2016

Is Nuclear Power A Renewable Or A Sustainable Energy Source?

Jim Conca

Nuclear fuel made with uranium extracted from seawater will make nuclear power both renewable and sustainable. Because uranium extracted from seawater is replenished continuously, nuclear would become as endless as solar.

9 Times Leonardo DiCaprio Helped Climate Action Make Headlines in 2016

Climate-KIC

The global movie star helped climate action get some much-needed attention in a year dominated by news about politics. The post 9 Times Leonardo DiCaprio Helped Climate Action Make Headlines in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC

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Top 3 Reasons to Go Solar Now

Sunrun

Thinking of Going Solar? You're Not Alone If you are thinking of going solar like thousands of Americans looking to catch a break from the rising rates of the utility companies, you may ask yourself; when is it a good time go solar? At Sunrun we believe the time is now. Not only will you save money sooner, but you will also be using clean renewable energy daily, bringing to life your home and your wallet. See how Sunrun has helped hundreds of thousands of cutsomers go solar, here.

Green Roofs and Fireworks

Green Roof Technology

Green Roofs and Fireworks. Practically all dry organic materials are combustible at relative low temperatures. R oof shingles or many waterproofing membranes on roofs are typically petroleum-based products (including Asphalt) and there is hardly any difference to dr y organic. materials. Some products are equipped with chemical fire retardants that could decrease the risk of spreading fire, unfortunately not the risk of leaks cause by heat and impact.

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.

?Sustainability’s New Sales Pitch Has Nothing To Do With Saving the Planet

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

By Lisa Ann Pinkerton. Orginally published on The Huffington Post. NASA released a report in August that showed the average global temperature in 2015 was the highest it’s ever been since record keeping of the planet’s temperature began in 1880.

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End of Year is Here! Recycle Your Electronics with Living Green Technology!

Living Green Technology

Greetings! 2016 has been a long and eventful year, and everyone is busy preparing as it finally comes to a close. It's during this time that we find many companies, such as yours, upgrade or clear out their storage closets of old or excess electronics. We typically have a very busy month of December, helping remove these unwanted supplies by offering free removal of electronics. If you are interested in scheduling a free pickup, please reach out and we'd be happy to assist you.

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Better Ventures Leads $850k Seed Round in Iris Plans

Better Ventures

We are excited to announce our $250,000 seed investment in Iris Plans , an Austin, TX-based digital health startup that provides Advance Care Planning (ACP) solutions for patients facing serious chronic illness. Iris Plans uses a telehealth platform with secure video conferencing and decision support tools to enable patients and their families to better plan for and navigate their critical treatment decisions in a complex healthcare system.

Fish and Sea Water Flood Miami Streets.

Earth Gratitude

Fish and Sea Water Flood Miami Streets. Miami, Florida is already experiencing Sunny Day Flooding during high tides, when sea water and fish flood the city streets. This is not a some-day problem. Sea level rise is here and now, and Miami, Florida is the most vulnerable city in the world by assets. That is why a bipartisan group of 21 Mayors in Southern Florida want climate change added to the Presidential election debate. Join me tomorrow (Thursday) at noon ET (9 a.m.

Amazing home appliances and eco-gadgets for you to love

Eco Friend

As more and more people are beginning to use eco-conscious gadgets and appliances at home, ever increasing number of designers and manufacturers are delivering eco-gadgets to meet demand. The Consumer… The post Amazing home appliances and eco-gadgets for you to love appeared first on Eco Friend.

The downside of cheap gas

Martin LaMonica

Earlier this year, the Energy Information Administration announced that the U.S. now pollutes more from transportation than the electricity sector. Embedded in this dry government statistic is a host of complex questions, not least of which is how the U.S. is ever going to make serious progress on climate change while we remain in love with giant vehicles.

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.

UK Climate Diplomacy Staff Cut Again as Post-Brexit Links to Trump and US Deniers Strengthen

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 3 mins With Donald Trump set to become the President of the United States, the international climate change political scenery has shifted. The president-elect’s stance on “quitting” the Paris Agreement seems to have softened in recent days. But countries are still going to need strong diplomatic teams to shore-up the global commitment to tackling climate change, reiterated at the Marrakech climate talks last week.

New Interactive Tool Unleashes ‘Goldmine’ of Drought And Flooding Data

Climate-KIC

A new tool provides easy access to information about water in lakes, rivers and coastal areas around the world based on millions of satellite images. The post New Interactive Tool Unleashes ‘Goldmine’ of Drought And Flooding Data appeared first on Climate-KIC

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Is Solar Worth It?

Sunrun

You may have heard stories about how people are saving money each and every month on their energy bills by going solar. But you have to ask yourself, is solar worth it? At Sunrun, we believe that solar is not only worth it, but it is the future of home energy and will have a huge impact on the world around you. Read why solar is worth it, and see how you can start saving money on energy, each and every day by using the sun as your primary energy resource.

4 Apps to Try if You’re Curious About Climate Change

Climate-KIC

Want to stay informed about climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy? We've selected a few apps that put the latest data at your fingertips. The post 4 Apps to Try if You’re Curious About Climate Change appeared first on Climate-KIC

15 Times World Cities Stole The Climate Action Limelight in 2016

Climate-KIC

Cities are influential players on the world stage and were all over the news in 2016 with new plans to help tackle climate change and revive economies. The post 15 Times World Cities Stole The Climate Action Limelight in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC

These 12 Powerful Stories Show How Electric Cars Gained Traction in 2016

Climate-KIC

It is game over for fossil fuel-powered cars and only a matter of time before electric cars overtake traditional vehicles in the global market. The post These 12 Powerful Stories Show How Electric Cars Gained Traction in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC

The 8 Most Spectacular Climate Action Documentaries of 2016

Climate-KIC

Looking for some inspiration during the holiday period? If you’re a fan of climate change-themed documentaries, 2016 has been a treat. Whether you’re a fan of climate science, innovation, space flight or even cartoons, this year had it all. We’ve listed eight of the most spectacular releases below, check out the trailers or watch them […]. The post The 8 Most Spectacular Climate Action Documentaries of 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC

11 Huge Green Investment Stories That Happened in 2016

Climate-KIC

Twelve months since the global climate agreement was adopted in Paris, we can look back at a huge year for green investment. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and catch up on some of the biggest green finance stories that broke in 2016. It is that time of the year we all like to reflect […]. The post 11 Huge Green Investment Stories That Happened in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC

New EU Satellites Boost Climate Research: This Week’s 14 Biggest Stories

Climate-KIC

This week's press review also includes news about 'guerilla archiving' to save US climate data, a European crackdown on air pollutants – and much more. The post New EU Satellites Boost Climate Research: This Week’s 14 Biggest Stories appeared first on Climate-KIC

EU Agrees on Drastic New Air Quality Rules to Target “Invisible Killer”

Climate-KIC

A new European Union directive that sets much stricter limits on a key group of air pollutants is set to enter into force on 31 December 2016. The post EU Agrees on Drastic New Air Quality Rules to Target “Invisible Killer” appeared first on Climate-KIC

Green Your Holiday Season in 6 Innovative Steps

Climate-KIC

How do you keep up your sustainable lifestyle during the festive Christmas and New Year’s period? We’ve put together some tips to keep you on track. We get it, it has been “quite a year for the climate” – to quote Ed Hawkins – but it will be 2017 before you know it, and these […]. The post Green Your Holiday Season in 6 Innovative Steps appeared first on Climate-KIC

11 Epic Climate Science Visualisations That Went Viral in 2016

Climate-KIC

It has been a record-breaking year for climate change, not only for global temperatures but also for climate science visualisations. The post 11 Epic Climate Science Visualisations That Went Viral in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC

New Google Tool Turns You Into a Deforestation Analyst in Just Minutes

Climate-KIC

By downloading free open-source software, you could be using data from space to monitor global deforestation and land-use in general in just a matter of minutes. The post New Google Tool Turns You Into a Deforestation Analyst in Just Minutes appeared first on Climate-KIC

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$1B Cleantech Fund Launched: This Week’s 15 Biggest Climate Stories

Climate-KIC

This week's press review includes stories about the new $1 billion cleantech fund, the decline of coal and NASA's spectacular Earth observation app. The post $1B Cleantech Fund Launched: This Week’s 15 Biggest Climate Stories appeared first on Climate-KIC

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This Amazing NASA App Puts The Planet in The Palm of Your Hand

Climate-KIC

All you want for Christmas. is this amazing NASA app that visualises near-real-time planet-wide climate data from a fleet of Earth science satellites. The post This Amazing NASA App Puts The Planet in The Palm of Your Hand appeared first on Climate-KIC

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5 Climate Action Mayors to Follow on Twitter

Climate-KIC

A new global coalition of more than 7000 mayors wants to implement the Paris climate accord together, get to know some of them via social media! The post 5 Climate Action Mayors to Follow on Twitter appeared first on Climate-KIC

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European And US Companies Dominate 2016 Carbon Efficiency Top 10

Climate-KIC

A new ranking shows which businesses emit the least amount of carbon per million dollars they generate in revenue. The post European And US Companies Dominate 2016 Carbon Efficiency Top 10 appeared first on Climate-KIC

Al Gore Celebrates Europe’s Climate Action Successes in Latest Live Broadcast

Climate-KIC

Al Gore's latest climate action telethon put the spotlight on a number of European success stories during a day-long broadcast. The post Al Gore Celebrates Europe’s Climate Action Successes in Latest Live Broadcast appeared first on Climate-KIC

The EU’s Clean Energy Mega-Plan: This Week’s 11 Biggest Climate Stories

Climate-KIC

Other stories in this week's State of the Planet press review include: European VCs invest in electric flying cars, Germany makes climate change a G20 priority and public transit's rise in pop culture. The post The EU’s Clean Energy Mega-Plan: This Week’s 11 Biggest Climate Stories appeared first on Climate-KIC

This Epic Game of Thrones Parody Takes on Plastic Bottle Pollution

Climate-KIC

[link] A new sustainability-themed advertisement parodies one of the most iconic scenes from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Did you know the production of one kilo of polyethene – the most common plastic – requires the equivalent of two kilos of oil for energy and raw material? Yet more than one billion beverage […]. The post This Epic Game of Thrones Parody Takes on Plastic Bottle Pollution appeared first on Climate-KIC

Europe, China Trigger Stunning Growth in Green Bonds Market

Climate-KIC

Green bonds, seen as a key way to fund low-carbon projects, have been subject to extraordinary global growth since they were first issued in 2007. A new European Commission study released on Friday (2 December) says the issuance of green bonds globally has risen from $2.6 billion during 2012 to $74.3 billion in 2016 so […]. The post Europe, China Trigger Stunning Growth in Green Bonds Market appeared first on Climate-KIC

The Top 5 Green Cities of the World

Living Green Technology

Last year was the fourth edition of the Global Green Economy Index GGEI. The index uses quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure the green economic performance of 60 countries and 70 cities and how experts assess that performance. Four factors that are used for this performance review are leadership & climate change, efficiency sectors, markets & investment and environment & natural capital. GGEI is produced by Dual Citizen LLC, a private U.S.-based based consultancy.

Christiana Figueres is Back: Former Climate Chief Leads Coalition of 7000 Mayors

Climate-KIC

Her remarkable, optimistic leadership style has been credited with helping deliver the historic Paris climate accord. A year later, Christiana Figueres helps lead the global coalition of mayors who want to see it implemented. Yesterday, (1 December) the former UN climate chief was announced as the vice chair of the new Global Covenant of Mayors […]. The post Christiana Figueres is Back: Former Climate Chief Leads Coalition of 7000 Mayors appeared first on Climate-KIC

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EU Announces ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ 900K Jobs Mega-Plan

Climate-KIC

The EU commission has put forward a ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package of energy laws and regulations to help Europe implement the Paris climate accord. “Europe is on the brink of a clean energy revolution. And just as we did in Paris, we can only get this right if we work together,” EU climate […]. The post EU Announces ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ 900K Jobs Mega-Plan appeared first on Climate-KIC

Is Recycling Your Company's Electronics Good for Your Bottom Line?

Living Green Technology

Recycling keeps getting bigger and bigger in general, and has seen tremendous growth in electronics in particular. In 2010, approximately 3.5 tons of electronics were recycled in the USA, with more than 62% of that coming from PC and IT-related equipment. Much of this recycling is coming from businesses around the nation, but is this simply because of the positive PR being environmentally conscious brings? Or are there other concrete business reasons to do this?