Mon.Apr 05, 2021

Right to repair is on the way

GreenBiz

Right to repair is on the way. Suz Okie. Mon, 04/05/2021 - 00:40. In the waning months of 2020, the European Union took ambitious steps to address the more than 12 million tons of electronic waste the bloc produces annually.

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How to Combat Noise Pollution

U.S. Green Technology

Noise pollution, also known as environmental noise or sound pollution, is defined as regular exposure to elevated sound levels that may have adverse effects in humans and other living organisms.

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How many jobs could Governor Inslee’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) create?

CleanTech Alliance

Source: The Washington Business Alliance, March 25, 2021 According to a recent report, the CCA (SB 5126) would not only protect jobs but also generate up to 195,000 full-time-equivalent job-years and generate up to $13 billion in employee compensation through 2030.

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5 Benefits of Hiring a Maths Online Tutor for Your Child

U.S. Green Technology

Most of us take general subjects in school for granted. From diving deep into the English language to discovering various scientific equations, students tend to think of these things as “boring” or “not interesting”.

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.

2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 12

CleanTech Alliance

Week Twelve Monday, April 5th marks the 85th day of the 105-day legislative session. Friday, April 2nd was the opposite house fiscal cutoff where all bills that are still in play needed to be voted out of their opposite house fiscal committee to stay alive.

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Green-roofed Czech cabin is built with recyclable hempcrete

Inhabitat - Innovation

After living as a modern nomad for years, Ond?ej ej Koní?ek ek finally decided to settle down by realizing his dream cabin on a 20,000-square-meter wooded property in southeast Czech Republic

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California farmers find ways to work with less water

Inhabitat - Innovation

Water scarcity due to persistent droughts in California's Central Valley is forcing scientists and farmers to find innovative and sustainable ways of utilizing the available resource

Draper wins patent for electrostatic motor

Charged

Draper is developing a family of electric motors and generators based on fundamentally different principles from common e-motors used today. Underpinning the initiative is a recent patent on aspects of the technology.

An Upstate New York studio heated and cooled without fossil fuels

Inhabitat - Innovation

With retirement and grandchildren on the horizon, a Manhattanite couple reached out to GRT Architects to design their new home in upstate New York's Dutchess County

Take advantage of 130% new tax-break to build back greener

altenergymag

Partner with Centrica Business Solutions to unlock your sustainable energy ambitions by accessing generous new capital expenditure relief

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative.is, VirtualGaia.com, 7Vortex.com; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Chief Storyteller, The Climate 4.0 Project

Join our amazing panelists, 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.

Extinction The Facts explores the global extinction crisis and its consequences

Inhabitat - Innovation

When Sir David Attenborough talks, we listen

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Indigenous Youth Rally Calls on Biden to Cancel Line 3 and Dakota Access Pipelines

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 11 mins On March 31, President Joe Biden unveiled the blueprint for a $2.25 trillion infrastructure package, which would include enormous investments in renewable energy, electric vehicles, and public transit, along with roads, bridges, and water infrastructure.

Easy and unexpected radish recipes

Inhabitat - Innovation

If you’ve always considered radishes as a garnish, an afterthought or a minor player in salads, these radish recipes may surprise you

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Case study: Multi-faceted solar technologies bring complex brownfield site to life in New York

Solar Power World

Amphenol Aerospace Operations, a division of Amphenol Corporation, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of interconnect products, providing the military, commercial aerospace and industrial markets with the cabling and connectors they need to operate.

One researcher’s quest to quantify the environmental cost of abandoned oil wells

Grist

This story is part of a collaboration with The Texas Observer , with support by the Pulitzer Center. Amy Townsend-Small has been chasing methane her entire professional life. The quest has taken her from Southern California freeways to sewage plants to animal feedlots.

Give your Creativity Some Space With The 2021 Art on Satellites Program

Planet Pulse

Planet is looking for creative submissions for its space-based exhibit as part of our Art at Planet program. Each year, Planet curates the largest art exhibit in space, selected from dozens of submissions of artwork by famous artists and members of the public alike.

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi rings into booming EV market

Charged

Everybody wants to get into the EV racket—Chinese hopefuls include search engine provider Baidu, e-commerce giant Alibaba and ride-hailing app DiDi Chuxing.

Palm oil waste declared non-hazardous by Indonesia

Eco-Business

A powdered clay used to clarify palm oil has been removed from Indonesia’s list of hazardous wastes, prompting warnings from environmental activists about an increase in dumping of untreated waste

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Over 50 free EV engineering sessions confirmed: Charged Virtual Conference starts in two weeks

Charged

The Spring 2021 sessions list for the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering is out now.

Sustainable investing strategies account for 30% of all SPACs

Impact Alpha

Editor’s note: ImpactAlpha is pleased to partner with Sustainable Research and Analysis LLC to provide timely market snapshots of trends and developments affecting. The post Sustainable investing strategies account for 30% of all SPACs appeared first on Impact Alpha. ESG Sustainable Snapshot

Exclusive: 2020’s Hurricane Zeta Nearly Caused 'Another Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe' in Gulf of Mexico

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 16 mins It was Thursday, October 22, 2020, when the crew aboard the Transocean Deepwater Asgard, an ultra-deepwater rig in the Gulf of Mexico, started monitoring a weather disturbance in the nearby Caribbean Sea that bore the tell-tale signs of a forming hurricane.

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ZeroAvia aims to decarbonize air travel with hydroelectric engines

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 5 — Before the COVID-related declines in air travel, aviation was on pace to be one of the biggest remaining carbon. The post ZeroAvia aims to decarbonize air travel with hydroelectric engines appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Apple reveals 110 of its global suppliers on track to meet 100 per cent clean power goal

Business Green

Tech giant reveals almost 8GW of clean power is due to come online via its manufacturing partners.

5 Must-Know Environmental Benefits Of Remote Working

Green Living Guy

Are you considering teleconferencing from a distant location to boost your sales team? Are you keen to make your new business pitch presentations via screen sharing? Have your colleagues voiced interest in chasing business leads and churn company profit from their one-room apartment?

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Build back better – with energy efficiency improvements

Renewable Energy World

“ Climate action does not require economic sacrifice,” wrote Rachel Kyte, then CEO of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SEforAll) in September 2015. Many studies and cases show that climate action does indeed yield economic benefits (see the case of China ).

‘Fossil-fuel free’ endowments and pension funds are rarely free of fossil fuels. Here’s why that’s a problem.

Impact Alpha

Editor’s note: Contributing editor Imogen Rose-Smith, a longtime senior writer for Institutional Investor, continues her bi-weekly column, Institutional Impact, exploring the policies, practices. The post ‘Fossil-fuel free’ endowments and pension funds are rarely free of fossil fuels.

The community solar program in Illinois

Renewable Energy World

Originally published on ILSR.org. In 2016, the Illinois Legislature passed the groundbreaking Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) with bipartisan support.

Ecovative secures $60 million to produce fungus-based materials

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 5 — Greenland, New York-based Ecovative produces sustainable materials from mycelium for textile, food and packaging. The biotech company has raised. The post Ecovative secures $60 million to produce fungus-based materials appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google urged to ramp-up pro-climate action lobbying

Business Green

New campaign led by Climate Voice urges big four tech firms to commit to spending a fifth of their lobbying budget on efforts to push for bold climate policy action.

Energy Capital Partners closes $1.2 billion Continuation Fund to finance Terra-Gen

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April, 5 – ECP will use the funds to repurchase a 50% stake in New York-based Terra-Gen that it had sold to. The post Energy Capital Partners closes $1.2 billion Continuation Fund to finance Terra-Gen appeared first on Impact Alpha. Climate and Clean Tech Dealflow Uncategorized

Cycling is 10 times more important than electric cars for reaching net zero cities

Business Green

Research led by the University of Oxford's Christian Brand shows people who walk or cycle have lower carbon footprints from daily travel. Globally, only one in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, and one in 14 in the UK.

Federal Offshore Wind Plan Boosts State Efforts in Massachusetts

Energy and Cleantech Council

As President Biden announces his blueprint for expanding the use of offshore wind (OSW) power, Massachusetts hopes to become an industry hub. Those plans will certainly be facilitated by the new federal OSW policies. On March 29, the Biden administration published a major plan to mobilize offshore wind development, particularly along the East Coast. The plan aims to construct 30,000 megawatts of OSW generation by 2030, which will create an estimated 44,000 jobs in the OSW industry.

Bond investors and sustainability: Is it all greenwash?

Business Green

With issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds expected to hit a record $650bn this year, Schroders head of sustainable credit Saida Eggerstedt tackles the topic of greenwashing. "We

The Brief: Not so fossil-free, zero-carbon aviation, fungus-based textiles, mobile money in Kenya, housing for L.A.’s homeless, sustainable SPACs

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Make sure to add these ImpactAlpha partner events to your calendar: Island Innovation presents “Island Finance Forum” with prime. The post The Brief: Not so fossil-free, zero-carbon aviation, fungus-based textiles, mobile money in Kenya, housing for L.A.’s

From 2019: Is Electricity Digital Infrastructure?

Climate 4.0

(Note: I wrote this article in August 2019 and published it our Tau Institute site. I was inspired by Bruce Taylor, who outlined for me the dimensions of the Digital Infrastructure that is increasingly essential to the global economy.