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Dec 04, 2021

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DOE Wants to Hear from You About Spent Nuclear Fuel

Dec 4, 2021: DOE Wants to Hear from You about Spent Nuclear Fuel NRC ‘indicates acceptance’ of Kairos Safety Evaluation Terrestrial Energy Signs Agreement for the Supply of Steam Turbines for IMSR DOE Wants to Hear from You about Spent Nuclear Fuel Community and stakeholder feedback will help determine next steps for consent-based siting process to identify interim storage..

Ghana Reports Strong Vendor Interests in its Nuclear Plan

Dec 4, 2021: Ghana Reports Strong Vendor Interest in its Nuclear Plan NPG Identifies Four Sites for Ghana’s First Nuclear Plant EDF Head Announces International Advisory Board For NUWARD SMR France / Microreactor Startup Signs Agreement with Assystem To Build Ultra-Compact Reactor EDF Head Announces International Advisory Board For NUWARD SMR Ghana Reports Strong Vendor Interests in..

Commonwealth Fusion Systems Raises $1.8 Billion

Dec 4, 2021: Commonwealth Fusion Systems Raises $1.8 Billion in Series B Funding General Fusion Closes $130 million in Series E Funding Nuclear Energy Agency / Governments Need To Recognize Potential Of Advanced Reactor Systems Nuclear Sector is Capitalizing on Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence Commonwealth Fusion Systems Raises $1.8 Billion Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS)..

Ontario Power Picks GEH BWRX-300 as Its First SMR

Dec 4, 2021: Ontario Power Picks GEH BWRX-300 as Its First SMR Cameco, GE Hitachi, and Synthos Set Plans to Build and Fuel a Fleet of SMRs in Poland Bruce Power Announces $500 million Issuance of First Green Bonds CANDU Energy to Support Cernavoda Completion of Units #3 & 4. Ontario Power Picks GEH BWRX-300 as Its First SMR GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Selected as Small Modular Reactor..

Offshore Wind Market Report: 2021 DoE

Dec 4, 2021: In 2020, the U.S. offshore wind energy project development and operational pipeline grew to a potential generating capacity of 35,324 megawatts (MW). Specifically, the pipeline experienced a 24% increase in 2020, up from 28,521 MW in 2019 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory [NREL] Offshore Wind Database 20201 ). The 35,324 MW that make up the U.S. offshore wind energy project pipeline..

The climate case for hydrogen technologies in Vietnam

Dec 4, 2021: Siemens in house but interesting nonetheless   Summary: Hydrogen for a sustainable and smooth energy transition • Hydrogen will play a key role in the future energy sector and its development will happen faster than many might expect. • The hydrogen economy of tomorrow could unlock many opportunities for Vietnam, both as an exporter and as a consumer.  …

Is Texas ready for an offshore wind industry in the Gulf?

Dec 4, 2021: Gulf of Mexico    The Gulf of Mexico leasing round; Offshore wind and hydrogen? – Charley Rattan Associates…

Discussing the Equitable Transition

Dec 4, 2021: This article was written by the EDIG EPRI staff.  One of EPRI’s most exciting developments this year was the assembly of an Equitable Decarbonization Interest Group (EDIG). The EDIG was envisioned as a way to bring together utilities and energy stakeholders to have conversations about how we can use the energy transition to achieve equitable societal outcomes. In its first three..

Colorado energy company loses 25 years of data after cyberattack while still rebuilding network | ZDNet

Dec 4, 2021: Any utility that doesn't make digital security a top priority will more than likely pay the consequences. …

Without biosecurity, Earth risks invasion of alien organisms

Dec 3, 2021: Scientists warn that alien organisms may invade Earth if biosecurity measures aren't taken. According to a study published in the international journal BioSciences, increased space travel puts Earth at risk of being invaded by alien organisms. The researchers behind the study say that there is evidence of living organisms having been transferred to space, which means that the reverse could also occur.

Elusive sea turtles caught snuggling and making out on video

Dec 3, 2021: This might be anthropomorphizing, but videos filmed in Hawaii and analyzed in a new study appear to show a couple of sea turtles making out. Marine biologists are surprised, because even reptiles as cute as turtles aren’t usually regarded as being so sensual. Or even sociable.

Grab these eco-friendly gifts for kids before they're gone

Dec 3, 2021: There are few things better than experiencing the holidays through the eyes of a child. The wonder of sparkling lights, the excitement about novel experiences, and of course, the joy of gifts are where memories are made. When it comes to selecting gifts for kids, choose toys and games that amuse and charm the little ones without harming the environment they will grow up in.

UK research center at the University of Leeds is completed

Dec 3, 2021: ADP Architecture has completed the Sir William Henry Bragg Building at the University of Leeds. It's a new center for engineering and physical sciences that is designed to support research in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Make your own bike with OpenBike's downloadable files

Dec 3, 2021: What's not to love about open-source printing instructions for the Arquimaña OpenBike? Their new design has greater stability and rigidity, is shared under a creative commons license and you can make it yourself.

Betting on Solar-Acquisitions on the Rise; (OTCQB: $SING) (NYSE: $ADT) (NASDAQ: $ISUN) (NYSE: $NEE)

Dec 3, 2021: Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - December 3 2021 ( Newswire), a leading investor news resource covering solar and renewable energy stocks releases a special report on solar and renewable energy acquisitions, as many companies look to the future of clean energy for long term investments.

Solar Stock News - Solar Integrated Roofing (OTC: $SIRC) Submits Application to Uplist to OTCQB Venture

Dec 3, 2021: EL CAJON, CA - December 3, 2021 ( Newswire) Solar stock news from Newswire and - Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC: SIRC), an integrated, single-source solar power and roofing systems installation company, today submitted its application for a listing on the OTCQB Venture Market (the "OTCQB").

Combined heat and power as a platform for clean energy systems

Dec 3, 2021: The state of Georgia could dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, while creating new jobs and a healthier public, if more of its energy-intensive industries and commercial buildings were to utilize combined heat and power (CHP), according to the latest research.

Climate change may be driving albatross divorces

Dec 2, 2021: Ever heard of an albatross divorce? A new study published in the journal Royal Society found that Black-browed albatrosses may separate from their life partners due to global warming. According to the study, albatrosses are among a few species that mate for life, but climate change is affecting their mating.

Over 80 fashion brands linked to Amazon deforestation

Dec 2, 2021: Turns out, it’s not just fast-food chains causing problems. According to a new study, many fashion brands source leather from opaque supply chains tied to decimating forests.

Air quality models can improve the accuracy of forecasts of daily solar power production in the future

Dec 2, 2021: The expansion of renewable energies is placing increasing demands on the power grids. Precise forecasts of the amount of solar power that will be fed into the grid is key to effective energy management. In addition to clouds, aerosol particles also strongly influence the amount of electricity generated by photovoltaic systems. Current air quality models are a good basis for estimating the production of solar electricity, but they could be further improved.

Brutalist home in Puerto Rico is resistant to weather

Dec 2, 2021: QBO3 Architects have created Casa Ethos, a home in Puerto Rico that explores brutalist architecture, or how a home can be left uninhabited safely for long periods while still adapting to the environment.

High-tech Infinitus Plaza by Zaha Hadid completed in China

Dec 2, 2021: Infinitus Plaza, the global headquarters for Infinitus, China, has recently completed construction on their innovative, environmentally-friendly and high-tech building. With construction led by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), the Infinitus Plaza creates an entrance to the developing Baiyun Central Business District, which was developed on the site of the decommissioned Baiyun Airport.

Growing carbon footprint for plastics

Dec 2, 2021: After analyzing the global plastics supply chain, researchers found that the impact of plastics on the climate and health is greater than thought due to the increased use of coal for process heat, electricity and as a raw material in production.

Lamps by Biohm are made from coffee and orange peel

Dec 2, 2021: Biohm, a London biotech and biomanufacturing startup, has created a line of sustainable lampshades called Obscure that are made of 100% coffee chaff and orange peel. Biohm has become an example of what's possible in development and bio-manufacturing of natural materials for the built environment.

Solar Acquisitions Snapshot - Stocks to Watch (OTCQB: $SING) (NYSE: $ADT) (NASDAQ: $ISUN) (NYSE: $NEE)

Dec 2, 2021: Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - December 2 2021 ( Newswire), a leading investor news resource covering solar and renewable energy stocks releases a special report on solar and renewable energy acquisitions, as many companies look to the future of clean energy for long term investments.

Renewable Energy Stock News - Solar Integrated Roofing (OTC: $SIRC) Submits Application to Uplist to OTCQB Venture Market

Dec 2, 2021: EL CAJON, CA - December 2, 2021 ( Newswire) Solar stock news from Newswire and - Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC: SIRC), an integrated, single-source solar power and roofing systems installation company, today submitted its application for a listing on the OTCQB Venture Market (the "OTCQB").

Need eco-friendly holiday gifts for friends? We've got you covered.

Dec 1, 2021: While compiling your list of besties to share the joy of the season with, look into companies dedicated to protecting the health of the planet, animals and customers too. These eco-friendly gifts will be perfect for your environmentally conscious friends.

Nitrogen tracking tech may help cut greenhouse gas emissions

Dec 1, 2021: Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are working on a solution that may cut agricultural-based greenhouse gases significantly. The team is working on a nitrogen tracking technology that may help cut greenhouse emissions equivalent to the CO2 produced by 10 million cars annually.

Can briefly raising emissions help us transition to solar?

Dec 1, 2021: A new study divides fueling the world into two options: we can continue with a fossil engine model, or we can jump on the solar engine. Considering that experts say humanity has only a 50% chance of keeping to the Paris Agreement target of keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius or under by century's end, it's clear the study authors are pro-solar.

What will homes in the future look like?

Dec 1, 2021: Years and years later into the future, what will homes look like? What would a home look like for people living on Mars? GoodMove and CK Architectural have teamed up to answer these questions.

Cleantech CSE Stock Listing - Hydrograph Clean Power Inc. (CSE: HG)

Dec 1, 2021: December 1, 2021 ( Newswire) The common shares of Hydrograph Clean Power Inc. have been approved for listing on the CSE.

77-year-old launches waterproof hemp shoe company

Dec 1, 2021: 8000Kicks hemp shoes opened in 2018 after founder Bernardo Carreira finished his business studies at Purdue University. He decided to make use of his grandmother Maria Otilia's 50 years of experience in the textile industry and launch a sneaker company with her.

New computational approach predicts chemical reactions at high temperatures

Dec 1, 2021: Engineers invent 'green' method that combines quantum mechanics with machine learning to accurately predict oxide reactions at high temperatures when no experimental data is available; could be used to design clean carbon-neutral processes for steel production and metal recycling.

Hamama makes growing microgreens in your home effortless

Nov 30, 2021: There’s simply nothing more rewarding than growing your own food, except when an innovative product makes it ultra-easy to do so. Hamama is the newest option in the urban or indoor gardening trend, and it provides a breadth of options to keep your palate pleased.

Belgium's new timber community center centers modular design

Nov 30, 2021: Marc Koehler Architects designed Edegem, Belgium's newest community center, as a symbol of sustainable design to represent this city south of Antwerp and its commitment to restoring the city for a sustainable future.

MVMT releases new bracelet made from recycled ocean plastic

Nov 30, 2021: In the fight against pollution and environmental waste, there are many levels of similarly-minded people in government, nonprofit, for-profit and community all working towards the same goals. So it makes sense that a name like Surfrider is a perfect match with #Tide Ocean and the fashion company MVMT.

Home built from 100 bio-based materials at Dutch Design Week

Nov 30, 2021: The Exploded View Beyond Building at Dutch Design Week was created out of 100 different bio-based materials. It also uses sustainable building methods to highlight the ways we as a global society can apply sustainable design and building in real-world house construction right now.

New riverside development in China will be an urban renewal

Nov 30, 2021: Architects VenhoevenCS have won a major riverside redevelopment in Shenzhen, China. They hope to protect large areas of land from flooding while also creating a vibrant new urban identity for the Bao'an district.

Solar Stock News: Aurora Solar Technologies (TSXV: ACU) Announces Insight(TM) Wafer Tracking Agreement to Accelerate Market Entry

Nov 30, 2021: North Vancouver, British Columbia - November 30, 2021 (Newsfile Corp.) ( Newswire) Aurora Solar Technologies Inc. (TSXV: ACU) ("Aurora", the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Shanghai Baibart Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd.

Spend Cyber Monday supporting these environmental groups on Amazon Charity Lists

Nov 29, 2021: It’s that time of year again. Commercials are encouraging you to spend, spend, spend, and your loved ones are asking you what you want for the holidays. For those of you fortunate enough to have all you need, consider supporting these environmental charities during Cyber Monday.

Here are 5 Indigenous eco-charities to support

Nov 29, 2021: If you want to support Indigenous organizations working toward a better planet through everything from education to legal help, check out this list of Indigenous-led eco-charities worldwide.

Cozy waterfront cottage transforms old foundations using natural materials

Nov 29, 2021: Architecture company Prodesi/Domesi's new cottage in the Czech Republic was inspired by a ship. The small cottage is covered in sunburned larch planks and sits in the trees above the Vranov Dam.

Public art electric vehicle charging stations merge design and function

Nov 29, 2021: Architecture, art and functional elements fill the urban atmosphere, usually as separate entities in the same environment. The Public Art Electric Charging Stations set out to meld all these elements together, combining design, art and innovation for the function and viewing pleasure of the community.

The new Black Mini Solar from Solios is a minimalist, solar-powered watch

Nov 29, 2021: A new smaller, thinner profile for a slimmer wrist sets the Black Mini Solar watch from Solios apart from previous offerings. Solios previously caught Inhabitat's attention at Vegan Fashion Week 2021, where the company exhibited its original Solios Solar Watches in many styles with multiple faces and bands.

Research pushes auto industry closer to clean cars powered by direct ethanol fuel cells

Nov 29, 2021: Alternative-energy research is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered by direct-ethanol fuel cells.

20 new electric vehicles driving onto the scene in 2022

Nov 29, 2021: Technology is advancing at the speed of light. Fortunately some of that innovative effort is being funneled into newer, better, more efficient, and more appealing electric vehicles. As the new year approaches, production lines are rolling out a variety of new options at all ends of the EV spectrum, from luxury rides, to trucks, to recreational vehicles.  Audi E-tron GT The 2022 Audi E-tron GT shares some body-style characteristics with the notable Porsche Taycan. Along with the sporty...

New Center of Excellence Aims to Provide Alternatives to Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizer

Nov 29, 2021: ST. LOUIS, MO - November 29, 2021 ( Newswire) Synthetic nitrogen fertilizer is a major contributor to climate change and environmental pollution.

Digital weather station in Spain looks like a wood ring

Nov 26, 2021: LPA Studios' digital totem for the beaches of the Canary Islands has just won the Architizer A+ Product Award 2021 and the gold at Grand Prix du Design Awards 14th Edition 2021. This beautiful 2.5-meter tall digital beacon combines traditional art forms with modern function, working both as a decorative seasonal sundial and digital weather station.

NUQI uses 100% natural materials for its products

Nov 26, 2021: After years of experience in the fashion industry, Tosca van Haren was fed up with fast fashion and the waste in the industry, so she launched her own social fashion brand NUQI.