Wed.Nov 24, 2021

What would it take to make AI ‘greener’?

GreenBiz

The first step is to promote the practice of more holistic and multidimensional model evaluation

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A Brief Guide on How to Compost in Your Apartment

Green Living Guy

Composting is an ancient practice that takes a load of organic material and returns it to where it came from. It’s perfect for garden waste, but it’s also the ideal way to deal with your food waste, diverting tons of material that would otherwise rot in a landfill or end up incinerated.

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Puerto Rico's once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a clean energy grid

GreenBiz

Puerto Rico adopted laws that called for generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050. But FEMA's fossil fuel plans might stymie that progress

Toothpaste Ingredients to Avoid

Green Living Guy

It’s time for a side-by-side comparison of toothpaste. Let’s look at how organic toothpaste stacks up against the rest when it comes to a few common ingredients. Is it “healthier”? Is it “better”? And, after all, is it “worth it”?

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.

What the great resignation means for sustainability professionals

GreenBiz

To retain talent, employers should create a culture of flexibility, belonging and growth

£2.65m green hydrogen project aims to advance emissions-free distilling ambitions

Envirotec Magazine

A new and seemingly ground-breaking hydrogen combustion technology is to be trialled at Bruichladdich Distillery’s operations on Islay. UK based green-hydrogen firm Protium is working with partner ITPEnergised (ITPE) on the pilot project, which received the go-ahead on 24 November.

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Why flexibility is so important in the logistics industry

Envirotec Magazine

Calum Arnison is Contract Manager (Nippon) with road tanker logistics firm Suttons Tankers. Calum Arnison of Suttons Tankers writes about what it actually takes to ensure products get shipped on time. Logistics services need to adapt skilffully to address seasonal requirements for different products.

What does the future hold for wet markets?

GreenBiz

More than a year after the emergence of COVID-19, researchers at Princeton University suggests that an across-the-board ban on wet markets would do more harm than good

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Tank containers acquisition supports expansion into new markets

Envirotec Magazine

Logistics provider Suttons International has acquired overseas ISO tank containers, personnel, and customer contracts from VTG Tanktainer GmbH, a subsidiary of VTG Aktiengesellschaft (VTG).

Which Generation is the Greenest Homeowner?

Green Living Guy

Our desire to live green lifestyles has skyrocketed in the past decade. In the last 5 years, there has been a 71% increase in searches for sustainable goods, as many consumers now value biodiversity and sustainability when making purchases.

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.

TDK’s new temperature sensors protect high voltage DC connectors in EVs

Charged

TDK ’s new high-voltage-resistant temperature sensors for connectors are designed to protect batteries operating at high voltages. The company designed these sensors to respond quickly, remain stable at high temperatures, and integrate directly into connectors.

The Need of Shifting Towards Paperless Environment or Eco-Friendly Paper

Green Living Guy

In today’s modern world, where efficiencies and effectiveness are dispersed all around, enabling every task to be just a single touch away, in parallel to that, work-life ethics and lifestyle are getting changed too.

Magna supplies battery enclosure for Ford F-150 Lightning

Charged

Magna is supplying Ford with battery enclosures for the upcoming F-150 Lightning electric truck. The enclosures will be the first built by Magna for Ford in the North American market.

A Complete Guide to Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care

Green Living Guy

Creating a healthy and attractive lawn while being eco-friendly can be a difficult balancing act. Typically, beautiful lawns are treated with many damaging chemicals and regular manicures. However, as the importance of protecting the environment grows, so do safe and effective lawn care options.

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EV Connect to provide charging management and network services for GM dealerships

Charged

GM has approved EV Connect as a solution provider to support the deployment of charging stations at GM dealerships across the US and Canada. EV Connect will provide its charging management solutions, which include data analytics and 24/7 customer support.

Low Emission and Clean Air Zones: What You Need To Know

Green Living Guy

Pollution has become a major issue over the last few decades as advocates for a society fueled on something other than petrol became more and more common.

Microsoft data center to host hydrogen demonstration project

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. A Microsoft data center in Washington State will host a hydrogen fuel cell demonstration project. The project will test the reliability of a power system incorporating large-format hydrogen fuel cells to produce reliable and sustainable backup power.

Another poor wet season endangers Cambodia’s biggest lake and its people

Eco-Business

Climate change, unsustainable and illegal fishing and the proliferation of hydropower dams on rivers that feed Tonle Sap threaten the livelihoods of over one million Cambodians

COP26 left the world with a climate to-do list: Here are 5 things to watch for in 2022

Renewable Energy World

Rachel Kyte , Tufts University. How much the world achieved at the Glasgow climate talks – and what happens now – depends in large part on where you live.

California fires killed nearly 20 percent of the world's Sequoias

Inhabitant

Wildfires in California over the past five years have claimed nearly 20% of the world's largest Sequoias. Frequent fires in the Sequoia National Park and the surrounding forests have claimed a third of groves in California

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CTG commissions 100th generator in Yangtze River cascade hydropower stations

Renewable Energy World

The No. 4 turbine-generator at the 16-GW Baihetan hydropower station , owned by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), was put into operation on Nov.

Details emerge surrounding closed-door carbon deal in Malaysian Borneo

Eco-Business

The deal allegedly covers rights to more than 2 million hectares of the state’s tropical forests for the next 100 to 200 years

Virtual pavilion looks into the future of sustainable design

Inhabitant

The built environment is responsible for consuming over one-third of global energy and produces 40% of the world's energy-related carbon emissions. To highlight the impact of sustainable design for local and global contexts, the Visualization and VR team at AECOM, in collaboration with exhibition designers at Install Archive, designed a virtual pavilion called Build Better Now for COP26

Accelerating net-zero transition pushes incumbents to spin off green ‘ReNewCo’s’

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Nov. 24 – They were engines of growth for much of the past century. Now, some of the most iconic names of. The post Accelerating net-zero transition pushes incumbents to spin off green ‘ReNewCo’s’ appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Sorting out the messy economics for a fair climate transition

Eco-Business

The region's multilateral development banks and state investment funds appear to be in flux about how money is raised and funnelled towards the energy transition with carbon pricing splitting views

A $55 million credit facility will help Urban Energy develop community solar in NYC

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 24 — Brooklyn-based solar developer Urban Energy is accelerating clean distributed energy for the city’s buildings, which account for over 70%. The post A $55 million credit facility will help Urban Energy develop community solar in NYC appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

100-year-old railway yard turned into a green space

Inhabitant

Parco Romana is an urban-scale redevelopment project in Milan’s Porta Romana district. The international team behind it includes OUTCOMIST, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, PLP Architecture, Carlo Ratti Associati and Arup

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Kettle secures $25 million to provide wildfire reinsurance for Californians

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 24 — San Francisco-based Kettle is looking to fill a gap in the $400 billion-a-year reinsurance industry: accurately pinpointing and underwriting. The post Kettle secures $25 million to provide wildfire reinsurance for Californians appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Document AI technology use in Fintechs

Mosaic

By Nagaraju Bandaru. AI-Powered Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) is a fast-growing technology category that allows businesses to automatically capture relevant and valuable information previously trapped in complex documents and use it in important downstream business applications and processes.

Planet Expands Sales Leadership Team as It Prepares to Go Public

Planet Pulse

We are thrilled to announce the latest expansion of our sales leadership team with the addition of Michael Goldberg, the Vice President of Sales Operations, Vice President of Sales Operations, Debbie Queen, Simon Alford, the Vice President of Global Pre-Sales, and Leslie Mertz, the Global Director of Sales Development!

Tom Ford launches new plastic film alternative competition

Inhabitant

In a world shifting focus towards more sustainable products, research and development is crucial in order to find viable alternatives to plastic. Innovation can come from surprising sources when it’s flushed out with the proper support

The Brief: Spinning off ReNewCos, wildfire reinsurance in California, community solar in New York, impact startups in Latin America, corporate political activity

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! We’re taking a Brief break for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. We’ll be back in your inbox.

Stop greenwashing of aviation: 4. biofuels

Low Impact

Over five weeks we’re publishing a range of Stay Grounded factsheets about various kinds of techno-greenwashing provided by the aviation industry. 1 covered the promise of improved efficiency ; no. 2, electric flight ; no.

Could Europe's coal phase out happen much faster than anticipated?

Business Green

Boost for Glasgow Climate Pact as German coalition talks point to earlier coal phase out date and Portugal confirms closure of last coal power plant.

Get these Black Friday deals on eco-friendly beauty products

Inhabitant

Being environmentally friendly every day, in every aspect of your life, is hard. It’s draining to try to save your wallet but also save Mother Earth. There don’t seem to be many options for both, but Black Friday is just around the corner. Here is our list of products to celebrate you! You’ll be taking care of yourself, your wallet and the environment all in one purchase

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