Sun.Apr 04, 2021

Extreme E brings electric racing to the Saudi Arabian desert


If Formula E is a dignified ambassador for electric performance, Extreme E is an in-your-face wild beast (but with a green conscience). Custom electric off-road SUVs tear through some of the harshest and most vehicle-punishing terrain on the globe.

Biden’s pivot to Asia challenged by China’s rise, climate change and trade tensions


The United States’ competition with China, a transition to cleaner energy and thorny trade agreements will be top of the agenda as President Joseph Biden makes Asia his foreign policy priority

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Co-op to ban peat-based compost from stores to help 'prune' emissions

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Retailer to roll out 'specially-formulated' peat-free alternatives and remove peat-based compost across all 1,100 of its UK stores.

ESG investing today is somewhere between a joke and a scam. We need to act, fast


ESG refers to the Environmental, Social and Governance risks embedded in a business, while ESG investing is about taking these risks into account in investment decisions. Put another way, ESG is everything not on a company's balance sheet or earnings; and that is precisely its Achilles' heel

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Analysis: Fossil Fuel Tax Programs to Cut Emissions Lead to Lots of Industry Profit, Little Climate Action


Read time: 12 mins The fossil fuel industry and its investors have financially benefited from tax policies and subsidies designed to reduce the emissions from oil, gas, and coal — sometimes without taking the action required to tackle climate change.

Drinking coffee in the US? Worry about forests in Vietnam, study warns


The US’s thirst for coffee drives forest loss in central Vietnam, while Germany’s craving for cocoa is doing the same in West Africa, a landmark study that tracks the drivers of deforestation across borders found

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Food, not steel, Is our biggest climate challenge


Since 2006, the estimated costs of achieving net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions from the world’s energy, building, industrial, and transport systems have plummeted. In most sectors, a green transition will cost consumers little

Enhancing Sustainability by Reconnecting with Nature: Leverage Points associated with Human-Nature Connectedness

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Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Multiple threats face the sustainability and survival of social-ecological systems. In recent years, a growing focus on the potential of different actions in producing lasting change has emerged. Meadows’ (1999) paper concerning leverage points has been a catalyst for the growth of this field. However, the application of this…

MullenLowe Sustainability founding director Sarah Cragg departs for Conservational International


The founding head of a new sustainability practice launched by marketing agency MullenLowe in Singapore at the end of last year has moved on after four months in the role

Autonomous Driving Tech, Regulations, & Auto Design — CleanTech Talk with Cruise’s Robert Grant


In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, CleanTechnica CEO Zach Shahan sits down with Rob Grant, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Social Impact at Cruise, to talk about Cruise’s work in the autonomous vehicle space.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO,,,; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Chief Storyteller, The Climate 4.0 Project

Join our amazing panelists, Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive, Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global, Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

2nd Shift for Tesla Model Y Coming & Going in Shanghai (Rumor) … & In Coming Again?


I noticed that in the past month “Troy Teslike,” an occasional writer on CleanTechnica and obsessive Tesla delivery tracker and forecaster, got word that Tesla Giga Shanghai had added a second shift for production of the Tesla Model Y.

The Dutch Plan To Install A Million Chargers By 2030


The Dutch discovered that they need an extra one and a half million (1,500,000) chargers by the end of this decade. They decided to get them all installed. In 2019, the Dutch government, political parties, and about 100 stakeholders signed the “National Climate Agreement.”

Battery Mineral Mining Policies & Regional Trends — CleanTech Talk with Howard Klein


In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Howard Klein, Founder and Partner at RK Equity, to talk about the lithium, nickel, and graphite markets in the United States, North America, and Canada.

ARIES: Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems


Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) is a new research platform that can match the complexity of the modern energy system and conduct integrated research to support the development of groundbreaking new energy technologies.

Some In California Want To Slow Rooftop Solar Adoption — Does That Make Sense?


California has more solar power installed than any other state — by far. It is also first in terms of percentage of the state’s electricity coming from solar, and third for solar power capacity per capita.

Canada Launches Electric Vehicle Awareness Campaign


Most of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation, and the country is working a little bit harder (slightly harder) to cut those emissions by electrifying more cars, trucks, and SUVs.