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How we can unlock tech to decarbonize our skies

GreenBiz

We must start building the necessary technical capacity right now to actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere, in parallel with doubling down on decarbonization efforts.

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£400m to be invested in UK plastic recycling facilities

Envirotec Magazine

A new partnership may pave the way for more than £400 million to be invested in recycling facilities across the UK. Renewable and alternative energy company Clean Planet Energy announced a joint venture with private equity firm Crossroads Real Estate on 15 November 15. They will fund Clean Planet Energy’s flagship ecoPlant currently under construction in Teesside, north east England.

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Nearly half replanted trees do not survive past five years

Inhabitat - Innovation

A team of researchers established that approximately half of all trees planted to restore tropical forests in Asia do not survive beyond five years. The researchers included experts from 29 universities and research centers who analyzed data from 176 forest restoration sites in tropical and subtropical Asia. Most of the sites under study included those where human activities had led to a decline in tree numbers.

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How to Implement a Water Conservation Plan for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

Importance of a Water Conservation Plan. A water conservation plan turns goals into action, ensuring your business is taking the necessary steps to reduce its water use and any impact it may have on local water resources and the people and wildlife that rely on them. Having a concrete plan for sustainable water management is critical when you look at the impacts of water scarcity.

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Electrofuels Are the Future: The Driving Force to Decarbonizing Heavy Transport

Speaker: Ayesha Choudhury - Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium

With the first wave of the energy transition, renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) have begun replacing coal power generation. However, some sectors are lagging behind and struggling to decarbonize more than others, including large-scale transportation like commercial aviation, shipping, and rail transit. Electrofuels (aka eFuels) are the next generation of solutions to help the hardest-to-abate sectors pivot from their reliance on fossil fuels.

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How COP27 became the food systems COP

GreenBiz

For the first time food, agriculture and food systems have taken center stage at the global negotiations. Finally.

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Call for Thames Water to make swift upgrades to Cassington sewage works after Wolvercote site fails bacteria test

Envirotec Magazine

Citizen science testing last year at River Thames near Kennington, Oxfordshire between Sandford Lock and Iffley Lock. Oxford-based Wolvercote Mill Stream – the only official swimming spot on the Thames – has failed bacteria safety tests. Environmental charity Thames21 has warned that Thames Water should urgently make plans to upgrade its Cassington sewage treatment works to stop this from happening again.

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Why Crawlspace Winterization Is Important In Upcoming Winter?

U.S. Green Technology

If your property is located anywhere where the temperature drops under 32 degrees, winterizing the crawl area is a need. The sole purpose of the crawl area winterization is to guarantee that your crawl area is operating at its best. The finest possible convenience for your house will also be provided by the winterization of. The post Why Crawlspace Winterization Is Important In Upcoming Winter?

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Financing imperatives for Africa’s clean energy transition

GreenBiz

Finding cash to help African countries develop renewable energy for domestic needs and benefit from export opportunities is one of the biggest challenges over the long term.

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Comment: Second-life vehicle batteries should be first choice for energy storage

Envirotec Magazine

To mark Energy Day at COP27, Matthew Lumsden of Connected Energy called on consumers and businesses to understand that switching to electric vehicles is just the first step in the clean energy transition. “To drive energy change faster, we need to look further ahead, to the reuse of electric vehicle batteries at the end of their lives in a vehicle and ensure that we maximise the finite resources within them.

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Forest installation suspends seedlings on an inverted dome

Inhabitat - Innovation

Nomad Studio has created an out-of-this-world forest installation that floats 1,200 trees on the top of an inverted dome.

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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

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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Top 4 Most Typical Tenant Upgrades That Have Relation to Electricity

U.S. Green Technology

The practice of making repairs or other alterations to a property in order to better accommodate tenants and enhance the quality of the area in which they live or work is known as tenant improvement. When you rent out your home as a landlord or property owner, you are responsible for a number of different. The post Top 4 Most Typical Tenant Upgrades That Have Relation to Electricity appeared first on U.S.

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Aquapreneurs are thirsty

GreenBiz

Companies such as ZwitterCo and Waterplan are creating a ripple effect for water technology startups focused on private-sector applications.

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No feed tank needed

Envirotec Magazine

Yorkshire Water has partnered with Saveco in the deployment of a new sludge screen technology, a UK first. Known affectionately as ‘The Beast’, the new screen enables tankers to connect and pump sludge into it, rather than offloading sludge to a holding tank that is then fed into traditional screens by gravity. The technology has been used successfully in the US and will be introduced to treatment process at Woodhouse Mill.

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Western Australia sets new renewables record of 81% – in world’s biggest isolated grid

Renew Economy

WA grid reaches record level of 81 per cent renewables, driven mostly by rooftop solar. The post Western Australia sets new renewables record of 81% – in world’s biggest isolated grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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 Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?

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Redwood Materials to supply cathode material to Panasonic’s new US battery plant

Charged

JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials will supply remanufactured battery cathode material to Panasonic, beginning in 2025, for a new factory the Japanese battery-maker is currently building in Kansas. Panasonic’s $4-billion factory, which is said to be larger than Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory, is expected to begin production of 2170-format cylindrical cells by March 2025.

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COP27: This past year in deforestation

GreenBiz

After bold commitments, what is happening to forests, and what actions are coming next?

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Fifteen ways to reforest the planet: Latest research profiled in publication

Envirotec Magazine

A family plants trees for forest restoration in Thailand (image credit: University of the Sunshine Coast Professor Andy Marshall). A dedicated issue of the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions explores the latest scientific advances in forest restoration. “This paves the way for evidence-based, on-the-ground action plans for the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration,” said Professor Andy Marshall of Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast, a key contributor to the themed edit

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Another giga-scale wind, solar and battery project jostles for a spot in new renewable zone

Renew Economy

Virya Energy proposes 220 of wind turbines, up to 300MW of solar PV and a 500MW/500MWh battery north-west of Jerilderie. The post Another giga-scale wind, solar and battery project jostles for a spot in new renewable zone appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How Phoenix Contact’s e-mobility infrastructure is shaping charging technology

Charged

Sponsored by Phoenix Contact. Phoenix Contact Group is made up of 15 German and four international companies, along with 11 manufacturing locations, and has a footprint in more than 100 countries. The 99-year-old company offers creative solutions in the fields of connection technology, electronics and automation and is independent in its entrepreneurial and decision-making freedom.

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Israeli climate tech companies mean business at COP27

GreenBiz

10 of Israel’s most promising climate tech startups won the chance to demonstrate their innovations to the world.

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Magnetic field boosts biogas production

Envirotec Magazine

A magnetic field can help enhance the generation of synthetic biogas, according to new research. Elecroactive biofilms form on a porous conductive material, TiO2-FNi. The researchers investigated the effects of a static magnetic field (SMF) in the presence of the additive titanium dioxide-foamed nickel (TiO2-FNi). It exhibits bioaffinity for the relevant methanogens during the anaerobic digestion and methanation of corn stover (which comprises the leaves, stalks, and cobs of corn).

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Scotland launches giga-scale big battery rollout to boost grid reliability

Renew Economy

Construction begins on three big battery projects across Scotland that will boast a combined capacity of 1GW/2GWh and provide "world-first" grid services. The post Scotland launches giga-scale big battery rollout to boost grid reliability appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Meta Materials’ coating technology reduces the weight of copper current collectors

Charged

Meta Materials has signed a memorandum of understanding) with DuPont Teijin Films and Mitsubishi Electric Europe. Using Meta’s PLASMAfusion coating technology, the parties plan to scale a proprietary, high-volume, roll-to-roll manufacturing system for film-based, coated copper current collectors. The film-based products are expected to reduce battery weight and cost, improve energy efficiency, extend vehicle range, and reduce the risk of thermal runaway.

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How COP 27 became the food systems COP

GreenBiz

For the first time food, agriculture and food systems have taken center stage at the global negotiations. Finally.

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Government funding for innovations that “could revolutionise British rail travel”

Envirotec Magazine

Government funding of over £5 million has been provided to help launch innovative ideas that could transform rail travel and help decarbonize the rail network. The “First of a Kind” competition – conducted in partnership with Innovate UK – focused specifically on rail travel this year, with winning concepts including self-charging trains.

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Philanthropic organizations commit $500 million for energy transition in developing countries

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 14 — A three-year commitment by nine philanthropies will support energy transition projects by low- and middle-income countries and their partners. The post Philanthropic organizations commit $500 million for energy transition in developing countries appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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New York City orders 71 more EV ARC solar charging systems from Beam Global

Charged

New York City has placed an order for an additional 71 of Beam Global ’s EV ARC solar-powered EV charging systems. This is the city’s seventh order, and it brings its fleet of EV ARC EV charging systems to 160. The new units are flood-proof to 9.5 feet, wind-rated to 125 mph, and feature an emergency power panel for use by fleet operators and first responders during grid failures and extreme weather events.

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The hidden emissions in the global food supply chain

GreenBiz

World Wildlife Fund is exposing the environmental impact behind our favorite foods.

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Selective adsorption

Envirotec Magazine

A novel biogas purification system is currently under trial in the Japanese city of Kurashiki. The crystal structure of the K-GIS zeolite adsorbent: The size of cavities in the crystal is slightly larger than the CO2 molecule, permitting CO2 to enter the crystal and be adsorbed while larger molecules such as methane are excluded. Technology firm Asahi Kasei announced the trial in September, which will evaluate the performance of a biogas purification system at a sewage treatment plant in the cit

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World Hydrogen 2023 Summit and Exhibition

Energy Central

The leading global platform for hydrogen business returns to the iconic Rotterdam Ahoy in 2023. Following the huge success of 2022 – including a sell-out Summit! – World Hydrogen 2023 will be doubling in size to keep up with surging demand, enabling twice as many companies to showcase, collaborate and do deals to advance the global hydrogen economy.

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Thor Industries partners with Harbinger Motors to electrify RVs

Charged

Thor Industries, which claims to be the world’s largest manufacturer of RVs, has formed a strategic partnership with Harbinger Motors, a commercial EV specialist that delivers technology targeted to the medium-duty chassis platforms used in the RV industry. Thor aims to create “a superior electrified experience that drives a best-in-class experience for Thor owners.

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What it will take to electrify construction equipment

GreenBiz

The key challenges in construction going all-electric

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A third of local roads in England are in need of repair

Envirotec Magazine

The latest data from the Department for Transport (DfT) reveals that one-third of all local roads in England need maintenance or repair. Published on 3 November, the statistics on “Road conditions in England to March 2022” paint a dismal picture for many parts of the country, with 6% of B and C-roads categorised as ‘red’, which means maintenance work should be considered.

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The Brief: Today’s Call: Racial equity in muni bonds, climate finance tracker, coal shutdown in Indonesia, agtech in Africa, social impact moonshots

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! ?? Hop on today’s Call. Join Marjorie Henning, NYC’s deputy comptroller for public finance, Kimberlee Cornett of the Robert. The post The Brief: Today’s Call: Racial equity in muni bonds, climate finance tracker, coal shutdown in Indonesia, agtech in Africa, social impact moonshots appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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