Sun.Feb 09, 2020

Correcting Anti-Renewable Energy Propaganda

CleanTechnica

In 1989, pro-nuclear lobbyists claimed that wind power couldn’t even provide 1% of Germany’s electricity. A few years later, pro-nuclear lobbyists ran ads in German newspapers, claiming that renewables wouldn’t be able to meet 4% of German electricity demand.

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Can hardline activists Sea Shepherd have an impact in Southeast Asia?

Eco-Business

The NGO made famous by docu-drama Whale Wars is docked in Singapore's waters. Given the restrictions on hardline environmentalists in Southeast Asia, what sort of impact could the group have in safeguarding the region's marine life

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Why Giga Mexico Offers Tesla Advantages That Giga Texas Can’t Match

CleanTechnica

Recently, we reported that Elon asked twitter if Giga Texas (a Tesla gigafactory in Texas) made sense.

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My erasure from a news agency photograph of climate activists at Davos went viral — this is why it matters

Eco-Business

Across Africa, the climate crisis is happening to us now, and the stories Africans have to tell are urgent — but who is listening

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New South African Lithium-Ion Cell Mega-Factory, Plans For 32 GWh/Year By 2028

CleanTechnica

The battery storage market in South Africa is expected to grow significantly going forward as companies and homes look to cushion themselves from ongoing electricity blackouts. Eskom, the stated-owned utility company, has been battling to keep the lights on during peak demand hours.

NYC aims to electrify its entire vehicle fleet by 2040

Charged

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an executive order that sets the city on a path to electrifying its entire municipal vehicle fleet by 2040. We’re generally skeptical of grand pronouncements of this kind, which set aspirational goals to be met many years after the leaders who set them will be out of office.

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8 Powerful Examples Of AI For Good

Forbes Green Tech

Many of the headlines about artificial intelligence warn of its dangers. However, artificial intelligence (AI) can be and is being used for good in many ways from improving the accessibility for people with disabilities to building our resilience to natural disasters

More Electricity From Renewables Coming To Australia

CleanTechnica

Two new renewable energy projects in Australia were announced this week, giving the lie to the fossil fuel policies advanced by prime minister Scott Morrison. Clean Power Solar Energy Wind Energy adelaide Australia Flow Power PPA Shell Australia

From coal to renewables in China: solving the water stress-power plant mismatch

Eco-Business

How can one of the world's most water-stressed countries meet growing energy demand while ensuring sustainable management of its water resources

Report Attacks Industry Campaign to Fix Natural Gas’s Climate PR Problem

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 10 mins A new report from advocacy group Food and Water Watch argues that fracking and continued reliance on natural gas is detrimental to addressing climate change.

Coronavirus outbreak reignites bushmeat debate

Eco-Business

The epidemic has led to renewed calls for an outright ban on the consumption of wild animals

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Tech Start-Up Pix Moving Uses Self-Driving Ideas To Make Flexible Cities

Forbes Green Tech

Tech start-up Pix Moving has engineered a pioneering autonomous mobile living unit based on self-driving cars and is proposing Pix City as a flexible, tech-evolving future city

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Wastewater flushes away a river of wealth

Eco-Business

Waste not, want not. Especially water. The wastewater that flows through the world’s sewers has value that could be recovered

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Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Kamala Harris (RIP) & Mike Bloomberg

CleanTechnica

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about the climate action plans of current presidential candidates.

Tipping Point—Greenland

Eco-Business

You are all cordially invited to join us on 28 April 2020 for our next HER Planet Earth Event entitled TIPPING POINT - GREENLAND

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Coronavirus Has OPEC In A Panic

R-Squared Energy

The book “The Black Swan” was written by former Wall Street trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb to describe rare, outlier events that can’t be predicted beforehand, but that have potentially huge consequences. The phrase “black swan” has been used to describe any number of financial events, such as the 1987 stock market crash, and the 2008 financial meltdown in the housing market. The thing to remember about black swans is that by their very nature, you never know when they are going to pop up.

Writer / Correspondent

Eco-Business

Eco-Business is looking for a new Writer / Correspondent to join its editorial team

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Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Pete Buttigieg & Elizabeth Warren

CleanTechnica

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his discussion with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc.

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Event - Sustainability Conference for Future Sustainable Societies 2020

Green Market Oracle

Sustainability Conference for Future Sustainable Societies 2020 will take place on Saturday May 30 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT) at the University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario.

Irn-Bru goes green: Soft drinks firm AG Barr inks wind farm deal with Vattenfall

Business Green

Decade-long deal set to provide 100 per cent renewable power to AG Barr facilities from Vattenfall's UK wind farms.

What The Wall Street Journal Missed In Its Dangerous Bill Ford Takedown

Forbes Green Tech

This WSJ story is wrong. It whitewashes the Trump attack on California's clean car programs, which are one of America's most important bulwarks against climate change

Heat network projects secure major boost, as government plots tighter regulation

Business Green

Government unveils plans to establish Ofgem as regulator for heat networks, while seven district heating projects across England secure support.

Nottingham Forest FC scores 100 per cent renewables deal with Bulb

Business Green

Club teams up with green energy supplier to ensure stadium and training academy run on 100 per cent renewable electricity.

What will happen to UK infrastructure made redundant by the net zero transition?

Business Green

The net zero transition will render swathes of older infrastructure redundant, but there is no plan in place to make use of these resources, says AECOM's Robert Spencer. Most infrastructure is designed without the end of its life in mind.

People hate flight shame - but not enough to quit flying

Business Green

Roger Tyers of the University of Southampton argues that the 'flygskam' movement is gathering momentum. Despite flying being the single fastest way to grow our individual carbon footprint, people still want to fly. Passenger numbers even grew by 3.3 per cent globally last year alone.