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5 Ways to Shape a Greener, More Equitable Recovery Through Transport

The City Fix

The global coronavirus pandemic brought a wave of public and private initiatives to help societies adapt and recover, from economic stabilization and safety measures to new business models and shifts in consumption. Many of these initiatives are not green, despite. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

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Bitcoin and the Environment: A Q&A with Vijay Boyapati

Living Green Technology

What is Bitcoin's impact on the environment? If you've been reading the news, you've probably heard all sorts of doom-and-gloom rhetoric. What if the truth is far different? We sat down with Vijay Boyapati , the author of The Bullish Case for Bitcoin and a former Google engineer, to explore the ways in which Bitcoin positively impacts the environment and resolve the various misconceptions surrounding the cryptocurrency. E-Waste Green News Green Living Cryptocurrency

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Keeping the lights on: Ensuring flexibility and stability in the European grid

Envirotec Magazine

According to Bloomberg, January 2021 saw the latest in a series of near misses for the European power grid, a sudden drop in frequency and narrowly avoided widespread power failure.

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Renewable Energy for Combating Rising Heating and Cooling Costs

U.S. Green Technology

People used to imagine a challenging distant future when they thought about climate change. Now that future is here. Global greenhouse gas emissions are warming the earth rapidly, directly affecting people in their homes.

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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 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 To Recycle Cars

The Environmental Blog

Scrap car recycling is a major industry in North America. In Canada, 1.6 million cars are recycled each year. About 95 percent of vehicles eventually make their way to the recycling yard. If you have an old, non-working or junk vehicle you need to recycle, where should you take it?

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Nuclear Power Just Doesn’t Need Much Fuel

Jim Conca

On May 8th, the Columbia Generating Station, the only nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest, disconnected from the grid for its biannual refueling. It refueled and connected back to the grid only 42 days later. Just in time for summer’s increased electricity demand.

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Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings – Solar Grants Program now accepting applications for new round of funding

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 24, 2021 Commerce is now accepting applications for a competitive grant with up to $3,465,810 available through the Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings – Solar Grants Program. Solar Grants provide competitive funding to install solar at existing public buildings and facilities such as schools, hospitals, civic buildings and wastewater […]. Public Policy commerce funding solar grant program solar grants

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Teaching Small Children About the Importance of Sustainable Living

The Environmental Blog

Tomorrow’s world is in the hands of today’s children. By giving them positive role models, they’ll learn how to form their own positive habits. Among them, those related to sustainable living. The responsibilities and concerns of parents are legion.

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UKHO awards coastal clue compiler

Envirotec Magazine

UKHO announces HydroSurv as the winner of its latest challenge to identify how marine geospatial data can be used to identify areas at risk of coastal inundation.

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Making reverse logistics circular requires forward thinking

GreenBiz

Making reverse logistics circular requires forward thinking. Heather Clancy. Wed, 06/23/2021 - 01:30. It’s difficult for manufacturers to give a product a second or third life if they’re not returned.

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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

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.

Leaked UN report warns of climate tipping points

Grist

A draft version of an upcoming report from the United Nations climate science advisory body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, scheduled for release in February 2022, was leaked this week to Agence France-Presse.

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Sarawak communities gather data to challenge claims made by logging company

Eco-Business

Indigenous communities in Sarawak have been monitoring their forests for the past year, gathering data to counter a logging company's assumptions about the value of their traditional lands

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Research reveals remarkable resilience of sea life in the aftermath of mass extinctions

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: marneejill , CC BY-SA 2.0 license. Research appears to show that marine ecosystems can start working again, providing important functions for humans, after being wiped out – and to do so long before they return to peak biodiversity.

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Measure What Matters: Corporate Sustainability and its Impact on Business Strategies

GreenBiz

Measure What Matters: Corporate Sustainability and its Impact on Business Strategies. Date/Time: July 15, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT).

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The search for the Dr. Fauci of climate change

Grist

It’s easy to think about the global climate crisis in the abstract. Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah’s death gave it a face.

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Rising seas could cost Asia's biggest cities US$724 billion by 2030

Eco-Business

Rising sea-levels could inflict US$724 billion in economic damage to seven of Asia's major cities this decade, a report by environmental campaigners Greenpeace has cautioned

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Report reveals the size of Scotland’s raw material consumption footprint

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Martin Abegglen , CC BY-SA 2.0 license. A new report reveals the true size of Scotland’s consumption footprint for the first time, says Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Government-funded advisory group behind it.

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Ethics, Compliance and Risk: Creating a Shared ESG Vision

GreenBiz

Ethics, Compliance and Risk: Creating a Shared ESG Vision. Date/Time: July 20, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). Sustainability has long been a practice for many forward-thinking businesses.

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BorrowLenses: Photography and Film Gear Rentals Promotes The Circular Sharing Economy

Green Business Bureau

A member of the Shutterfly Inc. family, BorrowLenses , is an online camera rental giant with small business-style customer service. Their mission is to advance the photographic and cinematic dreams of their customers by delivering superior, cutting-edge gear through their stress-free rental process.

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ADB draft energy policy can leave door open for over US$3 billion worth of gas projects

Eco-Business

The ADB's new draft energy policy still falls 'short' of what is needed for climate leadership, according to new analysis, and provides scant detail about its funding plans that could allow for US$3 billion of gas investment to continue

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Start-up spotlight: Recycling waste plastic into bricks

Envirotec Magazine

Connor Winter and Ben Gibbons are the founders of Greenbrick. A Dorset start-up says it is turning plastic waste into building materials, and looking to empower communities in developing countries to do the same.

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Episode 274: The nuances of net zero

GreenBiz

Episode 274: The nuances of net zero. GreenBiz Editors. Fri, 06/25/2021 - 02:00. Week in Review (2:55). Why the world needs better climate pledges. Accelerating sustainability's digital revolution. Net zero meets green finance (14:25).

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Global Zero Carbon Buildings Accelerator wants to remove carbon emissions from buildings by 2050

Renewable Energy World

On Tuesday, World Resources Institute (WRI), with support from the Global Environment Facility, UN Environment Programme and World Green Building Council, among others, launched the Zero Carbon Building Accelerator (ZCBA) to speed up the transition to zero-carbon, efficient buildings.

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‘Historic Moment’: ‘Ecocide’ Definition Unveiled By International Lawyers

DeSmogBlog

A team of international lawyers has unveiled a definition of “ecocide” that, if adopted, would treat environmental destruction on a par with crimes against humanity.

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Celebrating the extraordinary talent of women in engineering

Envirotec Magazine

On International Women in Engineering Day WCS Group shines a light on two of its talented engineers, Holly Waterman (above, left) and Mónica Rodrigues(above, right).

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Test Drive Results VW ID4 Electric Car

Green Living Guy

So I love the ID.4. For it is Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV and the brand’s first global EV.

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Oracle, Amazon make major renewable energy-based announcements

Renewable Energy World

Oracle is giving itself 4 years to be 100% powered by renewable energy while Amazon claims to be world’s largest buyer of renewable energy. This week two large American companies made big claims about their use of renewable energy.

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Sunstone Systems selected by Chevron Technology Ventures for Catalyst Program

altenergymag

Participation will help Sunstone achieve its goal to expand into new markets and develop new products that provide digital infrastructure in remote locations

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“Biomethane the key option to decarbonise heavy vehicles immediately” says trade body in new publication

Envirotec Magazine

In early June, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) launched a Policy Briefing report that it says demonstrates the crucial role biomethane could play in decarbonising transport in the UK in the short-term.

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Canoo will locate its US mega microfactory in Oklahoma

Charged

Every company, in or out of the EV industry, seems to be want to build Gigafactories these days. Aspiring EV manufacturer Canoo is pursuing a different strategy, or at least a different terminology.

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FPL’s 900-MWh energy storage project receives first battery unit installations

Renewable Energy World

Crews have started work installing the first energy storage battery units at Florida Power & Light’s massive Manatee Energy Storage Center. The utility says FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center will be the biggest solar power-battery storage facility in the world when operational. The Parrish, Fla.,

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‘Massive’ Methane Leaks Found Coming From Oil and Gas Sites in Europe

DeSmogBlog

Leaking methane from oil and gas infrastructure is widespread across the European continent, reveals an investigation of more than 150 sites in seven countries.

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Anaesthetic gas recycling business completes £2.9m funding round

Envirotec Magazine

Anaesthetic gas recycling technology firm SageTech Medical Equipment (SageTech) has completed a £2.9m pre-series A investment, including a £1.6m investment introduced by specialist venture capitalist EMV Capital.

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London bus operator orders 195 electric buses from Alexander Dennis and BYD

Charged

Five years ago, Alexander Dennis (ADL), a subsidiary of global bus manufacturer NFI Group, formed a partnership with BYD UK to build electric buses, using BYD’s battery-electric driveline technology and ADL’s British-built, customizable bodies.

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Going green: The future of hydrogen energy

Renewable Energy World

By Bill Ireland, Logan Energy. This year’s COP26 summit is widely viewed as one of the last chances to fulfil the 2015 Paris climate agreement and ensure meaningful progress is made towards tackling our net zero targets and the climate emergency.

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