Wed.Jul 08, 2020

Spain Just Closed 47% Of Its Coal Power Plants, & Will Be 73% Soon

CleanTechnica

Spain just closed down 7 of its remaining 15 coal power plants on June 30. That's a flick of the switch (or something a few switches perhaps) and 47% of the country's coal power plant capacity was shut down.

Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions

GreenBiz

Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:00. Amazon's plans to decarbonize its shipping supply chain isn't just focused on electrifying its delivery vans.

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Why Tesla’s Financial Success Is Critical To The Future Of CleanTech — Part 3

CleanTechnica

In part one, I discussed how technological breakthroughs can be exciting, but technology itself isn't the catalyst to massive change.

Victory at Standing Rock as Dakota Access pipeline shut down

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe won a reprieve after the Monday decision by a U.S. District Court judge to suspend the Dakota Access pipeline pending further environmental review. The highly controversial pipeline has operated for three years

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Plugin Vehicles = 16% Share of Auto Market in Netherlands, Tesla Model 3 Still #1

CleanTechnica

Tesla Model 3 Keeps #1 Position, while Plugin Vehicle Market Share Hits 16% in June.

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Modular, affordable housing project opens in Portland

Inhabitat - Innovation

Argyle Gardens, a newly-opened modular co-housing development, is providing affordable housing for people who formerly experienced homelessness and are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Portland, Oregon

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Tesla CyberVan — Gigantic Untapped Potential

CleanTechnica

The development around Tesla these days is kind of mind boggling.

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EU Diesel Drivers Burn 100× More Palm Oil Than All Oreo Cookies In World

CleanTechnica

Transport & Environment (T&E) has release a report that shows that EU drivers burn more palm oil in their diesel fuel in a year than is put in all of the Oreo cookies in the world each year.

How to support environmental justice

Inhabitat - Innovation

When climate change doesn't seem to affect you directly, it can be easy to overlook. This is where environmental justice comes in

Properly Addressing Climate Change Requires Letting Go Of Misguided Ideology

CleanTechnica

Political responses to climate change are not happening fast or effectively. Almost all nations are on track to fall short of their Paris Agreement targets.

DIVAK sunglasses protect your eyes and the planet

Inhabitat - Innovation

You can be stylish AND sustainable

Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

CleanTechnica

What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050.

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How ESG issues can become even more relevant in times of market crisis

GreenBiz

How ESG issues can become even more relevant in times of market crisis. Shannon Houde. Wed, 07/08/2020 - 00:40. As a Brit based in Santa Monica, California, Daniel E. Ingram is the chair of investment advisory company Wilshire’s ESG and Diversity Committee. Wilshire, which has more than $8.6

Tiny Little Shrimp Could Spark Huge Energy Storage Breakthrough

CleanTechnica

The dream of low cost, high efficiency, long duration and sustainable flow battery energy storage technology could rest on the back of this baby shrimp. Batteries Energy Storage avalon CellCube DOE Electricity Energy flow batteries Invinity Energy Systems pnnl redT Energy Renewable Energy Vanadium

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Global e-waste growth rate poses increased danger to the environment

Inhabitat - Innovation

Global e-waste is growing at an alarming rate

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2.3 Gigawatts Of USA Wind & Solar Projects Get Investment From ENGIE & Hannon Armstrong

CleanTechnica

A little more than a month ago, I reported on an EY report, its biannual Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), that indicated once again the United States was #1 for renewable energy investment attractiveness. It and China are basically always at the top.

Investors Still Betting on Next Big Energy Storage Technology: Solid-State Batteries

GreenTechMedia

The U.S. may have fallen behind Asia and Europe in battery manufacturing, but a number of well-funded companies are looking to get the country back in the game with a technology that could supersede today’s lithium-ion chemistries.

Ørsted & TSMC Agree On World’s Largest Renewables Corporate Power Purchase

CleanTechnica

Danish energy giant Ørsted and Taiwan-based TSMC announced an agreement of historic proportions. Clean Power Offshore Wind Energy Wind Energy 920MW Greater Changhua Ørsted TSMC wind farm

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Aptera finalizes design, is ready to build super-efficient EV

Charged

Most EV startups are either following the Tesla template—aiming to produce a high-performance luxury vehicle—or targeting the money-spinning pickup truck segment. Aptera Motors is taking a very different path.

Lidar Researchers Chase The Same Dream — Affordable Self-Driving Systems

CleanTechnica

Researchers around the world on hard at work finding new ways to make Lidar sensors that are compact, scalable, and affordable. Toshiba may be in the lead, but others are close behind. Autonomous Vehicles Clean Transport Bosch LIDAR lidar on a chip toshiba University of Colorado-Boulder

Preparing an impact investing policy agenda for the next administration

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 8 – Eight small grants from the $14 million Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing suggest the outlines of a 2021 policy agenda, no matter who wins the November U.S. election. New definitions of fiduciary duty. Standards for quality jobs.

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360,000+ Home EV Chargers In UK By 2025?

CleanTechnica

There are currently 120,000 or so EV charging stations in the UK. A producer and installer of high-end EV chargers in the UK, Andersen, forecasts there will be 360,000+ by.

Microchip Giant TSMC Signs ‘World’s Largest’ Corporate Renewables Deal — for Offshore Wind

GreenTechMedia

Ørsted has signed what it calls the world's largest corporate renewables power-purchase agreement to supply 920 megawatts of offshore wind power to Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer TSMC, a key supplier to Apple.

Volkswagen & Porsche Push Ahead With Converting Factories To Make EVs

CleanTechnica

Both Volkswagen and Porsche are moving forward with plans to convert factories to make electric cars. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles electric car production electric Porsche Macan Porsche Porsche Leipzig factory volkswagen Volkswagen Emden factory VW

Grain Belt Express Transmission Line Wins Key Legal and Policy Battles in Missouri

GreenTechMedia

The Grain Belt Express, one of the biggest U.S. proposed transmission projects meant to carry Midwest wind power to eastern markets, is one step closer to completion after winning key court and policy battles in Missouri.

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3 Lidar Researchers Chase The Same Dream — Affordable Self-Driving Systems

CleanTechnica

Researchers around the world on hard at work finding new ways to make Lidar sensors that are compact, scalable, and affordable. Toshiba may be in the lead, but others are close behind. Autonomous Vehicles Clean Transport Bosch LIDAR lidar on a chip toshiba University of Colorado-Boulder

Capital Dynamics and Tenaska Partner on 4.8 Gigawatts of Solar Development

GreenTechMedia

Capital Dynamics, the Swiss asset manager and now heavyweight solar investor, will partner with energy developer Tenaska on a 4.8-gigawatt solar portfolio in the Midwest and the Southeast, the companies announced Wednesday.

Generation Investment Management: COVID-19 creates a generational opportunity for sustainability

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 8 – How and where we live. How we work. What we want – and need – to consume. The global pandemic has caused severe health and economic impacts in the short-term.

An Anxious Accountant’s Journey to the Top

GreenTechMedia

In 2004, Ted Gunther started a new job at a big accounting firm. He led the team overseeing transactions in newly deregulated electricity markets. On his first day, he met the "Green Book," a thick, complex book that sets standards for derivatives, hedging strategies and contract structures.

Letter to the Editor: Traders and investors may have different worries

Impact Alpha

To the Editor: Re: “Investors Start to Ask: What if Biden Becomes President,” (July 7) The tell in New York Times’ Matt Phillips’ roundup of investor ‘worries’ comes in the fourth paragraph.

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Manufacturing Europe’s Green Deal: Where Will All Those Batteries Come From? [GTM Squared]

GreenTechMedia

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Improving EV battery manufacturing startup costs

Charged

Sponsored by Nordson Sealant Equipment. Nordson Sealant Equipment is identified as one of the leading precision dispensing manufacturers in the industry. We partner with most of the top 10 EV battery manufacturers to help build more than one million electric vehicles on the road today.

Cow-free milk wins The Liveability Challenge 2020

Eco-Business

A lab-grown alternative to cow's milk has won an annual search for solutions to make Southeast Asia's cities more resilient, sustainable places to live

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Victress Capital closes $21.7 million fund to back female founders

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 8 – Lori Cashman and Suzanne Norris started Victress Capital in 2015 to help close the gender gap for venture capital funding, making 14 seed investments from a “launch” fund into companies including Daily Harvest, a direct-to-consumer seller of smoothies and chia bowls, and Mented, which makes cosmetics for dark-skinned women.

IFC has sunk US$1.8 billion into factory farming operations since 2010

Eco-Business

While the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) says the investments create jobs and reduce poverty, critics contend they harm the environment and concentrate profits into the hands of a small few

SomEV Brings Electric Micromobility ‘To the People’ with Swappable, Leased Batteries

Greentown Labs

Natasha George and her husband, Reece Daniel, were perplexed at the mismatch between their professional lives and personal lives. “We We had often wondered why two battery engineers who are really passionate about climate change and really passionate about EVs didn’t own an EV,” George says. “We

Drought-hit forests may worsen climate change

Eco-Business

Forests help to slow the challenge of climate change, don’t they? Only if climate change doesn’t fell the forests first