Sat.Apr 03, 2021

Fossil Fuel Tax Programs to Cut Emissions Lead to Lots of Industry Profit, Little Climate Action

DeSmogBlog

The fossil fuel industry and its investors have financially benefited from tax policies and subsidies designed to reduce the emissions from oil, gas, and coal — sometimes without taking the action required to tackle climate change.

Scientists Studying Solar Try Solving A Dusty Problem

CleanTechnica

The layer of dust and pollen that settles on the windshield of your car is easily removed with a turn of the lever that activates wipers and water. Removing that layer from a solar panel — especially one inconveniently located from any source of moisture — requires considerably more work.

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How Long Does It Take To Charge An Electric Car? A Few Seconds

CleanTechnica

Electric Car Life With Home Charging Is Ridiculously Easy.

Earth Month Poster Supports Global Climate Literacy

CleanTechnica

2021's Official Earth Day poster by renowned Brazilian street artist, Speto, conveys an uplifting vision of young people working together to Restore Our Earth. Agriculture Climate Change Green Economy Barnana Earth day earth month food food waste Speto World Resources Institute

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

How To Electrify Entire US Federal Vehicle Fleet

CleanTechnica

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Federal Fleet Project Leader Cabell Hodge has a lot to think about these days.

Solar Project In Colorado With 2-MWh Tesla Battery Pack Now Online

CleanTechnica

Back in September 2020, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company (GREC) acquired the Rawhide Prairie Solar Storage project in Larimer County, Colorado. Solar Power World reports that the new project is now online and includes a 2-MWh Tesla battery bank, connected to a 22-MW solar power project.

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HyperChange: Tesla Will Be The World’s Biggest Company

CleanTechnica

HyperChange’s Gali Russell (aka @GFilche on Twitter) released a video on why he thinks Tesla will be the world’s biggest company. Just last month, Elon Musk tweeted that there was a >0% chance that Tesla could become the biggest company, as an obvious joke, and later deleted it.

Tesla’s Autopilot Takes On Dangerous Mountain Road In Australia

CleanTechnica

Nash, also known as “Tesla in the Gong,” shared a video yesterday on his YouTube channel about his experience testing Tesla’s Autopilot on a dangerous mountain road. Nash wanted to see how many times he would have to disengage Autopilot while driving on the Macquarie Pass.

Audi e-tron Scores New Quarterly Sales Record In USA

CleanTechnica

The Audi e-tron just scored a new quarterly sales record in the United States. Before you get too excited about the news, though, recognize that the US market is nothing like the European market for the electric SUV from Germany. This new quarterly record? 3,474 units.

NASA Confirms How Much Humans Are Responsible For Global Warming; SCoPEx Geoengineering Flight Cancelled

CleanTechnica

A recent study by NASA identifies for the first time the degree to which human activity is responsible for global heating. The study was published March 25 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative.is, VirtualGaia.com, 7Vortex.com; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Chief Storyteller, The Climate 4.0 Project

Join our amazing panelists, Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive, Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global, Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.