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All about all-black solar panels

Solar Power World

Although residential solar customers want systems with the highest power ratings for maximum utility cost savings, aesthetics still reign supreme when it comes to solar panel choice.

From Brooklyn to the South Pacific, One Platform Finds Distributed Energy Opportunity Everywhere

GreenTechMedia

The lush island nation of Samoa and the densely packed urban neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn may seem to have little in common. Yet they are both at the forefront of some of the most cutting-edge clean energy projects in their respective geographies.

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Managing Commercial Refrigeration In Restaurants for Improved Energy Efficiency

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Commercial Refrigeration. Purchasing the most energy efficient commercial refrigeration and maintaining it properly will lower your energy costs and avoid issues that damage or spoil food.

6 Simple Ways to Achieve Environmental Sustainability in Life Science Laboratories

U.S. Green Technology

Back in 2017, there are around 350,000 Instagram posts tagged as “zero-waste.” ” Add to that the zero-waste blogs and websites that are sprouting left and right. Consumers these days also have an increasing option of zero-waste products, from beauty and hygiene to household items.

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.

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech

GreenBiz

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech. Jonathan Foley. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:30. This article originally appeared on the author's personal blog, and was written in that capacity. Italics are the author's.

Irrational Nuclear Fear Puts Sweden In Danger Of Succumbing To Stupidity

Jim Conca

With 78% of the population supporting nuclear power, Sweden’s plan to prematurely shut down its entire nuclear fleet is bizarre, especially since it will add over 2 billion tons of CO2 emissions, cause the loss of $120 billion in taxes and undermine their grid reliability when it's really cold.

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How will the Tech Industry be different in 2021

U.S. Green Technology

2020 has been one of the toughest years. However, one thing that we have learned from the past year is, it is hard to imagine a world without technology. The COVID-19 pandemic has entirely changed the customer experience. It is believed that these changes won’t go as the pandemic ends.

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Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

GreenBiz

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet. Clouse. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 02:11. Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here.

2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 7

CleanTech Alliance

Week Seven Week seven is now complete and we are approximately one-third of the way through the 2021 legislative session. Following the fiscal committee cutoff on Monday both chambers spend the rest of the week on the floor voting on bills.

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A Complete Guide to Attending Events Sustainably

The Environmental Blog

As we are closing in on 1 year since the coronavirus global pandemic has changed everything; it can be difficult to remember what it felt like to attend big events.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative.is, VirtualGaia.com, 7Vortex.com; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Chief Storyteller, The Climate 4.0 Project

Join our amazing panelists, 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.

13 more endemic species in Australia are confirmed extinct

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Australian government has confirmed 13 more extinct species, including the Christmas Island pipistrelle and forest skink and several endemic bandicoots

5 opportunities of a circular economy

GreenBiz

5 opportunities of a circular economy. David McGinty. Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:12. More than 100 billion tons of resources enter the economy every year — everything from metals, minerals and fossil fuels to organic materials from plants and animals. Just 8.6 percent gets recycled and used again.

Zappy Hour! Seattle City Light’s Grid Modernization Plan & Equity with Uzma Siddiqi

CleanTech Alliance

Join us March 15! Alliance News

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$357k funding progresses US lithium-ion battery recycling initiative

Envirotec Magazine

(Image credit: Parilov/Shutterstock.com). Team Portables, a consortium for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) recycling incentivization, has received Phase II funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize.

Monarch butterfly population declines due to climate change and logging

Inhabitat - Innovation

Migrating monarch butterflies declined 26% in December 2020 compared to December 2019

Industrial decarbonization picks up steam

GreenBiz

Industrial decarbonization picks up steam. Sarah Golden. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:00. This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here.

AgTech & the Circular Economy Conference

CleanTech Alliance

Join us to learn more about these critical fields. Only on March 18th! Alliance News

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From Emergent to Permanent: 3 Steps to Transform Cycling Infrastructure Beyond the Pandemic

The City Fix

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, concerns surrounding virus transmission on public transportation led many to choose alternate mobility options – most notably, cycling.

Climate change spells trouble for baby tree swallows

Inhabitat - Innovation

Warmer temperatures earlier in the year cue birds to lay eggs. The chicks are then left vulnerable to cold snaps

Q1 2021: Food waste; the secret of fat; keep it local

GreenBiz

Q1 2021: Food waste; the secret of fat; keep it local. Jim Giles. Fri, 03/05/2021 - 01:00. Want more great analysis of sustainable food systems? Sign up for Food Weekly , our free email newsletter. I wrote recently about the intense level of innovation we’re seeing in food and ag.

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Dying oil companies’ parting gift: millions in cleanup costs

Grist

When Weatherly Oil and Gas filed for bankruptcy in February 2019, the company was walking away from several hundred Texas wells. Many hadn’t produced a drop of oil in years.

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Proterra to deliver over 320 V2G-equipped school buses to Montgomery County, Maryland

Charged

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland has approved a contract with Highland Electric Transportation , a provider of turnkey electric fleet solutions, to convert its school bus fleet to all-electric, starting with 326 school buses over the next four years.

Are Florida manatees starving to death?

Inhabitat - Innovation

Manatee mortality in Florida has shot up this year, with 358 recorded deaths in January and February. Last year, the first two months had a combined total of 143 deaths — less than half this year's current toll. Conservationists worry that the manatees are starving to death

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Episode 258: Hacking climate solutions, finding 'good work'

GreenBiz

Episode 258: Hacking climate solutions, finding 'good work'. Heather Clancy. Fri, 03/05/2021 - 02:00. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (5:05). A just energy transition in action: Developing 1G of wind power with tribes.

Biden wants to build a jobs corps to save the planet. California’s already doing it.

Grist

David Saldaña spends his mornings driving around the Harbor area of Los Angeles, scouting out local businesses.

Plans for Scotland’s first hazardous soil treatment centre announced

Envirotec Magazine

Research project to create new materials from recycling’s waste products. Heriot-Watt University has joined forces with Brewster Bros, a recycling business based in Livingston, to create new materials from the residual waste left over during the recycling process.

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Facebook Marketplace fuels illegal sales of land in the Amazon rainforest

Inhabitat - Innovation

Large parcels of land in the Amazon rainforest are being sold illegally on Facebook

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An inside look at pricing in the forest carbon market

GreenBiz

An inside look at pricing in the forest carbon market. Wilder Person. Tue, 03/02/2021 - 00:05. On June 23, Amazon commenced its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund to further endeavors to become net-zero by 2040.

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FedEx to electrify its delivery fleet by 2040

Charged

FedEx has announced a goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. The delivery giant will invest $2 billion in vehicle electrification, sustainable energy and carbon sequestration. By 2040, FedEx says its entire parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet will consist of electric vehicles.

Traffic data prompt air quality concerns as lockdown lifts

Envirotec Magazine

• Call for cities to commit to Clean Air Zones to protect the public. Traffic across major cities in January 2021 at 83% of the levels seen before COVID-19.

The Gaia off-grid container house has a custom rooftop wind turbine

Inhabitat - Innovation

This container house embodies self sufficiency

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Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19

GreenBiz

Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19. Deonna Anderson. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:45. Walgreens is a fixture in the United States. About 78 percent of the U.S. population lived within five miles of a Walgreens or Duane Reade store as of August, according to the company.

Washington raises the stakes with California, proposing to phase out gas cars by 2030

Charged

Washington may soon become the third US state to fix a date for the end of the Oil Age. The state House Transportation Committee has voted 17-12 to advance a bill that would require all light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 and later registered in the state to be electric.

Sponsored content: Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd announce Denso Bore-Wrap launch

Envirotec Magazine

This article contains paid-for content created in collaboration with. Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd . Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd are delighted to introduce a new addition to the Denso product line – Denso Bore-Wrap.

USPS cuts emissions with new delivery vehicle fleet

Inhabitat - Innovation

USPS is getting a new fleet of efficient delivery vehicles

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