Wed.Apr 07, 2021

The key things to know about Biden's EV infrastructure plan


The key things to know about Biden's EV infrastructure plan. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 04/07/2021 - 01:15. Within President Joe Biden's $2.25

COVID-19 lockdowns lead to decreasing light pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

One welcome side effect of COVID-19 lockdowns is the reduction of light pollution


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How open data can help countries address climate emergency impacts


How open data can help countries address climate emergency impacts. Delfina Grinspan. Wed, 04/07/2021 - 01:30. This article originally was published on World Resources Institute. In the aftermath of the 6.5

LEAF batteries find a second life in automated guided vehicles


At Nissan’s Oppama plant near Tokyo, there are more than 700 automated guided vehicles, or AGVs, which deliver parts to workers in a car factory.

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.

Leading the Charge with Fleet Electrification


Leading the Charge with Fleet Electrification. Date/Time: May 6, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). From global automakers announcing billion-dollar investments in EVs, to the Biden-Harris Administration’s pledge to electrify the federal fleet, the time for electrification is here.

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Blue Bird delivers electric school bus equipped with Nuvve V2G tech


Iconic school bus manufacturer Blue Bird has delivered an electric school bus equipped with V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology from Nuvve , one of two Blue Bird Type C electric buses delivered to two school districts in Illinois. The e-buses are powered by the Cummins PowerDrive EV system.

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Studio Gang transforms coal plant into LEED Silver-targeted student union

Inhabitat - Innovation

Riverfront revitalization and sustainable adaptive reuse combine at the Beloit College Powerhouse, a Studio Gang-designed student union focused on recreation and wellness

Victorian-era aqueduct upgrade completed in Central Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

A major upgrade to the Katrine Aqueduct, which was built in Victorian times and serves more than 1.3 million people in parts of Greater Glasgow and the Scottish central belt, has been completed, according to Scottish Water.

Brooklyn Home Company designs passive townhouse with raw wood elements

Inhabitat - Innovation

A passive townhouse in Brooklyn features wood design accents and a rooftop patio for lounging


GM to build electric Silverado pickup at Factory Zero in Detroit


Chevrolet’s upcoming Silverado electric pickup truck will be built at the company’s Factory Zero assembly plant (the former Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, now retooled for the exclusive production of battery-electric vehicles).

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO,,,; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Chief Storyteller, The Climate 4.0 Project

Join our amazing panelists, 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.

Neurological disorder leaves bears in California vulnerable

Inhabitat - Innovation

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is concerned over increasing incidences of bears with rare neurological disorders showing up in residential areas


Mobile pallet stability test lab will slash plastic film usage, says firm

Envirotec Magazine

A pallet stability test underway. What’s described as the UK’s first mobile pallet stability test lab promises to save thousands of tonnes of plastic stretch film every year, cut costs and reduce product waste in transit, says the firm behind it.

Earth Day Ideas for Employees: How To Engage Remote Workers To Be More Sustainable At Home

Green Business Bureau

Earth Day Ideas for Companies and Their Employees. With many employees still working from home or remotely, companies need to adjust their approach to sustainability in the workplace.

Nepal elephant ride operators illegally selling animals to India


Facing a tourism slump due to the Covid-19 pandemic, elephant ride operators around Nepal’s Chitwan National Park are selling their animals to India in defiance of laws

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Meet the artists creating sustainable artwork for Nespresso's flagship cafes

Inhabitat - Innovation

Nespresso's parent company, Nestlé, has certainly come under fire for things like bottling water in California during historic droughts and sourcing water near Flint, Michigan in the past. While the company attempts to offset the environmental impact of its coffee business via a recycling program, Nespresso will also highlight sustainability through art

As our appetite for digital technology grows, so does the challenge to keep it sustainable


Data centres have among the highest carbon footprints in the business world today. Access to renewable energy, conducive regulatory frameworks and cleaner technology can help to cushion the industry's hefty planetary impact

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Centrica supports Army with first solar farm


Centrica is set to support the government's commitment to meeting Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050, by installing defence's first photovoltaic solar farm at the British Army's Defence School of Transport (DST), Leconfield

New battery modeling whitepaper: download now for free


Sponsored by COMSOL. Battery system design calls for multiphysics simulation on different scales. This may involve modeling processes at the molecular, microscopic, battery module, and battery stack scales.

Solar Basics (At Home!): Traits to look for in solar rapid shutdown devices

Solar Power World

Solar Basics is a video series by Solar Power World created to help installers learn about the business, tools and tricks of the solar power trade.

Kiva closes $32.5 million fund to promote financial inclusion for refugees

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 7 — San Francisco-based Kiva launched in 2005 soared to prominence as a microfinance crowdfunding platform. In its second act, “I. The post Kiva closes $32.5 million fund to promote financial inclusion for refugees appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Wevo’s temperature-resistant materials designed for EV electrical components earn UL ratings


Wevo , a maker of potting, bonding and sealing compounds, has earned UL RTI (Relative Temperature Index) approval for several of its flame-retardant polyurethanes, and one temperature-resistant epoxy resin has been certified to UL 94 V-0. RTI certification refers to long-term temperature resistance.

Room for renewables … If we do it right

Renewable Energy World

Last week, the Biden administration announced an ambitious plan to make long-needed improvements and repairs to America’s infrastructure. Among those recommendations are robust commitments to expand renewable energy use across the country.

U.S. Solar Outdoor LED Light Market Trends, Competitor Analysis & Forecast up to 2027


The increasing application of solar energy in the United States owing to growing concerns for the environment is believed to benefit the expansion of the U.S. solar outdoor LED light market

Five human rights wins in a year marked by Covid-19 backsliding


From Black Lives Matter protests to climate lawsuits, Amnesty highlighted bright spots in its annual human rights report


Crowdfunding’s awesome month

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 7 – Offerings like Arlan Hamilton’s Backstage Capital and online digital marketplace Gumroad pushed “regulation crowdfunding” investments to $60 million in. The post Crowdfunding’s awesome month appeared first on Impact Alpha.

The Life and Death of a Pioneering Environmental Justice Lawyer


Each storm season brings increased stress and fear for the people of Kivalina, a tiny Native village of some 400 Inupiaq people that sits on a small barrier island on the shore of the Chukchi Sea in Alaska.

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Companies in emerging markets are getting on board with board diversity

Impact Alpha

For any investor who has initiated a conversation about a company gender diversity, particularly in the boardroom, does any of this sound familiar? The post Companies in emerging markets are getting on board with board diversity appeared first on Impact Alpha.


Energy jobs are key to economic recovery from the pandemic

Renewable Energy World

Energy workers are paid more, their jobs came back more quickly, and they have greater growth opportunities than almost any other sector, new report finds. Putting people to work in the energy industry will reap more benefits for the U.S.

MIT researchers use semisolid electrode to prevent short circuits in lithium metal batteries


Researchers may have found ways to prevent dendrite formation in solid-state batteries. Their findings are described in the journal Nature Energy, in a paper by MIT graduate student Richard Park, MIT Professor Yet-Ming Chiang and researchers at MIT and other institutions.

Africa’s business and investment leaders step up to meet demands for impact and ESG investing

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 7 – Investors, non-governmental organizations and civil society groups are increasingly pressuring African businesses to shift to more responsible ways of doing.

Amazing Eco-Friendly Food Tips And Ideas

Green Living Guy

You have heard of sustainable living, plastic-free culture, and green practices. But how often do you take pride in buying local produce from the farmers’ market? Your kitchen can be a great place to adopt green habits.

Our Vision for the Next 5 Years

Elemental Excelerator

Today we are delighted to release Elemental’s Five Year Strategy , a roadmap to scale climate and social equity solutions.

Eco-Friendly Electronics

Green Living Guy

Electronics are some of the most wasteful products out there. Whether you’re talking about an iPhone or parts of electronics like conductors, few are actually environmentally-friendly. That’s why it’s so important to talk about the ones that mitigate their effect.

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Holy Cross Energy and Colorado Mountain College to benefit from new solar + storage project

Renewable Energy World

This week Ameresco announced a new partnership with Holy Cross Energy (HCE) for a solar and battery energy storage project, which will use land leased from Colorado Mountain College at its Spring Valley Campus.

COVID-19 Cleaning Guide: How to Keep Your Home Safe

Green Living Guy

During the early stages of COVID -19, panic was not uncommon, largely because of the large amount of misinformation floating around. According to experts like the WHO, COVID-19 spreads when you come in contact with an infected person’s respiratory droplets.