Thu.May 12, 2022

Investors bet big on energy data startup Arcadia

GreenBiz

Squeezing data out of utilities is hard. Arcadia just raised $200 million to make the process simpler

Make a Long-Term Eco-Plan

The Environmental Blog

Sustainability is vital for both people and the planet. However, it can be challenging to make the switch to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Oftentimes, the cost of making the change is prohibitive.

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Investors warn meat and dairy industry faces a 'near disaster' in net zero transition

GreenBiz

Influential FAIRR network of investors warns global animal agriculture industry facing escalating climate impacts and risk of capital flight

Solar Panel Degradation: How Long Solar Panel Last

The Environmental Blog

Solar panels are the new renewable energy that makes quite some impact in work. However, just installing one and forgetting about it is not the right way to make use of this excellent energy source. Did you know that there is a set life span for every solar panel?

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.

Food brands shouldn’t wait for consumers to lead on sustainability

GreenBiz

Consumers say they want more sustainable food choices. But do they know what they are talking about

The Green Business Certification Checklist: How To Prepare and Plan for Success 

Green Business Bureau

PREPARING FOR A GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION WITH A CHECKLIST.

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Poll: Ontarians are interested in electric vehicles, but lack of provincial action is a barrier

Clean Energy Canada

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data we surveyed 1,500 residents of Ontario as the province enters a provincial election campaign. .

Massachusetts apartment retrofit offers model for multifamily energy savings

GreenBiz

The owners spent two years tightening building envelopes, replacing heating and cooling systems, and installing rooftop solar panels. Now, they hope to replicate the success elsewhere

Smart meter network passes 20 million milestone

Envirotec Magazine

The firm behind the telecommunications infrastructure underpinning the UK’s smart meters rollout, the Data Communications Company (DCC), says the 20 millionth smart meter has been connected to its national network.

Salesforce Stakeholder Impact Report

GreenBiz

Each year, Salesforce publishes a comprehensive Stakeholder Impact Report so that our stakeholders can stay informed and track our progress on key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics.

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.

Storage horizons: more battery systems needed

Envirotec Magazine

UK Government must spend £20bn on energy battery storage to meet 2030 renewables targets.

Climate adaptation is a business opportunity — but at what cost?

Eco-Business

The Asia Pacific region is at the forefront of climate risks, and could benefit tremendously from adopting climate defenses early. However, money issues could get in the way

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PRN proposals: A welcome raising of standards (comment)

Envirotec Magazine

Joseph Doherty is managing director of waste management services firm Re-Gen Waste. He was also a Committee Member on Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging. Joseph Doherty of Re-Gen Waste welcomes the consultation on the Packaging Recovery Note (PRN).

‘50:50’ chance global warming reaches 1.5°C by 2026

Eco-Business

The probability has crept from nil in 2015, to 10 per cent in the last five years

Two new centrifuge test rigs, now on the road from MSE Hiller

Envirotec Magazine

MSE Hiller has launched two new test and demonstration centrifuge rigs into the UK market. The machines are the opposite ends of the capacity spectrum, with one unit suitable for 1 – 6 m3/hr and the other at 30 – 60 m3/hr.

Ford Pro reveals new E-Transit Custom electric van for Europe

Charged

Ford’s new E-Transit electric van began production in March. Now the company’s commercial vehicle division, Ford Pro, has revealed a few details of the upcoming E-Transit Custom. The E-Transit Custom is expected to have a range of up to 380 km.

5 easy steps to a custom filter

Envirotec Magazine

Helapet have published an easy five step guide to support our clients in designing their own customised inline disc filters, for unique micron filtration applications.

Littelfuse’s new high-current, high-voltage cartridge fuse is designed for EV charging

Charged

Circuit protection specialist Littelfuse has unveiled a new high-current, high-voltage, compact cartridge fuse designed for overcurrent protection in EV charging equipment. The 607 Series is rated at 500 V, from 40 to 63 A, and has a 10,000 A interrupting rating.

Community reels as Indian hydropower project leaves homes, farms drowned

Eco-Business

A month ago, Lohari village in Uttarakhand was submerged in the waters of the reservoir built as part of the upcoming Vyasi hydropower project

The science behind soil carbon is still uncertain. There are safer climate investments for now.

EDF + Business

By Simone Schenkel. Companies are designing strategies that will drive immediate and meaningful progress on their climate and net zero commitments.

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The Green Business Certification Checklist: How To Prepare and Plan for Success 

Green Business Bureau

PREPARING FOR A GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION WITH A CHECKLIST.

Phihong’s new residential, commercial and fleet chargers

Charged

Power supply manufacturer Phihong Technology has unveiled a new portfolio of EV charging solutions for a variety of charging applications, including residential, commercial and fleet chargers. Phihong’s technology also includes large-scale charging infrastructure such as EV charging hubs.

BlackRock raises an $800 million impact fund to invest in communities of color

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 12 — BlackRock’s $330 billion alternatives investment group aims to raise $1 billion to invest in housing, financial services, education and. The post BlackRock raises an $800 million impact fund to invest in communities of color appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Volkswagen Group launches Scout brand to build electric pickup and SUV for US market

Charged

The Volkswagen Group plans to launch an electric pickup and “rugged SUV” in the US market. What’s more, the company will establish a separate, independent company to produce the new EVs. The vehicles will be designed, engineered, and manufactured in the US for American customers,” says VW.

Transforming solar sites from liabilities to assets Regenerative land management makes environmental and economic sense

Solar Power World

There’s a proverb that says the best time to plant a tree was a decade ago, and the second-best time to plant a tree is now.

Biomass burning booms in East Asia despite Paris Agreement goals

Eco-Business

Over the past decade, Japan and South Korea have increasingly turned to burning wood pellets for energy, leaning on a UN loophole that dubs biomass burning as carbon neutral

Cultivated Proteins, Indoor Farming, and Natural Capital dominate Agriculture & Food at Cleantech Forum Europe Live In Edinburgh

CleanTech Group

Protein As we ate supper in the same hall where Dolly the sheep is on display at the National Museum of Scotland, it. Agriculture & Food Cleantech Forums Cleantech Insights

The Brief: ESG gets political, BRAC’s microfinance notes, Black gathering spots, climate resilience in Asia, waste to energy, non-banks in India

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Capitalism Reimagined ESG opponents get political under the guise of getting politics out of investing. Move over, critical.

Covid-19 exacerbated wage-related abuses in global fishing industry

Eco-Business

The Covid-19 pandemic left migrant fishers in Asia, already a highly vulnerable section of the workforce, with less income and at higher risk of labour abuses, a new report says

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Ampt Completes 240 MW Delivery to the Largest Solar+Storage Project in Latin America

Alternative Energy Mag

Ampt String Optimizers Increase the Performance and Decrease the Cost of DC-coupled Energy Storage

Electric scooters for nurses speed up healthcare in Indian mining hub

Eco-Business

New state initiative looks to improve access to medical care, particularly for communities impacted by years of mining

Octopus Energy backs Morocco-UK solar link project

Business Green

Deal with developer Xlinks could see clean electricity from North Africa power up to seven million UK heat pumps.

‘Infrastructure-first’ approach causes conflict in Indonesia

Eco-Business

Attempts by indigenous peoples to stop dams and railways being built on their customary lands have been met with violence

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Solis Unveils Sixth Generation Energy Storage Inverter at Intersolar Europe

Alternative Energy Mag

These inverters are intelligent and smart solutions that will provide more usable energy to customers

PlanetScope Data Leveraged to Map and Monitor the Forests of the Czech Republic

Planet Pulse

The Forest Management Institute (FMI) is the government organization, established by the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Agriculture, responsible for implementing the National Forest Inventory.