Tue.Apr 13, 2021

Celebrating Earth Day — even during quarantine

GreenBiz

Celebrating Earth Day — even during quarantine. Deven Patten. Tue, 04/13/2021 - 00:05. This Earth Day, you might be thinking, "Hey, there’s a pandemic. Let’s sit this one out.". Probably no one would blame you.

The U.S. needs a storage ITC to reach carbon-free electricity goals

Solar Power World

The United States needs energy storage to reach the carbon-free electricity goals necessary to curb the worst effects of climate change. Storage technologies make renewables dispatchable like fossil fuels, yet they’re still not in abundant use.

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Virtual Pollinator Park shows a future with or without pollinators

Inhabitat - Innovation

What will the world be like once pollinating insects, like the honeybee, are gone

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Virimodo: Web App Solutions for Lowering Carbon Emissions and Improving Building Efficiency in Cities

Green Business Bureau

Virimodo , whose name derives from the Latin viridis meaning “green” and modo meaning “now”, is a carbon reduction intelligence company that provides a web app for building owners and their tenants to lower their carbon footprint.

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.

Charlotte McCurdy, Phillip Lim design carbon-neutral algae sequin dress

Inhabitat - Innovation

Fashionable materials like sequins don’t have to come at a cost to the environment

Boston Solar Names Stephen Cialdea as New Director of Engineering

altenergymag

The award-winning Boston Solar has appointed Stephen Cialdea as Director of Engineering at their Woburn, MA headquarters

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Nepal's rhino population is on the rise

Inhabitat - Innovation

The 2021 numbers are up 16% for a total of 752 rhinos, according to results released by Nepal’s government this week

The EV Network and bp pulse team up to roll out DC fast charging hubs across the UK

Charged

The EV Network, which describes itself as “an independent EV charging infrastructure development company,” and bp pulse, the EV charging arm of global oil giant bp, have signed an agreement to deploy DC fast charging hubs across the UK.

French government to ban short domestic flights in favor of trains

Inhabitat - Innovation

The French government is planning to end all short flights for routes that could be traveled in 2.5 hours or less by train in order to reduce carbon emissions

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Floating Solar Panels On the Rise- Worldwide finance

altenergymag

The increasing investments of the panel manufacturers and installers in developing a durable, stable, and reliable solar tracking technology

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.

A solar-ready holiday home disappears into a Czech forest

Inhabitat - Innovation

When Czech architecture firm NEW HOW Architects was asked to design a holiday home in the Ore Mountains, it decided to craft a nature-inspired home that would go against the trend of white plaster houses in the area

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Boston Solar Appoints New Director of Residential Operations

altenergymag

Boston Solar of Woburn, MA, an award-winning solar installer, has hired Stephan MacPhee as Director of Residential Operations

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Why the palm oil industry needs targets for nature

Eco-Business

Nature and climate are facing crises, and business has a key role to play. The Science Based Targets Network enables companies and cities to play a vital role in creating an equitable and net-zero future using science-based targets

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Eaton power distribution technology to be used in new EV platform

Charged

Power management company Eaton ’s eMobility business has secured a contract to supply power distribution units (PDUs) and Bussmann series fuses to a global vehicle manufacturer for use in a new light-duty commercial EV.

Renewables are booming in Vietnam. Will the upswing last?

Eco-Business

Vietnam's upcoming power development plan is set to scale up its trajectory towards clean energy. Experts say the plan's success will depend on energy planners' ability to integrate renewables into the power system

Samsung SDI to be Rivian’s battery cell supplier

Charged

EV startup Rivian has announced that South Korean battery giant Samsung SDI will supply cells for its vehicles. The automaker, which plans to begin production of an electric pickup and an SUV this year, has been working with Samsung throughout the process of developing the new cells.

Corporate Citizenship acquired by environmental consulting firm SLR

Eco-Business

Formerly owned by a British advertising firm, the sustainability consultancy is now in a position to grow faster and expand its scope of services, says global MD Esther Toth

5 Plants to Give Your Livingroom an Elegant Urban Look

Green Living Guy

The indoor plants are the perfect ally for decorating homes. They give life and colour to our spaces and give us incredible benefits for our general welfare. There are even some plants that reduce stress, increase attention, creativity and make us happier. Now, imagine what they can do for our home!

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European Court Opens Itself up to Climate-Related Human Rights Challenges

DeSmogBlog

The European Court of Human Rights has begun considering whether states have violated their citizens’ human rights by failing to do enough to cut emissions.

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How Organic Foods Can Help the Earth

Green Living Guy

Have you ever thought about how your food gets to your plate? It’s a process that requires numerous steps, from soil cultivation to product distribution and everything in between.

Landmark solar-battery hybrid plant goes live at Africa gold mine

Renewable Energy World

What is said to be the world’s largest off-grid solar-battery hybrid system for the mining industry has been commissioned at a gold mine in Mali, West Africa. The plant has been integrated with existing heavy fuel oil generation at the Fekola mine operated by B2Gold.

3 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Camper

Green Living Guy

Camping is a fantastic way to get out and appreciate the glory of nature. It is the perfect time to unwind, relax and unplug from the stressors of everyday life. You can reconnect with your loved ones, or take time alone to ponder life’s big questions.

'Zap Flash': Good Energy to offer electric vehicle drivers free power

Business Green

Good Energy becomes latest energy supplier to introduce innovative time of use tariff that promises to slash EV recharging costs. Good Energy has today announced the launch of a new tariff that offers electric vehicle (EV) drivers the opportunity to power their home, or charge their car, for free.

Eco-Flipping: How You Can Make A House Flipping Business Sustainable

Green Living Guy

The sustainable living movement has gained a lot of ground in the last few years. More renewable energy is being used, people are recycling, and zero-waste lifestyles are being adopted. Sustainability has also moved to the forefront of business.

Next-gen talent is the winner at MIINT competition and Sustainable Investing Challenge

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Apr. 13 – Sustainable investing assets have boomed amid COVID-19, the climate emergency and a racial reckoning. Now comes the rush for sustainable. The post Next-gen talent is the winner at MIINT competition and Sustainable Investing Challenge appeared first on Impact Alpha.

10 Ways To Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

Green Living Guy

Many experts have spoken about the devastating effects of pollution and climate change. This is why more and more businesses feel the need to engage in environmentally friendly practices. Check out this list of eight ways to make your establishment more green.

Statkraft to build first windfarms in Chile

Renewable Energy World

Norwegian renewable generation company Statkraft is to build its first windfarms in Chile. The 102 MW Torsa project comprises three windfarms totaling 19 turbines supplied by German manufacturer Nordex.

Save on appliances during Earth Week

Greenability Magazine

If all this extra time at home has worn out an essential appliance, take advantage of the Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday and pay no sales tax from April 19-25 on a qualifying Energy Star® appliance.

ORPC, European partners to create new generation of marine energy turbines

Renewable Energy World

ORPC Inc. and its subsidiary ORPC Ireland are partnering with a European consortium to create a new generation of marine renewable energy turbines that increase reliability and performance while reducing manufacturing costs.

Earth Day goes big & virtual again

Greenability Magazine

This Earth Day will be bigger than ever, offering the public the opportunity to join events around the world as it will be mostly virtual again in response to COVID-19. Here’s how you can join in. Earth Day will be celebrated with live, interactive events in Kansas City and worldwide.

More wind and solar capacity could save some of the world’s most important rivers

Renewable Energy World

By Jeff Opperman, Michele Thieme, Rafael Guevara Senga, Amit R.

Tau Index Shows Opportunity for All

Climate 4.0

I don't use the term "Third World" to describe these nations, as it is certainly outdated and often perceived as insulting.

Ÿnsect acquires Protifarm to produce mealworms for human consumption

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 13 — French agtech Ÿnsect, which has raised insects for animal feed and fertilizer since 2011, is expanding its production of. The post Ÿnsect acquires Protifarm to produce mealworms for human consumption appeared first on Impact Alpha. Agrifood Tech Dealflow Europe Geographies

BlackRock and Temasek announce multi-billion dollar climate tech venture capital push

Business Green

New Decarbonisation Investment Partnership to be backed by an initial $600m, with a view to raising billions of dollars for late stage venture capital deals.

Ecosystem Integrity Fund invests $3.5 million in Rwanda’s Ampersand to electrify motorbikes

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 13 — Kigali-based Ampersand launched in 2019 to build and finance electric motorcycles that it says are cheaper, cleaner, and performs. The post Ecosystem Integrity Fund invests $3.5 million in Rwanda’s Ampersand to electrify motorbikes appeared first on Impact Alpha.