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How to greenwash like a pro

GreenBiz

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Hertz to order up to 175,000 GM EVs

Charged

Hertz is taking another step towards the electric future. Over the last year, the company announced plans to add 100,000 Teslas and 65,000 Polestars to its fleet.

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Google launches startup accelerator for the circular economy

GreenBiz

The tech giant plans to support at least 10 tech startups and NGOs solving circularity challenges

Chinese “Tesla clone” starts around $26,000

Charged

For better or for worse, Tesla’s presence in China has resulted in quite a bit of what you might call “technology transfer.” One example of this the emergence of “Tesla clones”—vehicles that are “inspired” by Tesla’s designs, as Electrek ’s Fred Lambert puts it.

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.

As a Jewish new year begins, reflections on my career and faith

GreenBiz

In the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it is important to reflect

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Keysight and Jiyun collaborate on EV battery test system

Charged

Keysight Technologies , a test and measurement technology company, is collaborating with the Chinese EV tech company Jiyun Technologies on a battery test system for EVs.

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Gabe Klein named to lead Biden administration’s EV charging program

Charged

The recently-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) created a new agency, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. Now the Departments of Energy and Transportation have announced that Gabe Klein will be the agency’s first Executive Director.

Accelerating ESG impact with Fair Trade Certified

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Here’s how scaling supply chain certification delivers on critical UN Sustainable Development Goals

Tesla Sets New Record With More Than 340,000 Vehicles Delivered During Q3 in 2022

Green Living Guy

By Emma Roth Via The Verge Tesla delivered a record 343,830 vehicles in the third quarter of 2022, a sign that the Elon Musk-owned company has bounced back from a slower second quarter related to COVID-related factory shutdowns.

How to improve EV battery design with pressure mappings (Webinar)

Charged

Engineers involved in battery and EV design and manufacturing have common goals: to maximize performance, lifespan, and safety.

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.

Wind turbine planned for Rivian’s Normal plant to deliver vehicles charged with on-site renewables

Green Living Guy

June 17, 2022 Rivian today announced plans for a large-scale wind turbine. That’s at its Normal manufacturing campus. One that is intended to provide clean energy. All to enable new R1 vehicles to be powered by renewables for their first charge.

Solar FlexRack Supplies Trackers for 42 MW Community Solar Project Portfolio in Illinois

Alternative Energy Mag

Company deploys cold weather expertise to provide affordable clean energy to local communities

Energy 101

Scrap UK’s Net Zero Target, Key Figure in Pro-Truss Think Tank Tells Tory Conference

DeSmogBlog

BIRMINGHAM, UK – A senior figure at a free market think tank close to Prime Minister Liz Truss has called for the UK’s 2050 net zero target to be scrapped.

Audi Makes EVs More Accessible With New Q4 e-tron

Green Living Guy

HERNDON, Va., 30, 2022 – Audi of America today announced that the anticipated sale date for the 2023 Q4 e-tron portfolio has arrived. Therefore, the Q4 e-tron family welcomes a new rear-wheel drive variant; the Q4 40 e-tron.

Seven innovative finance tools to unlock funding for climate challenges

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 3 – Climate finance is flowing, but persistent gaps remain, especially in developing nations. Creative solutions are needed to unlock private. The post Seven innovative finance tools to unlock funding for climate challenges appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Water companies ordered to shave £150m off customer bills after missing environmental targets

Business Green

England and Wales water regulator Ofwat hands out financial penalties to 11 firms for missing supply, biodiversity, pollution and sewer flooding goals.

12 Tides kelp chips aim to rebalance the ocean

Inhabitant

As consumers, we make choices every day. At the grocery store, food decisions can evolve around dietary restrictions, packaging, convenience, preferences and the environment. One snack brand tries to bring that all together with the newly-released 12 Tides puffed kelp chips

European Tour: Pinots in Paris • 11/7/22

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

November 7, 2022. 6:00 – 9:00 pm CEST. Paris, France. Join us in Paris for a happy hour to meet women entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts across the cleantech and sustainability sector. General ticket: 15 EUR (~14.67 WCS members: 7.50 EUR (~7.33

The Best Way To Advertise Eco-friendly Products

Green Living Guy

From oil spills to global warming, our incredible planet has faced many challenges. The Earth is the only home we’ve ever known, so we must preserve and cherish it. The desire to improve the environment has never been more prominent.

New climate risk methodology launched for asset owners and investors

Business Green

Tool designed to provide investors and companies with greater clarity on the climate resilience of physical infrastructure. A new tool has been launched that helps asset owners and investors assess the risk posed to critical infrastructure by climate change.

Microbial Fuel Cells Market Size, Share, Growth Report (2017-2030)

Alternative Energy Mag

According to Vision Research Reports, the global microbial fuel cells (MFC) market size is expected to hit around USD 9.3 billion by 2030 and growing at a CAGR of 11.2% during the forecast period

U.S. Treasury channels $8 billion to help CDFIs and MDIs boost small-business lending

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 3 — Community development financial institutions, or CDFIs, and minority depository institutions, or MDIs, played a vital role getting aid to. The post U.S. Treasury channels $8 billion to help CDFIs and MDIs boost small-business lending appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Market Size to Reach Around USD 68.06 Billion by 2030

Alternative Energy Mag

According to Vision Research Reports, the global hydrogen fuel cells market size is expected to reach around USD 68.06 billion by 2030 and growing at a remarkable CAGR of 69.5% over the forecast period 2022 to 2030

Inside the drive to close the UK's EV battery recycling loop

Business Green

BusinessGreen reports on the fast-evolving plans to establish a thriving EV battery recycling industry in the UK. Batteries are set to become even more ubiquitous than they are already.

Town Hall Ventures raises a $350 million fund to improve how health care is delivered to underserved communities

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 3 — Disparity in health outcomes, life expectancy and deaths are becoming a mounting crisis in the U.S., particularly in underserved.

'Returns could be in the trillions': Report touts huge investment opportunity of carbon removal technologies

Business Green

BeZero Carbon research points to growing commercial interest in carbon removals such as direct air capture, enhanced weathering and biochar.

The Brief: Community development funds, innovative climate finance, healthcare for underserved Americans, Nigerian solar acquisition, impak ratings

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Catalytic Capital U.S. Treasury channels $8 billion to help CDFIs and MDIs boost small business lending. Community development.

Study: Failure to improve global waste management will push climate goals out of reach

Business Green

Governments urged to make waste management policy and investment a top priority at COP27 Climate Summit. Effective waste management policies could play a major role in the effort to stabilise global temperatures at safer levels, with a new report calculating that 1.4

The Miracle Basket uses VR to teach sustainable planning

Inhabitant

How can people use technology to learn about the past mistakes of climate change and plan for a sustainable future? The Miracle Basket is using virtual reality to do just that, giving us a peek into the recent past of humans told through a childhood story. It's a layered story using a personal tale to talk about environmental issues and political uprisings

Lending forests a voice with primatologist Andie Ang

Eco-Business

Amid competing concerns such as urban development and tackling climate change, keeping biodiversity conservation in people's minds can be a challenge. Eco-Business asks primatologist Andie Ang how that can be tackled

CornCaster: How Planet’s Yield Forecasting Solution is Helping Agriculturists and Economists Get Ahead of This Year’s Harvest

Planet Pulse

Data analysis and visualizations contributed by: Guyon Duifhuizen, Max Borrmann, and Rob Simmon.

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How can a well-defined corporate purpose be a force for good?

Eco-Business

Purpose-driven companies create business and stakeholder value and their actions provide positive and long-lasting impact for people and the planet

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Enlight Energizes Project Björnberget, One of the Largest Wind Farms in Europe

Alternative Energy Mag

The Swedish wind farm, with an installed capacity of 372 MW, constitutes Enlight's largest operational project to date

Less than 50 Sumatran rhinos left in the wild, new survey concludes

Eco-Business

The official population estimate for Sumatran rhinos has for years been pegged at “fewer than 80,” but a new estimate compiled by the IUCN and TRAFFIC concludes the number is more likely between 34 and 47

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Post-industrial plastics recycling plant opened in UK's automotive heartlands

Business Green

MBA Polymers is aiming to recycle more plastics from new vehicles than any other recycler. MBA Polymers has opened a facility in central Birmingham that will enable car makers, electronics firms, and other manufacturers to "buy back" recycled plastic.