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New Prefab Homes Never Need To Be Connected To The Grid

CleanTechnica

Dvele, a manufacturer of prefab homes located in Southern California, says every home it makes going forward will be capable of making all the electricity it needs indepently.

The CleanTech Alliance Supports the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Bill

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Jon Okun & Lindsay McCormick, CleanTech Alliance, Feb 20, 2020 On January 16, 2020, the CleanTech Alliance Executive Committee voted to support the low carbon fuel standard bill, Washington HB 1110, subject to review of the final language.

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Sustainable city block in Hamburg goes for gold in energy-efficiency

Inhabitat - Innovation

The mixed-use building is energy-efficient to boot

General Mills, Danone dig deeper into regenerative agriculture with incentives, funding

GreenBiz

Food giants cultivate new pilots, new financing programs. Agriculture Food & Agriculture Food Systems Regenerative Agriculture

Are Hydrogen Vehicles Set to Be a Regular Sight In the UK’s Car Market

The Environmental Blog

Much has been made about the automotive industry’s transition away from the traditional internal combustion engine and toward more environmentally friendly alternatives. In recent years, electric cars have emerged as the most likely candidate for a long-term means of ditching fossil fuels.

BloombergNEF: Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Densities Have Almost Tripled Since 2010

CleanTechnica

BloombergNEF's Colin McKerracher took to the stage at the BNEF Summit in San Francisco last week where he made a case for electric vehicles reaching the "end of the beginning."

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Clean Energy Fund: Fueling Partnerships for Renewable Energy Innovation

CleanTech Alliance

The Clean Energy Fund (CEF) funds the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technology in Washington State.

Global search uncovers proven innovations in clean energy, climate solutions

GreenBiz

Inspiration from the longlist of finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards. Clean Energy HVAC Innovation Entrepreneurship

How to Banish Single-Use Plastic From Your Life

The Environmental Blog

Every plastic cup, bottle, bag, or packaging that you’ve ever thrown away is in a landfill or in the ocean right now, with the exception of a few that might have made it through the recycling process. Royalty Free Photo.

Tesla Model 3 Holds Value >2x Better Than Every Other Car In USA

CleanTechnica

Usually, as soon as you buy a new car and drive it off the lot, it loses a ton of value, but some vehicles provide an exception to the rule, losing much less of their value than others. The car in the US that loses the smallest percentage of its value after one year?

CLT gives a sustainable community center in Copenhagen a welcoming feel

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the Copenhagen suburb of Brønshøj, local architectural practice NORD Architects has completed the Parish Center, a contemporary community center and place of worship that’s primarily built of cross-laminated timber to reduce the project’s carbon footprint.

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The CleanTech Alliance Delegation at Globe 2020

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance brought a 20-person delegation to GLOBE 2020 in Vancouver, BC this week. The delegation spent three days at North America’s longest-running sustainable business summit and innovation expo making connections and building partnerships. Alliance News Featured

New York City is using its fleets to fight air pollution

GreenBiz

In a "race to the top," more cities are gaining unprecedented insights toward cleaning up air quality. Cities Pollution Prevention Transportation & Mobility

Even “safe levels” of PCBs harm porpoises, say researchers

Envirotec Magazine

Manmade chemicals at levels below the toxic threshold for marine animals are now linked to a rise in the number of porpoises killed by disease. Europe banned polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 1987 because of their believed toxicity to people and wildlife.

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GivePower Solar Desalinization Plant Brings Clean Water To Desperate People

CleanTechnica

GivePower has received an award for its solar powered water desalinization plant in Kenya which produces 70,000 liters a day of clean water for the village of Kiunga. Clean Power Solar Energy Water Givepower Hayes Barnard Kiunga Kenya solar desalinization plant

Why the mystifying axolotl must be saved from extinction

Inhabitat - Innovation

Today’s axolotls are experiencing extirpation, but scientists and pet enthusiasts are saving them from true extinction.

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Recap: Changing Trends in Energy Storage

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Lindsay McCormick, CleanTech Alliance, Feb 18, 2020 Dr. Jud Virden the Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy and Environment Directorate gave a presentation on his work at PNNL for the February 2020 CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series, sponsored by Perkins Coie.

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Big businesses are failing forests

GreenBiz

Amazon, TJ Maxx and Tyson are among well-known U.S. companies with no publicly stated deforestation strategy. Is your organization complicit? Agriculture Forestry Deforestation

Events will address current challenges in energy grid communication

Envirotec Magazine

Energy software provider COPA-DATA has announced the program for the first of four zenon “Energy Day” events planned for 2020.

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Coal & Gas Emissions Are 1500–3000× The Mass Of Waste Wind Turbine Blades

CleanTechnica

What problems do the wind turbine blades cause for human health and the environment? Virtually none. They are intentionally mostly chemically inert.

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Marc Thorpe designs live/work buildings built from earth bricks

Inhabitat - Innovation

New York-based architecture studio Marc Thorpe Design has unveiled renderings for the Dakar Houses, a series of live/work spaces located on the outskirts of Senegalese capital for the artisans of furniture brand Moroso.

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Clean Tech Alliance 2020 Legislative Session Weekly Report February 15, 2020

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Boswell Consulting, Feb 15, 2020 Week Five We are now 5 weeks into the 2020 legislative session and have officially passed the halfway mark. Only 27 days remain for bills to complete the necessary steps to become law. Tuesday of this week marked the second cutoff, in which bills with a budget impact greater […]. Alliance News Public Policy

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Learning from Aloha: Hawaii’s energy transformation

GreenBiz

The island is leaving fossil fuels and forging a path to a 100 percent clean energy economy. Renewable Energy

First sustainability index published for the Drinks sector

Envirotec Magazine

A sustainability index for the Drinks Industry was published on 9 February, in an apparent first, with the aim of providing manufacturers and other stakeholders with a clearer grasp of the extent of the sector’s adoption of sustainable practices, and what still needs to be done.

Tesla Model S Now Has 390 Mile Range

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk says the latest Tesla Model S Long Range Plus can travel 390 miles or more on a single charge. The range of the Model X has also gone up to over 350 miles.

3-wheeled electric truck doubles as a sweet tiny camper

Inhabitat - Innovation

The cute little "frog" campers have everything you need to enjoy a minimalist outdoor excursion

Solar manufacturer expanding on Bellingham’s waterfront

CleanTech Alliance

Source: KGMI, Feb 20, 2020 BELLINGHAM, Wash. North America’s leading solar panel manufacturer is expanding its current operations on Bellingham’s waterfront. Port of Bellingham Commission President Michael Shepard says a $250,000 grant from the state Department of Commerce helped kickstart the expansion by Silfab Solar. He says the Port has been moving toward using energy […]. Industry News

Corporate philanthropy in the era of climate shocks

GreenBiz

With companies’ environmental, social and governance initiatives largely focused on mitigation and adaptation, the lines are blurring between corporate sustainability and philanthropy. Corporate Strategy Corporate Strategy Disaster Recovery Philanthropy ESG

The Feds Try Yet Again To Sell Off BPA And TVA

Jim Conca

The 2021 budget aims to sell off assets like BPA in the Northwest and TVA in the Southeast, two not-for-profit, self-funded government agencies that provide the cheapest most reliable power in America. Privatizing them would be a huge mistake, although it might make a few new American billionaires

The Boring Company Completes 1st Tunnel For Las Vegas Loop Project

CleanTechnica

This tunnel will connect the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is held, with the new 1.4 million square foot West Hall located in another part of its 200 acre campus. The trip by car on surface streets would normally take about 15 minutes.