Wed.Feb 19, 2020

BloombergNEF: Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Densities Have Almost Tripled Since 2010

CleanTechnica

BloombergNEF's Colin McKerracher took to the stage at the BNEF Summit in San Francisco last week where he made a case for electric vehicles reaching the "end of the beginning."

The CleanTech Alliance Delegation at Globe 2020

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance brought a 20-person delegation to GLOBE 2020 in Vancouver, BC this week. The delegation spent three days at North America’s longest-running sustainable business summit and innovation expo making connections and building partnerships. Alliance News Featured

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Jaguar Land Rover’s “Project Vector” Is What Many Of Us Expect From The Future

CleanTechnica

Jaguar Land Rover has a new concept vehicle out that looks quite similar to a few concept vehicles from other automakers (Tesla sort of included). It's basically part of a new class of vehicles that designers apparently think will become the norm as the industry evolves into autonomous transport.

Corporate philanthropy in the era of climate shocks

GreenBiz

With companies’ environmental, social and governance initiatives largely focused on mitigation and adaptation, the lines are blurring between corporate sustainability and philanthropy. Corporate Strategy Corporate Strategy Disaster Recovery Philanthropy ESG

5 Trends Are Ushering In The Age Of Electric Vehicles: BloombergNEF

CleanTechnica

At the BloombergNEF Summit in San Francisco, California last week, BNEF's Colin McKerracher made a case for electric vehicles finally reaching the "end of the beginning" as businesses and consumers recognize and begin to embrace electric vehicles en masse.

Bamboo electric bike is designed for Kathmandu locals and tourists

Inhabitat - Innovation

The bike helps people travel easier and reduces air pollution

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Hello Wood unveils a tiny cabin that sleeps up to 8 people

Inhabitat - Innovation

For those social butterflies who believe that getting back to nature doesn't have to mean sacrificing time with friends, Hello Wood has created the beautiful Grand Cabin

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200+ Companies Committed To 100% Renewable Electricity

CleanTechnica

One of my favorite global initiatives is the RE100 initiative. Organized by The Climate Group and CDP, RE100 inspires, persuades, and collects corporate commitments to 100% renewable electricity. It also helps member companies progress toward their goals.

Tackling sustainability in sporting events

Inhabitat - Innovation

There's a growing international trends to shrink the carbon footprints of major sporting events

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Elon’s Secret Sauce

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk may be a showman and a visionary, but he is unfit to be a CEO. His run-ins with the SEC, intemperate tweets, and a catalogue of missed deadlines show that he does not have the character or the competence to run a major public company.

The evolution of corporate activism: Lessons from GreenBiz 20

GreenBiz

The conversation on corporate activism on climate policy is finally getting going. And there's a surprisingly rich toolkit. Climate Change Getting Real Policy & Politics

Germany Creating A “National Control Center” For EV Charging

CleanTechnica

No, a bureaucrat in the German government is not in control of all of the charging sessions in the country. In this case, the "National Control Center" has one basic but consequential aim: "to ensure the swift and coordinated establishment of nationwide charging options in Germany."

Odor-free Sepura makes home composting easier than ever

Inhabitat - Innovation

If you’ve ever wanted to start composting at home but got put off by the hassle and the smell, the Sepura could be the sustainable solution you’ve been looking for

The Xpeng P7 Tackles -30°C Weather In Cold Weather Performance Testing

CleanTechnica

Guangzhou Xiaopeng Motors Technology Co., also known as Xpeng, waited for some serious cold weather to hit, then took the P7 out onto the track for an epic good time.

Even “safe levels” of PCBs harm porpoises, say researchers

Envirotec Magazine

Manmade chemicals at levels below the toxic threshold for marine animals are now linked to a rise in the number of porpoises killed by disease. Europe banned polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 1987 because of their believed toxicity to people and wildlife.

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Renewable Hydrogen “Gigastack” Monster Rises From UK Seas

CleanTechnica

Phase 2 of the UK's Gigastack renewable hydrogen project leaps in scale from a measly 5 megawatts to 100 megawatts all in one fell swoop. Clean Power Offshore Wind Energy Offshore Wind Farms Wind Energy Element Energy Hydrogen ITM Power Ørsted Phillips 66 renewable hydrogen

Opinion: Washington should pass clean-fuel standard like Oregon, California

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Joe Fitzgibbon, Seattle Times, Feb 11 2020 The last six years have been the hottest ever recorded. It’s only getting hotter. We’ve heard the roar of climate change from afar, but now it’s in our backyards. Each summer, wildfires rip across the Pacific Northwest with smoke thick enough that for several days in 2018, […]. Commentary

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Invests In Driivz To Expand EV Charging Solutions

CleanTechnica

Greensboro, NC (February 19, 2020) – Gilbarco Veeder-Root (GVR) announced today it has signed an investment agreement with Driivz, a global leader in smart electric vehicle (EV) charging management solutions.

What sustainable aviation fuel means for greener airplane travel

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Paul Sillers, CNN, Feb 19, 2020 The fresh air of the snow-covered Swiss mountains reverberated to the howl of private jet engines earlier this year as the planet’s movers and shakers descended on Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. But while those engines were thirstily burning up aviation fuel, the net environmental impact […]. Industry News

Changes In Attitudes At Higher Latitudes: Utah Reconsiders Its Response To A Hotter Planet

CleanTechnica

The Utah legislature is reviewing the Utah Roadmap, a plan to reduce carbon emissions in the state by 50% before 2030. Climate Change Climate change University of Utah utah Utah Roadmap

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Will flood protections set back salmon restoration in the Chehalis River Basin?

CleanTech Alliance

Source: John Stang, Crosscut, Feb 12, 2020 From atop the new and nondescript concrete highway bridge crossing State Route 508, the Newaukum River looks more like a stream: bigger than a creek, but smaller than a true river. It cuts through the flat plain of Lewis County east of Interstate 5 and Onalaska. This is […]. Industry News Public Policy

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Kim Dabbs on building a culture for ESG

GreenBiz

Steelcase's Kim Dabbs outlines four cultural elements to help employees approach every decision with an ESG mindset, so your company can move toward deeper understanding and higher engagement with everyone — not just senior leaders. From GreenBiz 20. GreenBiz 20 Keynote ESG

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Editorial: ‘Orcas don’t have that much time.’ Hatchery bill could save them

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Tri-City Herald Editorial Board, Feb 16, 2020 If state lawmakers truly care about helping our beloved orcas thrive, then they will find a way to support a study that would boost hatchery fish production in Puget Sound. Ann Rivers, R- La Center, told the Tri-City Herald that “where there’s a will, there’s a […]. Commentary

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Cargill's Ruth Kimmelshue on resilience and regeneration in our food system

GreenBiz

Cargill's Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Business Operations & Supply Chain, Ruth Kimmelshue, discusses the integration of sustainability and supply chain at one of the largest agricultural companies in the world. GreenBiz 20 Keynote

Commentary: The Feds Try Yet Again To Sell Off BPA And TVA

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, Feb 18, 2020 The new DOE 2021 Federal budget request came out last week at $35.4 billion, down from 2020’s $38.5 billion. There were some nice surprises, but also some same old stupid ideas. Good surprises included increased funding for advanced reactors, reprocessing of spent fuel (but then why did we […]. Commentary Uncategorized

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Combating burnout in sustainability work

GreenBiz

Career coach and social impact expert Elissa Goldenberg shares how to create a culture in which all employees — and your mission — thrive. Careers Talent Show

Feb 18, 2020 UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: UTC, Feb 18, 2020 The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and source 100% of their electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting […]. Industry News Member News

New rankings show boost in demand for sustainable cotton as Adidas claims the top spot

GreenBiz

Adidas climbed five places to claim the top spot in 2020's sustainable cotton rankings, but a third of the firms scored zero. Apparel

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Feb 18, 2020 Clean Buildings Initiative Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, Feb 18, 2020 Reminder As a follow-up to the Jan. 30 workshop, please submit written comments and the SBW Consulting Excel worksheet to buildings@commerce.wa.gov. We previously requested the SBW Consulting worksheet be uploaded to a Box account. Due to technical difficulties, please disregard those instructions and send the sheet […]. Member News Public Policy

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Manchester hotel joins soap and toiletry bottles recycling scheme

Envirotec Magazine

The Lowry Hotel in Manchester is among the first in the UK to sign up to a new toiletries recycling scheme.

Deon Stander and Kate Daly on the interplay of traceability, sustainability and circularity

GreenBiz

Deon Stander and Kate Daly discuss the ways in which traceability and tracking can forge more circular supply chains, exploring real world applications and unpacking unintended consequences. From GreenBiz 20. GreenBiz 20 Keynote

Award-winning software aims to simplify the process of planning and executing underground excavation work

Envirotec Magazine

Virtual Trial Hole Assistant (VTA) provides information about current and planned streetworks across the UK, along with data in relation to things like lane rental scheme networks, and Section 58 restrictions.

Deep decarbonization: A realistic way forward on climate change

GreenBiz

Global emissions have soared by two-thirds in the three decades since international climate talks began. To make the reductions required, what’s needed is a new approach that creates incentives for leading countries and industries to spark transformative technological revolutions. Carbon Removal

Trade group reiterates the environmental and economic value of biogas to new ministers

Envirotec Magazine

Appointments of new COP26 President and Environment Secretary triggers renewed efforts to demonstrate the benefits of biogas for decarbonising the UK and global economies.