Fri.Jan 14, 2022

Beautycounter, HP and Walmart are a step ahead in chemical management

GreenBiz

Getting ahead of toxic "forever chemicals" and their kin

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Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning Concludes Deep Borehole Disposal Great Option For Nuclear Waste

Jim Conca

Deep Isolation just announced the results of a study commissioned by the Slovenian Radioactive Waste Management Organisation showing that Slovenia could save money by disposing of spent fuel from its nuclear power plant and its TRIGA II research reactor in one deep borehole repository.

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What downsizing taught me about the circular economy

GreenBiz

The process has reminded me why we focus on systems change and not individual actions

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Tesla Supercharger stations in Texas to feature CCS connectors

Charged

Tesla has taken another step towards opening up its Supercharger network to other automakers’ EVs. Last October, Tesla launched a “ Non-Tesla Supercharger pilot ” at 10 locations in the Netherlands.

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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.

Scaling the circular economy requires a digital revolution

GreenBiz

We don’t have time for a one-by-one approach: digital tools can accelerate the much needed circular transition

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Staying Sustainable Post-Holidays

Green Living Guy

The holidays are a time for celebration and family! They involve gatherings and gift-giving, which leads to excess paper and plastic waste. As the holidays wind down, make it your new year’s resolution to live more sustainably. To get inspired, follow these tips.

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Volvo’s FH Electric heavy-duty truck proves range and energy efficiency in independent testing

Charged

In an independent energy efficiency test with a fully loaded heavy-duty electric Volvo truck in Germany, the truck exceeded its official range, and used 50% less energy than its diesel counterpart.

Episode 299: Climate news from Europe, 2022 wish list continued

GreenBiz

Plus, it's time for plastics and climate activists to get their causes synced up

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How Staying Healthy Can Also Help the Environment

Green Living Guy

Have you recently been thinking about changing your ways so you can live a healthier lifestyle? Many people are now getting on board with making healthier choices. When you make more healthful decisions in your life, you are also doing good for the environment.

Health 102

JuiceBar unveils new 48-amp home charger

Charged

JuiceBar , a commercial EV charger manufacturer based in Connecticut, has entered the home charging market today with the release of a new 48-amp Level 2 charger. The new Cheetah, as the name implies, is built for speed.

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.

6 Eco-Friendly Ways To Get Rid Of Waste While Renovating Your Home

Green Living Guy

While renovating your home, you will be bound to generate a lot of waste. The amount of waste generated during renovation can sometimes add up to a couple of truckloads. However, there are ways that you can repurpose or recycle some types of waste that would otherwise end up in landfill sites.

Waste 101

Media Brief: What does net zero mean for household energy prices?

Clean Energy Canada

Through media briefs, we aim to provide journalists with useful factual and contextual information related to Canada’s clean energy transition. Please use this as a resource, and let us know if there are any topics that you would like to see for future media briefs.

Battery developer StoreDot raises $80 million in Series D funding

Charged

Israeli battery developer StoreDot has raised up to $80 million in a Series D funding round that included Vingroup, bp ventures and Golden Energy. It will use the funding on research and development as well as mass production of its Extreme Fast Charging (XFC) battery cells by 2024.

What the Philippines can do in 2022 to carry out COP26 promises

Eco-Business

As the dust settles following Glasgow’s climate summit, the Philippines needs to take some immediate steps this year so it can hit its ambitious decarbonisation goals

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Keliber to use government grant to manage analcime sand lithium by-product

Charged

Finnish mining and battery chemical company Keliber Technology has been granted up to €7 million [$7.9 million] in funding from Business Finland, some of which will be used for equipment to manage the analcime sand by-product of its planned lithium plant at Kokkola Industrial Park.

Offshore wind projects gain federal funding

Renewable Energy World

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) announced $3.4 million in funding for six new wind projects in supply chain efficiency, asset monitoring, and inspection.

Why I took a sabbatical (1)

Mr. Sustainability

What I learned and why most of you will never take one I know, it is not nice of me to say that you will probably never take a sabbatical. It is a bitter pill to swallow. Even though most of us probably want to and claim to "someday take a sabbatical".

Final contracts clear the way for nearly 2.5 GW of offshore wind

Renewable Energy World

Equinor and bp finalized Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSAs) with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the 1,260 Empire Wind 2 and 1,230 MW Beacon Wind 1, which would be built in offshore waters.

Leading Clean Energy Companies Team with Advanced Energy Storage Innovator Enzinc

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Advanced zinc battery technology developer Enzinc announced that it has teaming agreements in place with leading energy companies including ChargeNet Stations and BASE Technologies for its third-party product testing. The testing is being done at University of California Riverside's facilities through a CalTestBed award

Swift Current orders 1.2 GW of solar modules from First Solar

Renewable Energy World

First Solar said that Boston-based Swift Current Energy placed an order for 1.2 GW DC of First Solar’s thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. The modules will be delivered in 2023 and 2024. Terms were not disclosed.

Big vision and early bets: Harry Halloran leaves a legacy of business as a force for good

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Jan 14 – Harry Halloran had a big vision and tried to make it reality: Business could be a driving force for. The post Big vision and early bets: Harry Halloran leaves a legacy of business as a force for good appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Agents of Impact Catalytic Capital

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Dog toy and treats from Project Hive help save bees

Inhabitant

What do dogs and bees have in common? A company called Project Hive Pet Company. Based out of Minneapolis, the mission-driven business makes dog toys and treats that directly contribute to rebuilding bee habitat

The Week in Impact Investing: Bridges

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! ?? The dialectics of impact. Bursting the bubbles that often float around ESG and impact investing is an easy. The post The Week in Impact Investing: Bridges appeared first on ImpactAlpha. The Brief

A Guide to Raising Capital in 2022 as a Women in Cleantech • 3/24/22

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

March 24, 2022. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST. Virtual Event. Register. A panel of female founders share their experiences raising funds, as well as the opportunities, hurdles, and how you can replicate what’s worked! Standard ticket: $15. This event is complimentary for all WCS members.

'Circularity gets us to net zero': Why Timberland wants your boots back

Business Green

The fashion brand is set to launch a new 'recommerce' service, as it looks to ensure its products get a second life. These boots were made for recycling?

Urwahn Platzhirsch e-bike wins major sustainability award

Inhabitant

German bike maker Urwahn has received the German Sustainability Award 2022, Europe's biggest award for social and ecological commitment to helping the planet, for its E-Bike Platzhirsch. The Platzhirsch is a 3D-printed steel electric bike with a gorgeous matte frame

Volvo boosts range of electric trucks by 85 per cent

Business Green

Automotive giant says advances in battery technology will allow its new electric trucks to travel much further on a single charge.

Town Enclosure art installation is made of CLT panels

Inhabitant

Lots of art are meant to be seen and not touched. It is visible to the public but separate, untouchable and unknowable. That is not the case with Town Enclosure, an art installation that's also functional. The incredible design was created by CLB Architects

A bolder carbon target and a serious shift to EVs: what can the Philippines do to hit 2022 climate targets?

Eco-Business

As the dust settles following Glasgow’s climate summit, the Philippines needs to take some immediate steps this year so it can achieve ambitious decarbonisation goals

Volvo Trucks boosts range of electric trucks by 85 per cent

Business Green

Automotive giant says advances in battery technology will allow its new electric trucks to travel much further on a single charge.

Intersolar 2022 confirms that mounting and racking products remain a varied market

Solar Power World

The common sentiment among companies showing at Intersolar North America this year is: “It’s not a lot, but it’s more than we expected.” After the last two years with no in-person industry events, it’s not surprising that turnout isn’t record-breaking.

Dynapower Launches New Brand Identity with Expanded Clean Energy Offerings and Sustainability Commitment

Alternative Energy Mag

Dynapower, a global leader in power conversion and energy storage solutions, has announced a robust new commitment to a clean energy future, backed by innovative technologies, new corporate branding and extended sustainability practices

A Guide to Raising Capital in 2022 as a Woman in Cleantech • 3/24/22

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

March 24, 2022. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST. Virtual Event. Register. A panel of female founders and venture capital investor share their experiences raising funds, investing as well as the opportunities, hurdles, and how you can replicate what’s worked! Standard ticket: $15.

2022 Legislative Priorities

Front And Centered

As frontline communities we are increasing the self-determination and solutions of our communities — those disproportionately impacted by pollution, damage to the climate, and an inequitable economy — to accelerate systemic change together.

Nokia Arena has touchless digital keys with mobile access

Inhabitant

The new Nokia Arena in Finland just opened its doors last month, but only to those with special digital keys. The entire arena, designed by Polish Architect Daniel Libeskind, is wired with touchless digital access technology that make innovative use of new artificial intelligence security