Thu.May 06, 2021

Soil-dwelling invertebrates are victims of pesticides

Inhabitat - Innovation

The lowly earthworm’s feeding and burrowing mixes organic residues into the soil, enhances nutrient cycling, decomposition and the structural development of soil. But rampant pesticide use threatens the existence of these crucial invertebrates, according to a new study

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Fusion Industry Association Announces Independent Incorporation and Expansion

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Fusion Industry Association, May 5, 2021 he Fusion Industry Association (FIA) today officially incorporated as a newly independent non-profit association representing the private fusion industry. The FIA will continue to be led by Andrew Holland and has a new board of directors composed of Bob Mumgaard, CEO of Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Christofer Mowry, CEO of General Fusion, and Michl Binderbauer, […

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The Eco-Vertiport is inspired by a baobab tree

Inhabitat - Innovation

Take a look at how the designers used the form of this unusual tree to create a stunning example of green design

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NIMBL's Leonardo De Biasi on today's ESG data challenges & opportunities

GreenBiz

NIMBL's Leonardo De Biasi on today's ESG data challenges & opportunities. This video is sponsored by NIMBL. Pete May, President & Co-Founder of GreenBiz, interviewed Leonardo de Biasi, Vice President of Data Intelligence at NIMBL, during GreenFin 21 (April 13-14, 2021). View archived videos from the conference here: [link]. taylor flores. Thu, 05/06/2021 - 14:47. Featured.

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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.

Los Angeles is the largest US city to be certified as a biodiversity haven

Inhabitat - Innovation

The city of Los Angeles has been certified as biodiversity haven by the National Wildlife Federation

EY's Veli Ivanova on board members' ESG responsibilities

GreenBiz

EY's Veli Ivanova on board members' ESG responsibilities. This video is sponsored by EY. John Davies, Senior Vice President & Analyst at GreenBiz, interviewed Velislava Ivanova, Climate Change & Sustainability Services Leader at EY Americas, during GreenFin 21 (April 13-14, 2021). View archived videos from the conference here: [link]. taylor flores. Thu, 05/06/2021 - 14:51. Featured.

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Edelman's Heidi DuBois on the competitive advantage of ESG

GreenBiz

Edelman's Heidi DuBois on the competitive advantage of ESG. This video is sponsored by Edelman. Pete May, President & Co-Founder of GreenBiz, interviewed Heidi DuBois, Global Head of ESG, Financial Communications & Capital Markets at Edelman, during GreenFin 21 (April 13-14, 2021). View archived videos from the conference here: [link]. taylor flores. Thu, 05/06/2021 - 14:42. Featured.

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A sustainable, zinc-clad family home on a budget in Australia

Inhabitat - Innovation

Located in a Rockhampton suburb in Queensland, Australia, OURHOUSEWANDAL by Design+Architecture and N.Veenstra is a 1,615 square foot sustainable family home designed on a low budget

Brown Advisory's Karina Funk on water risk implications for businesses

GreenBiz

Brown Advisory's Karina Funk on water risk implications for businesses. This video is sponsored by Ecolab. John Davies, Senior Vice President & Analyst at GreenBiz, interviewed Karina Funk, Portfolio Manager & Chair of Sustainable Investing at Brown Advisory, during GreenFin 21 (April 13-14, 2021). View archived videos from the conference here: [link]. taylor flores. Thu, 05/06/2021 - 14:55. Featured.

US DOE announces $12 Million for enhanced geothermal technology improvement

Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced up to $12 million for technologies that can make geothermal systems more efficient for clean, renewable energy production.

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.

AI successfully detects blockage formations for Wessex Water

Envirotec Magazine

The complexities of O&M for the commercial solar market

Solar Power World

By Zoltan Milaskey, president, Mana Monitoring Whether it is preventative maintenance or the routine inspection and servicing of equipment, proper O&M is essential for ensuring solar PV systems remain at peak performance to avoid unnecessary breakdowns or production losses.

Solar industry employment dropped 6.7% in 2020, new report shows

Renewable Energy World

The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7%

SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth: How Businesses Can Put Workers First and Grow Profits

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth . The U.N. SDGs are driving governments, individuals, universities, and businesses to adjust their practices to achieve benchmarks and secure a sustainable future by 2030.

Reducing the forest footprint of Chinese soft-commodity financing

Eco-Business

A new study ranks China second in financing commodities linked to tropical deforestation risk. Its financial institutions could do more before state regulations are perfected

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SAE releases updates for two EV charging documents

Charged

SAE International has announced revisions to SAE J3072 Standard: Interconnection Requirements for Onboard, Utility-Interactive Inverter Systems and SAE J2847/3 Recommended Practice: Communication for Plug-in Vehicles as a Distributed Energy Source.

Popular opposition suspends a bridge project in a Philippine coral haven

Eco-Business

The Indigenous Tagbanua community, who successfully fought against an earlier project to build a theme park, say they were not consulted about the bridge project in Palawan

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IRENA members commit to advance the global hydropower fleet

Renewable Energy World

Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency and private sector representatives are joining forces to modernize and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe. This is one of the results of the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower organized by IRENA, which aims to expand collaboration and action between the agency’s global membership on the continued deployment of hydropower technologies.

Political crisis and pandemic could push half of Myanmar’s population into poverty by 2022—UNDP

Eco-Business

After more than a decade of hard-won gains in the fight against poverty, the number of poor people in Myanmar could double as a result of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing political crisis, according to the UNDP

Solar inverter or PV inverter

altenergymag

Solar inverter or PV inverter is one of the most critical components of the solar power system and is often referred to as the heart of a solar PV system.

Myanmar faced third wave of Covid-19 infections amid anti-coup protests

Eco-Business

Months of protests, violent military crackdowns, and striking doctors create transmission risks

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Monitoring Natural Disasters in the Philippines

Planet Pulse

More than 20 typhoons take place every year in the Philippines, five of which are typically destructive, taking a toll on not only infrastructure but also human life.

VW expands Braunschweig battery plant

Charged

Volkswagen’s Braunschweig plant is expanding its production of EV battery systems. Following the first expansion stage, which established a maximum capacity of 250,000 battery systems, the second expansion stage has started up with the same capacity.

Conservation of mangrove forests could get a boost from carbon credits

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 6 – Farmers in Iowa and Illinois are getting $20 a ton for sequestering soil carbon. Tropical forests can collect $10 a. The post Conservation of mangrove forests could get a boost from carbon credits appeared first on Impact Alpha

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EV maker Battle Motors acquires Crane Carrier

Charged

EV technology developer Battle Motors has acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company (CCC). Ohio-based CCC has been manufacturing commercial vehicles for 75 years, and has 180 sales and service locations throughout North America.

Oregon Utility Using Greenwashing and ‘Renewable Natural Gas’ To Push Back on Potential Gas Bans

DeSmogBlog

If you live in Oregon, it’s likely you’ve been bombarded with misleading PR from the local utility company, Northwest Natural, about the potential for what the industry is calling renewable natural gas (RNG) — methane captured from places like landfills and repurposed into energy for homes.

Biden’s American Jobs Plan is smart climate policy. Here’s why

EDF Voices

The American Jobs Plan is designed to generate millions of new, good-paying union jobs, revitalize aging U.S. infrastructure and address historic inequities in access to clean water and air — all while combating climate change

Leclanché develops 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell for EVs

Charged

Leclanché has developed a new high-energy 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell to meet the demands of bus and truck manufacturers seeking increased EV range and operating time. The new GL 65 Ah G/NMC (graphite/nickel manganese cobalt oxide) cells are specially designed for energy-intensive applications.

Biden’s American Jobs Plan plan is smart climate policy. Here’s why

EDF Voices

The American Jobs Plan is designed to generate millions of new, good-paying union jobs, revitalize aging U.S. infrastructure and address historic inequities in access to clean water and air — all while combating climate change

RSF Social Finance deploys capital from the Racial Justice Collaborative

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 6 — RSF Social Finance has launched Racial Justice Collaborative, a vehicle that aims to provide debt, equity and grant funding, The post RSF Social Finance deploys capital from the Racial Justice Collaborative appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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What Kind Of Backpack Would You Need For A Trip To The Mountain Woods

Green Living Guy

When you want to go for an outdoor adventure, you should carry the necessary things on your back. This will help you enjoy the camping experience. To achieve this, you need to get the right backpack, rucksack, or a large bag that is used to carry different items on your back.

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Using active alignment adhesives in LiDAR and optical assemblies (whitepaper)

Charged

Sponsored by Dymax. Newly developed adhesives for active alignment of camera modules, optical components, and LiDAR assemblies in automotive applications cure rapidly “on demand” upon exposure to UV/LED light.

The Future Energy Landscape: Layers of Interconnectivity

AutoGrid

The Future Energy Landscape: Layers of Interconnectivity. A look into the multi-level, interconnected topography of the future energy landscape. A visualization of these relationships as mutually dependent functions, all of which need to operate efficiently to drive the best performance of the grid.

Helping communities acquire assets and rebuild small businesses in Minnesota

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 6 – The conviction of former officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd sent a signal to residents of Minneapolis. The post Helping communities acquire assets and rebuild small businesses in Minnesota appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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Net Zero Nature: Can business and nature join forces in the climate fight?

Business Green

Just a couple of decades ago, the notion of a major company investing in nature might have seemed absurd – today it is mission critical to the future of the economy.