Mon.Jan 10, 2022

The war on plastics, 2022: A change of climate

GreenBiz

The climate crisis represents a new front on the war on plastics. Are you ready

6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Construction Design Software

U.S. Green Technology

A construction project can be complex. That’s because such projects need effective execution and skilled professionals. Hence, using design software can come in handy. Technology has changed the ways businesses operate in more ways than one. This includes the building and construction industry.

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5 biodiversity guidelines to watch in 2022

GreenBiz

As biodiversity becomes a more integral part of corporate sustainability commitments, expect updated and new resources to help the journey

2022 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 1

CleanTech Alliance

Pre-Session Preview Monday, January 10th, marks the first day of the 2022 legislative session. Biennial budget cycles last two years, and 2022 is the second half of the current cycle. This means the legislature will go into a short 60-day session that is scheduled to end on March 10th, 2022.

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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.

Two states build one of the world's largest EV markets

GreenBiz

The Clean Trucks Program in Oregon and the Advanced Clean Trucks and Zero Emission Vehicle Programs in Washington are solidifying West Coast vehicle electrification

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The effects of toxic exposure on vulnerable communities

U.S. Green Technology

As climate change pushes the governments to seek effective solutions and invest in cutting-edge technologies, more and more people become aware that what we have done until now to lessen the impact of this crisis is not enough.

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Extreme weather reminds us we must (and can) tackle the climate crisis

EDF Voices

Here are some reasons for hope, and helpful things you can do, now that a new season of extreme weather made worse by climate change has begun

Behind Lineage’s innovative solar plus ‘linear generator’ installation

GreenBiz

A facility in Colton Agua Mansa, California, is among the first of its kind

Biden’s American Jobs Plan is smart climate policy. Here’s why.

EDF Voices

The American Jobs Plan is designed to generate millions of new, good-paying union jobs, revitalize aging U.S. infrastructure and address historic inequities in access to clean water and air — all while combating climate change

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How to repair the world’s broken carbon offset market

GreenBiz

Any economist take on reforming carbon markets to resolve a system plagued by problems and play a significant role in slowing global warming

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.

Selecting an EV charging cable supplier (whitepaper)

Charged

Sponsored by Harting. All Charged Up and Ready to Go: Reliable Connectivity for EVs. Not all charging cables are made the same and understanding the different choices in charging cables makes all the difference in ensuring reliability and safety.

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Coal was dying. Then 2021 happened.

Grist

Coal was supposed to be on its deathbed. For the past seven years, coal use in America has been trending down. Faced with falling natural gas prices and the growth in wind and solar energy, coal plants from Illinois to New Mexico closed their doors.

S-5! Solar Expert Presents at Intersolar North America and Showcases New Solar Product

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Attendees are invited to stop by S-5!’s s Booth (#1947) to see first-hand its PVKONCEAL™ module skirt.

Walmart, FedEx place large orders for electric delivery vans from GM’s BrightDrop

Charged

GM subsidiary BrightDrop has added Walmart to its roster of customers, and expanded its relationship with FedEx. Walmart has reserved 5,000 of BrightDrop’s EV600 and smaller EV410 electric delivery vans to support the retail giant’s growing last-mile delivery network.

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A defining moment for ExxonMobil's biggest shareholders — and for the climate

EDF Voices

The upcoming shareholder vote is potential inflection point, as leading companies recognize that climate change presents a massive systemic risk, and that solving it is a multitrillion-dollar opportunity

Renewables set to gain as 3 initiatives advance clean energy goals in Wales

Renewable Energy World

The Welsh flag. Wales has always been on the forefront of British renewable developments. The Celtic nation was one of the first in Europe to take green technologies seriously with the Centre for Alternative Technology opening and spearheading research back in the early 1970s.

How To Avoid Greenwashing: A Businesses Guide for Sustainable Marketing

Green Business Bureau

As a consumer, do you consistently believe the products you purchase are as green as they are advertised to be? If you answered yes to this question, then you’re in a minority. According to a 2019 Edelman’s Trust Barometer Special Report, a mere 34% of consumers trust the brands they purchase from.

The whole country is breathing wildfire smoke

EDF Voices

This year’s fire season is expected to be brutal, and climate change is making it more extreme. Here's how to protect yourself when air quality is poor

Hydrostor inks $250 million investment for energy storage growth

Renewable Energy World

Hydrostor is getting a boost for its long-term energy storage projects. Goldman Sachs is investing $250 million to help the company build more than 1 GW/8.7GWh of its Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects in California and Australia. Some development is already underway.

Chrysler says it will go from no EVs to all EVs in six years

Charged

The current headlines assure us that automakers are “racing” to go electric (woohoo!), and it surely sounds like the race is on at Chrysler.

A climate breakthrough for investor accountability

EDF Voices

Exxon shareholders elected two of the four board candidates nominated by activist investors. Why this is a core win for the environment

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Solar to make up half of new generating capacity in 2022

Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says nearly half of planned capacity additions in 2022 will be solar energy resources. EIA said it expects 46.1 GW of new utility-scale generating capacity to be added to the U.S. power grid this year. Around 21.5

The world gets serious about cutting methane pollution

EDF Voices

The urgency of tackling methane is finally being recognized at the highest levels — and new satellite-based tools are coming to make that possible. Here’s how we got to this Methane Moment

REE starts P7 EV platform trials, plans customer pilots in Q1 2022

Charged

EV platform company REE Automotive is beginning trials of its P7 commercial delivery vehicle and walk-in van EV platform. The company plans trials for the platform at the REE Engineering Center of Excellence in the UK and the REE Advanced Research and Development Center in Israel.

A climate scientist’s top 5 takeaways from the latest IPCC climate report

EDF Voices

The bottom line is that even though this report is full of doom and gloom, it is not too late to act

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BirdlLife International appoints Lahiru Wijedasa as Asia forest coordinator

Eco-Business

Wijedasa was part of a team that recently discovered a new species of flowering tree in a peat swamp in Sumatra

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Go bold on climate: The unequivocal, inarguable moment for climate is now

EDF Voices

As the latest IPCC climate report shows, global and business leaders must take action ASAP to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. This is our moment to be fearless and fight to create the change we need to protect our people and our planet

BirdLife International appoints Lahiru Wijedasa as Asia forest coordinator

Eco-Business

Wijedasa was part of a team that recently discovered a new species of flowering tree in a peat swamp in Sumatra

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BlackRock to make $50-million investment in Sigma Lithium

Charged

Canada-based lithium producer Sigma Lithium announced that it will receive 64.2 million Canadian dollars ($50.1

Nepal choking on diesel fumes

Eco-Business

Study moots phasing out Nepal’s ageing diesel fleet and tightening emission norms

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CARBON OFFSET PRICES COULD INCREASE FIFTY-FOLD BY 2050

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Surging demand and unanswered questions on supply could push offset prices to unsustainable highs or ill-fated lows

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Family beats politics in shaping Latino environmental beliefs. Here’s why it matters.

EDF Voices

It's time to not only listen to our elders, but also the voices of our youth — and think of the broader family that is this country

XPeng delivers 98,000 EVs in 2021

Charged

Chinese EV manufacturer XPeng (NYSE:XPEV) has announced delivery results for December 2021 and the fourth quarter 2021. XPeng delivered 16,000 Smart EVs in December 2021, exceeding its monthly delivery benchmark of 15,000 units for the second consecutive month despite ongoing supply chain challenges.

4 things we’d like to see at this year’s most important climate conference

EDF Voices

What happens at this year’s COP26 climate summit will set the trajectory for people and the planet over the coming years. Here’s what we’d like — and expect — to see

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altE Announces 11th Annual Solar Installer Conference

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Like the previous year's Conference, this year's event will take place virtually (100% online) - but in a greatly expanded format with twice as many free webinar sessions and more opportunities to earn NABCEP Continuing Education Credits and win giveaway prize raffles