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Could you explain ESG investment to your neighbor?


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Brief: Nutrition Technologies lands $20m to expand insect-protein operation across Asia

AFN Sustainable Protein

Singapore-based insect protein producer Nutrition Technologies has closed a $20 million equity round. The biotech company’s production system leverages black soldier fly larvae to produce proteins for animal feed and fertilizers.

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Collateral damage: The environmental cost of the Ukraine War


From forests ignited by shelling to wrecked factories spewing pollution to precarious nuclear plants, the long-term impacts could be profound

Personalize, Align and Motivate: Using Data to Drive Heat Pump Adoption and Beneficial Electrification


When it comes to decarbonization and beneficial electrification, the surging electric vehicle wave has received most of the attention. But reducing building emissions is an equally and increasingly critical part of the solution.

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.

Galvanize: Financially supporting women entrepreneurs from 9 to 5


As a venture capital firm focused on investing in climate change solutions, Galvanize prioritizes diversification within its portfolios and its executive leadership

Royal Robbins Partners with the Green Business Bureau to Accelerate Sustainability Practices at Brand Retail Stores

Green Business Bureau

New partnership spotlights sustainability initiatives at Denver, Seattle, Modesto, Berkeley retail stores.

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Climate Lawyers Take Aim at ‘Green’ Heating Scheme Fed by Incinerator


Campaigners are threatening legal action over the UK government’s decision to award funding to a North London council that plans to use “low-carbon” heat produced by a major waste incinerator in the area.

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How The Good Roll and Wangara Green Ventures are saving trees and creating green jobs in Ghana

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 21 – A startup in the Netherlands is teaming up with a fund manager in Ghana to demonstrate the green, resilient, local. The post How The Good Roll and Wangara Green Ventures are saving trees and creating green jobs in Ghana appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Inxeption launches new solar buying incentives during first day of RE+ Solar Power International

Alternative Energy Mag

Visit the Inxeption Energy Team during the conference at booth 840

Common Future acquires Community Credit Lab for combined community wealth-building

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 21 — Oakland-based Common Future earlier this year merged with nonprofit impact accelerator Uncharted. Now, the organization led by Rodney Foxworth. The post Common Future acquires Community Credit Lab for combined community wealth-building appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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.

6 plant sources to feed the world in the future


The world is getting hotter. Inasmuch, having enough water is a critical concern. So is growing food while dealing with water restrictions and limitations. The future of the food chain depends on efficiency, and that means choosing crops carefully based on available land, water and other resources

The Brief: Green growth in Ghana, impact M&A, battery storage in India, accelerating first-time fund managers, digital pharmacies in Nigeria, insect protein

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! ?? Agents of Impact Call No. 45: Creative capital for gender-smart investments. Women-led funds in emerging markets are finding.

New genetically modified purple tomato may stock shelves


While many people are suspicious of genetically modified foods, a new tomato just approved by the USDA has some special benefits: more nutrients, longer shelf life and a dazzling purple hue. The color adds more than just pizazz. These tomatoes are rich in anthocyanins, the same antioxidants that empurple blueberries and eggplants

Cypress Creek Partners with Nexamp on Illinois Community Solar Portfolio

Alternative Energy Mag

Nexamp acquired a 45 MW portfolio of 15 community solar projects in Illinois from Cypress Creek Renewables

Selling the taste of sustainability


Nobody likes being told what to eat, but changing diets could make or break climate action. The Eco-Business Podcast explores how best to convince people to choose food good for people and planet


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New LG Solution Raises Bar for Residential Energy Storage Systems

Divestment a 'short-term' fix that does not decarbonise real economy: net-zero alliance Asia chief


Financial institutions need to work with emitters instead of jettisoning them to green their portfolios, said panelists at the Unlocking Capital for Sustainability event organised by Eco-Business

Power generation at Lake Powell on its deathbed with drought


Officials in Colorado warned that the Lake Powell hydropower generators may be closed due to water scarcity. The lake, which depends on the Colorado River Basin, has been experiencing a drop in water levels thanks to the ongoing prolonged drought. To mitigate the situation, the Flaming Gorge reservoir on the Green River has been releasing huge amounts of water to the lake to sustain the required water levels for electricity production

Why are nature protection funds not reaching indigenous peoples?


Donors are increasingly funding indigenous communities but a study says only a fraction of cash is reaching biodiversity frontlines

Sulzer Schmid completes massive European rotor blade inspection campaign for Vestas

Alternative Energy Mag

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for wind rotor blade inspections, announced today that it has completed its fourth successive European inspection campaign for Vestas, covering 4,000 wind turbines in seven countries across Northern and Central Europe. The collected data gives Vestas and their customers actionable insights on the health of their fleet

Marcos to rich nations: Fulfill climate finance promises


In the run up to the climate talks in November, the Philippine president urged world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on 20 September to pay for climate disasters. He also promoted "the peaceful uses of nuclear energy


Alternative Energy Mag

Renewables made a record contribution to global grids in 2021, but coal-fired power and emissions jumped to new highs, according to BloombergNEF’s Power Transition Trends

Activists say China's new Silk Road equips autocrats with spy tech


China is helping dozens of nations to roll out digital surveillance systems which can be used to target protest and dissent


GDI raises $13.3 million to produce a breakthrough 100% Silicon Li-ion battery anode enabling both high energy and fast charging

Alternative Energy Mag

• Series A funding round led by EIT InnoEnergy and Helios Climate Ventures • GDI's patented 100% silicon anode technology increases energy density and reduces charging times. to support electric vehicle and e-mobility revolution • Pilot production has begun in Eindhoven, the Netherlands - to reach 300kWh by the end of 2022

Rice dwarfing virus threatens Indian yields


Officials fear up to seven per cent crop losses as a plant virus surfaces in India’s main rice-producing states


'Polluters must pay': UN Secretary-General calls for windfall taxes on fossil fuel firms

Business Green

In strongly worded address to UN General Assembly, Antonio Guterres aims latest stinging criticism at fossil fuel firms and 'their enablers' in the PR and investment industries.

Introducing New Load Controller to the SolarEdge Home Ecosystem: A Compact, Wireless, Quick & Easy to Install Smart Energy Device

Alternative Energy Mag

-Homeowners can now control their home’s heaviest energy loads (pool and well pumps, air conditioners, etc.) directly from the mySolarEdge App, enabling longer backup times -Quick and easy to install with no need for complex communication wiring, the device wirelessly integrates into the SolarEdge Home ecosystem without hardwiring

'First of its kind': Landsec and Schneider Electric team up to develop pioneering net zero office

Business Green

Developer is working with energy management firm to streamline energy efficiency on The Forge development in Bankside.

SolarEdge Launches Next-Gen C&I Smart Power Optimizer Series with a Multi-Layered Safety Technology at RE+ North America

Alternative Energy Mag

New S-Series Power Optimizers include new sensor technology for improved safety in Commercial PV

'Save our life support systems': World leaders commit to fresh biodiversity efforts ahead of COP15

Business Green

World leaders announce new biodiversity commitments as they declare upcoming nature summit a global priority.

VC Include to accelerate investments into a dozen diverse first-time fund managers

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 20 – First-time fund managers tend to outperform their more experienced peers but face structural barriers and biases in raising capital, and. The post VC Include to accelerate investments into a dozen diverse first-time fund managers appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Octopus Energy to double payments for homes which sell solar power back to grid

Business Green

Energy supplier moves to further increase incentives for homes to install solar panels in response to soaring energy bills this winter.

KKR leads India’s Hero Future Energies’ $450 million raise to expand into battery storage and green hydrogen

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 21 — New Delhi-based independent power producer Hero Future Energies was launched a decade ago by industrial equipment giant Hero Group.

Government unveils business Energy Bill Relief Scheme

Business Green

New measures to cap energy bills for businesses and public sector this winter, but scheme only confirmed for initial six months.

Webinar: City Planning: Is zero waste possible?

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

The rumbling sound of the garbage truck is ubiquitous in urban areas. The slamming and clanging, the soft backing-up beeps, the whiff of rotting refuse all seem to be a staple of city life. But what if the city produced no waste? Is a waste-free city even possible?