Sat.Oct 22, 2022 - Fri.Oct 28, 2022

Let’s Talk More About Battery Longevity

CleanTechnica

In another recent article, our friend Barry discussed the need for standards in battery longevity if consumers are going to adopt EVs. I agree that there needs to be not just a standard, but a good standard.

Oct. 6: Offshore Wind Development on the West Coast

CleanTech Alliance

Featured Speakers: Ryan Calkins, Commissioner, Port of Seattle Ryan Calkins was elected to the Port of Seattle Commission in 2017 and re-elected in 2021.

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Walmart suppliers join forces to buy renewable electricity

GreenBiz

Under Gigaton PPA, a diverse group including Amy’s Kitchen, Great Lakes Cheese, Levi Strauss & Co., The J.M. Smucker Co. and Valvoline is contracting for 250,000 megawatt-hours of power annually

Sustainability departments are shrinking — what that means for the job hunt

GreenBiz

As sustainability spreads out over many departments, finding a companies priorities, your secret skills and the right sustainable company will help land your dream role

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.

Planning Your Eco-Friendly Home

Green Living Guy

If you’re considering building or remodeling your home, there are a lot of things to think about – the style, the layout, and the colors. But one important consideration that’s often overlooked is how eco-friendly the design can be.

Planning reforms would incentivise rooftop solar in Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

The Scottish government has pledged to consult on lifting the need to obtain planning permission for larger solar installations on non-domestic buildings.

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Why we can't cheat our way to net zero

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Just how much carbon offsetting is simply greenwashing? As a sustainability director, I have become versed in what it means for a company to manage its environmental impact

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Researchers develop cobalt-free cathode using high-entropy doping

Charged

A team of researchers from UC Irvine and four national laboratories has fabricated a cobalt-free cathode for lithium-ion batteries. The researchers relied on doping using HE-LMNO and magnesium, titanium, manganese, molybdenum and niobium inside the structure to fabricate a high-nickel cathode.

Microplastics: Six surprising everyday things that contain and release them

Envirotec Magazine

Microplastics have become so widespread that they have been discovered in fresh Antarctic snow. As for how they enter the environment – it’s just not from littering. Something as seemingly innocent as Halloween decorations or gum can be a source, says Sulacpac, a producer of bio-based alternatives for conventional plastics. Microplastics are minute pieces of plastic – less than five millimeters in length.

Blink Charging to Deploy EV Charging Stations to UBS-Owned Properties Around the U.S.

Green Living Guy

Miami Fla. September 8, 2022) – Blink Charging Co.

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.

How a Washington initiative is creating a just circular economy

GreenBiz

NextCycle's programs centered community voices from the beginning

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Study: Lamppost chargers are the lowest-carbon solution for on-street charging

Charged

Back in 2017, when we first heard about a company that was installing public EV chargers in streetside lampposts , we thought it sounded like a good idea for several reasons—no additional street clutter, no need to run new electrical service.

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By leaving garden waste alone, we could store 600k tons of CO2 per year

Envirotec Magazine

We would be doing the climate a great service if we just left garden waste alone, instead of shuttling it out of our gardens, according to the calculations of University of Copenhagen professor Per Gundersen.

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Electrified Genesis GV70 Officially on the Market in the UK

Green Living Guy

LONDON, UK, Oct. 03, 2022 – Genesis Motor UK today announces that the Electrified GV70 SUV is now officially on sale and, since its pre-order opening in July, first customer deliveries will take place this month.

Episode 338: Women raise voices at VERGE 22

GreenBiz

This episode features VERGE 22 keynote speakers Paris Agreement negotiator Christiana Figueres, behavioral scientist Sweta Chakraborty, marine geologist Dawn Wright and more

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New DC-DC converter features GaN Systems power transistor

Charged

A new DC-DC converter from Renesas Electronics includes a GaN-on-silicon power transistor made by GaN Systems. The GS61008P is a 100 V enhancement-mode power transistor that provides a 46% reduction in system size, according to GaN Systems.

Plugging into electricity’s energy challenge

Envirotec Magazine

Tom Christensen is Global Technology Advisor and Executive Analyst at Hitachi Vantara. How is technology helping to address the challenges faced by power grids? Tom Christensen writes. Despite popular belief, electrification does not always lead to a reduction in carbon footprint.

REPORT: Wildlife loss is increasing rapidly. Changing our food production systems can alleviate this loss

AFN Sustainable Protein

Global wildlife populations fell 69% between 1970 and 2018, according to the World Wide Fund For Nature (formerly World Wildlife Fund) in its Living Planet Report. Latin America has taken the biggest hit in terms of loss, recording a 94% decline in wildlife population.

18 sustainability fellowships for students and professionals

GreenBiz

These programs for building skills in sustainability can help make you more attractive to potential employers. And hurry, some have applications open now

The upcoming Volvo EX90 will eventually be equipped with bidirectional charging

Charged

Bidirectional charging is rapidly becoming an expected feature for new EV models. The latest automaker to join the bi bandwagon is Volvo—the upcoming EX90 will be the automaker’s first model to be “hardware-ready” for bidirectional charging.

Sunak costs fallacy?

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Shag 7799 / Shutterstock.com. Those attempting to weigh the potential upsides to Sunak’s speedy 24 October coronation had little to go on, although there was undisguised relief from some at the departure of a leadership circle that seemed to have shredded – within a few weeks – years of painstakingly-built relations between the government and conservation groups. “So So what will be different from the Truss ‘blink and you’ve missed it’ premiership. How could we know?”

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Multi-array solar project directly powers interstate commuter train

Solar Power World

The PATCO Speedline is a 15-mile-long high-speed commuter train responsible for transporting millions of people between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden County, New Jersey, annually.

As 2030 draws near, the SBTi has further to go to get us to net zero

GreenBiz

The Science Based Targets initiative has provided pivotal guidance for companies to decarbonize but must embrace alternative solutions, such as the Voluntary Carbon Market, to accelerate climate impact

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Improving speed to market: Navigating EV assembly challenges

Charged

Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth. The electric vehicle (EV) revolution gains more momentum every day, driving change to automotive manufacturing in unprecedented ways. With rapidly growing demand comes the need to rapidly scale assembly operations — and that can create significant challenges.

Ecological Threat Report says 750 million globally are now affected by undernourishment

Envirotec Magazine

The latest edition of the annual Ecological Threat Report (ETR) – produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)* – pinpoints trouble hotspots and profiles sustainability challenges in 228 countries and territories worldwide.

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A new federal policy could cut emissions from infrastructure and boost Canadian industry, but the government’s approach needs an upgrade: study

Clean Energy Canada

OTTAWA — A seventh of the world’s carbon emissions are associated with building materials like steel, cement, and aluminum, leaving a construction-shaped hole in global efforts to combat climate change. In response, governments around the world—including Canada and the U.S.—are

How science, technology and behavior change can confront the climate crisis

GreenBiz

Behavioral scientist Sweta Chakraborty, president of We Don’t Have Time, says we need to acknowledge cognitive biases and get better at talking about climate risks

EPA announces first round of grants from Clean School Bus Program—389 school districts in all 50 states

Charged

The Clean School Bus Program, part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law , makes $5 billion in rebates available over five years for school districts to purchase electric or low-emission school buses.

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Ancient bacteria might lurk beneath Mars’ surface

Envirotec Magazine

Deinococcus radiodurans (affectionately known as “Conan the Bacterium”) is particularly well-suited to surviving Mars’ harsh environment. In experiments, it survived astronomical amounts of radiation in the freezing, arid environment (image credit: Michael J. Daly/USU).

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How Sustainability Increases Brand Value

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable branding is upholding a purpose-driven statement. Sustainable branding showcases the effective integration of economical, environmental and social issues into business operations.

Can Iron Ox’s smart greenhouses take an edge off climate chaos?

GreenBiz

Rebekah Moses is moving from Impossible Foods to the controlled environment agriculture space, but why

Enel X Way and Sunrun partner to offer smart home charging stations

Charged

EVs and solar panels are like beer and peanuts—consuming one creates an appetite for the other.

Projects aim to bring life back to Scotland’s rivers

Envirotec Magazine

Bronie Burn, one of the sites addressed by the WEF project (image credit: SEPA). The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) says it is continuing its efforts to restore nature to Scotland’s rivers with the completion of two more projects.

How Sustainability Increases Brand Value

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable branding is upholding a purpose-driven statement. Sustainable branding showcases the effective integration of economical, environmental and social issues into business operations.

In packaging, partnerships are key to unlocking the circular economy

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Partnership is essential to creating solutions that promote the circular economy. Sustana Fiber, Sonoco and Kellogg’s revealed the value of collaboration in a trial to prove the recyclability of paper containers