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The corporate hunger for climate tech

GreenBiz

When it comes to venture capital for climate tech entrepreneurs, big corporations are among the most active funders. But finding scale isn’t just about money.

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Zero-emission fuel offtake is key to transitioning global shipping

GreenBiz

The tide is turning against ships that pollute both sea and air with the noxious fumes given off by bunker fuel. First movers are leading the way with solutions.

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Shell to acquire EV charging network Volta for $169 million

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The oil giants, flush with cash after a year of record profits, are on a buying spree in the EV charging space. The latest company to be gobbled up is Volta Charging , which will be acquired by Shell USA in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $169 million. Shell USA will acquire all outstanding shares of Class A common stock of Volta at $0.86 per share, which represents an approximate 18 percent premium to the latest closing price.

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Project uses satellite data to detect waste sites on Earth

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: The Minderoo Foundation, CC-BY 4.0 license. A new computational system uses satellite data to identify sites on land where people dispose of waste, providing a new tool to monitor waste and revealing sites that may leak plastic into waterways. The Global Plastic Watch tool was presented in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on 18 January 2022.

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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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6 Benefits of Green Technology in Construction Today

U.S. Green Technology

The construction industry is a significant contributor to environmental degradation, consuming vast amounts of raw materials and natural resources, and generating a staggering 39% of the world’s carbon emissions as reported by the World Green Building Council. However, there is hope for a more sustainable future. Despite the numerous challenges and competing priorities, the sector.

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The renewable energy transition is creating a green jobs boom

GreenBiz

12.7 million people work in the global renewable energy sector, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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Comment: Massive IoT enables massive opportunities for utilities

Envirotec Magazine

Massive IoT , alias massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC), is already impacting multiple industries. From fleet management to environmental monitoring and smart grid management, to consumer applications including smart watches, smart buildings and, ultimately, entire smart cities. Alastair MacLeod, CEO at Ground Control, a satellite focused, IoT and M2M connectivity and critical communications provider, examines the opportunities and challenges; and how satellite communications can plug t

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How Small Gyms Benefit From Shifting Focus to Sustainable Energy

U.S. Green Technology

Your small gym business represents a positive element in people’s lives. Your expertise and apparatuses empower them to lead healthier and more vibrant lives. Not to mention that you contribute to the local economy and employment levels. Yet, there are ways you can push your positive impact further. One of the most important of these. The post How Small Gyms Benefit From Shifting Focus to Sustainable Energy appeared first on U.S.

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An ambitious global treaty is a crucial step in solving the plastic crisis

GreenBiz

Governments, businesses and civil society must seize this pivotal moment and call for a meaningful framework to enable the transition to a circular economy.

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Going 100 pct renewables would save the UK £120 billion, report says

Renew Economy

Report suggests dropping fossil fuels and nuclear and going 100 pct renewables and storage would save the UK £120 billion by 2050. The post Going 100 pct renewables would save the UK £120 billion, report says appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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New tree guidance published for local authorities

Envirotec Magazine

A new toolkit has been published , designed to provide local authorities across the country with specific guidance on tree planting, supporting them to plan for the landscape of the future and helping to tackle climate change, build greater resilience and develop nature recovery. Commissioned by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and funded by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, the Value of Tree s toolkit provides information on species selection and l

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Australian shipping firm orders 36 Volvo FL electric trucks

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Australian express freight company Team Global Express has ordered 36 Volvo FL electric trucks–apparently the automaker’s largest electric truck order in Australia to date. The Volvo FL electric trucks are designed for urban distribution and have a load capacity of 5.5 tonnes. They will become a part of Team Global Express Sydney’s metropolitan pick-up and delivery fleet and will be commissioned during the first quarter of 2023.

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Circularity: Innovative Solutions to Address the Plastic Challenge

GreenBiz

At VERGE 2022, the U.S. Plastics Pact and Walmart announced the winners of the first Sustainable Packaging Innovation Award, showing exciting innovations in the areas of recyclability, compostability, refill and reuse.

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Six factories planned to recycle end of life wind turbine blades in Europe

Renew Economy

Danish start-up plans to build six new factories to recycle end-of-life wind turbine blades. The post Six factories planned to recycle end of life wind turbine blades in Europe appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Light powers a spectrum of sounds at New York’s Wave Farm

Solar Power World

In the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, a short radio tower encircled by photovoltaic solar cells stands in a pine forest clearing. As the sun rises, the solar cells power artificial intelligence that records and reinterprets the natural sounds found in a meadow in eastern New York State, then broadcasts them to internet and… The post Light powers a spectrum of sounds at New York’s Wave Farm appeared first on Solar Power World.

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New Fyler receives order from Winnipeg Transit for up to 166 zero-emission buses

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Canadian bus and coach manufacturer NFI reports that its subsidiary New Flyer has received orders for 16 battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric transit buses from Winnipeg Transit. Options allow the contract to be extended for up to four years for the additional purchase of up to 150 40-foot zero-emission buses. The firm order includes four each of Xcelsior CHARGE FC fuel-cell-electric 40-foot and 60-foot buses and four each of Xcelsior CHARGE NG battery-electric 40-foot and 60-foot buses.

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Eastman 2023 Consumer Insights Report

GreenBiz

When junior employees see “pls fix” in an email, they know to drop what they’re working on and jump on the latest, probably time-intensive request from the boss. Those requests are never quick, easy, or convenient. (“Pls fix” wouldn’t inspire memes if they were!) When it comes to the plastic waste crisis and our world’s recycling system, the tables are turned.

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Bluestar enters Australian wind, solar and storage market after $US100m capital raise

Renew Economy

US-based developer enters Australian market with eyes on wind, solar and storage projects. The post Bluestar enters Australian wind, solar and storage market after $US100m capital raise appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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New technology keeps birds off big rooftop solar arrays

Solar Power World

By Heath Waldorf, principal consultant, Bird Control Advisory Imagine all your calculations for productivity, the value of that energy both in sellable power and Green Energy production credits (SRECs/TRECs) for the next 15 years. You’ve figured the number of panels that fit on the roof, the type of racking to secure it all, the quality… The post New technology keeps birds off big rooftop solar arrays appeared first on Solar Power World.

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ABB facilitates energy efficiency as the new official charging partner for Formula E

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The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is taking several significant steps forward for its ninth season of competition— a new generation of racecars , new race locations, revised rules and changes in key component suppliers. In December, the series put the new cars, which offer more power, less weight and vastly greater efficiency, through their paces a at a pre-season test meeting at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain.

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Reclamation, reuse and the Urban Wood Project

GreenBiz

How much wood would a wood-consuming world waste? Formed in 2018 under the auspices of the USDA Forest Service, the Urban Wood Project began in Baltimore to reclaim wood that would otherwise be burned or landfilled.

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Oil giant unit wins contract to build first big battery in New Zealand

Renew Economy

First big battery in New Zealand will be built by a unit of French oil giant Total and promises a quick return on investment. The post Oil giant unit wins contract to build first big battery in New Zealand appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CEOs are signaling their corporate impact – with their political contributions

Impact Alpha

There are many important metrics that can be used to measure a company’s impact. But none are more important than the company’s and. The post CEOs are signaling their corporate impact – with their political contributions appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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LAX takes delivery of Nikola Class 8 electric truck

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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the agency that operates Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is gradually electrifying its fleet of more than 1,100 vehicles. It currently has in service or on order some 26 Ford F-150 Lightning trucks, 10 Ford Mach-E SUVs, 120 electric sedans, 32 electric trucks and 27 electric buses. The latest addition to the fleet is a Nikola Tre Class 8 semi-tractor, which will be used to move paving equipment, transport construction materials and pull other heavy equ

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Why measuring biodiversity co-benefits in carbon credits matters

GreenBiz

Sponsored: COP15 concluded with new targets to halt and reverse biodiversity loss. Reaching them requires that we verify the desired benefits are truly taking place.

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Fossil fuel crisis prompts biggest ever switch to renewables and storage in 2022

Renew Economy

The fossil-fuel induced energy crisis of 2022 has sparked the biggest ever jump in new construction starts for wind, solar and storage projects. The post Fossil fuel crisis prompts biggest ever switch to renewables and storage in 2022 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Tips from a solar exec: Hiring to promote diversity and inclusion in solar

Solar Power World

By Jeri Lawson, Director of Human Resources, Standard Solar Despite improvements in recent years, the U.S. solar industry is still less diverse than the country’s overall population or the national workforce. In 2021, African American employees made up only 8% of the solar workforce, compared to 12% of the overall U.S. workforce. While women had… The post Tips from a solar exec: Hiring to promote diversity and inclusion in solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

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Retailer Meijer demonstrates Freightliner electric Class 8 trucks in frigid Michigan winter

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Meijer, a Michigan-based retailer with 499 stores in six Midwestern states, operates a fleet of 250 semitrucks. The company has deployed two Freightliner eCascadia electric semitrucks, and is tracking their performance in a cold-weather environment as part of a DOE-funded project. The two semis will operate out of the retailer’s Lansing Distribution Center, which is equipped with custom charging infrastructure.

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Did COP15 deliver a Paris moment for biodiversity? What’s next for companies?

GreenBiz

Join us for a conversation on COP15 to discuss what biodiversity negotiators achieved in Montreal and which solutions are urgently needed to help halt and reverse biodiversity loss.

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Forrest and Cannon-Brookes shape up for control of Sun Cable, with or without sub-sea link

Renew Economy

Billionaire green investors Andrew Forrest and Mike Cannon-Brookes are shaping up for a battle of control over Sun Cable, the world’s largest solar and battery project, with big differences emerging over its design and purpose. Sun Cable – which is working on a 20GW solar farm and up to 42GWh of battery storage – was […]. The post Forrest and Cannon-Brookes shape up for control of Sun Cable, with or without sub-sea link appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Tackling Transferred Emissions: Climate Principles for Oil and Gas Mergers and Acquisitions

EDF + Business

ESG By EDF: Actionable Insights for a Decarbonizing World Tackling Transferred Emissions: Climate Principles for Oil and Gas Mergers and Acquisitions Download Report Transferred Emissions As oil and gas companies seek to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet net zero targets, many have used divestiture as one avenue to decarbonize their portfolios.

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Proterra begins producing EV batteries at new South Carolina factory

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Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) is a commercial electric vehicle OEM, and it has two related businesses: Proterra Energy, which offers turnkey charging services to fleets; and Proterra Powered, which provides battery packs to other vehicle manufacturers. Now the company has produced the first Proterra Powered EV battery at its new Powered 1 battery manufacturing plant in Greer, South Carolina.

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10 European firms every sustainability professional should know

GreenBiz

From smart sockets to solar fabric, these businesses and innovations could be great additions to your sustainability toolkit.

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Why networks should not be left in charge of Labor’s community battery plans

Renew Economy

Federal Labor's plans to install 400 community batteries is a good idea. But not if they end up being handed to monopoly networks. The post Why networks should not be left in charge of Labor’s community battery plans appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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