Sun.Nov 21, 2021

Should Your Climate-Focused Company Spend Time On Twitter?

Michael Grossman

New Survey Provides Guidance. Is Twitter for selling or shouting? It's a question I hear from mission-driven companies in the climate tech sector, especially from executives born before the first web browser. “We’re We’re a science-based company,” says the typical climate tech CEO.

6 Items In Your Bedroom That You Need To Switch Them Into Eco-friendly Materials

Green Living Guy

What can you do in order to make your bedroom more eco-friendly? This is a question that many people are asking themselves. Well, there are six bedroom items that you should switch out in order to help the environment and save money.

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Should Southeast Asia return to 'native' packaging to tackle the plastic crisis?

Eco-Business

Solutions to mounting plastic waste in the archipelago require careful consideration of the local context, or they may not work

Waste 124

BMW i Ventures invests in LFP cell developer Our Next Energy

Charged

BMW i Ventures will invest in Our Next Energy (ONE), a Michigan-based energy storage company that’s working to develop longer-range, lower-cost batteries. ONE will use the investment to scale production of its first products. ONE has demonstrated two proprietary technologies.

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.

IPCC climate report: capitalism is unsustainable

Low Impact

The Systems Change Alliance share our view at Lowimpact.org that the climate change problem can’t be solved within the current economic system, which requires and generates perpetual growth and wealth concentration.

Johnson Matthey plans to exit battery materials market

Charged

Johnson Matthey has been working to commercialize its high-nickel cathode materials for the automotive industry, but has now concluded that the potential returns from its battery materials business will not be adequate to justify further investment.

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Ricardo receives UK government funding to optimize EV climate control systems

Charged

Engineering services provider Ricardo has received funding from the UK’s Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles, in partnership with Innovate UK, for a project to optimize in-car thermal and energy management systems to improve EV range and battery performance.

How Bangladesh’s shrimp industry is driving a freshwater crisis

Eco-Business

Intensive aquaculture and sea level rise caused by climate change are turning land and water sources saline in the Ganga delta region

UN highlights ultra-low carbon footprint of nuclear and renewables

Business Green

Findings illustrate case for government to invest in nuclear as part of net zero transition, Nuclear Industry Association CEO argues.

Overbuilding solar and wind yields a least-cost all-renewables grid

Mr. Sustainability

Cheap, clean, reliable baseload power without seasonal storage Summary - The global energy firm Wartsila modeled the least-cost renewables mix for all regions of the world, based on projected technology costs for 2030.

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.

How is Indigenous and local knowledge being lost due to climate change? Exploring tangible and intangible cultural heritage in the face of change.

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Human-driven climate change has already begun to lead to loss of life, biodiversity, social cohesion, and cultural knowledge. Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) and cultural heritage are especially affected, especially the aspects thereof that are not embedded in physical or tangible heritage and are rather abstract. There has been…

The Benefits of Video Games and VR

U.S. Green Technology

Right when you ponder a “gamer,” you in all likelihood don’t contemplate a 65-year-old individual going through her evening on the Wii. Be that as it may, reevaluate — a normal 21% of people who play PC games are past 50 years of age.

Government urged to ban building developments in flood-risk areas

Business Green

A new report finds that ever more homes are at risk of flooding and calls on the government to implement policy changes that would bolster climate resilience.

Toyota’s Hydrogen Obsession, Nuclear Fusion Update, Nuclear Power Hype — CleanTechnica Top 20

CleanTechnica

The most popular CleanTechnica articles last week, quite surprisingly, were led by stories on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, nuclear fusion, and nuclear fission. That is surely the first time such topics topped the list.

'Overdelivered on the politics, but underdelivered on the science': The experts' take on COP26

Business Green

Business and policy leaders reflect on the major wins from the Glasgow Summit, what needs to happen next, and why COPs could look and feel difficult from now on.

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Charging Electric Car With Normal Electricity Outlet — Level 1 Charging 101

CleanTechnica

This is a short section of our new, free 2021–2022 EV Chargers Guide. More sections of the report will be published shortly, or you can just download the full report now. The report is free thanks to sponsorship from NeoCharge and EV Connect.

Solar rooftop investment fund receives £150m boost

Business Green

Atrato Onsite Energy completes IPO in support of ambitious corporate rooftop solar plans. A new renewable energy investment trust has attracted £150m in an oversubscribed IPO that is set to boost its investment program in corporate onsite green energy generation.

The On Again, Off Again Apple Car Project Is Back On Again — Again

CleanTechnica

On again, off again, on again, off again. Apple Project Titan is back on again. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Apple Apple Car Apple Project Titan Apple robotaxis Apple self-driving cars autonomous car Doug Field Kevin Lynch robotaxis

Choosing An Electric Vehicle Charging Station — The Basics

CleanTechnica

This is a short section of our new, free 2021–2022 EV Chargers Guide. More sections of the report will be published shortly, or you can just download the full report now. The report is free thanks to sponsorship from NeoCharge and EV Connect.

 Comic Relief Department: Shell CEO Says The Best Way To Finance Clean Energy Is To Consume More Oil

CleanTechnica

Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Charles Morris A few years ago, when electric vehicles were considered an R&D project, the fossil fuel interests had little to say about them.

Foxconn: The Stealth Bomber Of EV Manufacturers That Most Won’t See Coming (Part 3)

CleanTechnica

This article is part of a series. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Seeing Through The Stealth While one US president seemed to think stealth aircraft are truly invisible, that’s not really the case.

Foxconn: The Stealth Bomber Of EV Manufacturers Most Won’t See Coming (Part 2)

CleanTechnica

This article is part of a series. You can find Part 1 here. Historical Background (Continued) The company continued to grow, but didn’t make a name for itself like most companies. As the business grew and grew, Terry Gou expanded overseas into China. Not only was he armed with an understanding of Chinese language and […]. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Manufacturing Apple foxconn Foxtron taiwan

Foxconn: The Stealth Bomber Of EV Manufacturers Most Won’t See Coming

CleanTechnica

When Foxconn held its “Tech Day” event last month, it seems most journalists missed the main point of the presentation. They seem to have taken the same approach as they took with every other EV event.