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4 Easy Ways to Make Your Commercial Property More Eco-Friendly

The Environmental Blog

Most commercial property owners would like to lower their energy bills. Beyond this, emissions are harmful to the environment, and businesses have the power to make an impact by reducing their carbon footprints.

Textile recycling needs to scale — Circ raises $30 million to do just that

GreenBiz

The Series B funding round is being led by Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures

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Sustainable Manufacturing: How to Create a Sustainable Warehouse and Green Factory

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable manufacturing as a strategic approach for factories and warehouses. The pressure mounts for manufacturers to step up and use the principles of sustainable manufacturing. In 2020, two-thirds of U.S. adults (64%) said protecting the environment is a top priority.

Plastic recycling does work says recycling industry group

Envirotec Magazine

The Recycling Association’s chief executive Simon Ellin has warned that the people behind the Big Plastic Count (an event co-organised by Greenpeace) were “irresponsible” for recent comments saying plastic recycling doesn’t work and for sowing seeds of doubt in the public mind.

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.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- July 8

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 8, 2022 Commerce files final set of CETA rules Commerce submitted its permanent rule order (CR-103) with the Office of the Code Reviser on June 17. This marks the end of the agency’s rulemaking on Washington state’s 100% clean electricity law, the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA). The rules ensure […]. Public Policy ceta rulemaking weekly bulletin

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3 smartphone apps helping reduce food waste around the globe

GreenBiz

About a third of the world’s food is wasted or lost — but new apps to buy, redistribute and share surplus food can help

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Wildlife charity calls on public to help count butterflies

Envirotec Magazine

Painted Lady butterfly (vanessa cardui) feeding on a thistle flower (Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire). Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is urging the whole nation to help Britain’s butterflies by taking part in the Big Butterfly Count.

Alternative Fuel Corridor designations facilitate charging network build-out in all 50 states

Charged

The DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced the latest round of Alternative Fuel Corridor designations.

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6 novels to read if you're a fan of climate tech fiction

GreenBiz

Because we've all experienced that depressing moment when we realize we have no books left to read on our bedside table

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ESG Reporting Frameworks, Standards, and Requirements

Green Business Bureau

Pressure mounts as investors look for ESG compliance. ESG compliance lays out the standards and responsibilities of an organization, to meet the environmental, social , and governance (ESG) needs appropriate to a business, which is communicated with ESG reporting.

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.

£3 million funding for direct air capture technology in the UK

Envirotec Magazine

Almost £3 million in funding has been secured for the direct air capture technology, SMART-DAC, developed by start-up firm CO?CirculAir CirculAir BV. It was awarded through the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) from BEIS.

Australian mobility clubs buy major charging network, plan massive expansion

Charged

Australia’s largest motoring groups have taken full ownership of the country’s biggest EV charging network, Chargefox , a move which is expected to provide the capital for a massive rollout of fast charging stations across the country.

The sobering reality of the UN’s Global Goals

GreenBiz

There’s simply no way to sugarcoat it: We are failing as a species

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Sustainable Building Materials for a Modern and Eco-Friendly Home

Green Living Guy

Many of us aim to reduce our environmental impact. However that doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful home in the process. Environmentally-friendly building materials are those that are sourced from renewable or recyclable resources. Many of these materials are also highly durable.

Top Tips for an Eco-Friendly Vacation in Munich

U.S. Green Technology

Planning a trip to Bavaria’s capital? Munich is one of those European cities where you can make the most of your eco-tourism practices. Germans are very open to sustainability practices, so don’t be surprised when you don’t get your products packed in a plastic or paper bag. You’ll need to buy your own tote in. The post Top Tips for an Eco-Friendly Vacation in Munich appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Volvo Cars to build EV manufacturing plant in Slovakia

Charged

Volvo Cars plans to establish its third European manufacturing plant in Slovakia. The new facility, which will build only EVs, will complement the company’s plants in Ghent, Belgium and Torslanda, Sweden. The new facility represents an investment of around 1.2 billion euros.

What’s the best way to incentivize supplier sustainability?

GreenBiz

A small but growing number of large corporations have been experimenting with something called “sustainable supply chain finance

Comment: Joined-up refuse planning and education are key to reducing fly tipping

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Liz Ixer , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license. Dyl Kurpil, Managing Director of enforcement solutions firm District Enforcement, argues that the best way to eradicate fly tipping, especially on a commercial scale, is to improve education and access to consistent, joined up, refuse services.

Eyes on Temasek-backed carbon emitters as the investment company works towards net zero

Eco-Business

Singapore state investment firm Temasek announced that it has accelerated investments towards sustainability solutions and raised its internal carbon price. But green groups remain concerned about the company’s continued support for carbon-intensive sectors

Gap fillers for thermal management in electric vehicles

Charged

Sponsored by Parker Lord. The article will be valuable for Electric Vehicle (EV) battery manufacturers as well as battery module and pack designers to help choose the right thermal interface material for battery pack needs.

8 ways US states and cities can create an EV charging network

GreenBiz

From modeling to support planning to environmental justice considerations to more regional coordination, these ideas could accelerate EV adoption

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Ofwat to launch new £4m open competition for water innovation

Envirotec Magazine

Ofwat, the economic regulator of water services in England and Wales, has announced a new “open access” competition for innovators, in an apparent widening of the scope of its existing £200m Innovation Fund, and a bid to encourage more diverse ideas to transform water services.

FAO calls for ‘blue transformation’ as seafood production swells

Eco-Business

Fisheries and aquaculture production rose around 3 per cent since 2018, to an all-time high of 214 million metric tons in 2020, with a first-sale value of around $406 billion, an FAO report found

GE Appliances deploys Einride electric trucks in US Southeast

Charged

GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, is deploying a fleet of electric freight vehicles on routes between the company’s warehouses and manufacturing facilities in Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee.

What will future green investment teams spend their money on?

GreenBiz

We asked Emerging Leaders in the space. Here are their answers

Fusion funding more than doubles in 12 months

Envirotec Magazine

3d illustration of high-energy particles in a Tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. Funding into commercial fusion has accelerated in the last 12 months, according to a new report from the Fusion Industry Association.

What does true sustainability look like in the hotel industry?

Eco-Business

As demand for green accommodation grows, environmentally sustainable practices in hotels are becoming more commonplace — but so is greenwashing. Experts say the idea of luxury hospitality may need to be redefined for the sector to become truly sustainable

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Electric propulsion firm Evolito acquires aerospace battery maker Electroflight

Charged

Evolito, a manufacturer of electric motors and controllers for aerospace applications, has acquired the business and assets of Cheltenham, UK-based aerospace battery maker Electroflight.

10 things I think about ESG

GreenBiz

Many challenges face the ESG agenda, but it is simply too connected to core societal issues and political movements in the U.S. and the European Union for it to dissipate, much less disappear

Software developers’ increasing interest in sustainability projects revealed by survey

Envirotec Magazine

Sustainability projects are an increasing area of focus for software developers, according to research commissioned by Ordnance Survey, with job satisfaction, higher pay, and unique problem-solving opportunities cited as key drivers.

Climate change drives down yields and nutrition of Indian crops

Eco-Business

Rising temperatures and weather fluctuations may drive hunger and malnutrition in India, unless the country acts urgently

SABIC launches new resin for EV battery modules

Charged

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation ( SABIC ) has launched a new resin for the insulation film in EV battery modules with 600-800 V cells.

Bimbo Bakeries bakes up solar microgrids in California

GreenBiz

The baking company behind Entenmann’s and Sara Lee has signed a contract to design and construct solar-powered microgrids at six California bakeries in Montebello, Placentia, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, South San Francisco and Sacramento

Study predicts growth in UK wine production due to climate change

Envirotec Magazine

New research appears to reveal how climate change is likely to increase the potential for wine production in the UK – with conditions projected to resemble those in famous growing regions of France and Germany.

'Polluter-friendly': Green groups demand Philippine president Marcos to scrap EPR bill

Eco-Business

The Extended Producers' Responsibility Bill has been criticised for its vague wording. This could leave the door open for waste incineration, a process that harms the environment, say environmentalists

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