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Indonesia eyes sustainable fish farming with ‘aquaculture villages’


Indonesia is one of the top exporters of farmed seafood, but fish farming in the country has long come at the expense of carbon-rich mangrove forests and other important coastal ecosystems

UK Power Networks harnesses AI to fast-track 1,000 electric charge point installations

Business Green

Electricity network says its Smart Connect tool will help ensure electric cars and other clean technologies can be installed at pace over coming decade.


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As blackouts loom, Indonesia’s energy crisis underscores its addiction to coal


Coal miners in Indonesia have been shirking their obligation to allocate 25 per cent of their output for the domestic market, leading to a critical shortage of the fossil fuel for power generation

Companies are finally recognising the importance of nature - but commitments must now turn into action

Business Green

Commitments made at COP26 are positive signals, but evidence suggests corporate action is yet to match ambition, writes CDP's Thomas Maddox.

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 will China control its methane emissions?


The US–China joint declaration has given political impetus to controlling methane by 2030. The focus will be on monitoring and calculating emissions, and on policy measures

Sustainability transformations: fostering co-productive agility through four collaborative pathways

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Recently, co-production and transformation have become more common phrases in sustainability science. However, current co-production frameworks often focus on achieving predetermined aims, rather than focussing on the process. Much attention has been given to understanding transformative frames and creating approaches, however the ways in which tensions and conflicts can…

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World Economic Forum: Texas Could Experience Warmest Winter In 130 Years


Texas is likely to experience its warmest winter in 130 years, according to the World Economic Forum. Considering last year’s deep freeze is still haunting those of us in the deep South, that may sound like a relief.

Zoom in on Net Zero - with Schroders' sustainability head Madeleine Cobb

Business Green

VIDEO: Asset managers' head of corporate sustainability joins BusinessGreen's James Murray for a chat about all things net zero. Madeleine Cobb is head of corporate sustainability at global investment company Schroders, which manages over £570bn of assets worldwide.

Scientists Develop Stable Sodium Battery Technology


Sodium metal anode resists dendrite formation Originally published by National Science Foundation Replacing lithium and cobalt in lithium-ion batteries would result in a more environmentally and socially conscious technology, scientists say.

Responding To The Washington Post Hatchet Job On Electric Cars & Winter Driving


An editorial writer and columnist for the Washington Post wrote a screed attacking electric cars this week. His heavily slanted piece was filled with misinformation. Here's the truth about driving an electric car in winter.

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.

How Long Can A Tesla Keep You Warm In A Frozen Traffic Jam? “Dirty Tesla” Finds Out


In an opinion piece in the Washington Post (which Steve Hanley already skewered), the author wrote about the recent icy traffic disaster on I-95 in Virginia but imagined a scenario where the only vehicles were EVs.

Tesla China Shares Video On How Safety Comes First At Tesla


Tesla China shared a new video on its YouTube channel that highlights the important focus on safety that Tesla is well known for. The video led with a clip of CEO Elon Musk speaking on how important it is to put safety first. “We really believe at Tesla that safety has to come first.

Me & My Model 3 Goin’ Cross-Country …


… with 2 big electric bikes on the back. Why are we going cross country? We have houses in Wisconsin and in Northern Utah, our daughter has a Southern Utah house, and another daughter lives in North Carolina with her family.

Gemilang To Deliver 140 Electric School Buses To California Schools


Gemilang International Limited is planning to deliver 140 fully electric school buses to schools in California this year. The company, based in Johor, has been designing and manufacturing coaches and buses for over 30 years.

Tesla Owner Mines Up To $800 A Month In Crypto With His Car


CNBC has shared the story of Siraj Raval, an owner of a Tesla Model 3 who has tried various ways of mining cryptocurrencies.

First Realistic Portraits of Squishy Layer that’s Key to Battery Performance


Cryo-EM snapshots of the solid-electrolyte interphase, or SEI, reveal its natural swollen state and offer a new approach to lithium-metal battery design. Originally published by the SLAC National Accelerator Lab.