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AI successfully detects blockage formations for Wessex Water

Envirotec Magazine

How Antimicrobial Plastics Contribute to a Sustainable Environment

U.S. Green Technology

Plastic is a magical material, but it’s far from perfect. We all know that it can be horrible for the environment, but it doesn’t have to cause as much damage as it does currently. Finding a way to prevent microbial damage can decrease the negative effects that plastic has on the environment.

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Will EV charging stations become the next must-have accessory?

Solar Power World

By Terance J. Harper, M.S., assistant engineering manager, Illumine-i Over the next 10 years, electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to increase their share of the automobile market significantly.

Solar Basics (At Home!): How to clean your rooftop solar array

Solar Power World

Solar Basics is a video series by Solar Power World created to help installers learn about the business, tools and tricks of the solar power trade. Rule number one: Never use soap to clean a dirty rooftop solar project.

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.

What does digital art have to do with sustainability?

GreenBiz

What does digital art have to do with sustainability? Ben Soltoff. Wed, 05/05/2021 - 01:30. Minutes before midnight March 22, two art collectors got into a heated bidding war at a charity auction for a climate organization.

Making Home Furnaces Eco-Friendly and Energy-Efficient

U.S. Green Technology

If it’s time to replace your old furnace, consider getting an energy-efficient one that will save you money and help the environment. Products that are Energy Star-certified are great options. To make the best choice, consider models with the following features.

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10 hobbit homes that will have you ready to move to The Shire

Inhabitat - Innovation

The charm and appeal of hobbit homes have lasted long after the Lord of the Ring movies launched. Here are some of the cutest of these homes around the world

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Inside Salesforce’s bold play for supply-chain leadership

GreenBiz

Inside Salesforce’s bold play for supply-chain leadership. Joel Makower. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 02:11.

‘Stressed’ trees share resources to overcome environmental challenges

Envirotec Magazine

A length of steel pipe and a heart monitor are the unlikely tools underpinning new research which suggests that trees may work together to form resource-sharing networks, helping the group collectively overcome environmental challenges.

Reminder for Grid Modernization Program – Application Deadline

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 7, 2021 Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 18, 2021 This is a reminder to all retail electric utility representatives interested in applying for the current Grid Modernization program funding opportunity. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on May 18, 2021. Commerce previously announced a new application period for […]. Industry News Public Policy application deadline bulletin cef clean energy clean energy fund commerce

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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

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.

Hawaii declares a climate emergency

Inhabitat - Innovation

Hawaii is the first state in the U.S. to declare a climate emergency. The islands are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise and more climate change effects

Community solar, urban trees and the digitization of employee engagement

GreenBiz

Community solar, urban trees and the digitization of employee engagement. Heather Clancy. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 00:05.

Unlocking the soil microbiome

Envirotec Magazine

How are data science techniques helping us better understand the microbial universe of the soil?

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Fusion Industry Association Announces Independent Incorporation and Expansion

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Fusion Industry Association, May 5, 2021 he Fusion Industry Association (FIA) today officially incorporated as a newly independent non-profit association representing the private fusion industry. The FIA will continue to be led by Andrew Holland and has a new board of directors composed of Bob Mumgaard, CEO of Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Christofer Mowry, CEO of General Fusion, and Michl Binderbauer, […

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Wood-clad building in Stockholm features a living roof with solar panels

Inhabitat - Innovation

Located in the large Midsommarkransen urban district of Stockholm, Flora stands out from its neighbors in the best way

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Silicon Valley commuters should return to work in electric buses

GreenBiz

Silicon Valley commuters should return to work in electric buses. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 05/05/2021 - 02:00. Last year, I published a feature about why it was time for Silicon Valley to embrace the electric commuter bus.

Prototype LED demonstrates blue-light reduction without colour compromise

Envirotec Magazine

Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs currently on the market emit a lot of blue light, which has been linked to eye troubles, sleep disturbances and disrupted circadian rhythms in humans and animals.

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Commerce Now Accepting Applications for the Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Program

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 3, 2021 As announced previously, Commerce opened a new round of Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) grants on April 30, 2021. Approximately $7.8 million in grants are available under this round of funding for Washington-based entities to engage in strategic research and development of new and emerging clean energy technologies […]. Opportunities Public Policy bulletin commerce r&D rd&d weekly bulletin

Only 1% of global rivers contribute 80% of riverine plastic pollution to oceans

Inhabitat - Innovation

Most riverine plastic that flows into the oceans comes from just 1% of rivers worldwide

What Zymergen’s IPO says about 'biofacturing' and green chemistry

GreenBiz

What Zymergen’s IPO says about 'biofacturing' and green chemistry. Meg Wilcox. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 01:30. Zymergen made a splash on Earth Day, as the first "biofacturer" to go public.

Sustainable Fashion: Identifying Fast Fashion Flaws and Extending the Life Cycle of Clothing

Green Business Bureau

The massive 2.5 trillion dollar fashion industry may be economically thriving in the age of fast-changing trends but it is in no way sustainable. In fact, fashion is the second largest polluting industry after fossil fuels.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 3, 2021 Announcements CETA rulemaking resumes with questions about storage accounting Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) are resuming their work to adopt rules implementing CETA. The agencies are inviting stakeholder comments on possible rules concerning the tracking and accounting of electricity used and provided in energy […]. Industry News Public Policy bulletin ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin

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Soil-dwelling invertebrates are victims of pesticides

Inhabitat - Innovation

The lowly earthworm’s feeding and burrowing mixes organic residues into the soil, enhances nutrient cycling, decomposition and the structural development of soil. But rampant pesticide use threatens the existence of these crucial invertebrates, according to a new study

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Leading in a fundamentally changing world

GreenBiz

Leading in a fundamentally changing world. Lise Kingo. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 02:00. What is responsible leadership? That’s the big question that takes center stage at the recent annual conference hosted by Imperial College Business School.

Electrify America opens 600 public fast charging stations in less than 3 years

Charged

Electrify America is on a roll—less than 3 years after opening its first charging station in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the company now operates 600 public charging stations, with 2,600 individual fast chargers, across the continental US.

Flexible solar panels are more than just off-grid staples

Solar Power World

Flexible solar modules are a niche product. Often seen on a smaller scale attached to RVs, on backpacks and near tents, these nontraditional solar panels are touted for their off-grid portability. After all, who would lug a 50-lb glassed solar panel to a favorite camping spot?

Florida waterways demand their rights

Inhabitat - Innovation

Last year, Orange County, Florida passed a "rights of nature" law. Now, some lakes and marshes are suing a developer for infringing on their rights

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The Path to Sustainable Forestry

GreenBiz

The Path to Sustainable Forestry. Date/Time: June 3, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). The forest industry is embracing more sustainable practices that protect people, biodiversity and our climate – and many companies have set goals to source from more sustainable forests. The challenge?

Renault Trucks to offer an EV in every market segment from 2023

Charged

Renault Trucks has announced that, from 2023, it will offer an all-electric model in each of the segments it serves: distribution, construction and long distance. Renault Trucks now offers all-electric trucks from 3.1 to 26 tons. Its electric lineup consists of the D Z.E., D Wide Z.E. and Master Z.E.,

Solar and wind’s competitiveness over coal is accelerating, analysis shows

Renewable Energy World

by Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy News Network. Roughly four-fifths of U.S. coal plants are either scheduled to close by 2025 or now cost more to operate than new nearby solar or wind power would, new research shows.

Levi's Wellthread collection showcases sustainable use of hemp

Inhabitat - Innovation

Levi's is setting new sustainability goals

Quantis CEO Dimitri Caudrelier on why courage is the critical driver of a planetary economy

GreenBiz

Quantis CEO Dimitri Caudrelier on why courage is the critical driver of a planetary economy. This video is sponsored by Quantis. Sarah Golden, Senior Energy Analyst & VERGE Energy Chair at GreenBiz, interviewed Dimitri Caudrelier, CEO of Quantis, on April 19, 2021. taylor flores.

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UPS to purchase electric VTOL aircraft from Beta Technologies

Charged

UPS’s Flight Forward subsidiary plans to purchase electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies. The delivery giant will take delivery of the first ten aircraft beginning in 2024, with the option to purchase up to 150.

Enel’s portfolio of renewable projects under construction tops 2 GW

Renewable Energy World

Today, global energy company Enel said that its US renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America , has started construction on five new renewable energy projects in the US with a total combined capacity of 1.5

Aether makes diamonds out of dirty air

Inhabitat - Innovation

A company called Aether has announced that it can make diamonds out of the air — polluted air, that is