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6 trends that will shape sustainability in 2023

Eco-Business

From Asia becoming a key fossil fuel provider to hi-tech agriculture, these are the trends that could reshape society and business as the world navigates global uncertainty borne out of the Russian-led conflict in Ukraine.

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7 Sustainable Changes for a More Eco-Friendly Business

The Environmental Blog

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important for the consumer pool, which is dominated by Millennials and Gen Z-ers. Modern-day consumers have high expectations of their chosen brands. According to a recent survey , the general public expects businesses to do more for climate change, and more than 40% of consumers have already changed their buying habits accordingly.

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A Framework for Evaluating Cleantech Innovation Ecosystems

CleanTech Group

The Global Cleantech 100 is coming in January, and we’ve spent the last few months evaluating some of the world’s most exciting cleantech.

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2022 paves way for massive growth for solar + storage industry

Solar Power World

Robust federal clean energy policy has laid the groundwork for a decade of explosive growth for the solar and storage industries. A 10-year extension of the investment tax credit, new incentives for domestic solar product manufacturing and many other provisions will help solar and storage meet the increasing demand for home-grown, clean energy. The industry… The post 2022 paves way for massive growth for solar + storage industry appeared first on Solar Power World.

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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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Sion Power to expand lithium-metal battery manufacturing operations in Tucson, Arizona

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Large-format lithium-metal battery developer Sion Power has announced plans to expand its existing manufacturing operations in Tucson, Arizona. The expansion is expected to be complete by 2026 and create over 150 jobs, primarily in engineering and other manufacturing-related positions. The overall economic impact of the expansion is expected to be $341 million over the next five years, says the company.

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13 essential newsletters for sustainability professionals

GreenBiz

When you’re in the business of sustainability, a regular infusion of original voices keeps the work fresh. Add illumination, provocation and entertainment to your inbox with these titles.

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What Makes a Successful Company Internship Program?

Green Business Bureau

In this article, you’ll learn the benefits and challenges of running a company internship program, intern project ideas that will bring long-lasting benefits to your company, and strategies for facilitating intern engagement and ensuring quality work. Company Internship Program Benefits. Internships provide a great opportunity for rising talent to gain real-world experience and learn new skills.

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GreenPower to supply Malaysian bus OEM with right-hand-drive EV trucks and vans

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GreenPower Motor Company , a manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty EVs, has expanded its partnership with Malaysian bus manufacturer Gemilang International (GML) by agreeing to supply right-hand-drive heavy-duty Class 4 trucks and vans for fleet customers across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. GML has more than 30 years of experience as a bus body manufacturer and has built bodies for various chassis companies, including MAN, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Scania.

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Carbon capture: Solution or sideshow?

GreenBiz

CCS is either the climate tech breakthrough of the 21st century, according to its advocates, or a multibillion-dollar boondoggle, say activists.

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UNESCO calls to add Great Barrier Reef to danger list

Inhabitat - Innovation

One of the world's most famous natural wonders is the Great Barrier Reef. The site is a marine wonderland, with a rich diversity of beautiful corals and thousands of aquatic creatures.

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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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EDF Renewables North America Divests Interest in Five Wind Projects Totaling 447 MW in the United States

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“EDF Renewables and Boralex share extensive experience in renewable energy production, and this acquisition furthers our shared goals of making a more sustainable planet for generations to come.

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TurnOnGreen to supply EV chargers for Best Western Hotels & Resorts in North America

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TurnOnGreen has been selected by Best Western Hotels & Resorts as an endorsed supplier of EV chargers for the hotel chain’s North American properties. Under the agreement, TurnOnGreen will supply Best Western’s hotels and resorts in the US and Canada with its EV700 and EVP700 Level 2 wall chargers. Both versions are 32 A and 7.7 kW Level 2 chargers.

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Water bites back in 2022

GreenBiz

Systemic failures in the water sector led to big challenges to economic development, business growth, ecosystems and civil society during 2022.

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The best and worst US states for climate change

Inhabitat - Innovation

A recent study by Wise Voter set out to compare how each U.S. state is coping with the growing climate crisis. Each state was ranked based on five environmental factors. These were Carbon Emissions, the Adoption of Green Technology, Landfill Usage, Recycling and Green Policies. Overall, the top five best states concerning climate resilience are California, Maine, New York, Vermont and Massachusetts.

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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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Energy Dome awarded €17.5M by the European Innovation Council to support deployment of its CO2 Battery

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The European Commission selects Energy Dome, in the most competitive European funding scheme, as a game changer in the energy transition

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Novel current collector is designed to stop battery thermal runaway

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Researchers from Renmin and Tsinghua Universities in China have developed a novel shape-memory current collector (SMCC) that they say can stop battery thermal runaway in an overheated battery. Their paper, Early Braking of Overwarmed Lithium-Ion Batteries by Shape-Memorized Current Collectors , is published in the ACS journal Nano Letters. Unlike traditional current collectors made of copper foils, the SMCC is made of a micropatterned shape-memory micron-sized film with copper deposition.

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How circularity is reshaping value propositions in capital equipment

GreenBiz

Learnings from 23 companies navigating the transition to the circular economy.

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California tariff will pay customers to produce solar energy

Inhabitat - Innovation

The California Public Utilities Commission has just released a draft decision to revise California's net energy metering tariff.

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More Energy Output Than Input Marks a Leap Forward for Fusion Energy Research

Energy Central

Fusion ignition achieved by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a triumph of science and engineering. It represents the first step to producing unlimited nuclear energy here on Earth with no radioactive waste. What will it take to turn the results of this experiment into a viable commercial fusion reactor? Both scale and speed. The positive energy yield needs to be 50 to 100 times.

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Airbus and Renault team up to advance research on electrification

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Airbus and Renault Group have signed an R&D agreement under which their engineering teams will join forces to improve energy storage-related technologies. More specifically, the cooperation agreement will focus on technologies related to energy management optimization and battery weight improvement, including solid-state battery designs, which some say could double the energy density of batteries in the 2030 timeframe.

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2022 was the year that…

GreenBiz

Before it fades into the sunset, some highlights from the year just passed.

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New California laws for 2023 that may affect you

Inhabitat - Innovation

New year, new laws. Since California is often on the cutting edge, let’s take a look at some of the state’s new laws that are going into effect in 2023. This is just a sample, not the whole list.

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Italgas advances sustainability plan

Smart Energy International

Planet, people and partnerships are the three pillars on which Italgas’s ‘Sustainable Value Creation Plan’ for 2022-2028 is structured. The plan, which builds out the Italian gas operator’s recent strategic plan setting out about €8.6 billion (US$9.2 billion) in investments over the period, positions sustainability as not only an integral part of strategic development but also a foundational element and pivot of actions towards achieving the REPowerEu targets.

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ADS-TEC unveils its new ChargePost battery-based charging system

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ADS-TEC Energy , a manufacturer of battery-buffered energy systems, has unveiled a new battery-based charging system. The new ChargePost is equipped with two DC fast charging points and two optional 75-inch monitors that can be used for advertising space. It’s aimed at gas stations, car dealerships, fleet operators, offices and commercial buildings.

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Did the COPs rise to meet our oceans’ biggest challenge? 

GreenBiz

Beyond our beautiful coastal shores lies a deadly threat: ocean acidification.

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Tesla semi truck is finally here: does it make the grade?

Inhabitat - Innovation

Tesla has promised a semi truck to electrify shipping for years, and it's finally here. Can it haul as promised? Tesla has been planning on a semi truck to disrupt shipping since 2017. Here is the first EV heavy duty truck from the automaker, and how it really performs.

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New Clean Energy Consortium Deploys Groundbreaking Supercapacitor Modules and First Platform to Expand Green Technologies

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American Clean Energy Group steps in to aid Northern California's post-earthquake power needs

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Zeem Solutions provides Electric-Trucks-as-a-Service for Kuehne+Nagel

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EV fleet-as-a-service (FaaS) provider Zeem Solutions has announced that client Kuehne+Nagel is successfully operating electric box trucks for air cargo freight forwarding at Los Angeles International Airport. Under Zeem’s FaaS model, Kuehne+Nagel fleet drivers arrive at Zeem’s Los Angeles EV depot, park their personal cars, and drive away with a fully charged medium- or heavy-duty EV to run their routes, taking advantage of driver amenities, regular maintenance and secure overnight vehicle parki

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Lithos Carbon rocks agricultural carbon capture

GreenBiz

Meet the entrepreneur helping farmers capture carbon and increase crop yields — with rocks.

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A private company releases particles to fight climate change

Inhabitat - Innovation

A geoengineering startup called Make Sunsets claims it has launched weather balloons to release sulfur particles into the stratosphere, thus reflecting the sun and helping to cool the earth. Many scientists aren’t thrilled that one company has made this decision on its own to try a controversial method.

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Digital twin of European electricity grid to be developed

Smart Energy International

Europe’s transmission and distribution system operators through their associations ENTSO-E and EU DSO Entity are to develop a digital twin of the region’s electricity grid. In a declaration of intent the two industry organisations have committed to the joint development of the digital twin as part of the ongoing digitalisation of the energy sector. The proposal for a digital twin of Europe’s electricity grid was one of those in the European Commission’s action plan for digitalising the energy se

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Eaton showcases smart breaker EV charging technology

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Power management company Eaton has expanded the residential demonstration area within its Experience Center in Pittsburgh. As vehicle electrification continues to have a cascading impact on energy infrastructure, Eaton installed its latest smart breakers and EV charging infrastructure to show visitors how these technologies can contribute to home energy management strategies for the benefit of the grid.

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How forests near and far benefit people in cities

GreenBiz

Forests at three scales — inner, nearby and faraway — offer dozens of benefits to cities.

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Beautiful and sustainable waterfront home built in Florida

Inhabitat - Innovation

The home is vast at 8,125 square feet. Yet, designers at Strang Design, a multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Miami and Sarasota, Florida, successfully realized a minimalist, cozy and nature-connected vibe throughout the space.