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Solar Industry Sets Records in 2020, On Track to Quadruple by 2030

altenergymag

For the second year in a row, solar led all technologies in new electric-generating capacity added, accounting for 43%. According to Wood Mackenzie’s 10-year forecast, the U.S. solar industry will install a cumulative 324 GWdc of new capacity to reach a total of 419 GWdc over the next decade

The 3 Big Problems With Hydrogen Hype

CleanTechnica

Mike Barnard wrote a great piece yesterday on the hydrogen folly. As I was going through it, and building on months (or years) of reading, listening, and thoughts on this topic, I just decided that a few things could and should be put very bluntly in another short article on this topic.

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4 Ways COVID-19 Disposables Will Affect the Environment

The Environmental Blog

Comparing before and after photos, most people thought that reduced air pollution may have only been COVID-19 pandemic ’s redeeming quality.

Don’t Let These 5 Myths Deter Your Recycling Efforts!

U.S. Green Technology

Let’s face it: You hear about recycling being talked about all the time. You see the usual blue bins with the recycling logo on them, and you automatically know what that means. However, along with the widespread awareness of recycling comes many misconceptions and misunderstandings.

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.

Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal

GreenBiz

Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal. Deonna Anderson. Tue, 03/16/2021 - 05:00. Scope 3 emissions are the hardest emissions for companies to address when setting goals. But often, they are the most emissions to take on.

Perkins Coie Breakfast: Idaho National Labs’ Clean, Integrated Energy Systems and Nuclear Power

CleanTech Alliance

with Corey K. McDaniel! Only on April 14

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5 Small Steps to Make Your Household More Sustainable 

U.S. Green Technology

Becoming more eco-friendly can often be much more challenging than it appears. It’s a complete lifestyle change that requires you to be more conscious about everything you do – how you shop, how you cook, how you do your laundry, how you vacation.

Sustainable mobility drives the newest employee perk

GreenBiz

Sustainable mobility drives the newest employee perk. Katie Fehrenbacher. Mon, 03/15/2021 - 00:05. This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here.

Apply to Present at the 2021 Innovation Showcase!

CleanTech Alliance

Get noticed at the biggest CleanTech Event of the Summer

Colorful rammed earth domes decorate an island in Iran

Inhabitat - Innovation

These whimsical rammed earth domes are made from locally sourced soil, sand, gravel and stone. Even better, they’re designed to help empower the island’s community

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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.

Future Of Mobile Ringtones

U.S. Green Technology

“An article about the fate of portable ringtones and how it will shape the business of versatile ringtones” All through their new history, portable ringtones have been a significant piece of the cell phone industry and influenced clients from everywhere the world utilizing new styles created meanwhile.

An Oregon utility's unique model for supporting clean energy goals 

GreenBiz

An Oregon utility's unique model for supporting clean energy goals . Sarah Golden. Fri, 03/19/2021 - 01:00. Want more great analysis of the clean energy transition? Sign up for Energy Weekly , our free email newsletter.

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2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 9

CleanTech Alliance

Week Nine This week the legislature cleared its first major hurdle, the House of Origin cutoff, with Tuesday the deadline for bills to move out of the chamber in which they were introduced.

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Maidla Nature Resort is a micro-hotel on stilts in a pristine Estonian landscape

Inhabitat - Innovation

This breath of fresh air for resort design has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – the Mies van der Rohe Award

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Air pollution risks health of all, especially drivers, says TfL report

Envirotec Magazine

Photo credit: Yuri Turkov/Shutterstock.com. The Mayor of London has today published a report on the impact of coronavirus on London bus drivers. Green Party London Assembly Member Caroline Russell said: “I was really concerned to see today’s worrying report on bus driver deaths from coronavirus.

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What you should know about new Interior Secretary Deb Haaland

GreenBiz

What you should know about new Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. Shaandiin Cedar. Wed, 03/17/2021 - 02:00. According to a Wilderness Society analysis of U.S.

Preparing Your Cleantech Business for Acquisition (Guest Member Post)

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Michael Frantz, CFP®, UBS Financial Services, Inc. The popularity of net-zero carbon emissions goals combined with the current low interest rate environment may provide tailwinds for merger & acquisition (M&A) activity. Given this landscape, it could be worthwhile for cleantech owners and entrepreneurs to plan for their firms to be acquisition targets. Business owners […].

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Virginia bans cosmetic testing on animals

Inhabitat - Innovation

Starting January 1, 2022, the state of Virginia will no longer allow animal testing or the sale of cosmetics tested on animals

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We Just Have To Capture The Carbon Before It Enters The Atmosphere

Jim Conca

PNNL scientists are developing unique properties of a solvent known as EEMPA to capture CO2 from flue gas emitted by fossil fuels, but that allow it to sidestep the energetically expensive demands incurred by traditional solvents. They also have found a way to sequester the CO2 when they capture it. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business energy

A Circular Economy for Plastics: How Companies are Moving from Strategy to Action

GreenBiz

A Circular Economy for Plastics: How Companies are Moving from Strategy to Action. Date/Time: April 1, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). As plastic waste continues to threaten the globe, companies are making ambitious commitments and joining with partners to do their part.

Sustainable Food and Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

Green Business Bureau

Conventional food production of the modern day, along with packaging and distribution, has been tied to environmental, societal and financial burdens in different parts of the world.

Sunne passively and stylishly collects sunlight for use after dark

Inhabitat - Innovation

A recently launched Kickstarter campaign shines light on everyday possibilities for solar technology

New water toxicity-testing technology ready to scale down for field use

Envirotec Magazine

A new nanotechnology process developed by Oxford University research scientists has seemingly been proven to simplify and reduce the cost of testing water for chemical pollution and toxicity levels.

Latin American e-commerce giant invests in Brazilian ecosystem restoration

GreenBiz

Latin American e-commerce giant invests in Brazilian ecosystem restoration. Heather Clancy. Thu, 03/18/2021 - 01:00. The tech sector’s fascination with tree restoration as a climate solution apparently isn’t unique to U.S. companies. .

CASE’s electric backhoe loaders could save New York utilities 90% in maintenance costs

Charged

CASE Construction Equipment has delivered two CASE 580 EV backhoes to New York State Gas & Electric (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), both subsidiaries of Avangrid.

The Australian government unveils plan to end plastic pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

With the National Plastic Plan, Australia aims to address challenges with biodegradable, recyclable and compostable plastics

Property industry likely to be breaking the law by failing to disclose air pollution levels

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Alex Segre/Shutterstock. Explosive new QC legal opinion suggests estate agents, property websites, surveyors and conveyancers are now legally obliged to inform prospective buyers and renters of air pollution levels.

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Get ready, Corporate America: The carbon disclosure mandates are coming

GreenBiz

Get ready, Corporate America: The carbon disclosure mandates are coming. Tim Mohin. Wed, 03/17/2021 - 01:00. A slew of announcements earlier this month point to new regulations on carbon disclosure. Corporate America better get ready. The U.S.

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‘There’s no alternative’: Louisiana’s ambitious plan to stay above water

Grist

Louisiana has never been hard to pinpoint on a map — it’s the only state in the U.S. that looks like a giant boot. At least it did, before the ocean swallowed the carbon emissions belched out by industrializing nations and began to swell.

Make friends while saving money and the planet in Buy Nothing groups

Inhabitat - Innovation

Thanks to the Buy Nothing Project, neighbors can easily participate in a sharing economy while strengthening their community

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Data centre virtualisation and cloud computing can play a pivotal role in power sector emissions reductions, says report

Envirotec Magazine

A new report from power market analytics firm Aurora Energy Research suggests that increased deployment of (and continued improvements in) virtualisation technology could reduce potential future European computing emissions 55% by 2040.

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Episode 260: Disclosure dialogue, your employees want purpose

GreenBiz

Episode 260: Disclosure dialogue, your employees want purpose. Heather Clancy. Fri, 03/19/2021 - 00:15. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (3:50). The SEC’s change of climate on climate change and ESG. Car companies are now battery companies. Who wants to be a climate-tech billionaire?

Lightyear closes $48-million funding round, aims to deliver solar-powered EV this year

Charged

Solar-powered cars, like flying cars, have long been a sci-fi staple, but thanks to ever-more-efficient PV panels, they could soon enter the realm of reality.

Carbfix turns emissions into stone

Inhabitat - Innovation

An Icelandic startup has an intriguing solution to the emissions problem: turn carbon into stone

Sponsored content: Introducting Aerzen’s 5th Generation Delta Blower

Envirotec Magazine

This article contains paid-for content created in collaboration with Aerzen. The Delta Blower Generation 5 is the 5th generation of AERZEN blower units and represents the successful combination of tradition and innovation.