May, 2022

Are Historical Home Updates Key to Going Net-Zero?

U.S. Green Technology

In 2019, the global emissions of carbon dioxide totaled 33,621.5 million metric tons. This gas leads to climate change and increased temperatures. Homes are one of the many contributors to this issue. We use tons of energy to heat our homes and power our devices.

Walmart begins search for sustainable packaging

GreenBiz

The retail giant launched its Circular Connector "to accelerate innovation in the field of sustainable and circular packaging

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Could Your Brand Be In A Category Of One?

Michael Grossman

What’s Redefining A Category? The banjo wasn't a new instrument when comedian Steve Martin started playing it as a kid. It had been around for 100 years. Players in the genre became virtuosos, and you can hear it in everything from bluegrass and country to pop/rock.

2022 CleanTech Innovation Showcase

CleanTech Alliance

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Pacific Bell Harbor International Conference Center

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.

Creators of underwater, eco-friendly concrete are finalists in the European Inventor Award

Envirotec Magazine

The inventors of an innovative building material for sea walls are finalists in the European Inventor Award 2022. ECOncrete® founder and CEO, Ido Sella, has been nominated for the award, one of Europe’s most prestigious innovation prizes, alongside late co-founder Shimrit Perkol-Finkel.

What is the goal of HIE?

The Environmental Blog

The healthcare industry continues to benefit from technological advances that improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. This is also helping to advance the digital healthcare system worldwide.

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Let’s talk integrated photovoltaics

GreenBiz

Meet Ambient Photonics, which just raised $30 million to produce low-light solar cells that can harvest energy from both natural and artificial sources

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Yes, Investing in ESG Pays Off

Andrew Winston

[I published this piece, co-authored with Paul Polman, in Harvard Business Review a few weeks ago. This is another in the realm of the “business case” for sustainability (within a corporation for its own capital and investment decisions, not as an investment thesis for investors).

Meet the 2022 Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator Cohort

CleanTech Alliance

Meet the 2022 Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator Cohort Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST

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Mega solar farm in Morocco to power 7 million heat pumps in UK

Envirotec Magazine

Energy technology firm Octopus Energy Group has entered a financial and strategic partnership with Xlinks , a company building a subsea power cable to deliver renewable energy from Morocco to the UK.

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.

Make a Long-Term Eco-Plan

The Environmental Blog

Sustainability is vital for both people and the planet. However, it can be challenging to make the switch to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Oftentimes, the cost of making the change is prohibitive.

HOW DRONES ARE REVOLUTIONIZING AGRICULTURE TODAY?

U.S. Green Technology

ANALYSIS OF SOIL AND FIELD: Drones can be extremely useful at the beginning of the agricultural cycle. They create exact 3-D maps for early soil analysis and seed planting pattern planning. Drone-assisted soil analysis gives data for irrigation and nitrogen control after planting.

Investors bet big on energy data startup Arcadia

GreenBiz

Squeezing data out of utilities is hard. Arcadia just raised $200 million to make the process simpler

Sun Valley Solar Appoints SRP Veteran to Lead Commercial Business Development

Sun Valley Solar

CHANDLER, Ariz. May 11, 2022) – Sun Valley Solar Solutions is proud to announce the appointment of Jonah Roehl as Commercial Business Development Manager. Roehl joins Sun Valley Solar Solutions after more than 23 years at SRP, where he held various key account management roles.

Join the BUILT Cluster

CleanTech Alliance

The BUILT Cluster leverages Washington's social and intellectual capital to accelerate, scale, & replicate sustainable & innovative planning, design, & construction practices/technologies

Wastewater treatment facility embraces septage

Envirotec Magazine

The rotating rake teeth of the Raptor Fine Screen fully penetrate the cylindrical screen bars, says the group.

Solar Panel Degradation: How Long Solar Panel Last

The Environmental Blog

Solar panels are the new renewable energy that makes quite some impact in work. However, just installing one and forgetting about it is not the right way to make use of this excellent energy source. Did you know that there is a set life span for every solar panel?

Greenwashing in the Tech Industry

U.S. Green Technology

Awareness surrounding global warming is growing as consumers demand all industries adhere to eco-friendly initiatives to reduce climate change. The technology sector is responsible for 2-3% of global emissions annually.

Meet the startup shrinking industrial carbon capture

GreenBiz

Carbon Clean, which just raised $150 million, touts its ability to install equipment in a much smaller physical footprint than other carbon capture systems

Food distributor Sysco to buy up to 800 Freightliner eCascadia electric Class 8 trucks

Charged

When it comes to commercial vehicle electrification, fleet operators have spent the last decade piddling around with pilots of a few vehicles. Thank goodness, it appears that those days are over—we’re seeing more and more announcements of serious orders.

May 11 Perkins Coie Breakfast Series Event

CleanTech Alliance

Speakers will explore emerging opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and operating costs, as well as to generate revenue through diverse co-products.

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£4m investment in new Central Scotland recycling facility

Envirotec Magazine

Recycling and waste management business Levenseat has announced plans to invest £4m upgrading a new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which it purchased for an undisclosed sum from Avondale Environmental on 10 May.

How Can You Help the Environment At Home?

The Environmental Blog

People are waking up to the urgency of the climate crisis , and everyone who acknowledges the gravity of the situation wants to take meaningful action.

Green IT: A Sustainable Approach to App Development

U.S. Green Technology

Being green while designing apps might not seem possible, but if you know what you’re doing and how to handle this scenario, this is definitely not impossible to do. The only thing you have to be aware of is that the process of developing apps is one of those things that require a special kind.

Where do ESG and sustainable finance go from here?

GreenBiz

The tone, texture and temper of the attacks on ESG has meaningfully shifted, and the factors upon which 'it depends' are naturally shifting as a result.

BrightDrop: GM’s silent push into electric commercial vehicles

Charged

Upcoming electric passenger vehicles and light trucks from GM get most of the attention, but its new commercial EV brand is a quiet and very serious push too. Many US drivers now have a vague idea that General Motors is doing something with electric vehicles.

What to Know About Washington’s Cap and Invest Rulemaking

CleanTech Alliance

The Climate Commitment Act (CCA), which was passed by the Washington state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Inslee in 2021, is set to go into effect on January 1, 2023. Public Policy

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Data deluge

Envirotec Magazine

More data is becoming available to help with understanding why so much sewage is being spilled in UK rivers, and fascinating efforts are underway to interpret it and present it to the public in an accessible and transparent format.

8 Carbon-Neutral Household Products for the Conscious Consumer

The Environmental Blog

If you’re like many conscious consumers, you’re probably at least a little bit concerned about the size of your carbon footprint. Every time we buy a new product, drive a car, take a flight or flip on the air conditioner, we contribute to carbon pollution.

5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Get Rid of Mold in Your Water-Damaged Home

U.S. Green Technology

Although found chiefly outdoors, molds can also be present indoors. They can enter your home through the open windows, doorways, and vents. It can also get attached to people’s clothes, shoes, and even your pests. Whenever there is excess moisture, it becomes a suitable environment for molds to grow.

The secret life of ESG ratings

GreenBiz

Part 1 of a three-part series on ratings and ratings agencies and some of the challenges they are facing

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Test Drive Results 2022 VW ID.4 AWD PRO S electric vehicle

Green Living Guy

While I drove the ID.4 first edition, the AWD PRO S is another league folks Faster, more toys and more energy density for range. For this ID.4 competes in the world’s largest market segment. I mean compact SUVs. So that’s the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4. The ID.4

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- May 26

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, May 26, 2022 CEIP data aggregation review closes June 3 Commerce has completed its initial aggregation of consumer-owned utility clean energy implementation plans (CEIP). The aggregate spreadsheet and a webinar on the agency’s aggregation process are available on the Compliance and Reporting webpage. Commerce is asking utilities and the public to review the aggregate […].

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Danish firm trials turning offshore wind turbine foundations into safe havens for corals

Envirotec Magazine

Artist’s impression of future coral growth potential. A still from the ReCoral explainer video (note: This is not a scientific illustration of the possible scale, species, or size of the corals).

Li-Cycle partners with LG to recycle battery manufacturing scrap

Charged

Li-Cycle , LG Chem (LGC) and LG Energy Solution (LGES) have agreed to cooperate on battery recycling and sales. Li-Cycle has agreed to recycle LGES’s battery manufacturing scrap and other lithium-ion battery material from its North American manufacturing sites over a 10-year period.