Tue.Apr 06, 2021

Matter of opinion: What the 2021 Earth Day polls reveal

GreenBiz

Matter of opinion: What the 2021 Earth Day polls reveal. Joel Makower. Tue, 04/06/2021 - 02:11.

Leaking wastewater pond causes state of emergency in Florida

Inhabitat - Innovation

A leak in a wastewater pond caused a state of emergency in Manatee County, Florida last weekend

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Welcome to the CleanTech Alliance – Jennifer Audet

CleanTech Alliance

Jennifer provides strategic leadership for all public-facing aspects of the CleanTech Alliance, which she joined in 2021. As Senior Manager, she is excited to address the pressing issue of climate change by advancing understanding, inspiring action, and creating communities of change. Previously, Jennifer developed and implemented diplomatic outreach and advocacy initiatives in the U.S. for […]. Alliance News

UK launches world's largest ocean monitoring system

Inhabitat - Innovation

The U.K. has announced a plan to install an underwater network of cameras to monitor and protect ocean biodiversity

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.

Protecting sensitive buildings from the effects of climate change

Envirotec Magazine

The Juselius Mausoleum (Copyright Tiina Sonninen). Instrumentation firm Vaisala writes. The Sigrid Jusélius mausoleum was built in 1901-03 and is a significant cultural site in Finland.

Customizable, natural lichen green walls require no maintenance

Inhabitat - Innovation

These vertical gardens, made from 100% natural and stabilized lichen moss, don’t attract dust or insects and are adaptable to almost every type of interior space

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Rainwater-capturing holiday home is an extension of the landscape

Inhabitat - Innovation

This home includes passive cooling systems, high-performance insulation, recycled natural resources and a garden irrigation system

ChargePoint cooperates with truck stop chains to deploy public charging across the US

Charged

Eco-tourism company Banyan Tree Group plans expansion in 2021

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Banyan Tree Group is celebrated globally for its commitment to sustainable practices in the hotel industry

How can small renewable power producers help the Philippines reach its 35% clean energy target?

Eco-Business

Unlike large independent power firms, smaller developers struggle to attract finance for their green projects. Industry experts discuss how they can overcome the barriers to production and help the country meet its climate goal

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative.is, VirtualGaia.com, 7Vortex.com; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Chief Storyteller, The Climate 4.0 Project

Join our amazing panelists, 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.

Schneider Electric’s XW Pro Approved for California’s SGIP

altenergymag

-Schneider Electric’s XW Pro is now eligible for California’s SGIP -Californians can receive rebates from SGIP to offset installation costs of qualifying energy storage systems

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Biophobia in the city: Are people who are fearful of nature less willing to protect it?

Eco-Business

Eco-Business talks to environmental psychologist Dr Denise Dillon about Singapore's uncomfortable relationship with nature, whether loving nature is essential for conservation, and why climate anxiety might be a good thing

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Zinc-ion: A competitive alternative to lithium-ion for stationary energy storage

Solar Power World

By Ryan Brown, co-founder and CEO, Salient Energy Lithium-ion batteries are the leading battery technology for both electric vehicles (EVs) and the renewable energy industry.

BayWa r.e. teams with REC Group to distribute premium REC Alpha Series solar modules in U.S.

altenergymag

Partnership includes REC's Certified Solar Professional program for qualified contractors

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New study says commercial truck electrification is within reach

Charged

It’s been a long haul for electric trucks—pilots have been going on for over a decade, but fleet operators are just beginning to put in serious orders.

Voltage Shifting Technology to Shift the Future of Renewable Energy

altenergymag

A new type of battery system, Switching Battery, offers a glimpse of hope for electric vehicle (EV) charging from renewable energy directly

Solar Spotlight: K2 Systems on the evolution of solar roof flashings

Solar Power World

In this special edition of Contractors Corner, solar mounting product manufacturer K2 Systems talks about the evolution of solar roof flashings from “goop and a prayer” to tried-and-true metal solutions and new plastic solutions.

Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America Announce Their In-person Event Will Now Be Held in January 2022

altenergymag

New two-day digital summit will bring solar + storage professionals together online July 14-15

Revealed: The Climate-Conflicted Directors Leading the World’s Top Banks

DeSmogBlog

The majority of directors at the world’s biggest banks have affiliations to polluting companies and organisations, a DeSmog investigation shows.

ZeroAvia raises $24 million in new funding, speeds development of 50-seat zero-emission aircraft

Charged

ZeroAvia is developing hydrogen-fueled powertrain technology to replace conventional engines in commercial aircraft.

Why Cambodia's environmentalists fear new internet firewall

Eco-Business

Environmental activists in Cambodia fear for their privacy and freedom of expression as the country introduces a new China-style internet firewall

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RWE Renewables adding 40-MW / 80-MWh storage to its 200-MW solar project in Georgia

Renewable Energy World

Wärtsilä announced that it received a contract to supply an engineered equipment delivery (EEQ) of a 40-MW / 80-MWh DC-coupled storage system to the 200-MW Hickory Park Solar project in Georgia, USA.

Here’s how to propel a green recovery for the poorest

Eco-Business

Special drawing rights could give indebted countries the flexibility to take climate action that benefits everyone

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World adds record new renewable energy capacity in 2020

Renewable Energy World

The world added more than 260 GW of renewable energy capacity last year, exceeding expansion in 2019 by close to 50%, despite the economic slowdown that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Sustainability: a battle between ambition and doubt

Terra Infirma

On Sunday, I dutifully drove down to the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough for my first Covid-19 vaccine. Arriving in the ‘Boro half an hour early, I pulled up on the campus of the University of Teesside and wandered around.

Construction begins on 500-MW Aktina plant, the largest solar facility in the state of Texas

Renewable Energy World

Project development team is made up of more than 30% women, an industry first. In southeastern Texas surrounded by farmland, Rosendin’s Renewable Energy Group (REG) has begun building the largest solar power project in the state.

Northvolt acquires Cuberg, will commercialize next-gen lithium metal battery cells

Charged

Northvolt has announced the acquisition of Cuberg, a battery company delivering lithium metal cells produced on existing lithium-ion manufacturing lines.

How these wealthy families are driving outperformance on impact

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Apr. 6 – Investors willing and able to prioritize impact over financial returns were behind some of today’s highest-impact innovations. Catalytic investment strategies, The post How these wealthy families are driving outperformance on impact appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Can Solar Panels Be Recycled?

Green Living Guy

Individuals can effectively source renewable energy and shrink their carbon footprint when using solar panels. These devices convert the sun’s energy, a limitless resource, into electricity to fuel our homes, cars and appliances.

March 2021 Cleantech Roundup: Electric Vehicle Supply Chain Changing Shapes | American Jobs Plan |…

Clean Energy Trust

Ten Scholarships by Women in Cleantech and Sustainability Seek to Expand Access for Underrepresented Groups Seeking Careers in Climate Tech

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (April 6, 2021) –Celebrating ten years of furthering the roles of professionals within the green economy, Women in Cleantech & Sustainability (WCS), today announced a new scholarship program to help reduce the diversity gap in the cleantech and sustainability sectors.

LACI-Sponsored Bill To Create EV Authority Makes It Through First Committee In Bipartisan Vote

LA CleanTech Incubator

FiveT’s Hydrogen Fund rakes in €260 million to finance green hydrogen infrastructure projects

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 6 — Green hydrogen, produced with renewable energy through a chemical process called electrolysis, could provide a source of clean fuel. The post FiveT’s Hydrogen Fund rakes in €260 million to finance green hydrogen infrastructure projects appeared first on Impact Alpha.

'Greenest ever': Britain's power grid CO2 falls to record low on Easter Monday

Business Green

Low demand for power sees carbon intensity on grid plummet to lowest ever level, National Grid ESO confirms.

How capital structures in high-risk asset classes can undermine positive impact

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April, 6 – In their search for yields and returns, pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and endowments with massive amounts. The post How capital structures in high-risk asset classes can undermine positive impact appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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