July, 2021

5 Green Home Improvement Ideas You Can Implement

U.S. Green Technology

(Image) Are you looking for home improvements ideas that not only upgrade the look and feel of your home but also add value and make your home greener? Many homeowners are moving towards sustainable and eco-friendly homes as these improvements are beneficial in multiple ways.

Save on Your Energy Bill with These Fun Household Activities

The Environmental Blog

Saving money isn’t always fun. Being environmentally responsible can sometimes feel more like a chore than a privilege. Try walking around with a handful of messy food you are trying to eat while juggling a purse, shopping bags, and a plastic bottle of water.

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Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity

GreenBiz

Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity. Heather Clancy. Mon, 07/12/2021 - 02:00. The plastic waste problem gets plenty of attention, and for good reason: If we continue mismanaging this material as usual, there could be 7.7

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The Impact of Excessive Heat on the Power Grid

CleanTech Alliance

In June 2021, the Pacific Northwest suffered the worst heat wave in recorded history. Since record keeping began in 1894, only three days have ever recorded a temperature of over 100° F, but June 2021 had three consecutive days of temperatures over 100° F.

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.

China To Build The First Small Modular Nuclear Reactor – Of Course

Jim Conca

China has 49 nuclear reactors in operation, 17 under construction, and another 100 planned by 2035. China has also established the first national institute dedicated to nuclear. So, of course, they’ve started building their first small modular reactor, the Linglong One.

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

Envirotec Magazine

A woman demonstrates against fast fashion (image credit: Stefan Müller (climate stuff) , CC BY 2.0 license ).

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Why Will High Carbon Emitting Buildings Be Worth Less Over Time

The Environmental Blog

Earlier the value of a building depended on its location and the features it offered. However, as sustainable construction is gaining importance, many cities are now set to change the rules of the game in commercial real estate.

Meet one vertical farm venture helping the industry grow past greens

GreenBiz

Meet one vertical farm venture helping the industry grow past greens. Jesse Klein. Tue, 07/20/2021 - 00:35.

Grid Resiliency Q&A #2

CleanTech Alliance

Grid resiliency continues to be a top priority for consumers and utilities alike. From the heat wave that pushed the Pacific Northwest’s grid to the limit to California wildfires once again pushing the state closer to blackouts, grid resiliency remains a salient issue. With climate change accelerating extreme weather events and making them more frequent […]. Member News Public Policy grid grid resiliency grid resiliency spotlight Itron

New Nuclear Fuel Can Be Here Even Faster Than New Reactors

Jim Conca

New nuclear fuel made from U and Th, called ANEEL, can address several issues with nuclear power – cost, proliferation and waste, especially when used in CANDU/PHWR reactors. And it will be here soon not in the 2030s. It’s made-in-America makes it a prime candidate for export to emerging markets.

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.

Public debate on water pollution “oversimplified”, believes expert panel

Envirotec Magazine

The rise of citizen science is placing increasing pressure on water companies to improve their environmental performance and protect river and bathing water quality.

How Renewable Energy Is Contributing to Energy Storage for Mines

U.S. Green Technology

The rise of eco-consciousness promotes positive change in industrial processes. Government backing additionally influences sustainable development, helping us meet carbon-neutral goals.

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Things Your Business Can Do to Go Green

The Environmental Blog

Solar Panel City – Free photo on Pixabay. As the planet ages, research is showing that humans need to do everything possible to help preserve the natural resources around the world.

Lessons from inside the heat dome about the future of the electric grid

GreenBiz

Lessons from inside the heat dome about the future of the electric grid. Sarah Golden. Fri, 07/02/2021 - 02:00. The impacts of climate change feel abstract until they’re not. . I’ve spent the last five days living through an unprecedented heat dome in Oregon. The temperatures are suffocating.

Idaho Sustainability Happy Hour 8/11

CleanTech Alliance

Join the CleanTech Alliance, Idaho Chapter for our monthly Sustainability Happy Hour. We will chat about the latest sustainability news, network with other sustainability professionals, and listen to leaders in the industry share their latest innovations and projects.

What’s Happening? Global Emissions Are Still Rising

Jim Conca

Global electricity demand will increase almost 10% by 2022, and half of this will be fossil fuel, particularly new coal in the developing world. Nuclear will grow by only 2%, and is one important reason emissions will grow so much during this period.

Local Leaders and mayors call for power shift to meet net zero

Envirotec Magazine

Local leaders gathered in Birmingham on 13 July (image credit: Mac McCreery , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ). A communiqué signed by UK mayors and local leaders calls for a ‘power shift’ from Whitehall so that local and regional authorities can deliver Net Zero.

IoT, Sensors, & Smart Waste Management: The Urban City Avatar We Need

U.S. Green Technology

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about a smart city? If you’re like most people, chances are you’re already imagining a glitzy city skyline filled with a zillion high-rise apartments, wide roads, and luxury cars.

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How Can You Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient?

The Environmental Blog

NSW is known for its national parks and coastal cities. The state has the highest population, with around 8.17 million residents living in the state per Sept 2020 estimates. According to a recent report , NSW uses around one-quarter of Australia’s energy due to its high population.

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This summer, consider sustainable seafood

GreenBiz

This summer, consider sustainable seafood. Theresa Lieb. Fri, 07/23/2021 - 02:30. Summer makes me nostalgic for seafood. As a kid, our annual family vacation to Croatia was my favorite time of the year.

Idaho Sustainability Happy Hour (7/14)

CleanTech Alliance

Join the CleanTech Alliance, Idaho Chapter for our monthly Sustainability Happy Hour. We will chat about the latest sustainability news, network with other sustainability professionals, and listen to leaders in the industry share their latest innovations and projects.

America’s Aging Infrastructure Gets C-Minus On Its Report Card

Jim Conca

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave us a C- on our infrastructure report card with Aviation (D+), Bridges (C), Dams (D), Drinking Water (C-), Hazardous Waste (D+), Inland Waterways (D+), Public Parks (D+), Ports (B-), Rail (B), Roads (D), Transit (D-), Wastewater (D+) and Energy (C-).

Sponsored content: Dive deeper into your gas detection data – 3 steps to improve worker safety

Envirotec Magazine

This article contains paid-for content created in collaboration with. Blackline Safety Europe. By: Ian White, Product Marketing Manager, Blackline Safety Europe.

The Many Benefits of Smart Green Waste Removal

U.S. Green Technology

If you have a garden at home or large plots of greenery at your workplace, you know that gardening and landscaping can require a lot of cutting, pruning and fertilizing so that plants can grow strong and healthy.

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How to Enjoy Camping Without Harming Nature

The Environmental Blog

As we are bombarded by the loud honks and blinding lights of city life, everything seems exhausting. Hectic tasks and schedules are also added to the long list of stress inducers. One of the recreational activities that we perceive to be destresser is camping.

These entrepreneurs want consumers to reuse wine bottles

GreenBiz

Although the approaches used by Good Goods and Gotham Project are different, both companies play up the importance of digital technology and sturdier glass

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, July 27, 2021 Energy assistance reporting template and “how to” webinar recording available All electric utilities are required to provide an assessment of energy assistance programs to Commerce by February 1, 2022 as part of compliance with RCW 19.405.120(4). An outline of the requirements for the reporting template is now available […].

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Heat, Wildfires And Power Grid Challenges – Even The Pacific Northwest Begins To Worry

Jim Conca

Heat waves are stressing the electrical grid in the Pacific Northwest, making regional system operators prepare for rolling blackouts. Fortunately, we have tools to cope, including hydro and nuclear power, and demand response where you just ask big users to please not use any power for a while.

Progress made but too many still falling short, says EA on environmental performance of water and sewerage firms

Envirotec Magazine

The EA’s downbeat appraisal made frequent reference to Southern Water’s record-breaking £90 million fine announced in early July, for sewage discharges believed to have caused significant damage to ecosystems along coastlines including that near the mouth of the Solent, pictured (image credit: James Stringer , CC BY-NC 2.0 license).

How to Host a Sustainable Office Party

U.S. Green Technology

Organizing an office party might not seem like the best way to spend your free time, but if you take into account all the benefits that come from this move, you’ll realize that this is definitely an idea worth considering.

7 Energy-Saving Changes To Implement In Your Household

The Environmental Blog

Electrician is installing a LED bulb. Many households today are spending so much more energy than they’ve been doing so in the past. This fact is an inherent change brought about by the coming in of more and more advancements in technology.

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It’s time to redefine sustainability

GreenBiz

It’s time to redefine sustainability. Esteban Guerrero. Tue, 07/27/2021 - 02:15. It’s time we should be able to explain sustainability to a 5-year-old — in five words or less. There really aren’t many simple definitions of sustainability.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, July 27, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by […]. Public Policy commerce rulemaking utc weekly bulletin workshop notice

Top 8 Sustainable Fishing Practices: Small Business Sustainability Guide

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Fishing. Today’s common fishing practices are unsustainable and with the number of seafood eaters growing across the world, our seafood supply is readily depleting. This can leave a lasting impact on the health of our oceans as well as communities who rely on fishing for stability.

Mapping data used for air-pollution postcode checker

Envirotec Magazine

Recently-launched water filtration and air purification company Aqua Perfecta is developing a UK postcode checker for customers to measure air pollution and help the company offer advice on air purifying products.