Mon.Apr 12, 2021

We decide how tomorrow will be by what we create today

GreenBiz

We decide how tomorrow will be by what we create today. Chris Gaither. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 01:15. The other morning, for the 100th consecutive day, I wrote three pages in my notebook. No specific agenda. No writing prompt. Simply three pages, handwritten with my Bic ReAction No.

Japan Will Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into The Ocean

Jim Conca

And that’s exactly what they should do. And the International Atomic Energy Agency agrees. Only a small amount of tritium is left, so trivial that it could not harm humans or anything in the environment.

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JPMorgan Chase wants to be the commercial bank for ‘green economy’ companies

GreenBiz

JPMorgan Chase wants to be the commercial bank for ‘green economy’ companies. Heather Clancy. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 00:05.

The CleanTech Alliance is Now Hiring!

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance is now hiring a full-time Program Coordinator. Alliance News Opportunities alliance news hiring job posting join our team visit our jobs board

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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.

The Next Frontier: Engaging Employees In Sustainability

GreenBiz

The Next Frontier: Engaging Employees In Sustainability. Date/Time: April 27, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT).

2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 13

CleanTech Alliance

Week Thirteen Week 13 is now complete and the 2021 Legislative Session is winding down. Sunday, April 11th, is the final day for bills, other than those deemed necessary to implement the budget, to pass the opposite chamber from where they were introduced in order to keep advancing this session.

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Harmful algal blooms release "Very Fast Death Factor" into air

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study shows that the dangerous anatoxin-a, produced by cyanobacteria and found in algal blooms, can be released into the air, posing serious health risks

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Selling Renewable Energy. to Your Team

GreenBiz

Selling Renewable Energy. to Your Team. Date/Time: May 11, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). Today’s corporate energy manager faces a challenging balancing act: how to accommodate cost and renewable energy goals, all within an organization’s risk tolerance.

The CleanTech Alliance is Now Hiring!

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance is now hiring a full-time Program Coordinator

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Calpine Energy Solutions

GreenBiz

Calpine Energy Solutions. taylor flores. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:25

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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.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- April 12, 2021

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, April 12, 2021 Announcements Public hearing for Phase 3 rules 1 p.m. PST, Wednesday, April 28 Commerce will be holding a public hearing on a proposed rule to define two terms used in CETA: energy assistance need and low-income. The hearing is at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. The proposed rule defines […]. Industry News Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin public hearing rulemaking

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Do we really need to mine the deep seas to power EVs?

Inhabitat - Innovation

Electric vehicle manufacturers are turning to deep sea mining for metals necessary for EV batteries. But this can be detrimental to these ecosystems

Biden’s EV plan includes $100 billion in purchase rebates and $15 billion for charging stations

Charged

Details of the Biden administration’s $174-billion proposal to boost EV adoption are slowly beginning to leak out.

An airy multigenerational home shows adaptive reuse done right

Inhabitat - Innovation

OEOOO has transformed and expanded a disused farmhouse into the Hehl Tenne House, a warm and inviting multigenerational home wrapped in timber inside and out

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What We Learned After Analyzing 5 Months of Active Mobility Responses to COVID-19

The City Fix

In 2020 and into 2021, transportation agencies, companies and advocacy groups acted swiftly in the face of the unique public health crisis and disruption caused by COVID-19. They provided solutions that kept frontline workers, groceries, health services and other critical.

Redevelopment project brings major green space to Tokyo

Inhabitat - Innovation

Set for completion in 2023, the Toranomon-Azabudai Urban Redevelopment Project is a collaboration between urban landscape developer Mori Building Co. and luxury hotel operator Aman

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Hino speeds production timeline for its Class 4-8 electric trucks

Charged

Hino Trucks, a subsidiary of Toyota, is accelerating the production timeline for its suite of battery-electric vehicles. The new Class 4-8 electric trucks are now slated to go into low-volume production in Q4 2022 and full production by the end of 2023.

Wright-inspired home has trees growing through the roof

Inhabitat - Innovation

Dubbed the House in Repino, the project will focus on minimizing the removal of existing trees

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SEA Electric secures funding, announces partnership with Exro

Charged

SEA Electric , a maker of electric power-system technology for urban delivery and distribution fleets, recently secured $42 million in initial private placement equity financing.

Fugro wins marine site characterisation contract for world’s first Energy Island Hub

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Energinet has awarded Fugro a marine site characterisation contract for the Danish Energy Island project in the North Sea.

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LG Energy to invest $4.5 billion to expand its US battery production capacity

Charged

LG Energy has announced that by the end of 2025, it will invest more than $4.5 billion in its US-based business to increase its battery production capacity by 70 GWh.

Coventry University and Severn Trent partner to convert waste ammonia into hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers from Coventry University are collaborating with Severn Trent and the Organics Group to turn sewage waste into a clean fuel for tankers and other vehicles. The project will look to capture waste ammonia from the utility’s sewage treatment facility and turn it into hydrogen.

Japanese consortium agrees on standardized swappable batteries for e-motorcycles

Charged

The Swappable Battery Consortium for Electric Motorcycles, a joint project of Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha, has reached an agreement to standardize swappable batteries for electric motorcycles in Japan.

Rare earth roll separator purchased for lithium-battery-recycling research facility

Envirotec Magazine

The University of Birmingham has purchased a laboratory-scale rare earth roll separator for its School of Metallurgy and Minerals lithium-ion battery recycling research facility. The high-intensity magnetic separator enables the separation of very weakly magnetic particles.

Starting at the source: Greening the built environment’s supply chains

Eco-Business

Property developers are embedding sustainability in their supply chains in response to growing consumer demand

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Panasonic: We have a competitive advantage in producing Tesla’s new 4680 battery cells

Charged

When Tesla unveiled its new 4680 battery cell at last September’s Battery Day event , it described the new cell as a “massive breakthrough” that could enable the production of a new generation of much cheaper EVs.

Canadian Solar Starts Mass Production of 210 mm Large Cell Modules of up to 665 W

altenergymag

The new generation of monofacial HiKu7 and bifacial BiHiKu7 modules are based on 210 mm cells and are set to deliver one of the most competitive levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) in the industry by reducing balance of system (BOS) and other costs for solar power plants.

7 million Californians live near oil and gas wells. This bill could change that.

Grist

Despite its green reputation, California has a big fossil fuel problem on its hands: neighborhood oil and gas drilling. In California, there’s nothing preventing frackers or drillers from setting up shop right next to your home, school, or hospital — and indeed, this is the reality for 7.4

The Voluntary Carbon Offset Market – Can We Support Rapid Growth?

CleanTech Group

The demand for quality carbon offsets is at an all-time high due to unprecedented enthusiasm to act on climate change from the business. Carbon Offsets Cleantech Insights Resources & Environment

Off-grid inverter advancements keep solar projects running in frigid and sizzling temps

Solar Power World

As the aging U.S. power grid experiences more catastrophic blackouts due to fires, ice, snow or other natural disasters, more Americans may be considering the merits of disconnecting from it all and living fully off-grid.

Solar Tracker Estimated to be Pushed by way of Innovation & Industrialization

altenergymag

Solar Tracker is an electromechanical assembly used for tracking the movement of the Sun during the course of day in order to improve the efficiency of the solar power generation system

New report sheds light on residential solar adoption in terms of access and equity

Renewable Energy World

Solar-adopter incomes presently skew high in all states, but, as with the national trends, that skew has diminished over time in most states. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a report last week that highlights income, demographic, and other socio-economic trends among U.S.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group appoints Colin Chen as first Asia Pacific ESG finance head

Eco-Business

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has appointed long-time executive Colin Chen as the company's first head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) finance

GEV Wind Power and Wind Power Lab combine forces to offer multi-brand blade services across the value chain

altenergymag

There remains a continued focus on producing more energy from renewable sources to drive down global carbon emissions in the coming years

Improve quality and performance of electrode coatings and separator films with LInspector in-line measurement and control system

Charged

Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces the NEW Thermo Scientific LInspector in-line measurement and control system, specifically designed to increase quality and performance of lithium-ion battery electrode coatings and separator films.