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Hydrogen Production: Can we get to $1 Clean Hydrogen?

CleanTech Group

Last week, the European Commission opened the doors to applications for the initial phase of a regional 40GW 2030 plan, targeting the installation. Cleantech Insights Energy & Power Hydrogen Clean Hydrogen Green Hydrogen

The seven climate tipping points that could change the world forever

Grist

This story was originally published by Grist with the headline The seven climate tipping points that could change the world forever on Apr 26, 2021. Science

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US calls for shipping to have zero emissions by 2050

Mr. Sustainability

The US commitment to absolute zero, not net zero, can be a political game changer for the shipping industry Summary - The US wants the global shipping industry to reduce its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050, announces the country's special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry.

Vertical wind turbines could make wind farms more efficient

Inhabitat - Innovation

Researchers have found that vertical wind turbines can improve each other's performance by up to 15

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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.

When it comes to social and environmental justice, words don’t cut it

GreenBiz

When it comes to social and environmental justice, words don’t cut it. CJ Clouse. Wed, 04/28/2021 - 00:05. Not so long ago, business was business.

Eco-friendly kitchen design ideas for a truly green kitchen

U.S. Green Technology

An eco-friendly kitchen starts with eating green. However, energy-efficient cleaning habits and food preparation, dodging toxic chemicals and making use of equipment manufactured from sustainable materials are equally important if you want your space to have an eco-friendly vibe.

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Do New Nuclear Reactor Designs Change The Nuclear Waste Issue?

Jim Conca

The form of nuclear waste makes a difference in repository performance since heat loading and density determine waste spacing and repository size. But nuclear waste takes up such a small volume that these should have little effect on the issue as a whole and we’ll only need a single repository.

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A circular approach to electrification and renewable energy

GreenBiz

A circular approach to electrification and renewable energy. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 04/26/2021 - 00:30. While electrification and renewable energy are key to decarbonizing the economy, the growing demand for solar PV may be creating a new problem.

Best Places To Stay Green In Retirement

U.S. Green Technology

Retirees all have their own list of priorities when it comes to deciding where to retire, be it affordable living, nearby amenities, or proximity to family, among others. But now concern about our changing planet is influencing where retirees choose to live out the rest of their days.

Washington State Legislative Session Report- Final Report of the 2021 Session

CleanTech Alliance

The 2021 Legislative Session officially adjourned on Sunday, April 25th, on time. This 105-day biennial budget-writing session marked the first time in history, the majority of the legislative session was held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

Research continues to unravel plastic industry recycling lies

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study has proven once more that plastic recycling is a lie. According to American Chemistry Council data, only 14% of all plastic is recycled. The data further shows that 16% is incinerated and 70% ends up dumped into landfills

Climate risk and the high cost of waiting

GreenBiz

Climate risk and the high cost of waiting. Emily Chasan. Thu, 04/29/2021 - 02:11. One of the hallmarks of working in sustainable finance is seeing that every decision you make has an impact, sometimes years into the future when that original decision feels like a distant memory.

How to Shop for Energy Plans in Texas

U.S. Green Technology

In many states, you are fairly limited in terms of whom you get your energy and other utilities from. However, in states where there are deregulated energy markets, you have many choices. For example, whether you are in Austin or Houston, you have the Power to Choose Texas Electricity.

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Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- April 27

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, April 27, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 […]. Industry News Public Policy utc utc clean energy bulletin weekly bulletin

Nestl ordered to stop diverting spring water from San Bernardino Forest

Inhabitat - Innovation

Nestlé has been ordered to stop taking spring water in the San Bernardino National Forest

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Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits

GreenBiz

Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits. Jim Giles. Fri, 04/30/2021 - 02:30. As awareness of the climate impact of meat grows, a potential roadblock to cutting consumption is emerging: A culture war. . Conservatives and liberals have skirmished over this for several years.

Green Business Bureau Launches New Release of Sustainability Performance Management Software

Green Business Bureau

NEW Online EcoProfile Capability Enables Companies To Transparently Share Their Sustainability Story and Green Business Profile.

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- April 26, 2021

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, April 26, 2021 Announcements Public hearing for Phase 3 rules 1 p.m. PST, Wednesday, April 28 Commerce will be holding a public hearing on a proposed rule to define two terms used in CETA: energy assistance need and low-income. The hearing is at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. The proposed rule defines […]. Industry News Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin

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Easy, meaningful ways to celebrate Arbor Day

Inhabitat - Innovation

How will you celebrate Arbor Day

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How e-commerce retailer Grove Collaborative will go 'plastic-free' by 2025

GreenBiz

How e-commerce retailer Grove Collaborative will go 'plastic-free' by 2025. Deonna Anderson. Thu, 04/29/2021 - 01:30. Plastic-free by 2025. That’s the goal for e-commerce retailer Grove Collaborative, which sells household and personal care goods.

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Bye Aerospace unveils 8-seat all-electric eFlyer 800

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Denver-based Bye Aerospace has unveiled an 8-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop airplane aimed at the air taxi, air cargo, regional and charter aircraft markets.

Petite Lucette: Supporting Sustainable Fashion Through Circular Approach, Local Partnerships and Organic Certified Fabrics

Green Business Bureau

Petite Lucette Launches a Sustainable and Circular Fashion Brand . Launched in 2014, Petite Lucette is a sustainable and circular fashion brand founded by French sisters, Anaïs and Clémence.

California plans to end new fracking permits by 2024

Inhabitat - Innovation

California governor Gavin Newsom has announced plans to stop issuing new fracking permits by 2024 and ban all oil drilling in the state by 2045

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The road to electric vehicles is paved with disruption

GreenBiz

The road to electric vehicles is paved with disruption. Terry F. Yosie. Tue, 04/27/2021 - 00:05. The expectation that electric vehicles will displace the internal combustion engine continues to accelerate.

Report says smart lampposts can assist Covid response and recovery

Envirotec Magazine

A new generation of smart lampposts that can read body temperatures and detect overcrowding could stop the spread of Covid-19 and regenerate cities, according to a new report.

Lightning eMotors and REV Group partner to produce electric ambulances

Charged

Commercial vehicle manufacturers Lightning eMotors and Leader Emergency Vehicles, a subsidiary of REV Group, are co-developing zero-emission, all-electric ambulances. The new Leader ambulance will be based on the fourth-generation Lightning Electric Transit Van.

HECTAR offers free design plans for open source hydroponics unit

Inhabitat - Innovation

Among all of the new hobbies picked up during the COVID-19 lockdowns, gardening has to be one of the most popular. Felix Wieberneit from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London imagined a way for U.K. citizens with a limited amount of indoor space to build their own vertical garden and is now making the design free for anyone to download

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Integrating ESG into Business Strategy: Lessons from the Leaders

GreenBiz

Integrating ESG into Business Strategy: Lessons from the Leaders. Date/Time: May 27, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). The pandemic has altered the way companies think about ESG.

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How to Be A Sustainable Fashion Brand: Trends and Ideas for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

The World Needs a More Sustainable Fashion Industry. Sustainable fashion is our only option. The future of our planet, maintaining adequate resources, and protecting human rights all depend on our toxic fashion industry evolving to a more sustainable and circular fashion industry.

Battery recycling startup receives financing for commercial-scale plant

Charged

Battery Resourcers , a battery recycling and manufacturing company, recently completed a $20-million Series B equity round to support the development of a commercial-scale processing facility with the annual capacity to recycle 10,000 tons of batteries—roughly the amount of batteries from 20,000 EVs.

Idaho okays killing 90% of state's wolves

Inhabitat - Innovation

Wolves, a controversial animal in western states, have just been given a death warrant in Idaho

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How treasurers can lead their company’s impact investing

GreenBiz

How treasurers can lead their company’s impact investing. Catherine Berman. Mon, 04/26/2021 - 00:05. When you think about who makes the greatest social and environmental impact with corporate dollars, you probably think of the head of ESG or the chief investment officer, not the treasurer.

Business rates are an unacceptable threat for anaerobic digestion operators, say industry leaders

Envirotec Magazine

And they will affect the UK’s ability to meet its Net Zero targets.

ABB unveils third-gen Terra HP charger

Charged

ABB is an EVSE powerhouse—it claims to have some 400,000 EV chargers installed in 85 global markets. The newest version of its Terra HP fast charger adds several new features and customization options. ABB’s new 350 kW Terra HP Generation III is “ideal for highway corridor charging and EV fleets.”

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Climate change is causing the Earth's axis to shift

Inhabitat - Innovation

New research shows just how far-reaching the impacts of the climate crisis can be