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Tesla Cybertruck: The Spaceship Has Landed

CleanTechnica

It's here, and it's. VERY different. We just got some of the press updates from Tesla with details, specs, and actual photos, so let's take a look, followed by a few quick thoughts and a handful of tweets from the event.

Firm delivers flight-model IR detector to European CO2 monitoring space mission

Envirotec Magazine

IR instrumention expert Lynred has announced the delivery of the first flight-model of its largest shortwave infrared detector, NGP, to the MicroCarb space mission. The latter, led by the French space agency CNES, is planned for launch in 2021.

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7 Practical Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

The Environmental Blog

Healthier, cleaner and cheaper—eco-friendly homes offer lots of benefits. As more people become environmentally conscious, many are looking for new ways to live sustainability. And this starts with the home. Research shows house-buyers prefer environmentally sustainable properties.

Resolving Issues With Local Water Supplies

U.S. Green Technology

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding whether or not our government has been doing a good enough job at regulating our water supplies.

FYI – Changes at the CleanTech Alliance!

CleanTech Alliance

Big news for the CleanTech Alliance! Alliance News

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Tesla Cybertruck Unveil Liveblog & Video

CleanTechnica

Tesla is unveiling its Cybertruck tonight, and if you're out there waiting like I am right now, refreshing the Tesla Twitter account over and over to try to find out where the stream will be hosted, you can join me here and refresh this page over and over too.

State and regional governments lead on renewable electricity generation – new report

Envirotec Magazine

Jämtland in Sweden is one of seven states and regions already powered by 100% renewable electricity. 75 states and regions are generating 45% of their electricity from renewable sources. States and regions have, on average, reduced emissions by 14% as global emissions continue to rise.

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An Inside Look at a Groundbreaking Solar-Storage Procurement in California

GreenTechMedia

Early this month, three community-choice aggregators and one municipal utility serving much of California’s San Francisco Bay Area launched a 30-megawatt distributed energy storage-plus-solar solicitation. It breaks ground on multiple fronts.

Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Rocky Mountain Institute, November 2019 While some parts of the energy system are changing rapidly toward reducing GHG emissions, the world is badly off track from what is needed to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global average temperature increase to well below 2°C. Top-down government policy actions cannot be expected to deliver […]. Industry News

Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring Plug-In Hybrid

CleanTechnica

While certainly not the big news of the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, Ford had another announcement for us this week: The Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring.

Research reveals key protein molecules associated with the water purification properties of Moringa seeds

Envirotec Magazine

Moringa seeds being ground by a woman in Botswana (photo credit: H. Kwaambwa). · One in three people cannot access clean drinking water. Moringa seed extracts have been used for centuries to help purify water in regions where clean water is not available.

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Episode 198: About those SDGs, Kashi chats up Dow's packaging design studio

GreenBiz

Plus, how technology can be a tool for sustainability innovation. Circular Economy Circular Packaging Podcast Sustainable Development Goals / SDGs

Building homes that fight against climate change

Inhabitat - Innovation

Learn how to design and build resilient homes that are good for the planet from the experts at Deltec Homes

New carbon and electricity markets workgroup announced

CleanTech Alliance

Source: UTC, Nov. 19, 2019. LYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Department of Commerce and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) today named 20 members to a workgroup that will examine market issues related to implementation of the state’s new clean electricity law, the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA). CETA requires that Washington’s electric utilities phase out […]. Industry News Public Policy

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Hyundai Vision T PHEV Concept Debuts In LA

CleanTechnica

Like nearly every other mainstream concept these days, the Hyundai Vision T features a high degree of electrification.

Nitrous oxide levels are on the rise

Envirotec Magazine

The authors of the study suggest the use of nitrogen fertilizer in regions where there is already a large nitrogen surplus will have to be reduced, to achieve N20 emissions targets. Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and one of the main stratospheric ozone depleting substances on the planet.

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Next-generation corporate sustainability leadership: new lines of accountability

GreenBiz

Risk disclosure. Regular reporting. Performance management. We need it all. Books Finance & Investing Reporting

Turtle-inspired bamboo shelter contracts to half its size in case of extreme weather

Inhabitat - Innovation

Delta is a bamboo structure that retracts into itself when challenged by stormy weather and expands during non-severe weather

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Weekly Washington Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

18, 2019. Don’t forget to also visit the CETA rulemaking web page. Announcements Nov. 27 comments due on potential rules for demonstrating compliance Commerce is requesting comments by Nov. 27 on potential rules concerning compliance requirements. The Oct. 21 meeting materials and our informal feedback notes may be useful in preparing comments. 6 […]. Public Policy

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China EV Sales Report — GAC Aion S The Only Ray Of Light In A Depressed Market

CleanTechnica

There seems to be no end to the incentives blues, with the Chinese plug-in market plunging 46% year over year (YoY), and this time both powertrain technologies crashed at the same speed (-47% for BEVs, -46% for PHEVs), a worrying drop, considering the overall market was down just 6% Yo.

Air pollution and premature death: Life expectancy impacts described in Bristol study

Envirotec Magazine

Research considers health impact in England’s eighth biggest city, Bristol. Five people dying prematurely every week – 260 for the year as a result of two most harmful forms of air pollution, PM2.5 and NO2.

Oil and Gas Companies Can Power Offshore Platforms With Renewables

GreenTechMedia

Today around 5 percent of global offshore oil and gas wellhead production is used as fuel to power offshore production platforms.

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This smart furniture features solar-powered charging ports

Inhabitat - Innovation

The furniture is outfitted with solar panels to generate clean energy for charging USB ports

Washington State Department of Commerce Clean Buildings Team to Attend Pacific Tower Meeting Remotely due to I-5 Closure

CleanTech Alliance

18, 2019 The Commerce Clean Buildings team had a planned workshop at Pacific Tower today. Unfortunately, Interstate-5 is now closed and our team will not be able to get there in time for the event. Instead, we will be presenting via Webex. Commerce is working with the Smart Building Center so it can project […]. Public Policy

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US Shale Oil Boom May Be Winding Down. What Does That Mean For America & The World?

CleanTechnica

Is the shale oil boom made possible by fracking coming to an end? Bankruptcies are up, employment is down, and investors have turned off the flow of money needed to sustain the industry. Climate Change Fossil Fuels Oil Fracking shale oil

Councils could begin charging for garden waste, according to survey

Envirotec Magazine

More than a third (36%) of environmental services managers in councils, local authorities, government or infrastructure agencies rank ‘mounting environmental responsibilities’ among the three main challenges they face in providing services to the public today.

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Fast Times for the U.S. Residential Solar Market

GreenTechMedia

Fall earnings season brought a barrage of new data on the performance of rooftop solar installers, since all the large national players are publicly traded.

Giant, abstract trees hold up the roof of an experimental Korean home

Inhabitat - Innovation

The experimental project blends digital design and fabrication with traditional Korean architecture

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Here are the cities that are leading in electrifying transportation

GreenBiz

From e-bikes to light rail, East Coast to West Coast, policies and plans are making municipalities more sustainable. Cities electric bus Electric Vehicles Electrification Electromobility Energy & Climate Transportation & Mobility

Are We Doing Enough To Tackle Global Transport Emissions?

CleanTechnica

In last month’s article, we reported on which countries were the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases and CO2. This week, we’re taking a closer look at global emissions. It is not surprising that the transport industry is currently the biggest source of emissions.

Sponsored content: Make green the new black – mitigating the environmental impact of Black Friday

Envirotec Magazine

Black Friday is fast-approaching, bringing massive discounts on products in stores and online. Yet the annual sales event can also have a negative impact on the environment, says Christian McBride, founder and CEO of recycling firm GSUK.

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UPDATE: Washington Election Results

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Brad Boswell, CleanTech Alliance Lobbyist, November 15, 2019. 206.300.6270, brad@boswellconsulting.org. This will be the final election update. The Secretary of State has until December 5th to certify the elections. There are 4.5 million registered voters in Washington State. Right now counted turnout stands at 44.62%. So far, 2,009,657 votes have been counted. It appears there […]. Public Policy

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New architecture learning center in London is built with bamboo and recycled yogurt pots

Inhabitat - Innovation

Architecture lovers now have a new place to convene in London thanks to the recent competition of the Clore Learning Center at the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) headquarters

Grid-interactive, energy-efficient buildings offer major innovation opportunities

GreenBiz

They're a win-win for building owners, utilities and society at large. Plus, there are ways for everyone to get involved. Buildings Built Environment Electricity Grid Energy & Climate Energy Efficiency Rocky Mountain Institute

Pedal Assist vs Throttle: Why Is This Even An Argument?

CleanTechnica

Sometimes electric bikes stir up controversy. On ebike groups and forums, it's common to hear about arguments getting started simply by riding one. If you pass a group of cyclists, especially the "Spandex Man" type, you can get ridiculed and even accused of "cheating."

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Study uses earthworms to treat wastewater

Envirotec Magazine

The site at Littlemill. Scottish Water is using earthworms and water fleas to treat wastewater as part of an international study which aims to protect and improve water resources around the world.

Does Australia Have Too Much Rooftop Solar?

GreenTechMedia

Due to its high penetration of behind-the-meter renewables and energy-only market structure, Australia’s National Energy Market is on the cutting edge of the energy transition.