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Apr 14, 2021

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What's an SBOM and why utilities need it to fight ransomware attacks | POWERGRID International

Apr 14, 2021: A new article from POWERGRiD International, the folks that created DISTRIBUTech,  has published a new article (linked below) explaining the importance of using an SBOM in a software supply chain risk assessment, to proactively detect malicious and/or exploitable software, preventing it's installation in a digital ecosystem, averting a ransomware, or other costly/disruptive, cyber..

Updated Distribution Lines for Renewables: Electric Serviceways

Apr 14, 2021: Distribution lines have traditionally been designed and constructed to transfer energy from providers, host utility substations, to customers, residences and businesses. This design creates a challenge when utilities must integrate energy from distributed renewable energy sources, such as rooftop solar. Because distributed renewables create energy at various points along a distribution line..

Are you studying production of local energy within the city vs. large utility energy farms?

Apr 14, 2021: I am helping a nonprofit build a case in front of the Public Utility Commission to produce solar energy locally rather than produce it outside the city. Solar energy from a utility-scale solar farm is cheaper per kWh. Still, when we include the transmission and distribution costs associated with upgrading the grid, localized solar energy production becomes more cost-effective. We want to prove..

Electric Vehicle Charging: First of a Kind National Lab Project Will Simulate Fast Charging Station Microgrids

Apr 14, 2021: Research by Idaho National Laboratory scientists could help the nation accommodate more electric vehicles, while lessening the impact of vehicle charging on the electrical grid system. Electric vehicle sales have grown rapidly in the last decade with 1.6 million all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles sold between 2010 and 2019. These climate-friendly cars will only get more popular as the..

The GT Power Hour: Episode 20 (Glick 2: A Change Is Gonna Come... No Really, Like Now)

Apr 14, 2021: When we booked the chairman for this interview, we had no idea how definitive and candid he'd be on so many topics... If you're at all interested in keeping track of developments at FERC, this is required listening. …

Nuclear plants could soon produce hydrogen, but federal policy questions linger

Apr 14, 2021: An important perspective when thinking about advancing nuclear technologies. How will the government's role help lessen cost as well as speed things along through regulatory process revamps.? …

How Utility Companies Can Embrace Their Responsibility to Sustainability

Apr 14, 2021: Utility companies today find themselves in the middle of a shifting market. The demand for sustainability is rising, and it’s become clear that this is more than a passing trend. Utilities, which are traditionally responsible for a considerable portion of total emissions, face increasing pressure to become more eco-friendly.In 2019, the electric power sector alone produced 1.6 billion..

Emissions Trading in Practice: A handbook on design and implementation - second edition

Apr 14, 2021: In April 2021, ICAP and the World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) released the second edition of "Emissions Trading in Practice: A handbook on design and implementation".The updated handbook leverages the key insights from the first edition and draws on practical knowledge from ETS practitioners as well as developments in ETS and climate policy over the past five..

The Jobs Plan Should Emphasize Energy Efficiency

Apr 14, 2021: The American Jobs Plan, the name of President Joe Biden’s ambitious infrastructure proposal, is the talk of the town these days. As it stands, the commander and chief is requesting $2.3 trillion of federal cash to be invested over the next eight years in a number of sectors. The idea of the big splurge is to modernize the country while creating jobs and spurring economic..

Strategic decisions

Apr 13, 2021: Strategic decisionsThe trillion dollar package that is being considered to boost the American economy includes power generation.There are especially three sources under consideration for large centralized plants (and solar for distributed generation) and respective projected energy prices:* Wind (USD 121/MWh)* Nuclear (USD 63/MWh)* Natural gas (USD 37/MWh)Wind is the one that offers great..

A solar-ready holiday home disappears into a Czech forest

Apr 13, 2021: When Czech architecture firm NEW HOW Architects was asked to design a holiday home in the Ore Mountains, it decided to craft a nature-inspired home that would go against the trend of white plaster houses in the area.

French government to ban short domestic flights in favor of trains

Apr 13, 2021: The French government is planning to end all short flights for routes that could be traveled in 2.5 hours or less by train in order to reduce carbon emissions.

Nepal's rhino population is on the rise

Apr 13, 2021: The 2021 numbers are up 16% for a total of 752 rhinos, according to results released by Nepal’s government this week.

Charlotte McCurdy, Phillip Lim design carbon-neutral algae sequin dress

Apr 13, 2021: Fashionable materials like sequins don’t have to come at a cost to the environment.

Virtual Pollinator Park shows a future with or without pollinators

Apr 13, 2021: What will the world be like once pollinating insects, like the honeybee, are gone?

Rare Earth Mining Stocks: Defense Metals (TSX-V: $DEFN.V) (OTCQB: $DFMTF) Prepares Additional High-Grade REE Concentrate Samples For Evaluation By Leading Global Rare Earths Producers

Apr 13, 2021: Vancouver, British Columbia - April 13, 2021 ( Newswire, and - Mining / Metals / Green Energy Stock News - Defense Metals Corp. ("Defense Metals") (TSX-V:DEFN / OTCQB:DFMTF/ 35D: FSE) is pleased to announce that it has recently been notified by its Asian based advisor Golden Dragon Capital Limited ("GDC")…

Solar Stock News: UGE (TSXV: UGE) (OTCQB: UGEIF) Announces Q1 2021 Project and Corporate Updates

Apr 12, 2021: Toronto, Ontario - April 12, 2021 (Newsfile Corp.) ( Newswire) UGE International Ltd. (TSXV: UGE) (OTCQB: UGEIF) (the "Company" or "UGE"), a leader in the commercial and community solar sector, is pleased to announce the following operational updates from the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Redevelopment project brings major green space to Tokyo

Apr 12, 2021: Set for completion in 2023, the Toranomon-Azabudai Urban Redevelopment Project is a collaboration between urban landscape developer Mori Building Co. and luxury hotel operator Aman.

Harmful algal blooms release "Very Fast Death Factor" into air

Apr 12, 2021: A new study shows that the dangerous anatoxin-a, produced by cyanobacteria and found in algal blooms, can be released into the air, posing serious health risks.

Do we really need to mine the deep seas to power EVs?

Apr 12, 2021: Electric vehicle manufacturers are turning to deep sea mining for metals necessary for EV batteries. But this can be detrimental to these ecosystems.

An airy multigenerational home shows adaptive reuse done right

Apr 12, 2021: OEOOO has transformed and expanded a disused farmhouse into the Hehl Tenne House, a warm and inviting multigenerational home wrapped in timber inside and out.

Wright-inspired home has trees growing through the roof

Apr 12, 2021: Dubbed the House in Repino, the project will focus on minimizing the removal of existing trees.

Blink Charging to Install 42 EV Chargers in New York

Apr 9, 2021: April 9, 2021 ( Newswire) Blink Charging Co. shares traded 14% higher after the company reported that it will be installing 42 Blink IQ 200 chargers at 10 locations throughout New York.

Aerie launches REAL GOOD swimwear made with recycled nylon

Apr 9, 2021: Whether you plan to swim laps, go diving or just sunbathe in the backyard, Aerie’s new collection of sustainable swimwear is sure to make a splash.

Adventurer plans to drive EV from South Pole to North Pole

Apr 9, 2021: Chris Ramsey is planning to cover 17,000 miles in electric vehicles.

Sea level rise creates "ghost forests" along the Atlantic coast

Apr 9, 2021: Sea level rise is killing forests in protected areas on the eastern U.S. coast, according to a recent study.

Dismountable dojo in Vietnam is topped with a rice husk roof

Apr 9, 2021: Energy efficiency, Japanese design and an emphasis on low site impact are combined at DOJO Saigon, a new light-filled judo training hall in Ho Chi Minh City.

Solar-powered Zamasport HQ produces over half of its energy needs

Apr 9, 2021: Designed to follow the architecture firm’s philosophy of “slow architecture,” the sustainably minded headquarters prioritizes energy efficiency and worker wellness.

Artist Hugo McCloud spotlights waste with art made of plastic bags

Apr 8, 2021: Artist Hugo McCloud, known for using unusual medium choices such as aluminum sheeting, tar paper, scrap metal and solder, spent his quarantine in Mexico, layering together tiny pieces of plastic bag waste.

Seaspiracy inspires grocery store to stop selling fish

Apr 8, 2021: "Seaspiracy" is trying to save the oceans, and the new Netflix documentary and movement is making strides.

Graphene: Everything under control in a quantum material

Apr 8, 2021: In a new study, a team of researchers demonstrates that graphene's nonlinearity can be very efficiently controlled by applying comparatively modest electrical voltages to the material.

Warming in deepest parts of the Great Lakes could be irreversible

Apr 8, 2021: New research published in the journal Nature Communications shows that the deepest parts of the Great Lakes are warming up.

Understanding NFTs and energy consumption

Apr 8, 2021: Non-fungible tokens (or NFTs) are the newest players in the cryptocurrency market, and their environmental impact may surprise you.

All-in-one device uses microwave power for defense, medicine

Apr 8, 2021: An invention from innovators may provide a new option to use directed energy for biomedical and defense applications. The Purdue invention uses composite based nonlinear transmission lines (NLTLs) for a complete high-power microwave system, eliminating the need for multiple auxiliary systems.

With Jamie Dimon's annual letter, JPMorgan Chase continues to fail on climate

Apr 8, 2021: New York, NY - April 8, 2021 ( Newswire) Today, JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) CEO Jamie Dimon released his influential annual letter to shareholders.

Allbirds creates a plant-based leather

Apr 8, 2021: Allbirds put its best foot forward when it stepped into the sustainable footwear sphere. Now, the company is going further with the development of a new, plant-based leather.

Clean Energy Stock Deflation and Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Apr 8, 2021: By Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA Last month saw buying opportunities in some clean energy stocks as the bubble created from the euphoria over Biden’s election vanished as if it never happened. Clean energy stocks have simply returned to the general upward trendline from the second and third quarter of 2020.  Rather than bursting in a […] The post Clean Energy Stock Deflation and Biden’s Infrastructure Plan appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Brooklyn Home Company designs passive townhouse with raw wood elements

Apr 7, 2021: A passive townhouse in Brooklyn features wood design accents and a rooftop patio for lounging.

Framework could support more reliable electric power distribution systems

Apr 7, 2021: Imagine that the process of distributing electricity to homes from the power grid is like travelers boarding a train. There are multiple steps to take before they can reach their final destination.

COVID-19 lockdowns lead to decreasing light pollution

Apr 7, 2021: One welcome side effect of COVID-19 lockdowns is the reduction of light pollution.

Neurological disorder leaves bears in California vulnerable

Apr 7, 2021: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is concerned over increasing incidences of bears with rare neurological disorders showing up in residential areas.

Many Routes to 1000 Mile Battery Vehicles, Reports IDTechEx

Apr 7, 2021: April 7, 2021 ( Newswire) It is easy to make 1000-mile battery-electric vehicles, and the effect on market uptake will be profound.

Studio Gang transforms coal plant into LEED Silver-targeted student union

Apr 7, 2021: Riverfront revitalization and sustainable adaptive reuse combine at the Beloit College Powerhouse, a Studio Gang-designed student union focused on recreation and wellness.

Meet the artists creating sustainable artwork for Nespresso's flagship cafes

Apr 7, 2021: Nespresso's parent company, Nestlé, has certainly come under fire for things like bottling water in California during historic droughts and sourcing water near Flint, Michigan in the past. While the company attempts to offset the environmental impact of its coffee business via a recycling program, Nespresso will also highlight sustainability through art.

Customizable, natural lichen green walls require no maintenance

Apr 6, 2021: These vertical gardens, made from 100% natural and stabilized lichen moss, don’t attract dust or insects and are adaptable to almost every type of interior space.

UK launches world's largest ocean monitoring system

Apr 6, 2021: The U.K. has announced a plan to install an underwater network of cameras to monitor and protect ocean biodiversity.

Leaking wastewater pond causes state of emergency in Florida

Apr 6, 2021: A leak in a wastewater pond caused a state of emergency in Manatee County, Florida last weekend.

Rainwater-capturing holiday home is an extension of the landscape

Apr 6, 2021: This home includes passive cooling systems, high-performance insulation, recycled natural resources and a garden irrigation system.

Solar Stock News - iSun, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISUN) Enters Large Utility Solar EPC Business; Acquires Intellectual Property of Oakwood Construction Services, Inc.

Apr 6, 2021: Williston, VT - April 6, 2021 ( Newswire) iSun, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISUN) ("iSun" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy and clean mobility infrastructure company with 50 years of construction experience for solar, electrical, and data services, today announced that it has acquired all of the intellectual property of Oakwood Construction Services, Inc.

Eco-tourism company Banyan Tree Group plans expansion in 2021

Apr 6, 2021: The Banyan Tree Group is celebrated globally for its commitment to sustainable practices in the hotel industry.