Sun.Oct 10, 2021

Why TransitTech Is So Vital to Struggling Public Transportation Systems

GreenTechMedia

Ride sharing has swept transportation systems over the last decade -- bringing convenience, but also congestion, inequities, and political fights. Now a new category of transportation networking is emerging: TransitTech.

Test Drive Results 2021 Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Electric Car Performance

Green Living Guy

Simply put, this car is great. 315 miles all electric and dual motor. Starting at $39k. So let’s go. According to Tesla: The MSRP starts at $39,990! The car can get up to 150 city / 133 highway. All with a range of 250 to 353 miles all electric! As this was the Performance folks. […].

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Tesla shows off new structural battery pack with 4680 cells at Giga Berlin

Charged

Tesla threw a party for the locals to celebrate the upcoming start of production at its Berlin Gigafactory. Kids of all ages dug the carnival rides, the giant Tesla coils shootin’ out sparks, and the obligatory pumpin’ sound-and-light show.

Deforestation from palm oil falls to three-year low

Eco-Business

Zero-deforestation commitments from multinational consumer brands may be helping to slow tropical forest destruction in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua, meanwhile the region's top deforesters are expanding plantations to produce biofuel

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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 improve battery testing efficiency and scalability

Charged

The battery pack is the single most costly EV component and has the largest impact on design and performance (size, weight, acceleration, range, charge time, and vehicle life).

US$11 million per minute in fossil subsidies ‘add fuel to the fire’, IMF study shows

Eco-Business

Pricing fossil fuel prices to reflect their fully-loaded cost would be enough on its own to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by more than one-third, the analysts concluded

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Facebook to block illegal sales of protected Amazon rainforest areas

Eco-Business

The move comes after a BBC investigation found that the company’s Marketplace product was being used to broker sales of protected lands, including Indigenous territories and national forest reserves

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Scottish Government unleashes £1.8bn zero carbon heating plan

Business Green

Plans to convert more than one million homes and 50,000 non-domestic buildings to zero emissions heating in Scotland by 2030 unveiled.

New World Heritage Site forest imperils Thai indigenous people

Eco-Business

Indigenous people in Kaeng Krachan national park fear further evictions and impacts from tourism after World Heritage listing

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Indian ride-hailing and charging startup BluSmart raises $25 million in Series A funding round

Charged

Indian EV ride-hailing and charging company BluSmart has raised $25 million in a Series A funding round led by bp ventures, which invested $13 million. Other investors included Mayfield India Fund, 9Unicorns and Survam Partners.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; 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.

Craft production, prices and mutual credit: weaving

Low Impact

This is the third and final part of an interview with weaver and mutual credit enthusiast Eloise Sentito of These Isles , in which we talk about the prices of craft produce, and how mutual credit can help.

"Hiding in plain sight": Listed companies responsible for 40 per cent of all climate-warming emissions

Business Green

A new report published by Generation Investment Management reveals the environmental impact of major companies is far greater than previous estimates. Listed companies are responsible for 40 per cent of all climate-warming emissions, a new report from Generation Investment Management has revealed.

EMotorad To Showcase Its E-Bikes At Dubai Expo 2020

CleanTechnica

I recently interviewed EMotorad CEO Kunal Gupta, who told me that they were preparing to showcase the company’s premium, Indian-made e-bikes at Dubai Expo 2020. No, that is not a typo, even though it is clearly deep into 2021. The event is a 6-month-long showcase.

Banking on the stability of nature

Business Green

Nick Robins is professor in practice for sustainable finance at LSE’s Grantham Research Institute, and Dr Ma Jun is special advisor to the governor of the People’s Bank of China. Climate change and the loss of nature are two intersecting crises that face the global economy.

Rivian Thinks It Can Derive $15,500 In Subscription Income From Every Vehicle It Sells

CleanTechnica

When Rivian filled for its IPO recently, the documents revealed some surprising things. As Carolyn Fortuna points out, they show the company has burned through a sizable chunk of cash trying to get its business off the ground. In 2020, it lost just over $1 billion.

'Encouraging step': Microsoft responds to shareholder resolution with plan to boost access to repair services

Business Green

In response to a shareholder resolution from As You Sow, Microsoft promise to explore how to facilitate better access to repair services for its devices.

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Decarbonizing the Grids with Demand Response

CleanTechnica

A Changing Relationship with Energy. Clean Power Demand Response Grid Smart Grid flexible loads Net-Zero Carbon oregon Portland Portland General Electrical (PGE

How companies with net zero goals in place are failing to take the same approach to their pension schemes

Business Green

Research from Make My Money Matter shows that large UK pension schemes managing £2tr still have no net zero goals in place.

A Just & Socially Supportive Transportation Transition

CleanTechnica

In our enthusiasm for renewable energy and electric vehicles, we need to be aware that during this massive disruption, people are going to get hurt. Company shares may drop to $0, assets may be stranded, and people will either lose their jobs or have to be retrained.

MrBeast Awards A 9-Year-Old Fan A Tesla Model 3

CleanTechnica

This is a sweet, heartwarming story that’s sure to brighten your day. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that popular YouTuber MrBeast recently awarded a 9-year old boy a brand new Tesla Model 3!

Australian Couple’s Uplifting Story With Tesla Virtual Power Plant

CleanTechnica

I saw an interesting post by Tesla on its LinkedIn page about the story of Neville and Linda Hicks, who are part of South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant. Tesla shared a snippet of their story and a news article by ABC 7.30

Tesla Redesigned Headlights To Not Blind While Bright — Legal In Europe, Not In US

CleanTechnica

Yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk replied to a tweet about headlights — yep, headlights. Paul Kelly shared a photo of new Tesla headlights at the Berlin factory and noted that the lights are fully adaptive on the Berlin-built Model Y. In his second tweet, he shared a video.

Our Ocean Is Stressed Enough: Give It A Break From Drilling

CleanTechnica

Ending new leasing for offshore oil and gas is crucial both to mitigate climate change as well as help marine ecosystems become more resilient to its effects. We need to protect 30 percent of the ocean and transition away from fossil fuels to better, cleaner technologies.

Tesla Berlin Production To Begin Next Month. 4680 Battery Cells? Battery-Mounted Seats?

CleanTechnica

Elon was in Germany last weekend to celebrate the start of production at Tesla Berlin.

Samsung Will Play A Key Role As Tesla Cybertruck Comes To Market

CleanTechnica

The deal between Tesla and Samsung is almost complete for the production of the next-generation Tesla FSD chip, aka HW 4.0 Hardware 4). A report from The Korea Economic Daily revealed insight into the provider of this integrated chip that Tesla plans to install in the Cybertruck for the first time.

Video: Tesla Giga Berlin Factory Tour — Dance of the Robots

CleanTechnica

YouTube channel “Giga Berlin/GF4Tesla, build GIGABERLIN” has shared a 28-minute long video tour of Tesla’s Giga Berlin. The video started out with a group of people watching yellow robots working in sync with one another — almost like a dance.

Lucy Pulls Back the Tesla FSD Football Again

CleanTechnica

It’s been a couple of years since many of us first expected our cars would be getting “feature complete” Full Self-Driving. In 2018 when I bought my Model 3 and the first half of 2019, the plan was by the end of 2019.

Tesla Model 3 Outsells Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, And Mercedes C-Class In Germany!

CleanTechnica

Tesla is outselling Audi, BMW, and Mercedes in their home market.