2017

Are We Finally Going To Help Puerto Rico Power Up?

Jim Conca

Puerto Rico and USVI arein the largest blackout in U.S. history. But it appears that a more serious contractor, Louis Berger, will be coming to the islands to help resurrect the their electrical and power systems and make them more resilient to future super storms. And that is a big lift

Is Circular Economy the Future of Coffee Shops? Kaffe Bueno is Here to Prove That

Green Tech Challenge

Kaffe Bueno: a case of successful entrepreneurship Kaffe Bueno , is a novel coffee startup based in Copenhagen. It is the first coffee company in the world, with a circular business model. Selling and recycling coffee by using it in natural cosmetics. The 3 founders are from Colombia. After living in London for 3 and a half years, Kaffe Bueno started to shape.

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Better Ventures Invests in Apostrophe to Scale Healthcare Access and Savings

Better Ventures

We are thrilled to announce our latest investment: Apostrophe ! Apostrophe is a Denver, CO-based healthtech startup that administers self-insured employer healthcare plans, making best practices available to employers while making high-quality care available to employees. We led the company’s $1.15M seed round, alongside co-investors TechStars and Royal Street Ventures. Apostrophe is addressing the underlying healthcare problems of high costs, extreme complexity and frustrating user experience.

Web Portal – Modernized for Today’s Consumer

Bidgely

Today’s typical consumer spends hours on Facebook, Instagram, Amazon and the like, so they’ve come to expect all digital interactions to be personalized. What’s the modern utility to do? Well, Bidgely’s recently-updated web portal solution is the answer, helping to deliver an engaging digital energy experience personalized to each consumer. In fact, one utility recently found that 90% of consumers gave the ? to their Bidgely-powered offering! What makes the web portal so great?

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.

India Auctions 500 Megawatts Rooftop Solar Capacity With Lowest Bid At 3.4¢/kWh

CleanTechies

India has auctioned the largest capacity of rooftop solar power projects in history and the results are extremely promising and could provide a much-needed boost to the rooftop solar power… Renewable Energy India India Rooftop Solar Power india solar power SECI Solar Energy Corporation of India

Why Useless Data Is Worse Than No Data

Ambisense

To characterise a process, data is a necessity. In the absence of data, important parameters of a process are not tracked, their significance cannot be evaluated and their behaviour over the course of time cannot be understood. Here’s Why useless data is worse than no data Data – the basis of making decisions To characterise a . Continue reading "Why Useless Data Is Worse Than No Data". The post Why Useless Data Is Worse Than No Data appeared first on Ambisense. Analytics

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Algae is Poised to Become a Mainstream Food Ingredient if Supply Can Keep Up With Demand

AFN Sustainable Protein

Editor’s Note: Andrew A. Dahl is President and CEO of ZIVO Bioscience , a ag biotech R&D company engaged in the commercialization of nutritional and medicinal products derived from proprietary algal strains.

World’s First Modular Green Roof System

Green Roof Technology

Green Roof Professionals around the globe often wonder or speculate how and when the commercial modern Green Roof industry really took off.

Study: Nine Percent of the Plastic Produced Since 1950 Has Been Recycled

Green Technology

A study published in the journal Science Advances offers findings from the first-ever global analysis of all mass-produced plastics ever manufactured. The authors estimate that 8300 million metric tons (Mt) of virgin plastics have been produced since 1950, the beginning of large-scale production. They also document the fate of these plastics, reporting that around 9% have been recycled and 12% incinerated. Seventy-nine percent are now in landfills or the natural environment.

Solar is the cheapest form of renewable energy

Sunrun

In December, the World Economic Forum (WEF) officially reported that by 2020, solar will become the most affordable renewable form of energy in the world. In passing this is great news — solar is a reliable energy source that can provide electricity to those in need with little-to-no impact on the environment. From communities in need to homeowners like you looking to save, everyone can benefit from this positive trend.

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.

Nuclear Energy Gets An Early Christmas Present In Georgia

Jim Conca

Christmas came early to Georgia yesterday when the Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved the completion of two new nuclear reactors at the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Generating Station

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Green City Solutions fights air pollution with IoT, biotech and moss

Green Tech Challenge

Air pollution is becoming a global threat as 90% of urban populations breaths polluted air. We have all seen the images of a smog-filled China city, people wearing masks and authorities banning people to go outside. In December 2016, the Chinese government reported the highest air pollution and the red alert was implemented in 23 cities in northern China. In 2016, World Energy Outlook made a study on air pollution as the fourth-largest threat to human health – but also to our environment.

California’s Place in Global Climate Policy

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

From left: Leila Salazar, Amazon Watch; Danielle Fugere, As You Sow; Larissa Koehler, Environmental Defense Fund; Mary Solecki, Environmental Entrepreneurs; Dana Zartner, University of San Francisco; Lisa Ann Pinkerton, moderator and WCS founder and Chairwoman. Photo by Marcela Cabrera Luna. Overview.

Consumer Wish List: Itemization

Bidgely

Modern utilities are undergoing a transformation: no longer are they thinking of their customer base as “ratepayers”; they are instead viewing them as consumers, and focusing on providing them with value-add services above and beyond the delivery of electrons.

India Cancels Solar+Storage Auctions Due To High Costs

CleanTechies

India’s first attempt to include battery-based storage with utility-scale solar power projects has failed. Solar Energy Corporation of India recently announced that it had to cancel two solar+storage auctions. SECI… Renewable Energy India Kadapa Solar Park Pavagada solar park SECI Solar Energy Corporation of India

Lost Without Data

Ambisense

“In God we trust – all others must bring data” is a quote from reputed statistician Edward Deming, regarded as a forefather of modern business management practices. It distinguishes between implicit trust and data-driven decision making, where the latter is a considered approach using the data available to hand and using intuition to decide upon . Continue reading "Lost Without Data". The post Lost Without Data appeared first on Ambisense. Analytics

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Seattle protestors build massive wall of cups to protest Starbucks recycling policy

Living Green Technology

Stand.earth , a Bellingham-based group, used almost 10,000 cups to build a giant monster and wall in Sodo to protest Starbucks' alleged lack of environmentally-friendly cups. "(Starbucks) "(Starbucks) uses 8,000 cups a minute, every minute of every day of every year. Eight-thousand cups are going in the landfill because in most places around the world, Starbucks cups are not recyclable,“ said Jim Ace, Corporate Campaigner at Stand.earth.

What Do Farmers Think About Cultured Meat?

AFN Sustainable Protein

It’s no secret that many efforts to enhance animal welfare through the promotion and development of plant-based alternatives to animal products may not be good news for farmers.

Norwegian Green Roof Log Cabins in the USA

Green Roof Technology

Around 50 years ago there was trend in the USA of having Norwegian Log Cabins as a second home. All of these cabins came entirely from Norway and they all had a Green Roof.

U.S. EPA Healthy School Renovation Training in Los Angeles

Green Technology

EPA will be offering a free training on environmental health issues frequently encountered during school renovations and is intended for school facility managers, environmental health staff, administrators, and other school district professionals. Topics such as protecting indoor air quality, asbestos & lead paint regulations, energy efficiency, mold, PCBs, environmental risk assessment, and green school design will be covered.

New York is perfect for solar savings

Sunrun

Here at Sunrun, we love solar energy and the sun. And if you’re looking to go solar, we couldn’t be happier to share our love with you. Before you make the big decision however, we know that the best way to introduce you to the world of solar is to share some facts. And when it comes to solar energy in New York, there’s quite a few. Don’t worry, we won’t throw a ton at you. But we do have some introductory info right here.

Stanford's 100% Renewables A Roadmap To Nowhere

Jim Conca

Stanford Prof Mark Jacobson is the prophet of a religion claiming the world can be fueled by 100% renewable energy. But other scientists better not question him or he’ll excommunicate you. And by excommunicate, I mean sue in court. Jacobson filed suit against a scientist who dared to criticize him

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How to save money, the world and shower with style!

Green Tech Challenge

Flow loop makes sustainable showering simpler. After initiating the shower in the regular mode, all you need to do is step on the drain cover - which will automatically activate the circulation mode.

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Illinois’s NextGrid: What’s in it for Solar?

Vote Solar

Illinois is poised to lead the nation toward the grid of the future. That was the message reiterated by ICC Chairman Brien Sheahan last week during a session held by E2?—?Environmental Environmental Entrepreneurs. The location of the event, at 1871, Chicago’s hub for tech start-ups, underscored NextGrid’s vision to open the grid as a platform for new technologies and third-party services.

WCS Talks 2017: Hear from Levi’s, Google, OPower, and more!

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

?WCS Talks is back, now in its fourth year! The full-day event is on Saturday November 4, 2017, at Google’s beautiful new Sunnyvale Campus. Come learn and get inspired as sustainability industry leaders from Levi’s, Google, Skadden, OhmConnect, Autogrid, and more share their knowledge, passion and latest projects with an audience of 300 cleantech and sustainability professionals. WCS Talks 2016. Clockwise from top left: Audience members get acquainted.

Indian State Asks Solar Developers To Voluntarily Reduce Tariffs Two Years After Auction

CleanTechies

15 project developers on the verge of commissioning their utility-scale solar power projects in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh recently received a shock when the state’s regulator asked them… Renewable Energy India india solar power Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Uttar Pradesh Solar Power Uttar Pradesh Solar Power Auction

Enviro Influencers Series: An Interview with Matt Georges

Ambisense

Preface: Technology is disrupting industry value chains and business models the world over. The world’s largest taxi company Uber owns no vehicles, Facebook, the world’s largest media company creates no content & Air B&B, the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate. The environmental industry, however, with its complex value chains & regulatory controls . Continue reading "Enviro Influencers Series: An Interview with Matt Georges".

Electronics Recycling Monthly News Roundup - Living Green Technology

Living Green Technology

As the months go by, more progress is being made in electronics recycling. Companies and consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of technology and are taking more responsibility.

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Cultured Meat Will Cost Startups $150m-$370m (and Take At Least 4 More Years) to Bring to Market

AFN Sustainable Protein

There is a reason that high profile investors and entrepreneurs — and therefore media outlets globally — are getting increasingly excited about alternative protein-based food sources.

Fireworks, Green Roofs and Happy New Year! 2018

Green Roof Technology

Green Roofs and Fireworks. Practically all dry organic materials are combustible at relative low temperatures. Roof shingles or many waterproofing membranes on roofs are typically petroleum-based products (including Asphalt) and there is hardly any difference to dry 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.

In the Expo

Green Technology

This week’s look at exhibitors for the 2017 Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit includes solutions for clean air, water harvesting and building envelopes. Camil US. The Camil Group works to provide customers with sustainable best-in-class air filtration products and services within four main segments: Comfort Air, Clean Processes, Power Systems and Safety & Protection.

Here's why solar energy in California is really top notch

Sunrun

As a potential solar homeowner, we’re sure you’ve done a bit of research regarding home solar systems and how California solar could be great for you. But do you actually know some of the hows and whys of solar’s greatness in California? And, if you wanted to share it with friends and family, could you relay those facts? Don’t worry, this isn’t a pop quiz. In fact, it’s just the opposite. We’ve gotten a few bits of information together so that you know exactly why solar is so valuable in CA.

How California Overreaches With Cellphone Cancer Scare

Jim Conca

The California Dept of Public Health issued guidelines for reducing exposure to RF energy from cellphones as if there was a need to re-scare everyone about brain tumors. There's no evidence cellphones increase cancer risk but this nonsense does distract from real dangers, like texting while driving

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Crickets for the Future: a Juice Size Portion

Green Tech Challenge

Syngja (former Insekt KBH) founded in august 2016, is the world’s only provider of functional beverages – enriched with crickets. Philip Price (26) and Jakob Rukov (39) met at an Insect Cocktail event in Nørrebro. With an interesting mix of backgrounds (Philip Brand- Development/sales and Jakob Ph.D. Molecular Biology), they’re on a quest to make edible insects mainstream.

Iowa’s Next Energy Frontier: Harnessing the Sun

Vote Solar

Iowa is a wind energy superpower, second only to Texas in total wind generation. The Hawkeye State generates enough wind energy to power nearly two million homes and employ more than 9,000 up and down the wind energy supply chain. photo credit: DOE SunShot But on Wednesday, Governor Kim Reynolds called attention the next big clean energy job creator?—?solar solar power.