July, 2021

How Renewable Energy Is Contributing to Energy Storage for Mines

U.S. Green Technology

The rise of eco-consciousness promotes positive change in industrial processes. Government backing additionally influences sustainable development, helping us meet carbon-neutral goals.

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The Impact of Excessive Heat on the Power Grid

CleanTech Alliance

In June 2021, the Pacific Northwest suffered the worst heat wave in recorded history. Since record keeping began in 1894, only three days have ever recorded a temperature of over 100° F, but June 2021 had three consecutive days of temperatures over 100° F.


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Save on Your Energy Bill with These Fun Household Activities

The Environmental Blog

Saving money isn’t always fun. Being environmentally responsible can sometimes feel more like a chore than a privilege. Try walking around with a handful of messy food you are trying to eat while juggling a purse, shopping bags, and a plastic bottle of water.

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It’s time to redefine sustainability


It’s time to redefine sustainability. Esteban Guerrero. Tue, 07/27/2021 - 02:15. It’s time we should be able to explain sustainability to a 5-year-old — in five words or less. There really aren’t many simple definitions of sustainability.

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.

America’s Aging Infrastructure Gets C-Minus On Its Report Card

Jim Conca

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave us a C- on our infrastructure report card with Aviation (D+), Bridges (C), Dams (D), Drinking Water (C-), Hazardous Waste (D+), Inland Waterways (D+), Public Parks (D+), Ports (B-), Rail (B), Roads (D), Transit (D-), Wastewater (D+) and Energy (C-).

Government has failed to tackle fast fashion, despite the problem worsening, says report

Envirotec Magazine

A woman demonstrates against fast fashion (image credit: Stefan Müller (climate stuff) , CC BY 2.0 license ).

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Grid Resiliency Q&A #2

CleanTech Alliance

Grid resiliency continues to be a top priority for consumers and utilities alike. From the heat wave that pushed the Pacific Northwest’s grid to the limit to California wildfires once again pushing the state closer to blackouts, grid resiliency remains a salient issue. With climate change accelerating extreme weather events and making them more frequent […]. Member News Public Policy grid grid resiliency grid resiliency spotlight Itron

Why Will High Carbon Emitting Buildings Be Worth Less Over Time

The Environmental Blog

Earlier the value of a building depended on its location and the features it offered. However, as sustainable construction is gaining importance, many cities are now set to change the rules of the game in commercial real estate.

Meet one vertical farm venture helping the industry grow past greens


Meet one vertical farm venture helping the industry grow past greens. Jesse Klein. Tue, 07/20/2021 - 00:35.

China To Build The First Small Modular Nuclear Reactor – Of Course

Jim Conca

China has 49 nuclear reactors in operation, 17 under construction, and another 100 planned by 2035. China has also established the first national institute dedicated to nuclear. So, of course, they’ve started building their first small modular reactor, the Linglong One.

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.

Water industry “shifting to outcome-based strategy”

Envirotec Magazine

Hornsey water treatment works, operated by Thames Water (image credit: diamond geezer , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ).

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5 Green Home Improvement Ideas You Can Implement

U.S. Green Technology

(Image) Are you looking for home improvements ideas that not only upgrade the look and feel of your home but also add value and make your home greener? Many homeowners are moving towards sustainable and eco-friendly homes as these improvements are beneficial in multiple ways.

Idaho Sustainability Happy Hour 8/11

CleanTech Alliance

Join the CleanTech Alliance, Idaho Chapter for our monthly Sustainability Happy Hour. We will chat about the latest sustainability news, network with other sustainability professionals, and listen to leaders in the industry share their latest innovations and projects.

Are You Ready for an Electric Car? Here’s How You Can Tell

The Environmental Blog

As someone who cares deeply about the environment, you want to do your part. To that end, you have already installed low-flow shower heads and faucets. You have already switched to LED lights. And you already have a smart thermostat. Additionally, you are looking into going solar. That’s a big step.

Can circular cities boost biodiversity?


Aside from preserving the last remaining natural places, we need to create new ones — especially in cities

New Nuclear Fuel Can Be Here Even Faster Than New Reactors

Jim Conca

New nuclear fuel made from U and Th, called ANEEL, can address several issues with nuclear power – cost, proliferation and waste, especially when used in CANDU/PHWR reactors. And it will be here soon not in the 2030s. It’s made-in-America makes it a prime candidate for export to emerging markets.

Public debate on water pollution “oversimplified”, believes expert panel

Envirotec Magazine

The rise of citizen science is placing increasing pressure on water companies to improve their environmental performance and protect river and bathing water quality.

7 Sustainable Gardening Tips

U.S. Green Technology

Spending some time in your garden is a great way to relax and bring some color to your lawn. When done right, it will allow you to improve the planet, lowering your environmental footprint. Here are some simple ways you can become more sustainable in the garden.

Idaho Sustainability Happy Hour (7/14)

CleanTech Alliance

Join the CleanTech Alliance, Idaho Chapter for our monthly Sustainability Happy Hour. We will chat about the latest sustainability news, network with other sustainability professionals, and listen to leaders in the industry share their latest innovations and projects.

Things Your Business Can Do to Go Green

The Environmental Blog

Solar Panel City – Free photo on Pixabay. As the planet ages, research is showing that humans need to do everything possible to help preserve the natural resources around the world.

These entrepreneurs want consumers to reuse wine bottles


Although the approaches used by Good Goods and Gotham Project are different, both companies play up the importance of digital technology and sturdier glass

What’s Happening? Global Emissions Are Still Rising

Jim Conca

Global electricity demand will increase almost 10% by 2022, and half of this will be fossil fuel, particularly new coal in the developing world. Nuclear will grow by only 2%, and is one important reason emissions will grow so much during this period.

Local Leaders and mayors call for power shift to meet net zero

Envirotec Magazine

Local leaders gathered in Birmingham on 13 July (image credit: Mac McCreery , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ). A communiqué signed by UK mayors and local leaders calls for a ‘power shift’ from Whitehall so that local and regional authorities can deliver Net Zero.

Sustainable Eating Habits: Best Ideas to Make it Happen

U.S. Green Technology

Want an entertaining afternoon full of home health remedies and snarky comments? Go to Reddit. Want advice on how you should be eating, and the relationship between food, health and the environment, go to a doctor!

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, July 27, 2021 Energy assistance reporting template and “how to” webinar recording available All electric utilities are required to provide an assessment of energy assistance programs to Commerce by February 1, 2022 as part of compliance with RCW 19.405.120(4). An outline of the requirements for the reporting template is now available […].

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How Can You Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient?

The Environmental Blog

NSW is known for its national parks and coastal cities. The state has the highest population, with around 8.17 million residents living in the state per Sept 2020 estimates. According to a recent report , NSW uses around one-quarter of Australia’s energy due to its high population.

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Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity


Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity. Heather Clancy. Mon, 07/12/2021 - 02:00. The plastic waste problem gets plenty of attention, and for good reason: If we continue mismanaging this material as usual, there could be 7.7

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Heat, Wildfires And Power Grid Challenges – Even The Pacific Northwest Begins To Worry

Jim Conca

Heat waves are stressing the electrical grid in the Pacific Northwest, making regional system operators prepare for rolling blackouts. Fortunately, we have tools to cope, including hydro and nuclear power, and demand response where you just ask big users to please not use any power for a while.

Sponsored content: Dive deeper into your gas detection data – 3 steps to improve worker safety

Envirotec Magazine

This article contains paid-for content created in collaboration with. Blackline Safety Europe. By: Ian White, Product Marketing Manager, Blackline Safety Europe.

Farming Industry Exploring Energy Storage Solutions

U.S. Green Technology

Last year, the solar industry experienced a significant increase in sales and production. The expansion of accessible, renewable energy aligns with President Biden’s climate change prevention goals.

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Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, July 27, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates 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 requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by […]. Public Policy commerce rulemaking utc weekly bulletin workshop notice

How to Enjoy Camping Without Harming Nature

The Environmental Blog

As we are bombarded by the loud honks and blinding lights of city life, everything seems exhausting. Hectic tasks and schedules are also added to the long list of stress inducers. One of the recreational activities that we perceive to be destresser is camping.

Meet Nexii, the green construction company allied with Michael Keaton


Meet Nexii, the green construction company allied with Michael Keaton. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/29/2021 - 00:01. Green construction startup Nexii first caught my attention back in the spring when the Canadian company announced a partnership with actor and Pennsylvania native Michael Keaton.

Watson Gloves: Durable, Safe and Sustainable Hand Protection For All Purposes

Green Business Bureau

With humble beginnings as a small business selling to Vancouver’s dock workers in 1918, Watson Gloves is now Canada’s largest manufacturer and distributor of gloves to the industrial and retail market.

Sponsored Content: Environmentally-friendly spill control

Envirotec Magazine

This article contains paid-for conten t created in collaboration with Fentex. For any industry that works with liquids, a spill control plan should be in place, says spills control specialist Fentex.