July, 2023

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Study reveals 'explosion' in climate-related litigation since 2020

GreenBiz

Report details increased diversity of climate litigation since the Paris Agreement, leading to indirect impacts on corporate decision-making regardless of courtroom success.

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London sees 60 percent spike in e-bike fires

Envirotec Magazine

London has seen a 60 percent increase in the number of e-bike fires so far this year, according to Deputy Fire Commissioner Dom Ellis in comments made to the Evening Standard newspaper. In response, the London Fire Brigade has started the #ChargeSafe campaign, to alert people to the potential dangers of the bikes’ lithium-ion batteries, if they are of a poor quality and safety measures are not taken.

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The Disinvestment in Centreville Continues

NRDC onEarth

A thorough and equitable plan to solve the flooding and sewage problems in Centreville must be developed to fund the necessary infrastructure repairs.

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Wind energy smashes output record in big blow across southern states

Renew Economy

Wind output records blown away on Friday night as a big weather system swept through southern states. The post Wind energy smashes output record in big blow across southern states appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Ford Explorer Electric Truck: Engineered, Built in Europe

Green Living Guy

Introducing the Future of Electric Trucks Let’s talk Ford Explorer Electric Truck! Because the automotive industry is undergoing a transformation. That’s clearly with electric vehicles (EVs) gaining popularity. Moreover, becoming the future of transportation. Electric trucks, in particular, are revolutionizing the way goods are transported, offering a sustainable and efficient alternative to traditional diesel-powered trucks. […] The post Ford Explorer Electric Truck: Engineere

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Wood isn’t the climate-friendly material you think it is

Grist

Whether used to heat your house or build it, wood is often touted as carbon-neutral, especially by biofuel and lumber companies and even some environmentalists. The logic seems simple enough: Sure, logging unleashes planet-warming carbon into the air, but that can be replaced with new trees that suck carbon back out of the air. But this doesn’t reflect how the emissions from harvesting wood actually work, according to a paper published this week in Nature.

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Project to create world’s first hydrogen-powered crematorium, in Worthing

Envirotec Magazine

Worthing crematorium. The project is underway with the help of researchers from the University of Brighton. Funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, the project is centred on Worthing Crematorium in West Sussex and is part of Adur & Worthing Council’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2030. This summer, cremator manufacturer DFW Europe will begin testing pioneering hydrogen technology at its base in the Netherlands.

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Renewables and Storage Hold Their Own in the Texas Heat Dome

NRDC onEarth

No fossil fuels, no problem? Texas investments in wind and solar pay off, generating record-breaking renewable power to meet all-time high electricity demand during nearly 10-day heat dome—despite fossil fuel plant failures.

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Why are so many climate records breaking all at once?

Renew Economy

In the past few weeks, climate records have shattered across the globe. So what’s going on with the climate, and why are we seeing all these records tumbling at once? The post Why are so many climate records breaking all at once? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Genesis GV70 Electric Car Unleashing Power: Test Drive Results

Green Living Guy

Buckle up and get ready. For that’s to experience the exhilarating ride of the future with the Genesis GV70 Electric Car! In a world where sustainability and innovation go hand in hand. For this Genesis has once again pushed the boundaries of automotive engineering with their latest electric masterpiece. For this groundbreaking vehicle not only […] The post Genesis GV70 Electric Car Unleashing Power: Test Drive Results appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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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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The Environmental Impact of Five Technologies

U.S. Green Technology

ITechnology is dynamic in its impact on the environment. It both solves problems and creates them regarding the health of the planet. Some technologies combat climate change while others use a lot of energy. Tech uses a lot of power to operate, but advanced technologies like artificial intelligence can help solve our energy and climate. The post The Environmental Impact of Five Technologies appeared first on U.S.

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Beyond the yuck factor: Cities turn to ‘extreme’ water recycling

GreenBiz

San Francisco is at the forefront of a movement to recycle wastewater from commercial buildings, homes and neighborhoods and use it for toilets and landscaping. This decentralized approach, proponents say, will drive down demand in an era of increasing water scarcity.

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Lower-income Colorado residents can get a $6,000 rebate for upgrading to an EV

Charged

The higher purchase prices of EVs put them out of reach for lower-income car buyers. The state of Colorado is trying to address this issue with a new program that offers rebates to qualifying residents. The Vehicle Exchange Colorado (VXC) program, which is scheduled to launch in August, is designed to help income-qualified residents replace their old or high-emitting vehicles with EVs by partially covering the up-front cost.

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Remembering Roger Payne, Maestro of the Seas

NRDC onEarth

Celebrated whale researcher, bio-acoustician, and conservation activist combined love of science, music, and the oceans in life-long battle to save the planet.

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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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Construction begins on four hour Kwinana battery to soak up rooftop solar

Renew Economy

Construction starts on new four hour (800MWh) battery at Kwinana, just weeks after first stage enters production. The post Construction begins on four hour Kwinana battery to soak up rooftop solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Eco-Friendly Clean Home With Kids plus Pets: How to Maintain

Green Living Guy

From sticky fingerprints and scattered toys to pet hair and muddy paw prints, the presence of kids and pets can make it seem like the quest for a clean home is never-ending. However, with a little planning, patience, and the right strategies, it is possible to create an environment that is both hygienic and accommodating to the […] The post Eco-Friendly Clean Home With Kids plus Pets: How to Maintain appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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Sustainability in Space: A Business and Economic Imperative

U.S. Green Technology

Just as sustainability efforts on Earth aim to balance present needs with future generations’ well-being, space sustainability seeks to utilize the space environment to meet the current demands of society without compromising the needs of future generations. As human activities in space expand, from satellite deployments to the prospect of colonizing other celestial bodies, the.

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How global pharma GSK is rewriting supplier rules to protect biodiversity

GreenBiz

To address its impact on nature and biodiversity, U.K.-based GSK developed sustainable sourcing standards for ingredients such as lactose, gelatin, palm oil, paper and sugar.

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Merchants Fleet debuts new service to manage EV charging infrastructure

Charged

US fleet-management company Merchants Fleet has introduced ClearCharge, a multifaceted service designed to assist commercial fleets in planning, developing and implementing EV charging infrastructure. One variant of the program is ClearCharge Home, designed to simplify home charger installation and management and to provide tracked charging data and energy reimbursement reporting.

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The IRA Turns One: An Update on Buildings-Related Programs

NRDC onEarth

The past year has been a busy one as federal agencies have begun the early stages of rolling out Inflation Reduction Act funds.

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“Clean” brown coal to hydrogen project likely an economic dud, says new report

Renew Economy

Controversial brown coal-to-hydrogen project in Victoria is likely an economic dud, and lousy for the environment, says new study. The post “Clean” brown coal to hydrogen project likely an economic dud, says new report appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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These climate advocates don’t care about your carbon footprint. They care about whether you vote.

Grist

We’ve arrived at the fifth and final piece in our series on personal action! Over the past month, we’ve explored how individuals are pushing toward a clean, green, just future in their personal lives , in the courts , at work , and within their communities. Today’s story focuses on a vehicle for systemic change that at first glance may not seem like a space for personal action: policy.

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Geo-engineering anyone?

Energy Central

While not policy yet, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report on modifying sunlight. Both major projects involve clouds. "According to the report titled "Congressionally-Mandated Report on Solar Radiation Modification," the types of geoengineering methods the Biden administration is looking into are "stratospheric aerosol injection.

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Sen. Markey: This 'activating fluid' will ignite the clean economy

GreenBiz

The Massachusetts senator, with Ceres CEO Mindy Lubber, talked up 'explosive' opportunities to create jobs, narrow equity gaps and slash emissions.

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SAE International launches certification for EV charger repair technicians

Charged

Anyone who regularly uses, or attempts to use, public EV chargers will surely agree that there’s a pressing need for EVSE repair technicians. Standards body SAE International has produced a certification program to verify skills and knowledge of technicians who maintain, repair and operate EV charging stations. The SAE Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Technician Certification will be granted to technicians who have successfully completed a comprehensive training program and passed a rigo

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NYC’s New Pizza Oven Rule Will Protect Neighborhood Air Quality

NRDC onEarth

The law will target the emissions and other air pollution that come through people’s windows from nearby pizza restaurants.

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Ausgrid installs its first power pole-mounted batteries in NSW

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest network company installs its first pole-mounted neighbourhood batteries in the Hunter Valley. The post Ausgrid installs its first power pole-mounted batteries in NSW appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Brief: Steering global impact, diverse fund managers, aquaculture unicorn, battery recycling, chief impact officers

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: National Advisory Boards The Global Steering Group looks to mobilize capital and build impact ecosystems. In Turkiye, the. The post The Brief: Steering global impact, diverse fund managers, aquaculture unicorn, battery recycling, chief impact officers appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Greater Manchester Hydrogen Fuel Cell Strategy

Energy Central

Greater Manchester Hydrogen Fuel Cell Strategy Hydrogen and fuel cells have the potential to help deliver very low emissions pathways. As a low carbon energy source, increased use of hydrogen and fuel cells can have a noticeable effect on carbon emissions simply by providing a cleaner alternative and at a scale far greater than any other potential route sectoral training.

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Apocalypse or ally? Managing AI to advance sustainability

GreenBiz

Capturing the benefits and minimizing the risks of artificial intelligence will require practical measures that build confidence and trust.

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Volvo joins the Tesla NACS charging club

Charged

Volvo Cars has become the latest EV maker to embrace Tesla’s NACS charging system. Volvo “anticipates” that its EV drivers will have access to Tesla’s network of 12,000 North American Superchargers, using an adapter, beginning in the first half of 2024. Future Volvo EVs sold in North America, starting from 2025, will be equipped with Tesla’s NACS charging port.

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What Does a Green City Look Like? Equitable, Connected and Nature-Positive.

The City Fix

There is no question that for the world to successfully slow and mitigate the effects of climate change, cities will need to transform. Currently, urban areas consume 78% of the world’s energy supply and produce over 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions. By.

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Bowen: “Australia will be renewable energy superpower, not a nuclear backwater”

Renew Economy

Chris Bowen says Peter Dutton is worse for climate than his predecessor, the man who brought a lump of coal into parliament. The post Bowen: “Australia will be renewable energy superpower, not a nuclear backwater” appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Charge EV Network: 7 Automakers Collaborate Revolutionizing North America

Green Living Guy

Let’s go charge EV network for real. Because an unprecedented move to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is happening. For seven major global automakers create a groundbreaking joint venture. It was held on July 26, 2023. I’m talking: BMW Group General Motors Honda Hyundai Kia Mercedes-Benz Group, and Stellantis NV Charge EV Network […] The post Charge EV Network: 7 Automakers Collaborate Revolutionizing North America appeared first on Green Living Guy.