Tue.Feb 18, 2020

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?

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

The mixed-use building is energy-efficient to boot

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Renewable Energy Developers Ready To Quit Australia Over Idiotic Government Policies

CleanTechnica

Solar investment in Australia is shrinking due in large part to ridiculous federal policies that make renewable energy projects too risky. The Smart Energy Council thinks it's time to reverse those wrongheaded policies.

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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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EIA Releases 2050 Projections For Energy & Makes It Clear That It Hasn’t Been Paying Attention

CleanTechnica

It's unclear why the EIA 2050 projections are so skewed from observable realities of costs, age of fleets, and global industry transformation.

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

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LEED Gold-targeted office mimics High Line via lush greenery

Inhabitat - Innovation

New York City’s award-winning High Line has attracted yet another sculptural building to its side—512 West 22nd Street, a contemporary Chelsea office building that takes cues from the elevated park with landscaped terraces on every floor.

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Tesla Insurance Offers Several Benefits

CleanTechnica

The most important Tesla product isn't any of its vehicles, but something else, according to Fast Company. It's Tesla Insurance.

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.

Tesla Shanghai Model 3 May Go Cobalt-Free Using CATL’s LFP Cells — Diving Deeper

CleanTechnica

Tesla is in talks with battery producer CATL to supply lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cells for the Shanghai-made Tesla Model 3, according to a report by Reuters.

6 ways companies can be a ‘force for good’ in their supply chains

GreenBiz

It’s a collective responsibility. GreenBiz 20 human capital Supply Chain

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105 Cities Have Made The Global CDP 2019 “A” List For Climate Action

CleanTechnica

The increase in CDP A-list cities from 43 in 2018 to 105 in 2019 is encouraging. More climate action is being taken globally at more levels of government than ever before.

10 questions on EVs for the CEO of Portland General Electric

GreenBiz

How electric vehicles can be a net benefit to the grid. Electric Vehicles Electricity Grid Electrification Transportation & Mobility

Rumor: Tesla Close To Deal With CATL To Use Cobalt-Free Batteries For Chinese-Made Cars

CleanTechnica

A Reuters report claims Tesla and CATL are close to striking a deal for battery cells that use no cobalt.

Meet the urban planner responsible for San Francisco's car-free Market Street

Inhabitat - Innovation

Downtown San Francisco is putting pedestrians first. Inhabitat spoke with an urban planner at Perkins and Will about the car-free Market Street project

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Auto Expert Says Tesla Semi Is “Pointless,” Seems To Miss The Point

CleanTechnica

Markus Lienkamp is the chair of Automotive Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. It seems that would make him a full blown auto expert (hence the title). Lienkamp says that "this is technically not easily feasible and it's also pointless both economically and ecologically.".

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

Fika Mobility Wants To Jumpstart The Kenyan Electric Motorcycle Market With Battery Swap Model

CleanTechnica

According to the Motorcycle Assemblers Association of Kenya, there are currently about 600,000 commercial motorcycles in Kenya. Motorcycle taxis, known as Boda Bodas, are extremely popular, as commuters use them to whiz through Nairobi’s infamous traffic.

Craft beer waste saves Montana town $1M for wastewater treatment

Inhabitat - Innovation

A Montana town has found a money-saving solution to its sewage and wastewater treatment expenses, thanks to a nearby craft brewery

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A Porsche Taycan Burned Down In Florida

CleanTechnica

There has been a video making the rounds on Twitter of a Porsche Taycan that exploded in Florida. There isn't any known cause of the explosion. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV fires Florida Porsche Porsche Taycan Porsche Taycan fires Tesla

Jeff Bezos launches $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund, kicking off his own effort to fight climate change

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Alan Boyle, Geekwire, Feb 17, 2020 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he’s launching a $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund that will issue grants aimed at addressing climate change — a move that comes less than a month after hundreds of Amazon employees criticized what they saw as the company’s weak commitment to tackling the issue. […]. Industry News

Responsible Battery Coalition Applauds University of Michigan Research on Lithium-Ion Battery Degradation Calls Research “Important Step” in Educating Consumers About Extending Battery Life

CleanTechnica

Humanity’s greatest threat: Cascading impacts of climate, biodiversity, food and water crises

Envirotec Magazine

Survey reveals common concern of global scientists and linkages between crises. Part of a new report, Our Future on Earth, 2020, in which experts distill latest peer-reviewed, state-of-the-planet research and its interconnected complexities.

Los Angeles city-owned buildings to go 100% carbon free

GreenBiz

It's also the first California city to demand lower carbon in construction materials. Buildings Policy & Politics

Stemming the streams: Reducing the environmental cost of video content

Envirotec Magazine

The rise in video streaming is one of the biggest hidden culprits behind rising emissions in developed countries. Sergio Grce, CEO of video-streaming expert iSize Technologies, explores the issue, and looks at solutions that might help. In 1992, the global internet traffic was 100 gigabytes a day.

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Can we protect nature by giving it legal rights?

GreenBiz

Around the world, communities are using "Rights of Nature" laws to defend waterways, species and more from human threats. Natural Capital partnerships Policy & Politics

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Green-roofed brick home 'disappears' into the landscape

Inhabitat - Innovation

Built into a sloped hill, the brick-clad and aptly named Sloped Villa uses an expansive green roof to help the house "disappear" into its serene natural setting

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Vestas Holds On to Wind Turbine Crown for 2019

GreenTechMedia

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas retained its title as the largest global supplier in the space last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, with Siemens Gamesa coming in a close second in a bumper year for the wind power industry.

Ginlong Solis’s hybrid inverter now available in the U.S.

Solar Power World

Ginlong Technologies is releasing its energy storage inverter to U.S. homeowners. The Smart Home Solis Solution incorporates single-phase string technology into an intelligent hybrid platform to support maximum self-consumption, safely and reliably.

PG&E Reports $7.7B Loss in 2019, Pledges to Meet June Bankruptcy Deadline

GreenTechMedia

Northern California utility Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday reported a $3.6 billion loss in the fourth quarter and a $7.7 billion loss for 2019, weighed down by continued costs and charges related to the wildfires that drove it into bankruptcy last year.

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Solar Power World’s 2020 Top Solar Contractors application is now available

Solar Power World

Applications for Solar Power World‘s 2020 Top Solar Contractors list are now being accepted online. Any solar PV developer, installer or subcontractor working in the United States can begin the application process on Solar Power World’s website. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 22, 2020.

Navy Signals Willingness to Accept Wind Farms Off California’s Central Coast

GreenTechMedia

The California Energy Commission released a new map this month identifying offshore wind areas deemed compatible with U.S. military operations, but developers say there wouldn't be enough space to create a viable market off California's Central Coast. The increasingly ambitious U.S.

Tigo announces 1 million rapid shutdown devices shipped worldwide

Solar Power World

Tigo Energy announced it has shipped more than one million rapid shutdown units worldwide. These units are available from more than 20 distributors in the U.S. as well as Tigo’s PV module and inverter partners in residential and commercial markets. The demand to comply with the U.S.

Listen to customers, not hypesters, about the impact of energy access

Impact Alpha

Few would dispute that for many of the 840 million people without access to electricity globally, off-grid solutions will be essential to improving livelihoods for many of the poorest and most remote households and enterprises.