December, 2021

5 ways to simultaneously improve living standards and limit global warming


We need to find new ways to produce everyday goods, many of which have been built on the back of fossil fuels

Zeno Power: Providing Clean Power In All The Hard Places

Jim Conca

Zeno Power has achieved a breakthrough innovation in Radioisotope Power Systems that convert the heat generated from decay of specific radioisotopes directly into electricity, producing persistent, clean power for decades at a time in a lightweight structure.


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How to Run an Environmentally-Friendly and Ethically-Sourced Coffee Shop

The Environmental Blog

Coffee has become a mainstay in many people’s lives across the globe. People visit coffee houses to catch up over a sip of their favorite brews. This trend has provided entrepreneurs with an opportunity to capitalize on the growing demand for coffee shops and cafes.

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2022 CleanTech Advocacy Day- January 31

CleanTech Alliance

Save the date for our annual advocacy day on Monday, January 31 from 1:00-4:30pm PST. Our advocacy day will be virtual again this year, but we hope to return to Olympia in 2023. Public Policy

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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 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.

So What If Your Climate-Saving Solution Is Better?

Michael Grossman

The Science Alone Won't Close The Sale. Would you honestly try to win a competition in the running shoe market against Nike by comparing the amount of sustainable rubber? How about throwing your lower energy use smartphone against Apple?

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Beyond the bale: Viridor unveils plan to eliminate waste plastic exports

Envirotec Magazine

Viridor says its soon-to-be-opened Avonmouth plastics recycling plant will reprocess over 80,0000 tonnes of plastic, creating recycled raw material ready to be returned to the economy.

Waste 242

More Trending

Centrus Energy And Clean Core Thorium Energy Advance To Next-Generation Nuclear Fuel - ANEEL

Jim Conca

Nuclear fuel supplier Centrus Energy Corporation and new innovative nuclear fuel designer Clean Core Thorium Energy are working together to develop the advanced nuclear fuel ANEEL by combining Th with HALEU.

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What Goes On Inside Recycling Plants? 4 Things To Know

The Environmental Blog

workers in recycling plant. Recycling involves taking certain items, breaking them down, and turning them into something that can be used again.

Governor Jay Inslee Releases Supplemental Budget

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Governor Jay Inslee’s Medium, December 16, 2021 Washington Governor Jay Inslee released his new, recommended supplemental operating, capital, and transportation budgets on Thursday, December 16th. Inslee’s budget proposal of $61.8

How to Make Your Smart Home Eco-Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

Technological advancements are influencing the residential sector. As our home systems and appliances become smarter, we may notice changes in our energy consumption patterns. As a result, engineers are developing smart devices to increase a building’s power efficiency.

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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.

Septic system waste pervasive throughout Florida’s Indian River lagoon

Envirotec Magazine

Study finds even ‘properly functioning’ septic systems contaminate groundwater and surface water, as a group from Florida Atlantic University explains.

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25 cities show how major climate wins are possible


Collectively, the work of 25 cities in the Climate Challenge will reduce CO2 emissions by 74 million metric tons from 2020 through 2030, compared to business as usual


NASA Is Looking For A Few Good Nukes - To Power Space Exploration

Jim Conca

NASA is looking for a durable sun-independent energy source to produce tens of kWs for NASA missions on the moon by the end of the decade – in other words a small nuclear reactor. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Manufacturing /manufacturing Editors' Pick editors-pick Business energ

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Roles Of Green Energy and Natural Gas Providers

The Environmental Blog

Green energy is a large part of the environmental movement, and many people unknowingly contribute to it in their everyday life.

Perkins Coie Breakfast Series (12/15)

CleanTech Alliance

Join us on Dec. 15 from 8-9:30 AM PT learn about the challenges and possibilities of rural energy through the leadership of First Nation communities in Canada.

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5 Tips for Buying an Electric Vehicle for First-Time Buyers

U.S. Green Technology

Electric vehicles are getting quite a lot of traction these last couple of years. And we have to admit now when the technology finally became affordable for an average consumer, the whole idea is too good to pass. But, do you even approach these vehicles?

Dealing sensibly with knotweed (with a nod to emissions)

Envirotec Magazine

We can now harness the carbon scavenging power of Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants, explains Nic Seal, Founder and MD of Environet, a UK specialist in the topic.

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The world's cities aren't adapting to climate change quickly enough


From Lagos to London, cities need to be reshaped

NuScale Nuclear Developer Goes Public With A SPAC But NRC Is Still A Drag

Jim Conca

Fluor-owned NuScale Power will go public through a merger with a SPAC, providing a $1.9 billion valuation. Yet the NRC dithers in licensing something they’ve known well for decades, even in the face of the climate crisis’ need for expanding nuclear as fast as possible.

Energy 238

6 Ways To Prepare Before a Hurricane

The Environmental Blog

Once a hurricane is going your way, there’s no way to stop it. You cannot prevent a hurricane, short of living somewhere hurricane-free. During hurricane season, it is crucial to stay prepared. Planning for a hurricane can be stressful, especially if it’s on short notice.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- December 10

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, December 10, 2021 Commerce posts 2020 fuel mix disclosure reports Commerce has published the Washington electric utility 2020 fuel mix disclosure reports on the Fuel Mix Disclosures webpage.

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How to Identify Truly Eco-Friendly Products

U.S. Green Technology

Winter is the time of holidays when many people all over the world celebrate big events that most of the time include presents. No matter if you’re looking to surprise your loved ones, your buddies or yourself with a nice gift, it’s important to stay true to your green lifestyle.

Funding award for 28-year old Danish researcher’s green hydrogen breakthrough

Envirotec Magazine

A young Danish researcher has seemingly succeeded in developing a technology that will reduce the costs of getting wind power into the tanks of heavy-duty vehicles by approximately 15 percent. In recognition of her research, she has received an award worth €67,000.

The 3 most impactful circularity trends in 2021


GreenBiz Default Summary


Companies Must Find the Courage to Back Up Statements on Climate Action

Andrew Winston

[Hi all. I’m reposting this piece I wrote with my Net Positive co-author, the great CEO Paul Polman, in MIT Sloan Management Review.

The Greener Way To Get a Greenslip

The Environmental Blog

Is CTP insurance on your mind? Whether you need to renew your CTP in NSW or need a greenslip for an entirely new vehicle, we know a company that has all your bases covered.

Virtual CleanTech Day in Olympia 2021 – January 27

CleanTech Alliance

Virtual CleanTech Day has come and gone but you can watch a recording of the day here. This event offers CleanTech Alliance members an exclusive opportunity to engage and educate Washington State policymakers on the impact of clean technology research, innovation and jobs.

Environmental Awareness Days in January

Green Business Bureau

Launch into the New Year with these environmental awareness days in January! New Year’s Day – January 1st. New Year’s Day is a day dedicated to renewal and fresh starts. It’s the time when many people commit to forming better habits, reaching personal goals and creating a fulfilling life.

Deutsche Bahn orders 44 Stadler battery-electric trains


DB Regio, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn which operates regional and commuter train services in Germany, has ordered 44 battery-electric Flirt Akku multiple units from Swiss manufacturer Stadler.

The 5 biggest clean energy stories from 2021


From policy to action, the public and private sectors are spurring forward the great energy transition in meaningful ways

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5 Easy Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Home Office

Green Living Guy

Being environmentally conscious can mean researching companies in-depth, making personal sacrifices and spending more money on everyday items. However, being eco-friendly is easy when it comes to your home office design.

“Freeing Energy” flags billions in opportunities from the revolution in local energy


An idea becomes a book and a movement, as California Public Utilities Commission nears bellwether decision to revalue rooftop solar

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Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin, December 21

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, December 21, 2021 Upcoming workshops, rulemakings, and other 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.

Five Quick Tips On How To Reduce Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Green Business Bureau

Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions . Through our partnership with Green Office Academy, we’ve created a list of five quick and useful tips on how to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.

Stanford study: 100% renewable US grid is feasible and reliable


How many times this week have you read that renewable energy is unreliable, and will never be able to completely replace fossil fuels on the electrical grid? Well, there is at least one group of scientists who don’t agree.