October, 2021

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5 things you should know about green hydrogen

GreenBiz

Plug Power has a message for companies building out clean fleet strategies: Don’t ignore green hydrogen, a fuel that doesn’t emit any carbon dioxide when it's used to power fuel cells.

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BLINK Charging goes Chase Field Great Chargers

Green Living Guy

As for the Chase Field, that’s one of their newer locations at the address: 377 East Jackson Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 [link] That’s the plugshare link. It has a score of a 7, and overall, it has pretty good comments. According to […]. The post BLINK Charging goes Chase Field Great Chargers appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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This company is earning money with second-life Nissan LEAF batteries

Charged

Second-life EV batteries are being used in pilots around the world to demonstrate their suitability for a wide variety of stationary storage applications. California company B2U Storage Solutions is using repurposed Nissan LEAF batteries in a commercial operation. The company has been bidding into the California power market for over a year, and is earning some respectable revenue, thank you.

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EPA might finally regulate the plastic industry’s favorite kind of ‘recycling’

Grist

One of the fossil fuel and plastic industries’ favorite “solutions” to the plastic pollution crisis may finally be coming under greater scrutiny from the federal government. Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, formally announced it was considering tighter regulations for pyrolysis and gasification — controversial processes that are associated with “chemical recycling.

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Electrofuels Are the Future: The Driving Force to Decarbonizing Heavy Transport

Speaker: Ayesha Choudhury - Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium

With the first wave of the energy transition, renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) have begun replacing coal power generation. However, some sectors are lagging behind and struggling to decarbonize more than others, including large-scale transportation like commercial aviation, shipping, and rail transit. Electrofuels (aka eFuels) are the next generation of solutions to help the hardest-to-abate sectors pivot from their reliance on fossil fuels.

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Is it irresponsible or ‘doomism’ to predict societal collapse?

Low Impact

I was introduced to an interesting academic paper recently, in which Professor Jem Bendell explained that his predictions of societal collapse have been criticised by some in academia because they will engender fear, depression and apathy, which will harm our chances of solving environmental problems. Let’s explore whether they’re right, but first let me just say that I think he’s spot on when it comes to the likelihood of collapse.

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Turning the tide on seaweed aquaculture

GreenBiz

For businesses, particularly CPG companies hoping to generate multiple sustainability benefits from their investments, look no further than seaweed.

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3 Home Upgrades that Will Make Your Property More Sustainable

Green Living Guy

What’s your carbon footprint? Each homeowner’s footprint is calculated by dividing the amount of energy used by the number of people in the house. In the UK, 40% of emissions come from households, and homes in the US emit 48 tonnes of CO2 every year. To reduce our carbon footprint, current and future homeowners need […]. The post 3 Home Upgrades that Will Make Your Property More Sustainable appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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V2G-equipped electric school bus delivers power to grid for 50 hours

Charged

Electric school buses are often cited as an ideal use case for vehicle-to-grid technology. Most school buses transport students for only a few hours per day when school is in session, and are parked during the summer months, when demand for electricity is often highest. A number of V2G school bus pilots are underway around the country. One of these, at Beverly Public Schools in Beverly, Massachusetts, has reported some encouraging real-world results.

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OECD nations agree to end export credit support for unabated coal power stations

Business Green

BREAKING: Ahead of COP26 US, EU, Japan, Canada, Australia, Turkey, and others join UK in ending export credit support for most polluting projects. The global campaign to phase out unabated coal power received a major boost ahead of the start of the COP26 Climate Summit next week, after a coalition of many of the world's richest nations today pledged to end export credit support for coal power projects.

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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

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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Free eBook for college and university students

GatesNotes

To avoid a climate disaster, we need young people’s ideas and energy.

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Trucks With Onboard Solar Are Becoming A Thing

CleanTechnica

Every time I write about solar vehicles, I get the same thing from people in the comments and on social media, like: “That’s a stupid gimmick that’ll add like a mile a day.” “What a joke. That can’t even run the air conditioning.” While these statements have been true for decades, solar technology and EV […].

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How Your Healthy Habits are Better for the Planet

Green Living Guy

From the moment you first started eating solid foods as a young child, you’ve been urged to eat your vegetables and steer clear of unhealthy meals and snacks. While the wellness benefits of a nutritious diet and wholesome personal health practices are transparent, new research has shown that healthy habits are also beneficial for the […]. The post How Your Healthy Habits are Better for the Planet appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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Downsizing: A Practical Solution That Can Change Your Life

Green Living Guy

Downsizing seems like such a bad thing. The idea of reducing or eliminating assets such as your house or car feels like cruel and unusual punishment. If you’re like most people, the words failure and setback come to mind, particularly for Americans that are used to living large and beyond their means. Be that as […]. The post Downsizing: A Practical Solution That Can Change Your Life appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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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 Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?

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Rewilding Britain: Nature restoration can build 'ecosystem of employment'

Business Green

Analysis by Rewilding Britain reveals the benefits of building nature-based economies. A new report from Rewilding Britain has today called on the government to develop nature-based economies across 30 per cent of Britain by 2030, arguing that nature restoration can create an 'ecosystem of employment'. The report, titled Rewilding and the rural economy , details how 33 rewilding projects in England, collectively covering 82,000 acres, have seen a 54 per cent increase in full-time equivalent jobs

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Scottish Government unleashes £1.8bn zero carbon heating plan

Business Green

Plans to convert more than one million homes and 50,000 non-domestic buildings to zero emissions heating in Scotland by 2030 unveiled. The Scottish Government has set out plans to invest £1.8bn over the next five years towards decarbonising heating, with a target to convert more than one million homes and 50,000 non-domestic buildings in Scotland to zero emissions heating systems by the end of the decade.

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Net Zero Festival: Alex Steffen on why the climate crisis isn't taken seriously enough

Business Green

VIDEO: Veteran climate futurist argues 'the world we have built is no longer suited to planet we've made' at BusinessGreen's Net Zero Festival. Influential US commentator and writer Alex Steffen boasts a long an career in sustainability, social innovation and design, in addition to several years reporting on the interlinked climate and environmental crises.

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Net Zero Festival: Professor Michael Mann lifts lid on new era of climate 'denial' tactics

Business Green

Professor Michael Mann said deflection, denial and 'doomerism' is holding back the world from fully engaging with the climate crisis. The mainstream media is helping those who wish to obstruct the transition towards a cleaner and decarbonised economy, Professor Michael Mann has told the Net Zero Festival. Mann was speaking last week about his latest book, The New Climate War , which argues that forces that have for decades sought to oppose climate action have now revised their strategies for a w

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'Greta was right': Trio of reports warns world at risk of squandering green recovery opportunity

Business Green

Major new reports warn governments are failing to seize the huge benefits that would flow from major green stimulus plans and fossil fuel subsidy reform. Greta Thunberg's accusation that world leaders are guilty of 'blah, blah, blah' in the face of the escalating climate crisis is 'spot on', according to a trio of new reports released today, which warn the opportunity provided by the coronavirus crisis to introduce sweeping fossil fuel subsidy reform and ambitious green stimulus packages is bein

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Tensions mount within government ahead of long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy

Business Green

Briefing war continues amidst reports energy bill levy reforms are on the way, but there will be scant additional funding to help businesses cope with rising costs. The tensions at the heart of government over key aspects of the UK's net zero strategy were again laid bare this weekend, as the briefing war between the Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy escalated once again amidst accusations Ministers had misled the public and were pursuing "mad" plans to re

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McZero? McDonalds commits to achieving net zero across entire global business by 2050

Business Green

UK and Ireland boss declares 'this new Plan for Change is not just our sustainability strategy, it's our business priority', as company pledges to deliver net zero in the UK by 2040. McDonald's today announced its commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 across its global corporation, with the UK & Ireland branch of the business aiming to lead the way by achieving net zero emissions by 2040.

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Octopus Energy and RES team up for £3bn UK green hydrogen plan

Business Green

Renewable energy firms plan to build and operate suite of hydrogen production facilities in 2020s powered by wind and solar. Octopus Energy and renewables developer RES are teaming up to invest £3bn in green hydrogen plants across the UK by 2030, in a bid to capitalise on growing pressure on heavy industry to decarbonise. In a major boost for domestic production of the zero carbon fuel, the two firms plan to build and operate a suite of hydrogen production facilities powered by wind and so

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'We can't wait decades to see progress': Mars targets net zero for value chain by 2050

Business Green

Mars CEO calls for corporate net zero goals which are 'fit for purpose' as multinational ramps up science-based targets to cover entire business and value chain. Mars has ramped up its net zero target to cover its entire business and supply chain, including the greenhouse gases generated by its agriculture and suppliers as well as emissions produced by consumers using its food, drink, and pet food products, the multinational firm announced this morning.

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'Utterly shameful': Richer nations delay meeting $100bn climate finance target until 2023

Business Green

Delivery plan unveiled by UK COP26 Presidency concedes key $100bn target will not be met this or next, sparking fierce criticism of richer nations on the eve of Glasgow Summit. Richer nations have yet again failed to meet their pledge to collectively provide $100bn a year to those developing nations worst impacted by the climate crisis from 2020 onwards, with the "totemic" target now not expected to be met until 2023.

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Keeping 1.5C alive: Is COP26 on track to deliver on its goals?

Business Green

The Glasgow Climate Summit is unlikely to bring the world into line with the Paris Agreement's goals, but there is growing optimism it can deliver a lot more than 'blah, blah, blah'. The COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow next month is likely to fall short of putting the world on track to avert dangerous levels of global warming, but diplomats and analysts are cautiously optimistic it could deliver several breakthroughs and broadly deliver on the UK hosts' stated goal of 'keeping 1.5C alive', despi

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Proposed US EV Incentives Have Created A Storm Of International Outrage

CleanTechnica

The Democrats' EV incentive proposal could violate international law.

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Italy’s EV Market Keeps Growing — Plug-In Vehicles Reach 8.5% In Q3 2021

CleanTechnica

Originally published on opportunity:energy. It’s been a stellar year so far for electric car sales. Throughout Europe, new records keep coming, with emerging markets consolidating into double-digit share for plug-in vehicles. In the wake of September records, Italy — Europe’s fourth largest auto market — has now entered a new phase in the race to […].

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Electric Rental Cars Are Here! What Will The Result Of The Hertz & Tesla Partnership Be?

CleanTechnica

By Jim Ringold My knowledge of the rental car business is slight. I have observed the car rental business streamline while it tries to be both profitable and competitive. But a new page has been turned, maybe a whole new book. Please allow me to position my thinking on renting a car. When I was […].

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The Road To Solid-State EVs — Part Three

CleanTechnica

The Invention of the Processing Power That Controls a Modern Central Computer Managed Electric Vehicle.

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Toyota Reveals Specs For BZ4X Electric SUV

CleanTechnica

Toyota has released some details about its upcoming BZ4X.

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No, EVs Aren’t Going To Overload Electric Grids

CleanTechnica

A few weeks ago, right-wing media site NewsMax ran a piece centered around an out-of-context Elon Musk quote. “If we shift all transport to electric than electricity demand approximately doubles … this is going to create a lot of challenges with the grid,” NewsMax quoted Musk as saying, before going on to scare readers about […].

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Why Do Tesla Fans Say They Don’t Experience Drowsiness & Distraction On Autopilot?

CleanTechnica

As a Tesla driver who has used Autopilot plenty (for years) and has had FSD Beta for a few weeks, let me try to answer this question first. I’ll offer my 2 cents on what I think is going on here. Then you can read Jennifer’s piece on various data, studies, and logic that explain […].