Mon.Jun 21, 2021

Renewable Energy for Combating Rising Heating and Cooling Costs

U.S. Green Technology

People used to imagine a challenging distant future when they thought about climate change. Now that future is here. Global greenhouse gas emissions are warming the earth rapidly, directly affecting people in their homes.

How To Recycle Cars

The Environmental Blog

Scrap car recycling is a major industry in North America. In Canada, 1.6 million cars are recycled each year. About 95 percent of vehicles eventually make their way to the recycling yard. If you have an old, non-working or junk vehicle you need to recycle, where should you take it?

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Ethics, Compliance and Risk: Creating a Shared ESG Vision

GreenBiz

Ethics, Compliance and Risk: Creating a Shared ESG Vision. Date/Time: July 20, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). Sustainability has long been a practice for many forward-thinking businesses.

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Interpreting the environmental legislation changes to the classification of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Envirotec Magazine

Mark Priestman of EMR. Mark Priestman, Managing Director of Non-Ferrous at EMR (formerly European Metal Recycling) writes. As the recycling industry innovates to embrace its role as a key player in the UK’s journey towards a more sustainable society, new challenges continue to emerge.

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.

The search for the Dr. Fauci of climate change

Grist

It’s easy to think about the global climate crisis in the abstract. Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah’s death gave it a face.

FOI reveals half of NHS trusts are charging ahead with EV infrastructure, but off track on overall decarbonisation targets

Envirotec Magazine

An EV charging station (image credit: Vattenfall , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license). According to figures released on 17 June by power management firm Eaton, half (51%) of NHS trusts in the UK have installed EV Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) on-site for their staff, patients and the wider community.

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World-first trial paves the way for new renewable energy market

Envirotec Magazine

Innovative trials on the South East’s electricity network have seemingly set the foundations for a world-first short-term market for renewable energy sources.

Test Drive Results VW ID4 Electric Car

Green Living Guy

So I love the ID.4. For it is Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV and the brand’s first global EV.

Can food waste offer the solution to food security? Product uses insects to convert it to animal feed

Envirotec Magazine

The X1 product installed at a facility in Wales. UK-based firm has developed a fully automated insect farm powered by AI to naturally feed chickens. A Cambridge-based agritech business, Better Origin, is proposing a solution to the broken food chain employing both nature and AI.

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Sunstone Systems selected by Chevron Technology Ventures for Catalyst Program

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Participation will help Sunstone achieve its goal to expand into new markets and develop new products that provide digital infrastructure in remote locations

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.

Climate education project takes root in high school gardens

Envirotec Magazine

A project which aims to plant the seeds of climate awareness and action through gardening is branching out across Glasgow high schools.

Lincoln plans to electrify entire lineup by 2030

Charged

To celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln will debut its first global fully electric vehicle, the first step in a plan to electrify its entire portfolio of vehicles by 2030. Lincoln expects half its global volume to be zero-emissions vehicles by 2025.

Indoor air quality worsened in the UK, Europe and US over a year of lockdown

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Betta Living , CC BY-NC 2.0 license. Air quality technology firm Airthings says indoor air quality has become worse during the lockdowns.

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Can The Fate Of Dolphins and Louisiana’s Fishing Industry Stop A Massive Mississippi River Diversion Plan?

DeSmogBlog

The tide is turning against Louisiana’s proposed $2 billion Mississippi River sediment diversion project, that supporters say is needed to save the coast from rapid land loss due to subsidence, damage done by the oil and gas industry, extreme weather events, and sea level rise quickened by climate change.

High-tech greywater reuse for exclusive residences

Envirotec Magazine

The apartment at 80 Holland Park. A next-generation smart greywater-recycling system has been installed at a residential development in one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Supplied by water infrastructure specialist SDS, it is one of the first installations of the technology in the UK.

Rosario, Argentina Uses Urban Farming to Tackle Economic and Climate Crises

The City Fix

The residents of Rosario, Argentina’s third-largest city, are no strangers to crises. When the country’s economy collapsed in 2001, a quarter of Rosario’s workforce was suddenly unemployed; more than half of its population dropped below the poverty line. Faced with.

Correcting 5 myths about hydropower

Renewable Energy World

By Gia Schneider , CEO and co-founder at Natel Energy. Hydropower sits at the nexus of energy and water, enabling hydropower projects to be unique catalysts for positive change.

Elon Musk: Tesla’s new Plaid electric motor crazy, new Roadster will have even crazier version

Charged

Elon Musk has revealed some details of Tesla’s new Plaid carbon-wrapped electric motor, and teased an even hotter, higher-rpm version that will appear with the next-gen Roadster.

Albania launches first tender for wind power

Renewable Energy World

Albania launched its first tender for utility-scale onshore wind power plants today. Projects with a capacity of 10 MW to 75 MW can apply. Several projects will be chosen, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Plastic-Free Alternatives to Everyday Items

Green Living Guy

Let’s talk plastic. You must be using (or have) used plastic items. Or perhaps you have plastic items in every corner of your office, house, and many other places. Just look around where you are at the moment and see… Read More Plastic-Free Alternatives to Everyday Items.

Automated EV charging could help the US meet carbon reduction goals

Renewable Energy World

A new study from Sense and Singularity Energy demonstrates the potential for significant carbon reductions from electric vehicle (EV) charging using a combination of smart home automation and location- and time-based carbon emissions data from the power grid.

8 Practical Ways To Cope With Eco-Anxiety

Green Living Guy

Climate change is a hot topic these days, especially among teens. Greta Thunberg has triggered a movement in the youngest generation.

Uxbridge College offers EV technician training

Charged

Uxbridge College is offering new training technologies for electric and hybrid car maintenance and repairs. The college recently took delivery of a Mini Electric, which it is using with its new EV simulator, the Car Train.

Pushing at an open door on Sustainability pt 257

Terra Infirma

Friday saw the apex of my biggest current project – developing an umbrella regional Sustainability Strategy for 20 largely autonomous organisations belonging to a much larger body.

Chinese EVSE provider XCharge closes Series B funding round

Charged

XCharge, a provider of charging solutions in the Asia-Pacific and European markets, has closed a Series B funding round with participation from Shell Ventures (the venture capital arm of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell) and other investors.

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Solar Spotlight: M Bar C on construction evolution over 45 years in business

Solar Power World

In this special edition of Contractor’s Corner, solar structure manufacturer and installer M Bar C talks about how the company has adapted to new construction markets and solar technologies over the years.

BrightLoop leverages EPC’s GaN transistors for EV applications

Charged

BrightLoop Converters is teaming up with Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to deliver the upcoming Value line of high-power DC-DC converters. The Value product line is composed of two converters, M and L, delivering 6 kW/300 A and 12 kW/600 A, respectively.

Grab launches carbon offset feature

Eco-Business

The ride-hailing app will enable customers to have carbon neutral journeys. The Singapore-headquartered firm also unveiled measures to increase EV adoption, in its inaugural ESG report. It plans to set a net-zero target next year

Composites Recycling: “Beast” Quickly Shreds Even Huge Wind Turbine Blades, High-Volume Loads to Manageable Chips

altenergymag

“Fiercely” cost-effective, innovative designs eliminate catastrophic breakdowns, production downtime by upgrading points of vulnerability. and enabling simultaneous shredding and chipping

UN climate talks: Key outcomes from the June 2021 virtual conference

Eco-Business

International climate talks have resumed following an 18-month absence, with diplomats from around the world attempting to negotiate the final rules of the Paris Agreement via the online medium of Microsoft Teams

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A stock market test for stakeholder capitalism as public benefit corporations go public

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 21 – All of a sudden, there is a public market for public benefit corporations. In the decade or so since the. The post A stock market test for stakeholder capitalism as public benefit corporations go public appeared first on Impact Alpha. Capitalism Reimagined ESG

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As climate heat worsens, a hungrier world is likely

Eco-Business

A hotter world will mean a hungrier world. On the evidence so far, the world’s farmers cannot adapt fast enough

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5 Eco-Friendly Ideas For Your Home

Green Living Guy

There is an increasing trend for you to be more conscious of your carbon footprint on the world in recent years as we see an increase in habitat destruction and global warming. Due to this, many people are wanting to… Read More 5 Eco-Friendly Ideas For Your Home.

We Watched GB News’ First Week of Climate Coverage and… Ouch

DeSmogBlog

It has been a bumpy start for the new kid on the block. Such have been the teething problems of Britain’s youngest news channel that there’s already a dedicated Twitter account posting clips of the gaffes and technical hitches besetting its programmes.

‘Buzzword bingo’ and other ways companies are gaming ESG

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 21 – There’s a new game playing out between companies and investors in sustainable finance. Publicly-listed companies know that being seen to. The post ‘Buzzword bingo’ and other ways companies are gaming ESG appeared first on Impact Alpha.