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Hackathon event aims to solve EV charging location puzzles

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Ivan Radic , CC BY 2.0 license. A hackathon event aims to harness programmers’ talents to create ideas that tackle the challenges around the successful roll out of electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain in the coming years.

Pneumatic Tube Trains and AVs to the Rescue? Smarter Planning for New Mobility

The City Fix

When shopping for a car, you’ll find numerous websites and guides that provide detailed information on their costs and performance, plus ratings and reviews. However, there is much less data about emerging transportation technologies and services that are poised to.

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How EPCs can command the growing energy storage market

Solar Power World

By Dhruv Patel, senior VP of renewable energy and storage, McCarthy Building Companies Last year was a standout for energy storage.

Tesla Is Slowly Cutting Into Pharmaceutical & Health Insurance Costs

CleanTechnica

There are so many industries that Tesla is affecting — threatening even. There are a couple that don’t get much thought or attention, though.

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.

How LEED Certification Benefits Green Building

U.S. Green Technology

The pandemic influenced a residential shift in consumption patterns. A year at home increased individuals’ awareness of pollution production, increasing their interests in sustainability. As eco-consumer rates in America rise, the demand for conscious goods and services follows.

The path to personal sustainability in ESG

GreenBiz

The good news: Sustainability professionals are in greater demand than ever before. That's also the bad news

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What it Takes to Buy and Increase the Value of a Fixer-Upper

The Environmental Blog

Buying a fixer-upper home can be a shortcut to owning a home for first-time buyers or a good way for buyers to afford a home in a better neighborhood or one that offers more space and desired features.

5 Tips To Create An Effective Test Automation Team

U.S. Green Technology

There is a misperception amongst people that effective test automation is only dependent on writing code. However, if you ask any test automation company they will tell you that successful test automation is dependent on two factors.

Why the U.S. needs to get on track with high-speed rail

GreenBiz

The possibilities for high-speed rail innovation are many, and once the lasting infrastructure is built, the benefits to communities are long-lasting

There Is Still Time To Save U.S. Global Leadership In Nuclear Energy If Congress Doesn’t Cut Off The VTR To Spite Its Face

Jim Conca

Congress is set to cut off funding for the very reactor we need to move nuclear power forward. Called the VTR, it will test new types of reactors that will get ten times the energy of existing reactors and create nuclear waste that is easier to handle and isn’t hot for very long.

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.

The Process of Making Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

The Environmental Blog

With the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warning the world that we have very limited time to reverse the warming of the planet , it is no longer adequate to blame large corporations who emit the most greenhouse gases.

Survey identifies significant micro plastic pollution on summit of Snowdon

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Phil Ross , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license. Geoscience technology firm CGG has conducted a microplastics pollution survey as part of a scoping study into whether it would be possible to create a “Plastic Free zone” on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

Inside Google’s regenerative agriculture play

GreenBiz

Vice president of global workplace programs at Google, Michiel Bakker outlines how the Regen1 will help farmers move to sustainable practices on 1 million acres of farmland in Northern California

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- August 24

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, August 24, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by […]. Public Policy rulemaking utc utc clean energy bulletin workshop notice

LG Energy Solution secures access to nickel and cobalt from Australian Mines

Charged

LG Energy Solution, one of Tesla’s battery suppliers, has entered into “a binding long form offtake agreement” with Australian Mines Ltd. for nickel and cobalt, which will be supplied in the form of mixed hydroxide precipitate (MPH) from the Sconi Project in North Queensland.

Treat climate change and biodiversity loss as one, says European science advisory group

Envirotec Magazine

Driving through Douglas County Nevada on 16 July 2021, as smoke from the Tamarack fire in nearby Alpine County becomes visible on the horizon (image credit: loren chipman , CC BY-NC 2.0 license ). The recent IPCC Report confirms that global warming is picking up pace.

The world has a packaging problem — a new tool gives companies the ability to fix it

GreenBiz

The Understanding Packaging Scorecard is a first-of-its kind tool that measures commonly used foodware and food packaging materials with a single yardstick

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- August 23

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, August 23, 2021 Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) template is posted Commerce has published its Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) template to the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) webpage. The CETA team greatly appreciates the time and attention to detail stakeholders put into providing feedback on the template. Washington’s consumer-owned utilities are required to complete […].

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Proterra to power Taylor container handler and forklift

Charged

Commercial EV innovator Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) and heavy-duty equipment manufacturer Taylor Machine Works have announced a new partnership to power Taylor’s next-generation ZLC-series electric container handler and ZH-series electric forklift using Proterra’s battery technology.

Reducing the Amount of Waste Your Business Produces

Green Living Guy

In this day and age, it is becoming increasingly important to protect our planet by going green and making sustainable choices – not just at home but also in the office.

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China's new emissions trading has transformational potential

GreenBiz

China’s sheer population size means it is already the largest absolute emitter

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Renewables made up 92% of new generating capacity in the U.S. in the first half of 2021

Renewable Energy World

Washington DC – According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data recently released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) dominated new U.S.

Tesla says new recycling process recovers 92% of battery materials

Charged

Battery recycling will be a critical part of the future e-mobility ecosystem, as Tesla has understood from the beginning. The California carmaker has been working with various firms to recycle its end-of-life battery packs for several years.

S-5! Solar Expert Presents at Solar Power International and Launches New Solar Product

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the leading authority on metal roof attachment technology, will introduce its new PVKonceal solar solution next month at Solar Power International in New Orleans. Additionally, one of S-5!’s

What does never-ending drought mean for California agriculture?

GreenBiz

As water levels dip to historic lows, Blue Diamond Growers and Driscolls hope their small changes and big reaches will have immense impact

A Beginners Guide to Compost Gardening

Green Living Guy

Composting at home is a wonderful way to get rid of your vegetable scraps and yard waste. Once this waste begins to break down, you’ll also have a terrific soil additive that will grow even more abundant veggies, fruits, and flowers. Composting takes a balance of waste, a little work, and time.

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Bollinger announces new skateboard platforms for Class 3, 4 and 5 commercial EVs

Charged

Bollinger Motors has taken a different path than most EV startups. Its Class 3 Bollinger B1 SUV , which debuted in 2017, was designed as “a no-nonsense back-to-basics all-electric sport utility truck.” Now the company plans to add Class 4 and 5 electric platforms to its lineup. “We

Microgrids must be a part of the decentralization of electricity

Renewable Energy World

To buy humanity additional time on earth before climate catastrophe hits us all – see IPCC’s latest report – we ought to restructure the electricity industry from the ground up, drastically. Today’s electricity production by burning coal is among the largest pollution creators in the world.

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Balancing resilient energy and clean energy

GreenBiz

With extreme weather becoming the norm across the United States, communities and companies are in need of clean backup power that can be deployed today.

How Can We Make Our Buildings Green?

Green Living Guy

We are very much in an exciting time when it comes to constructing new buildings, and they are becoming greener than ever.

Gentherm’s localized heating and cooling system can save energy vs central HVAC

Charged

Thermal management technology provider Gentherm has received a production vehicle award for its ClimateSense technology, which is used in an all-new 2024 EV from a global automaker. ClimateSense is Gentherm’s proprietary vehicle “microclimate” solution.

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How to resolve prior mortgage issues on renewable energy projects

Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Tricia (TJ) Jackson. Prior mortgages are typical due diligence items in the real estate title review process for renewable energy projects.

Innovators in Indonesia are advancing renewable energy

GreenBiz

Every power-based decision in Indonesia runs into the all-powerful state utility, yet clean energy can grow

Eco-Friendly Lifestyle: 7 Modern Solutions for Home Improvement

Green Living Guy

Sustainable living and eco-friendly solutions have become buzzwords in the modern world. More and more people are starting to care about our planet and its future. Everybody does what they can — whether that means switching to reusable coffee cups, waste sorting, or driving green cars.

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Australia awards $27 million to five companies to deploy 403 fast charging stations

Charged

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded a total of $26.8 million to five public charging providers to fund the deployment of 403 new fast charging stations, each with dual-vehicle capability and 50 kW or more of power. Gas retailer and oil refiner Ampol will receive $7.05

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