E-Waste Report

The following news report concerning the ineffectiveness of e-waste bans is disturbing. The challenge of understanding and safely managing e-waste worldwide is something that need to be responsibly addressed by everybody who is part of the supply chain, from designers to manufacturers and consumers. State e-waste disposal bans have been largely ineffective INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 10, 2013 — One of the first analyses of laws banning disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) in municipal landfills has found that state e-waste recycling bans…

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The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Accelerates Power Grid Modernization at Inaugural Conference

The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a member-funded organization that engages Smart Grid stakeholders to accelerate standards harmonization and advance interoperability, today announced it will host its Inaugural Conference, November 5-7, 2013. The conference, to be held at the PGA National Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, will host power grid stakeholders from around the globe and feature discussions on power grid modernization supporting SGIP’s mission in orchestrating the harmonization of Smart Grid standards.

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Moving the Smart Cities Idea from Concept to Reality

The goal of smart cities is to enhance the lives of residents through improved performance, efficiency and functionality. This is expressed through an increase in living standards, improvement of communities, and betterment of the overall city experience. Cities are hoping to pour the savings derived from these efficiencies back into city projects to ultimately drive economic growth.

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interSOLAR 2013

  For the sixth year in a row, North America’s most attended solar event plans to welcome approximately 19,000 visitors and 600 exhibitors to the Moscone Center in San Francisco to exchange ideas and technological progress, spurring solar market growth in North America and beyond.Products on Display: PV Cells, Modules & Systems Balance of System (BOS) Energy Storage Components, Mounting and Tracking systems PV Manufacturing Equipment & Materials Solar Heating and Cooling View Exhibitor List View Exhibition Program Registration INTERSOLAR WELCOMES…

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Increased Trading Opportunities for Recovered Paper in Eastern Europe Attract Industry-Leading Paper Recycling Conference

Taking place in this region of opportunity, the Paper Recycling Conference Europe 2013 will build on the growth of the Paper Recycling conference series. The dynamic conference format will bring together the supply and consuming sides of the paper and paper recycling industry to create an active dialogue and generate unrivalled trading opportunities for attendees.

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International Aquaponics Conference: Aquaponics and Global Food Security

The International Aquaponics Conference: Aquaponics and Global Food Security will bring together individuals having and wanting to have an impact on food quality, security and sustainability using aquaponic methods. Industry experts will share experience and knowledge in a fun and informative conference setting, providing participants a wealth of information on the rapidly growing aquaponics industry. June 19-21, 2013, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Learn – about the latest developments in the aquaponics industry. Share – thoughts and ideas with like-minded, forward-thinking individuals. Discover –…

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Santa Clara University Solar Decathlon Team Ready for Radiant House

The fences are up, the steel is on its way, and the bamboo construction beams are taking shape—the 2013 SCU Solar Decathlon team is ready to break ground on the Radiant House. The students will build the solar powered home on campus before hauling the house to Irvine in October for the first Solar Decathlon held in California. The biennial competition attracts teams from some of the top engineering schools in the world, including Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology.

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Food & Ag Discussions Planned at 2013 BIO International Convention

2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, April 22-25 With three days of interactive panel discussions on issues making headlines, educational track sessions, and unfettered access to industry experts, the 2013 BIO International Convention promises attendees a dynamic, forward-looking program. “We are very excited to return to Chicago, centered in America’s heartland, where food commodities are exchanged and philosophies about agricultural production are debated,” said Dr. Cathleen Enright, Executive Vice President for Food & Agriculture at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). “With…

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Cross-Laminated Timber Symposium in Seattle

Follows the Seattle Wood Solutions Fair Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Symposium What: The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program will host the first-ever US Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Symposium February 27-28, 2013 in Seattle. CLT is now available in North America and has the potential to significantly change how wood is used across the building landscape. Attendees will be among the first to review the brand new US CLT Handbook and learn how to design and build CLT projects under the International…

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Clean Energy Tech: PNNL Rolls Out Tech at ARPA-E

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will exhibit their work at the 2013 Energy Innovation Summit of high-impact energy research funded by DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E. The summit runs Feb. 25-27 at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Below is an overview of PNNL research that will be highlighted there.

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Asia Bioplastics Outlook 2013

This is the international conference on bioplastics and bio-based business, focusing on the global and regional bioplastics capacity, technology and market. The event is initiated and organized by CBI BIZ, which has over 10 years of experience and knowledge in the conventional plastics industry and innovative plastics market. This year’s conference will present the latest development trends of bioplastics’ application market, especially the demand and its commercialization, as well as innovation and technology throughout the industry as well as future trends and investment opportunities.
Asia Bioplastics Outlook 2013 will provide information about global bioplastics capacity, raw materials, downstream terminals, China’s potential huge demand for bioplastics and anticipation of the support policy.

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World Smart Energy Week 2013 Opening Its Doors in Tokyo in Just under 7 Weeks

The world’s leading all-round smart/renewable energy trade show; World Smart Energy Week 2013 will be opening its doors from February 27 until March 1, 2013 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. Shows held within World Smart Energy Week 2013: FC EXPO 2013: 9th Int’l Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo PV EXPO 2013 6th Int’l Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo PV SYSTEM EXPO 4th Int’l Photovoltaic Power Generation System Expo BATTERY JAPAN 4th Int’l Rechargeable Battery Expo ENETECH JAPAN 4th Processing Technology Expo 3rd INT’L SMART GRID EXPO 3rd…

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CleanTechnica Exclusive: Inside The World’s Largest Single-Unit Solar Power Plant

Thanks to Zach Shahan at Clean Technica for sharing this story. [repostus] CleanTechnica Exclusive: Inside The World’s Largest Single-Unit Solar Power Plant (via Clean Technica) I’m in Abu Dhabi this week for the 1st ever Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, including the 6th annual World Future Energy Summit. Alongside of that, Masdar Corporation provided me (and a few others) with a tour of Shams 1, and it will also provide use with a tour of Masdar City. This post is part…

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2013 Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting Announced

There are just four months to go until the Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting kicks-off at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam. The theme of this year’s Conference is Information – Integration – Innovation. Attendees will hear from leaders from business, government, finance, accountancy, civil society, labor and academia about the latest sustainability challenges, and how we can all best work together to ensure a sustainable global economy.

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