Mon.Jan 20, 2020

Coal Makes A Comeback In India, New Capacity Up 73% In 2019

CleanTechnica

India witnessed a sharp rise in new coal-based power generation capacity last year, with dirty power plants accounting for 44% of the total new power generation capacity added in the country. The share is a huge increase from just 21% in 2017 and 25% in.

Cross-laminated timber makes this Scottish home climate resistant

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scottish firm Mary Arnold Foster Architects has unveiled a stunning home made out of several timber “pods” and tucked into the idyllic landscape of the Scottish Highlands.

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Rhode Island Is 1st US State To Commit To 100% Renewable By 2030 — “It’s Time To Set Our Sights Higher”

CleanTechnica

Guess who's gonna win the David vs. Goliath renewable energy battle. Clean Power Green Economy Grid Solar Energy Wind Energy Governor Gina Raimondo Green Energy Consumers Alliance Rhode Island Transportation & Climate Initiative

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Modern farmhouse in Italy pays homage to its agricultural surroundings

Inhabitat - Innovation

Tucked into the rolling wheat fields of the Italian region of Le Marche, the Border Crossing House is a private residence that pays homage to the area's rich agricultural history

China Moves To Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Starting This Year

CleanTechnica

China is taking a big step forward in the war on single-use plastic. It is banning most plastic bags this year and cuts in plastic utensils and carry-out containers over the next 5 years. Policy & Politics China plastic bag ban plastic recycling single-use plastic

How the Textile Exchange's new index aims to make a material difference

GreenBiz

A new tool, released today, aims to push apparel and home furnishings companies further toward sustainability, and ramps up efforts by the textile and fashion industries to align material choices with the Sustainable Development Goals.

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NAWA reveals hybrid electric motorcycle at CES 2020

Inhabitat - Innovation

It’s not the first electric motorcycle on the market, but the NAWA Racer is currently the most talked about after a big reveal at CES 2020 in Las Vegas

Hyundai & KIA Invest In UK Electric Van Maker “Arrival”

CleanTechnica

Arrival, a UK manufacturer of electric delivery vans, has secured a $110 million dollar investment from Hyundai and KIA. It says its products are price competitive with conventional vehicles.

Trying to measure circularity? Here are some tools to consider

GreenBiz

The development of specific and actionable metrics at the systems, business and product levels will be a key accelerator for scale. Circular Economy Corporate Strategy In the Loop

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India Added 50 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Capacity In Last Five Years

CleanTechnica

India has added 50 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity over the last five years, a major achievement for the country in which two-thirds of its capacity still uses fossil fuels to generate electricity.

Trend: Shipping sails toward decarbonization

GreenBiz

The following is adapted from State of Green Business 2020, published by GreenBiz in partnership with Trucost, part of financial information and analytics giant S&P Global. Shipping Shipping & Logistics State of Green Business 2020 sustainable shipping

Machine Learning Experts Issue Call To Arms For Climate Focus

CleanTechnica

A new machine learning paper is a must read for anyone engaged in climate action, whether they researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs or policy makers.

Architect makes playful puzzle pavilion for Design Week Mexico

Inhabitat - Innovation

At the eleventh Design Week Mexico, Mexican architect Gerardo Broissin has created the Egaligilo Pavilion, an eye-catching structure made with large jigsaw puzzle-shaped concrete pieces.

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Energy Efficiency Is A Core Target For Machine Learning

CleanTechnica

Multiple firms around the world are leveraging machine learning to optimize building energy consumption for cost savings and carbon reductions.

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How Thai Union rapidly pivoted to a greener business strategy

GreenBiz

The Thai canned fish giant is moving beyond past criticism to lead the seafood industry towards a more planet-friendly future. Food & Agriculture Food Systems Shipping Shipping & Logistics Supply chain United Nations

The RadBurro Is An Electrified Supertrike Built To Kick Ass For Businesses

CleanTechnica

The Rad Power Bikes RadBurro is a purpose-built electric utility bike platform that is not your grandfather's work trike. Bicycles Clean Transport Electric Bikes Rad Power Bikes RadBurro

The transformation of energy technology: learnings from CES 2020

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Sustainability was a critical component of the innovative technologies shared at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Here are three takeaways.

Fiat Will Partner With Foxconn To Make Electric Vehicles For Chinese Market

CleanTechnica

Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler are said to be ready to start manufacturing electric cars together in China. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles China China EV market Fiat-Chrysler foxconn

"Embroidered filtering skin helps library regulate light

Inhabitat - Innovation

French design practice Serero Architectes Urbanistes has recently completed the new Bayeux Media Library, a light-filled cultural institution that connects the northwestern French commune’s historical roots to its future development zones

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New Jersey & New York Push EV Purchase & Charging Incentives

CleanTechnica

New Jersey and New York announced new programs to increase the number of electrified cars on their roads, including rebates and EV charging incentives. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging Policy & Politics EV incentives New Jersey New York

The State Of Nukes In Iran And North Korea: Insights From Former Director Of Nuclear Nonproliferation Sharon Squassoni

Jim Conca

I had the good fortune to talk with Professor Sharon Squassoni, in the Elliott School of International Affairs, on what she thought about the latest actions surrounding Iran, how that fits into the geopolitical history of the region and what the future might hold, especially for nuclear

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Machine Learning Makes More Money For Renewable, Fleet, & Microgrid Operators

CleanTechnica

Machine learning initiatives are emerging in multiple markets where there are less irrational forces at play than are seen in the stock market.

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IEA: Energy Transition Possible, But More Expensive, Without Oil & Gas Buy-In

GreenTechMedia

The energy transition will be cheaper and faster with the full support of the oil and gas sector, but national oil companies, in particular, are falling behind, the IEA warned in a report compiled with the World Economic Forum and presented at Davos 2020.

Tokyo University of Science Working on Sustainable, Nontoxic, Potassium-Driven Rechargeable Batteries

CleanTechnica

The Rocky Mountain Institute recently had a report about batteries powering the era of clean electrification. Batteries have made tremendous progress in recent years, and more diverse battery developments are still in the works.

Driving a zero-emissions future: GM’s holistic approach to meeting long-term energy goals

GreenBiz

Sponsored: CMS Enterprises talks with global sustainability leader Rob Threlkeld of General Motors about the roles renewable energy plays in helping GM meet its energy and business goals.

Tesla Model 3 Sales Were Almost Triple The #2 Electric Vehicle’s Global Sales In 2019

CleanTechnica

It's hard to put into perspective just how many sales the Tesla Model 3 inspires worldwide. It's sometimes hard to convey convincingly why Tesla is highlighted or mentioned on so many CleanTechnica pages.

America’s Concentrated Solar Power Companies Have All but Disappeared

GreenTechMedia

There are fears for one of America’s last two remaining concentrated solar power developers as the embattled sector attempts to pivot to a new business model abroad. SolarReserve, which developed the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Nevada, is thought to have halted operations after losing its only income-generating U.S. contract and selling foreign projects including Aurora in Australia and Likana in Chile last year.

Hornsea One Will Power Millions of UK Homes

CleanTechnica

Hornsea One, the world's largest offshore wind farm, is almost complete and will power millions of homes in Britain. The farm will span an area of 407 square kilometers, which is over 5 times the size of the city of Hull. Each wind turbine is around 100 meters tall and the blades are 75 meters long.

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Once a Laggard, Utility Co-Op Tri-State Now Seeks to Become ‘Leader’ in Energy Transition [GTM Squared]

GreenTechMedia

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A New Disaster In Australia: Toxic Water

CleanTechnica

The long-awaited rains in Australia that have provided relief to the bush fires are having a deadly side effect by creating toxic water systems that have killed fish and put other wildlife at risk. Thousands of fish have been found in the Macleay River in New South Wales.