Thu.Jan 19, 2023

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Long-duration storage projects are taking shape

GreenBiz

New projects with big price tags are looking for long-duration energy storage solutions

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Comment: Massive IoT enables massive opportunities for utilities

Envirotec Magazine

Massive IoT , alias massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC), is already impacting multiple industries. From fleet management to environmental monitoring and smart grid management, to consumer applications including smart watches, smart buildings and, ultimately, entire smart cities.

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An ambitious global treaty is a crucial step in solving the plastic crisis

GreenBiz

Governments, businesses and civil society must seize this pivotal moment and call for a meaningful framework to enable the transition to a circular economy

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Eating one freshwater fish equals a month of drinking ‘forever chemicals’ water, says US study

Envirotec Magazine

A new study appears to find that consumption of just a single serving of freshwater fish per year could be equal to a month of drinking water laced with the “forever chemical” PFOS at high levels that may be harmful.

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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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Did COP15 deliver a Paris moment for biodiversity? What’s next for companies?

GreenBiz

Join us for a conversation on COP15 to discuss what biodiversity negotiators achieved in Montreal and which solutions are urgently needed to help halt and reverse biodiversity loss.

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New tree guidance published for local authorities

Envirotec Magazine

A new toolkit has been published , designed to provide local authorities across the country with specific guidance on tree planting, supporting them to plan for the landscape of the future and helping to tackle climate change, build greater resilience and develop nature recovery.

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Project uses satellite data to detect waste sites on Earth

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: The Minderoo Foundation, CC-BY 4.0 license. A new computational system uses satellite data to identify sites on land where people dispose of waste, providing a new tool to monitor waste and revealing sites that may leak plastic into waterways.

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Tackling Transferred Emissions: Climate Principles for Oil and Gas Mergers and Acquisitions

EDF + Business

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Fossil Fuel Groups ‘Spent Millions’ on Social Media Ads Spreading Climate Disinformation During COP27

DeSmogBlog

Fossil fuel-linked groups spent around $4 million on Facebook and Instagram that spread false climate claims over the COP27 summit, a new report says.

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New technology keeps birds off big rooftop solar arrays

Solar Power World

By Heath Waldorf, principal consultant, Bird Control Advisory Imagine all your calculations for productivity, the value of that energy both in sellable power and Green Energy production credits (SRECs/TRECs) for the next 15 years.

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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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The Brief: Dissing Davos, solar mini-grids in Madagascar, sustainable lithium extraction, Shell’s EV charging acquisition

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Davos Watch What if they threw an elite global forum in a Swiss ski resort and no one. The post The Brief: Dissing Davos, solar mini-grids in Madagascar, sustainable lithium extraction, Shell’s EV charging acquisition appeared first on ImpactAlpha. The Brief

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'Major moment': 19-seat plane partially powered by hydrogen fuel cells takes to the skies

Business Green

ZeroAvia boss hails achievement as proof that 'true zero emission commercial flight is only years away' A 19-seat hydrogen-powered plane took to skies above Gloucestershire yesterday afternoon, in what has been dubbed a "giant step forward" for the decarbonisation of flight.

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Switch2 Energy CEO calls for new focus on standards of Heat Network management

Alternative Energy Mag

Communal heating specialist Switch2 Energy today (19 January) called on UK heat suppliers to re-focus their approach on the way heat networks are developed, operated, and managed - to prioritise efficiency, technology and customer service

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Report: Paying farmers to sequester CO2 far cheaper than carbon capture tech

Business Green

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Plant-based eggs surge in popularity amidst shortage

Inhabitant

Many vegans have complained of the “vegan tax,” the extra money we pay for plant-based alternatives to milk and meat. But suddenly, plant-based eggs have busted through this price barrier, falling below the price of chicken eggs

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Defend Wrapped 2022

Defend Our Future

2022 in review… Defend is excited to share with you all our 2022 Wrapped – a look back at our big themes of the year and our favorite moments.

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Five Reasons to Sell Sustainable Upgrades in the New Year

Mosaic

There are many benefits of sustainable home improvements. Products like solar panels and storage, EV chargers, high SEER HVAC systems, heat pumps and ENERGY STAR® windows and doors, all fall under this category.

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Inclusive Design Creates a Safer Transportation System for All Residents of Peshawar, Pakistan

The City Fix

For decades, the city of Peshawar, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northern Pakistan, has been rocked by wars and acts of terrorism that disrupted public safety and made it difficult to plan the city’s growth. A particularly challenging consequence.

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A restoration project in China uses a sponge system

Inhabitant

This is the first cross-provincial ecological restoration project in China and it's a design that is truly paving the way for the future. Green ecology and harmony is the theme and the end result is absolutely stunning

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Some plastics should just be binned in Singapore: Getting recycling right with a veteran advocate

Eco-Business

Ahead of Chinese New Year festivities, Eco-Business speaks to Robin Rheaume, who leads a local online community for reducing waste, and is an administrator of a new website for all the ways to declutter sustainably in Singapore

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The Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough In Context

R-Squared Energy

Last month the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California announced a significant breakthrough in nuclear fusion research. Since then, a number of people have asked me what this breakthrough really means. First, let’s discuss some basics of nuclear fusion. Today’s nuclear power plants are based on nuclear fission, which is the splitting of a heavy isotope like uranium-235 into two smaller isotopes.

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EU deforestation rule could be threat or opportunity for Indonesia's smallholders

Eco-Business

Small farmers in Indonesia could be excluded from the European palm oil supply chain under a new EU deforestation regulation because they’re far from being able to comply, a new survey shows

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Octopus Energy to Power Homes with Solar Batteries as Customers Seek Greener, Cheaper, and More Reliable Energy

Alternative Energy Mag

The energy retailer teams up with Enphase Energy to integrate household solar and batteries in energy plans and create a Virtual Power Plant in Texas

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Green leap forward: Bristol launches joint venture to lead £1bn carbon-cutting efforts

Business Green

World first' scheme aims to raise over £1bn for projects that transform the way Bristol generates, distributes, stores and uses energy Bristol City Council has today rubber stamped a new public-private partnership that aims to lead efforts to slash the city's carbon footprint over the next two decades.

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Concentrated Solar Power Market is Growing Faster

Alternative Energy Mag

The global concentrated solar power market is growing at a registered CAGR of 13.8% from 2022 to 2030. The concentrated solar power market is expanding as a result of increased energy demand and the possibility to produce power without emitting CO2, as well as rising government assistance for the adoption of renewable technology

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Government fires up £32.5m funding push for industrial green fuel projects

Business Green

Funding to develop alternatives to carbon intensive red diesel fuel comes as Grant Shapps touts ambition to turn UK into 'scale-up capital of Europe' The government is making £32.5m

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Energy saving policies could put lives at risk as global heating intensifies: study

Eco-Business

A post-Fukushima campaign to pressure Japanese citizens to slash household energy consumption led to a spike in heat-related deaths, according to a new study. As global heating intensifies, could policies to save energy kill people

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NEXT Energy Technologies Installs Energy-Generating Windows on Outdoor Retailer Patagonia’s Headquarters

Alternative Energy Mag

This demonstration marks the first installation of NEXT’s photovoltaic window technology on a building

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How Patagonia helped save Europe's last wild river - and navigated a path for others to follow

Business Green

Could an innovative partnership between a US clothing firm and the Albanian government provide a new template for corporate conservation efforts?

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THE SMARTER E EUROPE 2023: START-UPS AND YOUNG COMPANIES TO THE NEW ENERGY WORLD TAKE CENTER STAGE

Alternative Energy Mag

From June 14–16, 2023, Messe München will be hosting the exhibition across 176,000 square meters in 16 halls. 85,000 visitors are being expected – a great stage for start-ups and newcomers with support from the German government or the exhibition organizers

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What if they threw an elite global forum in a Swiss ski resort and no one cared?

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 19 – At least for those of us who aren’t there, it is definitely cooler to skip Davos than to attend. The post What if they threw an elite global forum in a Swiss ski resort and no one cared? appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Report: SMEs face $50tr net zero funding gap

Business Green

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WeLight raises €19 million to bring solar mini-grids to rural Madagascar

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 19 — The majority of Madagascar’s population lacks access to electricity. Triodos Investment Management, the European Investment Bank and EDFI ElectriFI. The post WeLight raises €19 million to bring solar mini-grids to rural Madagascar appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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UK CEOs more likely than international peers to have climate plans in place

Business Green

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Summit Nanotech secures $50 million for sustainable lithium extraction

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 19 — The scramble is on to commercialize sustainable lithium, which can overcome a major obstacle to the wholesale transition to. The post Summit Nanotech secures $50 million for sustainable lithium extraction appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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