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From Clothing to Planned Menus: Five Easy Eco Swaps

The Environmental Blog

Living a greener life is on everyone’s mind, but with the chaos of the every day demanding constant attention, it can sometimes be challenging to commit to those eco-friendly choices. But don’t fret — here are five easy swaps which will help reduce our impact on the planet.

Nissan Buys Shares in Battery Company. Is This A Sign of More EVs?

CleanTechnica

The race to get batteries is very real for automotive companies. Supplies are limited, and will continue to be limited for years because you can’t open up new mines and refining facilities with heavy doses of wishful thinking.

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Sept. 2022 – The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Clean Energy Industry

CleanTech Alliance

Tune in to watch the video recording of our past September 14th’s Perkins Coie Lunch Series event on “The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Clean Energy Industry.” Learn more about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the most aggressive climate investment taken by Congress, which invests $369 billion into measures to fight climate change, boost energy […

Tesla Loves Texas for Battery Production not Grünheide

Green Living Guy

According to Electrive: In Germany, Tesla continues to focus on battery production says no to Grünheide for now. but wants to prioritise the USA first because of the prospect of extensive US government subsidies.

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.

How the global chemicals industry can reinvent itself as a climate solution

GreenBiz

Major net zero blueprint for the sector says transformation into 'planet-positive force' is technically feasible and would deliver huge financial and jobs benefits

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Lessons From The Jackson, MI Water Crisis About Climate Change

The Environmental Blog

The water crisis in Jackson has been (rightly so) dominating the news of late, but the stark reality is that such water crises will become regular occurrences unless climate change and an aging water infrastructure aren’t suitably addressed.

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Test Drive Results Chevy Bolt EUV 2023

Green Living Guy

I really do like this car. No kidding. It’s a smaller mid size Chevy. Also I don’t worry ever about range with this thing! I mean ever! It’s like a step closer almost to an Equinox!

Solar panels have come a long way. Recycling them has not

GreenBiz

Making solar panel recycling more commonplace will require a mix of technological advances, economic incentives and smart policies at the state and federal levels

Korea’s SK Group acquires Signet EV, invests in Polestar

Charged

South Korean conglomerate the SK Group has entered the EVSE market by acquiring a majority stake in charger manufacturer Signet EV. SK acquired 55.5% of Signet EV’s shares for 293 billion won ($263 million).

5 Most Sustainable Travel Destinations for 2023

U.S. Green Technology

In case you’re one of those wonderful environmentally aware people and are looking for ways to combine your love for travel and the concept of eco-friendliness you live by, you’ll be happy to know that there are others out there who have given it some serious thought, too.

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.

Cleaner water linked with smaller cockles that die younger

Envirotec Magazine

Cockles have been harvested along the south Wales coast for centuries. The Burry Inlet and Loughor estuary, near Swansea, is a major habitat for the popular and widespread common cockle (Cerastoderma edule). Image credit: Dr Ruth Callaway, Swansea University).

Salesforce will launch carbon credit marketplace

GreenBiz

The Net Zero Marketplace connects projects from Climate Impact Partners, Pachama, South Pole and others to any business that wants to invest in credits

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CATL’s new ­module-to-bracket battery technology for heavy-duty EVs

Charged

Chinese battery giant CATL has unveiled a new battery technology for heavy-duty trucks. It’s not a new chemistry or a new type of cell, but rather a different structure for the battery pack. Earlier this year, CATL unveiled the Qilin Battery , which uses a cell-to-pack architecture (no modules).

Brief: Nutrition Technologies lands $20m to expand insect-protein operation across Asia

AFN Sustainable Protein

Singapore-based insect protein producer Nutrition Technologies has closed a $20 million equity round. The biotech company’s production system leverages black soldier fly larvae to produce proteins for animal feed and fertilizers.

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Utility pilots “transformative” AI approach in wastewater treatment

Envirotec Magazine

Anglian Water says transformation of its treatment and recycling processes is being made possible by trials of AI-driven software developed by Norwegian technology company InfoTiles.

The Great Lakes are awash in plastic. Can robots and drones help?

GreenBiz

These remote-control devices raise the profile about the growing problem of plastics in the lakes that provide one-fifth of the world's freshwater

Air Canada to buy 30 electric planes from Heart Aerospace

Charged

Air Canada has announced plans to buy its first electric airplanes—an order of 30 battery-electric regional aircraft from Heart Aerospace. The airline has also acquired a $5-million equity stake in the Sweden-based manufacturer.

Fisker and Wallbox to Increase Home EV Charging in the U.S., Canada and Europe

Green Living Guy

LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2022) – Fisker Inc.

How Canada’s Oil Sands ‘Bankrolled the Assault on Truth’

DeSmogBlog

Imperial Oil might not be a household name in the United States, but the company, which is mostly owned by ExxonMobil, is a big name in Canada.

This collective wants to fix the beauty industry's packaging problem

GreenBiz

Pact Collective, founded by two industry veterans, currently consists of more than 130 member companies from across the beauty value chain

ABB introduces a battery manufacturing methodology for new plants

Charged

ABB has introduced a new “modular and repeatable” manufacturing methodology designed to facilitate the establishment of new battery plants.

Illegal Smuggling of Plastic is Harming Cameroon’s Environment

Green Living Guy

21 SEP 2022 / BY OLUWOLE OJEWALE The smuggling of prohibited plastic into Cameroon threatens the environment, public health, and the agricultural sector. It is driven by increasing demand due to the high price of legal alternatives.

Exxon Could Have Helped Stop Climate Change 30 Years Ago, ‘Proprietary’ Docs Show

DeSmogBlog

Exxon figured out a solution that could have helped achieve “stabilization” of the climate emergency back in the early 1990s, and then came up with a communication strategy to make sure that solution wouldn’t happen.

Patagonia’s groundbreaking announcement proves small actions can create big impact

GreenBiz

Environtmental sustainability is a strategic business priority for a growing number of executives. Here are three lessons that purpose-driven leaders can learn from Patagonia's bold move

Pinellas County, Florida installs DC fast chargers to prepare for electric school buses

Charged

Pinellas County, Florida, the home of your favorite EV magazine, will soon be one of the first counties in the state to deploy electric school buses. The Pinellas County School District has (finally) received a $5.5-million grant from the 2016 Dirty Diesel Debacle settlement with Volkswagen.

Personalize, Align and Motivate: Using Data to Drive Heat Pump Adoption and Beneficial Electrification

Bidgely

When it comes to decarbonization and beneficial electrification, the surging electric vehicle wave has received most of the attention. But reducing building emissions is an equally and increasingly critical part of the solution.

Italy’s Lurch to the Right Raises Risk of Fossil Gas Lock-In

DeSmogBlog

This story is part of a DeSmog series on the influence wielded by the gas lobby in Europe and was developed with the support of Journalismfund.eu. Italy’s gas lobby should be entering early retirement. Instead, it’s rarely been riding so high.

Could you explain ESG investment to your neighbor?

GreenBiz

How can the average retail investor best make sense of ESG products?

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New Tesla V4 Supercharger site to feature Megapack battery storage and solar generation

Charged

As fast charging stations become more powerful, they will increasingly include energy storage and on-site generation. Tesla has been planning to phase in these features for some time, but widespread deployment has been delayed.

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Royal Robbins Partners with the Green Business Bureau to Accelerate Sustainability Practices at Brand Retail Stores

Green Business Bureau

New partnership spotlights sustainability initiatives at Denver, Seattle, Modesto, Berkeley retail stores.

A Global Database on Fossil Fuel Projects Goes Live

DeSmogBlog

A new database cataloging the world’s oil and gas reserves reveals extensive data on the global fossil fuel industry for the first time.

Floating solar farms: What are they and can they help us reach net zero?

GreenBiz

Photovoltaics on the water in China's Solar Valley can be seen from space. Other notable installations are surfacing around the world

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Mexico forms state-run company to mine lithium

Charged

The white gold rush is on, and the powers-that-be are scrambling to consolidate control over a certain light white element that many probably never knew existed until a certain American automaker started generating headlines about electric vehicles.

Rocket Industrial: A Packaging Distribution Company Tackling Our Global Waste Crisis

Green Business Bureau

Rocket Industrial helps organizations reduce waste with their innovative packaging solutions. ?

New Report Shows Companies are Willing to Pay More for Transport Suppliers With Lower CO2 Emissions

Green Living Guy

The research company Ipsos has, on behalf of Volvo Trucks, interviewed 100 large e-commerce and manufacturing companies. They’ve done so in eight European countries about their demand for fossil-fuel-free transport in future procurements.