March, 2021

Preparing Your Cleantech Business for Acquisition (Guest Member Post)

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Michael Frantz, CFP®, UBS Financial Services, Inc. The popularity of net-zero carbon emissions goals combined with the current low interest rate environment may provide tailwinds for merger & acquisition (M&A) activity. Given this landscape, it could be worthwhile for cleantech owners and entrepreneurs to plan for their firms to be acquisition targets. Business owners […].

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Wind Turbines On Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills – How Not To Pursue A Green New Deal

Jim Conca

A company out of Boulder, CO called Scout Clean Energy has applied for a permit to build a massive turbine wind farm in Washington State on the Horse Heaven Hills, circumventing the local government. But they’re building it in the wrong state.

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What are the Carbon Emission Scopes 1, 2, 3?

Green Business Bureau

Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Carbon Emissions Scopes. Carbon emission scopes 1, 2, 3 are the three recognized scopes for carbon (GHG) accounting.

How to Reduce Your Business Waste In 2021: Top Tips

The Environmental Blog

If you want to make your business more sustainable in 2021 and bounce back from the current economic crisis, reducing your business waste is a great place to start.

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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.

Sustainable mobility drives the newest employee perk

GreenBiz

Sustainable mobility drives the newest employee perk. Katie Fehrenbacher. Mon, 03/15/2021 - 00:05. This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here.

7 Simple Ways to Conserve Energy While Doing Your Daily Chores

U.S. Green Technology

Optimizing energy usage at home isn’t something that people think about often. If only people know how to conserve energy in their day-to-day lives, they’ll find that they’re spending less money on their energy bills. Plus, they’re also environment-friendly.

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Nuclear Power Continues To Break Records In Safety And Generation

Jim Conca

Energy Northwest in Richland, WA, which operates the only nuclear power plant in the region, the Columbia Generating Station, has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2020. Not to mention breaking all generation records.

2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 11

CleanTech Alliance

Week Eleven Friday March 26th was the opposite house policy committee cut off, where all bills that passed the House needed to be out of their Senate policy committee and all bills that passed the Senate needed to be out of their House policy committee in order to stay alive.

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Top Tips for Creating Less Waste

The Environmental Blog

It is undeniable that the waste crisis on our planet today has gone to an alarming level. We look everywhere, endangered sea creatures die, weathers are on the extreme, and trash keeps on coming. When will this end?

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Can smart buildings be more equitable buildings?

GreenBiz

Can smart buildings be more equitable buildings? Hadas Webb. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 01:30.

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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.

Don’t Let These 5 Myths Deter Your Recycling Efforts!

U.S. Green Technology

Let’s face it: You hear about recycling being talked about all the time. You see the usual blue bins with the recycling logo on them, and you automatically know what that means. However, along with the widespread awareness of recycling comes many misconceptions and misunderstandings.

$357k funding progresses US lithium-ion battery recycling initiative

Envirotec Magazine

(Image credit: Parilov/Shutterstock.com). Team Portables, a consortium for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) recycling incentivization, has received Phase II funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize.

Veterans Affairs Knows How To Distribute The COVID Vaccine

Jim Conca

As of 3/20, VHA has delivered over 3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been given to over 2 million veterans, VA employees, health care workers and support personnel, this out of about 9 million veterans enrolled in the VA health care programs and about 400,000 employees at the agency.

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2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 10

CleanTech Alliance

Week Ten As week 10 comes to a close, we now have less than 40 days remaining in this legislative session. This week was full of committee hearings which will continue through next week until the policy committee cutoff for the opposite house on Friday, March 26th.

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

The Environmental Blog

As consumers become more aware of environmental issues, their behaviour is changing. In fact, a recent survey showed that 90% of Australians want to purchase sustainable and ethical products. For businesses, this shift in consumer behaviour shouldn’t be ignored.

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HelloFresh would like to clear the air on meal kits

GreenBiz

HelloFresh would like to clear the air on meal kits. Jeff Yorzyk. Mon, 03/22/2021 - 02:00.

5 Small Steps to Make Your Household More Sustainable 

U.S. Green Technology

Becoming more eco-friendly can often be much more challenging than it appears. It’s a complete lifestyle change that requires you to be more conscious about everything you do – how you shop, how you cook, how you do your laundry, how you vacation.

Both African elephant species face extinction

Inhabitat - Innovation

IUCN now ranks African forest elephants as critically endangered and African savanna elephants as endangered

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Recycling Plastics And Other Important Materials Needs Some Real Help

Jim Conca

We just aren’t recycling the materials that we need to recycle to address climate change as well pollution. America landfilled 27 million tons of plastic in 2018 but only recycled 3 million tons. It’s even worse worldwide.

Perkins Coie Breakfast: Idaho National Labs’ Clean, Integrated Energy Systems and Nuclear Power

CleanTech Alliance

with Corey K. McDaniel! Only on April 14

A guide to water treatment technologies

The Environmental Blog

Water treatment is a process the vast majority of us give very little thought to. We turn on the faucetor flush the toilet and out it comes, ready to hydrate us or wash away our waste. But before it reaches that stage, it will have gone through a lot to ensure it is safe to use in our homes.

Using urban forestry to fight for environmental justice

GreenBiz

Using urban forestry to fight for environmental justice. Breanna Draxler. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 00:05. The term "urban forest" may sound like an oxymoron.

Practical Tips for Becoming more Eco-friendly Traveler

U.S. Green Technology

Traveling is what we all enjoy, as it brings so much joy to our day-to-day lives. After all, there’s nothing more comforting than taking a nice vacation or just going away for a weekend to forge the week you’ve just left behind.

Tidal turbines power electric vehicles on Scotland's Yell Island

Inhabitat - Innovation

As countries around the world increasingly embrace electric vehicles, charging is top of mind. In Scotland, the island of Yell is powering its EVs with tidal energy

Plans for Scotland’s first hazardous soil treatment centre announced

Envirotec Magazine

Research project to create new materials from recycling’s waste products. Heriot-Watt University has joined forces with Brewster Bros, a recycling business based in Livingston, to create new materials from the residual waste left over during the recycling process.

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Apply to Present at the 2021 Innovation Showcase!

CleanTech Alliance

Get noticed at the biggest CleanTech Event of the Summer

Discover The 5 House plants that flourish in Low light

The Environmental Blog

House pants are a great addition to any home. They are known to help remove toxins from the air , improving the environment, and making you feel better about life. In short, everyone should have a look at the available indoor plants online and get some for their home.

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Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal

GreenBiz

Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal. Deonna Anderson. Tue, 03/16/2021 - 05:00. Scope 3 emissions are the hardest emissions for companies to address when setting goals. But often, they are the most emissions to take on.

6 Simple Ways to Achieve Environmental Sustainability in Life Science Laboratories

U.S. Green Technology

Back in 2017, there are around 350,000 Instagram posts tagged as “zero-waste.” ” Add to that the zero-waste blogs and websites that are sprouting left and right. Consumers these days also have an increasing option of zero-waste products, from beauty and hygiene to household items.

Deforestation contributes to disease outbreaks, study says

Inhabitat - Innovation

A recent paper published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science has established that there is a connection between deforestation and the occurrence of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases

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New water toxicity-testing technology ready to scale down for field use

Envirotec Magazine

A new nanotechnology process developed by Oxford University research scientists has seemingly been proven to simplify and reduce the cost of testing water for chemical pollution and toxicity levels.

2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 9

CleanTech Alliance

Week Nine This week the legislature cleared its first major hurdle, the House of Origin cutoff, with Tuesday the deadline for bills to move out of the chamber in which they were introduced.

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Discovering ThePotential Well Water Contaminants and Their Impacts

The Environmental Blog

For many people, they don’t need to think much about their water. All they have to do is turn on the faucet and the water is there, ready to be used. But, what if you’re trying to be more independent or are too far away to connect to the mains water supply?

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Hacking solutions to 'time-sensitive' climate problems

GreenBiz

Hacking solutions to 'time-sensitive' climate problems. Shana Rappaport. Thu, 03/11/2021 - 01:03. For more essays and articles by Shana Rapport, sign up for VERGE Weekly , one of our free newsletters.

How will the Tech Industry be different in 2021

U.S. Green Technology

2020 has been one of the toughest years. However, one thing that we have learned from the past year is, it is hard to imagine a world without technology. The COVID-19 pandemic has entirely changed the customer experience. It is believed that these changes won’t go as the pandemic ends.

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