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3 Ways Municipal Software Helps Governments

U.S. Green Technology

Local governments have to fight to keep up with the constant demand for current services and availability as technology progresses at a breakneck speed.

Will Asian consumers pay for clean energy?

Eco-Business

Will people in price-sensitive Asia only buy clean energy if it's cheap? Why is consumer behaviour is lagging behind investment trends in Asia, and what can be done to persuade more people to switch to clean electricity

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Natural Gas Came Up Short During Texas’ Freeze But Propane Delivered

Forbes Green Tech

What happened in Texas is now commonplace. Natural gas feel short but the propane sector says it can fill a critical gap and keep the lights on. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business energy

Mearth Partners with Big Men’s Clothing

Mearth

Mearth celebrates its partnership with Ron Bennett’s Big Men’s Clothing as both brands introduce a new and better way to commute or travel for big men.

The UK public perception of net zero

Business Green

Many people do not fully appreciate the practicalities of decarbonisation, but keeping their support for the transition is crucial, write Onward's Ted Christie-Miller and Alex Luke.

Carbon-Free Electricity Requires Policies To Build And Finance Transmission And Storage

Forbes Green Tech

Carbon-free electricity requires rapid expansion of renewable capacity. In addition, it must confront three challenges: expanding the grid to move an increasing volume of electricity over long distances (transmission), balancing intermittent generation with peak demand (storage), and financing both.

Low carbon aluminium producer Rusal agrees $200m sustainability-linked loan

Business Green

Credit facility will be used to refinance the low carbon aluminium producer's more expensive debt, the firm said.

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Green homes: Laudes Foundation backs drive to create financing for green upgrades

Business Green

Laudes Foundation and Green Finance Institute team up to help develop markets and financial mechanisms for low carbon building measures.

Maximizing the ROI for AMI investments – Recruitment and Targeting of Assets, Electrification and Decarbonization of Grid, TOU and Rate Designs for Load Shaping

Bidgely

To learn more about how Bidgely can help utilities demonstrate the full value of their AMI investments, download the latest AMI Insights Report.

H&M issues €500m bond tied meeting its CO2 and recycled garment goals

Business Green

High street fashion retailer's sustainability-linked bond was 7.6 times oversubscribed, it said.

KoBold: Using Machine Learning To Find EV Battery Minerals — CleanTechnica Podcast, Part 2

CleanTechnica

In the second half of this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Zachary Shahan, Director and CEO of CleanTechnica, and Josh Goldman, cofounder and CFO/CTO at KoBold Metals, continue their conversation about mineral exploration.

Swerving a car-based recovery: Go-Ahead's Katy Taylor on how buses can drive a green transport revolution

Business Green

As the bus sector waits for the government's much-anticipated national bus strategy, Go-Ahead's chief strategy and customer officer explains how buses could play a starring role in the UK's net zero emissions journey.

Texas GOP Attacks AOC With False Claims … For Trying To Help Texans, Americans, & The World

CleanTechnica

Texas’ GOP Chair, Allen West, rather than do something to help his constituents who are freezing, starving, and going without water, has decided to ride the coattails of news that Democratic Rep.

Daimler Is Considering An Early End Of ICE Vehicle Production

CleanTechnica

Daimler has stated before that it wants to achieve a CO2-free fleet by 2039, but the company is reportedly looking at ending ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle production early.

My Hometown — Shreveport, Louisiana — Has Been Without Water For Days

CleanTechnica

The winter storm has affected most of the U.S. South, and Texas has been in the spotlight thanks to its disastrous leadership — blaming renewables and allowing its citizens to freeze while charging those with power abhorrently high prices — but Texas isn’t the only state that was affected.

Forecast: Solar Power Over 50% of US Power Capacity Growth in Next 3 Years

CleanTechnica

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) expects that slightly more than 50% of new US power capacity in the next 3 years will come from solar power — and that’s just considering large-scale solar power projects, not small-scale/rooftop solar power installations.

Texas Gov’t Just “Decided 60% Of the Population Wouldn’t Get Power For A Few Days”

CleanTechnica

It’s been a crazy week of snow, ice, rolling blackouts, and sadness all across the south, but especially in Texas where the government there has completely mismanaged the grid, which led to what some are calling a class warfare type of situation where it seems that the government is intentionally freezing the poor. The New […].

KoBold: Using Machine Learning To Find EV Battery Minerals — CleanTechnica Podcast, Part 1

CleanTechnica

In the first half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zachary Shahan, Director and CEO of CleanTechnica, and Josh Goldman, cofounder and CFO/CTO at KoBold Metals, sit down to talk about mineral exploration.

India May Have Already Passed Peak Coal

CleanTechnica

Coal in India may be past its days of growth as the share of solar and wind energy projects continues to rise. According to a recent report by a think tank, India may have passed peak coal share in its electricity mix in 2018.

Outsiders, Like Elon Musk & Chamath Palihapitiya, Now Influence Wall Street Like Only Insiders Could Previously

CleanTechnica

Originally published on EV Annex. Tesla has always been in the crosshairs of short sellers on Wall Street. Traditional financial media outlets, for years, preyed on Elon Musk for any misstep. Things have changed though. Tesla is now part of the S&P 500.

Tesla Solar + Powerwall Gives Texan Electricity In Middle Of Blacked Out Neighborhood

CleanTechnica

Natural disasters. They are seen by many as a reason to buy Tesla solar panels and a Powerwall, or any rooftop solar plus energy storage setup.

Indian Cell Manufacturer Plans New 1-Gigawatt Cell & Module Line

CleanTechnica

Efforts by the Indian government to promote domestic solar cell and module manufacturing are now getting a response from companies. Premier Energies has announced plans to set up a new solar cell and module manufacturing line with 1 gigawatt of capacity. The company will invest Rs 4.8

City of Richmond Pushes California to Go 100% ZEV by 2030

CleanTechnica

Having spoken with several battery mineral experts about this, 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030 globally seems impossible, and Elon Musk himself recently estimated that the market would probably be a bit over 50% by around 2030.

Yahoo! Finance: Tesla’s Bitcoin Profits Might Be More Than Its All-Time Profits From EVs, Solar, & Batteries

CleanTechnica

Tesla could have made more in profits from its recent bitcoin investment than it has made selling EVs, Yahoo! Finance reported. When bitcoin hit the $50,000 mark for the first time ever, this continued the 2021 rally that has been sending it higher on increased adoption. Tesla purchased $1.5