Mon.Nov 21, 2022

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A green wave of climate activism is cresting — companies must be 'all in'

GreenBiz

Companies ignore young people’s concern over climate change at their peril, as evidenced by the U.S. midterm elections.

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An offer of ‘kelp’: Recycling marine waste from inactive oil platforms

Envirotec Magazine

Seaweed and algae brought to shore during decommissioning used for fish and animal feeds. In what’s described as a global first, marine growth found on the legs, known as jackets, of decommissioned oil and gas platforms could form the basis of new novel livestock and aquaculture feeds, as researchers look at ways to reuse the material, which can include seaweed, mussels and corals.

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The GreenFin Interview: Inside the world's largest pure-play renewables portfolio

GreenBiz

Brookfield Renewable CSO Kelly Goddard on battery storage, hydrogen, capture capture and other technologies critical for the energy transition.

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WRAP: huge lack of consistency in circular economy pledges in NDCs

Envirotec Magazine

Climate action NGO WRAP says details of circular economy pledges made in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are wildly inconsistent and range from undefined to more ambitious and comprehensive strategies, and that this inconsistency seriously risks undermining essential work on climate action. The organisation has highlighted its findings in CIRCULAR ECONOMY: FROM COMMITMENTS TO ACTION which appears to show that far too many countries are failing to take serious action on consumption-bas

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Electrofuels Are the Future: The Driving Force to Decarbonizing Heavy Transport

Speaker: Ayesha Choudhury - Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium

With the first wave of the energy transition, renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) have begun replacing coal power generation. However, some sectors are lagging behind and struggling to decarbonize more than others, including large-scale transportation like commercial aviation, shipping, and rail transit. Electrofuels (aka eFuels) are the next generation of solutions to help the hardest-to-abate sectors pivot from their reliance on fossil fuels.

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NextEra's trifecta of renewable energy rises in the wheat fields of Oregon

GreenBiz

A utility-scale wind-solar-battery plant points the way toward energy transformation.

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A clearer outlook? Autumn statement brings energy efficiency ambition (but bad news on bills)

Envirotec Magazine

The Chancellor’s Autumn statement seemed to bring focus and clarity to efforts to advance the UK’s energy efficiency – a policy area whose vagueness to date has puzzled many sustainability observers. Standout announcements included a national pledge to reduce the energy consumption from buildings and industry by 15% by 2030. Jeremy Hunt also unveiled a £6 billion extra package of support for initiatives like retrofitting to insulate homes and upgrade heating systems, from 2025 – although i

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White paper validates innovative oxygen transfer technology 

Envirotec Magazine

The reservoir testing site. A new, industry-verified white paper validates the oxygen transfer efficiency of an innovative, gas infusion technology for water and wastewater treatment. The trademarked Dissolved Gas Infusion (DGI) technology has been developed by Fuel Tech Inc., a US engineering company, to provide a highly efficient alternative to existing aeration technologies for use in utility and industrial applications.

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Future Farm sees a future of sustainable, plant-based foods

Inhabitat - Innovation

Whether you’ve dedicated yourself to meatless Mondays or sustain a diet of completely plant-based foods, Future Farm has options to add to your meal planning.

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Digital technology heralds quantum leap for blast furnaces

Envirotec Magazine

“Over time, we can make tweaks to the distribution allowing us to make the most efficient use of the hot gases and yield really big savings, both in terms of coke usage and CO2.”. Cutting-edge digital technology, which captures 1,000 data points every 10 seconds, is giving Tata Steel technicians an uninterrupted 3D view of the material being laid into the top of its two Port Talbot blast furnaces saving costs, energy and CO2, according to the firm.

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Remodeled mall in China receives LEED Gold Certification

Inhabitat - Innovation

CapitaMall Wangjing, a commercial shopping complex in Beijing's Wangjing region, received a full sustainable renovation thanks to CLOU Architects. They won a design competition and collaborated with CapitaLand to renovate the community space.

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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

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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55% of UK freight sector plans for battery EV fleet in five years

Envirotec Magazine

Two in five freight companies are using existing data to improve efficiency, meaning immediate opportunities to decarbonise fleets are being missed, according to a business connectivity provider for the transport and logistics sector. A new study, from Neos Networks, appears to find that over half (55%) of UK companies are actively planning to adopt battery electric vehicles (BEVs) across their fleet in as little as five years to align with net-zero targets.

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Stronger El Ninos and La Ninas damages are expected by 2030

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scientists have long debated climate change's relation to these notorious weather systems: El Niño and La Niña. But a new study says global warming is intensifying both much faster than expected. By 2030, climate change will significantly strengthen both weather systems.

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Comment: How the UK can lead the way in carbon management

Envirotec Magazine

Where is the UK at in its efforts to reduce emissions, and what more needs to be done to stop our island nation from falling behind on the international scene? Lizzy Almond and Caroline Bartlett of Emitwise , a firm which provides a platform for carbon management, offer a few thoughts. Scope 3: What does it mean and why does it matter? Historically, the UK has been a driving force in the battle against climate change.

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How does the new EV tax credit affect everyone?

Inhabitat - Innovation

Electric vehicle prices could go higher or be uneven between automakers, just as consumers are starting to adopt an all-electric way of life. What does this mean for the future of EV tax credits?

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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 Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?

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Governments urged not to miss the boat on green fuel shipping

Envirotec Magazine

A report published on 15 November examines the role shipping will play in transporting the green fuels necessary to meet global climate goals, identifying a yawning gap between announced government-led projects and what is required. The authors are calling for the creation of far stronger national policies on low-carbon fuels. Based at the Tyndall Centre at The University of Manchester, the authors identify growth in low-carbon hydrogen and sustainable bioenergy as essential to meet the Paris Cl

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8 Benefits of Green Technology Knowledge for Students

U.S. Green Technology

Have a look at the 8 benefits of green technology knowledge for students below: Impact on Environment When a school uses green technology, there are more plants inside the building, less waste is dumped in landfills, and water and electricity costs are decreased. Whenever possible, avoid driving to school. The goal of implementing green technology. The post 8 Benefits of Green Technology Knowledge for Students appeared first on U.S.

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Envision AESC to supply battery cells for BMW’s next-gen EVs

Charged

Japanese battery manufacturer Envision AESC has formed a new multi-year partnership with BMW to supply battery cells for the automaker’s next-generation EVs. Envision has committed to invest in a new 30 GWh battery manufacturing plant in South Carolina, which it says will be powered by “100 percent net zero carbon energy.” The company is currently searching for a suitable site close to BMW’s existing vehicle production and battery assembly facilities.

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The Effects of Globalization on Environmental Technology

U.S. Green Technology

[link] One of the biggest problems we are facing as a society today is climate change. The more fossil fuels we burn, the more resources we consume, and the more waste we create — the more we damage the planet. But how do we stop this from happening when we are only continuing to grow. The post The Effects of Globalization on Environmental Technology appeared first on U.S.

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Pilot and Volvo to build charging network for medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks

Charged

Pilot Company (formerly Pilot Flying J), which operates over 800 retail fuel stations, is moving with confidence into the EV charging space. Now the company has signed a letter of intent with the Volvo Group to develop a charging network open to all battery-electric Class 8 truck brands. Chargers will be located at select Pilot and Flying J travel centers across the US, which are ideally positioned along transportation corridors and are well-equipped to serve professional drivers.

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Actions Your Business Can Take to Combat Climate Change in 2023 and Beyond

U.S. Green Technology

A typical discussion about boosting your business success revolves around proper asset management, supply chain optimization, and networking. However, many businesses presume that outside factors have very little to do with the success of their business. The reality is that we live in a rapidly changing world, where sudden climate disruptions are becoming more and.

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Laser bonding can cut battery assembly costs by 50% (Whitepaper)

Charged

Sponsored by F&K Delvotec. Battery packs for e-vehicles are dropping in cost faster than ever predicted – this is one reason why the e-mobility markets are still growing at an expected 25% annual rate even over the next ten years. What is behind this drop in cost? It is not just the cost of cells that is coming down, but also the cost of battery pack assembly.

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Schneider Electric commits €500 million for climate and industrial tech

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 21 — French electrical equipment maker Schneider Electric launched SE Ventures, its corporate venture capital arm, with an initial €500 million. The post Schneider Electric commits €500 million for climate and industrial tech appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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GS Yuasa to add Li-ion EV batteries to its product line

Charged

Japan’s GS Yuasa Automotive is known for lead-acid batteries, for which it claims to have a 70% market share in the Japanese market. The company also makes lithium-ion batteries for standard and plug-in hybrids through Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture with partners including Mitsubishi and Honda. Now GS Yuasa plans to enter the market for EV batteries as early as next year.

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Dispatch Supplements B2B Carbon Reduction Efforts

altenergymag

Dispatch's last-mile delivery management platform optimizes vehicle usage, resulting in fuel, time and driver efficiency

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EvoCharge launches new line of 40-amp charging stations

Charged

EvoCharge , a manufacturer of EVSE and cable management solutions, has launched a new line of 40-amp charging stations. The new models deliver higher power output than the company’s existing 32-amp chargers—EvoCharge says they can add up to 30 miles of range per hour of charging. The new models are equipped with Ethernet ports, which can provide a more reliable connection than WiFi.

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Guest column: The true value of American-made solar panels

Solar Power World

By Patrick Regan, president, Crossroads Solar The recent climate legislation in the Inflation Reduction Act has the potential to do wonderful things for the decarbonization efforts in the United States and for the solar industry. As a U.S. solar panel manufacturer, we at Crossroads Solar are watching and waiting to see how the various credits… The post Guest column: The true value of American-made solar panels appeared first on Solar Power World.

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Zero-Emission Delivery Zones: A New Way to Cut Traffic, Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases

The City Fix

Urban freight and delivery services boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers switched to online shopping when businesses were forced to close. The surge in online market activity that began in 2020 builds on a decade of steady growth related to the.

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Wind farms deliver another big bonus to consumers under ACT’s 100 pct renewables deal

Renew Economy

ACT reaps benefit of locking in prices for its net 100 per cent renewable supply, receiving bonus payment of $32 million in last quarter as prices surge in rest of country. The post Wind farms deliver another big bonus to consumers under ACT’s 100 pct renewables deal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How housing investments can create wealth for investors – and tenants

Impact Alpha

“E,” for environmental, gets most of the love in ESG investing. Investments in the “S” and “G,” for social and governance, particularly in. The post How housing investments can create wealth for investors – and tenants appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Fugro strengthens leading position in US offshore wind market

altenergymag

Community Offshore Wind, a joint venture between RWE Renewables and National Grid, has awarded Fugro an offshore survey contract to support site appraisal and concept design activities in the New York Bight. Survey work will commence this year with the majority being executed in 2023, detailing geophysical and environmental conditions within the 510 km2 lease area.

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Will installing solar void a roof warranty?

Solar Power World

By Mike Wiener, Marketing Manager, QuickBOLT Shingle roofs are reliable and a roofing classic, but that doesn’t mean they are a flawless solution. Their installation allows for and often requires more roof penetrations compared to other roofing materials like tile or metal roofing. Despite all those nails and staples in the mix, shingles do their… The post Will installing solar void a roof warranty?

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Photon chooses NSW for its first ever solar and battery project

Renew Economy

Photon Energy will embark on its first big solar and battery build after buying up the 9.8MW/10MWh Boggabri project in New South Wales. The post Photon chooses NSW for its first ever solar and battery project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Beam raises $6.4 million to streamline government aid to families in need

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 21 — Brooklyn-based Beam has raised $6.4 million in a Series A round from investors including including Potencia Ventures, Spring Point. The post Beam raises $6.4 million to streamline government aid to families in need appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Forrest says fossil fuels are a “joke of history”, and net zero targets amount to trading fakes

Renew Economy

Iron ore billionaire Andrew Forrest slams net zero targets, the use of carbon credits, and "filthy" fossil fuels. The post Forrest says fossil fuels are a “joke of history”, and net zero targets amount to trading fakes appeared first on RenewEconomy.