Mon.Sep 19, 2022

3 big direct carbon capture deals to know

GreenBiz

The past few months of 2022 have seen a flurry of deals between promising direct air capture startups or ventures and big corporate sponsors

Lessons From The Jackson, MI Water Crisis About Climate Change

The Environmental Blog

The water crisis in Jackson has been (rightly so) dominating the news of late, but the stark reality is that such water crises will become regular occurrences unless climate change and an aging water infrastructure aren’t suitably addressed.

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CDFIs can make big difference for small businesses investing in clean energy

GreenBiz

The flexibility of community development financial institutions can create models for borrowers with tight cash flows

Tesla Loves Texas for Battery Production not Grünheide

Green Living Guy

According to Electrive: In Germany, Tesla continues to focus on battery production says no to Grünheide for now. but wants to prioritise the USA first because of the prospect of extensive US government subsidies.

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 climate litigation trend is gathering global momentum

GreenBiz

New analysis reveals 80 cases have been filed against governments since 2005, seeking more ambitious action

Korea’s SK Group acquires Signet EV, invests in Polestar

Charged

South Korean conglomerate the SK Group has entered the EVSE market by acquiring a majority stake in charger manufacturer Signet EV. SK acquired 55.5% of Signet EV’s shares for 293 billion won ($263 million).

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ABB to build new EV charger factory in South Carolina

Charged

ABB E-mobility has announced plans for a multi-million-dollar investment to expand its manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina. The new facility will be capable of producing up to 10,000 chargers per year, ranging from 20 to 180 kW in power.

Planet Announces New Details of Hyperspectral Offering

Planet Pulse

Today, we are excited to announce new details of our hyperspectral constellation, which is being brought to market through a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership with the Carbon Mapper Coalition.

GM won’t offer buyouts to Chevy dealers who don’t want to sell EVs

Charged

GM came up with an elegant solution to the problem of dealers whose hearts aren’t in the EV transition. When the automaker confirmed plans to make Cadillac an all-electric brand, it offered its dealers a choice: invest in the necessary upgrades to sell EVs, or take a cash buyout.

Choosing a Brand Name in a Few Simple Steps

U.S. Green Technology

A good brand name is not something that looks impressive on business cards or sounds nice when uttered. And again, it’s not great because you think and feel that it is. Your brand name can only be termed as “great” if it can convey something to the customers.

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.

Sensata introduces next-gen BMS for 1,000 V systems

Charged

Sensata , a sensor, controller and software firm, has introduced a next-generation BMS designed for high-voltage applications, including electric trucks, buses and material handling vehicles. It’s part of the Lithium Balance product line, and will be available in early 2023.

Speeding the energy transition: A seven-point action plan

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 19 – Clean-tech research firm Clean Edge has been tracking the investment, policy, and technology trends of the modern energy transition for. The post Speeding the energy transition: A seven-point action plan appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Top 5 techniques for analyzing lithium battery cells?

Charged

With demand for EV batteries seeing an impressive 30 percent year-over-year growth, pressure continues to increase for Automotive OEM’s and Tier 1’s to keep pace.

Energy Leadership Summit Awards

CleanTech Alliance

Nominate an individual or organization for the annual Energy Leadership Achievement Awards

NanoXplore acquires battery-related assets from materials manufacturer XG Sciences

Charged

Canada-based graphene company NanoXplore has purchased several assets from energy storage materials manufacturer XG Sciences , which ended operations in July of 2022.

The Brief: Kicking off Climate Week, scaling good jobs, pooling capital for emerging VCs, Indigenous enterprises, Builders Vision for mission-related investing

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Climate Week New momentum and stubborn challenges as Climate Week kicks off. Investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and world.

GKN Automotive’s new real-time test rig for EV driveline parts

Charged

GKN Automotive has introduced a new test rig designed for EV driveline parts such as side shafts.

380 MW Order for DC Optimizers Marks Ampt’s Largest Solar+Storage Power Plant

Alternative Energy Mag

Latest Win Follows Other Recent Announcements of 210 MW and 180 MW Projects Using Ampt’s Fixed Voltage DC-coupled Architecture

Vietnam home cools the topical heat with its passive design

Inhabitant

The mission of the build was to address reducing green space in the surrounding area. In addition, providing a comfortable home that battles the tropical heat through passive design elements

TWO INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY LEADERS COME TOGETHER AT RE+ TRADESHOW

Alternative Energy Mag

Briggs & Stratton, SimpliPhi Power to display a full lineup of energy storage solutions

Nuclear tipped to be a 'game-changer' for India's energy transition

Eco-Business

Atom-splitting could help India 'leapfrog' fossil fuels, according to Delhi-based climate entrepreneurs. One investor at the Unlocking Capital for Sustainability India event said the risk of nuclear accidents was 'overblown

Solar Industry Highlights the Work that Lies Ahead After String of Policy Success

Alternative Energy Mag

New data outlines growth trajectory for solar while public polling outlines challenges, opportunities

As climate 'tipping points' near, scientists plan for the unthinkable

Eco-Business

As irreversible "tipping points" loom, scientists are trying to figure out how to communicate the risks - and push action

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Saft’s new Intensium®-Shift battery storage system: 30% more energy, lower footprint, maximizing renewable integration

Alternative Energy Mag

• New-generation, high-energy 3 MWh lithium-ion ESS is dedicated to shifting applications, allowing better integration of low-carbon renewable production on the grid • Innovative design reduces system footprint and site installation activities by 50%, for faster and more convenient deployment of storage systems • Saft’s new patented technology enables enhanced ruggedness, improved efficiency and safety with digital monitoring capabilities

Campaign to nudge PR firms to dump fossil fuel clients launches in Asia

Eco-Business

Led by American non-profit Clean Creatives, it aims to reach 1,000 public relations professionals in Asia Pacific by the end of 2022. Will the campaign gain traction in the fossil fuel-dependent region

HCAP Partners raises $353 million to take its good jobs strategy nationwide

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 19 — San Diego-based private equity impact investor HCAP Partners invests in underserved lower middle-market businesses. By working with businesses to. The post HCAP Partners raises $353 million to take its good jobs strategy nationwide appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Indonesia's sinking villages look to nature to restore mangroves

Eco-Business

A restoration pilot project on Java island is helping villagers protect their communities as climate change spurs worsening floods

Emerging fund managers form pooled investment vehicle to raise capital for overlooked founders

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 19 — Baltimore-based RareBreed Ventures, Oregon’s Rogue Women’s Fund and VitalizeVC in Chicago are combining efforts to raise a collective $10. The post Emerging fund managers form pooled investment vehicle to raise capital for overlooked founders appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Best places and practices for your next big cat tourism

Inhabitant

Big cats are stealthy, breathtakingly beautiful and often nocturnal. They’re notoriously hard for animal lovers to spot in the wild, even while they’re probably watching you. But according to the global wild cat conservation organization Panthera, big cat ecotourism is coming back strong post-pandemic. You just have to know where to look

Walmart heir’s foundation joins small club aligning endowment with mission

Impact Alpha

The foundation of Walmart heir Lukas Walton has reached its goal of aligning 90% of its $1 billion endowment with its philanthropic initiative. The post Walmart heir’s foundation joins small club aligning endowment with mission appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Impact Investing Institutional Impact

GOLDBECK SOLAR, the Hirschberg-based Company, Expands to North America by Acquiring GP JOULE EPC Business Unit

Alternative Energy Mag

The purchase includes the acquisition of the entire GP JOULE EPC NA team as well as the use of the local brand for a limited period. Our new local team and their expertise are the basis for this strategic step. They understand the culture and the market specifics." begins Joachim Goldbeck, CEO of GOLDBECK SOLAR Group. With our new colleagues, we have a strong foundation to master the opportunities and challenges of the North American market.

How deeper global clean tech collaboration is needed to avoid net zero delay

Business Green

Joint IEA, IRENA, and UN assessment of COP26 Breakthrough Agenda sets out priorities for collaborative climate action between businesses and governments.

Commodity Manager – Global Sourcing at First Solar

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Commodity Manager – Global Sourcing | First Solar | Perrysburg, OH, United States. Basic Job Functions : Lead procurement cross-functional teams for Tier 2 categories resulting in procurement decisions delivering the highest quality, reliability, and value to meet First Solar requirements. Develop strong business relationships and strategic alliances supporting First Solar’s growth plan.

Study: 'Blue' outnumbers 'green' in UK hydrogen project pipeline

Business Green

New analysis shows there are more planned blue hydrogen projects than green projects in UK's current development pipeline.

New momentum and stubborn challenges as Climate Week kicks off (Call No. 44)

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 19 – Investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and world leaders have descended on New York for Climate Week, the annual gathering alongside the. The post New momentum and stubborn challenges as Climate Week kicks off (Call No. 44) appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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