

Envirotec Magazine

The new synthesis procedure can seemingly convert fish scales obtained from fish waste into a useful carbon-based nanomaterial. The approach uses microwaves to break the scales down thermally via pyrolysis (image credit: Takashi Shirai from NITech, Japan).

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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.

The State of Electrify Everything with Saul Griffith

GreenBiz

Every year matters when it comes to electrification and decarbonization. Where are we today, what progress have we made in the last year, and what do we need to focus on in the year to come? Electrification BAMF Saul Griffith explains

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How climate change is muting nature’s symphony

Grist

This story is part of Grist’s Coming to our Senses series, a weeklong exploration of how climate change is reshaping the way we see, hear, smell, touch, and taste the world around us.

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Demand of Silverado EVs on the Rise amongst Fleet Owners

Green Living Guy

Demand for General Motors’ (GM) Chevrolet Silverado EV seems to be building among fleet owners. During the Q2 2022 earnings call, GM CEO Mary Barra shared fleet customers are requesting more than 200 Silverado EV units on average.

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Electrified Supercut

GreenBiz

Many all-electric technologies are already here today, and they are beautiful

Renewable, green fuel startups aim to disrupt India's emissions

Eco-Business

Over 3,300 startups are now working in the renewable energy sector in India and many of these startups are involved in the green fuel sector to reduce carbon emissions

Meet GHG Goals and Reduce Energy Costs with Managed Charging

GreenBiz

As pressure mounts for corporations to see both financial return and greenhouse gas emissions reductions with their transition to EV fleets, charging management software could be the answer.

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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.

Explainer: What is ecocide?

Eco-Business

There is a growing ground-up movement to criminalise ecocide — the mass destruction of ecosystems — in the International Criminal Court

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Electrification for Peace with Senator Heinrich

GreenBiz

Electrification is inherently a more local energy resource. The Chair of the Electrification Coalition of the U.S. Senate talks about the national security imperative for electrifying everything.

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SEC Plans ESG Regulations

Green Business Bureau

SEC To Require ESG Disclosure of Data. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations all around the world are moving forward with ESG regulations and requirements.

3 things that can make or break your EV transition

GreenBiz

Sponsored: As companies move toward electric fleets, paying attention to details that might not be on the radar today can ensure success

SEC Plans ESG Regulations

Green Business Bureau

SEC To Require ESG Disclosure of Data. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations all around the world are moving forward with ESG regulations and requirements.

Vendor Selection Checklist: 7 Features to Look For in an ESG Solution

GreenBiz

How to Choose an ESG Platform That’s Right For You As more ESG software solutions enter the market, it can be difficult for teams to know which way to turn. Each platform and vendor offers an array of features and capabilities, making it challenging to compare and contrast solutions.

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China launches first national soil survey in 40 years

Eco-Business

After rapid development and intensive farming, China is finally carrying out a new soil survey to help with its food security and carbon targets

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Green and growth — can we have both?

GreenBiz

There is no reason theoretically that we can’t achieve “absolute decoupling,” while sustaining economic growth

Electric School Buses Win Big in US State Legislative Sessions

The City Fix

Electric school buses are experiencing rapid growth in the United States, with a nearly 10-fold increase in commitments by school districts and fleet operators in the past year. Thirty-eight states have now committed to procure more than 12,000 electric school buses.

Stepping Up Corporate Procurements with Jigar Shah and Madison Freeman

GreenBiz

Corporations have a major role to play in spurring forward new, clean materials. This conversation will challenge you organization to do more to reach deep decarbonization. You think you have it covered, but you're all failing

Anti-Climate Politicians Tipped for Top Roles in Truss Government

DeSmogBlog

MPs with a history of casting doubt on climate science and opposing green policies are poised for cabinet positions under Tory leadership favourite Liz Truss, prompting fears over the UK’s climate ambitions.

Finding your match in the carbon economy

GreenBiz

The Department of Energy’s new carbon matchmaking tool helps identify the carbon capture, storage and end-product supply chain

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The Brief: Green opportunities vs. tax quibbles, food tech in Morocco, worker-owner payout, catalytic capital to combat bias in asset management

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Policy Corner Eyes on the prize: Green opportunities versus tax quibbles in the U.S. climate bill. So much.

Electrify, Equitably

GreenBiz

All-electric buildings are safer, healthier, cleaner and cheaper. But the upfront costs to transform buildings can be costly, and not all communities have equal access to new technologies.

Smackover lithium prospect called one of the largest lithium brine resources in North America

Charged

Galvanic Energy has announced some results from an independent evaluation of its Smackover Formation—a 120,000-acre lithium prospect in Arkansas.

The Grid We Need to Electrify Everything with Jesse Jenkins

GreenBiz

Electrifying everything will require substantial updates to the electrical grid to ensure electricity is clean, accessible, and affordable. Jesse Jenkins know what it will take to get there

Morocco’s UM6P Ventures backs U.S. and Israeli food tech startups

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 3 – UM6P Ventures, the venture investing arm of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, launched last year, supports early-stage science and tech startups. The post Morocco’s UM6P Ventures backs U.S. and Israeli food tech startups appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Electrify 22: Day 1 Keynote's Close

GreenBiz

Many all-electric technologies are already here today, and they are beautiful

Study: Nature-friendly farming boosts wildlife without damaging food production

Business Green

Results of a decade-long study conducted on a 1,000 hectare farm in Buckinghamshire reveal positive outcomes for wildlife and food production.

Plugging into Industrial Decarbonization

GreenBiz

Industry is responsible for some of the most stubborn emissions on earth. Many materials don’t yet have clean, competitive alternatives — and that will have to change quickly if we are to meet our climate goals.

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Rising salinity threatens ‘the wealth of the world’ in Bangladesh

Eco-Business

Archaeological sites such as those in the Mosque City of Bagerhat on the coast of the country are particularly vulnerable to climate change

Plugging into Industrial Decarbonization

GreenBiz

Industry is responsible for some of the most stubborn emissions on earth. Many materials don’t yet have clean, competitive alternatives — and that will have to change quickly if we are to meet our climate goals.

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This popular amphitheater is made with recycled materials

Inhabitant

The Al Dana Amphitheater is an open-air performance space built in the Sakhir Desert, Bahrain, that hosts live events under the stars. Designed by S/L Architects, the project seeks to connect with nature through its context-specific design and minimal environmental footprint

Buildings: High Voltage Transmission

GreenBiz

GreenBiz's buildings analyst explains why buildings are the lynchpin of our climate future

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Munro & Associates talk to Ford EV leaders about F-150 Lightning challenges, Ford’s current projects and other topics

Charged

In a Munro Live video, Munro & Associates’s CEO Sandy Munro and its President Cory Steuben talked with Ford ’s CEO Jim Farley, F-150 Lightning Chief Engineer Linda Zhang and Chief EV and Digital Systems Officer Doug Field about the challenges of developing the F-150 Lightning electric pickup, and Ford’s current projects.