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.

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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.

5 Types of Wood That Improve Sustainability

U.S. Green Technology

Wood is a preferred choice for many when it comes to consumer products or building material. For starter, it is a natural resource which is renewable, has a low carbon footprint and recyclable. Moreover, there is an element of aestheticism and it can be used for artwork too.

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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.

First of its kind study examines the impact of ocean noise pollution on Ireland’s marine life

Envirotec Magazine

Ireland’s first real-time acoustic monitoring project of cetacean species (whales, dolphins and porpoise) was launched last week off the South Coast of Ireland, with the goal of creating a near real-time detection model for these species and examining the impact rising ocean noise pollution is having on Ireland’s marine life.

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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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.

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.

6 Sustainable DIY Projects for Spring

U.S. Green Technology

With warmer weather on the horizon, you might be on the hunt for a few DIY projects. Luckily, you don’t have to look any further. It’s time to break out some tools and creativity to spruce up your house and the planet in time for spring. Here are six sustainable home improvement ideas. Hanging.

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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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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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

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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25 badass women shaping climate action in 2021

GreenBiz

25 badass women shaping climate action in 2021. Heather Clancy. Mon, 03/08/2021 - 02:00. Given the devastating economic toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and girls, the imperative to mark International Women’s Day carries more weight than usual this year. .

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

CleanTech Alliance

with Corey K. McDaniel! Only on April 14

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.

Green-roofed Swiss homes promote solar via 65 degree rotation

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the Swiss municipality of Bussigny, Crissier-based architecture practice Bertola & Cie – SIA has completed the 65 Degree Group Housing project, a collection of low-energy housing units that are deliberately oriented at 65 degrees to optimize solar collection and to ensure private garden spaces for every dwelling

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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.

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.

Apply to Present at the 2021 Innovation Showcase!

CleanTech Alliance

Get noticed at the biggest CleanTech Event of the Summer

Air pollution risks health of all, especially drivers, says TfL report

Envirotec Magazine

Photo credit: Yuri Turkov/Shutterstock.com. The Mayor of London has today published a report on the impact of coronavirus on London bus drivers. Green Party London Assembly Member Caroline Russell said: “I was really concerned to see today’s worrying report on bus driver deaths from coronavirus.

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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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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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In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech

GreenBiz

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech. Jonathan Foley. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:30. This article originally appeared on the author's personal blog, and was written in that capacity. Italics are the author's.

Discover the World of Sustainable Tourism

U.S. Green Technology

According to data, tourist trips have increased from 524 million in 1995 to 1.3 billion in 2017, and we are expecting this number to continue growing. The tourism industry represents 10% of GDP and provides 11% of all job positions.

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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So Big It’s Boring: The Rise of Utility-Scale Solar

GreenTechMedia

In 2015, I was sitting with representatives of Strata Solar, Southern Company and the Arkansas Public Service Commission, waiting to go onstage. We were the last session of the last day of the conference in question — a tough time slot.

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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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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Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

GreenBiz

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet. Clouse. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 02:11. Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here.

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.