Sat.Oct 15, 2022 - Fri.Oct 21, 2022

Elon Musk’s Pending Purchase of Twitter Weighs Heavy on Tesla — But Should It?

CleanTechnica

The narrative surrounding Tesla’s recent third quarter earnings mostly centered on demand, as the automaker missed expectations for vehicle deliveries. After all, “the company has navigated production hiccups and ongoing supply-chain challenges,” reports the Wall Street Journal.

The Increasing Need and Demand for Alternative Fuel Options

The Environmental Blog

There is a lot of debate out there about the impact of human activity on the environment. However, what’s not at debate is that there are options available to individuals in making choices for more sustainable energy consumption.

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Recycling food is top of UK businesses’ green agenda

Envirotec Magazine

Nearly half of all businesses (46%) across the UK have ‘recycling food waste’ at the top of their priorities to reduce their organisation’s carbon footprint, according to new research.

Bosch begins production of new electric drive unit for commercial vehicles

Charged

Bosch is beginning to produce a new electric drive unit designed for light commercial vehicles, including vans and medium-size trucks. The drive unit is composed of a permanent-magnet synchronous motor and an integrated inverter.

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.

Investing in next-gen farmers will create resilient food systems

GreenBiz

USDA to invest up to $550 million will help younger farmers access land and get support, an important boost

Everything You Need to Start a Recycling Business

The Environmental Blog

Do you have a passion for all things green? Starting a recycling business is your chance to combine passion with business. With the U.S.’s recycling rate, this sector has enormous potential for improvement.

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Purification technology will overcome challenges of extracting hydrogen from ammonia, says group

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers at Teesside University are working with hydrogen consultancy EnAcumen to develop a first-of-its-kind hydrogen purification process which they say will overcome the difficulties in extracting hydrogen from ammonia.

Your next corporate job: Protecting biodiversity

GreenBiz

Jobs focusing on preserving and regenerating nature are on the rise. The focus: mitigating risk and seizing opportunity. Will "nature positive" be the next "net zero

The State of Sustainable Agriculture

The Environmental Blog

When it comes to sustainable agriculture, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Every farm and every farmer has unique needs and goals. But despite the challenges, more and more farmers are finding ways to produce food in a way that is environmentally responsible and economically viable.

October 2022 – The Future of Fusion Regulations and the Need for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

CleanTech Alliance

Tune in to watch the video recording of our past October 12th’s Perkins Coie Lunch Series event that took place during 2022 Seattle Fusion Week. The latest topic covered during this event was on “The Future of Fusion Regulations and the Need for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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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.

UK must ‘fundamentally rethink’ future of cities, says study

Envirotec Magazine

Britain’s cities need urgent transformation in the next decade and beyond if the country is to meet its 2050 net zero targets and create cleaner, safer spaces for citizens, according to a study from E.ON and the UK Green Building Council.

How will the Inflation Reduction Act spur job creation for the climate tech sector?

GreenBiz

According to a new report, the Inflation Reduction Act is poised to support and dramatically increase the U.S. climate sector

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How to Keep Your Home Pest-Free in an Eco-Friendly Way

U.S. Green Technology

Pests do not belong in your home. And even though you most definitely want them out of your space, you’re still a humane person that cares about the environment and doesn’t want to resort to any overly-toxic and aggressive tactics.

2022 Seattle Fusion Week Attracts Interest from Federal and State Lawmakers, Government Officials

CleanTech Alliance

Seattle Fusion Week is an annual summit that aims to connect fusion energy companies in the Puget Sound area to elected officials, business leaders, research institutions, NGOs and more through a series of educational panels, lab site tours, and a networking reception. This year, there was more interest than ever before from elected representatives and government officials. Public Policy

The circular city in 2040 cuts today’s energy needs by 75 percent, says consultancy

Envirotec Magazine

Engineering and architectural consultancy Sweco has produced calculations seemingly showing that, with circular urban planning, future cities can save as much as 75 percent of their total energy needs and reduce carbon emissions by 97 percent compared to current levels.

Infighting among carbon credit verification bodies

GreenBiz

The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market's Core Carbon Principles and Assessment Framework have sparked debate and accusations from other crediting organizations

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7 Smart Ways to Save on Electricity Bills with Energy-Efficient Home Appliances

U.S. Green Technology

If your goal is to live sustainably and reduce your environmental impact, the appliances in your home likely already have an Energy Star rating. Despite this fact, your consumption can still be high, and your monthly bills are more than you can afford.

Sustainable Real Estate: Trends and Trajectories

Green Business Bureau

What Is Sustainable Real Estate? Sustainable real estate includes commercial and residential real estate property that is designed, built and operated in a way that minimizes environmental impact.

UK Space Agency offers £4m funding boost to clear space junk

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: ClearSpace. The UK Space Agency (UKSA) announced in late September that two UK-based companies are designing missions to clear hazardous space junk. ClearSpace and Astroscale have been awarded £4 million from the UKSA to design missions, working with a consortium of industry partners.

Clean up mining, while addressing an undersupply of energy transition minerals

GreenBiz

Investors must engage strategically across the whole mining sector to ensure it is able to play the role society demands of it

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Back to School Energy Saving Tips

U.S. Green Technology

It seems as if it was years ago since lockdowns were imposed on most countries due to the pandemic, and now that Covid-19 is subsiding, the world is quickly transitioning back to how it was before the dreaded pandemic spread across nations and nations.

Aptera chooses Maxeon to supply solar cells, begins producing panels

Charged

Aptera is different. While other EV-makers aspire to become “the next Tesla” by building high-performance vehicles that look just like the ICE vehicles drivers are used to, Aptera is focusing on building the most efficient and greenest vehicles possible.

Using wastewater to create hydrogen and oxygen

Envirotec Magazine

East Lothian-based Logan Energy is supplying and installing an electrolyser at a wastewater treatment plant in Cambridgeshire as part of a novel initiative being led by Anglian Water. The project has significant potential to be scaled up, says the firm.

Green bonds are big business for climate investors

GreenBiz

Can financial instruments such as green bonds and other sustainability-related financial instruments deliver enough financing for a multi-trillion-dollar energy transition

All that plastic in the ocean is a climate change problem, too

Grist

When you think of plastic pollution, you might imagine ocean “ garbage patches ” swirling with tens of millions of plastic bottles and shopping bags. But unfolding alongside the “macroplastic” pollution crisis is another threat caused by much smaller particles: microplastics.

Amazon to invest a billion euros to electrify its fleet in Europe

Charged

Amazon is moving full speed ahead to electrify its European vehicle fleet. The delivery diva will invest a billion euros ($975 million) over the next five years in electric vans, trucks and low-emission package hubs in Europe.

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Comment: Europe’s struggle to understand energy economics

Envirotec Magazine

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech during a special plenary session of the EU Parliament in Brussels on March 01, 2022 (image credit: Alexandros Michailidis / Shtterstock.com). How are European policymakers dealing with the energy crisis?

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Business leaders must recognize it's OK not to be OK

GreenBiz

Executives should prioritize employees' mental health, which recent studies suggest are negatively affected by the climate crisis

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Data snapshot: Climate-related agrifoodtech in majority of upstream African investment, but more funding needed

AFN Sustainable Protein

Africa is responsible for just 3% of global carbon emissions. But global warming and other climate change impacts are negatively impacting these economies, particularly the resulting and increasingly extreme and unpredictable weather events.

Today’s EV engineering webinar schedule: Monday, October 17th

Charged

Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend and it starts today. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here.

A road runs through it: Bird conservation in Essex

Envirotec Magazine

Long-tailed Tit (credit: Rob Murray BTO). A plot of land next to one of the busiest roads in Essex has become a home for a variety of endangered wild birds, in work undertaken by National Highways.

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The resourceful city: Taking a circular approach to resources

GreenBiz

Taking a look at Lansink's waste hierarchy and the circular economy to challenge the 2,000-year-old method of using landfills for waste disposal

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New Jersey Sues Five Oil Companies, Alleging Decades of ‘Concealment’ and ‘Public Deception’ on Climate Change

DeSmogBlog

The state of New Jersey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against five oil companies and the oil industry’s most powerful lobbying group for covering up and misleading the public about climate change, the latest round of state and municipal-led climate litigation seeking accountability from the oil industry.

Wolfspeed to build silicon carbide wafer factory in North Carolina

Charged

Wolfspeed , a silicon carbide and gallium nitride technology company, is planning to build a new facility to manufacture 200 mm silicon carbide wafers in Chatham County, North Carolina. The wafers will supply the company’s Mohawk Valley Fab—a silicon carbide fabrication facility.

Comment: Dreaming the possible – data and the future of water

Envirotec Magazine

Experts in digital transformation set out how they believe advancements in data are playing a vital role in revolutionising the water industry.