Tue.May 10, 2022

Former BlackRock exec and FT editor-at-large on ESG market 'referees'

GreenBiz

Tariq Fancy, former BlackRock chief investment officer for sustainable investing, and Financial Times editor-at-large Gilian Tett share their takes on the tension between the tenets of neoliberalism and the potential for ESG investing

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The growing role of sustainability in small business marketing

GreenBiz

Sponsored: The benefits of creating sustainable businesses are undeniable. There are many choices that a small business can make to become more environmentally friendly

£4m investment in new Central Scotland recycling facility

Envirotec Magazine

Recycling and waste management business Levenseat has announced plans to invest £4m upgrading a new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which it purchased for an undisclosed sum from Avondale Environmental on 10 May.

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.

Every company needs to assess its nature-related risks

GreenBiz

Nature loss and climate change are two sides of the same coin, and companies must begin to disclose material nature-related risks and opportunities

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- May 10

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, May 10, 2022 Upcoming workshops, rulemakings, and other dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation.

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Alphemita Financial Services: Offering Sustainable Finance Solutions and Planning (With ESG Investments and a Green Culture)

Green Business Bureau

Alphemita Financial Services stands as a model green business. CEO DeeDee Baze created Alphemita Financial Services , a comprehensive financial service provider that’s dedicated to supporting women while also operating in alignment with DeeDee’s strong values and ethics.

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Insurance giant Allianz sets oil and gas exit strategy

GreenBiz

The policy also sunsets insurance on Arctic and Antarctic exploration, coalbed methane, extra-heavy oil and tar sand projects

The Vertical Farming Market is Expected to More than Double by 2026

Green Living Guy

The Vertical Farming market is expected to grow from USD 3.1 billion in 2021 to USD 9.7 billion by 2026; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25.0% during the forecast period. The vertical farming market witnessed a decline in 2020 owing to the spread of COVID-19.

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LG Magna e-Powertrain breaks ground on new EV component plant in Mexico

Charged

Executives from LG Magna e-Powertrain , LG Electronics , Magna , GM , and local government officials gathered together to break ground at LG Magna e-Powertrain’s new plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. The new facility will be the company’s first production base in North America.

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.

New Partnership to Restore and Electrify Iconic Mercedes-Benz Models

Green Living Guy

4th May 2022: Everrati Automotive Limited (Everrati) and Hilton & Moss together announce a new strategic partnership, combining their respective expertise in EV conversion and classic car restoration to produce the Mercedes-Benz W113 SL ‘Pagoda’ model redefined by Everrati.

Hybrid ferry to use Leclanché’s 10 MWh battery system

Charged

Swiss energy storage specialist Leclanché will provide a 10 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) for Scandlines’s Puttgarden Rødby 2024 hybrid ferry project. The company expects to begin the delivery in January 2023.

New Center for Green Schools Report Shows Need to Support Schools on Air Quality

Green Living Guy

May 5, 2022 (Washington, DC) – The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council has released a new report detailing how school districts around the country have continued to manage air quality within their schools during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asia’s neglected bears buckle as giant pandas hog conservation spotlight

Eco-Business

Asia is home to five bear species: giant pandas, Asian black bears, sun bears, sloth bears and brown bears. Yet Giant pandas garner far more attention than the four other species

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Penske Truck Leasing adds Orange EV electric terminal trucks to its fleet offerings

Charged

What a Marcos presidency could mean for sustainable development in the Philippines

Eco-Business

Bongbong Marcos, son of the country’s late dictator, is on the cusp of reclaiming power for his disgraced family. Eco-Business speaks with experts about how this impacts clean energy, climate justice, and corporate responsibility

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Volkswagen Group and bp partner to roll out EV fast charging in Europe

Charged

The fossil fuel industry’s takeover of public charging infrastructure continues. This week, ABB announced plans to supply charging stations to Shell, and Volkswagen and bp unveiled a charger in Dusseldorf, Germany that will be the first unit in a planned network of fast chargers across Europe.

After Russian invasion, gas is no longer a viable 'bridge' fuel for energy transition: report

Eco-Business

As the cost of renewables plummets and the price volatility of fossil gas increases, gas can no longer be relied upon as a lower-emissions bridge fuel, a study finds. But subsidies are keeping gas artificially cheap in some Asian markets

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New Gas Industry Astroturf Group ‘Fuelling Canada’ Targets First-Time Homebuyers

DeSmogBlog

In April, the Globe & Mail published an article on its website extolling the virtues of natural gas appliances in people’s houses. The story, headlined “Why natural gas is the smart choice for your new home,” has the look and feel of actual journalism.

EVs are the Game-Changing DER: Exploring Vehicle Grid Integration for Grid Balancing

AutoGrid

EVs are the Game-Changing DER: Exploring Vehicle Grid Integration for Grid Balancing. By Peter Asmus. Our energy systems are being transformed by the dramatic increase in distributed energy resources (DER) that are now populating power grids around the world.

Can the international community still do big things?

Eco-Business

International cooperation to finance a "sustainable development recovery" has gained new urgency. But multilateral cooperation continues to be paralysed by complacency, petty rivalries and inward-looking nationalism

The facts about recent electric bus fires in France

Charged

False or misleading posts about EV fires flood the internet on a daily basis. The latest spurious sensation was a natural gas-powered bus that caught fire in Italy— a video of the catastrophic conflagration was posted online, and within hours, it had travelled around the world and back again, falsely described as an EV fire. In fact, statistically speaking, EVs have a far lower risk of fire than ICE vehicles.

EPRI, Shell, the City of Houston, Greentown Labs, and NYU Urban Future Lab Announce Startup Participants for the Low-Carbon Hydrogen Accelerator

Greentown Labs

Accelerator for low-carbon hydrogen solutions welcomes seven startups. Somerville, Mass.

Group14 Technologies rakes in $400 million to commercialize silicon batteries

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 10 — Battery tech ventures are raising big rounds in the race for better lithium batteries. Seattle-based Group14, which developed a. The post Group14 Technologies rakes in $400 million to commercialize silicon batteries appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

THE SMARTER E AWARD 2022: REWARDING OUTSTANDING PROJECTS FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Alternative Energy Mag

The international panel of experts judged the nominees for The smarter E AWARD 2022 and picked out exceptional solutions for the future supply of power and heat as worthy winners in the Outstanding Projects category of this innovation prize for the energy industry

Twitter’s New Ad Policy Ignores a Subtler Form of Climate Disinformation

DeSmogBlog

There’s a simple rule when it comes to corporate climate commitments: when they come out on Earth Day, you know they’re often too good to be true.

Commercial fishing waste causes growing concern

Inhabitant

With 820 million people globally going hungry, the scandal of fish waste is especially shocking. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) about 35% of all fish, mollusks and crustaceans taken from the world’s waters never reach a dinner plate. The images are startling. Silver carpets of dead fish floating on an expanse of sea. Piles of scaly rot onshore. What is with this horrific waste? A combination of factors are to blame. Waste starts at the point where the fish come

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The Brief: Today’s Call: Beyond VC, silicon battery tech, inclusive energy upgrades, upskilling workers, Egyptian fintech, environmental justice chief

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Today’s Call. Hundreds of Agents of Impact will explore how innovative financing can bridge startup and small business funding.

'We are edging ever closer': World could temporarily hit 1.5C warming within five years, WMO warns

Business Green

Risk of reaching totemic climate threshold set out in the Paris Agreement on at least one of next five years now at 50 per cent, research shows. There is now a 50 per cent chance of average global warming temporarily reaching the critical 1.5C

Marine heatwaves can be predicted ‘up to a year ahead’

Eco-Business

Marine heatwaves – periods of exceptionally warm ocean temperature lasting from weeks to years – can be accurately predicted up to one year ahead of the event, new research finds

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10 world landmarks would look if air pollution worsens

Inhabitant

Housefresh completed a study that looks at the visual impact of worsening air pollution on the world's top 10 landmarks. They warn us if we don't reduce air pollution, we might lose some of the most beautiful places on Earth. From St. Peter's Basilica in Rome to the Eiffel Tower, here's how the world's destinations with the most incredible views will suffer if air pollution continues to increase

How the US Can Speed its Shift to Climate-smart Infrastructure

The City Fix

The latest findings from the IPCC paint a grim picture: Despite some signs of progress, the world’s chance of holding global warming to 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) is shrinking — and with it, our ability to prevent the most dangerous. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

Queen's Speech: Government promises to 'build on the success of the COP26 Summit'

Business Green

But Greenpeace accuses the Prime Minister of "throwing in the towel on some of the biggest challenges our country faces".

INTERSOLAR AWARD 2022: WINNERS PRESENT OUTSTANDING SOLAR TECHNOLOGY

Alternative Energy Mag

An international panel of experts has judged the submissions for the Intersolar AWARD and picked out three worthy winners to take away this top industry innovation prize in recognition of their pioneering solar technology

Sustainably sauced: Heinz Ketchup to develop prototype 'paper' bottles

Business Green

Renewable and recyclable bottles will be made by Pulpex using 100 per cent wood pulp.