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This Biden official will transform America’s EV charging network

GreenBiz

Entrepreneur and city transportation leader Gabe Klein is heading a collaboration between the U.S. energy and transportation offices centered on EV charging infrastructure. Here’s what he’s learned and how the joint office will help make public EV charging more reliable.

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Green day unravelled: Pundits respond to policy package

Envirotec Magazine

An apocalyptic “meh” seemed to greet the government’s bumper package of energy- and climate-related policy announcements and documents released on 30 March, which appeared short on new ideas and sources of funding. Cynics made some mileage from the almost The Thick Of It -style title juggling, with the event undergoing a hasty re-christening from “green day” to “energy security day” (as Carbon Brief noted ), as it became clear that future oil and gas exploration remained a key component of the g

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The Role of Cloud Computing in Ensuring a Sustainable Future

U.S. Green Technology

Cloud computing is the practice of providing a range of services using remote computers connected to the internet. The cloud is a platform for a broad variety of tools and applications, including DevSecOps tools, data storage, servers, databases, networking, and software. The great majority of businesses use several clouds to provide services, including public clouds.

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TDK Ventures invests in Novalith clean lithium-extraction technology

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Embargo til April 17 TDK Ventures has invested in lithium-extraction startup Novalith, which has developed a novel system for extracting battery-grade lithium from resource deposits. Novalith points out multiple drawbacks of current lithium production methods. Traditional ore mining involves the arduous process of finding lithium-containing ore, followed by major investments in infrastructure and time to remove the resources from the ground.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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£1.2 million government funding aims for lower-emissions freight

Envirotec Magazine

Drones will be used to deliver packages on remote Scottish islands – that, at least, is among the visions intimated by nine new freight projects which have been awarded £1.2 million in UK government funding. The first winners of the Freight Innovation Fund (FIF), backed by £7 million overall, were announced on 11 April and, so the Department of Transport suggests, could help create cleaner, more innovative ways of delivering freight around the country.

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Can regenerative agriculture alleviate California’s almond problem?

GreenBiz

KIND is the latest to start pilots with almond producers to figure out how to keep the cash crop from becoming another drain on California's water supply.

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How Regular Maintenance Helps Keep Your Home Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

Maintaining a sustainable home means taking steps to lessen its detrimental effects on the environment while also saving natural resources. Regular maintenance is one important component that can have a big impact on your home’s sustainability. Frequent maintenance may ensure that the house runs properly, cutting down on waste and costly repairs or replacements.

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Support for small-scale biogas solutions picks up international award

Envirotec Magazine

Kathy received the Highly Commended certificate for “Education Campaign of the Year” from Chris Huhne, ADBA’s Chairman. (image credit: Pro Vision Photography). Kathy Puffer of Tillson, state of New York, has been recognised at the AD and Biogas Industry Awards for bringing small-scale-biogas solutions to communities and women around the world.

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Are companies ghosting the planet on climate policy?

GreenBiz

It’s past time for businesses to buckle up, lean in, and loudly and vigorously support bold equitable climate policy. This is the moment to show up.

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The Bill That Could Connect California to Sun, Wind, and Savings Across the West

NRDC onEarth

A bill in the California State Legislature that would start a fully integrated western electricity grid will be heard in the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee next week.

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Electrofuels Are the Future: The Driving Force to Decarbonizing Heavy Transport

Speaker: Ayesha Choudhury - Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium

With the first wave of the energy transition, renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) have begun replacing coal power generation. However, some sectors are lagging behind and struggling to decarbonize more than others, including large-scale transportation like commercial aviation, shipping, and rail transit. Electrofuels (aka eFuels) are the next generation of solutions to help the hardest-to-abate sectors pivot from their reliance on fossil fuels.

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Printable Solar Cells Market Significantly Expanding and Will Hit Revenue USD 75.62 BN by 2032

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The global printable solar cell market revenue is expanding around US$ 40 billion by 2030 with a CAGR of 4.01% from 2021 to 2030. Rising demand for electricity owing to surging population across the globe is expected to propel the growth of the printable solar cell market.

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Action plan to accelerate grid connections launched by energy networks trade group

Envirotec Magazine

The UK’s trade association for gas and electricity transmission and distribution has published a three-step plan to speed up connections to the grid. Action is needed, says the Energy Networks Association (ENA), to respond to an unprecedented number of new connection applications as the country advances along a trajectory towards net zero. Since the UK’s first commercial wind farm began exporting renewable electricity to the grid in 1992, nearly 50GW of renewable electricity projects have

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Canopy Planet wins $60 million to scale circular fibers for paper, textiles

GreenBiz

The forest conservation nonprofit plans to use the money to create connections between brands and material innovators, and to establish material production hubs.

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Army Corps' NY/NJ Storm Surge Barrier Project Must Protect Communities on Their Terms

NRDC onEarth

The U.S. Army Corps' latest storm surge barrier proposal for New York and New Jersey is still missing meaningful community participation and a comprehensive approach to climate adaptation.

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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

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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World’s biggest wind turbine – 15MW – delivers what it says on the label

Renew Economy

New video shows Vestas' massive 15MW offshore wind turbine prototype in action in Denmark after it achieved its nominal power rating earlier this month. The post World’s biggest wind turbine – 15MW – delivers what it says on the label appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Proposed California law would require bidirectional charging capability for EVs

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A bill currently making its way through the California legislature would require all new EVs sold in the state to be equipped with bidirectional charging capability by 2027. SB 233 , which has passed the Senate Energy Committee and will be heard before the Senate Transportation Committee on April 25, would also establish state goals for bidirectional charging, increase funding for bidirectional infrastructure, and promote interoperability testing.

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Lego lays first bricks for $1B 'carbon neutral' toy factory in US

GreenBiz

Toy manufacturer has begun construction of major new factory in Virginia which it claims will be fully 'carbon neutral' once it opens in 2025.

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Canada Rejects Transparency on Logging’s Climate Toll

NRDC onEarth

Canada has again failed to transparently report on the logging industry's climate impacts, giving the sector a free pass for more than 70 megatonnes of carbon emissions annually, and perpetuating a "climate blind" forest policy framework.

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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 Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?

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Drastic climate action is the best course for economic growth, new study finds

Renew Economy

New study adds to growing body of evidence that the economic benefits of climate action outweigh the costs. The post Drastic climate action is the best course for economic growth, new study finds appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Trimble Breaks Ground On 1.7-Megawatt Solar Array at Westminster, Colorado Headquarters

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Project to Offset More than 100 Percent of Trimble's On-Site Energy Consumption, Includes 660-Kilowatt Solar Carport with 49 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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The link between business value creation and ESG

GreenBiz

A new report from Bain & Co. and EcoVadis connects sound ESG management across supply chains with better margins.

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Auditor Calls for Canada’s Transparency on Logging Emissions

NRDC onEarth

Canada's Environment Commissioner found that the Government of Canada has failed to transparently report on the climate impact of industrial logging, with potentially sweeping ramifications for its forest policymaking.

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How Germany is driving the electrification of home heating – and beating out gas

Renew Economy

A rapid rise in reduced power tariff offerings reserved for load-controllable heat pumps has sent their operating costs up to a third lower than gas heating. The post How Germany is driving the electrification of home heating – and beating out gas appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Looking closer at filter, resonant, and snubber capacitors in EVs (Whitepaper)

Charged

Sponsored by Knowles Precision Devices. Many power electronics today are being designed for use in high-temperature, high-voltage environments, such as inside electric vehicles (EVs). However, size, weight, and power (SWaP) are also key factors driving electronic product development. These conflicting design criteria are an issue for many electrical engineers because space is not available to simply add a cooling system, as this will add weight and increase the product’s overall footprint.

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Bloom 23 and the growing business of biodiversity

GreenBiz

Welcome to the growing world of business and biodiversity, where nature truly meets the bottom line.

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Poor-Quality HVAC Installs Are Costing Us. A Solution Is Within Reach.

NRDC onEarth

Only 10 percent of HVAC installations in California receive a permit—resulting in higher energy bills, climate emissions, and health and safety risks in homes. The state legislature can act now by passing SB 795 (Stern) to improve permit compliance.

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Charge an EV with Charging Stations We Need Now!

Green Living Guy

Introduction: Let’s talk about a charge for an EV and need for infrastructure. Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular. Especially as consumers become more aware of their environmental impact. Moreover and the benefits they offer. With the rising demand for EVs, there is a need for more charging stations. I mean especially to be […] The post Charge an EV with Charging Stations We Need Now!

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Delaware Transit slashes its fuel bills using Proterra’s new Valence software

Charged

Commercial vehicle OEM Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) has introduced a new integrated fleet and energy management software platform called Valence. Valence “provides a comprehensive suite of solutions to commercial electric vehicle fleet operators, including tools for data analytics and reporting, vehicle and charger diagnostics as well as charger optimization and energy management.

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Instead of working for a B Corp, I decided to build one

GreenBiz

Sustain.Life CEO and co-founder Annalee Bloomfield shares why her startup started working on B Corp certification before it was even incorporated.

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Why the Electric Vehicle Revolution Can Benefit Everyone

NRDC onEarth

The mainstreaming of EVs will impact everything from the air you breathe to the money you save, even if you don’t drive one.

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“Lowest cost power in the world:” Sims signs on to fight green energy info war

Renew Economy

Rod Sims has emerged as a champion of Australia's green energy transition, hailing its wind and solar as lowest cost power in the world and vowing to fight the info wars. The post “Lowest cost power in the world:” Sims signs on to fight green energy info war appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Plymouth State University uses V2G technology to power its facilities

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Two Nissan LEAF EVs at Plymouth State University (PSU) have provided 1 MWh of energy to PSU’s ALLWell Center, offsetting some of the building’s electricity needs. The university is reducing its electricity bill and supporting grid resilience by taking part in a special rate program developed by local utility New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC), electrification software provider Bellawatt and Fermata Energy, a developer of bidirectional EV charging platform.

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Can regenerative agriculture fix California’s almond problem?

GreenBiz

KIND is the latest to start pilots with almond producers to figure out how to keep the cash crop from becoming another drain on California's water supply.