Wed.Apr 28, 2021

When it comes to social and environmental justice, words don’t cut it

GreenBiz

When it comes to social and environmental justice, words don’t cut it. CJ Clouse. Wed, 04/28/2021 - 00:05. Not so long ago, business was business.

How to Shop for Energy Plans in Texas

U.S. Green Technology

In many states, you are fairly limited in terms of whom you get your energy and other utilities from. However, in states where there are deregulated energy markets, you have many choices. For example, whether you are in Austin or Houston, you have the Power to Choose Texas Electricity.

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Janet Yellen on financing a sustainable future

GreenBiz

Janet Yellen on financing a sustainable future. Janet Yellen. Wed, 04/28/2021 - 00:15. The following remarks were made last week by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen’s to the Institute of International Finance.

Nestl ordered to stop diverting spring water from San Bernardino Forest

Inhabitat - Innovation

Nestlé has been ordered to stop taking spring water in the San Bernardino National Forest

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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.

What it's like to ride in an electric big rig

GreenBiz

What it's like to ride in an electric big rig. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 04/28/2021 - 00:05. One of the biggest barriers to getting more heavy-duty electric trucks on the roads today is, quite simply, there just aren't enough of 'em. Fleet leaders that want to buy Class 8 electric trucks (those are the really big ones) commonly face long delivery timelines from automakers. When they do get a vehicle, it’s usually a pre-production model. .

Canoos new electric pickup truck features modular design and hidden storage

Inhabitat - Innovation

The newly revealed electric pickup truck comes fully loaded with a range of unique, sustainable elements

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Battery recycling startup receives financing for commercial-scale plant

Charged

Battery Resourcers , a battery recycling and manufacturing company, recently completed a $20-million Series B equity round to support the development of a commercial-scale processing facility with the annual capacity to recycle 10,000 tons of batteries—roughly the amount of batteries from 20,000 EVs.

How to Be A Sustainable Fashion Brand: Trends and Ideas for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

The World Needs a More Sustainable Fashion Industry. Sustainable fashion is our only option. The future of our planet, maintaining adequate resources, and protecting human rights all depend on our toxic fashion industry evolving to a more sustainable and circular fashion industry.

Luxome's bamboo bedding is breathable, soft and sustainable

Inhabitat - Innovation

Because a good night’s rest sets the rhythm for the entire day, investing in your sleep is always a good idea

Solar power + agriculture: The practices and synergies of agrivoltaics

Solar Power World

Contributed article from RPCS Spring is in full swing, and with it growing conversations about the field of agrivoltaics.

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.

Some national parks will require reservations this summer

Inhabitat - Innovation

Here's how to secure your summer vacation to a national park in 2021

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Honda hopes to go electric in North America by 2040, will develop solid-state batteries

Charged

Have the last two holdouts among major automakers just hopped on the electric bandwagon, or are they just indulging in some fast-follower greenwashing?

Green-roofed Seattle home effortlessly pulls the outdoors in

Inhabitat - Innovation

When long-time Queen Anne residents Tracy and Greg Adams found the perfect hillside location for their new modern home, they tapped local design firms Lane Williams Architecture and Swivel Interiors to craft the Prospect House, an abode that maximizes indoor/outdoor living

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CPower Expands Distributed Energy Resource Integration with AMPLY Power

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CPower partners with leading Charging-as-a-Service provider for electric vehicle fleets to drive new revenue, flexibility at the grid edge

Getting to zero deforestation in the Amazon by 2030

Eco-Business

Amazon deforestation in Brazil reached a 12-year high in 2020, and over 95 per cent of it is illegal. Governments and markets must radically revalue the rainforest’s natural services and stimulate a green economy

Offshore wind a big driver of generation installed under CfD scheme

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Research from Cornwall Insight shows that the role of Contracts for Difference (CfD) generators in the electricity market continues to expand, and Allocation Round 4 (AR4) to be held later in 2021 will only expand this role further

After Biden Speech, It’s Time for Congress to Get to Work Creating Clean Energy Jobs that Pay…

E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs

Sharing Sustainability Commitments in Your EcoProfile

Green Business Bureau

What’s Your Unique Sustainability Story? If your company has become a more sustainable and greener business, you have a powerful and beneficial story to share with your employees, customers, partners and investors.

Climatetech and Community: Celebrating Greentown Houston’s Grand Opening

Greentown Labs

On Earth Day, we were proud to open Greentown Houston —the city’s first climatetech startup incubator—heralding a new and exciting chapter for the energy capital of the world!

How To Share Your Sustainability Accomplishments and Celebrate Your Success

Green Business Bureau

What Are Your Sustainability Accomplishments. If your company has become a more sustainable and greener business, you should celebrate your success and get recognized for your achievements.

TFW investors realize carbon is going to $100 a ton, and sooner than they expected

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 28 – Carbon hasn’t attracted as much attention as GameStop or Bitcoin, but the price of a ton of CO2 topped. The post TFW investors realize carbon is going to $100 a ton, and sooner than they expected appeared first on Impact Alpha. Climate Finance Features Policy Corner

How To Tell Your Sustainability Story to the World and Earn the Benefits of Being a Green Business

Green Business Bureau

What’s Your Company’s Unique Sustainability Story? If your company has become a more sustainable and greener business, you have a powerful and beneficial story to share with your employees, customers, partners and investors.

How can Asia build a circular economy in its post-Covid recovery?

Eco-Business

The post-pandemic era could see circular business models take off in Asia. But strong government support and public awareness campaigns are needed to get companies on board

Off-Grid Market Development Fund offers results-based financing for solar access in Madagascar

Impact Alpha

Off-Grid Market Development Fund is providing subsidies to a dozen companies to deliver solar power in Madagascar. Only 14% of Madagascar’s 25.7 million. The post Off-Grid Market Development Fund offers results-based financing for solar access in Madagascar appeared first on Impact Alpha.

SolarEdge Launches Next Generation 120kW Inverter for Commercial Ground Mount Installations in North America

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Reducing installation time as well as added costs, the new inverter introduces an innovative pre-commissioning feature allowing installers to fully and automatically validate system components from their smartphones, before grid connection

Planet Becomes Inaugural Platinum Sponsor of GDAL

Planet Pulse

Planet has built an incredibly capable cloud-native processing infrastructure to take our raw imagery and turn it into refined imagery, analysis ready data (ARD), and analytic feeds so that it can be easily incorporated into our customers and users workflows.

6K Prepares for Major Advancement in Battery Materials with $25M Investment

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Battery Center of Excellence will provide a gateway to bring production of batteries to the United States and answer the call to President Biden’s Executive Order to create a more resilient and secure supply chain

5 great things Biden did for the climate in 100 days — and 4 things he should do next

EDF Voices

This decade is our last best chance to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis. It's clear we now have a president who knows that

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Biden Administration Takes Strong Stand on the Future of the Transmission Grid

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WATT Coalition Executives Respond to Administration's Factsheet on Electric Grid Expansion and Modernization. Download this release: [link

Who’s going to pay? Due diligence in conservation finance starts with the offtake agreement

Impact Alpha

Venture capitalists in many sectors have developed robust due-diligence practices. The conservation finance community and its catalytic investors are still learning what works. . The post Who’s going to pay?

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Remee Introduces New Line of Renewable Energy Cables for Solar and Wind Energy Farms

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Remee Wire & Cable, a leading manufacturer of electronic wire and cable, announces the introduction of their new line of Renewable Energy Cables, specially designed to meet the needs of the wind and solar energy operations

The Carbon to Value Initiative Announces First Cohort of Carbontech Startup Participants

Greentown Labs

Climatetech leaders from the Urban Future Lab, Greentown Labs, and the Fraunhofer USA TechBridge Program enthusiastically welcome 10 startups to the initiative. New York City, N.Y., and Somerville, Mass.,

Wind farms bring windfalls for rural schools, but school finance laws limit how money is spent

Renewable Energy World

By Eric Brunner , University of Connecticut ; Ben Hoen , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , and Joshua Hyman , Amherst College.

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Why independent verification should be part of every investor’s impact management journey

Impact Alpha

It is widely accepted that third-party assurance plays a critical role in increasing external trust and confidence in financial reporting. However, the learning. The post Why independent verification should be part of every investor’s impact management journey appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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my-PV uses photovoltaic power for thermal building component activation

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Solar company my-PV has developed a solar-power system using thermal concrete-core activation in commercial buildings: An electric underfloor heating system releases excess solar energy as heat to the building foundation. Thanks to this storage concept, my-PV utilizes saving operating costs