Sat.Mar 18, 2023 - Fri.Mar 24, 2023

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Fed money starts flowing for EV charging

GreenBiz

Here are five takeaways from the new grant program.

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Ricardo to define a harmonized European life-cycle assessment standard for EVs and batteries

Charged

British consulting company Ricardo has begun work on developing a harmonized European life-cycle assessment standard for EVs and batteries. The project is funded by the EU and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). At the moment, there is no agreed European or international standard on vehicle life-cycle assessment. Defining a single, harmonized life-cycle assessment approach for vehicles and batteries is a key to providing transparency and comparability of impacts from these products, says the comp

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Smart Housing Policy Is a Climate Strategy for Colorado

NRDC onEarth

Today, Governor Jared Polis announced legislation to reform housing policies statewide, in an effort to expand housing availability, improve housing affordability, and ensure housing development advances climate goals.

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Q&A: Delivering sustainable solutions to solve water challenges 

Envirotec Magazine

Stephen Kennedy is head of digital and innovation at MWH Treatment, a firm offering end-to-end treatment projects for water and wastewater. With British Water’s conference on creating a more sustainable water sector approaching, Stephen Kennedy shares his views on celebrating recent successes in creating a more sustainable sector while also discussing the challenge of defining sustainability, how to make sustainable solutions business-as-usual, and why the sector must work together for a more su

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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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Climate finance must center frontline, underrepresented and underserved communities

GreenBiz

Frontline communities have been underrepresented and underserved in climate resiliency efforts to date, mirroring their underinvestment in the investment field as a whole.

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WEVC reveals new commercial EV platform

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Watt Electric Vehicle Company ( WEVC ), a manufacturer of low-to-medium-volume EVs, both under its own brand and for third parties, has revealed a new chassis-cab product that it says will “provide the foundation for next-generation electric light commercial vehicles.” The eCV1 uses the company’s PACES (Passenger And Commercial EV Skateboard) architecture, which has been developed to support commercial vehicle manufacturers, specialist vehicle converters and fleet operators.

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World Air Quality Report 2022 highlights pollution hotspots

Envirotec Magazine

Santiago, Chile: The country hosted eight of the most polluted cities in the Americas in 2022. A nuanced appraisal emerges from the 2022 World Air Quality report – compiled by Swiss air quality technology company IQAir – which includes a dismal picture from Africa and the news that only five countries met the WHO limits for PM2.5: Australia, Estonia, Finland, Grenada, Iceland, and New Zealand.

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Diving into water restoration? What it takes to prime a project

GreenBiz

Corporations including Meta and P&G have vowed to replenish the water consumed by their operations in water-stressed regions, but finding appropriate, “shovel-ready” projects takes connections and patience.

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Wind farm noise not harmful to health: New study finds no evidence of wind turbine syndrome

Renew Economy

Scientists show "conclusively" that wind turbine infrasound doesn't make you dizzy, nauseous, disrupt sleep or cause any "wind turbine syndrome" symptoms. The post Wind farm noise not harmful to health: New study finds no evidence of wind turbine syndrome appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Riparian Forests: How California Farmers Can Protect Waterways

NRDC onEarth

California can work with growers to scale up riparian forest buffers along farm and rangelands to help sequester carbon, protect waterways, and improve biodiversity.

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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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New 30MW tidal energy project unveiled in Orkney

Envirotec Magazine

Tidal energy firm Orbital Marine Power (Orbital) has been awarded an Option Agreement from Crown Estate Scotland for a new tidal energy project in the Westray Firth. Orkney-headquartered Orbital also confirmed it has a grid connection in place to service the project, which is located adjacent to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) facility, where Orbital has already deployed the 2MW O2, said to be the world’s most powerful tidal turbine, under commercial operation.

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Should regenerative agriculture follow organic’s path?

GreenBiz

The organic movement forged a path for a federally recognized standard for food. Should regenerative follow its course?

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“Criminally irresponsible:” Report finds methane bomb buried in Safeguard design

Renew Economy

Report says methane emissions from fossil fuel facilities will make up about 70% of total emissions budget covered under Safeguard Mechanism, raising new questions over its integrity. The post “Criminally irresponsible:” Report finds methane bomb buried in Safeguard design appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Let’s Protect More Wetlands with FEMA Funds

NRDC onEarth

NRDC’s new report underscores the importance of wetlands to the health of our planet, its people, and its wildlife.

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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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Over 600 seals rescued off the coast of the UK in the past 10 years

Envirotec Magazine

Wildlife charity Sea Life has rescued and rehabilitated 636 seals over the past 10 years with its rescue teams based at Scarborough and Hunstanton, and is seeking to raise the profile of its work on International Day of the Seal (22 March). Staff have spent around 500 hours on average caring for each individual seal, says the group. Seals require rescuing for several reasons, which can include pups getting separated from their mum, injury, or an outbreak of disease.

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3 ocean sequestration technologies you should know

GreenBiz

Microalgae cultivation, seaweed sinking and electrochemistry enhanced sequestration are new ocean focused ways to pull CO2 out of the air.

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EVBox reaches milestone: 500,000 EV charging ports shipped worldwide

Charged

EV equipment supplier EVBox reports delivery to date of 500,000 charging ports to customers around the world, reaching what it terms a milestone in its goal of supplying one million ports by 2025. The company offers a variety of products for different use cases, including EVBox Liviqo for commercial and workplace charging, EVBox Livo for home charging, and EVBox Troniq Modular for public and fast charging.

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Fortescue hails “green iron” breakthrough as own coal-free tech moves to pilot phase

Renew Economy

New details emerge of FFI's "green iron" ore processing technology as it makes a milestone move out of the Perth laboratory and into pilot-scale production. The post Fortescue hails “green iron” breakthrough as own coal-free tech moves to pilot phase appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Soaring cost of capital threatens to derail expansion of renewable energy projects??????

Envirotec Magazine

The rising cost of capital faced by developers of renewable energy projects, such as onshore wind and solar PV, may slow down the number of new projects and cause some already commissioned projects to become financially unviable, according to energy consultancy Cornwall Insight. Data from the group’s report into capital cost s and their impacts on the government’s fifth round of the Contract for Difference (CfD) scheme 1 , has shown rising inflation and interest rates, supply chain problem

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An Allbirds shoe with no footprint?

GreenBiz

The materials that make up the "M0.0NSHOT" design were carefully curated to serve the Allbirds moonshot goal of creating a shoe with no carbon footprint.

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Scania delivers unique 66-ton electric truck to quarry in Norway

Charged

In the rapidly-growing EV market, it’s good to be skeptical of superlative claims. It’s anybody’s guess how long the electric truck that Scania recently delivered to the Verdalskalk limestone quarry in Norway will hold the title of the country’s largest, but this is definitely a pretty darn big truck. This 66-tonne monster has 3 axles, 9 battery packs with 300 kWh of total capacity, a 450 kW motor that delivers 3,500 N-m of torque, a 6-speed gearbox, and charging power of 130 kW.

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It’s no nuclear submarine, but experts say $12.5bn in budget funds will help electrify Australia

Renew Economy

Rewiring Australia says budgeting $12.5bn to help fast-track the electrification of homes and businesses will deliver fast and deep benefits. The post It’s no nuclear submarine, but experts say $12.5bn in budget funds will help electrify Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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£1.8 billion awarded to tackle energy efficiency in homes and public buildings

Envirotec Magazine

The UK government announced the allocation of nearly £2 billion in funding on 21 March, which it says will be used to provide energy efficiency upgrades to more than 115,000 homes across England. The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and Home Upgrade Grant are collectively said to be worth £1.4 billion, which will be used to fund energy-saving measures ranging from loft insulation to new windows.

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You're going to need coding in your sustainability career

GreenBiz

Thing you can ditch the coding course for a sustainability seminar? Think again. Why data science matters in the world of sustainability.

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Let’s Protect More Wetlands with FEMA Funds

NRDC onEarth

NRDC’s new report underscores the importance of wetlands to the health of our planet, its people, and its wildlife.

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On the road to an electrified vehicle future

Charged

Sponsored by TTI. By Kevin Alberts Vice President and General Manager, Power Signal Solutions Business Unit at Molex An electrified vehicle future is on the horizon, as global automakers announce new electric fleets and invest in new technologies and EV battery plants to fuel next-generation innovations. Meanwhile, an ever-increasing roster of government incentives and regulations is spurring momentum for consumers, the automotive industry and the environment.

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Built environment tool to help with drawing up legal contracts

Envirotec Magazine

A new tool aims to help those in the property industry – from lawyers to surveyors – to navigate climate-aligned drafting. It helps drafters to find climate clauses and sustainability solutions that can be applied throughout the entire building lifecycle, according to the collaborating partners behind it, UK law firm TLT and The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP).

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Microplastics are filling the skies. Will they affect the climate?

GreenBiz

Recent studies reveal that tiny pieces of plastic are constantly lofted into the atmosphere. These particles can travel thousands of miles and affect the formation of clouds, which means they have the potential to impact temperature, rainfall, and even climate change.

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‘Rocking Chair Rebellion’: Seniors Call On Banks to Dump Big Oil.

Energy Central

Older climate activists gathered in cities around the country for a day of action targeting banks that finance fossil fuel projects. NYT BY CARA BUCKLEY, PUBLISHED MARCH 21, 2023 They were parents, grandparents, great-aunts and great-uncles, ranging in age from their 50s to their 80s and beyond, and together they braved frigid temperatures to protest all through the night.

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China’s BYD delivering EVs in Germany

Charged

Chinese EVs continue to roll onto the streets of Europe. Xpeng started delivering EVs to Norway in 2020, and today Nordic drivers can choose models from MG, BYD, NIO and Golden Dragon. Now BYD, the world’s largest seller of EVs, is delivering cars to Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, following a 2021 launch in Norway and a 2022 launch in Sweden.

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Decarbonise UK public buildings ‘five times faster’ to meet Net Zero targets, report warns

Envirotec Magazine

Analysis of public building energy usage appears to find government risks missing its 75% CO2 emission reduction target – by 101 years. The UK government is currently missing one of its core Net Zero commitments to reduce CO2 emissions by 101 years, according to the Public Building Energy Efficiency Report , prepared by network service providers Neos Networks.

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Ellen Weinreb on the state of the CSO

GreenBiz

The latest biennial survey looks at how chief sustainability officers are faring during turbulent times.

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4 Useful Tools Every Good Green Construction Company Should Have

Green Living Guy

Are you running a green construction business in today’s competitive market? If so, keeping up with the latest tools and technologies is vital for success. Without the right resources, your project could take longer to finish and cost more. I mean than what was budgeted for. Fortunately, there are many innovative resources that can help […] The post 4 Useful Tools Every Good Green Construction Company Should Have appeared first on Electric Vehicle Consultants, Companies, Electric Car Exper

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Evonik invests in graphene specialist SuperC

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Specialty chemical provider Evonik has invested in Chinese graphene specialist SuperC. SuperC has developed a process to produce few-layer graphene (FLG) and pastes for electrodes in lithium-ion batteries. According to the company, the addition of graphene increases the electrical and thermal conductivity of the batteries for faster charging and better overall performance.