Wed.Oct 20, 2021

Lessons on resilience from the US military and Caribbean islands


From U.S. military bases in Afghanistan to The Bahamas, solar- and battery-powered microgrids have proven that they can provide a higher level of resilience, including during major disasters

Small businesses contribute a third of UK emissions, but are laggards in the net zero race

Envirotec Magazine

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The 'Big Lag' Index


How much additional pain or effort it will take to act tomorrow if we procrastinate today


Chalk streams should be given enhanced status, says strategy document

Envirotec Magazine

The River Purwell in Walsworth Common, Hitchin, Hertfordshire (image credit: Peter O’Connor aka anemoneprojectors , CC BY-SA 2.0 license). A new Chalk Stream Restoration Strategy , published on 15 October, calls for chalk streams in England to be given enhanced environmental status.

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.

How sustainable fiber procurement will affect future forests


Sponsored: As more companies shift to fiber-based or paper packaging, strong forest management practices will be essential for the sustainability of a company’s operations

Wind Catchers – Looking to the Ancient Past for New Clean Energy Sources

Green Business Bureau

A Cleaner Energy-Efficient Approach to Passive Cooling Systems: Wind Catchers. Clean energy. Sustainable and renewable energy. Alternative energy. Cheap energy.

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$2.75B Northvolt deal highlights record capital year for battery storage so far

Renewable Energy World

If you want to follow the money in the energy sector, the trail might lead you straight to a battery storage project, according to venture capital data so far this year. A new funding, mergers and acquisition report by Mercom Capital counted some $11.4

Panera bakes plan to go climate positive


By switching to circular packaging, increasing renewable energy and adding more climate-friendly items to the menu, Panera hopes it will remove more carbon than it emits each year by 2050

Bally Ribbon Mills Highlights Custom Weave Designs and High-Performance Fibers at IFAI Expo 2021 and Advanced Textiles Conference


New fabric designs provide inspiration for innovative products and components

How COP fails — by proxy


As COP26 beckons, the United States is being held hostage. Is there hope

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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.

Temasek climate strategist Neo Gim Huay appointed to run World Economic Forum's nature and climate centre


Neo has also joined WEF's management board


Going beyond the clean energy PPA to decarbonize the grid

Renewable Energy World

Follow @EngelsAngle. By matching energy consumption with clean energy produced elsewhere on the grid, power purchase agreements have allowed corporations to take action to address the current and future risks posed by climate change.

Today’s EV engineering webinar schedule: Wednesday, October 20


Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend this week. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here.

Huawei secures contract for 1300MWh Saudi battery storage project

Renewable Energy World

Technology company Huawei Digital Power has been awarded a contract to build what is claimed to be the world’s largest battery energy storage system in Saudi Arabia.

What’s going on with Lordstown, Fisker and Foxconn?


Lordstown Motors already has a colorful history, beginning with a heartwarming tale of a shuttered factory retooled to build electric trucks.

What drove a former USA swim team member to tackle the diesel problem?

EDF + Business

What drove a former USA swim team member to tackle the diesel problem? BJ Johnson transformed himself from athlete to an eco-entrepreneur. In this episode, he tells us why entrepreneurship is a viable planet-saving career and the challenges of being one of the few Black men in his field.

Enabling e-mobility: Market or Conformance first?


Sponsored by Keysight Technologies. The fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) market presents a host of new challenges in the automotive homologation process. The e-mobility industry must balance growth with uncompromising safety and performance for EVs and EV supply equipment (EVSE).

SolarEdge Energy Bank Residential Battery and New SolarEdge Energy Hub Inverters with High Backup Power Now Available in North America


• The DC-coupled SolarEdge Energy Bank battery introduces 94.5% round-trip efficiency for longer periods of home backup. • The newly available SolarEdge Energy Hub inverters offer up to 11.4kW power and 10.3kW backup power. Both products are part of a new full system solution called “SolarEdge Home” which seamlessly integrates solar and storage with a variety of SolarEdge smart energy devices

eVersum and Rocsys partner to develop autonomous charging for eShuttles


eVersum, an Austrian manufacturer of electric commercial passenger vehicles, has selected automated charging innovator Rocsys to develop autonomous robotic charging systems for eVersum’s eShuttles. Robotic charging solutions are new to the market, and industry standards are currently in development.

Nautilus Solar Energy And ISM Solar Development Celebrate The Opening Of Community Solar Farm Sited On Remediated EPA Landfill


Transformed unusable land into a source of clean energy

Moscow deploys 800th electric bus, on the way to 1,000 by year-end


Sacred forests of Ethiopia: how they can be recreated anywhere

Low Impact

In these days of gloom and confusion it is good to remember that our world is not ONE continuous story where everything inexorably gets worse – or better – but that our world is full of many stories that are unfolding in parallel.

CarbonCapture secures $35 million to suck carbon from the atmosphere

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 20 — Direct air capture technology that can remove billions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere may be critical in. The post CarbonCapture secures $35 million to suck carbon from the atmosphere appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

'Wee Forests': Plans unveiled for COP26 urban tree planting programme

Business Green

Eight new green spaces to be planted across Glasgow to help city celebrate upcoming Climate Summit, as ITV announces plans for major ramp up of climate coverage.

Brazil’s Monashees targets $700 million for early- and growth-stage impact

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 20 — São Paulo Monashees is looking to raise two $350 million funds to invest in Latin American tech companies addressing. The post Brazil’s Monashees targets $700 million for early- and growth-stage impact appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

'Window of opportunity is closing': UN warns fossil fuel production plans set to breach Paris Agreement goals

Business Green

Production Gap report reveals governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than is consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5C.

MacArthur’s Debra Schwartz on catalytic capital, cost curves and contributing to solutions (podcast)

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 20 – The readers have spoken. When ImpactAlpha asked subscribers last year to rank the topics where they wanted to see more. The post MacArthur’s Debra Schwartz on catalytic capital, cost curves and contributing to solutions (podcast) appeared first on ImpactAlpha.


BusinessGreen to host COP26 Business Briefing webinars

Business Green

Hosted as part of BusinessGreen's COP26 Hub in association with Schneider Electric and BCG, pre- and post-event interactive webinars will provide exclusive insights into what the Glasgow Summit means for the business community.

Optimizing for Impact: Assign an ABC goal type to each investment (video)

Impact Alpha

Optimizing for Impact. Want to learn more about Optimizing Impact for the Sustainable Development Goals? Over the next few weeks, ImpactAlpha will offer a. The post Optimizing for Impact: Assign an ABC goal type to each investment (video) appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Zero carbon cargo: Amazon, Unilever, and Ikea back new zero emission shipping initiative

Business Green

Nine global corporates back new ambition statement that sees them commit to transitioning their freight vessels to zero carbon fuels by 2040.

Deploying catalytic capital to bridge financing gaps for climate action

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 20 – Climate finance is on a roll. Climate finance is stuck. Both statements are true. Investors have poured record sums. The post Deploying catalytic capital to bridge financing gaps for climate action appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

'COP26 is not a talking shop or a photo opportunity': UK finalises Presidency Progamme for Glasgow Summit

Business Green

Government says events are designed to 'put a spotlight on how all parts of society and the global economy drives ambitious climate action’.

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Featured: Bridging climate gaps, catalytic capital podcast, capturing carbon, Latin America fund raises, women fund managers of color, ABCs of impact investing

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Catalytic Climate Capital Deploying catalytic capital to bridge financing gaps for climate action. Climate finance is on a.

How COP fails — by proxy


As COP26 beckons, the United States is being held hostage. Is there hope? Read the original: How COP fails — by proxy. Business Green being-held there-hope united united states

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Net Zero Strategy: We have a plan

Business Green

The government's new strategy is high risk and financially underpowered, but it still represents a massive boost for the green economy and may yet deliver on its enormous promise. How's the glass looking? Half full? Half empty? Lying smashed on the floor? Raised aloft in victory?