Mon.Aug 10, 2020

Nikola Books Order For 2,500 Electric Refuse Trucks

CleanTechnica

Republic Services, America's second largest trash hauling service, has ordered 2,500 electric refuse trucks from Nikola with a possibility of expanding the order to 5000 vehicles at a later time. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles 720 kWh battery electric trash truck Nikola Republic Services

Investors say agroforestry isn’t just climate friendly — it’s profitable

GreenBiz

Investors say agroforestry isn’t just climate friendly — it’s profitable. Stephanie Hanes. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 00:15. This story originally appeared in Mongabay and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. In the latter part of 2016, Ethan Steinberg and two of his friends planned a driving tour across the United States to interview farmers.

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BYD Electric Buses: 13 Million Zero-Emissions Miles In USA

CleanTechnica

A new milestone for BYD is particularly uplifting. BYD electric buses sold to customers in the United States have travelled more than 13 million miles — all emission-free. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Mass Transit / Public Transit Policy & Politics Antelope Valley Transit Authority BYD byd electric buses California electric buses EV procurement

Terreform ONE’s plans to upend cities and suburbs in a post-pandemic world

GreenBiz

Terreform ONE’s plans to upend cities and suburbs in a post-pandemic world. Joel Makower. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 02:11. And now for some serious fun. Last week, I had the opportunity to facilitate an online conversation with Terreform ONE , a Brooklyn, New York-based nonprofit architecture and urban design research group whose humble mission is “to combat the extinction of planetary species through pioneering acts of design.”.

Hyundai Ioniq To Become Dedicated EV Brand With 3 New Models Coming Soon

CleanTechnica

Hyundai says it will make Ioniq into its dedicated electric car brand, with three models coming between 2022 and 2024. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles e-GMP platform Hyundai Hyundai IONIQ Hyundai NE EV Ioniq 5 Ioniq 6 Ioniq 7

What switching to satellite offices could mean for sustainability

GreenBiz

What switching to satellite offices could mean for sustainability. Jesse Klein. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 01:45. When the coronavirus pandemic started in March, many of America’s major cities experienced a mass exodus of people in search of places with more living space for home offices and outdoor areas for easier social distancing.

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How sustainability vets align their work-life identities

GreenBiz

How sustainability vets align their work-life identities. Ellen Weinreb. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 01:00. As our professional colleagues in the Sustainability Veterans group expressed their sense of overwhelm and concern around the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter, we also reflected on how it relates to our lives, and vice versa. Sustainability Veterans is a group of professionals who have had leadership roles in corporate sustainability.

Mobileye’s Partnerships With BMW, Ford, NIO, Nissan, Volkswagen, & WILLER

CleanTechnica

Following up on my article about Waymo's automotive connections, here's a piece briefly diving into who Mobileye/Intel has automotive connections with. One problem here is that it's not clear with some of the older announcements if they are still valid, and if they are headed where initially envisioned. Let's jump in.

This tiny house is insulated with cork and powered by solar

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Natura tiny home is sustainable inside and out

Tesla Model 3 Holds 17% of US Small + Midsize Luxury Car Market

CleanTechnica

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has repeatedly said — including very empathically on the last Tesla conference call — that consumer demand is not a problem at all for Tesla. It seems from his comments that there is far more consumer demand than production capacity. However, we don't know how much more, and we don't know how that demand is spread out geographically across the world.

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Canada's last Arctic ice shelf has collapsed

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Milne Ice Shelf, the largest remaining intact ice shelf in Canada, has collapsed. According to researchers studying the Milne Ice Shelf, the ice shelf collapsed in just two days at the end of July and lost about 40% of its area

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In The European Charging Jungle With A Porsche Taycan

CleanTechnica

Reporting from the Taycan #eRally, I’m planning to make many CleanTechnica readers happy today and will throw in some interesting real-life data on charging, range, and energy use. Cars Clean Transport CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive CleanTechnica Reviews Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging EV Charging Stations Avia Ekoen Ekoenergetyka Europe Europe EV Charging Europe EV charging network Europe EV Fast Charging Fastned GreenWay Iberdrola Innogy JuicePass Mobil.e

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Green-roofed CLT home opens up to a dreamlike garden in Germany

Inhabitat - Innovation

The design marries the natural landscape and the built environment

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Tesla Model X Used For New Orange County Electric Vanpool

CleanTechnica

In California, Orange County (the Orange County Transportation Authority) has made a couple of changes when it comes to its vanpools. First of all, the fleet of vehicles in operation has dropped from 470 vehicles to 164 vehicles. In the midst of this cut in operations, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is also beginning a shift to electric vehicles, starting with a Tesla Model.

10 fun and fascinating facts about sharks

Inhabitat - Innovation

Just in time for Shark Week on Discovery Channel, here are 10 interesting facts about sharks

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Karma Is Alive, & 2020 Revero GT Now On Sale In USA

CleanTechnica

We have covered Karma Automotive since its birth, since it launched following the collapse of Fisker Automotive. Though, admittedly, I forgot it existed. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Cars PHEV Karma Automotive Karma Revero Karma Revero GT

Solar-powered Brink Tower is a sustainable solution to Amsterdams housing shortage

Inhabitat - Innovation

Brink Tower offers high-quality housing and plentiful green space in Amsterdam

Vestas, First To Service 100 GW Of Wind Turbines, Is Concerned Over Transmission Line Permitting

CleanTechnica

Vestas has become the largest wind turbine service company in the world. At the same time, it is pushing for revised policy guidelines for siting high voltage transmission lines in the US. Clean Power Policy & Politics Wind Energy high voltage transmission lines public policy Vestas wind turbine maintenance

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After Scrapping Gas Pipeline, Duke Looks to Plug Hole With Renewables, Grid Investments

GreenTechMedia

Duke Energy on Monday reported a $1.6 billion charge related to abandoning the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, but also laid out how its renewable energy and grid modernization plans will fill in the capital investments hole left by the canceled multi-billion dollar natural gas project. Duke reported a second-quarter 2020 loss of $817 million, or $1.13 per share, with the pipeline cancellation costs taken into account.

Waymo Has Partnerships With Fiat Chrysler, Volvo, Jaguar, Magna, & Maybe Honda

CleanTechnica

There are a few names that routinely come up when it comes to self-driving vehicles and driver-assist suites — Waymo, Tesla, Mobileye/Intel, and Nvidia pop to mind for me. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Cars PHEV Alphabet FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Google Honda jaguar L4 Waymo Driver Magna ram promaster robotaxis Tesla volvo Waymo

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- August 10

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, August 10, 2020 Announcements Utility data collection tool is now live! Commerce’s data survey tool for utility data collection on low-income energy assistance programs is now available on the Energy Assistance under CETA webpage. Instructions (both PDF and Word versions) of the survey questions are also available on the webpage. The […]. Member News Public Policy bulletin ceta rulemaking weekly bulletin workshop notice

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Is the solar industry prepared for a wave of end-of-life inverters?

Solar Power World

Many commercial and utility-scale solar projects installed at the beginning of the solar construction boom are celebrating their 10th birthday around the year 2020. But instead of something to revel, this milestone is a nuisance for many project owners given that the string inverters on these systems are nearing their average 15-year lifespans. In a… The post Is the solar industry prepared for a wave of end-of-life inverters? appeared first on Solar Power World.

Lightning Systems’ new energy division offers turnkey fleet charging solutions

Charged

Lightning Systems, a Colorado-based manufacturer of commercial EVs, has launched a new division that will offer charging technologies and services to commercial and government fleets. The new Lightning Energy division designs, installs, services and manages charging solutions, providing fleet operators with turnkey options to make electrification easier.

Soligent shares its 5 solar trends to watch through the end of 2020

Solar Power World

By Jon Doochin, CEO of Soligent. Originally posted on soligent.net and reposted with permission. That story can be found here. There are five trends emerging when looking at the residential solar and renewable market: soaring storage demand and resiliency, green policy shifts, software and hardware advancements, positive economics and investor fervor. Here’s why each is important: 1.

Transport and Inequality: Why Disparities in Access Matter in Cities

The City Fix

They marched for human rights, for health care and education, but they came for the metro system, burning and damaging more than 86 stations across the city. Massive protests in Santiago last October forced the government to agree to rewrite. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

Sunrun Streamlines Operations As Q2 Installations Slow, Preps for Bigger Q3

GreenTechMedia

After concern that stay-at-home orders and economic recession would hobble the U.S. rooftop solar industry, the nation’s largest residential installer took a hit in Q2—but not a huge one. Sunrun hustled to convert its sales efforts to remote and digital methods in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. After making the switch, it found 10,700 new customers in the second quarter and installed 78.1

Sponsored content: Water firm extends penstock range

Envirotec Magazine

Glenfield Invicta says it aims to provide customers with the optimal penstock engineering and installation solution on every project. Water firm Glenfield Invicta offers perspective on specifying penstocks, and its own product offering. In isolation, a penstock is a simple sluice or gate that controls the flow of fluids in open environments. In reality, as any water engineer will tell you, specifying, building and installing an effective penstock is a challenging exercise.

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How New York Can Shut Down Far More Fossil Peakers

GreenTechMedia

Most of New York’s fossil-fueled peak power plants would be vulnerable to competition if longer duration storage technologies hit the market, a new study says. The Empire State passed a law to eliminate carbon from the grid by 2045. Now it’s getting to work on replacing its peaker fleet. Since those plants are often the dirtiest, and typically located in disadvantaged or minority neighborhoods, it’s an environmental and racial justice imperative as well as a clean energy policy.

Dynamic motor power measurement enables in-vehicle testing of electric vehicles

Charged

Sponsored by HBM Test and Measurement. In-vehicle testing provides engineers with a method to benchmark competitors’ vehicles, calibrate drivetrains, and validate the performance of the product. In the emerging electric vehicle market, electrical power measurements on motors and inverters are becoming necessary to evaluate the powertrain of the vehicle. Previously, mobile power measurements were difficult due to the dynamic nature of the vehicle which is constantly changing speed.

What Power Giant AES Sees in Australian Prefab Solar Startup 5B [GTM Squared]

GreenTechMedia