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Epiroc to supply EVs for new all-electric mine in Canada

Charged

Epiroc, a Swedish manufacturer of mining and infrastructure equipment, has won an order valued at over 100 million Swedish Kronor ($9.7 million) from mining giant Glencore in Canada for battery-electric equipment and automation solutions that will be used at an all-electric mine.

The Rise of Sustainable Golf Courses

Green Living Guy

Photo by craig hellier on Unsplash So let’s talk about sustainable golf courses. You wouldn’t think it could, given the pristine fairways and putting surfaces on every course. However folks, golf is going even greener!

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POSCO Group purchases 100% stake in silicon anode startup

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Global materials firm POSCO Group has purchased a 100% stake in the startup silicon anode materials company Tera Technos , according to Business Korea.

Global Coal Consumption Surged In 2021

R-Squared Energy

This article is the fifth in a series on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis.

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.

Mercedes-Benz Energy to supply second-life EV batteries to Moment Energy

Charged

Moment Energy , a Canadian energy-storage startup, has reached a supply agreement for second-life EV batteries with Mercedes-Benz Energy. “We’re

No room for gloom? Journalists debate media obsession with ‘solution’ angle for climate reporting

Eco-Business

The shift in editorial focus to climate solutions betrays people in developing countries “who can't afford to get tired of the negativity” of gloomy climate stories, an India-based journalist says

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Historic new deal puts emissions reduction at the heart of Australia’s energy sector

Eco-Business

Sustainability is back on the criteria for how the energy market office creates its rules after over 20 years. New initiatives must also take into account social impacts

ScottishPower starts construction on 1.4GW Suffolk offshore wind farm

Business Green

Project forms part of the £6.5bn East Anglia Hub comprising three wind farms off England’s East coas. ScottishPower Renewables has started construction on its second wind farm off the coast of Suffolk, with the 1.4GW capacity project set to generate enough electricity to meet the needs of around 1.3

Tour the Beanstalk Children’s Garden

Greenability Magazine

Let the kids taste ripe fruits and vegetables and learn about healthy food, nutrition, insects and plants at the Beanstalk Children’s Garden in Kansas City. The 14,500-square foot garden contains more than 300 plant varieties that grow in themed gardens to encourage learning.

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The climate debate now revolves around how, not if, net zero should be achieved

Business Green

Deliberative democracy is a valuable tool that can help the next PM craft climate policies that are effective and popular, writes Lancaster University's Jacob Ainscough. Public concern about climate change has never been higher.

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.

The media is masking climate crisis for ‘privileged’ readers with climate anxiety, warns journalist

Eco-Business

The shift in editorial focus to climate solutions betrays people in developing countries “who can't afford to get tired of the negativity” of gloomy climate stories, an India-based journalist says

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Ford F-150 Lightning — CleanTechnica Review

CleanTechnica

Members of CleanTechnica‘s YouTube team recently spent some time with the Ford F-150 Lightning and produced a 10-minute review on YouTube. You can view that below, but I’ll also pull out some highlights for a text review here.

Swire sustainability chief Mark Watson joins Teneo as Asia Pacific ESG head

Eco-Business

In his new role at the leadership consulting firm, Watson will advise chief executives and board leadership on ESG strategy

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A 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Calculator for the United States

CleanTechnica

In 2020, I wrote an article describing the flaws in studies that claim that 100 percent renewable energy is unaffordable. I talked about these studies overestimating storage requirements and opting for inadequate renewable energy storage.

German Court Overrules “Tesla Autopilot” Marketing Ban

CleanTechnica

The short news update on a case that extends back to 2019 is that an appeals court has overturned a regional court ruling from 2019 that determined Tesla could not use the term “Autopilot” on its website and in other marketing materials in Germany.

XPeng Bringing Truly Ultrafast Charging To Town — 200 Kilometers in 5 Minutes

CleanTechnica

I wrote about it a bit in my article about the XPeng G9 yesterday, but it deserves a headline of its own. Chinese EV startup XPeng is on the verge of releasing an electric vehicle that will be able to charge at a wicked-fast pace. According to the company, the G9 will be able to […].

Junk to Junk Competition for Schoolkids

CleanTechnica

As we move towards a circular economy, we need to bear in mind the huge job of cleaning up after ourselves and our ancestors. Just like LGI, Cleanaway is working towards adding value to the waste reallocation industry. Something you threw away today may find another use tomorrow.

Pennsylvania School District Goes Solar In Big Way — 2 Megawatts

CleanTechnica

Fixed solar array fields are one of the easiest and lowest maintenance ways to create grid electricity from the sun. No moving parts, no pollution, no energy cost, and almost no O&M. In this day and age, it is truly a YES.

BEV Demand Increasing, ICEV Demand Decreasing Across Europe

CleanTechnica

Compared to 2021, new passenger car sales have dropped by at least 11% and up to 20% in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the UK.

CATL To Build $7.6 Billion 100 GWh Battery Factory In Hungary

CleanTechnica

CATL has announced a major new investment in a European battery factory to be located in the city of Debrecen in Hungary. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries BMW CATL europe EV batteries EV battery factories Hungary Volkswagen

New Tesla LFP Megapack Is Big — Really Big! (With Video)

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Megapack is a little more "mega" than it was before. It now is longer, wider, and taller and stores 50% more energy. Batteries Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries iron LFP batteries Tesla Tesla LFP battery Tesla Megapack

Hose Down the FUD on EV Battery Fires

CleanTechnica

A recent Facebook share by a frenemy of mine inspired me to look more closely at electric vehicle fires.

Volta & Hoboken, NJ, Partner To Install 25 New Public EV Chargers

CleanTechnica

The city of Hoboken, New Jersey, will be getting at least 25 new public EV chargers through its partnership with Volta in the next 18 months. When the new chargers are installed, the number of public EV chargers in Hoboken will be doubled.

Quiet Teslas Surprise Animals

CleanTechnica

Driving my daughter to the Brisbane airport this morning, I found that quiet Teslas can surprise animals. We had a close encounter with a cat on a suburban road. Obviously, it didn’t look when crossing the road, and perhaps it also could not hear the stealthy vehicle.