Mon.May 23, 2022

3 companies tell us their failures on sustainability

GreenBiz

Levis, L’Oreal and Humanscale explain where they went wrong and how they are moving forward

Sneak Peak of Honda’s All-Electric 2024 Prologue SUV

Green Living Guy

2024 Honda Prologue Honda released the first sketch previewing the design of the all-new Prologue full-electric SUV launching in 2024.

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Can Elon Musk save ESG?

GreenBiz

Tesla’s exclusion from an ESG stock index was a signal moment that suggests ESG could be in for a reckoning

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How The Real Estate Industry Can Live Up To Sustainability Expectations

Green Living Guy

Sustainability is trending for all industries as every business wants to do its bit for the environment. It affects their brand perception and makes the buyers stick around for the long haul.

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.

5 things I learned being a sustainability consultant

GreenBiz

A consultant can help many companies get on the path towards sustainability, but what happens if you can't see the project to the end

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium All-Wheel Drive Wins AAA’s Best Overall Car for 2022

Green Living Guy

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium All-Wheel Drive has won AAA’s Best Overall Car for 2022, the latest acclaim for Ford’s electric SUV. AAA researchers gave special praise to the vehicle for its dramatic new profile, its power, and for being quiet, quick, roomy, and fun to drive.

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Biden’s Manufactured Home Standards to Increase Energy Bills for Low-Income Households

Green Living Guy

Washington, DC—Biden administration standards for manufactured homes will boost the efficiency of more than half of new units, but in a major shortcoming, will require little improvement for smaller models, leaving future low-income residents with high energy bills.

How a shadow price on water could prime innovative technologies

GreenBiz

The acceleration of corporate water stewardship and climate mitigation commitments requires new investment criteria for the adoption of innovative water technologies

Xos, Inc. Launches Fleet Intelligence Platform called XOSphere

Green Living Guy

New offerings, available now, creating the most connected vehicle ecosystem available today Xos, Inc. NASDAQ: XOS) is a leading fleet services provider. When I was out in California they unveiled its connected vehicle ecosystem called the Xosphere.

WestRock shares sustainability lessons learned

GreenBiz

Sponsored: With the approval of a science-based target (SBT), refreshed ESG goals and the publication of its 2021 Sustainability Report, the WestRock team is sharing their learnings so others can benefit, too

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.

Tackling the peak demand charge problem to cost-effectively scale the EV revolution

Charged

Sponsored by ads-tec Energy. EVs are playing an increasingly important role in the transition to a net-zero emissions world and are expected to comprise at least two-thirds of global car sales by 2040.

Explainer: APAC at 1.5°C of global warming

Eco-Business

The 2°C global warming scenario is gloomy, but the 1.5°C C increase isn't much better. Life for billions of living things in the region still going to get worse, according to the latest studies

EPA announces $500 million in funding for electric school buses

Charged

The EPA has announced $500 million in new funding for school districts and other eligible bus operators to begin replacing the nation’s fleet of school buses with American-made zero-emission buses.

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Bird paradise Kutch turned avian graveyard by power lines

Eco-Business

Thousands of birds are estimated to be dying annually in Gujarat’s Kutch district due to collisions with power lines

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Webinar: Ensuring crimp quality for large gauge wire in EVs?

Charged

The rapid growth of EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs has led to an increase in the use of large gauge wires and cables, but large wire crimping presents its own set of challenges. Harness manufacturers must take care to ensure quality connections where these cables and terminations perform.

Toxic workplaces are a growing concern in Singapore as more employees suffer burnout

Eco-Business

A survey reveals rising concern over workplace toxicity in Singapore, where nine in 10 people say they're burnt out. There is growing recognition that burnout reflects a systemic problem with work culture

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Wolfspeed opens silicon carbide semiconductor fab facility in New York

Charged

Silicon carbide and gallium nitride technology company Wolfspeed has opened a silicon carbide semiconductor wafer fabrication facility in Marcy, New York.

Amazon palm oil: sustainable fuel or deforestation driver?

Eco-Business

To supply a planned biorefinery, Brazil would need to increase its oil palm hectarage by 60 per cent. An all too familiar debate is underway

GM’s Ultium-based EVs feature heat pump technology

Charged

GM has announced that its current Ultium platform-based EVs come standard with an energy recovery system composed of a patented heat pump and technology that recovers waste heat from the vehicle as well as humidity from inside and outside the vehicle. .

Connectors for energy storage systems

Alternative Energy Mag

Battery pole and busbar connectors for safe and flexible installation

ORNL licenses electrolyte and thin-film coating tech to BTRY

Charged

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has licensed some electrolyte and thin-film coating technologies it developed to battery technology company BTRY , which plans to use them to manufacture lithium-ion batteries.

Contractor’s Corner: Solar apprenticeships are key to meeting renewable energy goals IREC is working to build solar apprenticeships in the U.S.

Solar Power World

Apprenticeships are one of the best ways to train and retain talent in a given industry. Apprentices are taught the job and paid for their work simultaneously, opening the career to those who couldn’t afford to take classes without an income stream.

ABB E-mobility increases investment in software provider ChargeLab

Charged

ABB EL Ventures, the venture arm of electronics giant ABB , has made an investment in charging software provider ChargeLab, as part of the latter’s $15-million Series A financing round. ABB E-mobility first partnered with ChargeLab in 2020.

Invest in agriculture for its critical role in food security and climate change

Impact Alpha

More than two billion photos were taken of dinner plates in 2020, at the advent of a global pandemic. Americans have always turned. The post Invest in agriculture for its critical role in food security and climate change appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Vermont selects Center for Sustainable Energy to administer new EV incentive programs

Charged

Vermont’s Agency of Transportation has selected the nonprofit Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to develop and administer a suite of clean transportation incentive programs for state residents. Vermont is the seventh state to select CSE to manage a clean transportation incentive program.

PETRONAS, PERTAMINA and PTT Intensify Collaboration on Methane Emissions Management

Alternative Energy Mag

The virtual Roundtable, the second in the series held on 19 May 2022, was hosted by PETRONAS and supported by Thailand’s PTT Public Company Limited (PTT) and Indonesia’s PERTAMINA.

The best and worst cities for clean air around the world

Inhabitant

The air we breathe is one of the most critical elements of our existence, so it’s no surprise there’s concern over the quality of that air. Air pollution is the result of a combination of natural and human-made particulates that together create unhealthy, unpleasant air. The air quality experts at HouseFresh recently released "The World’s Best and Worst Towns and Cities for Clean Air in 2022

The Australian Election: A New (Climate) Hope?

Terra Infirma

I first became aware of the change in political leadership in Australia when the BBC played a clip of incoming PM Anthony Albanese (right) pledging action on climate change.

Reports: HSBC suspends responsible investing head after controversial climate speech

Business Green

Senior HSBC executives disavow Stuart Kirk's comments last week complaining that throughout his career there had always been 'some nutjob telling me about the end of the world'.

Elections showed Australia’s appetite for climate action. What levers can the new government pull?

Eco-Business

As the polls closed on Saturday night, most election commentary focused on the dispiriting campaign where both major parties avoided any substantial division on policy issues and instead focused on negatively framing the opposing leader

'World first': Volvo preps for launch of electric trucks made with fossil-fuel-free steel

Business Green

Company claims to be first truck maker in the world to swap out vehicle parts made from traditional steel for zero emission steel.

Ancient forest in China discovered by cave explorers

Inhabitant

Scientists have expressed enthusiasm after the discovery of an ancient forest at the bottom of a giant sinkhole in the Guangxi region of southern China. The forest contains both undergrowth and tall trees, some reaching up to 130 feet in height, and was first stumbled upon by cave explorers who notified scientists to have a look at it

New resource empowers companies to track toxic chemicals and accelerate food packaging safety

EDF + Business

Food packaging shouldn’t be a human health hazard, an environmental pollutant or a business risk. But today, it is. Boma Brown-West, Director, Consumer Health.

World's longest mountain range is mostly under water

Inhabitant

Far beneath the ocean’s surface stretches the world’s longest mountain range. It’s one of the world’s great mysteries, barely explored beyond mapping and involved in all kinds of seismic activity

KROHNE Highlights New FLEXMAG 4050C Electromagnetic Flow Meter at INTERPHEX 2022

Alternative Energy Mag

Stop by Booth #1462 to see meter for single use biopharmaceutical processes