Tue.Jan 18, 2022

Can crypto create the world’s first authentic global carbon marketplace?


The World Bank is teaming up with Bram Cohen’s San Francisco startup to prove that cryptocurrency can be part of the solution, not a problem, for climate change

2022 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 1

CleanTech Alliance

Week One The first week of the 2022 legislative session is complete. The week began Monday with most legislators participating remotely.

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GM’s BrightDrop gears up to electrify massive delivery fleets of Walmart, FedEx


Electric vehicle and last-mile delivery company BrightDrop, a subsidiary of General Motors, kicked off 2022 with splashy new deals with Walmart and FedEx.

Ethical Fashion: 3 Things To Know About Sustainable Clothing Printing

The Environmental Blog

Industry: plant for textile printing. With consumer awareness and consciousness shifting toward sustainable fashion, businesses in the clothing industry began to focus on making brands ethical. One that’s gradually gaining momentum is clothing printing.

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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.

Merchants Fleet goes fast and furious on electrification


The fleet management company’s electrification guru believes EV adoption for fleet vehicles will take off in 2022, and the company is spending big to lead the charge


Canada And The United States CrissCross Support For Nuclear Energy's Bright Future

Jim Conca

The United States and Canada have a lot to collaborate on in the nuclear energy field, and they seem to be doing a good job of it. Each country is considering each other’s reactor designs and each has funded or chosen to review some of those from both countries.

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Best of GBB in 2021: Green Businesses Leading the Sustainable Business Movement

Green Business Bureau

Our members continue to amaze us with their commitment to sustainability and their innovative green and social responsibility initiatives. They lead by example and demonstrate how business can be used as a platform for good.

A snapshot from Southern California of life in an altered climate


Smoke, heat and stress have become the norm and are primarily affecting the already disadvantaged


XChange: Workflow Automation Solutions for Sustainable Commercial Printing

Green Business Bureau

Operating across both the US and UK , XChange provides workflow automation software and consultancy to the printing and publishing industries.

Porsche Taycan Revealed As New Formula E Safety Car

Green Living Guy

When the distinctively designed Taycan pulls out of the pit lane and onto the racetrack in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, it will quickly take the lead. Porsche’s first all-electric sports car is the new safety car in the innovative electric racing series this season.

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.

Style & Sustainability: Eco-Friendly Decor Tips to Upgrade Your Space

Green Business Bureau

Being more conscious of your decorating decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In reality, eco-friendly can suit any type of budget and design style.

New utility-scale solar needs far less land than a decade ago, LBNL says

Renewable Energy World

Utility-scale solar energy deployments are not as land intensive as they were a decade ago, thanks to improved power and energy densities.

Simple Changes to Make Your Life Greener

Green Living Guy

Becoming more sustainable and eco-friendly is one of the most important things of our age, and this is something we all have to start doing right now.

Wind turbine with advanced controls used in grid-forming test by NREL and GE

Renewable Energy World

General Electric (GE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrated grid-forming technologies in the Type-3 wind turbine, a step in long-term grid modernization efforts as the rapid deployment of renewable technologies transforms the electric power system.

German startup HeyCharge facilitates EVSE installation in parking garages


BMW i Ventures, the BMW Group’s venture capital firm, has invested in German startup HeyCharge, which is on a mission to install EV charging stations in locations such as apartment complexes and office buildings.

A move to renewable energy could grow Africa’s economy by 6.4%

Renewable Energy World

An integrated policy framework built around the energy transition could bring a wave of new sustainable energy investment to Africa, growing the continent’s economy by 6.4%

In-Charge Energy’s new task force will angle for federal fleet electrification funding


Fleet electrification specialist In-Charge Energy has launched a new business unit specifically designed to secure grants and incentives that may be available under the recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal).

Sustainability consultancy acquisitions triple in a year


This acquisition frenzy reflects a surge in pandemic-era corporate demand for sustainability services and expertise

Demand 124

Greentown Labs Appoints Four New Board Directors

Greentown Labs

University, utility, and climatetech leaders will help maximize the incubator’s climate impact. Somerville, Mass., 18, 2022 — Greentown Labs , the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, today announced the addition of four new members to its board of directors, Gilda A.

Why women’s leadership is key to climate action


Political and financial commitment is needed to support the contributions of women and girls at all levels

This organization is working to create a world without pandemics


The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness is working to make sure we never again experience the hardship of a pandemic

Businesses are more worried about Covid-19 than ESG in 2022: survey


The packaging industry is most concerned about ESG issues, and financial services the least. Firms seem to care a lot about the environment but are weak on governance, a study by GlobalData finds

BlocPower secures $30 million from Microsoft to retrofit old city buildings

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 18 — Brooklyn-based BlocPower has worked with utilities, government agencies and property owners to retrofit more than 1,200 buildings for low-. The post BlocPower secures $30 million from Microsoft to retrofit old city buildings appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

State of the climate: how the world warmed in 2021


The latest climate data shows that 2021 was another noteworthy year, but not for the right reason. Ocean surface and land surface temperatures were at their warmest on records


Marposs announces non-contact tech for monitoring electrode roll production


Measurement, inspection and test technology company Marposs has announced a new line of non-contact solutions for monitoring roll-to-roll production of cathode and anode foils for EV batteries.

How Exxon Is Using an Unusual Law to Intimidate Critics Over its Climate Denial


By Chris McGreal , The Guardian. This story was originally published by The Guardian , and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now , a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate crisis.

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Sensata introduces CAN bus-enabled GXC and MXC Smart-Tactor contactors


Sensor, controller and software firm Sensata has introduced its CAN bus communication-enabled GXC and MXC Smart-Tactor contactors. The contactors are part of the GX and MX product lines, and are available for the military, battery system, energy storage, commercial vehicle and industrial markets.

Battery Technology Veteran Timothy Ellis Joins Gridtential's Advisory Board

Alternative Energy Mag

Gridtential Energy today announced that battery technology scientist and executive Timothy Ellis, Ph.D., has joined the firm's technical advisory board.

Proterra to supply batteries for Nikola Class 8 trucks


Nikola and Proterra have announced a multi-year supply agreement to power Nikola’s zero-emission Class 8 semi-trucks with Proterra’s battery technology. Proterra’s US-made battery systems feature a customizable design to fit within a variety of vehicles.

UK Oil Regulator Has ‘No Duty’ to Consider North Sea Tax Breaks or Indirect Emissions, Court Rules


The UK government is not legally required to consider tax breaks to oil and gas companies or emissions from burning fossil fuels when regulating the North Sea sector, a court has ruled today, rejecting a complaint by climate campaigners.

Zero waste homes are 3D printed in less than 24 hours


Industries around the world are constantly innovating, however, the construction industry has been slow to adopt new technologies. Mighty Buildings is changing all that with the development of a concrete-replacement known as light-stone material (LSM) used to 3D print a home in less than 24 hours

The arc of Larry Fink’s annual letters trace the mainstreaming of sustainable investing

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 18 – You know impact investing has gone mainstream when Larry Fink’s annual letter to CEOs elicits a collective yawn. This is. The post The arc of Larry Fink’s annual letters trace the mainstreaming of sustainable investing appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Rio Tinto to buy lithium project in Argentina for $825 million


Mining and metals company Rio Tinto plans to purchase a lithium project in Argentina for $825 million from Rincon Mining in a transaction that’s expected to close in the first half of 2022.

Ubiquitous Energy scores $30 million for solar-powered windows

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 18 — Redwood City, Calif.-based based Ubiquitous Energy was founded in 2011 by MIT and Michigan State University scientists and engineers looking. The post Ubiquitous Energy scores $30 million for solar-powered windows appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

California budget proposal includes $6.1 billion for EV initiatives


California Governor Gavin Newsom has presented a $286.4-billion budget proposal for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. This so-called California Blueprint includes $22.5 billion in climate-related investment, and some $6.1 billion of this consists of EV-related initiatives.