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Rapid job growth in Canada’s clean energy sector set to outpace losses in fossil fuels: report

Clean Energy Canada

VANCOUVER — As jobs in fossil fuels decline amid a shifting global landscape, rapid growth in Canada’s clean energy sector will more than make up the difference.

Dirty money: What is the environmental cost of bitcoin?

Eco-Business

Many are growing more critical of bitcoin mining — a process that uses vast amounts of energy from fossil fuels. So just how dirty is the virtual currency, and can it clean up its act

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6 Tiny Changes For Your Green Home To Improve Privacy

Green Living Guy

Your home is the place that you go to rest and relax and it is the place that you go to get away from it all. If your home is not private and not secure then it can leave you… Read More 6 Tiny Changes For Your Green Home To Improve Privacy.

Can organic farming feed the world?

Low Impact

Now there’s a question – posed by Chris Smaje of the Ecoogical Land Co-op. Chris joined the board of the ELC as Dave of Lowimpact left, and since then Chris has produced a book called A Small Farm Future , which we review here.

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.

5 reasons Home Depot and Lowe’s must weed out toxic weed killers

GreenBiz

5 reasons Home Depot and Lowe’s must weed out toxic weed killers. Caroline Boden. Wed, 06/16/2021 - 01:00. Consumers should be able to trust that the products on store shelves are safe for them to use.

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10 Ways to Increase Your Home Value With Green Technology

U.S. Green Technology

Going green is a great way to help the planet. You can start by making minor renovations to your house. Consider updating your home with eco-friendly technology. This will also increase your property’s resale value. Here are 10 ways you can incorporate green technology into your home!

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Recycling e-waste should be a legal requirement in the EU, says report

Envirotec Magazine

Recovering the critical raw materials residing within electronic waste will require investment, and a legal framework to incentivise this will be essential, say the authors (image credit: Steve Janosik , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license).

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Breaking the cycle with upcycled food

GreenBiz

Breaking the cycle with upcycled food. Jesse Klein. Wed, 06/16/2021 - 03:45.

Micro Businesses, Macro Opportunity (6/16)

CleanTech Alliance

Join us for the second event in our Clean Materials series. This discussion will examine the role our smallest businesses can play in the emerging clean materials economy.

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8 Ways Environmental Toxins Impact Your Health

The Environmental Blog

There is much talk about saving the environment on the news. While many may think it’s to help save plants and animals, the impact of environmental toxins goes further than that. The health impact on human health is tremendous.

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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.

Washington State’s Approaching Energy Crisis – Good Intentions Gone Wrong?

Jim Conca

WA State has trouble on the horizon – with its electrical grid, as in not being reliable, and as in risk of rolling blackouts. The trouble stems from decarbonizing. Getting rid of coal is the low-hanging fruit, but just getting rid of it without a real plan to replace it can do more harm than good.

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Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train

GreenBiz

Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train. Arlene Karidis. Fri, 06/18/2021 - 00:10.

VertueLab, CleanTech Alliance and Strategic Partners Receive EPIC Grant from the Department of Energy

CleanTech Alliance

New funding from the Department of Energy will establish a clean energy startup support ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest

Offshore robotics research hub secures £2.5m of funding from UKRI

Envirotec Magazine

An autonomous drone (image credit: ORCA Hub). Using robots to make offshore infrastructure inspection and repair safer is seemingly moving a step closer following the injection of £2.5

How oysters and seagrass could help the California coast adapt to rising seas

Grist

On a sunny afternoon in April, Katie Nichols crouched over the edges of a small oyster reef in Newport Bay, California, peering into the mud that had been exposed by the receding tide. Where all I saw was a jumble of interchangeable shell fragments, Nichols quickly spotted what she was looking for.

How will you recognize Juneteenth?

GreenBiz

How will you recognize Juneteenth? Susan Hunt Stevens. Fri, 06/18/2021 - 00:05.

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Up to $5.3 million in funding available for Grants to Non-profit Lenders

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 15, 2021 Commerce has announced a Request for Applications (RFA) for non-profit lenders interested in operating a revolving loan fund program. Through the Clean Energy Fund, Commerce provides grants to non-profit lenders who connect small businesses, non-profits, multi-family building owners, and homeowners with low cost financing for clean energy […]. Opportunities Public Policy bulletin cef clean energy fund commerce funding

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UK solar industry set to double in size by 2030, but needs to treble to align with net zero

Envirotec Magazine

A PV installation at Moor Hall Primary School, Sutton Coldfield (image credt: Birmingham City Council , CC BY 2.0 license). UK industry body sets out plan for government ambition to align with Climate Change Committee recommendations.

How A.I. Will Revolutionize Climate Tech

GreenTechMedia

The array of AI applications within climate tech is staggering -- and rapidly expanding. There are lots of exciting point solutions, but there’s no clear example of AI directly and meaningfully reducing GHG emissions on a global scale. Last year we had Priya Donti on the show.

Achieving Decarbonization with Power Purchase Agreements

GreenBiz

Achieving Decarbonization with Power Purchase Agreements. Date/Time: July 13, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). As the need for climate action grows, decarbonization is becoming a major goal for more organizations. Procuring clean energy is a crucial strategy in this effort. .

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- June 14

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, June 14, 2021 Announcements Notice for public comment opportunity on market purchases and double counting Deadline: June 14, 2021 Commerce and the UTC are requesting stakeholder comments on organized market purchases and double counting. Specific questions and comment procedures are posted on the CETA webpage. Draft CEIP template webinar June […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin commerce rulemaking weekly bulletin

Low-cost air quality monitors included in education packs for schoolchildren

Envirotec Magazine

The electronic diffusion tube (EDT) from Alphasense is said to overcome some of the limitations of diffusion tubes, a popular low-cost air-quality monitoring tool. Clean Air Day (17th June) was marked by hundreds of events across the UK.

Tracking the Equity Outcome of Decarbonization

GreenTechMedia

We can measure the energy transition in any number of ways. The hundreds of millions of solar panels and wind turbines installed. The gigatons of carbon reduced. Or the number of jobs created. But how do we measure the equity outcome?

Episode 273: Apple's 'bully pulpit', Xerox's climate tech agenda

GreenBiz

Episode 273: Apple's 'bully pulpit', Xerox's climate tech agenda. GreenBiz Editors. Fri, 06/18/2021 - 01:45. This is not the PC industry's PARC (6:30). The Palo Alto Research Center, the storied research and development division at Xerox, is getting hot and heavy into climate tech.

The world needs to triple its annual investment in nature by 2030 to protect land, wildlife and climate

Eco-Business

The UN’s State of Finance for Nature report says that public and private entities need to quadruple their annual investment in nature if the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises are to be tackled by the middle of the century

“Devastating water leak” drives move to improve sustainability, says chemistry research group

Envirotec Magazine

“It was a devastating, and costly water leak that prompted us to take action and look for ways to minimise water use,” said Professor Nuno Maulide.

The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2020

Renewable Energy World

by Mickey Francis, EIA. In 2020, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fifth year in a row, reaching a record high of 11.6 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or 12% of total U.S. energy consumption. Renewable energy was the only source of U.S.

ehsAI

GreenBiz

ehsAI. taylor flores. Thu, 06/17/2021 - 14:08. ehsAI offers a unique AI and Machine Learning-enabled solution on a multilingual platform to address compliance on a global scale. The technology deconstructs, analyzes, interprets, and converts complex EHS regulations, permits, and legal documents into actionable compliance requirements within minutes, rather than days or weeks as with traditional manual processes. ehsAI?is is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commercial vehicle OEM Proterra debuts on Nasdaq

Charged

Commercial vehicle innovator Proterra will be ringing the closing bell at Nasdaq today (June 16) to celebrate the company’s public listing.

Birmingham Clean Air Zone enters operation

Envirotec Magazine

Twenty-four hour zone will drive improvements in air quality and improve the health and well-being of city residents and visitors. Proven ANPR camera monitoring and enforcement solution at the heart of the scheme, says Siemens.

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Examining the emerging hydrogen industry in Australia

Renewable Energy World

Countries are slowly diversifying their energy portfolio by including hydrogen in their future roadmap towards a low carbon economy. Today, several global trends and activities distinguish the renewed focus on hydrogen from what has been observed in the past.

Cancer Alley Activist Sharon Lavigne Among Goldman Environmental Prize Winners for 2021

DeSmogBlog

Sharon Lavigne of St. James Parish, Louisiana, is one of six winners of the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize, in recognition of her work within the “ Cancer Alley ” community where she was born and now, at 68 years old, continues to mobilize for environmental justice.

Exponential Growth Predicted For Wind Energy Market

altenergymag

Growing concern from government across the globe regarding renewable power source is anticipated to boost the wind energy market growth

Marine-life-friendly infrastructure wins award under European innovation fund

Envirotec Magazine

Engineering firm ECOncrete® has won the European Commission Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation funding programme with a large-scale deployment at the Port of Vigo, Galicia, Spain.

Oil majors attracted by economic competitiveness of renewables

Renewable Energy World

The expected decreased demand for fossil fuels, coupled with the falling costs associated with renewable energy projects, are driving major oil and gas companies – including bp, Total and Shell – to actively restructure their businesses to add more renewable power projects to their portfolios.