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Starch yields wearable electronics material that can be recycled

Envirotec Magazine

The soft, stretchable material can be used to make sensors (image credit: Xiaohong Lan, University of Groningen). Soft, wearable sensors have many useful applications, but the soft and stretchable electronic materials underlying them are nearly impossible to recycle. This electronic waste usually ends up in landfills or polluting the environment. Polymer scientists from the University of Groningen have developed a starch-based polymer that makes it possible to create a fully biodegradable soft m

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Agriculture is a solution to reach a net zero economy

GreenBiz

Investors need to shift their focus to agriculture and smart-farming to create the next tech boom and fight climate change.

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How to make heavy-duty electric trucks work in practice

Charged

Fleets tested Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 tractors for three years: Here’s what they learned. Large commercial trucks and other heavy equipment have run on diesel fuel for many decades now. Requirements for more aggressive emission after-treatment and the hardware to achieve that add cost and complexity for fleet operators. Rising fuel-economy standards during the 2020s will do the same.

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Sustainable aviation fuel offers flight path to net-zero air travel

GreenBiz

It will take long-term, coordinated action from airlines, aircraft manufacturers, fuel producers, airports and governments for zero-emissions flight to really take off.

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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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Time to turn grey concrete into green space to stop London flooding?

Envirotec Magazine

Flooding at Embankment in October 2019 (image credit: D MacDonald / Shutterstock.com). Green Party London Assembly Member Zack Polanski has issued a statement lamenting inaction on the implementation of forward-looking drainage strategies in London. At a time when London is flooding regularly, he said, the Mayor has only delivered one hundredth of his annual target to improve drainage.

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This is how the agriculture industry impacts deforestation

Inhabitat - Innovation

Today, the global food system supports the livelihoods of 600 million farmers and employs almost one-third of the global workforce. However, the agriculture industry is one of the largest contributors to global greenhouse gases worldwide.

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From sustainability intern to hiring manager

GreenBiz

The sustainability sector is growing rapidly, which means you might be going from low level independent contributor to in charge of hiring an entire team before you know it.

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Rudolf is coping with climate change better than feared – for now

Envirotec Magazine

A flock of four female reindeer and a yearling with winter coats (image credit: Erik Ropstad). The North Pole is not what it once was. The Arctic is the area on the globe where temperatures are rising the fastest. On Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, this entails extended periods of mild weather. Precipitation comes as rain, snow melts, and then freezes again in colder periods.

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New solar-powered robots will clean up Argentina's waterways

Inhabitat - Innovation

Argentina is planning to send solar-powered robots out to clean its dirty harbors. If it works, the self-propelled robots may make a big dent in the country’s plastic pollution problem.

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10 Reasons Why Your Home Should Switch to Green Living in 2023

U.S. Green Technology

Green living is a lifestyle that focuses on living in harmony with the environment. The green living movement seeks to reduce the impact of human activity on the environment and increase awareness about environmental conservation. It is the act of reducing your carbon footprint to help the environment. There are many ways to do this, The post 10 Reasons Why Your Home Should Switch to Green Living in 2023 appeared first on U.S.

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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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10 children’s books about climate change

GreenBiz

Want to cultivate the next Greta Thunberg? These titles explore the impact of climate change for young listeners and readers.

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Anaerobic digestion sector to see taxes rise by up to 30%

Envirotec Magazine

Operators of both gas to grid and electrical AD plants are facing higher business rates after the UK government changed the way it calculates the rates assessments which forms the basis of rates bills. Analysis by Handel Rating Consultants – a leading expert specialising in the sector suggests the increase could be as much as 30% per annum for gas to grid plants and at least 20% for electrical combined heat and power (CHP) plants.

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What it takes for the US to reach 100% clean energy by 2035

Inhabitat - Innovation

A recent report from the Department of Energy shows that the United States might be able to achieve 100% clean energy by 2035, but it won't be easy.

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4 Sustainable Destinations to See Whales

U.S. Green Technology

Humans may be the dominant species of mammals on Earth, but sometimes we can be reminded about other species we share our green dot. Elephants are the largest mammals on land, but even such giants are dwarfed by whales of all sorts and sizes. Our planet consists of about 75% water, and within live countless. The post 4 Sustainable Destinations to See Whales appeared first on U.S.

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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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How smaller companies can help the world get to net zero faster

GreenBiz

Small- and medium-sized enterprises have a huge role to play in the collective corporate effort to address the climate crisis.

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Unico Solar Investors Welcomes Two New Hires

altenergymag

Unico Solar Investors, (Unico Solar), a wholly owned subsidiary of Unico Investment Group LLC that develops, owns and operates commercial and community solar installations, recently announced the hiring of Solar Energies System Designer Chad Boylan and Business Administrator Irina Reinhardt.

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Tallest mass timber building in Denver breaks ground in 2023

Inhabitat - Innovation

Denver, Colorado is about to get a new look on the skyline — the tallest mass timber building in the city, which will break ground summer 2023.

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South Australia’s remarkable 100 per cent renewables run extends to over 10 days

Renew Economy

South Australia posts a remarkable and world-first run of net 100 per cent wind and solar for more than 10 days, or 249 hours. The post South Australia’s remarkable 100 per cent renewables run extends to over 10 days appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Can nature tech help save nature?

GreenBiz

These seven startups are using technology to accelerate, scale-up and otherwise enhance the protection and restoration of biodiverse ecosystems.

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The Regional Court of Düsseldorf grants Hanwha Solutions’ application for a preliminary injunction for patent infringement against Trina Solar

altenergymag

Parent company of Qcells successfully alleges in preliminary injunction proceedings to German court that Trina Solar GmbH is unlawfully importing and selling solar modules in Germany that infringe Qcells’ patented technology.

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Australia says woody biomass is not a renewable energy

Inhabitat - Innovation

International controversy on whether or not woody biomass should be classified as a renewable energy source is raging. On December 15, Australia reversed woody biomass’s renewable classification, the first major economy to do so.

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South Australia’s incredible week: 104.1 per cent wind and solar over seven days

Renew Economy

South Australia reaches 104.1 per cent wind and solar over state demand for the last seven days. The post South Australia’s incredible week: 104.1 per cent wind and solar over seven days appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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What sets Amazon’s cloud water strategy apart

GreenBiz

Like rivals Microsoft and Google, Amazon Web Services has set a goal to become ‘water positive’ in its data center operations, but it’s expressing progress in a different way.

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Archer unveils its production electric VTOL aircraft

Charged

Archer Aviation , a manufacturer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has unveiled its production aircraft, Midnight. Midnight features a twelve-tilt-six configuration: it has six propellers tilted forward in cruise position to provide propulsion during forward flight, and all 12 of the aircraft’s propellers generate vertical lift during take-off and landing.

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A magnificent home that opens to the air and sun

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the Czech Republic, on the edge of the Krivoklat woods, a residential area known for weekend cottages has a new renovated home. The floor plan is a quarter circle with walls made of concrete blocks. Rounded walls and ceiling were constructed of wood in this redesign that opens the home to the southwest garden.

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For Australia to be a green hydrogen superpower, first we must find enough water

Renew Economy

How much water does it take to make green hydrogen – and can Australia source what it needs, sustainably, to become a hydrogen superpower? The post For Australia to be a green hydrogen superpower, first we must find enough water appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Improvements in composting can help stop climate change

GreenBiz

Sponsored: It’s no secret that composting is good for the environment, and while the process has been around for thousands of years, innovations in composting operations are creating stronger end-products that are helping to reverse climate change.

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EV lithium consumption in Q3 2022 up 70% over last year

Charged

In Q3 2022, more than 77,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) were deployed in the cells of recently sold passenger plug-in vehicles globally, 70% more than was deployed in the same period the year before, according to Adamas Intelligence. In the Asia Pacific region, LCE deployment rose 100% year-over-year in Q3 2022 to 49,000 tonnes, and over the same period there was a 91% increase in plug-in vehicle sales.

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Popular dark chocolate brands contain heavy metal

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study by Consumer Reports found that some of the popular dark chocolate brands contain high levels of heavy metals. The study was carried out by scientists from the nonprofit advocacy organization, sampling 28 well-known chocolate brands. The researchers detected lead and cadmium among the most prevalent heavy metals in chocolate.

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Using ESG and impact to sort leaders from laggards in 2023

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Dec. 22 – It’s not about the scores. It’s about the solutions. ESG – shorthand for the consideration of environmental, social and governance considerations. The post Using ESG and impact to sort leaders from laggards in 2023 appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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What happened at COP15? Here's 5 things you should know

GreenBiz

The UN's Convention on Biodiversity wrapped up in Montreal this week. Nations and businesses established funding and global targets.

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Splitvolt unveils its next-gen Splitter Switch for affordable Level 2 home EV charging

Charged

EVSE manufacturer Splitvolt has unveiled its next-generation Splitter Switch. The newest iteration of the Splitter Switch features a more stylized look, new components and cETLus safety certification. Splitvolt says its Splitter Switch is designed to make home EV charging simple, affordable and safe by automatically sharing an existing 30 A dryer circuit instead of requiring a new Level 2 circuit to charge an EV at home.

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An edible ink printer gives a special touch to your cookies

Inhabitat - Innovation

Personalized cookies are easier than ever with the Eddie food-quality ink printer by Primera Technology, Inc. This printer can crank out a dozen uniformly-decorated cookies in two minutes, without the hassles and waste from hand decorating tools and supplies. Rather than the standard printed baking wafer sheets that are printed and applied to the finished goods, Eddie prints directly onto the cookie.

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Rooftop solar is eating coal and gas markets in every mainland state

Renew Economy

Rooftop solar has caused record lows for every mainland state in the last two months as it eats into the coal and gas markets. The post Rooftop solar is eating coal and gas markets in every mainland state appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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