3 Ways Municipal Software Helps Governments

U.S. Green Technology

Local governments have to fight to keep up with the constant demand for current services and availability as technology progresses at a breakneck speed. Unfortunately, The post 3 Ways Municipal Software Helps Governments appeared first on U.S.

Stranded at sea: 2000 cattle face culling by Spanish government

Inhabitat - Innovation

Stranded at sea with roughly 2000 cattle, two ships face are "crying out for help" from the Spanish government

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How Government deregulation has helped remove the stigma from marijuana and helped keep energy prices low

U.S. Green Technology

Three Examples Of Government Deregulation Deregulation in the public and private sectors ensures competition and low prices for the customer. There are three examples of government deregulation listed below that you can. The post How Government deregulation has helped remove the stigma from marijuana and helped keep energy prices low appeared first on U.S. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green StartUps, Green Companies Green Stories Government Deregulation

Should the U.S. government buy Greyhound?

GreenBiz

The federal government should nationalize it and expand its low-carbon, affordable services. The bus company is for sale. Electric Vehicles Equity & Inclusion Green New Deal Policy & Politics railroad Transportation & Mobility

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.

Australian government stumbles in climate crisis response

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Australian government appears conflicted in its efforts to adopt environmentally progressive policies following the country's recent bushfires and record temperatures

Government of Canada launches Hydrogen Strategy

Charged

Be that as it may, governments in Europe and Japan have big plans to subsidize hydrogen technology. The Strategy is the result of three years of research and analysis, with input from 1,500 experts and stakeholders from industry, government and academia. Source: Government of Canada.

The Australian government unveils plan to end plastic pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

With the National Plastic Plan, Australia aims to address challenges with biodegradable, recyclable and compostable plastics

New US government rule allows drilling in forested land

Inhabitat - Innovation

government legalizes oil and gas drilling within forested land. A new rule published by the U.S. This action threatens forest ecosystems, reversing decades of work to protect forested areas

Federal government’s new climate plan is brave, honest, and historic

Clean Energy Canada

VICTORIA — Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s climate plan update : “When it comes to climate action, honesty is the best policy. Media Releases Federal Government

French government moves to abolish shortest flights

Business Green

The French government has moved forward with pioneering plans to effectively ban a number of short haul aviation routes as part of the country's sweeping new climate bill.

‘Lukewarmist’ Peer Set for Role Scrutinising Government Climate Policy

DeSmogBlog

A Conservative peer who was until last year a trustee of the UK’s most prominent climate science denial group is set to be appointed to a parliamentary committee tasked with overseeing the UK government’s climate policy.

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Planners call on government for stronger direction on climate action

Envirotec Magazine

An overwhelming majority of UK planners want the next government to give stronger direction and more resources to enable local planners to deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

How to Apply for Government Grants and Loans

CleanTech Alliance

Source: USA.gov, accessed September 9, 2019 Free Money from the Government The federal government does not offer grants or “free money” to individuals to start a business or cover personal expenses, contrary to what you might see online or in the media. Websites or other publications claiming to offer “free money from the government” are often scams.

Is governance the unexplored secret behind Patagonia’s business success?

GreenBiz

Contrary to what you might expect, the company doesn't offer employee stock options, in part so it can continue to push boundaries of corporate behavior. Corporate Strategy Employee Engagement

French government to ban short domestic flights in favor of trains

Inhabitat - Innovation

The French government is planning to end all short flights for routes that could be traveled in 2.5 hours or less by train in order to reduce carbon emissions

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Singapore government unveils 2021 budget with sustainability focus

Eco-Business

Previously criticised for not channelling enough stimulus spending to green initiatives, Singapore has announced myriad sustainability measures under this year’s government budget.

UK?s Largest Solar Project Approved, Will Snub Government Subsidies

GreenTechMedia

's largest-ever solar project, received its government planning approvals this week. The developers say they will not seek any government subsidy and will not participate in the contracts for difference (CFD) auction next year. ” Government auction?

Vancouver receives $22M from federal government for urban climate centre

CleanTech Alliance

On Thursday, the federal government announced it will be giving $22 million to help the city create an urban climate centre […]. Source: CTV News Vancouver, Alyse Kotyk, August 29, 2019 t’s been eight years since Vancouver adopted the goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020 and that deadline is swiftly approaching. Industry News Public Policy

Ford CEO: US government needs to support domestic battery production

Charged

Ford CEO Jim Farley says the US government needs to support domestic battery production and the rollout of public charging infrastructure. “We European governments are moving to break this stranglehold—the European Commission’s recent announcement of €2.9

Turning action into law: government’s accountability legislation a critical step

Clean Energy Canada

We particularly welcome the new requirement that the federal government report on its own climate-related financial risks and opportunities, under the purview of the finance minister. Media Releases Climate Policy Federal Government

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Governments and businesses seek resilience in a changing climate

GreenBiz

Entities are looking more closely at microgrids and other technologies as a solution. Energy & Climate Microgrids Renewable Energy Weather

UK Government appoints Arup as sustainability consultant for COP26

Envirotec Magazine

The UK Government, as hosts of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), has selected engineering, design and consultancy firm Arup to help it achieve its ambition of delivering a sustainable summit. COP26 is to be held at the SEC, Glasgow, in November 2021.

Why are governments failing to act on climate change?

Rinexii

1 A more in-depth survey poll conducted by ABC news, Stanford, and the RFF found that 68% of Americans think the government should be doing a lot to stop climate change. We have never seen more unity on climate change, so why are governments failing to act on climate change?

Supreme Court ruling paves way for federal government to take strong climate action

Clean Energy Canada

Because the carbon price will continue to be revenue neutral, the federal government will keep returning the proceeds to Canadians and the majority of households will continue receiving more than they pay. Release | Federal government’s new climate plan is brave, honest, and historic.

Solarcentury Gets Boost from UK Government for 500MW Overseas Pipeline

GreenTechMedia

government. government-owned renewables investor. is not expected to become a major exporter of solar energy-related goods and services — even with UKEF support, or any other government backing that might be forthcoming as the country redraws its trade priorities post-Brexit.

In danger of becoming a missed opportunity: ADEPT’s response to government’s planning White Paper

Envirotec Magazine

The Government’s White Paper, Planning for the Future, has caused a furore amongst local authorities. And the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) is calling on the Government to think again.

Government says beavers can stay in their Devon home

Envirotec Magazine

Peter Burgess, Director of Conservation at Devon Wildlife Trust, says: “This is the most ground-breaking government decision for England’s wildlife for a generation. In 2014, with local community support, Devon Wildlife Trust and a partnership including the University of Exeter, Clinton Devon Estates and the Derek Gow Consultancy, successfully secured a license from government which would allow the beavers to stay and be studied over a five-year period.

Campaigners Urge UK Government To 'Lock Out' Polluters From COP26

DeSmogBlog

A letter published today and signed by over 170 grassroots groups urged the government to “kick out” polluters from sponsoring or even visiting the summit, clai ming their presence is “poisoning” the climate debate.

On track for net zero? Observers respond to the UK government’s ten-point green plan

Envirotec Magazine

Commentators in the environmental sphere seemed to broadly welcome the UK government’s “Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”, unveiled on 18 November, although some lamented its apparent inconsistencies. Photo credit: Willy Barton/Shutterstock.com.

Can Private Industry Solve Our Climate Crisis Where Governments Fail?

Jim Conca

Since governments haven’t done a great deal in addressing global warming - emissions are still increasing - perhaps private industry can facilitate people stepping in themselves The global nature of climate change requires everyone getting on board in order to make substantive efforts.

Still in the dark about targets? Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Envirotec Magazine

Following the announcement of the government’s Environment Bill on 30 January , many observers in the environmental arena reflected on the ambition and likely efficacy of the legislation, while highlighting areas of concern and suggested improvement.

Ahead of COP26 the government must make waves with maritime

Business Green

Net zero is not possible without decarbonising maritime, and if the government fully commits to the mission our industry stands ready to play its part, explains Maritime UK chief executive Ben Murray. It's a journey industry and government must take together.

President Tsai reiterates government commitment to promoting farmers’ welfare

Eco-Business

President Tsai said on 4 Jan that advancing the welfare of Taiwan’s farmers lies at the heart of the country’s agricultural policy, with a raft of related legislation passed in recent years demonstrating the depth of government commitment

UK Government’s Advisers Urge It to Back Hydrogen Economy in Stimulus Plans

GreenTechMedia

” The CCC wants the government to allocate funds as quickly as possible for hydrogen demonstration projects and to help seed industrial-scale deployments. government to support the scaling up of the industry through post-COVID-19 stimulus. The U.K.

Offshore wind in the US advances with 30-GW commitment from government

Renewable Energy World

The post Offshore wind in the US advances with 30-GW commitment from government appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

West Coast Wildfires Reveal Massive Governance Failures

Forbes Green Tech

Political polarization and short-termism impede the development of a rational wildfire policy response. State-level zero emissions policies alone will not address wildfires in the short-run. Along with forest management, communities need to enact policies to better prepare for wildfires.

Steven Chu Blames Government Contractors For Ongoing Nuclear Waste Debacle

Forbes Green Tech

The United States continues to struggle with legacy military nuclear waste, former Energy Secretary Steven Chu said, because the contractors making billions from it have opposed a better solution.

7 Proven Ways City Leaders Can Work Better Together to Create Resilient Cities

The City Fix

More effective solutions require cross-cutting responses and collaboration across multiple levels of government and sectors.

Corporations in the crosshairs: From reform to redesign

GreenBiz

There’s no shortage of efforts to reform capitalism and corporate governance. Corporate Governance Corporate Strategy Leadership NGOs & Activism ESGCan disparate actors, particularly civil society movements, converge under the banner of corporate redesign?

Learning From Seoul to Control COVID-19: Transparency, Accountability, Solidarity

The City Fix

Urban Governance accountability communications community coronavirus COVID-19 data digital economic stimulus government GPS innovation low-income pandemic public health Seoul Seoul Metropolitan Government South Korea technology transparency Vijay Jagannathan

Lack of trust and government mixed signals hamper UK-EU environment deal

Envirotec Magazine

Including environment and climate change level playing field provisions in the UK-EU agreement could also strengthen the Government’s position in negotiations with other international partners, according to the committee.

In Hawaii and Colorado, governments and the private sector electrify transportation

GreenBiz

An innovation lab on mobility helps projects move from point A to point B. Cities Electric Vehicles Electrification Electromobility Transportation & Mobility