Thu.Aug 13, 2020

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin Progress — Roof Goes Up On Drive Unit Building

CleanTechnica

Construction is progressing at a rapid clip at Tesla Gigafactory Berlin, with a roof and walls now going up on a second structure — the drive unit building. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Brandenburg Germany Tesla Tesla China Tesla factories Tesla Giga Berlin Tesla Gigafactories Tesla Gigafactory 3 Tesla Gigafactory 4 Tesla Gigafactory Berlin Tesla Gigafactory Brandenburg Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 China

2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun

GreenBiz

2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun. Hunter Lovins. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 00:15. We’re female entrepreneurs and environmentalists. We’ve spent decades promoting clean energy technologies. In this strangest of all years, as the death toll mounts from a disease caused by human incursions into once intact ecosystems, we’re observing another death — the demise of fossil fuels. Is that possible?

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Nvidia’s Self-Driving Vehicle Approach — from Tesla to DHL to Mercedes

CleanTechnica

I dove into Waymo's automotive partnerships and Mobile's automotive partnerships this week, and I wanted to do the same with Nvidia. However, Nvidia is a bit of an interesting case because it creates partnerships at various levels and in various ways with automakers. For example, many don't realize that Nvidia still works closely with Tesla.

Reusable packaging provides untapped payoffs for business

GreenBiz

Reusable packaging provides untapped payoffs for business. Joana Kleine Jäger. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 01:45. Remember the time when milk was delivered to your door in reusable glass bottles? If not, you were probably born during the plastics-era, which began about 50 years ago. Until the 1980s, glass or cotton bags were the go-to packaging materials for many products, such as milk and flour. Today, plastic has taken over.

Dear Mr. Elon Musk: A Letter From Russian Indigenous Peoples About Nickel Mining Pollution

CleanTechnica

A network of independent experts, activists, leaders, and organizations of Russian indigenous peoples has called on Tesla CEO Elon Musk to boycott a Russian mining company until it meets specific ecologically-sound conditions. The letter to Musk acknowledges that Nornickel is an international leader in nickel production but is “also a global leader in environmental pollution.".

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined

GreenBiz

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined. Adam Aston. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 02:15. You may not know it, but you rely on industrial heat every day. It helped make the bricks that hold up your home; the cement underfoot. It forged the steel and glass in your car, and it also cooked the aluminum, plastic and silicon in the very screen on which you may be reading these words. . Industrial heat is essential but largely invisible.

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Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel

GreenBiz

Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel. Renewable natural gas sits at the intersection of two critical challenges: addressing increased emissions from organic waste and laying the foundation for zero carbon transportation across all sectors.? By turning waste into fuel, renewable natural gas delivers negative-carbon fuel to fleets today with a production process where resources are continuously used and reused – fueling a sustainable, circular economy.

Cleaning Up Our Polluted Air Would Save More Money Than It Costs

CleanTechnica

The effects of polluted air are twice as severe as previously thought, according to the latest research. Fossil Fuels Health Science air pollution dave roberts Dr. Vox Drew Shindell IPCC secondary effects of air pollution

PriestmanGoode designs sustainable, plastic-free takeout containers

Inhabitat - Innovation

PriestmanGoode has designed a durable, endlessly reusable takeaway container for restaurants and homes alike

Tesla Vehicles Are Gaining Value On Credit Karma

CleanTechnica

Want some proof that Tesla vehicles can appreciate in value over time? Look no further than one Tesla owner who was stunned to find out that her car's value didn't decrease, but increased, in the past month. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Credit Karma Elon Musk Tesla Tesla Joy Tesla Model 3 value

Stefano Boeri proposes SUPERVERDE urban greening modules

Inhabitat - Innovation

These green modules could increase biodiversity, decrease the urban heat island effect and demineralize soils

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J.B. Hunt’s 1st Delivery With Fully Electric Freightliner eCascadia

CleanTechnica

Hunt has made its first delivery using an all-electric Freightliner eCascadia. Hunt is one of the largest shipping companies in America. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Shipping electric semi-trucks electric trucks Freightliner eCascadia J.B.

North Carolina denies permit for extension of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Inhabitat - Innovation

A key water permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline extension has been denied

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The End Of Oil & Gas: A Different View

CleanTechnica

I have come to believe that the end of oil & gas could look very different than what people expect. In ways it could appear even to defy the accepted law of supply and demand. If I am right, loss of demand in the face of continued availability of the resources could drive retail prices up instead of down. And once this process has begun, the consequences could quickly become disruptive.

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

GreenBiz

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology). Ritu Sharma. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 16:04. Sponsor Website.

Wind Is King: A Visit To The Gigantic Danish Wind Turbine Test Site At Østerild

CleanTechnica

One windy day, I decided to go see the Østerild wind turbine test site, where the largest wind turbine prototypes from Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, MHI Vestas, Envision, and Haliade are being tested before primetime. Clean Power Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Wind Energy Wind Turbines 60 MW solar PV 7 MW Wind turbine 8 mw wind turbine Denmark Envision Google Haliade MHI Vestas Østerild Østerild visiting center Østerild wind turbine test site Siemens Gamesa State of Green Vestas

Chipotle debuts surprising new venture: sustainable clothing

Inhabitat - Innovation

Stop thinking of Chipotle as just another restaurant and start thinking of it as a great new clothing line. The well-known Mexican chain has launched Chipotle Goods, a line of sustainable clothing made with responsibly-sourced materials

+7 Million BMW Plug-In Vehicles By 2030

CleanTechnica

The BMW Group now already offers the world’s widest selection of premium automobiles with an electrified drive system – digital solutions for increasing the proportion of electric driving offered by plug-in hybrid models – BMW 7 Series, BMW 5 Series and the BMW X1 also available in future with purely electric drive.

S2G Ventures closes $100 million for sustainable oceans fund

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 13 – Venture capital firm S2G Ventures invests in sustainable agrifood technology. It’s now expanding into ocean health and sustainable seafood. Oceans provide a critical food source for billions of people and are crucial link in tackling climate change. S2G’s Oceans and Seafood fund will back early- and growth-stage startups developing science and. The post S2G Ventures closes $100 million for sustainable oceans fund appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Ride The Lightning: A Conversation With Zero Motorcycles

CleanTechnica

Electric motorcycles have come a long way in the last 10 years and exciting things are on the horizon. New models are coming out from big players and sales of e-motos are skyrocketing. We interviewed Dan Quick, director of communications for Zero Motorcycles, for the latest on where we’re going and where we’ve been in this rapidly developing sector.

Scottish renewable energy event to be held online, with focus on sector’s post-pandemic future

Envirotec Magazine

Scottish Renewables’ Annual Conference is to be held online for the first time on 1-3 September. The event will feature speakers from organisations including Ofgem, Committee on Climate Change, Scottish Government and National Grid. At the heart of discussion will be the green economic recovery from coronavirus and Scotland’s net-zero target, according to the organisers.

Tesla Cybertruck vs. 2007 Apple iPhone — Breakthrough Product Parallels

CleanTechnica

Does the world need another Elon Musk/Steve Jobs comparison? I’ll leave that up to you to decide, dear readers (read on, or flit to the next flower). I assure you that only the most interesting, insightful, and incisive specimens of the genre are chronicled in these pages, and an unusual video by Admazing caught my editorial eye. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Apple Elon Musk steve jobs Tesla Tesla Cybertruck

How Women Invest closes first $5 million for new gender lens fund

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Aug. 13 – How Women Invest, a San Rafael, Calif.-based based venture capital firm, is aiming to raise $10 million for its first fund from up to 249 accredited investors. The mission, fund cofounder Erika Cramer told ImpactAlpha, is to bring more diverse women into the venture capital world and, in turn, fund more diverse. The post How Women Invest closes first $5 million for new gender lens fund appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Who Will The Top 10 Automakers Be In 2025? 2030?

CleanTechnica

What does top 10 mean? Good question. Perhaps top 10 best sellers. Perhaps top 10 in terms of sales growth. Perhaps top 10 in terms of other measures of popularity. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles BYD Ford GM Hyundai kia Lucid Motors NIO Tesla volkswagen Volkswagen Group volvo Volvo Cars XPENG

Masdar Buys Into 1.6GW EDF Renewables Pipeline in One of the Year’s Biggest Deals

GreenTechMedia

In one of the U.S. renewable energy market’s biggest deals in a challenging year, Masdar is set to acquire a 50 percent stake in a 1.6-gigawatt portfolio of advanced wind, solar and energy storage projects from EDF Renewables North America. The deal, expected to close later this year, represents a new front in the global renewables collaboration between EDF and Masdar, which to date has largely focused on the Middle East and North Africa.

Green & Electric Paris, With A Little Help From Poland

CleanTechnica

Before I even start, here is a disclaimer: this article is biased and reflects a deeply patriotic obligation to promote Polish brands. :-) And, yes, it is about Paris, France, while reporting from our Taycan e-Rally. Clean Transport CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles EV Charging EV Charging Stations carsharing DC fast chargers Ekoenergetyka electric buses electric carsharing France Paris Solaris

Loans Still Lead the Rooftop Solar Finance Market, But Volumes Set to Tumble This Year

GreenTechMedia

Loans accounted for 54 percent of the U.S. solar financing market in 2019, according to WoodMac’s new report — a 31 percent jump from 2018. All major solar loan providers experienced growth in 2019, and more installers are now offering loans to customers. Loanpal retained the top spot in the field, and both Loanpal and Sunlight Financial gained market share last year by adding new installer partners and gaining more share of the business flowing from their existing installer partners.

Grant support extension for Scottish waste management firms

Envirotec Magazine

Coronavirus-hit waste management businesses in Scotland have until the end of August to apply for a grant to assist them in adapting their operations. Launched by Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government, up to £10,000 per site is available towards the capital costs associated with changing infrastructure and equipment. These adaptations are designed to maintain environmental performance and sustainability while implementing controls to prevent the spread of the virus.

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The ‘Climatetech’ Hype Cycle: Buy, Sell or Hold?

GreenTechMedia

We’re constantly going through waves of hype in different energy sectors: flexible solar panels, vertical-axis wind, electric planes, vehicle-to-grid, the smart home, blockchain. Some are real, some are not. Some just need to mature. So what phase are we in now? In this episode, Shayle and Stephen are digging into different sectors and trends at various stages of the climatetech hype cycle. They’ll decide whether to buy, sell or hold based on the current level of fanfare.

How Babcock Foundation is investing its endowment with a focus on racial justice

Impact Alpha

The disproportionate harms to Black Americans wrought by COVID and those wrought by police brutality are symptoms of the same disease: racism hardwired into our political, economic, social and cultural systems. What Black and Latinx communities are experiencing is the culmination of four centuries of laws, policies, practices and attitudes engineered to benefit white people. The post How Babcock Foundation is investing its endowment with a focus on racial justice appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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