Wed.Nov 18, 2020

Tesla’s Megapack Batteries Are Empowering The UK

CleanTechnica

Tesla's Megapack batteries are empowering the UK in many ways. Just a few days ago, it was announced that Tesla will supply 68 megawatt-hours (MWh) of Megapack battery storage to Fotowatio's second project in the.

Hard truths about tough times

GreenBiz

Hard truths about tough times. Kathrin Winkler. Wed, 11/18/2020 - 02:00. I’m struggling. Back in the day, I had a reputation as someone who always offered to my team a positive interpretation or hopeful outcome to supposed bad news. A Pollyanna, perhaps. It wasn’t deliberate.

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The Inevitability Of Renewable Energy: Convincing Skeptics

CleanTechnica

What persuasive strategies do you use to help others to understand and embrace scientific data, especially about renewable energy. Clean Power Fossil Fuels Grid Attorney General of Minnesota Keith Ellison EPA's Top 100 Partners Karen Kirk OpenSecrets

How AI and Robotics are Transforming Recycling

GreenBiz

How AI and Robotics are Transforming Recycling. Date/Time: December 10, 2020 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). The challenges facing recycling in the U.S. may seem daunting but cross-sector collaboration is providing a path forward on many of its toughest issues.

New California EV Rebates!

CleanTechnica

California drivers can save up to $1,500 off the price of a new electric vehicle, on top of previously available incentives!

Permaculture design expert Matthew Prosser builds a family dome home

Inhabitat - Innovation

A dome home in Turkey uses natural materials and passive design elements for a simple, affordable and sustainable profile

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Chic geothermal-powered home embraces indoor-outdoor living

Inhabitat - Innovation

Dutch design studios Bedaux de Brouwer and i29 have blurred the boundaries between indoors and out at Outside In, an aptly named 400-square-meter villa for a family of four. Completed in September 2020, the luxury home makes a verdant green patio the heart of its living area and features expansive glazing all around to take in views of the surrounding garden

Volkswagen ID.3 Shines In Hot Dutch Market (29% Plugin Vehicle Market Share!)

CleanTechnica

October saw the Dutch electric vehicle (EV) market return to the fast lane, jumping 228% year over year (YoY) to 9,116 units, the market's best score ever if we exclude December months (which are prone to incentive-derived year-end rushes).

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PG&E Picks New CEO to Lead It Through Post-Bankruptcy Challenges

GreenTechMedia

Pacific Gas & Electric has named Patti Poppe as its next CEO, tapping the longtime Michigan utility executive to help restore public confidence in its ability to safely operate its Northern California grid and rebuild investors’ trust in its post-bankruptcy financial prospects.

GM Following Tesla’s Lead, Launching Its Own Auto Insurance

CleanTechnica

General Motors (GM) is following Tesla's lead and launching its own auto insurance, OnStar Insurance. I have plenty of thoughts about this, but first, let's dive into the details.

Invenergy Announces 1.3 GW Series of Solar Projects in Texas

GreenTechMedia

Invenergy has begun construction on a five-phase, 1,310-megawatt solar center spanning three Texas counties, the energy developer and operator said on Wednesday.

Adam Jonas: “To Only Value Tesla On Car Sales Alone Ignores The Multiple Businesses Embedded Within The Company”

CleanTechnica

The news around Tesla being added to the S&P 500 is resonating through the stock world, and today, Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas lifted Tesla to overweight and raised his one-year price target to $540 a share.

UK Boosts Hydrogen, EVs and Carbon Capture With New Net-Zero Plan

GreenTechMedia

The U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed a ten-point plan to set the country on its way toward its 2050 net-zero plan, with an accelerated EV rollout and a new hydrogen target the standout pledges. While short on detail, the plan includes between £4 billion ($5.3

MINI Shows Off Cool (But Totally Unrealistic) Vision Urbanaut — What’s The Point?

CleanTechnica

MINI has unveiled a concept car called the Vision Urbanaut that, on first glance, looks really cool to me. It's got a fun exterior design, great colors, super cool interior design, wicked wheels that look like they came out of a video game, and all kinds of neat features.

Cutting the ‘Total Cost of Electrification’ for EV Bus and Truck Fleets

GreenTechMedia

Electric trucks and buses may be approaching cost parity with their fossil-fueled counterparts, and they’re certainly cheaper to fuel over the long run — and that’s not counting their carbon and pollution emissions benefits.

Japanese Tesla & EV Owners Congregate At Mount Fuji To Promote EVs

CleanTechnica

On November 15, Japanese Tesla and EV owners shared their love for electric vehicles by gathering around Mount Fuji and drawing WE ?? EV with their vehicles under the mountain.

Developers Look Beyond Floating Wind to Hybrid Power-Generation Platforms

GreenTechMedia

More than a dozen technology developers are looking to capitalize on the momentum behind floating offshore wind by adding other marine power concepts into the mix. The companies, which include Floating Power Plant of Denmark, Marine Power Systems of the U.K.

Improving The Efficiency Of Your Home, Part 1: Insulation & Air Sealing

CleanTechnica

Energy efficiency can help slow the rate of climate change. Learn about making your home more efficient so you can reduce carbon production and also save money.

Architect designs his own breezy, plant-filled home in Los Angeles

Inhabitat - Innovation

Several additional green design elements, including a Tesla Powerwall and solar panels, further reduce the home's carbon footprint

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New Zero Emissions Transportation Association Includes Tesla, Uber, Rivian And Several Utility Companies

CleanTechnica

ZETA — the newly formed Zero Emissions Transportation Association — is a lobbying group that will advocate for “national policies that will enable 100% electric vehicle sales throughout the light-, medium-, and heavy-duty sectors by 2030,” according to a report by Axios.

Dockless Bike Sharing Can Create Healthy, Resilient Urban Mobility

The City Fix

City dwellers worldwide are shifting lifestyles as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in terms of transport. As cities begin to re-open, urban planners and designers are rethinking urban and transport infrastructure to adapt to a post-pandemic world. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

Shop Small: Small Business Virtual Trade Show on November 23, 2020

CleanTechnica

Come celebrate small businesses with CleanTechnica! CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive cleantech events green small business shop small small business saturday small business virtual trade show Virtual Trade Show

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Shrinking world leaves less room for wild creatures

Eco-Business

Wild creatures are losing their range. One day jaguars and rhinos, pandas and tigers, may have nowhere left to go

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Asambe Launches Electric Bicycle & Scooter Sharing Service In Zimbabwe

CleanTechnica

Asambe, a pan-African electric scooter & bicycle sharing and guided tour service company, launched its platform in Harare, Zimbabwe last week after a successful 6-month pilot.

Duterte blames climate change for typhoons in the Philippines

Eco-Business

After Typhoon Vamco and a series of cyclones recently caused the country's worst flooding in years, the Philippine president attributed the disasters to climate change. But activists say the government is also ‘criminally liable

AddEnergie Secures $53M Financing To Accelerate The Expansion Of Its North American EV Charging Network

CleanTechnica

AddEnergie Technologies Inc. AddEnergie) is pleased to announce the first closing of its Series C financing round.

Responsible restructurings: How impact investors can help emerging market businesses survive the ‘debt pandemic’

Impact Alpha

Impact investors may be missing an opportunity to restore sustainable emerging market growth and earn commercial returns by providing desperately needed restructuring support. Corporate Impact ESG Frontier & Growth Markets

Didi Chuxing & BYD Team Up To Make The D1, An Electric Ride-Hailing Vehicle

CleanTechnica

Didi Chuxing and BYD had teamed up to build the first electric car designed exclusively for use as part of a ride hailing service. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles BYD D1 electric car Didi Chuxing On demand taxis on-demand ridesharing ride hailing ridesharing

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Cambodian construction boom turns karst mountains to cement

Eco-Business

Limestone mountains are being devoured to meet demand from the construction industry, with little thought to the undiscovered species that may be lost

Whole-System Zero-Emissions Demonstration

CleanTechnica

As cities in China go through economic transformation, they also face the challenges of carbon emissions, waste management, and pollution control. Many global cities face similar challenges.

CDC adds $100 million to boost trade finance for the COVID recovery

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 18 – To help restart cross-border commerce in emerging markets, U.K. development finance institution CDC Group is committing $100 million to. Uncategorized Africa Asia Dealflow Frontier & Growth Markets Inclusive Economy Innovative Finance

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Will Covid-19 balkanise the global food system?

Eco-Business

Amid tensions between world superpowers, food is an issue that can be easily politicised, said an expert at the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit. But countries must realise that the industry is a major source of jobs and innovation

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EV Upstart Arrival Plans Nasdaq Listing That Will Lift Valuation To $5.4 Billion

Forbes Green Tech

The fast-moving U. company's SPAC combination with CIIG Merger Corp. is also likely to turn its founder into a new billionaire.

New York to use $11 million in VW settlement funds to expand DC fast charging

Charged

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a new investment of $11 million to subsidize the deployment of DC fast charging stations. The unimaginatively-named Direct Current Fast Charger program will be administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Its main goal is to scale up charging infrastructure in areas of the state where access to fast charging stations is limited, including disadvantaged communities.