2020

Ethically minded brands are on the rise: Here’s what you should know

The Environmental Blog

The coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated the trend for online shopping, and even committed high-street shoppers are now shifting towards ecommerce.

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New Solar Array With Battery Back-Up Latest Step Forward To Clean-Energy Future

Jim Conca

The not-for-profit Energy Northwest in WA State cut the ribbon on its new utility-scale solar and battery project with more than 11,400 new solar panels that are paired with battery storage - exactly what President-Elect Biden’s new Climate 21 Project is supposed to encourage.

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80% of oil workers considering career impacts of climate change

Envirotec Magazine

New study shows half in oil and gas have considered new role in renewable energy industry – or are already diversifying into it. Eight in ten Scots oil workers have considered that their careers could be impacted by actions being taken to tackle climate change, new research suggests.

Home Renovation Tips for a More Energy Efficient Home

Energy Refuge

Even if you’re skeptical about environmental issues, everyone should try to make their homes as energy-efficient as possible. It has been estimated that the average homeowner could save up to 15% on their yearly energy bill simply by insulating their water heater.

How to Improve Workplace Productivity with LED Lighting

U.S. Green Technology

LED Lighting and Workplace Productivity There are numerous reasons to leverage LED lighting in your business. Switching from fluorescent bulbs can bring down energy consumption and reduce your power bill.

3 circular economy trends that defined 2020

GreenBiz

3 circular economy trends that defined 2020. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 12/21/2020 - 00:15. As the year comes to a (welcome) close, it’s worth taking a moment to consider how the circular economy concept has emerged and evolved during this very particular year.

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Top 3 plastic polluters are CocaCola, PepsiCo and Nestle. Again.

Inhabitat - Innovation

May we have the envelope, please? Let's see who this year's top plastic polluters are

Green Space: An Underestimated Tool to Create More Equal Cities

The City Fix

As coronavirus restrictions ease around the world, many consider a walk around their neighborhood for some fresh air to be a welcome break from confinement. However, socioeconomic status could greatly affect the landscapes people find on these strolls, particularly in how much.

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Full speed ahead: advancements in EVs and charging

altenergymag

Electric vehicles (EVs) and the wider electric transportation has gone from strength to strength in the past decade.

Understanding California Wildfires: Climate Trends And Response Options

Energy Innovation

Energy Innovation partners with the independent nonprofit Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) to provide climate and energy research updates.

No more plastic pollution: How to give a Christmas present to the Earth

The Environmental Blog

Does our planet like Christmas? If Earth could speak, I’m sure it would say “Hell, no!”. Sorry for wearing my Grinch hat, but I’d be much greener than Santa Claus by all means! Instead of writing a letter to Santa this year, I took my ambition up a notch and wrote this post to all human beings.

International Marine Shipping Industry Considers Nuclear Propulsion

Jim Conca

The international shipping industry wants to reduce their rather large carbon footprint and are considering installing nuclear power in their increasingly large ships. It would save billions of barrels of oil per year. And they only have to adopt the Nuclear Navy’s protocols to be safe and easy.

Why Do We Need Green Technology?

U.S. Green Technology

The main purpose of green technology is to slow down global warming and reduce the green house effect. The main idea is the creation of new technologies. The post Why Do We Need Green Technology? appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Sustainable Tomorrow: 6 Top Benefits of a Green Home

U.S. Green Technology

6 Benefits of a Green Home According to NASA, there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreats in the last 650,000 years. And these climate changes contribute to the amount of solar energy that our planet receives. And if you feel like the planet is getting warmer by the day (i.e.,

5 Ways to Understanding Sustainable Construction

U.S. Green Technology

5 Techniques for Sustainable Building Construction Sustainable construction covers two main facets: following protocols that will reduce the impact on the environment during the building process and creating something that will have a positive impact in the future.

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers

GreenBiz

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers. Holly Secon. Mon, 12/28/2020 - 01:30. At GreenBiz, we’ve been reporting on the world of sustainable business for over two decades, but this year has been unlike any other.

The Role of Living Walls in Sustainable Building

U.S. Green Technology

Sustainability has become a focal point in residential and commercial buildings, and so have ways of integrating green innovations. Living walls are a unique statement piece for structures of all kinds. They have the power to greatly improve the air and peoples’ quality of life.

How to Calculate How Much Solar Power You Need?

U.S. Green Technology

Depending on your goals and power needs, it is easy to calculate your energy needs for a DIY solar install. Some questions to ask yourself will include: Do I want to supplement a portion of my requirements? Should the system provide power during an outage? Will my system be off-grid or grid-tied?

How Robots Could Change the Environmental Impact of Agriculture

U.S. Green Technology

The agriculture industry is vital to human life and the supply chain. With it, grocery stores, restaurants and every other retailer operate smoothly. However, agriculture is not without faults. The industry is a top contributor to harmful emissions and greenhouse gasses.

Tips to Make Your Holidays a Little Greener 

U.S. Green Technology

Everyone loves the holiday season, and many people greatly anticipate this time of year, but the holidays are often associated with less than green habits.

A new Swedish iron processing project could disrupt the global steel industry

GreenBiz

A new Swedish iron processing project could disrupt the global steel industry. Thomas Koch Blank. Thu, 12/17/2020 - 00:20. A recent announcement by Europe’s largest iron ore producer, LKAB, may seem like a technical detail only relevant for metallurgists and steel nerds.

A Home Buyer’s Guide to Green Homes

The Environmental Blog

If you’re in the market for a new home and conscious of being environmentally friendly, you may consider looking specifically for a green home. Green homes are designed to be sustainable through their energy usage, building materials, or both.

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Artificial Intelligence Platform Detects Power Grid Flaws And Wildfire Dangers Better And Faster Than Humans

Jim Conca

Powerlines and equipment problems have been the cause of most recent wildfires. But a new AI and machine vision technology can analyze millions of images of powerlines and towers to find dangerous faults and flaws to help utilities identify problem areas and repair them before a fire starts.

Is your environmentalism intersectional? It should be

GreenBiz

Is your environmentalism intersectional? It should be. Deonna Anderson. Fri, 12/04/2020 - 01:30.

How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy

GreenBiz

How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy. Emily Elizabet…. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:00. In the absence of federal action on climate change in the United States, local communities have taken on the responsibility of reducing their greenhouse emissions.

6 Energy Myths And Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them

U.S. Green Technology

From heating to lighting, to power vehicles and our devices, energy affects every aspect of our lives. However, as environmental concerns grow, so too does the need to switch over to renewable sources of energy.

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How Technology Can Help In Environment Sustainability?

U.S. Green Technology

Technology has successfully improved our way of life. We usually tend to think of technology as limited to communication. Because that is the most common use of technology in our daily lives. But while searching for the channels list, a thought came to me.

How to talk about racial justice in sustainability

GreenBiz

How to talk about racial justice in sustainability. Victoria Gilchrist. Wed, 12/16/2020 - 00:30. Editor's note: The opinions and conclusions that appear in this piece do not necessarily represent the position of Intel.

The top 25 most sustainable fleets

GreenBiz

The top 25 most sustainable fleets. Katie Fehrenbacher. Mon, 10/26/2020 - 02:00. However you look at it, 2020 is a turning point for fleets. .

Technology Making Agriculture Green

U.S. Green Technology

The agricultural industry is critical to consumers and businesses around the world. The production of crops and livestock keeps the supply chain running smoothly. However, agriculture can cause significant harm to the environment through toxins and emissions.

You say old coal plant, I say new green hydrogen facility

GreenBiz

You say old coal plant, I say new green hydrogen facility. Lincoln Bleveans. Tue, 11/24/2020 - 01:30. Relics. Environmental hotspots. Or maybe reminders of a simpler time. Good or bad, no one views America’s old coal-fired power plants with indifference. .

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy?

GreenBiz

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? Jim Robbins. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:30. This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360. Saudi Arabia is constructing a futuristic city in the desert on the Red Sea called Neom.

5 Eco-friendly ways to stay warm this winter

The Environmental Blog

Many scientists believe that the power of thought can control your own perception of temperature regimes – for example, your body will be warmer if you imagine a sunny tropical beach.

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Managers Of $40 Trillion Make Plans To Decarbonize The World

Jim Conca

The IIGCC is a European group of global pension funds and investment managers, totaling over 1,200 members in 16 countries, who control more than $40 trillion in assets (€33 trillion). They have drawn up a plan to cut carbon in their portfolios to net-zero and hope other investors will join them.

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