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Shell Says Hydrogen Is Heavy Transport’s Future. What Now For Biofuels?

GreenTechMedia

Hydrogen will be the key energy source for global road freight, according to a new report commissioned by European oil major Shell. Electrification is the most economic and environmental solution for smaller delivery vehicles.

An unpredictable world: 2021 predictions

Envirotec Magazine

The world remains in crisis as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rage and climate change action gathers pace. Closer to home, preparation will turn to action following Britain’s departure from the EU at the turn of the year resulting in overnight changes to regulation.

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How To Light A Fuse Under The Green Hydrogen Economy

Forbes Green Tech

If the hydrogen economy is to complete its promise, the technology has to reach scale. Given the political will right now, that's doable in the nearer term. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business energy

The case for buying climate tech from BIPOC and women-owned suppliers

GreenBiz

The case for buying climate tech from BIPOC and women-owned suppliers. Marilyn Waite. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:45. Stopping carbon pollution alone will not bring climate justice. Reaching net-zero by 2050 will not either. Neither will achieving 100 percent renewable energy targets.

The Relationship Between Trees and Clean Energy

U.S. Green Technology

When you hear clean energy, your mind likely goes to solar and wind power. They are green alternatives to fossil fuels and are much healthier and safer for the environment.

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2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report: Week 1

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Brad Boswell, January 16, 2021 Week One Today marks the end of the first week of the 2021 Legislative Session in Washington. On Monday several legislators came to a largely empty Capitol Campus to take an in-person vote to adopt rules to allow for a virtual session.

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Student inspires Miami-Dade County Public Schools to shift to electric buses

Inhabitat - Innovation

Holly Thorpe, a middle school student at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, has pushed the school district to shift from diesel-powered buses to electric buses

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6 Things Restaurant Owners Can Do to Be More Environmentally Conscious

U.S. Green Technology

Restaurants in the United States generate between twenty and thirty billion pounds of food waste every year. This is on top of the plastic, paper, and other waste that they generate like any other business. The average restaurant produces around a hundred thousand pounds of garbage every year.

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Why Local Solar + Storage Is a Pillar of the Net-Zero Grid

GreenTechMedia

This week, we finally left behind a destructive regime that thwarted environmental policy at every turn. We exchanged it for a government putting climate experts and clean-energy doers in its highest ranks in a way that no prior administration has done before. What comes next?

Cobalt-free batteries will make EVs more affordable

Inhabitat - Innovation

If the high price tag is all that stands between you and your dream Tesla, you might be able to afford one in a few years thanks to cobalt-free batteries

Sustainable investing is changing global supply chains: 4 key takeaways

GreenBiz

Sustainable investing is changing global supply chains: 4 key takeaways. José Miguel Salazar. Wed, 01/20/2021 - 01:00. Sustainable investing strategies have ascended quickly in the last 10 years.

What exactly is Green Technology? And why should you care?

U.S. Green Technology

Using green technology has been around for a few decades, but it’s only in recent years that it gained popularity and push for development. In fact, more startups, major tech brands, and governments are investing in green technologies. Moreover, the industry is expected to reach around $48.36

Solar Industry Pushed to Examine Supply Chain After Reports of Forced Labor in China

GreenTechMedia

Labor and resettlement programs targeting Uyghur populations in China’s Xinjiang region have been linked with companies producing a significant portion of the world’s polysilicon, according to a forthcoming report that draws a connection between the solar industry and forced labor in the region.

Seagrass purges 900M plastic bits from the Mediterranean yearly

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study has found "Neptune Balls" full of plastic that wash ashore are the product of seagrass, which collects and purges plastic pollution from the water

Can we finally standardize ESG standards?

GreenBiz

Can we finally standardize ESG standards? Tim Mohin. Tue, 01/19/2021 - 01:00. Most GreenBiz readers are well aware of the complex sustainability reporting landscape.

How to Provide Excellent Customer Service in Your Print Shop

U.S. Green Technology

Print shops are incredible places where your customers can buy a piece of unique art, whether it’s on tee-shirts or it’s a wall print, and have the chance to stand apart. Some want to buy custom pieces, while others want to ask many questions about the process.

Government of Canada launches Hydrogen Strategy

Charged

Most automakers may have rejected hydrogen as an energy storage medium for passenger vehicles ( Toyota is the notable exception), but the technology may yet find applications for industrial processes, and in other forms of transportation such as aviation and shipping.

Hydraloop recycles up to 260 gallons of water per day

Inhabitat - Innovation

Hydraloop is making water recycling easier for all types of buildings

The electric revolution needs sustainable battery materials

GreenBiz

The electric revolution needs sustainable battery materials. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 01/20/2021 - 00:15. To electrify many of the world's vehicles in the coming years, the EV industry will need to procure a massive amount of lithium-ion batteries.

The Water’s Warm: How Our Ecosystem Is Being Inverted Through Climate Change

U.S. Green Technology

A butterfly flaps its wings. A family in Iowa have their breakfast, then toss the plastic containers in the trash. All across the world, billions of people partake in small, day to day actions of living a life, oblivious to the wider impact.

Corporations have taken a major stand against dirty electricity 2021 Trends in Solar

Solar Power World

The United States may have abandoned the Paris Agreement, an international treaty combatting climate change, but not everyone is silently standing by. More businesses and corporations are adopting progressive environmental goals, with solar investments at the top of their lists.

How the Sunrise Movement is changing the climate activism game

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Sunrise Movement represents a growing force that encourages all citizens to work towards better balance for the planet at an individual, governmental or corporate level

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5 steps boards can take to be ESG-ready for 2021

GreenBiz

5 steps boards can take to be ESG-ready for 2021. Pamela Gordon. Thu, 01/21/2021 - 01:40. Amongst the many dramatic challenges global businesses faced in 2020, one that had been simmering for years bubbled up and promised to stay at a high boil in 2021 is ESG: Environment, Social, Governance. .

Ideanomics acquires wireless charging specialist WAVE

Charged

Ideanomics, which describes itself as “a global company focused on the convergence of financial services and industries experiencing technological disruption,” has agreed to acquire 100% of privately-held Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE).

The energy storage market is blowing up in the United States 2021 Trends in Solar

Solar Power World

In addition to puzzles and alcohol, one product that saw a significant boost in sales during the pandemic was the energy storage system. With more people looking at their homes as sanctuaries in need of reliable electricity, the demand for residential battery backup is on the rise.

Need a bike helmet? 'Grow It Yourself' with mycelium

Inhabitat - Innovation

Tired of replacing all those plastic bike helmets? Now, there's a more sustainable option. The 100% compostable Grow It Yourself Helmet is made from mycelium

Want to switch to reusable cups? Here’s how to get started 

GreenBiz

Want to switch to reusable cups? Here’s how to get started . Lauren Phipps. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 00:15. By now, you know the problem: Nearly 250 billion single-use cups are used globally every year — most of which end up in a landfill — and the environmental, economic and social costs are mounting.

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Lightning eMotors wins $45-million powertrain order from ABC Companies

Charged

Commercial EV builder Lightning eMotors has received a $45-million order for its zero-emission powertrain systems from Minnesota-based motorcoach supplier ABC Companies.

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Funding for plastic recycling tech

Envirotec Magazine

Image: Shutterstock.com/Dusit Kachatong. Greenback Recycling Technologies , a company striving to develop circular solutions for packaging waste, has closed an approximately £8m series A financing round.

Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL project on first day in office

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sources close to the US. President-elect Joe Biden indicate that the President plans to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project

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Biden and the future of clean energy politics

GreenBiz

Biden and the future of clean energy politics. Sarah Golden. Fri, 01/22/2021 - 01:00. Have you heard about the clean energy triangle? . The theory goes that in order to rapidly deploy clean energy, you need three elements: technology; policy; and finance.

Best of GBB in 2020: Green Businesses Leading the Sustainable Business Movement

Green Business Bureau

Our members continue to amaze us with their commitment to sustainability and their innovative green and social responsibility initiatives. They lead by example and demonstrate how business can be used as a platform for good.

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New class of cobalt-free cathodes could enhance energy density of Li-ion batteries

Charged

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a new family of cathodes with the potential to replace the costly cobalt-based cathodes typically found in today’s lithium-ion batteries.

Could contraception for pigeons be a humane option for population control?

Inhabitat - Innovation

To get rid of pigeons, people typically trap, shoot or poison them. OvoControl is trying long-term birth control instead

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A New Year’s resolution for Bill Gates

GreenBiz

A New Year’s resolution for Bill Gates. John Elkington. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 00:45. Bill Gates has a new book in the pipeline, " How to Avoid a Climate Disaster." Vital reading, particularly in a year that should see Glasgow hosting the COP26 climate summit.

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FNTECH: Leading Sustainable Production of In-Person, Hybrid and Virtual Events

Green Business Bureau

No matter the size, budget, or form, FNTECH translates business aspirations into high quality, memorable events. For over 20 years, they have partnered with top-tier companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Vans on in-person, virtual, and hybrid events worldwide.

Miami middle-school student inspires school board to electrify its school bus fleet

Charged

Electric school buses seem like a no-brainer at this point—although they cost two to three times more up front than diesel buses, at about $230,000 each, they save money in the long run, as fuel and maintenance costs are about 80 percent lower.