Tue.May 24, 2022

How three companies are solving problems using biomimicry

GreenBiz

Nature usually has the most elegant solutions. Why aren’t we using more of them

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New centre to advance hydrogen and syngas production from waste plastic

Envirotec Magazine

Powerhouse Energy Group PLC (PHE), a firm commercialising syngas and hydrogen production from non-recyclable waste plastic, has unveiled (on 24 May) plans to create a UK based, Global Technology and Innovation Centre (GTIC), which it aims to open in early 2023.

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Guilt by trade association

GreenBiz

The trade association issue is central to solving the climate policy challenge. Companies must tackle this issue, or we’ll keep hitting a roadblock we can’t get around

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Academic wins international award for urban ecology work

Envirotec Magazine

A researcher at Northumbria University is part of a group of academics to win a prestigious international award for their work on sustainable science.

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.

5 ways to cut oil and gas use through clean transportation

GreenBiz

From creative financing to better walking infrastructure, these strategies can reduce traffic, noise, and pollution

The mental block preventing people from buying electric vehicles

Grist

In some ways, electric vehicles are everywhere these days: With gas prices soaring and climate warnings becoming more urgent, many drivers are searching online for EVs; major car companies like Ford have released electric versions of their classic models; and several states have introduced EV rebates.

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Seattle to install curbside Level 2 public chargers on request

Charged

Seattle is home to large numbers of Drivewayless Drivers—those unfortunate car owners who lack driveways, and must use street parking near their homes.

How a net-zero hotel is setting a new industry standard

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Lamington Group’s hotel brand, room2, sets a new standard for boutique hotels by providing an experience that’s both comfortable and good for the planet

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Eco Friendly Office: Creating the Ideal Green Home Office Environment

Green Business Bureau

Remote Work Is Here To Stay: Employees Should Create the Ideal Green Home Office. Over the last couple of years, there’s been a distinct business shift towards the adoption of remote operations.

NI releases new Battery Test System analysis software for EVs

Charged

NI (formerly National Instruments ) has released its latest Battery Test System (BTS) and introduced a new software analysis product line—both of which are designed to link data across the engineering workflow.

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.

The Sustainability Checklist: 25 Things To Do when Launching and Managing a Sustainability Program

Green Business Bureau

The Sustainable Business Journey. If your company is investing in green initiatives and working toward becoming a more sustainable business and/or company, you need a strategy, plan, and a roadmap.

Start-up provides digital platform for plastic recyclate trading

Envirotec Magazine

Hamburg-based start-up cirplus has entered into the UK market in a bid to digitalise the plastic and recycling industry.

Asia Pulp & Paper eyes 2060 net-zero emissions target

Eco-Business

The firm aims to rein in its carbon footprint in line with the Indonesian government's own net-zero target. Environmentalists fret that a plan to triple production and continued operation on peatlands contradict APP's decarbonisation goals

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Renewables industry group lobbies for supply chain growth

Envirotec Magazine

A 1.5MW tidal turbine being installed at Nigg in 2017 (image credit: Arild Lilleboe / Shutterstock.com). Scottish Renewables presents five actions which The Scottish Government could take to boost net-zero supply chain.

The global hunger crisis is here

Eco-Business

Conflict, Covid, the climate crisis, and rising costs have pushed 44 million people in 38 countries to the edge of famine. How to address a global food crisis in the making

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Organic farming or flower strips – which is better for bees?

Envirotec Magazine

Flower strips next to a conventional wheat field near Sebexen in the district of Northeim, Germany (image credit: Constanza Geppert).

Covid-hit China urged to move UN summit to save global nature deal

Eco-Business

About 195 countries were set to finalise an accord to safeguard plants, animals and ecosystems at the UN talks, known as COP15, which had been due to start late last month in the Chinese city of Kunming

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Why Australia is Truly the Virtual Power Plants Market Frontier?

AutoGrid

Why Australia is Truly the Virtual Power Plants Market Frontier? By Peter Asmus. As one scans the world for opportunity during the current energy transition, one of the most vibrant regional markets is often forgotten due to its geography.

Philippines takes first steps to plastic currency notes

Eco-Business

An initial 10 million pieces were distributed by the central bank for the rollout, with another 490 million pieces due to be distributed next year

‘The Mask Slipped’: HSBC Criticised For Suspending Exec While Still Pumping Billions into Fossil Fuels

DeSmogBlog

HSBC has been accused of double standards after suspending an executive who said investors “need not worry” about climate change, while continuing to plough billions of pounds into fossil fuels.

Optimism and resolve on Pakistan’s last mile to end polio

GatesNotes

I made my first trip ever to Pakistan to learn about the country’s incredible efforts to wipe out polio

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Greentown Labs Announces Go Make 2022 with Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Supported by the M-Lab Companies

Greentown Labs

The partnerships-focused accelerator is accepting applications from startups with emissions-reducing supply chain innovations . Somerville, Mass. and Houston, Texas, May 24, 2022 — Decarbonizing supply chains is critical to reducing emissions from the manufacturing sector and beyond.

Sea sponges and coastal communities feel the squeeze of rising sea temperatures

Eco-Business

This May, New Zealand witnessed its first ever widespread sea sponge bleaching event. What could climate threats to these unique marine creatures mean for science, biodiversity and local communities

The Sustainability of Bamboo: A Comprehensive Guide

Unsustainable

An in-depth look into the true sustainability of bamboo. Ecology Environment Sustainability Waste

INTERSOLAR EUROPE 2022: GREAT SUCCESS AT MESSE MÜNCHEN

Alternative Energy Mag

After three successful exhibition days and two conference days at the International Congress Center München (ICM) which provided intensive discussions, captivating debates and product innovations, Intersolar Europe, the world’s largest exhibition for the solar industry, can look back on a successful event.

Green Watt Power’s new 125-watt DC/DC converter product line for EVs

Charged

Green Watt Power , an EV charger and DC/DC converter maker, has introduced a new 125-watt DC/DC converter product line designed for EVs that can power auxiliary systems such as lights, instruments and accessories or perform distribution voltage for subsystems.

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MacArthur Foundation commits $20 million for housing for justice-involved people

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 24 – Roughly one in four people experienced homelessness in the year before their incarceration. Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation hopes a mix of. The post MacArthur Foundation commits $20 million for housing for justice-involved people appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Texas solar project spurs local workforce development

Solar Power World

Turning a utility-scale solar developer’s vision into a reality requires many hands. On some projects, that could mean hiring hundreds of laborers to be on-site all at once. When a region doesn’t have a qualified labor pool to build a project, there’s always the option of job training.

The Brief: Proxy showdowns, women’s power shortage, electric mobility in Africa, private credit in emerging markets, just homes in the U.S.

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! ?? You’re invited: Fintech, crypto and financial inclusion in Africa. As the economic tide goes out, investors will see. The post The Brief: Proxy showdowns, women’s power shortage, electric mobility in Africa, private credit in emerging markets, just homes in the U.S.

New guidance for companies drives quality and integrity in the complex world of carbon credits

EDF + Business

Voluntary carbon markets are booming as companies look to finance emissions reductions or removals as part of their net zero strategy. In 2021, the market hit a new milestone by crossing $1 billion in transactions. Despite skyrocketing interest, confusion around quality in carbon credits abound.

Solarize KC offers up to 25% solar discounts

Greenability Magazine

A new Kansas City metro-area coalition is launching a Solarize KC initiative that will offer up to 25-percent discounts for solar and battery storage installations.

Mountains of sugar are hiding beneath seagrass meadows

Inhabitant

Scientists have found a mindboggling deposit of sugar in an odd place: underneath seagrass meadows in the oceans of the world

Millions at risk as India's severe heatwave exposes cooling gaps

Eco-Business

As India and Pakistan struggled to cope with soaring temperatures this month, experts warn lack of access to cooling tech like AC, fridges and fans will cost lives and livelihoods

Jumping worm invasion isn't cause for alarm, experts say

Inhabitant

Experts say that Americans shouldn't worry much about the jumping worm invasion. Although jumping worms are not new to America, the recent resurgence of the worms has sparked alarm among farmers and gardeners. Various individuals have recently reported spotting the jumping worms of the genus Amynthas. Reports of sightings have been logged in the states of Maine, Missouri, and California this spring

PR industry group appoints leadership for new unit to tackle greenwashing

Eco-Business

The Public Relations & Communications Association of Asia Pacific has appointed Janissa Ng and Marta Bigio to confront the growing problem of greenwashing in corporate communications

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