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Where do ESG and sustainable finance go from here?

GreenBiz

The tone, texture and temper of the attacks on ESG has meaningfully shifted, and the factors upon which 'it depends' are naturally shifting as a result.

UK Electric Vehicle Sales Continue to Soar in Green Revolution

CleanTechnica

Sales of electric vehicles reach an all-time high while UK boasts one of the most extensive networks of rapid chargers in Europe.

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Eco Friendly Office: Creating the Ideal Green Home Office Environment

Green Business Bureau

Remote Work Is Here To Stay: Employees Should Create the Ideal Green Home Office. Over the last couple of years, there’s been a distinct business shift towards the adoption of remote operations.

Wastewater treatment facility embraces septage

Envirotec Magazine

The rotating rake teeth of the Raptor Fine Screen fully penetrate the cylindrical screen bars, says the group.

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.

Let’s talk integrated photovoltaics

GreenBiz

Meet Ambient Photonics, which just raised $30 million to produce low-light solar cells that can harvest energy from both natural and artificial sources

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What to Know About Washington’s Cap and Invest Rulemaking

CleanTech Alliance

The Climate Commitment Act (CCA), which was passed by the Washington state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Inslee in 2021, is set to go into effect on January 1, 2023. Public Policy

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Speech cements government commitment to hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

Concept of home hydrogen unit for renewable energy storage. The Government has committed to hydrogen heating for UK homes in a seemingly significant speech by one of the key ministers responsible for energy strategy.

These young people are solving 'wicked problems' with circular solutions

GreenBiz

They're addressing pesticides, rare earth elements and aquaponics

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- May 26

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, May 26, 2022 CEIP data aggregation review closes June 3 Commerce has completed its initial aggregation of consumer-owned utility clean energy implementation plans (CEIP). The aggregate spreadsheet and a webinar on the agency’s aggregation process are available on the Compliance and Reporting webpage. Commerce is asking utilities and the public to review the aggregate […].

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Green Business Ideas for Eco-Minded Entrepreneurs

Green Living Guy

There are many ways you can make an impact on the environment, and when it comes to your business, one of the ways to do that is by shifting it towards a more sustainable way of doing things.

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.

Water sector must prioritise supply chain resilience

Envirotec Magazine

The importance of supply chain resilience in the water sector was the overarching message from Baroness Brown, speaking at a British Water reception held at the House of Lords this week (end of May).

Volvo preps for launch of first electric trucks made with fossil-fuel-free steel

GreenBiz

Company claims to be first truck maker in the world to swap out vehicle parts made from traditional steel for zero emission steel

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- May 25

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, May 25, 2022 The UTC is at the forefront of clean energy transformation in Washington State. Stay up to date and get involved! May 27 Energy Decarbonization Pathways Engagement Meeting May 27 from 10 a.m. to noon – Energy Decarbonization Pathways Engagement Meeting – The UTC is holding a kick-off meeting to […]. Public Policy clean energy bulletin utc weekly bulletin

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Biden Administration Announces Clean School Bus Program

Green Living Guy

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Today, at Meridian High School, the Biden-Harris administration will announce the Clean School Bus Program, which offers funding for school districts to move dirty diesel buses off their routes and transition to a cleaner school bus fleet.

Trade body urges industry to prepare for heat pumps demand

Envirotec Magazine

Electrotechnical and engineering services body ECA is urging the industry to fully engage with Government initiatives to decarbonise heat , including the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), launched this week.

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How three companies are solving problems using biomimicry

GreenBiz

Nature usually has the most elegant solutions. Why aren’t we using more of them

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The mental block preventing people from buying electric vehicles

Grist

In some ways, electric vehicles are everywhere these days: With gas prices soaring and climate warnings becoming more urgent, many drivers are searching online for EVs; major car companies like Ford have released electric versions of their classic models; and several states have introduced EV rebates.

The Top 3 Diets That Have Been Scientifically Supported In 2022!

Green Living Guy

The world has advanced in many ways and it applies to the revolution of the health community too. Nowadays, there are diets of all types and kinds which are backed up by science as well. After the pandemic, people have been cautious regarding their immunity, gut health, and overall health being.

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Customisable air pollution alerts now available for monitor series

Envirotec Magazine

The new alerting capabilities are available to users of Zephyr® air quality monitors.

3 companies tell us their failures on sustainability

GreenBiz

Levis, L’Oreal and Humanscale explain where they went wrong and how they are moving forward

Rev Fire Group unveils electric fire truck

Charged

REV Fire Group, which includes several manufacturers of fire-fighting apparatus, displayed a North American-style fully electric fire truck called Vector at the recent Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis.

Rice University and Ford Motor Company Recycle Plastic from Old F-150s

Green Living Guy

The part of an old car that gets turned into graphene could come back as a better part for a new car. Rice University chemists working with researchers at the Ford Motor Company are turning plastic parts from “end-of-life” vehicles into graphene via the university’s flash Joule heating process.

New centre to advance hydrogen and syngas production from waste plastic

Envirotec Magazine

Powerhouse Energy Group PLC (PHE), a firm commercialising syngas and hydrogen production from non-recyclable waste plastic, has unveiled (on 24 May) plans to create a UK based, Global Technology and Innovation Centre (GTIC), which it aims to open in early 2023.

Can Elon Musk save ESG?

GreenBiz

Tesla’s exclusion from an ESG stock index was a signal moment that suggests ESG could be in for a reckoning

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Seattle to install curbside Level 2 public chargers on request

Charged

Seattle is home to large numbers of Drivewayless Drivers—those unfortunate car owners who lack driveways, and must use street parking near their homes.

Sneak Peak of Honda’s All-Electric 2024 Prologue SUV

Green Living Guy

2024 Honda Prologue Honda released the first sketch previewing the design of the all-new Prologue full-electric SUV launching in 2024.

Trial demonstrates restarting electricity network entirely from renewables

Envirotec Magazine

Tongland Power Station on the River Dee, Galloway Hydro Electric Scheme. Energy network provider SP Energy Networks says it has led a successful trial to re-energise its electricity network via renewable energy from wind turbines and hydro generation.

3 alternative protein critiques, explained

GreenBiz

As more alternative protein companies make their way onto supermarket shelves and restaurant menus, their business models and impact promises face increasing criticism

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NI releases new Battery Test System analysis software for EVs

Charged

NI (formerly National Instruments ) has released its latest Battery Test System (BTS) and introduced a new software analysis product line—both of which are designed to link data across the engineering workflow.

How The Real Estate Industry Can Live Up To Sustainability Expectations

Green Living Guy

Sustainability is trending for all industries as every business wants to do its bit for the environment. It affects their brand perception and makes the buyers stick around for the long haul.

Academic wins international award for urban ecology work

Envirotec Magazine

A researcher at Northumbria University is part of a group of academics to win a prestigious international award for their work on sustainable science.

5 things I learned being a sustainability consultant

GreenBiz

A consultant can help many companies get on the path towards sustainability, but what happens if you can't see the project to the end

Over 300 battery gigafactories in the global pipeline

Charged

As EV demand steadily grows, automakers and their suppliers are wisely hustling to increase battery production capacity—preferably close to their auto plants and markets.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium All-Wheel Drive Wins AAA’s Best Overall Car for 2022

Green Living Guy

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium All-Wheel Drive has won AAA’s Best Overall Car for 2022, the latest acclaim for Ford’s electric SUV. AAA researchers gave special praise to the vehicle for its dramatic new profile, its power, and for being quiet, quick, roomy, and fun to drive.

New funding to support growth of Scotland’s bioeconomy

Envirotec Magazine

New funding available from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) aims to help grow Scotland’s bioeconomy. The latest tranche of its innovation fund is now open for proposals.