Thu.Oct 22, 2020

SAE International Publishes Two New Documents Enabling Commercialization of Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles

CleanTechnica

Standards Support EV Industry’s Growth to Allow Wireless Technology to Help Accelerate the Adoption of Zero Emission Vehicles. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles EV Charging EV Charging Stations Market Research Press Releases Research SAE International wireless charging wireless technology

Love trees? Prioritize wildfire restoration and fighting deforestation

GreenBiz

Love trees? Prioritize wildfire restoration and fighting deforestation. Heather Clancy. Thu, 10/22/2020 - 02:00.

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UBS Predicts EV Price Parity In 2024

CleanTechnica

Analysts at UBS say electric cars should reach price parity with conventional cars by the end of 2024. Electric Cars battery cost electric car electric versus internal combustion UBS

Missing Pieces of Decarbonization Puzzle Realized

GreenBiz

Missing Pieces of Decarbonization Puzzle Realized. Date/Time: November 19, 2020 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). The process to decarbonize power systems is complicated. Grid operators are tasked with balancing affordability and reliability as more renewable energy comes online.

TransAlta Uses Tesla Megapacks To Power WindCharger

CleanTechnica

TransAlta Renewables has announced the commercial operation of WindCharger, a milestone energy storage project powered by Tesla Megapacks. Batteries Clean Power Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Wind Energy Elon Musk Tesla Tesla batteries Tesla Energy Tesla Megapack Tesla Powerpack

Plant a unique indoor garden with this modular living wall kit from Horticus

Inhabitat - Innovation

Designed by Horticus, these modular living walls offer a stunning way to reconnect with nature by creating a vertical hanging garden indoors, no matter how small the space

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Arkansas schools save millions by adopting solar power

Inhabitat - Innovation

Schools in the U.S. are using solar energy to cut down on expensive electricity bills. With funds freed up, schools can then improve the quality of education. As a report by Generation180 shows, over 7,300 schools use the solar power approach to save on utility bills

Elon Musk Explains Tesla’s Vertical Integration vs. “Catalog Engineering”

CleanTechnica

Tesla just achieved its fifth consecutive profitable quarter. How did Tesla beat Wall Street's third quarter earnings estimates? How are they doing this while the broader auto industry is down amidst a global pandemic.

So, What Exactly Are Virtual Power Plants?

GreenTechMedia

We live in an increasingly virtual world. You can hold virtual meetings with virtual friends using virtual reality systems hosted on virtual servers. And in energy circles, one of the biggest buzzwords in recent years is the virtual power plant, or VPP.

A Look At Tesla’s FSD Beta

CleanTechnica

Yesterday, we reported that Tesla's Full-Self Driving suite started rolling out. If you caught that article early, note that we also updated it with videos and more tweets from Tesla CEO Elon Musk later on.

Pennsylvania scientists develop 100% leather waste fiber made from scraps

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sustainable Composites is turning leather scraps into a new product called Enspire Leather

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New Jersey’s Plan To Cut Global Warming Emissions 80% By 2050

CleanTechnica

As I wrote earlier today, New Jersey has a legal requirement to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050, based on 2006 levels.

World's largest solar power plant to supply energy to Australia and Singapore

Inhabitat - Innovation

The world's largest solar power station is planned for Australia

New Technologies Can Help Lower Carbon Emissions

CleanTechnica

Researchers around the world are seeking new technologies that will help humans survive the coming changes wrought by an overheating planet. Here are two that seem promising.

Middelkerke Casino blends into the surrounding Belgian sand dunes

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new, competition-winning hotel and casino will preserve the dune landscape while boosting the local economy of Middelkerke, Belgium

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New Jersey: Need 100% Electric Car Sales By 2035

CleanTechnica

California recently announced a plan to start banning sales of gas cars in 2035, an increase in the timeline from an earlier plan to do so by 2040. Now the 11th most populated state in the country is following suit and going to do the same.

SOCAP takes stock of impact investing in a changed world

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 22 – The different mood at this week’s impact investing gathering reflected not just the contrast between an online event and the annual schmoozefest on San Francisco Bay.

EPA & South Coast AQMD Spend $21.7M On Electric Volvo Trucks

CleanTechnica

EPA & South Coast AQMD spend $21.7M to put 70 Volvo electric trucks on the road and lay the groundwork for an EV revolution! Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Shipping electric semi electric trucks electric volvo hydrogen economy Semi Trucks volvo Volvo Trucks work trucks

Orsted May Employ 1,000 American Workers by 2030, New US Offshore CEO Says

GreenTechMedia

The U.S. offshore wind map may be dominated by European developers, but the industry is steadily taking on a local flavor. On Thursday, market leader Ørsted announced that Thomas Brostrøm, long-standing CEO of the Danish developer’s U.S.

Can We Get A Puff Daddy (Diddy) & Mase Rap Video For The New Hummer EV?

CleanTechnica

As the iconic Hummer is revived as an all-electric truck, it would be good to reengage the old Hummer fan base that used to sign along to 90s rap music. Wouldn’t it be great if we got a new Puff Daddy (Diddy) and Mase song and a video with the Hummer EVs.

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Ed Mazria Uncovers the Carbon Hidden in Our Buildings

GreenTechMedia

When we talk about climate change on this podcast, and what causes it, we are usually talking about gases that come from vehicles or the electricity sector. But what about the built environment? This week, we’re talking about the emissions embedded in our buildings.

Coronavirus grant boosts safety at waste management firms

Envirotec Magazine

Two of the new bays at Forth Resource Management, which were installed to hold recycled material made from organic waste delivered by local councils. The organic waste includes garden clippings and trimmings, and waste material produced by gardeners and landscapers.

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Xpeng’s G3 electric SUV is on its way to Norway

Charged

Chinese automakers have long dreamed of the day they would start exporting vehicles to Europe (and North America) in volume. Thanks to the Continent’s burgeoning interest in EVs, that day may be at hand.

Winners of AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 celebrated

Envirotec Magazine

The winners of the 2020 AD and Biogas Industry Awards were announced on 8 October in a virtual Awards Ceremony hosted by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA).

Land eight times the size of Bali burned in Indonesia in last five years: Report

Eco-Business

The sheer scale of burning suggests law enforcement in the fire-stricken nation has been ineffective. The influence wielded by palm oil and pulp business associations is a key reason why firms still often go unpunished, states a new study

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Investments in financial inclusion and agriculture deliver impact

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 22 – ImpactAlpha has covered hundreds of investments aiming to drive access to finance and more sustainable agriculture. Two reports from the Global Impact Investing Network provide evidence of impact in each sector.

Digital Smart Grid Resilience: Wildfire Mitigation and Reliability

CleanTech Group

Wildfires are getting worse. This summer, the West Coast of the United States has once again been the hardest hit, with 2020 projected. Cleantech Insights Energy & Power Industrial Energy Efficiency Forest Fires Smart Grid

The future of data centres in the face of climate change

Eco-Business

How can businesses and society decarbonise while building better cloud solutions? We explore the viable solutions available to help data centre operators fight the rising tide of environmental challenges

Alexandra Cousteau Wants To Restore The Oceans By 2050

Forbes Green Tech

Through her organization Oceans 2050, Alexandra Cousteau wants to shift our history of ocean loss into a tale of restoration - and she's starting with kelp. Science /science Innovation /innovation Science /science Green Tech /green-tech

Polling Shows Growing Climate Concern Among Americans. But Outsized Influence of Deniers Remains a Roadblock

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 9 mins More Americans than ever before — 54 percent, recent polling data shows — are alarmed or concerned about climate change, which scientists warn is a planetary emergency unfolding in the form of searing heat, prolonged drought, massive wildfires, monstrous storms, and other extremes.

Catalyst Fund secures $4.3 million to accelerate digital commerce in Ghana

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 22 – Catalyst Fund supports local fintech entrepreneurs to accelerate access to basic goods and services in emerging markets.

As Feds Step Back, New Mexico Steps Up With Tough Methane Rule

Forbes Green Tech

Earlier this month, the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD) and its parent agency the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), released its final proposed waste-reduction rule, which would require oil and gas operators to capture 98% of the natural gas they produced by 2026.

Unreasonable Group launches diverse investing collective

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 22 – The social impact accelerator Unreasonable Group has for a decade offered high-growth, high-impact entrepreneurs mentorship, networks and resources – without taking a financial stake.

New Zealand PM Ardern urged to apply crisis skills to climate change

Eco-Business

Environmentalists urge re-elected leader, who won praise for her handling of the pandemic, to double down on fossil fuel use and farming emissions