Sun.Jun 19, 2022

RSPO CEO Joseph D'Cruz: we need to get better at telling the sustainable palm oil story


The former UN executive is three months into his role leading the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. He tells Eco-Business that the much-criticised industry needs to improve how it communicates the value of certified oil palm

Danish electric ferry breaks record for longest trip on single battery charge

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Exclusive: E-ferry Ellen sailed 92 kilometres on Danish waters without recharging.


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Southeast Asia could earn US$2t yearly from protecting nature: report


The study called for more funding for projects that restore mangroves, coral reefs and urban greenery, but left room for more detailed country-level analyses

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Human Rights and Agriculture: Issues in Today’s Food Chain


By making small changes, like buying local or seeking transparent companies, anyone can shape demand for compliance with human rights. Equality Agriculture Ethics Politics Poverty

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.

Hit by heatwaves, cities test fresh ways to cool residents


As heatwaves grip parts of Europe, the United States and South Asia, there is a growing push for policies to protect those at risk

Forestry industry accuses Ministers of 'total policy failure' on tree planting

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Industry body slams government for 'woeful' tree planting rates in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

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Could clean energy bring an end to Africa's worsening energy access crisis

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New IEA report reveals encouraging recent trends have been thrown into reverse by the pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine - but clean energy investment could swiftly reignite development.

Q&A With Robynne Murray: Rebel With A Cause — And An Ice Axe


Manufacturing Masterminds Series With Robynne Murray “Chulilla, Spain!” Murray responded. In a video posted days later, Murray grips a pale, sandy rock wall with a chalk bag strapped to her back.

COP President looks to advance South Africa's flagship Just Energy Transition Partnership

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Alok Sharma travels to South Africa this week to confirm fresh funding for major sustainable development programme that experts hope could provide template for further deals.

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Two Teslas Plus Home Solar Power Is Energy Freedom


When someone posted on Twitter that he just sold his ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle and replaced it with a Tesla Model Y, thereby achieving an all-EV household, I found it intriguing. Sold our ICE car that the Model Y replaced. Officially ALL EV household and no more smogs ever again!

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.

All for show? Why we need better leadership on recycling

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Its time for businesses and government to be honest with consumers about the environmental impact of packaging, writes Viridor’s Tim Rotheray. While the UK government's food strategy for England, published this week, has come in for a lot of criticism, it put a vital spotlight on food waste.

Cadillac CELESTIQ, 1200 BYD Yuan Pro EVs to Costa Rica, Volvo Energy 2nd Life Battery — More EV News


The Cadillac CELESTIQ is coming — better late than never. It will be built on GM’s Ultium Platform, “the heart of the company’s EV strategy.” ” Meanwhile, inside the ID Buzz factories, Volkswagen is claiming a large foothold in the EV transition. “In

Tesla Policy Lead Testifies At PUCT Meeting, Focus On Supporting Texas Grid


Tesla’s US Energy Markets Policy Lead, Arushi Sharma Frank, was recently asked to testify at a Public Utility Commission of Texas Open Meeting. A photo of Frank wearing an LFDECARB tee shirt popped up on Twitter.

Coalition Calls for EU Hydrogen Quota for Shipping


Energy providers, shipping companies and NGOs call on the EU to introduce a minimum quota of 6% sustainable and scalable hydrogen fuels by 2030. Policy Research Shipping EU europe Green Power Denmark Hydrogen Siemens Energy Transport & Environment Viking Cruises

Diving Into Tesla’s 60+ Pages Of PUCT Filings


Tesla has over 60 pages of Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) filings that have recently been shared publicly, and we’re about to dive into them. Grab some water and a coffee and let’s go.