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Saturday 14th December 2019

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A Solar Tech Startup Backed by Bill Gates Paves the way for Greener Manufacturing

Photo: Heliogen A solar-tech startup backed by Bill Gates is pushing solar technology boundaries with its concentrated mirrors producing high temperatures. The ability to reach 1,000 degrees Celsius with solar, allows solar power to be used in the steel, cement, and petrochemical manufacturing processes. Until now, this type of solar-tech was only able to reach temperatures [...]

Best Practices: Skanska USA and Partners Unveil Open-Source Tool to Measure and Reduce Building Materials Carbon Footprint at Greenbuild 2019

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool, a pioneering, open-source program for measuring and evaluating carbon emissions found in a plethora of building materials for the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) industry, will be publicly-released at the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta, GA from November 19-22. Skanska USA and C Change Labs partnered [...]

Free Registration! Driving Deep Energy Efficiency in Healthcare Event on November 20th

This Wednesday, November 20th, the Illinois Green Alliance, Peoples Gas Energy Efficiency Program, and University of Chicago Medical Center will come together at the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery. The goal behind the event is to explore highly efficient energy opportunities in the healthcare industry, particularly in the Chicago metropolitan area. The majority of the event will consist [...]

Best Practices: UN and Partners Strive to ‘Green’ the Cocoa Industry

            ‘Greening the Cocoa Industry,’ a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative to transform the global cocoa industry with more green and sustainable practices, affects 10 percent of the world’s cocoa production and is supported by more than 54 retailers and market brands, with small farmers playing a vital role in educating their peers. [...]

Greenbuild 2019 comes to Atlanta!

By:  Jeff Grossberg, Editor/GWA From November 19-22, the world’s largest convention for green building professionals will be held in Atlanta, GA. Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will attract over 10,000 visitors from over 93 countries, featuring approximately 550 exhibitors offering every ingredient that goes into the built environment, all with a sustainability focus. From the latest flooring, wall [...]

Sustainability Credential Soup 2019 Kicks Off in Chicago November 5th!

The Illinois Green Alliance hosts its Sustainability Credential Soup symposium November 5 at the MakeOffices headquarters in Chicago, IL, where expert panelists and other industry professionals will educate and network from 6 to 8p.m. The panelists aim to enlighten their audience about the process required to earn sustainability industry credentials, such as the LEED [...]

The Recycling Partnership Issues Report for Recycling Revolution and a Circular Economy

              The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit that seeks to revolutionize U.S. recycling practices, recently released its first report that roadmaps how the industry can transition into a circular economy. The model of a circular economy, which has received increasing global attention, is a closed-loop system of production and consumption where objects are [...]

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Renewable Energy News

North America Smart Energy Week is Underway

North America Smart Energy Week is underway in Salt Lake City, UT. The event kicked off on Monday with an opening session featuring Abby Hopper, President and CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The opening session was focused on the role of clean energy in an integrated De-carbonization [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|

Economically Sound Substitute to Fossil Fuels on the Horizon?

Could researchers in Toronto have found a way to turn the problem of food waste into the solution to sustainable fuel? In our fossil fuel-dependent society substitute fuels are a huge line of research. The quest to find an affordable and viable replacement to ___ has engaged scientists and [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|

June 10 Green Energy News

Headline News: “How Countries Can Learn From Jordan’s Renewable Energy Pivot” • Jordan, with a total generation capacity of about 4,000 MW, has 285 MW of wind and 771 MW of solar power. It wants to have 2,000 MW of renewable capacity by 2021. Its move toward renewables, started in [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|

June 9 Green Energy News

Headline News: “‘We All Owe Al Gore An Apology’: More People See Climate Change In Record Flooding” • A string of natural disasters has hit the central US in recent weeks, from tornadoes to heavy rainfall that floods fields, inundates homes and threatens levees. For many people, there is a [...]

By |June 9th, 2019|

June 8 Green Energy News

Headline News: “White House Blocked Intelligence Aide’s Written Testimony On Climate Change” • White House officials barred a State Department intelligence staffer from submitting written testimony this week to the House Intelligence Committee warning that human-caused climate change could be “possibly catastrophic.” [The Philadelphia Inquirer] Melting ice (Rodrigo ABD | [...]

By |June 8th, 2019|

June 7 Green Energy News

Headline News: “GE Bet On Fossil Fuels, Lost Nearly $200 Billion Misjudging Renewable Energy Transition, Study Says” • General Electric’s profitability collapse over the past few years can be largely attributed to the company’s inability to judge the accelerating pace of the global energy transition away from fossil fuels and [...]

By |June 7th, 2019|

June 6 Green Energy News

Headline News: “Engie’s HomeBiogas Turns Household Waste Into Renewable Natural Gas With Ease” • Engie invested in HomeBiogas in the middle of last year and is now working with its team to grow the business. HomeBiogas sells its products directly to consumers, so Engie’s global reach and significant capital represent [...]

By |June 6th, 2019|

Climate Change News

BEST PACTICES: Engine and Power Company Cummins, Inc. Announces New Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Fortune 500 company Cummins, Inc., a worldwide provider of engines, power generation products, and filtration systems, recently disclosed its new environmental sustainability strategy that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, benefit communities, and promote sustainable use of natural resources. Titled “‘PLANET 2050,’” the strategy calls for specific goals for 2030 [...]

By |December 9th, 2019|

Qube is Creating Bricks From Plastic Waste

Photo: Qube A new startup, Qube, is setting out to change the way we build our cities on a foundational level. Abhishek Banerjee developed a way to make bricks out of plastic waste. The India based company began when Banerjee toured a traditional brick kiln and was [...]

By |December 3rd, 2019|

IceStone Shakes Up the Durable Surfacing Industry

Brooklyn-based manufacturer IceStone LLC has long been a major player in manufacturing sustainable and highly durable surfacing, and this past month they managed to push the envelope even further. They refined their eponymous product, which is typically fashioned into countertops, backsplashes, and bathroom vanities, making it more durable than ever [...]

By |November 29th, 2019|

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