Tue.Jan 11, 2022

Circularity factors big in Goodyear’s ‘sustainable’ tires

GreenBiz

One of the world’s largest tire companies is talking up airless tires, new products for EVs and progress on sustainable materials

Which Is More Important To Biofuels – The Soil Or The Crop?

Jim Conca

Biofuels are a key component of a clean energy future, and the soil is more important than the crop. Soil texture influences the local microbiome which in turns influences crop yield, the physical and chemical attributes of soil and the chemical makeup of organic matter in the soil.

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How to use long-term thinking when choosing near-term energy solutions

GreenBiz

Sponsored: When discussing which energy solutions businesses should prioritize, Shell Energy applies this three-phase approach

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White Deer Invests in Fortress Power, a Battery Energy Storage Business

altenergymag

Fortress Power is a Leading Designer and Manufacturer of Battery Energy Storage Systems

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.

How to address legacy fossil fuel sites for a clean energy future

GreenBiz

There could be millions of defunct oil and gas wells in the U.S. alone

Chinese battery-maker Gotion to establish US LFP cell production for…Tesla?

Charged

Chinese battery cell manufacturer Gotion High-Tech reports that it has agreed to supply 200 GWh of LFP battery cells to an unnamed “large US automaker” between 2023 and 2028.

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Breakthrough agricultural loan rewards farmers for environmental stewardship

EDF + Business

Quantifying the long-term financial benefits of conservation practices that build farm resilience and recognizing that value in the financing offered to farmers would be transformative for farms, lenders and the environment.

Mercedes positions its Vision EQXX as a range anxiety killer

GreenBiz

The German carmaker says its new highly efficient prototype can drive 612 miles on a single charge

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Eaton buys EV connector manufacturer Royal Power Solutions for $600 million

Charged

Eaton has acquired US-based Royal Power Solutions for $600 million. Growth opportunities tied to the electrification of our economy are accelerating, and Eaton is fully participating through our mobility and electrical businesses.

Southeast Asia's small businesses emit more carbon than a small country: study

Eco-Business

The latest calculation, said to be a highly conservative estimate, shows that these small and medium-sized businesses minimally emit about 29.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually

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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.

10 notable battery storage projects that went live in 2021

Renewable Energy World

Concept drawing of an energy storage system. Battery storage is having its moment in the sun. In its most recent Electricity Monthly Update , the U.S.

Plastic to go? All eyes on world’s first compulsory deposit return scheme for takeaway cups in South Korea

Eco-Business

Details on the legally-binding policy, set for a June launch this year, are scant. Insiders familiar with its workings are worried that a less-than-ideal cup recovery rate will hamper a larger movement towards a circular economy

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Tesla mobilizes fans to lobby for direct sales in New York

Charged

Yes, the war between Tesla and the powerful auto dealers’ groups is still going on—the US is currently a patchwork in which some states allow Tesla to sell cars directly to consumers, some prohibit it, and some have reached some sort of compromise. (To

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Natural disasters cost world US$280 billion in 2021 — a third more than in 2020

Eco-Business

Floods, typhoons, wildfires and earthquakes claimed 9,200 lives in 2021, sounding the alarm bells of a deteriorating climate. Asia Pacific lags the world in disaster insurance, according to a study by Munich Re

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Panasonic to Add Campus in Reno as Electric Vehicle Market Revs Up

Green Living Guy

The multi-function facility will support the company’s overall EV strategy Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America. Moreover, Panasonic announces plans to expand in Northern Nevada with a new campus in Reno. The campus will open in spring 2022.

Petronas natural gas chief: the world's dependence on fossil fuel is not easy to break

Eco-Business

What is the Malaysian oil and gas major doing to reduce its carbon footprint? Eco-Business asked VP of LNG assets, Abang Yusuf Abang Puteh about the climate crisis, carbon capture, methane leaks and lobbying

Global Infrastructure backs solar + storage developer, AES fossil fuel project

Renewable Energy World

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and co-investors closed on a $500 million investment in independent power producer BrightNight, LLC, a Florida-based solar and energy storage developer. The investment includes preferred equity and a letter of credit facility.

'Don't Look Up': food for thought on climate denial

Eco-Business

Netflix’s new political satire "Don’t Look Up" raises an important point on the denial of scientific evidence. The rise of conspiracy theories relating to the climate crisis has led to an absence of trust in governments and science

Greenbacker invests in energy storage startup

Renewable Energy World

Startup Delorean Power LLC said that Greenbacker Capital Management made a $20 million strategic equity investment into the company. Delorean is a developer and owner-operator of standalone battery energy storage projects up to 250 MW in size in the United States.

The golden thread running through sustainability

Eco-Business

ESG risks have an impact on companies. Businesses need to recognise the importance of corporate governance and make sure that a robust sustainability reporting system is in place

New soundscapes for pure-electric driving pleasure: BMW IconicSounds Electric

Green Living Guy

The spread of driving experiences by the fully electric models from BMW ranges. That’s from hushed pleasure to enthusiastic exploration of their dynamic limits. And now a brand-typical drive sound adds even further depth to the pleasure of locally emission-free driving.

Fighting deforestation on the ground

Eco-Business

To embrace sustainable forestry, residents of rural communities must view it as a reliable source of stable income. Government institutions could reduce economic uncertainty through legislation and incentives

Bachman’s Roofing and Solar leads the Nation in offering innovative Timberline Solar from GAF Energy

altenergymag

GAF Energy’s Timberline Solar™ is the only roof system to directly integrate solar technology into traditional roofing processes and materials

Climate disasters trigger mental health crisis in Pakistan’s mountains

Eco-Business

In Gilgit-Baltistan, communities hit by climate change-induced disasters suffer depression and insomnia

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Living Closer to Oil and Gas Drilling Linked to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications, New Study Finds

DeSmogBlog

Living near oil and gas drilling may increase pregnant women’s risk of developing gestational hypertension and eclampsia, according to a new study. “We

Energy Impact Partners builds a tech portfolio for the low-carbon transition

Impact Alpha

At EIP, the entire investment focus of our coalition is accelerating the clean energy transition. For our 33 coalition partners, which include utilities, The post Energy Impact Partners builds a tech portfolio for the low-carbon transition appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Al Nowais Investments invests $1 Billion in Egyptian solar and wind projects

altenergymag

UAE-based Al Nowais Investments is putting $1 billion in two renewable energy plants in Egypt via its energy company AMEA Power. The plants will be ready in 2 to 3 years, the firm’s Chairman Hussain Al Nowais revealed

Long-term investors cotton to firms scoring high on ESG, and vice versa

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 11 – It makes sense that pension funds with long time horizons would gravitate to portfolio companies that take seriously the environmental, The post Long-term investors cotton to firms scoring high on ESG, and vice versa appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Impact Management

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Renogy to Unveil LYCAN 5000 Power Box at Intersolar North America 2022

altenergymag

Save $430 by pre-ordering the portable home energy storage unit

Ceniarth seeks to build ‘bridges to somewhere’ with its impact-first portfolio

Impact Alpha

The past year required acceptance of the reality that an ability to adapt to changing circumstances is simply the new normal for successful. The post Ceniarth seeks to build ‘bridges to somewhere’ with its impact-first portfolio appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Catalytic Capital Impact Voices

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FTC Solar’s New Voyager+ Solar Tracker for Large Format Modules Withstands Winds up to 120 Miles Per Hour

altenergymag

-FTC’s proprietary damper design eliminates torsional galloping, working like a shock absorber. Company collaborated with engineering and environmental engineering consulting firms RWDI and -Engineered Power Solutions (EPS) on data analysis and wind tunnel testing to independently validate structural stability. The 2P tracker is designed for modules 550 watts and higher

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Career Karma raises $40 million to reskill workers for digitally-based careers

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 11 – Nine out of 10 employers see or expect to see skill gaps in their workforce. San Francisco-based Career Karma. The post Career Karma raises $40 million to reskill workers for digitally-based careers appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Solaria® PowerXT® Panels, Deployed by Cazeault Solar, to be Featured on PBS’s ‘This Old House’, during January 13th, 2022 Episode

altenergymag

Industry's Most Aesthetic Solar Panel Deployed on Addition to Massachusetts Country Cape

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POSCO to build lithium hydroxide plant in Argentina by 2024

Charged

Global materials firm POSCO plans to spend $830 million on a lithium hydroxide plant in Argentina. POSCO chose a location near the Salar del Hombre Muerto salt lake in northern Argentina. The plant is to be built by the first half of 2024, and the company expects the 13.5

The Brief: Impact portfolio lessons, skill-building for tech careers, clean energy in rural communities, sustainable supply chains, long-term + ESG

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Impact Voices Two impact investors mine their portfolios for lessons for 2022. The twin crises of COVID and.