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Coal Is Uncompetitive. Why Do We Burn So Much?


America gets 20 percent of its electricity from coal. That’s a 50 percent drop since the peak in 2007. But if coal is becoming so economically uncompetitive, why does it still make up so much of our grid mix? This week: Coal is no longer king. But it still has a lot of power across the land.

Cowpat crypto: An environmentally-conscious earner?

Envirotec Magazine

Farmer Philip Hughes with Josh Riddett of Easy Crypto Hunter. A firm supplying equipment for crypto mining to renewable generators in the farming sector says it has taken £5 million in sales bookings so far this year.

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Albania’s first floating solar plant starts commercial operations

Renewable Energy World

European renewable energy generator Statkraft, in collaboration with Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun, has started commercial operations at the first unit of its floating solar project in Albania.

8 Simple Ways to Improve the Water Quality in Your Home

U.S. Green Technology

Everybody wants access to the best and cleanest water possible, but it’s no secret that declining water quality is a growing problem around the globe.

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.

Wyoming To Lead The Coal-To-Nuclear Transition

Jim Conca

States like Wyoming and Montana are evaluating replacing coal with nuclear and Bill Gates’ TerraPower, has partnered with GE Hitachi, Bechtel, Energy Northwest, Duke Energy, DOE and the State of Wyoming to do just that with their new 345MW fast reactor with a molten salt-based energy storage system.

Can Bumble Bee and Nestlé hook the world on fishless fish?


Can Bumble Bee and Nestlé hook the world on fishless fish? Elsa Wenzel. Tue, 06/08/2021 - 02:12. Put down that beet-juice burger. The next big wave in plant-based protein is fake fish.

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6 Crucial Benefits of Building a Solar Powered Home

U.S. Green Technology

There is no denying that photovoltaic or solar technology is becoming more and more popular. So much so that we are seeing an increasing number of solar-powered houses and the city government incentivizing such homes. Why Go Solar-powered?

U.S. Solar Needs A New Model – Lumio Answers From Silicon Slopes

Jim Conca

Rooftop solar’s success depends on its business model as much as solar cells. A new company, Lumio seeks to provide a total Home Experience - your home creates power, manages its own energy, cleans its own water, filters its own air, monitors itself and calls professionals when the house needs them.

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Electrification could squeeze CO2 out of industrial supply chains


Electrification could squeeze CO2 out of industrial supply chains. Jean Haggerty. Wed, 06/09/2021 - 00:10. In a net-zero carbon world, the low-carbon solution wins. With this in mind, the remaining years of this decade will be defined by tackling value chain emissions.

Message in a bottle: Plastic tracking project launches in Cornwall

Envirotec Magazine

“First study of its kind” to track how plastic bottle pollution moves through the open ocean. Scientific monitoring devices were launched into the ocean on 8 June, World Ocean Day, in a bid to increase understanding about how plastic pollution behaves in the ocean.

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.

How does Cloud Computing is supporting the Green IT Revolution across the Globe 

U.S. Green Technology

Cloud computing is a modern-day computing alternative that may store and manage the data across a network to conduct multiple activities without requiring much physical hardware. The service has been in use for some years now and has won recognition from corporations and individual users.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Energy – Three Applications You Should Care About

CleanTech Group

Attractiveness Back in 2017, Nvidia’s CEO told us that “Software is eating the world, but AI was going to eat Software.” He wasn’t. Cleantech Insights Energy & Power

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Utilities plus telcos: The case for an arranged marriage


Utilities plus telcos: The case for an arranged marriage. Richelle Elberg. Thu, 06/10/2021 - 00:05. The notion of power utilities and telecommunications companies combining or working together is not new.

First global atlas of rangelands launches, and reveals vulnerable state of a neglected ecosystem

Envirotec Magazine

Cactus Canyon, South Australia (image credit: julie burgher , CC BY-NC 2.0 license). New atlas reveals climate-critical rangelands cover half the world’s land surface, supporting millions of people and critical ecosystems— yet often ignored despite threats.

How to Make Your Email Marketing Strategy Green

U.S. Green Technology

Every responsible company needs to do whatever it can to successfully deal with the environmental issues we’re facing. We should be aware that almost every action we take affects the planet we’re living on and we need to change old habits that are detrimental to the environment.

It’s not just your imagination — ticks are out of control this year


Not long ago, I went on a walk with some friends through a field near my house in upstate New York. When we stopped for a break, something moving on my pants caught my eye. There were about a dozen reddish-brown ticks crawling up my legs.

What the G7 meeting means for boards of directors


What the G7 meeting means for boards of directors. Helle Bank Jorgensen. Wed, 06/09/2021 - 00:05. The United Kingdom has taken on the presidency of the G7. Build Back Better is the theme, and it looks like G7 means business, literally.

Plastic piping trade group starts ‘best practice’ webinar series

Envirotec Magazine

In line with promoting best practice across the construction industry the BPF Pipes Group says it has launched a series of informative lunchtime webinars, starting with ‘Making Connections to Polyethylene (PE) Water Pipes’ on 16 June.

Largest agrivoltaic research project in U.S. advances renewable energy while empowering local farmers

Solar Power World

The global installed capacity of agrivoltaics, or the co-development of the same area of land for both solar power and agriculture, has grown rapidly from about 5 MW in 2012 to approximately 2,900 MW in 2020.

It’s raining ‘forever chemicals’ in the Great Lakes


In northern Michigan, across rolling sand dunes and a picturesque village situated on Lake Michigan, it is raining toxic PFAS chemicals. No, really. It is. A team of U.S.

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Day 1: Organizers Welcome


Day 1: Organizers Welcome. GreenBiz Senior Energy Analyst & VERGE Electrify Co-Chair Sarah Golden welcomes participants to VERGE Electrify. Welcome! This session was held at GreenBiz Group’s VERGE Electrify, May 25-26, 2021. Learn more about the event here: [link]. YanniGuo. Fri, 06/11/2021 - 12:11.

New research: Turning on the heat from Scotland’s rivers

Envirotec Magazine

Independent research published on 20 May by the charitable group greenspace scotland appears to reveal how the rivers flowing through the country’s towns and cities and the greenspaces between buildings can act as vital low carbon heat sources to help it achieve its climate targets.

Mental health in the sustainability sector: Could eco-anxiety be causing climate inaction?


As people increasingly feel the effect of the climate crisis, environmental activists are turning towards mental wellness to ensure their communities remain resilient

The City Is the Solution: Celebrating Jaime Lerner

The City Fix

Jaime Lerner passed away on May 27, 2021. A world-renowned Brazilian urbanist, he was three times mayor of Curitiba and two times governor of the southern state of Paraná. Besides his great ideas, he was a very kind person and. Continue reading on

What You Need to Know about Policy


What You Need to Know about Policy. Regulations are quickly changing, with far-reaching implications for the future of electrification. Our experts give a crash course. Speakers: Sara Baldwin | Director Of Electrification Policy | Energy Innovation.

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Comment: Carbon net zero – we’re halfway there

Envirotec Magazine

By Faye Bowser, Head of Energy Solutions, Siemens plc. The halfway mark has now passed between 1990, the year that countries who signed the U.N.

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Charging forward with the EV revolution in the US

Renewable Energy World

By Robert MacDonald, Smarter Grid Solutions. As individual states across the U.S. work towards increasingly ambitious net zero emissions targets, the logistics of how these targets can be achieved and where investment should be made is at the forefront of decision-makers’ minds.

Shale Oil Fraud Case Reveals Executives Ignore Their Own Engineers and Mislead Investors


In April, a judge ruled that a lawsuit filed by former investors in the shale oil company Alta Mesa could proceed.

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Why Electrification is Critical for Grid Resilience


Why Electrification is Critical for Grid Resilience. Communities are increasingly facing grid blackouts, while electrification is growing. How do we make sure that the future of the grid is resilient and clean?

Selecting the appropriate reverse osmosis system

Envirotec Magazine

Stuart Malcolm, technical sales manager for SOCOTEC’s Water Treatment & Equipment team, answers a series of frequently asked questions regarding the importance of selecting the correct reverse osmosis plant for your water treatment requirements. Let us begin this article with a simple analogy.

Consumers Energy announces new EV program

Renewable Energy World

Michigan-based Consumers Energy is accelerating the electric vehicle (EV) transformation with a new program to help businesses statewide transition to carbon-free EVs.

V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) Technology Market Worth US$ 17.43 Bn By 2027


The vehicle to grid technology market will exhibit a humongous CAGR of 48 percent in the given projection period and is expected to reach US$ 17.43 billion by 2027

Luminescent Grand


Luminescent Grand. This session was held at GreenBiz Group’s VERGE Electrify, May 25-26, 2021. Learn more about the event here: [link] ; YanniGuo. Mon, 06/07/2021 - 13:16. Featured.


Sponsored content: New firm has the tech for tightening consents and nutrient removal

Envirotec Magazine

The te-cyc TM cyclic activated sludge technology is suitable for wastewater treatment works required to meet 1 mg/l phosphorus residuals without chemical dosing.

Texas Republican asks: Can we fix the moon’s orbit to fight climate change?


This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Texas Republican congressman Louie Gohmert has asked a senior U.S.