Climate Cruelty and Local Governments

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Local governments are uniquely impacted by climate change. But climate change’s cruelty extends to American governance, too. The level of government least able to mitigate and adapt is the level of government most affected. Climate Change Local Governments

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.


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New lawsuits challenge UK government’s “greenwashing and climate delay”

Envirotec Magazine

Both ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth are taking the government to court over strategies intended to advance the transition to a low emissions future. The Government claims that those producing pollution should bear the cost of managing it.

Should the U.S. government buy Greyhound?


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.

How U.S. government procurement can lead the clean economy


government procurement can lead the clean economy. After 50 years of incremental progress in making its purchasing more sustainable, the federal government still faces tremendous challenges to making acquisitions value sustainability, reduce carbon and halt climate changes to our environment. Every decision the government makes with its $600 billion of annual purchasing power has an impact — it could and should be a positive one. How U.S.

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

UK government funds regional battery-electric buses


The UK government has announced the first five winners of its Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) funding program, which is designed to enable transport authorities outside London to fund zero-emission buses.

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

Electricity players lack green roadmap, fear government policies: report


Amid the flurry to decarbonise post-COP26, firms in Asia also appear to favour hydrogen fuel and face more pressure from shareholders

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Government of Canada launches Hydrogen Strategy


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.

Government has failed to tackle fast fashion, despite the problem worsening, says report

Envirotec Magazine

In comparison, research published by the University of Cambridge earlier this year showed that there have been 14 government strategies containing 689 policies to tackle obesity. This stark difference in government policy and attention demonstrates that,?despite

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

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

Planet Builds Business in State and Local Government Sector

Planet Pulse

Every year, Planet data is utilized by state and local governments to track environmental change, support regional enforcement efforts, and make informed decisions. Working with state and local governments aligns with our goals to support communities and protect the environment.

Singapore youth groups call on government for bolder climate action


A collective of NGOs is pushing the Singapore government to align with climate science and reduce emissions as world leaders convene for COP26. Singapore's current efforts to curb emissions have been rated as "critically insufficient

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.

Nine governments commit to one or more goals of The Climate Group’s ZEV fleet pledge


International non-profit The Climate Group has issued a Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) pledge calling on government organizations to shift 100% of their owned or leased fleets to ZEVs. The Climate Group reports that no government organization has committed to the two and three-wheeler ZEV goal.

How to Apply for Government Grants and Loans

CleanTech Alliance

Source:, 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.

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

Keliber to use government grant to manage analcime sand lithium by-product


Business Finland is a Finnish government organization that promotes innovation and funding for Finland. Finnish mining and battery chemical company Keliber Technology has been granted up to €7 million [$7.9

German government investing $115M in renewable energy in Africa

Renewable Energy World

The German government has announced that it will direct €100 million ($115.7 Factors including lack of funding and government appetite to deploy clean energy resources have resulted in Africa lagging behind other regions in the decarbonization of the energy sector.

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


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

U.S. government providing $209 million for EV battery research

Renewable Energy World

government will provide $209 million in funding for 26 new laboratory electric vehicle battery research projects, and is taking steps to bolster the domestic lithium battery supply chain. Follow @EngelsAngle. The U.S.

‘Lukewarmist’ Peer Set for Role Scrutinising Government Climate Policy


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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Energy firms want APAC governments to step up in the energy transition


But not all governments can respond generously with cash and commitment They called for long-term promises, cross-border collaborations and better regulation.

Rapid action needed from governments to drive hydrogen economy – IEA

Renewable Energy World

Governments need to move faster and more decisively on policy measures to enable low-carbon hydrogen to help the world reach net-zero while boosting energy security.

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

Government announces £5m fund for hydrogen from biomass technologies

Business Green

The government has unlocked £5m of funding to support the rollout of innovative new technologies that will generate hydrogen fuel from biomass and waste feedstocks, it announced this morning. Funding aims to support development and commercialisation of nascent technology.

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


'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?

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.

'An historic shift': Government unveils new nature recovery funding schemes

Business Green

The government has today announced fresh plans to restore 300,000 hectares of habitat across England, as it attempts to push forward with plans to reform farming subsidies to help enhance nature protection and accelerate the net zero transition.

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.

Singapore government unveils 2021 budget with sustainability focus


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

Government not sufficiently grappling with skills gap in relation to net zero

Envirotec Magazine

Inconsistent Government policy on green jobs and a knowledge-gap in necessary skills are resulting in missed opportunities, the Environmental Audit Committee warns. The Government must set out its aims in a measurable way and have a metric for measuring diversity and inclusion.

Why are governments failing to act on climate change?


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?

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

Governments and businesses seek resilience in a changing climate


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

Jigar Shah on government’s role as a catalytic climate investor

Impact Alpha

The post Jigar Shah on government’s role as a catalytic climate investor appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Jan. 12 – The loan program office of the Energy Department has made its first loan commitment under the Biden administration. Jigar.

Government’s Net Zero Strategy is a major step forward, says CCC

Envirotec Magazine

The UK Government’s new Net Zero Strategy sets out for the first time how the Government intends to halve UK emissions in little over a decade, and to eliminate them by 2050. Now we have the Government’s own plan for meeting the UK’s emissions targets.

COP26: Industry calls for action from government and business to address embodied emissions in building construction


Representatives of Stora Enso, Google, Lendlease, WEB Limited Group, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Green Building Council call on governments and industry to make urgent commitments to tackle climate change and achieve a net zero society

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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