Thu.Nov 19, 2020

Solar Panels + Agriculture: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

CleanTechnica

More good news for renewables: US Energy Department hatches plan to pepper US farms with crop-friendly solar panels.

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy?

GreenBiz

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? Jim Robbins. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:30. This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360. Saudi Arabia is constructing a futuristic city in the desert on the Red Sea called Neom.

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DHL Gets Electric BYD Trucks In Los Angeles

CleanTechnica

DHL has a good history of electric vehicle leadership. Its latest news involves an electric truck order in California.

What big bets by Bezos Earth Fund say about climate action in 2021

GreenBiz

What big bets by Bezos Earth Fund say about climate action in 2021. Heather Clancy. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:00. A group of 16 nonprofits dedicated to inspiring climate action has much to give thanks for this week.

EV Startup Arrival Will Arrive Publicly Under NASDAQ Symbol ARVL

CleanTechnica

Arrival, an electric vehicle automaker that makes buses and vans, will be going public with the NASDAQ symbol ARVL. The company will be going public with a $5.4 billion valuation through CIIG Merger, which operates as a "blank check" company and was founded by former Marvel Comics CEO Peter Cuneo.

China Can Help Supersize Global Hydrogen Economy, According to Shell

GreenTechMedia

China could have a crucial role to play in the development of a global hydrogen economy, with its massive demand for decarbonization technologies likely to drive large-scale deployments that will help cut costs around the world, according to oil major Shell.

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Sonnen Launches ‘Much More Accessible’ Battery for Home Backup and Grid Services

GreenTechMedia

After years of selling more expensive home battery systems, sonnen launched a new product Thursday to compete on cost with other mainstream options in the U.S. residential energy storage market.

GM Raises Its EV Game, Commits Another $7 Billion To Its Electric Car Push

CleanTechnica

General Motors is picking up the pace of electric car development and putting another $7 billion behind its EV push. Electric Cars electric car electric pickup truck Electric SUV General Motors Mary Barra Ultium platform

Flea treatments are poisoning Englands rivers

Inhabitat - Innovation

The chemicals in flea treatments are killing bugs they were never meant to encounter. Fipronil is one of the most commonly used flea products and recent studies have shown it degrades to compounds that are more toxic to most insects than fipronil itself,” said Rosemary

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Reports Recovery From Confirmed COVID Infection

CleanTechnica

After testing positive for COVID infection last week, an infection later confirmed by PCR tests, and having experiencing mild cold-like symptoms for a few days, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now reports he has “fully recovered.”

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Old bathhouses get new life via NPS adaptive reuse program

Inhabitat - Innovation

The 9,000-square-foot Superior Bathhouse finds new life as a restaurant, event space and the world's first microbrewery to use hot spring water for brewing beer. This project represents one of the success stories revitalizing both the town of Hot Springs and the overlapping national park

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Tesla Is Now Selling Its Branded USB Drive

CleanTechnica

Tesla is selling its branded USB drives that we first noticed in some 2021 Model 3 refresh videos. Actually, this is going to sound like some type of weird coincidence, or maybe magic — let's go with magic — but while I was writing this article.

Plastic waste incineration skyrockets carbon emission rates

Inhabitat - Innovation

For the U.K., burning plastic stands in the way of goals to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050. An open letter by to the prime minister encourages change

Biden Can Bypass A Reluctant Congress To Enact Climate Crisis Policy

CleanTechnica

With or without Congressional equity, Biden is certain to point the US toward a safer climate future. Clean Power Clean Transport Climate Change Policy & Politics Solar Energy Wind Energy European Green New Deal mark jacobson President-elect Joe Biden

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GM teases future electric Chevy crossover and pickup, invests more in EVs

Charged

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Thursday the company is accelerating its electric-vehicle efforts, pulling forward the schedule on many future launches, and expanding the number of EV models it sells globally to 30 by the end of 2025—a larger number than the dozen future EVs shown to journalists in a no-cameras presentation in March.

How To Stop Climate Change By Financing A Global Green New Deal

CleanTechnica

With a mere fraction of the COVID-19 recovery funds, central banks could support climate protection of a magnitude that would make the 1.5°C C target achievable. Climate Change Policy & Politics central banks climate crisis COVID-19 green new deal

Niraamaya Retreat honors traditional design with local materials

Inhabitat - Innovation

This resort is a haven for wellness and rejuvenation

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Major Vehicle-to-Grid Trial Initiating In UK

CleanTechnica

Vehicle-to-grid trials have been going on for years. A new one in the UK, though, goes to new levels and might be the trial that helps vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology break through.

GMC unveils electric Hummer for 2022

Inhabitat - Innovation

The 2022 Hummer EV will include several features that are brand-new to the GMC lineup of electric vehicles

Op-Ed: Mazda Doesn’t Get It, & Won’t Live Past 2030

CleanTechnica

Mazda just revealed an all-new diesel engine it won't offer until 2025, right when the ICE bans start to hit. Are they nuts!

European Commission Proposes 300 GW Offshore Wind Target For 2050

GreenTechMedia

The European Commission proposed a 60-gigawatt offshore wind target for 2030 on Thursday, a highly ambitious goal that would require an additional 48 GW of installed capacity in just under a decade.

One Change To The Worst Buildings Would Have Big Climate Benefits & Cut Costs

CleanTechnica

Heat pumps in the worst buildings and nothing else would eliminate about 1.9 megatonnes of CO2e per year in Canada.

Milestone for fight to restore oyster habitats across Europe

Envirotec Magazine

Native European oysters settle in to their newly created home on the bottom of the Dornoch Firth. Landmark publication is the largest compendium of research on Oyster Reef Restoration.

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Volta Trucks To The UK: Bring It On!

CleanTechnica

We reported earlier this week that the UK is planning to boot sales of new fossil fuel cars by 2030, which is an accelerated timeline from the original 2017 plan to do so by 2040 and a subsequent February 2020 plan to do so by 2035. Volta Trucks argues that there's something lacking, though.

Brominated flame retardants are not hindering the recycling of WEEE plastics says new study

Envirotec Magazine

Misperceptions regarding the impact of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) on WEEE plastics recycling are addressed by a report [1] from the International Bromine Council (BSEF) released on 19 November.

EV World: Meet JOSEV

CleanTechnica

We are witnessing another industrial revolution. The rapidly evolving e-mobility industry is bringing more and more electric vehicles (EVs) onto the market that help us shift away from gasoline and diesel cars and mitigate climate change.

Siemens publishes advice for businesses on steps to decarbonise

Envirotec Magazine

Businesses who fail to act on decarbonisation risk exposing themselves to potential risks from policy-driven increased operating costs, increased energy costs or increased compliance costs.

Fiat & Kaluza Team Up For Greener & Cheaper Charging In UK

CleanTechnica

A new partnership between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Kaluza is now aiming to make EV life even cleaner and greener with a smart charging initiative in the.

Behavioural change platform and community announces new crowdfund and sign-up from global investment firm

Envirotec Magazine

The Pawprint for Business reporting dashboard: The initiative aims to inspire employees to join the fight against climate change.

“Pandemic risk” spurs investors to press food producers for changes

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Nov. 19 – Factory closures. COVID hotspots. Worker lawsuits. Investors in the world’s largest meat, fish and dairy companies were unprepared for factory. Agrifood Tech ESG Stewardship

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World’s largest battery storage facility will power The Red Sea Project with clean energy 24/7

Envirotec Magazine

A development on the west coast of Saudi Arabia is to become the world’s largest battery storage facility and is part of an initiative to power the entire 28,000km2 coast with renewable energy, 24/7.

LISC looks to “10X” investment in closing racial wealth gaps

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha Nov. 19 – The Local Initiatives Support Corp. wants to scale up the response to addressing persistent disparities in wealth, health and. Community Finance Inclusive Economy Locavesting Place-Based Investing Return on Inclusion Uncategorized

Turning action into law: government’s accountability legislation a critical step

Clean Energy Canada

TORONTO — Sarah Petrevan, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement after the federal government tabled legislation holding it accountable to meeting its climate targets: “Climate targets are important signals in the fight against climate change, but promises are nothing without accountability and a plan to meet them.

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The facts on the fire risks of rooftop solar arrays

Solar Power World

By Justin Ehren, Melink Solar & Geo Although fires from rooftop PV systems are incredibly rare, some building owners may have concerns, especially after hearing about a high-profile case in 2018 when seven of Walmart’s rooftop solar systems caught fire.