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Sustainability Performance Management and Accountability: Executive Guide To Becoming A Sustainable Business – Step 7

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.

Better batteries will get us to an electrified future

GreenBiz

Better batteries will get us to an electrified future. Mike De Socio. Wed, 06/02/2021 - 00:04. The mass adoption of electric vehicles — and, well, electric everything — will rely heavily on cheap, dependable batteries.

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Smart Cities and Curb Management: Innovating for success

CleanTech Group

Curb spaces have historically been a source of parking revenue for cities, but the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for regulating a. Cleantech Insights Sector Insights Transportation and Logistics

Finland Breaks Ground On Its Deep Geologic Nuclear Waste Repository

Jim Conca

The Finnish waste management company, Posiva Oy, announced the start of excavation on their deep geologic nuclear waste repository for their spent nuclear fuel. Operation of the repository is expected to begin in 2023. The total cost estimate is about €2.6 billion ($3.4 billion).

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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.

Discover How Saving Energy Can Help The Environment

The Environmental Blog

In recent years the plight of our planet is becoming an increasingly popular topic. This is because more people are becoming aware of the damage being done to the planet.

5 circular economy startups we've got our eyes on

GreenBiz

5 circular economy startups we've got our eyes on. Sherrie Totoki. Thu, 06/03/2021 - 01:15. This week, we announced five startups pitching June 17 at Accelerate at Circularity 21. Accelerate is a fast pitch competition featuring startups across the circular economy value chain.

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Grid Resiliency in the Spotlight

CleanTech Alliance

Grid resiliency has been on everyone’s mind lately. From the rolling blackouts in California during the wildfires last year to the outages in Texas this past February, ensuring we have a reliable power grid is a priority for utilities and consumers alike.

Climate Cruelty and Local Governments

The Environmental Blog

Local governments are uniquely impacted by climate change. They are also uniquely ill-positioned to do anything about it. Climate change is a cruel phenomenon. Those least able to mitigate climate pollutants and adapt to the changing climate are those who will suffesSaasr the most.

5 electric bus makers shifting into next gear

GreenBiz

5 electric bus makers shifting into next gear. Shaandiin Cedar. Tue, 06/01/2021 - 00:05.

How Netgear Extender Boosts Your WiFi for Efficient Working From Home?

U.S. Green Technology

Are you working from home these days? Don’t want to lock yourself in a room throughout the day but unable to access the internet in some areas of your home? Well, Netgear extenders can help you!

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.

Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings Program update

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 3, 2021 Coming Soon: Solar Grants! Our solar grant funding opportunity is coming soon. Solar Grants provide competitive funding to install solar at existing public buildings and facilities, such as schools, hospitals, civic buildings, and wastewater treatment plants. Solar Grants cut energy costs, reduce pollution, and showcase solar in […]. Opportunities Public Policy commerce funding grants solar grant program solar grants

Everything You Need To Know About How Choosing an Eco-friendly Toilet Makes A Difference?

The Environmental Blog

It can be argued that the global pandemic has increased awareness of environmental issues and how the simplest of actions can make a difference.

A new love story: Electric vehicles and the electric grid

GreenBiz

A new love story: Electric vehicles and the electric grid. Mike De Socio. Tue, 06/01/2021 - 01:45. In the accelerating push to electrify transportation, one big obstacle always comes up: The grid. How will the electrical grid handle so many vehicles charging at once?

Daily skincare routine: Must use gels and face serums

U.S. Green Technology

While you might believe that one has dry, oily, or sensitive skin, do you actually know? Knowing the true skin type will help to shop for makeup the next time. In reality, using the wrong ingredients for skin type or even trendy Internet hacks can create skin issues.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- June 1

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 1, 2021 Announcements Commerce issues rulemaking order Commerce has adopted a rule to define two terms used in CETA: energy assistance need and low-income. The rule defines energy assistance need as the amount of assistance necessary to achieve an energy burden equal to 6% of household income for utility […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin commerce rulemaking weekly bulletin

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Setting Up an Effective Recycling Program

The Environmental Blog

There are so many benefits that come with an effective recycling program. It can help you to do something good for the environment, will clean up your business better, and may even reduce the amount that you spend on waste removal. .

Benioff-backed software startup helps companies get smarter about climate risk

GreenBiz

Benioff-backed software startup helps companies get smarter about climate risk. Heather Clancy. Thu, 06/03/2021 - 01:30. Will that new $50 million factory be threatened by flooding or wildfires? How many buildings in your company’s real-estate portfolio might require climate-adaption retrofits? .

6 Unrivaled IWC Ingenieur Watch Models You Can Buy Today

U.S. Green Technology

The International Watch Company or commonly termed as “IWC” was founded in 1868 on a solid foundation that fused exquisite Swiss precision and workmanship with technological advances.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- June 6

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, June 6, 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 […]. Public Policy commerce rulemaking utc weekly bulletin

7 Ways to Teach Kids How to Waste Less Food

The Environmental Blog

If you ever want to ruin your mood, just look at some of the statistics on how much food humans waste. Approximately a third of the world’s food supply is wasted every year, and when we have 690 million hungry people worldwide, that kind of waste has a devastating human cost.

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The future is climate-friendly software

GreenBiz

The future is climate-friendly software. Sarah Golden. Fri, 06/04/2021 - 01:30. Last week, Microsoft announced it is teaming up with Github, Accenture and Thoughtworks, a software consultancy, to inspire emissions reductions using a little-considered tool: software.

Scotland’s bathing waters start 2021 season with 94% achieving strict environmental standards

Envirotec Magazine

SEPA said improvement projects have had a positive impact at beaches with historically poor classifications, including Sandyhills beach in Dumfries and Galloway (image credit: James Johnstone , CC BY 2.0 license ).

Where Are We in the Hydrogen Hype Cycle?

GreenTechMedia

The excitement around green hydrogen has grown dramatically in recent years. Will it live up to the hype? This week, we turn to technologist, author and investor Ramez Naam.

End fossil fuel extraction now: What IEA's net-zero alert means for the climate fight

Eco-Business

Eco-Business talks to Peter Kiernan, lead energy analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, to unpack a new landmark report from the International Energy Agency, which proposes a ban on fossil fuels extraction to curb global warming

Second quarter food startup roundup

GreenBiz

Second quarter food startup roundup. Jim Giles. Fri, 06/04/2021 - 02:30. Welcome to the second quarter edition of Food Weekly’s startup roundup.

Netherlands court rules that Shell must reduce its emissions

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Darrell Nash , CC BY-SA 2.0 license). Environmental activists hailed a decision by a court in The Hague on 26 May, which ruled that Shell must reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% within 10 years (compared to 2019 levels).

BYD introduces electric Type D school bus

Charged

BYD, a major manufacturer of transit buses, is introducing a battery-electric Type D school bus. According to the company, the new e-bus offers “unparalleled safety features and performance, wrapped in a sleek design that will have students wanting to step onboard.”.

Indigenous communities threatened with legal action by timber giant as flooding devastates Sarawak

Eco-Business

As indigenous communities in Sarawak deal with the second flooding of the year, they also face legal harassment by timber giant Samling in an unprecedented move that seems designed to silence criticism

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Poll: Canadians see upside in ambitious climate targets

Clean Energy Canada

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, almost three out of four people in Canada (72%) think that those countries which set more ambitious targets will end up stronger economically than those countries which don’t pursue such targets. .

Port of Tilbury flood defence gates project is well underway

Envirotec Magazine

Pictured (left to right): David Housden, Head of Engineering & Procurement, the Port of Tilbury; Paul Dale, Asset & Site Director, the Port of Tilbury; John Curtin, Executive Director for Local Operations, Environment Agency; and Mark Johnson, Area Flood & Coastal Risk Manager, Environment Agency.

Factorial Energy unveils 40 Ah solid-state EV battery cell

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Factorial Energy has introduced what it says is the first 40 Ah solid-state EV battery cell. . The Factorial Electrolyte System Technology (FEST) is a proprietary solid electrolyte material designed to enable safe and reliable cell performance with high-voltage and high-energy-density electrodes.

Why a national ban on single-use plastic may not be the best solution for waste-choked Philippines

Eco-Business

As a proposed bill on the phase-out of throwaway plastic gains ground, industry experts argue that bans cannot co-exist with a circular economy. But is the problem too large to be fixed with repurposing single-use plastic

Link International Inc: Helping Businesses Pursue Zero Waste and Build Accountability

Green Business Bureau

Established in 2008 and operating nationwide, Link International Inc. partners with businesses to help develop waste stream management programs that achieve zero waste to landfill, improve supply chain efficiency, yield cost savings and elevate brand reputation.

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How energy storage can unlock the potential of renewables

Envirotec Magazine

Wind turbines in the Columbia Gorge, California (image credit: Sheila Sund , CC BY 2.0 license).

Pensana plans $125-million rare earth separation facility in England

Charged

Pensana plans to build a $125-million sustainable rare earth separation facility at the Saltend Chemicals Park in Humber, UK.