April, 2021

Self-Sustainable Living: 3 Smart Ways to Break Away From the Grid

The Environmental Blog

If there’s anything that the current pandemic has proven, it’s that most of us don’t know how to sustain ourselves without technology or heavy environmental impact.

How Quickly Will Electric School Buses Scale? An Interview with Blue Bird 

CleanTechnica

School buses are ripe for electrification. First off, they replace dirty diesel with clean electrons, which dramatically reduces emissions of both CO2 as well as other harmful pollutants like air particulates and NOx.

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More wind and solar capacity could save some of the world’s most important rivers

Renewable Energy World

By Jeff Opperman, Michele Thieme, Rafael Guevara Senga, Amit R.

After Biden Speech, It’s Time for Congress to Get to Work Creating Clean Energy Jobs that Pay…

E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs

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.

MIT study details plunge in lithium-ion battery costs

Charged

MIT researchers analyzed three decades of studies that examined the decline in lithium-ion battery prices, and found that costs have dropped by 97 percent since they were first commercially introduced in 1991.

When it comes to social and environmental justice, words don’t cut it

GreenBiz

When it comes to social and environmental justice, words don’t cut it. CJ Clouse. Wed, 04/28/2021 - 00:05. Not so long ago, business was business.

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Water Infrastructure: Snake River Dam Removal Panel

CleanTech Alliance

Join us may 6 for an informative discussion on the future of the Snake River. Alliance News

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Japan Will Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into The Ocean

Jim Conca

And that’s exactly what they should do. And the International Atomic Energy Agency agrees. Only a small amount of tritium is left, so trivial that it could not harm humans or anything in the environment.

Bats Benefit the Environment

The Environmental Blog

The British government began passing laws to protect bats back in 1980s, starting with the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981. British bat species are also protected by European legislation like the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010. These laws protect bats and their roosts.

World’s most powerful tidal turbine launches in Dundee

Envirotec Magazine

What looks set to be the world’s most powerful operational tidal turbine was launched on Earth Day, Thursday 22 April, from the port of Dundee. The 2MW tidal turbine, the Orbital O2, has been under construction since 2019 and it was developed by Scottish firm Orbital Marine Power (Orbital).

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.

When you think climate change, you need to think about water

GreenBiz

When you think climate change, you need to think about water. Melody Waintal. Fri, 04/23/2021 - 00:05.

Best Places To Stay Green In Retirement

U.S. Green Technology

Retirees all have their own list of priorities when it comes to deciding where to retire, be it affordable living, nearby amenities, or proximity to family, among others. But now concern about our changing planet is influencing where retirees choose to live out the rest of their days.

Washington State Legislative Session Report- Final Report of the 2021 Session

CleanTech Alliance

The 2021 Legislative Session officially adjourned on Sunday, April 25th, on time. This 105-day biennial budget-writing session marked the first time in history, the majority of the legislative session was held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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China Will Lead The World In Nuclear Energy, Along With All Other Energy Sources, Sooner Than You Think

Jim Conca

China will soon have more nuclear than America and France combined. China plans to build another hundred reactors by 2035, their domestically-developed third-generation reactor designs, which in turn are based on the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor of the type we are building at Vogtle in Georgia.

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Four Ways You Can Become More Environmentally Friendly in 2021

The Environmental Blog

One of the best developments that have come out of the past few decades is that people are becoming a lot more environmentally friendly. Many of us are becoming more eco-conscious about the different decisions we make allowing us to become friendlier towards the environment.

Nestl ordered to stop diverting spring water from San Bernardino Forest

Inhabitat - Innovation

Nestlé has been ordered to stop taking spring water in the San Bernardino National Forest

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It’s time to collaborate on climate and economic justice solutions

GreenBiz

It’s time to collaborate on climate and economic justice solutions. Davida Herzl. Mon, 04/19/2021 - 01:15. Air pollution has grave consequences — the World Health Organization estimates it kills 7 million people a year.

How to Combat Noise Pollution

U.S. Green Technology

Noise pollution, also known as environmental noise or sound pollution, is defined as regular exposure to elevated sound levels that may have adverse effects in humans and other living organisms.

Mark Stockton

CleanTech Alliance

Mark Stockton is the VP of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Integra Resources.

Do New Nuclear Reactor Designs Change The Nuclear Waste Issue?

Jim Conca

The form of nuclear waste makes a difference in repository performance since heat loading and density determine waste spacing and repository size. But nuclear waste takes up such a small volume that these should have little effect on the issue as a whole and we’ll only need a single repository.

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2 Pro Tips to Store Books Properly

The Environmental Blog

Books are undoubtedly the most sentimental thing we have in our houses. It is a representation of learning, symbols, thought-provoking narratives, and character.

Research continues to unravel plastic industry recycling lies

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study has proven once more that plastic recycling is a lie. According to American Chemistry Council data, only 14% of all plastic is recycled. The data further shows that 16% is incinerated and 70% ends up dumped into landfills

A circular approach to electrification and renewable energy

GreenBiz

A circular approach to electrification and renewable energy. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 04/26/2021 - 00:30. While electrification and renewable energy are key to decarbonizing the economy, the growing demand for solar PV may be creating a new problem.

5 Ways to Improve Efficiency in Food Manufacturing and Distribution

U.S. Green Technology

In the United States alone, there are over 600,000 businesses in the food and beverage industry.

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Tools for Accelerated Decarbonization Panel

CleanTech Alliance

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A Big Step Towards Decarbonization - The Carbon XPRIZE

Jim Conca

NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, inspiring development of new CO? conversion technologies, chose two winners for their $20-million-dollar grand prize. CarbonCure of Alberta and CarbonBuilt of Los Angeles demonstrated technologies to decarbonize the concrete industry, a huge source of CO2 emissions.

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Read About Soda Effects & Reasons to Stop Drinking It

The Environmental Blog

Soda is something that refreshes our minds and sends a chill down our spine. Since an early age, we have been unintentionally addicted to soft drinks without knowing about their potential hazards.

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Vertical wind turbines could make wind farms more efficient

Inhabitat - Innovation

Researchers have found that vertical wind turbines can improve each other's performance by up to 15

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The case for raising up women in climate tech

GreenBiz

The case for raising up women in climate tech. Shana Rappaport. Thu, 04/15/2021 - 01:30. Four years ago this week, Project Drawdown released groundbreaking research on climate solutions that catalyzed the narrative that reversing global warming is possible.

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4 Types of Green Technology Changing the Death Industry

U.S. Green Technology

Going green has permeated almost every industry. That’s the way it should be, considering the state of the earth. One of the many industries affected is the death industry.

2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 14

CleanTech Alliance

Week Fourteen Week 14 is now complete and Monday April 19th marks the 99th day of the 2021 105-day legislative session. This week was filled with concurrence votes, bill signings, budget negotiations and a few committee hearings. To view bills that have been signed by the Governor click here.

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World’s first dedicated clean hydrogen investment fund launches

Envirotec Magazine

Hydrogen fuel dispenser at a transport refueling station in Aachen, Germany in January 2020 (image credit: Alexander Kirch / Shutterstock.com). A unique private infrastructure fund dedicated to delivering clean hydrogen infrastructure projects at scale has been launched.

Features of Diagnostic Materials with UV Transparency Qualities

The Environmental Blog

At various points in time, various parts of the world have had to battle an epidemic, and most recently, the world was hit by a pandemic. To properly resolve the situation, some diagnostic and clinical tests have to be carried out.

California plans to end new fracking permits by 2024

Inhabitat - Innovation

California governor Gavin Newsom has announced plans to stop issuing new fracking permits by 2024 and ban all oil drilling in the state by 2045

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Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change?

GreenBiz

Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change? Aubrey McCormick. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 02:00. Sports leagues are seeing the impacts and the surge of climate-responsible athletes using their platforms to promote positive environmental and social impact — it’s something for the history books.