Mon.Feb 10, 2020

NY State Officials Are Pleasantly Surprised By Tesla’s Buffalo Factory

CleanTechnica

Sean Ryan, of the New York State Assembly, says that he is "pleasantly surprised" at Tesla's progress at its factory in Buffalo. He toured it on Friday. The factory is built out.

Salesforce: Why corporate sustainability must change

GreenBiz

This article originally appeared on the Salesforce corporate blog. 2019 was another year in which natural disasters occurred with unnatural (or at least unprecedented) force and frequency. Corporate Strategy GreenBiz Executive Network

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Tesla Resumes Operations At Giga Shanghai In China

CleanTechnica

Tesla has resumed operations in China. Its Gigafactory 3 (Giga Shanghai) was temporarily halted, along with all manufacturing operations in China, by the Chinese government in order to focus on containing the spread of the coronavirus.

Conserving and restoring forests won’t be cheap and easy after all

GreenBiz

The corporate world has fallen for trees. But to be effective, the cost of offsetting CO2 emissions with the sequestration power of forests will have to go up. Are companies willing to pay? Carbon Pricing Carbon Removal Carbon Removal offsets

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Arctic Permafrost Thawing Will Double Previous Carbon Emissions Estimates

CleanTechnica

A new study shows that the abrupt thawing of the Arctic permafrost will double previous estimates of potential carbon emissions — carbon that was once frozen in the permafrost ice. In fact, it is already changing the landscape and ecology of the circumpolar north.

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Trend: Carbon markets get real on removal

GreenBiz

Planting and protecting forests in remote areas of the world may be challenging. But another trend may help matters. Carbon Capture Carbon Removal Carbon Removal offsets State of Green Business 2020

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5 revelations from a talk with Temple Grandin

GreenBiz

“The suits have got to get out of the office,” the animal behaviorist told GreenBiz 20 attendees numerous times. Animal Welfare Corporate Strategy farmers GreenBiz 20

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Elon Musk Expounds On Electric Airplanes & Exceptional Engineers

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk told the hosts of a Third Row Tesla and HyperChange podcast recently that he has no plans to develop an electric airplane -- yet.

Climate-adaptive park in Copenhagen wins Arne of the Year Award

Inhabitat - Innovation

One of Copenhagen’s newest green parks, the Sankt Kjelds Square and Bryggervangen, has just received Copenhagen’s most prestigious architecture prize—the Arne of the Year Award.

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New Zealand To Test Wisk eVTOL Flying Taxi

CleanTechnica

California-based Wisk has signed an agreement with the government of New Zealand to test its autonomous electric air taxi in that country. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles boeing electric Air-Taxi eVTOL New Zealand Wisk

Kendeda, a net-positive Living Building, opens at Georgia Tech

Inhabitat - Innovation

The project is net-positive for energy, water and construction waste, meaning that it gives back more than it takes

We Should Thank The GM EV1 (And Its Death) For Tesla

CleanTechnica

Considering how much major automakers are struggling to develop their own commercially viable EVs and catch up with Tesla, it’s ironic that several of these brands did produce EVs back in the 1990s, but cancelled those models, leaving the field wide open for the California upstart.

Sights and scenes of GreenBiz 20

GreenBiz

Attendees of GreenBiz 20 gathered in summits, plenaries, breakouts, exhibit areas and outdoor activities galore. Here are some visual highlights. 30 Under 30 biomimicry Corporate Strategy GreenBiz 20

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The 2020 Community Power Scorecard

CleanTechnica

Each year, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance tracks and scores states based on their energy policies and how these policies help or hinder local clean energy action.

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How to properly and safely dispose of these 10 items in your home

Inhabitat - Innovation

Before tossing items in the trash, check out these disposal options for items like batteries and paint that are safer for the planet

The Origins of Starman, Tesla-Inspired Superhero

CleanTechnica

By day, he’s a mild-mannered company director in the software industry. But when duty calls, he suits up, and uses his powers to advance the cause of clean energy and transportation, foiling the nefarious schemes of fossil-fueled evildoers.

Asbestos 101: How Exposure Can Lead To Cancer

The Environmental Blog

Carcinogens are substances that promote cancer formation. You can find these compounds in different things like paper, flooring, and pipe sealants. Asbestos is one of the many carcinogens that might exist in your residential or business establishment.

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A Gas Station!

CleanTechnica

There was a building on a relatively busy corner leading out of town that could never stay in business.

The protein transformation: hyperbole or reality?

GreenBiz

The choice between animal or plant-based protein is not a zero-sum game, it’s about the most sustainable methods of production. Food Systems GreenBiz 20 Plant-Protein

A New Tesla Model 3 Commercial In Chinese

CleanTechnica

There is a new commercial for the Made-In-China Tesla Model 3 out, but it's not known if Tesla produced this or a fan did. It's most likely produced by a fan. The original Weibo video was posted by the user New Travel Editor.

Light-filled home makes the most of affordable, sustainable materials

Inhabitat - Innovation

Built primarily with unpainted natural timber inside and out, the home takes on a minimalist design that highlights its simple palette of natural materials. Located in the La

Not All Cleantech ETFs Are Worth Investing In

CleanTechnica

Funds based on third-party indices did very well and very poorly. Of the top seven performing funds, four were based solely on internal investment management decisions and didn't start with third-party indices at all.

Still in the dark about targets? Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Envirotec Magazine

Following the announcement of the government’s Environment Bill on 30 January , many observers in the environmental arena reflected on the ambition and likely efficacy of the legislation, while highlighting areas of concern and suggested improvement. Envirotec reports.

Oh SH*T! It’s Valentines Day! Last Minute Eco-Gifts For Your Eco-Sweetie

CleanTechnica

Fellas, I've been there -- these things happen. Valentine's Day (or a birthday, or an anniversary.) sneaks up on you and all of a sudden you're scrambling to make sure your eco-sweetie knows you love her. Consumer Technology Events.eco last minute gift Valentines

Climate crisis drives bumblebees closer to extinction

Inhabitat - Innovation

Bumblebee numbers are dropping rapidly, which could do major harm to our food systems

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Plastic Recycling – What’s Next for Takeback Schemes?

CleanTech Group

Plastic has been a revolutionary substance. But since its invention over 100 years ago, our appetite for it continues to grow at an. Plastic Recycling Plastics Recycling & Waste

Why we swing for the fences

GatesNotes

Reflecting on the first two decades of our foundation

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First Kentucky city sets 100% renewable goal

Solar Power World

On Thursday, February 6, the Louisville Metro Council Parks and Sustainability Committee approved a resolution establishing a goal of powering the city’s municipal operations with 100% clean, renewable energy by 2035 and community-wide by 2040.

Ecosystem Investment Partners closes fourth conservation fund at $455 million

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, February 10 – Private equity firm Ecosystem Investment Partners has been helping investors profit off of ecological restoration and conservation projects since 2007. EIP has raised nearly $1 billion from investors through three institutional funds, including $454.5

Tips for mounting solar inverters on commercial rooftops

Solar Power World

The ideal place to house string inverters on commercial rooftop solar projects is indoors in a climate-controlled, locked room — but that’s not always feasible.