Wed.Dec 01, 2021

2022 CleanTech Advocacy Day- January 31

CleanTech Alliance

Save the date for our annual advocacy day on Monday, January 31 from 1:00-4:30pm PST. Our advocacy day will be virtual again this year, but we hope to return to Olympia in 2023. Public Policy

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How ‘digital twins’ can model future effects of climate change

GreenBiz

Some projections call for the overall market to reach about $63.5 billion in 2027, compared with a relatively modest $3.1 billion for 2020

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Virtual CleanTech Day in Olympia 2021 – January 27

CleanTech Alliance

Virtual CleanTech Day has come and gone but you can watch a recording of the day here. This event offers CleanTech Alliance members an exclusive opportunity to engage and educate Washington State policymakers on the impact of clean technology research, innovation and jobs.

Demystifying sustainability-linked loans

GreenBiz

Just as there are no shortcuts in improving ESG performance, there are no shortcuts in structuring a high-quality sustainability-linked loan

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.

Is It The Right Time To Franchise?

U.S. Green Technology

Making an investment in the franchising business is a good decision. It is a profound way to commence a business and to connect with a reputed brand. Right now, you can make it a profitable venture to invest in a franchise business.

BlackRock on the power of public-private finance

GreenBiz

Rael McNally, lead portfolio manager for the firm’s Climate Finance Partnership, discusses why it’s unique and how it could accelerate capital flows into climate-related investments in emerging markets

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United lifts off with more corporate buyers for sustainable aviation fuel

GreenBiz

In September, the airline pledged to buy 1.5 billion gallons of SAF over the next 20 years from Chicago-based company Alder Fuels

Tips to Avoid Getting Burgled While Shop Online

U.S. Green Technology

When it comes to shopping for the products you want as gifts or for yourself, you have two options. Rush to your nearest shopping mall or simply sit at home and shop online. I think online shopping would be a great option. It could save you time and hassle from going anywhere in the hot.

How Climate Pledge Arena is on track to become the world’s first net-zero carbon arena

GreenBiz

Sponsored: An interview with Amazon’s head of sustainable operations on the property’s innovative features and how it’s setting a new sustainability standard for arenas around the world

First IMPA members successfully complete the IMPA Green Business Bureau Programme, now officially launched

Green Business Bureau

Now officially live, the IMPA Green Business Bureau Programme has now seen its first cohort of five “graduates” successfully complete the online self-assessment during a period of beta-testing.

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.

Sorry, carbon offsets still aren’t settled

GreenBiz

Few climate solutions create as much controversy and confusion as offsets. Here's a primer on the latest developments

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Amazon’s massive renewable energy portfolio just got a lot bigger

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. Amazon is adding to its massive global renewable energy portfolio with 18 new projects in Europe and the U.S. -- bringing its global clean energy procurement to 12 gigawatts. The new utility-scale wind and solar projects across the U.S.,

How banks can achieve net-zero pledge by 2050

GreenBiz

Banks can influence corporate behavior by offering loans and investments that factor in climate-related risks

Fluke FEV100 adapter kit for testing EV charging stations

Charged

Sponsored by Fluke. Test the functionality and safety of electrical vehicle charging stations, easily and reliably. Test the safety and performance of type 1, level 1 or level 2 electric vehicle ac charging stations (EVSEs) with the Fluke FEV100.

Committing to Net Zero: How Businesses are Meeting Their Carbon Pledge

GreenBiz

Study finds 87% of U.S. companies view sustainability as a long-term investment rather than a cost. Leaders of large U.S. companies have realized that sustainability is key to their success. The energy efficiency of the buildings they own and/or lease has become a top priority.

Compass Minerals converts Great Salt Lake lithium brine to battery-grade lithium hydroxide

Charged

Compass Minerals has announced the successful third-party conversion testing of its lithium brine resource into both lithium carbonate and battery-grade lithium hydroxide, representing a significant milestone in its previously announced lithium development project.

Microsoft's Elizabeth Willmott on lessons learned from their carbon reduction journey

GreenBiz

This video is sponsored by Microsoft. Sarah Golden, Senior Energy Analyst and VERGE Energy Chair at GreenBiz, interviewed Elizabeth Willmott, Carbon Program Director at Microsoft, on November 30, 2021

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IEA: Record renewables growth predicted despite high commodity prices

Renewable Energy World

The world’s capacity to generate electricity from renewable technologies is on course to accelerate, with 2021 expected to set a fresh all-time record for new installations.

Veolia uses ERF to power technology for deriving hydrogen from water

Envirotec Magazine

Resource management firm says it is advancing its programme to create a hydrogen gas supply infrastructure, a potentially important step towards decarbonising the UK energy supply.

Keysight partners with Proventia to create battery testing systems

Charged

Keysight Technologies is partnering with environmental technology company Proventia to develop battery testing systems. Each company is contributing key features to the jointly-developed test lab infrastructure. Keysight’s Scienlab battery testing system is designed for batteries up to 1,500 V.

Taking an inventory of the global plastics problem

Envirotec Magazine

360 million metric tonnes of new plastic was produced in 2018. Where did it all go? A group from the University of Pittsburgh explains, and offers a view on why the world must transform plastic use from linear to circular. In 1950, 2 million metric tonnes of new plastic was produced globally.

Canada’s 824-MW Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station released for service

Renewable Energy World

The 824-MW Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station, part of the Lower Churchill Project, is complete and has been released to the Newfoundland and Labrador System Operator (NLSO) for service.

BAE launches propulsion system for the marine market

Charged

BAE Systems has launched its next-generation power and propulsion system for the marine market. The HybriGen Power and Propulsion system is designed to minimize emissions by improving electrical efficiency and vessel range, increasing propulsion power, and simplifying installation.

5 Planet-Friendly Reasons to Open a Green Restaurant

Green Living Guy

The planet is in trouble and needs a hero to save her. No, it’s not Superman, but the environmentally conscious restaurant owner that must answer the call. Wait—did I just say, restaurants? Yes, it’s true; they contribute a lot to the global carbon footprint and make a huge impact.

Nissan announces $18 billion in new e-mobility investment, including solid-state batteries and 15 new EVs

Charged

Nissan, an early EV pioneer that later seemed to lose interest, has become the latest automaker to announce a new electrification plan. The company’s Nissan Ambition 2030 strategy calls for investments of 2 trillion yen (around $17.6 billion) over the next five years.

BayWa r.e. Expands Distribution Network with Acquisition of Beacon Solar

altenergymag

Beacon Solar will be fully integrated into BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC, the U.S. solar distribution business

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With Omicron, has Covid-19 vaccine inequity put the world at risk?

Eco-Business

Health experts say Omicron's appearance underscores the need to share vaccines more fairly

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ACEINNA Launches High Power Current Sensor

altenergymag

Fully integrated Current Sensor for Wide Bandgap power applications like DC Fast Charging, Server, Telecom & Industrial Power Supplies, Industrial Robots and Manufacturing Systems, Home Automation & IoT applications, Appliances, Inverters, Motor Control, and other critical applications

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Customers are Key to the Carbon-Free Last Mile

Bidgely

Watch Abhay Gupta’s conversation with Larry Bekkedahl , Senior VP of Advanced Energy Delivery at Portland General Electric to learn more about PGE’s data-driven and customer-centered approach to the clean energy transition and achieving a carbon-free future.

7 Sustainable Business Ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Green Living Guy

If you’re an environmentalist and an entrepreneur, there are a number of options for integrating your passions together. There are several sustainable business possibilities available that may help you offer eco-friendly products and services to your consumers.

Diode’s Charge Platform aims to simplify the electrification process for businesses

Charged

EV tech startup Diode has launched an EV suitability and charge point procurement software product called Charge Platform for Business. The platform is designed to educate drivers, assess EV readiness, make workplace and home charging recommendations, and simplify the EVSE purchasing process.

Nurdles? The worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of.

Grist

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Raptor Maps Unveils New Productivity Features for Its Solar Lifecycle Software Platform

altenergymag

Analytics and insights software platform, Raptor Solar, now includes unlimited inspection reports, normalization of data and a host of new productivity tools

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Manufacturers Cut 17 Million Metric Tons of Greenhouse Emissions with Help from EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program

Green Living Guy

WASHINGTON (Nov. 30, 2021) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates the 580 manufacturing plants. They achieved the energy savings goals set out by EPA 10 years ago. The goal was to drive energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Breakthrough Energy Ventures backs metal recycler Sortera Alloys

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, December 1 — Aluminum, an essential material for construction and transportation, is responsible for 1.1 billion metric tons of carbon emissions each. The post Breakthrough Energy Ventures backs metal recycler Sortera Alloys appeared first on ImpactAlpha.