Wed.Feb 17, 2021

Green Technologies That We Need to Apply to Change our Future for the Better

U.S. Green Technology

The pandemic may have put the world on pause but global warming continues to become a threat to the environment and people. Fortunately, green technology has helped develop solutions that slow down global warming and climate change and preserve the environment.

EVs are just one part of sustainable transportation

GreenBiz

EVs are just one part of sustainable transportation. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 02/17/2021 - 01:15. Want more great analysis of electric and sustainable transport? Sign up for Transport Weekly , our free email newsletter.

Global Forest Watch can now see through clouds to stop deforestation

Inhabitat - Innovation

Last year, the Global Forest Watch tracking system starting allowing people to help monitor deforestation in far-flung parts of the world while sitting at home with their laptop. But the satellite program had a flaw: perpetrators could hide behind cloud cover. The system recently announced a new upgrade that uses radar to see right through the clouds

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Insights from green banking: What keeps customers from switching banks?

GreenBiz

Insights from green banking: What keeps customers from switching banks? Diane Osgood. Wed, 02/17/2021 - 00:05. ESG may be all the rage, but what about retail banking? The deposits you make at your retail bank for personal and business accounts sustain the bank’s ability to make loans and investments.

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Denmark's Braunstein Taphouse building is reusable and recyclable

Inhabitat - Innovation

The new Braunstein Taphouse can be moved should its harborside location become dangerous due to rising sea levels

Commentary: I’ve had it up to here. Fire the climate leaders now!

Renewable Energy World

The Texas governor is calling for the resignation of Ercot leaders in the wake of the frigid temps and subsequent blackouts that ensued. Dangerous cold temps and no electricity are not a combination that anyone should have to endure. Well you know what? I think we should go higher.

Researchers develop hydrogen paste that could fuel vehicles

Inhabitat - Innovation

POWERPASTE could be revolutionary for the transport sector

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Lazzarini Design releases conceptual Pagurus, an amphibious catamaran

Inhabitat - Innovation

If you’re in the market for an ultra-luxurious, multipurpose adventure vehicle, this might be for you

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BorgWarner launches 800-volt electric motor for commercial vehicles

Charged

BorgWarner’s latest High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) electric motor, the HVH 320, is designed to power a variety of commercial EVs. Production of the HVH 320, which is equipped with 800-volt capabilities and is available in four variants, is expected to kick off in 2024.

Foster + Partners designs climate-responsive Lusail Towers in Qatar

Inhabitat - Innovation

Foster + Partners has revealed designs for Lusail Towers, a sustainable landmark project in Qatar that targets 4 stars in the regional Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS

Cement-free ultra-low carbon concrete block hailed as ‘gamechanger’

Envirotec Magazine

What is described as ‘the first cement-free ultra-low carbon concrete block’ was launched in the UK on 11 February, promising up to 73% CO2 savings compared to traditional concrete blocks. The new sustainable concrete block, Greenbloc , is being launched by CCP, part of SigmaRoc plc.

How Carbon Pledges Are Driving a UK Offshore Wind Hub to Switch to Green Hydrogen

GreenTechMedia

A port and fabrication yard in Scotland is planning to convert to green hydrogen as it looks to serve the carbon-conscious offshore wind sector. Global Energy Group’s (GEG) Nigg Energy Park has a storied history serving the oil and gas sector.

Consortium shows new market potential for recyclates from flexible packaging

Envirotec Magazine

A new Quality Recycling Process (QRP) for flexible packaging, from CEFLEX (a consortium of European firms working on flexible packaging recycling) and its stakeholders, appears to demonstrate the viability of high value applications for recycled polymers from a mechanical recycling process.

Will Safer Batteries Finally Take Over the Home Storage Market?

GreenTechMedia

If the U.S. converts to a carbon-free grid, millions of homeowners may wish to generate and store their own solar power. Companies are already jockeying over that potentially massive market — and the commercial contest revolves around safety. Tesla and LG Chem currently dominate the U.S.

Kia unveils a roadmap for a shift to electrified vehicles, including 11 new EVs by 2026

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Kia announced an update to its Plan S mid- to long-term roadmap at the company’s 2021 CEO Investor Day event. The new strategy features a renewed emphasis on the transition from ICE vehicles to electrified models.

Reach Capital closes $165 million fund for edtech startups

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, February 17 — Reach Capital has raised $165 million for its latest fund to invest in early stage edtech companies. Reach Capital. The post Reach Capital closes $165 million fund for edtech startups appeared first on Impact Alpha. Dealflow Education Tech Impact Tech Return on Inclusion

Sustainability Guide for Restaurants: Waste Management Practices for a Lower Carbon Footprint

Green Business Bureau

Restaurant Waste Management. According to a recent EPA study , restaurants account for 22 to 33 billion pounds of food waste annually. Understandably, eliminating all of this waste will be next to impossible, but steps can be taken to reduce it and manage it better.

Farmers and ranchers harvest ‘soil carbon’ to meet rising corporate demand for emission offsets

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Feb. 17 – Candidates in last year’s U.S. Senate race in Iowa were asked in a televised debate to cite the clearing. The post Farmers and ranchers harvest ‘soil carbon’ to meet rising corporate demand for emission offsets appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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Coronavirus vaccine passports: What you need to know

Eco-Business

Digital tools to certify immunity from Covid-19 could help ease lockdowns, but raise equality and privacy concerns

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‘Pay for success’ can help the Biden administration build back better

Impact Alpha

With Democrats now in control of both the House and Senate, the Biden Administration has a once in a generation opportunity to “build. The post ‘Pay for success’ can help the Biden administration build back better appeared first on Impact Alpha. Catalytic Capital Impact Voices Policy Corner

South Korea announces ambitious 8.2GW wind complex

Renewable Energy World

South Korea has unveiled a KRW 48.5 trillion ($43.2 billion) project to develop an 8.2GW wind complex offshore the Sinan County, South Jeolla Province. The project is said to be the world’s largest of its kind and forms part of the country’s efforts to support a green recovery.

Leveraging AI to fight climate change

Eco-Business

Partners of the 2021 ‘AI for the Planet’ summit say big data, artificial intelligence and digital technology can bring a 10-20 per cent reduction in global carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

Analysis: The Natural Gas Industry Is Trying To Deny How Affordable Renewable Energy Is

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 10 mins Fossil fuel industry supporters and climate deniers are pushing a new climate falsehood when it comes to renewable energy: that natural gas offers a more affordable future. And they’re focusing their misinformation campaign on New Jersey.

Des Moines looks for leverage to push MidAmerican on carbon-free power

Renewable Energy World

The city is exploring several strategies to cut emissions, but will depend on its investor-owned utility to achieve much of its ambitious new clean energy goal.

Announcing the Launch of Elemental Connect for Investors and Startups!

Elemental Excelerator

$60 billion was invested into climate tech globally between 2013 and 2019, increasing year over year. Our friend Ryan Panchadsaram from Kleiner Perkins calls the era we’re in one of urgent optimism.

IPT Group acquires Primove wireless charging technology

Charged

The IPT Group, a holding company that owns wireless charging solution manufacturer IPT Technology, has acquired the inductive charging technology portfolio Primove from Bombardier. “By

The Time Is Right For U.S. To Build Pilot Fusion Plant, National Academies Panel Says

Forbes Green Tech

The United States government should build a 50 megawatt fusion power plant to demonstrate the technology and set in motion a supply chain for future plants, according to the authors of a report released today by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

Ford says all its passenger vehicles in Europe will be electric by 2030, invests $1 billion in Cologne EV plant

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A game of one-upmanship seems to be developing between America’s top two legacy automakers, and we’re cheering them on. In January, GM made a weaselly (but still significant) announcement of its “aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035.”

Low-emissions cows: Can the dairy industry reach net zero?

Eco-Business

Methane emissions, deforestation, water pollution, animal welfare — the dairy industry faces a farmyard of sustainability issues. Eco-Business asked US Dairy Export Council's Karen Scanlon how dairy farms can lighten their impact

Madison Gas and Electric seeks approval to invest in solar and storage

Renewable Energy World

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), in partnership with We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group, is seeking approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to purchase solar energy and battery storage from the Paris Solar-Battery Park.

Human exploitation and environmental harm: What is the connection?

Eco-Business

When forced labour practices are part of supply chains, it is reasonable to ascertain that environmental degradation may be present too

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids is supporting world’s largest wind farm with third interconnect contract

Renewable Energy World

Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced that the owners/developers of the 3.6-GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm have selected it to connect the third transmission link from Dogger Bank to the UK mainland. The link is 130 km.

Rechargeable Zinc Battery Developer EnZinc Wins CalSEED Award, Surpasses Critical 500 Cycle Test

altenergymag

Clean battery developer EnZinc was awarded $450,000 to commercialize its rechargeable zinc batteries. Its zinc anode gives batteries three times the energy and double the lifespan of lead-acid batteries at a lower cost, is totally recyclable, and safer than either lead- or lithium-based batteries

Rheaply scores $8 million to help companies recycle and reduce waste

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, February 17 — Chicago-based Rheaply helps organizations track and recycle unused items to reduce their carbon footprints. The company has raised $8. The post Rheaply scores $8 million to help companies recycle and reduce waste appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Tigo Announces Crossing the Threshold of 75 GWh of Cumulative Reclaimed Energy

altenergymag

Performance improvement demonstrated in over 18,000 installations for Installers like Project Solar UK

Building Skills for Transformative Change: Beyond Individual Capacity

The City Fix

This is part two in a series on capacity development for city leaders. As the global urban population continues to grow rapidly, cities are being tasked with addressing a variety of needs – economic, social, political, environmental – with very. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

DANDELION RAISES $30 MILLION SERIES B LED BY BREAKTHROUGH ENERGY VENTURES

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Existing investors GV, NEA, Lennar Corporation, Collaborative Fund, Building Ventures, Catchlight Ventures and GroundUp also participated in round