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Aug 04, 2021

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Japanese-Dutch partnership: companies explore importing hydrogen at 'commercial scale' | Upstream Online

Aug 4, 2021: Companies look to develop hydrogen supply chain as Port of Rotterdam targets up to 20 million tonnes of hydrogen flowing through it annually by 2050. The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Hydrogen Master Plan envisages the port becoming a European hydrogen import hub, with potentially up to 20 million tonnes of hydrogen flowing through the Dutch port annually by 2050. However, in the..

Racial Equity in the Smart Energy Future

Aug 4, 2021: With the social unrest following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020, many in the utility sector began thinking about ways to advance racial equity in the industry – for both their customers as well as their employees.   For example, Georgia Power announced a plan to invest $75 million over a five-year period to help advance racial equity and social justice..

Seventy-Three Consumer Organizations Urge Congress to Support Transmission Competition

Aug 4, 2021: The transmission component of our members’ electric bills has soared. According to the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), transmission spending from investor-owned electric utilities surged 42 percent from $17.7 billion in 2013 to $25.1 billion in 2019. U.S. demand increased by 2.3 percent. Transmission projects subject to competition represent only about 3 percent of U.S...

Climate Friendly Banks: The Key To A Sustainable Energy Transformation?

Aug 4, 2021: Simply divesting a toxic, high emission asset and getting it off the balance sheet is not an environmentally acceptable option. The idea of fossil fuel “bad banks” is gaining traction globally amid an increased focus on environmental sustainability. The concept refers to special companies specifically dedicated to acquiring and winding down fossil fuel assets. As..

Battery Storage Workshop

Aug 4, 2021: Ascend Analytics Battery Storage Workshop October 20-21, 2021 | Online | 10am - 2pm MST ‍ Day 1 | October 20th, 2021 New Market Dynamics and the Opportunity for Battery Storage Day 2 | October 21th, 2021 Realizing the Full Economic Value of Battery Storage from Valuation to Live Operations ‍ Fee: $495 (for full 2-day workshop) $395 Early Bird (Before..

Lakefront Utilities Inc. Continues To Improve Customer Engagement With New Release Of Mobile Application

Aug 4, 2021: This is a great example of the changing face of customer service within utilities.

SDG&E Announces Wildfire Safety and Resiliency Advancements for 2021 Wildfire Season

Aug 3, 2021: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a recognized industry leader in wildfire safety, unveiled its wildfire mitigation and resiliency advancements in preparation for this year’s wildfire season. The advancements continue a decade-long commitment to strengthening the region against a dynamic climate that has brought on unprecedented high fire-threat conditions in..

UK Innovation Strategy - Leading the future by creating it HMG

Aug 3, 2021: Innovation is central to the largest challenges the world faces, from climate change and the ageing society to global pandemics. The UK must be in the vanguard of the response to these challenges. Now we have left the EU, we can move quickly to respond to these challenges, and other global opportunities, to cement the UK’s position as a world-leader in science, research and..

Minimalist House in Minohshinmachi focuses on nature

Aug 3, 2021: House in Minohshinmachi emphasizes an indoor-outdoor connection and views of nearby Mount Aogai.

Killer whale stranded in Alaska gets rescued

Aug 3, 2021: Last Thursday, boaters and locals helped rescue a stranded orca whale on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. Boaters found the 20-foot-long mammal stuck in a 4-foot-long rock crevice on the rocky shore. The boaters first alerted the U.S. coastguard before taking any action.

'Top Pick' Cleantech Firm Reconfigures Existing Technology to Simplify Electric Vehicle Charging

Aug 3, 2021: August 3, 2021 ( Newswire) A Haywood report noted that this new use for Exro Technologies' coil driver has "important indications to cost reduction" on both the vehicle and infrastructure sides.

This $50 Million Company Is About to Change a $12.5 Billion Market-Guess What Happens Next

Aug 3, 2021: August 3, 2021 ( Newswire) Independent financial analyst Matt Badiali discusses Bion Environmental Technologies' game-changing technology and explains why he believes the company is an "overnight success about to happen."…

Invasive lanternflies want to take over the U.S.

Aug 3, 2021: Spotted lanternflies are extremely cool-looking bugs, with polka-dotted wings in shades of red, black and beige that make them resemble paper lanterns. But people should be very worried about this invasive insect, according to entomologist Frank Hale.

Self-sufficient Sail House by David Hertz Architects looks like a ship

Aug 3, 2021: It’s a nautical home that boasts plenty of space for entertaining plus a green design.

Architect chosen to design sustainable 2026 Olympic Village

Aug 3, 2021: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, also known as SOM, will design the Olympic Village for the upcoming 2026 games in Milan-Cortina. The new village will be a part of the updated Porta Romana Railway Yard Master Plan.

IHS Markit: Ability of Natural Gas Infrastructure to be Converted to Carry Low-Carbon Fuels Will Enable Gas to Become a "Second Pillar" of Decarbonization Alongside Renewables

Aug 3, 2021: LONDON - August 3, 2021 ( Newswire) The inherent versatility of gas infrastructure-particularly its ability to be converted to carry low-carbon fuels in the future-creates an opportunity for gas to be a "second pillar of decarbonization" over the long-term…

Infographic: Electric Vehicles 69% More Efficient than Cars with Internal Combustion Engines - Market Acceptance Increases

Aug 3, 2021: August 3, 2021 ( Newswire) The electric car market’s prospects are looking brighter than ever. A new infographic from now reveals that electric vehicles are more environmentally friendly than conventional cars.

Sustainable aviation fuel is a greener alternative to reduce aviation carbon emissions, says GlobalData

Aug 3, 2021: August 3, 2021 ( Newswire) The aviation sector is increasingly looking towards sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as a greener alternative to reduce its emissions footprint…

Solar Stock News: Solar Integrated Roofing (OTC: $SIRC) Grows July 2021 Sales 600% to Record $10.5 Million

Aug 3, 2021: EL CAJON, CA - August 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 announced that it achieved a record of at least $10.5 million in preliminary, unaudited sales in July 2021 - the highest monthly sales ever recorded by the Company.

Vegan, natural soaps include limited-edition art prints by female artists

Aug 2, 2021: The main mission of the Art Bar is to encourage self care and body positivity by providing organic soaps with natural ingredients.

Greenland's ice melt enough to cover Florida in water

Aug 2, 2021: Greenland's vast ice sheets are melting away at an alarming rate, according to a recent report. As reported by the Danish government, the ice sheet lost 8.5 billion tons of surface mass on Tuesday alone.

Low-power dynamic manipulation of single nanoscale quantum objects

Aug 2, 2021: Electrical engineers are powering the quantum computing revolution with the development of an on-demand, scalable technique to manipulate nanoscale nanodiamonds.

Wildfires rage across Turkey's Aegean coast

Aug 2, 2021: Turkey’s Aegean coast has been evacuated due to epic wildfires. At least eight people have perished, and boats rescued thousands of holidaymakers from resorts.

Nelson Mandela Park adds a breath of fresh air to an industrial part of Rotterdam

Aug 2, 2021: A new masterplan promises to transform an underused harbor site into an urban green space for a neighborhood that could really use more parks.

Birnessite study offers insights for electrochemistry, energy storage

Aug 2, 2021: The adsorption of ions from the electrolyte at an electrode surface is a ubiquitous process, of use for both existing and emerging electrochemical energy technologies. But what happens when these ions penetrate very small spaces? To address this question, researchers examined the behavior of birnessite.

New material offers ecofriendly solution to converting waste heat into energy

Aug 2, 2021: Scientists have demonstrated a high-performing thermoelectric material in a practical form that can be used in device development. The material -- purified tin selenide in polycrystalline form -- outperforms the single-crystal form in converting heat to electricity, making it the most efficient thermoelectric system on record. A key application target of thermoelectric devices is capturing industrial waste heat, with potentially enormous energy savings.

Papermelon makes sustainable jewelry from upcycled paper

Aug 2, 2021: Papermelon jewelry is constructed from upcycled paper, which is collected from friends, neighbors and well-wishers.

A modern design for a sustainable, zero-waste kitchen

Jul 30, 2021: Designed by Austria-based furniture designer Ivana Steiner, this modern zero-waste kitchen incorporates unique features to be as environmentally conscious as any room of the home could ever hope to be.

Three Americans' lifetime emissions enough to kill one person

Jul 30, 2021: A recent study on the mortality cost of carbon emissions has revealed that the average emissions created by 3.5 Americans are enough to kill one person.

Earth Overshoot Day 2021 has arrived. What does it mean for the planet?

Jul 30, 2021: Humanity's demand for resources has already exceeded what Earth can regenerate in a year. What does this mean for the environment?

This island home has a green roof seeded with native, drought-tolerant plants

Jul 30, 2021: The home’s green roof is landscaped with a variety of plants and vegetation that are both native and drought-tolerant, a feature that designers hoped would increase the biodiversity value of the area.

The 'Hydrogen Olympics' Lit a Torch for the Clean Fuel's Future

Jul 30, 2021: An energy expert explains why Japan—along with much of the rest of the world—is committing to the clean-burning fuel -- Read more on…

Appalachian Beekeeping Collective boosts pollinators and supports beekeepers

Jul 30, 2021: Bees are in trouble. Luckily, organizations like Appalachian Beekeeping Collective are here to help.

Engineers bend light to enhance wavelength conversion

Jul 30, 2021: Engineers have developed a more efficient way of converting light from one wavelength to another, opening the door for improvements in the performance of imaging, sensing and communication systems.

3D-printed House of Dust connects a 1967 poem to modern technology

Jul 29, 2021: 3D-printed houses and other structures are becoming increasingly more common, but none have a creation story quite like The House of Dust.

Critically endangered bird found alive in Hawaii

Jul 29, 2021: A Maui parrotbill that was thought to have died over one and a half years ago has been spotted on the slopes of a Maui volcano.

Pollution turned this lagoon in Argentina stinky and pink

Jul 29, 2021: An Argentinian lagoon turned hot pink last week from chemical pollution. And it stinks.

Prefab holiday home in the Netherlands features transforming rooms

Jul 29, 2021: Orange Architects decided to take a different approach to the villa’s design in order to save space with the use of prefabrication and flexible design.

New nanomaterial to derive clean fuel from the sea

Jul 29, 2021: Hydrogen fuel derived from the sea could be an abundant and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, but the potential power source has been limited by technical challenges, including how to practically harvest it. Researchers have designed a nanoscale material that can efficiently split seawater into oxygen and a clean energy fuel -- hydrogen.

Breathing new life into fuel cells

Jul 29, 2021: Researchers have discovered new dynamics that could supercharge a sluggish part of the core chemical reaction in fuel cells.

These compostable plates are like nothing youve seen before

Jul 29, 2021: If you didn’t know that Wasara plates are meant to be thrown away, you wouldn’t want to let them go. Designed to be elegant and beautiful, Wasara plates are compostable and disposable.

Optimizing phase change material usage could reduce power plant water consumption

Jul 29, 2021: The food-water-energy nexus dictates that there is a direct link between these three necessities, and stressing one directly impacts the supply of the other two. As the population grows, human demand for energy and food has caused our freshwater reserves to slowly deplete. Power plants are one of the main culprits contributing to this issue, as they use trillions of gallons of fresh water annually to prevent overheating.

Entire Buildings Can Be Wrapped in Jackets to Save Energy

Jul 29, 2021: Apartment buildings, or blocks of row houses, can be upgraded in one installation -- Read more on…

French offices receive a green update with Benetti MOSS walls

Jul 28, 2021: Sometimes, the best ideas are inspired in the most unlikely of ways.

London floods spark worry over climate change preparedness

Jul 28, 2021: On Sunday, the residents of London were caught up in flash floods following a heavy downpour, reigniting conversations about climate change preparedness.

Heartbreaking video shows salmon suffering through heat wave

Jul 28, 2021: A video captured by nonprofit group Columbia Riverkeeper shows the horrifying effects of the Pacific Northwest heat wave on sockeye salmon. Just short of a salmon snuff film, the video shows listless fish dotted with white fungal patches and red lesions as they struggle to survive an epically hot river.

XpreSole Panto waterproof boots are made from coffee grounds

Jul 28, 2021: Sustainable shoe brand Ccilu has developed a line of waterproof boots, called XpreSole Panto, made with recycled coffee grounds and other eco-friendly materials.

A redesign helps an Enel power plant transition away from coal

Jul 28, 2021: In a competition to create designs to update power plants in Italy, Frigerio Design Group takes the win with its forward-thinking and innovative approach.