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Onward and Upward: How Recent Trends Will Power Breakthroughs in 2021 and Beyond

GreenTechMedia

John Carrington is CEO and director of Stem. * * *. Fewer than 100 days into his administration, President Biden's sense of urgency in tackling climate issues and driving a clean energy revolution is clear.

Improving control and yield in gravity thickeners

Envirotec Magazine

Instrumentation firm VEGA Controls looks at performance issues that can arise with an aspect of automation that is a popular fixture in the water industry.

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Study shows homeowners with PV are subsidizing their neighbors

Renewable Energy World

Value estimations for grid-tied photovoltaic systems (PV) prove solar panels are beneficial for utility companies and consumers alike. by Kelley Christensen.

5 cool measurement tools attempting to quantify regenerative agriculture

GreenBiz

5 cool measurement tools attempting to quantify regenerative agriculture. Jesse Klein. Thu, 02/11/2021 - 00:05. Many practices are associated with regenerative agriculture — anything from no-till practices to pesticide-free farming.

David Logsdon, Seattle City Light

CleanTech Alliance

David Logsdon is Seattle City Light’s Director of Electrification and Strategic Technology.

Rushing To The Coast – The Wrong Way To Adapt To Global Warming

Jim Conca

You’d think climate-influenced human migration would be away from coastal areas flooded by sea level rise. But that’s not what researchers from across the United States and Europe are projecting. Low-lying areas like Bangladesh will probably gain more residents than they lose as flooding gets worse.

Hiatal Hernia treatment with Chiropractic care for best results

U.S. Green Technology

In the digestive system, the diaphragm muscles help pass food from your mouth to your stomach via an opening known as hiatus. When any section of your stomach pushes into the chest cavity through the hiatus, you may call this condition a hiatal hernia.

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2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 4

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Brad Boswell, February 6, 2021 Week Four The fourth week of the 2021 Legislative Session is now complete.

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5 Benefits of Solar Energy to the Environment

The Environmental Blog

In our modern world, there are many different existential threats. These threats range from populist leaders and global tensions right through to the climate crisis and resource depletion.

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Use custom printed boxes for your new product launch

U.S. Green Technology

Custom Printed Boxes have a versatile attitude when it comes to accommodating items of various kinds in the most favorable ways. Custom Printed Boxes are one of the most attractive packaging solutions that serve their purpose of adding value to the items while providing protection.

Why data and measurement are key to a circular economy transition

GreenBiz

Why data and measurement are key to a circular economy transition. James Woolven. Fri, 02/12/2021 - 01:00. This article originally appeared on Circulate News.

Waste 411

LEGO Botanical Collection includes plant-based plastic blocks

Inhabitat - Innovation

Designed to give nature-lovers a relaxing, creative outlet, LEGO's Botanical Collection features flower and bonsai tree models made from plant-based plastic

February 2021 Breakfast Recap- Energy Resiliency with Kelsey Moldenke

CleanTech Alliance

On Wednesday, February 10, Senior Planner for the Quinault Indian Nation Kelsey Moldenke spoke at the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series, sponsored by Perkins Coie. Kelsey spoke about the need to relocate the oceanside town of Taholah due to the risk of inundation from tsunamis or from rising sea levels due to climate change. In addition […]. Alliance News breakfast recap breakfast series CleanTech Breakfast kelsey moldenke quinault nation virtual breakfast

Spruce up your mudroom to increase its efficiency

U.S. Green Technology

Earlier, homes used to allow a direct entry from the garage into a hall, living area, or kitchen. Due to this, space would get easily dirty. And even if those homes had mudrooms, they used to be a tiny area with a few hooks to hang coats. That’s all.

The Wild West of plastic credits and offsets

GreenBiz

The Wild West of plastic credits and offsets. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 02/08/2021 - 01:30. This essay first appeared in Circularity Weekly , our free email newsletter. There’s a new kid on the block of sustainability claims being made by businesses: "plastic neutrality."

Air pollution caused by fossil fuels kills millions

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study has found that more than 8 million people died in 2018 from poor air quality caused by fossil fuel combustion

Plus Power Breaks Open New England Market for Massive Batteries

GreenTechMedia

Battery plants have established themselves in the sunny Southwest, but this week was the first time they won big in New England.

Freightliner electric trucks to use proprietary Detroit ePowertrain

Charged

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that its proprietary Detroit ePowertrain will power the upcoming Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2, as part of Daimler Trucks’ strategy to establish a uniform basic architecture for its global line-up of battery-electric vehicles.

A tidal wave of new carbon emissions data soon will be upon us

GreenBiz

A tidal wave of new carbon emissions data soon will be upon us. Ian Kearney. Tue, 02/09/2021 - 02:00. A radical increase in available carbon emissions data may be just around the corner.

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Denmark's artificial island for green energy to power 3M homes

Inhabitat - Innovation

The government of Denmark has approved plans for an artificial island in the North Sea to act as a clean energy hub for the country

New Land Use Mapping Paints a Clearer Picture of Urban Life

The City Fix

Remote sensing has revolutionized how we measure and understand the Earth. We can now track deforestation across the globe, predict end-of-season crop yields and identify wildfires in near real-time. But exploration into its possibilities for urban areas has only just begun.

Fast charging Superhub in Brooklyn will be the first of several across NYC

Charged

If urban drivers who lack garages or assigned parking spaces are to go electric, some sort of easily accessible public charging infrastructure will need to be developed. One proposed solution is a network of local “superhubs” of DC fast chargers.

The ‘S’ in ESG gains currency

GreenBiz

The ‘S’ in ESG gains currency. Manjit Jus. Mon, 02/08/2021 - 01:00. This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here.

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Bitcoin uses more energy than all of Argentina

Inhabitat - Innovation

Bitcoin is a huge energy hog. And Tesla's recent announcement that it had bought $1.5 billion bitcoin — and will soon accept the cryptocurrency as payment for its cars — will only encourage more energy usage

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Sustainability Guide for Gyms and Fitness Centers: Getting Started

Green Business Bureau

Eco-Friendly Gyms: Prioritizing Human and Planet Health. If you own or manage a gym or fitness center, it’s time to get serious about sustainability. The younger generation of today cares about climate change, the planet and who they do business with.

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Tale of two markets: Public-markets ESG funds roar, private-market impact funds struggle

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Feb. 8 – Investors continue to pour billions into sustainability-themed stock funds, making “ESG” one of the hottest trends in asset management. The post Tale of two markets: Public-markets ESG funds roar, private-market impact funds struggle appeared first on Impact Alpha. ESG Signals

PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar

GreenBiz

PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar. Date/Time: March 4, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). Demand for solar energy continues to accelerate.

CleanAirZone debuts a bio-based air purifier at CES 2021

Inhabitat - Innovation

CleanAirZone showcased its Bio-Based Air Purifier, a new product that it claims can even eliminate coronaviruses, including COVID-19, with natural biotics and enzymes derived from nature

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A sneak peek at Tesla’s new structural battery pack

Charged

One of the most significant innovations Tesla introduced with Model Y was the replacement of about 70 parts with two enormous aluminum castings.

UN Sustainable Development Goals: What SDGs Mean For Your Business

Green Business Bureau

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Driving Force for Business. The UN SDGs are a reflection of a world that is increasingly becoming more concerned with sustainability, the health of our planet and well-being of society.

How climate change can be addressed through executive compensation

GreenBiz

How climate change can be addressed through executive compensation. Nidia Martínez. Mon, 02/08/2021 - 00:44.

Nordic unveils LEED Gold-targeted visions for Indias greenest airport

Inhabitat - Innovation

Designed to combine efficiency and hospitality, the airport design will set sustainable benchmarks for airport terminal buildings in India

Refreshed Tesla Models S and X to ditch lead-acid for Li-ion 12 V battery

Charged

Elon Musk and Sandy Munro covered a lot of ground in their recent video chat , discussing a great number of advances and improvements to Tesla’s vehicles and manufacturing processes.

Leaf’d: Eco-Friendly Products that Support Social Justice and Fair Trade

Green Business Bureau

Based in the bustling city of Los Angeles, California, Leaf’d is an online marketplace that provides ethical and sustainable products of all kinds. From skincare and clothing to home decor and pet supplies, shoppers in the U.S.

Will meat eaters really switch to alternative proteins?

GreenBiz

Will meat eaters really switch to alternative proteins? Jim Giles. Fri, 02/12/2021 - 00:05. This analysis originally appeared in the Food Weekly newsletter, which is a year old this week. New readers can sign up here.

Simple, sustainable Valentine's Day ideas for spending time together

Inhabitat - Innovation

Valentine’s Day 2021 doesn’t have to be about gifts, and it will be more meaningful when it’s not

Passenger EV battery capacity reached 134.5 GWh in 2020

Charged

In 2020, a total of 134.5 GWh of passenger EV battery capacity was deployed globally in newly sold passenger EVs, an increase of 39.6% over the prior year, according to an analysis by Adamas Intelligence.