January, 2023

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AI has great power in combating the climate crisis. How can it be used wisely?

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Artificial intelligence carries great promise in advancing sustainability and resilience in sectors from agriculture to transportation. But it takes human intelligence to ensure AI solutions deliver positive outcomes

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4 Things to Know Before Buying an Electric Car

The Environmental Blog

If you’re trying to live a greener lifestyle , you might be considering purchasing an electric vehicle, or EV. This can be a great option for many people. Let’s take a closer look at four things to know before buying an electric car.

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Jan. 11 – The BUILT Cluster: Working Together for Infrastructure Decarbonization

CleanTech Alliance

The Buildings, Utilities, and Infrastructure Living Together – or the BUILT Cluster leverages Washington State’s social and intellectual capital to accelerate, scale, and replicate sustainable and innovative planning, design, and construction practices/technologies.

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The lens of history

Envirotec Magazine

The London smog of 1952 was certainly tragic in its effect, claiming over 12,000 lives. But it also marked the moment when air pollution’s harms were finally acknowledged, and efforts began to legislate against it.

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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.

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A Compact Guide To Solar Panel Technology

U.S. Green Technology

Solar panels are the most crucial component of a solar power system. You use them to collect solar energy and convert it to electrical energy. Solar panels come in a variety of designs and sizes. Most of them are available in 60, 72, or 90-cell configurations.

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Best of GBB in 2022: Green Businesses Leading the Sustainable Business Movement

Green Business Bureau

Our members continue to amaze us with their commitment to sustainability and their innovative green and social responsibility initiatives. They lead by example and demonstrate how business can be used as a platform for good.

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How to Build an Eco-Friendly Home

The Environmental Blog

With today’s climate change issues, people are paying more attention to their carbon footprint and, overall, trying their best to be environmentally conscious. Due to this, eco-friendly housing is becoming popular.

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February 8th – Perkins Coie Lunch Series – Future-Proofing Buildings: Sustainable, Efficient Design for Energy Retrofits

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance Lunch Series presents notable clean tech executive speakers for a monthly conversation followed by networking with cleantech industry leaders from across the region. Alliance News Member News

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State of the nation

Envirotec Magazine

EA chief executive Sir James Bevan set out his vision for Natural Flood Management (NFM) on 9 December. The approach must be a core part of the UK’s defence against flooding and climate change, he said.

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6 Benefits of Green Technology in Construction Today

U.S. Green Technology

The construction industry is a significant contributor to environmental degradation, consuming vast amounts of raw materials and natural resources, and generating a staggering 39% of the world’s carbon emissions as reported by the World Green Building Council.

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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.

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How to Select a Sustainability Certification for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

Selecting the right sustainability certification for your business can be a tedious process requiring thorough research and understanding which program will best suit your needs and budget.

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Cities are leading the way toward a sustainable and resilient future

GreenBiz

How three cities, Cupertino, Orlando and Boston, are using their communities, new technology and buildings to fight the effects of climate change

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Essential Guide to WEEE Compliance

The Environmental Blog

The EU has issued a legal directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). This should motivate the European industry to reduce pollution and conserve resources. This will enable the EU recycling industry to advance and strengthen its action plan.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Creates Least-costly Carbon Capture to Date

CleanTech Alliance

Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have created the least costly carbon capture method to date. The new system is designed to fit into coal-, gas-, or biomass-fired power plants, as well as cement kilns and steel plants. PNNL chemist David Heldebrant, who leads the research team behind the new technology says, “Instead of […] Member News carbon capture and storage pacific northwest national laboratory

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Don’t bet the farm on forests and soils?

Envirotec Magazine

New research by the University of East Anglia highlights the risks of countries relying on nature-based solutions to achieve net zero. National climate strategies set out how countries plan to reduce emissions, for example by phasing out fossil-fuel use, to get to net-zero in 2050.

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Blink to be exclusive provider of EV charging stations to Mitsubishi’s US dealers

Charged

Bl i nk Charging , a manufacturer and provider of EV charging equipment and services, has reached an exclusive agreement to provide its MQ 200 and IQ 200 Level 2 chargers, as well as DC fast chargers and turnkey installation services, to all 323 Mitsubishi dealerships in the US.

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What is the Net-Zero Meaning in Business?

Green Business Bureau

In this article, we explain the net-zero meaning, what it takes to be a net-zero business, low/zero emissions business practices that you should know, and skepticism around carbon offsetting. Explaining the Net-Zero Meaning.

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3 companies stood out at CES for very different reasons

GreenBiz

Insights about CES 2023 participants Candela, Zoox and VinFast

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How Small Gyms Benefit From Shifting Focus to Sustainable Energy

U.S. Green Technology

Your small gym business represents a positive element in people’s lives. Your expertise and apparatuses empower them to lead healthier and more vibrant lives. Not to mention that you contribute to the local economy and employment levels. Yet, there are ways you can push your positive impact further.

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First Mode, Anglo American Close $1.5B Deal for Zero-Emission Mining

CleanTech Alliance

First Mode closed a $1.5B deal with Anglo American, a global mining company, remaking First Mode as a clean-energy company for heavy industry — and shifting its headquarters to London. The partnership, which was announced last year, combines First Mode’s engineering operation with Anglo American’s recent nuGen priority to develop and deploy a zero-emission system for […] Member News clean tech First Mode zero-emission mining

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SEPA issues first variable penalty

Envirotec Magazine

A landfill site in Glasgow has been served with a civil penalty of £6,200 by SEPA for a breach of its environmental permit resulting in an offensive odour that affected local communities for eight days in June 2021 and 138 complaints.

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Shell to acquire EV charging network Volta for $169 million

Charged

The oil giants, flush with cash after a year of record profits, are on a buying spree in the EV charging space. The latest company to be gobbled up is Volta Charging , which will be acquired by Shell USA in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $169 million.

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Exxon’s models predicting climate change were spot on — 40 years ago

Grist

In the early 1980s, America’s biggest company knew more about climate change than basically anyone else. Rising emissions posed a threat to Exxon’s business — selling fossil fuels — so the oil giant took the lead on understanding what was called the “CO2 problem.”.

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12 women cultivating sustainable food systems in 2023

GreenBiz

It's the annual list of badass women in food. Here's a dozen women to inspire your 2023

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What integrated smart building technology means for the GreenTech industry

U.S. Green Technology

Each year it appears that more world industries are turning their attention to eco-friendly business practices, not only in an effort to reduce the negative impacts associated with excess CO2 emissions, but also to meet a growing public demand to facilitate a more sustainable approach to modern life.

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Nathan Orme, Partner and Patent Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

CleanTech Alliance

Nathan helps companies protect their inventions with strong patents. His background in chemistry and the machining industry helps me understand a wide range of technologies and draft stronger patents. His practice focuses on patent preparation, prosecution, opinions, and counseling in a wide range of technologies including: chemical separation technologies, advanced materials, drill bits and bearing […] Member News

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Group attempts to turn plastic waste into a useful soil additive

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers from University of California, Riverside, have detailed a method to convert plastic waste into a highly porous form of charcoal or char that has a whopping surface area of about 400 square meters per gram of mass.

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EVgo launches enhanced maintenance program, will upgrade its EV charging stations

Charged

By all accounts, the public EV charging experience is pretty dismal. Every day we read reports from drivers about poorly designed and/or maintained charging sites with chargers that seem to work about half the time, at best.

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GMC Continues the Electric Truck Revolution: Introducing the First-Ever 2024 Sierra EV

Green Living Guy

Led by Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 with a 400-mile range1, GMC becomes industry’s first brand with three all-electric trucks 2022-10-20 GMC’s introduction of the first-ever Sierra EV marks a turning point for the premium truck brand. This is as it expands its portfolio of all-electric trucks.

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It is time to fix injustice in global solar supply chains

GreenBiz

Victims of oppression in Xinjiang pay the price for cheap, coal-intensive solar modules

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Finding a Sustainability Career in Business

U.S. Green Technology

Whether you’re trying to do something great for our planet or just make your company more visible than ever, you need to think about all those possibilities you may face if you become more sustainable than ever.

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Tom Redd, CEO Continuus Materials

CleanTech Alliance

Cleantech Chief Executive Officer with a track record of developing, financing, and building innovative businesses in energy and resource recovery. He was formerly CEO of Pyrolyx USA, Inc and President of Reklaim, Inc. Tom has also served as an advisor for a variety of early stage cleantech startups. Tom has a BS, Aerospace Engineering from […

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Particle profiling

Envirotec Magazine

A new study has found high concentrations of small particles in the air in the Copenhagen Metro. In this study, small, portable sensors were calibrated before and after measurements to ensure reliability. In addition the readings were validated by simultaneous measurements using a TSI DustTrack.

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Can an EV go through a car wash? Common Google searches reveal the level of cluelessness about EVs

Charged

The greatest obstacle to EV adoption may not be range anxiety, unreliable public charging, or even the high upfront costs, but rather the lack of consumer awareness about EVs.

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2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe

Green Living Guy

All-new Jeep going PHEV Fifth-generation Lineup Includes the Grand Cherokee 4xe. For it’s the First Electrified Grand Cherokee. Moreover and the New Trailhawk with a V8. The New Ultimate 4×4 Grand Cherokee The fifth generation of most awarded SUV ever brings an all-new architecture.

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