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Cleantech Creates Higher Paying Jobs — Millions Of Them


One of the greatest side benefits of climate action is that it creates a lot of jobs. Not only that — it creates a lot of well paying jobs. Solar installers, solar panel manufacturers, wind turbine technicians, electric vehicle engineers, electrical engineers, and the list goes on. But how many jobs?

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Why Google, BASF and Sephora are coming together on safer chemistry


Why Google, BASF and Sephora are coming together on safer chemistry. Elsa Wenzel. Wed, 10/28/2020 - 02:02. It's probably fair to say that nobody expressly set out to devise a sunscreen to bleach coral reefs or a yoga mat to emit carcinogens.

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Elon Musk: Tiny Bit Of Sun’s Energy Could Power The World


Solar energy already powers almost everything on Earth — including us. Fossil fuels, hydropower, wind — to a large extent, all of these so-called energy sources rely on stored energy that ultimately came from good old Sol.

The top 25 most sustainable fleets


The top 25 most sustainable fleets. Katie Fehrenbacher. Mon, 10/26/2020 - 02:00. However you look at it, 2020 is a turning point for fleets. .

Communities Surrounding Closed Nuclear Power Plants Face Terrible Challenges Moving Forward

Jim Conca

The Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative’s report on socioeconomic impacts of nuclear plant closures on host communities has some sobering thoughts. Big hurdles are a lack of a national plan and the lack of planning when it would do the most good. But it would be best not to close them at all.

These Are the Benefits of Going Solar at Home

The Environmental Blog

Are you constantly looking for ways to save money? If so, you’re not alone. After all, these days more than ever before, every dollar counts. Life is expensive, thus it’s important to cut expenses by any means possible. This includes reducing your monthly energy costs.

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Thailand Gets Fleet Of Electric Ferries To Help Clean Up Bangkok


With an electric powertrain developed by the electric marine experts at Danfoss Editron, some 27 zero-emission passenger ferries will soon replace a hodgepodge of aging diesels in Bangkok's Chao Phraya River as part of an exploratory bid to improve air quality and clean up the water supply in the Thai capitol.

These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health


These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health. Oliver Camp. Mon, 10/26/2020 - 01:30.

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How Covid-19 Has Changed The Way Americans Use Energy

Jim Conca

Nationally, power consumption dropped 4% compared to the same time period last year but it was different for different states, according to a new study. Power requirements for workdays basically dropped to Sunday levels under the lockdown.

5 Eco-friendly ways to stay warm this winter

The Environmental Blog

Many scientists believe that the power of thought can control your own perception of temperature regimes – for example, your body will be warmer if you imagine a sunny tropical beach.

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So, What Exactly Is Long-Duration Energy Storage?


Long-duration storage occupies an enviable position in the cleantech hype cycle. Its allure has proven more durable than energy blockchain, and its commercialization is further along than super-buzzy green hydrogen.

Solar Power = “Cheapest Electricity In History”


The fossil-friendly International Energy Agency indicates that solar power is now the "cheapest electricity in history.".

Arkansas schools save millions by adopting solar power

Inhabitat - Innovation

Schools in the U.S. are using solar energy to cut down on expensive electricity bills. With funds freed up, schools can then improve the quality of education. As a report by Generation180 shows, over 7,300 schools use the solar power approach to save on utility bills

Scotland should follow on-demand bus schemes example of other UK regions, says charity

Envirotec Magazine

Similar schemes are up and running elsewhere, such as Go Coach in Kent (image credit: Editor 5807 ). Schemes which would see passengers order on-demand bus services should be introduced in Scotland, a leading mobility charity has said.

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So, What Exactly Are Virtual Power Plants?


We live in an increasingly virtual world. You can hold virtual meetings with virtual friends using virtual reality systems hosted on virtual servers. And in energy circles, one of the biggest buzzwords in recent years is the virtual power plant, or VPP.

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Lucid CEO Says Tesla Isn’t Their Main Competitor — Mercedes-Benz Is


In a recent interview with Yahoo! Finance's "On the Move," Peter Rawlinson, CEO of Lucid Motors, shared his thoughts on Lucid's main competition and the focus of Lucid.

Kraft Heinz sustainability chief reflects on 'interdependence'


Kraft Heinz sustainability chief reflects on 'interdependence'. Heather Clancy. Wed, 10/28/2020 - 01:00.

Vegan hotel in Scotland wins National Geographic Award

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scotland's first vegan hotel opened in June 2019, and it's already winning awards. National Geographic just bestowed a "Good Egg" award on the Saorsa 1875 for its commitment to sustainability. The 11-room Victorian lodging features vegan dining, upcycled furniture, eco cleaning products and runs on renewable energy

6 CleanTech Alliance Members Named in PSBJ’s 100 Most Powerful, Influential People in Washington

CleanTech Alliance

The Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual list of Washington’s 100 most powerful and influential people included six CleanTech Alliance members from four member companies: University of Washington, Boeing, Perkins Coie, and K&L Gates. James Williams, the managing partner of Perkins Coie was honored for his focus on complex business litigation and civil issues, including volunteer […].


NDP victory positions B.C. to be a global climate leader

Clean Energy Canada

VICTORIA — Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the outcome of the 2020 B.C. provincial election: “We would like to congratulate Premier John Horgan and the rest of the BC NDP team on their election victory Saturday night.

Transition One Will Convert Your Old Gasmobile To Electric Power In About 4 Hours


Transition One will convert your conventional car to electric power in about 4 hours. Does that make sense financially? Electric Cars electric car conversion Transition One

Carbontech is getting ready for its market moment


Carbontech is getting ready for its market moment. Heather Clancy. Wed, 10/28/2020 - 01:30. It may be a little early to start writing about trends for 2021, but I’m going to do it anyway. What’s on my mind? Carbontech, a category of climate tech I’d love to see break through next year.

Zeabuz is launching a self-driving electric ferry in Norway

Inhabitat - Innovation

This self-driving, zero-emission ferry will carry 12 passengers at a time

Weekly UTC Bulletin- October 27

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, October 27, 2020 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 […]. Member News Public Policy newsletter rulemaking utc weekly bulletin

Methane release from UK shale gas site equivalent to 142 trans-Atlantic flights, says research group

Envirotec Magazine

Protestors at the Preston New Road site in 2017. Fracking operations at a site in Blackpool, UK, have caused an unintended release of methane gas into the atmosphere to the equivalent environmental cost of 142 trans-Atlantic flights according to new research.

Tesla Megapack Batteries Coming To New South Wales


New South Wales in Australia will be home to the first installation of Tesla Megapack batteries at the Wallgrove substation west of Sydney. Energy Storage New South Wales renewable energy zones Tesla Megapack battery TransGrid Virtual machine mode

Brown, female and on the bus: A personal journey into transportation policy


Brown, female and on the bus: A personal journey into transportation policy. Sahar Shirazi. Tue, 10/27/2020 - 01:30. I got my first passport at 6 months old.

Renewable energy is the cheapest source of electricity

Inhabitat - Innovation

Solar plants are cheaper to build than maintaining current coal plants, and clean energy could save households $1,000-$2,585 per year

Impact America’s $55 million second fund is hunting for unicorns in the disruption of systemic racism

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 27 – Kesha Cash has raised $55 million to look for technologies that address one of the largest market inefficiencies of our time: systemic racism. Impact America Fund’s thesis: Solutions to structural racism represent a series of multi-billion dollar investment opportunities.

Comment: Never let a crisis go to waste

Envirotec Magazine

Aaron Baker of BGF. Quick thinking and agility has helped waste management companies survive and even prosper during lockdown, says Aaron Baker, an investor at BGF, an investment firm which has backed a number of firms in the waste sector.

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