Fri.Apr 09, 2021

Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change?

GreenBiz

Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change? Aubrey McCormick. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 02:00. Sports leagues are seeing the impacts and the surge of climate-responsible athletes using their platforms to promote positive environmental and social impact — it’s something for the history books.

Self-Sustainable Living: 3 Smart Ways to Break Away From the Grid

The Environmental Blog

If there’s anything that the current pandemic has proven, it’s that most of us don’t know how to sustain ourselves without technology or heavy environmental impact.

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Where progressives and conservatives agree on clean energy

GreenBiz

Where progressives and conservatives agree on clean energy. Sarah Golden. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 01:45. From an ideological perspective, it’s curious that clean energy became a partisan issue. Looking at it as a technology, there is a ton to like about renewables across the political spectrum. .

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Sea level rise creates "ghost forests" along the Atlantic coast

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sea level rise is killing forests in protected areas on the eastern U.S. coast, according to a recent study

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.

Episode 263: Simulating transformation, investing in underserved communities

GreenBiz

Episode 263: Simulating transformation, investing in underserved communities. Heather Clancy. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 01:30. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (5:05). An open letter to CPG companies on recycling. Food companies must be healthy and sustainable, not one or the other.

Solar-powered Zamasport HQ produces over half of its energy needs

Inhabitat - Innovation

Designed to follow the architecture firm’s philosophy of “slow architecture,” the sustainably minded headquarters prioritizes energy efficiency and worker wellness

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Dismountable dojo in Vietnam is topped with a rice husk roof

Inhabitat - Innovation

Energy efficiency, Japanese design and an emphasis on low site impact are combined at DOJO Saigon, a new light-filled judo training hall in Ho Chi Minh City

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House hunters are fleeing climate change, causing a new kind of gentrification

Grist

House hunting in today’s world comes with a lot of decisions: Do you want to live somewhere urban or rural? How many bedrooms do you need? Are you okay living in a place where the streets frequently flood or the skies are blackened by wildfire smoke for weeks on end?

Aerie launches REAL GOOD swimwear made with recycled nylon

Inhabitat - Innovation

Whether you plan to swim laps, go diving or just sunbathe in the backyard, Aerie’s new collection of sustainable swimwear is sure to make a splash

Polish EVSE maker to test new heavy-duty EV chargers at charging hubs

Charged

Charging station manufacturer Ekoenergetyka is working on a series of charging stations with capacities ranging from 750 to 1,500 kW. The company plans to launch the new “ultrachargers” at test charging hubs for passenger and heavy-duty EVs in Germany and Poland.

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.

Adventurer plans to drive EV from South Pole to North Pole

Inhabitat - Innovation

Chris Ramsey is planning to cover 17,000 miles in electric vehicles

Examining the feasibility of battery exchange for long-distance electric trucks

Charged

Berlin Technical University Professor Stefanie Marker conducts research on EV energy optimization. In her latest project, she turns her attention to vehicles weighing up to 40 tons. The majority of these heavy goods vehicles must travel distances that cannot be covered by a single battery charge.

SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities: How businesses can support urban development

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. The U.N. SDGs are driving governments, individuals, universities, and businesses to adjust their practices to achieve benchmarks and secure a sustainable future by 2030.

Tritium adds Plug and Charge capabilities to its RT50 chargers via software update

Charged

Charger manufacturer Tritium has launched a new software update for its RT50 DC fast chargers, enabling Plug and Charge technology globally. The update allows any EV that supports Plug and Charge to initiate charging and authorize payments without needing an RFID card or smartphone app.

‘Lukewarmist’ Peer Set for Role Scrutinising Government Climate Policy

DeSmogBlog

A Conservative peer who was until last year a trustee of the UK’s most prominent climate science denial group is set to be appointed to a parliamentary committee tasked with overseeing the UK government’s climate policy.

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GoodWe steps up its battery game with new additions to its Lynx Home Series

altenergymag

Following the successful launch of SECU-A and SECU-S batteries early this year, GoodWe has announced new additions to its Lynx Home battery series

Indigenous Communities March For Justice A Year On From Devastating Amazon Oil Spill

DeSmogBlog

Hundreds of Indigenous activists took to the streets in Ecuador this week to demand justice on the one-year anniversary of the country’s worst oil spill in 15 years.

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Q CELLS maintains No.1 market share in U.S. residential and commercial solar sectors

altenergymag

Latest U.S. PV Leaderboard report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables marks Q CELLS’ continued leadership in the residential market for 10 consecutive quarters

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FERC should reject MISO extension request for electric storage resource

Renewable Energy World

On March 4, MISO filed a request to extend the deadline to implement a market participation model for electric storage resources at FERC. This new request moves the implementation date from June 2022 to March 2025.

The Week in impact investing: New rules

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! Impact Briefing. On this week’s podcast, host Monique Aiken speaks with B Lab’s Andrew Kassoy about how impact-driven businesses. The post The Week in impact investing: New rules appeared first on Impact Alpha. The Brief

The gas industry is trying to halt building electrification — let’s not let them succeed

Renewable Energy World

By Brynn Furey. To repower our society with 100 percent renewable energy, we need to electrify our buildings. With electricity, we can hook our buildings up to a green grid that will eventually get all of its energy from the sun, the wind and the Earth.

Trends in Cleaning: 4 New Technologies That Will Blow Your Mind

Green Living Guy

Advancements in technology are impacting all areas of our lives, and cleaning is no exception to that! New technologies related to cleaning products and industrial cleaning are popping up all the time and most of us don’t even realize! Here are 4 new technologies that will blow your mind.

U.S. Department of Energy announces Groundbreaking Hydro Prize winners

Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has announced two winners of the Groundbreaking Hydro Prize, which challenged innovators to come up with new solutions to support hydropower project development by starting at square one — the foundation.

8 Myths About Solar Power Debunked

Green Living Guy

With climate change frequently making the evening news, many people are considering alternatives to fossil fuels to power their homes. Solar power is a renewable energy source that can help homeowners saving money on their utility bills while helping the environment.

'Tipping point': Study reveals electric trucks are 'very close' to challenging diesel vehicles

Business Green

Fast charging networks 'the linchpin’ in drive to decarbonise heavy transportation industry, according to study. Electric freight vehicles will soon be able to compete commercially with the diesel vehicles that dominate the roads today if fast charging networks are developed for the haulage sector.

New Technologies That Help the Environment

Green Living Guy

It wasn’t so long ago that many environmentalists were scoffing at the idea that technology could help to save the planet. Business leaders were equally skeptical that industry could be both green and profitable.

New Era of The Global Planned LNG Has Begun

altenergymag

Planned LNG refers to regasification and liquefaction capacity at LNG terminals. The new era of the global industry has begun and the demand for LNG has skyrocketed

3 Things To Add To Your Green Diet

Green Living Guy

Do you care about the environment? Do you recycle, carry a reusable grocery bag, ride your bike to work, or choose eco-friendly cleaning products? If you do, a green lifestyle isn’t a new concept for you. Caring about sustainability and being mindful is essential for our planet.

36th World Conference on Applied Science, Engineering & Technology

altenergymag

36th World Conference on Applied Science, Engineering & Technology, is to serve as a platform that facilitates the deliberation of the challenges involved in the practical implementation of all the most advanced knowledge produced in the fields of applied science, advanced engineering and technology

Top Solar Gadgets That Will Make Your Life Easier

Green Living Guy

The sun and its light are just wonderful. Apart from its importance to all living organisms, the glow it brings on the earth is none comparable. Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of solar is that it can be harnessed to power our activities.

MORBiZ is Offering a Free Web Presence Analysis for Small Businesses

altenergymag

The Internet marketing experts at MORBiZ are now offering a free web presence analysis for small business owners. Our goal in offering this no cost service is to provide business owners with insight into how their company is being found online

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BlackRock Real Assets closes $4.8 billion green energy fund

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 9 – With backing from 100 global institutional investors, Global Renewable Power Fund III will take advantage of what BlackRock sees. The post BlackRock Real Assets closes $4.8 billion green energy fund appeared first on Impact Alpha.

'Undemocratic': Greta Thunberg raises alarm over Covid impact on COP26 Climate Summit

Business Green

One of world's highest profile climate activists suggests further postponement of crucial Climate Summit may be required, but warns any delay must not impact climate action.

Kathryn Finney, Genius Guild

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Apr. 9 – The entrepreneur and investor’s answer to systemic economic exclusion of Black, Indigenous and other people of color: Build an ecosystem. The post Kathryn Finney, Genius Guild appeared first on Impact Alpha. Agents of Impact The Reconstruction

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Stena Bulk targets net zero shipping fleet and cargo by 2050

Business Green

Swedish tanker shipping giant sets out roadmap to decarbonise its fleet, as it steps up focus on zero emissions technologies and carbon neutral fuels.