Fri.Jan 08, 2021

Pros and Cons of Wind Power for the Home

U.S. Green Technology

Wind power is one of the largest sources of clean, renewable energy in the United States, and it’s only going to keep growing. By 2030, wind power is expected to produce 20% of the U.S. electricity demand and cost less than fossil fuels.

Why collaboration is the missing ingredient in food system reform

GreenBiz

Why collaboration is the missing ingredient in food system reform. Jim Giles. Fri, 01/08/2021 - 01:30. One of the most exciting things about food and ag right now is the potential for change. The industry’s environmental problems — waste, greenhouse gases, biodiversity loss — are real.

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How to Fund a Green Business

U.S. Green Technology

With the climate crisis getting worse, it’s clear that companies need to start making more active efforts to be more sustainable. Fortunately, the country is starting to keep up.

Episode 250: Sustainability leaders greet 2021 with conviction, renewed purpose

GreenBiz

Episode 250: Sustainability leaders greet 2021 with conviction, renewed purpose. Heather Clancy. Fri, 01/08/2021 - 02:00. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (5:35). Big in 2021: American jobs created by EV companies. 5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021.

The River House shows off a green renovation in Ireland

Inhabitat - Innovation

Located in the beautiful County Kilkenny of Ireland, the River House contains a unique mixture of Portuguese design and sustainable elements

Today’s wind turbine blades could become tomorrow’s bridges

Grist

On December 16, three 40 foot-long wind turbine blades were delivered via truck from a wind farm in Belfast to the Cork Institute of Technology in southern Ireland.

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PPP & EIDL Loans: What You Need to Know!

CleanTech Alliance

Congress renewed the PPP loan program on December 27th, and during the week of January 11th the program will reboot specifically for community financial institutions, followed by second-drawers on the 13th, and finally opening to all sometime in March. PPP loans have been a lifeline for many businesses, and we want the CleanTech Community to […]. Public Policy Uncategorized

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DIY building plans for the luxurious Patara Tiny Home are now for sale

Inhabitat - Innovation

You'll be amazed by how many luxuries can fit in such a small space

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LG and Magna enter agreement to expand powertrain electrification

Charged

LG and Magna have announced a joint venture to manufacture e-motors, inverters, onboard chargers and related e-drive systems.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lease sale attracts few bidders

Inhabitat - Innovation

Only three bidders expressed interest in the leases, one of the bidders being the state of Alaska

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New Jersey Approves PSE&G’s $778M Smart Meter Rollout

GreenTechMedia

New Jersey’s biggest utility has gotten the go-ahead to deploy about 2.3 million smart meters — but with regulator insistence that it share the benefits of the data they will collect with its customers.

MVRDV designs BREEAM Excellent-targeted Matrix 1 for Amsterdam

Inhabitat - Innovation

MVRDV has shared designs for the Matrix 1, an office and laboratory complex to be located in the heart of Amsterdam Science Park

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MIT Study: Transmission Is Key to a Low-Cost, Decarbonized US Grid

GreenTechMedia

Study after study over the past decade has concluded that expanding the U.S. transmission grid will play a key role in decarbonizing the country’s electricity system. But a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology study indicates that a massive U.S.-wide

CARB approves $29 million investment in two clean-car programs

Charged

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved $28.64 million in new funding to support two statewide incentive programs aimed at bringing clean vehicle technologies to low-income and underserved communities.

Kauai to Hit 80% Renewable Power With Solar-Charged Hydro Storage

GreenTechMedia

Hawaii's island of Kauai further burnished its reputation for figuring out clean energy years ahead of the mainland. The nonprofit Kauai Island Utility Cooperative signed a deal with AES to deliver power throughout the night from a solar-charged water pumping system.

REE and Iochpe-Maxion to develop modular EV wheel and chassis designs

Charged

REE Automotive and Iochpe-Maxion have announced a partnership to co-develop and manufacture an exclusive wheel design and chassis solution for REE’s corner modules and EV platform.

America’s Drastic Shift: What Are Paths for Energy and Climate?

GreenTechMedia

In the final moments of 2020, the most important U.S. energy legislation in a decade flew in under the radar, attached to the coronavirus relief and government funding bill. It’s an astonishing collection of measures.

Volkswagen Group Components previews mobile charging robot

Charged

Volkswagen Group Components has revealed a prototype of its mobile charging robot, which is designed for fully autonomous charging of vehicles in places such as parking garages. The charging robot is started via an app or Car-to-X communication, and operates autonomously.

NET Power CEO Announces Four New Zero-Emission Gas Plants Underway

Forbes Green Tech

NET Power’s prototype zero-emission natural-gas power plant works, the company’s CEO said today, announcing that construction will begin in the First Quarter of this year on two operating plants.

GameChange Solar Unveils Bifacial Tracker Reflector Technology to Boost Power Production 15-20%

altenergymag

The reflectors can boost the gain by up to an estimated total of 15-20% when using bifacial modules, which is approximately 5-8% extra gain versus other bifacial trackers which do not have BifacialReflector™ technology

As Enbridge Races to Build Line 3 Pipeline, Resistance Ramps Up in the Courts and On the Ground

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 10 mins On January 2, 2021, during the first weekend of the New Year, dozens of water protectors gathered to demonstrate and pray along Great River Road near Palisade, Minnesota.

Predictions For 2021: Auto Sales Improve, Tesla Meets Its Match

Forbes Green Tech

New research from Cox Automotive gives some indications as to whether 2020's strong new car sales finish will carry through to this year and predicts a possible end to Tesla's EV dominance.

Thai landfill turned into urban farm to feed poor during pandemic

Eco-Business

The pandemic has boosted urban farming, with authorities recognising its role in boosting food security

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Accelerating innovative e-storage solutions with the STEPS Business Support Programme

altenergymag

The STEPS business support programme will support 40 businesses through a competitive voucher programme that offers €12,5k worth of assistance from leading universities to each business free of charge.

How Environmentally Friendly Is Your Period?

Forbes Green Tech

You may not automatically think of tampons and menstrual pads when you hear about landfills but some feminine hygiene products take over 500 years to decompose. Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Green Tech /green-tech ForbesWomen /forbeswomen

The Week in impact investing: Historic

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! History in real-time. If this week’s Georgia runoff elections that tipped the U.S. Senate signaled a turn toward The. The post The Week in impact investing: Historic appeared first on Impact Alpha. The Brief

GM Rolls Out New Logo For Electric Vehicle Push

Forbes Green Tech

GM is getting a new modern corporate logo to go with a new Everybody In marketing campaign for a lineup of new electric vehicles.

Natural disaster damages hit $210bn worldwide in 2020, Munich Re estimates

Business Green

Insurance giant warns 'it is time to act' in order to curb growing costs of climate change.

Advancing the New US Administration’s Clean Energy Transition with UtilityAI™

Bidgely

As we enter 2021, we find ourselves in the middle of an energy transition that is transforming the way electricity is generated, stored and consumed, with power systems moving from fossil-fuel-based centralized single-flow electric grids to renewable bi-directional and decentralized energy networks.

SimpliPhi Power Receives UL 9540 Certification For Safety & Reliability Of Industry-leading Energy Storage Product Line

altenergymag

Full line of products UL Certified that can scale from 15.2 kWh to 136 kWh with single, split and three-phase configurations to create resilient, safe energy storage systems for residential & commercial applications

Going Green? 5 Insider Tips for Transforming Your Backyard into an Eco-Friendly Oasis

Green Living Guy

From leaving the lights on after leaving the room to bringing groceries home in layers of plastic, there are many ways everyday activities unintentionally wreak havoc on the environment.

Impact Briefing: Week of Jan. 8th

Impact Alpha

On this week’s podcast, David Bank joins host Brian Walsh to chart the year ahead in impact investing. We also get a sneak. The post Impact Briefing: Week of Jan. 8th appeared first on Impact Alpha. Podcasts

5 Environmental Benefits Of CBD Products

Green Living Guy

The 2018 Farm bill was a game-changer as it legalized consumption of CBD products in all 50 states. After that, CBD products like oils, chocolates, and even gummies started blooming in the market. An increasing number of people started using CBD products to experience their health benefits.

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Prince Charles Agrees With Greta: 2050 Is Too Late

Forbes Green Tech

Charles has launched a Sustainable Markets Initiative to “intensify the pace and practical impact of transition efforts” in the private sector. Green Tech /green-tech Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech innovation greentech