Tue.Jan 21, 2020

Join Elon Musk At Home For A Revealing Chat

CleanTechnica

The team at Third Row Tesla Podcast recently sat down at home with Elon Musk for a revealing chat about his young adulthood and varied career before Tesla. Elon's brother Kimbal and mum Maye also joined parts of the conversation, adding to the informal vibe and contributing some colourful anecdotes.

How Photovoltaics Have Improved Over the Years

U.S. Green Technology

The Future of Solar is Bright for Photovoltaics Photovoltaics is a bit of a funny word, but it packs a serious implication. The lay term for photovoltaics is solar panels, and they’re becoming increasingly more common.

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Legal Settlement Allows Tesla To Sell Cars In Michigan (Finally)

CleanTechnica

A new legal settlement ruled in favor of Tesla in Michigan. Tesla can now sell and service its vehicles in the state of Michigan, according to an anonymous source close to the matter.

Earth Friendly Tips to Prepare Your Home for 2020

U.S. Green Technology

Making Your House More Environmentally Friendly 2020 has arrived, and now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the new year. There is also increasing importance on being environmentally friendly as the new decade rolls in.

Tesla Cuts Prices Of Solar Systems To Counter Drop In Federal Rebate

CleanTechnica

Ringing in 2020 brought many changes to the US solar industry, including a drop in the US federal incentive for residential solar systems. The tax credit fell from 30 percent of the solar system cost to 26 percent effective January 1st, 2020.

Self-sustaining Ugandan surgical facility provides healthcare to underserved areas

Inhabitat - Innovation

The architects created a modular, easily replicable surgical facility to provide ambulatory surgical procedures for underserved populations in resource-poor regions

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New tiny home for glamping on Governors Island offers guests the best views of NYC

Inhabitat - Innovation

Outlook Shelter offers guests a glamping experience with city vistas they won't find anywhere else

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Teslas & Other EVs In Extreme Cold (-36°C)

CleanTechnica

Electric vehicles lose a bit of range when it gets colder outside, but will still start reliably. In Saskatchewan, this is proving to be true. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging Canada EVs cold EVs cold weather Saskatchewan Tesla Tesla cold weather

CRA proposes reconfigurable roads and a floating garden to revitalize Luganos waterfront

Inhabitat - Innovation

Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) and Mobility in Chain (MiC) have unveiled a technologically savvy plan to better connect the Swiss city of Lugano with the beautiful Lugano Lake

Renault Will Introduce The Twingo Z.E. This Year

CleanTechnica

In last week’s press release about Renault's 2019 sales success, there was a stealth announcement about the introduction of the Twingo Z.E. For the group, 2020 will mark a new stage in its electric offensive with the launch of Twingo Z.E.

January 21, 2020 Weekly UTC Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: UTC, Jan 21, 2020 The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and source 100% of their electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting […]. Public Policy

Rebellyous Foods Is Making Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets For The Masses

CleanTechnica

An interview with Rebellyous Foods founder and CEO, Christie Lagally. Agriculture Interviews plant-based Rebellyous Foods

Luzinterruptus turns plastic waste into Death by Plastic eco-art for COP25

Inhabitat - Innovation

Made from plastic waste and transparent fabric, the glowing environmental art installation depicts a crime scene-like visual with a series of people-shaped sculptures lying on the ground

WSJ Takes A Victory Lap For Elon Musk, Tesla

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk has accomplished some remarkable things at Tesla. However, one consistent knock leveled against the CEO has been a habit of missing deadlines. Let's face it, Elon Musk has a track record of being late.

Autonomous vehicles could help cities address their climate goals, if they start planning now

GreenBiz

How do cities make sure AVs achieve the “heaven” rather than the “hell” scenario? autonomous vehicles Cities Cities & Communities Policy & Politics

Canoo Opens Up Reservations For Its Gamified Electric Vehicle Subscription Waitlist

CleanTechnica

Los Angeles, California-based EV builder Canoo announced the opening of a waitlist for its first vehicle. Interested parties can add their name to the waitlist to be a part of the 'First Wave' of customers receiving one of the company's first vehicles when deliveries kick off in late.

A new decade demands new leadership in climate policy advocacy

GreenBiz

Only public policy can deliver the speed and scale of emissions reductions needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change. Climate Change GreenBiz 20 Policy & Politics Policy & Politics

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Tesla Responds To “Sudden Unintended Acceleration” Petition To NHTSA

CleanTechnica

Tesla responded to reports of sudden unintended acceleration involving its cars in a blog post January 20.

China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025

Inhabitat - Innovation

China is set to enact a plastic ban to phase out the production and use of many single-use plastic items by 2025

Preserving The Silence — DIY Fixes For Tesla Model 3 Rattling/Creaking Noises

CleanTechnica

Sometimes we don't realize what noise pollution is until we are far from it. Even noises we don't pay attention to can be disturbing quality of life more than we realize. Some Tesla Model 3 owners have had issues with rattling and creaking noises. A couple of owners have some DIY solutions to share.

Dispatch From Abu Dhabi: The Many Meanings of ‘Energy Transition’

GreenTechMedia

ABU DHABI — The energy transition took on wildly different meanings here last week, depending on which room you were in. The contradictions and tension pervading Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week were both apparent and invisible.

Tesla Cars ? Pollution … Tesla’s Full Stack Disruption … Model 3 vs. Model Y — CleanTechnica Top 20

CleanTechnica

Last week's top stories on CleanTechnica included Andy Miles explaining why Tesla vehicles cut pollution rather than causing more pollution, a rundown of how Tesla's "full stack disruption" sets it apart from the auto crowd, and yet another comparison of the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model.

California Finalizes Plan Shifting Key Energy Storage Incentive Toward Blackout Resilience

GreenTechMedia

California regulators have finalized plans to direct more than half a billion dollars in behind-the-meter battery incentives over the next four years to customers most at risk of the state’s increasingly deadly wildfires and the grid outages meant to prevent them.

TeslaTheater.com (Beta) Is Live

CleanTechnica

A Tesla owner (TeslaModel11 on Reddit) created and developed TeslaTheater, which is a free service for fellow Tesla owners that will allow them to access different streaming media apps in full screen instead of just in a small browser window.

Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups

GreenBiz

To become "resource positive," the coffee colossus seeks to shift toward circularity, including reusable packaging. Circular Economy decarbonization Food & Agriculture packaging

Inside New York’s Push to Be ‘Center of Gravity’ for US Offshore Wind

GreenTechMedia

In the race for American offshore wind jobs, New York got an uncharacteristically late start. Unlike Rhode Island, New York has no turbines spinning in the water.

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Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups for good

GreenBiz

To become "resource positive," the coffee colossus seeks to shift toward circularity, including reusable packaging. Circular Economy decarbonization Food & Agriculture packaging

Total and Marubeni to Build 800MW Solar Plant in Qatar Ahead of World Cup

GreenTechMedia

French oil major Total and Japanese conglomerate Marubeni have won the rights to build Qatar’s first utility-scale solar PV project, due online in time for the 2022 World Cup.

How companies can integrate a more sustainable materials strategy into their business

GreenBiz

Almost any textile you can think of, from cotton to leather to nylon, has social and environmental impacts risks at every level of its supply chain. Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply Chain

Can Renewables Restart the Grid? The UK Investigates

GreenTechMedia

A British initiative is looking to dismiss the argument that renewables could topple the grid — by using distributed energy resources for a black start. If successful, the U.K.