Sat.Jan 08, 2022 - Fri.Jan 14, 2022

The war on plastics, 2022: A change of climate

GreenBiz

The climate crisis represents a new front on the war on plastics. Are you ready

Generating Energy from Waste: How to Make it Happen

U.S. Green Technology

The world is growing old, and the conventional energy forms are becoming extinct. Although these energy forms have served us for so long, they also contribute to global concerns. The major problems caused by these energy forms are global warming and greenhouse effects.

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Extreme weather reminds us we must (and can) tackle the climate crisis

EDF Voices

Here are some reasons for hope, and helpful things you can do, now that a new season of extreme weather made worse by climate change has begun

Which Is More Important To Biofuels – The Soil Or The Crop?

Jim Conca

Biofuels are a key component of a clean energy future, and the soil is more important than the crop. Soil texture influences the local microbiome which in turns influences crop yield, the physical and chemical attributes of soil and the chemical makeup of organic matter in the soil.

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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.

Three myths about renewable energy and the grid, debunked

GreenBiz

Renewable energy skeptics argue that because of their variability, wind and solar cannot be the foundation of a dependable electricity grid. But the expansion of renewables and new methods of energy management and storage can lead to a grid that is reliable and clean

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6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Construction Design Software

U.S. Green Technology

A construction project can be complex. That’s because such projects need effective execution and skilled professionals. Hence, using design software can come in handy. Technology has changed the ways businesses operate in more ways than one. This includes the building and construction industry.

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2022 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 1

CleanTech Alliance

Pre-Session Preview Monday, January 10th, marks the first day of the 2022 legislative session. Biennial budget cycles last two years, and 2022 is the second half of the current cycle. This means the legislature will go into a short 60-day session that is scheduled to end on March 10th, 2022.

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When circularity meets climate tech

GreenBiz

Climate tech designers should take a cue from consumer electronics companies such as Dell and Sonos

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The effects of toxic exposure on vulnerable communities

U.S. Green Technology

As climate change pushes the governments to seek effective solutions and invest in cutting-edge technologies, more and more people become aware that what we have done until now to lessen the impact of this crisis is not enough.

Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning Concludes Deep Borehole Disposal Great Option For Nuclear Waste

Jim Conca

Deep Isolation just announced the results of a study commissioned by the Slovenian Radioactive Waste Management Organisation showing that Slovenia could save money by disposing of spent fuel from its nuclear power plant and its TRIGA II research reactor in one deep borehole repository.

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.

New lawsuits challenge UK government’s “greenwashing and climate delay”

Envirotec Magazine

Both ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth are taking the government to court over strategies intended to advance the transition to a low emissions future.

5 biodiversity guidelines to watch in 2022

GreenBiz

As biodiversity becomes a more integral part of corporate sustainability commitments, expect updated and new resources to help the journey

Women’s Networking Happy Hour (1/18)

CleanTech Alliance

Are you a woman in cleantech interested in connecting with other women in the space? Join us for a virtual networking Happy Hour on Jan. 18 from 4-5 PM PT

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Tesla Supercharger stations in Texas to feature CCS connectors

Charged

Tesla has taken another step towards opening up its Supercharger network to other automakers’ EVs. Last October, Tesla launched a “ Non-Tesla Supercharger pilot ” at 10 locations in the Netherlands.

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It’s alive: The groundbreaking research on the microbes in wildfire smoke

Grist

This transcript has been edited and condensed for clarity. At a prescribed burn site in rural Idaho, a team of fire scientists are using a tricked-out drone to hunt for life in the smoke. What they discover could have big implications for our world, and our health.

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Collaborating for a Carbon Neutral Built Environment

GreenBiz

Date/Time: January 13, 2022 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Reducing emissions across all sectors is critical if we are to combat climate change.

Biden’s American Jobs Plan is smart climate policy. Here’s why.

EDF Voices

The American Jobs Plan is designed to generate millions of new, good-paying union jobs, revitalize aging U.S. infrastructure and address historic inequities in access to clean water and air — all while combating climate change

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EDP Renewables Completes Riverstart the Largest Solar Park in Indiana

Green Living Guy

Riverstart Solar Park is fully operational and is producing enough energy to power the equivalent of more than 36,000 average Indiana homes annually. EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) has completed construction on the 200-megawatt (MW) Riverstart Solar Park.

Coal was dying. Then 2021 happened.

Grist

Coal was supposed to be on its deathbed. For the past seven years, coal use in America has been trending down. Faced with falling natural gas prices and the growth in wind and solar energy, coal plants from Illinois to New Mexico closed their doors.

The year ahead for water: Extreme decentralization, digital and hydration

GreenBiz

These three trends fueled by increasing investor interest will continue to challenge and disrupt the water sector status quo

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White Deer Invests in Fortress Power, a Battery Energy Storage Business

altenergymag

Fortress Power is a Leading Designer and Manufacturer of Battery Energy Storage Systems

Staying Sustainable Post-Holidays

Green Living Guy

The holidays are a time for celebration and family! They involve gatherings and gift-giving, which leads to excess paper and plastic waste. As the holidays wind down, make it your new year’s resolution to live more sustainably. To get inspired, follow these tips.

Selecting an EV charging cable supplier (whitepaper)

Charged

Sponsored by Harting. All Charged Up and Ready to Go: Reliable Connectivity for EVs. Not all charging cables are made the same and understanding the different choices in charging cables makes all the difference in ensuring reliability and safety.

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Timberland wants your boots back

GreenBiz

The company launched a takeback program and wants to extend the life of its footwear, apparel and accessories

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S-5! Solar Expert Presents at Intersolar North America and Showcases New Solar Product

altenergymag

Attendees are invited to stop by S-5!’s s Booth (#1947) to see first-hand its PVKONCEAL™ module skirt.

Panasonic to Add Campus in Reno as Electric Vehicle Market Revs Up

Green Living Guy

The multi-function facility will support the company’s overall EV strategy Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America. Moreover, Panasonic announces plans to expand in Northern Nevada with a new campus in Reno. The campus will open in spring 2022.

Volvo’s FH Electric heavy-duty truck proves range and energy efficiency in independent testing

Charged

In an independent energy efficiency test with a fully loaded heavy-duty electric Volvo truck in Germany, the truck exceeded its official range, and used 50% less energy than its diesel counterpart.

Circularity factors big in Goodyear’s ‘sustainable’ tires

GreenBiz

One of the world’s largest tire companies is talking up airless tires, new products for EVs and progress on sustainable materials

A defining moment for ExxonMobil's biggest shareholders — and for the climate

EDF Voices

The upcoming shareholder vote is potential inflection point, as leading companies recognize that climate change presents a massive systemic risk, and that solving it is a multitrillion-dollar opportunity

New soundscapes for pure-electric driving pleasure: BMW IconicSounds Electric

Green Living Guy

The spread of driving experiences by the fully electric models from BMW ranges. That’s from hushed pleasure to enthusiastic exploration of their dynamic limits. And now a brand-typical drive sound adds even further depth to the pleasure of locally emission-free driving.

Northvolt assembles first battery cell at factory in northern Sweden

Charged

Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt has assembled the first battery cell at its Northvolt Ett gigafactory in northern Sweden. According to Northvolt, the prismatic cell is “the first to have been fully designed, developed and assembled at a gigafactory by a homegrown European battery company.”.

Beautycounter, HP and Walmart are a step ahead in chemical management

GreenBiz

Getting ahead of toxic "forever chemicals" and their kin

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The whole country is breathing wildfire smoke

EDF Voices

This year’s fire season is expected to be brutal, and climate change is making it more extreme. Here's how to protect yourself when air quality is poor

5 Eco Friendly Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Green Living Guy

The frequency of hurricanes is increasing as the global temperature rises. High-category hurricanes can cause various forms of residential, physical, and emotional damage. Many individuals prepare for emergency events by stocking up on water bottles, batteries, and other temporary supplies.

Lightning eMotors reveals all-new Lightning eChassis for commercial EVs

Charged

Commercial EV builder Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has introduced an all-new rolling chassis purpose-built for commercial EV applications.