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Why rural America is key to climate change policy

GreenBiz

Investment in rural America will fuel the new climate economy

The U.S. solar industry has a Chinese problem

Solar Power World

The silicon solar PV cell was invented in America, yet we now have no hand in its production. How did we let China dominate solar manufacturing? An engineer, a chemist and a physicist walk into a lab on April 25, 1954.

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How E-Scooters Are Shaping Green Urban Transportation

U.S. Green Technology

As eco-consciousness rises globally, individuals examine the environmental effects of their daily actions. Ecologists identify carbon emissions as the leading climate change culprit.

8 Sustainable Actions For Travelling With Our Future In Mind

The Environmental Blog

It’s estimated that 1.3 Billion people travelled a year before the pandemic shut down world travel.

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.

AeroFarms is trying to cultivate the future of vertical farming

GreenBiz

The vertical farming company is poised for a momentous 18 months and the consequences will inform the future of sustainable agriculture

Attention marine clean tech startups and entrepreneurs

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, August 12, 2021 New BlueTech/CleanTech Innovation Cohort forming now, applications due Aug. The Northwest Innovation Resource Center, in partnership with the CleanTech Alliance and Washington Maritime Blue, is convening a cohort of blue tech/clean tech innovators and early stage startups in northwest Washington. Cohort members will have access to […]. Opportunities Public Policy bluetech commerce funding maritime blue

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An Ethical Guide to Toilet Paper

The Environmental Blog

Before 2020, few of us gave much serious thought to toilet paper. It came from the supermarket, went down the toilet, and that was that. With last year’s lockdowns, however, it somehow became the most highly sought-after and frequently sold-out household staple.

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California just took a huge step towards building electrification

GreenBiz

The new code passed by the California Energy Commission will include electric heat pumps as a baseline technology for new construction starting in 2023, taking a towards removing natural gas from buildings and requiring all new builds to be electric-ready

K&L Gates Debate – 9/16

CleanTech Alliance

This September we’re bringing you a debate on how hydrogen, fusion, and carbon removal is shifting the clean energy economy, but which of the three will be the most prominent in the future? See what our three experts have to say!

Going Green and Attracting New Customers

U.S. Green Technology

Making your business eco-friendly is one of the best decisions you’ve ever made in your life – besides starting your business career in the first place, of course!

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.

Envirotec Magazine - Untitled Article

Envirotec Magazine

Following updates to the Ecodesign Directive in July this year, which revised the regulations governing the energy efficiency requirements of new electric motors, the Association for Electrical and Mechanical Trades ( AEMT ) has published an?easy-to-use easy-to-use reference?explaining

Michelin moves to award more plant-based restaurants

GreenBiz

Ditching the French tradition that only meat is gourmet, Michelin awards some 50 vegetarian and 20 vegan restaurants their much-coveted fine-dining stars

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- August 9th

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, August 9, 2021 Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage. Commerce publishes 2021 Energy Independence Act Summary and Detail Report The Washington State Department of Commerce has posted the 2021 Energy Independence Act (EIA) Report Summary and Detail on the EIA Reporting webpage. The Report Summary and Detail shows utility progress toward meeting […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin workshop notice

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Water Filtration for Reducing Emissions and Waterborne Illness

U.S. Green Technology

When the United Nations (UN) established the Paris Agreement in 2015, global society began adopting an eco-conscious mindset. Companies started developing low-emission technologies, increasing the energy efficiency of everyday systems.

All but two of Scotland’s offshore marine ‘protected’ areas are paper parks

Envirotec Magazine

Data shows over 44,000 hours of fishing with bottom-towed gear in Scotland’s Marine Protected Area network in 2020.

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The upsides and downsides of Maine's new EPR law

GreenBiz

The governor of Maine recently signed an extended producer responsibility program into law. But there are still plenty of issues to hash out

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Sustainable Construction Materials: 5 Eco-Friendly Options Revolutionizing The Industry

Green Business Bureau

What are sustainable construction materials? Material technology continues to advance, creating new and novel possibilities for the construction industry. Today, there is a growing variety of sustainable construction materials taking the place of traditional materials.

Decarbonization of Industry: Technologies for Sustainable Future

U.S. Green Technology

In recent years, the world has collectively begun to contemplate the deteriorating threat that our environment has been facing for years. Governments of different nations have joined hands in actively passing environment-friendly bills and laws.

MIT group uses graphene foam to filter uranium from water

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: CORE-Materials , CC BY-SA 2.0 license. Some kinds of water pollution, such as algal blooms and plastics that foul rivers, lakes, and marine environments, lie in plain sight. But other contaminants are not so readily apparent, which makes their impact potentially more dangerous.

DHL Express places order for 12 all-electric aircraft

GreenBiz

Deliveries giant announces it is to team up with electric aviation pioneer Eviation to put zero emission planes into service

Eco-Friendly Plumbing Products

Green Business Bureau

A Case for Eco-friendly Plumbing Products. With a shifting market that emphasizes eco friendliness and green energy initiatives, it is critical as a plumber to keep updated with the newest sustainable technology.

Benefits of Opting in For a Music Production Course

U.S. Green Technology

Music is a creative art form that can enable you to express your feelings uniquely. Whether it’s through piano, singing, teaching music or even getting your music degree can enable you to learn more and develop your skills better.

Proterra and LG Energy Solution sign long-term battery cell supply agreement

Charged

Commercial EV innovator Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) has formed a new agreement with LG Energy Solution to provide a long-term supply of cylindrical battery cells, to be manufactured at a new LG Energy Solution plant in the US.

This fund is seeking diverse climate tech founders

GreenBiz

You could argue that climate tech funds writ large should simply consider their investments using a wider aperture than historically has been the case. But today’s climate, it’s clear that far more systemic support is necessary as we make the clean energy transition

Sustainability In The Film Industry and Video Production: How TV, Movies and Media Can Be A Platform For Good

Green Business Bureau

The age of media, TV and video production has proven to be one of the most influential periods for society with its ability to move the masses and send messages instantaneously.

Top 8 Free Apps to Help You Live a Sustainable Life

U.S. Green Technology

Looking back at the days gone by, it’s surprising how many practices back in the day were so normal and part of everyday life that we now know to be harmful. Not only were these practices harmful to ourselves, but also to the environment.

EIA: Renewables will make up 23% of U.S. electric power generation next year

Renewable Energy World

Electric power generated from renewable energy sources in the U.S. will rise to nearly 23% in 2022, according to short-term guidance released Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Want to get serious on net zero? Look to the startups

GreenBiz

Startups are helping legacy brands address their carbon emissions at scale

Joby Aero completes 150-mile flight with electric VTOL air taxi

Charged

California-based Joby Aero has achieved an important milestone in the development of its electric air taxi, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing.

Steps Of Sealing An Asphalt Driveway

U.S. Green Technology

Extreme weather conditions can inflict substantial damage to your asphalt driveways. Small cracks might start appearing on your driveway surface caused by erosion from rain and wind. On being left unattended it can take a bigger stature causing accidents and even damaging your car.

Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm is now connected to the grid

Renewable Energy World

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia has connected its first wind farm to the grid, according to reports from Aljazeera and local media. The 400-megawatt Dumat al-Jandal wind farm – developed by EDF Renewables and Masdar – is made up of 99 wind turbines, the reports said.

What the IPCC report means for corporate boards

GreenBiz

We need climate-competent boards to demand and oversee that companies will keep their commitment to a net-zero future

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Meals on Wheels introduces Lightning eMotors electric delivery van

Charged

Meals on Wheels is a nationwide organization that delivers nutritious, hot meals to shut-ins such as elderly or disabled people, who might otherwise not get a square meal (or a friendly visitor) every day.

How to detect and handle business scams?

U.S. Green Technology

Suppose you are planning to invest in any business resort. In that case, you must understand that you should ideally invest a lot of time understanding whether the concerned business project is genuine. It is not simple to detect the difference between a fraud and the genuine one.

Shell’s appeal confirms its lack of commitment to tackling climate change

Envirotec Magazine

Shell ‘s decision to appeal sends the “wrong signal” according to Milieudefensie’s director Donald Pols. “Shell should act now, as the judge ordered. The longer the delay the more serious the climate consequences will be for us all.” ” On 26 May 2021, the Hague court ordered Shell to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels. The judges ruled that this is necessary to stop dangerous climate change.