Fri.Jun 17, 2022

Right to repair revisited

GreenBiz

The Right to Repair movement is picking up steam again in 2022, with recent legislation in the U.S. and in Europe

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Red alert: Portions of the Arctic are warming much faster than we thought

Grist

Scientists revealed new measurements this week that show parts of the Arctic are warming five to seven times faster than the rest of the world, warming that could bring about even more extreme weather in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Episode 320: GreenBiz 30 Under 30 speaks up

GreenBiz

Featuring reflections from Allison Ward (Dell), Alex Laplaza (Lowercarbon Capital), Chante Harris (Venture for ClimateTech, Second Muse), Kyle Ritchie (CannonDesign) and Raven Hernandez (Earth Rides

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Solar panels may become mandatory on all new buildings in Europe

Envirotec Magazine

Traditional houses in the Austrian Tirol. The European Commission announced on 18 May that it plans to make the installation of solar panels mandatory for all new public, commercial and residential buildings in the EU.

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.

Who’s after rare metals in the Klamath Mountains?

GreenBiz

While the region has a small cache of valuable tellurium, politics and economics are in the way

UK to invest £200 million to evaluate technologies for zero-emission trucks

Charged

The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has announced over £200 million of new funding for a demonstrator program aimed at determining which zero-emission technologies are best suited to the heaviest road vehicles.

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Tesla’s Market Share in the U.S. Sees Steady Rise Over Last Two Years, Increasing by 125%

Green Living Guy

Available data shows Tesla has been growing its presence in three of its key markets, North America, Europe, and China. According to a StockApps analysis, it grew its U.S market share from 1.2 percent in Q1 2020 to 2.7 percent in Q1 2022.

New retrofit report calls for ‘triple win’ action by UK Government and provides inspiration to local authorities

Envirotec Magazine

Homes recently built by Radian achieve the highest efficiency rating (level 6) of the code for sustainable homes.

Volvo Energy to Accelerate its Battery Business by Investing in Connected Energy

Green Living Guy

In its mission to support and secure an attractive and sustainable circular business model for batteries, Volvo Energy is investing approx. SEK 50 M for 10 percent in the UK-based second-life battery energy storage specialist Connected Energy.

Leeds picks up industry award for low carbon heat network

Envirotec Magazine

Leeds City Council has scooped up an industry industry award for the success of its flagship low carbon district heating network.

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.

USGBC Receives 100 New LEED Net-Zero Building Certifications

Green Living Guy

Milestone reflects growing demand for net-zero buildings June 14, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council announced nearly 100 net-zero certifications earned under the LEED Zero program, representing more than 23 million square feet of space.

Global biodiversity framework falls short on chemicals

Envirotec Magazine

Despite evidence of their presence in remote ecosystems like the Antarctic, many chemicals of high concern such as PFAS have been excluded from the framework.

As the Louisiana coast disappears, the Mississippi River’s newest channel is building much-needed land

Grist

About 55 miles southeast of New Orleans, just before the leg of the Mississippi River splits into its three-toed foot of a delta, a crack in the river’s east bank has swollen into a massive channel.

Real-time water-quality monitoring probe wins Queen’s Award

Envirotec Magazine

A water monitoring system that remotely measures the quality of water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs, has resulted in a Queens Award for Enterprise (Innovation) for Proteus Instruments, which developed the technology in collaboration with University of Birmingham researchers.

Sustainable Living: Why Choosing The Right Materials For Your Home Might Be The Key

Green Living Guy

The drive towards eco-friendly building has been gaining momentum on account of the many advantages of going green. For instance, green building options can help you save money and time, reduce the impact on the environment, improve air quality, and others.

Qualcomm’s new powerline communication device enables charging station-smart grid communications

Charged

Qualcomm’s next-generation powerline communication (PLC) device, the QCA7006AQ, is designed to enable CCS charging station communications. The new PLC device is based on Qualcomm’s QCA700X family of products, which have been widely adopted in EV on-board charging units and charging stations.

First Nations Are ‘The Magic Sauce’ for Getting Gas Projects Built, Says LNG Insider

DeSmogBlog

Efforts by oil and gas companies to build massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities on B.C.’s s west coast have faced prohibitively high costs, scathing critiques from climate activists, and fierce opposition from some Indigenous communities.

Volvo Energy invests in Connected Energy for second life battery business

Alternative Energy Mag

In its mission to support and secure an attractive and sustainable circular business model for batteries, Volvo Energy is investing approx. SEK 50 M for 10 percent in the UK-based second-life battery energy storage specialist Connected Energy

Canada Steps Up Surveillance of Indigenous Peoples To Push Fossil Fuel Pipelines Forward

DeSmogBlog

Canadian police and security forces have intensified their surveillance and harassment of Indigenous people in recent months in an effort to clear the way for the construction of two long-distance oil and gas pipelines in British Columbia, earning the condemnation of international human rights observers.

Recent Deals – 17 June

CleanTech Group

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Business Secretary Rejects Climate Denier’s Bid to Revive Fracking

DeSmogBlog

The UK government has rejected a petition by a climate science denier to overturn the country’s ban on fracking. . The news will come as a set-back to the campaign being waged by politicians, commentators and pressure groups to restart the controversial technology.

"Building sculpture" has air-cleaning ceramic material

Inhabitant

Ilot Queyries is a cutting edge residential complex in Bordeaux, France, which features an innovative ceramic skin. Designed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, Ilot Queyries is a "building sculpture." It is located to the east of the River Garonne, opposite France's largest cathedral

Supermarkets Urged to End Russian Diesel Sales and Stop ‘Pumping for Putin’

DeSmogBlog

British supermarkets are facing criticism for continuing to sell Russian diesel at their petrol stations almost four months after the invasion of Ukraine began.

The Week in impact investing: Bright spots

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! ImpactAlpha is taking a Brief break on Monday in honor of the Juneteenth holiday celebrating the end of slavery. The post The Week in impact investing: Bright spots appeared first on ImpactAlpha. The Brief

Seaweed additives in animal feed to curb livestock emissions

Inhabitant

Recent studies have found that using seaweed to feed livestock could significantly reduce the amount of methane cows produce. One of the weeds that has been fronted for this purpose is the red seaweed Asparagopsis taxiformis. The weed has been used to develop a cow feed additive known as Brominata

Nepal environmentalists work to disprove ‘all snakes are venomous’ stereotype

Eco-Business

Snake conservation in Nepal is hampered by both a lack of research and poor awareness among the public and the government about the country’s snake species

A superfood made from ancient Incan crops

Inhabitant

The mysteries of the Incan empire are legendary. To this day, modern archaeologists marvel in wonder at 100-ton stones used to build their earthquake-proof structures. But one thing scientists figured out is what these ancient people once ate. And AWA Nutrition made it possible for you to eat it too

Protected: What you can do today to reduce enteric emissions tomorrow

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Mining company adopts electric trains that never need recharging

Inhabitant

Hard rock mining company Fortescue Williams has adopted electric trains that can generate enough power to never need recharging. The company recently explained that four of its trains can generate enough electricity to power their operations through a regenerative braking system. The system relies on gravity, in which the trains generate sufficient power as they go downhill just to use it when climbing uphill

Progress and disappointment: Bonn Conference kicks off new era for global climate talks, but same old stand-offs persist

Business Green

Fortnight-long meeting has made progress on number of technical issues, but disagreements over climate finance are now set to dominate the COP27 Climate Summit.

This is what sports tourism looks like in the future

Inhabitant

Designed by Scott Brownrigg, this new sports tourism destination at Turtle Bay is located in southern Morocco. The plan includes agri-business spaces, community facilities and sustainable design. Above all, this is a spot for active people who love nature, athletics and adventure. All of these things are a way to enjoy the natural world. Doesn't it make sense that sustainable design is the best way to enjoy them

Magnachip Unveils a New 650V IGBT for Solar Inverters

Alternative Energy Mag

Company intends to grow its market share in the global solar energy market with the release of this new IGBT

Government powers up £43m fund for e-motorbikes and off-road e-truck R&D

Business Green

Innovative e-mobility projects snap up public-private funding, as government looks to accelerate the development of emerging EV markets.

Widodo administration issues long-delayed rules to protect migrant fishing workers

Eco-Business

Indonesia has issued a much-anticipated decree to boost the protection of Indonesian deckhands working aboard foreign commercial and fishing vessels

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Kseng supplied ground-mounted system for a 9MW solar plant in Japan

Alternative Energy Mag

Kseng solar has offered nearly 2.5GW solar racking solution in Japan, the most recently completed solar project is the 9MW solar farm in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, which had grid-connected in March 2022