October, 2021

How Being More Sustainable Can Boost Employee Engagement

U.S. Green Technology

As global environmental consciousness rises, a higher percentage of companies around the world are now focused on creating a more sustainable company culture.

The Benefits of Green Manufacturing

The Environmental Blog

This decade has birthed various trends and some of these trends transformed into a movement without people’s support. Sustainability started as a trend too, but its critical need has made it an influencing factor that touches human lives all over the globe.

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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

Atoms For Peace – ANEEL To Sustain It

Jim Conca

Clean Core Thorium Energy announced that the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Nuclear Engineering and Science Center has successfully fabricated the first fuel pellets of Clean Core’s proprietary Th-U advanced nuclear fuel technology in partnership with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

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.

California Case Study Mission Recap

CleanTech Alliance

On October 21 and 22, 2021, the CleanTech Alliance joined a delegation of Washington State officials, legislators, and business leaders on a two-day study trip to Sacramento, California. Member News Public Policy

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Seaweed: a model solution for fighting climate change, says group

Envirotec Magazine

A new paper published in Nature Sustainability presents seaweed as a model solution for tackling climate change, biodiversity loss, joblessness, hunger and environmental damage.

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Overlooked Ways To Improve Your Home Environment

The Environmental Blog

There are so many things that contribute to a person’s overall quality of life. Although some of these factors are uncontrollable, others can be managed by making informed decisions. Take your home, for instance.

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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

What American's Really Think About Climate Change – The America In One Room Survey

Jim Conca

A highly dynamic deliberative polling experience was carried out by NORC with more than a thousand Americans on the subject of Climate Change. The results were stunning, and showed that Americans can come together on key issues, especially when politicians get out of the way, even on nuclear power.

Energy Leadership Summit 11/9

CleanTech Alliance

The Energy Leadership Summit is the region’s must-attend clean energy event. This unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities

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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.

Award for using AI and spectroscopy to increase waste-to-energy production

Envirotec Magazine

A US group is developing a technology combining AI and spectroscopy, to analyze municipal solid waste in-situ and in real-time – a cost- and time-effective approach that they say could pave the way to increased waste-to-bioenergy production.

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How to Open Your Small Business to Eco-Friendly Ideas

U.S. Green Technology

The concept of green business opens up a vast source of ideas and inspiration which can be combined to unbelievable benefits. Apart from providing financial means, it’s a strong foothold against environmental pollution, carbon emissions and other plagues of the modern society.

Can You Change the World for the Better?

The Environmental Blog

If the idea of changing the world for the better appears to be rather overwhelming, it’s because you’re thinking about it in the wrong way. It becomes a more practical and manageable notion when you scale things down a bit.

Be a champion for sustainability impact, not optics

GreenBiz

Shopify's Sustainability Fund director outlines how to start making carbon removals part of your corporate strategy

Australia Picks A Nuclear Waste Disposal Site - Now The Dance Begins

Jim Conca

Australia has declared that the national nuclear waste storage facility, more correctly referred to as a radioactive waste site, will be at Napandee, near Kimba, on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. The choice was widely expected as the government had already picked Napandee as its preferred site.

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Perkins Coie Breakfast Series 10/20

CleanTech Alliance

Join us on Oct 20 from 8-9:30 AM as Jason Herbert from Energy Northwest talks about the TRi Energy Partnership

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Nature-based solutions key to combatting climate change and biodiversity loss, says Lords

Envirotec Magazine

Lord Patel said COP26 is “the perfect opportunity to highlight on the world stage the importance of nature-based solutions.” ” (image credit: ukhouseoflords , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license).

6 Simple Reasons You Need to Switch to Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products Now

U.S. Green Technology

Back in 2019, the green technology and sustainability market was valued at $8.79 billion. Meanwhile, it is projected to grow to $48.36 billion in 2027. This market projection is an indication that more and more people are becoming zero-waste living.

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Bracing for Impact: How to Prepare for the Impact of Climate Change

The Environmental Blog

Climate change seems to be knocking at our doors. The same goes for climate change-induced catastrophes, which seem nearer every day. That’s why we believe preparing for climate change impact is key in preparing for the future.

Procurement’s carbon transparency problem

GreenBiz

Sustainable procurement is no longer a corporate goal, but a global one; and carbon transparency is a crucial step towards saving the planet and people that business serves

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Jennifer Granholm And Jay Inslee Dedicate Energy Sciences Center At The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jim Conca

Energy Secretary Granholm and Washington Governor Inslee dedicated a $90-million energy science research facility that will accelerate scientific discovery in chemistry, materials science and computing, helping speed us towards a new energy future - just the kind of infrastructure we need.

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Where Green Hydrogen Is Headed

GreenTechMedia

Suddenly everyone is talking about green hydrogen. From South Africa to the United Arab Emirates. From China to Utah. Governments and developers are eyeing hydrogen as a decarbonization tool. But the rush is also raising lots of questions: Where will hydrogen be most useful?

Urban wood burning is soaring, with 18,000 complaints but only 3 fines

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Demetri Dourambeis , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license. New research from campaign group Mums for Lungs appears to reveal a failure to tackle wood smoke pollution in the UK.

The Importance Of Natural Light In Home Design

U.S. Green Technology

Home Design Tips And And What To Avoid If you are planning to build a new home or even remodel an existing home then reading this article about home design tips and what to avoid will definitely help you. This is a brief guide that will provide you with some basic information about home.

The best packaging options for sustainable companies

The Environmental Blog

Eco-Friendly initiatives used to be quite a naive idea in the business world. Just a few years ago, going green and sustainable was something that only niche or forward-thinking companies would promote.

How ESG is changing talent needs

GreenBiz

Companies are looking for a range of experts, from analysts to investment leaders, reporting whizzes to heads of ESG

CleanTech Alliance President & CEO Addresses Montreal Chamber of Commerce

CleanTech Alliance

On October 29th, CleanTech Alliance President & CEO Mel Clark gave a presentation to the Montreal Chamber of Commerce about the CleanTech Alliance and the cleantech ecosystem for the Western US in general. Clark talked about the various programs and initiatives the Alliance supports, including the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator and touched on some of […]. Alliance News cleantech mel clark presentation quebec quebec chamber of commerce

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Why TransitTech Is So Vital to Struggling Public Transportation Systems

GreenTechMedia

Ride sharing has swept transportation systems over the last decade -- bringing convenience, but also congestion, inequities, and political fights. Now a new category of transportation networking is emerging: TransitTech.

Follow four steps for successful AD plant design

Envirotec Magazine

Steven Cotterill is a 3D CAD Designer with bioenergy expert Anaergia UK. From developing a small-scale on-farm digester to a large biomethane facility, embarking on a new anaerobic digestion project can be a daunting prospect.

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7 Easy Ways to Make Your Parking Lot Eco-Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

It is not common for us to consider turning a parking lot into a sustainable space. After all, all we need is a space where we can park our car. But what if there is a way to extend sustainability in parking lots? Are you curious how you can have an eco-friendly parking space?

10 good green habits to save the Planet

The Environmental Blog

Doing separate collections, turning off the lights, moving around by bicycle … these are all small precautions and daily actions that, if integrated into people’s daily lives, can do a lot, contributing to the protection of the Planet.

How companies can partner with social enterprises in their value chains

GreenBiz

By using a social enterprise as a supplier, a distributor or a B2B service provider, companies can direct spending to a partner that will also create social or environmental value

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Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- October 26

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, October 26, 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 bulletin clean energy rulemaking utc weekly bulletin

What the Frack Is Happening With Natural Gas Prices?

GreenTechMedia

At the beginning of the pandemic, energy prices crashed. We did an episode of this show trying to figure out how oil prices fell to negative $40 per barrel. Times have changed. Oil is up over $100/barrel. But far more acute is what’s happening with natural gas, particularly in Europe and Asia.

Greater action required to prevent irreversible outcomes for farming

Envirotec Magazine

North Hampshire, 5 September, 2021 (image credit: AndyHi8 , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license).