November, 2020

Tips to Make Your Holidays a Little Greener 

U.S. Green Technology

Everyone loves the holiday season, and many people greatly anticipate this time of year, but the holidays are often associated with less than green habits.

International Marine Shipping Industry Considers Nuclear Propulsion

Jim Conca

The international shipping industry wants to reduce their rather large carbon footprint and are considering installing nuclear power in their increasingly large ships. It would save billions of barrels of oil per year. And they only have to adopt the Nuclear Navy’s protocols to be safe and easy.

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Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy?

GreenBiz

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? Jim Robbins. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:30. This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360. Saudi Arabia is constructing a futuristic city in the desert on the Red Sea called Neom.

5 Green New Year Resolutions for Business

The Environmental Blog

The beginning of the year is always a good opportunity for businesses to make positive changes, much like people make New Year’s resolutions each year.

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.

Good Carbons Gift Fair and Happy Hour

CleanTech Alliance

Network at our event and pick up some carbon-conscious gifts for the holidays

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Biophilic campus provides a safe haven for children with autism

Inhabitat - Innovation

One of the Kids is a nature-inspired campus that offers spaces to learn and play

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New Solar Array With Battery Back-Up Latest Step Forward To Clean-Energy Future

Jim Conca

The not-for-profit Energy Northwest in WA State cut the ribbon on its new utility-scale solar and battery project with more than 11,400 new solar panels that are paired with battery storage - exactly what President-Elect Biden’s new Climate 21 Project is supposed to encourage.

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How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy

GreenBiz

How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy. Emily Elizabet…. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:00. In the absence of federal action on climate change in the United States, local communities have taken on the responsibility of reducing their greenhouse emissions.

The Minimalist Trend: Creative Ways To Get Involved

The Environmental Blog

The minimalist trend has soared in popularity in recent years. Creating a minimalist home can offer several great benefits,such as saving you money and helping the environment by reducing waste and pollution.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, November 30, 2020 Announcements UTC accepting comments on interpretation of electricity use requirement In publishing proposed CETA rules, both Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission deferred proposing rule language interpreting the requirement in RCW 19.405.040(1)(a) that a utility use at least 80% renewable or non-emitting electricity under the 2030 […]. Industry News ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking workshop notice

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative.is, VirtualGaia.com, 7Vortex.com; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Chief Storyteller, The Climate 4.0 Project

Join our amazing panelists, 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.

These elevated wooden cabins can only accessed via hiking trail

Inhabitat - Innovation

Elevating the cabins and limiting access to pedestrians only preserves the forested landscape

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How to Calculate How Much Solar Power You Need?

U.S. Green Technology

Depending on your goals and power needs, it is easy to calculate your energy needs for a DIY solar install. Some questions to ask yourself will include: Do I want to supplement a portion of my requirements? Should the system provide power during an outage? Will my system be off-grid or grid-tied?

Climate Change Hits Asia Hardest

Jim Conca

McKinsey&Company's Climate risk in Asia report indicates that Asia gets hit hardest by climate change, which shouldn’t be surprising. Asia has more people in coastal cities than all other cities in the world combined, so sea level rise and severe weather will be worse there than anywhere else.

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You say old coal plant, I say new green hydrogen facility

GreenBiz

You say old coal plant, I say new green hydrogen facility. Lincoln Bleveans. Tue, 11/24/2020 - 01:30. Relics. Environmental hotspots. Or maybe reminders of a simpler time. Good or bad, no one views America’s old coal-fired power plants with indifference. .

Waste concrete to be repurposed into public furniture using additive manufacturing

Envirotec Magazine

Waste concrete from demolished buildings is to be reinvented and made into new custom-made outdoor memorials and public garden furniture with the help of 3D printing, in a new £6m project.

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Commentary: Eight mayors – We need a Marshall Plan for Middle America

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Mayors William Peduto, Jamael Tito Brown, Nan Whaley, Andrew Ginther, John Cranley, Steve Williams, Ron Dulaney Jr. and Greg Fische. Washington Post, November 20, 2020 Every four years, voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky are told how important they are to American industry, but once the election is over, nothing happens. The United States now has a president-elect who comes […]. Commentary

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U.S. contributes 5 times more ocean plastic than previous estimates

Inhabitat - Innovation

Most of our plastics aren't actually recyclable, and many are ending up in the oceans

How Robots Could Change the Environmental Impact of Agriculture

U.S. Green Technology

The agriculture industry is vital to human life and the supply chain. With it, grocery stores, restaurants and every other retailer operate smoothly. However, agriculture is not without faults. The industry is a top contributor to harmful emissions and greenhouse gasses.

Coal Country Can Retool Itself To The New Energy Future

Jim Conca

Coal Country must redefine itself in the new energy and economic future. They must move away from a single-industry economy toward more a diversified, sustainable economy that includes things like clean energy, environmental restoration, natural resources, broadband deployment, and entrepreneurship.

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Why corporate partners are essential for Third Derivative, a new climate-tech support network

GreenBiz

Why corporate partners are essential for Third Derivative, a new climate-tech support network. Heather Clancy. Mon, 11/30/2020 - 03:00. Climate tech is more important than ever, but the systemic challenges entrepreneurs face in shepherding these solutions to commercial success is formidable.

China Can Help Supersize Global Hydrogen Economy, According to Shell

GreenTechMedia

China could have a crucial role to play in the development of a global hydrogen economy, with its massive demand for decarbonization technologies likely to drive large-scale deployments that will help cut costs around the world, according to oil major Shell.

CleanTech Breakfast Series – Canadian Innovations

CleanTech Alliance

December 9, featuring Representative Rajotte and 3 innovators from across Canada

Permaculture design expert Matthew Prosser builds a family dome home

Inhabitat - Innovation

A dome home in Turkey uses natural materials and passive design elements for a simple, affordable and sustainable profile

Global Digital Payments Trends In 2020

U.S. Green Technology

The world of payments, technology, and digitalization are evolving rapidly—thus, it is necessary and crucial to keep an eye on payment trends to sojourn ahead of the curve.

Microbes In The Gut Are Protective Against Radiation Damage

Jim Conca

Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown that mice exposed to potentially lethal levels of total body radiation were protected from radiation damage if they had specific types of bacteria in their gut, specifically Lachnospiraceae and Enterococcaceae.

Booming secondhand clothing sales could help curb the sustainability crisis in fashion

GreenBiz

Booming secondhand clothing sales could help curb the sustainability crisis in fashion. Hyejune Park. Fri, 11/27/2020 - 01:00. A massive force is reshaping the fashion industry: secondhand clothing. According to a new report, the U.S.

Sonnen Launches ‘Much More Accessible’ Battery for Home Backup and Grid Services

GreenTechMedia

After years of selling more expensive home battery systems, sonnen launched a new product Thursday to compete on cost with other mainstream options in the U.S. residential energy storage market.

Weekly UTC Bulletin- November 17

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, November 17, 2020 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 […]. Industry News Public Policy rulemaking utc weekly bulletin workshop notice

Engineering student turns food waste into renewable energy

Inhabitat - Innovation

What if those old carrots you never got around to eating could be a renewable energy source

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IoT is Transforming the Renewable Energy Industry: Challenges Energy Suppliers Need to Overcome to Implement IoT Solutions at Scale

U.S. Green Technology

As fossil fuels such as petroleum and coal are depleting, there is an urgent need for sustainable alternative energy resources like wind, solar, and wave power. Some power companies are already making the move.

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The benefits of drying biogas

Envirotec Magazine

Biogas generated from anaerobic digestion (AD) contains a mixture of compounds including water vapour. This is not always considered by those burning biogas in a combine heat and power (CHP) facility.

America is hungrier than ever for sustainable food systems. Can we build them?  

GreenBiz

America is hungrier than ever for sustainable food systems. Can we build them? . Carol J. Clouse. Mon, 11/02/2020 - 01:30. In the spring of 2020, many small farms across the U.S. found themselves in a bittersweet predicament.

Could Agri-PV Be Africa’s Next Big Solar Market Trend?

GreenTechMedia

Insiders predict agricultural companies could become major adopters of solar power in Africa as farmers seek to improve the cost and reliability of energy supplies.

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- November 16

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, November 16, 2020 Announcements UTC accepting comments on interpretation of electricity use requirement In publishing proposed CETA rules, both Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) deferred proposing rule language interpreting the requirement in RCW 19.405.040(1)(a) that a utility use at least 80% renewable or non-emitting electricity under the […].

Farmstead is making the world greener with groceries

Inhabitat - Innovation

COVID-19 made the world painfully aware that simply doing normal things, like going to the grocery store, is actually dangerous. Farmstead is offering grocery delivery services that are lower than store prices. Delivery is free because this online grocer hopes to change the shopping game. Farmstead is the very first online grocer to offer fresh, high-quality groceries that are delivered to customers for free. Farmstead's plans to launch services in Charlotte, NC delighted customers in the area

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