Fri.Jul 10, 2020

Elon Musk On The Berlin Tesla Model Y: “A Revolution In Automotive Body Engineering”


The Berlin-produced Tesla Model Y is going to be a revolution in automotive body engineering, according to Elon Musk. He just noted this in response to Tesmanian’s Eva Fox, who wrote an article covering Volvo reverse engineering a Model Y in Sweden.

20 must-read books about food systems


20 must-read books about food systems. Danielle Nierenberg. Fri, 07/10/2020 - 00:50. With record high unemployment , a reeling global economy and concerns of food shortages , the world as we know it is changing.

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Tesla [TSLA] Has A Warranty Accounting Mystery


Back in January, I explored the popular short seller thesis that Tesla is unfairly cooking its books by not accruing enough money for its warranty work.

Feeding The Planet Isn’t Science Fiction - It’s Cultivated Meat

Jim Conca

Combine animal stem cells with nutrients, salts, pH buffers, and growth factor in science-fiction-like vats and you get actual meat without growing the whole animal. It’s called cultivated meat production and will probably meet the world’s meat requirements in a decade or so.

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London Electric Vehicle Company Rolls Out New Electric Delivery Van


London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is well known for its iconic London taxis, which are now electric. Based on that experience, the company has just rolled out an electric van as well. It has similar styling, but more cargo space and certain other modifications.

Vermont Food Scrap Ban requires residents, businesses to compost

Inhabitat - Innovation

Too lazy to carry your banana peel or avocado pit to your compost bin? You’re breaking the law, at least in Vermont

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Volta Trucks Introduces Volta Zero


Volta Trucks, a Scandinavian startup, has teased a zero-emission, fully electric delivery vehicle with typically slick and stylish Scandinavian design, named the Volta Zero. The vehicle will be launched this fall.

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Is Honda Waking Up?


Honda has formed a "comprehensive strategic alliance" with CATL, one of the world's top three EV battery producers. This is not just a contract for batteries, but a rather deep and broad partnership.

Germany’s Fallen ‘Solar Valley’ Sees New Life as Meyer Burger Buys Former SolarWorld Factory


Once bustling with PV research and manufacturing, Germany's "Solar Valley" fell quiet in recent years as China gained control of the global PV manufacturing sector. But the fabled valley may soon spring back to life.

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A Pink Glacier In Italy Is Not Good News


In Italy, the Presena glacier is turning pink due to algae, and this will make the ice melt even faster. Blagio di Mauro from the Institute of Polar Sciences at Italy's National Research Council told CNN that pink snow has appeared on the glacier.

Member Profile #4- Leif Elgethun, Retrolux

CleanTech Alliance

CleanTech Alliance member Leif Elgethun shares how his company Retrolux is adapting to and overcoming the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Rivian Reaps $2.5 Billion In Latest Funding Round As EV Investments Soar


Rivian has secured another $2.5 billion to help it get production of its electric vehicles started. It seems everybody wants to get in on the electric car game now that Tesla has blazed the trail. Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles electric car companies Fisker Karma NIO Rivian Tesla

Rocket Crafters creates safer, greener hybrid rocket engine technology

Inhabitat - Innovation

3D-printing technology has made this company's dream a reality

We’re All In This Together – We Need To Act Together


While we are trying to find the recipients for the trillions of dollars aimed at reviving an economy bashed by Covid-19, and trying especially hard to make sure that none of it goes to the undeserving, we might consider a way to use that money to go way beyond stimulating the economy to saving the world.

Wood lattice walls ventilate this beautiful Costa Rica home

Inhabitat - Innovation

Perched in the mountains of Nosara, a surfing paradise on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, Casa Guayacán boasts a beautiful ocean view and a tranquil setting. A stunning example of sustainable architecture in a tropical setting, this home being designed by two talented professional architects comes as no surprise

Super White Paint Helps Keep Buildings Cool


Researchers at UCLA have created a super white paint that can reflect up to 98% of incoming heat from the sun. Buildings Science heat island materials science radiative cooling super white paint UCLA

Applying rock dust to farms could boost carbon sequestration

Inhabitat - Innovation

Enhanced rock weathering could curb climate change

Harley-Davidson Rewire Plan Suffers From Short Circuit


Harley-Davidson is in desperate trouble as motorcycle sales worldwide have taken a tumble due to the coronoavirus. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Motorcycles + Scooters Harley Davidson Rewire plan

New metro stations extend sustainable, site-sensitive transit in Denmark

Inhabitat - Innovation

Cobe and Arup have teamed up on two new metro stations in northern Copenhagen

Just In The Nick Of Time, Speedy Energy Storage For Data Centers, EV Charging, & More (CleanTechnica Interview)


New sodium-ion energy storage to the rescue as electricity grid struggles with data centers, EVs, 5G, COVID-19, gaming, cryptocurrency.what did we miss.

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Agents of Impact toppling systemic racism in finance

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 10 – The movement for racial justice in the criminal justice system has cast a spotlight as well on systemic and anti-Black racism in finance.

Volkswagen Car.Software Team Gets More Physical Space


We've written about Volkswagen's newfound focus on software — and struggles with that — several times recently. The short summary is: Volkswagen is trying to reinvent itself as a software-centered company. Software is hard.

Grid Edge Mega-Trends: Bridging the Distributed Energy-Wholesale Market Divide [GTM Squared]


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Latin America’s 17 Million Domestic Workers Need Better Transit. Direct Lines Can Help.

The City Fix

Like workers in many other sectors, hundreds of thousands of domestic workers have been fired from their jobs around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as economies have begun to reopen, many are returning to work, facing not only. Continue reading on

Some clean energy employees are returning to work, but sector’s full recovery unlikely if Congress doesn’t act


• 106,300 clean energy workers returned to their jobs in June. 514,200 clean energy workers remain jobless in wake of COVID-19 • Troubling signs cloud clean energy sector’s outlook; stimulus needed now

Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Everyday Items

Green Living Guy

Our plastic water bottles are in the ocean. That’s enough to say out planet stands before massive challenges. That’s as we overspend its limited natural resources. We also contribute to the growing global warming issue. Not only that, but humans are also suffering.

CALSSA launches Virtual Product Expo Series


CALSSA’s Product Expo Series is meant to solve this problem by mimicking the conversations you’d have on the trade show floor without leaving your desk.


Rivian Snags $2.5 Billion From T. Rowe Price, Amazon To Take On Tesla In Electric Trucks

Forbes Green Tech

The fast-moving EV company has amassed $5.4 billion, the biggest cash hoard of any electric vehicle startup ahead of production.

Ruling Upholds FERC Order to Include Energy Storage in Wholesale Electricity Markets


Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit’s decision upholding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) Order No.

The Week in impact investing: Toppled

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! Toppled icons. Along with historical statues, this week saw the toppling of other archaic icons of an order in decline.

Why companies need to invest in clean delivery amid pandemic online shopping

EDF + Business

COVID-19 means a lot more online shopping, which means a lot more delivery trucks that could contribute to a lot more air pollution in our neighborhoods. As coronavirus shut down the economy, some regions saw a drop in air pollution.

Mercedes Design Chief Gorden Wagener Would Like To Make The Marque The Most Loved Lifestyle Brand. This Is How

Forbes Green Tech

As chief design officer for Daimler AG, Gorden Wagener has the complex task of directing the design for Mercedes, Smart, AMG, Maybach and the new EQ electric sub-brand. He explains his mission.

Learn how Proterra designs, tests, and manufacturers battery systems for rugged heavy-duty EVs (Free Webcast)


In less than 2 years, the engineering team at Proterra designed, tested, and manufactured an industry-leading HD battery system that powered a vehicle that broke the world record for farthest distance traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge.

Eco-Friendly Products in Window and Door Segments


Design trends in nonresidential buildings are increasingly making energy efficiency and environmental friendliness a priority. In few markets is this more evident than in the commercial window and door market. How is the commercial market different from the residential market?

ACORE Commends Decision to Uphold FERC Order No. 841 on Energy Storage


Following is a statement from American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) President and CEO Gregory Wetstone on today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to uphold FERC Order No. 841, a bipartisan and unanimous landmark rule that removes barriers to energy storage participation in wholesale electricity markets

New Trade and Agriculture Commission fuels green group's post-Brexit fears

Business Green

Government insists new group will help ensure 'environmental standards in food production are not undermined', but big green NGOs appear to have been frozen out of influential body.

Applying rock dust to farms could boost carbon sequestration


A report in the journal Nature has revealed that enhanced rock weathering (ERW) could help slow climate change by sucking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This process involves spreading rock dust on farmland to help absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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