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How corporations can create an environmental justice policy

GreenBiz

corporations have both a unique opportunity and a responsibility to reset their and the nation’s course on social and environmental justice

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5 Maritime Sustainability Trends for 2022

The Environmental Blog

In total, the maritime industry’s carbon emissions only make up 3% of the total emissions worldwide. It’s not much compared to other big industries but a study has found this figure may rise to as much as 17% by 2050 if the industry doesn’t become more sustainable.

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Genetically-engineered trees can capture more carbon

Inhabitant

Could hacking nature lead to a solution to climate change? Living Carbon, a public benefit company, enhances natural solutions in plants to improve carbon capture. They demonstrated that photosynthesis-enhanced trees can capture more carbon to keep it out of the atmosphere. These trees have a faster growth rate and accumulate 53% more biomass. It means they do more of what trees do best: sequester carbon to help prevent extra greenhouse gas emissions from circulating in the atmosphere

Energy Workforce Convening in Washington

CleanTech Alliance

Washington State is a leader in bringing forth new clean energy systems to meet our climate goals. To facilitate growth in the energy sector, modernize the grid, and adapt to new, innovative clean energy sources, Washington will need a trained, diverse, and distributed workforce.

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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.

Brooklyn startup addresses gun violence with climate jobs

GreenBiz

BlocPower’s Civilian Climate Corps program provides training and job opportunities to New Yorkers in neighborhoods impacted by gun violence, while helping NYC tackle its largest source of GHG emissions: buildings

Is A Bad Climate Tech Brand Name Holding Your Company Back?

Michael Grossman

Companies spend massive amounts of money worldwide to increase brand recognition. But what if your brand isn’t recognizable, or worse, what if your brand name makes it difficult for end-users and customers to find you?

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- June 8

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, June 8, 2022 Energy assistance workshops kick off June 22 Commerce has scheduled the first workshop on energy assistance for low-income households, RCW 19.405.120 (Sec. Additional workshops will be scheduled throughout the summer and fall to collect public input. 9 a.m. Noon Wednesday, June 22, ZoomMeeting passcode: AssistanceCall-in info: +1 […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin workshop notice

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The exponential innovation potential of circular, social purpose businesses

GreenBiz

A single circular innovation can be a gateway to many add-on customer and social benefits, whether circular or not

Demo plant produces industrial sugars from mixed household waste fractions

Envirotec Magazine

A UK-based demonstration plant that generates industrial biotechnology sugars and other recycled material streams from the paper and card in mixed household waste has come online in May 2022. The products will be used in the production of several high-performance bio-based materials.

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Thousands petition Toyota to cease anti-EV lobbying efforts

Charged

It’s an open secret that, even as automakers announce ambitious plans for new EV models, and air EV ads featuring smiling grandparents, the companies actively fight against the kind of government regulations that are forcing them to produce EVs in the first place.

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.

2022 CleanTech Innovation Showcase Agenda 

CleanTech Alliance

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Pacific Time Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, WA 8:00 AM | Registration + Continental Breakfast 9:00 AM | Welcome + Morning Keynote + Q&A Decarbonizing the Built Environment Mel Clark, President & CEO, CleanTech Alliance Stephanie Scott, Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program Director, Washington State Department of […

Renewable energy projects power up in tribal nations

GreenBiz

Dozens of tribes are investing in solar, wind and hydro projects, building toward a more sustainable future

Solar superior to nuclear for powering Mars mission

Envirotec Magazine

Photovoltaics could be efficiently deployed across half the planet, says peer-reviewed study. A paper published in the journal Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences argues that a human expedition on the surface of the Red Planet could be powered by harvesting solar energy. The concept is not new.

White House proposes standards for national charging network

Charged

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law authorized $7.5 billion of investment in EV charging infrastructure, which the Biden Administration says will be used to build a national network of 500,000 public chargers.

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Xos, Inc. Launches MDXT Electric Truck goes Class 6 plus 7

Green Living Guy

Launch of the XOS TRUCKS MDXT LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xos, Inc. NASDAQ: XOS), a leading fleet services provider, today unveiled the MDXT. In addition, the Xos MDXT™ is a Class 6 or 7 medium-duty electric vehicle. For it can travel up to 270 miles on a single charge.

The ranting critics of sustainability may have a point

GreenBiz

Finally, people understand what you do and why you do it. Be careful what you wish for

Local governments must take responsibility for clean heat

Envirotec Magazine

Net zero energy goals for heating need to be owned and delivered by regional and local governments, according to a new report led by the University of Birmingham.

DC proposes extra fees on heavy vehicles—including EVs

Charged

The proliferation of supersized vehicles has caused or exacerbated a number of problems—not only do large pickups and SUVs spew more air pollution than smaller vehicles, but they are more likely to kill or injure pedestrians and cyclists, and they increase road wear.

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Is Sustainability Consulting Better Than An In-House Team?

Green Business Bureau

Sustainability Consulting in Businesses Today. Sustainability Consulting has become an increasingly popular option in recent years as businesses and municipalities face evolving challenges in the regulatory environment and in maintaining a good public image.

The bar for corporate climate leadership is rising

GreenBiz

The 3,000+ companies taking action with Science Based Targets now represent more than one-third of the global economy

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EPP Group Says Most European Cars Will be Electric by 2035

Green Living Guy

“Let’s not put all our eggs in one basket when setting new rules for electric cars. We have to deliver on emission reductions while ensuring that the economy can manage the social transition. Mandating a phase-out of combustion engines could put up to 500,000 jobs at risk in the automotive industry.

Renesas Electronics introduces new design software for EV battery management systems

Charged

Semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics has introduced a new complex device driver (CDD) software module for designers of EV battery management systems.

Dry Cleaning Sustainability: Getting Started Guide for Small Businesses

Green Business Bureau

Dry Cleaning and Sustainability. Dry cleaning businesses need to be eco friendly and sustainable in order to prosper in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace.

Five trends shaping the renewable energy sector

GreenBiz

Sponsored: As renewables in North America rapidly expand, understanding industry trends allows businesses to capture the greatest value from the energy transition. ESG profiles of renewable energy projects vary widely.

Air Officials in California to Hear Public Comments on EV Transition

Green Living Guy

Science Group Calls on Board to Strengthen Rule and Reject Automakers’ Appeal for Loopholes SACRAMENTO (June 8, 2022)—The California Air Resources Board will hold a hearing in Sacramento on Thursday, June 9 to hear public comments about proposed standards to guide the state’s transition to making all new cars zero-emission vehicles by 2035.

Orange EV unveils third generation of its electric yard trucks

Charged

Orange EV isn’t exactly a household name, but the truck manufacturer deployed its first electric yard truck in 2015, and now has some 400 trucks in operation in the US. Now Orange has announced a new generation of its T-Series electric yard trucks (aka terminal tractors or yard goats).

AI expedites digital mapping of electricity cables

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Korostylev Dmitrii / Shutterstock.com. Google’s AI division is creating digital versions of – normally hand-drawn – maps of electricity cables, in a move that could benefit the global utility industry.

How to evaluate sustainable business programs

GreenBiz

Sustainable MBA's are exploding across academia. The alumni, extracurricular and faculty can help you find the right one for you

Audi’s Battery Testing Center is Balancing Energy Density and Charging Capacity

Green Living Guy

Electric models must be suitable for everyday use. Purchasing decisions are significantly affected above all by range, but also by the charging performance of the built-in high-voltage batteries.

Nano One buys North American LFP cell production facility

Charged

Battery cathode materials specialist Nano One has announced the acquisition of Johnson Matthey Battery Materials (JMBM), a Canadian company that operates one of the few LFP cathode production facilities in North America. Nano One will acquire all of the outstanding shares of JMBM for a total of $10.25

ESG vs Sustainability: What’s the Difference?

Green Business Bureau

ESG vs. Sustainability. The meanings of the terms “ESG” and “Sustainability” are evolving and it’s important to understand the difference.

'Using your buying power' isn't enough

GreenBiz

The concept of using your buying power only comes with privilege

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Erosion Control: 7 Ways to Protect Your Property from the Forces of Nature

Green Living Guy

For most of us, our homes are our biggest investment, and, like any investment, we want to protect them from any potential harm. Unfortunately, nature can sometimes be one of the biggest threats to our property.

Tesla, other EV-makers ask US government to fund heavy-duty EV charging infrastructure

Charged

Tesla, along with several other automakers and environmental groups, has formally asked the Biden administration to invest in charging infrastructure for electric buses, trucks and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Car tires produce vastly more particle pollution than exhausts, tests show

Grist

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Almost 2,000 times more particle pollution is produced by tire wear than is pumped out of the exhausts of modern cars, tests have shown.