Mon.Sep 13, 2021

Amazon invests in the Amazon

GreenBiz

Partnering with The Nature Conservancy to monetarily support Amazonia farmers in their transition to regenerative agriculture and agroforestry

Eco-Business and Community Ethics

The Environmental Blog

As we already know that during the past few decades, technology has fundamentally changed our lives and some of them have sparked intense debates about the future of these technologies by policymakers.

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How green organizations can hire more people of color

GreenBiz

Here is what green organizations can do to accelerate diversity, equity, inclusion and justice efforts

Extreme weather conditions in Pakistan due to climate change

The Environmental Blog

Pakistan is considered one of the disaster-prone countries in Asia. Natural disasters such as Droughts, Floods, and heat waves have become common in the country. Among these, floods have been recognized as the most severe form of natural disaster. Droughts.

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.

Diving into 'water positive' pledges by Facebook, Google

GreenBiz

Facebook commits to become “water positive” by 2030, while Google will replenish 120 percent of what it consumes

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Atomic Chickens: Texas Lawmakers Reject Proven Plan To Store Nuclear Waste

Jim Conca

The best, safest, least expensive solution to nuclear waste gets a near-unanimous bipartisan negative vote from the Texas Legislature. Lawmakers banned storage of high-level radioactive waste in Texas, including spent nuclear fuel, at their approved nuclear waste disposal site near Andrews, Texas.

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Navistar’s new International eMV Series electric truck is in production and ready to order

Charged

Navistar’s new fully-electric International eMV Series truck has gone into production, and the company is now taking customer orders. The eMV is “ideal for any straight-rail application.” It is available in 217-, 236-, 254- and 272-inch wheelbase options.

Supply Chain Sustainability: Moving From ‘Why’ to ‘How’

GreenBiz

Date/Time: October 12, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Today, supply-chain and sustainability executives are being held to a higher degree of responsibility from both customers, regulatory officials and investors.

Great Green Vehicles

Green Living Guy

Most people may not know this, but electric vehicles have been around almost as long as gas-fueled ones. Due to battery efficiency and availability, they have just been more difficult to make available to the general public.

Coming soon: The first sustainability certification for professional services firms

GreenBiz

A pilot for the ANSI/NSF 391.1 certification process is underway, with full-fledged participation expected after three to four months

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.

Easelink demonstrates autonomous conductive charging system

Charged

Austria-based Easelink demonstrated its Matrix Charging system at the recent IAA Mobility 2021 trade show in Munich. Automotive parts supplier Schaeffler integrated Matrix Charging into a demo model of its Rolling Chassis, a platform for driverless mobility solutions.

Navigating the Decarbonization Journey

GreenBiz

For the global business community, decarbonization is an economic imperative. Investors expect it, regulators require it, and customers demand it. The world must be carbon neutral by 2050, and multinational corporations have a key role to play in achieving that outcome.

Biden’s proposed increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

Renewable Energy World

Joshua D. Rhodes , University of Texas at Austin. President Joe Biden has called for major clean energy investments as a way to curb climate change and generate jobs. On Sept. 8, 2021, the White House released a report produced by the U.S.

UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050

Envirotec Magazine

The UK is backing an “absolute zero” target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as an announcement from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps set out on 13 September.

New Jersey breaks ground on nation’s first port designed for offshore wind industry

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. New Jersey officials broke ground last week on the nation's first purpose-built port for the offshore wind industry. The New Jersey Wind Port is designed to serve as a hub for the offshore wind industry along the East Coast, with access to more than 50% of available U.S.

UK supermarket launches reusable packaging initiative

Envirotec Magazine

Tesco has launched a new system that allows its customers to buy a wide range of food, drink, household and beauty products in reusable and durable packaging.

Attacks on environmental defenders hit record numbers

Eco-Business

In 2020, 227 land and environmental defenders were killed in 2020—an average of more than four a week. In Asia, the Philippines is the most dangerous country for environmental activists

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Joby Aviation teams with NASA to measure noise footprint of electric air taxi

Charged

Joby Aviation (NYSE: JOBY) is developing an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft , which it intends to operate as part of an air taxi service beginning in 2024. The aircraft can transport a pilot and four passengers at speeds of up to 200 mph, and has a maximum range of 150 miles.

Will India’s oil palm drive raise fears of deforestation?

Eco-Business

As India imports US$10 billion worth of palm oil annually, a new policy aims to massively increase plantations that will focus on the north-east region and Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Bosch hopes to earn over a billion euros in sales this year from e-mobility

Charged

Tier 1 supplier Bosch offers a wide range of electromobility-related products, from e-bikes to construction machinery to silicon carbide chips to integrated e-axle modules. Now the company says it expects to generate more than 1 billion euros in sales from e-mobility this year.

Earth’s future ‘hinges on UN Glasgow climate talks’

Eco-Business

With the UN Glasgow climate talks starting next month, three Christian leaders say they will decide the planet’s future

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Big wins for renewable energy in the ‘Build Back Better’ bill

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. Over the weekend, Democrats in the U.S. House released the first specifics of the Build Back Better plan within the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill. The overall package is seen as the most significant legislative effort ever proposed to address climate change.

Parsing the latest proposal to revamp the federal EV tax credit

Charged

The House Ways and Means Committee recently released a proposal to revamp the federal EV tax credit as part of their pending spending bill.

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Minnesota utility co-op sees big battery as piece of grid reliability puzzle

Renewable Energy World

Great River Energy, a distribution and transmission cooperative, has partnered with a Massachusetts startup on a long-duration energy storage pilot project that it hopes will help buffer its grid from extreme cold and heat impacts. By Frank Jossi, Energy News Network.

Catholic investors mobilize to steward church assets toward impact

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 13 – With a new membership program and online investment platform, the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative aims to accelerate the flow of. The post Catholic investors mobilize to steward church assets toward impact appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Faith-Based Investing

Closing the nature-finance gap

Eco-Business

Although the biodiversity crisis is intimately linked to the climate one, the financing to address it is woefully inadequate

Climate Science Denial Group to Give Evidence to Parliament on Net Zero Transition

DeSmogBlog

The UK’s main climate science denial group has been invited to give evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into the country’s energy transition and the cost of its net zero policies.

‘Code Red for Humanity’: Sinking Indian Cities

The City Fix

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warns, “India will see increased heat waves and heavy rainfall events, while glaciers will melt further, along with more compound events from rising sea-levels like flooding.” The report further states that “unequivocal human.

Seven ways U.S. retail investors can invest and bank sustainably

Impact Alpha

Everyday investors, as well as large asset managers and institutions, are flocking to ESG and impact investing. As many as 95% of millennials. The post Seven ways U.S. retail investors can invest and bank sustainably appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Personal Finance

Poll: Fires and heatwaves creating urgency around climate issues

Clean Energy Canada

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, we found that a majority of Canadians saw this summer’s forest fires and temperature records as evidence that climate change is happening and action is more urgent.

Q CELLS reaches agreement to license use of its patent-protected technology with a German solar module manufacturer

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Agreement allows unnamed German solar company access to Q CELLS’ patent-protected cell passivation technology

Can Cannabis Oil Reduce Back Pain?

Green Living Guy

Cannabidiol oil is an effective drug that alleviates stress and rejuvenates the person consuming it. The impactful benefits of cannabis proffers are due to a component named THC in CBD and related products.

Impact Engine joins Mosaic on Zero Waste Recycling employee-ownership deal

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 13 — Investors are tapping employee-ownership transition funds to invest directly into worker-ownership deals (see, “Employee Ownership Catalyst Fund raises nearly.

Harvard University pledges to divest from fossil fuels

Inhabitant

Harvard University president Lawrence Bacow has announced that the institution will divest from its fossil fuel holdings. The announcement came Tuesday, stating that the institution has already been cutting its investments in fossil fuels

Recent Deals – 14 September

CleanTech Group

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