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Why solar microgrids are the future of sustainable energy

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Are you maximizing the value of your solar? Learn about the role microgrids play to maximize the value of solar energy and ensure resilient power.

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What is the Net-Zero Meaning in Business?

Green Business Bureau

In this article, we explain the net-zero meaning, what it takes to be a net-zero business, low/zero emissions business practices that you should know, and skepticism around carbon offsetting. Explaining the Net-Zero Meaning. The term “net-zero” refers to the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere being offset by an equal or greater amount of emissions being removed from the atmosphere.

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KULR obtains commercial license to use NASA thermal runaway technology

Charged

KULR Technology Group, an energy management platform company, says it has attained operational readiness for its fractional thermal runaway calorimeter (FTRC), and has a commercial licensing agreement with NASA to use the agency’s patent-pending FTRC solution. KULR’s new commercial license follows a one-year trial license from NASA, and allows FTRC to be used by companies, such as Lockheed Martin, that want to develop better and safer battery pack designs.

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The Power of Multistakeholder Collaboration in Creating More Equitable and Sustainable Cities

The City Fix

The latest UN climate conference, COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, was a significant one for cities in many respects. Delegates established a new fund to help vulnerable countries deal with loss and damages from climate impacts, and some of.

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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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Can Gen Z save the planet?

GreenBiz

Zoomers differ significantly from their predecessors through their recognition of global trends, connection to domestic and international peers, and willingness to build intergenerational coalitions.

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The lens of history

Envirotec Magazine

The London smog of 1952 was certainly tragic in its effect, claiming over 12,000 lives. But it also marked the moment when air pollution’s harms were finally acknowledged, and efforts began to legislate against it. Early December saw the 70th anniversary, and a time for reflection and stock-taking by environmental health experts, including a fascinating lecture by Dr Ian Mudway of Gresham College.

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A Compact Guide To Solar Panel Technology

U.S. Green Technology

Solar panels are the most crucial component of a solar power system. You use them to collect solar energy and convert it to electrical energy. Solar panels come in a variety of designs and sizes. Most of them are available in 60, 72, or 90-cell configurations. Solar photovoltaic cells (PV cells) harness energy from the. The post A Compact Guide To Solar Panel Technology appeared first on U.S.

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Water recycling programs are on the rise

GreenBiz

Water conservation and efficiency are critical but not sufficient in most situations to address water shortfalls and reliability challenges.

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Don’t bet the farm on forests and soils?

Envirotec Magazine

New research by the University of East Anglia highlights the risks of countries relying on nature-based solutions to achieve net zero. National climate strategies set out how countries plan to reduce emissions, for example by phasing out fossil-fuel use, to get to net-zero in 2050. The study found, once the bulk of emissions have been reduced, countries plan to ‘cancel out’ the left-over difficult to decarbonise emissions, such as those from agriculture, by using forests and soils to remove carb

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Scientist use "miracle material" to make sustainable fuel

Inhabitat - Innovation

University of Cambridge researchers have developed a new solar-powered system to convert greenhouse gases and plastic waste into sustainable fuels. The new solar-powered reactor could have applications for many industries.

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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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What integrated smart building technology means for the GreenTech industry

U.S. Green Technology

Each year it appears that more world industries are turning their attention to eco-friendly business practices, not only in an effort to reduce the negative impacts associated with excess CO2 emissions, but also to meet a growing public demand to facilitate a more sustainable approach to modern life. Recent data published by Pew Research Centre. The post What integrated smart building technology means for the GreenTech industry appeared first on U.S.

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The year ahead for water: Creative destruction

GreenBiz

From the “Uberization” of the water sector to radical decentralization to a new partnership model, these themes will ripple across the industry in 2023.

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SEPA issues first variable penalty

Envirotec Magazine

A landfill site in Glasgow has been served with a civil penalty of £6,200 by SEPA for a breach of its environmental permit resulting in an offensive odour that affected local communities for eight days in June 2021 and 138 complaints. The Variable Monetary Penalty (VMP), the first in Scotland served by SEPA , was issued to Paterson’s of Greenoakhill Ltd due to offensive odour issues at the site between 8 and 15 June 2021.

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A gorgeous pavilion in Helsinki is getting global attention

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Helsinki Biennial Pavilion on the south harbor of Helsinki, Finland, has won the Architecture MasterPrize 2022, an award that honors global designs.

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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 to Select a Sustainability Certification for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

Selecting the right sustainability certification for your business can be a tedious process requiring thorough research and understanding which program will best suit your needs and budget. In this article, we have organized the world’s top sustainability certifications by purpose, procedure, and cost so that you know how to select a sustainability certification with confidence.

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How Noemí Jiménez disrupted the consultancy status quo

GreenBiz

Noemí Jiménez shares insight into the challenges of launching women-owned and BIPOC-led ESG consulting firm qb., and why she made the decision to quit building an empire for greater work-life balance instead.

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State of the nation

Envirotec Magazine

EA chief executive Sir James Bevan set out his vision for Natural Flood Management (NFM) on 9 December. The approach must be a core part of the UK’s defence against flooding and climate change, he said. The EA report includes details of a number of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) being rolled out across the country. Following a report published by the agency, he outlined his vision for natural flood management to be working shoulder to shoulder with its programme of crucial brick

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Finding a Sustainability Career in Business

U.S. Green Technology

Whether you’re trying to do something great for our planet or just make your company more visible than ever, you need to think about all those possibilities you may face if you become more sustainable than ever. This is one of those ideas that have been around for a while, but it’s been getting more. The post Finding a Sustainability Career in Business appeared first on U.S.

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South Australia hits stunning new high in race to renewables-only grid

Renew Economy

South Australia continues its record-breaking run on renewables with solar and wind hitting new monthly and quarterly highs for their share in electricity demand. The post South Australia hits stunning new high in race to renewables-only grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Q4 startup roundup: Cultivated meat’s big moment, plus the rise of bees

GreenBiz

There was also the fall of indoor ag while Plenty, Infarm, IronOx closed doors and let people go in 2022.

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Purifiers improve heart health, says study

Envirotec Magazine

A six-month study concludes that the use of portable home air purifiers can improve some markers of cardiovascular health in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Study participants were equipped with HEPA air purifiers able to remove pollutants like dust and PM2.5. People suffering from COPD often experience shortness of breath, chest tightness and chronic cough.

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EVgo launches enhanced maintenance program, will upgrade its EV charging stations

Charged

By all accounts, the public EV charging experience is pretty dismal. Every day we read reports from drivers about poorly designed and/or maintained charging sites with chargers that seem to work about half the time, at best. So it’s encouraging to see that EVgo , one of the US’s largest charging networks, is taking steps to address the issues. The industry’s reliability problems are not new, and they affect all the major charging networks, so we’re sure the folks at EVgo will forgive us for soun

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Big solar smashes Australian generation record, crunches coal, to close out 2022

Renew Economy

Utility-scale solar generation notches up biggest month ever in Australia in December of 2022 and helps send NSW black coal output to new low. The post Big solar smashes Australian generation record, crunches coal, to close out 2022 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A Black-led bikeshare company is charting a new course in Youngstown, Ohio

GreenBiz

YoGo Bikeshare is bringing e-bikes to the Midwest city through business loans and local investment, instead of corporate sponsorship.

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Group attempts to turn plastic waste into a useful soil additive

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers from University of California, Riverside, have detailed a method to convert plastic waste into a highly porous form of charcoal or char that has a whopping surface area of about 400 square meters per gram of mass. Such charcoal captures carbon and could potentially be added to soil to improve soil water retention and aeration of farmlands.

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Planet Accelerates Deployment of Forest Carbon Monitoring System

Planet Pulse

By: Robbie Schingler and Tara O’Shea. Planet’s founding mission is to use space to help life on Earth, and we’re excited to advance that goal by announcing our acquisition of Salo Sciences! Salo is a climate technology company that builds cutting-edge forest monitoring systems to measure Earth’s constantly changing ecosystems using artificial intelligence and multi-sensor Earth observation data.

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Wind turbines are already skyscraper-sized – is there any limit to how big they will get?

Renew Economy

Why are wind turbines increasing in size at such a rapid rate – and is there a limit to how big they can go? The post Wind turbines are already skyscraper-sized – is there any limit to how big they will get? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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For US companies, the race for the new EV battery is on

GreenBiz

The holy grail is a battery that is safer, costs less, provides longer driving range and doesn’t use imported "conflict" minerals.

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Systems steward

Envirotec Magazine

A new president is taking the helm at the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA). Dale Croker. Continuing in his role as managing director of pumps manufacturer KSB UK , Dale Croker takes over the BPMA post following a two-year tenure as vice president. The appointment follows the extended four-year term of previous president Richard Harden of Stuart Turner Ltd.

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2023 Trend Watch – Out of Volatility Emerges Renewed Urgency for Innovation

CleanTech Group

In 2022, most corners of the world felt the ripple effects (if not direct effects) of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Occupying many.

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“Coal truck-sized loopholes” loom as Labor floats Safeguard Mechanism reforms

Renew Economy

Labor unveils proposed suite of reforms to make the Safeguard Mechanism fit for purpose. Greens say, try again. The post “Coal truck-sized loopholes” loom as Labor floats Safeguard Mechanism reforms appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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It’s a Jenga world after all

GreenBiz

Can a game of building blocks help us understand how to keep ecological systems from collapsing?

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‘Game-changing’ water level sensor

Envirotec Magazine

Instrumentation firm OTT Hydromet has launched a new water level sensor, the OTT PLS 500, which combines robust reliability and accuracy with the advantages of smart sensor technology. Building on decades of experience, the redesigned PLS 500 retains key elements of the trusted, robust, and reliable OTT PLS, while enhancing the sensor to be intuitive and user friendly, says the company.

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Stellantis to build electric aircraft with Archer, provide strategic funding for growth

Charged

Stellantis and Archer Aviation have agreed to expand their existing partnership by joining forces to manufacture Archer’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Midnight. Stellantis has been a strategic partner to Archer since 2020, and an investor since 2021. Now Stellantis will contribute its manufacturing technology and expertise, plus personnel and capital, to help get Archer’s recently announced manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia up and running.