Thu.Jan 13, 2022

Three myths about renewable energy and the grid, debunked

GreenBiz

Renewable energy skeptics argue that because of their variability, wind and solar cannot be the foundation of a dependable electricity grid. But the expansion of renewables and new methods of energy management and storage can lead to a grid that is reliable and clean

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EDP Renewables Completes Riverstart the Largest Solar Park in Indiana

Green Living Guy

Riverstart Solar Park is fully operational and is producing enough energy to power the equivalent of more than 36,000 average Indiana homes annually. EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) has completed construction on the 200-megawatt (MW) Riverstart Solar Park.

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Collaborating for a Carbon Neutral Built Environment

GreenBiz

Date/Time: January 13, 2022 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Reducing emissions across all sectors is critical if we are to combat climate change.

Array Technologies Completes Acquisition of STI Norland

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Establishes Array as Global Leader in Solar Trackers with Leading Positions in North America, Latin America and Europe

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.

A new industrial revolution for a livable climate

GreenBiz

Let's start with chemicals, refining, cement and steel

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Taking a natural approach to flood management in yorks

Envirotec Magazine

The A616 Stocksbridge Bypass is one route to benefit from the scheme. Farmers and landowners across three river catchments in Yorkshire and the North West are harnessing the power of nature in a pilot scheme to better protect the major road network from flooding.

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Sponsored Content: Thermal hydrolysis boosts biogas production

Envirotec Magazine

The HRS Unicus Series of scraped surface heat exchangers are well suited to thermal hydrolysis. By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers.

Q4 2021: Amazon goes bigger, industrial players engage, deal formats morph

GreenBiz

The fourth quarter brought the second-largest capacity add by U.S. companies, an addition of 6.7 gigawatts

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Aerial appraisal

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers from Spain have engineered a portable electronic nose that they suggest is almost as sharp as the human nose when it comes to sniffing out the problem odours of wastewater treatment plants.

UC Berkeley hatches a new talent pool for the food industry

GreenBiz

Samantha Derrick's Plant Futures symposium helps students get experience in the plant-based food sector and connecting startups in the space to young talent

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.

Sifting smell distortion data

Envirotec Magazine

Sudden smell and taste loss has become a well-known symptom of COVID-19. However, some people have also woken up to discover that their usual beloved coffee odour has been distorted and now smells like garbage or rotting meat, a condition known as parosmia.

5 Eco Friendly Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Green Living Guy

The frequency of hurricanes is increasing as the global temperature rises. High-category hurricanes can cause various forms of residential, physical, and emotional damage. Many individuals prepare for emergency events by stocking up on water bottles, batteries, and other temporary supplies.

Sponsored Content: The problem with arsenic in Cornwall

Envirotec Magazine

The geology of Cornwall is unique, with today’s landscape a relic of both geological and human processes.

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10 reasons to reject NEM 3.0 in California

Renewable Energy World

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) postponed oral arguments on its proposed revisions to the state’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) rules, likely delaying a vote on the draft beyond the current January 27 date.

Noninvasive capture

Envirotec Magazine

Environmental DNA (eDNA) sequencing is allowing scientists to explore piscine diversity in the Amazon without catching fish, but the approach has its limitations when studying environments as diverse as this. DNA samples were collected in the Javari river basin over 18 days.

Pine Gate inks $500m credit facility to fuel solar and storage project growth

Renewable Energy World

Pine Gate Renewables said that Fundamental Renewables will provide a $500 million credit facility to Pine Gate to fund the initial construction and development of utility-scale solar projects.

Poisonous legacy

Envirotec Magazine

Arsenic in wells in Connecticut may be a legacy of past pesticide use on orchards, illustrating the extent to which toxic substances can linger in the ecosystem decades after they were first used. Researcher Mark Higgins testing soil with a probe.

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The Coal Boom that Wasn’t

Green Living Guy

Preliminary 2021 data from the Energy Information Administration confirm what IEEFA said throughout the year: The long-term-trend in U.S. utility generation continues to move away from fossil fuels, particularly coal, and toward greater renewable energy use.

Using AI to avoid spills

Envirotec Magazine

A seemingly game-changing digital technology to reduce sewer network blockages and pollution is being rolled out by Yorkshire Water, in a contract recently awarded to Siemens. Siemens’ Adam Cartwright said it offered “a step change” in how water firms can respond to incidents.

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Despite COP26 forest vow, one third of commodity firms have no plans to halt deforestation

Eco-Business

Multinational producers and users of palm oil, beef, soy, paper, timber or leather and failing to live up to commitments to end tropical deforestation. Palm oil is the best performing commodity for tackling forest risk, beef the worst

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The COD delusion?

Envirotec Magazine

A Chinese study published in December aims to quantify the role of Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) – and its predominance as a way of measuring organic pollution – in causing unnecessary GHG emissions. COD is widely used as an indicator of organic pollution in wastewater.

Magna’s EtelligentReach electric powertrain leverages software to deliver increased range

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Magna’s new all-electric connected powertrain, the EtelligentReach, consists of two electric motors, inverters and gearboxes, and uses software to maximize vehicle range and driving dynamics. It will be deployed on “a new entrant vehicle in 2022.”.

Divining the Dutch delta’s destiny

Envirotec Magazine

To make sure large boats can secure passage without getting stuck, port managers coordinate the dredging of the rivers connecting the ports and harbours of Rotterdam to the sea. The bigger ships become, the deeper channels need to be dredged.

How data can fuel Singapore’s net-zero building ambitions

Eco-Business

With more ambitious sustainability targets set for Singapore’s built environment, the use of data could be a game-changer for a sector looking for ways to quickly decarbonise

Mitigating risk

Envirotec Magazine

Simon Crowther, founder of FPS Environmental , offers a rundown on planning for the possibility of flood. As the climate changes, many environmental factors come to the fore as a risk for businesses.

Singapore MPs push for wider carbon tax coverage ahead of expected levy hike

Eco-Business

The city-state is the only Southeast Asian country that has a carbon tax now. Parliamentarians were cautious in raising suggestions, as they acknowledged that Singapore might lose business to its neighbours if the hike is too drastic

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Sponsored Content: A tale of two flowmeters

Envirotec Magazine

Instrumentation firm Pulsar Measurement offers a few thoughts on Doppler vs transit-time flowmeters, and the situations to which each is best suited. Doppler and transit-time flowmeters are both popular for the non-invasive measurement of flow in full pipes.

5 Tips to Help You Manage Your Anxiety

Green Living Guy

It’s been a nervous couple of years and the future is of great concern. If you find that you are struggling with anxious thoughts that won’t leave you alone, it may be impacting your sleep, your relationships, your work, and your gut.

Sponsored Content: Emissions reductions: Getting down to it

Envirotec Magazine

How ACOEM UK is tackling the emissions-reduction challenge. Environmental services firm ACOEM UK has been stepping up its commitment to actively pursuing carbon emission reductions over the last 12 months.

Silicon Ranch plans 252 MW solar portfolio for Georgia co-ops

Renewable Energy World

Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for more than three dozen Georgia Electric Membership Corporations, and Silicon Ranch plan to develop 252 MW AC of solar energy capacity to serve 16 subscribing cooperatives across Georgia.

Sponsored Content: Narrow-beam-width level sensor is simple to install

Envirotec Magazine

Presenting itself as a leader in hydrology and meteorology, Geolux has launched a new and improved version of contactless radar for measuring water levels.

Nepal's blossoming honey industry crushed by wild weather

Eco-Business

Heavy rains and long droughts are robbing bees of food and killing the insects, drying up Nepal's supply of the sticky stuff

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Sponsored Content: Sites must fulfil water protection obligations

Envirotec Magazine

With public attention on corporate environmental activities, there is particular pressure on industrial companies to limit their impact on the local water environment, says Adam Parmenter, industrial sales manager at WPL.

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Lafayette Square and Invenergy Announce Launch of Renewable Energy Joint Venture

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New renewable energy platform brings together industry leaders to focus on community solar, small-scale utility solar, and next-gen projects, as well as various initiatives supporting underserved communities

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Sponsored Content: Pipelines appointment

Envirotec Magazine

Sealing and corrosion protection expert Winn & Coales International has announced that the Marketing & Sales Director of Winn & Coales ( Denso ), Mr Andrew Stuart has been appointed to the IPLOCA Board of Directors.

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