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.

Eco-friendly kitchen design ideas for a truly green kitchen

U.S. Green Technology

An eco-friendly kitchen starts with eating green. However, energy-efficient cleaning habits and food preparation, dodging toxic chemicals and making use of equipment manufactured from sustainable materials are equally important if you want your space to have an eco-friendly vibe.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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

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.

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.

Mark Stockton

CleanTech Alliance

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

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.

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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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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Can Renewable Energy Reduce Pesticides?

U.S. Green Technology

Renewable energy is in high demand. With fossil fuels and human activity depleting the planet, more and more people are switching to renewables to be more sustainable and save the planet. One use of renewable energy that has increased over the years has been on farms.

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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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Tools for Accelerated Decarbonization Panel

CleanTech Alliance

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A wave of electric workhorses is coming

GreenBiz

A wave of electric workhorses is coming. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 04/21/2021 - 01:45. When most folks think of the electrification of transportation, they naturally think about electric cars. And all those new models coming out — from Ford's Mach-e to Volkswagen's ID.4 — are super exciting.

Report says smart lampposts can assist Covid response and recovery

Envirotec Magazine

A new generation of smart lampposts that can read body temperatures and detect overcrowding could stop the spread of Covid-19 and regenerate cities, according to a new report.

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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Help the Environment with These Everyday Habit Changes

U.S. Green Technology

We are in the middle of an almost irreversible climate disaster and all scientists and experts agree that the only way to prevent a catastrophe from happening is to get everyone to pitch in, change our polluting habits and lead a greener life.

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.

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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Apple creates $200 million fund for nature-based climate solutions

GreenBiz

Apple creates $200 million fund for nature-based climate solutions. Jesse Klein. Thu, 04/22/2021 - 00:12. Nature-based solutions to climate change are having a moment, and Apple is riding the trend with a $200 million fund dedicated to related investments. .

Ocean-dumping for Fukushima wastewater: Japan’s complex decision remains contentious

Envirotec Magazine

An IAEA mission leader inspects tanks containing contaminated water on the site in 2015 (image credit: IAEA Imagebank , CC BY-SA 2.0 licence ). Japan has ended years of speculation over the fate of radioactive wastewater stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant since the 2011 disaster.

Architects build contemporary estate in Poland around an established garden

Inhabitat - Innovation

The client planned and planted the garden, letting the plants establish themselves and reach their full potential before even beginning construction

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.