Unstoppable EV Growth In Norway — 66% Market Share

CleanTechnica

The world's leading electric vehicle market, Norway, has seen another month of record market share growth in May — 66% share. That's up from 47% a year ago. Popular all-electric models included the e-Golf, the Audi e-tron, and newcomer MG ZS EV breaking into the top.

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9 Times Leonardo DiCaprio Helped Climate Action Make Headlines in 2016

Climate-KIC

The post 9 Times Leonardo DiCaprio Helped Climate Action Make Headlines in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC The global movie star helped climate action get some much-needed attention in a year dominated by news about politics.

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Awapatent to guide the startups in Green Tech Challenge 2016

Green Tech Challenge

In Green Tech Challenge 2016, the startups in the program will get valuable assistance from the patent advisors in Awapatent. We are certain that Awapatent and their guidance will be a valuable addition to the programme in 2016, and we look forward to see them work with our participants.

The 8 Most Spectacular Climate Action Documentaries of 2016

Climate-KIC

If you’re a fan of climate change-themed documentaries, 2016 has been a treat. The post The 8 Most Spectacular Climate Action Documentaries of 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC Looking for some inspiration during the holiday period?

Still Plugging Electric Cars at NAIAS 2016

EcoGeek

Nobody is trying to save the planet with green cars anymore. The days of green cars being featured at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) seem to be over. Gone are the days of rainforest themes and bamboo floors and ostentatiously placed recycling bins.

These 12 Powerful Stories Show How Electric Cars Gained Traction in 2016

Climate-KIC

The post These 12 Powerful Stories Show How Electric Cars Gained Traction in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC It is game over for fossil fuel-powered cars and only a matter of time before electric cars overtake traditional vehicles in the global market.

11 Huge Green Investment Stories That Happened in 2016

Climate-KIC

Grab a cup of hot chocolate and catch up on some of the biggest green finance stories that broke in 2016. The post 11 Huge Green Investment Stories That Happened in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC Twelve months since the global climate agreement was adopted in Paris, we can look back at a huge year for green investment. It is that time of the year we all like to reflect […].

11 Epic Climate Science Visualisations That Went Viral in 2016

Climate-KIC

The post 11 Epic Climate Science Visualisations That Went Viral in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC It has been a record-breaking year for climate change, not only for global temperatures but also for climate science visualisations.

European And US Companies Dominate 2016 Carbon Efficiency Top 10

Climate-KIC

The post European And US Companies Dominate 2016 Carbon Efficiency Top 10 appeared first on Climate-KIC A new ranking shows which businesses emit the least amount of carbon per million dollars they generate in revenue.

Africa Released 6 Billion Tonnes Of CO2 In 2016, Despite Its Low Record For GHG Emissions

CleanTechnica

With the continent of Africa not being the largest source of global emissions, questions are not being asked as to what else is being done there to impact our climate. This report is indicative of that underlying problem. Climate Change Africa co2 emissions GHG emissions

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15 Times World Cities Stole The Climate Action Limelight in 2016

Climate-KIC

Cities are influential players on the world stage and were all over the news in 2016 with new plans to help tackle climate change and revive economies. The post 15 Times World Cities Stole The Climate Action Limelight in 2016 appeared first on Climate-KIC

Top 3 Reasons to Go Solar Now

Sunrun

Thinking of Going Solar? You're Not Alone If you are thinking of going solar like thousands of Americans looking to catch a break from the rising rates of the utility companies, you may ask yourself; when is it a good time go solar? At Sunrun we believe the time is now.

Is Solar Worth It?

Sunrun

You may have heard stories about how people are saving money each and every month on their energy bills by going solar. But you have to ask yourself, is solar worth it?

The Benefits of Going Solar

Sunrun

What Are The Benefits of Going Solar? From cost savings, to positive environmental impacts, and energy security we cover everything you need to know when it comes to the benefits of going solar with Sunrun. If you would like a free home solar quote, contact us today.

How to Choose the Best Home Solar Panel Installation Company

Sunrun

So you are seriously considering installing a solar panel system in your home. Solar technology offers you many advantages, because it’s cost effective and qualifies for tax breaks.

MATE Bikes raising more than 2.900.000 USD on INDIEGOGO!

Green Tech Challenge

Say hi to MATE bikes, participant in the GTC 2016! This is definitely going to sound like an advertisement, but we are not sorry. MATE Bikes is crowdfunding at INDIEGOGO right now. If you want to cash in a whopping 70 % discount on their bikes: Hurry up!

Upcycling shipping containers - CPH Containers provides affordable quality housing for students

Green Tech Challenge

CPH Containers is awaiting a new law supporting the idea of mobile housing that hopefully comes into effect by December 2016. Every year Maersk alone needs to get rid of 60.000 - 80.000 shipping containers that have become too worn out to safely function for shipping purposes.

Fighting food waste – Meet GTC participant “Too Good To Go”

Green Tech Challenge

As you read this, we’re selecting the 20 participants for 2016. We’re proud to announce that we have received over 70 applications for this year’s GTC.

Have you heard of the Super Food Moringa?

Green Tech Challenge

In Green Tech Challenge we love companies who want to make the world a better place. One of our participants sets out to do exactly this. They provide farmers in the Philippines a sustainable livelihood and the world with a super food to get healthier.

GTC Alumni Kicking Ass on KickStarter

Green Tech Challenge

Looking back, we were always certain that the boys from Organic Basics would see a fair amount of success. We first encountered the team at an event co-hosted by the American Embassy in Copenhagen. When they pitched in front of the investors, everyone was laughing at the witty, yet convincing pitch.

Hybrid Airship Being Readied for Flight

EcoGeek

The “world’s largest aircraft,” the Airlander 10, is being readied for flights to begin later this year. The Airlander 10 is a massive hybrid aircraft that combines helium lift, aerodynamic lift, and direct thrust for flight.

Flow Batteries for Household Power Storage

EcoGeek

Residential power storage options are starting to get more competitive with a flow battery being introduced to the market in Australia. Flow batteries have been something we’ve looked at for grid-scale storage , and the research into the technology has been making advances.

Osmosis Power Is Off the Table Now

EcoGeek

Not every energy technology that is explored is going to lead to a successful new power industry. Osmosis power was one of the more unusual technologies we’ve come across.

EEA reports poor air quality caused premature deaths of 400,000 Europeans in 2016

Inhabitat - Innovation

Indeed, the European Environment Agency (EEA) highlighted the issue when reporting that over 400,000 Europeans met their untimely demise in 2016 due to poor air quality standards that placed their health at risk. Coal-fired power plants, vehicle-clogged highways, and fossil-fuel spewing factories have contributed to the growing European air pollution dilemma. Industries, households and vehicles all emit dangerous mixtures of pollutant particulates that are harmful to human health.

Using Metals as Carbon Free Fuel Alternatives

EcoGeek

Researchers are exploring the novel idea of using metals as fuels. This is not some new, exotic science-fiction material, but rather plentiful, ordinary metals such as iron that could be used in a novel way for storing and transporting renewable energy.

New Google Tool Turns You Into a Deforestation Analyst in Just Minutes

Climate-KIC

By downloading free open-source software, you could be using data from space to monitor global deforestation and land-use in general in just a matter of minutes. The post New Google Tool Turns You Into a Deforestation Analyst in Just Minutes appeared first on Climate-KIC

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The EU’s Clean Energy Mega-Plan: This Week’s 11 Biggest Climate Stories

Climate-KIC

Other stories in this week's State of the Planet press review include: European VCs invest in electric flying cars, Germany makes climate change a G20 priority and public transit's rise in pop culture.

The Top 5 Green Cities of the World

Living Green Technology

Last year was the fourth edition of the Global Green Economy Index GGEI. The index uses quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure the green economic performance of 60 countries and 70 cities and how experts assess that performance.

Is Recycling Your Company's Electronics Good for Your Bottom Line?

Living Green Technology

Recycling keeps getting bigger and bigger in general, and has seen tremendous growth in electronics in particular. In 2010, approximately 3.5 tons of electronics were recycled in the USA, with more than 62% of that coming from PC and IT-related equipment.

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What is E-Waste and Why Does It Matter?

Living Green Technology

Electronic waste is commonly referred to as e-waste, and is used to describe electronic products that are unwanted, obsolete, and/or aren’t working properly anymore. This has become a more common problem as technology has continued to innovate at an accelerated pace.

Seattle Recycling and Green Living News Round-up

Living Green Technology

It’s important to stay up to date with local news when it comes to recycling and green living! Local policy changes, lawsuits, and investigative studies can impact our lives and environment in a number of ways, unbeknownst to the general public.

Solar As An Alternative Energy Source

Sunrun

Why Choose An Alternative Energy Source? Are you wondering why our country should even consider an alternative energy source when we’ve relied on the power of fossil fuels for hundreds of years, those used to make the coal, oil and gas that powers cars, factories and homes?

Learning to live with wildfires – it’s complicated

Martin LaMonica

Then in May, 2016 he published a historical review of how and why fires have changed since the 1970s and ’80s. The Tripod Complex fire of 2006 in eastern Washington. The worst experience I’ve ever had with wildfires was smoke impinging on a vacation to New Mexico.

Advantages of solar pv (photovoltaic) energy

Sunrun

Solar PV energy is clean energy One main reason to opt for solar energy is knowing you’re doing something good for the environment.

Are Solar Panels Worth the Cost?

Sunrun

It's no secret that renewable energy sources benefit not only homeowners, but also the community and the environment as a whole. Home solar panels help reduce your carbon footprint explains the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

The downside of cheap gas

Martin LaMonica

Earlier this year, the Energy Information Administration announced that the U.S. now pollutes more from transportation than the electricity sector. Embedded in this dry government statistic is a host of complex questions, not least of which is how the U.S.

The U.S. Navy‘s Great Green Fleet.

Earth Gratitude

On January 20, 2016, a sunny San Diego day with calm ocean waters and blue skies, the U.S. The launch of the @USNavy Great Green Fleet at Coronado Naval Base in California, on January 20, 2016. The U.S. Navy‘s Great Green Fleet.

I’m Using Up 3–9 Planets.

Earth Gratitude

I’m Using Up 3–9 Planets. At the rate I’m consuming, I’m using up 3–9 planets, according to the carbon footprint calculator at Earth Day Network. This was surprising to me because over the last 14 years, I have reduced my energy and consumer habits dramatically. ·

Embracing Green - 3 Environmentally-Conscious Teams and Leagues in Sports

Living Green Technology

Sports by nature are big-footed when it comes to ecological footprint. At the same time, sports are extremely influential. So if we want the society to ‘green up,’ a good start would be greening up the sports teams.

PreSeed Fireside Chat with Legendary Impact Investor Mitch Kapor

Better Ventures

When we created Better Ventures PreSeed to help catalyze the social entrepreneurship community in Oakland we couldn't have hoped for a better speaker than legendary investor and philanthropist Mitch Kapor.