Mon.Jun 07, 2021

6 Crucial Benefits of Building a Solar Powered Home

U.S. Green Technology

There is no denying that photovoltaic or solar technology is becoming more and more popular. So much so that we are seeing an increasing number of solar-powered houses and the city government incentivizing such homes. Why Go Solar-powered?

Why Electrification is Critical for Grid Resilience

GreenBiz

Why Electrification is Critical for Grid Resilience. Communities are increasingly facing grid blackouts, while electrification is growing. How do we make sure that the future of the grid is resilient and clean?

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Energy – Three Applications You Should Care About

CleanTech Group

Attractiveness Back in 2017, Nvidia’s CEO told us that “Software is eating the world, but AI was going to eat Software.” He wasn’t. Cleantech Insights Energy & Power

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Luminescent Grand

GreenBiz

Luminescent Grand. This session was held at GreenBiz Group’s VERGE Electrify, May 25-26, 2021. Learn more about the event here: [link] ; YanniGuo. Mon, 06/07/2021 - 13:16. Featured.

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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.

Decommissioning in Shetland “moves to the next level” following the explosive collapse of the Ninian North platform

Envirotec Magazine

The Dales Voe decommissioning facility in Shetland, operated by Veolia and Peterson, is said to be one step closer to becoming a centre of innovation for recycling offshore structures from the North Sea, following the successful collapse of the Ninian North platform using explosives for the first time.

AEP OnSite Partners signs LOI to develop solar field to power cryptocurrency mining

Renewable Energy World

Sangha Systems, developers of an 82-MW cryptocurrency mining facility at a former steel mill in Hennepin, Illinois announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with AEP OnSite Partners to develop a 2 – 5-MW behind-the-meter solar power array to begin to migrate its electricity consumption towards clean energy.

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Aqua Pro: Keeping Drains Clean and Water Supplies Safe With 100% Organic Cleaning Solutions

Green Business Bureau

Aqua Pro is a reseller of BioOne, an organic, bacterial-based drain cleaner formulated to naturally clear pipes, leach fields , grease traps, pump stations and more.

Engineer uses sonar tech to promote bat conservation

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Gilles San Martin , CC BY-SA 2.0 license. A chief engineer from BAE Systems has combined his expertise in mathematical modelling with his passion for bat conservation to promote the protection of these endangered species.

Navisun Becomes a Sponsor of SEIA & SEPA Solar and Energy Storage Northeast Conference

altenergymag

Navisun is a Kilowatt Sponsor of the Solar and Energy Storage Northeast Conference being held in Boston, June 9-10th

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Demise of King Coal causes turmoil in Germany

Envirotec Magazine

A coal power plant in Lünen, Germany (image credit: Daniel Grothe , CC BY 2.0 license). The planned timeline for ending coal power generation in Germany could cause the country significant challenges as it battles to meet future electricity demand.

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.

Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Market to Grow Nearly 48% through 2027

altenergymag

The vehicle-to-grid technology market is expected to reach a market size of US$ 17.43 Billion by the end of 2027 and register a high revenue CAGR of 48% from 2020 to 2027

Volvo Penta acquires majority stake in marine battery system supplier ZEM

Charged

Volvo Penta has become the majority shareholder of Norwegian marine battery and electric driveline supplier ZEM. Marine electromobility has a unique set of requirements,” explains Volvo Penta CTO Peter Granqvist.

DuPont Introduces DuPont™ Tedlar® Photovoltaic Rescue Tape

altenergymag

New photovoltaic backsheet repair solution extends operational lifetime of solar panels

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Bechtel working with Drax to build biomass plants with carbon capture & storage

Renewable Energy World

Power plant engineering and construction giant Bechtel is partnering with a renewable energies company to explore the potential of bioenergy production sites combined with carbon capture and storage.

Wright develops inverter for zero-emissions aircraft

Charged

Wright Electric has developed an inverter for large zero-emissions aircraft. Designed to be scalable from 500 kW to 20 MW systems, the Wright inverter targets the following performance levels: 99.5%

How Eco Laws Benefit the Environment

Green Living Guy

The environment is severely affected by humane actions and habits. There are so many environmental issues that seem to have no solution at all.

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Sustainability musings from the Costa del Solway

Terra Infirma

Just back from a wonderfully relaxing week in a cottage in Kippford on the Solway coast of Scotland with the family.

EV software provider Diode valued at £2.1 million following new funding round

Charged

Diode, a UK provider of electric vehicle tech, has closed a new investment round led by Haatch Ventures, with support from angel investors and NorthInvest, giving the company a valuation of £2.1 million.

Principles for Responsible Investment CEO Fiona Reynolds steps down

Eco-Business

The chief executive of the Principle of Responsible Investment (PRI), Fiona Reynolds, has stepped down from the role after nine years

Yes, impact-first catalytic capital is still needed for early-stage climate solutions

Impact Alpha

Climate technologies have become better and more affordable. Renewable energy can compete on cost with power from coal and natural-gas plants. The improving. The post Yes, impact-first catalytic capital is still needed for early-stage climate solutions appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Who gets to define sustainable palm oil?

Eco-Business

Leading palm oil producers Indonesia and Malaysia are actively promoting their own standards of sustainable palm oil production

Urban Company secures $255 million for gig marketplace in India

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 7 — Urban Company has hired and trained approximately 35,000 gig service providers since 2014 for beauty treatments, haircuts, carpentry, appliance. The post Urban Company secures $255 million for gig marketplace in India appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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Diving ban not enough to save Pakistan’s coral paradise

Eco-Business

In the name of conservation, diving has been heavily restricted at Churna Island in Pakistan. But tourists are only one of many sources of pollution

5 Easy Ways Any New Parent Can Practice Sustainability

Green Living Guy

The Focus of Sustainability This planet is home to every person and animal that inhabits it. We all rely on the resources of this planet to survive. As humans, we use a lot more than what we are able to… Read More 5 Easy Ways Any New Parent Can Practice Sustainability.

New investor club pushes Asian electric utilities to slash emissions

Eco-Business

The initiative will back firms in their emissions reduction efforts, nudge them towards improved disclosure, and pressure them to support policy consistent with the Paris Agreement

LACI Market Access Cohort 3 Recruitment is Live

LA CleanTech Incubator

Over the past nine years LACI has worked with hundreds of startup companies to help them raise outside funding and gain traction in the market – empowering startups to increase their social, economic and environmental impact in their community.

Growatt unveils new high power inverter for commercial and industrial sector at SNEC 2021

altenergymag

Leading Chinese inverter manufacturer Growatt has launched a new high power inverter at SNEC 2021 in Shanghai, China. At the three-day tradeshow, the company exhibited a vast range of products and solutions for on-grid, off-grid and hybrid solar, energy storage and smart energy management

Human actions are causing endangered whales to shrink in size

Inhabitant

Today, endangered right whales are about one meter shorter than they were 40 years ago

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Tracker Operation & Reliability Drastically Improved Through Innovative Control Solution

altenergymag

myPV IQ helped identify and resolve issues, removing barriers to commercial operation &; accelerating capacity testing

Aunt Bertha raises $27 million to connect users to social services

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 7 – Aunt Bertha’s findhelp.org platform has grown to more than 470,000 programs and six million users. Providing access to the. The post Aunt Bertha raises $27 million to connect users to social services appeared first on Impact Alpha. Dealflow Education Tech Health and Medtech

Lake life suffers from declining oxygen levels

Inhabitant

Fish are struggling to breathe and algal blooms flourish in lakes around the country, thanks to a drastic decrease in oxygen levels

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Should revenue-based financing be taxed like equity or debt?

Impact Alpha

Hundreds of professional investors and fund managers are now using one of the many variations of revenue-based finance (RBF)—structured exits, royalty finance, and. The post Should revenue-based financing be taxed like equity or debt? appeared first on Impact Alpha. Impact Voices Innovative Finance

'An important step': G7 nations back mandatory climate risk reporting push

Business Green

G7 finance ministers commit to 'multi-year effort to deliver the significant structural change needed to meet our net zero commitments'.

How important are grassland ecosystem services? Exploring differences in citizen and farmer perspectives in Southern Bavaria.

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Grasslands cover one third of the Earth’s terrestrial surface and provide biodiversity, disaster risk, socio-cultural and economic services to humans, yet their ecosystem service contributions are vastly understudied in research. Understanding how ecosystem services are valued by people, and especially where differences and conflicts lie, is important for creating…

Research: Carbon offset prices set for ten-fold increase by 2030

Business Green

Current carbon credit prices are 'unsustainably low' but could surge to $50 per tonne of CO2 by the end of decade as corporate demand surges, new research indicates.