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Need sustainability strategy training? Look here

GreenBiz

If you’ve been tasked with developing or managing your company’s sustainability strategy, but don’t yet have the expertise, this article is for you

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Farmland water “battery” storage and leak-detecting broadband cables among winners in Ofwat innovation competition

Envirotec Magazine

Farmers could soon be reimbursed for creating water storage ponds or water “batteries” as part of an innovative drought-prevention project that has received funding (on 16 May) from Ofwat’s Innovation Fund. With droughts affecting the UK for much of last summer, the project, from Westcountry Rivers Trust and South West Water, will not only contribute to better hydrated wetlands, woodlands and fields, but can help farms manage water demand through dry weather, as well as boost aquatic biodiversit

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Newly released Food Waste Reduction State Model Policy Toolkit

NRDC onEarth

Zero Food Waste Coalition toolkit outlines the gold standard for state policy to reduce food loss and waste, including model language for a dozen policies.

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The fight to define clean hydrogen

GreenBiz

What counts as green hydrogen is a $100 billion dollar question.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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The Bright Future of Green Technology: Innovations and Advancements Set to Transform Our World

U.S. Green Technology

From Renewable Energy to Sustainable Cities, Green Technology Offers Solutions to Our Biggest Environmental Challenges Green technology is rapidly evolving, and it promises a bright future for our planet. As we continue to face challenges like climate change and environmental degradation, green technology offers innovative solutions to help us reduce our carbon footprint and protect.

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Wild boar liver can be used to map PFAS contamination

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: André Künzelmann/UFZ. A new German study uses the liver of wild boar to map PFAS contamination in the habitat of these animals. The study focused on 66 PFAS compounds, which can be grouped into three categories: 1) PFAS groups that have been regulated for some time; 2) new PFAS that industry uses as substitutes for regulated PFAS; and 3) precursors that can degrade to other, more persistent PFAS.

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Carbon removal startup lands $53 million contract

GreenBiz

Frontier, the carbon removal buyer collaboration, agreed to pay Charm Industrial in one of the largest CO2 removal deals to date, which calls for an elimination of 112,000 metric tons by 2030.

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Impact of Electric Vehicles on the Automotive Industry

U.S. Green Technology

The automotive industry is at the brink of a revolutionary transformation, one that promises to reshape our roads and redefine the way we commute. Electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as the driving force behind this transformation, with their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance energy efficiency, and revolutionize transportation as we know it.

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€21 million available for climate adaptation via new Horizon 2020 programme

Envirotec Magazine

The new Horizon Europe 2020 programme Pathways2Resilience (P2R) has launched a Call for Expressions of Interest , “marking a first step toward multiple open call cycles through which successful applicants will receive up to €300,000 in sub-grants to develop collaborative climate resilience pathways and help fulfil the EU’s Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change.” A total of €21 million will be awarded across 100 European local and regional governments for “advancing climate ch

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Breaking Through the PJM Interconnection Queue Crisis

NRDC onEarth

NRDC analyzes the outlook for new transmission in PJM Interconnection, the largest U.S. grid operator, and the impact of reforms designed to ease the logjam of projects awaiting approval to connect to the grid.

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Electrofuels Are the Future: The Driving Force to Decarbonizing Heavy Transport

Speaker: Ayesha Choudhury - Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium

With the first wave of the energy transition, renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) have begun replacing coal power generation. However, some sectors are lagging behind and struggling to decarbonize more than others, including large-scale transportation like commercial aviation, shipping, and rail transit. Electrofuels (aka eFuels) are the next generation of solutions to help the hardest-to-abate sectors pivot from their reliance on fossil fuels.

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Accountable and transparent aren’t synonymous

GreenBiz

A misguided narrative in sustainable finance that conflates accountability and transparency. One requires the other, but the link (or lack thereof) between them presents a key barrier to a sustainable, and sustainably financed, economy.

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Leading the Way: How Apple is Pioneering Green Technology and Sustainability

U.S. Green Technology

From Renewable Energy to Recycling Programs, How Apple is Reducing its Carbon Footprint and Inspiring Change in the Tech Industry Apple is one of the largest technology companies in the world, and it is committed to promoting sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. The company has implemented a number of initiatives to support green technology, The post Leading the Way: How Apple is Pioneering Green Technology and Sustainability appeared first on U.S.

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SEPA issues first Scottish penalty for greenhouse gas leak under F-Gas Regulations

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Kerckweb / Shutterstock.com Scotland’s environmental regulator has issued a civil penalty of £75,000 to a health food supplements manufacturer for failing to provide a leakage detection system on equipment containing powerful greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. DSM Nutritional Products (UK) Limited, based in Dalry in Ayrshire, received the first penalty to be issued in Scotland under the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015 (

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Indigenous-led Collaborations Are Transforming Conservation

NRDC onEarth

The emerging Restore, Assert, Defend (RAD) Network convened to develop a shared understanding of how to support decolonized and Indigenous-led conservation.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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Europe encourages carbon removal with a stick, rather than a carrot

GreenBiz

A new carbon removal framework in the EU could provide the foundation needed to instill trust in a young carbon removal market.

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The Green Tech Showdown: How the U.S. and China are Racing Towards a Sustainable Future

U.S. Green Technology

Comparing the Approaches, Progress, and Challenges of the World’s Two Largest Economies in Promoting Green Technology and Environmental Sustainability The United States and China are the two largest economies in the world, and their approaches to green technology have significant implications for the global transition to a more sustainable future.

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Used coffee pods can be recycled to produce filaments for 3D printing

Envirotec Magazine

Used pods and examples of parts produced by 3D printing (image credit: Bruno Campos Janegitz/UFSCar). The plastic in used coffee pods can be recycled to make filament for 3D printers, according to British and Brazilian researchers who claim to have successfully tested a process to do so. The solution appears in a new article published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering “We produced new conductive and non-conductive filaments from waste polylactic acid [ PLA ] from used

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House Agriculture Approps Bill Would Gut Key Farm Programs

NRDC onEarth

Congress should go back to the drawing board and build a budget that supports a healthy food system, conservation, and rural energy

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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 Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?

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Why CDP introduced plastic reporting

GreenBiz

CDP expands disclosure platform to include plastic reporting, setting up the plastic credit market for more legitimacy.

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The Dirty Five: The Worst Companies Contributing to Environmental Degradation and Climate Change

U.S. Green Technology

Exploring the impact of the world’s worst polluters and the importance of holding companies accountable for their actions in promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility While many companies around the world are taking steps to reduce their environmental impact, there are still some that continue to engage in practices that harm the planet.

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Public urged to keep watch for tree pest oak processionary moth

Envirotec Magazine

The Forestry Commission has (on 11 May) urged the public to report sightings of oak processionary moth caterpillars. We are now entering the greatest risk period as the caterpillars emerge between June and August to feed before turning into adult moths. Oak processionary moth, which is a tree pest, was first identified in London in 2006 and has since spread to some surrounding counties in the South East of England.

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Big batteries “cannibalising” gas plants, says AGL, as Torrens BESS charges up

Renew Economy

AGL says big batteries are eating its own gas generator profits, but they are also being saddled with unnecessary and expensive kit by AEMO and transmission companies. The post Big batteries “cannibalising” gas plants, says AGL, as Torrens BESS charges up appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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LinkedIn’s head of sustainability on unlocking its ‘superpowers’

GreenBiz

Peggy Brannigan discusses her plans to leverage the LinkedIn platform’s "superpowers" to help protect the planet and support green economic growth.

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The Los Angeles Lakers: Leaders in Green Technology

U.S. Green Technology

Going Green in the NBA: How the Lakers are Setting the Standard for Sustainable Sports As one of the most iconic sports franchises in the world, the Los Angeles Lakers have always been at the forefront of innovation and progress. From their storied history on the court to their groundbreaking work off of it, the. The post The Los Angeles Lakers: Leaders in Green Technology appeared first on U.S.

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How old is that microplastic? A new way to estimate the age of microplastics in the upper ocean

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers have developed a new way to estimate the age of microplastics found in the upper oceans. The method involves a combination of analyzing plastic oxidation levels with environmental factors such as UV exposure and ambient temperature. The team – from Kyushu University and Asahi Kasei Corporation – applied their new method to estimate the age of microplastics found in nearshore and offshore sites in the North Pacific Ocean.

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After coal-keeper and solar-stopper, energy ministers disband Energy Security Board

Renew Economy

Energy ministers agree to disband ESB and replace it with an "advisory panel" as they seek to fast track the connection process for wind, solar and storage. The post After coal-keeper and solar-stopper, energy ministers disband Energy Security Board appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Climate tech needs a lesson in circularity

GreenBiz

An equitable path to the clean economy will require far more attention to where we "dig up" lithium, cobalt and other critically important minerals.

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Study: A third of the West’s burned forests can be traced to fossil fuel companies

Grist

The American West has always had forest fires — just not like this. Blazes are spreading further and burning longer, incinerating towns and exposing millions of people to noxious smoke. While a century of fire suppression and other land management choices contribute to the severity, climate change is a key factor fueling these fires, roughly doubling the acreage burned over the last 40 years.

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Mortgage rate cuts for energy efficient homes? Pilot scheme appraises possible options

Envirotec Magazine

Homeowners who make their properties more energy efficient could see their mortgage rate cut under a new government-backed pilot. Perenna Bank will receive more than £193,000 in government funding to help develop their long-term, fixed-rate mortgage that will incentivise customers to make their homes more energy efficient by offering to reduce their mortgage rate.

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The All-Electric MINI Cooper: Driving Fun for the Future

Green Living Guy

MINI car all-electric is here today; known for its iconic design. However, now the brand is taking things to the next level. Especially with the release of the all-electric MINI Cooper. This new electric vehicle will deliver the same driving fun and excitement that MINI is known for. All the while also being eco-friendly and […] The post The All-Electric MINI Cooper: Driving Fun for the Future appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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The heavy-duty fleet transition is underway

GreenBiz

Heavy-duty vehicle electrification has entered a new era, but challenges still exist in engaging utilities and deploying depot charging.

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It’s near certain that the next 5 years will be the hottest yet

Grist

Record-hot temperatures have scorched the Earth, with recent years numbering among the warmest since records began in 1880. But that’s just the start of the kind of heat we’re headed toward, the World Meteorological Organization warned on Wednesday. It’s a near certainty that one of the next five years will be the world’s hottest on record, the organization said, the result of human-caused climate change colliding with an “El Niño” weather pattern that warms the globe.

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Porous crystals made from plant extracts purify water from pharmaceutical pollutants

Envirotec Magazine

Part of an SU-102 crystal. The dark areas are one nanometer wide pores, the image was taken using an electron microscope (image credit: Tom Willhammar). Researchers have developed porous crystals made from pomegranate extract to capture and degrade pharmaceutical molecules found in local municipal wastewater. The research is published in the scientific journal Nature Water.

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