Thu.Sep 24, 2020

The Growing Danger From Gas Pipelines

CleanTechnica

A decade ago, Congress set out to make pipelines safer, but today there are more accidents on pipelines that carry gas to homes. Air Quality Consumer Technology Fossil Fuels Grid Health Natural Gas Policy & Politics Policy Research Research Science Massachusetts.

Why nature is the next frontier for sustainable business

GreenBiz

Why nature is the next frontier for sustainable business. Erin Billman. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 01:15. It has been encouraging to see company and government commitments to cutting greenhouse gas emissions coming thick and fast in recent months, even despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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California Governor Orders End Of Gasoline And Diesel Car Sales By 2035

CleanTechnica

California will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel powered cars beginning in 2035 according to a new executive order by governor Gavin Newsom. Electric Cars Fossil Fuels ban on diesel powered cars ban on gasoline powered cars California CARB Gavin Newsom zero emissions vehicles

4 things corporations should know about urban forestry projects

GreenBiz

4 things corporations should know about urban forestry projects. Jesse Klein. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 01:00. It’s hard to make planting trees political, one reason this climate mitigation strategy has received rare bipartisan support for the past two decades.

Forecasting Tesla Revenue Growth Alongside Enormous Tesla Battery Growth

CleanTechnica

As part of Tesla's Battery Day festivities, a bold plan was revealed. Tesla will start producing its own batteries by ramping up its new 4680 battery "pilot" factory.

Critical Antarctic glaciers are drifting away

Inhabitat - Innovation

The findings, which follow analyses of satellite imagery, indicate that a natural buffer that prevents the glaciers from breaking away is deteriorating at a rapid rate and could lead to destructive sea level rise

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Here’s what embedding circularity looks like at Cisco

GreenBiz

Here’s what embedding circularity looks like at Cisco. When Cisco started embedding circular economy practices into its work several years ago, it worked on building proof of concepts first. For other companies looking to embark on a similar journey, Scott Scheeler, vice president of engineering at the company, advises that they start small and build from there. Don’t start where we are now. We started several years ago and we started small,” Scheeler said.

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Tesla “Pilot” Battery Factory = 13th Largest Battery Factory in World

CleanTechnica

Tesla revealed at its Battery Day this week that it intends to produce 3 terawatt-hours (TWh) of batteries a year by 2030. That's more than Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (aka Benchmark Minerals) was forecasting for all lithium-ion battery production combined before Battery Day.

China plans to go carbon-neutral by 2060

Inhabitat - Innovation

China, the world’s biggest source of carbon dioxide, is aiming for carbon-neutrality by 2060

More Green Hydrogen For The “Iron Bird” Of The Future

CleanTechnica

Plug Power has a green hydrogen dream for flying fuel cells 1,000 kilometers in the sparkling green economy of the future.

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Fracking Insanity Fueled By Greedy Wall Street Banks. Wells Fargo Tops The List.

CleanTechnica

A new report slams Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase for being the largest funders of fracking companies in the years since the Paris Climate Accords were signed. Fossil Fuels JP Morgan Chase Oil Change International Paris climate accords Rainforest Action Network shale fracking boom wells fargo

Tech company Rubicon is on a mission to end waste

GreenBiz

Tech company Rubicon is on a mission to end waste. Technology company Rubicon’s business mission is to end waste, in all of its forms. For David Rachelson, chief sustainability officer at Rubicon, and his team, working toward that mission looks, in part, like supporting its customers in the commercial sector — from small and medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500s — as they craft waste reduction and circular economy objectives of their own.

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The New Nissan ARIYA: An Exclusive Interview With Nissan Chief Engineer Hikaru Nakajima

CleanTechnica

The ARIYA, Nissan’s new crossover electric vehicle, was announced on the 15th of July. Besides a base price of 5 million yen ($47,000), there are few details available to the public, and deliveries will not start until the middle of 2021.

Indie comic book characters are brought to life as unique cardboard cutouts

Inhabitat - Innovation

After creating a life-size board game out of cardboard, Luanga ‘Lue’ Nuwame has combined his love of cardboard crafting with another passion — rare comic book action figures

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Canoo Shows Off Its Modular Electric Skateboard

CleanTechnica

Canoo shows off its dedicated electric skateboard in a new video as it plans for its first vehicles to be available in. Electric Cars Canoo Canoo subscription model EV skateboard

New Tokyo Toilet Project designs public restrooms to foster inclusivity

Inhabitat - Innovation

Japan-based Nippon Foundation has launched its Tokyo Toilet Project to design and build new, inclusive public toilets at 17 different locations throughout the Shibuya district of Tokyo

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Solar MD’s South Africa Ramp-Up Shows Demand For Battery Storage Is Growing

CleanTechnica

One of the companies that has been quite active in the battery storage market is Cape Town-based Solar MD. If a critical mass of home batteries can be installed, it may help avert some of the load-shedding during peak demand hours.

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The Heimplanet Travel Pack gets a sustainable new upgrade

Inhabitat - Innovation

Adventure luggage and tent company Heimplanet has given its popular travel pack a 2020 upgrade

WoodMac: Energy Sector Faces ‘Darwinian Challenge’ to Tame Climate Change

GreenTechMedia

The world is on course to sail past the recognized "safe" level of 2 degrees Celsius of warming to as much as 3 degrees Celsius, according to the latest Wood Mackenzie Energy Transition Outlook.

Tesla Battery Day: a raft of tech advances will deliver cost reductions worth waiting for

Charged

We’re used to extremely ambitious (not to say unrealistic) timelines from Tesla—a new Terafactory in a few months, a fleet of Robotaxis before the end of the year—so Elon Musk’s measured, conservative predictions at the long-awaited Battery Day event caught the mainstream press on the wrong foot. “In

Why we need a massive redraft of the Philippine Energy Plan

Eco-Business

The Philippines is at a crucial juncture in deciding its energy future, and needs a plan that can deliver lower electricity costs, improve public health, create jobs and fight climate change

California Governor issues order to ban the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 2035

Charged

California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order requiring all new passenger vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035. Some 15 countries have announced proposals to phase out legacy vehicles (and the UK recently brought its proposed ban forward to 2030), but California will be the first US state to do so. The California Air Resources Board will develop regulations to mandate that all sales of new passenger cars and trucks be zero-emission by 2035.

DWS cuts back sustainable investing funds and teams in U.S. shakeup

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 24 – DWS Group, the $869 billion wealth manager spun out of Deutsche Bank two years ago, has cut back its New York-based sustainable investing team and shelved impact funds targeting microfinance institutions and renewable energy in sub-Saharan energy.

Entergy Joins Utility Pack With Net-Zero Carbon Promise for 2050

GreenTechMedia

Utility decarbonization commitments move pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss them. Case in point: One week ago, GTM published a list of the major investor-owned utilities that had not committed to eliminating carbon emissions. Given all the commitments announced over the last few years, we could only find five holdouts, one of which was Entergy.

South Korea declares climate emergency, sets net zero target for 2050

Eco-Business

Just two days after China pledged to become carbon neutral by 2060, South Korea has declared a climate crisis and established a goal to go net zero by mid-century. The target, however, is non-binding and may yet turn out to be hollow

Accelerating Recovery for People Through Building Energy Efficiency

The City Fix

This article originally appeared in Energy Efficiency Magazine as part of a series of responses about energy efficiency’s role in global economic recovery from COVID-19. Energy-efficient buildings are an important key to unlocking recovery from the health and economic crises.

These Agribusiness Groups With Ties to Climate Denial are Trying to Influence the US-UK Trade Deal

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 17 mins This story is a part of Covering Climate Now’s week of coverage focused on stories with the theme of 'climate politics'. Covering Climate Now is a global journalism collaboration committed to strengthening coverage of the climate story. .

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ChargePoint Plans NYSE Listing To Expand Its Network As EV Sales Grow

Forbes Green Tech

The Silicon Valley-based operator of charging stations is going public via a SPAC merger that will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange and raise about $493 million to expand its network.

MacArthur Foundation commits $25 million to COVID recovery and election integrity

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 24 – MacArthur Foundation has made grants totaling $10 million to organizations supporting Black, Native and other under-represented groups disproportionately affected by the pandemic.