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May 18, 2021

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Show Don’t Tell: Four Ways to Address Cyber Risks to Energy Systems

May 18, 2021: On April 20, the Biden administration introduced a 100-day plan to address cybersecurity risks to the US electric system, seeking to coordinate incentives and initiatives across government, academia, and industry. With more planning than action, the announcement includes enhanced cybersecurity goals and promotes concrete milestones for developing situational awareness and response..

Assuming a Bad Thing When it Comes to Your Utility’s Written Materials

May 18, 2021: Assuming a Bad Thing When it Comes to Your Utility’s Written MaterialsYour utility should not be in the assumption game when it comes to written materials to be sent to the public.That’s because the public knows a lot less than you think it does, and every industry (let alone hobby, sport or clique) has a language all its own.So your written materials must be written and edited..

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Live Webinar: Modernize Your Enterprise Asset Management Systems

May 18, 2021: When it comes to energy and infrastructure, asset management practices are evolving. Today’s asset managers are looking towards advanced, intelligent solutions that make use of streaming data, analytics and the latest technology to optimize their operations.But despite the benefits an advanced enterprise asset management solution can deliver, not everyone is ready to build a complex..

The Executive Order on Cybersecurity does not adequately protect critical infrastructures – real cases prove it

May 18, 2021: An Executive Order (EO) on cybersecurity has been desperately needed. However, the May 12, 2021 EO did not address the unique issues associated with control systems. It was evident reading the EO there were no CONTROL SYSTEM cyber security experts that either participated or had their input used. In fact, the terms SCADA, industrial control systems, control systems, and cyber-physical systems..

Vestas Leads Project to Make Wind Turbine Blades Fully Recyclable | Offshore Wind

May 18, 2021: Blade recycling A coalition of industry and academic leaders has developed a new technology to enable circularity for thermoset composites, the material used.  The Circular Economy – What is it? …

How to shop small, local businesses this Prime Day

May 17, 2021: Is it possible to support local businesses while being an Amazon Prime member? Here’s what you need to know for Prime Day.

Energy-efficient Luxembourg library follows cradle-to-cradle principles

May 17, 2021: BOLLES+WILSON’s library design was implemented in nine phases with a planning approach that prioritized energy efficiency and cradle-to-cradle principles wherever possible.

Carbon emissions are shrinking the stratosphere

May 17, 2021: Carbon emissions have caused the stratosphere to shrink by 400 meters since the 1980s, according to a new study.

Atlantica Q1, Buying Hannon Armstrong

May 17, 2021: By Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA Here are two more updates from last week on Patreon.  Also, I realize I neglected to publish the monthly performance chart for my 10 Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio here at the start of the month, so here it is as well: Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure Earnings (published May 11th) Atlantica […] The post Atlantica Q1, Buying Hannon Armstrong appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Forests the size of France have been restored in the past 20 years

May 17, 2021: More than 59 million hectares of forests have been restored since the year 2000.

Latvian wellness resort honors traditional spa rituals

May 17, 2021: A true escape to nature, Ziedlejas is a wellness spa located in a secluded section of rural Latvia.

Reducing and reusing via green burials in a Portland cemetery

May 17, 2021: Inhabitat talks to Ed Bixby about the green burial practices at his natural cemeteries, including his latest acquisition, Historic Columbian Cemetery.

7 eco-friendly deals we hope to see this Prime Day

May 14, 2021: Here are some of the top eco-friendly items we expect to see starring on Amazon’s Prime Day 2021.

Virtue Cider sets an example for highly virtuous cider production

May 14, 2021: A virtuous cider company in Michigan does it all: uses solar power, gives back to its community, boosts native plants and heritage animals and makes great cider.

People living near fracking wells have higher heart attack risk

May 14, 2021: People living close to fracking wells are at a high risk of being hospitalized or losing their lives due to heart attacks.

Elon Musk ditches energy-hungry Bitcoin as payment for Tesla vehicles

May 14, 2021: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company will no longer accept Bitcoin as a means of payment for its electric cars.

Energy-efficient Forest House minimizes its impact in California

May 14, 2021: The Forest House is a 4,500-square-foot holiday residence built in a California forest near northern Lake Tahoe.

Carpenter turns scrap-destined bus into retro accommodations

May 14, 2021: Ever wanted to spend the night in an authentic double-decker bus? Well, now's your chance thanks to U.K.-based carpenter Adam Collier-Woods and his brilliant new renovation project.

Swiss Asset Manager Tavis Digital and Sonic Capital Endorse Climate Action Blockchain Project Regen Network

May 13, 2021: Zurich - May 13, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Tavis Digital has announced it is joining the Regen Network and actively supporting the network by operating a white-labelled validator node.

These floating, 3D-printed private offices have no land impact

May 13, 2021: A pandemic, a walk along the river’s edge and a background in architectural design has led to a low-impact remote work concept that offers privacy with a view of stunning natural surroundings.

Air pollution from US meat production causes 16,000 deaths annually

May 13, 2021: Over 16,000 Americans die each year as a result of air pollution caused by meat production and related agricultural practices.

UK recognizes animals as sentient beings

May 13, 2021: While anybody who's ever had a pet knows that animals are sentient beings, the U.K. government is legally recognizing animal sentience for the first time. The new laws are a victory for animals and the people who care about them.

Roots and Hoots delivers vegan, plastic-free items via electric van

May 13, 2021: On a mission to eliminate plastic from kitchen and bathroom products, the recently launched U.K.-based Roots & Hoots offers hundreds of common household items available for online ordering and local delivery.

Earnings Roundup: Metals Prices Boost Covanta and Umicore

May 13, 2021: By Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA You don’t have to own mining companies to benefit from rising metals prices. This is a roundup of first quarter earnings notes shared with my Patreon supporters over the last week. Waste to energy operator Covanta and specialty metals recycler Umicore are both benefiting from skyrocketing metals prices. Just as […] The post Earnings Roundup: Metals Prices Boost Covanta and Umicore appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Quintain Living delivers new green spaces in Wembley Park

May 13, 2021: Quintain Living is creating a 7-acre public park to improve access to green space for Londoners in the Wembley Park area.

Solar-powered motorbikes help rangers protect African wildlife from poachers

May 12, 2021: Called the Kalk AP, the motorbike will solve some of the most prevalent issues that park rangers face.

Researchers reveal top plant-growing playlists on Spotify

May 12, 2021: Just like people, plants seem to respond to music.

Hacker Attack on Essential Pipeline Shows Infrastructure Weaknesses

May 12, 2021: Ransomware is steadily hitting harder. Could banks or subway systems be next? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com…

Louisiana governor pledges to turn the oil and gas state carbon-neutral

May 12, 2021: For a state that has been so reliant on fossil fuels, the announcement has come as a surprise to many.

A long-lasting, stable solid-state lithium battery

May 12, 2021: Researchers have designed a stable, lithium-metal solid state battery that can be charged and discharged at least 10,000 times -- far more cycles than have been previously demonstrated --- at a high current density. The battery technology could increase the lifetime of electric vehicles to that of the gasoline cars -- 10 to 15 years -- without the need to replace the battery. With its high current density, the battery could pave the way for electric vehicles that can fully charge within 10 to 20 minutes.

Scaling down Ionic Transistors to the ultimate limit

May 12, 2021: Researchers have developed an atomic-scale ion transistor based on electrically gated graphene channels of around 3 angstrom width which demonstrated highly selective ion transport. They also found that ions move a hundred times faster in such a tiny channel than they do in bulk water. This breakthrough leads to highly switchable ultrafast ion transport that can find important applications in electrochemical and biomedical applications.

An enzyme system for the hydrogen industry

May 12, 2021: An enzyme could make a dream come true for the energy industry: It can efficiently produce hydrogen using electricity and can also generate electricity from hydrogen. The enzyme is protected by embedding it in a polymer.

New Shenzhen design institute promises to make the city a hub of innovation

May 12, 2021: A project known as the Shenzhen Institute of Design and Innovation has won first prize in an international design competition for its beauty and innovative ideas to transform Shenzhen.

Eco hotel and golf resort boasts ocean views in Portugal

May 12, 2021: Originally constructed by a Portuguese family in 1975, this golf resort is now home to 37 new signature apartments, luxury villas, a clubhouse and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Brand new physics of superconducting metals refuted by physicists

May 12, 2021: Scientists have demonstrated that other physicists' recent 'discovery' of the field effect in superconductors is nothing but hot electrons after all. A team of scientists have found new and compelling evidence that the observation of the field effect in superconducting metals by another group can be explained by a simple mechanism involving the injection of the electrons, without the need for novel physics.

Harnessing the hum of fluorescent lights for more efficient computing

May 12, 2021: The property that makes fluorescent lights buzz could power a new generation of more efficient computing devices that store data with magnetic fields, rather than electricity.

Tiny, wireless, injectable chips use ultrasound to monitor body processes

May 11, 2021: Researchers report that they have built what they say is the world's smallest single-chip system, consuming a total volume of less than 0.1 mm3. The system is as small as a dust mite and visible only under a microscope. In order to achieve this, the team used ultrasound to both power and communicate with the device wirelessly.

This solar-powered car concept is anything but Humble

May 11, 2021: Humble One's solar-powered car concept promises greater range, more features and better design elements than just any old electric vehicle.

New York prohibits single-use mini toiletry bottles in hotels

May 11, 2021: Hotels in New York state will no longer be allowed to use plastic toiletry bottles smaller than 12 ounces starting January 1, 2024.

Electromagnetic levitation whips nanomaterials into shape

May 11, 2021: To deliver reliable mechanical and electric properties, nanomaterials must have consistent, predictable shapes and surfaces, as well as scalable production techniques. Engineers are solving this problem by vaporizing metals within a magnetic field to direct the reassembly of metal atoms into predictable shapes.

Leatherback sea turtles are disappearing from the West Coast

May 11, 2021: Western Pacific leatherback sea turtle populations are plummeting, according to new NOAA research.

Floating container home in NYC rises and falls with changing sea levels

May 11, 2021: Rekstur is tackling NYC’s 578 miles of coastal real estate with a floating container home off Rockaway peninsula in Jamaica Bay.

Elegant alpine home celebrates natural timber inside and out

May 11, 2021: Exposed concrete, wood and glass define the recently completed House R, a stunning nature-focused home that puts a modern twist on rural alpine architecture. Architecture firm Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten designed the house to embrace views of the Swabian Jura mountains in the southern German town of Margrethausen.

BP Doubles Down on API, Abandoning Climate Commitment

May 11, 2021: May 11, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Today, in its annual sustainability report, BP indicated it would continue its memberships in the American Petroleum Institute (API) and other groups.

Researchers develop magnetic thin film for spin-thermoelectric energy conversion

May 11, 2021: Engineers have proposed a satellite-aided drought monitoring method that can adequately represent the complex drought conditions into a single integrated drought index.