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Reasons for cautious hope in a sea of gloom

GreenBiz

Reasons for cautious hope in a sea of gloom. Terry F. Yosie. Mon, 07/19/2021 - 02:00.

What’s Happening? Global Emissions Are Still Rising

Jim Conca

Global electricity demand will increase almost 10% by 2022, and half of this will be fossil fuel, particularly new coal in the developing world. Nuclear will grow by only 2%, and is one important reason emissions will grow so much during this period.

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Li-Cycle & Helbiz Partner to Advance Battery Recycling in Micro-Mobility

CleanTechnica

Li-Cycle, which is focused on providing customer-centric, end-of-life solutions for lithium-ion batteries while also creating a secondary supply of critical battery materials, has announced a partnership with Helbiz.

Siemens and German utility to develop giant Li-Ion battery project

Renewable Energy World

The need to ensure renewable energy resources can meet baseload power demand is intensifying the race for giant battery storage systems across Europe.

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.

Meet one vertical farm venture helping the industry grow past greens

GreenBiz

Meet one vertical farm venture helping the industry grow past greens. Jesse Klein. Tue, 07/20/2021 - 00:35.

Grid Resiliency Q&A #2

CleanTech Alliance

Grid resiliency continues to be a top priority for consumers and utilities alike. From the heat wave that pushed the Pacific Northwest’s grid to the limit to California wildfires once again pushing the state closer to blackouts, grid resiliency remains a salient issue. With climate change accelerating extreme weather events and making them more frequent […]. Member News Public Policy grid grid resiliency grid resiliency spotlight Itron

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New Nuclear Fuel Can Be Here Even Faster Than New Reactors

Jim Conca

New nuclear fuel made from U and Th, called ANEEL, can address several issues with nuclear power – cost, proliferation and waste, especially when used in CANDU/PHWR reactors. And it will be here soon not in the 2030s. It’s made-in-America makes it a prime candidate for export to emerging markets.

Episode 277: Talent wars, women leaders on mentoring

GreenBiz

Tune in for contributions from seven of this year's Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards honorees

Idaho Sustainability Happy Hour 8/11

CleanTech Alliance

Join the CleanTech Alliance, Idaho Chapter for our monthly Sustainability Happy Hour. We will chat about the latest sustainability news, network with other sustainability professionals, and listen to leaders in the industry share their latest innovations and projects.

Water industry “shifting to outcome-based strategy”

Envirotec Magazine

Hornsey water treatment works, operated by Thames Water (image credit: diamond geezer , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ).

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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.

Sustainable Business Travel: How Companies Can Minimize the Environmental Impact of Corporate Travel

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable business travel is one way that businesses can significantly mitigate their environmental impact. Together with tourism, business travel contributes to the release of almost 5 billion tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

This summer, consider sustainable seafood

GreenBiz

This summer, consider sustainable seafood. Theresa Lieb. Fri, 07/23/2021 - 02:30. Summer makes me nostalgic for seafood. As a kid, our annual family vacation to Croatia was my favorite time of the year.

NWIRC BlueTech/CleanTech Innovator Cohort

CleanTech Alliance

The NW Innovation Resource Center in partnership with CleanTech Alliance and WA Maritime Blue is convening a cohort of bluetech/cleantech innovators and early stage startups in northwest Washington. Building upon the mindset of innovation in the area, the cohort members will have access to assistance from experts to explore the viability of their ideas and […

Public debate on water pollution “oversimplified”, believes expert panel

Envirotec Magazine

The rise of citizen science is placing increasing pressure on water companies to improve their environmental performance and protect river and bathing water quality.

Sustainable Catering: Small Business Guide

Green Business Bureau

Catering is an essential service for countless companies, organizations and private events, but with that comes environmental and social impacts.

GM scales up EV fleet support infrastructure

GreenBiz

GM scales up EV fleet support infrastructure. Liz Morrison. Wed, 07/21/2021 - 02:00. Electrifying delivery vehicles is no longer a race predominantly amongst startups.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- July 20

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 20, 2021 Energy assistance reporting template and “how to” webinar recording available All electric utilities are required to provide an assessment of energy assistance programs to Commerce by February 1, 2022 as part of compliance with RCW 19.405.120(4). An outline of the requirements for the reporting template is now […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking workshop notice

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Solar and battery-powered mini-grids to bring electricity to 55,000 people in Nigeria for the first time

Renewable Energy World

Green Energy Options and Benefits: Small Business Sustainability Guide

Green Business Bureau

A Case for Green Energy Options For Small Business. It goes without saying that buyers are looking for sustainable companies to do business with and a big part of going green involves reducing fossil fuel use and cutting down your carbon emissions.

Strategies for Companies to Enable More Sustainable and Healthier Buildings

GreenBiz

Strategies for Companies to Enable More Sustainable and Healthier Buildings. Date/Time: August 12, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). With buildings accounting for 36 percent of emissions globally, there is no path to achieve climate goals without addressing energy consumption in buildings.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, July 20, 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 […]. Public Policy rulemaking utc weekly bulletin workshop notice

The UK’s ‘Green Jobs Taskforce’ outlines plan to boost Britain’s green economy

Renewable Energy World

Public support for clean energy is growing at a pace of knots and most governments now also view climate change as a non-negotiable priority to tackle.

Replate: Using Tech to Combat Food Waste, Food Insecurity and Climate Change

Green Business Bureau

Operating in most major U.S. cities, Replate is a tech-driven nonprofit that combats food waste by connecting food donors and food rescuers together.

LG Chem to invest $5.3 billion in battery materials by 2025, aims to rule anode market

Charged

LG Chem plans to invest 6 trillion South Korean won ($5.3 billion) in battery materials by 2025, including efforts in anode materials, separation membranes, cathode binders, radiant adhesives and carbon nanotubes.

Commerce reissues request for applications for Clean Energy Fund 2021 RD&D program grants

CleanTech Alliance

All grant applicants from the first solicitation will be notified of this decision by email. Due to many applicants not passing the initial screening of requirements for Phase One A of the 2021 Clean Energy Fund Research, Development & Demonstration program grants, Commerce will reissue the request for applications (RFA) by close of business today. […]. Opportunities Public Policy cef clean energy fund commerce RFP

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On the heels of Europe’s devastating floods, scientists warn more is yet to come

Grist

Scientists warn the catastrophic floods that devastated western Europe last week are a glimpse into the future for the region, as climate change fuels more intense, slower-moving storm systems that can hold vast amounts of precipitation.

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Drain Maintenance and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products: Doing Your Part to Keep Drains Clean

Green Business Bureau

Whether you own a restaurant, a manufacturing plant, or even a medical office, a clean drainage system is important.

New CEO confirms Honda will go all-electric by 2040

Charged

Honda has become the first major Japanese automaker to set an official date for phasing out sales of fossil-powered vehicles. New CEO Toshihiro Mibe has announced that his company hopes to go all-electric by 2040. Mibe’s announcement confirms a shift that Honda has been hinting at for some months.

ScottishPower and Shell want to build large-scale floating windfarms in UK waters

Renewable Energy World

ScottishPower and Shell have joined forces to bid to develop the world’s first large-scale floating offshore windfarms in the north-east of Scotland, they announced last week.

Climate change is making poison ivy stronger and itchier

Grist

Poison ivy is a fixture of the landscape in eastern North America and parts of Asia. The noxious, rash-causing weed grows in rocky outcroppings, open fields, and at the edge of forests — it generally loves to take over disturbed areas.

How Solar Control Window Films Have Made Office Buildings More Energy Efficient

altenergymag

Solar control window films help reduce the amount of harmful UV rays that penetrate clear glass windows in office buildings, making the areas near the windows more comfortable for employees.

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Denver company teams with Fermata Energy for V2B bidirectional charging pilot

Charged

The Alliance Center, a coworking and event space in Denver, is testing a bidirectional charging system with Vehicle-to-Building (V2B) capabilities, in partnership with Fermata Energy.

Report: 30M solar homes would create 1.77M jobs, $69B in energy savings

Renewable Energy World

Our new report finds that installing rooftop solar panels and community solar systems to serve the equivalent of 30 million American homes would create significant economic benefits — including 1.77

UK announces funding for jet fuel production from household waste and sewage

Envirotec Magazine

Planes refueling at Edinburgh Airport (image credit: Mike McBey , CC BY 2.0 license ). SAF to be produced across the UK including Tees Valley, Ellesmere Port and Lincolnshire.

LG PLEDGES TRANSITION TO 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2050

altenergymag

Commitment Expands on Zero Carbon 2030 Initiative

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