September, 2022

Environmental Impact Investing: What You Need To Know

U.S. Green Technology

Costs of living are already on the rise, and yet, inflation continues to soar faster than wages can catch up. Thus, more and more people are looking for other ways to increase their income, one of which is being an investor.

Can companies ever move past incremental approaches to climate action?

GreenBiz

A new report focuses on how companies can move from commitment to bold action that can accelerate the transition to a decarbonized, just economy

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Sept. 2022 – The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Clean Energy Industry

CleanTech Alliance

Tune in to watch the video recording of our past September 14th’s Perkins Coie Lunch Series event on “The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Clean Energy Industry.” Learn more about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the most aggressive climate investment taken by Congress, which invests $369 billion into measures to fight climate change, boost energy […

Lessons From The Jackson, MI Water Crisis About Climate Change

The Environmental Blog

The water crisis in Jackson has been (rightly so) dominating the news of late, but the stark reality is that such water crises will become regular occurrences unless climate change and an aging water infrastructure aren’t suitably addressed.

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.

AI start-up aims to predict if the world can really avoid a long-term increase in global climate temperature

Envirotec Magazine

Permutable AI , an award-winning UK start-up in the field of ESG data, has been awarded a grant by the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK, to improve accuracy in predicting the world’s CO2 emissions trajectory.

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Why Is Sustainability Important In Business?

Green Business Bureau

The case for business sustainability. 90% of executives believe sustainability is important in business. Today, it’s incontestable that instituting a sustainability strategy is good business. The benefits of this go beyond environmental and social security.

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What climate adaptation technology looks like

GreenBiz

Pano AI is one example of climate tech startups emerging to tackle conditions, such as wildfires, exacerbated by climate change

Oct. 6: Offshore Wind Development on the West Coast

CleanTech Alliance

Join us on Thursday, October 6th for a K&L Gates Debate on the topic of Offshore Wind Development on the West Coast! We are returning back in-person at the Fourth and Madison Conference Room. Uncategorized clean energy clean tech clean technology cleantech K&L Gates K&L Gates Debate offshore wind Offshore Wind Development Debate Offshore Wind Development on the West Coast

From Clothing to Planned Menus: Five Easy Eco Swaps

The Environmental Blog

Living a greener life is on everyone’s mind, but with the chaos of the every day demanding constant attention, it can sometimes be challenging to commit to those eco-friendly choices. But don’t fret — here are five easy swaps which will help reduce our impact on the planet.

Aerosol recycling initiative launched by trade group

Envirotec Magazine

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.

How to Build and Retrofit a Sustainable Home

Green Business Bureau

Building and Retrofitting a Sustainable Home. Whether you’re building from scratch or adding onto an existing home, there are a variety of green building materials and products on the market today to create your sustainable home vision.

How To Find Sustainable Fashion Brands In 4 Easy Steps

U.S. Green Technology

As the number of green fashion brands is increasing and we start to hear more about sustainable fashion every day, there might be a few things that you will be wondering about. For example, you may want to know how to find the best sustainable fashion brands out there and what you should look out.

Solar panels have come a long way. Recycling them has not

GreenBiz

Making solar panel recycling more commonplace will require a mix of technological advances, economic incentives and smart policies at the state and federal levels

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- September 1

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, September 1, 2022 Public meeting on Clean Fuels Program forecast Washington’s Clean Fuel Standard will cut statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 4.3 million metric tons a year by 2038 and stimulate economic development in low carbon fuel production. These goals are accomplished by requiring fuel suppliers to reduce the carbon intensity […]. Public Policy ceta rulemaking weekly clean energy bulletin

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Test Drive Results Chevy Bolt EUV 2023

Green Living Guy

I really do like this car. No kidding. It’s a smaller mid size Chevy. Also I don’t worry ever about range with this thing! I mean ever! It’s like a step closer almost to an Equinox!

Swiss firm reveals first ever shoe made from carbon emissions

Envirotec Magazine

Seemingly a leap forward in sportswear firm On ’s efforts to move away from petroleum-based resources, a new shoe range – marketed as “Cloudprime” – seems the first foray by a footwear company into using carbon emissions as the primary raw material for the midsole.

10 Ways to Engage Employees for World Cleanup Day

Green Business Bureau

Happening worldwide on September 17th, World Cleanup Day is one of the largest civic movements in which nations unite to reduce trash and mismanaged waste. By 2050 , global municipal solid waste is expected to rise by ~70% and reach a massive 3.4 billion metric tons.

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Switch On Solar Panels?

U.S. Green Technology

Solar panels help you save money on electricity costs by generating your own power. They’re often the first step in going solar. But if you want to go solar, you need solar panels. These cost-effective devices convert sunlight into electricity to power your home and charge your battery backup system.

Tools and solutions that stand out from Climate Week

GreenBiz

Action against plastics and fossil fuels. New tools to embed carbonization throughout businesses of any size. These developments from the climate confab in the Big Apple offer ways to move climate action forward

Ocean oil pollution is growing — and not from oil spills

Grist

Oil spills may be dramatic and devastating, but they’re not the biggest contributor to ocean oil pollution — not by a long shot. A report released Wednesday gives that distinction to fossil fuel runoff from highways, parking lots, and other land-based infrastructure, mostly transportation related.

Tesla Loves Texas for Battery Production not Grünheide

Green Living Guy

According to Electrive: In Germany, Tesla continues to focus on battery production says no to Grünheide for now. but wants to prioritise the USA first because of the prospect of extensive US government subsidies.

IMechE recommends rethink of UK waste policy

Envirotec Magazine

A radical rethink of recycling and waste policy is required to put the UK on a more sustainable path, according to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

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Antelope Valley schools to buy 20 BYD electric school buses

Charged

California’s Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA) has announced plans to buy 20 BYD electric school buses. The buses will be built in Lancaster, California at the BYD Coach & Bus facility by members of the SMART Union.

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Best Ways to Reduce Water Consumption at Home

U.S. Green Technology

As much as 97.5% of the world’s water is trapped in oceans and seas, and it’s oversalted for human use. The remaining 2.5% is in the ice caps, so we practically depend on whatever fresh water is available making it an essential life resource.

Salesforce will launch carbon credit marketplace

GreenBiz

The Net Zero Marketplace connects projects from Climate Impact Partners, Pachama, South Pole and others to any business that wants to invest in credits

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New modelling finds Canada’s battery supply chain could be a boon for jobs and the economy, assuming Canada takes action

Clean Energy Canada

LONDON / VICTORIA — With the U.S.’s s new electric vehicle tax credit requiring that EVs and their batteries be made in North America, Canada’s EV battery supply chain is in the spotlight. That spotlight is well warranted.

Biden Administration Announces Approval of EV Charging Infrastructure Across 35 States

Green Living Guy

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TUC report calls for fairer approach that “stops energy companies using UK families like cash machines”

Envirotec Magazine

UK families to lose out on more than £2,250 from not owning our own energy, says report.

Stora Enso and Northvolt partner to develop wood-based batteries

Charged

Just as you’ve always suspected, the powers that be have been keeping a cheap miracle technology from us—batteries can be made not from scarce and expensive minerals, but from wood! Well, not exactly.

5 Most Sustainable Travel Destinations for 2023

U.S. Green Technology

In case you’re one of those wonderful environmentally aware people and are looking for ways to combine your love for travel and the concept of eco-friendliness you live by, you’ll be happy to know that there are others out there who have given it some serious thought, too.

Worth it: Building demolition and reuse

GreenBiz

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How Higher Quality Data Can Help Improve Urban Planning and Reduce Inequities

The City Fix

Local-level, high-quality data can provide powerful insights for urban planning and lead to better policies on mobility, climate adaptation, gender equity and more. But only if the inputs are good and there’s enough capacity to analyze it effectively. New technologies.

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Volkswagen Group and Canada Prime Minister to Ramp-Up Its Global Battery Business

Green Living Guy

Toronto (Canada) – Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG) and the Government of Canada aim to promote e-mobility in the country and explore opportunities across Canada’s automotive and battery supply chain.

Fuel bills could rise 90% under Government’s hydrogen plans

Envirotec Magazine

Replacing gas with hydrogen for home heating would result in huge energy bill rises for households over the next three decades, a report by energy analysts Cornwall Insight appears to find.

Korea’s SK Group acquires Signet EV, invests in Polestar

Charged

South Korean conglomerate the SK Group has entered the EVSE market by acquiring a majority stake in charger manufacturer Signet EV. SK acquired 55.5% of Signet EV’s shares for 293 billion won ($263 million).