Wed.May 11, 2022

Scientist-moms explore why climate change messaging falls flat

GreenBiz

Using hard data and research, these women scientists are working to increase their impact

May 19 – K&L Gates Debate

CleanTech Alliance

Speakers will explore the topic of Decarbonizing Transportation: Public and Private Sector Views on EV Charging Station Deployment. This event will be fully virtual! Uncategorized clean energy clean tech clean technology cleantech K&L Gates

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How ESG ratings are built

GreenBiz

The process of creating comprehensive ratings for thousands of companies is mind boggling. It's also fraught with a multitude of challenges

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Volta Trucks Reveals its Strategy into the North American Market

Green Living Guy

5 May 2022 Volta Trucks has revealed the strategic roadmap for its entry into the North American market, having already established itself as the leading European full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider.

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.

The challenges of scaling climate tech

GreenBiz

Explaining how the "valley of death" hamstrings important climate tech advances as they move into commercialization of their products

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How to Globally Market Solutions to Eco-Problems

Green Living Guy

There are a lot of eco-problems in the world right now, and they each damage the earth to a great degree. If attempts to solve these problems are not made in a few years, the extinction of the human race may as well be near. For more context, a recent World Bank publication has reckoned […].

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Webinar: Sustainable Business Playbook – How to Launch a Successful Program in 10 Steps

Green Business Bureau

Webinar: Sustainable business playbook. It comes with both grit and determination to transform your business into a purpose-driven and sustainable one. If creating a sustainable business is your mission, then you’ve come to the right place.

Opportunities for recycled fiber post-pandemic

GreenBiz

Sponsored: People expect to see more real sustainability options from businesses. Recycled fiber is one of them

Amazing Tips for Creating an Eco-Friendly Business

Green Living Guy

The world is ever-changing, and people are becoming environmentally friendly and conscious. The same is the scene in business; these days, the entrepreneurs are forward-thinkers who are proactively looking for eco-friendly businesses.

What Pachama’s latest funding says about carbon offset verification

GreenBiz

Tech startup Pachama gets $55 million to scale digital verification of forest carbon projects

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.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning First Drive: Ford’s most valued model is now electric

Charged

Ford knows trucks, and demand for its F-150 Lightning shows truck buyers may not be as afraid of EVs as many think. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck may be the first real mass-market electric vehicle sold in the US.

GHG Protocol: Scope 1 Emissions Explained

Green Business Bureau

What is the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol? The 2001 GHG Protocol’s guidelines were the first to categorize business GHGs as scope 1 emissions, scope 2 emissions, and scope 3 emissions. The aim of this emission classification system was to help organizations measure and manage their carbon footprint.

Join Adidas and Parley’s Run for the Oceans Challenge

Green Living Guy

Run for the Ocean Challenge As we approach World Oceans Day on June 8, Adidas and its longstanding partner Parley for the Oceans are once again encouraging the global sporting community to turn the activity into action and Run for the Oceans in 2022.

ABB to supply AC and DC charging stations to Shell

Charged

The fossil fuel industry’s takeover of public charging infrastructure continues. This week, Volkswagen and bp announced plans to build a new network of fast chargers across Europe, and ABB agreed to supply charging stations to Shell.

MSU Forestry and Ecotek Labs Partner to Expand Science Education

Green Living Guy

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State University Department of Forestry is continuing to build its partnership with Detroit-based science research organization Ecotek Lab, now providing hands-on lab experience to high schoolers once a month. MSU Forestry is a proud collaborator of Ecotek Lab.

SEMCORP to open battery separator film plant in Ohio

Charged

Battery materials provider SEMCORP Advanced Materials Group plans to invest $916 million in a facility for manufacturing battery separator film in Sidney, Ohio. The company will build the new 850,000-square-foot facility at the Sidney Ohio Industrial Park.

Save Ohio Bees is Expanding Conservation Programs

Green Living Guy

Massillon, Ohio – May 11, 2022 – Expanding its work to restore pollinator habitat and fund conservation programs, Save Ohio Bees has launched saveohiobees.org with proceeds to benefit the Pollinator Partnership and the Wilderness Center. “In

Roush Industries to assemble electric platforms for Bollinger Motors

Charged

Bollinger Motors has selected Roush Industries as the contract manufacturer to assemble its line of all-electric platforms and chassis cabs for commercial vehicles in Classes 3 through 6.

Are CFOs effective stewards of corporate sustainability?

Eco-Business

Amid the increased prominence of sustainability in policymaking and legislation, there is a huge opportunity for chief finance officers, or CFOs, to take the lead in corporate accountability

Sun Valley Solar Appoints SRP Veteran to Lead Commercial Business Development

Sun Valley Solar

CHANDLER, Ariz. May 11, 2022) – Sun Valley Solar Solutions is proud to announce the appointment of Jonah Roehl as Commercial Business Development Manager. Roehl joins Sun Valley Solar Solutions after more than 23 years at SRP, where he held various key account management roles.

New Mexico adopts Clean Cars standards

Charged

The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board and the City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board have unanimously voted to adopt Clean Cars rules, following “a robust stakeholder engagement process over the past year.”.

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Indonesia taps coastal communities in war on illegal fishing

Eco-Business

Indonesia has a vast maritime area, but not enough personnel to patrol and monitor for illegal and destructive fishing

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Rice researchers find misaligned crystallites in cathodes limit lithium flow

Charged

Researchers at Rice University have found that stress between misaligned crystallites in cathodes limits the flow of lithium.

A quiet revolution: Southwest cities learn to thrive amid drought

Grist

This story was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Photography by Ted Wood, courtesy of E360.

6 craft breweries pairing solar power with suds

Solar Power World

As the number of craft breweries in the U.S. continues to grow, with more than 9,000 counted in 2021 by the Brewers Association, companies are looking for ways to stand apart from the competition. One strategy gaining popularity is investing in onsite renewable energy.

Soltec supplies SFOne to generate 83 MW in new Minas Gerais project, Brazil

Alternative Energy Mag

• The solar plant, owned by Mercury Renew, Solatio and Sunrise, will avoid the emission of more than 156,206 metric tons of CO2 to the atmosphere and generate power to supply over 40,000 households. Soltec will supply 1,366 SFOne trackers, known for their 1-In-Portrait (1P) array

Thai gold mine set to reopen even as locals reel from heavy metal poisoning

Eco-Business

Villagers claim their health has suffered as a result of the Chatree mining complex's operations, with mass blood tests confirming that a majority of those tested exhibited elevated levels of arsenic, manganese and cyanide

Kaman Measuring Highlights OEM-2306 Non-Contact Position Sensing System

Alternative Energy Mag

Compact form factor and high performance ideal for OEM machine control applications

Floating solar: a small but vital role for India’s sunrise sector

Eco-Business

Floating solar plants were never part of India’s plans to reach 100 GW of solar power by the end of this year. But the benefits are becoming clearer and numbers are on the rise

Fund III DEI Goals?—?How We Did

Better Ventures

Fund III Diversity Goals?—?How How We Did In June 2020, we wrote a Medium post summarizing our commitments to investing in an equitable and just society.

The Commercial Inflection Point Scale for Climate Tech Startups

Elemental Excelerator

This article was originally published as “Minding the Climate Tech Gap” by Dawn Lippert, Danya Hakeem, and Ramsay Siegal in Climate Tech VC.

DOF Roundup: The Final Stretch

Defend Our Future

At Defend Our Future, May always means our last month with our treasured campus ambassadors, but this year May comes with two meanings. Yes, we will sadly have to say goodbye to this class of ambassadors, but May 2022 also happens to be the climate push of our lives.

Food waste is a massive societal issue. Climate Corps and ReFED partner to implement solutions.

EDF + Business

In 2022, Climate Corps® is teaming up with ReFED to launch a pilot program to bolster the capacity of companies to tackle food waste. Mali’o Kodis, Project Manager of Partnerships for Climate Corps, sat down with Angel Veza, Senior Manager of Capital, Innovation, and Engagement at ReFED to discuss.

Organic mushroom farm sets up shop in LA County

Inhabitant

Soon Los Angeles shoppers will be able to buy organic, locally grown mushrooms in more than 90 stores. A mushroom farming company called Smallhold is opening a 34,000-foot shroom enterprise in LA County

Reports: Oil and gas firms under pressure to boost UK investment or face windfall tax

Business Green

Reports indicate Chancellor Rishi Sunak has not entirely ruled out windfall tax, as pressure mounts on government to offer more help for households struggling with soaring energy bills.