Wed.Jan 27, 2021

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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Amazon aims to clean up aviation

GreenBiz

Amazon aims to clean up aviation. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 01/27/2021 - 02:00. The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. And climate change remains a big one. . The industry aims to build back better, aware that it's one of the few sectors that hasn't yet embraced electrification.

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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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SteelZero commitments represent a new era in heavy manufacturing production

GreenBiz

SteelZero commitments represent a new era in heavy manufacturing production. Jesse Klein. Wed, 01/27/2021 - 00:30. Decarbonizing steel has a chicken or the egg problem. Industry experts say current processes for doing it are so extremely expensive that few manufacturers have the financial ability.

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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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

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Sneci houseboat leaves no footprint while floating on Lake Tisza

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sneci isn’t your typical summer home

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Energy Secretary Nominee Granholm Talks Clean Energy Jobs at Confirmation Hearing

GreenTechMedia

In a Wednesday Senate hearing, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm echoed previous commitments to create clean energy jobs and focus on U.S.-made made equipment if confirmed as U.S. Energy Secretary.

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Wooden canopy in Calgary uses 3D-printed light fixtures

Inhabitat - Innovation

Students have designed and built a 70-foot-long lightweight wooden canopy equipped with interactive 3D-printed biodegradable light fixtures on the Castell Building in the heart of Calgary's downtown

A Defunct Energy Hardware Startup Is Reborn as Software-Centric Axiom Cloud

GreenTechMedia

Clean-energy entrepreneurs sometimes bemoan Silicon Valley's preference for funding software startups instead of the tough tech needed to tackle problems like climate change and crumbling infrastructure. But sometimes software really does the trick. Amrit Robbins found that out the hard way.

Recycling and Sorting: From Futility to Efficiency

CleanTech Group

The last five years have seen unprecedented enthusiasm for recycling in the private and public sphere. Many companies, such as Coca-Cola (the worst. Cleantech Insights Climate Change Resources & Environment Resources and Environment

Onshore Wind Closes in On Solar in Spanish Auction

GreenTechMedia

Solar has won the bulk of capacity on offer in Spain’s latest renewable energy auction. But onshore wind bids have surprised analysts by coming to within a hair’s breadth of the average price for PV.

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Air pollution could increase risk of irreversible blindness

Inhabitat - Innovation

A study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology has revealed that exposure to air pollution increases the risk of blindness in elderly people

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Con Edison Tests ConnectDER as a Utility Touchpoint for Distributed Energy

GreenTechMedia

Last week, New York utility Con Edison launched its latest effort to smooth the way for customers to install rooftop solar — and to feed the utility's growing hunger for data on how that solar can be integrated into its grid. The tool it’s using, built by Arlington, Va.-based

Beautiful modular homes raise the bar for affordable housing in Ontario

Inhabitat - Innovation

An affordable housing complex with 49 residences will be ready in just 12 months thanks to prefabrication

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The Race Is On for Commercial Deployment of Solar in Open Seas

GreenTechMedia

In the space of just a few days, two separate projects have brought the promise of offshore floating solar a step closer to commercial reality.

Keeping your tech ticking: how to extend the lifetime of your laptop

Low Impact

Have a feeling your device is on its last legs and dreading the day you might have to consider buying a new one? Sophie Paterson shares top tips to keep your technological devices ticking, starting with how to extend the lifetime of your laptop.

Intersect Power receives more than $600M to accelerate clean energy growth

Renewable Energy World

Utility-scale renewable energy developer Intersect Power, LLC announced that it secured $127 million in equity funding from Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, LLC and Trilantic North America In addition, the company said it has also closed on a $482 million debt facility with Generate Capital and CarVal Investors.

Retiring ageing hydropower dams could protect people and budgets. But aren’t they needed in the energy transition?

Eco-Business

Many large dams have reached a worrying old age. While removing them could address rising disaster risks and operating costs, the decision is by no means straightforward

Global corporate clean energy purchasing up 18% in 2020

Renewable Energy World

Corporations purchased a record of 23.7 GW of clean energy in 2020, up from 20.1GW in 2019 and 13.6GW in 2018, according to new research published by BloombergNEF (BNEF). The increase came despite a year devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, a global recession and uncertainty about U.S.

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KiloVault Unveils New 1200 Watt-Hour Deep-Cycle Batteries

altenergymag

The smaller capacity and reduced weight of the 1200 HLX and 1200 CHLX make them ideally suited for applications such as marine and RV/camper use, golf carts, medical devices, and off-grid solar energy storage

Hydro-Quebec chooses thyssenkrupp to install 88-MW water electrolysis plant

Renewable Energy World

Hydro-Quebec has awarded an engineering contract to the Green Hydrogen product division of thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers to install an 88-MW water electrolysis plant to produce hydrogen. Previously, thyssenkrupp completed a feasibility study for the project.

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Solar installers scale dormant volcano to power astronomical research

Solar Power World

The W.M. Keck Observatory has been in operation for nearly 30 years atop Maunakea, a dormant volcano and the highest point in Hawaii. The twin telescopes are arguably the best place to go for astronomical observation in the Northern Hemisphere.

Californians to benefit from 400-MWh AES battery system

Renewable Energy World

The AES Corporation said today that it has commenced operations of the Alamitos battery energy storage system (BESS), which it says is one of the world’s largest battery storage systems in operation at the moment.

Most People See Climate As A ‘Global Emergency’ And Support Urgent Action, UN Survey Finds

Forbes Green Tech

65% of those surveyed in the U.S. saw climate change as a “global emergency” and support renewable energy initiatives, the United Nations said.

Global plug-in vehicle sales surpassed 3.2 million in 2020

Charged

2020 may have been a bummer of a year by most measures, but it was a banner year for plug-in vehicles. Global sales of EVs and PHEVs reached 3.24 million (as reported by EV-Volumes ), compared to 2.26 million in 2019.

Fujitsu Releases Low-Profile, Glow Wire-Compliant Power Relay Series

altenergymag

A high-insulation, DPST/DPDT 5A, PCB power relay series that meets glow-wire test requirements of the IEC/EN60335-1 standard

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Biden’s executive orders kick off a new era of U.S. climate action. Canada should be ready

Clean Energy Canada

VICTORIA — Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to U.S. President Joe Biden’s new executive actions on climate: .

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Lightsource bp Completes $380m Financing and Mobilizes Construction on 316 Megawatts of Solar in Texas

altenergymag

-163MW Elm Branch and 153MW Briar Creek solar projects expected to offset greenhouse gas emissions by a total of 370,000 metric tons of CO2 annually -Power contracts with energy partners Allianz and L3Harris Technologies supported project financing -Projects will create 500 or more local jobs during construction

Statement: President Biden Taking Bold Steps Needed for Climate Progress

Defend Our Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. January 27, 2021. Contact: Hannah Blatt, hblatt@edf.org , 202-572-3534. President Biden Taking Bold Steps Needed for Climate Progress. Statement from Defend Our Future.

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Solar fintech Sunlight Financial to go public via Apollo-affilated SPAC

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 27 – Sunlight Financial has enabled more than $3.5 billion in lending for residential solar installations. The New York- and Charlotte-based company. The post Solar fintech Sunlight Financial to go public via Apollo-affilated SPAC appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Biden Climate Orders to "Supercharge" U.S. Clean Energy, New Job Opportunities

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E2: Actions will help help displaced oil and gas workers and get more jobs in low income and communities of color

The Brief: Larry Fink’s net-zero mandate, catalyzing economic opportunity in India, solar fintech SPAC, guaranteeing small biz lending in West Africa

Impact Alpha

Featured: Larry Fink’s corporate net-zero mandate pushes carbon markets mainstream. The post The Brief: Larry Fink’s net-zero mandate, catalyzing economic opportunity in India, solar fintech SPAC, guaranteeing small biz lending in West Africa appeared first on Impact Alpha. The Brief

This Is How We Begin To Build Back Better

E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs

President Biden just announced some of the most sweeping climate and clean energy plans in history. Clean energy opponents are already rushing like dogs to a fence line, yowling that they will kill jobs and hurt our economy. Don’t believe it.