Sun.Jan 24, 2021

Green Jobs: Timber to Replace Glass in Buildings?

U.S. Green Technology

At a time when steel and glass construction is increasingly the norm, wood might seem like an old-school building material to use. But if you think wood is going by the wayside, think again. Timber is coming back with a new look – and a new attitude (toward it) in today’s green revolution.

Acts, not ads: Eco ad agency founder on how to make sustainability communications genuine, fun and lucrative


Ben Peacock launched Republic of Everyone, an advertising agency that specialises in sustainability, in 2007, after recovering from testicular cancer and the death of his brother-in-law

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Videos & articles to accompany upcoming book on new economy built around mutual credit

Low Impact

I have a contract to produce a book about growing a new economy ‘in the cracks in capitalism’, with mutual credit at the core.

Switch2 welcomes improved standards for UK heat networks


Switch2 Energy has welcomed publication of the new CIBSE CP1 (2020) Heat Networks Code of Practice, which will drive further improvements in the planning, design, development, commissioning and operation of UK district and community heating schemes

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Equinor Flirts with Floating Solar

Mr. Sustainability

Summary - Equinor will explore opportunities within the realm of floating solar power. Together with Moss Maritime the company wants to start testing near the island of Frøya in the late summer of 2021.

World leaders urged to learn from pandemic in adapting to climate change


The Covid-19 crisis is a 'foretaste' of how accelerating warming could affect our lives, but also offer lessons in how to respond, says chair of UN climate science panel

'Moral hazard': MPs urge Bank of England to clean up dirty investments ahead of COP26

Business Green

Environmental Audit Committee calls on central bank to align its corporate bond purchasing programme with global climate goals.

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'Strong growth dynamics': UK solar industry adds 500MW in 2020 as investment in subsidy-free projects heat up

Business Green

Deployment outstrips government estimates by hundreds of megawatts, as plummeting costs see wave of new projects emerge.

What’s the best way to avoid “greenwashing”?

Greenability Magazine

When you’re trying to make the best environmental choices, how do you know which “eco-friendly” products are actually good for you and the planet? Many claims are legitimate, but others feature deceptive or unsubstantiated claims. Even the legitimate labels vary a lot in meaning.

'World's most sustainable companies': Schneider Electric, Ørsted, and Banco de Brasil top annual list

Business Green

Most sustainable firms continue to focus on their climate and environmental efforts despite coronavirus crisis, Corporate Knights finds.

Consequential President Biden Actions Nobody Is Talking About


The first 24 hours of the administration of President Joe Biden were filled not only with ceremony, but also with real action.

Mark Carney's carbon market plan puts polluters above the planet

Business Green

Former Bank of England Governor's plan to establish a $100bn-a-year global market for CO2 offsets contains three major flaws that urgently need addressing, argues Greenpeace UK's John Sauven.

Tesla To Host A Virtual Info Session For Energy Careers


Tesla has announced on its LinkedIn page that it is holding two virtual info sessions for those who are interested in learning about careers in Tesla Energy, solar roof, and solar panels.

Climate Risk Index: Bolstering resilience more critical than ever as climate impacts escalate

Business Green

Calls come as Global Climate Risk Index estimates climate change has taken 475, 000 lives and incurred $2.56tr of economic damages between 2000 and 2019.

One Year On: A Look At New Jersey’s EV Progress In 2020


This blog is the fourth in a series exploring the state of electric vehicle policy in New Jersey.

Waymo Boss Takes Shots At Tesla & FSD — Nothing New Here


We've seen this before. Tesla does something new. The competition decries that this will never happen. The Model 3 will never come. The Model Y is vaporware. Gigafactory 3 is a mud field. The newest FUD comes from Waymo CEO John Krafcik, who said that Tesla's "full self-driving" system isn't the right approach toward a fully autonomous vehicle.

China — 9.4% Plugin Vehicle Share In Another Record Month


While the overall Chinese auto market ended the year on a positive note (+12% YoY), plugins ended with a record month, growing by 50% YoY in in the last month of the year to a record 224,000 units, and this time it was plugin hybrids (PHEVs) that grew faster (+108%) than full electrics (+42%).

Toyota GR010 Hybrid Hypercar Vs. C+pod Electric Vehicle: Compare & Contrast


Don't be fooled by appearances: Toyota's GR010 Hypercar plays to the hybrid market, but watch those behind-the scenes electric vehicle battery moves.

India’s Pravaig Dynamics Unveils Its Luxury EV, The Pravaig Extinction MK1


Pravaig has a prototype of its vehicle, the Extinction MK1, a 2-door coupe with claimed specs of 504 kilometers (313 miles) per charge, a top speed of 196 km/h (121 mph), a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) 150 kW of power under its hood, and an 80% charge time of its 96 kWh lithium-ion battery in 30 minutes.

Do Auto Dealers Have A Future In New, Post-Pandemic World Of Electric Cars?


Pity the poor, unloved auto dealerships. If they disappeared, who would mourn their passing? Car buyers certainly wouldn’t miss the pushy salespeople, byzantine pricing, or overpriced repairs.

Biden Climate Plan Focuses On Social Cost Of Pollution, Torpedoes Keystone XL Pipeline


On Day One, President Biden signed executive orders mandating the government determine the social cost of several pollutants include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. He has also canceled the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.