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The world's cities aren't adapting to climate change quickly enough

GreenBiz

From Lagos to London, cities need to be reshaped

3 ways to ensure credible corporate net zero targets

GreenBiz

Net zero commitments are becoming the pledge of choice for corporations but long-term goals, more than just offsets and going beyond the value chain make them worthy

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The true costs of toxic materials

GreenBiz

Potential chemical impacts during the use phase are important considerations to include in material decisions, and these impacts must be considered in weighing the true cost of a product

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Governor Jay Inslee Releases Supplemental Budget

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Governor Jay Inslee’s Medium, December 16, 2021 Washington Governor Jay Inslee released his new, recommended supplemental operating, capital, and transportation budgets on Thursday, December 16th. Inslee’s budget proposal of $61.8

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.

Roles Of Green Energy and Natural Gas Providers

The Environmental Blog

Green energy is a large part of the environmental movement, and many people unknowingly contribute to it in their everyday life.

Dealing sensibly with knotweed (with a nod to emissions)

Envirotec Magazine

We can now harness the carbon scavenging power of Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants, explains Nic Seal, Founder and MD of Environet, a UK specialist in the topic.

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Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin, December 21

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, December 21, 2021 Upcoming workshops, rulemakings, and other dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation.

Environmental Awareness Days in January

Green Business Bureau

Launch into the New Year with these environmental awareness days in January! New Year’s Day – January 1st. New Year’s Day is a day dedicated to renewal and fresh starts. It’s the time when many people commit to forming better habits, reaching personal goals and creating a fulfilling life.

Deutsche Bahn orders 44 Stadler battery-electric trains

Charged

DB Regio, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn which operates regional and commuter train services in Germany, has ordered 44 battery-electric Flirt Akku multiple units from Swiss manufacturer Stadler.

Why the growth of climate and ESG inside boardrooms gives me hope

GreenBiz

If the board of directors that should provide oversight doesn't have the insight and foresight to do so, how can investors use the ratings and rankings to assess its ESG governance and value creation

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.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- December 21

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, December 21, 2021 Thank you for participating in the 2021 rulemaking workshops Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) have concluded their CETA rulemaking workshops for 2021. The agencies greatly appreciate stakeholder participation in the rulemaking process this year, and look forward to announcing next steps in 2022. On behalf […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin weekly bulletin

8 Easy Ways to Become Environmentally Friendly and Live Happily

Green Living Guy

In this day and age when the effects of climate change are so evident in our lives, becoming environmentally conscious is something that we should all strive for. The good thing is that you don’t have to make major life changes.

Tritium supplies chargers to Shell and Osprey, plans to go public

Charged

Australia-based fast charger manufacturer Tritium has executed a global agreement with oil giant Shell to provide fast charging technology and services.

25 cities show how major climate wins are possible

GreenBiz

Collectively, the work of 25 cities in the Climate Challenge will reduce CO2 emissions by 74 million metric tons from 2020 through 2030, compared to business as usual

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Largest PV investments in Poland and Ukraine

Renewable Energy World

(Sponsored Content). By Electrum. The energy transformation is gaining momentum, and the “green revolution” is becoming a fact. For Europe, 2020 represented a historic year for renewable energy sources.

Blink Charging To Unveil Suite of Next-Generation Electric Vehicle Charging Products at CES 2022

Green Living Guy

Seven new products will service home, fleet, multifamily, and retail locations Miami Beach, FL (December 17, 2021) — Blink Charging Co. a leading owner and operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, will unveil seven new products.

New York City orders hundreds of Tesla Model 3s for municipal fleet

Charged

In October, New York City announced a new investment of $75 million in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, as part of a plan to transition its entire vehicle fleet to EVs. The current phase of the plan includes purchasing 300 EVs to replace fossil fuel-powered models.

The role of Uber and Lyft in sustainable cities

GreenBiz

Lyft and Uber have committed to going 100 percent electric by 2030 and 2040, respectively, but cities can take steps to ensure they follow through

Dominion orders 176 Siemens Gamesa turbines for offshore wind project

Renewable Energy World

Dominion Energy signed a contract with Siemens Gamersa Renewable Energy to supply 176 wind turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project (CVOW). The 2.6 GW project is the largest offshore wind farm currently under development in the United States.

Teaching Writing through Sustainability

Green Living Guy

We are living in an era that is characterized by regular storms and floods that can’t be contained among other adversities such as depleting natural resources from Mother Earth.

Atom Power’s charging solution charges vehicles directly from the circuit breaker

Charged

Atom Power , manufacturer of a UL-listed solid-state digital circuit breaker, has launched a new EV charging solution called PURPL, which charges vehicles directly from the circuit breaker, and incorporates energy management technology to keep electricity costs low.

Recyclability vs Recycling Infrastructure: How to Engage Stakeholders and Align Solutions

GreenBiz

Date/Time: January 18, 2022 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Companies are innovating at an unprecedented speed to offer products that are more sustainable and provide greater value to customers.

New DOE office to help stand up clean energy projects

Renewable Energy World

Anchored by $20 billion in infrastructure funds, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations.

5 Amazing Ways to Make Commercial Buildings More Sustainable

Green Living Guy

Rising global environmental awareness is influencing various industries. Consumers are searching for carbon-reduction methods, using their purchasing power to improve ecological conditions.

Cummins releases new electric powertrain for terminal tractors

Charged

Big engine specialist Cummins has released the new PowerDrive 8000 system for terminal tractors. Cummins will begin field tests of the new product with Kalmar, one of Cummins’ lead customers, in early 2022, and the two companies will partner to offer battery-electric terminal tractors globally.

What news from 3 top vertical farm players means for 2022

GreenBiz

From IPOs to acquisitions this is what happened in the indoor farm world in 2021

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Lockheed Martin invests in Canadian solar + storage project

Renewable Energy World

Lockheed Martin said it will invest $9 million toward the construction of a Canadian solar and storage project, in conjunction with $10 million from the Government of Alberta. TC Energy’s Saddlebrook Solar + Storage Project includes a solar generating facility that is expected to provide up to 102.5

The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Trash Bags According to Greenpeace

Green Living Guy

Many of us have been wondering how we can be more eco-friendly in our daily lives, and the advice from Greenpeace has always been a good place to start.

Utrecht plans to be a bidirectional city, turning its EVs into a giant battery

Charged

The Dutch city of Utrecht is already pretty green. The rate of car ownership is far lower than in the US. The city boasts the world’s largest bike parking garage and an extensive network of bike lanes, and a new car-free neighborhood for 20,000 people is on the drawing board.

Finding bright spots in the global coral reef catastrophe

GreenBiz

A report on the world’s coral reefs presents a grim picture. But some regions are having coral growth, if corals are given a decade of reprieve from hot water

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Bloom Energy to Power India’s First Green Hydrogen Microgrid

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New project with the Indian Ministry of Power will showcase Bloom’s hydrogen and power production technologies

Trials will appraise AD-boosting biochar product

Envirotec Magazine

Edinburgh-based Carbogenics. Industrial trials are to be undertaken at farm sites in Scotland and the East Midlands to look at how a proprietary biochar product works with different anaerobic digestion (AD) feedstocks.

Volkswagen to add Plug & Charge, bidirectional charging to all ID. models

Charged

The Volkswagen Group has announced a package of charging-related initiatives under the brand name We Charge, which will include new charging solutions for home and mobile charging, new functions in the ID. Models and, “soon,” bidirectional charging.

A Nordic energy giant shows how a carbon turnaround happens

GreenBiz

Denmark’s Ørsted transformed from a fossil-fuel utility to a renewable energy leader in a decade

Student teams named as finalists in DOE solar design competition

Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that 35 teams advanced as finalists in its Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition for 2021-2022. Through the contest, teams design systems that integrate solar, storage, and other technologies for a real-world district or university campus.