Mon.Jun 01, 2020

After Coronavirus, What’s Next? China: More Coal, US: More Oil, EU: More Renewables

CleanTechnica

In the struggle to figure out how the world gets back to normal, only the EU is pursuing zero emissions goals. The road map to a clean future is right there in front of us, but few leaders are paying any attention to it.

Is sustainability undergoing a pandemic pause?

GreenBiz

Is sustainability undergoing a pandemic pause? Joel Makower. Mon, 06/01/2020 - 00:00. If you were to believe the mainstream business media, there would be no question whatsoever that the twin crises of a pandemic and a recession have pretty much put the kibosh on sustainable business activity.

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With North Dakota, All 48 Continental US States Have Tesla Superchargers

CleanTechnica

Tesla now has Superchargers in all 48 continental US states. Erik also noted that more Superchargers along I-94 should be coming online soon.

Real-life Lessons for Trucking's Clean Future

GreenBiz

Real-life Lessons for Trucking's Clean Future. Having flown under the radar for decades, the trucking industry more than proved its value during the COVID-19 crisis as hospital, grocery and e-commerce deliveries became critical.

Alliant Energy Announces 6 Solar Projects Totaling 675 MW In Wisconsin

CleanTechnica

Solar is top of the list of cost-effective and sustainable energy options. The solar industry also creates long-term careers, bringing cleaner futures into the community, as well as the individual employees.

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Rimbin concept offers a look into the future of infection-free playgrounds

Inhabitat - Innovation

Berlin-based inventors Martin Binder and Claudio Rimmele believe that parents shouldn’t have to make the choice whether or not to let their children enjoy a playground in a world changed by COVID-19

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Energy Efficiency Is Cheaper Than Gas

CleanTechnica

A new study shows that programs to increase the energy efficiency of our homes and businesses remain even cheaper than natural gas, demonstrating once again that this abundant energy “resource” is the most cost-effective path to a cleaner future.

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Volkswagen T2 Camper Van Electric Conversion ? Part 1

CleanTechnica

A couple of months ago I introduced you to a UK company that converts classic cars to electric propulsion.

2020 CleanTech Innovation Showcase

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Innovation Showcase brings the industry together to discuss the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives every June. The CleanTech Innovation Showcase attracts cleantech industry leaders from across the U.S.,

SpaceX Crew Dragon Gets To The ISS, But What About Doing It With Renewable Energy?

CleanTechnica

We could turn water into rocket fuel sufficient for a Space Shuttle launch using a month's wind power from a small wind farm at a cost of about $285,000, a bit more than market prices but a drop in the bucket compared to the $450 million to $1.5 billion per Space Shuttle launch.

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Living Building Challenge-targeted Watershed improves Seattles water quality

Inhabitat - Innovation

Watershed aggressively reduces its energy and water usage compared to conventional construction of the same size

Why We Fight: Political & Economic Power Belong In Your Hands

CleanTechnica

“The truth, then, is that on the other end of this crisis we cannot return to normal. Normal was already a nightmare for so many of us.”.

Qatar to create 16 sustainable floating hotels for World Cup

Inhabitat - Innovation

As construction of the Lusail International Stadium continues, Qatar, the country set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is also beginning to address the impending question of crowd accommodation.

US Electric Vehicle Market: Now VinFast Wants Piece Of Hot Pie

CleanTechnica

Vietnamese startup VinFast is banking on a long range electric vehicle battery and a Pininfarina design to win hearts and minds in the. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Electricity EV sales LG Chem Pinninfarina siemens united states US Vietnam VinFast Vingroup

Swindon is taking orders for its new “crate” EV powertrain

Charged

Swindon Powertrain ’s compact HPD 80 kW “crate” motor for EV conversions is now available to order from the company’s web site. The motor is suitable for OEMs, niche vehicle manufacturers, electric car conversion companies and home mechanics.

Biofuel Gets Another “Never Surrender!” Moment

CleanTechnica

New research on biofuel from cyanobacteria provides a glimmer of hope for biofuel fans in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Biomass Clean Power Research algae biofuel cyanobacteria ExxonMobil NREL RASEI Synthetic Genomics

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PEDC Summer Pitch Night 2020

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Clean Energy Business Network, June 1, 2020 The CEBN is pleased to invite you to an exciting event this week: PEDC Summer Pitch Night 2020 Thursday, June 4 2:00 – 5:00 pm ET PEDC is hosting its 2020 Summer Pitch Night as a virtual event on June 4th. Don’t miss this showcase of new clean […]. Member News Opportunities CEBN clean energy business network events pitch night startups

Watch This Wrecked Tesla Model 3 Charging & Launching In Track Mode

CleanTechnica

Despite the body frame of this Tesla Model 3 Performance being totally damaged, the car has managed to live, the chassis and electrical and electronic components of the safest car on the planet somehow stayed intact during the several times it rolled over during the incident that led to its current visual condition.

Agents of Justice: The social mobilization is on

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 1 – Agents of justice are agents of impact. The anger in the streets this weekend is an expression of the manifest injustice of police brutality. And the manifest injustice of the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Overcoming Forecast Uncertainties for Better DER Planning

GreenTechMedia

Forecasting load growth and planning the utility investments necessary to handle changing electricity demand used to be a straightforward exercise. Utility planners knew that customers in their service territory more or less shared the same load pattern.

Solar Spotlight: SMA America on new methods of PV system optimization

Solar Power World

In this special edition of Contractors Corner, solar inverter manufacturer SMA America talks about the challenges of traditional PV system optimization, and the new solutions available from the company. Listen to the full episode here or on your favorite podcast app.

Minigrids Are a Missing Piece of the Integrated Electrification Puzzle

GreenTechMedia

Whether booming off-grid power demand in emerging markets is met with grid extension or distributed renewables will be central to the growth story of the global clean-power sector.

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Transitioning away from fossil fuels is central to a just recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

Eco-Business

Responding to the global crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic means charting a new economic course. Equitably managing a phaseout of coal, oil and gas extraction is a fundamental part of that plan, states a new academic paper

What Offshore Wind Can Bring to the Corporate PPA Party

GreenTechMedia

Offshore wind is one trend where Europe's renewable energy industry has taken an early lead. Corporate PPAs? Not so much. But as corporate onshore wind and solar deals pick up in Europe , the first handful of offshore wind deals are now getting done.

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Indonesia set to receive US$56m payment from Norway for reducing deforestation

Eco-Business

Indonesia will be the latest country to receive a results-based payment from Norway, a decade after Norway pledged to disburse US$1 billion for Indonesia’s emission reduction from deforestation and forest degradation

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VW to shift to dealer agency model for EV sales

Charged

It’s no secret that auto dealerships are a major bottleneck for EV sales. Legacy automakers may cast an envious eye on Tesla’s direct-to-customer sales model, but they cannot practically (or legally) cut the dealers out of the equation. Now Volkswagen may have found a way to solve this dilemma, at least in Germany. VW has announced that its German dealerships will not be the primary point of contact for buyers of the new ID family of EVs.

Child labour in palm oil: How can children on plantations be kept safe?

Eco-Business

[PODCAST] Should the priority be to stop all child labour on palm oil plantations? Or to address the root causes of child labour

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Latin American development bank issues €700 million COVID bond

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 29 – Corporación Andina de Fomento’s €700 million, five-year bond is its first social impact bond.

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How can businesses raise the bar of environmental sanitation standards beyond the pandemic?

Eco-Business

As Singapore prepares to gradually reopen, proactive disinfection is among the solutions to safeguard workplaces and prevent the risk of further business disruption

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ANDE’s Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund awards $1.2 million

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 1 – ANDE’s Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund, backed by USAID and the Visa Foundation, sought innovative ways to bridge the estimated $320 billion annual gap in access to finance for women-led small and growing businesses in developing countries.

Tigo Sues APsystems for Rapid Shutdown Intellectual Property Infringement

altenergymag

US District Court Filing Seeks to Hold China Based APsystems Accountable for Willful Patent Infringement

RENEW re-ups investment in Ethiopian delivery tech startup

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 1 – Addis Adaba-based Roadrunner is a tech platform used by delivery startup Deliver Addis, one of Ethiopia’s leading e-commerce companies. Roadrunner’s tech has helped Deliver expand from restaurant delivery to groceries and other essential goods during COVID. Small business-focused impact investor RENEW has invested a third slug of capital in Roadrunner. Terms. The post RENEW re-ups investment in Ethiopian delivery tech startup appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Study Shows Decrease in Renewable Energy Costs May Serve as an Accelerator for Clean Energy Expansion

altenergymag

The findings, published in Nature Communications, may serve as a model for the United States and worldwide illustrating that decreases in renewable costs may help drive clean energy growth

How I got here. Sujay Malve, chief executive of Canopy Power

Eco-Business

The co-founder of a microgrid company talks about how power outages in his youth played a formative role in his career, and how his team is making the most of Covid-19 restrictions to emerge stronger from the pandemic

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SEIA Statement on Racial Injustices and its Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

altenergymag

Below is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA

The Brief: Agents of Justice, Ethiopian delivery tech, women’s entrepreneurship, COVID bond for Latin America, virtual due diligence

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Agents of Justice: The social mobilization is on. Agents of justice are agents of impact.

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DATA TO PLAY KEY ROLE IN UNLOCKING RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT POST-PANDEMIC - CLIR

altenergymag

Performance validation will prove crucial to establishing renewable energy as the infrastructure investment of choice as fund managers look to stabilize portfolios