Wed.Oct 13, 2021

Could a ‘carbon coin’ solve the climate crisis?

GreenBiz

What if there was a way we could fund the climate transition by creating a new global currency, off the books of national and corporate accounts

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SEIA Outlines Critical Reforms to Transmission System in FERC ANOPR Comments

altenergymag

The ANOPR presents an opportunity to address several transmission, interconnection and cost allocation issues, clearing the way for more equitable market access for solar and energy storage

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How ESG programs can combat the great resignation

GreenBiz

It's not too late for a company to double down on well-being initiatives and community outreach as one way to keep the people they have

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Microgrids missing from Biden’s solar plan

Renewable Energy World

To save humanity from the existential threats that confront it through climate change, which President Biden recognizes, the US needs leadership. The DOE acknowledges this , “There is no greater challenge facing our nation and our planet than the climate crisis.”.

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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.

The path to eliminating exposure to harmful 'forever chemicals'

GreenBiz

The chemicals have been detected in indoor air, and at troubling levels in drinking water supplies throughout the U.S. and around the globe

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DOE awards $30 million to secure domestic supply chain of critical materials

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The DOE has announced $30 million in new funding for 13 national lab and university-led research projects to develop new technologies to help secure the supply of critical clean tech materials, including cobalt, neodymium and platinum.

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Solaris’s new Urbino 9 LE electric bus

Charged

Polish bus builder Solaris has unveiled its latest vehicle, the 9-metre low-entry Urbino 9 LE electric. It’s designed both for city and intercity routes, and Solaris calls it “an excellent link between the urban and suburban road network across conurbations.”.

Climate tech needs cybersecurity

GreenBiz

Increasingly, security considerations — for both digital and physical assets — will need to become a consideration for climate tech and green infrastructure

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AVL’s new line of test equipment for a trouble-free EV charging experience

Charged

The charging experience is one of the largest differences between vehicles with a battery and vehicles with a fuel tank. The core charging requirements are established and standardized, however, both the technology and applications are still in the early stages of maturity.

New AI-driven tools for environmental intelligence

Envirotec Magazine

A new suite of environmental intelligence software from IBM leverages AI to help organizations prepare for and respond to weather and climate risks that may disrupt business, more easily assess their own impact on the planet, and reduce the complexity of regulatory compliance and reporting.

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.

UnitedSiC launches new version of FET-jet component selection tool

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UnitedSiC has launched version 2 of its FET-jet calculator, a tool used to select Schottky diodes and field-effect transistors (FETs). The user selects the topology of the desired AC-DC or DC-DC converter, isolated or non-isolated.

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New service launched in supermarkets will help ‘recirculate’ old electronic products

Envirotec Magazine

Supermarket chain Co-op has partnered with new “tech-recirculation service”, Spring, to try to make it easy for consumers to get their unused electronic devices back into circulation.

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World Energy Outlook 2021: Transition to renewables not fast enough for net-zero targets

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. The International Energy Agency called for "unmistakable" action by world leaders to reduce emissions ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference , warning that the global transition to renewable energy isn't happening quickly enough to meet net-zero goals.

WEF’s head of nature and biodiversity: we are using public funds to destroy public goods

Eco-Business

As the United Nations Biodiversity Conference begins, Eco-Business sits down with Akanksha Khatri to talk about the importance of natural capital accounting and her dream of countries adopting a Global Ecosystem Product (GEP

ESS becomes first U.S. long-duration energy storage company to list on NYSE

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. Oregon-based ESS has had a pretty solid few weeks. On top of inking a massive 2 GWh deal with SB Energy, and reaching an agreement to supply Enel Green Power with 17 battery systems in Spain , ESS became the first U.S.

Investment in renewables must triple by end of decade to curb climate change

Eco-Business

A new report by global energy watchdog IEA projects fossil fuel use to peak by 2025, but warns that clean energy investment needs to increase as part of the rebound in global energy spending post-pandemic to avert a climate catastrophe

Will New York City’s largest buildings meet emissions reduction limits by 2024?

Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Saverio Grosso, Edison Energy. New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act has been lauded as one of the most ambitious and innovative legislative initiatives by a major city to combat climate change.

Yet another generation of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving chip in the pipeline, to be produced by Samsung

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As Tesla’s Full Self-Driving system slowly evolves, it seems to be requiring ever more computing power. Back in 2016, Tesla announced a hardware upgrade, including a new computer from Nvidia , which it said would enable full self-driving capability, with future software updates.

Aurora Energy Research and LevelTen Energy forge partnership to support energy buyers to accelerate PPA procurement process

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The partnership enables Aurora Energy Research to source renewable power purchase agreements for its clients through the LevelTen Platform

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Singapore’s carbon emissions targets hinge on reducing gas dependency

Eco-Business

Singapore plans to overhaul its electricity market in an effort to drive energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and end its over-reliance on fossil gas

FERC’s data request to NYISO on Order 2222 offers clues for MISO’s compliance filing

Renewable Energy World

Distributed solar stakeholders must take comfort in FERC’s data requests sent to NYISO and CAISO. There are seven instances where solar is mentioned in the FERC letter to NYISO.

Russelectric Announces Jeff Phelan as New Director of Field Service

altenergymag

Industry veteran brings expertise to help grow company's service organization to support mission critical facilities

Drax’s ‘Carbon Negative’ Bioenergy Claims ‘Wildly Exaggerated’, Study Argues

DeSmogBlog

The current supply chain of biomass giant Drax “makes the impacts of climate change worse”, a new study has claimed.

Airborne Wind Energy Takes Off in The Caribbean with Kitepower

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Kitepower's mobile Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES), the Falcon 100kW, is the very first AWES to be operated in the Caribbean. The deployment of the innovative wind energy system has been part of "Caribbean Engineer 2021 (CAEN21)", a military exercise carried out by the Dutch Defence near the area of Vader Piet on the island of Aruba.

Lendable taps European alternative structure for $100 million emerging markets fund

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 13 — Lendable provides debt financing for fintechs that help mostly low-income and largely women borrowers increase their incomes or reduce. The post Lendable taps European alternative structure for $100 million emerging markets fund appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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RatedPower raises $6 M in Series A funding to boost the digitalization of the solar industry and become the SaaS suite of renewables

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? Seaya Ventures leads the round with participation of US investors. The funding will be used to drive international growth and expansion in key solar markets, expedite product development, and deliver a seamless customer experience

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Center Creek impact fund raises $30 million to invest in affordable single-family homes

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 13 — Single-family properties represent more than half of all rental housing in the country. Nearly two-thirds of Black and Hispanic. The post Center Creek impact fund raises $30 million to invest in affordable single-family homes appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Lightsource bp launches Bighorn Solar project in Colorado – powering world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar

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• Brings $285 million private investment in new energy infrastructure to Colorado. Abates more than 433,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, the equivalent of removing 92,100 fuel-burning cars from the road. Supports more than 1,000 jobs at the steel mill

Racial equity planks in a new Community Reinvestment Act can expand the American Dream

Impact Alpha

When most Americans think about civil rights, we think about the violence perpetrated upon Black Americans and the nonviolence movement that finally helped. The post Racial equity planks in a new Community Reinvestment Act can expand the American Dream appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

ECOncrete Tech and LafargeHolcim in the U.S. Partner to Develop Ecological Concrete Scour Protection for Offshore Wind Turbines

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LafargeHolcim in the US and ECOncrete Tech. have joined forces to design and produce an ecologically beneficial concrete scour protection unit for offshore wind turbine foundations

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8 boxes that explore the effects of habitat destruction on birds

Inhabitant

A Montreal-based firm, KANVA, developed a thought-provoking display for the Canada Pavilion at World Expo 2020 Dubai. Called TRACES, it’s an interactive and eye-opening look into the effects of climate change on wildlife. Rami Bebawi, a KANVA partner and lead architect of the TRACES project says, “The concept

Researchers ready a dozen-plus deep dives into the complexities of catalytic capital

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 13 – Aceli Africa provides a first-loss cushion of up to 8% to lenders as a way to spur them to back. The post Researchers ready a dozen-plus deep dives into the complexities of catalytic capital appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

As post-Covid travel picks up, should we cut business flights?

Eco-Business

As global travel resumes following vaccine rollouts, some companies are reassessing how much their staff really need to fly — and the answer is not nearly as much as they thought

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The Brief: Catalytic capital case studies, AXA’s stake in Blue Like an Orange, inclusive fintech lending, affordable housing, reinventing community reinvestment

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Catalytic Capital Researchers ready a dozen-plus deep dives into the complexities of catalytic capital. Aceli Africa provides a.

Advocates demand for a new human rights-based approach to conservation

Eco-Business

Delegates to COP15 began meeting this week to discuss a draft framework that will guide the world’s response to a worsening biodiversity crisis