Fri.Mar 17, 2023

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The enormous opportunity of e-waste recycling

GreenBiz

In Minnesota alone, the value of metals and materials that could be mined from electronic waste has an estimated value of over $2.8 billion annually.

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Electric Aircraft Market Will Generate USD 50.86 Billion in Next Decade

altenergymag

The market for electric aircraft is expected to expand almost 20.6% over the next decade and generate $50.86 billion in annual revenue in 2032, according to Precedence Research.

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Advice on closing venture capital's equity gap

GreenBiz

Tech entrepreneur Mitch Kapor and social impact pioneer Freada Kapor Klein chat about diversity, rethinking startup compensation, and the role of corporations in supporting diverse entrepreneurs.

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Our Next Energy (ONE) to supply batteries for The Shyft Group’s electric trucks

Charged

Energy storage technology company ONE was selected to supply more than 15,000 Aries lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery packs over the next five years for use in The Shyft Group ’s Blue Arc Class 3, 4 and 5 electric trucks. Blue Arc trucks using Aries batteries will go through development, testing and validation this year using 79 kWh and 62 kWh variants.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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US Solar Market Insight: 2022 Year in Review

GreenBiz

The US solar industry shrank by 16% in 2022. It was a volatile year characterized by the anticircumvention investigation, widespread equipment detentions at ports and the historic victory of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). On balance, all the uncertainty surrounding various trade issues as well as supply chain constraints took their toll on industry growth.

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Improve EV charging ROI and customer experience by choosing the right fast chargers

Charged

Some charging operators assume they need the highest-power DC chargers available, but it makes more sense to choose the right power levels for the use case of each specific charging site. By choosing the right product architecture, operators can serve more EVs with the same grid connection, delivering more efficiency and a better customer experience.

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Li-Bridge calls for building a domestic US  battery supply chain

Charged

Public-private alliance Li-Bridge , representing the US battery ecosystem, has released an action plan to accelerate creation of a robust domestic manufacturing base and supply chain for lithium-based batteries. The alliance was convened by the DOE and is managed by Argonne National Laboratory. The report’s 26 recommendations include a buying consortium for raw energy materials, a system of shared pilot lines to speed commercialization of new battery technologies, investment in battery-industry

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Heroes of the HVAC: Thank You HVAC Installers

Mosaic

Mosaic would like to personally thank our HVAC partners for their dedication to keeping families and their homes safe. HVAC professionals work long hours through all temperatures and weather events to keep our machines running. That’s why they inspire us, here at Mosaic, to make our financing options as simple and fast as possible— so they can focus on what they do best!

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Market Set for Rapid Expansion

altenergymag

The hydrogen fuel cell truck market is expected to experience significant growth in the coming years. With a focus on reducing emissions, more companies are investing in hydrogen fuel cell technology to power their trucks. This market is expected to expand rapidly due to increasing demand for clean and sustainable transportation solutions.

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Sol Clarity Conquers Solar-panel Dust, Saving Water While Increasing Energy Yield

Greentown Labs

“I come from India, the land of dusty solar panels,” says Malav Sukhadia. “At the same time, growing up I saw moms waiting in the scorching sun for water, which is rationed. This instilled in me the value of conserving resources and using them sustainably.” Sukhadia is the head of growth and finance at Sol Clarity , a Greentown Labs startup with a dual mission: clearing solar panels of dust that can significantly reduce their power output, while saving massive quantities of water that are curren

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Electrofuels Are the Future: The Driving Force to Decarbonizing Heavy Transport

Speaker: Ayesha Choudhury - Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium

With the first wave of the energy transition, renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) have begun replacing coal power generation. However, some sectors are lagging behind and struggling to decarbonize more than others, including large-scale transportation like commercial aviation, shipping, and rail transit. Electrofuels (aka eFuels) are the next generation of solutions to help the hardest-to-abate sectors pivot from their reliance on fossil fuels.

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CATL presents liquid-cooling CTP energy storage solutions at World Smart Energy Week

altenergymag

CATL, a global leader of new energy innovative technologies, highlights its advanced liquid-cooling CTP energy storage solutions as it makes its first appearance at World Smart Energy Week, which is held from March 15 to 17 this year in Tokyo, Japan.

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Defend Roundup: The Spring Semester so far

Defend Our Future

Hello everyone , and welcome to another semester and another edition of R oundup! A LOT has happened since the start of 2023, so I won’t waste any time , let’s div e into it all ! fresh off the press Defend officially launched Seeding the Future , our campaign to bring IRA investments in heat resilience, u rban t ree p lanting and green spaces to the communities that need them most.

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Kseng Solar Makes a Hit at PV EXPO TOKYO 2023

altenergymag

March 15-17, Kseng Solar made a high-profile appearance at PV EXPO TOKYO 2023 by presenting its vast range of solar racking solutions, all of which were under the spotlight at the event.

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Ben McAdams, Sorenson Impact: Marrying public real estate and private capital (podcast)

Impact Alpha

What is the net worth of Salt Lake City? It’s a relatively straightforward exercise to total up the balance sheet of a company. The post Ben McAdams, Sorenson Impact: Marrying public real estate and private capital (podcast) appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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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

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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Rosendin Awards 3 College Teams in ASC Student Electrical Competition

Energy Central

Sparks, NV (February 23, 2023) – Rosendin, the nation’s largest employee-owned electrical contracting company, is proud to recognize and congratulate the winning teams in the 2023 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Regions 6 & 7 Student Competition’s Electrical Challenge. The annual competition attracts the nation’s top construction and engineering college.

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Environmental Justice in the 2023 Legislative Session

Front And Centered

If you haven’t fervently been reading proposed bills, watching committee hearings, or making weekly trips to our state capital, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. We’re more than halfway through the 105-day 2023 legislative session and I’d like to provide you with an update about what’s been happening here in Olympia, and what’s to come. 2023 Climate and Environmental Justice Priorities The House and the Senate are both in the beginning stages of developing the operating, transportation, and cap

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"Every politician knows who blew up Nord Stream, but hypocritically keeps quiet," says Vucic. "The Andromeda Mystery"

Energy Central

By Germán & Co "The beauty of that African princess called Andromeda turned galaxy (or vice-versa) did not wait how the legend says four thousand years to devour our tiny planet Earth on a mysterious mission to test her bestial strength; she went inside the depths of the Baltic Sea to eat NORD Stream. The article published today (March 17, 2023) by The Wall Street.

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Dealflow spotlight: Emerging market investors spot opportunities in essential products and services

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, March 17 – Economic uncertainty has kept many investors out of emerging markets. Seasoned impact investors know where to spot steady and. The post Dealflow spotlight: Emerging market investors spot opportunities in essential products and services appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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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 Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?

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'Too low and too tight': Clean energy auction budget will discourage investment, sector warns

Business Green

Trade bodies and analysts urge government to reverse plan to reduce budget allocated for upcoming renewables auction Concerns are mounting the UK's upcoming clean power contract auction sends the wrong signal to renewables investors, amid fears the government's proposed £205m budget is too low given rising inflation and interest rates, supply chain challenges, and labour shortages across the industry.

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The Week’s Impact Jobs: March 17, 2023

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, March 17 — Employers in the fast-growing global impact investing market are hunting for talents. From impact associates and analysts to impact. The post The Week’s Impact Jobs: March 17, 2023 appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Treasury announces review of battery storage VAT anomaly

Business Green

Solar industry celebrates as Treasury promises to explore whether to extend zero VAT rating This week's Budget may have left much of the green economy underwhelmed, but the solar and energy storage sector found some cause for celebration after the Treasury launched a call for evidence on proposals extending zero VAT rating for solar panels, heat pumps, and insulation to cover battery storage systems.

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The Week in Impact Investing: Madness

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! Banking impact. March madness, indeed. The annual basketball tournament in the U.S. has so far been overshadowed by the. The post The Week in Impact Investing: Madness appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Environment Agency announces Philip Duffy appointed as new CEO

Business Green

Philip Duffy to take over as head of Environment Agency on July 1, after Sir James Bevan steps down after seven years The Environment Agency (EA) has announced Philip Duffy, director general of growth and productivity at HM Treasury, has been appointed as its new chief executive and will start in the role on 1 July. Duffy is to replace Sir James Bevan as chief executive, who is to step down after seven years at the helm of the government agency.

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Three months late, Asian developing states settle on loss and damage council reps

Eco-Business

“Very strong views” meant the standoff was resolved less than two weeks before a global meeting to flesh out details for the climate fund. South Korea and Saudi Arabia are among wealthy nations sharing APAC's “developing country” seats.

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TwinTorq says its electric/hydraulic motor extends EV range and battery life

Charged

EV motor and drivetrain manufacturer KersTech has developed a new motor for commercial EVs that combines electric and hydraulic functions, with the aim of maximizing efficiency and extending vehicle range and battery life. According to KersTech, hydraulic motors are three times more energy-efficient than electric motors for launch acceleration and brake energy regeneration at lower vehicle speeds.

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Is sustainability becoming all about accounting?

Business Green

Finance and accounting professionals are increasingly being brought in to incorporate ESG considerations into decision-making processes and reports During GreenBiz 23 last month, one speaker opined, "If you make sustainability professionals become accountants, they will quit." That sentiment was regarding the wave of mandatory ESG or corporate sustainability disclosures that have been proposed by governments around the world, some of which have already gone into effect.

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A government program hopes to find critical minerals right beneath our feet

Grist

In a remote and heavily forested region of northern Maine, a critical resource in the fight against climate change has been hiding beneath the trees. In November, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, announced the discovery of rocks that are rich in rare earth elements near Pennington Mountain. A category of metals that play an essential role in technologies ranging from smartphones to wind turbines to electric vehicle motors, rare earths are currently mined only at a single site

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Global briefing: Wind and solar dominate new Indian power projects

Business Green

Renewables accounted for over 90 per cent of all new power capacity in India last year India: Wind and solar account for over 90 per cent of new power capacity Wind and solar projects dominated new electricity capacity additions last year, according to a new analysis from think tank Ember. The report shows that wind and solar projects accounted for 92 per cent of all new power capacity, while new coal plants accounted for just five per cent.

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Forging a Clean Steel Economy in the United States

CleanTechnica

Achieving a net-zero US steel sector will require investments in new, low-emissions primary steel production. In a big year for climate action, 2022 saw the United States double down on strategies and mechanisms to accelerate its economy toward achieving net zero.

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7-Eleven Now In EV Charging Business With 7Charge

CleanTechnica

Everyone, their mother, and their dog can see that the auto industry is electrifying. That includes oil companies (like Shell) and gas stations & convenience stores (like 7-Eleven). Regarding the latter, the news this week is that 7-Eleven has launched its own EV charging network! The name of that charging network is 7Charge.

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EIA Forecast: U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Will Fall Through 2050

CleanTechnica

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions drop 25% to 38% below what they were in 2005 by 2030, according to our projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2023 (AEO2023).

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Africa Soaks Up The Sun

CleanTechnica

African countries are moving rapidly towards renewable energy, primarily through their abundant resource of solar. Funding for these projects is coming from a variety of sources — EU, Arab states, US, and Kenya. The size of grids ranges from mini to maxi.

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Shell Continues Expanding Its EV Charging Footprint

CleanTechnica

Shell will, more likely than not, have big challenges staying anywhere near its current size as the world transitions to. electric vehicles. But it sure is building a big foothold in the EV charging realm so that it at least has that diversification offshoot to profit off of.