March, 2022

What to know about 5 big plans for U.S. carbon removal

GreenBiz

Reforestation, direct air capture hubs and more

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How Air Pollution Impacts Pollination

U.S. Green Technology

The release of greenhouse gases from manufacturing and residential processes causes air pollution. In fact, over 40% of Americans live in areas with unhealthy particle contamination levels. Many people understand the environmental and health impacts, but not the effects on insects.

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White House Recognizes Potential for Fusion Energy in March 17 Summit

CleanTech Alliance

On Thursday, March 17, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are hosting a summit titled Developing a Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy.

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Can Clothes Really Be Recycled?

The Environmental Blog

Packaging and food waste are some of the most common things in your daily life that you recycle. Paper, plastic, and glass are processed for repurposing, while food scraps make for composting that enriches soil while helping reduce landfill emissions. But what happens to old clothes?

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.

Organic Agriculture Nightmare Tanks Sri Lanka’s Economy

Jim Conca

New solutions for the environment fail if not properly executed. The latest example is organic farming, forced upon all farmers in Sri Lanka by a President wanting to lead an “agricultural revolution” for his own ego, but who shunned scientists and farmers alike. The results have been brutal.

Comment: Africa can save billions by adopting renewable energy

Envirotec Magazine

By Kenneth Engblom Vice President, Wartsila Energy, Europe and Africa. When it comes to building the future of energy in Africa, the decisions facing the continent’s leaders today are nothing less than of historical importance.

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Prepping Your Home for Energy Efficiency This Spring

U.S. Green Technology

In 2020, the average person consumed about 10,715 kilowatt-hours of electricity. Using electricity burns fossil fuels which contribute to global warming. It can also run up your utility bills. So, here are some ways you reduce your energy consumption this spring.

March 17 – Reframing the Discussion: Building a Better Future by Decarbonizing the Built Environment

CleanTech Alliance

The built environment is often overlooked as a key area in the transition to a clean energy, sustainable future; with more emphasis routinely placed on sectors like energy generation and use, transportation, and even agriculture.

Business Sustainability Trends to Expect in 2022

The Environmental Blog

The depletion of natural resources is linked to global warming and has many adverse effects, including water shortage and the extinction of plants and animals. More individuals now have a better awareness of this, so they take a step in protecting the environment.

Stop Worrying About Chernobyl – It’s The Russian Invasion That’s Deadly

Jim Conca

Many more people have already died from the Russian invasion than ever died from the Chernobyl accident in 1986, and more people have evacuated and fled than ever did after Chernobyl. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Media /media Business energy

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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.

Global Waste Index 2022 highlights leaders and laggards

Envirotec Magazine

There are still major differences in the amount of waste generated across the world, and how it is disposed, a finding confirmed by a 2022 Global Waste Index compiled by waste management technology firm Sensoneo to mark Global Recycling Day (18 March).

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The next tool in the climate toolbox: Your parked EV

GreenBiz

Fermata Energy aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy by turning stationary EVs into a source of power for the grid … and cash for their owners

Amazing Houseplants: Green Decor for a Sustainable Home and Clean Air

U.S. Green Technology

Maximizing Potential The way you decorate and manage your home can actually help you have a “greener” home with cleaner air. No one understands this more than, perhaps, those at the head of the “earthship” movement.

2022 Washington State Legislative Session Report- End of Session Recap

CleanTech Alliance

2022 legislative session has officially adjourned. Public Policy 2022 session recap 2022 session report brad boswell report washington state legislature weekly session report

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How Electricity Bills Are Affected by Utility Prices?

The Environmental Blog

Here we will discuss the impact of utility prices on electricity bills. The price of electricity is not just a cost to consumers, it also affects the economy in a huge way. Utilities are vital to society and people’s lives. They provide power, water, and gas.

Why Sustainability Professionals are Key to a Net-Positive World

Andrew Winston

[ As part of last month’s GreenBiz conference, my Net Positive co-author (Paul Polman) and I wrote an article about the critical role of sustainability executives in driving change. They’re the connectors to the organization and the outside world. Here are some excerpts.

New heights for CCS

Envirotec Magazine

Danish researchers say they have demonstrated that it is possible to remove most of the carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of a waste incinerator. By demonstrating the viability of the process, a key technology in the fight against climate change is surely awaiting deployment, they suggest.

Black environmental leaders: Here's how businesses can advance climate justice

GreenBiz

The bold action needed to transition to a clean energy economy, improve air quality and restore our lands and waters should be informed by the experience of those most impacted

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How Can We Help Those Who Will Be Hit Hardest by Climate Change?

U.S. Green Technology

Climate change is a growing concern as temperatures rise and the weather becomes unpredictable. The average global temperature has risen.13? since 1880. These changes impact many different areas, from agriculture to economic factors. Yet, people are impacted differently.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- March 30

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, March 30, 2022 The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and source 100% of their electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting sources by 2045.

Simple Ways to Detox Your Home

The Environmental Blog

None of us want to expose our families to toxins, especially not when we’re at home. When you take steps to detoxify your home environment, you can improve the health of everyone who lives there. Simple home detoxification steps can also help you be a more environmentally-friendly person.

Ford Pro to Launch All-New Suite of Commercial Chargers

Green Living Guy

INDIANAPOLIS, March 8, 2022 Ford Pro is aiming to create a smooth transition for commercial customers into an electric future by providing a one-stop-shop for fleet operations and investing in key areas of the business.

Consortium to assess the future of packaging waste sorting

Envirotec Magazine

Recycling infrastructure in Europe relies heavily on manual sorting, which contributes to materials not being recycled.

The exciting intersection of fintech and climate tech

GreenBiz

Climate fintech companies raised $1.2 billion in 2021, three times the amount of previous years

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8 Simple Interior Design Ideas to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

U.S. Green Technology

We all want our homes to be as energy-efficient as possible. That will help our homes be more eco-friendly, but it also saves money for our homes. There are many different ways we can be more energy-efficient. However, one way we can do so is through our interior design. This is why we need to.

Aaron Feavor, Director, JCDREAM

CleanTech Alliance

As Director of JCDREAM, Aaron is a global expert on the move to engineered materials solutions for clean technology with a concentration on the synthesis and processing of high-performance carbon materials. He co-founded EnerG2 and has written and spoken extensively on nanotechnology topics. He led the company’s technology development from inception at the labs of the […

A Poisoned Chalice: Curious case of glamour and deterioration of Punjab post Green Revolution

The Environmental Blog

Abstract. The Green revolution brought about in India in 1960s was a game changer, it revolutionized agricultural production and perpetuated a paradigm shift in the Agrarian scenario.

5 Tips for Choosing an Eco-Friendly Hotel

Green Living Guy

These days, making environmentally conscious choices is one of the most important things you can aspire to do. Not only will being eco-friendly be good for the environment, but it can also have a positive impact on your overall health as well.

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Bexley council launches app-based anti-food-waste campaign

Envirotec Magazine

Household food waste project will see Council partnering with two food waste apps – OLIO & Kitche. The Bexley Household Food Waste Project launched on 2 March and will run through to the summer.

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Meet the company building Europe's first fossil-free plastics plant

GreenBiz

We have to reinvent almost everything': Dutch company Avantium aims to have a new manufacturing plant producing a fossil fuel-free polymer by 2024

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5 Tips to Make Green Construction a Reality by Today’s Eco-Friendly Standards

U.S. Green Technology

Over the last couple of decades, the world has recognized the need to be more environmentally friendly. As a result, sustainability has become a growing trend across different industries.

James Mothersbaugh, Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board, WaterTectonics

CleanTech Alliance

James Mothersbaugh is the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of WaterTectonics. Jim has been active in environmental applications for 30+ years with experience in sewage treatment, marine processing, agriculture, fishing, pulp and paper, construction, mining, and oil & gas industries. Jim’s career emphasis has been in the field of electrochemistry, with a […

The Dangers of Air Leaks Cannot Be Ignored

The Environmental Blog

Many unforeseen circumstances can arise in businesses where they need to address their urgent attention towards something, and one of those could be air leak detection.

Top 11 Reasons to Purchase a Hybrid Car in 2022

Green Living Guy

Buying a car is an important decision we make in our lives. After having a house, the second most expensive purchase we make is usually the car. Therefore, the decision needs to be well-thought-out to avoid being disappointed later.

Net zero logistics is in the pipeline?

Envirotec Magazine

“Zero-emission parcel delivery system” developer Magway launched another round of fund-raising in late February. The approach uses electric-powered linear motor and control technology to carry freight at speed via pipes using magnetic waves.