Fri.Jun 26, 2020

The EV Revolution Is Happening Faster Than Expected


Don't believe commonly repeated anti-hype, nor the praised but far too timid aspirations of companies like Lyft. Over a year ago, I wrote an article predicting the transition happening around 2025.

How do I Stop Water Seepage in my Basement Floor?

The Environmental Blog

A damp basement feels and smells awful, and more importantly, it can pose a big risk for the value of your property. When left unimpeded, water seepage in your basement will destroy floors, walls and fashion a conducive environment for mold growth or even damage your home’s roofing.

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After 116 Years, Volkswagen’s Zwickau Factory Produced Its Last Fossil Fuel Vehicle Today


Volkswagen's Zwickau factory is switching 100% to electric vehicles. It will produce a total of 6 models from 3 Volkswagen Group brands (Volkswagen, Audi, and Seat).

LEED Platinum Stockman Bank harvests rainwater and solar power in Missoula

Inhabitat - Innovation

In Montana’s historic downtown Missoula, a Stockman Bank branch has recently earned LEED v4 Core and Shell Platinum certification

D.C. Attorney General Is Suing Oil & Gas Companies For Their Misinformation Campaigns


Attorney General Karl A. Racine of D.C is suing four of the largest oil and gas companies in the world. He spoke at a news conference and said that ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chevron have all violated the District's consumer protection law.

This net-zero home is integrated into the slopes of Carmel Valley

Inhabitat - Innovation

We caught up with Mary Ann Schicketanz to discuss the sustainable features of this gorgeous Carmel-by-the-Sea home

The New 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid — Ford Brought A Knife To A Gunfight


The press release doesn't even mention hybrid in the title or even as a heading. Wow, it doesn't even look like they are even trying to try and fool the public on this one. Then I found this bullet point. Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles electric trucks Ford ford f-150

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California “Requires” Trucks Clean Up Their Act — But The Rule Is Late & Weak


California thinks it's strutting its stuff again and showing off its green leadership.

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How to tie-dye with natural dyes

Inhabitat - Innovation

Find out how to make your own vibrant, natural dyes to tie-dye everything this summer


BYD Bringing Electric Tang & Yuan To Colombia!


BYD is almost always one of the first automakers to bring electric vehicles to a country in South America. Colombia is the latest winning nation to benefit from BYD's cleantech innovation, and in this case it's getting the well loved Tang EV and Yuan.

Consumer Reports finds high arsenic level in Whole Foods bottled water

Inhabitat - Innovation

Starkey Spring Water, which Whole Foods has been selling since 2015, contained at least triple the amount of arsenic as every other brand tested


Burger King Is More Proof That Tesla Doesn’t Need To Buy Ads #AutopilotWhopper


A Tesla Model 3 is featured in a new Burger King ad. Though, the steering wheel tricked a few into thinking the next-gen Roadster was used.) Burger King tweeted, "Looks like AI even knows what you're in the mood for," along with a video of a Tesla on Autopilot.

Beyond the Badge: The Durable Benefits of Sustainability Certification Programs

Green Business Bureau

In an age where company reputation is increasingly held to higher standards and stakeholders are seeking businesses they can trust, third-party seals, badges and certifications are beacons of light on company websites and products.

Airbus & Rolls-Royce End E-Fan X Electric Demo Project, Still Working To Decarbonize Aviation


Aviation unites people, countries, society. Although I am not supporting that anyone flies at this time, I found some interesting information for those who must. CleanTechnica supports all those efforts to bring emission-free skies up to the standard being set by electric emission-free automobiles.

UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

Lindsay McCormick

Source: Utilities Transportation Commission, June 26, 2020 UTC announces rulemaking changes due to state furloughs The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission announces scheduling changes to its work implementing Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation in response to state furloughs. On June 17, Gov. Inslee announced that state employees will be required to take four furlough days before the week of July 25. After evaluating staff workload […].

Follow The Money — Dutch Government’s Love Revealed, Big Business Over Clean Technology


The economic slowdown from the coronavirus has induced some governments to try to stimulate the economy. Two of the Dutch incentives are worth a closer look.

CleanTech Innovation Showcase Day 1- General Recap

Lindsay McCormick

Source: Written by Lindsay McCormick, notes provided by Erica Elizabeth Eggleton On Wednesday, June 24, the CleanTech Alliance hosted Day 1 of the first-ever virtual CleanTech Innovation Showcase. The session kicked off with opening remarks from the CleanTech Alliance’s President & CEO Mel Clark, who introduced Susan Champlain from our presenting sponsor, Boeing. Susan spoke […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation recap showcase

CleanTech Accelerator Awards 10 Startups With The Intensive Training To Become Marketable


Check out the cleantech innovators of today who'll be changing our lives tomorrow. Agriculture Clean Transport Green Economy Water Cascadia CleanTech CleanTech Alliance VertueLab

CleanTech Innovation Showcase Day 1- Jerry Bush Keynote Recap

Lindsay McCormick

Source: Written by Lindsay McCormick, notes provided by Erica Elizabeth Eggleton “This too will end,” said Jerry Bush about the pandemic during his keynote. During day 1 of the virtual CleanTech Innovation Showcase, UMC, Inc. President & CEO Jerry Bush gave a presentation about how his company is overcoming the challenges presented by the pandemic. […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation jerry bush keynote recap showcase

Ford F-150 — New Truck, Same As The Old Truck, Almost


The new Ford F-150 is pretty much like the old Ford F-150 except it is available with a hybrid powertrain and offers over-the-air updates for the first time. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Cars Co-Pilot 360 Ford ford f-150 over the air updates PowerBoost hybrid

CleanTech Innovation Showcase Day 1- Track #1 Recap

Lindsay McCormick

Source: Lindsay McCormick Presenting company track #1 on day 1 of the 2020 CleanTech Innovation Showcase featured three presenters: Focal Technologies, BlueDot Photonics, and Ecellix. Eric Steinmeyer of Focal Technologies presented first and talked about their solar remediation technology. Focal Technologies’ Ray System can be used to breakdown organics, convert urea to ammonia, isolate nitrates […].

Amazon To Buy Zoox


Zoox, based out of California (of course), has been working for years on autonomous ride-hailing technology. It was valued at $3 billion in 2018. Amazon just bought it — reportedly fro $1.2 billion.

CleanTech Innovation Showcase Day 1- Track #2 Recap

Lindsay McCormick

Source: Written by Lindsay McCormick, notes provided by Erica Elizabeth Eggleton Presenting company track #2 of the CleanTech Innovation Showcase featured three companies, SBI BioEnergy, Exro Technologies, and 2S Water. First, Dr. Inder Pal Singh of SBI BioEnergy started things off by talking about his company’s catalyst design and product development capabilities and how they […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation presenting companies showcase

UN Special Representative Damilola Ogunbiyi & Her Lifelong Fight For Sustainable Energy For All

The Beam

As well as being the Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy, Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of world renowned international organization Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).

PG&E Gets on Board with All-Electric New Buildings in California


Volvo + Plugsurfing = Charging For Volvo Electric Vehicles Across Europe

Zachary Shahan

Volvo Cars just teamed up with Plugsurfing to offer all drivers of Volvo's fully electric Recharge vehicles access to easy cross-continent charging at 200,000 EV charging stations.

5 Grid Edge Mega-Trends: Smart Inverters as Grid Control Agents — A Work in Progress [GTM Squared]



HP Sets Target to Reduce Single-use Plastic Packaging.

Green Living Guy

HP Sets Target to Reduce Single-use Plastic Packaging, Making Progress Toward Diversity Imperative! Sustainable Impact is HP’s commitment to create positive, lasting change for the planet. That’s for its people and our communities. HP meets this commitment through the actions of its employees.

The First Moonshot Didn’t Disrupt an Incumbent Industry. The Climate Moonshot Must


Calls have been growing for governments to launch a “moonshot” or “Manhattan Project” scale mobilization to fight climate change.

Podcast Interview with Green Dreamer

Green Living Guy

What are some things we need to know about electric cars? How about knowing the future of renewable energy? Now what does it take to scale our audience size into the millions? All so that we can inspire and engage with more people with our work? First of all, Seth Continue Reading.

Nikola vs Tesla: Who Represents the Future of Trucking?


A rivalry is emerging between two companies trying to clean up the trucking industry: Nikola Motor versus Tesla Motors. Tesla thinks battery-electric semi models are superior. Nikola thinks hydrogen is the best choice. Neither company actually has a semi model on the road.

Claim it from your couch: Unclaimed Baggage launches online shopping for its one-of-a-kind finds

Green Living Guy

Like its 50,000-square-foot brick-and-mortar store. For Unclaimed Baggage’s new online shop features a wide assortment of lost treasures. Those that airlines and other travel businesses have been unable to reunite with their former owners. New items are added regularly.

Québec transit operator orders 27 Lion electric school buses


Transdev Canada, a private operator of school buses, has ordered 27 new electric school buses from Québec firm Lion Electric , an investment of just under $4.5 million (Canadian). The compay’s fleet of 31 e-buses will be gradually introduced on school transport networks in the Estrie and Montérégie regions of Québec, beginning with the start of the school year in September 2020. Transdev’s ambition is to electrify 100% of its Québec school bus fleet by 2025.

Investigators cast doubt on China's ban on the pangolin trade


Experts say pangolin scales are still being legally traded in China based on a loophole in the country’s Wildlife Protection Law, which allows the trade of protected species in special circumstances

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The Week in impact investing: Repricing

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! Repricing impact. The COVID crisis and social protests have laid bare systemic injustices and spurred a broad repricing of assets and risks.

GoGreenSolar Ushers in the Age of DIY Solar With a New Office and Experience Showroom


Southern California’s premier home solar and DIY solar company, GoGreenSolar, has moved, upgrading its headquarters to a larger building located at 1630 South Sunkist St., Suite E. Anaheim, California


Cash isn't king: vulnerable short-changed by virus


Coronavirus is accelerating the use of contactless payments, but there are fears this could leave millions of people behind