Sun.Aug 01, 2021

8 Sustainable Practices Public Events Should Observe

The Environmental Blog

blur image of outdoor market on street background with bokeh. Hosting public events is fun. But having fun while jeopardizing the environment sounds a bit uncool. You won’t be the only one who pays the cost of the event—the environment also pays the price.

Switched reluctance motor-maker Enedym secures $15 million in new financing round

Charged

Enedym, a developer of electrified powertrains, has secured $15 million in new financing from an international group of investors.

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China poised for Thailand’s solar move

Eco-Business

With its factories and investments in Thailand, China will be increasingly important to the Southeast Asian nation’s transition from fossil fuels

Accelerating growth and impacts: Highlights from the Decarbon8 portfolio

E8 Cleantech Angels

Our summer 2021 Decarbon8-US investment process is in full swing, with our panel of experts hearing pitches from companies in areas such as light duty EV charging and adoption, infrastructure, rail, and electric recreational boats, among others.

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.

LACI Announces First-of-Its Kind Debt Fund

LA CleanTech Incubator

August 2, 2021 LACI’s mission of creating an inclusive green economy involves helping cleantech founders access the right capital to scale their startups, ultimately resulting in revenues, job creation and environmental impact.

The problem with data silos in water utilities and how Varuna solves it

Varuna

If there is anything we know about the way business or services work nowadays, it is that the flow of information is critical.

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Lloyd's of London pledges to boost insurance coverage of green economy to help deliver net zero

Business Green

Insurance giant fleshes out how it intends to support transition towards a greener economy, from new insurance projects to climate resilience, response and recovery framework for nations vulnerable to climate impacts.

Help Bridport Cohousing group build a community hub building

Low Impact

We’ve been following the progress of the Bridport Cohousing project for a few years. They’re interesting because they’re a community land trust , partnering with a housing association to ensure that their 53 properties remain affordable.

Drink driving? Glenfiddich delivery trucks to run on biogas made from whisky waste

Business Green

The single-malt scotch whisky brand becomes the first spirits company to run its delivery fleet on a biogas made from its own distillery waste.

Slow Moving Water for Cheap Electricity

GreenTech Gazette

The green tech experts keep innovating amazing systems to serve the communities for a cleaner and green Earth. A recent invention to this list has been added by Waterotor Energy Technologies, Inc., which is a notable hydrokinetic energy company.

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.

We need to fix food

Business Green

Our food system is driving climate change, biodiversity loss and poor health - government leadership is needed to change course, argues Pukka Herbs' co-founder Sebastian Pole. It's no secret that our current food system is driving climate change, biodiversity loss and poor health.

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Tesla’s Autopilot Saves Lives — Period. Just Ask This Drunk Driver.

CleanTechnica

Drinking and driving is never, ever recommended, and it’s illegal. However, statistics surrounding the phenomenon would suggest otherwise — it happens all the time.

'Accountability, metrics, and targets': Investors launch drive to mainstream net zero governance at corporates

Business Green

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change convene investors behind push for firms to establish annual shareholder votes on climate progress and publish detailed transition straetgies.

Driving Volkswagen ID.4 Across Europe in Midst of Scorching Climate Change

CleanTechnica

There is this general rule that after reaching the midpoint of doing something, the other half normally goes faster — be it going to work, with the journey back always quicker; or driving to your in-laws, when the return miraculously gets shorter.

Policy roadblocks: FTSE giants want to buy 70,000 UK-made electric vans, but fear charging woes

Business Green

Scottish Power, Royal Mail, BT and BP join forces to lobby government to enhance support of electric vehicles and charging infrastrucutre.

U.S. National Science Foundation Expands National AI Research Institute Partnerships to 40 States

CleanTechnica

Originally published on The U.S. National Science Foundation. WASHINGTON — Last week, the U.S. National Science Foundation announced the establishment of 11 new NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes, building on the first round of 7 institutes funded in 2020.

Time To Turn Off The Engine

CleanTechnica

The momentum is building in Australia for anti-idling zones around schools. The UK and Southern California have already brought in bans for ICE cars idling in drop-off zones. Research study after research study is showing the damage that diesel and petrol exhaust do to young, developing lungs.

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Australian Coal Baron Backing the Next Winners (EV Startups), or “Follow the Money”

CleanTechnica

Trevor St Baker is one of the smart billionaires in Australia who is investing serious money in the transportation sector to promote the changeover to EVs despite his history and vocal support for coal-fired power stations.

EPA Can’t Let “Off-Cycle” Credits Become Off-Ramp For Automakers

CleanTechnica

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Dave Cooke, Senior Vehicles Analyst The Biden administration is getting ready to propose new fuel economy and emissions rules in the next couple weeks.

Tesla Battery Supplier CATL Spawning Billionaires As It Becomes China’s 3rd Largest Company

CleanTechnica

Originally posted on EVANNEX. by Charles Morris Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is having a very good year. The company’s share price has levitated by some 167% over the past 12 months.

Hyundai/LG Battery Factory In Indonesia, Tesla Semi Delay, Rivian Factory In UK

CleanTechnica

Hyundai and LG are planning a new battery factory in Indonesia while Tesla has pushed back the start of production for the Semi and RIvian is thinking about a factory in the UK.