Wed.Jan 20, 2021

6 Things Restaurant Owners Can Do to Be More Environmentally Conscious

U.S. Green Technology

Restaurants in the United States generate between twenty and thirty billion pounds of food waste every year. This is on top of the plastic, paper, and other waste that they generate like any other business. The average restaurant produces around a hundred thousand pounds of garbage every year.

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Sustainable investing is changing global supply chains: 4 key takeaways

GreenBiz

Sustainable investing is changing global supply chains: 4 key takeaways. José Miguel Salazar. Wed, 01/20/2021 - 01:00. Sustainable investing strategies have ascended quickly in the last 10 years.

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What exactly is Green Technology? And why should you care?

U.S. Green Technology

Using green technology has been around for a few decades, but it’s only in recent years that it gained popularity and push for development. In fact, more startups, major tech brands, and governments are investing in green technologies. Moreover, the industry is expected to reach around $48.36

The electric revolution needs sustainable battery materials

GreenBiz

The electric revolution needs sustainable battery materials. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 01/20/2021 - 00:15. To electrify many of the world's vehicles in the coming years, the EV industry will need to procure a massive amount of lithium-ion batteries.

How to Provide Excellent Customer Service in Your Print Shop

U.S. Green Technology

Print shops are incredible places where your customers can buy a piece of unique art, whether it’s on tee-shirts or it’s a wall print, and have the chance to stand apart. Some want to buy custom pieces, while others want to ask many questions about the process.

Need a bike helmet? 'Grow It Yourself' with mycelium

Inhabitat - Innovation

Tired of replacing all those plastic bike helmets? Now, there's a more sustainable option. The 100% compostable Grow It Yourself Helmet is made from mycelium

Racking manufacturers evolve their systems for increasing panel sizes 2021 Trends in Solar

Solar Power World

Solar racking manufacturers have had the seemingly unending task of keeping their systems compatible with the latest iteration of PV module.

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Eco-friendly Boxes for Packaging and Shipping

Green Business Bureau

If you’re a committed green business looking for eco-friendly ways to package your product, then you’ll be delighted to know the market is growing with boxing and shipping options that are reusable, recyclable, biodegradable, and made from recycled material.

Former prison site to transform into green mixed-use district

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the Copenhagen suburb of Albertslund, the former Vridsløselille prison site will take on new life as an attractive mixed-use district with a strong emphasis on nature. The development plan for the 160,000-square-meter district will combine the design proposal by Danish architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and landscape architects BOGL with the scheme put forth by COBE Architects

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How Long Will Coal Remain King in India?

GreenTechMedia

This is the final piece in a three-part series. Read part one here and part two here. Despite market turbulence brought by the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 proved to be a formative year for India’s clean energy transition.

House of Childhood is a daycare that emphasizes energy efficiency

Inhabitat - Innovation

Translated House of Childhood, the building was designed by Tectoniques Agency and is functional, inviting, striking and environmentally friendly

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Solar100’s Jon Powers: The Chief Sustainability Officer of Solar

GreenTechMedia

You know him as Cofounder of CleanCapital. You might not know that he’s also an army veteran, former Federal Chief Sustainability Officer under the Obama Administration, and a multi-hyphenate who’s dedicated his career to public service, renewable energy, and sustainability.

More solar panels are switching to bigger wafers 2021 Trends in Solar

Solar Power World

While some panel manufacturers are continuing to perfect the generating capabilities of today’s solar cells, other companies have already shifted to tomorrow’s technologies.

In pursuit of self-determined development, Borneo’s indigenous tribes turn to homegrown renewables

Eco-Business

Indigenous people have long been marginalised worldwide. To boost their livelihoods and save Borneo's remaining forests, an indigenous-led organisation in Malaysia has been providing communities with green power for nearly two decades

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Local project developers are key to ensuring a just energy transition

Impact Alpha

Pollution and climate change disproportionately affect communities of color. In the U.S., decades of systemic racism and economic disadvantages mean Black and Hispanic. The post Local project developers are key to ensuring a just energy transition appeared first on Impact Alpha. Impact Voices

Official Release From President Biden about Paris Climate Agreement

Green Living Guy

January 20, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 ACCEPTANCE ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the Paris Agreement, done at Paris on December 12, 2015, do hereby accept the said Agreement.

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Volkswagen brand triples deliveries of pure EVs in 2020

Charged

EV sales soared in Europe in 2020, and at least two legacy automakers, Daimler and Volkswagen, appear on track to meet the EU’s stringent emissions targets for the year.

Safeguarding a creative and cultural moment: The impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s creative sectors

Impact Alpha

Africa’s cultural renaissance provides huge economic and social benefits that must not be lost in the pandemic. The region’s first dedicated finance and. The post Safeguarding a creative and cultural moment: The impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s creative sectors appeared first on Impact Alpha.

BNSF Railway and Wabtec begin battery-electric locomotive pilot in California

Charged

BNSF Railway and Wabtec , a provider of equipment, systems and services for freight and transit rail, have collaborated to develop a battery-electric locomotive. Now they have begun testing the technology in revenue service between Barstow and Stockton, California.

Google invests in Dunzo to advance India’s digital economy

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 20 — Dunzo’s delivery platform helps small and local businesses fill online orders for food, medicine and consumer goods in 300. The post Google invests in Dunzo to advance India’s digital economy appeared first on Impact Alpha.

American Clean Power Association statement on U.S. Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement

altenergymag

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement today on President Biden's expected post-inauguration Executive Order committing the U.S. to rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement

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Breakthrough Energy Ventures doubles down on cleantech

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 20 – Breakthrough Energy Ventures has raised an additional $1 billion to invest in up to 50 startups with potentially game-changing climate. The post Breakthrough Energy Ventures doubles down on cleantech appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Are palm oil plantations, coal mines linked to Indonesia's deadly floods?

Eco-Business

An analysis by Indonesia’s space agency shows an area of forest twice the size of London was cleared in the past decade in the watershed area of the Barito River in South Kalimantan province

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Off Grid Electricity Fund invests Energy Systems Group to bring solar electricity to Haiti

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 20 — More than half of Haiti’s population lack access to reliable electricity. The Haitian government established the Off Grid Electricity. The post Off Grid Electricity Fund invests Energy Systems Group to bring solar electricity to Haiti appeared first on Impact Alpha.

TE Connectivity’s new HC-STAK high-voltage interconnection system

Charged

Sponsored by TE Connectivity. Since the advent of electric mobility, there has been a need for compact, robust, and reliable high-performance connection interfaces to transfer power in the most efficient manner from the charger through the battery pack to the inverter and drive motors.

DeHaat raises $30 million to support smallholder farmers in India

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 20 — Agtech venture DeHaat, headquartered in the rural state of Bihar, runs an online marketplace that connects India’s small farmers. The post DeHaat raises $30 million to support smallholder farmers in India appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Solar Power Can Help Meet Global Climate Change Efforts and Fuel the U.S. Economy

altenergymag

Today President Biden announced plans to re-enter the United States into the Paris Agreement. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) backed the agreement when it was signed in 2016 and continues to support this agreement and other global efforts to combat climate change

The Brief: Developing energy project developers, Africa’s creative economy, India’s smallholder farmers, Haiti’s solar scale-up, betting big on electric mobility

Impact Alpha

Featured: Local project developers are key to a just energy transition. The post The Brief: Developing energy project developers, Africa’s creative economy, India’s smallholder farmers, Haiti’s solar scale-up, betting big on electric mobility appeared first on Impact Alpha. The Brief

AAM and Inovance to collaborate on integrated EV drivetrains ?

Charged

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) and Suzhou Inovance Automotive have announced a technology development agreement that will accelerate the development and delivery of scalable, next-generation 3-in-1 electric drive systems, which integrate an inverter, electric motor and gearbox.

Mearth Electric Scooter: Pop Quiz

Mearth

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Hong Kong researchers propose novel cathode design for Li-S batteries

Charged

A team led by Professor Zhao Tianshou of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has proposed a novel cathode design concept for lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries. Li-S batteries are regarded as attractive alternatives to Li-ion batteries.

ACORE Applauds President Biden’s Day One Actions on Climate

altenergymag

Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), regarding the climate actions President Biden is scheduled to sign later today

Investors and corporations bet billions on mobility’s all-electric future

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 20 – Call it the Tesla effect. Or the Biden effect. Or maybe the China effect. Falling cost curves and soaring consumer. The post Investors and corporations bet billions on mobility’s all-electric future appeared first on Impact Alpha. Climate and Clean Tech Dealflow

The day that sense prevailed…

Terra Infirma

Well, bye, bye Donald. At midday ET, a four year feverish nightmare for Liberals like me comes to an end. I rejoiced when Joe Biden won in November, not just for political reasons, but particularly for his pledge to rejoin the Paris Agreement “on Day One” of his Presidency.

Biden's return to Paris pact just a first step for US climate action

Eco-Business

Hopes are high that Joe Biden will kickstart US involvement in global climate diplomacy and set an ambitious 2030 target to cut his country's planet-heating emissions

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How Microsoft Plans To Eliminate All The Carbon It Ever Emitted

R-Squared Energy

In January 2020, Microsoft launched a company-wide focus on sustainability by announcing an? ambitious goal and a detailed plan ?to to become carbon negative by 2030, and by 2050 to remove from the environment more carbon than they have emitted since they were founded.

UK housebuilders to face 'zero carbon ready' standard from 2025

Business Green

Government confirms Future Homes Standard will apply to any new homes built from 2025, delivering a major uptick in the pace of the shift away from gas boilers - but campaigners are left disappointed by failure to adopt more rapid timetable.