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The Environmental Blog

People are waking up to the urgency of the climate crisis , and everyone who acknowledges the gravity of the situation wants to take meaningful action.

As conflict and climate change bite, are high food prices here to stay?


The era of cheap food may be ending as climate change, conflict and widespread poverty make food harder to grow and afford – but key policy shifts could help


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Plastic packaging, next-gen battery technologies and cement – trends from Cleantech Forum Europe Live in Edinburgh

CleanTech Group

For the Materials & Chemicals sector, the recent Cleantech Forum Europe Live in Edinburgh included insight into plastics and packaging, cement and concrete, Cleantech Forums Cleantech Insights Materials & Chemicals

Clenergy Announces Strategic Distribution Partnership with GEMINOX

Alternative Energy Mag

Clenergy has recently entered into a strategic distribution partnership with GEMINOX SRL

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.

Sand mining threatens Narmada's 'queen of the river' and other aquatic species


Sand mining has adversely impacted the ecology of the Narmada river, including threats to fish and other aquatic species


The Future is Electric: Upgrade Your Home Improvement Sales Pitch


It’s home improvement month — the perfect time of year to give your sales pitches an upgrade! Here are a few ways to polish your pitch and help more of your customers upgrade to an all-electric home.


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Gasoline Prices Have Probably Peaked For Now

R-Squared Energy

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions on Russian oil, the price of crude oil rapidly climbed above $120 a barrel. Gasoline prices — which had already been climbing since bottoming out in April 2020 — rapidly followed. For the week ending March 14, 2022, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a weekly retail average gasoline prices across all grades of $4.41 a gallon.

WWF Singapore hires Kamal Seth from RSPO India as global palm oil lead


Seth has relocated from India to Singapore to join the conservation group


A Reliable 85 Percent Clean Grid For California Data Explorer

Energy Innovation

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Engie and WBCSD team up to develop net zero industrial manufacturing principles

Business Green

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) joins forces with Engie Impact in bid to scale global net zero manufacturing practices.

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.

All-Season Tires For The Tesla Model 3 To Keep Things Simple — Turned Out To Be Safe & Cheap


Back in November 2019, I wrote about my choice to replace the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 originally fittet on my Tesla Model 3 with all-season Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres (I recommend reading that article to learn more about my choice of tyre size etc.).

Primark announces expansion of Sustainable Cotton Programme

Business Green

Retailer plans to train 275,000 cotton farmers in more sustainable farming practices by 2023. Primark has announced plans to expand its Sustainable Cotton Programme in support of its goal to ensure all the cotton in its clothes is organic, recycled, or produced using sustainable practices by 2027.

Refining, Tesla’s Next Frontier


In this article, I’m going to highlight a truly outstanding YouTube channel, “The Limiting Factor,” and in particular, a recent video summarizing the battery news that came out of Tesla’s recent 1st quarter earnings call.

VitroLabs scoops $47m of funding to build 'world first' lab-grown leather plant

Business Green

Investors in the fundraising round include luxury fashion group Kering and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Sold Out! Every EV Volkswagen Can Manufacture In 2022 Is Already Spoken For


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The environmental impacts of fast fashion returns have been ignored for too long

Business Green

A better understanding what drives consumers to return their clothes can help efforts to curb the rising carbon, waste and packaging footprint of fast fashion returns, argues Hubbub founder Trewin Restorick.

A 1st in the U.S., Unions Announce Deal to Build Offshore Wind Farms (Video)


The National Offshore Wind Agreement sets industry on a course to build an equitable offshore workforce with family-sustaining careers.

Survey: Two thirds of motorists plan to switch to EVs

Business Green

Combination of potential cost savings and environmental concerns driving growing interest in electric vehicles, according to new YouGov survey.

Tesla’s Recycled Batteries: Almost 92% Reuse Of Raw Materials


Tesla’s recycled batteries have provided almost 92% of their original raw materials back to Tesla for future use, according to new information in Tesla’s 2021 Impact Report. Tesla’s factories are already using an in-house, closed-loop recycling system.

Why Is Tesla’s Yoke A “Safety Risk” But Lexus’ Yoke “Kinda Wonderful?”


Why is Tesla’s yoke steering wheel being touted as a safety risk but Lexus’ yoke steering wheel “kinda wonderful?” ” This is a question that many are wondering about after Gavin Shoebridge pointed out two articles from CNET about the two yokes.

Tesla Model 3 Owner On Turo Says He Did Call The Police Only To Hear “It’s A Civil Matter” — More Story Updates


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Tesla Visited The DRC & Argentina For Environmental & Societal Risk Assessments


In its 2021 Impact Report, Tesla announced that it visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Argentina in order to assess both environmental and societal risks.


Debunking Common Anti-EV Myths, Part Two: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials


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Recent Webinar: Simplifying At-Home Charging For EV Fleets (Video)


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