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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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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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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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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The Power of Multistakeholder Collaboration in Creating More Equitable and Sustainable Cities

The City Fix

The latest UN climate conference, COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, was a significant one for cities in many respects. Delegates established a new fund to help vulnerable countries deal with loss and damages from climate impacts, and some of. Urban Development 1.5C

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2023 Trend Watch – Out of Volatility Emerges Renewed Urgency for Innovation

CleanTech Group

In 2022, most corners of the world felt the ripple effects (if not direct effects) of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Occupying many. Cleantech Insights Climate Change Energy & Power Global Cleantech 100 Hydrogen alternative fuels climate cop27 distributed energy energy grid Mobility power

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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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The renewable energy transition is creating a green jobs boom

GreenBiz

million people work in the global renewable energy sector, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency

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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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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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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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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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Methane’s life, death, and secret second life

Grist

The following transcript has been edited for clarity and length. Imagine you’re flying through our atmosphere in a spaceship the size of an atom.

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Bengaluru’s First Junction Transformation: Balekundri Circle

The City Fix

“I find it scary to cross this junction. I literally have to run to save my life,” says Varsha, a resident of Bengaluru in southern India who crosses the Balekundri Circle in the central part of the city every day.

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Asia is too often overlooked in the alt protein conversation. It’s time to change that

AFN Sustainable Protein

Editor’s Note: Sonalie Figueiras is the f ounder & editor in chief of Green Queen Media and founder of sustainable packaging and plastic reduction marketplace Source Green.

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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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6 Benefits of Wastewater Treatment

U.S. Green Technology

80% of the world’s wastewater is released into the environment without proper treatment. Untreated wastewater, a valuable resource from which you can recover nutrients, energy, clean water, and other resources, spreads disease and contaminates drinking water sources.

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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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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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Kia EV6 wins 2023 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™

Green Living Guy

Release Date: 12 Jan 2023 EV6 recognized for automotive innovation. Also design and safety features. Then the performance, technology and driver satisfaction. Finally the user experience and the value. Recognition Selection The EV6 was driven and selected by 50 automotive experts.

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Britain’s protected natural areas are failing to stop biodiversity loss

Grist

In the United Kingdom, some species of bees, ladybugs and spider populations are declining at faster rates in protected natural areas. That’s according to a new study that shows protected areas in the U.K. are as vulnerable to biodiversity loss as their unprotected counterparts.

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Danone commits to cut dairy methane emissions in partnership with farmers and EDF

EDF + Business

Even if we completely eliminated fossil fuel emissions today, global food system emissions would cause us to exceed our 1.5 degree warming targets , unless they are slowed down. We cannot choose between food security and environmental sustainability – they are one and the same.

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2022: A Tumultuous Year in ESG and Sustainability

Andrew Winston

[Happy New Year all! My biggest article of the year is generally the last one; it’s an attempt to synthesize and summarize big themes in sustainability. It’s a labor of love and pain. Here it is, as seen a few weeks ago in Harvard Business Review ].

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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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Five Reasons to Sell Sustainable Upgrades in the New Year

Mosaic

There are many benefits of sustainable home improvements. Products like solar panels and storage, EV chargers, high SEER HVAC systems, heat pumps and ENERGY STAR® windows and doors, all fall under this category.

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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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