Sat.May 08, 2021 - Fri.May 14, 2021

Is 'net zero' much ado about nothing?


Is 'net zero' much ado about nothing? Joel Makower. Tue, 05/11/2021 - 02:11. It feels almost quaint to remember way back when "80 by 50" — an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — was a bold goal for a company or government entity to make.

Expert Recommendations On Nuclear Waste May Fall On Deaf Ears – Yet Again

Jim Conca

The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board just put out six overarching recommendations for the DOE’s nuclear waste program. Hopefully they won’t be ignored like the last set from the Blue Ribbon Commission that were similar.

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The 'triangle of deceit' in climate conversations: ESG, net-zero and voluntary carbon markets


Eco-Business talks to 'angry clean energy guy' Assaad Razzouk about the flaws in much-hyped climate change solutions, and how to fix them

The 6 Uses of Green Technology

U.S. Green Technology

Green technology uses eco-friendly practices to create sustainable innovations to bring a positive impact on the environment. These innovations are produced to fulfil society’s needs without harming the environment.

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.

The new dynamic duo: Pricing and food waste


The new dynamic duo: Pricing and food waste. Jesse Klein. Tue, 05/11/2021 - 00:05. Anyone who has taken a basic economics course knows two main factors dictate price: supply and demand. But price-setters know there are many other small and large influences.

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Grid Resiliency in the Spotlight

CleanTech Alliance

Grid resiliency has been on everyone’s mind lately. From the rolling blackouts in California during the wildfires last year to the outages in Texas this past February, ensuring we have a reliable power grid is a priority for utilities and consumers alike.

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Tips and Tricks to Avoid Clogged Drains

U.S. Green Technology

Whether it is in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room, a clogged drain should not be taken for granted. Clogged drains that are left unattended even for just one day can bring you a multitude of problems.

Net zero is transforming clean energy procurement


Net zero is transforming clean energy procurement. Sarah Golden. Fri, 05/14/2021 - 00:00. Net zero" is eating all other corporate climate language. . Two years ago, I regularly saw headlines about corporate renewable energy targets in my daily diet of newsletters and PR pitches.

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May Zappy Hour: Updates from Energy Northwest (5/17)

CleanTech Alliance

Free for members! Click to register and hear about Energy Northwest’s advanced nuclear, EV charging, wind and solar projects. Alliance News Member News Opportunities

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UK recognizes animals as sentient beings

Inhabitat - Innovation

While anybody who's ever had a pet knows that animals are sentient beings, the U.K. government is legally recognizing animal sentience for the first time. The new laws are a victory for animals and the people who care about them

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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

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.

Subtracting Monomials and Polynomials

U.S. Green Technology

Monomials and binomials are algebraic expressions with one and two terms. Monomials are polynomials with a single term, whereas binomials have two terms joined by an addition or subtraction operation. Monomials and binomials consist of variables, their exponents, coefficients, or constants.

Episode 268: Doing the math on net zero; taking food waste off the menu


Episode 268: Doing the math on net zero; taking food waste off the menu. Heather Clancy. Fri, 05/14/2021 - 02:00. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (4:30). Is "net zero" much ado about nothing? Infrastructure, green finance and net zero.

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Coal Cost Crossover 2.0 Interactive

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Energy Innovation Center, May 4, 2021 This visual interactive feature allows users to explore the major findings of the Coal Cost Crossover 2.0 report.

Solar-powered motorbikes help rangers protect African wildlife from poachers

Inhabitat - Innovation

Called the Kalk AP, the motorbike will solve some of the most prevalent issues that park rangers face

Colonial Pipeline: Details emerge of landmark cyber-security breach

Envirotec Magazine

A tank farm facility for Colonial Pipeline outside Birmingham, Alabama, in 2007 (image credit: chapstickaddict , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ).

11 young professionals on the future of sustainable finance


11 young professionals on the future of sustainable finance. Deonna Anderson. Mon, 05/10/2021 - 01:30.

Grid Modernization Grant Update- Deadline Extended

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 13, 2021 Application deadline extended to 5 p.m. June 15 Commerce has extended the deadline for the current Grid Modernization program funding opportunity. Applications are now due by 5 p.m. PT on June 15, 2021. Up to $4.6 million is available to support electric utilities in deploying grid modernization projects that facilitate […]. Industry News Public Policy application deadline cef deadline extended funding grid modernization

Floating container home in NYC rises and falls with changing sea levels

Inhabitat - Innovation

Rekstur is tackling NYC’s 578 miles of coastal real estate with a floating container home off Rockaway peninsula in Jamaica Bay

Check out these robots made specifically for the solar industry

Solar Power World

Robotics and automation have already been in the solar industry for years. Visit any solar module manufacturing facility (like SPW did when checking out Silfab Solar in Ontario) and you’ll find robotic arms assembling cells into strings, soldering wires and sealing backsheets.

Navigating internal politics to ‘get it done’


Navigating internal politics to ‘get it done’. Mike Hower. Thu, 05/13/2021 - 01:45. Getting things done in corporate sustainability is easier said than, well, done.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, May 11, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 […]. Industry News Public Policy clean energy commerce rulemaking utc weekly bulletin

Leatherback sea turtles are disappearing from the West Coast

Inhabitat - Innovation

Western Pacific leatherback sea turtle populations are plummeting, according to new NOAA research


Comment: Smart water reuse and flood management technology “could be a vital strategic water asset”

Envirotec Magazine

SDS says its Intellistorm system is operating successfully at Southbank Place. Comment from water technology firm SDS.

The 2021 proxy season: What’s on the menu?


The 2021 proxy season: What’s on the menu? Aman Singh. Sat, 05/08/2021 - 15:11. The 2021 proxy season is officially here — much awaited after the tumultuous events of 2020.

Benefits of the Clean Energy Fund

CleanTech Alliance

Developed by Governor Jay Inslee, the Clean Energy Fund supports the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technologies. The CleanTech Alliance worked in partnership with the Washington Department of Commerce to encourage support of the first Clean Energy Fund in 2013 and we’ve been involved in every funding cycle since. Bigger Bang for the Buck: The first two […]. Public Policy cef clean energy fund commerce

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Carpenter turns scrap-destined bus into retro accommodations

Inhabitat - Innovation

Ever wanted to spend the night in an authentic double-decker bus? Well, now's your chance thanks to U.K.-based based carpenter Adam Collier-Woods and his brilliant new renovation project


Collaborative summit to explore future of FOG

Envirotec Magazine

Delegates at the 2019 FOG Summit. A collaborative event will bring together water, wastewater and sustainability experts to explore new ways of tackling fat, oil and grease (FOG) in sewers and pave the way for a blockage-free future.

This VC has a message for climate-tech entrepreneurs: Prove it


This VC has a message for climate-tech entrepreneurs: Prove it. Heather Clancy. Tue, 05/11/2021 - 04:15. Sometime over the past year, climate tech outbuzzed AI, and that hype is leading would-be backers to rethink their valuation models.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- May 10

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 10, 2021 Announcements Joint Commerce/UTC resource adequacy meeting May 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Commerce is partnering with the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) to hold an annual meeting to discuss issues related to resource adequacy for utilities in Washington. Meeting details and materials will be posted on […]. Industry News Public Policy ceta clean energy transformation act commerce weekly bulletin

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New York prohibits single-use mini toiletry bottles in hotels

Inhabitat - Innovation

Hotels in New York state will no longer be allowed to use plastic toiletry bottles smaller than 12 ounces starting January 1, 2024

New York redefines the future of community solar

Solar Power World

By Kacie Peters, director of business development, and Kelly Hadayia, director of subscription services, Pivot Energy Community Distributed Generation (CDG), also known as community solar or shared solar, is getting a facelift.

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System change investing: High impact, high return


System change investing: High impact, high return. Frank Dixon. Wed, 05/12/2021 - 01:30. The sustainable/responsible investing (SRI) market is over $30 trillion and growing faster than traditional investments.

Which US states have the highest penetration of EV charging stations?


Expanded access to charging infrastructure is seen as one of the keys to accelerating EV adoption, and the US is rapidly rolling out public charging stations. A new report from the DOE tells us that 25 states now have at least 1,000 non-residential charging units (public and private).

Ephemeral Station provides a solar-powered shelter for large gatherings

Inhabitat - Innovation

This sculptural shelter is a gathering space that is completely self-sustaining

Sponsored content: Portable VOC detector scores on carbon and employee hygiene

Envirotec Magazine

Thanks to a patented photoionisation detection (PID) system for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), UK based gas detection manufacturing expert ION Science is helping employers significantly reduce the daily exposure risks faced by occupational hygienists and technicians operating in the chemical or petrochemical industries.