2021

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.

Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change?

GreenBiz

Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change? Aubrey McCormick. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 02:00. Sports leagues are seeing the impacts and the surge of climate-responsible athletes using their platforms to promote positive environmental and social impact — it’s something for the history books.

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Irrational Nuclear Fear Puts Sweden In Danger Of Succumbing To Stupidity

Jim Conca

With 78% of the population supporting nuclear power, Sweden’s plan to prematurely shut down its entire nuclear fleet is bizarre, especially since it will add over 2 billion tons of CO2 emissions, cause the loss of $120 billion in taxes and undermine their grid reliability when it's really cold.

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.

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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CleanTech Alliance

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Microplastics from textiles damage lung cells, finds study

Envirotec Magazine

Microplastics from textiles may inhibit the lung’s ability to repair damage caused by conditions such as COVID-19, according to research findings released on 24 February.

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So Big It’s Boring: The Rise of Utility-Scale Solar

GreenTechMedia

In 2015, I was sitting with representatives of Strata Solar, Southern Company and the Arkansas Public Service Commission, waiting to go onstage. We were the last session of the last day of the conference in question — a tough time slot.

5 Types of Wood That Improve Sustainability

U.S. Green Technology

Wood is a preferred choice for many when it comes to consumer products or building material. For starter, it is a natural resource which is renewable, has a low carbon footprint and recyclable. Moreover, there is an element of aestheticism and it can be used for artwork too.

6 Sustainable DIY Projects for Spring

U.S. Green Technology

With warmer weather on the horizon, you might be on the hunt for a few DIY projects. Luckily, you don’t have to look any further. It’s time to break out some tools and creativity to spruce up your house and the planet in time for spring. Here are six sustainable home improvement ideas. Hanging.

Right to repair is on the way

GreenBiz

Right to repair is on the way. Suz Okie. Mon, 04/05/2021 - 00:40. In the waning months of 2020, the European Union took ambitious steps to address the more than 12 million tons of electronic waste the bloc produces annually.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative.is, VirtualGaia.com, 7Vortex.com; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Chief Storyteller, The Climate 4.0 Project

Join our amazing panelists, 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.

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.

How to Combat Noise Pollution

U.S. Green Technology

Noise pollution, also known as environmental noise or sound pollution, is defined as regular exposure to elevated sound levels that may have adverse effects in humans and other living organisms.

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).

How to Reduce Your Business Waste In 2021: Top Tips

The Environmental Blog

If you want to make your business more sustainable in 2021 and bounce back from the current economic crisis, reducing your business waste is a great place to start.

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2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 13

CleanTech Alliance

Week Thirteen Week 13 is now complete and the 2021 Legislative Session is winding down. Sunday, April 11th, is the final day for bills, other than those deemed necessary to implement the budget, to pass the opposite chamber from where they were introduced in order to keep advancing this session.

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First of its kind study examines the impact of ocean noise pollution on Ireland’s marine life

Envirotec Magazine

Ireland’s first real-time acoustic monitoring project of cetacean species (whales, dolphins and porpoise) was launched last week off the South Coast of Ireland, with the goal of creating a near real-time detection model for these species and examining the impact rising ocean noise pollution is having on Ireland’s marine life.

UK launches world's largest ocean monitoring system

Inhabitat - Innovation

The U.K. has announced a plan to install an underwater network of cameras to monitor and protect ocean biodiversity

What’s the Role for New Nuclear Power in the Fight Against Climate Change?

GreenTechMedia

Small modular reactors (SMRs) — nuclear reactors using novel technologies to fit into much smaller and mass-producible packages than the behemoth nuclear power plants of today — are presented as a way of rapidly decarbonizing the grid in the face of an ever more pressing need to meet climate targets.

Urging clean energy and justice for tribal nations

GreenBiz

Urging clean energy and justice for tribal nations. Roger Sorkin. Thu, 04/01/2021 - 00:45. During the 20th century, coal was a cheap and reliable source of electricity. Today it’s relatively expensive and highly polluting.

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Using urban forestry to fight for environmental justice

GreenBiz

Using urban forestry to fight for environmental justice. Breanna Draxler. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 00:05. The term "urban forest" may sound like an oxymoron.

Teaching Your Kids How To Recycle And Why

U.S. Green Technology

With an ever-increasing population that still relies overwhelmingly on unsustainable resources, the world is relying on our children for its future. Our generation is making steady progress towards a greener planet.

7 Simple Ways to Conserve Energy While Doing Your Daily Chores

U.S. Green Technology

Optimizing energy usage at home isn’t something that people think about often. If only people know how to conserve energy in their day-to-day lives, they’ll find that they’re spending less money on their energy bills. Plus, they’re also environment-friendly.

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6 Simple Ways to Achieve Environmental Sustainability in Life Science Laboratories

U.S. Green Technology

Back in 2017, there are around 350,000 Instagram posts tagged as “zero-waste.” ” Add to that the zero-waste blogs and websites that are sprouting left and right. Consumers these days also have an increasing option of zero-waste products, from beauty and hygiene to household items.

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.

6 smart solutions for eco-friendly businesses

The Environmental Blog

Going green may boost your business’ bottom line. Have a glimpse at the business world in 2021, whether brick-and-mortar facilities or online organisations, and you’ll immediately notice a wide divergence in the amount of effort poured into eco-friendly initiatives.

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How many jobs could Governor Inslee’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) create?

CleanTech Alliance

Source: The Washington Business Alliance, March 25, 2021 According to a recent report, the CCA (SB 5126) would not only protect jobs but also generate up to 195,000 full-time-equivalent job-years and generate up to $13 billion in employee compensation through 2030.

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Air pollution risks health of all, especially drivers, says TfL report

Envirotec Magazine

Photo credit: Yuri Turkov/Shutterstock.com. The Mayor of London has today published a report on the impact of coronavirus on London bus drivers. Green Party London Assembly Member Caroline Russell said: “I was really concerned to see today’s worrying report on bus driver deaths from coronavirus.

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Vincent Callebaut envisions a carbon-neutral district for France

Inhabitat - Innovation

Archiborescence is a proposal to turn Lille, France into a sustainable, carbon-neutral district that produces more renewable energy than it consumes

Inside Google’s Bid to Get Granular on Renewable Energy Credits

GreenTechMedia

In the decades since the voluntary renewable energy credit marketplace cropped up, a bevy of options for acquiring renewables has bloomed. Companies can choose from options including buying RECs, investing in onsite renewables and signing virtual power-purchase agreements.

7 Effective Ways to Make the Moving Process More Environmentally-friendly

U.S. Green Technology

Over the last couple of years, sustainability and environmental issues grew from something that was discussed only in select circles to the topics that dominate all aspects of our lives.

25 badass women shaping climate action in 2021

GreenBiz

25 badass women shaping climate action in 2021. Heather Clancy. Mon, 03/08/2021 - 02:00. Given the devastating economic toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and girls, the imperative to mark International Women’s Day carries more weight than usual this year. .

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In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech

GreenBiz

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech. Jonathan Foley. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:30. This article originally appeared on the author's personal blog, and was written in that capacity. Italics are the author's.

Discover the World of Sustainable Tourism

U.S. Green Technology

According to data, tourist trips have increased from 524 million in 1995 to 1.3 billion in 2017, and we are expecting this number to continue growing. The tourism industry represents 10% of GDP and provides 11% of all job positions.

How will the Tech Industry be different in 2021

U.S. Green Technology

2020 has been one of the toughest years. However, one thing that we have learned from the past year is, it is hard to imagine a world without technology. The COVID-19 pandemic has entirely changed the customer experience. It is believed that these changes won’t go as the pandemic ends.

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Japan Will Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into The Ocean

Jim Conca

And that’s exactly what they should do. And the International Atomic Energy Agency agrees. Only a small amount of tritium is left, so trivial that it could not harm humans or anything in the environment.