Fri.Sep 30, 2022

Global 'stilling': Is climate change slowing down the wind?

GreenBiz

As carbon dioxide levels rise and the Earth’s poles warm, researchers are predicting a decline in the planet’s wind speeds. This ‘stilling’ could impact wind energy production and plant growth and might even affect the Gulf Stream, which drives much of the world’s climate

Why Is Sustainability Important In Business?

Green Business Bureau

The case for business sustainability. 90% of executives believe sustainability is important in business. Today, it’s incontestable that instituting a sustainability strategy is good business. The benefits of this go beyond environmental and social security.

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How corporations came to see climate action as a multi-trillion dollar opportunity

GreenBiz

Survey by CDP reveals top US firms see climate action as major economic opportunity

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Ocean oil pollution is growing — and not from oil spills

Grist

Oil spills may be dramatic and devastating, but they’re not the biggest contributor to ocean oil pollution — not by a long shot. A report released Wednesday gives that distinction to fossil fuel runoff from highways, parking lots, and other land-based infrastructure, mostly transportation related.

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.

U.S. Energy Storage Monitor

GreenBiz

Each quarter Wood Mackenzie and the American Clean Power Association (ACP) gather data on U.S. energy storage deployments, prices, policies, regulations, and business models. We compile this information to create the most comprehensive, timely analysis of energy storage in the U.S.

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BYD and Castrol to collaborate on fluids and greases for EVs

Charged

Chinese automaker BYD and bp-owned lubricant company Castrol have signed a three-year collaboration agreement for Castrol ON products, which include fluids and greases designed for EVs.

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Universal EV Chargers secures $10 million in grants to deploy charging stations at hotels

Charged

Universal EV Chargers, a division of Universal Green Group, has secured nearly $10 million in government green energy grants, which it will use to help hospitality industry businesses roll out EV charging services for their customers, by defraying upfront installation costs.

Not-so-bright new dawn? Observers respond to the Government’s Growth Plan 2022

Envirotec Magazine

Quite apart from its seemingly frosty reception with global investors, the government’s Growth Plan 2022 policy statement also elicited bafflement from environmental commentators, many of whom seemed dismayed by its apparent “dash for gas”, and volte face on protecting the environment.

Diving into EV motor and control system measurements (Webinar)

Charged

Continual improvements and innovations in motor and inverter technologies are key to furthering the goal of global decarbonization in the transportation industry.

Origami Solar Wins Grand Prize in U.S. Department of Energy American-Made Solar Prize

Alternative Energy Mag

Company receives $500,000 to support U.S. supply chain independence and decarbonization by utilizing domestic steel for solar module frames

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.

First drive of Volvo FH heavy-duty electric truck

Charged

Volvo Trucks currently offers six electric truck models, and it recently began series production of a trio of heavy-duty e-trucks: the long-haul FH; the medium-haul FM; and the FMX for construction applications.

With Manchin’s Permitting Reform on Ice, Mountain Valley Pipeline Again Faces Uncertain Future

DeSmogBlog

Joe Manchin (D-WV) pulled the plug on his permitting reform bill on Tuesday, ending what would have been a major overhaul of bedrock environmental laws that date back to the 1970s.

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Allison Transmission to develop electric hybrid sub-system for US Army

Charged

Allison Transmission has been awarded a $6.55-million contract from the US Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center to develop its Next Generation Electrified Transmission, which is intended for parallel-hybrid vehicles.

Global insect protein market spreads its wings by 2027

Inhabitant

Thanks in part to a sports nutrition craze, the global insect protein market may reach 3.3 billion dollars by 2027. A new report projects growth of 32.7% over the next five years

Solar Electricity Global Market is Expected to Reach $ 357,159.4 Million in 2031 at a CAGR of 23.3%

Alternative Energy Mag

Global Solar Electricity Market is expected to grow at a substantial CAGR during forecast 2022 to 2031

Urban design of the world's largest net-zero community

Inhabitant

URB, an urban design firm based in the United Arab Emirates, has recently unveiled its designs for a 1,600-hectare sustainable city in Southern Kuwait. It is called XZERO and will serve as a new model for sustainable cities in the future

Businesses 'unaware' of their pensions' climate impact, research finds

Business Green

Research from Make My Money Matter and Scottish Widows finds staff increasingly want their employers to offer sustainable pensions.

Human composting is a possible burial option for you

Inhabitant

Did you know that in most U.S. states, burials on private land are legal? So if you’re a homebody, you can spend eternity in your backyard. Of course, there are drawbacks, such as the risk of being dug up by animals, the potential ick factor for your housemates and the fact that the burial has to be disclosed to future home buyers, who might be unenthusiastic about the idea and try to knock down the sale price your survivors are asking

Sainsbury's ditches plastic coffee pods

Business Green

New aluminium packaging means pods are now fully recyclable and will help to save over 10 million pieces of plastic each year.

Switzerland loses more of its glaciers than ever before

Inhabitant

A new study by the Swiss Academy of Sciences has revealed that Switzerland has lost up to 6% of its glaciers this year. The study has attributed the fast melting of glaciers to climate change and other local factors. The findings of the study come just after a warm summer that was characterized by heat waves across Europe. According to the study, the rate of glacier loss this year has topped prior records a generation ago

Are Singapore Formula One Grand Prix green claims glossing over huge carbon footprint?

Eco-Business

The night race says it is going green by encouraging the use of public transport, digitising tickets and using LED lights. Critics say green claims overlook the carbon cost of a sport that consumes as much energy as 30,000 homes in a year

Rammed earth is still popular as a sustainable solution

Inhabitant

In response to some of the challenges of climate change, the building industry is turning to some throwback techniques to reduce site impact, but also create “thermal” structures that promote passive temperature control. Heat is not the only environmental challenge that we face. There are also major considerations on how structures can endure wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes

ADB’s safeguard policy lacks transparency and aspiration: rights groups

Eco-Business

As the Asian Development Bank embarks on a review of its policies on labourers and communities affected by its projects, advocates score its existing one for lack of public consultation and binding mechanisms

'We need to do everything we can': Drax sets out case for bioenergy and carbon capture and storage

Business Green

Opportunities, challenges, and controversies surrounding engineered carbon removals and corporate offsetting practices come under microscope on day two of the Net Zero Festival.

AI helps make use of chlorine for safe drinking water

Eco-Business

Water in refugee camps needs optimum chlorine to counter re-contamination. Chlorine kills disease-causing bacteria and viruses in drinking water

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To understand the impact of electrifying schools in Colombia, ALIVE Ventures listens to parents and teachers

Impact Alpha

At Acumen Latam Impact Ventures (or ALIVE Ventures), one of our solar energy investments has reached over 100,000 beneficiaries with their solar installations.

Lives destroyed as armyworms invade Philippine 'onion capital'

Eco-Business

Driven by rising heat and unpredictable weather, the pest has devastated farms and caused a nationwide onion shortage

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This Winter’s Heating Bills Will Be Very High

R-Squared Energy

Domestic oil production remains nearly a million barrels per day (BPD) below the monthly record level set just before the Covid-19 pandemic caused production to plunge. The all-time monthly high for oil production took place in November 2019 at 13.0 million BPD ( Source ). The all-time annual high was also in 2019, when U.S. production averaged 12.3 million BPD. Current U.S. oil production is 12.1 million BPD, while the average for the year so far is 11.9 million BPD.

Britain becomes net exporter of electricity for first time in a decade

Business Green

New study reveals Britain exported more power to Europe than ever before in the second quarter of the year, making it a net exporter of electricity for the first time in over a decade.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Range Extender Market Size to Reach USD 2.5 Billion by 2030

Alternative Energy Mag

The global electric vehicle (EV) range extender market size is projected to reach around USD 2.5 billion by 2030 and registering a growth at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2022 to 2030

New campaign launched to tackle cost of baking challenge

Business Green

Tate & Lyle Sugars partners with Hubbub to provide energy savings tips for kitchens facing rising energy bills.

Open positions at First Solar

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Various positions | First Solar | Perrysburg, OH & Perrysburg, OH or Tempe, AZ. Click the link to apply: Manager – Integration (R&D, Pilot Line Laser/Test). Manage engineering and operations groups for R&D scale Metrology, Electrical Test, and Laser processing. Develop innovative thin-film photovoltaic process, process equipment, and/or characterization techniques leading to the improvement of device efficiency.

Numida raises $12.3 million to provide loans to small businesses in Uganda

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 29 — Kampala-based Numida provides unsecured working capital loans, ranging from $100 to $5,000, to micro and small enterprises in as. The post Numida raises $12.3 million to provide loans to small businesses in Uganda appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Manager – Device Research at First Solar

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Manager – Device Research | First Solar | Perrysburg, OH. Basic Job Functions: Self-motivated and proven leader responsible for technology exploration of a thin-film photovoltaic cell technology. Education and Experience: . BS in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Science or equivalent, with MSc or PhD preferred. 5+ years industry experience working in a Device Development, Process Integration, Or Process Development.

Automotive Fuel Cell Market Size is Expanding USD 39.6 Billion by 2030

Alternative Energy Mag

The global automotive fuel cell market size was valued at USD 1.9 billion in 2021 and is expanding around USD 39.6 billion by 2030 with a registered CAGR of 54% from 2022 to 2030