Mon.May 03, 2021

Inside Salesforce’s bold play for supply-chain leadership

GreenBiz

Inside Salesforce’s bold play for supply-chain leadership. Joel Makower. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 02:11.

Commerce Now Accepting Applications for the Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Program

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 3, 2021 As announced previously, Commerce opened a new round of Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) grants on April 30, 2021. Approximately $7.8 million in grants are available under this round of funding for Washington-based entities to engage in strategic research and development of new and emerging clean energy technologies […]. Opportunities Public Policy bulletin commerce r&D rd&d weekly bulletin

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Community solar, urban trees and the digitization of employee engagement

GreenBiz

Community solar, urban trees and the digitization of employee engagement. Heather Clancy. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 00:05.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 3, 2021 Announcements CETA rulemaking resumes with questions about storage accounting Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) are resuming their work to adopt rules implementing CETA. The agencies are inviting stakeholder comments on possible rules concerning the tracking and accounting of electricity used and provided in energy […]. Industry News Public Policy bulletin ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin

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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.

What Zymergen’s IPO says about 'biofacturing' and green chemistry

GreenBiz

What Zymergen’s IPO says about 'biofacturing' and green chemistry. Meg Wilcox. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 01:30. Zymergen made a splash on Earth Day, as the first "biofacturer" to go public.

Only 1% of global rivers contribute 80% of riverine plastic pollution to oceans

Inhabitat - Innovation

Most riverine plastic that flows into the oceans comes from just 1% of rivers worldwide

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Electrify America opens 600 public fast charging stations in less than 3 years

Charged

Electrify America is on a roll—less than 3 years after opening its first charging station in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the company now operates 600 public charging stations, with 2,600 individual fast chargers, across the continental US.

Wood-clad building in Stockholm features a living roof with solar panels

Inhabitat - Innovation

Located in the large Midsommarkransen urban district of Stockholm, Flora stands out from its neighbors in the best way

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Flexible solar panels are more than just off-grid staples

Solar Power World

Flexible solar modules are a niche product. Often seen on a smaller scale attached to RVs, on backpacks and near tents, these nontraditional solar panels are touted for their off-grid portability. After all, who would lug a 50-lb glassed solar panel to a favorite camping spot?

Amherst Traffic Lights Go Green to Improve Safety

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Town Installs State-of-the-Art Battery Technology from Buffalo-based Viridi Parente as a Backup Power System

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.

Valet proposes a prefab parklet system for Milans roads

Inhabitat - Innovation

In a bid to rethink public spaces, designers in Milan have developed a strategy to turn parking spaces in parklets for the community

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School Specialty: A Look At Their Green Business Journey and Success

Green Business Bureau

Sustainability is Continued Growth. School Specialty Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive learning environments for the preK – 12 education marketplace in the U.S. and Canada.

Understanding the invasion of Brood X cicadas

Inhabitat - Innovation

The lifecycle of a cicada is a journey like no other species

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SABIC introduces new dielectric film for high-voltage capacitors in EV inverters

Charged

SABIC has introduced its new 5-micron ELCRES HTV150 dielectric film for high-temperature, high-voltage capacitor applications such as EV traction inverters. The company says its new film withstands temperatures up to 150° C.

Musician Manu Delago embarks on a concert tour by bike

Inhabitat - Innovation

Austrian musician Manu Delago is proving bands don’t need tour buses to go on the road

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Leveraging Data to Ease Energy Burdens for Low to Moderate Income Customers

Bidgely

The UtilityAI LMI Solution makes it possible for utilities to better serve the millions of LMI customers in need of support while generating greater customer satisfaction and reducing OpEx costs.

A Regenerative Body Of Knowledge

Fairsnape

Our Restore / Zoom Regenerative event, listed as an Earthday event was a bittersweet affair with the four years EU Cost Action RESTORE ending its journey on the 30th of April.

Building a nature-positive economy

Eco-Business

The planet’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points, with extinction rates 100-1,000 times higher than they were a century ago. Our current economic system has put natural resources under ever-increasing pressure

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Zoom Regenerative Tutorials

Fairsnape

What is Possible? The Zoom Regenerative Pollinator series Pollinator Series – a series of three one hour sessions, commences on May 4th with Regenerative Minds. We invite you to participate in three collaborative modules, hosted online by Martin Brown and the ZR team with guest contributors.

8 Small Changes to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Green Living Guy

Did you know? The Earth’s temperature has increased by two degrees Fahrenheit in this very century. The climate change that we all feared badly is finally here. In actuality, Global Climate Change predicts that the temperature will continue to rise through and beyond this century.

Regenerative Notes 6

Fairsnape

Regen Notes , a fortnightly newsletter is released through substack, as an update of regenerative news, stories and more with a sideways focus on the built environment, curated by me, Martin Brown. These newsletters will be also shared here for Patreon subscribers.

There are 30 times more jobs created from rooftop solar vs utility-scale solar, utility filing says

Renewable Energy World

Originally published at ILSR.org. In late 2020, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission asked the state’s electric and gas utilities to discuss what infrastructure projects they had in queue that could be accelerated to support the COVID-battered economy.

SOLARREVIEWS AND THE NORTH AMERICAN BOARD OF CERTIFIED ENERGY PRACTITIONERS ANNOUNCE RENEWED EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP

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SolarReviews and NABCEP partnership will ensure accessible, quality information for U.S. solar consumers

Installing solar panels over California’s canals could yield water, land, air and climate payoffs

Renewable Energy World

By Roger Bales, University of California, Merced and Brandi McKuin, University of California, Santa Cruz. Climate change and water scarcity are front and center in the western U.S.

Explainer: Will global warming ‘stop’ as soon as net-zero emissions are reached?

Eco-Business

Media reports frequently claim that the world is facing 'committed warming' in the future as a result of past emissions, meaning higher temperatures are 'locked in', 'in the pipeline' or 'inevitable', regardless of the choices society takes today

US state lawmakers should consider the benefits of community solar

Renewable Energy World

By Josh Lariscy, Blue Wave Solar. The rapid expansion of community solar continues to be both the most exciting, and at times, most complex form of solar development happening today.

How far can hyperloops go to replace air travel?

Eco-Business

The race is on to replace short- and medium-haul air travel with a new medium that is faster, safer and greener. But how far can pods propelled by magnets go to replace air travel

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Explore organic & regenerative farms on free tour

Greenability Magazine

Venture out to the Miami County Farm Tour to see a slice of farm life and explore an organic lavender farm and a regenerative farmstead. Play with goats and meet alpacas, cows, chickens, sheep, bison and pigs on this free, self-guided, tour in eastern Kansas.

What’s Next for Building Tech?

Greentown Labs

IMPEL+, the Building Technologies Office (BTO) of the U.S. Department of Energy, and Greentown Labs Discuss How Collaboration is Key to Getting Building Technologies to Market. Buildings being built today will still be in use in 2120. How well will they function?”.

Letting go: How investors are giving up control to democratize finance

Impact Alpha

The idea of democratizing investment has a long intellectual history, but it wasn’t until after the Great Recession that it started to enter. The post Letting go: How investors are giving up control to democratize finance appeared first on Impact Alpha. Impact Voices

'Critical to the UK's carbon strategy': Conservationists call for national 'blue carbon' strategy

Business Green

Green groups argue rewilding UK waters must be a central tenet of government’s net zero plans. The UK's seas have a starring role to play in the UK's pathway to net zero emissions, yet marine protection is too often overlooked in discussions about climate goals, conservationists have warned.

The Reconstruction: Accelerating Black entrepreneurship to build wealth across generations

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 3, 2021 – Inheritance is not only about the wealth we pass down from grandparents to parents to children. It is. The post The Reconstruction: Accelerating Black entrepreneurship to build wealth across generations appeared first on Impact Alpha. The Reconstruction

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Ford Boosts Investment in Solid Power, Aiming to Accelerate Solid-State Vehicle Battery Development for Customers

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Ford today announced an additional equity investment in Solid Power for further development of solid-state vehicle battery technology, aiming to deliver longer range, lower cost and safer electric vehicles for customers

EnergyX raises $20 million to commercialize more efficient lithium extraction

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 3 – Demand for lithium, the lightweight metal at the core of today’s electric vehicle batteries, could outstrip existing supply by. The post EnergyX raises $20 million to commercialize more efficient lithium extraction appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Confronting Grief and Finding Hope in the Future of Conservation.

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Biodiversity conservation can be a difficult topic to study when catastrophic projections and bad news is ever-present, combined with the intense urgency to act. Soulé (1985) referred to it as a ‘crisis discipline’, while terms such as ‘eco-anxiety’ and ‘ecological grief’ are gaining popularity and relevance. Fischer and Riechers…