Mon.Aug 08, 2022

Leadership lessons for a career in sustainability

GreenBiz

To have a long and impactful career in sustainability, flexibility, conviction, openness and planning are key

Addressing Methane Leaks In The Energy Sector

The Environmental Blog

While carbon dioxide is the leading greenhouse gas destroying the atmosphere, methane is a significant contributor. Studies show global temperatures last year were 1.1°C C higher than preindustrial levels. Anthropogenic methane emissions are believed to account for 30%of that warming.

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What’s the purpose of ‘purpose’?

GreenBiz

When is a purpose statement purposeful, and when is it just another well-intentioned but ultimately empty slogan

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Project aims to eliminate PFAS from wastewater

Envirotec Magazine

Engineers at the University of Illinois, Chicago have been awarded just over $1 million from the US Department of Energy’s National Alliance for Water Innovation to build a system that selectively removes and destroys poly- and perfluorinated substances, commonly called PFAS , from industrial and municipal wastewater.

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.

GM, PepsiCo, Lenovo demonstrate resilience of green bond market

GreenBiz

Automaker GM sells $2.25 billion in notes to fund electric vehicle transition, Lenovo makes its first offering and food and beverage company PepsiCo raises another $1.25 billion

Sustainable Hospitality: How to Create a Sustainability Plan for Hotels

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Hospitality: How to Create a Sustainability Plan for Hotels. Tourists and business travelers are increasingly focused on finding sustainable options when choosing to stay in a hotel.

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Eco Friendly Homes: How To Increase the Value of Your Home By Going Green

Green Business Bureau

Eco Friendly Homes. There’s a green movement in the world and home buyers are seeking out homes with eco friendly features like solar, electric vehicle charging stations, tankless water heaters, efficient appliances, heating and lighting.

How the aluminum industry is forging a path toward decarbonization

GreenBiz

A VERGE Electrify 22 panel focused on the push toward clean aluminum as demand for the metal increases

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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.

Water-resistant NO2 sensor uses graphene

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Li Yang. A new laser-induced graphene sensor system is being presented as a solution for accurate, continuous monitoring of nitrogen dioxide and other gases in humid environments. It was developed by a group from Penn State University in the US.

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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.

Elon Musk’s Road to Success

Green Living Guy

Elon Musk is on a mission to change the world. And he wants to take that mission into space. From internet companies to electric cars, Musk captures the imagination worldwide. Some people love him, some people hate him: but everyone wonders what he’ll do next.

Partnership to build the largest solar system for a desalination plant in Oman

Envirotec Magazine

A solar photovoltaic (PV) system is to be constructed to provide power for a desalination plant in Oman, in the city of Sur – seemingly the largest such PV system ever to be have been attempted, according to project partners TotalEnergies and Veolia, which signed an agreement in late July to begin construction.

Sustainable Hospitality: How to Create a Sustainability Plan for Hotels

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Hospitality: How to Create a Sustainability Plan for Hotels. Tourists and business travelers are increasingly focused on finding sustainable options when choosing to stay in a hotel.

Automated timers halve blower power consumption

Envirotec Magazine

Engineer inspects HiPAF kiosk at country house estate in Hampshire. New energy saving measures developed by WCS Environmental Engineering (WCSEE) could reduce power consumption of its package wastewater treatment plants by as much as half.

How Prepared Are US Cities to Implement the Justice40 Initiative?

The City Fix

As hubs of talent and innovation, American cities are uniquely positioned to fight climate change and improve the health, economy and well-being of their residents.

We need to change how we think about soil, says new research

Envirotec Magazine

With the UK reaching record temperatures this summer along with the driest conditions since 1976, ongoing concerns about food security, wildlife habitats and biodiversity, having a healthy soil system is more vital and challenging than ever before.

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Here’s How Climatetech and Safety Go Hand-in-hand at Greentown

Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs is proudly home to more than 200 climatetech startups, each of which is developing groundbreaking solutions to decarbonize the global economy and build resilient communities. And what comes with never-before-seen prototyping? Never-before-seen safety puzzles.

Sanders Says Senate Bill ‘Nowhere Near’ Enough as Dems, GOP Tank His Amendments

DeSmogBlog

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. Originally published on Common Dreams under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. After his amendments to expand Medicare and strip out giveaways to the fossil fuel industry were defeated in near-unanimous votes by Democrats and Republicans, Sen.

Leading Solar Energy Solution Provider Haitai Solar Launches IPO on Beijing Stock Exchange

Alternative Energy Mag

Haitai Solar, a leading new energy solutions and solar module provider, today announced that the Company has completed the process of its initial public offering and started trading on the Beijing Stock Exchange under the stock code 835985 on August 8, 2022

The Brief: Banking East Africa’s missing middle, care economy, low-cost solar installs, creators of color, catalyzing new markets

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! ?? Let’s connect. ImpactAlpha is thrilled to be back at in-person events this fall. Hitting the conference circuit? Let us know where you.

??Considerations for Effective Carbon Offsets, Part 1

Elemental Excelerator

As corporate pledges to achieve net zero pile up, carbon offsets — paying someone else to reduce GHG emissions to compensate for your own — are attracting both increased interest and scrutiny.

Nikola acquires Romeo Power to bring battery pack production in-house

Charged

Colorful electric truck startup Nikola Motor (NASDAQ: NKLA) will acquire energy storage specialist Romeo Power (NYSE: RMO) in an all-stock transaction. The deal values Romeo’s equity at approximately $144 million.

Catalyzing new markets with early-stage impact investments

Impact Alpha

This post is part of ImpactAlpha’s “Frontiers in Social Innovation” series with Stanford GSB Center for Social Innovation. The posts in the series. The post Catalyzing new markets with early-stage impact investments appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Steel is being considered as an alternative to aluminum solar panel frames

Solar Power World

While the sun has forever been affiliated with solar power, so too has the aluminum frame. Some solar PV panels have gone frameless with cells sandwiched between two pieces of glass, and other more flexible designs use polymers to keep electrons protected.

Planet Data Helps Advance the Promise of Digital Agriculture and Enables Novel Water Dynamics Research

Planet Pulse

Ensuring food security and protecting aquatic ecosystems are essential for a sustainable future on our Earth.

Floating pavilion tests the idea of an immersive art museum

Inhabitant

The Dutch city of Almere was built on land reclaimed from a shallow sea bay in the Netherlands. This town was only founded in 1976, but since then the population has grown to 220,000. In order to attract visitors, government officials agreed that Almere needed a museum. This floating art pavilion serves as a test to develop ideas and has the potential for a full museum in the future

Can Going Green Benefit Your Business? (Yes, It Can!)

Living Green Tech

Tips on how to adopt sustainable practices and give your business a green mindset. Before you ever start your first business, you have to decide, among other things, how you will prioritize environmental friendliness.

Which are the best herbs to grow with great benefits?

Inhabitant

In nature, everything is in balance. So it makes sense that nature would provide food and medicine in the form of plants. If you walk down the aisle of the local nutrition center, you’ll see recognizable plant names in pill forms, such as ginkgo, goldenseal and turmeric. But many of these plants you can grow yourself and benefit from as an addition to tea or the dinner plate

Complete Automation Overhaul Benefits Smaller Utilities

Alternative Energy Mag

A small utility in Seguin, Texas installed a complete monitoring and control system that rivals systems installed at much larger utilities to improve service

Mammoth bones reignite debate on Native American origins

Inhabitant

Scientists discovered ancient footprints and mammoth bones in what is now New Mexico. The discovery reignited debate on when the first humans lived in North America. According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution last month, the recently discovered animal bones date back up to 37,000 years ago. The scientists behind the study now argue that the status of the bones indicates there were people living in America at that time

Property group CDL sustainability manager Tracy Yeow moves to gaming firm NagaCorp

Eco-Business

Yeow is moving to Cambodia where she will be senior sustainability manager for casino brand NagaWorld

A little bit of good news for the Great Barrier Reef

Inhabitant

There’s some hopeful news for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, long a victim of rising ocean temperatures and widespread bleaching. Last week, a monitoring group reported the highest amount of coral cover seen in 36 years, at least on two-thirds of the reef

Waste to Energy Demands and Benefits

Alternative Energy Mag

The demand for waste to energy plants is growing significantly across the globe owing to the rising volume of waste generated from the industrial and household sectors

Reefs damaged by blast fishing revitalised by 'spiderwebs' in Indonesia

Eco-Business

A small-scale project in Indonesia is seeing success in efforts to restore coral reefs damaged by blast fishing

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Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Technology Fundamentals

Alternative Energy Mag

The fuel cell electric vehicle global industry size accounted for USD 4.98 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach around USD 35.60 billion by 2030