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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Seaspiracy inspires grocery store to stop selling fish

Inhabitat - Innovation

"Seaspiracy" is trying to save the oceans, and the new Netflix documentary and movement is making strides

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We decide how tomorrow will be by what we create today

GreenBiz

We decide how tomorrow will be by what we create today. Chris Gaither. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 01:15. The other morning, for the 100th consecutive day, I wrote three pages in my notebook. No specific agenda. No writing prompt. Simply three pages, handwritten with my Bic ReAction No.

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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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.

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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The Netherlands to ban carbon-emitting delivery vehicles

Inhabitat - Innovation

By 2025, only zero-emissions delivery vehicles will be allowed in urban areas

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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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All your clean energy insight and content is now live on Woodmac.com

GreenTechMedia

Since acquiring Greentech Media in 2016, we have continued to use greentechmedia.com and GTM Squared news subscription service as vehicles to present greentech and renewables news. However, as outlined in February, we are in the process of fully integrating GTM with Wood Mackenzie.

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.

French government to ban short domestic flights in favor of trains

Inhabitat - Innovation

The French government is planning to end all short flights for routes that could be traveled in 2.5 hours or less by train in order to reduce carbon emissions

Right to repair is on the way

GreenBiz

Right to repair is on the way. Suz Okie. Mon, 04/05/2021 - 00:40. In the waning months of 2020, the European Union took ambitious steps to address the more than 12 million tons of electronic waste the bloc produces annually.

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