Wed.Jan 19, 2022

7 Ways to Make Your Ecommerce Business More Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

Ecommerce is becoming an increasingly popular way to make money online. However, it also tends to produce the most carbon footprint in the digital age. Whether sustainability is part of your core values or not, it would help to be eco-friendly.

Black farmers are rebuilding agriculture in coal country

GreenBiz

Jason Tartt saw opportunity in the terraced hillsides of his native West Virginia, both for restoring the land and for other Black farmers

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How Green Companies Can Use Search Engines To Find Customers

U.S. Green Technology

The use of search engines, in particular Google, has grown so universal that it is estimated that there are over 5 billion Google searches a day. For businesses, search engine marketing (SEM) has become a huge driver for site visits, customers, and revenue. But what about green companies?

Mastercard, IKEA and consumer carbon ‘budgets’

GreenBiz

Software startup Doconomy has raised $19 million for software that helps consumers understand the impact of stuff they buy

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.

How Leadership Training Can Make You a Better Leader

U.S. Green Technology

Leadership training is of utmost importance to managers. While developing our leadership skills is of no doubt a continuous process, leaders must also invest in making themselves better leaders.

What you need to know about the new infrastructure law's climate provisions

GreenBiz

These five areas of grid and clean energy investments are receiving $1.2 Trillion in funding for everything from battery R&D to transmission lines to residential energy costs

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5 trends to watch in climate-aligned finance in 2022

GreenBiz

2021 showed that banks and investors can talk the talk. 2022 is the year to walk the walk

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Nobody is listening to climate scientists. What if they went on strike?

Grist

It’s been a wild start to 2022: Omicron cases are surging around the world, the oceans are hotter than ever , and a group of climate scientists are suggesting that the world’s leading global warming experts stop doing science.

Dear CEO: Are you a dodo or a phoenix? Larry Fink wants to know

GreenBiz

What to make of the BlackRock CEO's annual letter

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BP says fast charging could soon be more profitable than selling gas

Charged

The European oil companies BP , Shell and Total have been buying up assets in the EV charging value chain, and some suspect there’s a sinister strategy—could the oil barons monopolize public charging in key markets, jack up the prices, and kill the electric car once and for all? Maybe.

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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.

The Future of Biomass: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

GreenBiz

The climate crisis requires mass collaboration, and to-date, woody biomass is the only renewable, reliable, dispatchable combined heat and power (CHP) solution available

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US electric school buses number over 1,700

Charged

California clean-energy agency CALSTART has released a new report, Zeroing in on Electric School Buses , which describes the current state of the elect.

Huge blow for tiger conservation after murder of two big cats in Thailand

Eco-Business

Indochinese tigers have been declared extinct in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in recent years, and while several breeding populations persist in Thailand’s protected area networks, they number no more than 200 individuals

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Startup Safe-Li to commercialize new battery separator tech that prevents thermal runaway

Charged

Pennsylvania-based venture capital firm Green Swan Partners (GSP) has reached an agreement with Skysong Innovations , the technology transfer arm of Arizona State University (ASU), granting GSP the exclusive option to finalize commercial rights to ASU’s fire-safe battery technologies.

Banks are trashing their own net-zero pledges by funding 'carbon bomb' natural gas project in Australia, say NGOs

Eco-Business

The Scarborough-Pluto LNG project in Western Australia will produce 3.5 times the United Kingdom’s annual emissions over its lifetime, torpedoing the decarbonisation pledges of the banks that are funding it, says NGO Market Forces

South Fork offshore wind project is cleared for construction

Renewable Energy World

South Fork Wind received approval of the project’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP) from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

Permafrost thaw could threaten half of Arctic infrastructure

Eco-Business

A new study shows that warming global temperatures are transforming the Arctic regions, where thawing permafrost and peat fires threaten up to half of the existing infrastructure by 2050

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Point-of-use battery storage company Viridi closes $95m funding round

Renewable Energy World

Battery energy storage company Viridi Parente said it raised $94.695 million in a Series C funding round. The latest funding round boosts Viridi’s value to $700 million, and supports the company’s aim to manufacture point-of-use lithium-ion battery technology at scale. .

As animals vanish, the plants they spread can't keep up with climate change

Eco-Business

The loss of birds and mammals has reduced the ability of animal-dispersed plant species to shift their locations to keep pace with climate change by 60 per cent, according to new research

What I will do after sabbatical

Mr. Sustainability

Why I quit my job almost instantly after my sabbatical (part 1/2), and what I will do after (part 3/4) Having time to think changes you. I do not recommend it for everyone. For those who are thinking about taking a sabbatical, let me tell you what could happen to you if you do.

Burns & McDonnell completes 60 MWh energy storage project in West Texas

Renewable Energy World

Engineering consulting firm Burns & McDonnell completed construction of three 10 MW/20 MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage systems in West Texas.

SMA America Confirms 25-year Design Life for Sunny Highpower PEAK3 Inverters

Alternative Energy Mag

The 25-year design life gives developers and owners the long-term security needed to realize the full potential of their plants

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Appalachian Power RFP would add 1 GW of wind energy resources

Renewable Energy World

Appalachian Power issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 1,000 MW of wind and 100 MW of solar generation resources with optional battery energy-storage systems. The RFP is its largest to date for wind energy resources.

How victims can pay polluters for a win-win result

Eco-Business

With smoke haze posing a significant pollution problem for Southeast Asia, a victim-pays approach could result in cleaner air for all

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Why Words Matter in the Fight Against Climate Change

DeSmogBlog

By Tara Lohan , The Revelator. This story originally appeared in The Revelator and is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. Do we generate energy from windmills or wind turbines ?

Engine No. 1 backs Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 19 – Taipei-based Gogoro builds zero-emission and electric smartscooters with swappable batteries. It recently brought its battery swapping stations to mainland. The post Engine No. 1 backs Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Lax regulation threatens carbon offset boom

Eco-Business

The demand for carbon offsets, which firms use to neutralise the pollution they cause, is rising sharply and could increase 50-fold by 2050, according to BloombergNEF. If regulation doesn't improve, the offset boom could fizzle out

Arya raises $60 million to expand agri-commerce for India’s smallholder farmers 

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 19 – Arya helps India’s smallholder farmers transport and store their crops and provides working capital until they sell their crops. The post Arya raises $60 million to expand agri-commerce for India’s smallholder farmers appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

IMMERST floating community is adaptable, modular and prefab

Inhabitant

As buildable land becomes increasingly scarce, long-standing yacht company Stephens Waring Design has developed a new design concept called OASys (Ocean Architectural System), which could be the answer for coastline challenges like animal habitat conservation, erosion and lack of suitable development space

The Brief: Institutional shifts (podcast), revenue-based financing in Mexico, e-scooters in Taiwan, small farms in India, Larry Fink’s conventional wisdom

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Institutional Shift ‘Net-zero’ becomes ‘uh-oh’ and other sustainability trends to watch in 2022 (podcast). Getting to net-zero greenhouse.

ExxonMobil plays dirty to deny role in the climate crisis

Inhabitant

ExxonMobil has turned to intimidation in attempts to stop its critics from taking legal action. The giant oil company is trying to use an unusual Texas law to target critics outside the state. Exxon has asked the Texas Supreme Court to allow it to use rule 202 to take on California municipal officials

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Net zero committed pensions pass £1tr milestone

Business Green

Make My Money Matter campaign announces that pension provides with £1tr in assets under management now have 'robust' net zero pledges in place.

Polar researchers discover enormous icefish nesting site

Inhabitant

They have see-through skulls, transparent blood, and they built 60 million nests beneath the frigid waters of the Antarctic Sea. They’re Jonah’s icefish, and a polar research team has just discovered what might be their largest breeding colony in the world

Earth's threshold for chemical pollution breached: study

Eco-Business

According to a new study, the release of chemicals and pollutants has accelerated to a point that a 'planetary boundary' has been crossed, threatening Earth and humanity

Ambitious new EV charging network launches in the US

Inhabitant

Access to charging stations is one of the stumbling blocks for America's proposed electric vehicle future. Missouri-based EOS Linx found a way to combine its work in advertising, security, data analytics and renewable energy into an interesting package that could quickly boost EV drivers’ charging options