Fri.Oct 15, 2021

10 Warehousing Mistakes to Avoid

U.S. Green Technology

If your business requires you to have a warehouse then it is significantly important to find the right facility for storing your products. It can be an overwhelming task to find the right warehouse, which fulfills all your business requirements.

What happens when a climate activist, Shell exec and an investor share the same stage?

GreenBiz

A case study at TED Countdown, a climate conference that took place weeks before COP26

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The Most Important Principles of ESG Reporting for Manufacturers

The Environmental Blog

The global social and environmental challenges facing the globe have become so intense and clear for individuals, corporates, households, businesses, and governments. Today, investors are extending their evaluation of the potential stocks to sustainability criteria.

Episode 289: How to be a 'climate positive' business

GreenBiz

Plus, good cop and bad cop developments ahead of the COP26 climate negotiations

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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.

Report analyzes value of renewable energy participation in ancillary services markets

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. A new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory aims to advise renewable energy asset owners on the value of participating in ancillary services markets as an additional revenue source and grid resiliency tool.

When it comes to protecting our waterfronts, nature knows best

GreenBiz

Combining heavy engineering plans with softer natural touches like restoring oyster reefs could make our coastlines more resilient

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With grid modernization overdue, don't overlook virtual power plants

GreenBiz

Strain on electricity grids from climate disasters puts this software-driven approach in new context

The challenge of meeting zero waste targets in land remediation

Envirotec Magazine

Is a remediated site a clean site? Amy Jones, Associate Director with environmental engineering firm Idom Merebrook, considers the challenges of meeting zero waste targets when recycling land for development.

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How financial institutions engineered climate injustice and the clean energy colorline

GreenBiz

Methods of investing, lending, and risk assessment must change to prioritize equity

Collaboration to harness EV batteries to help balance the grid

Envirotec Magazine

Partnership will implement “the UK’s biggest Virtual Power Plant” Energy company SSE and electric vehicle (EV) smart charging service provider Jedlix have signed a deal that they say will deliver grid balancing services from EVs, harnessing smart charging technology to better manage grid supply and demand.

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.

Let’s put corporate boards on the spot at COP26

GreenBiz

Collectively, corporate boards have more clout than many government leaders to reverse the damage caused by climate change

ADB to increase climate finance to US$100 billion

Eco-Business

The Asian Development Bank pledged to elevate climate financing to US$100 billion by 2030. But the UN's António Guterres said that "much more is needed" as development banks have a crucial role to play in the world's low-carbon transition

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Colorado steel mill becomes ‘world’s first’ to be run almost entirely on solar

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. Claiming to produce some of the greenest steel in the world, a Colorado steel mill will soon be powered almost entirely by solar.

The Best Sustainable Health and Personal Care Products

Green Living Guy

The production of goods is one of the leading contributors to the damage to the planet. With so much impact coming from the production of goods, many consumers are looking for alternatives that are more sustainable and greener.

LACI Startup Chargeway selected by NADA to get car dealers educated so they can help shoppers buy EVs

LA CleanTech Incubator

Today, the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) announced it has chosen Chargeway to help its member dealerships explain EV charging, showing how shoppers can travel in electric vehicles by using charging stations along their routes.

Siemens Gamesa awards UL new contracts for wind turbine certification

Renewable Energy World

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has selected UL (Underwriters Laboratories) for the provision of inspection and certification services for the company’s most advanced turbine designs. UL will inspect Siemens Gamesa’s new 5.X

SunPower and The New Home Company Create Sustainable, Energy Independent Community with Solar, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle Charging in Every Home

altenergymag

Features in new 72 home community enable residents to weather power outages, save on electricity bills and make electric lifestyle more convenient

Portland utility targets distributed energy, smart grid in net-zero plan

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. Portland General Electric has outlined a path to net-zero emissions that relies on tripling clean energy assets and utilizing customer-sited distributed energy resources for grid resiliency.

LACI startup ChargeNet Stations to install EV chargers at San Francisco Taco Bell

LA CleanTech Incubator

A company that runs 216 Taco Bell restaurants is installing an electric-vehicle charging station at one of its San Francisco locations, and could install more across the US. The chargers are managed by software from ChargeNet and built by Tritium, and they’re being installed in the restaurant’s parking lot. The post LACI startup ChargeNet Stations to install EV chargers at San Francisco Taco Bell appeared first on LACI.

Minnesota solar installer bankruptcies leave unfinished projects, calls for better oversight

Renewable Energy World

By Frank Jossi, Energy News Network. The state’s solar energy trade group has made improving consumer protections a priority after a string of bankruptcies in recent years left dozens of customers stuck with unfinished projects.

Tory Climate Policies are ‘Socialist’ Says New Head of Policy at Influential Westminster Think Tank

DeSmogBlog

An influential think tank with close ties to MPs has hired a head of policy who called the government’s climate policies “socialist” and likened proposed green legislation to a “Soviet Five Year Plan”.

The Week in impact investing: Real life

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! ? Next Call: Catalytic climate capital. Global investment in the low-carbon transition looks likely to cross the $1 trillion. The post The Week in impact investing: Real life appeared first on ImpactAlpha. The Brief

Hermit crab study shows microplastic's affect on marine life

Inhabitant

A new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science has found that microplastics affect the behavior of hermit crabs, a key part of the ocean ecosystem. The study, conducted by Queen's University, highlights how microplastics impact hermit crabs' growth and reproduction

GKN Hydrogen selected to be part of U.S. Department of Energy H2@Scale cooperative projects to help reach Hydrogen Shot

altenergymag

- GKN Hydrogen and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will validate and demonstrate the dynamic operation of a 520 kg hydrogen metal hydride storage subsystem integrated with the ARIES megawatt-scale hydrogen capabilities

Artist 3D-prints biodegradable agar floral lamps

Inhabitant

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, although most people would agree there is beauty in nature. Artist and textile designer Yi Hsuan Sung has taken that common view of natural beauty and used it to create a varied line of products for the home

AutoGrid Announces $85 Million Funding Round to Accelerate Energy Transition

AutoGrid

AutoGrid Announces $85 Million Funding Round to Accelerate Energy Transition. During Summer of 2021, AutoGrid VPPs were dispatched 1,800 times, delivering over 5,000 MW of capacity and 37,000 MWh of energy when the electricity grid was most stressed. Amit Narayan. Founder & CEO at AutoGrid.

Casa Numa is built out of 50-year-old coconut palm wood

Inhabitant

At a first glance, you might not believe that Casa Numa is entirely built out of coconut palm wood over 50 years old. The 160 square meters of living space is a beauty to behold both inside and out

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'Path to recovery': Part one of COP15 closes with hopes high for new global biodiversity accord

Business Green

UN declares virtual talks have set the stage for the adoption of an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework next year.

5 standout brands from Vegan Fashion Week 2021

Inhabitant

As more consumers prioritize sustainability, the days of fast fashion are numbered. This year’s Vegan Fashion Week in Los Angeles highlighted brands that are stepping up to meet the demand for ethical products by offering fashionable creations free of animal products

Aunnie Patton Power, impact advisor and author

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 15 – Being an investment banker in Chicago as a recent graduate wasn’t working for Aunnie Patton Power. “I I was given. The post Aunnie Patton Power, impact advisor and author appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Agents of Impact

Join the #AI4FoodSecurity challenge!

Planet Pulse

Do you have experience with Artificial Intelligence or Earth Observation? Are you interested in tackling one of the largest challenges humanity must face this decade and win some exciting prizes whilst doing so? Then join our #AI4FoodSecurity Challenge!

Call No. 32: Black tech, green solutions for the planet and the people (video)

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 15 – Invest in climate action for the planet – and the people. “Climate change is a public health issue, it’s a. The post Call No. 32: Black tech, green solutions for the planet and the people (video) appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Climate Finance The Reconstruction

Florida scientists are using a radar prototype in the Everglades

Inhabitant

Florida scientists are working on a new way to identify greenhouse gas-emitting hot spots in the Everglades. The U.S. Department of Energy has just funded scientists from Florida Atlantic University

A Novel Solution To Plastic Pollution

R-Squared Energy

In the previous article , I outlined the growing global problem of plastic pollution. Global treaties and new technologies that address the manufacture, use, and reuse of plastics are needed to tackle this problem. Some companies are already working on the problem. . Researchers have tried several different reuse approaches for addressing the growing global plastic waste stream.

Net Zero Festival: Avoiding a net zero culture war

Business Green

VIDEO: Experts including UNDP's Cassie Flynn, Jamie Clarke from Climate Outreach, Conservative Environment Network's Sam Hall and James Kirkup from the Social Market Foundation discuss one of the biggest threats to the net zero transition.