Sun.Sep 27, 2020

EV Market Share Is Up, But What Is Still Holding Most People Back From Getting An EV?

CleanTechnica

One of the things that Elon Musk said during Tesla's annual shareholder and Battery Day event that snagged my brain was that even though EV market share is up, not everyone has an EV. It's a simple statement, but the point is that we have a long way to go to get non-electric cars off the road.

4 Reasons Your Business Needs a Commercial Trash Compactor

U.S. Green Technology

If you’re reading as a business owner, we’re glad to have you here. In today’s time, every business owner is looking for unique ways through which they can save money and earn lots of profit. However, when it comes to standing out in a large crowd, you need to do something different. Have you ever.

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Tesla’s 100% American Owned Factory In China Is A Big Deal — Here’s Why

CleanTechnica

During Tesla's annual shareholder meeting and Battery Day event, Elon Musk pointed out something that many seemed to overlook — Tesla's Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai is 100% owned by Tesla, an American company, and this is an incredibly big deal.

Environmentally Friendly Ways to Protect Yourself from Covid-19

U.S. Green Technology

The current circumstances that we are living through are strange and we have all had to change the way we live almost overnight. One of the main rules that have been put in place for all of us, is to wear the right protection when going out. This is to ensure our own safety, as.

Overwhelming Number Of US Voters Support Climate Action

CleanTechnica

The latest poll shows the majority of Americans support using pandemic recovery funds to boost clean technology and renewable energy. Climate Change Policy & Politics Climate change green new deal presidential debate VICE News/Guardian poll

4 Ways to Make Social Gatherings Safer During a Pandemic

U.S. Green Technology

Since the world has had to deal with a global pandemic, we now know the importance of social distancing, and most of us comply. However, stopping all social interaction can be impossible for some people.

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COVID-19 Kills More Americans Every Week Than All Radiation Deaths In World History

Jim Conca

Every week of September, more Americans died from Covid-19 than died from radiation in all of world history, including WWII. But low level radiation is a great treatment for Covid. So fear of radiation is preventing saving people’s lives and not enough fear of Covid is killing the most people of all.

Lordstown on the Electrification of Pickup Trucks — CleanTechnica Interview

CleanTechnica

CleanTechnica and Forth are hosting a webinar on electric pickup trucks to celebrate Drive Electric Week on September 30, 2020. One of our panelists will be Cynthia Maves, a sales manager at Lordstown Motors.

BDO hires Marla Garin-Alvarez from Thomson Reuters to head sustainability reporting

Eco-Business

Garin-Alvarez will be supporting the Philippines’ largest bank in its sustainability plan, which includes boosting its renewable energy targets by 2030

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The Best Places For Solar Power If You Want To Clean The US Grid

CleanTechnica

Solar power is useful everywhere, and it's been big news lately that solar power has accounted for so much of US power capacity growth — 27% in the first half of 2020 and 60% in June.

KB Financial is the first Korean bank to stop funding coal-fired power projects

Eco-Business

KB Financial Group has become the first bank in Korea to publish a coal policy marking a big week for decarbonisation in East Asia

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SEC: BMW Violated Anti-Fraud Provisions While Raising $18 Billion From Investors

CleanTechnica

The Securities and Exchanged Commission (SEC) popped BMW with an $18 million fine recently. The SEC announced that the charges against BMW AG and two of its US subsidiaries were for sharing both inaccurate and misleading information about BMW's retail sales volume.

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Philippine community goes to court to stop coal plant in biodiversity haven

Eco-Business

The project has been delayed for eight years due to widespread community opposition, but construction may begin soon after the developer, DMCI Power Corporation, secured the necessary permits

Electric Vehicles: The Dirty Nickel Problem

CleanTechnica

Electric vehicles are only a small part of the world vehicle market, but this is expected to change. While there are several competing battery chemistries which are likely to be used in this emerging market, many of them contain significant amounts of nickel.

Is There Enough Biomass to Fuel the World? Part III

Mr. Sustainability

How to divert energy flows from fossil to renewable using electricity and biomass Summary - Up to 20% of our energy needs could be met by sustainably harvested biomass, in particular food and agricultural waste, as well as manure.

UpriseEnergy Demonstrates Rapid-Deploy Wind+Battery Energy Solution In A Shipping Container

CleanTechnica

UpriseEnergy was the only wind innovation that passed my sniff test in 2013, and they've just delivered a solid win and demonstration. Onward and upward.

The E.U. Proposes A New Bauhaus To Achieve Climate Goals

Forbes Green Tech

In the annual State of the European Union speech, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen proposed a new architectural style for a carbon-neutral future in Europe. ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Leadership /leadership ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech

Cleantech Startup Nature Launches New Home Automation Device

CleanTechnica

An interview with Haruumi Shiode about his cleantech startup and its smart room controller, the Nature Remo. Buildings Consumer Technology Home Energy Management Smartphone Apps air conditioning home automation startups

Mentoring and more: support for new entrant farmers

Low Impact

Know someone taking their first steps into farming? We take a look at a growing wealth of schemes and resources providing support for new entrant farmers.

Air Pollution: Here For All Seasons?

CleanTechnica

An email in my inbox today proclaimed, “it’s September and we’re heading into pollution season in many regions.” I was taken aback. Does pollution have a season?

'Green recovery': Wildlife Trusts launches drive to rewild Britain over next decade

Business Green

Coalition of conservation charities is aiming to support a wide range of projects from the restoration of peatlands to the reintroduction of species such as beavers.

Climate Week In NY — CleanTech Investment Announcements (Video)

CleanTechnica

Climate Week NYC showcases business and governments and their climate action. Clean Power Clean Transport Climate Change Events City of New York Climate Week NYC new york city RE100 RE100 Leadership Awards United Nations

Dirty secret: Half of world lacks clean cooking, at a huge cost

Eco-Business

Failure to provide 4 billion people with access to clean, safe and affordable ways of cooking is costing US$2.4 trillion a year

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Support Climate Action or Win a Tesla? Why Not Both!

CleanTechnica

Climate XChange’s annual Tesla raffle is back — with your chance to win a custom Tesla of your choice! Yep, that’s right: whatever model you want, with the options you’d like and the features you choose, up to $125,000!

The Business Roundtable’s climate policy statement is a promising step that must be followed by action

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The Art Of Communicating Cleantech Risk

CleanTechnica

Efficient communicating about cleantech risk helps investors understand how bad the news actually is. Green Economy Investment Policy & Politics harvard business review Paris agreement World Economic Forum

Retirement Fund for Many California Firefighters Battling Wildfires Puts Money in Coal

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 12 mins This week, the Creek Fire in California officially became the largest single wildfire in the state’s history — and the blaze remained just 32 percent contained

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Elon Musk: “The US Is Moving Toward Sustainable Energy”

CleanTechnica

During Tesla's annual shareholder meeting and Battery Day event, CEO Elon Musk said something that should have dominated headlines: "The US is moving toward sustainable energy.".

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On trend: Chanel debuts new sustainability-linked bond

Business Green

French luxury fashion label has raised a €600m bond whose terms are linked to its sustainability goals. Leading luxury goods firm Chanel last week raised its first sustainability-linked bond in a pioneering €600m transaction undertaken with banking giant BNP Paribas.

Virtual Event - Cities Designing Smarter Forest Plans and Policies

Green Market Oracle

This online event will take place on Tuesday September 29th (4 PM – 5 PM EDT). This event will be hosted by World Resources Institute and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.