Thu.Jun 04, 2020

Maiden Flight Of “Largest All-Electric Commercial Aircraft”

CleanTechnica

Another maiden flight, this time of the “largest all-electric commercial aircraft,” gives hope and proof that zero-emission forms of transport are indeed possible in the skies.

How Ocean Spray cranberries became America’s '100 percent sustainable' crop

GreenBiz

How Ocean Spray cranberries became America’s '100 percent sustainable' crop. Jesse Klein. Thu, 06/04/2020 - 01:45. Cranberries are more than just an American Thanksgiving Day tradition; they also are a tradition of the American land. The crop is one of only three native cultivated fruits in North America.

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Tesla Plans To Add 4,000 New Superchargers In China This Year

CleanTechnica

Tesla has announced it will add 4000 new Superchargers in China this year as it seeks to expand sales in that country. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging EV Charging Stations China Tesla Tesla China tesla superchargers Tesla Superchargers China Tesla Supercharging

Climate change, deforestation lead to younger, shorter trees

Inhabitat - Innovation

Recently published research in Science magazine warns that older, taller trees are quickly becoming a thing of the past, consequently leaving forests in disarray. Forest dynamics being disrupted like this spells trouble for ecosystem equilibrium and biodiversity

Tesla Working On 12 Person Vans For The Boring Company

CleanTechnica

The Boring Company has reportedly been approved to build an airport loop for the Ontario International Airport. Perhaps the more interesting thing about the story, though, is that Tesla is reportedly working with The Boring Company to produce 12-person electric vans for such routes.

8 tips to keep your summer fruits and vegetables fresher for longer

Inhabitat - Innovation

Here are some handy tips to keep your favorite summer fruits and vegetables fresher for longer

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We are in the sixth mass extinction, and it's accelerating

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The Earth is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction, and it’s picking up speed

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Tesla Model 3 Is UK?s Best Selling Auto *Again* In May, EV Market Share Hits 16%

CleanTechnica

May 2020 saw UK plugin electric vehicle market share hit 16%, with the cumulative 2020 share now standing at 7.2%, almost triple 2019's result. Cars Clean Transport CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive CleanTechnica Reports Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Cars Market Research PHEV Research End of oil Europe Europe EV sales EV market share EV sales Mike Hawes Nissan Leaf SMMT Tesla Tesla Model 3 Tesla sales UK EV Market Share UK EV sales

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Solar-powered Lowell Justice Center will be Massachusetts first LEED Platinum courthouse

Inhabitat - Innovation

Half-an-hour north of Boston, the Massachusetts city of Lowell has recently welcomed the new Lowell Justice Center, a modern facility on track to become the state’s first LEED Platinum-certified courthouse

GM Reveals New EV Strategy — Hit ‘Em Where They Ain’t

CleanTechnica

Several insiders have said that General Motors plans to introduce an electric delivery van as soon as late next year. They want to do it before Tesla does. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles electric cargo van General Motors GM Ultium battery

Germany and France, Europe’s Economic Giants, Bulk Up Offshore Wind Ambitions

GreenTechMedia

The European Union’s two biggest economies, Germany and France, both supercharged their offshore wind ambitions this week. Germany on Wednesday passed a new 2040 target of 40 gigawatts and boosted its interim 2030 target from 15 gigawatts to 20 gigawatts. Germany already has the world's second-largest volume of grid-connected offshore wind (7.5 gigawatts), behind only the U.K.'s 's 9.9 gigawatts, according to data from the Wind Europe trade body.

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Netherlands Has New EV Incentives: €4000 Off New EV, €2000 Off Used EV — Till 2025!

CleanTechnica

The Netherlands is already a clear leader in the shift to electric vehicles, but it has decided it wasn't doing enough and has just stepped up its game. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Cars PHEV Policy & Politics Subsidies EV incentives EV subsidies netherlands Netherlands EV incentives Netherlands EV subsidies

Eco-friendly housing startup Module breaks ground in Pittsburgh

Inhabitat - Innovation

Home building, and buying, is a modern day decision-wheel with options around size and location balanced with the desire for earth-friendly construction characteristics. Buying too large of a home creates wasteful material and utility usage

7 Big New Solar Power Plants ? from UK to Florida to Kentucky to Hawaii

CleanTechnica

There have been several announcements about big new solar power projects this past week. Rather than try to tackle them one at a time (that wasn't going to happen), I'm running through them below in a combo story.

Edison Electric Institute Declines to Support Petition Seeking Federal Overturn of Net Metering

GreenTechMedia

The Edison Electric Institute has battled against solar net-metering policies for years. But on Thursday the primary industry group for U.S. investor-owned utilities confirmed that it is staying neutral on a controversial petition asking federal regulators to declare net metering illegal.

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New Jersey Becomes First US State To Include Climate Change In School Curriculum

CleanTechnica

New Jersey is the first US state to add climate change to its public school curriculum standards. Climate Change education Governor Phil Murphy New Jersey

Why community solar is winning, even in the midst of a pandemic

Solar Power World

By Shaun Laughlin, Head of U.S. Strategic Development, Standard Solar The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have touched just about every household, business and industry across the country. Renewable energy, and solar in particular, has not been spared from the impacts of the economic downturn and collective uncertainty.

USA?s Largest Public EV Fast Charging Plaza Now Open For Charging

CleanTechnica

The largest public EV fast charging plaza opened for business last week in Pasadena, California. It has 44 chargers in total — 24 Tesla Superchargers and 20 Tritium RT50/50kW fast chargers.

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Electric Cessna Grand Caravan makes historic maiden flight

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Magnix, a maker of electric powertrains for aircraft, collaborated with engineering and flight test specialist AeroTEC to test an electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan that they claim is the largest all-electric aircraft yet flown. The 30-minute maiden flight, which took place at an airfield near Moses Lake, Washington, was “flawless,” according to the test pilot. The converted Cessna is powered by Magnix’s Magni500 propulsion system, which generates 750 hp.

German EV Market Share Triples To 7.3% In May

CleanTechnica

Europe's largest auto market, Germany, saw plugin electric vehicle market share of 7.3% in May, up from 2.4% a year ago. Meanwhile, the overall auto market volume was down 50% year on year. New government stimulus measures will give electric vehicles a further boost in the coming months.

Investing in racial justice by shifting narratives, power and capital

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 4 – Social justice protests in the streets are exposing misperceptions of risk and opportunity in the boardroom. Systemic racial bias has taken countless lives. It has also left a long tally of misallocated capital, lost talent, overlooked markets, untapped innovation and wasted time. An eclectic set of venture capital firms and institutional. The post Investing in racial justice by shifting narratives, power and capital appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Tesla Model Y Factory Shell In China Now Fully Constructed

CleanTechnica

Tesla's Model Y factory shell at the Shanghai Gigafactory (Giga Shanghai) is now complete. Clean Transport Tesla Tesla China Tesla Gigafactory 3 Tesla Model Y Tesla Model Y China

The Left Unites Around a Justice-Centered Climate Platform

GreenTechMedia

Democrats are beginning to rally around a progressive, three-part climate platform that prioritizes environmental justice. But will Joe Biden fully embrace it? If so, could it sway the 2020 election? Or will few voters care in this turbulent year? On this episode of Political Climate , we speak to Maggie Thomas, political director at Evergreen Action, a new group created by former Jay Inslee campaign staffers to promote a comprehensive climate plan for Democrats.

New Community Solar Option In Colorada

CleanTechnica

There are different options for going solar, and they're all good ones. Some Coloradans just got one more option — community solar. Clean Power Community Solar Consumer Technology Solar Energy Arcadia Power Colorado Colorado Xcel Energy Kiran Bhatraju Pivot Energy Utilities xcel energy

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‘We Too Must Improve’: Clean Energy Industry Holds Up Mirror on Racial Inequity

GreenTechMedia

clean energy organizations joined nationwide expressions of grief and anger this week following the recent killings of black Americans including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lamented continuing racial inequities in the U.S., suggesting they would redouble efforts on diversifying the renewables workforce and consider how their industries can stand against racial injustice.

Solar Trailer Added To Tesla Model 3 (Video)

CleanTechnica

Sean Callaghan from ItsYeBoi on YouTube has demonstrated that charging a Model 3 with a solar trailer is possible. Cars Clean Power Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging Solar Energy Solar Panels Dokio Solar Panels ItsYeBoi Sean Callaghan solar powered electric cars solar powered electric vehicles solar powered EV solar powered Tesla solar powered Tesla Model 3 Tesla Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 solar power Tesla Model 3 trailers

How Demand-Side Management is Evolving Under the Long COVID-19 Emergency [GTM Squared]

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U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Fell By 2.8% In 2019

CleanTechnica

energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions declined by 2.8% in 2019 to 5,130 million metric tons (MMmt), according to data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. Air Quality Clean Power Coal Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil Policy & Politics Research Science Solar Energy Wind Energy carbon dioxide carbon dioxide emissions co2 emissions U.S. energy consumption united states US

OurCrowd eyes $100 million for “pandemic tech” startups

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 4 – Israel-based venture investing platform OurCrowd wants to support emerging health and medical tech innovations, as well as startups addressing social needs, like education access. “We must plan for future pandemics because this story is just beginning,” wrote OurCrowd’s Jonathan Medved. As many as 20 of OurCrowd’s portfolio companies are already working. The post OurCrowd eyes $100 million for “pandemic tech” startups appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

New Community Solar Option In Colorado

CleanTechnica

There are different options for going solar, and they're all good ones. Some Coloradans just got one more option — community solar. Clean Power Community Solar Consumer Technology Solar Energy Arcadia Power Colorado Colorado Xcel Energy Kiran Bhatraju Pivot Energy Utilities xcel energy

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