Fri.Nov 20, 2020

Proterra Sells Its 1,000th Electric Bus

CleanTechnica

US-based electric bus company Proterra has been a leader in the electric bus industry for several years. It appears that we first mentioned it here on CleanTechnica in 2013, and we've covered it dozens of times since then.

How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy

GreenBiz

How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy. Emily Elizabet…. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:00. In the absence of federal action on climate change in the United States, local communities have taken on the responsibility of reducing their greenhouse emissions.

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Fremont Police Dept. Releases Uplifting EV Pilot Program Results

CleanTechnica

In March 2019, the Fremont Police Department began testing a Tesla Model S 85 that was customized for patrol operations. Testing ended one year later, and yesterday, the Fremont Police Department released the test results and emailed them over to CleanTechnica (and surely other media outlets).

The chef who wants diners to fund regenerative ag

GreenBiz

The chef who wants diners to fund regenerative ag. Jim Giles. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:30. "We We have solutions that are bipartisan and cost the government $0.".

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Robotaxis Can Now Collect Cash Money From Passengers In California

CleanTechnica

More than a dozen companies have long been approved to test out self-driving cars in California. Now, they can also charge passengers if they launch a robotaxi service.

Episode 246: Celebrating the sustainability profession, the 'clean fight'

GreenBiz

Episode 246: Celebrating the sustainability profession, the 'clean fight'. Heather Clancy. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 02:00. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (3:45). Joe Biden’s environmental priorities: The first 100 days. How circular cities can put people first.

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Converging crises call for converging solutions

GreenBiz

Converging crises call for converging solutions. Sarah Golden. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:45. In the words of President-elect Joe Biden, America is facing four historic colliding crises: the economy; a pandemic; systemic racism; and climate chaos. .

UN Shipping Agency Greenlights A Decade Of Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions

CleanTechnica

The IMO’s marine environment protection committee approved a proposal that will allow the shipping sector’s 1 billion tonnes of annual greenhouse gas emissions to keep rising for the rest of this decade — the very decade in which the world’s climate scientists say we must halve global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Cargill’s Ryann Sirolli on how their 10 million acre initiative creates impact through agriculture

GreenBiz

Cargill’s Ryann Sirolli on how their 10 million acre initiative creates impact through agriculture. This video is sponsored by Cargill. . .

Policies UK Needs To Set To Reach 100% Electric Vehicle Sales By 2030

CleanTechnica

The UK government has announced that sales of new cars and vans with only internal combustion engines (ICE) will be banned by 2030; and all hybrid cars and vans by 2035. Now it needs to set policies to get there.

Anne Alonzo on how Corteva Agriscience aims to increase the resilience of our global food systems

GreenBiz

Anne Alonzo on how Corteva Agriscience aims to increase the resilience of our global food systems. This video is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience. . .

Tesla Toys for Tots, Anti–Human Trafficking Parade, & Supercharger Meetup

CleanTechnica

Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley are holding an event to celebrate the club's second anniversary on December 12. The group will drive from San Jose to the new Firebaugh Tesla Supercharger for a Tesla takeover.

3Degree’s Dave Meyer on the future of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in America

GreenBiz

3Degree’s Dave Meyer on the future of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in America. This video is sponsored by 3Degrees.

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Voices Of 100%: Louisville’s Clean Energy Pledge Takes On Multiple Crises

CleanTechnica

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Brandon Coan and Gretchen Milliken. Coan, who helped draft Louisville’s 100% renewable resolution, is a Metro Councilman for the region and Milliken is Director of Advanced Planning and Sustainability.

Kwik-Lok’s Stephanie Paxton-Jackson on how small companies can use innovation to drive sustainability

GreenBiz

Kwik-Lok’s Stephanie Paxton-Jackson on how small companies can use innovation to drive sustainability. This video is sponsored by Kwik-Lok. . “As As a plastics company, something that was really important for us to impact the world and have a lighter impact in places that we could.”. .

A Tesla Model 3 Took A Slice Of My Colleague’s Peugeot 208 — Literally

CleanTechnica

My colleague got her Peugeot 208 shredded by a speeding Model 3 — not mine! It was a somewhat puzzling head-on collision — did the Tesla help its driver to try to avoid the collision or not.

How Verizon’s Jim Gowen is creating, establishing and maintaining a sustainable supply chain

GreenBiz

How Verizon’s Jim Gowen is creating, establishing and maintaining a sustainable supply chain. This video is sponsored by Verizon. . . Sustainability is not a competitive sport, but rather, a fan of collaboration.”. .

InfraCo Africa & EkoRent Africa Partner To Accelerate Access To Electromobility In Kenya

CleanTechnica

InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), EkoRent Oy and EkoRent Africa (a subsidiary of EkoRent Oy) have signed a Shareholders Agreement, investing €1,000,000 to enable EkoRent Africa to scale up its pioneering NopeaRide electric mobility initiative in Nairobi.

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ING’s Ana Carolina Olivera on why sustainable business is better business

GreenBiz

ING’s Ana Carolina Olivera on why sustainable business is better business. This video is sponsored by ING. .

Renault Twingo EV Lands In Hot French EV Market (12% Share!)

CleanTechnica

While the overall automotive market is continuing down its negative path (-10% in October), plugin sales continue to be steaming hot (+360%!). Plugin hybrids (PHEVs) are shining above everything else (up 388%, to 9,945 units, a new record).

NOAA report shows climate change is killing Floridas coral reefs

Inhabitat - Innovation

The report shows that most corals are dying because of climate change and its effects

Tune in Tuesday, November 24th: Sustainable Business Virtual Trade Show

CleanTechnica

You may have caught on that we at CleanTechnica have an affinity for sustainable businesses (what was your first clue?!). You also may have heard about the holiday shopping event called “Sustainable Saturday” — an alternative to the hectic, consumerist “Black Friday,” which is quickly approaching.

What If Automakers Had Acted on Their Own Climate Science From 50 Years Ago?

GreenTechMedia

In the 1960s, scientists who worked for General Motors and Ford discovered that the exhaust from their cars was very likely changing the climate. They made presentations at conferences. They briefed senior executives. And then, they were publicly contradicted and their work was suppressed.

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1% of global population causes 50% of all carbon pollution emitted by the aviation industry

Inhabitat - Innovation

Only 1% of people cause half of all aviation pollution globally. Super emitters pollute the environment at the expense of millions of people who do not fly

On track for net zero? Observers respond to the UK government’s ten-point green plan

Envirotec Magazine

Photo credit: Willy Barton/Shutterstock.com. Commentators in the environmental sphere seemed to broadly welcome the UK government’s “Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”, unveiled on 18 November, although some lamented its apparent inconsistencies.

Architects turn waste into trendy glamping shelters in Rotterdam

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sleep in a dumpster or a tiny home made of trash at Culture Campsite

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Volvo to launch a range of electric trucks in Europe in 2021

Charged

Volvo Trucks plans to offer a complete range of all-electric heavy-duty trucks in Europe, starting in 2021. Sales will begin next year, and volume production will start in 2022.

Renowned landscape architects unveil designs to save the Tidal Basin

Inhabitat - Innovation

The National Mall Tidal Basin is under threat from daily flooding. Experts are reimagining this iconic, beloved space for the future

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Ohio’s Top Utility Regulator Resigns After FBI Raid Linked to Bribery Scandal

GreenTechMedia

The evolving investigation into an alleged $61 million bribery scheme involving Ohio lawmakers and new revelations from utility FirstEnergy have led to the resignation of the state’s top utility regulator.

Indonesian eco village features rammed earth domes and ocean views

Inhabitat - Innovation

Dome Lombok enjoys stunning ocean views, permaculture gardens, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic juice bar, an outdoor cinema and a swimming pool

Report: Rapid Transport Decarbonization Means We’ve Probably Passed Peak Oil

GreenTechMedia

The global peak in oil consumption may already be past us, according to a new report from Carbon Tracker — and China and India's rapid transition to low carbon transport is the reason why.

Glass bottles amongst the most environmentally impactful says Southampton study

Envirotec Magazine

Research by environmental experts at the University of Southampton has determined that glass bottles are likely to be more environmentally impactful containers for pre-packaged drinks than plastic bottles.

Decoding the New Energy Customer

GreenTechMedia

Every pathway toward economy-wide decarbonization drives straight through a dramatic transformation in the electricity sector. But so much of the discussion in that sector focuses on the supply side: how fast will wind and solar displace fossil fuels? What will happen with natural gas?

EU beverage carton recycling rate hits 51%

Envirotec Magazine

The latest figures on beverage carton recycling in the EU show that they have surpassed 50% for the first time. The recycling rate for beverage cartons in the EU28[1] rose to 51% in 2019, a rise of 2% on 2018 figures and a continued year-on-year increase. “We