Fri.Jul 31, 2020

GM’s Ultium Battery Factory Is Sprouting Up In Ohio

CleanTechnica

GM formed a joint venture with LG Chem earlier this year, Ultium Cells LLC, and CleanTechnica was lucky to talk at length with GM President Mark Reuss about this and the company's electrification plans just before a certain infamous coronavirus shut the country down.

Green Fuel On The Horizon - Achíni Green Crude

Jim Conca

Achíni Scientific announced that they have developed a way to make fuel from air and water, which they call Green Crude – green because it doesn’t add to the atmospheric CO2 burden and it burns cleaner than petroleum-based fuels. .

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100% Renewable Energy For 2,700 New EV Fast Charging Stations In USA

CleanTechnica

A new GM-EVgo mashup enlists EV drivers in the renewable energy race with plans for 2,700 new public fast chargers across the. Cars Clean Power Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging EV Charging Stations Electricity Energy eVgo GM Michigan REBA Renewable Energy united states US

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What to do with banana peels

Inhabitat - Innovation

It turns out there are many surprising uses for banana peels

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Xpeng Motors Ready To IPO In USA

CleanTechnica

Xpeng Motors, a popular electric vehicle startup in China that has unabashedly followed Tesla's lead, that used patents that Tesla opened up for anyone to use, and that designed and developed cars that clearly resemble Teslas (yet do have their own design language) is readying for an IPO in the United States.

One-quarter of UK mammals face threat of extinction

Inhabitat - Innovation

While tigers and elephants regally pose for endangered animal posters, many smaller creatures are fading away unnoticed

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Kandi To Begin Selling Inexpensive EVs In America

CleanTechnica

Chinese manufacturer Kandi Technologies says it will begin accepting orders on August 18 for its diminutive K27 4-door electric sedan and its slightly larger K23 electric SUV. Buyers can reserve one for a fully refundable deposit of $100.

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Driving Electric In Africa Is A Whole Lot Cheaper Than Driving ICE: Part 3

CleanTechnica

We continue with our push to show that driving electric in Africa can be a whole lot cheaper than driving ICE. How cheap? In some cases, driving electric is as good as driving for free thanks some really cheap residential electricity tariffs in several countries.

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Dominion CEO to Step Down as Utility Marks Massive Loss from Pipeline Cancellation

GreenTechMedia

Dominion Energy is replacing its CEO as part of an executive shakeup accompanying the Virginia utility’s major shift away from natural gas and toward a renewable energy future, and its hefty financial penalty for its cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.

19% Of MINI Plugin Sales Are In The UK

CleanTechnica

The MINI Electric has been produced at MINI's Oxford plant for the past year, and the factory just produced its 11,000th MINI Electric. If only 007 would drive one of these in a coming James Bond film — then MINI could perhaps produce and sell 11,000 a quarter instead of 11,000 a year!

Silvr offers smart alternative to single-use utensils

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. Silvr's innovative design team proves this with the new Silvr portable fork

The Delfast Top 2.0 E-Bike (CleanTechnica Review)

CleanTechnica

Just one look at the Delfast Top 2.0 e-bike and it is immediately clear that it is not your typical e-bike company.

Prefab Floating Music Hub to set sail in Cape Verde

Inhabitat - Innovation

NLÉ is back with a Floating Music Hub as the next prototype in the firm's popular Makoko Floating System

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Lucid Air Will Debut DreamDrive Lidar-Enhanced Autonomous Driving Suite

CleanTechnica

Lucid Motors says its Air sedan will be equipped with a long range wide-angle Lidar sensor, the first in a production car. Autonomous Vehicles Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Level 3 autonomy LIDAR Lucid Air Lucid Motors

GM to fund expansion of EVgo fast-charging network for electric cars

Charged

General Motors announced Friday that it would partner with the EVgo charging network to add an additional 2,700 fast-charging stations by 2025.

Tesla’s Newest Partnership With An HBCU Is A Great Thing

CleanTechnica

Tesla is partnering with Huston-Tillotson University to provide internships and jobs for its students. Huston-Tillotson University (HT), which is in Austin, TX, welcomed Tesla and announced that Tesla is collaborating with HT for student internships. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Green Jobs Investment Manufacturing Austin HBCU Huston-Tillotson University Tesla Tesla Cybertruck Tesla Giga Texas Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model Y Tesla Semi Texas

Apple’s low-carbon aluminum is a climate game changer

Grist

When Apple announced new climate goals last week, the tech giant revealed that some of its sleek, silvery laptops will include a novel material: “low-carbon” aluminum.

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Nissan: Free Parking At Cool Pavilion For Your Electricity. Mmmkay, Thanks.

CleanTechnica

Nissan has rolled out a unique opportunity for electric LEAF drivers in Japan.

The Week in impact investing: Purpose-built

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! Purpose-built for impact. As the world tries to grapple with emergencies like COVID and climate, racial injustice and inequality, it’s arriving at vehicles and approaches that have been incubated, in some cases for decades, by community and impact investors.

Awesome Purple Tesla From “Game Of Peace” Comes To Life In China

CleanTechnica

Tesla China delivered a big surprise box at the HKRI Taikoo Hui Shopping Mall in Shanghai.

Lifestyle Choices Impact How Humans Age. The Same Goes for Wind and Solar Plants

GreenTechMedia

Ryan Wiser leads the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where Mark Bolinger is a research scientist. Aging is a fact of life, for people and equipment alike.

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Addressing the challenges of aluminium recycling

Envirotec Magazine

Sorting technologies manufacturer TOMRA Recycling considers the limitations of existing sorting methods and explores the issues facing European scrap metal processors and aluminium producers investing in equipment to sort their own scrap material.

Agent of Impact: MacKenzie Scott, author and philanthropist

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 31 – Call it “best practices for billionaires.” As her ex-husband, Jeff Bezos, and three other tech billionaires prepared to face Congressional questioners, Scott detailed how she has started to give away her $36 billion fortune.

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Future of business travel up in the air: overseas trips could be cut by at least a third

Envirotec Magazine

The majority of sustainability professionals (89%) think their company’s overseas travel in the next two to three years will be significantly reduced compared to pre COVID-19 levels.

Tesla Autopilot Accidents: 1 out of 4,530,000 Miles; US Average: 1 out of 479,000 Miles

CleanTechnica

Tesla has released its quarterly "Tesla Vehicle Safety Report." One of the top reasons — if not the #1 reason — I bought a Tesla Model 3 last was because of its record-setting safety rating, so I'm always interested in seeing new stats on this topic.

Scrapping red diesel will add £1 per tonne to Council waste bills, says recovery firm

Envirotec Magazine

Joseph Doherty of Re-Gen Waste Ltd.

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Linear Labs to mass-produce new hub motor in Texas for light EV and marine applications

Charged

Electric motor maker Linear Labs has announced that starting this September, it will be mass-producing its high-torque M200 e-mobility motor for off-the-shelf use. The announcement comes on the heels of a $68.9-million economic incentive deal with the city of Fort Worth to bring advanced automation manufacturing to the Texas metropolis.

New network to spearhead rapid rewilding across Britain

Envirotec Magazine

The newly rewilded Lady Fen, Welney Wetland Centre, Welney, Norfolk.

Fossil Fuel Industry Engaging in 'Pervasive Fraud' that Threatens Global Economy, Report Warns

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 5 mins Warning of an impending financial implosion driven largely by fossil fuel industry deception, a recent report calls on fossil fuel insiders and other potential whistleblowers to help expose and prosecute this fraud.

Disposal firm announces “state-of-the-art” animal by-product processing facility

Envirotec Magazine

Plans for a Category 1 animal by-product processing facility at the renewable energy and recycling site of SecAnim in Widnes, Cheshire were announced in late July.

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How Hyliion’s Under-30 CEO Aims To Compete With Tesla And Nikola In The Electric-Powered Big Rig Revolution

Forbes Green Tech

Thomas Healy was selected to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30.

Green, Renewable, Comprehensive Salesforce.

Green Living Guy

DevOps tools guide according to leading admins on the platform As SalesForce states clearly: The environment is a key stakeholder. ?At At Salesforce, they consider the environment to be a key stakeholder. So they are committed to harnessing our culture of innovation.

Fugro provides positioning for WindFloat Atlantic semi-submersible floating wind farm

altenergymag

Fugro has completed a positioning support contract for Bourbon Subsea Services (Bourbon) to help install the three units of the WindFloat Atlantic semi-submersible floating wind farm

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A Shift To Plant-Based Diets Would Create 19 Million Jobs In Latin America & The Caribbean

Forbes Green Tech

The International Labour Organization and the Inter-American Development Bank predict that decarbonisation, or a transition to a net-zero emission economy, would create 22.5 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2030— 19 million of which would be in plant-based food production. Food & Drink /food-drink Business /business Food & Drink /food-drink Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick business

Bank of America to disclose climate impact of its lending and investments

Business Green

Investment bank joins growing number of financial institutions as a member of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials.

Historic Supreme Court Verdict Means Ireland's Government Must Increase Climate Ambition

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 4 mins The Supreme Court of Ireland has ruled in favour of an environmental group challenging the Irish government’s climate plans, finding its policies did not meet legal requirements for detailing how the country will meet emissions-reduction targets.

Met Office: 'Undeniable warming trend' impacting UK weather

Business Green

Climate study reveals average UK temperature in 2019 was 1.1C higher than between 1961 and 1990, with evidence of seasonal shifts already impacting the natural world.