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Grid Resiliency Q&A #2

CleanTech Alliance

Grid resiliency continues to be a top priority for consumers and utilities alike. From the heat wave that pushed the Pacific Northwest’s grid to the limit to California wildfires once again pushing the state closer to blackouts, grid resiliency remains a salient issue. With climate change accelerating extreme weather events and making them more frequent […]. Member News Public Policy grid grid resiliency grid resiliency spotlight Itron


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Public debate on water pollution “oversimplified”, believes expert panel

Envirotec Magazine

The rise of citizen science is placing increasing pressure on water companies to improve their environmental performance and protect river and bathing water quality.

Commerce reissues request for applications for Clean Energy Fund 2021 RD&D program grants

CleanTech Alliance

All grant applicants from the first solicitation will be notified of this decision by email. Due to many applicants not passing the initial screening of requirements for Phase One A of the 2021 Clean Energy Fund Research, Development & Demonstration program grants, Commerce will reissue the request for applications (RFA) by close of business today. […]. Opportunities Public Policy cef clean energy fund commerce RFP

Energy 150

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.

Gas sensor network provides early wildfire detection

Envirotec Magazine

The “solar-powered digital nose” in situ. A large-scale IoT network for the ultra-early detection of wildfires has been launched by environmental startup Dryad Networks.

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Climate change is making poison ivy stronger and itchier


Poison ivy is a fixture of the landscape in eastern North America and parts of Asia. The noxious, rash-causing weed grows in rocky outcroppings, open fields, and at the edge of forests — it generally loves to take over disturbed areas.

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Report: 30M solar homes would create 1.77M jobs, $69B in energy savings

Renewable Energy World

Our new report finds that installing rooftop solar panels and community solar systems to serve the equivalent of 30 million American homes would create significant economic benefits — including 1.77

Drain Maintenance and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products: Doing Your Part to Keep Drains Clean

Green Business Bureau

Whether you own a restaurant, a manufacturing plant, or even a medical office, a clean drainage system is important.

Recurrent’s new battery guides analyze range of pre-owned Tesla Model 3s and Chevy Bolts


Recurrent , a Seattle-based startup that provides independent reports on the condition of used EV batteries, has released the first two in a planned series of EV battery guides for consumers. APAC comms manager Nicole Han joins Facebook


Nicole Han, Asia Pacific communications manager for climate action campaign group, has moved to Facebook

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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.

AceOn’s mobile solar power station to lead the world in sodium-ion technology


A pioneering battery and energy storage firm is poised to lead the world in developing a commercial use for a ground-breaking new battery technology

Tesla to upgrade Supercharger network to 300 kW of power


Tesla was way ahead of the charging curve with its Supercharger network, and by most accounts, the proprietary network remains the best option for long-distance EV travel.

Lessons from Durban’s Approach to Water Resilience

The City Fix

A decade ago, the South African city of Durban was facing severe water shortages. Dam reservoirs were decreasing at alarming rates, and were 20% lower than average levels. At least one in four residents were already living in water-stressed informal settlements. Continue reading on

New color-stable eOrange identifies high-voltage EV components for safety


High-voltage components in EVs can be dangerous, and that’s why automakers tend to sheathe them in high-visibility orange plastic.

4 Reasons to Install EV Chargers for Your Organization

Sun Valley Solar

The shift to electric vehicles is moving swiftly. Is your business ready? EV Adoption estimates that EV sales should grow to reach approximately 29.5% of all new car sales in the US by 2030. Compare that to the current 3.4% in 2021 and you can easily see the fast growth of the market

Save money when you streamline your EV battery dispense system


Sponsored by Nordson Sealant Equipment. In EV battery manufacturing many steps could be taken to reach the best result for the lowest cost but as we all know, every process is different. Just like every OEM and automotive manufacturer have different criteria and expectations.

Communities Petition for Major Oil Companies to Stay Away From Uganda Exploration Frontier Near UNESCO Reserve


Community-based groups and civil society organisations in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are urging multinational oil companies to keep off a new biodiversity-rich oil exploration block opened in Western Uganda’s region. .

Southern California Edison aims to help site hosts install 38,000 EV chargers


Southern California Edison has opened its Charge Ready program to businesses, government agencies and other nonresidential customers. The initiative has a budget of $436 million and a goal of adding some 38,000 new EV chargers throughout SCE’s service area over the next five years.

An idea to clear out the SPP interconnection queue backlog to reduce renewable PPA costs

Renewable Energy World

Clearing the current queue backlog is the focus of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) generator interconnection staff. However, they are missing a key long-term solution to address the root cause of backlog, identifying network upgrade costs for developers.

Nexperia acquires Newport Wafer Fab


Semiconductors have been enjoying an unaccustomed turn in the media spotlight since the recent shortage that forced many automakers to slow or suspend production.

Generate raises $2 billion amid sustainable infrastructure push

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 19 – Project finance is in hot demand as corporations, governments and other organizations scramble to green their operations. That’s fueling. The post Generate raises $2 billion amid sustainable infrastructure push appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Killer heatwaves threaten US farmworkers


People are suffering from heat waves around the U.S., but many can find relief indoors with air conditioning. Not so for farmworkers who, according to CDC data, are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat-related causes


Recent Deals – 19 July

CleanTech Group

Looking for the latest information on cleantech deals? Find insight on recent innovation developments here. Agriculture & Food Meati Foods, producer of protein from mycelium. Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights Energy & Power Recent Deals Resources & Environment Transportation and Logistics

A quick reset with nature

Terra Infirma

This time last week I was on a train heading north into Scotland. In my rucksack was a set of lightweight camping gear, along with three days’ worth of food and a trowel.

Why impact investors should pay attention to practices, not just performance

Impact Alpha

Most of us were taught growing up that the ends don’t justify the means. It matters how you go about achieving your goals. The post Why impact investors should pay attention to practices, not just performance appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Sponsored


Prominent environmental activist murdered in Nairobi


Joannah Stutchbury, a prominent environmental activist, was shot dead on July 15 while driving home in Nairobi, Kenya. The incident has been condemned by local environmental activists, who are calling for justice in response to the murder


Why You Should Support Congress Going Big on Clean Energy, Jobs and Climate Solutions

Defend Our Future

All across the country, young people want good-paying jobs that will make a difference in the world. We want to help in the fight against climate change. We want to advance justice and make the world a more equitable place.

Prevent Electrical Shocks in the Kitchen with These Tips

Green Living Guy

Electric shock is a common source of kitchen-related injuries. Several factors can cause serious electrical hazards. Each year in the US, an estimate of 30,000 non-fatal electrical accidents take place. Twenty percent of them affect children, mainly toddlers and teenagers.

Report: Global sustainable investment hits $35.3trn wordwide

Business Green

environmental, social and governance (ESG) cover investment approaches for more than a third of global assets, Global Sustainable Investment Alliance claims.

Key advantages of the leverage points perspective for shaping human-nature relations – a synthesis.

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : It has long been recognised in scientific discourse that current short-term and technological solutions to control climate change and promote sustainability are falling short of creating systemic change. To enable a sustainability transformation, we need interventions that tackle the root causes of the current un-sustainable trajectory of the Anthropocene …

The education of Jim Coulter, or: How private equity learned to stop worrying and love ESG

Impact Alpha

Editor’s note: ImpactAlpha contributing editor Imogen Rose-Smith, a longtime senior writer for Institutional Investor, contributes a bi-weekly column on the policies, practices and.

The UK's Hydrogen Strategy: Is it a bit off-colour?

Business Green

Labour's Alan Whitehead MP weighs up the differences and challenges between 'green' hydrogen and 'blue' hydrogen in the UK. We're now at that part of the Parliamentary cycle where the government attempts to clear the decks on announcements before the summer recess - which is now just a day away.

The Brief: Private equity pitches ESG, alt-fertilizer, impact real estate, South African health tech, Generate’s $2 billion for infrastructure

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Institutional Impact The education of Jim Coulter, or: How private equity learned to stop worrying and love ESG.

Highways England maps out route for net zero roads by 2050

Business Green

Government company's plan includes requirements for contractors that it argues could make road maintenance and construction 'near zero' emission by 2040.

A mini rainforest thrives in the Nanbo Bay Reception Center


Visitors may question whether they're in a building at all thanks to all of the lush greenery inside the Nanbo Bay Reception Center by Sunson Design