Mon.Jun 29, 2020

Volvo Factory In China Runs On 100% Renewable Energy

CleanTechnica

Volvo Cars continues its march towards being a carbon-neutral manufacturing company by 2025 with a 100% renewable powered factory in China. Clean Power Hydroelectric Solar Energy 100 percent renewable 100 percent renewable energy Carbon Emissions Made in China renewable volvo Volvo Cars

Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni

GreenBiz

Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni. Heather Clancy. Mon, 06/29/2020 - 02:30. June 22 marked the publication of the fifth annual GreenBiz 30 Under 30 , our report celebrating rising young professionals in the field of corporate sustainability. .

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XPeng Expands Its EV Lineup With New P7

CleanTechnica

The XPeng P7 may be the competitive electric car Elon Musk has been asking for. It is the longest range electric car available from any Chinese manufacturer, including Tesla.

Secrets for circular supply chain partnerships from Interface and Aquafil

GreenBiz

Secrets for circular supply chain partnerships from Interface and Aquafil. Elsa Wenzel. Mon, 06/29/2020 - 02:00. It’s an enviable alliance that has outlasted most marriages.

J.D. Power Rates Tesla Electric Vehicles As Lowest Quality Auto Brand In 2020 Study

CleanTechnica

It's all over the news: It has finally been proven that Teslas are no good! Well, let's put it this way: the evidence is circumstantial. This comes as no surprise to me, since I already told you about how customers feel about Tesla based on the largest Danish car owner satisfaction report.

These solar-powered cabins are made of natural materials and shungite plaster

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Karg Cabin provides owners with a cozy opportunity for off-grid living with 100% solar-power capabilities (and that’s not even its most sustainable feature

Illinois Community Solar Lands Northwestern University As New Customer

CleanTechnica

The news today: The Illinois Community Solar program from Clearway Community Solar just landed Northwestern University as its first major commercial subscriber.

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7 New Tesla Software Updates Show Why Owners Love ?? Tesla

CleanTechnica

There are many things about Tesla ownership that are different from conventional car ownership, and even different from ownership of other electric cars. However, I think one is both particularly special and also hard to convey effectively to non-owners.

Green Technology: What the Ideal Green Economy Looks Like

U.S. Green Technology

Here's a look at what a new, green economy can look like following the coronavirus pandemic to create more opportunities for all. The post Green Technology: What the Ideal Green Economy Looks Like appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Virginia School District Going Solar In A Big Way

CleanTechnica

A Virginia school district, the school district for Orange County Public Schools, has contracted Secure Futures Solar to put solar panels on 8 of the school district's facilities. They combine for a capacity of 2.5 megawatts (MW), quite a bit of power.

IceWind demos new residential wind turbine in Texas

Inhabitat - Innovation

Residential micro wind turbines may one day become a popular way for people to produce their own power at home

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Meet Punch Moto, The Best Belarusian Electric Motorcycle You’ve Seen

CleanTechnica

The guys at Punch Moto may not be officially affiliated with Minsk Moto, but they've put together a sharp-looking, minimalist design that features a no-nonsense, industrial-looking electric motor good for about 30 HP in a sturdy frame that should be more than up to the task of Belarus' -- and Vietnam's -- rougher roads and lighter trails.

New study finds microplastics in fruits and vegetables

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scientists have detected microplastics in popular produce, including apples, carrots and kale

We Hardly Knew Ye: Jeep Set To Cancel 2.0L eTorque Hybrids

CleanTechnica

It seems like Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) just released its 4-cylinder eTorque mild-hybrid Jeep Wrangler models. Indeed, the 2.0

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Ottan Studio transforms green waste into home decor

Inhabitat - Innovation

Green design start-up Ottan Studio is committed to producing upcycled decor out of food and green waste. By collecting materials such as fruit peels, expired grains, vegetable residues, tree leaves and grass, the company can create colorful and trendy furniture with absolutely zero waste

Solar Panels Power World’s Highest Weather Station (CleanTechnica Interview)

CleanTechnica

Heavy duty solar panels are the secret sauce behind a high-risk, high reward weather station installation on Mount Everest.

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2 More Western Utilities Move to Close Coal Plants Early, Shifting to Renewables and Storage

GreenTechMedia

Two more utilities in Arizona and Colorado are moving to accelerate closure of coal plants and replace them with renewable energy backed by batteries, joining a broader push in both states to shift to more cost-effective clean energy options even in the absence of state mandates.

Europe Is Drowning In SUV Emissions

CleanTechnica

Carbon emissions from vehicles in Europe are inching up thanks in part to cars being bigger, heavier, and less efficient. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Fossil Fuels Oil Europe European Environmental Agency SUVs vehicle emissions

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Second US Offshore Wind Project Finishes Construction Off Virginia

GreenTechMedia

Dominion Energy and its partner Ørsted have completed installation of the second offshore wind facility ever built in U.S. waters, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot located 30 miles off Virginia Beach.

10 Bonus Solar News Stories

CleanTechnica

There was plenty of positive solar energy news this month. Aside from the 63 solar stories we've published so far, below are 10 more stories that seem worth looking at even though we didn't take time to explore them in detail.

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UNStudio unveils future-proof energy-generating education building for TU Delft

Inhabitat - Innovation

UNStudio has unveiled designs for Echo, a new multipurpose academic building for TU Delft that will generate its own energy via solar panels

Happy 10th Birthday, Tesla [TSLA] — Here’s A Look At The 10 Years Since IPO

CleanTechnica

Ten years ago, a baby IPO was born. The date was June 20, 2010. That's when Tesla [TSLA] took its place on the world's stage as a public company. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Investment Manufacturing Elon Musk Tesla Tesla stock

What If Homeowners Could Just Buy Batteries and Plug Them In?

GreenTechMedia

Home battery storage has grown precipitously in recent years, but it still doesn’t match the scale and accessibility of a home appliance. Orison has been trying to change that since 2013.

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10 Bonus Autonomous Driving News Stories

CleanTechnica

Continuing our series of end-of-month news roundups for stories we couldn't dedicate full pieces to but still seemed noteworthy, here are 10 autonomous driving stories worth a gander. Autonomous Vehicles Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Market Research Research Science

So, What Exactly Is Green Hydrogen?

GreenTechMedia

Companies and industry groups often join together to promote their products.

Formosa Doesn’t Have Louisiana’s Best Interest At Heart

CleanTechnica

Formosa Plastics is going to be our shiny new petrochemical plant that will provide jobs for Louisiana citizens.

US Solar Plants Now Expected to Run for More than 30 Years: Berkeley Lab

GreenTechMedia

Big solar plants are getting cheaper to run and expectations for their useful operational lives keep getting longer, according to a new survey of U.S. solar industry professionals.

Ford F-150 The Perfect Anti-Cybertruck, Tons Of Autonomy News, & More — CleanTech Weekly News Show #14

CleanTechnica

This is the 14th broadcast of CleanTechnica’s weekly news show. This week’s show covers a lot of autonomy news, climate news you haven't heard before, the new Ford F-150, Tesla Cybertruck revelations, and more.

Indigenous lives matter: Reflections from an encounter with Borneo's forest defenders

Eco-Business

Communities in Sarawak are in a David and Goliath battle to safeguard some of the richest carbon and biodiversity stocks left on the planet

LeBron James signals opportunity for ‘empowerment’ media with $100 million raise

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 29 – NBA megastar LeBron James and his long-time friend and business partner Maverick Carter raised $100 million for SpringHill Co, “a maker and distributor of all kinds of content that will give a voice to creators and consumers who’ve been pandered to, ignored, or underserved,” according to Bloomberg.

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'Zero plastic' organic foods retailer introduces disposable gloves for customers as Covid-19 prevention measure

Eco-Business

Plastic-free shopping' retailer Scoop insists customers wear disposable plastic gloves before entering its stores in Singapore to protect against Covid-19. The firm says the measure is to reduce the threat of its business closing

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The Circular Economy Meets Furniture: The Future of Rentals and Sharing

CleanTech Group

According to a 2017 estimate, the global sharing economy will surpass $335 billion by 2025, with a CAGR of 30.2%. The gradual shift. Recycling & Waste Resources and Environment Sector Insights Sharing Economy Circular Economy furniture rental

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Vietnam approves 7 GW of new wind projects

Eco-Business

Vietnam has given the green light to almost a hundred new wind energy installations, indicating the nation keeps powering ahead with renewables amid fears of looming power shortages as its industry and population boom

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National Coalition Pushes $150 Billion Federal Stimulus Proposal That Could Create 2.3 Million U.S. Jobs

LA CleanTech Incubator

Amid converging crises, how can stewardship help business leaders navigate the storm?

Eco-Business

As several global crises upend the world, companies’ relationship with and their role in society are evolving. Thomas Milburn of Corporate Citizenship explains how business leaders can navigate the current uncertainty and change

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Gates Foundation backs Enko Chem’s eco-pesticides for Africa

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 29 – Massachusetts-based Enko Chem uses technology for pharmaceutical drug discovery to develop new crop treatments. The company, which was incubated within agtech venture capital firm Anterra Capital, is combatting the pest resistance and environmental harm of chemical pesticides.

The coronavirus has accelerated changes in energy supply and demand

Eco-Business

There is a compelling case that the pandemic has accelerated the move away from fossil fuels, and that investments in renewable energy will continue to grow