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Jul 28, 2021

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'Most powerful' tidal turbine starts generating electricity off Orkney

Jul 28, 2021: Orkney https://energycentral.com/c/cp/orkney-hydrogen-strategy   …

Humber and Tees unite for BEIS bid to back carbon capture and storage grand plan

Jul 28, 2021: Half of UK's industrial emissions of CO2 could be caught by technology deployment across two intensive estuaries under East Coast Cluster badgeThe collaboration between leading companies aims to advance the government’s world-leading ambition to establish the first ‘net zero’ carbon industrial cluster in the UK by 2040. It would also advance emerging low carbon and..

Utilities Don’t Underestimate Value of Emotional Connections

Jul 28, 2021: In February 2020, (which seems like a lifetime ago now) I wrote a piece for EnergyCentral called Digital Innovation for Utility Customer Engagement in which I talked about how typically regulated utility customers view their electric and gas providers in one of three simple ways:My lights are on. My house is heated – “Great!”My power and gas services are out...

Transforming Customer Experience and Building a Resilient Workforce: Strategies that stand out in the utility industry

Jul 28, 2021: For the longest time, utility companies appeared to be immune to the pressures that forced other industries to transform their organisations. Yet increased regulatory scrutiny, the rise of challenger brands with cutting-edge UX, and some bruising press attention left utility companies with no option but to reinvent the customer experience.Download this white paper from Future of..

How Digital Self-Service Is Transforming Utility Customer Service Experiences

Jul 28, 2021: The pandemic changed how we all operate our daily lives. In 2021 and beyond, digital technology is creating new opportunities, customers are becoming more engaged, and utility leaders are trying new and innovative ideas. Digital self-service tools like proactive messaging, RPA, Visual IVR, and more deliver the speed and convenience modern consumers demand through the voice channel they use..

Caring for the most vulnerable customers in 2021 and beyond

Jul 28, 2021: Utilities have long been on the forefront of providing and facilitating assistance to help the most vulnerable and economically at-risk segments of the population manage the cost of energy. Over time utilities have built programs, capabilities, and partnerships with government agencies and community organizations to meet this goal.  A confluence of factors has put that model to the..

Bolster Your Utility’s Social Media Presence with Photo Contests

Jul 28, 2021: Consistently posting relevant and interesting social media content is more difficult than you might think.Yes, the posting part isn’t hard to do, but too many posts fall flat because they’re boring, repetitive, too promotional or irrelevant. Having a good social media presence is both an art and a science, but plenty of utilities (and businesses and organizations of all stripes)..

Who is the Utility Customer? The challenges in hitting the moving target

Jul 28, 2021: Today, utilities have more information about their customers then they have ever had. The advent of smart meters and the growing penetration of smart devices and connected distributed energy resources (DERs) have provided a wealth of data that has the potential to put utilities in a position to provide better serviced based on deeper, more granular insights about their customers. Examples of..

Data Shows More Communication Leads to Greater Trust for Energy Utilities

Jul 28, 2021: Customer trust is long sought after with every company, including energy utilities. Trust is formed when a company meets and exceeds expectations time and time again, leading customers to be satisfied in their experience and loyal to that particular brand. But trust is easier to talk about than to build. When it comes to energy utilities, trust can seem fragile. Customers expect their lights..

Scammers are using fake Microsoft 11 installers to spread malware - CyberScoop

Jul 28, 2021: President Biden's May 12 Cybersecurity Executive Order provides clear evidence that ransomware is out of control and more must be done to secure the software supply chain. The Federal Government is taking steps to secure it's supply chain using Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) best practices, including the requirement for software vendors to provide a Software Bill..

Wirelessly charging multiple devices simultaneously

Jul 27, 2021: A new type of wireless charger can charge multiple devices simultaneously, researchers report. The device transfers energy with 90 percent efficiency within 20-centimeter charging range.

An adaptive reuse project in Rome features modular meeting rooms

Jul 27, 2021: A design collaboration between Gabriele Masina studio in Rome and London-based THDP studio, the DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti will connect two buildings into one property using adaptive reuse techniques.

The 10 countries most and least threatened by climate change

Jul 27, 2021: A new study published in PLOS ONE has identified countries most at risk of "climate change-related harm" and those in a good position to deal with climate change's effects.

New Mexico's families of color already feeling climate change's effects

Jul 27, 2021: In hot, dry New Mexico, climate change is already playing out. And it’s hitting people of color especially hard, say climate change experts. In Albuquerque, New Mexico’s biggest city, the International District, where many families of color live, is a heat sink. Too much concrete and not enough vegetation traps heat. Several organizations are planting trees in lower income areas of the city, but it will be a while before saplings can provide shade. “As it gets hotter, heat sinks will...

Amazon Employees Are Invested in Companies Burning Down the Amazon

Jul 27, 2021: BERKELEY, CA - July 27, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Today, As You Sow released a new Corporate 401(k) Sustainability Scorecard that grades companies like Amazon.com on their retirement plan investments.

New Oakville North additions put pedestrians first

Jul 27, 2021: This master-planned community is strategically located within hiking and biking trails for a pedestrian-first approach to urban planning and construction.

Cranbrook School teaches environmental stewardship

Jul 27, 2021: The Cranbrook School by Andrew Burns Architecture teaches students how to be stewards for the environment.

Breaking Cleantech Stock News: Solar Integrated Roofing (OTC: $SIRC) Announces Initiation of Share Buyback Program

Jul 27, 2021: EL CAJON, CA - July 27, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Solar stock news from Investorideas.com Newswire and RenewableEnergyStocks.com - Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC: SIRC), an integrated, single-source solar power and roofing systems installation company, today announced the company has commenced a share buyback program to reduce dilution through a series of purchases to retire shares of its common stock.

Ecologyst is a truly transparent fashion brand

Jul 26, 2021: Natural materials, ethical conditions for workers — it's a sustainable fashionista's dream. Check out how Ecologyst provides customers with true transparency.

Great Barrier Reef won't be listed as an endangered site just yet

Jul 26, 2021: The Great Barrier Reef will not be listed as a world heritage site in danger after consideration by the World Heritage Committee.

Extreme weather: Is the climate changing faster than expected?

Jul 26, 2021: We’ve been hearing about climate change for decades. But extreme weather events like the devastating European floods and the recent 115-degree temps in the Pacific Northwest have people wondering if we’re closer to the end than we thought.

Sanya Farm Lab honors architecture, culture and agriculture

Jul 26, 2021: The new Sanya Farm Lab is a four-story exhibition space that provides 4,000 square meters of space for education, play and innovative ideas.

ARCspace's prefab homes are a quick and sustainable housing solution

Jul 26, 2021: Builders are leaning into innovative designs and material development to curb the environmental impact through sustainable architecture. ARCspace, a modular building developer, is one such business.

Italian thermal spa celebrates 101st anniversary with a sustainable renovation

Jul 23, 2021: Terme di Saturnia thermal spa in Italy gets a sustainable renovation by London-based studio THDP.

California couple charged for starting wildfire during gender reveal

Jul 23, 2021: A 2020 gender reveal ceremony sparked a major wildfire. Now, the couple responsible is being charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Oregon's Bootleg Fire is creating its own weather

Jul 23, 2021: The massive southern Oregon wildfire is producing terrifying pyrocumulus clouds. And it's still only 30% contained.

The High Performance Surfing Center honors nature inside and out

Jul 23, 2021: When Branco Cavaleiro Architects was asked to develop a plan to house the High Performance Surfing Center in Cabedelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the designers chose to incorporate protections for visitors as well as the surrounding landscape.

Turkey's Ritz-Carlton Residences are constructed with local materials

Jul 23, 2021: SAOTA chose to incorporate some sustainable features in its design for the new Ritz-Carlton Residences in Bodrum, Turkey.

EV Stocks Leading the way with Innovation and Safety; (NYSE American: $KULR) (NASDAQ: $TSLA) (NASDAQ: $ENVX) (NASDAQ: $KNDI)

Jul 23, 2021: Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - July 23, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering EV and battery stocks releases a special report on battery technology innovation as EV car manufacturers, electronic device companies and space agencies look for more efficient, safe and effective battery options.

Hydrogen Taking the Lead in Net Zero Carbon Future - (TSX: $DYA.TO) (OTCQX: $DYFSF) (NASDAQ: $BLDP) (TSX: $BLDP.TO) (NASDAQ: $PLUG) (NYSE: $RDS-A)

Jul 23, 2021: Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - July 23, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source and leading investor resource covering cleantech and renewable energy stocks (Renewableenergystocks.com) issue a sector snapshot on the global role of hydrogen in a net-zero carbon future, featuring Hydrogen Tech stock dynaCERT Inc. (TSX:DYA.TO) (OTCQX: DYFSF) (FRA:DMJ), a company with seventeen plus years of R&D, scientific knowledge and design advancements within hydrogen generation.

'Wrapping' anodes in 3D carbon nanosheets: The next big thing in li-ion battery technology

Jul 22, 2021: The lithium-ion battery is the future of sustainable energy technology, but drastic volume fluctuations in their anodes related to enhanced battery capacity raises a safety concern. Recently, researchers have found that embedding manganese selenide anodes in a 3D carbon nanosheet matrix is an innovative, simple, and low-cost means of reducing drastic volume expansion while improving the energy density of these batteries.

A beginner's guide to gardening

Jul 22, 2021: Even if you're a beginner, you can get started on a successful garden with these tips.

G20 nations subsidized $3 trillion in fossil fuels since Paris agreement

Jul 22, 2021: Despite promises, G20 nations continue to invest in fossil fuels amid the climate crisis.

France announces end of male chick culling

Jul 22, 2021: Being shredded alive. Getting gassed. It sounds like a horror movie, but in fact, it’s the true crime genre. But no more, say the French. France announced on Sunday that as of next year, male chicks can no longer be culled…

Smartphone screens effective sensors for soil or water contamination

Jul 22, 2021: The touchscreen technology used in billions of smartphones and tablets could also be used as a powerful sensor, without the need for any modifications.

Elon Musk's tiny house is a Boxabl casita

Jul 22, 2021: For now at least, a tiny house called Boxabl is Musk’s abode, near SpaceX ground zero.

Head of U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs on Being a "Catalyst" for Wall Street and Why the Current Pace of Deployment for Climate Solutions in the United States is "Wholly Unacceptable"

Jul 22, 2021: WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 22, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) "Too much money and not enough projects" is how the head of the DOE Loan Programs Office characterizes the current pace of deployment for climate-related projects in the United States.

Visualizing a city's energy use

Jul 22, 2021: Researchers used the City of Pittsburgh to create a model built upon the design, materials and purpose of commercial buildings to estimate their energy usage and emissions.

Fully renewable energy feasible for Samoa, study suggests

Jul 22, 2021: The future of Samoa's electricity system could go green, a new study has shown.

Habitat for Humanity develops its first 3D-printed home in US

Jul 22, 2021: In Tempe, Arizona, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona is building its first 3D-printed home on American soil.

Renewable Energy Stock News: Solar Integrated Roofing (OTC: $SIRC) to Acquire Home Improvement Marketing Innovator Approved Home Pros

Jul 22, 2021: EL CAJON, CA - July 22, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Solar stock news from Investorideas.com Newswire and RenewableEnergyStocks.com - Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC: SIRC), an integrated solar and roofing installation company, announced plans to acquire Approved Home Pros, the producer of popular and respected home improvement television and radio shows based around their proprietary Pro Finder contractor screening, vetting and referral service.

Battery Tech Safety Snapshot (NYSE American: $KULR) (NASDAQ: $TSLA) (NASDAQ: $ENVX) (NASDAQ: $KNDI)

Jul 22, 2021: Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - July 22, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering EV and battery stocks releases a special report on battery technology innovation as EV car manufacturers, electronic device companies and space agencies look for more efficient, safe and effective battery options.

Hydrogen stocks Snapshot - (TSX: $DYA.TO) (OTCQX: $DYFSF) (NASDAQ: $BLDP) (TSX: $BLDP.TO) (NASDAQ: $PLUG) (NYSE: $RDS-A)

Jul 22, 2021: Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - July 22, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source and leading investor resource covering cleantech and renewable energy stocks (Renewableenergystocks.com) issue a sector snapshot on the global role of hydrogen in a net-zero carbon future, featuring Hydrogen Tech stock dynaCERT Inc. (TSX:DYA.TO) (OTCQX: DYFSF) (FRA:DMJ), a company with seventeen plus years of R&D, scientific knowledge and design advancements within hydrogen generation.

New quantum research gives insights into how quantum light can be mastered

Jul 21, 2021: A team of scientists proposes that modulated quantum metasurfaces can control all properties of photonic qubits, a breakthrough that could impact the fields of quantum information, communications, sensing and imaging, as well as energy and momentum harvesting.

This vineyard suite is tucked into a Tuscan UNESCO world heritage site

Jul 21, 2021: The first unit of luxury vineyard suite Casa Ojalá was recently unveiled in the hills of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Val d’Orcia, Italy, part of a UNESCO world heritage site.

RHS Hilltop opens its wings to the study of horticulture

Jul 21, 2021: The widely respected Royal Horticultural Society is getting a promotion, coming out from the shadows and into the forefront of horticultural science. The U.K.'s first dedicated garden science hub is opening at the RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, which will showcase educational opportunities and scientific work in the field of horticulture.

Those Olympic anti-sex beds? Theyre actually for recycling.

Jul 21, 2021: Did the Olympics really make anti-sex beds? No. But those cardboard beds do shine a light on the environmental impact of the Olympics.

Minka Solar Pods provide versatile off-grid work or chat hubs

Jul 21, 2021: Duffy London understands the need for comfortable and functional gathering spots with off-grid functionality.

Cloudy Courtyard is crystal clear in its historical inspiration

Jul 21, 2021: The best architecture tells a story.

How managing building energy demand can aid the clean energy transition

Jul 21, 2021: A comprehensive new study quantifies what can be done to make buildings more energy efficient and flexible in granular detail by both time (including time of day and year) and space (looking at regions across the U.S.). The research team found that maximizing the deployment of building demand management technologies could avoid the need for up to one-third of coal- or gas-fired power generation.