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How a global treaty could solve the plastic waste crisis

GreenBiz

Can plastics achieve par with climate and biodiversity as critical issues worthy of a global treaty? We’re about to find out.

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New Buildings in NY to be Electric, But the Job is Not Done

NRDC onEarth

New York's All-Electric Building Act makes it the first state to promote efficient electrification of new construction.

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How Software Accelerates Sustainability Reporting and Performance Management

GreenBiz

The global business community is witnessing a regulatory shift that has massive implications for operations and compliance. Driven by climate change and the pressing need to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and use resources more responsibly, regulatory bodies around the world are issuing new guidelines to drive better tracking and reporting of businesses’ GHG emissions.

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Shared Knowledge Is Power in the Northern Mariana Islands

NRDC onEarth

As Indigenous groups seek to comanage the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, elders help the next generation find opportunity on the islands in science and conservation.

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Electrofuels Are the Future: The Driving Force to Decarbonizing Heavy Transport

Speaker: Ayesha Choudhury - Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium

With the first wave of the energy transition, renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) have begun replacing coal power generation. However, some sectors are lagging behind and struggling to decarbonize more than others, including large-scale transportation like commercial aviation, shipping, and rail transit. Electrofuels (aka eFuels) are the next generation of solutions to help the hardest-to-abate sectors pivot from their reliance on fossil fuels.

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ESG bowties: A tool for assessing climate risks

GreenBiz

Sponsored: ESG bowties are an analytical method that can help organizations improve their identification and management of ESG risks and opportunities.

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Why Nespresso and other big companies are becoming certified B Corps

GreenBiz

More than 90 multinational companies hold the certification as B Lab moves to raise the qualification bar.

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Solis Launches S6 Advanced Power Hybrid Inverter with Impressive Features and Functionality

altenergymag

With an emphasis on generator connectivity and multiple input methods, the S6 offers automatic UPS switching and up to 10 seconds of 200% surge power backup overload capability.

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Closing the purpose governance gap

GreenBiz

Too many companies lack a clear purpose. Here’s why they must change.

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Iowa schools score $11 million in federal funding for electric school buses

Charged

In a first round of funding, the federal Clean School Bus Program has awarded 15 Iowa school districts $11.5 million to replace 32 existing school buses with electric models. The program provides $5 billion over the next five years to replace existing school buses with clean ones. “The Clean School Bus Program saves Iowa school districts millions of dollars,” said Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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New York Governments Collaborate to Tackle Environmental Injustice

NRDC onEarth

A three-way partnership between the City of Mount Vernon, Westchester County, and the State of New York makes headway towards correcting the city's sewer crisis

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MAHLE and Midtronics partner to develop EV battery service equipment for independent workshops

Charged

German auto parts manufacturer MAHLE and US-based battery service company Midtronics will jointly develop service equipment. The goal is to provide holistic battery diagnostics and maintenance from a single source over the life cycle of batteries and vehicles. MAHLE says it brings to the partnership its expertise in refrigerant service, ADAS calibration, and battery and vehicle diagnostics.

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Bringing women to the forefront of sustainable development

Impact Alpha

The following is an excerpt from “Working to restore: Harnessing the power of regenerative business to heal the world,” by Esha Chhabra. In. The post Bringing women to the forefront of sustainable development appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Origami Solar Gen 2 Steel Solar Module Frame – Lighter, Stronger, and Available in Industry-Standard Profile Designs – is Ready for Production

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Latest frame was developed in collaboration with multiple global steel industry partners to facilitate smooth transition into high-volume production

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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 Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?

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The Brief: Women and the SDGs, solar cell towers, climate tech VC, dissing dollar stores, green nukes, solutions-oriented cinema

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Gender Smart Bringing women to the forefront of sustainable development. Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 underpins many if. The post The Brief: Women and the SDGs, solar cell towers, climate tech VC, dissing dollar stores, green nukes, solutions-oriented cinema appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Vision Mechatronics delivers India’s first Mega Watt Scale Hybrid Energy Storage Project

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The Hybrid Energy Storage Project has a combination of ‘Worlds Smartest Lithium Batteries' together with tubular gel batteries (lead acid variant) to achieve economic long duration backup.

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Volvo invests in bidirectional EV charging startup dcbel

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Volvo has invested in bidirectional EV charging startup dcbel. The automaker’s venture capital firm, Volvo Cars Tech Fund, will support dcbel’s R&D and commercialization efforts for its home energy system. dcbel’s r16 Home Energy Station will be a “renewable energy ecosystem” that features bidirectional EV charging capabilities and a smart home energy management system.

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California ISO Approves $7.3 Billion Investment in Transmission

NRDC onEarth

Ambitious investment to boost transmission in support of clean energy is approved by the California Independent System Operator.

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Fugro and Fraunhofer IWES secure survey for BSH’s German EEZ wind farm sites

altenergymag

Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, the Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), has awarded Fugro a geophysical survey contract for two offshore wind farm sites in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea

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IEA: World on cusp of solar and battery manufacturing boom

Business Green

But agency warns global economy risks becoming over-reliant on a handful of green manufacturing hubs, while heat pump, wind turbine, and green hydrogen capacity needs to accelerate

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Advantages of Floating Solar: Harnessing Water for Clean Energy Production

altenergymag

Global floating solar market size was estimated at US$ 2.55 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach US$ 10.09 billion by 2030, growing at a projected CAGR of 16.5% from 2022 to 2030. The need for clean energy is rising, there is a shortage of land, and these are some of the causes that are causing this increase.

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Contractor’s Corner: Summit Ridge Energy Community solar developer forges partnerships to accelerate U.S. manufacturing and clean energy employment.

Solar Power World

The Biden Administration sees community solar as a key ingredient to decarbonizing the electric grid in a way that’s equitable for all. The Dept. of Energy set a goal in 2021 for these systems to power the equivalent of five million households by 2025. Developers are ready to meet the moment but are held back… The post Contractor’s Corner: Summit Ridge Energy <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:15px;'>Community solar developer forges par

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Dubai all set to host global Energy Storage Forum ahead of COP28

altenergymag

Forum organized by Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority & EPRI to gather high-level delegates, including heads of GCC utility companies

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'Record order': Volvo Trucks and Holcim ink deal to deploy 1,000 electric HGVs

Business Green

Letter of intent to see auto manufacturer provide European building giant with up to 1,000 zero emission trucks by 2030

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Nearly 150,000 Indians have died in the past 51 years due to extreme weather: WMO

Eco-Business

Extreme weather, climate and water-related events caused nearly 12,000 disasters worldwide between 1970 and 2021, according to a World Meteorological Organization report.

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Sometimes you’ve got to rip it up and start again…

Terra Infirma

I bought the iMac I’m typing this on a couple of years ago. As a long time Mac user who runs his IT until it literally stops working, I used the Mac migration assistant to move all my files and settings from my old MacBook – about the fourth time I have done this in the last 20 years. To my frustration, the iMac has always been slow to get started in the morning and often crashes at inappropriate moments.

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Metis Engineering releases Cell Guard for battery health monitoring in EVs

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UK-based Metis Engineering has launched Cell Guard, a battery safety sensor, to detect lithium-ion battery cell venting and monitor battery health in EVs and energy storage systems. Cell Guard monitors volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pressure change, humidity, dew point, shock duration and shock loads (up to 24 G), unlike other battery cell monitoring systems (BMS), that only monitor temperature and voltage.

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Fasting in Pill???—?Our Investment in Mimio Health

Better Ventures

Fasting in a Pill?? — Our Investment in Mimio Health What if you could get all the benefits of intermittent fasting without actually fasting? That’s the premise (well, sort of) behind Mimio Health , a longevity startup we recently invested in that harnesses the power of biology to improve human health. The company’s initial product is a biomimetic supplement that mimics the many positive health benefits of 36-hour intermittent fasting by supplying the body with four key molecules that are produc

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Cummins and Heliox to offer EV charging solutions for fleet customers

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Motor manufacturer Cummins (NYSE: CMI), and fast charger maker Heliox are cooperating to sell and service EV chargers in North America. The companies will bring a mobile 50 kW DC charger and a stationary 180 kW DC charging system to market. The Mobile 50 is designed to plug into 480 V AC wall sockets, and can be used anywhere there is a compatible power source.

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Houston: We’re Building a Wet Lab and We Need Your Insights

Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs opened Greentown Houston in 2021 to expand its impact and help accelerate the energy transition through climatetech and energy entrepreneurship, in partnership with the nation’s fourth largest city and the world-leading energy organizations headquartered there. We aim to serve as an on-the-ground catalyst for the energy transition in Houston—working to bring together civic and business leaders, entrepreneurs, students and other stakeholders who have already begun the transition an

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Eaton continues e-mobility expansion in Europe

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Power management company Eaton is continuing to expand its European e-mobility business operations, adding new production, office and research facilities at several sites. Eaton has invested in a new production facility for power electronics components in Montrottier, France. The new plant will produce high-voltage power components including traction inverters and DC-DC converters.

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Study: Two billion people face 'dangerous' temperatures this century without climate policy shift

Business Green

Current climate policies to expose more than a fifth of humanity to 'dangerously hot' temperatures by 2100, as UK heatwave declared 'no fluke'

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