Fri.Apr 30, 2021

Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits

GreenBiz

Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits. Jim Giles. Fri, 04/30/2021 - 02:30. As awareness of the climate impact of meat grows, a potential roadblock to cutting consumption is emerging: A culture war. . Conservatives and liberals have skirmished over this for several years.

Four Ways You Can Become More Environmentally Friendly in 2021

The Environmental Blog

One of the best developments that have come out of the past few decades is that people are becoming a lot more environmentally friendly. Many of us are becoming more eco-conscious about the different decisions we make allowing us to become friendlier towards the environment.

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Research continues to unravel plastic industry recycling lies

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study has proven once more that plastic recycling is a lie. According to American Chemistry Council data, only 14% of all plastic is recycled. The data further shows that 16% is incinerated and 70% ends up dumped into landfills

Bye Aerospace unveils 8-seat all-electric eFlyer 800

Charged

Denver-based Bye Aerospace has unveiled an 8-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop airplane aimed at the air taxi, air cargo, regional and charter aircraft markets.

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.

Easy, meaningful ways to celebrate Arbor Day

Inhabitat - Innovation

How will you celebrate Arbor Day

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Surface water management crucial in preventing potholes

Envirotec Magazine

In response to the spiralling cost of fixing potholes across the UK road network, ACO Water Management has stressed the key role of effective surface water management in addressing the issue at source. A recent survey has found that almost 1.7

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Researchers add detail to understanding how micro- and nanoplastics move through the environment

Envirotec Magazine

Artist Maarten Vanden Eynde discusses microplastics and nanoplastics, and the challenge they present with ocean pollution, at a 2017 event, Biotalk (image credit: FotoMediamatic , CC BY-NC 2.0 license ).

10 thoughtful, eco-friendly Mother's Day gift ideas

Inhabitat - Innovation

Here are a few ideas for Mother’s Day gifts that Mom will enjoy every day

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Banking Is the Main Pressure Point for Climate

GreenTechMedia

In 2015, then-Secretary of State John Kerry called the Paris climate treaty a “tremendous victory.” ” In the years since, $3.8 trillion has flowed into fossil fuels globally.

State of the Industry Webinar: The Infrastructure Plan for Offshore Wind

altenergymag

Join the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) for our next State of the Industry Webinar taking place May 6, 2021, from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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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

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.

Pathways to Transforming Heavy Industry

GreenTechMedia

here are few areas harder to decarbonize than heavy industry. But the stakes are high. Altogether, industry represents over 30% of global GHG emissions, when counting both direct process emissions and industrial energy use. It’s also a huge opportunity for innovation.

How the Philippines’ low-carbon plans may fuel a switch to green jobs

Eco-Business

Over 350,000 renewable energy jobs in the Philippines could be created by 2030. With the coal moratorium expected to add more clean energy capacity to the mix, could displaced power plant workers be among those to switch to green jobs

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Hydrogen Production: Can we get to $1 Clean Hydrogen?

CleanTech Group

Last week, the European Commission opened the doors to applications for the initial phase of a regional 40GW 2030 plan, targeting the installation. Cleantech Insights Energy & Power Hydrogen Clean Hydrogen Green Hydrogen

BioRomper: a safe, fashionable, eco-friendly outfit for travel

Inhabitat - Innovation

For those who want to up their safety game beyond hand sanitizers and masks, there’s a new coverall bodysuit called BioRomper

SolarDuck launches first floating solar panel platform

altenergymag

The project – also called the Demonstrator – consists of four triangular platforms covered with solar panels, which rest on floaters. This Demonstrator floats at IJzendoorn (NL), en delivers energy to the grid

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HKS and XING Mobility to collaborate on EV technology

Charged

HKS and XING Mobility have announced a global strategic partnership to co-develop EV conversion technologies, combining HKS’s experience in passenger vehicle aftermarket parts with XING’s battery and powertrain expertise.

Chinese conglomerate surges to top spot on global utility-scale solar developer list

Renewable Energy World

This week Wiki-solar released its latest ranking of the top 32 utility-scale solar EPCs. The company ranks the developers by number of projects developed and cumulative capacity brought online. This year, a new company tops that list.

Next-gen batteries for next-gen applications

altenergymag

In our personal lives, many of us typically give little thought to the selection of batteries in home devices. A television remote — assuming that we haven't switched to a smartphone-controlled smart TV — requires little more than a primary AA or AAA battery. However, as domestic devices become smarter and responsible for increasingly complex or important tasks, the performance of the underlying battery becomes more crucial for design engineers to consider.

The Truth About Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Green Living Guy

Eco-friendly is a trending term associated with a lot of products from different industries. It resulted from global advocacy to preserve the ecosystem. Generally, eco-friendly products do the smallest possible damage to the environment.

In defence of net zero

Business Green

Concerns about the efficacy of net zero targets are justified, but could condemnation of the concept from Greta Thunberg and others inadvertently serve to undermine efforts to decarbonise? The enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect one" Carl von Clausewitz, 1780-1831 The backlash is underway.

Voith Hydro to supply pumped storage equipment for Idaho combined energy project

Renewable Energy World

Cat Creek Energy and Water has chosen Voith Hydro to design, manufacture and install 720 MW of ternary pumped storage equipment for the Cat Creek Energy and Water (CCEW) Project planned near Mountain Home, Idaho.

Alex Flachsbart, Opportunity Alabama

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Apr. 30 – If you build it, they will come. That was the instinct of Flachsbart, an economic development lawyer in Birmingham, when. The post Alex Flachsbart, Opportunity Alabama appeared first on Impact Alpha. Agents of Impact

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Over a Half-million Americans Live Near Oil Refineries With High Levels of a Cancer-causing Air Pollutant, Report Finds

DeSmogBlog

More than a dozen U.S. oil refineries released the potent carcinogen benzene in 2020 at levels high enough to require action under federal law, the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) reported this week.

Making Solar Energy More Affordable

GreenTech Gazette

Solar energy sounds great on paper, with a lot of benefits for the environment. When they were first introduced, the panels themselves were so costly to make that they were only used for specialized industries, rather than being available for everyone to use.

Driving the electric vehicle transition: auto companies and states step up to lead

EDF + Business

This piece was originally posted on Climate 411. If you watched any major televised sporting events this year, from the NCAA Final Four to the Super Bowl, you saw ad after ad showcasing American auto companies’ new electric cars.

Michigan bill may unlock community solar and your state should follow suit

Renewable Energy World

There are 2,600 megawatts of solar power capacity installed in the U.S. today that can be considered community solar, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Warren Controls Helps Ensure AISA Adherence Through US Sourcing and Production

altenergymag

Customers looking to fulfill "Buy American" regulatory requirements should look to Warren Controls for control valves and accessories

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MISO capacity price fizzles, but opportunities for standalone storage lie with utility resource plans

Renewable Energy World

MISO planning resource auction prices for the 2021 planning year did not live up to their expectations from 2020 auction results. In the 2020 auction, the Michigan zone cleared at a cost of new entry of $250-per-MW-day.

Natural Power recruits Director of Consulting Services

altenergymag

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed John Wilson to the newly created role of Director of Consultancy Services

Every little helps: Tesco to offer suppliers access to sustainbility-linked finance

Business Green

Supermarket giant to offer suppliers access to preferential financing rates if they commit to science based emissions targets and carbon reporting.

37th World Conference on Applied Science Engineering & Technology

altenergymag

37th World Conference on Applied Science Engineering & Technology (37th - WCASET) is organized by IFERP on 18th & 19th August 2021 at Indonesia

Sustainable funerals: Part 1 – with Ethical.net

Low Impact

With green funeral options on the rise, our friends at Ethical.net explore what to consider when it comes to sustainable funerals, focusing on more sustainable cremation options in this first instalment. None of us like to think about what will happen after we or our loved ones die.

Cornwall Insight’s summer outlook on the wholesale market

altenergymag

As the UK heads towards the summer season, the wholesale power market is in a very different place compared to this time last year

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Calls for plastic bag ban intensify as Co-op announces it will scrap 'bags for life'

Business Green

Co-op becomes second supermarket to scrap bags for life as campaigners mount ‘Big Bag Ban’ in wake of government's move to delay raising charge on plastic bags.

Self-Guided Learning Opportunities For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May 2021

Planet Pulse

May marks the start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month and to celebrate and show our support for this community, we’re engaging in these self-guided learning opportunities throughout the month. Join us! .