Tue.Jul 27, 2021

It’s time to redefine sustainability

GreenBiz

It’s time to redefine sustainability. Esteban Guerrero. Tue, 07/27/2021 - 02:15. It’s time we should be able to explain sustainability to a 5-year-old — in five words or less. There really aren’t many simple definitions of sustainability.

Are You Ready for an Electric Car? Here’s How You Can Tell

The Environmental Blog

As someone who cares deeply about the environment, you want to do your part. To that end, you have already installed low-flow shower heads and faucets. You have already switched to LED lights. And you already have a smart thermostat. Additionally, you are looking into going solar. That’s a big step.

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How the private sector can finance the climate and land use transition

GreenBiz

Natural climate solutions offer us up to one-third of the solutions required to meet the climate change goals by 2030. The Natural Climate Solutions Alliance offers valuable guidance for businesses looking to invest

Best Environmentally Friendly Fencing Options for Your Home

U.S. Green Technology

A fence provides your family with privacy. It’s also helpful if you have younger children or pets that like to run around the yard. Although, the type of fencing material you use can impact the environment. Here are some of the best eco-friendly fencing options for your home.

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.

Things Your Business Can Do to Go Green

The Environmental Blog

Solar Panel City – Free photo on Pixabay. As the planet ages, research is showing that humans need to do everything possible to help preserve the natural resources around the world.

China To Build The First Small Modular Nuclear Reactor – Of Course

Jim Conca

China has 49 nuclear reactors in operation, 17 under construction, and another 100 planned by 2035. China has also established the first national institute dedicated to nuclear. So, of course, they’ve started building their first small modular reactor, the Linglong One.

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Top 8 Sustainable Fishing Practices: Small Business Sustainability Guide

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Fishing. Today’s common fishing practices are unsustainable and with the number of seafood eaters growing across the world, our seafood supply is readily depleting. This can leave a lasting impact on the health of our oceans as well as communities who rely on fishing for stability.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, July 27, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by […]. Public Policy commerce rulemaking utc weekly bulletin workshop notice

Battery innovations take centre stage at HIMSS

altenergymag

Medical battery manufacturer Ultralife Corporation is redefining portable power for the global healthcare IT industry at this year's HIMSS exhibition at the Venetian-Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas from August 9-13, 2021.

Grid enhancing technologies find a place in FERC’s ANOPR on transmission planning

Renewable Energy World

In the recently announced ANOPR on transmission planning, cost allocation, and generator interconnection reform process, FERC is seeking comments on whether it should require transmission providers to consider grid enhancing technologies in generator interconnection studies to interconnect renewable projects.

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.

GKN Automotive accelerates development of next-gen 800 V eDrive technologies

Charged

GKN Automotive , a maker of electric driveline technology, is accelerating its development of next-generation eDrive technologies.

Electric utilities plan DC fast-chargers up and down eastern US highways

Renewable Energy World

Now 14 utilities representing 29 states plus DC and serving more than 60M customers have joined a coalition to speed EV adoption.

Hyliion selects FEV as partner for Class 8 electric truck development

Charged

FEV has announced a long-term agreement with Hyliion to support design, development, integration and validation of its Electric Range Extender (ERX) for Class 8 tractor-trailer applications.

In Wisconsin, conservatives make the case for third-party community solar

Renewable Energy World

by Kari Lydersen, Energy News Network. A conservative-led alliance of farming, construction, and clean energy groups is pushing new legislation in Wisconsin meant to create competition and accelerate the development of subscriber-backed community solar projects.

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The 3 biggest EV charging challenges fleet managers face (and why they need expert help)

Charged

As commercial fleets electrify, they are finding that they need expert help to design, install and operate their charging infrastructure. During previous tech revolutions, third-party contractors emerged to provide turnkey services to companies for things like data centers and solar installations.

Building a sustainable e-commerce ecosystem in Southeast Asia and beyond

Eco-Business

Lazada’s corporate sustainability expert explains why having a climate change strategy is crucial to businesses as well as the planet and our communities

Application of slewing drive in solar tracking system

altenergymag

In solar photovoltaic power generation, in order to maintain a certain angle between the photovoltaic panel and the sun's rays and maximize the absorption of solar radiation, a slewing drive/slew drive is needed to adjust the horizontal rotation and pitch angle of the photovoltaic panel

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The gaps in the global deal for nature

Eco-Business

Despite improvements in the new draft, much work remains to strengthen the CBD's biodiversity framework, as COP15 negotiations are further delayed

Application Analysis Of Slewing Bearing In Tower Photothermal Power Generation

altenergymag

The pitch angle of the heliostat is adjusted with a linear actuator, the slewing bearing is used to support the entire heliostat rotating unit, at the same time is also responsible for adjusting the azimuth angle

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Extreme heat waves are a taste of what’s to come under a changing climate

Eco-Business

A new study suggests that record-shattering heat events will become more frequent and more intense as the world continues to warm due to human-induced climate change

Gridserve plans 50 charging hubs in UK, with 350 kW chargers

Charged

Sustainable energy provider Gridserve has unveiled plans to develop a £100-million EV infrastructure project in the UK. The Gridserve Electric Highway will offer a network of over 50 electric hubs, each with between six and twelve 350 kW chargers.

Vietnam Green Building Council exits World Green Building Council

Eco-Business

The Vietnam country chapter of World Green Building Council has left due to 'internal efforts to strengthen their business within their market

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Scientists who Issued ‘Climate Emergency’ Declaration in 2019 Now say Earth’s Vital Signs are Worsening

DeSmogBlog

From devastating wildfires to rising methane emissions, Earth’s vital signs are continuing to deteriorate, scientists warn.

Shifting computing to cloud servers can achieve vast corporate emissions cuts, study finds

Eco-Business

With their cutting-edge servers and cooling systems, cloud-based data centres are highly energy-efficient, offering companies a promising avenue for emissions reductions

Impact management gets a boost from the Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 27 – As the market for impact investments grows, “so too must the metrics, tools, and platforms used to measure and disclose. The post Impact management gets a boost from the Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Dealflow Impact Management

Flush with innovation: 10 years of reinventing the toilet

GatesNotes

Ten years ago, our foundation challenged the world to reinvent the toilet, sparking hundreds of amazing sanitation solutions

Are fund of funds the next frontier for African impact investing?

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 27 – The landscape of private equity and private debt funds in Africa remains small compared to other parts of the. The post Are fund of funds the next frontier for African impact investing? appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa Frontier & Growth Markets Impact Voices

We Can Build Back Better with a Civilian Climate Corps

Defend Our Future

We Can Build Back Better with a Civilian Climate Corps. There’s a lot to get excited about in President Biden’s bold Clean energy and Jobs Plan.

Zambia commissions first unit of 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station

Renewable Energy World

On July 23, the government of Zambia celebrated commissioning of the first unit at the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station. Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, gave an address on the occasion, which was attended by many dignitaries, including representatives of project owner Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. ZESCO) and contractor Sinohydro Corporation.

TPG Rise ($5.4 billion) and Brookfield ($7 billion) raise the stakes for climate funds

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 27 – The funds from TPG Rise and Brookfield represent a step-change for climate funds in both size and scale of institutional. The post TPG Rise ($5.4 billion) and Brookfield ($7 billion) raise the stakes for climate funds appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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The 10 countries most and least threatened by climate change

Inhabitant

A new study published in PLOS ONE has identified countries most at risk of "climate change-related harm" and those in a good position to deal with climate change's effects

Better economic data can drive inclusive growth in Africa

Impact Alpha

“In God we trust, everyone else must bring data,” said the statistician W. Edwards Deming. The debilitating effect of Covid19 on the economies. The post Better economic data can drive inclusive growth in Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

I need to take a Yee!

GatesNotes

I hope Dr. Shannon Yee’s amazing new toilet will spark a sanitation revolution

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Chilean plant-based food producer NotCo raises $235 million

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 27 — The Santiago-based company created Giuseppe, which uses artificial intelligence to identify plant-based ingredients as substitutes for animal-based products. The post Chilean plant-based food producer NotCo raises $235 million appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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An adaptive reuse project in Rome features modular meeting rooms

Inhabitant

A design collaboration between Gabriele Masina studio in Rome and London-based THDP studio, the DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti will connect two buildings into one property using adaptive reuse techniques

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