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4 sustainability strategy questions food companies should be asking

GreenBiz

Food companies need to start asking themselves the hard questions about their supply chains like who is it helping and hurting and how can it change

Perkins Coie Breakfast Series 10/20

CleanTech Alliance

Join us on Oct 20 from 8-9:30 AM as Jason Herbert from Energy Northwest talks about the TRi Energy Partnership

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How much do crops contribute to emissions?

GreenBiz

Food production generates more than a third of manmade greenhouse gas emissions — a new framework tells us how much comes from crops, countries and regions

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Things You Can Find About Online Auctions In Philadelphia!

U.S. Green Technology

The era we live in has bought us an array of digital services. Particularly for the shoppers, it has been a relieving experience- a ‘one of a kind experience’- as they all say. Technology and network have brought us very close to the ‘anytime anywhere availability.’

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.

What Biden’s clean power plan would mean for solar energy

GreenBiz

Assuming that utility-scale solar power requires roughly eight acres per megawatt, the expansion would require an area roughly as big as Massachusetts and New Jersey combined

Australia Picks A Nuclear Waste Disposal Site - Now The Dance Begins

Jim Conca

Australia has declared that the national nuclear waste storage facility, more correctly referred to as a radioactive waste site, will be at Napandee, near Kimba, on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. The choice was widely expected as the government had already picked Napandee as its preferred site.

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Where Green Hydrogen Is Headed

GreenTechMedia

Suddenly everyone is talking about green hydrogen. From South Africa to the United Arab Emirates. From China to Utah. Governments and developers are eyeing hydrogen as a decarbonization tool. But the rush is also raising lots of questions: Where will hydrogen be most useful?

Q3 2021: Walmart, Microsoft empower communities; wind-powered hydrogen; Louisiana solar

GreenBiz

The major corporate renewable energy deals announced in the third quarter of 2021 tracked higher than the year-earlier period, but well below contracts announced for the same period in 2019

Where Green Hydrogen Is Headed

GreenTechMedia

Suddenly everyone is talking about green hydrogen. From South Africa to the United Arab Emirates. From China to Utah. Governments and developers are eyeing hydrogen as a decarbonization tool. But the rush is also raising lots of questions: Where will hydrogen be most useful?

Adding fuel to the fire? Report further establishes destructive influence of biomass method

Envirotec Magazine

A pilot BECCS project has been running at the Drax power plant in North Yorkshire since October 2018.

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.

With an Energy Crisis Brewing, No Peak in Sight for Emissions

GreenTechMedia

EIA and IEA are out with projections for emissions and fossil fuel consumption. And they don’t look good. On our current policy trajectory, there is no peak in sight, according to EIA By 2050, we will likely see a 50% increase in energy consumption.

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Sustainability Guide for K-12 Schools: Getting Started

Green Business Bureau

The World Needs More Sustainable Schools. Schools need to become more environmentally responsible and lead by example.

LACI Welcomes 10 Promising Cleantech Startups for its Fall 2021 Incubation Cohort

LA CleanTech Incubator

Today, 10 clean energy, cleantech and sustainability startups joined the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator’s (LACI) Fall 2021 cohort of its flagship Incubation program, which helps founders scale their company and impact in Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Volvo CE introduces 3 new electric construction machines

Charged

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has introduced three new electric compact construction machines, bringing its electric lineup to five models. The new L20 Electric, EC18 Electric and ECR18 Electric are now available to reserve online for delivery in 2022.

Washing machine has filter to catch microfibres

Envirotec Magazine

Home appliance supplier Grundig has launched a washing machine seemingly equipped to capture microfibres shed from clothing during the wash cycle, in an apparent first.

DATA CENTERS SET TO DOUBLE THEIR POWER DEMAND IN EUROPE, COULD PLAY CRITICAL ROLE IN ENABLING MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY

altenergymag

Hyperscale and colocation data centers can be an important source of flexibility in Europe’s power system, helping to integrate higher renewable energy penetrations

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How Does Climate Change Impact Our Diets?

Green Living Guy

As the global temperature rises, individuals search for ways to shrink their carbon footprints. Many consumers adopted plant-based diets, minimizing their contribution to methane emissions. While our diet’s impacts on the environment are evident, individuals observe the reverse relationship less.

Raising Pressure on Biden, Dozens of Indigenous Activists Occupy Bureau of Indian Affairs and Climate Justice Advocates Decry Gulf ‘Sacrifice Zones’

DeSmogBlog

This week, environmental advocates addressed intensifying fossil fuel pollution, climate injustices, and the Biden administration’s failure to take the lead on climate change solutions during the People vs. Fossil Fuels protests in Washington, D.C.

The Greenest Way to Disinfect Your Space

Green Living Guy

In 2020, the importance of thorough cleaning increased. Individuals took matters into their own hands, minimizing the spread of COVID-19 by disinfecting their goods. While many consumers became concerned when Clorox supplies dwindled, environmentalists experienced less stress.

SAE releases recommended practice for safe battery testing

Charged

SAE International has released SAE J2464: Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) Safety and Abuse Testing, a revised recommended practice for establishing safe battery systems.

North Carolina proves climate action can be bipartisan

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday signed into law a bipartisan mandate that will require the state to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

Barn VS Shed: Which Is Best For Your Home?

Green Living Guy

If your property has a large outdoor area, it’s wise to utilize your space in the best ways possible. Whether by growing a sustainable vegetable garden, keeping some livestock, or simply for clever storage solutions, you might be wondering whether a barn or a shed is best for you.

Philippine climate change body installs new expert panel

Eco-Business

In a move to include more sectors and regions in the country in implementing carbon-reducing projects, the Climate Change Commission has appointed 16 new experts to advise them on climate science

Here’s how developing countries can do more on climate

Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Hari Suthan Subramaniam, Chief Strategic Growth Officer, Opus One Solutions. Our planet faces an unprecedented slate of climate risks, and world leaders are gathering at COP26 in Glasgow next month with a mandate to stave off disaster.

Liebherr automates assembly of pluggable battery pack module connectors

Charged

Liebherr , in partnership with KOSTAL, has released an automated connection system for battery pack module connectors.

Construction begins on 44 MW community solar portfolio in Maine

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. Summit Ridge Energy has begun construction on the first of 13 community solar projects in Maine as part of a 44 MW portfolio. The projects, which are expected to reach commercial operation in 2022 and 2023, will operate under the Maine NEB program.

Reorganizing Informal Transport in Uganda: Achieving a Multimodality that Works for All

The City Fix

Multimodal public transport in Uganda is widespread but largely an informal affair. Kampala, like many African cities, relies on this informal system – comprised largely of taxis (14-seater minibuses) and boda bodas (motorcycle taxis) – to provide much-needed connectivity to.

Hitachi drops ABB Power Grids and is now officially Hitachi Energy

Renewable Energy World

This summer Hitachi announced its intention to change its name to Hitachi Energy and drop the joint venture name it adopted when it purchased the grid business from ABB.

SERMA Energy’s new test center features battery, power electronics and e-motor testing capabilities

Charged

Sponsored by Serma. Specialized in electronics services for 30 years, SERMA Group carries out expertise and tests on batteries, power electronics and electric motors.

Embodied carbon vs operational carbon: What’s the difference, and why does it matter?

Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Steve McGregor, Group MD, DMA Group. By 2050, more than two-thirds of the world population will live in urban areas. By the same year, the UK Government aims to have reached net zero.

Malaysia’s Indigenous Penan block roads to end logging in Borneo

Eco-Business

Penan activists allege Samling is encroaching on tribal land without their consent, and say they only put up the blockades after authorities failed to respond to their complaints

Joint venture targets ‘vast potential’ of U.S. floating offshore wind market

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. A joint venture between global energy giant TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, a developer of floating offshore wind projects, aims to capitalize on the "vast potential" of floating offshore wind projects in the U.S.

'Terrifying' warming predicted as country climate vows fail to add up

Eco-Business

New emissions cutting pledges are coming in — but more ambitious plans from China, India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other big climate polluters are still missing

FERC’s deadlock means SEEM is here to stay—Why are renewables worried?

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. Despite a deadlocked 2-2 vote by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday, an energy market proposed by Southeast utilities was allowed to take effect due to rules regarding tie votes by the agency. Expected members of the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM).

Cloud infrastructure could be key to meeting climate goals

Eco-Business

Adopting cloud-first policies, enabling corporate renewable energy investment, and greater public-private collaboration are needed for the path to net-zero carbon, said experts at a recent event on the sustainability of cloud computing