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The potential of green bonds in emerging markets

Renewable Energy World

By Sarah Casey, Portfolio Director, Climate Council. Since 2011, annual global energy transition investment (renewable energy, CCS, electrified transport, hydrogen, electrified heat, energy storage) has almost doubled, from $290b to $501b.

Soil Mapping Technologies: Regenerative Agriculture, Soil Carbon Sequestration and Ecosystem Service Payments

CleanTech Group

A key takeaway from our work on Soil Carbon, a part of the Cleantech for Europe project we are developing alongside Breakthrough Energy, Agriculture & Food Carbon Offsets Cleantech Insights Regenerative Agriculture agriculture Agtech soil

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Is climate change amping up the Pacific Northwest heat wave? Yes — and it’s time to stop asking.


There’s no longer any need to ask if heat waves are influenced by climate change.

Where Are the Gaps in Climate Tech?


We spend most of our time on this show talking about what's happening in climate tech. What technologies, business models, and markets are being developed? By whom? And how much impact will they ultimately have on decarbonization? But there's an equally interesting topic.

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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 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.

Who benefits from Solar Net Metering?

U.S. Green Technology

Solar energy is a reliable source of renewable energy. The benefits of solar power cannot be understated. It is clean and provides independence from power utility companies. A direct benefit to those who have installed solar panels is a reduction in the cost of power.

Lessons from inside the heat dome about the future of the electric grid


Lessons from inside the heat dome about the future of the electric grid. Sarah Golden. Fri, 07/02/2021 - 02:00. The impacts of climate change feel abstract until they’re not. . I’ve spent the last five days living through an unprecedented heat dome in Oregon. The temperatures are suffocating.

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How to Enjoy Camping Without Harming Nature

The Environmental Blog

As we are bombarded by the loud honks and blinding lights of city life, everything seems exhausting. Hectic tasks and schedules are also added to the long list of stress inducers. One of the recreational activities that we perceive to be destresser is camping.

What the Stimulus Tax Extension Means for Renewables

U.S. Green Technology

President Biden developed the Build Back Better policy, promoting renewable energy-driven development in America. He plans on expanding the clean power industry, working towards a carbon-neutral energy grid and increasing employment in the industry.

Addressing biodiversity authentically and effectively


Addressing biodiversity authentically and effectively. Takeshi Yamada. Tue, 06/29/2021 - 00:10. Biodiversity provides humanity and our economies with the resources needed to thrive. However, the planet is experiencing a great loss of biodiversity due to overfishing, deforestation and pollution.

Biomass power generation: A technology for the energy transition only?

Envirotec Magazine

Victoria Judd, a lawyer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, considers the sustainability credentials of biomass, and what this bodes for its future.

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.

7 Energy-Saving Changes To Implement In Your Household

The Environmental Blog

Electrician is installing a LED bulb. Many households today are spending so much more energy than they’ve been doing so in the past. This fact is an inherent change brought about by the coming in of more and more advancements in technology.

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How Climate Change Will Impact How and Where We Live

U.S. Green Technology

The eco-conscious movement recently expanded, raising climate change prevention efforts. President Biden initiated ambitious energy efficiency plans, protecting U.S. residents from adverse environmental effects.

Inside Hewlett Foundation’s plan to electrify all road transportation by 2050


Inside Hewlett Foundation’s plan to electrify all road transportation by 2050. Liz Morrison. Wed, 06/30/2021 - 02:00. Foundations , celebrity philanthropists and tech giants alike have announced plans this year, with grand sums of money attached, to combat climate change.

Plastic waste has some economic benefit for developing countries

Envirotec Magazine

Collecting waste in Lubango, Angola (image credit: Carsten ten Brink , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ).

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Tips for Planning Your Next Sustainable Event

The Environmental Blog

Events make an impact – that’s the reason we have them. Why don’t you add a bit more to your event’s positive impact through actions that are thoughtful and reduce the negative impact on our environment? Here’s a quick look at a few tips that might help you. Supplies.

5 Solar Energy Facts That Will Make You Want to Move to Solar Power

U.S. Green Technology

Solar energy is the energy generated using Sun’s light (photovoltaic energy) and sun’s heat (solar thermal energy) to generate electricity. Solar energy is inexhaustible and renewable, and it is harnessed using panels and reflectors.

The International Energy Agency’s Bizarre Roadmap For Global Decarbonization

Jim Conca

The International Energy Agency published a roadmap for decarbonizing the global energy sector by 2050. Their requirements call for unlikely actions on the part of the world. They downplay nuclear and make unachievable goals for changes in energy use like the rate of electric vehicle penetration.

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Is global plastic pollution nearing an irreversible tipping point?

Envirotec Magazine

Catching a big blue barrel floating on the ocean surface in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch from the German research vessel SONNE during expedition SO268/3 crossing the North Pacific Ocean from Vancouver to Singapore in summer, 2019 (image credit: ©Roman Kroke UFZ).

3 x Household Products That Need To Be Sustainable

The Environmental Blog

Take a look around your home right now. How many things can you see that could definitely do with a sustainable upgrade? I bet you’ve found quite a few, but here are 3 household products that need to be sustainable. Toilet Roll.

Green Ways to Transform Your Outdoor Space

U.S. Green Technology

You’ve decided to build your outdoor oasis. First, consider what you want out of the space. Will this be a place you work, come for a moment of peace, or entertain friends and family – or all of the above?

July Women’s Networking Happy Hour (7/14)

CleanTech Alliance

This Women’s Networking Happy Hour is a casual large group event that will bring together all of the smaller mentoring groups and will be an opportunity for new mentees to see if they are interested in joining a Lean In Circle. Register for the July 14th event


‘Live fast, die young’ cycle threatening California’s ecosystems

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Carandoom , CC BY-ND 2.0 license. Intensive water management causing short-term gains but long-term damage to one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.

Are Refill Models the answer to single use?

CleanTech Group

There has never been greater pressure for corporations to act on plastics and single-use packaging. Many Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies are strongly. Cleantech Insights Resources & Environment

How Do Hybrid Vehicles Perform on the Second-Hand Market

U.S. Green Technology

Hybrid vehicles continually increase in popularity as petrol prices soar. While fully electric cars will revolutionize the automotive industry, hybrid cars are the best current alternative to petrol-guzzlers.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- June 28

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 28, 2021 Draft CEIP template comment deadline June 29, 2021 Commerce is requesting stakeholder feedback on its draft Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) template. Comments received will be used to improve the template and inform the instructions section of the template. The template and a recording of the CEIP […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin commerce rulemaking weekly bulletin

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Sponsored content: Caravan park gets a sewage treatment overhaul

Envirotec Magazine

An aerial view of the caravan park site. A technology firm with expertise in the water and environmental sphere, Tricel completed a commercial sewage treatment plant installation for a holiday campsite in Skegness, Lincolnshire in April 2021. Here, the firm outlines what was involved. The parties.

S.I. Container Builds, Inc: Creating Affordable Low-Carbon Living and Workspaces

Green Business Bureau

Operating in the U.S. and Canada, S.I. Container Builds, Inc. – S.I. stands for Sustainable Imprints – constructs modern living and workspaces from recycled shipping containers, creating spaces that are functional, attractive, affordable and have a smaller carbon footprint.

California CCA launches community solar program aimed at energy equity

Renewable Energy World

This week Marin Clean Energy (MCE) a community choice aggregator in California announced the launch of two new programs, Community Solar Connection and Green Access, aimed at energy equity and affordability.

Getting to Zero: Transforming the Dangerous Lalbaug Junction in Mumbai

The City Fix

Intersections are among the most high-risk locations along any urban road, where multiple transport modes and commuters collide. In Mumbai, intersections cover only a fraction of the 2,000-kilometer road network but account for nearly 40% of all high-risk zones. Mumbai’s crash.

“It’s all about the methane”: World Biogas Summit takes place online in early July

Envirotec Magazine

The event takes place on 6 – 8 July. The World Biogas Summit 2021 will focus on how, in the build up to COP26, anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas can help reduce global methane and other greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions.

Sustainability Guide for Video Production: Getting Started

Green Business Bureau

Video production has arguably become one of the most influential industries in the world, meaning media companies need to be more conscious about the impact they have on people and the environment.

World’s second largest hydropower plant begins operating in China

Renewable Energy World

The 16-GW Baihetan hydropower plant on the upstream branch of China’s Yangtze River has begun generating electricity for the first time, according to China’s state broadcaster CCTV. CCTV reported that the project’s first two 1-GW turbines will start up after a three-day trial.

Greenlots, ChargePoint, EV Connect and FLO expand roaming cooperation


Patrons of public charging have long complained of the inconvenience of using different charging networks. Who needs a pocketful of RFID cards and a clutter of smartphone apps and passwords?

The New ‘Valleys of Death’ in Climate Investing


There were about eight years when climate tech was wandering in the wilderness, so to speak. It started after the Solyndra bankruptcy in 2011 and ended about two years ago, when the market began heating up again. During that time, people in this space examined the valleys of death.

Sustainability Certifications: Understanding All Your Options

Green Business Bureau

Benefits of Sustainability Certifications. The benefits of sustainability certifications for business go well beyond a rating, a seal or certificate of proof. The process itself becomes a journey to create a green corporate culture and a more sustainable, socially responsible business.