Fri.Aug 12, 2022

Tips on marketing sustainability without greenwashing

GreenBiz

PepsiCo sustainability and social impact market executive Maddy Kulkarni discusses her new book, “Social Impact Marketing,” a primer for building awareness of sustainable products and solutions

Washington State 2022 Primary Election Results

CleanTech Alliance

Voter turnout currently sits at 40.1% with 1,926,348 votes that have been processed. Public Policy brad boswell election results primary primary results

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National order bans single-use plastics in national parks. Does it go far enough?

GreenBiz

What's worth celebrating, critiquing and waiting on

Kwasi Kwarteng says biomass wood imports are “not sustainable”

Envirotec Magazine

Cooling towers at Drax, North Yorkshire (image credit: Shutterstock.com / Phil Silverman).

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.

Bio-recycling gets fashionable with enzymes that will eat your shoes

GreenBiz

French startup Carbios recently signed an agreement with On, Patagonia, Puma and Salomon meant to accelerate the commercialization of its bio-recycling technology for textiles

The Arctic is heating up four times faster than the rest of the planet

Grist

It turns out the Arctic is heating up faster than previously thought, according to research out Thursday — four times faster than the rest of the planet. In recent decades, scientists have sounded the alarm that the Arctic is warming two or three times faster than the rest of the world.

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Research highlights widespread ignorance of plans to transform recycling system

Envirotec Magazine

New research seems to show that 16 per cent of Brits don’t recycle, with a lack of knowledge about what can and can’t be recycled cited as the most common reason.

Episode 327: Meet carbontech startup Air Company

GreenBiz

In this episode, Gregory Constantine, co-founder and CEO of Air Company, talks growth plans for his startup. Plus, we debate deep-sea mining and the purpose of purpose

Extended Producer Responsibility cannot be delayed, says ADEPT

Envirotec Magazine

Baled plastic bottles: introducing EPR will encourage producers to reduce their packaging through meeting the full net costs of packaging management, which will in turn encourage better packaging design and make it easier to recycle.

The biggest thing Congress has ever done to address climate change

EDF Voices

With its $369 billion in climate and clean energy investments, the Inflation Reduction Act is the largest, most ambitious climate legislation Congress has ever passed

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.

States can vote out Fluorescent tubes over LEDs

Green Living Guy

Vote Out Fluorescent Vermont is phasing out fluorescent tube lights over LEDs. Vermont is doing this because it reduces costs, greenhouse gases and mercury pollution. The price per bulb are a little more expensive then fluorescent bulbs in residential living ($1.18 extra).

EVCS to deploy 300 Tritium DC fast chargers in California, Oregon and Washington

Charged

West Coast fast charging network operator EVCS plans to deploy 300 new chargers across California, Oregon, and Washington. The order consists of 300 50 kW Tritium RTM fast chargers, bringing the total number of Tritium DC fast chargers in the EVCS network to over 800.

Climate Tech Entrepreneurs React to the Inflation Reduction Act

Elemental Excelerator

It’s not often that we have a chance to savor a history-making win on the climate change front. The $370B in climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act — the biggest climate bill ever passed — provides such a moment.

Ascend Elements to invest a billion in Kentucky battery materials facility

Charged

Ascend Elements , a vertically integrated battery recycling and engineered materials company, has announced plans to invest $310 million in the first phase, and up to $1 billion total, to build a battery materials facility at the Commerce Industrial Park II in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

AutoGrid’s Customers Flex Grid Muscles During Peak Summer

AutoGrid

AutoGrid’s Customers Flex Grid Muscles During Peak Summer. By Rahul Kar – Senior VP. We are in the middle of peak summer season across the northern hemisphere and the electric grid is already groaning and straining under increased demand.

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Iberdrola and bp to deploy thousands of DC fast charging points in Spain and Portugal

Charged

Spanish electric utility Iberdrola and global oil giant bp plan to jointly invest up to €1 billion to deploy about 11,000 fast charging points across Spain and Portugal by 2030. The companies also hope to develop “green hydrogen” production hubs in Spain, Portugal and the UK.

LNG Exporter Downplays Emissions to Justify Expansion

DeSmogBlog

A major exporter of U.S. liquefied natural gas is “seeking to greenwash” its operations in order to portray gas exports as a climate solution and clear the way for further expansion, according to a new report.

Nissan establishes sustainable finance framework

Charged

Nissan has introduced a finance framework to fund its renewable energy, clean manufacturing system, EV charging infrastructure, battery reuse and autonomous-drive technologies. The company says the Nissan Sustainable Finance Framework may also support its new mobility services.

PV Hazard Control systems can cut costs and save time for rooftop installers

Solar Power World

Ever since the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) was published, rooftop solar contractors have faced potentially time-intensive and costly safety requirements for module-level rapid shutdown.

New York to have largest composting program in the US

Inhabitant

Queens, New York will soon have the country’s largest composting program. Starting October 3, 2.2 million New Yorkers will automatically have weekly pickup service for yard debris, food scraps and food-soiled paper products

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ImpactAlpha Deal Spotlight: Food waste solutions

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Aug. 12 – Demand for food waste solutions is growing, as companies and governments recognize cost savings of curbing waste, as well as. The post ImpactAlpha Deal Spotlight: Food waste solutions appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Agrifood Tech Dealflow Impact Tech

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Lakeview Village will create an entirely green community

Inhabitant

Sustainable housing developments that prioritize giving back more than we take from the earth are everyone's dream, right? Lakeview Village is a new development in Canada that is attempting this feat with a mixed-use waterfront community on 177 acres of waterfront land west of Toronto

The Week in Impact Investing: Reset

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! ?? Great expectations. When it comes to the zeitgeist, it’s best not to get too attached. A month ago, The post The Week in Impact Investing: Reset appeared first on ImpactAlpha. The Brief

Town's last remaining pub goes sustainable

Inhabitant

Architects De Matos Ryan have transformed the last remaining pub in a UK village to be sustainable with a full renovation of guest rooms and the inn's historic pub. The architects added 12 guest bedrooms and fully renovated The Alice Hawthorn's entire operation

New labour policies not enough to fight Malaysia’s forced labour problem

Eco-Business

While efforts are being made to improve labour practices in Malaysia's manufacturing and timber industries, a fresh lawsuit against glove maker Brightway Group highlights that much more needs to be done further down the value chain

The problem and solution of food deserts in the US

Inhabitant

For many people living in marginalized neighborhoods in the U.S., it’s a long trek to a store with a decent produce department. Instead of making a salad or steaming veggies, they wind up making do with nearby fast food or junk food

Part 3: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems — Aquaculture´s Path to Sustainability?

CleanTech Group

Tasked with feeding the growing global population, the aquaculture industry is facing severe sustainability and scaling challenges. One of the technologies helping to. Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights Resources and Environment Water Water & Wastewater Aquaculture filtration RAS recirculating aquaculture systems sustainability water Water purification Water Treatment

Mystery ingredients that made ancient bronze unique unveiled

Inhabitant

Scientists have finally unraveled the secrete behind the bronze recipes used by ancient blacksmiths. Through an analysis of a 2300-year-old text and coins, researchers found two elusive ingredients that were used to attain the high-quality bronze of the ancient world

Renewables industry hits back at Liz Truss's 'depressing' solar jibe

Business Green

"The language used so far over the course of the Conservative leadership race regarding solar and land use is deeply concerning".

Yes, EVs Are Greener Than Gas Vehicles

CleanTechnica

Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Charles Morris. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Research Science electric car benefits electric car emissions EV benefits EV emissions EV Myths Union of Concerned Scientists

Bio-recycling gets fashionable with enzymes that will eat your shoes

Business Green

French biotech start-up Carbios is making rapid progress working with some of the world's biggest fashion brands to deliver a new approach to polyester recycling.

How Local Governments & Communities Are Taking Action to Get Fossil Fuels Out of Buildings

CleanTechnica

Across the United States, 80 cities and counties have adopted policies that require or encourage the move off fossil fuels to all-electric homes and buildings.

'Industrial decarbonisation': 20 hydrogen and CCS projects make shortlist for public funding

Business Green

BEIS claims launch of next stage of its industrial decarbonisatoin programme as 'an important step towards a net zero economy'.

Tesla Adds Model Y Variant With BYD Blade Batteries In Germany

CleanTechnica

Tesla will begin manufacturing a new version of the Model Y in Germany with a structural battery pack from BYD.

Government unveils plan to boost support for energy intensive industries

Business Green

New consultation proposes extending exemption from environmental and policy costs enjoyed by energy intensive industries.