Wed.Jun 24, 2020

Wall Street Journal: Tesla Model Y Offers “Fierce, Velvety” Driving Characteristics


Dan Neil, who writes about cars for the Wall Street Journal, has evolved from a Tesla skeptic to a zealous convert.

Lyft's 100% EV strategy requires a policy blitz


Lyft's 100% EV strategy requires a policy blitz. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 06/24/2020 - 02:00.

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Electric Shuttle Vans Now In Service In Sacramento, California


This month, three new electric shuttles funded by Electrify America's +$40 million "Green Cities" program were deployed in Sacramento, California. The vehicles are EV Star shuttles from GreenPower Motor Company.

Green Quarantine: Tips To Stay Environmentally Friendly and Zero Waste

The Environmental Blog

The current quarantine has many people staying in their homes most of the time. Some people are worried that the drastic change in their daily lives will negatively impact their green lifestyle.

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One Weird Trick Could Transform Entire Global Offshore Wind Industry


The offshore wind industry could silence the critics once and for all by changing the way wind turbines react to frequency dips. Clean Power Wind Energy DOE Energy Maine New Jersey New York Renewable Energy UK united states University of Birmingham US virginia Wood Mackenzie

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Storm Warning: How Climate Change Creates More Devastating Hurricanes

The Environmental Blog

Do you think Hurricane Katrina was bad? Wait until you see how climate change is leading to more devastating hurricanes. Read on to learn more. Harvey , Ike, Michael, Katrina and Sandy.

Lyft: 100% Electric Vehicles By 2030. CleanTechnica: Ya Think?


Lyft published the positive announcement last week that it would be 100% electric by 2030. Naturally, this is significantly uplifting news, but the responses from some members of CleanTechnica senior staff while eating avocado and cheddar cheese wedges.

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19× More Invested In EVs & EV Batteries In Europe Last Year Than In 2018


According to a Transport & Environment report, Europe poured €60 billion into EV production and EV battery production in 2019, a whopping 19 times more money than it put into them in.

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New study sheds light on Antarctic sea ice mystery

Inhabitat - Innovation

By now, most people have heard about polar ice melting due to global warming. But the coming and going of the sea ice surrounding Antarctica still leaves scientists puzzled

Pew Poll Shows Americans Favor Renewables & Climate Action


A new Pew poll shows Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of bold action to address climate change and promote renewable energy. Someone should tell Republicans in Congress they are an endangered species.

Solar-powered bungalow in Australia promotes indoor-outdoor living

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Elm Street House promotes community connection and indoor-outdoor living

73.5% of Londoners Changed Usual Mode of Transport Due to Ultra Low Emission Zone


If cities want to clean up their air and get people using healthier, more climate-friendly modes of transport, London has demonstrated a solution that genuinely works. Its new-ish "Ultra Low Emissions Zone," which was established on April 8, 2019, has led to major shifts in transportation patterns.

Plastic rain is contaminating protected habitats

Inhabitat - Innovation

The term "pristine" environment is no longer applicable even to the most remote locations on Earth

Denmark To Address Carbon Emissions With New Universal Fees — Final Negotiations This Fall Could Be Historic


Finally something is getting real in the big plan of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Denmark by 70% by 2030. The Danish national media outlet reports this week that a majority coalition of the parties in parliament has agreed to introduce a tax on emissions of greenhouse gases for all sectors.

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Snhetta completes stunning Norwegian cabins for glacier hikers

Inhabitat - Innovation

Tungestølen is a cluster of timber hiking cabins with cozy interiors and panoramic glacier views


Tesla Traffic Light & Stop Sign Control Manual Updated


A new Tesla Autopilot update (one most Tesla owners haven't received yet) is now reflected in the traffic lights manual. Well known Twitter user "green"/@greentheonly shared an image on Twitter and a quick note about the update.

In Maine, electric refuse trucks will be powered by refuse


What could be more logical than running electric refuse trucks on power generated by a waste-to-energy plant? That’s just what Portland, Maine-based waste collection company Ecomaine plans to do, as Haley Rischar writes in Waste Today.

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Hyundai, Kia, & LG Chem Plan To Suck The Blood Of EV & Battery Startups


We got some exciting news out of South Korea this week from three of the biggest players in the auto industry — EV battery giant LG Chem and automakers Kia and Hyundai.

Hyundai/Kia’s new EV heat pump technology


Hyundai and Kia have revealed the details of their new heat pump system, which is designed to maximize EV driving range in low temperatures. The automakers say the heat pump maximizes the distance that EVs can travel on a single charge by scavenging waste heat to warm the cabin.

Intel Buys Moovit for Mobileye’s Mobility-as-a-Service Goals


Intel is trying to pull a few key (but large) pieces together in order to remain a tech leader in 2025, 2030, and beyond. The latest move was acquiring Moovit for $900 million.

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Should Green Brands Be Colorblind?

Michael Grossman

Does your green brand meet its mission if it doesn't appeal to all races? . Dear Michael's Marc: I've always considered myself an ally for equality, regardless of a person's color, religion, gender, etc. All human beings deserve respect, regardless of the color of their skin.

Top 5 US Storage Owners: Invenergy’s Head Start Paid Off [GTM Squared]



Antarctic melting could bring a much hotter future


Antarctic melting can force sea ice retreat of 50 metres daily. CO2 levels are at their highest for 23 million years. Learn from the past


Bring-Your-Own-Batteries and EV Chargers: The Future of Distributed Energy Integration?


Distributed energy resources including rooftop solar, smart thermostats, behind-the-meter batteries, smart inverters and electric vehicle chargers have value for the customers installing them — and for the utilities seeing them proliferate across their distribution grids.

Envision goes Patent Pending for Floods with Solar EV Charging Station

Green Living Guy

EV Charging and Emergency Power That Can Survive Flooding to Over Nine Feet SAN DIEGO – June 16th, 2020 – Envision Solar International, Inc., Nasdaq: EVSI, EVSIW) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading producer of unique and sustainable infrastructure products.

Could Flex Services Draw New Players to Energy Sector?


A tie-up between Vodafone and Energy Web is evidence that an emerging flexibility services opportunity is luring new players to the energy sector, insiders believe.

Recycle That Heat: Hyundai and Kia Turn Up EV Efficiency with New Heat Pump Technology

Green Living Guy

Hyundai and Kia’s heat management innovation maximizes EV driving range in low temperatures?EV EV drivers can heat the cabin without a significant impact on electric driving range?Industry-leading Industry-leading heat pump technology originally introduced on first-generation Kia Soul EV in 2014?Kona

A sneak peek at VW’s ID.4 electric crossover


In Europe, the buzz is all about Volkswagen’s upcoming ID.3, but we Yanks are much more excited about the next vehicle in the pipeline, the ID.4, because, unlike so many of the current generation of EVs, it’s slated to be sold here in the US.

3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience

The City Fix

By 2030, more than 145 million people across the world will be impacted by flooding each year – many of whom live in coastal areas of the United States. Wildfires are growing rapidly in areas of the U.S. where they once were. Continue reading on

China and EU appetite for soy drives Brazilian deforestation


A recent study highlights how demand for Brazilian soy by China and Europe is stoking deforestation, thereby increasing carbon emissions, especially in Brazil’s Cerrado savanna biome and the Amazon rainforest

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Life imitates art as hedge fund manager Jeff Ubben launches public-market impact fund

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 25 – This season’s plotline on Billions, Showtime’s saga of wealth and corruption co-created by financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, finds Wendy Rhoades (played by actor Maggie Siff) and Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) maneuvering to turn Bobby Axelrod’s (Damian Lewis) Axe Capital into an impact investment fund.

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Trojan Energy scores £4.1 million in funding for on-street charging solution


Scottish start-up Trojan Energy has secured a £4.1 million round of seed funding to support the roll-out of its on-street flat and flush EV charging points. Equity Gap led a £1 million funding round; other investors include SIS Ventures, Alba Equity and the Scottish Investment Bank.

A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 1: the basics of foraging

Low Impact

We share a first instalment of a beginner’s guide to foraging from our friends at, starting with the basics of when and where, and the importance of safety and sustainability.

Amazon’s $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund ups the ante

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 24 – Amazon has earmarked $2 billion to invest in “visionary companies whose products and solutions will facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy,” the company said in its sustainability report.

Minnesota Attorney General Sues Exxon, Koch and API for Climate Deception


Read time: 7 mins Minnesota has officially joined the climate accountability movement with the announcement on Wednesday, June 24 of a groundbreaking lawsuit against fossil fuel behemoths such as ExxonMobil and Koch Industries and the nation's largest oil and gas lobbying group for alleged deception on climate change.

How to eliminate the deforestation risks of palm oil imported to China?


A new report shows Chinese firms are unaware that deforestation risks associated with buying palm oil endangers their business. The solution starts with transparency




Solar Brings On-Site Energy Production in Compliance with Title 24 Standards to New California Desert Community