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FSC expels palm oil giant Korindo amid rights, environmental issues in Papua

Eco-Business

Indonesian-South Korean palm oil giant Korindo has been removed from the Forest Stewardship Council after both parties couldn’t come into an agreement on how to verify the company’s compliance

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Investigation: How the Meat Industry is Climate-Washing its Polluting Business Model

DeSmogBlog

In February last year, the head of a leading global meat industry body gave a “pep talk” to his colleagues at an Australian agriculture conference. “It’s

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Indonesia sets eyes on becoming world's geothermal superpower

Eco-Business

Indonesia's potential to generate energy from the earth's crust could solve its power problems and fire its ailing economy. But the country needs to do more to lure investors

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DOE Quietly Backs Plan for Carbon Capture Network Larger Than Entire Oil Pipeline System

DeSmogBlog

An organization run by former Obama-era Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, with the backing of the AFL-CIO, a federation of 56 labor unions, has created a policy “blueprint” to build a nationwide pipeline network capable of carrying a gigaton of captured carbon dioxide (CO2).

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.

Hydropower push leaves Pakistani Kashmir's capital hot and bothered

Eco-Business

Diversion of Muzaffarabad's Neelum river for clean power has raised summer temperatures—and a second river may be diverted too

'Moonshot moment': UK MPs join Global Alliance for a Green New Deal

Business Green

Labour MP Clive Lewis and Caroline Lucas of the Green Party join lawmakers from US, Brazil, EU and Costa Rica in new global climate justice campaign.

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Theresa May warns world is 'at a crucial crossroad for our climate', as she takes up new role at Aldersgate Group

Business Green

Former Prime Minister set to take become chair at influential sustainable business group, succeeding former Labour MP Joan Walley. Theresa May has pledged to "champion the business case for decarbonising the UK economy", as she takes up a new role as chair of the Aldersgate Group later this week.

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Meat Industry Climate Claims – Criticisms and Concerns

DeSmogBlog

This factsheet is part of DeSmog’s Agribusiness Database project. For more information, read our full investigation into the meat industry’s messaging on climate change.

Heat pumps are critical to net zero - but they urgently need policy support

Business Green

Delivering the UK's heat pump installation target requires urgent policy action and a clear strategy, explains Laura Bishop of the Ground-Source Heat Pump Association.

Community energy, mutual credit and the mutualist economy

Low Impact

This is the third part of an interview with Jon Halle of Sharenergy, about the prospects for keeping energy production local and mutualised. Here we talk about community energy, mutual credit and mutualisation of the economy. Here’s Part one and Part 2.

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.

British Gas and RAC team up for EV leasing, home charger, and tariff offer

Business Green

Partnership will see customers leasing electric vehicles from RAC offered a home smart charge points installation and 100 per cent renewable electricity tariff from British Gas.

500,000 EV Chargers Under Joe Biden: How, When, and Where

CleanTechnica

In this episode of CleanTech Talk, Travis Allan, Vice President of Public Affairs and General Counsel at FLO, and Zach Shahan, CEO of CleanTechnica, talk about the how, the when, and the where of US President Joe Biden’s target to get 500,000 EV chargers installed by 2030.

Research: $1.3tr global circular economy investment 'far below' what is needed

Business Green

Initiatives to reduce waste and repurpose old products and resources pales in comparison to what is needed from businesses and governments, Chatham House report concludes.

BBC: Electric Cars Will Be “Biggest Revolution In Motoring” Since 1913

CleanTechnica

Originally published on EVANNEX. Many observers are forecasting that the world’s transition to electric cars will take place much sooner than expected. Now, BBC is also joining the fray. “What makes the end of the internal combustion engine inevitable is a technological revolution.

Tesla Patent Application = Process To Extract Lithium From Clay Minerals

CleanTechnica

The patent is related to the acid-free saline lithium extraction process, which Elon Musk talked about during Battery Day in September, 2020.

Nearly All The Chinook Salmon In The Sacramento River Will Die

CleanTechnica

A drumbeat of climate-fueled heatwaves, compounded by water management practices, will likely kill nearly all juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento River, California wildlife officials warn. “It’s

Firefighters Feel Strain Of High Risks & Low Wages

CleanTechnica

As wildfires, fueled by human-caused climate change, have grown more extreme, so has the burden on the wildland firefighters, and it’s pushing many out of the job they love, Thomson Reuters reports.

How We’re Getting More Solar on Rooftops Across the Country

CleanTechnica

A New Program to Streamline the Solar Permitting Process Can Be a Game Changer.

A Million Dollars Worth of Cars

CleanTechnica

With the current exchange rate and the taxes, delivery charges and on-road costs, a Tesla can cost a lot of money in Australia. The Tesla stretch in Australia is a big one. Recently, I went on a drive with the local Brisbane Tesla club and took the photo included above.

Tesla Model 3 Is #1 Electric Car In Germany In June, VW e-Up Remains 2021 Leader

CleanTechnica

The German plugin vehicle market scored over 64,000 registrations last month, with both plugin powertrains rising fast (+312% year over year for BEVs and +191% year over year for PHEVs).

Elon Musk Admits Tesla Cybertruck Could Be A Flop. Says He Doesn’t Care.

CleanTechnica

The Truth About Cars says the Tesla Cybertruck will be a flop. What do you think? Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles electric pickup trucks electric trucks Elon Musk Tesla Tesla Cybertruck

You Can Now Buy Or Get Subscription For Volvo XC40 Recharge In UK

CleanTechnica

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is the 2021 CleanTechnica Car of the Year finalist that gets no love — well, not enough love. While the Volkswagen ID.4

Rolls-Royce Attempting 100% Electric Aircraft Speed Record, Jaguar I-PACE Offering Ground Support

CleanTechnica

Rolls-Royce has been one of the familiar names in the very early electric aircraft market. Its fully electric aircraft “Spirit of Innovation” is on the verge of attempting a new top speed record for an electric aircraft. It is aiming to fly 300+ mph (480+ km/h).

Making Electric Cars “Normal” in Australia

CleanTechnica

By David Waterworth The state government of New South Wales is budgeting half a billion dollars to normalise battery electric vehicles (BEVs). As well as generous incentives for the public and businesses to purchase BEVs, they are now planning “driving experience days.”