Fri.Apr 02, 2021

Is Junk Removal Free?

The Environmental Blog

The modern western world can be characterized in many different ways, both good and bad. However, for better or worse, there is one fact about our civilization that’s simply undeniable: We have a lot of stuff! Of course, where there’s stuff, there’s junk.

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Episode 262: In praise of climate lobbying, renewable aggregation deals

GreenBiz

Episode 262: In praise of climate lobbying, renewable aggregation deals. Heather Clancy. Fri, 04/02/2021 - 02:00. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (2:00). ESG non-conforming: There’s more than one way to identify good companies.

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This will be the largest CLT affordable housing complex in the Netherlands

Inhabitat - Innovation

This 11-story affordable housing complex will be built with cross-laminated timber sans adhesives, so the structure can be dismounted and reassembled elsewhere in the future

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Past Due Electric Bills An Undue Burden On Americans

Jim Conca

Americans are in even more debt over their electricity use than ever, with an average increase in their monthly bills of about 30% from 2019 to 2020 in unregulated markets like New York and Texas. This doesn't need to be the case.

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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.

Concern arises over increased use of antimicrobials in building materials

Inhabitat - Innovation

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in antimicrobial construction products, such as countertops and doorknobs. But experts warn these products could actually do more harm than good

Act now to secure the UK’s critical materials supply, says report

Envirotec Magazine

The workshop of a rare earth production enterprise in Jiangxi province, central China. China is the largest source of rare earth imports to the US and Europe (image credit: humphery/Shutterstock.com).

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£1.3 million of new funding for net zero-driven energy data application winners

Envirotec Magazine

Close to £1.3 million of new funding across nine new digital energy data projects has been announced by UK Research & Innovataion (UKRI).

These brilliant treehouses show what it means to be eco-kind

Inhabitat - Innovation

This eco-kind project in a Croatian forest offers a retreat and event space unlike any other. The unique concept is based on treehouses

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DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks partner for electric truck pilot in Sweden

Charged

DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks have partnered to test the introduction of heavy-duty electric trucks for regional transport. To date, most deployments of electric trucks in Europe have been for shorter distances within urban areas.

LEED-Platinum Knight Cancer Research Building champions team science

Inhabitat - Innovation

The cancer research facility features wellness-focused workspaces that encourage collaboration and innovation across different disciplines

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative.is, VirtualGaia.com, 7Vortex.com; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Chief Storyteller, The Climate 4.0 Project

Join our amazing panelists, 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.

LG ELECTRONICS TOPS U.S. SOLAR INSTALLER SURVEY AS MOST REQUESTED BRAND OF SOLAR PANELS

altenergymag

The top choice for solar panels among U.S. solar installers is LG Electronics, according to a survey just released by EnergySage, a leading online comparison-shopping marketplace for rooftop solar, solar financing, energy storage and community solar

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Volkswagen Group and bp partner to expand ultra-fast charging across Europe

Charged

Volkswagen and bp have announced a partnership to deploy DC fast charging facilities at bp and Aral retail sites in the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Oil giant bp aims to grow its public charging network to over 70,000 charging points worldwide by 2030.

Community interest group applies for court hearing in battle against Local Plan decision in Oxfordshire

Envirotec Magazine

Barn owl, Tyto alba, resting in an old hollow tree, on the edge of an Oxfordshire woodland. Residents are applying to renew their application to challenge South Oxfordshire District Council, over its decision to proceed with its Local Development Plan.

Volvo Penta and TICO partner to develop e-trucks

Charged

Volvo Penta has joined forces with terminal tractor manufacturer TICO to develop electric terminal truck prototypes. Terminal tractors, also known as yard goats, are used to move cargo in ports, distribution centers, and rail terminals. They are considered an ideal application for EVs.

AI supports unique solution to optimize waste collection in France

Envirotec Magazine

Since July 2020, the 200 skips that collect Toulouse inhabitants’ waste from the 13 waste disposal centers managed by Suez have been equipped with embedded artificial intelligence.

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Tesla Q1 deliveries blow past forecasts, set new record

Charged

Tesla turned in a delightful delivery report for the first quarter (dated April 2 to head off the skeptics).

SUT LAUNCHES INTRODUCTORY VIRTUAL OFFSHORE WIND COURSE

altenergymag

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) has launched a virtual introductory offshore wind course featuring acknowledged industry and academic experts as presenters and in association with Cranfield University.

NAACP Report: Fossil Fuel Industry Uses Deception to Conceal Damage to BIPOC Communities

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 4 mins The fossil fuel industry continues to use a long list of deceptive tactics to conceal environmental destruction that harms Black, Indigenous, and People of Color ( BIPOC ) and low-income communities.

Capitalizing on the EV Transformation: Lessons from Duke Energy

Bidgely

In light of Duke’s recent EV announcement, we’re sharing highlights from Lang Reynolds’ session at Bidgely Engage 2020. To learn more about Bidgely’s EV solution , watch a short demo. Capitalizing on the EV Transformation: Lessons from Duke Energy.

Evette Ellis and Kameale Terry, ChargerHelp

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Apr. 2 – The co-founders of South Los Angeles-based electric-vehicle charging repair startup ChargerHelp could be on a poster for the Biden administration’s. The post Evette Ellis and Kameale Terry, ChargerHelp appeared first on Impact Alpha. Agents of Impact The Reconstruction

Guidehouse Insights HEM Leaderboard: Bidgely Recognized as Leading Home Energy Management Provider

Bidgely

Bidgely was recognized as a leader in the latest Q1 2021 Home Energy Management Providers Leaderboard published by Guidehouse Insights. Download the full report here. Explore the next generation of Home Energy Management at bidgely.com.

Tesla selling EV credits to VW in China

Charged

It now appears that Tesla has been selling EV regulatory credits on three continents, and ironically Volkswagen, the legacy automaker that seems to be the most serious about electrification, has emerged as the latest buyer.

How ‘green’ are electric cars?

Renewable Energy World

With the ban of new petrol and diesel cars in place in the UK by 2030, sales of electric cars are expected to surge.

Evonik launches new silicon-carbon anode material

Charged

Evonik has introduced the silicon-carbon composite material Siridion Black as a new anode material for lithium-ion batteries, claiming that it increases energy density, and improves fast-charging capability and energy efficiency.

Father of Teen Killed in Oil Tank Explosion Pushing for New Louisiana Safety Measures

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 11 mins Maxwell Smith is on a mission to make sure no one loses a child the way he lost his 14-year-old daughter, Zalee Gail Day-Smith. Zalee, a vivacious high school freshman who loved singing, died on Feb ruary 28 when oil tanks explo ded near her home in Beauregard , Louisiana.

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GE supplying turbines for three Oklahoma wind power farms totaling 1.48 GW

Renewable Energy World

Wind project developer Invenergy has selected GE to provide a variety of turbines for three farms totaling 1.48 GW in Oklahoma. GE will deliver the turbines for the North Central Wind Energy facilities in north-central and northwest Oklahoma.

SEC on ESG Risk Disclosure – Moving From “If” to “How”

Energy and Cleantech Council

This is the fifth in our First 100 Days series examining important trends in white collar law and investigations in the early days of the Biden administration. Our previous entry discussed investigations under the new Congress. Up next, a deep dive on liability under the False Claims Act.

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NAACP Report: Fossil Fuel Industry Uses Deception to Conceal Damage to BIPOC Communities

DeSmogBlog

The fossil fuel industry continues to use a long list of deceptive tactics to conceal environmental destruction that harms Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and low-income communities. That’s the top finding of a newly released NAACP report titled “Fossil Fuel Foolery.”

The Week in Impact Investing: Optimized

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! Impact Briefing. On this week’s podcast, host Brian Walsh dissects former BlackRock exec Tariq Fancy’s recent takedown of ESG. The post The Week in Impact Investing: Optimized appeared first on Impact Alpha. The Brief

Father of Teen Killed in Oil Tank Explosion Pushing for New Louisiana Safety Measures

DeSmogBlog

Maxwell Smith is on a mission to make sure no one loses a child the way he lost his 14-year-old daughter, Zalee Gail Day-Smith. Zalee, a vivacious high school freshman who loved singing, died on Feb ruary 28 when oil tanks exploded near her home in Beauregard, Louisiana.

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Is Earth Livable In 2050?

U.S. Green Technology

Incoming US President Joe Biden will have a large and long agenda of things he has to reform, reset and restart in his first 100 days in office.

Impact Briefing: Week of April 2nd

Impact Alpha

Host Brian Walsh dissects former BlackRock exec Tariq Fancy’s recent takedown of ESG investing with roundtable regulars Imogen Rose-Smith and David Bank. The post Impact Briefing: Week of April 2nd appeared first on Impact Alpha. Podcasts

These brilliant treehouses show what it means to be eco-kind

AGreenLiving

You’ve heard the expression that you can’t see the forest because of the trees? Well, Ivona Ercegovic looked at a forest and saw the future. This eco-kind project in a Croatian forest offers a retreat and event space unlike any other. The unique concept is based on treehouses.

Reports: Tesla Plans To Start Building 5 Semi Trucks A Week

CleanTechnica

Tesla is building a low-volume Tesla Semi production line, and once it’s complete, Tesla reportedly plans to produce 5 Tesla Semi electric trucks on a weekly basis, reports Yahoo! Finance.

This will be the largest CLT affordable housing complex in the Netherlands

AGreenLiving

Rotterdam-based architecture office Powerhouse Company has unveiled designs for Valckensteyn, a circular and sustainable building expected to become the largest timber-built affordable housing complex in the Netherlands.