Tue.May 17, 2022

The world’s first airport for flying cars and drones has just landed

GreenBiz

The U.K. is developing an urban airport for flying cars and drones. Will other countries follow suit

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Creators of underwater, eco-friendly concrete are finalists in the European Inventor Award

Envirotec Magazine

The inventors of an innovative building material for sea walls are finalists in the European Inventor Award 2022. ECOncrete® founder and CEO, Ido Sella, has been nominated for the award, one of Europe’s most prestigious innovation prizes, alongside late co-founder Shimrit Perkol-Finkel.

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Meet the recycling startup hustling to keep EV batteries out of landfills

GreenBiz

Just four years after launching a pilot plant in Canada, Li-Cycle has raised $500 million from high profile investors to build out EV battery recycling plants and hubs across the U.S.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- May 17

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, May 17, 2022 May 27- Energy Decarbonization Pathways Engagement Meeting May 27 from 10 a.m. to noon – Energy Decarbonization Pathways Engagement Meeting – The UTC is holding a kick-off meeting to inform participants how to get involved and provide input. The meeting will also go over current energy use and emissions […]. Public Policy rulemaking utc utc clean energy bulletin

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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.

Bridgestone’s tires are going circular

GreenBiz

Through a partnership with LanzaTech, Bridgestone is scaling up a closed-looped system that uses bacteria to recreate the raw material for new rubber

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- May 16

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 16, 2022 Second annual resource adequacy meeting scheduled June 17; Pre-meeting survey responses requested Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) will be hosting the second annual electric power resource adequacy meeting on Friday, June 17. The meeting will focus the current, short-term and long-term adequacy of energy […]. Public Policy ceta clean energy transformation act rulemaking weekly bulletin

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Heat network projects highlighted in review of South-East scheme

Envirotec Magazine

The South East London Combined Heat and Power (SELCHP) facility in Lewisham will provide heat to several existing estates and schools in a new area of Southwark, in a £16 million project undertaken by Veolia.

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Will U.S. copper supply meet energy transition demands? Only if we take these steps

GreenBiz

Sponsored: With the new politics of clean energy, a substantial, sustainable and secure supply of domestic copper is vital for U.S. economic and national security

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FOG summit to bring water and hospitality sectors together

Envirotec Magazine

The FOG Summit in Brighton in 2021. “Europe’s leading fat, oil and grease (FOG) summit” will bring together the hospitality sector and the water industry to develop collaborative and sustainable solutions to keep sewer networks clear.

Volta Trucks details upcoming US launch of its Class 7 electric truck

Charged

Volta Trucks plans to introduce its electric commercial vehicles into North America, beginning in 2023 with a Volta Zero Class 7 truck (equivalent to the company’s existing European 16-ton truck) with a dry or refrigerated cargo box.

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.

Food packaging will still be landfilled or incinerated without accelerated innovation

Envirotec Magazine

The study anticipates a shift from polymer-based to fibre-based packaging (pictured) by 2040.

UCHU Spice: Providing Pepper Spice to a Global Market Sustainably Through Communities and Sustainable Agriculture

Green Business Bureau

UCHU spice and sustainable agriculture. Founded in 1967, UCHU Spice has given a tasty kick to global cuisines with their spicy pepper produce for years.

Appraising stressors on rivers’ ability to perform ecological functions

Envirotec Magazine

An essential ecosystem service of streams and rivers is their natural self-purification service. This can be assessed based on ecological functions such as nutrient retention or leaf litter decomposition.

Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm has safely produced renewable energy since 2007

Green Living Guy

Union, Oregon, May 12, 2022 – EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), a leading renewable energy developer and operator in North America, celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm in Union County, Oregon.

CPUC approves three new PG&E vehicle-to-grid pilots

Charged

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved $11.7 million in funding for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to develop three new pilot programs to test ways in which bidirectional EVs and chargers can provide power to the electric grid and various benefits to customers.

'Born in the wrong body': the long road to justice for India's transgender community

Eco-Business

Although they have held an important place in Indian society and culture for centuries, transgender people have long faced discrimination and abuse. But after tireless campaigning, the rights of trans people are starting to be recognised

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STMicroelectronics supplies SiC semiconductors for SEMIKRON’s EV power modules

Charged

Semiconductor provider STMicroelectronics is supplying SiC semiconductors for SEMIKRON ’s eMPack EV power modules. “In

Gogoro co-founder and CEO: The tougher the problem, the better it is to solve

Eco-Business

In this new podcast series 'Climate Tech in Asia', Eco-Business speaks to Gogoro boss Horace Luke about the company's recent listing on the Nasdaq and its quest to electrify Asia's ubiquitous two-wheelers and mainstream battery swapping

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6K secures $102 million in Series D funding to accelerate battery material production and recycling

Charged

6K, a producer of engineered materials for lithium-ion batteries, has raised $102 million in the first of two Series D funding tranches.

Philippines bridge project feared to be death knell for endangered Irrawaddy dolphins

Eco-Business

To mark Endangered Species Day, Eco-Business examines a proposed 43-kilometre bridge aimed to connect provinces in the Philippines' Visayas region, at the expense of a critically threatened species of dolphin

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“How can you not love this job?”

GatesNotes

One of my heroes, the late Dr. Paul Farmer, in his own words

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Grab sustainability head Iris Chang: we're growing too fast for a bolder decarbonisation target

Eco-Business

The Southeast Asian ride hailer is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2040. Grab's sustainability chief Iris Chang says the firm's push for "inclusive" decarbonisation meant it could not align its target with Paris climate goals

Endera Delivers Two Electric Shuttles to Aspen Meadows Resort

Green Living Guy

ASPEN, CO [May 17, 2022] Endera is a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure, and software solutions. The company announced the delivery of two all-electric Endera shuttles to The Aspen Institute’s Aspen Meadows Resort.

Trapping CO2 from the air is a costly bet to beat climate change — but money is flowing in anyway

Eco-Business

Large corporations and governments are pumping billions into the technology decades away from maturity. How money should be split between emissions reductions today and carbon removal down the road is a fine balancing act, experts say

Mercedes-Benz to Incorporate Sila’s Silicon Anode Chemistry in Batteries for the Electric G-Class

Green Living Guy

Mercedes-Benz takes another major step in building the world’s most desirable electric cars.

Fidelity International appoints Ellie Tang as director of sustainable investing

Eco-Business

Tang joins the investment firm after almost 6 years with Hong Kong real estate giant New World Development

Ownership economy gets a payday as factory workers share in KKR’s exit

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 17 – How to get rich in America? Equity, not salaries, accounts for the majority of income among the country’s wealthiest. The post Ownership economy gets a payday as factory workers share in KKR’s exit appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Inclusive Economy

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Mind-Blowing Tips For A More Sustainable Skincare Routine

Green Living Guy

Did you know that your plastic moisturizer bottle for your skincare routine can last 1,000 years before it decays? The personal care industry is a multibillion-dollar titan. Imagine the amount of waste and pollutants generated that risks thousands of animals and humans every year.

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The Brief: Employee ownership economy, small businesses’ carbon footprint, precision agriculture in Europe, maternal health tech, green infrastructure

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Inclusive Economy Ownership economy gets a payday as factory workers share in KKR’s exit. How to get rich.

Selected by Sustainable Putnam, PowerMarket Brings the Benefits of Community Solar to Putnam County

Alternative Energy Mag

PowerMarket, a leader in community solar management services and trusted partner of New York Solarize programs, has subscribed nearly 400 kW of community solar in support of Sustainable Putnam's Solarize Putnam campaign

Get up to $500 on fast home EV charging

Greenability Magazine

If you own, lease or plan to get an electric vehicle (EV) soon, you could qualify for up to $500 in rebates to install faster EV charging that could also save money on your energy bill.

Optivolt Raises $8M to Scale Next-Gen Solar

Alternative Energy Mag

Solar technology that enables self-powered IoT devices, 5G infrastructure, military equipment, robotics and EVs

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3D printing robot displayed in retail store upcycles plastic

Inhabitant

Selfridges in London has been a premier shopping destination for buyers and browsers to see what's going to be hot. That's why there really is no better place for an amazing new window display that showcases a 3D printing demonstration. The printer is creating amazing designer items using recycled marine plastic

In Indonesia, climate change takes a bite out of apple crops

Eco-Business

In Indonesia's apple-growing heartlands, erratic rainfall and rising temperatures are eating away at farmers' profits

Li-Cycle Opens Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility in Arizona

Alternative Energy Mag

-Li-Cycle’s third operational Spoke facility in North America commences operations, with capacity to process up to 10,000 tonnes of manufacturing scrap and end-of-life batteries per year -Arizona Spoke is the first to utilize Li-Cycle’s proprietary technology to directly process full EV battery packs -Facility can process equivalent of batteries required for approximately 20,000 EVs per annum