Mon.May 16, 2022

Are ESG ratings really necessary?

GreenBiz

Are they leading companies and investors to actually move the needle on the planet’s most pressing problems? If not, why do they exist

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Academic collaboration boosts SME efforts to reach net zero

Envirotec Magazine

One of the scheme’s participants, Runcorn-based Arvia Technology has drawn on the input of a Master’s research project in its development of an award-winning system for removing chemical pollutants from water.

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Seven biochar companies you should know

GreenBiz

This carbon removal technology is gaining traction beyond the farm world, where it has been well known for decades

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Battery passports will trace content and carbon footprint of EV batteries in Europe

Charged

Sustainability is the raison d’etre of EVs, so it’s obviously important to find a way to document the sustainable nature of the raw materials that go into EV batteries.

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.

Can Engine No.1 lead Wall Street to ‘beyond investment as usual’?

GreenBiz

There’s a new player on Wall Street — the beta activist — and it's shaking up portfolio risk management

GHG Protocol: Scope 2 Emissions Explained

Green Business Bureau

Three Scopes of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

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FreeWire Technologies secures $125 million in Series D financing

Charged

Charging and energy management specialist FreeWire Technologies has raised $125 million in new capital from BlackRock Financial Management and other investors, including bp ventures, Riverstone Holdings, Octave Ventures and Daishin Private Equity.

More frequent wildfires could drive up the cost of insurance for vulnerable businesses

GreenBiz

Innovation in the form of parametric risk transfer is helping the public and private sector in the face of an evolving climate.

‘Flash droughts’ are Midwest’s next big climate threat

Grist

September in Oklahoma is typically a rainy season, when farmers take advantage of the state’s third-wettest month to plant winter wheat. But last year, many were caught off guard by abnormally dry weather that descended without warning.

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Solo’s new SD1 is a 500-mile electric truck designed for autonomous driving

Charged

Fremont, California-based Solo Advanced Vehicle Technologies has revealed the design and specifications of a new purpose-built electric Class 8 truck that’s designed specifically for autonomous driving.

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.

McLaren Racing confirms It Will Compete in ABB FIA Formula E World Championships

Green Living Guy

McLaren Racing has long committed to competing with the best teams. It’s on the leading edge of technology and on the world’s biggest stages. This latest addition to the iconic team’s racing portfolio also aims at accelerating McLaren Racing’s understanding of EV technology.

Electrifying Auxiliaries: A flexible system approach for multiple auxiliaries

Charged

Sponsored by KEB. Traditionally, a combustion engine provides more than just traction power to the wheels for commercial vehicles. It powers smaller auxiliary loads from the drive belt such as the power steering pump, air compressor for brakes and suspension, HVAC compressor, and coolant pump.

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Gemini Data Loggers sponsors Low Energy Buildings Database

Envirotec Magazine

Monitoring equipment manufacturer Gemini Data Loggers is a proud sponsor of a project to rebuild the AECB’s Low Energy Buildings Database into an international platform for sustainable building knowledge. This article contains paid-for content created in collaboration with Gemini Data Loggers.

10 Green College Campuses

Green Living Guy

You might be thinking about potentially going to college. There are many to consider, but your future university needs to align with your most closely held values.

Climate change exacerbates food crisis in Nepal’s poorest region

Eco-Business

Climate disasters are disrupting subsistence agriculture in western Nepal, where malnutrition and infant mortality are already high

Reducing methane will help hit the brakes on runaway global warming

EDF Voices

Unless we act, methane will do more to warm the planet than the burning of fossil fuels in the next decade

Satellite images reveal global losses of tidal wetlands over past two decades

Eco-Business

The Earth has lost 4,000 square kilometres (km2) of its tidal wetlands over the past 20 years, a new study finds. This is equal to an area roughly the size of the Spanish island Mallorca or the Indian state of Goa

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The next frontier in EV charging: Innovation and outlook for home charging

CleanTech Group

Recently, public EV fast charging has been the focus of much attention (and funding). In the U.S., the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will make. Cleantech Insights Transportation and Logistics

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Top 7 Greenest Cities in the US

Green Living Guy

Not all US cities are equally eco-friendly. If you are someone who is passionate about preserving nature and is looking to move to a more sustainable location, then this text is for you.

Maritime Makeover: The Role for Investors in Decarbonizing Global Shipping 

EDF + Business

ESG By EDF: Actionable Insights for a Decarbonizing World Maritime Makeover: The Role for Investors in Decarbonizing Global Shipping Download Summary Report. Maritime Makeover.

What the next Australian government must do to save the Great Barrier Reef

Eco-Business

We’re barrelling towards catastrophic levels of global warming, and there’s not enough action. We need leaders who are serious about climate action and are willing to acknowledge that the problem is real

Should you install bifacial solar panels on tracking systems?

Solar Power World

Solar trackers promise greater energy yield than their fixed-tilt counterparts because they keep modules constantly pointed toward the sun throughout the day. Similarly, bifacial modules can produce more power than their one-sided solar panel cousins because they have double the exposure level.

Although the data is thin, advocates say robotics and AI will soon revolutionize agriculture

Grist

This story was originally published by Undark and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Across Midwestern farms, if Girish Chowdhary has his way, farmers will someday release beagle-sized robots into their fields like a pack of hounds flushing pheasant.

Switch2's cost & carbon saving heat network technology shortlisted for top energy award

Alternative Energy Mag

Switch2 Energy has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Energy Awards, in recognition of its innovative ICON connected heat interface unit (HIU), which is transforming heat network performance by lowering costs and reducing carbon emissions

AXA, Unilever and Tikehau Capital seed regenerative agriculture fund with €300 million

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 16 — Paris-based Tikehau Capital and AXA and U.K.-based based Unilever are joining forces to launch a regenerative agriculture fund, which seeks. The post AXA, Unilever and Tikehau Capital seed regenerative agriculture fund with €300 million appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Heinz to package ketchup in recyclable paper bottles

Inhabitant

Food and beverage giant Heinz announced that it will be launching a new sustainable paper package for its ketchup. In partnership with sustainable packaging company Pulpex, the two will launch the world's first ketchup packaged in 100% recyclable bottles

The Brief: Climate microfinance software, regenerative agtech, insurance in Southeast Asia, self-charging batteries, where to meet

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Climate Adaptation YAPU is giving microfinance a digital upgrade with a climate twist. Beekeeping in Colombia. Greenhouses in.

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Sustainability Engagement: Bottom up or top down?

Terra Infirma

In almost every sustainability strategy project I do, I find that the default client assumption is engagement is something that is done with front line staff.

Feeding the World Sustainably: 10 Lessons From History

Unsustainable

To stop food insecurity in its tracks without causing further harm to the environment, it's critically important that we look at feeding the world sustainably. Ecology Agriculture crises Equality Organic farming

Crisis after Covid-19 for Sri Lankan women who dress the West

Eco-Business

Low pay, long hours, risky conditions: what is the price of the West's wardrobe? As an economic crisis stalls Sri Lanka's pandemic recovery, women garment workers are bearing the brunt

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LG Chem Develops Advanced Plastic Product to Prevent Thermal Runaway in EV Batteries

Alternative Energy Mag

-New plastic product offers exceptional flame barrier properties compared to ordinary plastics for the world’s longest fire-resistance performance -It is scheduled to begin mass-production in 2023 -The new product will be applied to various industry sectors in response to the demand for battery components

Cows and deer threaten Earth's largest living organism

Inhabitant

We expect destruction to come from something obviously terrible, such as nuclear war or a giant asteroid plunging towards Earth. But a much gentler threat is may be the death of the world’s largest living organism, Utah’s Pando Aspen Grove. Deer and cows are nibbling it into oblivion

YAPU is giving microfinance a digital upgrade with a climate twist

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 16 – Beekeeping in Colombia. Greenhouses in Peru. Biogas stoves in Benin. Small upgrades can increase resilience to climate change for the. The post YAPU is giving microfinance a digital upgrade with a climate twist appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

IKEA launches a beachy collection with World Surf League

Inhabitant

Two iconic agencies have come together to launch a product lineup that caters to the outdoor lifestyle and the environment. IKEA, in partnership with the World Surf League, released the KÅSEBERGA collection in early May 2022. With respect to the ocean and the recreational lifestyle surrounding it, the collection is practical and made from eco-friendly materials

BayWa r.e. Partners with REV Renewables to Manage Solar Assets

Alternative Energy Mag

Global renewable energy company and service provider BayWa r.e., today announced it has entered into 10-year agreements with REV Renewables to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services to 13 existing solar power plants in the ISO New England and PJM Interconnection territories, including sites in Vermont, Ohio, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey