Wed.Aug 10, 2022

Surfing a wave of controversy over deep-sea mining

GreenBiz

Diving into risk? The ocean depths are rich with metals and minerals critical for the clean economy transition

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- August 10

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, August 10, 2022 Submit utility data review by Aug. 12 deadline Commerce is completing its initial aggregation of utility energy assistance reports which asks utilities to review the aggregation file to ensure it accurately: Reflects the utility data submissions; and Verifies the reported low-income programs meet the definition of […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin clean energy rulemaking weekly bulletin

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The game of ESG telephone

GreenBiz

The conflation of ESG with sustainability has put ESG in the midst of an awkward game of tug-of-war, with commercial and existential incentives as the primary pullers. In this interview, experts Ken Pucker and Andrew King address that dichotomy

The Return on Investment (ROI) of Sustainable Business

Green Business Bureau

The ROI Of Sustainability in Business. There is general consensus among business leaders and investors that business success today requires a commitment to sustainability.

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.

Solving for every step of concrete’s carbon packed production

GreenBiz

A step-by-step analysis of everything we can do to decarbonize one of the most important materials for infrastructure

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Mixing Traditional and Modern Eco-Friendly Pieces in Your Office

U.S. Green Technology

Even though most business owners hate investing time, energy, and money into furnishing and decorating their office space, this is still one of the most important processes you have to go through from time to time.

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How Green Marketing Can Accelerate Business Growth

U.S. Green Technology

Photo by Kaboompics In recent years, the business world has seen some significant changes. The rise of green marketing is one of the most significant.

How to decarbonize cryptocurrency

GreenBiz

It requires a substantial reduction in fossil fuel use, widespread electrification, improved energy efficiency and more alternative renewable fuels

Sustainability Guide for Consulting Firms: Running An Eco Friendly Business

Green Business Bureau

Consulting and Sustainability. Every consulting firm should operate in a sustainable manner. Many consulting firms are already making the world a better place through their own green initiatives and helping other firms with sustainability consulting.

4 Important Things to Know about Installing an Electric Vehicle Charger at Home

Green Living Guy

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become the leading choice of consumers over traditional ones as they offer high battery life, efficiency, and affordability. According to reports, the market share of EVs has increased to 8.3% in 2021, which was 4.2% in 2020. What’s more?

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.

New York City chooses three hardware vendors for curbside charging pilot

Charged

New York City has launched a pilot to demonstrate how access to charging could be improved for the 50% of residents that park their cars on-street.

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Optical fibres might be useful for nuclear waste exploration

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: UrFU / Vladimir Petrov.

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New BMW i4 eDrive35 EV coming to the US in 2023

Charged

BMW’s new BMW i4 eDrive35 joins the i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 as a more affordable model in the automaker’s electric sedan lineup. US deliveries are expected to start in the first quarter of 2023 with a starting base price of $51,400 plus $995 destination and handling.

Monocultures or mixed species? Surprising new research shows how different forests cope with drought

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Shaun Dunmall , CC BY-SA 2.0 license. Monocultures of some of the UK’s most economically important conifers may be more resilient to spring drought than mixed species forests, new research seems to have shown.

Iberdrola invests in solid-state startup Basquevolt

Charged

Iberdrola , a Spanish electric utility, plans to invest in the solid-state battery startup Basquevolt via its start-up program PERSEO.

100-MW green hydrogen facility to be built at Port of Felixstowe

Envirotec Magazine

The facility is likely to be built on brownfield land within the port (image credit: diamond geezer , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ). Scottish Power has announced (8 August) plans to build a 100-MW green hydrogen production facility at the Port of Felixstowe, on the Suffolk coast.

Can A Dining Room Be Luxurious and Eco-Friendly?

Green Living Guy

We believe that everything has an eco-friendly alternative. And what we can take responsibility for in our home and our lifestyle is up to us. Our dining rooms are one of those things.

EvoCharge chargers to incorporate AmpUp’s charging management software

Charged

EvoCharge , a supplier of EVSE and cable management solutions, has formed a preferred network partnership with software provider AmpUp. AmpUp’s software is designed to allow EV owners to manage their charging infrastructure to simplify charging schedules and optimize energy consumption.

Navigating the Distributed Energy Resources Revolution and FERC 2222

Bidgely

For more on DERs and FERC 2222, download the full Navigating the Distributed Energy Resources Revolution: A Playbook to Guide Grid Modernization and FERC 2222 Compliance. Utilities are making solid strides in small-scale DER integrations.

Sustainability Guide for Consulting Firms: Running An Eco Friendly Business

Green Business Bureau

Consulting and Sustainability. Every consulting firm should operate in a sustainable manner. Many consulting firms are already making the world a better place through their own green initiatives and helping other firms with sustainability consulting.

‘Blue Hydrogen Cheerleader’: UK Government’s Choice of Hydrogen Champion Draws Criticism

DeSmogBlog

The UK government has been accused of appointing a “cheerleader for climate-wrecking blue hydrogen” as its hydrogen champion while claiming to support clean energy.

Electric Vehicle Market Registering Growth 24% by 2030

Alternative Energy Mag

The global electric vehicle market is registering growth at a CAGR of 24% over the forecast period 2021 to 2030, according to new report study by Vision Research Reports

Fixed-income strategies can offer scalable impact with low risk and liquidity

Impact Alpha

For financial advisors, impact and investing continue to converge, with new concepts and momentum shaping the way investors view their participation. The desire. The post Fixed-income strategies can offer scalable impact with low risk and liquidity appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

LGIM America and EDF: A new kind of climate partnership

EDF + Business

Neaaz Mozumder Investment Stewardship Analysit. By Neaaz Mozumder, Investment Stewardship Analyst, LGIM America and Andrew Howell, Director of Investor Influence, Environmental Defense Fund.

The Brief: Funding U.S. climate banks, Berlin’s green generation, education finance in India, fixed-income impact, sustainable forestry

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Climate Finance “Green Bank” in U.S. climate bill to provide catalytic capital for renewable energy and community resilience. The post The Brief: Funding U.S.

Liz Truss renews attacks on solar farms, vowing to free fields from 'paraphernalia'

Business Green

Foreign Secretary promises to stop fields being filled with 'paraphernalia' like solar farms at latest hustings event, as net zero champion Chris Skidmore defects from Rishi Sunak campaign.

“Green Bank” in climate bill to provide catalytic capital for renewable energy and community resilience

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Aug. 10 – It’s not the national green bank that advocates have pushed for more than a decade. But the $27 billion. The post “Green Bank” in climate bill to provide catalytic capital for renewable energy and community resilience appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology Fundamentals

Alternative Energy Mag

The hybrid electric vehicle global market size was valued at USD 56.52 billion in 2021 and is projected to hit around USD 310.94 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 20.86% every year

Green Generation Fund raises €100 million for food- and green-tech ventures

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 10 — The women-led fund based in Berlin is looking to invest in up to 30 early-stage companies in the U.S. The post Green Generation Fund raises €100 million for food- and green-tech ventures appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Agrifood Tech Dealflow Impact Tech

States repurpose old coal plants into clean energy plants

Inhabitant

Several U.S. states are repurposing closed-down coal plants into solar plants and wind farms. Among the states that have made the transition include Illinois, which is currently leading the pack. Nine coal plants will become solar farms or battery storage facilities, according to The New York Times

Planet Appoints New CMO

Planet Pulse

I’m excited to announce a promotion to Planet’s leadership team: After an external and internal search, Planet’s own Donna Prlich has been chosen as our new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

This new museum is devoted to a contemporary Turkish artist

Inhabitant

Aytaç Architects, an Istanbul-based firm, recently unveiled their designs for the DE Bodrum Museum. The museum will showcase the works of Devrim Erbil, a contemporary Turkish artist, and serve as a new artsy hub in the city of Bodrum, Republic of Türkiye. Because of its incredible design, the project won an award in the 2021 cycle of the World Architecture Community Awards

Solar Inverter: Rising Demand for Electricity

Alternative Energy Mag

Technical improvements and innovation are driving growth and development opportunities for the solar (PV) inverter industry. Solar (PV) inverters are getting new and improved functionality. This aids end users in meeting the rising demand for electricity

These delivery robots might bring your next pizza

Inhabitant

There is now an autonomous delivery robot vehicle that can bring you cold groceries or hot pizza. Meet Nuro, a last mile delivery and self-driving vehicle that was built with people and sustainability in mind

Clenergy Welcomed GEMINOX’s Maiden Visit

Alternative Energy Mag

General Manager of GEMINOX Visited Clenergy on August 4th- 5th, 2022