Mon.Aug 01, 2022

Is advanced recycling the answer to plastic waste?

GreenBiz

Waste into materials not just once but continuously: It’s the brass ring of the circular economy. Can it work

How To Make Tree Trimming Safe And Sustainable

The Environmental Blog

The majority of homeowners have the misconception that trimming or pruning their trees is an easy task.

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California lawmakers want to decarbonize shipping, but is the technology ready?

GreenBiz

Experts say getting to net-zero will require more research and government support

Nominations open for Scottish renewable energy awards

Envirotec Magazine

The Scottish Green Energy Awards – the UK’s largest celebration of renewables – opened for nominations on 27 July. This year’s event will return to Edinburgh on 1 December to celebrate those who are doing ground-breaking work to decarbonise the energy system.

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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.

What businesses should know about Colorado’s new ‘forever chemicals’ ban

GreenBiz

Colorado will restrict the sale of PFAS in many consumer products starting in 2024, and at least 11 states are moving to impose restrictions

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7 Emerging Technologies That Target Trucking Emissions 

U.S. Green Technology

Freight trucks in the US are believed to emit 161.8 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) every ton-mile, a high carbon footprint. The transportation sector is considered a significant contributor of CO2 gas, which increases the number of greenhouse gasses.

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5 Quality of Life Improvements to Make on a Budget

U.S. Green Technology

When money is tight, it might seem like you are stuck. Maybe you dislike the boring gray color scheme of your apartment, or you are tired of everything in your wardrobe.

Transport: High Voltage Transmission

GreenBiz

GreenBiz's transport analyst lights the road to electrifying transportation

5 Reasons Cities Should Include Trees in Climate Action

The City Fix

Cities and communities around the world are stepping up to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and prevent dangerous climate change impacts. Their strategies typically focus on reducing emissions from sectors such as transportation, energy, housing and waste. But there’s one sector many communities.

Buildings: High Voltage Transmission

GreenBiz

GreenBiz's buildings analyst explains why buildings are the lynchpin of our climate future

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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.

MINI Unveils the First of Its Kind: The All-Electric MINI Cooper SE Convertible

Green Living Guy

MINI combines maximum open-air driving fun with locally emission-free electric mobility for the first time with a one-off not-for-sale MINI Cooper SE Convertible. World premiere at “MINI takes the States” in the USA. Munich/Asheville.

Organizer's Welcome: Where's My Jetpack?

GreenBiz

We have the technology today that sci-fi novels dreamed of. Now all we have to do is put it to work for a better, brighter future. Chair of VERGE Electrify kicks off the program filled with content focused on identifying the biggest challenges and solutions in deep decarbonization through electrification

Blink Charging Installs Ten New Fast Level 2 Chargers in New Jersey

Green Living Guy

Blink Charging installs Level 2 fast chargers in five locations, providing greater access and reliability for EV drivers.

Two million UK micro-businesses don’t believe reducing their own emissions will make a difference to climate change

Envirotec Magazine

Thermal scan of a computer server. Millions of micro-businessowners do not believe they can have a positive impact on the UK’s targets for a net-zero economy, according to research published on 1 August by Start Up Loans, part of the British Business Bank. The UK has an estimated 5.3

Scientists decry lack of transparency at deep-sea mining negotiations

Eco-Business

Delegates to the International Seabed Authority, the UN-mandated body responsible for overseeing the development of deep-sea mining in international waters and protecting the ocean, are currently meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, to negotiate a set of regulations that would determine how deep-sea mining can proceed.

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Multi-million pound investment needed in carbon capture technology to mitigate CO2 emissions, report finds

Envirotec Magazine

Multi-million-pound investment is urgently needed in technologies including direct air capture (DAC) if the UK is to make ‘green’ airports a reality in the future, research by Cranfield University seems to reveal.

'Greenwashing hogwash': DBS Bank's 'eco-warrior' marketing brag draws flak in social media

Eco-Business

The Singapore bank's 'More like an eco-warrior, less like a bank' promotional tagline did not sit well with critics, when added to a LinkedIn post that sought to boost its credentials for committing to 'zero thermal coal exposure' by 2039

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Webinar series explores getting the most from TOC water analysis

Envirotec Magazine

Total organic carbon (TOC) analysis is quickly emerging as one of the most essential tools available for assessing water and soil samples, as it delivers key insights for contamination monitoring, environmental analysis and purification benchmarking.

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Climate change will make it harder for world’s poorest to migrate, study says

Eco-Business

Climate change will make it harder for the world’s poorest people to migrate – leaving them “extremely vulnerable” to continued impacts and increased poverty, new research finds

Fivefold rise in smart meter data, and what to do with it

Envirotec Magazine

A 500% increase in data traffic from smart meters is predicted over the next four years, according to the Data Communications Company (DCC), the organisation which built and maintains the UK’s smart metering network.

Global energy crisis may hinder LNG plans in the Philippines

Eco-Business

High imported fuel prices and limited global supplies make liquified natural gas projects increasingly uncompetitive

Research seems to confirm the effectiveness of oil dispersants

Envirotec Magazine

Bigelow Laboratory Senior Research Scientist Christoph Aeppli conducts an experiment to test the effectiveness of chemicals that disperse oil after a spill. The new study appears to validate their efficacy under real-world conditions (image credit: Courtesy of Christoph Aeppli, Bigelow Laboratory).

State of the climate: 2022 on track for a summer of extreme heat

Eco-Business

The summer of 2022 is shaping up to be a scorcher. June 2022 saw the warmest temperatures on record over the world’s land areas – and record-breaking heatwaves have swept across the northern hemisphere, particularly continental Europe, the UK, China and parts of the US

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Natrion reveals solid-state pouch cell prototype

Charged

Battery cell producer Natrion has revealed its first solid-state pouch cell prototype. The prototypes continue to be developed at a Natrion facility in Champaign, Illinois. Natrion now has the capability to produce multilayer pouch cells up to 4 Ah in size,” says the company.

Can’t we just pay the Democratic Republic of Congo to keep its oil in the ground?

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 1 – The biggest failure of nature conservation and restoration efforts “are the unrewarded provision of public goods and services,” the U.N. The post Can’t we just pay the Democratic Republic of Congo to keep its oil in the ground? appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Turntide Technologies to offer powertrains for commercial and industrial EVs

Charged

Motor maker Turntide Technologies plans to launch a battery and powertrain product line designed for off-highway, autonomous guided, construction, truck, bus, marine and rail applications.

Fuel crisis cuts electricity in Bangladesh, sparking energy debate

Eco-Business

As gas prices rise on global markets, pushing up the cost of power production, will Bangladesh turn back to coal or boost renewable energy

St Petersburg, Florida could host Formula E in 2023

Charged

St Petersburg, Florida could be the site of a Formula E race in 2023. According to The Race , Formula E has had discussions with the organizers of the St Pete Grand Prix , an IndyCar race that takes place each year on the downtown waterfront, about bringing Formula E racing to the city.

Greenwich Millennium Village awards 30-year heat network contract to Switch2 Energy

Alternative Energy Mag

Greenwich Millennium Village Limited (GMVL) has selected Switch2 Energy to provide retrofit design and build, operation and maintenance of its Greenwich Millennium Village heat network - as part of a 30-year ESCo partnership

XING Mobility launches new integrated battery system for heavy-duty EVs

Charged

XING Mobility , a Taipei-based electric powertrain company, has launched a new integrated battery system designed for heavy-duty EVs in the logistics, construction, agriculture and mining markets. “We

Recent Deals – 1 August

CleanTech Group

Want to know how the latest cleantech deals are evolving? You’ll find the answers right here. Agriculture & Food Meati Foods, developer of. Agriculture & Food Cleantech Deals Cleantech Insights Energy & Power Materials & Chemicals Recent Deals Resources & Environment Transportation and Logistics

Britishvolt secures government funding for battery cell gigaplant, selects synthetic graphite supplier

Charged

Battery manufacturer Britishvolt has secured additional funding from the UK government’s Automotive Transformation Fund for a new battery cell gigaplant in Northumberland.

Solar NEM tariffs are under threat nationwide

Solar Power World

By Erin Christensen, technical writer, Energy Toolbase In the United States, net metering is under threat across the nation. Numerous states are abandoning traditional net energy metering (NEM) and showing favor of successor tariffs that significantly decrease the value placed on exported energy.

“Just doing something like this is pretty revolutionary”

GatesNotes

Why I made a deerskin medicine bag with Washington state’s Teacher of the Year

How one climate tech fund counts – and reports – the impact of its portfolio

Impact Alpha

At Energy Impact Partners, we just released our 2022 Impact and ESG report, our fourth consecutive public accounting for our environmental and ESG. The post How one climate tech fund counts – and reports – the impact of its portfolio appeared first on ImpactAlpha.