Wed.Jan 13, 2021

GM's electric delivery foray, plus other mobility trends headlining CES

GreenBiz

GM's electric delivery foray, plus other mobility trends headlining CES. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 01/13/2021 - 01:30.

How to Contribute to the Future of the Planet With Sustainable Clothing

The Environmental Blog

Fashion and your dressing style say a lot about the person wearing the clothes. Apparel can talk about the wearer’s interest in following the latest ramp trends, celebrity and model looks, or a free-thinking spirit that prefers what truly complements their body and makes them feel great.

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An autism-friendly hospital emphasizes nature for resiliency and healing

Inhabitat - Innovation

Charleston, South Carolina has raised the bar for inclusive healthcare design with the opening of the new Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion

Irish charging provider to convert 180 telephone boxes to charge points

Charged

Irish charging operator EasyGo , which boasts a network of 1,200 charge points and 7,000 customers, has formed a partnership with telecom company Eir to replace 180 telephone kiosks around Ireland with Tritium DC fast chargers.

Mint Tiny Homes Loft Edition model is full of natural light

Inhabitat - Innovation

For those who love the idea of a tiny home but hate the thought of feeling cramped inside a small space, the Loft Edition model from Mint Tiny Homes should definitely be on the radar

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What the U.S. return to the Paris Agreement means for investors

Impact Alpha

After years of signaling its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement to fight climate change, the United States made the decision official. The post What the U.S. return to the Paris Agreement means for investors appeared first on Impact Alpha. Climate Finance Impact Voices

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Medical Credit Fund blends $19.2 million to finance Africa’s frontline health clinics

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 13 – Small, privately-run clinics are often the only providers of essential health services in remote and low-income parts of Africa. The post Medical Credit Fund blends $19.2 million to finance Africa’s frontline health clinics appeared first on Impact Alpha.

New York’s Latest Clean Energy Push Includes 2.5GW of Offshore Wind Contracts for Equinor and BP

GreenTechMedia

The state of New York has awarded 2.5 gigawatts of offshore wind projects to developers Equinor and BP, the largest yet in the state’s massive offshore wind build-out and one of the single largest U.S. renewable energy contracts yet awarded. Wednesday’s award , announced by New York Gov.

The Case for Sustainability Certification for Business

Green Business Bureau

The benefits of sustainable business certification go well beyond a seal or certificate of proof. The process itself becomes a journey to get more sustainable. The starting point is often a way to do an assessment of how sustainable your business currently is.

Pearl Street Technologies: A New Way to Optimize the Transmission Grid

GreenTechMedia

The modern, renewable energy-rich power grid is an increasingly complicated machine to model. Maybe technology born of the massively complicated world of designing computer chips can help.

LEED Gold-targeted Knight Campus advances scientific innovation

Inhabitat - Innovation

The University of Oregon recently welcomed the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, a 160,000-square-foot campus built to accelerate groundbreaking scientific discovery and development in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment

Chasing the Long Tail of C&I Solar

GreenTechMedia

A little while back, I was at an industry happy hour (hey, remember those?) where I ran into a friend and well-known industry analyst, Wood Mackenzie’s Michelle Davis.

Moving beyond net zero: How Asia can exhibit climate leadership

Eco-Business

We've just celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement. If governments want to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, they must address a fundamental issue: plans to expand oil and gas extraction

Jigar Shah: Deployment, deployment, deployment are keywords for sustainable infrastructure in 2021 (podcast)

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Jan 13 – First came solar and wind energy. Then batteries and storage. Now, a raft of better, cheaper and more sustainable. The post Jigar Shah: Deployment, deployment, deployment are keywords for sustainable infrastructure in 2021 (podcast) appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Plant-based Bambara milk could launch in Singapore in Q2 of 2021

Eco-Business

A product of food tech firm NamZ, the plant-based drink is made from the Bambara groundnut, a hardy legume that has the potential to improve the lives of tropical smallholder farmers

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For the love of trees: my musings on trees

Low Impact

Sean Fagan of Pioneer Bushcraft brings the outdoors to life as he shares his musings on trees and why it is he loves them so. “…and there were sunsets where trees stood hushed and patient” John Muir.

Climate chaos batters global insurance industry

Eco-Business

The climate crisis is exacting a rising price from the worldwide insurance industry, a relief and development agency says

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Foundations are the linchpin of proper solar carport installation

Solar Power World

The structural integrity of a solar array is only as good as its mounts, and that becomes especially imperative when installing solar carports or canopies.

Electric fleet company Proterra to go public through merger with ArcLight SPAC

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 13 – Burlingame, Calif. electric bus maker Proterra announced a merger with ArcLight Clean Transition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition. The post Electric fleet company Proterra to go public through merger with ArcLight SPAC appeared first on Impact Alpha.

American Battery Solutions to Showcase an Array of Innovative Li-Battery Solutions for Current Lead-Acid Users at CES 2021

altenergymag

Pioneers in the automotive battery industry, ABS is leveraging that experience to bring advanced battery systems for the new emerging transportation, industrial and commercial markets.

Morgan Stanley invests $100 million in Lafayette Square to support housing, jobs, and financial inclusion

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 13 — Black-run investment firm Lafayette Square invests in “communities that have been traditionally neglected by fiscal and monetary policy, not.

Micatu Secures $10 Million Investment from Wave Equity Partners for Disruptive Grid Optical Sensor Platform

altenergymag

Safe, reliable, accurate optical sensor technology allows utilities to mitigate grid disruption from increased renewable use

The Brief: Jigar Shah on infrastructure (podcast), financing clinics in Africa, electric fleet flurry, special-ed tech, return to Paris

Impact Alpha

Featured: Jigar Shah: Deployment, deployment, deployment are the keywords for sustainable infrastructure in 2021. The post The Brief: Jigar Shah on infrastructure (podcast), financing clinics in Africa, electric fleet flurry, special-ed tech, return to Paris appeared first on Impact Alpha. The Brie

Mitsubishi Power Emerges as 2020 Market Share Leader in the Americas for Energy Storage of All Durations

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Combined Energy Storage Capacity of Orders Is 151,000 Megawatt Hours

No time to spare for the Paris Climate promise

Eco-Business

In the five years since the world came together to ratify the Paris agreement, the disastrous effects of global warming have become increasingly evident. Having squandered past opportunities, we now must start making up for lost time

2020 Ends With 429,000 Fewer Americans Employed in Clean Energy

altenergymag

• For first time, clean energy sector ends year with fewer workers than when it began • At current recovery rate, sector would not reach pre-COVID employment level until 2023 • Women and Hispanic workers lost jobs in December despite overall uptick in employment

Post-Brexit UK – like other gas-producing nations – betting on uncommercial, unproven carbon capture and hydrogen

Eco-Business

The United Kingdom is forging ahead with R&D projects to reduce the carbon impacts of dirty industries, with the central focus on carbon capture and hydrogen generation, ignoring energy efficiency

The Best-Performing Energy Companies Of 2020

R-Squared Energy

In 2020, the energy sector got hit with the triple-whammy of a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, demand destruction as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and perceptions that oil is about to give up its dominance to renewable energy and electric vehicles.

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How I got here. Joseph Chun, environmental lawyer, Shook Lin & Bok

Eco-Business

Chun tells Eco-Business about what it means to practice environmental law in Singapore, and says there is a need for public participation in environmental legislation in the city-state

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Keir Starmer: Climate action must be 'at the heart' of Covid-19 recovery

Business Green

Labour leader promises climate change and the green economy will be central to Party's plans 'now and at the next election'.

Facing their failure to meet 2020 biodiversity targets, world leaders pledge action and funds

Eco-Business

After a decade, world leaders acknowledge their shortcomings and pledge to four main areas for urgent action at the One Planet Summit, hosted virtually by France, the United Nations and the World Bank

PowerSwitch ZERO: Industry’s first 18-month, no-payment* option in solar financing

Mosaic

PowerSwitch ZERO is exactly what solar installers need to keep up with the increased demand for solar financing in 2021. ZERO offers multiple payment deferral and loan term options, instant pre-approval decisions for customers from any device and a completely contact-free sales process.

Lawsuit Challenges Permits for Some of Texas' Largest Polluters, Alleges State Fails to Enforce Federal Laws

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 6 mins Four environmental groups sued Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) chief Andrew Wheeler last week, alleging that the agency stood by while Texas failed to enforce the nation’s federal environmental laws and adequately control air pollution in the state

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Role of Zero Emission Vehicle in Global Market | Facts and Study

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Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Market is growing rapidly as it does not emit any kind of pollutant from its power source, such as internal combustion (IC) engine. ZEV market is segmented based on power source, vehicle type and region