Fri.Jan 17, 2020

Germany Will Pay $45 Billion To Rid Itself Of The Scourge Of Coal

CleanTechnica

Germany has announced a new plan to close its coal mines and coal generating stations by 2038. Is it enough? Of course not. But it's better than running away from the problem like the United States is doing. Coal Fossil Fuels Policy & Politics coal plant closures coal policy Germany lignite

Ramboll helps Lombok locals build earthquake-resistant bamboo housing

Inhabitat - Innovation

Back in 2018 when Lombok was struck by several earthquakes, some of which measured up to magnitude 7, local communities around the seismic region were greatly affected by loss. After the series of earthquakes settled, there were over 500 dead, 129,000 homes damages and 445,000 people homeless

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More Evidence Of A Republican Pivot On Climate

CleanTechnica

The Republicans are pivoting on climate. Giving only lip service to climate and weak policy suggestions will not gain them votes in #Election.

Airstream unveils new 2020 camper with smart technology

Inhabitat - Innovation

Airstream is a long-standing American legend beloved by many roaming road warriors, but now the iconic campers have been given a sleek modern makeover

Is Tesla A Step Closer To The 1 Million-Mile Battery?

CleanTechnica

In 2019, Elon Musk announced that Tesla had a "1 million-mile battery pack" in the making. He said that it was going into production "next year," which is now here.

Inspecting pipelines with OGI

Envirotec Magazine

FLIR Systems has published a new application spotlight that highlights the role its Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras are playing in detecting gas leaks from oil and gas pipelines. These often stretch long distances, carrying a variety of materials.

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Planet Beyond earbuds combine tech, sustainability and fashion

Inhabitat - Innovation

These high-tech earbuds double as unique jewelry

Free The Data — Exhibit A: Tesla Model S Data Saves Driver From Attempted Homicide Sentence

CleanTechnica

How the data from a Tesla Model S saved a driver from being sentenced for attempted homicide. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Germany Tesla Tesla data Tesla Model S

The Haeckels Victorian-style bathing machine has a sauna inside

Inhabitat - Innovation

Is there anything better than self-care by the sea? UK-based skincare brand Haeckels is on a mission to reintroduce the local community of Margate Beach to the healing powers of the ocean

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Volkswagen Buys A 20% Interest In Chinese Battery Manufacturer

CleanTechnica

Volkswagen has invested $560 million for a 20 percent stake in Chinese battery manufacturer Guoxuan. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries battery manufacturing Guoxuan volkswagen VW

Heat recovery from waste

Envirotec Magazine

Zero Liquid Discharge, or ZLD, is a technique which aims to discharge no liquid waste to the environment, instead recovering as many products from the ‘waste’ stream as possible and leaving just water, which can be re-used.

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Opaque To Transparent Solar Photovoltaics — Have Koreans Identified The Ideal Tech To Transform Windows Into Solar Power Producers?

CleanTechnica

CleanTechnica has previously covered transparent, two-layer solar film, but time flies — that was mostly back in 2012 and .

Governments should prepare for 3m sea-level rise by 2100, says IMechE

Envirotec Magazine

Flooded streets in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in October 2016.

Renault Zoe & Tesla Model 3 Pull France To Record Heights — 2019 EV Sales Report

CleanTechnica

The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market registered a record 7,250 units in December, +28% year over year (YoY), a new all time record.

Grant awarded for facility to convert waste plastic to hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

Hydrogen fuel pumps at a service station in Washington DC, USA: The fuel generated by the Ellesmore Port facility will be used locally to power transport.

India x Cleantech — January 2020

CleanTechnica

Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country.

A Brief 100-Year History Of Iran-West Relationships

Jim Conca

History is amazing and fascinating. Unfortunately, Americans have lost interest in the subject. Most think the present hostilities with Iran stem from the 1979 overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the United States hostage crisis that followed. But the issues go back much further than that

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US Energy Storage Market May Grow 12X By End Of 2024 (Interview)

CleanTechnica

The recent Wood Mackenzie Q4 2019 US Energy Storage Monitor report contains a number of insights about energy storage trends. Daniel Finn-Foley, head of energy storage research at Wood Mackenzie, generously answered some questions about the report for CleanTechnica.

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Monitoring nuisance odours

Envirotec Magazine

Odour nuisance is one of the most difficult issues facing many sites today. When a complaint is made, it’s essential that a reliable and representative air sample is taken as quickly as possible.

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How can we adapt to climate change? This online hub has answers

GreenBiz

A database of practical tools, case studies, state and regional action plans, and other resources offers lessons on building resiliency. Policy & Politics resilience Risk & Resilience

Multi-liner pipe project success

Envirotec Magazine

A multi-disciplinary team of drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc has completed the lining of a drainage pipe nearly 1-km long on behalf of a contractor working for Scottish Water.

A surge of new plastic production is on the way

GreenBiz

Major oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their fuels, are ramping up their plastics output. Circular Economy Climate Justice oil plastic Shell

Versatile data logging

Envirotec Magazine

Tinytag Instrumentation data loggers can be connected to a variety of third-party sensors, enabling the user to measure properties such as pressure, flow rate, carbon dioxide, solar radiation, rainfall, and footfall, to name a few.

Rhode Island aims for 100% renewables by 2030

Solar Power World

The rapidly growing group of states looking to thwart climate change by adopting 100% renewable energy policies has a new member. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order today establishing the goal of meeting all of the state’s electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030.

Air sampler flow calibration

Envirotec Magazine

Regulatory compliance, customer confidence, due diligence, quality or measurement uncertainty are just a few of the factors that may contribute to the decision-making process of using a UKAS accredited laboratory.

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Trump Administration Lowers Import Tariffs on Chinese Batteries

GreenTechMedia

The White House halved import tariffs on batteries manufactured in China as part of the larger trade deal signed this week. The tariff on batteries, just part of $300 billion in Chinese goods targeted by the White House last year, will fall from 15 percent to 7.5 percent , effective February 14.

LIMS improves water testing efficiency

Envirotec Magazine

A new case study has been published by Autoscribe Informatics which apparently shows how the Culligan Analytical Lab in Illinois, US has made significant improvements in laboratory efficiency by using the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).

Polysilicon Industry Awaits Certainty on US-China Trade Deal

GreenTechMedia

The trade deal signed between the United States and China this week brought a jolt of positivity to U.S. polysilicon manufacturers, who have for years struggled to stay competitive while tariffs hampered access to the Chinese market, which accounts for more than 90 percent of polysilicon demand.

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Optimising ecotoxicology

Envirotec Magazine

Postnova Analytics has posted a webinar on how advanced analytical techniques are impacting the field of nanogeochemistry.

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Oil and Gas Sector Told to Step Up Climate Game or Lose Investment

GreenTechMedia

The oil and gas industry is on the verge of losing its “social license” — the goodwill required for companies to attract investors and avoid public backlash — as a result of its inadequate response to climate change. Tim Eggar, the chairman of the sector’s U.K.

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