January, 2021

The Relationship Between Trees and Clean Energy

U.S. Green Technology

When you hear clean energy, your mind likely goes to solar and wind power. They are green alternatives to fossil fuels and are much healthier and safer for the environment.

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The State of Green Business 2021

GreenBiz

The State of Green Business 2021. Joel Makower. Mon, 01/25/2021 - 02:11. Adapted from the 14th annual State of Green Business report, our annual report card on progress by the world’s largest companies. The report, published in partnership with S&P Global Trucost, is a free download.

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What Would Nuclear Batteries Do For Us?

Jim Conca

Centralized power systems are inefficient and cumbersome in our new technological future. Like the old telephone system that gave way to autonomous locally-controlled hand-held devices, nuclear batteries can make the same change for power to small, mobile, safe, clean, and affordable markets.

Top Predictions For The Renewable Energy Market in 2021

The Environmental Blog

The global economy of 2020 was primarily shaped by the coronavirus pandemic which greatly affected energy usage, project engagement and investments worldwide.

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Biden to issue new directives on climate change

Inhabitat - Innovation

President Joe Biden is expected to issue a suite of directives by end of the day today that will kickstart the process of combating climate change

Why Local Solar + Storage Is a Pillar of the Net-Zero Grid

GreenTechMedia

This week, we finally left behind a destructive regime that thwarted environmental policy at every turn. We exchanged it for a government putting climate experts and clean-energy doers in its highest ranks in a way that no prior administration has done before. What comes next?

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Fighting deforestation should be a top priority for 2021, and here’s how it can be

GreenBiz

Fighting deforestation should be a top priority for 2021, and here’s how it can be. Heather Clancy. Mon, 01/11/2021 - 02:00.

NuScale Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Moves Another Step Forward

Jim Conca

The small modular nuclear reactor designed by NuScale has received an order to prepare for a combined construction and operating license application to build their SMR as part of the Carbon Free Power Project of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS).

Little Things You Can Do To Live More Sustainably

The Environmental Blog

With the environment in a bit of a crisis right now, it’s essential that we all do our bit to try and help the planet. By living more sustainably , we can hopefully stop the situation from getting out of control before it’s too late.

Amazon rainforest is becoming a carbon source due to deforestation

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the next 15 years, the Amazon rainforest is on track to be a larger source of carbon emissions than it absorbs because of the rapid rate of deforestation

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Shell Says Hydrogen Is Heavy Transport’s Future. What Now For Biofuels?

GreenTechMedia

Hydrogen will be the key energy source for global road freight, according to a new report commissioned by European oil major Shell. Electrification is the most economic and environmental solution for smaller delivery vehicles.

Pros and Cons of Wind Power for the Home

U.S. Green Technology

Wind power is one of the largest sources of clean, renewable energy in the United States, and it’s only going to keep growing. By 2030, wind power is expected to produce 20% of the U.S. electricity demand and cost less than fossil fuels.

5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021

GreenBiz

5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021. Meg Wilcox. Mon, 01/04/2021 - 01:15. For companies with sustainable packaging goals, 2025 is fast approaching. That’s the year when many have pledged to become zero waste, or to use 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.

2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report: Week 2

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Brad Boswell, January 23, 2021 Week Two The second week of the 105 day 2021 Legislative Session is now complete. This week was full of virtual committee hearings and executive sessions.

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How to Contribute to the Future of the Planet With Sustainable Clothing

The Environmental Blog

Fashion and your dressing style say a lot about the person wearing the clothes. Apparel can talk about the wearer’s interest in following the latest ramp trends, celebrity and model looks, or a free-thinking spirit that prefers what truly complements their body and makes them feel great.

Bro.do x Mylea Better Shoes are made from mushroom leather

Inhabitat - Innovation

As the fashion world looks for alternatives to plastic and leather, mycelium is rising to the top of the material supply chain

Solar Industry Pushed to Examine Supply Chain After Reports of Forced Labor in China

GreenTechMedia

Labor and resettlement programs targeting Uyghur populations in China’s Xinjiang region have been linked with companies producing a significant portion of the world’s polysilicon, according to a forthcoming report that draws a connection between the solar industry and forced labor in the region.

Sustainable Waste Management for Businesses

U.S. Green Technology

If you are looking to make your business greener, one of the ways to do so is through sustainable waste management. Sustainable waste management is not only about recycling as it is about managing waste from the time it is created to the time it is deemed to have little to no impact on the.

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Keep your eyes on these 9 electric truck and van companies in 2021

GreenBiz

Keep your eyes on these 9 electric truck and van companies in 2021. Mike De Socio. Mon, 01/04/2021 - 02:00. Last year, a number of automakers announced or advanced ambitious plans to electrify heavy-duty big rigs, semi-trucks, box trucks, delivery vans and more.

2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report: Week 1

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Brad Boswell, January 16, 2021 Week One Today marks the end of the first week of the 2021 Legislative Session in Washington. On Monday several legislators came to a largely empty Capitol Campus to take an in-person vote to adopt rules to allow for a virtual session.

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Reasons Why More Brands Are Moving Towards Sustainable Packaging

The Environmental Blog

We’re all increasingly aware of the dramatic consequences of climate change and how humanity’s actions are directly having a visible, tangible effect on the health of our world.

Bee-killing pesticide approved for emergency use in the UK

Inhabitat - Innovation

Not only is this chemical thought to kill bees, but rainwater will wash it from fields into rivers

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New York City’s Biggest Power Producer Aims to Import Renewable Energy From Upstate

GreenTechMedia

After losing out on an early opportunity to build New York state's biggest battery, the owner of New York City's biggest power plant is taking steps to import renewable electricity generated upstate.

Creating a Sunny Future with Solar Panels

U.S. Green Technology

One of the hallmarks of the 21st Century would have to be solar panels. These devices have become more widespread in recent years, and part of the reason for that is because they are a tremendous asset to a homeowner and society in general, producing an essential commodity.

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The year ahead for water: The Roaring '20s and creative destruction

GreenBiz

The year ahead for water: The Roaring '20s and creative destruction. Will Sarni. Thu, 01/07/2021 - 01:00. A recent issue of the Economist featured an article titled " The Plague Year: The Year When Everything Changed " (subscription required). Few will be surprised by this title.

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Benefits of Providing Biodegradable Cups

The Environmental Blog

Many restaurants and coffee shops around the world will sell packaged drinks that people can take with them. In the past, many companies would provide customers with Styrofoam cups that were affordable and were designed to maintain an ideal temperature.

Stefano Boeri Architetti designs prefab COVID-19 vaccination centers for Italy

Inhabitat - Innovation

All aspects of the project, which was completed free of charge, are united by a floral logo of a pink primrose and the motto “With a flower, Italy comes back to life

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A Vibrant Cleantech Startup Ecosystem Takes Root in India

GreenTechMedia

This is the second article in a series. Read part one here. It’s easy to see what’s motivating India’s emerging ecosystem of sustainable technology startups with a glance out the window from the office of Sangam Ventures in Gurugram, just outside of Delhi.

Develop your Eco-friendly Business Strategy for 2021

U.S. Green Technology

The eco-friendly movement has gained noticeable momentum in recent years. More and more customers are taking the time to notice if the brands they use every day are green or not.

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The case for buying climate tech from BIPOC and women-owned suppliers

GreenBiz

The case for buying climate tech from BIPOC and women-owned suppliers. Marilyn Waite. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:45. Stopping carbon pollution alone will not bring climate justice. Reaching net-zero by 2050 will not either. Neither will achieving 100 percent renewable energy targets.

2021 Policy Update Panel – The Road Ahead

CleanTech Alliance

A pragmatic policy outlook for 2021

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Government of Canada launches Hydrogen Strategy

Charged

Most automakers may have rejected hydrogen as an energy storage medium for passenger vehicles ( Toyota is the notable exception), but the technology may yet find applications for industrial processes, and in other forms of transportation such as aviation and shipping.

Sustainable interior design trends for 2021

Inhabitat - Innovation

Inhabitat rounded up some of the most sustainable interior design trends predicted for 2021 so you can stay ahead of the curve