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A deceptively simple technology for carbon removal

GreenBiz

How a hole in the ground became an engineered solution to climate change

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5 Must-Have Eco-Friendly Apartment Amenities to Promote Green Living Among Residents

U.S. Green Technology

As people grow ever more mindful of the negative implications of climate change, their interest in eco-friendly living also increases. Living sustainably is becoming more and more important, and landlords who emphasize green amenities in their apartment rentals are more likely to draw affluent, environmentally-conscious tenants. In the following article, we’ll explore five essential green.

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Continental and Infineon cooperate on server-based vehicle architectures

Charged

Automotive supplier Continental is collaborating with semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies to develop server-based vehicle architectures. The goal is to create an efficient electrics/electronics (E/E) architecture in which central high-performance computers (HPCs) and a few Zone Control Units (ZCUs) replace the hundred or more individual control units used in current vehicles.

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More Sustainable (and Beautiful) Alternatives to a Grass Lawn

NRDC onEarth

Manicured turf grass lawns cover up to 50 million acres of land in America. But a new, no-mow movement is challenging this conformity—and helping the environment.

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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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The enormous opportunity of e-waste recycling

GreenBiz

In Minnesota alone, the value of metals and materials that could be mined from electronic waste has an estimated value of over $2.8 billion annually.

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Group distils wisdom on biochar for climate-smart agriculture

Envirotec Magazine

Burning biochar has been a traditional agriculture practice used by humans since time immemorial. A new study attempts to synthesize global data from nearly 600 studies on biochar to analyze its potential as a climate-smart agricultural practice. It is published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is described as an integrative approach that goes further than sustainable farming methods.

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A Turning Point in the Fight to Protect New Mexico’s Greater Chaco Region

NRDC onEarth

The Biden administration’s proposal to prohibit new oil and gas leasing and drilling in the area comes after years of exploitation that’s had devastating health and cultural impacts on Indigenous communities.

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CSOs and their evolving purpose and impact

GreenBiz

CSOs could amplify their power with additional sticks and carrots, in deliberations of business strategy and broader corporate governance. It should be formally designated as a C-suite position.

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20-year research project reveals “devastating loss of British & Irish flora“

Envirotec Magazine

Harebells (image credit: Kevin Walker). The creators of the new Plant Atlas say it is “the most powerful statement ever produced on the state of our wild and naturalised plants“ Thousands of botanists from the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) 1 have spent the last twenty years collecting data on changes in the British and Irish flora.

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Australia’s biggest solar farm powers up to help replace New South Wales coal

Renew Economy

The first stage of what will be the biggest solar farm in Australia - at least for the time being - has been officially opened near Uralla in NSW. The post Australia’s biggest solar farm powers up to help replace New South Wales coal 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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Rich, Polluting Nations Still Owe the Developing World

NRDC onEarth

Here’s why follow-through on a $100 billion–per–year climate finance promise, from collecting data to determining success, remains complex but critical.

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Battery electric or hydrogen? We’ll need both, and more, to decarbonize heavy transport

GreenBiz

Battery electric, fuel cells running on green electricity or green hydrogen, and the trusty internal combustion engine have the potential to decarbonize the transport industry.

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What does the SVB collapse mean for technology firms?

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: July Ko / Shutterstock.com. (Written on 15 March) A frenzy of finger pointing was well underway as technology commentators took stock of the SVB collapse and what it portends for tech and climate start-ups (not to mention the wider economy) The bank’s failure was “bad news for climate change” as Sophia Kianni tweeted in the immediate aftermath, noting that “1,500+ climate and energy-tech companies relied on the bank.

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Solar Power Market: The great move towards sustainable energy

altenergymag

The solar power market has become one of the most promising sources of clean energy in recent years. The global solar power market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.

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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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A Once-Thriving Black-Owned Beach Is Returned to Its Rightful Owners

NRDC onEarth

The victory at California’s Bruce’s Beach, improperly seized 100 years ago, has reignited the conversation around land restitution for Black Americans.

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The first rule of ESG: Don’t talk about ESG

GreenBiz

Amid the pushback, companies are staying the course but keeping their heads down.

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Co-op extends tech recirculation offer

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Brookgardener / Shutterstock.com Co-op has expanded its trial with tech-recirculation start-up, Spring , with the introduction of new, reusable Pouches to help consumers cut e-waste and unlock the value in their old and unwanted phones and electronic devices. The new service, known as Spring Post, launches this week (12 March) in 45 Co-op stores located in towns and cities including: Birmingham; Brighton; Bristol; Cardiff; Leeds; London; Manchester and Swansea.

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There is no “gas shortage,” just a shortage of ethics and integrity from gas cartel

Renew Economy

We know the solution to the energy crisis, and it is not to pander to the demands of the war-profiteering, multinational gas cartel to create new supply. The post There is no “gas shortage,” just a shortage of ethics and integrity from gas cartel appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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A Turning Point in the Fight to Protect New Mexico’s Greater Chaco Region

NRDC onEarth

The Biden administration’s proposal to prohibit new oil and gas leasing and drilling in the area comes after years of exploitation that’s had devastating health and cultural impacts on Indigenous communities.

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Advice on closing venture capital's equity gap

GreenBiz

Tech entrepreneur Mitch Kapor and social impact pioneer Freada Kapor Klein chat about diversity, rethinking startup compensation, and the role of corporations in supporting diverse entrepreneurs.

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A lifeline for pools? “Digital boilers” provide innovative rethink of waste heat reuse

Envirotec Magazine

Swimming pools threatened with closure because of skyrocketing heating bills could get a reprieve from a new technology for waste heat reuse that is being described as a potential game changer. A UK start-up, Deep Green, has successfully trialled the scheme at a public pool in Exmouth that has cut its bills by around £20,000 per year. Unusually, the system involves locating a data centre underneath the pool, thereby generating a win-win, both for the pool owner (who gets lots of free heat), and

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Built Robotics Launches Piling Robot to Accelerate Solar Energy Transition

altenergymag

Built Robotics, inventor of the Exosystem™ and leader in construction autonomy, is announcing the RPD 35: the world's first fully autonomous solar piling system. With the RPD 35, utility-scale solar foundations can be constructed up to five times faster than with traditional means and methods, bringing the nation closer to net zero energy.

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More Sustainable (and Beautiful) Alternatives to a Grass Lawn

NRDC onEarth

Manicured turf grass lawns cover up to 50 million acres of land in America. But a new, no-mow movement is challenging this conformity—and helping the environment.

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How Franchisees' Environmental Concerns Impact Business Decisions

GreenBiz

Franchise businesses are a critical part of the U.S. economy. Accounting for more than 10% of businesses, franchise establishments employ 8.5 million people and are forecast to generate $827 billion in 2022. Yet, whether a quick-service restaurant (QSR), retail chain, gym, or one of the countless other franchises out there, those who own or manage a franchise location know that they face unique challenges in today’s economy.

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Webinar: How to successfully launch a connected battery gigafactory enabled by MES

Charged

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Maximize production with smart, flexible solutions. Launching a connected battery Gigafactory is no small undertaking. And when you’re focused on setting up an environment to deliver enough power for the world’s growing volume of electric vehicles, you need to feel confident that you can meet demand through a smart and scalable production strategy that allows you to build growth from the start.

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Rosendin Awards 3 College Teams for Renewable Plan in ASC Student Electrical Competition

altenergymag

Rosendin challenged college students to develop a plan to build an addition to the Townsite Solar + Storage facility in Nevada. The winning schools came from Wisconsin, Michigan and California.

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Rich, Polluting Nations Still Owe the Developing World

NRDC onEarth

Here’s why follow-through on a $100 billion–per–year climate finance promise, from collecting data to determining success, remains complex but critical.

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US Solar Market Insight: 2022 Year in Review

GreenBiz

The US solar industry shrank by 16% in 2022. It was a volatile year characterized by the anticircumvention investigation, widespread equipment detentions at ports and the historic victory of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). On balance, all the uncertainty surrounding various trade issues as well as supply chain constraints took their toll on industry growth.

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HEVO to collaborate with Stellantis on wireless EV charging

Charged

Wireless charging provider HEVO is partnering with Stellantis to integrate wireless charging into Stellantis EVs. HEVO’s wireless charging technology is up to 95% efficient (grid-to-battery), and is compliant with SAE and UL wireless charging standards, according to the company. HEVO and Stellantis are initially demonstrating Level 2 wireless charging on a Chrysler Pacifica PHEV at the company’s office complex in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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Electric Aircraft Market Will Generate USD 50.86 Billion in Next Decade

altenergymag

The market for electric aircraft is expected to expand almost 20.6% over the next decade and generate $50.86 billion in annual revenue in 2032, according to Precedence Research.

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Crypto Has a Climate Problem

NRDC onEarth

Digital currencies are booming. So are their emissions.

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A shift to haggle-free PPAs

GreenBiz

Google and LevelTen Energy are rethinking the clean energy procurement process to make it smarter and faster.

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Palmer Digital, Samsung and IoTecha unveil new EV charging kiosk with advertising display

Charged

Palmer Digital Group, Samsung and IoTecha have partnered to launch a new EV charging kiosk that “offers new opportunities for businesses to visually engage with their customers and generate revenue.” The new charging kiosk combines Samsung’s video displays, IoTecha’s EV charging technology and Palmer Digital’s integrated solutions. The integrated Samsung OH55A displays can be used for advertisements and promotions, creating new revenue streams for businesses.

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Electra Produces Lithium from Battery Recycling Trial, Significantly Improving its Project Economics

altenergymag

The recovery and subsequent production of a technical-grade lithium carbonate product in a plant-scale setting validates Electra’s proprietary hydrometallurgical process and efforts to date in commissioning its larger refinery complex.

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