Mon.Aug 02, 2021

Decarbonization of Industry: Technologies for Sustainable Future

U.S. Green Technology

While caring for the environment, we are not only safeguarding our health but also the future of the generations to come. A stable and clean environment is possibly the most thoughtful gift that we can give to our future generations.

Why Microsoft uses the term ‘net zero’ carefully

GreenBiz

The software giant, which famously pledged to pay back its carbon debt in January 2020, is reminding other corporations that avoiding carbon and removing carbon are two very different things

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7 Sustainable Gardening Tips

U.S. Green Technology

Spending some time in your garden is a great way to relax and bring some color to your lawn. When done right, it will allow you to improve the planet, lowering your environmental footprint. Here are some simple ways you can become more sustainable in the garden. (1)

Are you prepared to defend your recyclability claims?

GreenBiz

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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.

Drought, Heat And Nuclear – Gavin Newsom’s Elephant In The Room

Jim Conca

Governor Newsom issued an Emergency Proclamation regarding California electricity that does little to address the real issues and does not mention nuclear power. Nuclear is the most resistant extreme weather, so why is Newsom closing California’s only remaining nuclear plant?

Private equity stakes its claim in sustainable investing

GreenBiz

Private equity is starting to see meaningful opportunity in climate finance

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Is it sustainable to expect same-day delivery?

GreenBiz

Sponsored: When it comes to shipping, consumers have been conditioned to think faster equals better but fast delivery is rarely the best choice for the planet. A growing number of e-commerce companies are working to combat that trend

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- August 2

CleanTech Alliance

Save the dates: Workshops schedule. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking workshop notice

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What are the lessons for CSOs from multiple, concurrent crises?

GreenBiz

Sustainability veterans proffer what they've learned — and expect to see

CATL’s new sodium-ion battery can be mixed and matched with lithium-ion in the same system

Charged

Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) unveiled its newly-developed sodium-ion battery at a recent launch event, together with its AB battery pack solution, which enables the integration of sodium-ion cells and lithium-ion cells into one pack.

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.

Tesla will open its charging network to all EV brands

GreenBiz

CEO Elon Musk confirms plans on Twitter to begin allowing access to rival EV brands at its US supercharger network later this year, with global network to follow suit

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Utility giant NextEra adds 1.8 GW of renewables, storage to backlog

Renewable Energy World

NextEra Energy – owner of Florida Power & Light, Gulf Power, and NextEra Energy Resources – added 1.8 gigawatts of renewables and storage to its backlog in the second quarter of 2021, the company reported last week.

Simple Mills on how to bake sustainability into food design

GreenBiz

By thinking about ingredient sustainability at the start, the food company has been able to create products using ingredients with regenerative agriculture benefits

Biden administration advances offshore wind energy plans in California, North Carolina

Renewable Energy World

The Biden administration – through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) – is advancing the process to bring offshore wind energy development to California and North Carolina.

New Managing Directors for AEROCOMPACT: Mathias Muther hands over management in Europe and USA

altenergymag

Mathias Muther hands over the operational management of the globally operating expert for PV mounting solutions AEROCOMPACT in the respective country organizations to Manfred Ganahl for the European market and Dirk Morbitzer for the US market.

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Given detailed analysis, grids can host the most solar

Renewable Energy World

Originally published at ILSR.org. Electricity customers are lining up to generate their own clean, affordable solar energy, but to get it to them, solar developers must navigate the impediments of a congested and outdated electricity grid.

Electrify America to phase out CHAdeMO charging from 2022

Charged

The charging standards war ended in 2020, when Nissan announced that it would abandon the CHAdeMO DC fast charging standard in favor of the competing CCS standard. The only plug-in vehicle on sale in the US that still uses CHAdeMO is the low-volume Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

NextEra wing selling $290M solar-storage project to AES Indiana

Renewable Energy World

The Indiana subsidiary of AES Corp. will acquire and oversee the building of a 250-MW solar and 180-MWh energy storage facility in that state. AES Indiana is acquiring the Petersburg Solar Project in Pike County, Ind., from NextEra Energy Resources LLC, a division of Florida-based NextEra Energy.

How To Lead A Green Lifestyle Without Breaking The Bank

Green Living Guy

As environmental concerns mount, many people are looking for ways to try and lead a more green lifestyle. The truth is that we could all be making more changes to support the environment and help our planet to heal from the damage we’ve done to it.

Plastic, paper or glass? What companies need to know about chemicals lurking in food packaging

EDF + Business

From allergy warnings and nutritional information, to fair trade and organic, finding healthy, safe food options isn’t always easy. Now, more shoppers are becoming aware of another concern: Chemicals in food packaging that are winding up in our bodies. Boma Brown-West, Director, Consumer Health.

How to Live a More Eco-friendly Life

Green Living Guy

The idea of living a more eco-friendly life is not reserved for vegans and animal activists, we should all make a conscious effort to protect the planet, save money and live a more compassionate and Earth-conscious life.

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Can you recycle a hard drive? Google is quietly trying to find out

Grist

At a laboratory inside a Google data center in Mayes County , Oklahoma, researchers spent the fall of 2019 disassembling old hard disk drives by hand in order to extract a 2-inch-long component known as the magnet assembly.

Scottish Green Energy Awards return to Edinburgh in December

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: barnyz , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license. “UK’s largest renewable energy awards” opened on 27 July, with nominations invited for 11 categories across all renewable technologies.

The Price is Right: Deep Decarbonization Edition

GreenTechMedia

In this episode, we’re measuring the energy transition using “Price is Right” rules. Our former co-host Stephen Lacey is back on the show to face off against our current host, Shayle Kann. Producer Daniel Woldorff steps in as arbiter.

Invasive species cost UK economy over £5 billion over past 40-50 years

Envirotec Magazine

Crayfish. Invasive species have cost the UK economy over £5 billion over the past 40-50 years, making the cost one of the highest totals in Europe, according to research led by Queen’s University Belfast.

How Biden’s Clean Electricity Standard Might Work

GreenTechMedia

This week, we’ll take a peek at the news. Last week, president Biden unveiled his administration's plan for a $3.5 trillion infrastructure plan which the democrats hope to pass through reconciliation.

SEPA warns water scarcity still impacting Scotland, despite heavy rainfall

Envirotec Magazine

Harlaw Reservoir near Edinburgh (image credit: Patrick Down , CC BY-NC 2.0 license ). Businesses and individuals abstracting water are being warned that action is needed now to protect water resources, despite heavy rainfall across much of the country.

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A New Era for Climate-Focused Venture Capital

GreenTechMedia

During the height of the pandemic in 2020, venture capital poured into climate technologies at record levels. It was a happy surprise amidst a collapsing economy and years of investment stagnation. Venture investments in climate tech topped $17 billion in 2020 across more than 1,000 deals.

Whiskey firm fuels transport fleet with biogas made from its own residues

Envirotec Magazine

Single-malt Scotch Whiskey maker Glenfiddich has launched a ‘closed loop’ sustainable transport initiative that it claims will make it the first global spirits brand to run its delivery fleet on green biogas made from the residues of its own distilling process.

August sizzle: POWERGEN+, POWERGRID webcasts hot on decentralized energy, T&D

Renewable Energy World

August is often seen as the end of something, whether it’s winter in the southern hemisphere or summer in the north. It’s the return to school for some and the last call for a vacation to others. August, author Sue Monk Kidd wrote, is the “griddle where days just lay there and sizzle.” Hot, hot, hot.

Explainer: What is deep-sea mining?

Eco-Business

Prized rare metals sitting at the bottom of the sea could play a key role in creating an environmentally sustainable future on land, but scientists worry that deep-sea mining could irreversibly damage a vast and largely pristine ecosystem

South Carolina’s Past Failures and New Policies Contribute to a Brighter Future for Solar and Battery Storage

Renewable Energy World

By Shelley Robbins, Clean Energy Group.

Fresh wave of climate protests to target gas ahead of COP26 summit

Eco-Business

Fridays For Future and Extinction Rebellion climate protests are set to resume in coming weeks ahead of November's COP26 summit

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GEM Energy, a Rudolph Libbe Group company, ranked 24th among Solar Power World’s Top U.S. Solar Developers of 2021

altenergymag

GEM Energy, a Rudolph Libbe Group company, is ranked 24th among Solar Power World's Top Solar Developers of 2021, the highest-ranking Ohio-based firm on the list

Is Cambodia’s thirst for sand putting communities and the Mekong at risk?

Eco-Business

The Cambodian government is embarking on a number of ambitious development projects, which critics say come at the expense of the environment and people’s livelihoods