October, 2020

Exciting Technological Trends To Watch in Renewable Energy Sectors

U.S. Green Technology

The US Energy Information Administration projects renewable energy sources will provide nearly half of the world’s electricity within the next three decades. Most of this, the EIA predicts, will come from solar, wind, and hydropower. But not all sectors are growing at the same rate.

To keep going during these difficult times, remember to float

GreenBiz

To keep going during these difficult times, remember to float. Chris Gaither. Mon, 10/12/2020 - 01:45. A couple of years ago, desperate for fitness and community, I joined the master’s swim program at my local pool.

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So, What Exactly Are Virtual Power Plants?

GreenTechMedia

We live in an increasingly virtual world. You can hold virtual meetings with virtual friends using virtual reality systems hosted on virtual servers. And in energy circles, one of the biggest buzzwords in recent years is the virtual power plant, or VPP.

6 Practical Ways We Can Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Environmental Blog

Plastic pollution is one of the most visible environmental issues of our generation. Australia produces around 2-3 million tons of plastic every single year, with a frightening 130,000 tons on average typically finding its way into our oceans.

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.

America Steps Forward To Expand Nuclear Power

Jim Conca

DOE awarded TerraPower/GE Hitachi and X-energy an initial $80 million each to commercialize their advanced nuclear reactors, planning up to $3.2 billion. They also approved a $1.4 billion award to UAMPS for the development and construction of a 720 MWe NuScale small modular nuclear power plant.

The Energy Leadership Summit is Back!

CleanTech Alliance

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The top 25 most sustainable fleets

GreenBiz

The top 25 most sustainable fleets. Katie Fehrenbacher. Mon, 10/26/2020 - 02:00. However you look at it, 2020 is a turning point for fleets. .

Water documentary to screen on Netflix in October

Envirotec Magazine

A powerful documentary that aims to drive positive change in water is set to reach a global audience of millions.

No more plastic pollution: How to give a Christmas present to the Earth

The Environmental Blog

Does our planet like Christmas? If Earth could speak, I’m sure it would say “Hell, no!”. Sorry for wearing my Grinch hat, but I’d be much greener than Santa Claus by all means! Instead of writing a letter to Santa this year, I took my ambition up a notch and wrote this post to all human beings.

Communities Surrounding Closed Nuclear Power Plants Face Terrible Challenges Moving Forward

Jim Conca

The Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative’s report on socioeconomic impacts of nuclear plant closures on host communities has some sobering thoughts. Big hurdles are a lack of a national plan and the lack of planning when it would do the most good. But it would be best not to close them at all.

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.

Energy Leadership Summit Award Winner Profile #4- Tony Usibelli

CleanTech Alliance

In preparation for this year’s Energy Leadership Summit, we’re profiling previous award winners to detail their experiences and to share what winning an Energy Leadership Award meant to them.

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Can Technology Help You Get Better Health Care?

U.S. Green Technology

This is the first in a series of columns that will try to provide answers to that question, by examining the results of a recently completed, landmark Canadian study – The Action For Health Project.

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Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South

GreenBiz

Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South. Danielle Purifoy. Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:45.

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Modular Tree-House School concept connects kids with nature

Inhabitat - Innovation

Could this be the school of the future

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5 Eco-friendly ways to stay warm this winter

The Environmental Blog

Many scientists believe that the power of thought can control your own perception of temperature regimes – for example, your body will be warmer if you imagine a sunny tropical beach.

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Cow Burps – Cattle Industry Poised To Lead The Way To A Cooler Earth By Reducing Methane Content

Jim Conca

A new study out of U.C. Davis shows a dramatic reduction in cattle methane emissions using red seaweed as a feed supplement while significantly reducing the cost of feed. The five-month study found that these reductions were sustained with no change in animal health or in the quality of the beef.

Two CleanTech Alliance Members Honored in Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Puget Sound Business Journal, October 7, 2020 A&R Solar and McKinstry were included in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Washington state.

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How Will Electric Trucking Impact the Agriculture Industry?

U.S. Green Technology

The climate crisis has put an emphasis on switching to sustainable practices and green technology to reduce pollution. One way to do so is to focus on trucking. These vehicles consume a significant amount of fuel every year — switching to electric is a useful solution for the climate.

How to ensure circular fashion is good for people and the environment

GreenBiz

How to ensure circular fashion is good for people and the environment. Annelise Thim. Fri, 10/09/2020 - 00:15. This article originally was published in the BSR Insight.

Zeabuz is launching a self-driving electric ferry in Norway

Inhabitat - Innovation

This self-driving, zero-emission ferry will carry 12 passengers at a time

8 Reasons Why You Should Start Properly Recycling Your E-Waste Today

The Environmental Blog

A pile of old computers waiting for sending to recycle plant. Nearly 5 pounds of garbage is produced in America per person, daily. All of that amounts to billions of tons of trash annually.

Nature Has Economic Value That Needs To Be Valued

Jim Conca

The planet’s stock of natural assets is under threat by our changing climate and our wild destruction of habitats, and many stakeholders across the world are calling for protecting 30% of the Earth's surface. A new report by McKinsey & Company shows how. Think of it as a capital investment.

6 CleanTech Alliance Members Named in PSBJ’s 100 Most Powerful, Influential People in Washington

CleanTech Alliance

The Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual list of Washington’s 100 most powerful and influential people included six CleanTech Alliance members from four member companies: University of Washington, Boeing, Perkins Coie, and K&L Gates. James Williams, the managing partner of Perkins Coie was honored for his focus on complex business litigation and civil issues, including volunteer […].

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Some of the Hot Favorite Instagram Influencers You Should Turn to During COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Green Technology

With the continuing onslaught of COVID-19, many people are still in home-isolation and are compelled to stay at home. Thanks to ‘work at home ‘facilities most IT sector employees and even other professionals are working from home.

These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health

GreenBiz

These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health. Oliver Camp. Mon, 10/26/2020 - 01:30.

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New study finds eco-glitter just as damaging as ordinary glitter

Inhabitat - Innovation

Despite the promises and inflated price tag, biodegradable glitter ends up the same way as old-school glitter — wreaking havoc on aquatic ecosystems

How to Create an Environmentally Friendly Garden

The Environmental Blog

These days, more and more people are cluing into the fact that it is more important than ever to make a conscious effort towards being more environmentally friendly. Sometimes, even simple changes towards a greener lifestyle can make a big difference in the long run.

How Covid-19 Has Changed The Way Americans Use Energy

Jim Conca

Nationally, power consumption dropped 4% compared to the same time period last year but it was different for different states, according to a new study. Power requirements for workdays basically dropped to Sunday levels under the lockdown.

Weekly UTC Bulletin- October 27

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, October 27, 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 […]. Member News Public Policy newsletter rulemaking utc weekly bulletin

USGT Greenlight Series: Chris Kaiser of Click A Tree

U.S. Green Technology

The Greenlight spotlight series takes a look at innovative professionals and businesses disrupting environmental trends with green-focused technology. From automotive to building to energy sources, industries are being disrupted daily as smarter and more innovative green technology becomes available.

IKEA will buy back used furniture in stand against 'excessive consumption'

GreenBiz

IKEA will buy back used furniture in stand against 'excessive consumption'. Cecilia Keating. Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:45.

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Exxon's leaked documents reveal devastating pollution plan

Inhabitat - Innovation

Earlier this year when ExxonMobil announced its intention to reduce its methane emissions and gas-burning, many welcomed and celebrated the news. Despite these initial claims, the company's internal documents paint a different picture

These Are the Benefits of Going Solar at Home

The Environmental Blog

Are you constantly looking for ways to save money? If so, you’re not alone. After all, these days more than ever before, every dollar counts. Life is expensive, thus it’s important to cut expenses by any means possible. This includes reducing your monthly energy costs.

Amazon study suggests big conservation gains possible for imperilled freshwater ecosystems

Envirotec Magazine

A new study by an international team of environmental scientists in the Brazilian Amazon appears to show that redesigned conservation projects could deliver big gains for critical freshwater ecosystems – raising hopes for the futures of thousands of species.

Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- October 23

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, October 23, 2020 Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage Announcements The Washington Department of Commerce filed proposed rule language on Oct. 21 to implement the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA), Washington’s landmark clean electricity legislation enacted in 2019. The proposed rules will be published in November in the Washington […]. Member News Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking workshop notice

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