Thu.Feb 20, 2020

New Prefab Homes Never Need To Be Connected To The Grid

CleanTechnica

Dvele, a manufacturer of prefab homes located in Southern California, says every home it makes going forward will be capable of making all the electricity it needs indepently.

The CleanTech Alliance Supports the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Bill

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Jon Okun & Lindsay McCormick, CleanTech Alliance, Feb 20, 2020 On January 16, 2020, the CleanTech Alliance Executive Committee voted to support the low carbon fuel standard bill, Washington HB 1110, subject to review of the final language.

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Coal & Gas Emissions Are 1500–3000× The Mass Of Waste Wind Turbine Blades

CleanTechnica

What problems do the wind turbine blades cause for human health and the environment? Virtually none. They are intentionally mostly chemically inert.

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Clean Energy Fund: Fueling Partnerships for Renewable Energy Innovation

CleanTech Alliance

The Clean Energy Fund (CEF) funds the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technology in Washington State.

Tesla Giga Berlin Rolling Again — Court Dismisses Environmental Complaint Against Tesla

CleanTechnica

A German court has dismissed the environmental complaint against Tesla regarding Gigafactory 4 (or Giga Berlin) in Germany. Tesla can now resume work preparing for construction.

Home on a sloped ravine uses natural materials to blend into the landscape

Inhabitat - Innovation

Working directly with the nature-loving homeowners, the architects strategically focused on blending the minimalist home, which was built with natural materials, into the idyllic surroundings while reducing its impact as much as possible

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General Mills, Danone dig deeper into regenerative agriculture with incentives, funding

GreenBiz

Food giants cultivate new pilots, new financing programs. Agriculture Food & Agriculture Food Systems Regenerative Agriculture

Ontario Provincial Police Needs Help “Choosing A Tesla”

CleanTechnica

The Ontario Provincial Police asked Elon Musk on Twitter to suggest which model would make a better police vehicle, the Cybertruck of the Model X. Included in the post are two visually stunning renders of what each vehicle would look like as an O.P.P vehicle.

CLT gives a sustainable community center in Copenhagen a welcoming feel

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the Copenhagen suburb of Brønshøj, local architectural practice NORD Architects has completed the Parish Center, a contemporary community center and place of worship that’s primarily built of cross-laminated timber to reduce the project’s carbon footprint.

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Consumer Reports Puts Tesla Model 3 on “10 Best Cars of the Year” List

CleanTechnica

Consumer Reports has released its annual list of automotive top picks — the "10 best cars of the year" — to help consumers find a new car. One electric car made the list, as the top pick in the $45,000 to $55,000 price range.

Global search uncovers proven innovations in clean energy, climate solutions

GreenBiz

Inspiration from the longlist of finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards. Clean Energy HVAC Innovation Entrepreneurship

EVBox Announces New North American Headquarters & Production Facility Outside Chicago, IL

CleanTechnica

EVBox, the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software, has announced its plans for a North American headquarters and production facility, which will be located at Innovation Park in Libertyville, Illinois.

Why the mystifying axolotl must be saved from extinction

Inhabitat - Innovation

Today’s axolotls are experiencing extirpation, but scientists and pet enthusiasts are saving them from true extinction.

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Bill Gates Chose Porsche Taycan Over Tesla — That’s Fine, & Offers Important Lesson

CleanTechnica

I want to address something that has been in and out of my Twitter feed: Bill Gates bought a Porsche Taycan instead of a Tesla. The Tesla fan (and shareholder) in me wants to scream, "OMG Nooooo!"

Marc Thorpe designs live/work buildings built from earth bricks

Inhabitat - Innovation

New York-based architecture studio Marc Thorpe Design has unveiled renderings for the Dakar Houses, a series of live/work spaces located on the outskirts of Senegalese capital for the artisans of furniture brand Moroso.

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Audi & Umicore Collaborate On EV Battery Recycling

CleanTechnica

Electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling has been a topic of discussion for years, but it took some time to get enough electric cars on the road (and then off the road) for commercially viable EV battery recycling outfits to grow.

Learning from Aloha: Hawaii’s energy transformation

GreenBiz

The island is leaving fossil fuels and forging a path to a 100 percent clean energy economy. Renewable Energy

American Farmers Are Turning To Wind Energy

CleanTechnica

Wind energy is offering hope for American farmers amid tough times. In an article by Time Magazine, the plight of American farmers is brought into focus. They're trying to wipe us off the map," says the subheading that quotes one of the farmers interviewed in the article.

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Check out Glasir, the tree-shaped urban farming solution

Inhabitat - Innovation

In a bid to revolutionize agriculture, New York City and Bergen-based innovation studio Framlab has proposed Glasir, a community-based system for urban farming that combines the flexibility of modularity with aeroponics to vastly reduce the environmental footprint for growing food

Span Partners With LG On Intelligent Breaker Panel & Energy Storage

CleanTechnica

Span, maker of the smart electrical panel, has partnered with LG to develop a fully integrated electrical and energy management system for the home.

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Copia CEO Komal Ahmad: Waste less, feed more

GreenBiz

Copia Founder & CEO, Komal Ahmad speaks about the company's efforts to solve "the world's dumbest problem," and the link between food waste and hunger. GreenBiz 20 Keynote

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Lucid Factory On Pace To Begin Production Later This Year

CleanTechnica

A new video shows the Lucid factory in Arizona under construction. Production is expected to begin later this year. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Lucid Air Lucid factory Peter Rawlinson

Clean Tech Alliance 2020 Legislative Session Weekly Report February 15, 2020

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Boswell Consulting, Feb 15, 2020 Week Five We are now 5 weeks into the 2020 legislative session and have officially passed the halfway mark. Only 27 days remain for bills to complete the necessary steps to become law. Tuesday of this week marked the second cutoff, in which bills with a budget impact greater […]. Alliance News Public Policy

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3 Reasons Why Cheap Abundant Electricity Is Getting Closer To Reality

CleanTechnica

Three new research breakthroughs are bring the advent of "electricity too cheap to meter" closer and closer. Clean Power electricity from air flow battery Northeastern University quantum dot solar cells Renewable Energy UMass Amherst University Of Queensland

Solar manufacturer expanding on Bellingham’s waterfront

CleanTech Alliance

Source: KGMI, Feb 20, 2020 BELLINGHAM, Wash. North America’s leading solar panel manufacturer is expanding its current operations on Bellingham’s waterfront. Port of Bellingham Commission President Michael Shepard says a $250,000 grant from the state Department of Commerce helped kickstart the expansion by Silfab Solar. He says the Port has been moving toward using energy […]. Industry News

GridBeyond Closes $11.7m (€10.5m) Transaction To Support Company Growth Plans

CleanTechnica

GridBeyond, the leading intelligent energy & smart grid platform provider for Distributed Energy Resource Management, has successfully concluded its Series B financing round.

Ecolab CEO Doug Baker on how business can drive positive change at scale

GreenBiz

Doug Baker shares his vision for how business can drive change that matters by delivering both economic and environmental benefits. From GreenBiz 20. GreenBiz 20 Keynote

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GM Enhances myChevrolet Mobile App’s Energy Assist Features

CleanTechnica

As electric vehicle sales in the US grow beyond early adopters and Tesla owners, one of the growing challenges for EV owners is finding compatible and available charging stations — especially on road trips or areas where the owner infrequently travels.

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Dow CEO Jim Fitterling on leadership in a changing world

GreenBiz

Dow CEO Jim Fitterling speaks about the company's increasing focus on sustainability and efforts to create a circular plastics economy — designing materials for easy recycling, incentivizing collection in local communities across the country, and recognizing the true value of recycled and recyclable plastic by creating a market. From GreenBiz 20.

E-Mobility In Europe — Top Trends To Watch In 2020

CleanTechnica

Of all the many things going on in e-mobility in 2020, these are the main trends we’ll be paying most close attention to. You can read more here and dive deeper in the Electric Avenue podcast from Greenway featuring experts from across the mobility spectrum.

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Bruno Sarda on leadership and insights from CDP’s A list

GreenBiz

2030 is a critical milestone for halting devastating climate change. With 10 years to halve global emissions, what are leading companies doing right now to fend off and prepare for the worst environmental consequences?

Events will address current challenges in energy grid communication

Envirotec Magazine

Energy software provider COPA-DATA has announced the program for the first of four zenon “Energy Day” events planned for 2020.

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The rising tide of city resilience

GreenBiz

Members of the now-disbanded 100 Resilient Cities initiative are back, with a new network dedicated to championing urban initiatives meant to combat the effects of climate change. Cities On the VERGE resilience

First sustainability index published for the Drinks sector

Envirotec Magazine

A sustainability index for the Drinks Industry was published on 9 February, in an apparent first, with the aim of providing manufacturers and other stakeholders with a clearer grasp of the extent of the sector’s adoption of sustainable practices, and what still needs to be done.