Tue.Sep 14, 2021

How electrified, equitable mobility can transform US cities

GreenBiz

Sponsored: The movement to make American cities more sustainable, healthy and equitable has a powerful, unassuming ally: The city bus

10 largest wind farm projects completed in the U.S. so far in 2021

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. The U.S. connected 6.1 gigawatts of wind power capacity to the grid in the first half of 2021, according to analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The U.S. now has 127 GW of cumulative wind power capacity with a pipeline of 62 GW under development through 2025.

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We’re going to need a bigger boat: Climate strategy beyond COP

GreenBiz

Let the United Nations process play out, but let's also work on a separate, bold "grand bargain

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BYD introduces two new electric heavy-duty trucks

Charged

BYD unveiled two new battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, the Gen3 8TT and 6F, at the recent ACT Expo in Long Beach.

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.

Closing the gap between private and public company disclosure

GreenBiz

ESG reporting and transparency at private companies is essential for achieving net zero for the entire world, not just the public companies

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Biden’s solar goals threatened by supply chain, trade issues

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. Despite annual record-breaking installations, supply chain constraints and trade issues are driving price increases across every solar market segment, according to new analysis.

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Biophilia and Biophilic Design: Incorporating Sustainability Into The Built Environment

Green Business Bureau

The term biophilia was coined by Erich Fromm a social psychologist in 1973 and defined as “the passionate love of life and of all that is alive”.[1] 1] Biophilia was later used by American biologist, Edward O. Wilson, in 1984 as the inherent human tendency toward nature.[2]

Mercedes-Benz is latest automaker to embrace low-carbon steel in manufacturing

GreenBiz

German car giant aims to ensure all its passenger vehicles are 'carbon neutral' across its value chain by 2039

Li-Cycle to build battery recycling facility in Alabama

Charged

Li-Cycle has announced plans to build a fourth commercial battery recycling facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This facility will add to the capacity of the Kingston, Ontario and Rochester, New York plants. The company’s Gilbert, Arizona facility is still under construction.

Going the Distance – Charting the Journey to Net Zero

GreenBiz

Climate change isn’t a future problem — the crisis is already here.

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.

Illinois passes binding 100% clean energy bill

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. The Illinois legislature gave final approval Monday to a bill that sets the state on a path to 100% carbon-free power by 2045. The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act heads to Gov. Pritzker's desk to be signed into law, which he has indicated he plans to do.

Soltec signs 700-MW contract in the United States

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UK officials approve GE’s offshore wind blade plant

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. UK planning authorities have approved plans for GE Renewable Energy's offshore wind blade manufacturing plant in Teeside. Construction on the manufacturing plant is expected to begin later this year.

Lightning eMotors to sell ABB fast chargers under its Lightning Energy fleet charging brand

Charged

Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV), a manufacturer of specialty EVs for fleets, has formed a partnership with electronics giant ABB (NYSE: ABB) to offer DC fast charging hardware for electric fleet vehicles.

'Sustainable' seafood certification boosts company share prices: study

Eco-Business

The certification by Marine Stewardship Council leads to higher share prices for seafood companies. But the eco label overlooks an increasingly important factor for 'sustainable' seafood: how marine animals are treated before they're eaten

Sustainability 101: What is a Sustainable Business

Green Business Bureau

Businesses all around the world are becoming more sustainable, balancing their fiscal, economic, environmental and social responsibilities to protect the planet and people.

The end is in sight for coal as pressure builds on Asia to squeeze pipeline

Eco-Business

There has been a 76 per cent reduction in proposed coal power since 2015, according to a new report, bringing the end of new coal construction into sight. The pressure is now on Asia to end coal for good

Toyota targets 50% reduction in EV battery costs by 2030

Renewable Energy World

By Jonathan Spencer Jones , Smart Energy International. Toyota is expecting to invest up to $13.6 billion in battery development and production by 2030.

10 Days After Hurricane Ida, Historic Black Louisiana Town Contends With Scattered Coffins As Floodwaters Drain from the Streets

DeSmogBlog

Ten days after Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, Wilkie Declouet, a former law enforcement officer, and lifelong resident of Ironton, posted photos to social media of coffins and tombs scattered around his neighborhood. .

How the UK can become a leader in wind turbine recycling

Renewable Energy World

By Power Engineering International. Although wind is expected to play a key role in environmental sustainability through the decarbonization of power generation, adopting a circular approach across the entire value chain is vital.

Disinformation poses systemic risks – so universal owners are pressing media companies to renounce it

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 14 – Talk about negative externalities. False information intended to mislead viewers on climate, COVID-19, racial justice and other issues may drive.

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New hydropower certification and labeling scheme launched

Renewable Energy World

The Hydropower Sustainability Standard was launched Sept. 8 at the International Hydropower Association’s World Hydropower Congress and will help to ensure that hydropower projects across the world are recognized and certified for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

Move over SPACs. Here come NACs to turn ecosystem services into tradable assets

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 14 – The New York Stock Exchange is seeking approval for a new kind of publicly traded asset based on the. The post Move over SPACs. Here come NACs to turn ecosystem services into tradable assets appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Solar Prices Increase Across Every Market Segment for the First Time in Seven Years

altenergymag

Supply chain woes and policy uncertainty threaten America’s solar progress

Saving Public Transportation and the Untapped Potential of Listening

The City Fix

The COVID-19 pandemic has made existing knowledge about how, why and where people travel largely obsolete. Even as some cities recover, travel patterns have changed. One thing is clear: around the world, public transport ridership declined precipitously and has not.

Wrightspeed partners with Matthews Specialty Vehicles to convert buses and trucks to electrified drive

Charged

Wrightspeed , the firm founded by Tesla co-founder Ian Wright, builds electric powertrains for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Now the company has announced an agreement with vehicle manufacturer Matthews Specialty Vehicles to convert buses, trucks and specialty vehicles to EVs and/or PHEVs.

Two African fintechs raise early rounds to connect informal businesses to capital

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 14 – Small businesses in emerging markets are often shut out of traditional financial services because they’re deemed too risky to. The post Two African fintechs raise early rounds to connect informal businesses to capital appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Study fails to establish link between increased deforestation and Covid crisis

Eco-Business

Lockdowns and layoffs, and the unprecedented stimulus spending in response to them, were expected to lead to a spike in deforestation, but this wasn’t the case, the analysis shows

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Opportunity Finance Network’s Finance Justice Fund secures $23 million

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 14 — Opportunity Finance Network, a Washington, D.C.-based based network of community development financial institutions, or CDFIs, is looking to raise $1. The post Opportunity Finance Network’s Finance Justice Fund secures $23 million appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Most agricultural funding distorts prices, harms environment: UN report

Eco-Business

Around 87 per cent of the US$540 billion in total annual government support given worldwide to agricultural producers includes measures that are price distorting and that can be harmful to nature and health

Potty-trained cows: A new approach to reduce emissions

Inhabitant

In a recent study, scientists "potty-trained" cows in an attempt to reduce the animals' greenhouse gas emissions. The study, published in Current Biology, included 16 calves trained to defecate in one spot

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Report: Hydrogen project pipeline promises 25,000 green jobs boom

Business Green

New analysis from Energy Networks Association reveals existing pipeline of innovation projects could create thousands of jobs in the fledgling hydrogen economy.

What Norway's election results mean for the environment

Inhabitant

Norway faces the biggest test in the upcoming elections. The country's resolve to fight climate change will be put to a test, forcing voters to decide which way the country moves in regards to the climate agenda. The thorn in the flesh is the country's over-reliance on fossil fuels to run the economy. The Norway we know today has fashioned itself as a green nation. According to a UN Special Rapporteur David Boyd report on human rights and the environment, Norway has a strong environmental recor

Ask a Climate Innovator?—?Haley Marie Keith, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at MITO…

Clean Energy Trust

Ask a Climate Innovator?—?Haley

Antaisolar to supply 400MW solar tracker for utility-size solar plant

altenergymag

On September 13, Antaisolar has announced it has secured a 400MW solar tracker order from China-based project developer and EPC, JIAYANG and it is the third cooperation between the two parties

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