Tue.Mar 28, 2023

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Solving the sustainability careers and connection crisis

GreenBiz

It’s time to end the war for ESG talent, so companies can get to work advancing their sustainability goals.

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Polymer metering advance

Envirotec Magazine

The introduction of the Qdos 60 PU peristaltic pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) means operators can now deploy efficient, safe, and reliable polymer metering at any water or wastewater treatment plant, says the firm. The new Qdos 60 PU in situ. Polymers are used mostly in coagulation and dewatering applications in the sludge treatment process.

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'Outsize opportunity': How investors could help slash food sector emissions and unlock a $1.5T economic boost

GreenBiz

The financial sector holds huge potential to help build a more sustainable food and farming system worldwide, according to a new report.

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Remanufacturing lighting

Envirotec Magazine

Nigel Harvie, CEO of Recolight, discusses the uptake of remanufacturing lighting equipment All too often, we think that getting products recycled means we have “done our bit” for the environment. But recycling is near the bottom of the waste hierarchy. Recycling destroys most of the embodied carbon in an electrical product, and should only be used if reuse, repair and remanufacture are not possible.

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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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Australia’s coal mine project approval list is a climate disaster

Renew Economy

New report shows approval of all new coal mines would be equivalent of keeping all Australian coal plants open for another 129 years. The post Australia’s coal mine project approval list is a climate disaster appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Low-hanging fruit for savings?

Envirotec Magazine

Circulator pumps in central heating systems provide 200 million opportunities globally to improve energy efficiency,1 according to new research from energy technology firm Grundfos. Replacing old pumps with newer, more efficient models could save the world around 53.5TWh of energy each year – the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of Portugal.

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Energy saving in borehole pumping

Envirotec Magazine

The KSB Group has launched a new submersible borehole pump series. Named UPA S 250, this pump series is designed for use in general water supply, agriculture, mine dewatering and ground water management as well as for general pressure boosting tasks, for example. Thanks to their optimised hydraulic design, pumps of this type achieve very high levels of efficiency, sys the group.

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Eaton and Charge Enterprises partner to offer EV charging solution for fleets

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Power management company Eaton and charging infrastructure provider Charge Enterprises have announced a strategic collaboration to offer charging infrastructure solutions for fleets and car dealers. The companies will supply integrated charging infrastructure, including hardware, software, services, training, maintenance, and support for onsite renewables and energy storage systems.

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Curry’s offers refurbished tech

Envirotec Magazine

UK technology retailer, Currys, has announced it is trialling sales of refurbished technology on its website. The group started selling cheaper, pre-owned mobiles, laptops and Chromebooks on currys.co.uk in November 2022. Sales of second-hand items have seemingly boomed since the trial began, with 80% of the refurbished product lines selling out within the first week of sales.

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PacLease puts its first leased electric Peterbilts into service

Charged

Truck leasing and rental company PacLease recently provided its first electric trucks, two Peterbilt Model 579 EV Day Cabs, to Dallas-area trucking company Truck King, which will use them for local line-haul operations of approximately 100 miles round-trip. To meet growing demand for electrics, the company says it has invested in charging infrastructure, certified technicians, and Kenworth and Peterbilt medium- and heavy-duty electric truck models at its US-based PACCAR Leasing stores.

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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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Continuous monitors protect famous rivers

Envirotec Magazine

Renowned for crystal clear water and trout fishing, the rivers Test and Itchen are two of the world’s most famous chalk streams. The ecology of these rivers is therefore extremely important, and a network of 21 continuous water monitoring stations has recently been established for Southern Water, in compliance with its abstraction licence for the Testwood water supply works near Southampton.

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McLaren Applied selects STMicroelectronics to supply silicon carbide power modules

Charged

McLaren Applied has selected STMicroelectronics as a key supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power modules for its next-generation IPG5 800V inverter. The next-generation IPG5 800V silicon carbide inverter can power electric motors to more than 400 kW peak, 250 kW continuous. It’s designed for automotive applications, and adheres to ISO 26262 ASIL-D standards.

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Wastewater redesign

Envirotec Magazine

Xylem has been selected by the City of Toronto to supply customized equipment for a new integrated pumping station (IPS) – a critical component for the transport of wastewater. The project will replace two existing pumping stations, one operating since 1911 and the other since the early 1970s, both adjacent to the Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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See what powers over 5,000 EV battery test channels across the world (Webinar)

Charged

Multimillion-dollar battery validation labs rely on software to operate safely and productively. Test bench automation is a critical area to improve, but the larger impact to the lab operation is often overlooked. In this session at our Spring Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, we’ll explore NI’s PAtools software for test bench automation on battery validation labs.

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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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Circular argument?

Envirotec Magazine

February saw an apparent line in the sand emerging between European waste management regulation commentators over the merits of introducing mandatory mixed waste sorting (MWS) – prior to thermal treatment and landfill disposal – versus focusing on making improvements to source separation. Separated recyclable materials at a facility in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

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First towers go up in Australia’s biggest electricity transmission project

Renew Economy

Transgrid lifts first massive towers on what will be country’s largest electricity transmission upgrade, fast tracking switch to renewables. The post First towers go up in Australia’s biggest electricity transmission project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Managing complexity

Envirotec Magazine

The task of delivering a final drainage & wastewater management plan for the UK Government in 2023 has been made easier for South West Water by using advanced asset investment management software, enhancing long-term planning capabilities, says Andrew Gibson of ICS Consulting Wastewater treatment works at South West Water In a first for the English water sector, utilities are being asked to produce drainage & wastewater management plans (DWMPs) by Defra.

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SPP Must Rework Rules That Penalize Wind and Solar Power

NRDC onEarth

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) rejection of Southwest Power Pool's (SPP) proposal gives SPP a new opportunity to create an accreditation process that does not discriminate against renewable resources.

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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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Sponsored Content: AUMA commit to continued fast-track actuator delivery

Envirotec Magazine

A UK-based supplier to the water industry is committed to fast-track product delivery for customers that sees UK stock actuators despatched within five working days from receipt of order. AUMA Actuators Limited – part of the global AUMA Group – based in Clevedon, south of Bristol, holds a comprehensive range of electric actuators and component parts for various applications for call-off from stock – from variable speed to underwater and remote mounted solutions.

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Electric vehicles: Batteries on wheels can make grid smaller, says network owner

Renew Economy

Network operator says electric vehicles and their ability to act as a battery on wheels, or Swiss army knife, can lower costs for grid infrastructure. The post Electric vehicles: Batteries on wheels can make grid smaller, says network owner appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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My Journey Through the (Un)safe Water Looking-Glass

NRDC onEarth

Latest drinking water crisis in Philadelphia hits close to home.

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Larger residential solar panels create market for rooftop transport equipment

Solar Power World

Carrying heavy solar modules up to rooftops is one of the most physically demanding and dangerous parts of an installer’s job. That risk is only increasing as PV modules continue to grow in wattage and size. A panel from Canadian Solar is marketed for residential projects but is about 89 in. long and 44 in.… The post Larger residential solar panels create market for rooftop transport equipment appeared first on Solar Power World.

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Green Hydrogen - energy evolution or revolution?

Energy Central

Introduction As Green Hydrogen gains more and more of a technical, commercial and environmental foothold in the modern net zero European energy equation; the question is do we need an energy evolution, a revolution or a mixture of both? The answer all depends on your starting point and that of your sector. Hydrogen for many is not a competitor, not an energy invader and not part of an.

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Chasing the holy grail of a universal metric for racial equity and wealth-building

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Mar. 28 – If the world manages in the coming decades to avert the worst-case climate catastrophe, it will be the result. The post Chasing the holy grail of a universal metric for racial equity and wealth-building appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Australia’s only solar module manufacturer is now exporting PV panels to Vietnam

Renew Economy

Tindo Solar is exporting its Adelaide-made high quality rooftop panels to Vietnam, with a new order finalised this week for shipment to Ho Chi Minh City. The post Australia’s only solar module manufacturer is now exporting PV panels to Vietnam appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Brief: Universal metrics for racial equity, impact tech in Africa, AI and climate, plant-based boom and bust, assessing Opportunity Zones

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Metrics Madness Chasing the holy grail of a universal metric for racial equity and wealth-building. If the world. The post The Brief: Universal metrics for racial equity, impact tech in Africa, AI and climate, plant-based boom and bust, assessing Opportunity Zones appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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The World Is Burning, but Fossil Fuel Companies Are Meeting Behind Closed Doors to ‘Future-Proof Gas’. This Should Be Criminal. 

DeSmogBlog

By Lisa Göldner, Lead Campaigner from Greenpeace Germany for the Fossil Free Revolution campaign France, Nigeria, Finland, South Sudan, Italy, Peru, Romania. What do all of these places have in common? They are just some of the countries in which Europe-headquartered fossil fuel companies stand convicted or credibly accused of criminal, civil, or administrative offences.

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Enbridge's joint venture, and EDF Renewables, selected to develop France's largest offshore wind farm

altenergymag

Following the fourth offshore wind tender launched in January 2021, the French Ministry of Energy Transition chose Eoliennes en Mer Manche Normandie, the project company owned by the EDF Renewables and Maple Power consortium, to design, build, operate and decommission the project.

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Global energy transition “off-track” and needs $US35 trillion by 2030

Renew Economy

"The stakes could not be higher." IRENA declares global energy transition “off-track” and in need of massive investment by 2030 to be successful. The post Global energy transition “off-track” and needs $US35 trillion by 2030 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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From Talking the Talk to Walking the Walk: Strategies for Achieving Net Zero Goals

Green Living Guy

As the world goes net zero on emissions it becomes increasingly aware of the pressing need to tackle climate change. Especially as businesses and governments are setting ambitious targets. All to achieve net zero carbon emissions. However, setting targets is one thing, and actually achieving them is another. It’s time to move from just […] The post From Talking the Talk to Walking the Walk: Strategies for Achieving Net Zero Goals appeared first on Electric Vehicle Consultants, Compan

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Fortescue looks at renewables and green hydrogen deal for island tungsten mine

Renew Economy

FFI steps up with renewables and green hydrogen proposal after Hydro Tasmania deal falls through to supply Dolphin tungsten mine. The post Fortescue looks at renewables and green hydrogen deal for island tungsten mine appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Future of Digital Water Technologies

CleanTech Group

Water is becoming an increasing global threat to people, businesses and the economy due to compounding risks of water scarcity, declining water quality.

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Safeguard mechanism still leaves Australia with a big methane problem 

Renew Economy

Australia has been left in the dark about the scale of the methane pollution from its energy sector, and Safeguard reforms do little to pull back the curtains. The post Safeguard mechanism still leaves Australia with a big methane problem appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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