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Lordstown Motors Takes The Wraps Off Its Endurance Electric Pickup Truck

CleanTechnica

The Lordstown Endurance is an American-made all-electric pickup truck with 4 in-wheel motors that use technology licensed from Elaphe, 600 horsepower, a stump-pulling maximum torque of 4,400 ft-lbs, and a range of 250 miles. If it looks pretty much like a standard pickup truck, that's by design.

How COVID 19 Dramatically Change Our Environment

The Environmental Blog

We all know about our present world Pandemic situation and many people died thousands are still sufferings and others are indirectly threatened by COVID 19 virus.

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Switzerland At 10% EV Market Share!

CleanTechnica

The Swiss electric vehicle market has risen to nearly 10% share of the overall Swiss auto market (9.7%), which is up from 5.5% in the same period of 2019, according to EV Volumes. The EV market's growth rate was 20% in the first 5 months of the year, while the overall auto market was down 39%.

World’s biggest renewables firms earn abysmal scores on human rights performance

Eco-Business

A new study shows clean energy firms are not fully meeting their human rights obligations, indicating more scrutiny is required of the sector. The shift to renewables must not come at the expense of the most vulnerable, say experts

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BMW Considering (Gasp!) A Dedicated Electric Vehicle Chassis

CleanTechnica

Insiders at BMW are begging the company to develop a new chassis designed for electric cars. But the company says it is "optimally positioned.". Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles BMW BMW EV strategy

What is green finance’s role in the Covid-19 recovery?

Eco-Business

From steering consumer spending to beefing up disclosure requirements, governments, central banks and financial institutions each have a role to play in ensuring a green recovery

Tesla Model S Shames Ferrari F12 In A Drag Race (Video)

CleanTechnica

In the midst of many cool Tesla races, a video clip of a 1/4-mile drag race between a Tesla Model S P100D and Ferrari F12 displays yet another insult to the internal combustion engine — this pricey Italian exotic was at the mercy of an all-electric family sedan. But, there was no mercy.

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Washington Transit Agency Getting 10 Electric Buses & Wireless Charging

CleanTechnica

We have news this week of 10 new BYD electric buses headed to Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington, and being equipped with Momentum Dynamics wireless charging tech.

Greenlots announces acquisition by Shell, one of the world’s leading energy providers

Green Living Guy

January 30, 2019 Deal also supports the acceleration of electric vehicle infrastructure deployment and management in North America. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Greenlots, a US-based leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management software and solutions.

How Batteries Work, How They Fade, & Why So Much Buzz Around Tesla Battery Day (Video)

CleanTechnica

According to Elon Musk, Tesla's much-anticipated "Battery Day" will be combined with the company's Shareholder Meeting on September 15th.

From farming to female empowerment

Eco-Business

Evidence shows that an increase in women's representation in agriculture—as can be seen today in South Asia—does not guarantee their socioeconomic empowerment. But that does not mean that it cannot

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Pro Photos Of Tesla Cybertruck, Offshore Wind Innovation, EV Revolution — CleanTechnica Top 20

CleanTechnica

From some beautiful, exclusive photos of the Tesla Cybertruck to offshore wind innovations to the EV revolution that is now well underway, last week's top stories on CleanTechnica were varied and fun.

Fossil Fuels Still Supply 84 Percent Of World Energy

R-Squared Energy

This week BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2020. The Review covers energy data through 2019, and provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. This annual report is one of the most important sources of global energy data.

7 Bonus Electric Car & SUV News Stories

CleanTechnica

Continuing our series of end-of-month news roundups, below are seven electric car and electric SUV stories that no authors picked up but still seem worth mentioning.

Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Network: the future for local economies, Part 2

Low Impact

This is a continuation of an interview with Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Totnes and the Transition Network, on the future for local economies post-covid. Part 1 is here.

New Research Center Will Lead The Way For Decarbonizing Shipping

CleanTechnica

Is the press release below promising zero global carbon emissions from all shipping in 2050? Not exactly. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Shipping ABS Cargill cargo shipping clean shipping Maersk MAN energy solutions Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Mitsubishi Heavy Industries NYK line siemens

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How One Company Is Boosting Caribbean Food Security Through Climate Resilient Greenhouse Systems

Forbes Green Tech

Alquimi's client resilient greenhouses are intended to fill gaps presented by small size, limited arable land, the need for greater crop diversity and climate resilience in the context of extreme environmental vulnerability, and can withstand a category 5 hurricane.

Awesome Idea: Turn Rikers Island Into A Solar Farm

CleanTechnica

Kate Aronoff wrote about a great idea recently: turn Rikers Island into a solar farm. Transforming a prison that was built on heaps of trash into a solar farm does have many benefits. Clean Power Solar Energy Solar Power Plants New York NYC prisons Rikers Island

Green recovery can spur innovation, create jobs, and boost economy, argue senior MPs

Business Green

Select Committee Chairs join wave of calls for a green recovery in letter to Chancellor that warns economic stimulus channeled towards carbon-intensive infrastructure projects would be a 'historic mistake'.

7 Bonus Electric Bus & Truck News Stories

CleanTechnica

Following our end-of-month 7 bonus electric car & SUV stories, 5 bonus battery stories, and 7 bonus solar + storage stories, here are 7 bonus electric bus & electric truck stories that we didn't have time to cover as standalone articles but didn't want to skip completely.

Why Are Sharks Important?

Green Living Guy

Let’s just cut to the chase. Sharks are essential to the entire ocean food chain. Without them as the “keystone” species, meaning their extinction would be catastrophic. Back in 2011 was when my affinity for sharks came into sight.

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Japan Has Extremely Lame 0.7% EV Market Share

CleanTechnica

As a time when Europe has risen its EV market share among its overall auto market to about 7%, at a time when Tesla sales are blowing up in the US auto market, at a time when China is solidly maturing the EV market in its borders, Japan is playing hide & seek while hoping a fuel cell magic trick somehow produces real magic.

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International Window Film Association Encourages Corporate Sector to Consider Window Film Benefits

Green Living Guy

Significant Energy Savings Achieving with Professionally Installed Window Film using IWFA contractors To begin the heating and cooling of large buildings and corporate offices are often a significant drain. Therefore a drain on the structure’s system.

Collaborating with Care: Experiences from a Virtual Workshop

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : The current pandemic affects all aspects of personal as well as professional lives. In academia, collaboration of research teams is being restricted by travel-bans and other safety measures. The Care Operative, a group of 20 international sustainability science colleagues who were planning to attend in-person meetings this March, was…

Top 5 things you should know about waste at USGBC

Green Living Guy

19 May 15 | Author Leighann Morris | Intelligent Building Today talks LEED Dynamic plaques. The USGBC want you to know that they care about being responsible with their waste. So much so, that Ana Leilani Ka’ahanui has published five things you should know about.

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Green Investment Group and Enso Energy team up on 1GW solar-plus-storage pipeline

Business Green

JV will see developer and investor collaborate on PPA-backed solar projects across England and Wales. Green Investment Group (GIG) and Enso Energy have formed a joint venture to build a 1GW pipeline of battery-backed solar projects across the UK.

Polymathic Monthly Issue 42: Microbiocene, Nikki Giovanni and MAYA.

Seyi Fabode

Polymathic Monthly: Issue 42: Microbiocene, Nikki Giovanni and MAYA. Photo by Nathalie Désirée Mottet on Unsplash To say it’s been a testing time since the last issue is to understate things a little bit.

Car emissions in Europe spike for the third year running

Business Green

European Environment Agency notes that growing SUV segment and a slow pick up of electric vehicles has pushed carbon dioxide emissions up.

Event - Sustainability Virtual Summits: Smart ICT

Green Market Oracle

This free on-demand series is the first virtual conference an tradeshow to present a case for a future-oriented ICT industry, to respond quickly to the challenge of sustainability.

Metal and plastic recycler EMR joins net zero club

Business Green

Waste and metal recycler CEO Chris Sheppard said that decarbonisation is "key" to driving the green recovery of the global economy after the damage wrought by the coronavirus.