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The State of Green Business 2021

GreenBiz

The State of Green Business 2021. Joel Makower. Mon, 01/25/2021 - 02:11. Adapted from the 14th annual State of Green Business report, our annual report card on progress by the world’s largest companies. The report, published in partnership with S&P Global Trucost, is a free download.

What Would Nuclear Batteries Do For Us?

Jim Conca

Centralized power systems are inefficient and cumbersome in our new technological future. Like the old telephone system that gave way to autonomous locally-controlled hand-held devices, nuclear batteries can make the same change for power to small, mobile, safe, clean, and affordable markets.

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Top Predictions For The Renewable Energy Market in 2021

The Environmental Blog

The global economy of 2020 was primarily shaped by the coronavirus pandemic which greatly affected energy usage, project engagement and investments worldwide.

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Creating a Sunny Future with Solar Panels

U.S. Green Technology

One of the hallmarks of the 21st Century would have to be solar panels. These devices have become more widespread in recent years, and part of the reason for that is because they are a tremendous asset to a homeowner and society in general, producing an essential commodity.

This acquisition could help make sustainable packaging the norm 

GreenBiz

This acquisition could help make sustainable packaging the norm . Deonna Anderson. Fri, 01/29/2021 - 00:30. In Manteca, California, a small company is pioneering the creation and production of paper bottles for brands such as L'Oreal and Seventh Generation. Across the U.S. in St.

2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report: Week 2

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Brad Boswell, January 23, 2021 Week Two The second week of the 105 day 2021 Legislative Session is now complete. This week was full of virtual committee hearings and executive sessions.

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Biden to issue new directives on climate change

Inhabitat - Innovation

President Joe Biden is expected to issue a suite of directives by end of the day today that will kickstart the process of combating climate change

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Behind the coming ESG disclosure explosion

GreenBiz

Behind the coming ESG disclosure explosion. Jean Haggerty. Thu, 01/28/2021 - 01:00. This analysis of ESG and sustainable finance issues originally appeared in GreenFin Weekly, our free email newsletter. Sign up here.

Coal to Green Hydrogen: Germany’s Energy Transition Summed Up in One Project

GreenTechMedia

The Moorburg coal power station boasts an eventful inception, a landmark closure, and now, a bright future. It was opened in 2015 by Swedish utility Vattenfall on the banks of the Elbe river, just outside the German port city of Hamburg.

Amazon rainforest is becoming a carbon source due to deforestation

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the next 15 years, the Amazon rainforest is on track to be a larger source of carbon emissions than it absorbs because of the rapid rate of deforestation

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Green Jobs: Timber to Replace Glass in Buildings?

U.S. Green Technology

At a time when steel and glass construction is increasingly the norm, wood might seem like an old-school building material to use. But if you think wood is going by the wayside, think again. Timber is coming back with a new look – and a new attitude (toward it) in today’s green revolution.

Moving beyond 100% recyclable goals

GreenBiz

Moving beyond 100% recyclable goals. Scott Breen. Thu, 01/28/2021 - 01:15. Numerous companies have set 100 percent recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging goals such as Colgate-Palmolive and Kellogg.

Sustainable Business in 2021: Table Stakes

Green Business Bureau

2021: The year of recovery. Last year brought tremendous change in the business world with the acceleration of so many mega trends including remote work, video conferencing, eCommerce, and the digitization of almost everything. The business world will never be the same.

Designers selected for new Shenzhen Natural History Museum project

Inhabitat - Innovation

The team beat out over 70 proposals from around the world in an international competition

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Sustainable Waste Management for Businesses

U.S. Green Technology

If you are looking to make your business greener, one of the ways to do so is through sustainable waste management. Sustainable waste management is not only about recycling as it is about managing waste from the time it is created to the time it is deemed to have little to no impact on the.

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Proposed model shows potential for circular practices in construction steel

GreenBiz

Proposed model shows potential for circular practices in construction steel. Niraja Chopade. Fri, 01/29/2021 - 01:00. Contrary to popular belief, a profitable business model for reused construction steel is not nearly as impossible as one may believe.

LACI Report Lays Out Path to Create 600,000 Green Jobs Countywide by 2050

LA CleanTech Incubator

Global ice melt is in line with the IPCC worst-case scenario

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new report has found that the rate of global ice loss is now in line with worst-case scenario predictions. Find out what this means for our planet

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Flood mapping in the East

Envirotec Magazine

As part of the drive to implement the EU Floods Directive, the World Bank has partnered with both Bulgaria and Romania to update these countries’ national flood hazard and risk maps.

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SteelZero commitments represent a new era in heavy manufacturing production

GreenBiz

SteelZero commitments represent a new era in heavy manufacturing production. Jesse Klein. Wed, 01/27/2021 - 00:30. Decarbonizing steel has a chicken or the egg problem. Industry experts say current processes for doing it are so extremely expensive that few manufacturers have the financial ability.

Remote Work Software as Green Disruptive Technology

Green Business Bureau

Disruptive Software That Fights Climate Change. Video conferencing and web collaboration software is changing how companies operate their business while lowering their carbon footprint.

Respira, the hydroponic smart garden that purifies the air

Inhabitat - Innovation

Toronto-based New Earth Solutions is offering a sustainable and compact method for natural air purification. Respira, a hydroponic smart garden, helps improve the air quality of indoor spaces, something that society has found an additional need for since spending more time inside the home

Maps enhance flood risk modelling

Envirotec Magazine

Malmsbury, Wiltshire, during the 2012 flooding: The Climate Suite products are intended to provide insight into future flood hazards. Terrain data from aerial mapping company Bluesky is being used to upgrade the first national climate change flood model for the UK.

Amazon aims to clean up aviation

GreenBiz

Amazon aims to clean up aviation. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 01/27/2021 - 02:00. The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. And climate change remains a big one. . The industry aims to build back better, aware that it's one of the few sectors that hasn't yet embraced electrification.

Global corporate clean energy purchasing up 18% in 2020

Renewable Energy World

Corporations purchased a record of 23.7 GW of clean energy in 2020, up from 20.1GW in 2019 and 13.6GW in 2018, according to new research published by BloombergNEF (BNEF). The increase came despite a year devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, a global recession and uncertainty about U.S.

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Air pollution could increase risk of irreversible blindness

Inhabitat - Innovation

A study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology has revealed that exposure to air pollution increases the risk of blindness in elderly people

Solar installers scale dormant volcano to power astronomical research

Solar Power World

The W.M. Keck Observatory has been in operation for nearly 30 years atop Maunakea, a dormant volcano and the highest point in Hawaii. The twin telescopes are arguably the best place to go for astronomical observation in the Northern Hemisphere.

Let’s rid our work environments of the toxic smoke of dysfunction

GreenBiz

Let’s rid our work environments of the toxic smoke of dysfunction. Chris Gaither. Mon, 01/25/2021 - 01:30. Before he saw the smoke, he felt it in his throat. It tasted foul. It curled into his nose, his mouth, his lungs. He looked up from his computer. His colleagues were tapping at their keyboards.

Cities Need New and More Human Capacity. How Do We Build It?

The City Fix

This is the first entry in a series on capacity development for city leaders. By 2050, the global urban population is expected to grow by 2.5 billion people, continuing a decades-long trend of urbanization. And as the number of people. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

Construction of Europes largest vertical farm is underway

Inhabitat - Innovation

The first phase of construction on the new Nordic Harvest vertical farm has been completed after just 6 months of work

The next building block for impact investing: quality impact reporting

Impact Alpha

The impact investing industry has matured over the past couple of years, especially when it comes to aligning investors around common standards for. The post The next building block for impact investing: quality impact reporting appeared first on Impact Alpha. Sponsored

How Wall Street can win on climate In 2021

GreenBiz

How Wall Street can win on climate In 2021. Ben Ratner. Mon, 01/25/2021 - 01:00. This year, financial institutions must make a significant leap forward on climate — from pledges to progress.

Offsite manufacturing’s moment?

Envirotec Magazine

Rich Matthews, MD at water technology firm Siltbuster Process Solutions (SPS), makes the case for offsite manufacturing treeatment facilities, which he says can deliver multiple benefits for water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

Biden to replace entire federal fleet with electric vehicles

Inhabitat - Innovation

President Joe Biden has announced his administration's plans to replace the entire federal fleet with electric cars. According to his remarks while signing the "Made in America" executive order, all the new electric cars will be made in the United States

Construction begins on world’s largest integrated solar-powered battery system

Renewable Energy World

Florida Power & Light Company announced that construction has begun on the FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center , which is expected to become the world’s largest integrated solar-powered battery system, according to the company. Located in Parrish, Fla.,

Ambitious partnerships on climate action are taking root and bearing fruit

GreenBiz

Ambitious partnerships on climate action are taking root and bearing fruit. Dominic Waughray. Mon, 01/25/2021 - 00:30. Buried beneath the dour daily headlines on COVID-19 infections, lockdowns and travel bans, the latest science about our planet released during 2020 makes for tough reading.

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Firm shortlisted in Singaporean challenge

Envirotec Magazine

Photo credit: Emma_Griffiths/Shutterstock.com. Environmental management technology firm Envirosuite has been shortlisted in Singapore PUB’s Global Innovation Challenge (GIC). Out of 104 applicants, the firm has been selected in the “Seamless Coagulation” category.