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Coca-Cola and Unilever: We're not convinced by plastic credits

Eco-Business

The consumer goods firms say that plastic credits cannot be at the heart of solutions to the plastic crisis. Both firms say they want to be heavily involved in extended producer responsibility schemes that hold producers responsible for plastic waste

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Biologist, Physical Scientist, Chemist at The Office of Water (OW)

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Biologist, Physical Scientist, Chemist | The Office of Water (OW) | Washington, DC. Duties. You will: Plan, design, manage, and ensures completion of major scientific programs and projects. Provide analytical or implementation support on complex scientific issues related to the Biosolids Program.

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School's out: Pakistan floods raise education fears for millions

Eco-Business

Climate change-fuelled flooding has damaged or destroyed more than 26,600 schools, with dropout fears growing

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New jobs at SDG&E

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Various positions | SDG&E | San Diego. Click the link to apply: Senior Financial System Analyst (Hybrid) (#22-63505). Provides general and technical expertise to all organizations within the Company in the effective and efficient use of the financial reporting and analytical capabilities of financial systems including SAP and Business Warehouse.

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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.

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Rare giant squirrel keystone species in India's forests

Eco-Business

Among the four global giant squirrels, the Indian giant squirrel is endemic only to India. It plays an essential role in balancing the forest’s ecological systems by aiding in seed dispersal

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COP27: Five things companies need to know after this year's UN climate summit

Business Green

A greater focus on phasing down fossil fuels and ensuring transparency around net zero goals emerged in Sharm El Sheikh, writes We Mean Business Coalition CEO Maria Mendiluce. Business knows that 1.5ºC ºC is a limit not a target.

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Marine Conservation Society joins legal action against government sewage spill plan

Business Green

Conservation charity becomes co-claimant in legal action against the government over alleged failures in plan to tackle sewage overflows.

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In cold, dry Mongolia floods are now common–with devastating urban impacts

Eco-Business

Millions of people have moved to Mongolia’s cities in the past 30 years, where a lack of infrastructure combines with more intense rainfall to cause misery in slum districts

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Green construction tech firms enjoy VC investment boom

Business Green

New analysis reveals venture capital investment in low carbon building technology firms hit record $2.2bn in 2022. Firms providing green building technologies and services received record levels of venture capital investment in 2022, with investment reaching $2.2bn so far this year. That is according to a new report from building venture capital firm A/O PropTech, which found that overall investment in green construction tech over the past five years reached $4.5bn across more than 450 deal.

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Electric Trucks Take the Load on the Road in New Zealand

CleanTechnica

Reliance Transport, with the help of the Low Emission Transport Fund administered by Australia’s Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA), has commissioned two battery-powered Scania electric trucks to take the road in New Zealand.

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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.

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Government confirms plans for £1bn ECO+ energy efficiency scheme

Business Green

Extension of ECO scheme to see grants offered to wider range of households, as plans confirmed for £18m energy-saving public information campaign.

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From Hyundai Kona EV to Tesla Model Y Standard Range

CleanTechnica

Phil bought an electric Hyundai Kona three and half years ago, and we have met on and off at various car events and coffee mornings since then. He recently traded up to a Tesla Model Y Standard Range and has modified it for his wife Gwen’s disability. I spent the morning with him today. We […].

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Tory onshore wind ban rebellion builds momentum

Business Green

Michael Gove signals support for lifting de facto ban on onshore wind farms, as net zero tsar Chris Skidmore confirms he is stepping down at next election.

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Uber & Lyft Drivers To Get Support From New EV Charging Station In California

CleanTechnica

In many ways, an EV is a great fit for rideshare and delivery driving. How do I know? I’ve done it. A few years ago, I did that in a 2018 Nissan LEAF. Gasoline can cost upwards of $1,000 monthly for a rideshare or delivery driver who stays busy, even in a hybrid. But, if […].

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Ford Keeps Top Human Rights Ranking

CleanTechnica

Human rights is a tougher thing to respect than it sounds. Avoiding the worst things, like committing genocide or scapegoating minority groups is pretty easy to avoid if you’re not an evil narcissist bent on world domination, but there are myriad smaller things that can go wrong much easier.

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State Of Colorado Launches First EV Education Campaign

CleanTechnica

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently launched an EV education campaign. They did this to raise awareness of state and federal EV tax credits and Colorado’s EV infrastructure investments.

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Connected Cars & AI Solve Many Highway Traffic Congestion Issues

CleanTechnica

An experiment this week near Nashville demonstrated that connected cars and AI can help reduce traffic snarls on highways. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport artificial intelligence connected cars traffic jams

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High Fossil Energy Prices Could Paradoxically Imperil The Transition To Renewable Energy If Voters Get Cold Feet

CleanTechnica

In many ways, the high energy prices of 2022 are inadvertently helping renewables, as they are the cheapest form of energy and are not dependent on the usual players (Fracking, OPEC, Russia etc.).

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Maersk Now Has A Special Warehouse For EV Batteries

CleanTechnica

When it comes to shipping, one size may fit most items. Shipping containers are pretty standard around the world now, and they can be taken by truck, rail, and ship. But, the needs of items inside those containers can vary quite a bit. Things like cars need to be strapped down to prevent damage.

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Subaru Prepares To Launch The Solterra In The US — Will It Do Better Than Toyota?

CleanTechnica

Toyota’s bZ4X hasn’t had an easy time in the market.

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The Evolution From ICE To Electric Vehicles — From Former GM Service Manager

CleanTechnica

Robert Nicol has a pedigree that is soaked in petrol and diesel, and yet he has been able to evolve from fossil fueled vehicles to electric vehicles. His father worked for Toyota as a “master service technician” for more than 25 years in Australia.