Fri.Feb 21, 2020

How Low Can Solar Cells Go? Perovskite Researchers Say Down, Down, Down

CleanTechnica

New perovskite solar cell research is ready to hit the market and when it does, solar energy will bury coal and natural gas in an avalanche of clean power. Clean Power Solar Cells Solar Energy oxford pv panasonic perovskite

What do Americans think about fake meat products?

Inhabitat - Innovation

The results show an overwhelming interest in the products and an underwhelming satisfaction

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Tesla’s Helping Australian Bushfire Victims

CleanTechnica

Tesla is helping Australian bushfire victims with its part in the collective efforts alongside 5B, a solar provider in Sydney, and Mike Cannon-Brooks, the founder of Atlassian.

Glowing rabbit made of 3D-printed polycarbonate pops up in a Dutch pond

Inhabitat - Innovation

The 3D-printed rabbit was an artist's gift to Heemskerk

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Blue Nova Launches The MegaBoy 1 MWh Storage Product

CleanTechnica

Blue Nova Energy, a member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Listed Reunert Group, looks to be ramping up nicely and has just launched the MegaBoy.

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Greenpeace finds most 'recyclable' plastics are sent to landfills

Inhabitat - Innovation

Study findings have revealed several alarming results, including that many plastics labeled as recyclable are not actually recyclable

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Finding a natural sense of urgency to act

GreenBiz

In solving the climate crisis, we must find a way to survive by mimicking nature: changing quickly while establishing firm roots for long-term survival. Climate Change biomimicry Corporate Strategy GreenBiz 20

40,000 Miles & 15 Months Living In A Tesla Model 3

CleanTechnica

Living in a car, van, or RV doesn’t appeal to that many people, but for the intrepid minority who do live this lifestyle, it can offer some unconventional and enriching experiences for those who choose mobile living out of necessity or for those who do so for the freedom to travel as much as their budgets allow.

4 ways to scale regenerative ag

GreenBiz

This article was adapted from the GreenBiz Food Weekly newsletter. Sign up here to receive your own free subscription.This week, I want to talk about one of the most exciting options we have for reforming our food systems and tackling climate change: regenerative agriculture.

40 Million Americans Depend On The Colorado River. That Could Be A Problem.

CleanTechnica

The Colorado River now carries about 20% less water than it did a century ago. The Colorado originates in the Rocky Mountains, where it is fed by melting snow. Due to the changes in weather patterns attributable to a heating planet, not as much snow falls in those mountains today as in prior years.

Report Report: ESG, supply chains, net zero and EVs

GreenBiz

A wrap-up of recent research on sustainable business and clean technology. Circular Economy Energy & Climate Oil & Gas Supply Chain ESG Report Report

The Lordstown Motors Endurance Enters The Electric Truck Fray

CleanTechnica

Workhorse spinoff Lordstown Motors teased its new fully electric truck, dubbed the Endurance, in a new video showcasing its 6.2 million square foot factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The truck takes the lucrative design of the Workhorse W15 truck and shapes it for commercial customers.

Episode 208: Humanizing supply chains, from food waste to household cleanser

GreenBiz

Plus, outtakes from this week's interview with Maria Pope, CEO of Portland General Electric. Food & Agriculture Food Systems Podcast Supply chain Food Waste GreenBiz 350 Podcast

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EV Advocates Kick Off Canada’s First Coast-To-Coast EV Road Trip

CleanTechnica

A pair of EV advocates are hitting the road this Sunday on Canada's first non-stop coast-to-coast electric vehicle road trip.

Adorable baby gorilla wants you to recycle your phone

Inhabitat - Innovation

The first lowland gorilla born in the Los Angeles Zoo in 20 years is building her fan base while raising awareness about the connection between cell phone manufacturing and critically endangered gorilla populations

Methane Emissions Under-Reported, Study Claims

CleanTechnica

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Limiting how much escapes into the atmosphere could slow the pace of global heating. Climate Change Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Methane methane emissions University of Rochester

Planned UK spaceports could add significantly to emissions of climate-warming gases

Envirotec Magazine

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, a Russian spaceport located in Mirny: Plans being advanced to build a number of satellite launch sites in the UK are proceeding without due consideration for emissions of climate-warming gases and other impacts, according to the data collected by Stay in Cornwall.

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RIP Google Makani: Perhaps The Entire Airborne Wind Energy Space Will Finally Disappear

CleanTechnica

With luck, the airborne wind energy space will sink back into academic research efforts involving kitesurfing kites at University of Delft.

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Why the Mogden Formula matters for business

Envirotec Magazine

We know water is an increasingly scarce resource. So, what can businesses do to improve the way that water is used, treated, recycled and disposed of in a more sustainable way? And is it possible to save money achieving this?

6 Plug-In Hybrid Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks Join NOLA Sewage & Water Fleet

CleanTechnica

You will see more hybrid pickups in the city of New Orleans for its Sewerage and Water Board. The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has deployed 6 new XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 trucks to its fleet.

New waste water pumps for high ambient temperatures

Envirotec Magazine

Pump supplier KSB will be exhibiting at this year’s IFAT (4–8 May 2020), and a particular highlight will be the firm’s new Amarex KRT range of submersible motor pumps featuring jacket-cooled drives.

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Rushing to go nowhere: How can we make more progress on diversity in the corporate sector?

GreenBiz

If we are to make any significant progress on critical issues such as ending poverty and climate change, as set forth in the Sustainable Development Goals, we will need everyone at the table. Diversity Equity & Inclusion Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable MBA

MVRDV to revive complex with BREEAM-certified groundscraper

Inhabitat - Innovation

MVRDV has unveiled designs for a BREEAM Excellent-certified office building in Amsterdam as part of a redevelopment plan for the Tripolis office complex, a project by celebrated Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck long considered a commercial failure. In addition to the renovation of the old buildings and the addition of a park, the Tripolis Park project will feature a new 11-story “groundscraper” office block that will stretch along the site’s south boundary to unite the campus while protecting

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This Texas port city is a big fan of wind logistics

GreenBiz

The U.S. appetite for renewable energy is creating opportunity across the Lone Star state in places such as Brownsville, Houston, Corpus Christi and Galveston. Energy & Climate Power Points Wind Power

First Solar Misses Profits in Q4, Explores Selling Development Business

GreenTechMedia

A hefty legal settlement and delays on multiple projects weighed down Q4 earnings for First Solar, the largest solar module manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere.

Highest offshore wind load factors recorded since 2015 due to larger wind turbines

Envirotec Magazine

The latest research from energy and water market intelligence firm Cornwall Insight highlights that as a result of the elevated wind speeds experienced in January onshore wind load factors averaged 42% for the month, and older offshore sites (pre-2016) reached an average of 52%.

California’s Microgrid Plan Exposes Conflicts Between Utilities and Customers [GTM Squared]

GreenTechMedia

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New York governor wants to speed up solar permitting and construction

Solar Power World

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he is advancing a 30-day budget amendment to dramatically speed up the permitting and construction of renewable energy projects, combat climate change and grow the state’s green economy.

California Regulators Approve Sacramento Utility’s Contentious Community Solar Plan

GreenTechMedia

California regulators on Thursday unanimously approved a controversial shared solar program proposed by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

Nidec launches 50 kW and 200 kW motor systems for EVs

Charged

Nidec has launched two new models of traction motor systems: a 200 kW model for the D and E segments and a 50 kW model for the A segment. Both models are based on Nidec’s 150 kW E-Axle.

FERC Decisions Undermine Renewables, Energy Storage in New York Capacity Markets

GreenTechMedia

The two-Republican majority on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued another set of decisions that will aid fossil fuel power plants at the expense of renewable energy and energy storage – this time in New York.

From Essential to Extraordinary: Learn About Some of Greentown Labs’ Most Widely Utilized Wet Lab Equipment

Greentown Labs

A member uses Greentown Labs’ walk-in fume hood. When you walk into the wet lab at Greentown Labs, the first piece of equipment you see on your right is a centrifuge.

DOE Renewables Chief on the Geopolitics of Cleantech

GreenTechMedia

Is the United States positioned to lead long-term as the global energy mix continues to shift? Fossil fuels have shaped the geopolitical map over the last two centuries.

Madison Gas and Electric approved to purchase more energy from Badger Hollow Solar Farm

Solar Power World

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) received preliminary approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to move ahead with plans to own an additional 50 megawatts of the Badger Hollow Solar Farm, known as Badger Hollow II. The utility will now own a total of 100 MW of solar energy production.