Mon.Jan 18, 2021

The case for buying climate tech from BIPOC and women-owned suppliers

GreenBiz

The case for buying climate tech from BIPOC and women-owned suppliers. Marilyn Waite. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:45. Stopping carbon pollution alone will not bring climate justice. Reaching net-zero by 2050 will not either. Neither will achieving 100 percent renewable energy targets.

Cobalt-free batteries will make EVs more affordable

Inhabitat - Innovation

If the high price tag is all that stands between you and your dream Tesla, you might be able to afford one in a few years thanks to cobalt-free batteries

Want to switch to reusable cups? Here’s how to get started 

GreenBiz

Want to switch to reusable cups? Here’s how to get started . Lauren Phipps. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 00:15. By now, you know the problem: Nearly 250 billion single-use cups are used globally every year — most of which end up in a landfill — and the environmental, economic and social costs are mounting.

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Seagrass purges 900M plastic bits from the Mediterranean yearly

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study has found "Neptune Balls" full of plastic that wash ashore are the product of seagrass, which collects and purges plastic pollution from the water

A New Year’s resolution for Bill Gates

GreenBiz

A New Year’s resolution for Bill Gates. John Elkington. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 00:45. Bill Gates has a new book in the pipeline, " How to Avoid a Climate Disaster." Vital reading, particularly in a year that should see Glasgow hosting the COP26 climate summit.

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This green-roofed cabin is made from local cedar and glass

Inhabitat - Innovation

Made from sustainable building materials, the Bowen Island House maintains deep connections to nature while minimizing environmental impact

Is your team embedding equity considerations into its carbon removal projects?

GreenBiz

Is your team embedding equity considerations into its carbon removal projects? Gloria Oladipo. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:15.

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Ideanomics acquires wireless charging specialist WAVE

Charged

Ideanomics, which describes itself as “a global company focused on the convergence of financial services and industries experiencing technological disruption,” has agreed to acquire 100% of privately-held Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE).

The Wzai 2.0 smart plant can give anyone a green thumb

Inhabitat - Innovation

Have you ever found yourself with a struggling houseplant, demanding to know why it won't thrive? Let the Wázai 2.0, the world's smartest bonsai, turn you into a master home gardener

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Lightning eMotors wins $45-million powertrain order from ABC Companies

Charged

Commercial EV builder Lightning eMotors has received a $45-million order for its zero-emission powertrain systems from Minnesota-based motorcoach supplier ABC Companies.

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Solar jobs have up-and-down year in the middle of a pandemic 2021 Trends in Solar

Solar Power World

By all measurements, 2020 was set to be a landmark year for solar industry employment. The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census reported a 2.3% employment increase after two previous years of losses, employing 249,983 people in 2019.

The Stretch of River Holding Spain’s Pumped Hydro Future

GreenTechMedia

Two developers are set to duke it out over a 24-mile stretch of water that is key to Spain becoming Europe’s leading pumped hydro market. The developers, Ingenieria Pontificia and Romero Polo Group, have put forward plans for pumped hydro facilities at opposite ends of the same reservoir.

Nissan, Sony and other major Japanese firms call on government to ramp up clean energy deployment

Eco-Business

The 92 companies want Japan to double its 2030 renewable energy target. Despite its carbon neutral pledge, the world’s fifth-biggest emitter is one of the world's most challenging markets for businesses to adopt 100 per cent clean energy

Total Buys Stake in Adani Green Energy, World’s Biggest Solar Developer

GreenTechMedia

Total has acquired a stake in India’s Adani Green Energy (AGEL), a move that continues to push the French oil major ahead of its European peers when it comes to renewables. AGEL has 3 gigawatts of operating renewable capacity, another 3 GW under construction and 8.6

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Boston Solar Appoints New Director of Sales

altenergymag

Boston Solar, an award-winning solar installer based in Woburn, MA, has recently appointed Elijah Garrison as Director of Sales

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Hawaii Will Power Its Clean Grid with 6,000 Home Batteries Installed by Swell Energy

GreenTechMedia

Hawaii's largest utility enlisted a new tool in its quest for a carbon-free electricity system: thousands of batteries installed in people's homes.

Sunstone Engineering’s new battery welding system paves way for copper and nickel tab welding

Charged

Sponsored by Sunstone Engineerin g. Sunstone’s new Omega PA250i battery welding system can do what other welders struggle to accomplish: Attach copper to steel or aluminum.

In the race to net zero, which sustainability solutions are most needed?

Eco-Business

In its fourth edition, The Liveability Challenge scours the world for the most innovative sustainability solutions to humanity’s biggest challenge—climate change

Natural Power supports Greencoat double wind farm acquisition in Ireland

altenergymag

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence to Greencoat Renewables in support of its agreement to acquire two Irish windfarms from Statkraft Ireland under a forward sale model for a combined value of €123 million

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Free EV Safety Training

Green Living Guy

Empire Clean Cities is hosting a FREE one-hour electric vehicle safety training for first responders on January 26th at 12pm EST. The training will be virtual and the facilitator is an in-service firefighter.

How To Light A Fuse Under The Green Hydrogen Economy

Forbes Green Tech

If the hydrogen economy is to complete its promise, the technology has to reach scale. Given the political will right now, that's doable in the nearer term. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business energy

Carbon capture and storage won’t work, critics say

Eco-Business

Carbon capture and storage, trapping carbon before it enters the atmosphere, sounds neat. But many doubt it can ever work

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Degrees Ep. 09: Peggy Shepard

EDF + Business

The godmother of the environmental justice movement speaks out. Thirty five years ago, on Martin Luther King Day, Peggy Shepard was arrested when her organization WE ACT stopped traffic to protest sewage pollution that was plaguing Harlem.

How to rebuild the plastic circular economy in 2021?

Eco-Business

2020 was a bad year plastic recycling and ocean pollution. Eco-Business asked Circulate Capital CEO Rob Kaplan how the circular economy can be rebuilt in Asia this year

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5 Amazing Ways to Lead an Eco-Friendly Life

Green Living Guy

After decades of talks on going green, there seems to be a growing interest worldwide to actually embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle. Thankfully, politicians, business enterprises, and activists are taking steps to enable people to initiate a sustainable existence.

What does Sime Darby's blacklisting from the US mean for palm oil's sustainability credentials?

Eco-Business

The Malaysian company is supposedly one of the palm oil industry's leaders in sustainability. So what does its ban from the US over forced labour charges mean for the firm and the industry

Poll: Most British Columbians are interested in buying an electric vehicle

Clean Energy Canada

Most British Columbians (60%) are interested in buying an electric vehicle or already own one, according to a new survey from Stratcom and Clean Energy Canada. More than a quarter (26%) are very interested, while 33% are somewhat interested in making the purchase over the next few years; 1.1%

US slaps sanctions on China oil giant over South China Sea activity

Eco-Business

The United States blacklisted Chinese oil giant CNOOC and slapped visa restrictions on officials of the Chinese navy, ruling party and state-owned enterprises, over "coercion" of Southeast Asian claimants in the disputed South China Sea

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Octopus Energy launches 'world's first' tariff to get cheaper when its windy

Business Green

The move follows the energy innovator's acquisition of wind turbines in south Wales and Yorkshire. Green energy supplier Octopus Energy is launching a new tariff which ties prices to local wind speeds, the firm announced this morning.

Supporting democracy becomes the measure of leadership

GreenBiz

Supporting democracy becomes the measure of leadership. Terry F. Yosie. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 02:00. The aftershocks of the Jan. 6 insurrection to block Congressional certification of the U.S. Presidential election will reverberate for many years.

EN+ Group vows to achieve net zero emission aluminium and energy production by 2050

Business Green

Firm claims carbon reduction targets are most ambitious unveiled to date in hugely energy-intensive aluminum sector.

Open Positions at Antora Energy

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Various Positions | Antora Energy | San Jose, CA. Antora Energy is looking to fill the following positions: Director of Systems Engineering. Antora Energy is an early-stage startup on a mission to move electricity grids worldwide away from fossil fuels and towards clean, renewable energy by commercializing affordable, reliable energy storage.

Solar Trade Association rebrands as Solar Energy UK

Business Green

Revamped trade body aims to 'lead the solar and energy storage industries into a brighter subsidy-free era'. The sun has set on the Solar Trade Association, ahead of a new dawn for the trade body as it this week's relaunches as Solar Energy UK.

Project Administrator

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Project Administrator | Momentum | Sacramento, CA. About Momentum. Momentum envisions a world where clean energy, water, and transportation are abundant, affordable, and available to all. We’re proud to work for a company that has such an important mission where every employee plays a critical role in making that mission a reality. Momentum designs, develops, and deploys innovation campaigns for organizations working on transformative water, energy, transportation, and manufacturing technologies.

Vauxhall faces mass action lawsuit over alleged emissions test 'cheating'

Business Green

Up to 600,000 cars sold to UK drivers over a 10-year period may have been installed with defeat devices, according to law firm fronting mass claim.

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Open Positions at AMPLY Power

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Various Positions | AMPLY Power. AMPLY Power is looking to fill the following roles: Director of Marketing. Amply Power is a clean energy technology company going after an emerging $100B market opportunity. AMPLY deploys and operates EV chargers the way data centers operate server blades – lots of them at a time, with high efficiency, low cost, and 99.99% uptime. We serve public sector and commercial businesses with fleet vehicles – electric buses, trucks, and passenger fleets.

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Impossible Foods brings former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres onto board

Business Green

Appointment follows year of explosive growth for the plant-based 'meat' company, which has said it aims to eliminate the need for animal agriculture by 2035.