Tue.Jan 26, 2021

Top Predictions For The Renewable Energy Market in 2021

The Environmental Blog

The global economy of 2020 was primarily shaped by the coronavirus pandemic which greatly affected energy usage, project engagement and investments worldwide.

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Amazon rainforest is becoming a carbon source due to deforestation

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the next 15 years, the Amazon rainforest is on track to be a larger source of carbon emissions than it absorbs because of the rapid rate of deforestation

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The next building block for impact investing: quality impact reporting

Impact Alpha

The impact investing industry has matured over the past couple of years, especially when it comes to aligning investors around common standards for. The post The next building block for impact investing: quality impact reporting appeared first on Impact Alpha. Sponsored

Global ice melt is in line with the IPCC worst-case scenario

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new report has found that the rate of global ice loss is now in line with worst-case scenario predictions. Find out what this means for our planet

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New Report Shows Gap Between Utility Carbon Pledges and Climate Change Imperatives

GreenTechMedia

Most of the biggest U.S. utilities have promised to eliminate their carbon emissions by midcentury. New research asserts most have undermined those goals by keeping coal plants running and building new natural gas plants meant to operate for decades to come.

Construction of Europes largest vertical farm is underway

Inhabitat - Innovation

The first phase of construction on the new Nordic Harvest vertical farm has been completed after just 6 months of work

New Climate Targets Will Require Europe to Double the Pace of Renewables Deployment

GreenTechMedia

European Union countries generated more electricity from renewables than from coal and gas for the first time ever in 2020, according to a report released Monday. But despite the progress, much work is left to do if lofty new climate targets are to be met.

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Span’s $20M Round Adds Alexa Integration to its Smart Home Electrical Panel

GreenTechMedia

Smart home electrical panel, meet voice-activated home controls. That’s the connection being made by San Francisco-based startup Span.IO

Green-roofed Casa 23s porous facade opens and closes to save energy

Inhabitat - Innovation

On the outskirts of the town Villeta in Colombia, Arquitectura en Estudio has completed the Casa 23, a holiday home that relies on passive strategies to save energy and stay naturally cool without air conditioning

Obvious’ Andrew Beebe: We have entered the climate decade

Impact Alpha

As we finally put 2020 into hindsight, the road ahead is uncertain. On the one hand, stock markets continue to thrive, and the. The post Obvious’ Andrew Beebe: We have entered the climate decade appeared first on Impact Alpha. Climate and Clean Tech Climate Finance Impact Voices

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Singapore contraption aims to clean up Asia's plastic-polluted rivers

Eco-Business

A Singapore-based copmany is launching a river clean-up system that is designed to clean up some of the dirtiest rivers in Asia

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Accelerating climate emergency spurs innovative financing for adaptation

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 26 – Investments aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions have long overshadowed financing for efforts to help communities adapt to climate. The post Accelerating climate emergency spurs innovative financing for adaptation appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Malaysian reverse vending machine startup eyes scale to tackle plastic crisis

Eco-Business

Though Covid has slowed their progress, the founders of reverse vending machine startup Klean say their model of generating revenue and raising environmental awareness from the circular economy of plastic is primed to take off

President Biden announces plan to update federal vehicle fleet with US-made EVs

Charged

President Joe Biden has announced that he will replace the entire US federal fleet with US-made electric vehicles.

Renewables overtook fossil fuels in Europe for first time last year

Eco-Business

Europe’s share of renewables in its electricity mix is twice the global average, making the continent a critical hotbed of innovation to better integrate more variable renewables into power grids

Citi Impact Fund backs Black, female and veteran founders

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 26 — Citi Impact Fund launched last year to invest in companies addressing workforce development, financial inclusion and sustainable energy and. The post Citi Impact Fund backs Black, female and veteran founders appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Rich nations ‘hugely exaggerate’ climate adaptation funding for developing nations

Eco-Business

Funding for climate adaptation projects to help vulnerable communities cope with climate change impacts was inflated by 42 per cent, translating to $20 billion over 5 years, a report by CARE International has revealed

The year global health went local

GatesNotes

The world has an important opportunity to turn the hard-won lessons of this pandemic into a healthier, more equal future for all

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Billionaires thriving as poor suffer in widening Covid-19 divide—Oxfam

Eco-Business

The ten richest men, including Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Tesla founder Elon Musk, Microsoft's Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, saw their net worth increase by US$540 billion

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The curious case of the Cumbrian coal mine: UK decision stuns environmentalists

Renewable Energy World

Last year’s cascade of positive noises coming out of Westminster led many of us to hope for a renewed ministerial focus on climate change through 2021.

Japanese companies defy pandemic to lead Asia in ranking of world’s most sustainable corporations

Eco-Business

Japanese firms made up five out of 17 companies from the Asia Pacific that made it to Corporate Knights' Global 100 Index of the world's most sustainable corporations. Tokyo-based drugmaker Eisai, in 16th place, was the top Asian firm

Asia 107

Imperfect Foods scores $95 million investment for ‘ugly’ produce sales

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 26 — Imperfect Foods has raised $214.1 million since 2015 to help reduce food waste by redirecting foods deemed too “ugly”. The post Imperfect Foods scores $95 million investment for ‘ugly’ produce sales appeared first on Impact Alpha. Agrifood Tech Dealflow United States

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New report highlights recommendations from national transit experts for zero-emission buses

Charged

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has released a new report containing recommendations for the adoption of zero-emission transit vehicles.

Shell, Mitsubishi and Vattenfall partner on Hamburg hydrogen project

Renewable Energy World

Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Vattenfall and municipal company Wärme Hamburg are exploring a plan to jointly produce hydrogen from wind and solar power at the Hamburg-Moorburg power plant site and utilise it in its vicinity. To this end, the four companies have signed a letter of intent.

Retool finance to rebuild soil health

Impact Alpha

Regenerative agriculture may be in vogue, but in many ways, it’s as old as agriculture itself, as practiced by our ancestors and to. The post Retool finance to rebuild soil health appeared first on Impact Alpha. Impact Voices Regeneration

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To build or not to build: TVA asks public to weigh in on construction of large solar farm

Renewable Energy World

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for public input on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the North Alabama Utility-Scale Solar Project in Lawrence County.

Pula raises $6 million to expand farmers’ insurance from Africa to Asia

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 26 – Kenyan insurance tech venture Pula has facilitated crop insurance for more than four million smallholder farmers in 13 African. The post Pula raises $6 million to expand farmers’ insurance from Africa to Asia appeared first on Impact Alpha.

DOE and NREL launch spring 2021 geothermal collegiate competition

Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Geothermal Technologies Office today announced the launch of the Spring 2021 Geothermal Collegiate Competition, managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

It's time to shift to locally-led climate change adaptation

Eco-Business

Communities on the frontlines of global warming impacts rarely have a say in decisions made to protect them. This must change

3 Shifts to Advance Adaptation and Resilience in 2021

The City Fix

The COVID-19 pandemic did not break the world, but rather revealed a world already broken. COVID-19 and the climate crisis exposed the fragility of economies and societies, upending the lives of people worldwide and, in particular, harming vulnerable communities and countries already facing.

MPower raises $25 million to help international students pay for a U.S. education

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 26 — MPower works with 350 universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada to provide loans for international and DACA. The post MPower raises $25 million to help international students pay for a U.S. education appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Hughes Tool Company Emerges From Stealth Mode; Unveils Revolutionary Solution That Eliminates Battery Challenges and Limitations for Electric Vehicles

altenergymag

Groundbreaking Invention Enables Electric Vehicles to Drive on a Single Charge - Increases Range by 400 to 1000 Percent

The Brief: Climate adaptation, impact reporting, insuring smallholder farmers, imperfect food, student-centric finance, decarbonization opportunities

Impact Alpha

Featured: Accelerating climate emergency spurs innovative financing for adaptation. The post The Brief: Climate adaptation, impact reporting, insuring smallholder farmers, imperfect food, student-centric finance, decarbonization opportunities appeared first on Impact Alpha

Clean Energy Attracts Half A Trillion Dollars Of Funding For First Time

Forbes Green Tech

The world invested unprecedented amounts in low-carbon assets last year, from renewables to cleaner transport, energy storage to electric heat,” says BloombergNEF. The world committed a record $501.3 billion to decarbonization in 2020, despite the economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Versinetic launches Charging Blox modular EVSE solution

Charged

Versinetic has introduced a new suite of EV charging solutions for the UK and EU markets.

Alectris launches new global control center for renewable assets

altenergymag

Alectris delivers asset care innovation for the global solar industry. With integrated suite of operations, maintenance and asset management services, award-winning software and retrofit technologies, Alectris empowers owners with full control of their portfolios to realize worry-free, high performing solar assets

Sila Nano Hauls In $590 Million To Make Materials For Better Electric Car Batteries

Forbes Green Tech

The Silicon Valley tech company cofounded and led by a former Tesla engineer aims to get its anode material into production by 2024.