Thu.May 19, 2022

Reality check: How’s the transition to regenerative agriculture going?

GreenBiz

Our food analyst got her hands dirty on a real farm in Minnesota to see what's actually happening with the farming transition

Government funding for ammonia-to-hydrogen project in the Midlands

Envirotec Magazine

A consortium led by Gemserv has secured around £6.7 million from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to deliver the Tyseley Ammonia to Green Hydrogen Project, through the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 Competition.

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Agriculture companies are key to achieving sustainable development goals

GreenBiz

The World Benchmarking Alliance used its first Food and Agriculture Benchmark to measure impact of food and agriculture companies

Mapping project aims to boost biodiversity on England’s motorways and major A-roads network

Envirotec Magazine

National Highways and Manchester Metropolitan University aim to create “a highly detailed map of the habitats found alongside England’s busiest roads to help boost biodiversity” (image: drone photography of the M6 in Cumbria).

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.

What's hot in corporate renewable energy procurement

GreenBiz

What’s inside the Clean Energy Buyer Association's latest ‘State of the Market’ report

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ZipCharge’s Go is a portable charging station in a suitcase

Charged

ZipCharge, a provider of portable EV charging solutions, has revealed the GoHub, “a community-based solution that can be installed anywhere, at a much lower cost and at a much faster rate, while enabling any parking space to be a charging spot.”. The GoHub hosts multiple ZipCharge Go EV power banks.

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Chile, Mexico and Colombia Making Strides in Road Safety Legislation

The City Fix

The grave consequences of road traffic crashes are not a common theme in election campaigns. Nevertheless, the legislatures of Chile, Mexico and Colombia have recently advanced or are in the midst of debating valuable legislation to reduce traffic deaths and. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

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The information age is starting to transform fishing worldwide

GreenBiz

Technology is finally coming the fishery sector. If used correctly, it could help the industry become more sustainable

Los Angeles Fire Department unveils hybrid fire truck

Charged

The Los Angeles Fire Department recently unveiled a new Rosenbauer RT pumper truck during the city’s annual Fire Service Day. Although the Los Angeles Daily News described the vehicle as the US’s “first all-electric fire engine,” it is in fact a hybrid, as a company spokesman clarified in a video.

As climate fears mount, people choose to relocate

GreenBiz

As wildfires worsen and sea levels rise, a small but growing number of Americans are choosing to move to places seen as safe havens from climate change

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.

DOE’s new EVs4ALL program funds advanced materials, electrodes and cells for EVs

Charged

The DOE will provide up to $45 million for the domestic development of advanced EV batteries through the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ( ARPA-E ).

Tipping points: how close is the world to a climate calamity domino effect?

Eco-Business

"We have a choice about the speed of sea-level rise." Eco-Business talks to climate scientist Professor Ben Horton about how close the world is to reaching crucial climate tipping points, and what can be done to stop runaway climate change

BASF launches busbar holders with newly developed TPU overmolding

Charged

BASF has introduced new busbar holders featuring a newly developed thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overmolding. Elastollan R 2600 FHF is a halogen-free and UL 94 V-0 compliant TPU.

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Heatwave scorches Indian farmers’ bumper wheat crop hopes

Eco-Business

Scorching weather is hurting India's wheat farmers, who are under pressure to provide wheat for the world after the Russia war curbed supply. The heatwave is a warning for India’s agricultural sector to adapt to climate change, experts say

Virtual Power Plants: How Disparate DERs Can Be Integrated into a Single, Dispatchable Resource: Part I

AutoGrid

Virtual Power Plants: How Disparate DERs Can Be Integrated into a Single, Dispatchable Resource: Part I. By John Bonnin.

Seattle City Light’s Community- and Data-Driven Approach to Transportation Electrification

Bidgely

Watch the full Seattle City Light + EPRI episode on demand.

Overheard at Total Impact: Diversify decision-making and shift power to communities

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 19 – Agents of Impact convened upon the City of Brotherly Love, even as some unbrotherly events unfolded across the country. The post Overheard at Total Impact: Diversify decision-making and shift power to communities appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Protect bees this World Bee Day on May 20

Inhabitant

A world without bees would be void of flowers and food. In fact, it would be void of all living things. Bees are essential to the ecosystem and a crucial component of our food supply. There’s no denying the buzzing busy bees deserve at least one annual day of recognition for all they do, so mark your calendar for May 20 and join in the celebration

Will energy storage live up to the hype?  Part 1: Factors shaping the energy storage industry

Solar Power World

By Jennifer G. Gallegos, director of programs and communications, Yotta Energy Throughout the last few months, we have seen a radical shift in looking at renewable energy alternatives due to the ongoing energy crisis.

First carbon positive hotel in the US breaks ground

Inhabitant

The first carbon positive hotel in the U.S. is currently under construction in Denver, Colorado. Designed by environmental steward Urban Villages, it is called Populus. It is expected to open in late 2023

The Brief: Overheard in Philadelphia, Generation’s sustainable solutions, supply-chain financing in Africa, plant-based foods, Opportunity Zones and Covid recovery

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Returns on Inclusion Overheard at Total Impact: Diversify decision-making and shift power to communities. Agents of Impact convened.

WATT Fuel Cell Achieves Cell Technology Milestone Representing Major Efficiency Gain and Carbon Dioxide Reduction in its Residential Systems

Alternative Energy Mag

Energy Tech Firm Continues on Fuel Cell System Commercialization Path

Carbon footprint labels aim to steer more green buying

Eco-Business

Companies are starting to label their products, from food and drink to cosmetics, to show how their products impact the climate – but will consumers understand

Climate Anxiety: A Guide — and Simple Coping Strategies

Unsustainable

While you want to care for the environment, you should also take care of yourself. Here’s your guide to climate anxiety, and eight simple coping strategies. Climate Environment Ethics Health Lifestyle Waste

Smart city technologies pose serious threats to women waste workers in India

Eco-Business

Technology for modernising waste management favours male workers. Urban development should focus on the needs of everyday people, instead of chasing aesthetic ideals and profit-making imperatives

These modular furniture focus on sustainable production

Inhabitant

The premise behind Loose Parts, a sustainably-minded furniture company, is to make furniture from organic materials and ensure a long lifespan. The goal is to keep furniture out of the landfills, investing instead in a modular design and repair services

What Do Homeowners Look For in A Home Improvement Contractor?

Mosaic

Become A Mosaic Partner Today! Home Improvement Homeowner Solar contractor Home Improvement Month survey

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Where E-Waste Ends, with Bonnie Mbithi, CEO of WEEE Centre

Elemental Excelerator

While the world has (rightly!) turned a sharp eye on the issue of plastic waste, the growing problem of electronic waste remains underappreciated. E-waste is defined as anything with a plug, electric cord, or battery — basically all of the proliferating devices that power our modern lives.

SAKOR TECHNOLOGIES PROVIDES NEW DYNAMOMETER SYSTEM TO NEXTEER AUTOMOTIVE FOR TESTING ELECTRIC VEHICLE MOTORS AND INVERTERS

Alternative Energy Mag

SYSTEM WILL BE USED TO TEST NEW LINE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEMS

British International Investment provides $100 million guarantee for supply-chain financing in Africa

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 2 – A $100 million guarantee from the U.K. ‘s development finance institution (formerly called CDC Group) will enable Citi to boost. The post British International Investment provides $100 million guarantee for supply-chain financing in Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Reclaimed Laranjal House sits in an orange orchard

Inhabitant

Laranjal House by Alves Architects is located in a field of orange trees on the premises of the company Zircom, S.A. The house is part of an industrial installation created by the demolition company. The challenge from Zircom to the architects was to reuse materials used from the demolitions to build a modern space for staff lunch breaks

'ESG is a scam': S&P draws ire from Elon Musk after booting Tesla from ESG index

Business Green

Electric vehicle giant's CEO Elon Musk claims ESG has been 'weaponised by phony social justice warriors'. Tesla has been removed from the environmental, social and governance (ESG) sustainability version of the S&P 500 index, prompting the EV giant's billionaire CEO to describe ESG as "a scam".

Hanwha Group Builds South Korea’s First-ever Solar Beehive to Protect Bees With Solar Energy

Alternative Energy Mag

- On May 20, designated by the United Nations as World Bee Day, Hanwha Group unveiled the Solar Beehive, a low-carbon photovoltaic beehive. - The Solar Beehive is expected to increase bee populations by maintaining a stable growing environment. Hanwha Group is taking action to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by preserving biodiversity and responding to climate change

Net Zero Skills Charter: North West outlines plan for 660,000-strong low carbon workforce

Business Green

Businesses, universities, and policymakers unite to help prepare workforce and young people for jobs of tomorrow. A 'Net Zero Skills Charter' and action plan will outline how the North West can build a 660,000-strong low carbon workforce, as part of the UK's first regional skills plan.

Sunlight Group to showcase diversified and integrated portfolio of energy storage and IoT technologies at LogiMAT 2022

Alternative Energy Mag

The company will be attending the international trade show for intralogistics solutions in Stuttgart, Germany to present its product portfolio, designed to accelerate the transition toward an all-electric future

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