Bacardi to cut emissions from rum in half in 2023

Environmental News Bits

Global wine and spirits company Bacardi announced today that its BACARDI rum brand will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% from 2023. Read the full story at ESG Today. The emissions reduction will be achieved with the launch by Bacardi of a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) system next year at its Puerto… Read more → Food and beverage manufacturing Renewable energy

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Wooden satellite to launch in 2023, glowing thread is made from wood

Physics World

The ultimate goal of Murata’s team is to build a wooden satellite called LignoSat, which they hope to launch in 2023. The post Wooden satellite to launch in 2023, glowing thread is made from wood appeared first on Physics World. Wood is an amazing material.

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As Climate and Nutrition Crises Collide, We Need a New Research Agenda

Union of Concerned Scientists

The 2023 farm bill—which Congress is already starting to debate—could give us that opportunity. Because the last farm bill was passed in 2018, it is due for an update in 2023. There are a lot of problems facing our food and agriculture today, and they’re all connected.

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Lake Powell Could Stop Producing Hydropower in 2023 Due to Worsening Drought

Yale E360

Dwindling water levels at Lake Powell could make it impossible for its dam to generate hydropower in 2023, according to new projections from the U.S.

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COVID Vaccines Will Not Reach Poorest Countries Until 2023

Scientific American

Amid a COVID surge in Africa, vaccine promises from richer nations are not enough to bring an early end to the pandemic, experts say. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Health Public Health

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Welcomes Increased Funding For Chesapeake Bay In Proposed Federal FY 2023 Budget

PA Environment Daily

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation welcomes the funding increases in President Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget for two programs essential to restoring the Bay and its tributaries, EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program and technical assistance for farmers enrolled in U.S. million in fiscal 2023.

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CO2 emissions on track for record in 2023, energy agency says

Environmental News Bits

The International Energy Agency said in a report Tuesday that even as carbon dioxide emissions are set to hit a record high in 2023, international governments are set to only put 2 percent of their COVID-19 recovery spending toward renewable energy. Read the full story at The Hill.

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Carbon-neutral Nabr apartments are move-in ready by 2023

Inhabitant

Designers at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) are disrupting the housing market with a completely new way to buy a customized sustainable apartment. You can buy one entirely through software

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PASA Sustainable Agriculture Accepting Presentation Proposals For 2023 Annual Conference In January, February

PA Environment Daily

The PASA Sustainable Agriculture conference committee is now accepting presentations proposals for their 2023 Annual Conference to be held January 17-19 (Virtual) and February 8-11 (In-Person) in Lancaster.

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Covid-19 news: Joint flu and covid-19 vaccine could be offered in 2023

New Scientist

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

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California Public Utilities Commission Takes Action to Prevent Outages During Summer 2022 and 2023

Renewable Law Blog

On October 29, 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued three proposed decisions intended to address potential electric capacity shortfalls in 2022 and 2023. Proposed Decisions to Address Summer 2022 and 2023 Reliability.

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Senate Committee Hearing on Proposed FY 2023 EPA Budget Includes Discussion of TSCA and FIFRA Issues

Brag

Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget. The FY 2023 budget includes an additional $4.9 The proposed FY 2023 budget reflects what EPA thinks it will actually take to implement the Lautenberg Act in the way that Congress and stakeholders expect and deserve. By Lynn L. Bergeson. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on April 6, 2022, on the U.S.

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Independent Fiscal Office Projects Up To $24.3 Million Growth In Act 13 Drilling Impact Fee Revenue Collected In 2023; Lowest Ever Effective Tax Rate Of 0.6%

PA Environment Daily

On June 21, the Independent Fiscal Office updated its Act 13 Drilling Impact Fee revenue report saying per well fees collected next year will increase by up to $24.3 million to a new high of $258.7 million due to natural gas price spikes.

FERC Approves Changes to CAISO Interconnection Procedures; Next Queue Cluster Application Window Not Scheduled to Open Until 2023

Renewable Law Blog

January 13, 2023. April 15, 2023. November 24, 2023. March 14, 2023. Mav 19, 2023. August 1, 2023.

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First carbon positive hotel in the US breaks ground

Inhabitant

It is expected to open in late 2023 The first carbon positive hotel in the U.S. is currently under construction in Denver, Colorado. Designed by environmental steward Urban Villages, it is called Populus.

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LyondellBasell Will Close Houston Refinery to Advance Decarbonization Goals

Environment + Energy Leader

LyondellBasell has announced its decision to cease operation of its Houston Refinery no later than December 31, 2023, to further its decarbonization goals.

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How Australia has cut child cancer deaths – and hopes to get to zero

New Scientist

An Australian plan to eliminate childhood cancer deaths using personalised medicine will be made available to all Australian children with the condition from 2023

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NASA Spacecraft Will Visit Apophis, Once Earth’s Deadliest Asteroid Threat

Scientific American

After delivering extraterrestrial samples to Earth in 2023, OSIRIS-REx will embark on an extended mission to a potentially planet-threatening space rock. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

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Oklahoma’s White Rock Wind Project to Generate 300 MW of Clean Energy

Environmental Leader

The White Rock Wind Project will consist of a total of 51 Vestas turbines with construction expected to begin in late 2022 and a target commercial operation date in the second half of 2023.

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Oklahoma’s White Rock Wind Project to Generate 300 MW of Clean Energy

Environmental Leader

The White Rock Wind Project will consist of a total of 51 Vestas turbines with construction expected to begin in late 2022 and a target commercial operation date in the second half of 2023.

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EPA releases FY2022-2023 P2 Grant Funding Availability Announcements

Environmental News Bits

EPA has released two P2 Grant Funding Availability Announcements for FY 2022 – FY 2023. million in FY 2023 funds).… Applicants are welcome to apply to one or both announcements. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2022-001: EPA anticipates awarding approximately $9.38 million in total federal pollution prevention grant funding over a two-year funding cycle ($4.69 million in FY 2022 funds and $4.69 … Read more → Funding Pollution prevention

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Crowley to build the US's first fully-electric tugboat

Inhabitant

After more than a century in business, tugboat pioneers at Crowley Maritime Corporation have revealed their design for the world’s first all-electric harbor tugboat, due to hit the water in 2023

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U.S. EIA: Electric Generation From Renewables To Keep Rising Leading To A Decline In Natural Gas Generation; CO2 Emissions Keep Going Up

PA Environment Daily

electricity generation from renewable energy sources will rise from 20% in 2021, to 22% in 2022, and to 23% in 2023, as a result of continuing increases in solar and wind generating capacity. We expect 10 GW of new wind capacity will come online in 2022 and 4 GW in 2023.

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You wood not believe what a Japanese logging company and university want to use to build a small satellite

Environmental News Bits

Kyoto University and Japanese logging company Sumitomo Forestry are designing a wooden satellite, with hopes of achieving the goal by 2023. Read the full story at The Register. The 10cm cubesat, called LignoSat, will be made of wood and solar panels. Use of the renewable material would make it cheaper than the standard aluminium and… Read more → Aerospace industry Sustainable design

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There’s a simple fix for the emissions in cow’s burps: Just give them a little seaweed

Environmental News Bits

The family farm, which aims to be carbon neutral by 2023, launched… Read more → AgricultureRead the full story at Fast Company. At Straus Dairy Farm on the California coast north of San Francisco, there’s a long history of sustainability. Cow poop is turned into electricity that powers the farm, including an electric truck that delivers cattle feed.

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U.S. To See Wave of Coal Power Retirements, While Oil Output Ramps Up

Yale E360

oil output is expected to increase in 2022 and hit a new high in 2023. Coal is down and oil is up according to the latest projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Coal plants will account for 85 percent of power capacity being retired in the U.S.

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PetDine launches 6-pillar sustainability plan

Environmental News Bits

The company chose six measurable goals, which include: using 100% renewable energy to produce product by 2025; incorporating 25% sustainable ingredients into each product by 2023;… Read more → Corporate sustainability Food and beverage manufacturingRead the full story at Pet Food Processing. On July 20, PetDine introduced a six-point sustainability plan to reduce its carbon footprint in manufacturing and source more eco-friendly materials.

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Bluefors presents new cooling platform KIDE at APS March Meeting 2022

Physics World

With a prototype being developed this year, Bluefors envisages a product launch in 2023. Spun off from the low-temperature lab at Aalto University in Finland, Bluefors is a firm that specializes in cryogen-free, dilution refrigerator measurement systems.

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NASA Unveils Ice-Hunting VIPER Rover's Lunar Landing Site

Scientific American

The space agency’s first-ever robotic moon rover will touch down in late 2023 just west of Nobile, a crater near the lunar south pole. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Space & Physics Planetary Science

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Capital Snapshot: A Monthly Overview of the Issues, Events and Timelines Driving Federal Policy Decisions

Arnold Porter

Our Legislative & Public Policy team is pleased to provide its current edition of “Capital Snapshot,” a monthly summary of the primary issues, events and timelines that will drive federal policy decisions up to the midterm elections.

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Capital Snapshot: A Monthly Overview of the Issues, Events and Timelines Driving Federal Policy Decisions

Arnold Porter

Our Legislative & Public Policy team is pleased to provide its current edition of “Capital Snapshot,” a monthly summary of the primary issues, events and timelines that will drive federal policy decisions up to the midterm elections.

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More Than 400,000 U.S. Clean Energy Jobs Have Been Lost So Far During the Pandemic

Yale E360

Based on the industry’s current growth rates, it could take well into 2023 for clean energy jobs to reach their pre-pandemic levels.

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Back to business: the American Physical Society’s 2022 March meeting takes place in Chicago

Physics World

“The meeting revolves around the exhibit hall”, says Cooke, who is already looking forward to the 2023 APS March meeting, which will take place in Las Vegas. “We’re back. This is amazing!”

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Week One at COP26: Developments and Takeaways

Law Columbia

Developed countries failed to reach this level in time; before COP estimates suggested they would reach it by 2023 , and John Kerry estimated during COP that they will be able to reach it in 2022. by Korey Silverman-Roati. Introduction.

Russian scientists condemn Ukraine invasion as international projects and meetings thrown into doubt

Physics World

Several European-led missions are scheduled to be launched via Russian-built rockets later this year or in 2023. If it launches in September, it would reach Mars by April 2023 at the earliest, but additional postponements could mean a further two-year delay.

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Minnesota Should Go All-In on Climate Solutions

Union of Concerned Scientists

With only eight years left to attain 80 percent of emission reductions in the electricity sector by 2030 and lay the foundation to meet economy-wide climate goals, they need to get back to work to finish the job before 2023.

EU Proposal for the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

E2 Law Blog

1, 2023, and would initially only cover products from five sectors. The European Union is considering implementation of a new carbon policy, the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), that could profoundly impact the global import/export market.

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CEQ Tweaks NEPA Regulations

Endangered Species Law

Upon publication of the interim final rule in the federal register, that deadline will instead fall on September 14, 2023.

The Right Labor Market Policies Can Ease the Green Jobs Transition

IMFBlog

It has four elements: An initial green infrastructure and R&D investment push starting in 2023, with spending gradually reduced after 2028. A tax on carbon emissions rising gradually from 2023, with a sharper increase from 2029 onwards.

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The USDA Has a Plan to Fix Our Nutrition Crisis—But Will It Work?

Union of Concerned Scientists

The next farm bill, slated for completion in 2023, is a critical opportunity to create such systems, from funding transdisciplinary, sustainable nutrition science to supporting school food purchases that benefit kids and local economies, workers, and the environment.

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Yet another rewilding project confirmed in Scotland

A Greener Life

The rewilding process is slated to begin in 2023. Also in 2023, Dundreggan will become home to the world’s first Rewilding Centre which will showcase how large-scale nature recovery can give people amazing experiences, create jobs and benefit local communities. The Affric Highlands.

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Your Voice Is Needed as EPA Updates its Rule on Risk Management of Chemical Facilities

Union of Concerned Scientists

The proposed rule is slated to be open for public comment by September 2022 with a final rule set to be issued by August 2023.

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Guest Blog: Farming for Our Future: Opportunities Abound

Law Columbia

By Peter Lehner and Nathan Rosenberg, *. With the realities of climate change becoming ever more visible, policymakers are seeking to enlist all sectors of the economy to be part of the solution.