December, 2020

Why Do We Need Green Technology?

U.S. Green Technology

The main purpose of green technology is to slow down global warming and reduce the green house effect. The main idea is the creation of new technologies. The post Why Do We Need Green Technology? appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

A Home Buyer’s Guide to Green Homes

The Environmental Blog

If you’re in the market for a new home and conscious of being environmentally friendly, you may consider looking specifically for a green home. Green homes are designed to be sustainable through their energy usage, building materials, or both.

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Superheroes Need To Be Environmentally Conscious, Too

Jim Conca

SaveOnEnergy came out with their list of which Marvel Comics superheros are the most eco-friendly. They used a ranking system based on several eco-factors for 30 of the top superheroes, to rank Spider-Man at the top and Iron Man at the bottom.

U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption Surpasses Coal For 1st Time In Over 130 Years

CleanTechnica

In 2019, U.S. annual energy consumption from renewable sources exceeded coal consumption for the first time since before 1885, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review.

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.

3 circular economy trends that defined 2020

GreenBiz

3 circular economy trends that defined 2020. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 12/21/2020 - 00:15. As the year comes to a (welcome) close, it’s worth taking a moment to consider how the circular economy concept has emerged and evolved during this very particular year.

Virtual CleanTech Day in Olympia

CleanTech Alliance

January 20, 2021, learn about the policy outlook in Olympia and meet with legislators

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Choosing a Temperature Controller – The Steps You Need to Follow

The Environmental Blog

Accurate and reliable temperature control is essential across multiple industries and various applications. For operations to run smoothly and safely, it’s necessary to monitor and measure temperatures, adhering to industry requirements and environmental factors.

Why Japan’s Response To Fukushima Radiation Failed, While Utah’s Response To Nuke Test Fallout Succeeded

Jim Conca

Japan used LNT-generated fear of radiation to force harmful actions on its people after Fukushima, while Utah took scientifically-based actions after numerous above-ground nuclear tests dropped three times the amount of radioactive materials as Fukushima on the people of Utah.

D prefab glass cabin immerses you in nature while you work

Inhabitat - Innovation

In a world where remote work is becoming the norm, modular design studio ÖÖD is offering a sustainable solution to those who want to feel surrounded by nature without the distractions of a traditional home office

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers

GreenBiz

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers. Holly Secon. Mon, 12/28/2020 - 01:30. At GreenBiz, we’ve been reporting on the world of sustainable business for over two decades, but this year has been unlike any other.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative.is, VirtualGaia.com, 7Vortex.com; 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.

Commerce awards $9.8 million for electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout the state

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington state Department of Commerce, December 17, 2020 The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $9.8 million in Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) grants for 14 projects in communities across the state. Priority was given to projects designed to close gaps in availability of EV charging infrastructure and aid communities disproportionately impacted by […]. Industry News Member News Public Policy

The Role of Living Walls in Sustainable Building

U.S. Green Technology

Sustainability has become a focal point in residential and commercial buildings, and so have ways of integrating green innovations. Living walls are a unique statement piece for structures of all kinds. They have the power to greatly improve the air and peoples’ quality of life.

PG&E’s Latest Energy Storage Procurement Includes Fleet of Behind-the-Meter Batteries

GreenTechMedia

Pacific Gas & Electric is asking state regulators to approve another massive round of energy storage procurements, including its first large-scale contract for behind-the-meter batteries to serve grid needs.

Premature Nuclear Reactor Retirements Could Effect Nuclear Waste Disposal

Jim Conca

Since 2012, 12 commercial reactors have shut down in the U.S., with 27 more planned by 2026, a loss of at least 37,000 MW of capacity and about 5 trillion kWhs from their expected life. The effects may be profound, from a loss of $8 billion in NWFund revenues to the orphaning of their nuclear waste.

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Pandemic-inspired Dwelling on Wheels offers off-grid living anywhere

Inhabitat - Innovation

A pilot project inspired by the pandemic, Dwelling on Wheels is the newest tiny home on wheels designed by Seattle-based firm, Modern Shed. The home features 220 square feet of space, solar power and has off-grid capabilities, all starting at $129,000

Is your environmentalism intersectional? It should be

GreenBiz

Is your environmentalism intersectional? It should be. Deonna Anderson. Fri, 12/04/2020 - 01:30.

Commerce awards $9.8 million for electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout the state

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, December 17, 2020 Projects prioritize communities underserved by EV infrastructure and those disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution from transportation systems OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $9.8 million in Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) grants for 14 projects in communities across the state. […].

Sustainable Tomorrow: 6 Top Benefits of a Green Home

U.S. Green Technology

6 Benefits of a Green Home According to NASA, there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreats in the last 650,000 years. And these climate changes contribute to the amount of solar energy that our planet receives. And if you feel like the planet is getting warmer by the day (i.e.,

Why Offshore Wind and Energy Giants are Chasing Off-Grid Green Hydrogen

GreenTechMedia

The European Union wants to build 40 gigawatts of green hydrogen electrolyzers by 2030, and estimates that 80 to 120 gigawatts of solar and wind will be needed to power them. That’s a fresh headache for Europe’s grid operators.

The Energy To Light Christmas

Jim Conca

Lighting our Christmas Spirit in the month of December takes 3.5 billion kWh emitting 3 billion pounds of CO2 and costing $645 million, a pretty good price for some happiness at the end of a very long year. But we could decrease that by 75% if we used only LED lights.

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The Cyril tiny home has space for everything including the cats

Inhabitat - Innovation

For clients Summer and Jason, their tiny house wasn't a home without space for their cats to roam

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A new Swedish iron processing project could disrupt the global steel industry

GreenBiz

A new Swedish iron processing project could disrupt the global steel industry. Thomas Koch Blank. Thu, 12/17/2020 - 00:20. A recent announcement by Europe’s largest iron ore producer, LKAB, may seem like a technical detail only relevant for metallurgists and steel nerds.

December 2020 Breakfast Recap- Canadian Innovators

CleanTech Alliance

“We’ve never felt farther apart from our Canadian neighbors with the border closed and other COVID restrictions,” remarked Susan Betcher from Perkins Coie, but despite not being able to gather in person, the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series sponsored by Perkins Coie presented a great opportunity for Canadian innovators to connect with investors and other people […].

How to Improve Workplace Productivity with LED Lighting

U.S. Green Technology

LED Lighting and Workplace Productivity There are numerous reasons to leverage LED lighting in your business. Switching from fluorescent bulbs can bring down energy consumption and reduce your power bill.

Shell, Volvo and Daimler Back Hydrogen as Europe Turns Sights on Truck Emissions

GreenTechMedia

A flurry of new vehicle releases, increased grants and tax benefits and plain old economics have helped electric vehicle sales boom in 2020. sales figures show battery vehicles tripled their market share among new vehicle sales from 3 percent to 9 percent.

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A Christmas Light

Jim Conca

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house No electrons were flowing, through even my mouse; All devices were plugged by the chimney with care, With the hope that St. Nikola Tesla would share. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Business energy

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San Antonio unveils new wildlife land bridge

Inhabitat - Innovation

A newly built bridge now connects two sections of a San Antonio park that were previously separated by a highway

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2020 was the year that…

GreenBiz

2020 was the year that…. Joel Makower. Mon, 12/28/2020 - 02:11. It was a very long year. True, just 366 days (it was a leap year, after all), each one, I’m told, containing only the standard 24 hours. But it was much, much longer than that. Remember 2019? Neither do I.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, December 8, 2020 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 […]. Industry News Public Policy rulemaking utc weekly bulletin workshop notice

6 Energy Myths And Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them

U.S. Green Technology

From heating to lighting, to power vehicles and our devices, energy affects every aspect of our lives. However, as environmental concerns grow, so too does the need to switch over to renewable sources of energy.

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Key 2020 US Solar PV Cost Trends and a Look Ahead

GreenTechMedia

solar PV system costs fell across all market segments from 2019 to 2020 as module prices continued to drive down system costs. While shortages of glass and ethylene-vinyl acetate laminate caused solar module prices to increase at the end of 2020, they still fell on an overall year-on-year basis.

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Australasian water programme creates opportunities for European technology companies

Envirotec Magazine

A programme developed by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) for the Australian and New Zealand water industries will create opportunities for innovative, European technology companies.

Predators can easily spot mountain hares in Scotland thanks to climate change

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study shows that Scottish mountain hares are left vulnerable to predators as they fail to acclimate while Scotland experiences less snow cover each year

How to talk about racial justice in sustainability

GreenBiz

How to talk about racial justice in sustainability. Victoria Gilchrist. Wed, 12/16/2020 - 00:30. Editor's note: The opinions and conclusions that appear in this piece do not necessarily represent the position of Intel.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, December 7, 2020 Announcements CR-103 filing to come at the end of December Commerce will be filing its CR-103 by the end of December. We appreciate all the written and oral comments we received on Dec. 2 and we greatly appreciate everyone’s participation throughout the rulemaking process. We will notify […]. Industry News Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin commerce weekly bulletin

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