Mon.Jul 27, 2020

The Evolution of Tesla Vehicle Design & Tesla Aftermarket Products

CleanTechnica

Leading into our first ever virtual trade show, which is tomorrow, Wednesday, July 29, I just interviewed Matt Pressman, cofounder and president of EV Annex, about the company's deep history making Tesla aftermarket products, insights from that work, how Tesla vehicles have changed over time, and some of Matt's favorite products.

How Cargill’s new science-based water targets go with the flow

GreenBiz

How Cargill’s new science-based water targets go with the flow. Joel Makower. Mon, 07/27/2020 - 02:11. Cargill, the giant food and ag conglomerate, last week announced a new set of 2030 corporate water targets, the latest to do so among firms in its sector. But this was no me-too kind of endeavor.

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You Can Now Lease An All-Electric Sedan In Ghana For Just $160 Per Month!

CleanTechnica

Driving electric in many African countries is a whole lot cheaper than driving ICE. Ghana, like many other African countries, has a very low motorization rate compared to most parts of the developed world.

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Remembering Flex exec Bruce Klafter

GreenBiz

Remembering Flex exec Bruce Klafter. pete may. Mon, 07/27/2020 - 01:45. Longtime GreenBiz friend Bruce Klafter died July 18 after a short and intense bout of pancreatic cancer. Bruce most recently was a vice president of sustainability strategy and outreach at Flex in Silicon Valley.

U.S. Energy Savings From Light-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles = 44.8 Trillion Btu In 2019

CleanTechnica

Due to their efficiency, plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) reduce the amount of energy used by light-duty vehicles compared to their internal combustion engine counterparts. Estimates show that the energy savings in the United States due to light-duty PEVs in 2019 was 44.8

Morgan Stanley will measure CO2 impact of loans and investments

GreenBiz

Morgan Stanley will measure CO2 impact of loans and investments. Michael Holder. Mon, 07/27/2020 - 00:15. Morgan Stanley has become the first major U.S.

Miscommunication, Twitter Wars, & Who Actually Benefits

CleanTechnica

Last week on Twitter, Elon Musk shared his thoughts about UBI and how our government pretty much mismanaged stimulus/relief for the coronavirus economic shutdowns.

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The Battery & Mining Catch-22 Threatening The EV Revolution

CleanTechnica

Electric vehicles need batteries, and it takes one or two years to get a battery production plant up and running. However, something that is often forgotten is that you don't make batteries out of thin air.

Estée Lauder's sustainability leader on racial justice, 'sector-agnostic' solutions

GreenBiz

Estée Lauder's sustainability leader on racial justice, 'sector-agnostic' solutions. Heather Clancy. Mon, 07/27/2020 - 01:30.

Elon Musk: “Will Those Who Write The Algorithms Ever Realize Their Negativity Bias?”

CleanTechnica

Computer calculations are increasingly being used to steer potentially life-changing decisions.

Global warming expected to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius

Inhabitat - Innovation

Global warming is accelerating more than previously thought

“Go Zero” Hacks, Solve Climate Change From Home: Hack #1 — The Lowly Showerhead

CleanTechnica

Today’s Go Zero Hack involves the lowly showerhead. For a mere $30 and 5 minutes of install time, a water-saving showerhead offers more bang for your buck than most realize.

World’s Largest Customer-Sited Solar-Storage Plant Planned for Nevada Desert

GreenTechMedia

A colossal Nevada data center will host the largest customer-sited solar-storage project in the world. Data center operator Switch plans to buy power for its record-breaking Citadel facility from an adjacent project developed and owned by Capital Dynamics.

Can India Provide Free Solar-Powered Irrigation To All Its Farmers?

CleanTechnica

The power demand for agricultural irrigation in India requires about 18% of its electricity consumption. Would it be feasible to meet the entire irrigation needs of India through solar power.

Cargotecture meets wine country in Paso Robles

Inhabitat - Innovation

Enjoy fresh vino and excellent views from a shipping container in the heart of America's wine country

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The RadWagon 4 Makes Riding An Electric Cargo Bike Easier & Safer (CleanTechnica Review)

CleanTechnica

The RadWagon was the ebike that finally made electric cargo bikes affordable and for 2020, Rad Power Bikes is rolling out a completely redesigned RadWagon.

The Estée Lauder Companies' sustainability leader on racial justice, 'sector-agnostic' solutions

GreenBiz

The Estée Lauder Companies' sustainability leader on racial justice, 'sector-agnostic' solutions. Heather Clancy. Mon, 07/27/2020 - 01:30.

1st Ethiopian-Assembled All-Electric Hyundai Ioniq Rolls Out Of Haile Gebrselassie’s Marathon Motor Engineering Plant

CleanTechnica

Marathon Motor Engineering, a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Company and Olympic Champion Haile Gebrselassie, has started assembling the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq in Ethiopia.

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Opus One Tests ‘Transactive Energy’ for California Rooftop Solar, Behind-the-Meter Batteries

GreenTechMedia

Building a technology platform to control distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar systems, behind-the-meter batteries, EV chargers and flexible electricity loads is a challenging enough task.

The Moving Forward Act: 10 Ways House Infrastructure Proposal Can Increase Electric Vehicles, Clean Energy, & Resilient Transportation

CleanTechnica

This massive infrastructure bill is the result of the work of many committees in the House. The centerpiece is the surface transportation bill (sometimes known as the highway bill) that gets passed about every 5 years.

Sustainable Takeout Packaging: A Smart Choice for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

With today’s current pandemic, restaurants are solely surviving off their take-out orders. And with an increase of carryout from restaurants, comes an increase of plastics that will most likely end up in the garbage.

Ghost Road, Autonomous Vehicles Myths, & The Future — Cleantech Talk With Anthony Townsend

CleanTechnica

In the second half of this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc.

CleanTech Innovation Showcase 2020 Recaps

CleanTech Alliance

Below you’ll find links to recaps of every session of the the 2020 CleanTech Innovation Showcase.

Future Living® Berlin Includes Panasonic’s Energy Management Solution

CleanTechnica

Earlier this month, Panasonic announced Future Living® Berlin, an "urban beacon" that spokespeople say will contribute to the company's focus on the decarbonization of society.

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How one company is planning to Redefine Meat

Inhabitat - Innovation

What's the next step in the plant-based meat revolution? Redefine Meat hopes to find the answer

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Child-Sized Bugatti Electric Car Is Wicked Good Fun For Adults Too!

CleanTechnica

The Bugatti Baby II is an all-electric 75% scale replica of a Bugatti Type 35. A limited number are available now, starting at $35,000. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Bugatti Bugatti Baby II Ettore Bugatti volkswagen

New study outlines ways to prevent future pandemics

Inhabitat - Innovation

The study shows preventative measures will cost less than the current fight against COVID-19

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Why Utilities In Minnesota & Other States Need To Plan For More Competition

CleanTechnica

This report explores the phenomenon of undercounting customer-sited and non-utility solar energy in Minnesota: a state with several adopted policies expressing a public interest in distributed generation.

New International WELL Building Institute HQ achieves Platinum

Inhabitat - Innovation

The International WELL Building Institute's new headquarters is designed to exceed its own building standards

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What is a Biodigester? And How Can Your Business Benefit from One?

Green Business Bureau

What is a biodigester? What are the benefits? Businesses gain numerous benefits by implementing sustainable practices. Sustainability in the industry can be practiced in various ways. One way for a business to be more sustainable is by utilizing a biodigester.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- July 27

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, July 27, 2020 Announcements Joint workshop on delivery requirements for renewable generation Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission are conducting a joint workshop from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on July 27 to discuss the two agencies’ interpretations of RCW 19.405.040(1)(a) and stakeholder responses to the Commerce draft discussion rules and Commission […]. Member News Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking workshop notice

APS Details Cause of Battery Fire and Explosion, Proposes Safety Fixes

GreenTechMedia

Utility Arizona Public Service has completed its exhaustive study of the most high-profile U.S. grid battery fire. The company filed its report Monday with the Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates the utility.

How backsheet quality impacts modern solar PV modules

Solar Power World

By Vivek Chaturvedi, Business Leader Endurance Backsheets, DSM Advanced Solar It is no secret that backsheets in PV modules are not always performing the way you expect. In all climates and in all types of modules, premature degradation can be, to a great extent, attributed to a faulty backsheet.

UK’s Power Sector in Negative Emissions by 2033, Grid Operator Says

GreenTechMedia

The U.K.’s ’s power sector will be operating on a negative-emissions basis by 2033 at the latest if the country sticks to its plan to reach net-zero emissions across the economy by 2050, according to system operator National Grid ESO.

Will 'palatable and nutritious' insect-based pet food take off in Asia?

Eco-Business

At least two European start-ups are venturing into Asia, and a Singapore-headquartered firm is looking to launch Southeast Asia’s first insect-based dog food brand in the fourth quarter of this year

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FirstEnergy CEO Defends Utility Amid Bribery Scandal Questions

GreenTechMedia

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Contractors Corner: Goldin Solar

Solar Power World

Southern Florida is getting rocked by COVID-19 right now, and local solar installation company Goldin Solar says that has made business busier than ever, except with a twist — more people want battery backup.