Sun.Jun 26, 2022

5 Home Solar System Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Green Living Guy

Did you know that 3% of the United States’ electricity now comes from solar power? Whether it’s the high cost of nonrenewable fuel or the affordable price of solar panels, more people than ever are switching to solar. Unfortunately, many of these people are rushing home solar system design.

The EU’s carbon border tax could hurt developing countries


Firms may choose to bring manufacturing plants back to the EU to avoid bureaucracy, hurting the economies of the nations that once hosted them. The bloc should help to fund costly decarbonisation programmes using tax money

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How Climate Change Will Impact Disaster Preparedness Steps


Even though we may not be able to prevent severe storms brought on by climate change, we can take steps to prepare. Crises Climate Environment Ethics Politics

Bonn climate talks end with ‘almost empty pages’


Financial help for irreversible climate damage was a key sticking point at the latest UN climate talks, with anger from developing nations growing


How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

To boldly go: Government floats new Plan for Space Sustainability

Business Green

New strategy aims to tackle space junk, encourage responsible practices, and curb supply chain impacts. Does an environment without an atmosphere still require protecting?

Unsung, endangered Talaud bear cuscus championed by island conservationists


Environmentalists are working with local youths and community members on Salibabu Island to change the perception of the Talmud bear cuscus, a secretive species believed to inhabit only four islands in Indonesia


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Secret Subsidies: How the Government is Gifting Free Money to Airlines via Its Carbon Market


UK airlines were allowed to pollute for free and given subsidies via the UK’s flagship scheme to reduce carbon emissions, new study finds.

Could ESG improve scheme engagement?

Business Green

Industry Voice: A major survey carried out by Aegon shows pension savers care deeply about climate change and the environment. Aegon's recent survey of around 10,000 UK residents shows that most pension investors care deeply about the environment and their world's future.

11% of New Car Sales in Europe Electric (19% Plugins)


Stellantis Shines In Europe — Plugin Vehicle Sales Report With the overall European car market still suffering, down 13% last month year over year (YoY) and down 34% compared to May 2019, the European passenger plugin vehicle market has also started to be affected.

The Key To Climate Action May Be Debt Forgiveness


George Monbiot advocates for a bold climate plan that cancels the debts owed by third world countries. Climate Change Policy & Politics

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Adventurer Chris Ramsey Talks EVs & His Upcoming Pole-To-Pole Trip — Part 1


Chris Ramsey will drive a Nissan Ariya E-4ORCE from the North Pole to the South Pole in March 2023. He sat down with me for an interview and we chatted about his achievements, his gratitude for Nissan’s support, and more. This is part one of our interview.

Toyota bZ4X First Review — Mediocre At Best


Schadenfruede is a German word that has no direct English equivalent, but if you said it involves taking pleasure in someone else’s misfortune, you wouldn’t be too far off.

Arizona DOT Wants You To Suggest Locations For EV Charging Stations


In another recent article, I discussed an innovative initiative in Washington (the state, not the district) to collect suggestions from the public about where EV charging stations are needed.

Ford’s Choice of Valencia, Spain, Plant For European Next-Gen EV Platform Seems To Be Controversial


In a recent press release, Ford announced that it chose the company’s Valencia, Spain, plant for something special. But it was so busy being defensive about the choice that we learned a lot more about its plans for Germany than we did about the news in Spain.

Climate Damage Caused by Growing Space Tourism Needs Urgent Mitigation


A formidable space tourism industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study led by UCL Earth’s Future. Courtesy of UCL.

MIT Engineers Devise a Recipe for Improving Any Autonomous Robotic System


A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems. Courtesy of Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Autonomous robots have come a long way since the fastidious Roomba.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel As Italy’s EV Sales Recover In May


Originally published on opportunity:energy. Italy’s EV market is not yet out of the woods, but things are starting to look up again. As European countries continue their long run to electrification, the continent’s fourth-largest auto market is struggling to regain the pace it lost a few months ago. The latest UNRAE stats for the month […].

NIO Has Passed 200,000 Cumulative EV Deliveries


Approximately one month before XPeng announced that it had reached 200,000 cumulative EV deliveries across the life of the company, NIO hit the same milestone. It’s a significant milestone that many expected the company would never reach — after all, how many EV startups can survive and thrive?