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Sustainable Packaging: Biodegradable and Eco-Friendly Options For Your Business

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Packaging: Customers Expect It. One of the biggest culprits of plastic and styrofoam pollution in the world is the packaging materials that companies use in shipping their products. Businesses need to become more sustainable and shift to more eco friendly packaging.

4 Ways to Keep Workers Safe in 2021

U.S. Green Technology

Keeping office staff, contractors, subcontractors, and other workers at a site safe from injury or illness has become more difficult. The greater amount of contact any single employee has with someone else, the harder it is to avoid issues occurring.

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Beyond Declining Battery Prices: Six Ways to Evaluate Energy Storage in 2021

GreenTechMedia

The energy storage market in the United States is booming, with 476 megawatts (MW) of new projects installed in the third quarter of 2020 alone, up 240 percent over the second quarter, according to industry analysts at Wood MacKenzie.

How the climate crisis is accelerating food systems reform

GreenBiz

How the climate crisis is accelerating food systems reform. Jim Giles. Fri, 02/05/2021 - 01:00. For more great analysis of sustainable food systems, sign up for Food Weekly , our free email newsletter.

Washington State Senate Bill 5244 – Needed Support For Nuclear Power

Jim Conca

The Washington State Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee drafted a new bill, SB 5244, encouraging the production of advanced nuclear reactors, small modular reactors, and components through the Invest in Washington Act. A very necessary thing to do.

Teaching Your Kids How To Recycle And Why

U.S. Green Technology

With an ever-increasing population that still relies overwhelmingly on unsustainable resources, the world is relying on our children for its future. Our generation is making steady progress towards a greener planet.

2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 3

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Brad Boswell, January 31, 2021 Week Three The legislature has now completed three weeks of the scheduled fifteen week 2021 session. This week was filled with virtual committee hearings, executive sessions, and floor action.

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Construction begins on the largest solar plant in the US

Inhabitat - Innovation

Once completed, the farm will generate 1,013 megawatts of energy

Sports and Environment: 6 Tips for Making Sports Facilities More Green and Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

As time goes by, non-renewable energy sources come to the very brink of their purposefulness, and climate changes impossible to ignore. The questions of sustainability and green economy become some of the most frequently discussed topics.

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K&L Gates Debate: The Biden Clean Energy Plan

CleanTech Alliance

What does Biden's Clean Energy Plan mean for the sector

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PepsiCo CSO on embedding sustainability into 'day-to-day business'

GreenBiz

PepsiCo CSO on embedding sustainability into 'day-to-day business'. Heather Clancy. Mon, 02/01/2021 - 02:00. The number of companies proclaiming their intent to go net-zero by 2050 has expanded exponentially in the past 12 months, but the ones short-cutting that commitment by a decade are a rarer breed.

WoodMac on Green Hydrogen: It’s Going To Happen Faster Than Anyone Expects

GreenTechMedia

Green hydrogen is set to play a substantive role in the overall energy mix with its development likely to happen faster than anyone predicts, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie.

Tips for increasing Domain rating that reflects website authority

U.S. Green Technology

Your website authority is a critical factor that impacts your search rankings. To drive more traffic to your website, you must increase your website authority. According to the experts at SEO services New York. However, website authority should be a matter of concern for website owners.

Used face masks could be repurposed for making roads

Inhabitat - Innovation

Using discarded face masks could lead to stronger, cheaper roads

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Ocean-based sequestration heats up

GreenBiz

Ocean-based sequestration heats up. Jim Giles. Mon, 02/01/2021 - 00:30. This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here.

$1T of Potential Losses in the Pipeline for Oil and Gas Financiers

GreenTechMedia

Justin Guay is director for global climate strategy at the Sunrise Project. * * *. The only climate trend more powerful for global financial institutions than the drive to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 is the momentum to exit oil and gas.

Biodiversity is the new climate change

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Feb. 4 – Nature is an asset – and we are failing as asset managers. That was the stark message of a. The post Biodiversity is the new climate change appeared first on Impact Alpha. Climate Finance Conservation Signals

This home in Vietnam stays cool with a rooftop rainwater sprinkler

Inhabitat - Innovation

This modular housing model conserves water and produces twice the energy it needs through solar panels

Larry Fink says accelerate. He needs to say it much louder

GreenBiz

Larry Fink says accelerate. He needs to say it much louder. Graham Sinclair. Thu, 02/04/2021 - 02:11. Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here. Larry Fink seems impatient. His 2021 letter to CEOs mentions "accelerate" eight times.

What Could Dethrone Solar in Residential Energy?

GreenTechMedia

Solar scaled first to become king in residential smart energy. But as other residential DER tech has advanced -- EVs, batteries, smart panels, and so forth -- has solar been dethroned as the anchor product in this space?

Solving for climate justice is giving these Black investors an edge in the green economy

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Feb 1 – The design mandate for the green economy: Develop better and cleaner solutions that create jobs, improve health and drive demonstrably. The post Solving for climate justice is giving these Black investors an edge in the green economy appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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Tasmanian island to be powered by wave energy

Inhabitat - Innovation

The remote King Island of Tasmania will soon be powered by tidal energy

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Episode 254: David Crane chats, PepsiCo CSO talks business

GreenBiz

Episode 254: David Crane chats, PepsiCo CSO talks business. Heather Clancy. Fri, 02/05/2021 - 02:00. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (5:25). What’s a sustainable (and just) business model? What the US could learn from China about how leasing affects EV transition.

What Is Going on With China’s Crazy Clean Energy Installation Figures?

GreenTechMedia

Analysts have been left dumbfounded after China last month released official 2020 wind and solar installation figures that were seemingly too big to be true. The Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) “stunned the world,” according to Wood Mackenzie senior analyst Xiaoyang Li, when it announced total wind and solar capacity additions of 120 gigawatts.

Recycling in the Workplace: Are You Doing It Right?

Green Business Bureau

While it’s a notable green practice, the truth about recycling is that it’s more than simply tossing items into a bin and going on your merry way.

Canoo unveils 100% electric delivery vans that start at $33K

Inhabitat - Innovation

Canoo plans to launch two versions of a multipurpose delivery vehicle by 2023

How U.S. government procurement can lead the clean economy

GreenBiz

How U.S. government procurement can lead the clean economy. Cynthia Vallina. Tue, 02/02/2021 - 01:00. After 50 years of incremental progress in making its purchasing more sustainable, the federal government still faces tremendous challenges to making acquisitions value sustainability, reduce carbon and halt climate changes to our environment. Every decision the government makes with its $600 billion of annual purchasing power has an impact — it could and should be a positive one.

PG&E Plans Utility-Owned ‘Remote Grids’ for Isolated Communities

GreenTechMedia

The threat of power grid-sparked wildfires is forcing California utilities to invest billions of dollars in hardening and monitoring their grids and to institute grid blackouts affecting up to hundreds of thousands of customers to reduce the risk of live wires sparking conflagrations. In some isolated cases, the cost of making remote powerlines safe from fires may not be worth it — if the customers served by them could make do with an on-site power option instead.

How steel might finally kick its coal habit

Grist

Coal’s grip on the global electricity sector is loosening as more utilities and companies invest in renewable energy. But one major coal consumer — the steel industry — is finding it harder to kick its habit.

Adorable timber cabins in Chile let you glamp among the trees

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the Chiloé Archipelago in southern Chile, a hidden gem of four tiny homes awaits nature-lovers

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Dassault Sytemes

GreenBiz

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U.S. wind generation sets new daily and hourly records at end of 2020

Renewable Energy World

In the final months of 2020, electricity generation from wind turbines in the United States set daily and hourly records. Hourly data collected in the U.S.

Healthy oceans need healthy soundscapes, suggests study

Envirotec Magazine

A global team of researchers has documented the seemingly pervasive impacts of noise on marine animals and ecosystems and identified actions to return to the soundtrack of the healthy ocean. Rain falls lightly on the ocean’s surface. Marine mammals chirp and squeal as they swim along.

IKEA purchases forested land in Georgia for conservation

Inhabitat - Innovation

Ingka Group, an investment group of IKEA, has bought nearly 11,000 acres of land near the Altamaha River Basin to protect it from developments

How Virtual Twins Accelerate Sustainable Operations and Circular Ambitions

GreenBiz

How Virtual Twins Accelerate Sustainable Operations and Circular Ambitions. Date/Time: February 23, 2021 (11AM-12PM ET / 8-9AM PT). The environmental degradation inherent in the current global models of production and consumption have reached critical levels. To address this crisis, we need to radically transform these systems.

How a forced-labor prevention act may affect U.S. solar panel imports

Solar Power World

By Paul Wormser, VP of Technology, Clean Energy Associates Solar energy is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the country.

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Who’s behind the current wave of hype about hydrogen?

Charged

Hydrogen fuel cells are controversial—several automakers, including Daimler , Honda , GM and Volkswagen , have abandoned the technology, while Toyota continues to pursue it.