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Americans love recycling — they have no idea how it works

GreenBiz

Many Americans have lost faith that our recycling system actually recycles anything. And it matters that they think the system is broken

Report pulls back the curtain on chemical pollution in the ocean

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: RecondOil , CC BY 2.0 license. A new report attempts to provide a diagnostic of the scale of the ocean pollution challenge facing humanity.

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How To Incorporate Sustainable Materials Into Your Everyday Life

The Environmental Blog

Sustainability is a practice that can and should be implemented routinely and faithfully in everyone’s life.

Commerce announces latest round of state investments in new and novel clean energy technology projects powered by diverse public-private partnerships

CleanTech Alliance

Competitive process identifies 10 proposed research, development and demonstration projects to receive $8.5 million in Clean Energy Fund grants. Public Policy cef clean energy fund commerce

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.

Logistics gets on a sustainable track

GreenBiz

Moving target: A truckload of technologies, partnerships and global agreements comprise new solutions for the space

Common houseplants can improve air quality indoors

Envirotec Magazine

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) was one of the houseplant species appraised in the study (image credit: Bettinaling , CC BY-NC 2.0 license ).

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April 13 – Ocean Energy, Marine Fuels & the Blue Economy (Hybrid)

CleanTech Alliance

This April, join us for a conversation about "Ocean Energy, Marine Fuels and the Blue Economy" featuring Jennifer States, VP of Projects & Strategy, Washington Maritime Blue. Member News Opportunities

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Anaerobic digestion: Turning America’s food waste into RNG

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Anaerobic digestion is an eco-friendly waste management solution, producing renewable energy and healthy soils. How can this technology grow in the United States

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Thousands of tonnes of microfibre air pollution could be reduced by changing laundry drying practices

Envirotec Magazine

Dr Kelly Sheridan and PhD student Chimdia Kechi Okafor with a test load in a tumble dryer.

5 Ways That Cloud Services Are Green and How To Make the Switch

Green Living Guy

The public cloud computing market is expected to be worth $800 billion by 2025, and it’s easy to see why. Companies that switch to the cloud save time, save money and even help to save the environment in the process.

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.

EcoLuxe Products: Sustainable Bamboo Products to Help Reduce Plastic Waste and Encourage Sustainable Living

Green Business Bureau

EcoLuxe Products Inc. is aiding the world in the fight against single-use plastic waste by offering a variety of biodegradable organic bamboo products for personal use, homes and businesses.

Solutions to the climate crisis will come from the multitudes

GreenBiz

Climate change is not just a systemic problem, it’s also a leadership crisis

New analysis to measure carbon emissions of transporting district heating and plumbing pipework

Envirotec Magazine

With decarbonisation legislation continuing to tighten in the UK, a polymer specialist has carried out a CO2 emissions analysis for contractors to measure emissions accrued from transporting district heating pipework and plumbing pipework to construction sites.

How Technology and Access Have Influenced the Evolution of Recycling

Green Living Guy

Most pieces of today’s recycling technology, such as a vibrating table and a rotary trommel, were inspired by a long line of equipment that has shaped the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the industry.

Federal budget correctly links climate action with economic growth

Clean Energy Canada

VICTORIA — Mark Zacharias, special advisor at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s Budget 2022 : “Today’s federal budget was the first step toward realizing last week’s historic Emissions Reduction Plan to reach Canada’s 2030 climate target.

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What’s brewing? AB InBev’s zero-emissions fleet recipe

GreenBiz

How the world’s biggest beer maker plans to build a sustainable future for the next 100 years

The world’s most ambitious climate goal is essentially out of reach

Grist

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — the consortium of scientists responsible for summarizing the world’s climate knowledge and releasing it in roughly decadal, 3,000-plus-page installments — published its latest report on Monday, the findings were just as grim as usual.

The Undeniable Interconnectedness of Food Security and Sustainable Living

Green Living Guy

Food insecurity and climate change are two global crises that often feel too big and too isolated for any individual to resolve. However, making an impact on both issues is more doable than you may think.

New Hyundai plant to produce EVs in Indonesia

Charged

Hyundai has launched a new automotive plant that will produce Indonesia’s first locally assembled EV. In 2019, Hyundai said it would invest $1.55 billion in the plant by 2030. Initial capacity is 150,000 vehicles per year, and this will later be expanded to 250,000.

What we should be considering for circular building design

GreenBiz

Starting with circularity in mind requires close collaboration between product manufacturers, specifiers and the owners and developers of buildings

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‘We are at a crossroads’: New IPCC report says it’s fossil fuels or our future

Grist

Nations have moved too slowly to curb climate change, and now must take swift and aggressive steps if they hope to avoid the worst impacts of global warming, the world’s top scientists warned on Monday.

Reducing Energy Debts From COVID-19

Green Living Guy

Utility bills have piled up for American homeowners since COVID-19 began. According to the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, over 80 million Americans struggle to pay bills due to the ongoing pandemic. Energy affordability has proved problematic for decades in the U.S.,

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Sakuu develops the first battery in its new solid-state product line

Charged

Additive manufacturing specialist Sakuu has developed a lithium metal battery that achieved an energy density of 800 Wh/l in recent testing. The company says its battery achieves an energy density of 500-700 Wh/l, or greater.

From seed to store: Creating a sustainable food system

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Exploring a food company’s journey to increased sustainability by 2030

5 takes on the future of climate tech

EDF Voices

Last week, I spoke at the Techonomy Climate conference along with tech, business and environmental leaders who are bringing bold solutions to the climate crisis. Here’s my view of the state of climate tech

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How To Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants In Your Garden

Green Living Guy

Spotting carpenter ants crawling across the kitchen floor or anywhere in the house can be frightening for you as a homeowner. Especially if you are frequently looking for ways to get rid of the giant pest ants when they gather during spring and early summer.

BASF inks land purchase agreement for battery site in Canada

Charged

Cathode active materials (CAM) producer BASF has signed an agreement to purchase land for a future CAM materials production, battery metals recycling and refining site in Quebec. The site is positioned beside the Saint Lawrence River in Bécancour.

Why are climate-committed banks living in a fuel’s paradise?

GreenBiz

Will all the naming and shaming possibly tame the worst impulses of the world’s biggest banks and the investor class that owns them

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Government awards £30m to cutting-edge highway decarbonisation projects

Envirotec Magazine

Cutting-edge, innovative ideas to decarbonise the UK’s highways are to benefit from tens of millions of pounds in Government funding. The £30 million Live Labs 2 competition, funded by the Department for Transport, was announced on 7 April.

F-150 Lightning Takes on World’s Toughest Towing Test

Green Living Guy

Whether hauling snowmobiles to the cabin in the dead of winter or the pontoon to the lake in the dog days of summer, the 2022 F-150® Lightning™ is tested to have customers covered.

Electreon and Jacobs partner to deploy wireless charging infrastructure

Charged

Wireless charging specialist Electreon has announced a strategic collaboration with Jacobs, a global provider of technical professional services. The companies will join forces on selected wireless EV charging projects for fleet operators across the US, including city and state authorities.

Has renewable energy reached an inflection point globally?

GreenBiz

Wind and solar power hit a new record in 2021, generating 10 percent of the world's entire electricity needs for the first time

Act now to make green shipping feasible and safe: Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation chief Lynn Loo

Eco-Business

Shipboard carbon capture trials are on the horizon for the Singapore-backed non-profit, after an ammonia bunkering safety study. It has also sealed new partnership agreements this week, including with two oil and gas majors

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Should We Follow Norway’s Example of Electric Vehicles?

Green Living Guy

With 65 percent of cars sold in 2021 in Norway being electric, we can get a pretty good idea about where the country is heading. Norway has become the first country to have so many electric cars.

2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 first drive: five tons of fun

Charged

The rebooted electric Hummer is an absurd vehicle, in some ways, but it’s an extremely well-executed absurdity. How do you review a 5-ton electric truck that accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about 3 seconds? No other vehicle on the market is even close to direct competition.