Tue.Jun 22, 2021

Teaching Small Children About the Importance of Sustainable Living

The Environmental Blog

Tomorrow’s world is in the hands of today’s children. By giving them positive role models, they’ll learn how to form their own positive habits. Among them, those related to sustainable living. The responsibilities and concerns of parents are legion.

Nuclear Power Just Doesn’t Need Much Fuel

Jim Conca

On May 8th, the Columbia Generating Station, the only nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest, disconnected from the grid for its biannual refueling. It refueled and connected back to the grid only 42 days later. Just in time for summer’s increased electricity demand.


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Measure What Matters: Corporate Sustainability and its Impact on Business Strategies


Measure What Matters: Corporate Sustainability and its Impact on Business Strategies. Date/Time: July 15, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT).

ERF has been “pivotal” in tackling COVID-19 waste, says Veolia

Envirotec Magazine

Reduced clinical waste disposal capacity in the UK has been met by rapidly adapting existing facilities.

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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.

Market rules for hybrid interconnections taking shape at MISO

Renewable Energy World

MISO interconnection customers have the option of designating “hybrid” as fuel type when they submit an interconnection request before July 22, 2021, for the 2021 Definitive Planning Phase (DPP) cycle.

New publication asks: Is the UK government’s clean air approach good enough?

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: David McKelvey , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

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Geocellular storage crate supports small-scale SuDS application

Envirotec Magazine

The plant boxes required water attenuation solutions to store and subsequently release rainfall into the sewer network.

Arkansas co-op adds 4.8-MW/9.6-MWh storage to its solar PV plants

Renewable Energy World

Energy Toolbase today announced that it has commissioned two energy storage systems (ESS) with Today’s Power (TPI), a renewable energy company based in Little Rock, Arkansas that develops, owns, and operates renewable assets.

Aviation milestone as first commercial flight takes off using fuel derived from wood chips

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Alan Wilson , CC BY-SA 2.0 license. Flight from Tokyo to Sapporo uses sustainable aviation fuel derived from gasified wood-chips.

Recent Deals – 22 June

CleanTech Group

Looking for the latest information on cleantech deals? Find insight on recent innovation developments here. Agriculture & Food Motif Foodworks, a plant-based food technology company, raised $226. Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights Energy & Power Materials & Chemicals Recent Deals Resources & Environment Transportation and Logistics

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.

Bus rapid transit line with Irizar e-buses launches in southwestern France


Transit provider Keolis , which operates fleets of electric buses in the Netherlands, Norway and several cities in France, has added two 100% electric bus rapid transit lines to its Chronoplus network, which serves eleven municipalities in the Basque Country in southwestern France.

Poll: Canadians see risk but more opportunity in transition; broad support for policies designed to help an energy shift along

Clean Energy Canada

Meet Our Members: Introducing Greentown’s Newest Startups of Q2 2021

Greentown Labs

Twenty-six startups joined our community in Q2 2021, working on innovations as diverse as kinetic wave energy, soil carbon measurement, efficient wind turbine installation, and electric, uncrewed surface vehicles.

United Natural Foods to deploy 53 electric refrigerated trailers with PV panels and Li-ion batteries


Food wholesaler United Natural Foods (UNFI) plans to add 53 all-electric refrigerated trailer units (TRUs) to its fleet based at the company’s Riverside, California distribution center.

Usage of wastewater and sustainable agriculture can ensure water security in India


A recent international virtual conference on water suggested possible methods to ensure water security at a time of Covid-19 and climate change

Energy Toolbase Provides Energy Storage Controls Software for two Front-of-the-Meter Projects with Today’s Power


The 9.6 megawatt-hour storage projects reduce system peaks, increase the stability of the grid, and provide manual scheduled dispatch capabilities

IKEA Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation launch US$1 billion renewables fund


The organisations will each chip in US$500 million to a fund they envisage will be a catalyst for the energy transition that will unlock billions more in investment to bring green power to remote locations

Yotta Launches the Dual-Power Inverter Designed to Enable Deployments of Solar + Storage Technology


Yotta Partners with APsystems to Deliver Advanced Inverter Technology

Coastal communities take the lead: How plans to safeguard Southeast Asia’s biodiverse waters are evolving


The lives of coastal dwellers and the ocean are intricately linked. New conservation initiatives build on this relationship, encouraging communities to take ownership of marine reserves and look after the resources that sustain them

Enevate announces battery production agreement with EnerTech


Battery maker Enevate has announced a new production license agreement with battery cell producer EnerTech International to commercialize Enevate’s silicon-dominant, XFC-Energy battery technology in the transportation, mobility and reserve power markets.

Thailand ramps up fight against wildlife trafficking


Shipping containers are by far the most widely chosen method of transport for illicit wildlife products. Thailand is trying to turn the tide on traffickers but it will take a better fleet of tools, trust and closer regional cooperation

What the SEC can do to protect investors, companies, and people from another Texas power crisis

EDF + Business

This post was co-authored by David G. Victor of the Brookings Institution and EDF’s Stephanie H. Jones and Michael Panfil. It is also posted here. .

Tree invasions can do more harm than good when it comes to carbon capture


Invasive trees may capture less carbon than the treeless ecosystem they overrun due to soil disturbance, increased risk of fires, and changes in light absorption, a recent review paper shows

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How Green is Alcohol and How You Can Imbibe Sustainably

Green Living Guy

The eco-conscious movement influenced society’s consumption habits. As a result, the market for organic foods and sustainable production is expanding, meeting consumer demands.

Rainbow washing


As Pride month comes around each year, companies add a rainbow-coloured filter to their logos to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community. How do we distinguish the companies that aren't walking the talk


Eco Driving: How to Take Care of Your RV?

Green Living Guy

We all know that the best way to save money and help the environment is to use things we already have for the longest time possible. Proper maintenance and regular technical reviews are the best way to ensure that your… Read More Eco Driving: How to Take Care of Your RV?

IKEA Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation launch US$1 billion renewables fund to boost global energy access


The organisations will each chip in US$500 million to a fund they envisage will be a catalyst for the energy transition that will unlock billions more in investment to bring green power to remote locations

S2G Ventures backs five blue economy startups

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 22 — SG2 Ventures last year raised $100 million for its Ocean and Seafood fund to invest in early- and growth-stage. The post S2G Ventures backs five blue economy startups appeared first on Impact Alpha. aquaculture Dealflow Oceans

Virgin Money supports SHIL’s acquisition of two small hydro schemes

Renewable Energy World

Virgin Money has completed a deal supporting Scottish Hydro Investment Limited (SHIL) in the acquisition of two operational small hydro schemes from Guinness Asset Management. The £8 million (US$11.1 million) long-term loan provided by Virgin Money will support the acquisition, and upgrade, of the Glen Buck and Munergie hydro schemes, located in the Scottish Highlands.

Google for Startups launches second $5 million Black Founders Fund

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 22 — Google launched its inaugural $5 million Black Founders Fund last year as part of its $175 million initiative to. The post Google for Startups launches second $5 million Black Founders Fund appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Trina Solar commences 112MW shipments of 670W ultra-high-power modules


The modules are scheduled for use in the 100 MW Phase I of the Dachaidan PV Project, a massive facility that, when finished, will have a capacity of 1,000 MW. The project exclusively uses Trina Solar 670W series ultra-high power modules


A brief guide to the why, what and how of structured exits

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 22 – Traditional investment structures like debt and equity can present challenges for impact entrepreneurs. Debt is often inaccessible, unaffordable and too. The post A brief guide to the why, what and how of structured exits appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Record-breaking heat waves ravaging the West are not normal, scientists warn


This year, several states have witnessed persistent scorching temperatures that cannot pass for the normal summer heat


Russelectric, A Siemens Business, Highlights Utility Paralleling Systems for Renewable Energy Installations


Ensures no interruption of critical loads when transferring between power source assets

'Major breakthrough for steel industry': Swedish plant produces sponge iron using hydrogen

Business Green

HYBRIT venture between Vattenfall, LKAB, and SSAB hails critical milestone on path to zero carbon steelmaking.