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How universities can help fill the climate jobs gap

GreenBiz

Universities can be on the forefront of upskilling the net generation workforce on sustainability, if they move quickly.

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DEFRA Air Quality Strategy: Health, environment and transport groups urge Government to re-think

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Alena Veasey / Shutterstock.com. Dozens of health, environment and transport businesses and charities are calling for the government to change course on its Air Quality Strategy. This comes as a result of organisations and local authorities being prevented from submitting views on the strategy because the public consultation closed after just ten days.

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More details about California’s proposal requiring bidirectional charging capabilities for all EVs

Charged

The California legislature is considering a bill that would require most EVs sold in the state to be bidirectional-capable by 2027. In recent testimony, Nuvve CEO Gregory Poilasne told the lawmakers that bidirectional charging can reduce the total cost of EV ownership, and that it’s essential for integrating more renewable energy into the grid. The bill is agnostic in terms of how V2X tech is implemented.

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Moving from Uncertainty to Opportunity for Oil and Gas Workers

NRDC onEarth

A recent report from True Transition captures a range of oil and gas worker experiences and finds potential for a skills transfer between fossil fuel and renewable energy jobs.

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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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A tectonic shift in supply chain governance

GreenBiz

Developing options to advance sustainability is a major focus of rethinking supply chains. To be successful, though, sustainability cannot be managed as a standalone set of factors.

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First electron beam welding of wind turbine monopile achieves “dramatic results”

Envirotec Magazine

The first foundation is installed at Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Marking a seemingly important advance in wind turbine fabrication, a group of firms has announced the first ever incorporation of an electron-beam-welded section in an offshore wind turbine monopile foundation (transition piece). The resulting monopile is set for installation in the second phase of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which is located more than 130km off the Northeast coast of England.

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NY Bills to Ban Harmful PFAS Chemicals & Protect Our Health

NRDC onEarth

The New York State legislature only has a few short weeks left in the 2023 session to ban toxic PFAS chemicals from consumer products to protect communities.

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Ripple Effects: What Recent ESG Policy Developments in the EU Mean for the Rest of the World

GreenBiz

The European Union is taking ambitious and expansive action toward a sustainable future. But what happens in the EU doesn’t always stay in the EU. Due to the global nature of organizations and their supply chains, any policy developments within the world’s third-largest economy have far-reaching effects across regions and countries. And with its reputation as a global sustainability leader, developments in the EU often provide an indication of what’s to come in other markets around the world.

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Bio-based ropes claim eco-friendly aquaculture benefits

Envirotec Magazine

New “bio” ropes made from biomaterials have the potential to replace conventional plastics of fossil origin in mussel and algae cultivation, say the groups behind their development, who claim sustainability advantages including up to 34% carbon footprint reduction compared to ropes made from conventional plastics. The interest of the European Union and other governmental organisations in the sustainable development of aquaculture in coastal areas is growing as part of the Blue Bioeco

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Four charts on the unstoppable growth of solar – our best hope against climate change

Renew Economy

To supply everyone with enough electricity to live a good life, we’ll need about 200 billion megawatt-hours per year. Assuming solar does the heavy lifting, is it possible? The post Four charts on the unstoppable growth of solar – our best hope against climate change appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Rule Cuts Carbon Pollution from Power Plants that Burn Coal and Gas

NRDC onEarth

The time is now for the EPA to move forward—without delay—to finalize robust and durable standards to confront the rising costs and mounting dangers of the climate crisis.

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Understanding the barriers to regenerative agriculture on Native land

GreenBiz

The Environmental Defense Fund and the Intertribal Agriculture Council are working on a three-year study with Native American ranchers that will track costs, loan terms and soil carbon improvements.

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No butts: Time to eradicate litter item as research clarifies toxic cargo

Envirotec Magazine

Cigarette filters are the world’s most common form of litter. New research appears to show that the filters leak thousands of toxins and plastic fibres that are toxic to aquatic larvae. The researchers are therefore calling for these filters to be completely banned. On the footpath, at the bus stop, in the park and on the beach. Cigarette butts are an omnipresent feature of the urban landscape in many cities.

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Introduction to Tesla Superchargers ?

Green Living Guy

Let’s go price, charge, superchargers. For electric vehicles (EVs) have become increasingly popular and more affordable. All because charging infrastructure is a critical aspect of their widespread adoption. Tesla has also been at the forefront of this movement with its Supercharger network. For a fast and convenient way for Tesla owners to recharge their cars […] The post Introduction to Tesla Superchargers ‍ appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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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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Green Climate Fund Pledge Tracker

NRDC onEarth

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is undergoing its second replenishment round in 2023. Keep track of all the pledges here.

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Microsoft CSO: We can’t do this alone

GreenBiz

Melanie Nakagawa reveals how the software giant is stepping up its support of policies, partnerships and innovations to clean up the electric grid — in the U.S. and abroad.

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Energy suppliers have ‘moral responsibility’ to help businesses, says mayor of West Midlands

Envirotec Magazine

Street suggested some businesses would be willing to extend their contracts in return for a cheaper rate. British energy providers have a “moral responsibility” to renegotiate agreements with companies stuck on high fixed-price energy deals arranged last autumn during a historic spike in prices, according to Andy Street, the Conservative mayor of the West Midlands.

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ID.7 Electric: Volkswagen New Electric Contender in Sedan Market

Green Living Guy

ID.7: The Next Step in Volkswagen’s Strategy The ID.7 is the latest addition to Volkswagen’s ID family of electric vehicles. That’s following the success of the compact SUV ID.4. As we know, they are the first electric sedan from the German automaker in the U.S. For the ID.7 will be available in two versions. […] The post ID.7 Electric: Volkswagen New Electric Contender in Sedan Market appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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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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The Debt Limit: How Do We Get Out of This Mess?

NRDC onEarth

The United States is on the brink of a devastating debt default, but a bold new effort is underway in the House to help pave the way to fiscal sanity.

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Inside Walmart’s plan for a nationwide fast-charging network

GreenBiz

The retail giant will build EV fast-charging stations at thousands of locations across the U.S., with the goal of completing the network by 2030.

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Clean Heat Market Mechanism: ‘out of touch and fundamentally wrong’ says industry group

Envirotec Magazine

The Government should put an end to the proposed Clean Heat Market Mechanism says the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC). The second consultation on the policy is running until 8 June. The policy seeks to fine boiler manufacturers £5,000 for every gas boiler sold over a certain quota compared to their heat pump sales in an attempt to kickstart demand for heat pumps in the UK.

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Big batteries as “virtual power lines” could be quick solution to unleash wind and solar

Renew Economy

Renewable energy curtailment isn't going away yet grid infrastructure upgrades are years off, so batteries acting as "virtual lines" could be the answer. The post Big batteries as “virtual power lines” could be quick solution to unleash wind and solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Fisker Ocean Vehicle Shakes Up Off-road Segment called Force E

Green Living Guy

Fisker Ocean Force E Fisker Ocean vehicle gone Force E. So let’s go! I mean because Fisker is launching the Fisker Ocean vehicle gone Force E. It’s a special off-road edition. Moreover intended to broaden EV market appeal. The off-road category is currently so dominated by internal combustion vehicles. Yet Fisker wants to change that. […] The post Fisker Ocean Vehicle Shakes Up Off-road Segment called Force E appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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How Rachel Madan found her fit in fast-paced consulting

GreenBiz

Sustainability consulting is a growing area of need as companies ramp up efforts. Rachel Madan shares how she got into consulting, and what keeps her there.

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The Farm Bill Needs Opportunities in Organic

NRDC onEarth

The Opportunities in Organic Act will put organic in reach for more producers and consumers

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Labor’s timid fossil rent tax should be revamped into a Norway-like wealth fund

Renew Economy

Gas companies have long been gaming the resources rent system, but copying the Norwegian scheme would have vast benefits. The post Labor’s timid fossil rent tax should be revamped into a Norway-like wealth fund appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Green, Live, Leitman: The Green Living Guy Seth

Green Living Guy

Green, Live, Leitman Holy Green Live Leitman, Yes folks, I was live in NY Weekly. Here’s the jist of it. Seth Leitman, also known as The Green Living Guy. For has been a pioneer in the green living movement for over 25 years. He has written over 10 books on the topic and has been […] The post Green, Live, Leitman: The Green Living Guy Seth appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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This clean energy hack serves Scope 3 goals and small buyers

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Small to mid-sized entities can team up and buy renewable energy through Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) aggregations, which large companies can also use to extend renewable energy benefits to small suppliers.

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ABB E-mobility and Scania successfully test Megawatt Charging System

Charged

Scania has successfully installed and tested a pilot Megawatt Charging System from ABB E-mobility. Deploying this high-power charging solution could enable operators to halve the charging time for heavy-duty vehicles, says Scania. Scania calls the testing, which was done to prove the technical viability of high-current charging, a first important step towards a future system, which will result in the progressive deployment of high-power MCS chargers, starting with current levels of 1,500 amps an

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Germany unveils plans to add 150GW of solar by 2030, as gas use slumps

Renew Economy

Germany outlines plan to add 150GW of solar by 2030, including agri and floating PV. Meanwhile, gas use slumps by nearly one quarter in a year. The post Germany unveils plans to add 150GW of solar by 2030, as gas use slumps appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Pool Energy Water: 5 Best Eco-Friendly Remodeling Options

Green Living Guy

Let’s go pool energy water talk. Summers are known for time spent near the water bodies such as swimming pools. As well as a lake near your place. I mean or the beach. Time spent around your backyard swimming pool is particularly fun as the family gathers for well-deserved entertainment. Also, it acts as a […] The post Pool Energy Water: 5 Best Eco-Friendly Remodeling Options appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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A tipping point for 3D metal printing?

GreenBiz

Siemens and Seurat Technologies have a new formula for the decarbonization math of additive manufacturing.

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IBC demonstrates high-yield lithium extraction from Chilean brine

Charged

IBC , a manufacturer and supplier of metal separation products, has demonstrated high efficiency in the initial Phase 1 operation of its Direct Lithium to Product (DLP) pilot plant in Salar de Maricunga, Chile. SIMCO Lithium, a 55-45% joint venture (JV) between Grupo Errazuriz and Taiwanese Simbalik Group, and Japanese business Chori are supporting the pilot plant.

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