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It’s Time To Think Of Electric Vehicles As A Growth Sector

CleanTechnica

Recent data suggests passenger electric vehicles may be poised for exponential growth over the next decade. They're still early in a projected trajectory, with some exponential expansion occurring but not yet at top speed. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Investment Carbon Emissions EV sales Tesla

Environmental Impact Investing: What You Need To Know

U.S. Green Technology

Costs of living are already on the rise, and yet, inflation continues to soar faster than wages can catch up. Thus, more and more people are looking for other ways to increase their income, one of which is being an investor.

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AI start-up aims to predict if the world can really avoid a long-term increase in global climate temperature

Envirotec Magazine

Permutable AI , an award-winning UK start-up in the field of ESG data, has been awarded a grant by the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK, to improve accuracy in predicting the world’s CO2 emissions trajectory.

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Can companies ever move past incremental approaches to climate action?

GreenBiz

A new report focuses on how companies can move from commitment to bold action that can accelerate the transition to a decarbonized, just economy

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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.

13% Of New Car Sales In Europe Electric (21% Plugins)

CleanTechnica

dFor the first time since June 2021, the overall European car market grew YoY. It was only by 3%, but it signals that the worst of the production constraints might be over.

Vortex: The Future of Green Technology?

U.S. Green Technology

At a time when the world is focused on becoming more environmentally friendly, it’s no surprise that green technology is one of the hottest topics around. But what exactly is green technology? And what are some of the latest and greatest innovations in this field?

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What climate adaptation technology looks like

GreenBiz

Pano AI is one example of climate tech startups emerging to tackle conditions, such as wildfires, exacerbated by climate change

Why Is Sustainability Important In Business?

Green Business Bureau

The case for business sustainability. 90% of executives believe sustainability is important in business. Today, it’s incontestable that instituting a sustainability strategy is good business. The benefits of this go beyond environmental and social security.

How To Find Sustainable Fashion Brands In 4 Easy Steps

U.S. Green Technology

As the number of green fashion brands is increasing and we start to hear more about sustainable fashion every day, there might be a few things that you will be wondering about. For example, you may want to know how to find the best sustainable fashion brands out there and what you should look out.

TUC report calls for fairer approach that “stops energy companies using UK families like cash machines”

Envirotec Magazine

UK families to lose out on more than £2,250 from not owning our own energy, says report.

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.

Tools and solutions that stand out from Climate Week

GreenBiz

Action against plastics and fossil fuels. New tools to embed carbonization throughout businesses of any size. These developments from the climate confab in the Big Apple offer ways to move climate action forward

Ocean oil pollution is growing — and not from oil spills

Grist

Oil spills may be dramatic and devastating, but they’re not the biggest contributor to ocean oil pollution — not by a long shot. A report released Wednesday gives that distinction to fossil fuel runoff from highways, parking lots, and other land-based infrastructure, mostly transportation related.

Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Switch On Solar Panels?

U.S. Green Technology

Solar panels help you save money on electricity costs by generating your own power. They’re often the first step in going solar. But if you want to go solar, you need solar panels. These cost-effective devices convert sunlight into electricity to power your home and charge your battery backup system.

Anthropogenic air pollution impacts health and climate in the Middle East

Envirotec Magazine

A visible layer of air pollution stretches out across the sea. Photograph taken from the research vessel during the AQABA campaign (image credit: © 2022 AQABA project). Desert dust was assumed to be the primary contributor to elevated air pollution across the Middle East.

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4 immediate actions to better manage natural resources for global biodiversity

GreenBiz

At the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, the opportunity to make businesses part of solutions for nature has never been greater

Antelope Valley schools to buy 20 BYD electric school buses

Charged

California’s Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA) has announced plans to buy 20 BYD electric school buses. The buses will be built in Lancaster, California at the BYD Coach & Bus facility by members of the SMART Union.

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Meet the founder: Mzansi Meat’s co-founders on building a global foodtech company with African roots

AFN Sustainable Protein

Mzansi Meat debuted as Africa’s first cultivated meat company in 2020. Co-founders Brett Thompson and Tasneem Karodia share the ambition of creating high-quality, great-tasting meat with without slaughtering or harming the animals.

The UK Government’s deregulation agenda is dangerous

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Colin , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license. For the good of future generations, we must retain existing laws and improve protections for nature, writes Joan Edwards, director of policy for The Wildlife Trusts. We face an urgent nature and climate crisis.

The initiatives that are shaping the future for industrial decarbonization

GreenBiz

Major announcements in September light the road to industrial decarbonization

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Daimler unveils battery-electric eActros LongHaul truck

Charged

Daimler Truck unveiled its new heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric truck at the recent IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Germany.

Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO): Should Your Company Hire One?

Green Business Bureau

What is a Chief Sustainability Officer. Sustainability has to be part of every company’s strategy. For larger corporations, this is often the responsibility of the Chief Sustainability Officer or Chief Strategy Officer. For this Green Business Bureau article, we’ll refer to this role as CSO.

“Biomethane can help boost Northern Ireland’s economy” says Chris Huhne at ADBA Belfast event

Envirotec Magazine

ADBA Chairman Chris Huhne (left) greets the Northern Ireland Economy Minister Gordon Lyons MLA before the ADBA Northern Ireland Forum.

Embedding Sustainability Across the Organization Using Data

GreenBiz

Organizations are committed to turning sustainability targets into measurable outcomes, to moving from ambition to action.

Companies around the world offer replacement LEAF batteries

Charged

The false assertion that EV batteries wear out quickly, and can’t be replaced or recycled, is a favorite of the anti-EV crowd, so it was interesting to hear an exec from Nissan (one of the few automakers that has actually sold large numbers of EVs) clearly and unequivocally rebut the idea.

Canada Infrastructure Bank funding will help redraw the EV charging landscape

Clean Energy Canada

VICTORIA — Mark Zacharias, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement regarding the launch of the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s $500 million zero-emission vehicle charging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure initiative.

SEPA figures show recovering recycling rate in Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

Statistics published on 27 September by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveal some of the impact of COVID-19 polcies on recycling.

The GreenFin Interview: NAACP’s CEO on ESG and equity’s 'third act'

GreenBiz

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, discusses the role of a new fund designed to provide exposure to American companies that fit the NAACP’s vision of good corporate citizens

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All 50 states (plus DC and PR) greenlit to access federal EV infrastructure funds

Charged

The Biden Administration has now approved Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans (EVIDPs) for all 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico, ahead of schedule.

Reasons EV Charging Should Be Part of Any Sustainability Plan

Green Living Guy

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular as people become increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability. While there are many reasons to switch to an electric vehicle, one of the most important is that they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Not-so-bright new dawn? Observers respond to the Government’s Growth Plan 2022

Envirotec Magazine

Quite apart from its seemingly frosty reception with global investors, the government’s Growth Plan 2022 policy statement also elicited bafflement from environmental commentators, many of whom seemed dismayed by its apparent “dash for gas”, and volte face on protecting the environment.

Global 'stilling': Is climate change slowing down the wind?

GreenBiz

As carbon dioxide levels rise and the Earth’s poles warm, researchers are predicting a decline in the planet’s wind speeds. This ‘stilling’ could impact wind energy production and plant growth and might even affect the Gulf Stream, which drives much of the world’s climate

BYD and Castrol to collaborate on fluids and greases for EVs

Charged

Chinese automaker BYD and bp-owned lubricant company Castrol have signed a three-year collaboration agreement for Castrol ON products, which include fluids and greases designed for EVs.

Mercedes-Benz and Rivian Partner to Produce Large Electric Vans

Green Living Guy

Mercedes-Benz Vans, full range provider of electric private and commercial vans, and electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian, have today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to initiate a strategic partnership.

Toxins in old toys an obstacle for circular economy

Envirotec Magazine

Old toys and dress-up items may contain toxic chemicals that can cause cancer, damage DNA or disrupt the future reproductive capacities of children, according to researchers from the University of Gothenburg who have recently published an article on the topic in the Journal of Hazardous Materials Advances.

Converting captured carbon into rock really is that easy

GreenBiz

Icelandic company Carbfix has cracked the code on converting liquified CO2 into rock, leading the charge to capture and store excess carbon

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