Mon.Nov 28, 2022

COP is dead. Long live COP!

GreenBiz

It’s a chaotic, confounding circus pilloried by many as a waste of time and resources, and a needless exercise that changes little. But we keep coming back

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There can be no net zero without energy storage, CEO tells Glasgow conference

Envirotec Magazine

Mark Wilson is CEO of Intelligent Land Investments, a firm focused on pumped storage hydro and utility-scale battery storage.

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The retrofitting strategy behind Sonoma Clean Power’s all-electric headquarters

GreenBiz

Passive design elements and electrification of building systems combined with grid interaction to transform a California electricity provider’s headquarters

Travel emissions drop added to lockdown methane surge, says new research

Envirotec Magazine

Sharp falls in transport emissions during Covid-19 lockdowns partly explain why a key greenhouse gas hit record high levels in 2020, research suggests.

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.

A ‘loss and damage’ climate fund could be a breakthrough — or an empty promise

GreenBiz

The impact of COP27’s landmark new financing for climate justice is still to be seen

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Scaling up clean hydrogen lies within the experience of hydrocarbon-rich countries – McKinsey report

Envirotec Magazine

Hydrocarbon-rich countries have the potential to effectively produce clean hydrogen at scale, repurposing existing infrastructure and supporting global decarbonization, according to a new study from business consultancy firm McKinsey.

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New approach offers single-step treatment for arsenic decontamination

Envirotec Magazine

Water sampling. Researchers identify specific catalysts to clean and improve water quality for millions of people.

Four lessons from a journey to be forest positive

GreenBiz

Sponsored: We all depend on healthy forests — and so does our economy. Here are key lessons from a company aiming to counteract deforestation for their products

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What tech can’t afford to get wrong on climate innovation

EDF Voices

While innovation is indispensable in the climate fight, only working with governments and communities at the outset can develop new solutions at the speed we need

Orange EV to build new global headquarters in Kansas

Charged

Commercial EV builder Orange EV deployed its first electric truck in 2015, and now claims to have 450 terminal trucks in use by more than 130 fleets.

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.

Tips For Buying Used Office Furniture

U.S. Green Technology

Purchasing used office furniture can be expensive, but there are ways to save. There are a few simple tips you can follow to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible. The recycledbusinessfurniture.co.uk save you money.

Universal Tesla Supercharger access is gradually creeping across Europe

Charged

Tesla is gradually expanding its pilot program to open up its Superchargers to non-Tesla EVs. With the recent addition of Italy, the program now covers most of Western Europe. The pilot began in November 2021 with 10 Supercharger stations in the Netherlands.

A Greener, Cleaner and Better Vietnam Through Transport Decarbonization

The City Fix

This is the third installment in a series of articles documenting lessons learned across NDC-TIA country activities, to be published throughout 2022. In Vietnam, a country home to 97 million inhabitants, there are 65 million registered motorcycles and mopeds,1.5 million.

Be.EV partners with local council to install 100 public chargers in Greater Manchester

Charged

Regional disparity in access to EV charging is a sore point in the UK. In London, there are an estimated 122 public charge points per 100,000 residents, but other regions lag far behind.

A wee case study in change management for Sustainability

Terra Infirma

One of the traffic filters decorated by local people. Regular readers will know I’m a City Councillor here in Newcastle.

Lightning eMotors partners with HEVO for wireless fleet charging demo

Charged

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Lightning eMotors and wireless charging specialist HEVO are collaborating on a program to demonstrate wireless charging of Lightning’s fleet vehicles.

Board Spotlight Series: Caroline Trowbridge

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Describe your career journey and aspirations. My cleantech career started with an internship at a non-profit called Climate Solutions where I realized that the analysis skills I was developing in my college math major were directly applicable and needed in the fight against climate change.

BorgWarner to invest $500 million in Wolfspeed for its silicon carbide devices

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Tier 1 supplier BorgWarner has formed a strategic partnership with silicon carbide specialist Wolfspeed. Under the multi-year agreement, BorgWarner will invest $500 million in Wolfspeed and will be entitled to up to $650 million worth of silicon carbide devices annually.

Program Details

EDF + Business

Qualifications. Climate Corps seeks graduate students with analytical and project management backgrounds who are excited to make an impact through smart energy and climate solutions. Fellows are chosen for their ability to perform quantitative analyses, manage projects and help facilitate organizational change.

Flexible and scalable EV battery cycler

Charged

The need to quickly increase EV battery testing capacity is making validation labs harder to manage and forcing engineering teams to explore ways to sustainably scale up their test lab operations.

Program Details

EDF + Business

Qualifications. Climate Corps seeks graduate students with analytical and project management backgrounds who are excited to make an impact through smart energy and climate solutions. Fellows are chosen for their ability to perform quantitative analyses, manage projects and help facilitate organizational change.

Discussing the relational paradigm: A review of Prof. Dr. Berta Martín-López inaugural lecture

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : On Wednesday, the 16th November, Prof. Dr. Berta Martín-López held her inaugural lecture at Leuphana University. The welcoming words by Prof. Dr. Simone Abels, vice president of the graduate school, scientific qualification and teacher education, succinctly summarized Martín-López’ contribution to the SESI and Leuphana University by quoting sincere accounts…

BOVIET SOLAR ACHIEVES BLOOMBERG NEF TIER 1 STATUS FOR EVERY QUARTER OF 2022

Alternative Energy Mag

The company has been BNEF Tier 1 company since 2017

Hospitals are now pressured to provide vegan food

Inhabitant

For many hospital patients, the food they are served is like adding insult to injury. And if you happen to be a hospitalized vegan or vegetarian, your options might indeed be very bleak. Fortunately, the U.S. Vegan Climate ETF is trying to change that by pressuring hospitals to provide plant-based options at every meal for patients, in vending machines and in the cafeterias frequented by staff, visitors and outpatients

Contractor’s Corner: Lightsource bp A utility-scale developer works with local farmers to maintain solar grounds.

Solar Power World

Utility-scale developer Lightsource bp prioritizes environmental stewardship in the communities it’s working in, whether that’s through planting pollinator-friendly ground cover underneath arrays or paying local farmers to maintain the land using their flocks of sheep.

Water Quality Impacts Under The Worsening Wildfire Regime

Energy Innovation

Energy Innovation partners with the independent nonprofit Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) to provide climate and energy research updates. The research synopsis below comes from AGCI’s Climate Science Fellow Tanya Petach.

Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap Expected in Early 2023; Here’s Why the OSW Industry Should Take Note

Energy and Cleantech Council

The State of Maine is expected to release the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap in early 2023, and the global offshore wind industry should be watching.

How the MacArthur Foundation is leveraging the ‘full continuum’ of capital to address the climate crisis

Impact Alpha

This interview is part of a partnership between ImpactAlpha and Mission Investors Exchange to present new ideas and perspectives in impact investing.

Allied Electronics & Automation Announces the new RS DesignSpark Accelerate Incubator Program

Alternative Energy Mag

Based at the RS DesignSpark Innovation Center in Bryan-College Station, Texas, the new incubator program will provide startup companies involved in hardware and software solutions relevant to RS Group markets and technologies with a significant slate of benefits, including up to $50,000 of in-kind funding

Schroders launches U.K. real estate impact fund with £10 million

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 28 – U.K.-based based asset manager Schroders Capital launched a new fund focused on investments in some of Britain’s most depressed regions. The post Schroders launches U.K. real estate impact fund with £10 million appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Earthfoam is the sustainable tree sap mattress you need

Inhabitant

While it sounds weird, milky sap from organic rubber trees actually turns into an incredibly springy, durable and shockingly comfortable material. This is the Earthfoam mattress

Investor demand for Atlanta’s $369 million ‘social bond’ cuts city’s interest payments

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Nov. 28 – Under the banner of “Moving Atlanta Forward,” the city raised $410 million in general obligation bonds this month, including. The post Investor demand for Atlanta’s $369 million ‘social bond’ cuts city’s interest payments appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Luxury Zeekr 009 debuts high-tech minivan EV for 2023

Inhabitant

Chinese auto brand Geely's high-end mark Zeekr debuted its second production EV, called the Zeekr 009. It featured a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain with 536 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque. That means a zero to 60 time of just 4.5 seconds. And get this: that's a minivan

Collective ownership, renter payouts and neighborhood trusts expand access to housing wealth

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Nov. 28 – Late in the afternoon on a Friday in September, a dozen or so Latina small-business owners gathered at the headquarters. The post Collective ownership, renter payouts and neighborhood trusts expand access to housing wealth appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Japanese camera-maker Canon walks back climate targets

Eco-Business

A new study finds that the firm has reduced its emissions target and now lags rivals in the race to decarbonise. The firm recently came under fire when a senior staff member at the institute it sponsors was called out for climate denial

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