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How Robots Could Change the Environmental Impact of Agriculture

U.S. Green Technology

The agriculture industry is vital to human life and the supply chain. With it, grocery stores, restaurants and every other retailer operate smoothly. However, agriculture is not without faults. The industry is a top contributor to harmful emissions and greenhouse gasses.

Revamped Energy Efficiency Programs Are the Key to Deep Carbon Reductions

GreenTechMedia

Across the U.S., governments at all levels are prioritizing climate action and setting intense carbon-reduction goals. New York and Pennsylvania, along with 24 other states, have joined the U.S.

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Corporate sustainability leadership during a pandemic

GreenBiz

Corporate sustainability leadership during a pandemic. Tove Malmqvist. Mon, 11/02/2020 - 01:00.

Nature Has Economic Value That Needs To Be Valued

Jim Conca

The planet’s stock of natural assets is under threat by our changing climate and our wild destruction of habitats, and many stakeholders across the world are calling for protecting 30% of the Earth's surface. A new report by McKinsey & Company shows how. Think of it as a capital investment.

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.

How to Calculate How Much Solar Power You Need?

U.S. Green Technology

Depending on your goals and power needs, it is easy to calculate your energy needs for a DIY solar install. Some questions to ask yourself will include: Do I want to supplement a portion of my requirements? Should the system provide power during an outage? Will my system be off-grid or grid-tied?

These elevated wooden cabins can only accessed via hiking trail

Inhabitat - Innovation

Elevating the cabins and limiting access to pedestrians only preserves the forested landscape

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Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- November 3

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission 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 and source 100% […]. Industry News Public Policy commerce rulemaking utc weekly bulletin

Eco-Friendly Benefits of eCommerce Sites

U.S. Green Technology

The production, manufacturing, distribution, and sales of goods has dramatically evolved over the years. For generations, the only way to buy things was to go to the store and physically take them home, but modern technology has supplied other options.

U.S. contributes 5 times more ocean plastic than previous estimates

Inhabitat - Innovation

Most of our plastics aren't actually recyclable, and many are ending up in the oceans

Why IKEA is investing in sustainable mobility

GreenBiz

Why IKEA is investing in sustainable mobility. Holly Secon. Tue, 11/03/2020 - 00:30. Swedish home furnishing company IKEA isn’t just focusing on what’s happening inside your home anymore. The company is also thinking about what's happening in the streets outside.

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.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- November 2

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, November 2, 2020 Announcements CR-102 Submitted for Phase 2 of the CETA rules The Washington Department of Commerce filed proposed rule language on Oct. 21 to implement the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA), Washington’s landmark clean electricity legislation enacted in 2019. The proposed rules will be published in November in […]. Industry News Member News Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin commerce rulemaking weekly bulletin

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Medical Waste: Sustainable Management Practices

U.S. Green Technology

Hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories, and other healthcare institutions produce specialized kinds of medical wastes that need to be treated and managed correctly. The increase in the volume of medical waste has become a growing concern as more healthcare institutions are established; more people seek healthcare services; and more medical devices, materials, and technologies are used. The post Medical Waste: Sustainable Management Practices appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

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Farmstead is making the world greener with groceries

Inhabitat - Innovation

COVID-19 made the world painfully aware that simply doing normal things, like going to the grocery store, is actually dangerous. Farmstead is offering grocery delivery services that are lower than store prices. Delivery is free because this online grocer hopes to change the shopping game. Farmstead is the very first online grocer to offer fresh, high-quality groceries that are delivered to customers for free. Farmstead's plans to launch services in Charlotte, NC delighted customers in the area

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6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets

GreenBiz

6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets. Jesse Klein. Wed, 11/04/2020 - 01:00. Carbon offsets are a big, confusing topic. Three breakout sessions at VERGE 20 covered this topic, with over 100 participants at each.

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2021 Policy Update Happy Hour

CleanTech Alliance

E8 and the CleanTech Alliance invite you to join us virtually to hear from experts about how the election (no matter the outcome) will affect clean tech policy in 2021 and beyond – followed by virtual networking! Stay tuned for a speaker list, but RSVP earlier to ensure your spot

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5 Reasons To Use Recycled Paper

U.S. Green Technology

In this day and age, paper remains one of the most widely used medium for communication and information storage. Global consumption of paper totaled 422 million metric tons in 2018, rising steadily from 392.7 million metric tons in 2008 (Statista, n.d.).

How a green-roofed shopping center is redefining 'reuse'

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new shopping center planned for an old depot shows an innovative way to approach reuse projects

Financing zero: The road to emission-free fleets

GreenBiz

Financing zero: The road to emission-free fleets. Tali Zuckerman. Wed, 11/04/2020 - 02:00. In recent years, electric vehicle (EV) adoption has accelerated in the world of personal cars.

How China Came to Dominate Clean Energy Technologies, and How the US Can Catch Up

GreenTechMedia

The United States’ competition with China, which last year escalated to a trade war that cost tens of billions of dollars , has been a primary focus of the current administration’s effort to "put America first."

Less than half of company executives see sustainability as high priority

Envirotec Magazine

A new report by ENGIE Impact appears to reveal that attitudes to sustainability are lagging among company executives – only 45% of execs who participated in ENGIE Impact’s global 2020 study see sustainability as a top or high priority.

Disposable plastics make up this conceptual hydrogen-powered car

Inhabitat - Innovation

Would you drive a car made of plastic

How Stockton and California are building resilience from the ground up

GreenBiz

How Stockton and California are building resilience from the ground up. Deonna Anderson. Mon, 11/02/2020 - 00:05.

What’s the Future of Solar Development in Latin America?

GreenTechMedia

Despite coronavirus-related setbacks, 2020 will be one of the biggest years for solar demand in Latin America. The period 2020-2025 will see utility-scale distributed solar grow in many countries in the region, led by Mexico, Brazil and Chile, with distributed solar expanding most rapidly in Brazil.

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In danger of becoming a missed opportunity: ADEPT’s response to government’s planning White Paper

Envirotec Magazine

The Government’s White Paper, Planning for the Future, has caused a furore amongst local authorities. And the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) is calling on the Government to think again.

Danger looms as world's largest iceberg heads toward a critical wildlife habitat

Inhabitat - Innovation

If A68a grounds on South Georgia Island, it could harm many creatures

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Gina McCarthy: Protecting the planet for all people

GreenBiz

Gina McCarthy: Protecting the planet for all people. Sara Murphy. Wed, 11/04/2020 - 01:30. Gina McCarthy thinks we should be more ambitious in our goals for a thriving planet and an equitable society.

Mexico’s ‘Right to Mobility’ Amendment Could Shift Road Safety Discourse and Save Thousands of Lives

The City Fix

In a groundbreaking move for national road safety policy, Mexico has elevated to their constitution a universal right to safe mobility. On October 14, the country’s Chamber of Deputies unanimously voted in favor of adding an amendment to Mexico’s constitution: Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

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Scottish utility water testers’ robotic helping hand

Envirotec Magazine

An Edinburgh science hub has a new helping hand – a-state-of-the art automated robot which is being used to test water quality. The benchtop robot has been installed at Scottish Water’s Juniper House laboratory in Currie.

Tree-planting drones aim to cool a hot planet

Inhabitat - Innovation

Professional tree planters typically plant upward of 12,000 trees per week. Flash Forest has a plan to plant 100,000 trees a day — with drones

How to value solar plus storage

GreenBiz

How to value solar plus storage. Adam Aston. Tue, 11/03/2020 - 01:00. In the wake of California’s summer of wildfires, blackouts and planned outages, many consumers and businesses are clamoring for more resilient options.

Iberdrola Targets 90 GW Of Renewables By 2030

GreenTechMedia

Spanish utility giant Iberdrola has unveiled a €75 billion ($89 billion) investment framework to 2025, with half the funds to be invested in renewable power capacity with its domestic market, the U.S. and the U.K. the main focal points of spending. The new targets are up from those Iberdrola published its 2019 annual report in February, which committed to increasing its annual investments to nearly €10 billion ($11.8 billion).

Drainage firm announces free seminars on geocellular structures, surface water and other topics

Envirotec Magazine

Drainage expert ACO Water Management has launched its autumn/winter webinar series , spanning topics and applications to support professionals across all levels within construction. The free CPDs cover a number of key construction applications, including geocellular structures, highways, and rail.

Mercedes-Benz releases lightweight yet powerful eScooter

Inhabitat - Innovation

This eScooter is powerful enough to take you over hills and light enough to carry onto public transit

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How two companies are building systems to scale reuse, which is vital for a circular economy

GreenBiz

How two companies are building systems to scale reuse, which is vital for a circular economy. Deonna Anderson. Fri, 11/06/2020 - 01:15. In the past few years, as consumers looked to cut down on plastic waste at the grocery store, more mainstream supermarkets turned to bulk shopping bins as a solution. But scoop bins quickly have become a thing of the past this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Western Container Sales: Creating Value Through Upcycling and Waste Reduction

Green Business Bureau

Since their launch in 2015, Westerner Container Sales , a division of Railbox Consulting LLC, has had sustainability at the core of their operations.