September, 2021

6 Benefits of Solar Microgrids for Local Energy Production

U.S. Green Technology

As the eco-conscious movement expands, the demand for sustainable energy sources increases. In the U.S., most of our electricity derives from fossil fuels. During combustion, they create greenhouse gas emissions and create atmospheric degradation.

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Eco-Business and Community Ethics

The Environmental Blog

As we already know that during the past few decades, technology has fundamentally changed our lives and some of them have sparked intense debates about the future of these technologies by policymakers.

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Why environmental justice research needs to include disability

GreenBiz

Disabled people make up more than 25 percent of the U.S population but remain left out of most environmental justice research

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How To Defend Against The Electromagnetic Pulse Threat By Literally Painting Over It

Jim Conca

The possible threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) to our grid occasionally crops up in the news. The usual fix is to put metal cages, known as Faraday Cages, around critical components. But we might just be able to paint over it.

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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.

Making up for what you might have missed from IPCC’s latest report

CleanTech Alliance

In case some of the year’s most recent official reporting on climate change escaped your attention, check these top pieces on the recent IPCC report. Public Policy climate change IPCC report summary

Earth observation images reveal extent of ferocious forest fires in Siberia

Envirotec Magazine

Stunning satellite images depict the recent gigantic infernos that devastated one of the coldest areas on the planet. Last month fires burning across Siberia – known for its cold and harsh winters – were said to be bigger than all the fires burning across the globe combined.

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Switching to electric alternatives: Recent global call and how we can do more

The Environmental Blog

Boris Johnson’s trendsetting remarks in the UN on strengthening environmental protection. In front of the global audience, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for many dramatic environmental changes in the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly.

Pet sustainability, or the truth about cats and dogs

GreenBiz

One of the biggest environmental impacts is associated with the food for meat-eating pets, a product category that contributed at least 64 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually as of 2017

Atomic Chickens: Texas Lawmakers Reject Proven Plan To Store Nuclear Waste

Jim Conca

The best, safest, least expensive solution to nuclear waste gets a near-unanimous bipartisan negative vote from the Texas Legislature. Lawmakers banned storage of high-level radioactive waste in Texas, including spent nuclear fuel, at their approved nuclear waste disposal site near Andrews, Texas.

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E2 Letter of Support for the American Jobs Plan

CleanTech Alliance

Add your name to the letter below urging Congress to fight alongside the administration for a clean economy and the jobs that come with it. Public Policy advocacy clean energy cleantech letter of support

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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.

Academic paper highlights AD’s current and future carbon footprint

Envirotec Magazine

Bath University’s recent paper identifies the potential for GHG emissions savings from biogas utilisation. In Wiltshire, Malaby Biogas’s Bore Hill Farm Biodigester was the case study in a research project published by Bath University and supported by Supergen Bioenergy Hub.

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Four Simple Steps to Environmentally Friendly Car Ownership

U.S. Green Technology

Many of us aspire to live a greener, healthier lifestyle that leaves little to no trace on the world around us. Many of us also happen to be car owners and drivers, and as we all know, driving a car isn’t exactly an eco-friendly habit.

The Pros and Cons of Electric Water Heaters

The Environmental Blog

Surprisingly, it takes a lot of power to heat water through your house. Typically, almost 15% of a household’s energy is spent heating their water. Several things dictate the cost of heating your water, and these include prices in the area, how much water your use, and your method of heating.

Embedding ESG into high-growth business strategy

GreenBiz

Young, companies thrive by embracing sustainability. Here's where to start

Supplying New Types Of Nuclear Fuel With HALEU Is Not A Problem

Jim Conca

The cost of nuclear fuel has never been a big deal. Because of its high energy density, thousands of times less uranium is needed than fossil fuel to produce the same amount of energy. And it’s easy to enrich, even to higher levels than present reactors. New fuel is not a bottleneck to new reactors.

Women’s Networking & Mentoring – 10/13

CleanTech Alliance

Are you a woman in cleantech interested in connecting with other women in the space? The CleanTech Alliance is hosting a Women’s Networking Social on October 13th from 4-5 PM PT

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Sewage pollution makes popular Oxford bathing site unsafe after rainfall, say researchers

Envirotec Magazine

Geese grazing in Port Meadown, Oxford (image credit: Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. , CC BY-NC 2.0 license). Sewage pollution is raising bacteria levels in Oxford’s popular swimming spots to unsafe levels after rainfall, new research appears to find.

Are Trees Actually Effective for Carbon Offsetting?

U.S. Green Technology

After the United Nations established the Paris Agreement in 2015, professionals began searching for sustainable climate change solutions. Greenhouse gas emissions are the driving cause of rising global temperatures. Researchers are attempting to limit atmospheric air pollution using trees.

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Extreme weather conditions in Pakistan due to climate change

The Environmental Blog

Pakistan is considered one of the disaster-prone countries in Asia. Natural disasters such as Droughts, Floods, and heat waves have become common in the country. Among these, floods have been recognized as the most severe form of natural disaster. Droughts.

What you should know about carbon removal purchase agreements

GreenBiz

The industry recognizes the need to share lessons, which is one reason you’ve seen companies including Microsoft, Shopify and Swiss Re all publish playbooks about how they are selecting and valuing projects that have verifiable permanence

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60 Years Of Nuclear In Space Is Just The Beginning

Jim Conca

This summer NASA marked the 60th anniversary of a nuclear-powered spaceflight. The Transit IV-A was an experimental navigational satellite with a radioisotope-powered generator, launched by Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory from Cape Canaveral on 29 June 1961. But that was just the beginning.

The ecoDemonstrator Advances Aviation Innovation and Discovery

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Mel Clark, the Morning Consult, August 4, 2021 The future of commercial air travel was on display in Washington, D.C., as part of a limited tour in the United States and abroad. The Boeing ecoDemonstrator program pushes the boundaries of innovation in aerospace by taking new technologies out of a lab setting and putting them to […]. Alliance News Commentary Member News boeing ecoDemonstrator op ed

Facility to process hard-to-recycle plastic items will open in Fife

Envirotec Magazine

A state-of-the-art facility to allow the recycling of flexible plastics is to open in Glenrothes, Fife.

Tips to Choose The Right Solar Panels for A Rooftop

U.S. Green Technology

The world today is looking for new, cheap and green energy options. Once you have decided to “go solar” the next big question is to choose the right solar panels for your property. This is a very important step because obviously you are spending a lot of money on this project and do not want.

Is Energy-Efficient Architecture Answer to Our Climate Change Challenge

The Environmental Blog

The worst thing about the challenges of climate change is the lack of understanding. Climate change is more than melting ice caps somewhere far away. It is a change that impacts your life wherever you are living. Climate change impacts the ability of global society to grow food, build, and live.

When AI and ESG collide

GreenBiz

The corporate world’s embrace of AI will strain ESG strategies far more deeply than most of us think

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Teaching Our Young About Environmental Stewardship And Climate Change

Jim Conca

Humans pass on critical information through what are called memes, the sentient version of the biological gene. The meme of environmental stewardship and the concept of climate change can be taught to our children through well-written books for all ages.

New round of State Project Improvement grants now open

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, September 28, 2021 Up to $4.5 million available for energy retrofits in public buildings Commerce is now accepting applications for over $4.5 million in grants through the Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings – State Project Improvement (SPI) Grants program. Deadline: Phase 1 applications are due at 4 p.m. 20, […]. Public Policy commerce funding workshop notice

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Vision set out for “digital revolution that will fundamentally change UK motorways”

Envirotec Magazine

An automated cone laying machine that has been developed through National Highways’ innovation fund.

Everything You Should Know About Sustainable Gaming in 2021

U.S. Green Technology

When we start analyzing sustainability and environmental issues, gaming is not exactly one of the first topics that pop into anyone’s mind. But, let us not disregard this form of entertainment so easily just yet. With its estimated market worth of $151.55 billion and projected growth to $256.97

Environmental Sustainability in the Beauty Industry: Key Areas For Beauty Brands to Tackle

Green Business Bureau

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY. Beauty is an industry that gets a bad rap when it comes to sustainability. That’s because the beauty industry generates up to 120 billion units of plastics packaging per year contributing to the loss of 18 million acres of forest annually.

As climate emergency first responders, care workers are demanding federal support

GreenBiz

Home care workers rarely get the recognition or resources they deserve for their labor and efforts

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You thought the U.S. fire season was bad. Russia’s is much worse.

Grist

In mid August, the leader of the Republic of Sakha, in Russia, told residents not to go outside, and to avoid breathing unfiltered air if at all possible. Wildfire smoke filled the streets of Yakutsk, reducing visibility to less than a block. Smoke spread to the North Pole for the first time ever.

Weeklt Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- September 27

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, September 27, 2021 Today’s workshop on “double counting” extended to allow more discussion: 1 – 4:30 p.m. Today’s joint rulemaking workshop presented by Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) has been extended by a half hour to provide additional time for panel discussions about double counting. The […]. Public Policy ceta commerce rulemaking weekly bulletin workshop notice

Report reveals major climate risks to global food trade

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Ian Taylor/Unsplash. A new report from Stockholm Environment Institute reveals in detail the climate risks to global trade in major agricultural commodities – and concludes that they constitute a serious global challenge.

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