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The Impact of Excessive Heat on the Power Grid

CleanTech Alliance

In June 2021, the Pacific Northwest suffered the worst heat wave in recorded history. Since record keeping began in 1894, only three days have ever recorded a temperature of over 100° F, but June 2021 had three consecutive days of temperatures over 100° F.

Local Leaders and mayors call for power shift to meet net zero

Envirotec Magazine

Local leaders gathered in Birmingham on 13 July (image credit: Mac McCreery , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ). A communiqué signed by UK mayors and local leaders calls for a ‘power shift’ from Whitehall so that local and regional authorities can deliver Net Zero.

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The Days of Opencast Coal Mining are Numbered, but the UK Remains a Backer of ‘Black Gold’

DeSmogBlog

Last December, a cross-party council planning committee unanimously rejected what could very well be the last opencast coal application in the UK, proposed at Dewley Hill, an area of greenbelt outside Newcastle.

Benefits of Responsible Electronics Recycling Services

U.S. Green Technology

The use of electronics is continuing to be a major part of operating in the professional world today. While computers, tablets, printers, and cell phones today are durable and can last for a long time, there will come a time in which they need to be upgraded or replaced with new technology.

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.

Save on Your Energy Bill with These Fun Household Activities

The Environmental Blog

Saving money isn’t always fun. Being environmentally responsible can sometimes feel more like a chore than a privilege. Try walking around with a handful of messy food you are trying to eat while juggling a purse, shopping bags, and a plastic bottle of water.

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Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity

GreenBiz

Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity. Heather Clancy. Mon, 07/12/2021 - 02:00. The plastic waste problem gets plenty of attention, and for good reason: If we continue mismanaging this material as usual, there could be 7.7

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Farming Industry Exploring Energy Storage Solutions

U.S. Green Technology

Last year, the solar industry experienced a significant increase in sales and production. The expansion of accessible, renewable energy aligns with President Biden’s climate change prevention goals.

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- July 13

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 13, 2021 Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage. Resource Adequacy meeting summary published As required by RCW 19.280.065, Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) submitted to the governor and legislature a summary of the first annual Resource Adequacy meeting convened by the two agencies on May 11, […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin workshop notice

Are you greenwashing, wishing or walking?

GreenBiz

Are you greenwashing, wishing or walking? Helle Bank Jorgensen. Thu, 07/15/2021 - 00:01. We are in the middle of the biggest commitment to a green future.

Sponsored Content: Environmentally-friendly spill control

Envirotec Magazine

This article contains paid-for conten t created in collaboration with Fentex. For any industry that works with liquids, a spill control plan should be in place, says spills control specialist Fentex.

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.

6 Ways Heat Pumps can Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

There is no denying that “sustainability” is the buzzword of the year. So much so that almost everyone (including businesses) is doing something to join the bandwagon. But whether you are taking small or big steps, we salute you for doing your best to reduce your carbon footprint.

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CleanTech Innovation Showcase Presenting Company Track #1 Recap

CleanTech Alliance

Presenting Companies during the Morning Session: Track #1 at the 2021 CleanTech Innovation Showcase featured three presenters that focused on Energy Capture/Generation: STARS Technology Corporation, Solaires Enterprises Inc., and HydroBee. Robert Wegeng, President and CEO of STARS Technology Corporation, presented on STARS’ chemical transformers and the clean renewable hydrogen grid. Wegeng went into depth on […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase recap showcase

Edge Environment

GreenBiz

Edge Environment. taylor flores. Wed, 07/14/2021 - 09:37. Edge is an international sustainability consultancy focused on serving clients based in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. We were founded in 2008 and our teams are based in Australia, Chile, and the United States. We exist to help our clients generate value by creating truly sustainable economies and societies.

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Progress made but too many still falling short, says EA on environmental performance of water and sewerage firms

Envirotec Magazine

The EA’s downbeat appraisal made frequent reference to Southern Water’s record-breaking £90 million fine announced in early July, for sewage discharges believed to have caused significant damage to ecosystems along coastlines including that near the mouth of the Solent, pictured (image credit: James Stringer , CC BY-NC 2.0 license).

How to Commute Without Harming the Environment

U.S. Green Technology

How does commuting affect the environment? Unfortunately, as more vehicles congest the roads across the globe, the carbon emissions from vehicles will continue to harm the atmosphere and our environment. Globally, the transportation sector is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

CleanTech Innovation Showcase Presenting Company Track #2 Recap

CleanTech Alliance

Presenting Companies during the Morning Session: Track #2 at the 2021 CleanTech Alliance Innovation Showcase featured three presenters that focused on Battery Innovation: Moment Energy, Ecellix, and Astrolabe Analytics. Edward Chiang, Co-Founder and CEO of Moment Energy, presented on what his company is doing in the battery innovation space. Chang emphasized how critical energy storage […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation recap showcase

Episode 276: FedEx fleet electrification, vanilla virtues

GreenBiz

Episode 276: FedEx fleet electrification, vanilla virtues. GreenBiz Editors. Fri, 07/16/2021 - 02:00. Week in Review (3:45). Behind GM’s plan to help suppliers buy clean energy. Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity. Inside Natura & Co.'s s alternative vision for the Amazon. FEATURES.

ESA and NASA join forces in a bid to better understand climate change

Envirotec Magazine

To address climate change, decision-makers need accurate information on how our world is changing now, and also what may happen in the future.

Watson Gloves: Durable, Safe and Sustainable Hand Protection For All Purposes

Green Business Bureau

With humble beginnings as a small business selling to Vancouver’s dock workers in 1918, Watson Gloves is now Canada’s largest manufacturer and distributor of gloves to the industrial and retail market.

CleanTech Innovation Showcase Presenting Company Track #3 Recap

CleanTech Alliance

Presenting Companies during the Morning Session: Track #3 at the 2021 CleanTech Alliance Innovation Showcase featured three presenters that focused on Energy Efficiency Solutions: Oxygen8, Allumia, and WHYGRENE. James Dean, the CEO of Oxygen8, went first and talked about the importance of indoor air quality. Experts recommend that we should increase our air filtration rates […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation recap showcase

VERGE Net Zero Free Online Event

GreenBiz

VERGE Net Zero Free Online Event. isa stamos. Tue, 07/13/2021 - 13:19. Join us July 27-28, 2021 to accelerate a climate-positive future. Register Today. center_wrapped. carbon-orange

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Irrigation plays a large role in increasing salinity in global freshwaters

Envirotec Magazine

Traditional above-ground irrigation techniques are one driver of increased salinity (image credit: carlpenergy , CC BY 2.0 license ).

GM reveals more technical details of its Ultium battery packs

Charged

GM has big plans to release as many as 30 new EV models by 2025—the company claims that, by 2035, its only ICE vehicles will be heavy-duty trucks. The new Ultium battery system is at the heart of GM’s electrification strategy.

Rulemaking Notice: Amending WAC 365-230

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 12, 2021 Updating clearance standards for lead in dust on floors and windows for lead-based paint programs This rulemaking will align Commerce with the Environmental Protection Agency’s updated clearance standards for lead in dust on floors and windows in homes or children’s facilities, and existing definitions for “landlord” […]. Public Policy commerce rulemaking workshop notice

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Eastman's Holli Alexander on the challenge of plastic waste

GreenBiz

Eastman's Holli Alexander on the challenge of plastic waste. This video is sponsored by Eastman. John Davies, Senior Vice President & Analyst at GreenBiz, interviewed Holli Alexander, Sustainability Strategic Initiative Manager at Eastman, during Circularity 21 (June 15-17, 2021). View archived videos from the conference here: [link]. taylor flores. Thu, 07/15/2021 - 10:19. Featured.

Researchers discover an inorganic material with the lowest thermal conductivity ever reported

Envirotec Magazine

Using the right chemistry, says the group, it is possible to combine two different atomic arrangements (yellow and blue slabs) that provide mechanisms to slow down the motion of heat through a solid. This strategy gives the lowest thermal conductivity reported in an inorganic material.

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Celebrate and Communicate Your Accomplishments: Executive Guide To Becoming A Sustainable Business – Step 9

Green Business Bureau

The Playbook for Becoming a Sustainable Business. If your company is working toward improving its sustainability performance, you need a strategy, plan and roadmap.

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Solar FlexRack Mounting Solution Installed in the Largest Landfill Solar Project in Utah

altenergymag

Firm's first solar project in Utah provides savings to local residents. through community solar system

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The second wave of renewables is here. What did we learn with the first?

Renewable Energy World

Billions of dollars of investment flowing into renewable energy. A President pushing for solutions to combat climate change. Innovative technologies challenging the status quo.

Rapid evolution in waterfleas yields new conservation insights

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Specious Reasons , CC BY-NC 2.0 license). The extraordinary ability of animals to rapidly evolve in response to predators has apparently been demonstrated via genetic sequencing of a waterflea population across nearly two decades.

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Test Drive Results 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E

Green Living Guy

Let’s hear it Ford Motor Company. I mean expanding the Mustang family?! I mean making the famous pony into the electric age with Mustang Mach-E. For it’s definitely an all-new, all-electric SUV.

S-5! Launches New Solar Calculator

altenergymag

Advanced Solar Project Layouts From Start to Finish

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Exro partners with Linamar to develop a new integrated eAxle

Charged

Calgary-based Exro Technologies is a developer of power electronics for electric motors and batteries. Exro’s motor control technology, the Coil Driver, is designed to enable intelligent optimization of electric powertrains for efficient energy consumption.

Study demonstrates CO2 savings of “holistic resource systems”

Envirotec Magazine

A newly constructed, fully automated mixed waste sorting plant in Stavanger, Norway – a region that showcased an “exemplary model of the Holistic Resource Systems framework”, according to the study.

Sustainability Certifications: Small Business Guide

Green Business Bureau

Small Businesses Need To Be More Sustainable. Facing pressures to be more sustainable from consumers, employees, partners and suppliers, small businesses must respond and become greener.