Tue.Oct 20, 2020

The Epitome Of Stupidity: Oil Companies Chill The Ground In Alaska So They Can Keep Drilling

CleanTechnica

ConocoPhillips and other oil companies operating in Alaska's North Slope are working to keep the permafrost from melting so they can continue to extract the oil that leads to the permafrost melting in the first place.

A telework transition won't slash emissions unless we make car-free lifestyles viable

GreenBiz

A telework transition won't slash emissions unless we make car-free lifestyles viable. Hannah Budnitz. Tue, 10/20/2020 - 00:02. Even before the pandemic, the proportion of people working from home was slowly but steadily increasing. But COVID-19 has put the practice into hyperdrive.

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The High-Performance All-Electric Home

CleanTechnica

In the 1950s, when nuclear energy was booming and hydroelectric dams were laying across rivers like tourniquets, the all-electric home became a thing. It didn’t matter that the electric heating technologies of the time were vastly inefficient.

Green groups urge UN to raise climate ambition on global shipping

GreenBiz

Green groups urge UN to raise climate ambition on global shipping. Cecilia Keating. Tue, 10/20/2020 - 00:15. The global shipping industry's decarbonization efforts once again face stormy seas.

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Tesla Model 3 Leads September EV Surge In Italy As Market Triples Year On Year

CleanTechnica

EV adoption in 2020 is skyrocketing in most European countries, with governments' responses to the coronavirus pandemic focusing on a green recovery.

Rethinking the role of sustainability reports

GreenBiz

Rethinking the role of sustainability reports. Mike Hower. Tue, 10/20/2020 - 01:00. Corporate sustainability has a reporting problem — it always has. Companies typically don’t enjoy creating them and investors, customers, employees and most other stakeholders don’t revel in reading them.

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Deep-sea coral fossils act as a time machine for rising CO2 levels

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study uses coral fossils to analyze carbon dioxide and its role on changes in climate

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Dacia Sprint May Be Least Expensive Electric Car In Europe

CleanTechnica

When it goes on sale next spring, the Dacia Spring is expected to be the least expensive electric car in Europe with a TCO lower than any other gasoline or diesel powered car. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Dacia Dacia Spring EV TCO

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MIT Validates Science Behind New Nuclear Fusion Reactor Design

GreenTechMedia

A proposed fusion reactor design by Commonwealth Fusion Systems has received a boost after its underlying scientific principles were validated by peer review.

How To Watch & Listen To Tesla Q3 Earnings Call (Livestream)

CleanTechnica

Tesla has announced that its earnings call for shareholders will take place on October 21, today, at 2:30pm PDT.

New York City Is About to Get an Injection of Tidal Power. Is This Time Different?

GreenTechMedia

New York City may be weeks away from seeing tidal power injected onto the local grid.

Convolutional Neural Networks May Allow Mapping Of Every Tree On Earth

CleanTechnica

What do artificial intelligence neural networks have to do with counting trees. Agriculture Climate Change Research Science AI artificial intelligence feature maps neural networks terrestrial ecosytems trees

Researchers test seawater air conditioning as a renewable cooling alternative

Inhabitat - Innovation

Seawater air conditioning could be a viable, renewable alternative to air conditioning, and it could save us 77% in cooling costs. Here are the pros and cons

Levelized Cost Of Climate Abatement — New Tool For Investors And Policy Makers

CleanTechnica

A new research paper from the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy introduces a new tool called the levelized cost of carbon abatement that can help investors and policy makers get the most bang for their carbon reduction expenditures.

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Airbus unveils worlds first zero-emission commercial aircrafts

Inhabitat - Innovation

European aerospace corporation Airbus has unveiled three designs for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircrafts that would rely on hydrogen as a primary power source

Top 4 DIY Energy Efficiency Upgrades

CleanTechnica

Imagine if you could put $25 under a couch cushion, and in 5 years go back and find $1,250. That's the type of return on investment represented in energy efficiency. Buildings Consumer Technology Energy Efficiency Water Efficiency

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‘Future of Workplace Sustainability Report’ explores how sustainability, climate change and COVID-19 are shaping the future of the workplace

Envirotec Magazine

A new report appears to reveal how and why businesses can and should become more sustainable – and fast. “ The Future of Workplace Sustainability Report ” explores how sustainability, climate change and COVID-19 are shaping the future of the workplace.

Robert Scoble Talks Tesla, Self-Driving Tech, Robotaxis, & More On Mind Meld Podcast

CleanTechnica

Getting Started Guide to Green Business Certification

Green Business Bureau

Whether you are a well-established firm or a start-up, green business certification is a must for any company committed to the welfare of people and the planet. GBB’s forward-thinking certification program enhances your credibility and paves the way for long-term positive impact and rewards.

Newsom Administration Issues 6 More Fracking Permits To Aera Energy

CleanTechnica

The Newsom Administration issued six more fracking permits to Aera Energy late on Friday afternoon at a time of great risk to the environment and to the public health of affected communities also exposed to Covid 19, Consumer Watchdog said today.

4 experts share their insights on the future of solar + storage

Solar Power World

By Allison Ruedig, freelance copywriter, Aurora Solar Could selling battery storage be the key to growing your solar installation business? Several industry leaders think so.

Tesla Updates Across The Lineup, Surprising 3Q Sales — Tesla News Podcast

CleanTechnica

In this new miniseries, CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan and data engineer, investor, and Tesla fan Paul Fosse (that's me) discuss cleantech news of the week and offer additional insights and analysis.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- October 20

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, October 20, 2020 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates 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 (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 […].

Tesla Analysts — Most Earned Less Than Nothing (Q3 Analyst Report Cards)

CleanTechnica

This is the third edition of our Tesla analyst report cards based on where their TSLA price targets and sell/hold/buy advice would lead you (based on information from tools like tipranks, marketbeat and other research).

Add the timeless, minimalist Sage furniture collection to your home

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Sage Collection combines visual appeal, functionality and sustainability to withstand the test of time

Levelized Cost Of Carbon Abatement — New Tool For Investors And Policy Makers

CleanTechnica

A new research paper from the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy introduces a new tool called the levelized cost of carbon abatement that can help investors and policy makers get the most bang for their carbon reduction expenditures.

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NYCs Bronx 1 charter school achieves LEED Silver

Inhabitat - Innovation

Bronx 1 features energy-efficient updates to existing buildings plus eco-friendly new structures and a curriculum focused on sustainability

Path to 15|55 has $100 million in commitments to grow Black businesses

Impact Alpha

Business ownership and entrepreneurship are some of the best tools we have to grow the wealth of Black communities.

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GM’s renamed Factory ZERO to be retooled for all-EV production

Charged

GM has given its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center a new role and a new name. The plant will henceforth be known as Factory ZERO, and will be retooled for the exclusive production of battery-electric vehicles.

Demand Response Industry Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

GreenTechMedia

Over the past half-decade, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has consistently won court battles upholding its authority over states to set the rules for how distributed energy resources can play in wholesale energy markets.

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What can the world learn from China’s food waste reduction initiatives?

Envirotec Magazine

As part of an urgent programme to safeguard China’s food security, president Xi Jinping recently launched ‘operation empty plate’ – an initiative to minimise food waste.

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Korea's Shinhan Financial Group declares net zero ambition

Eco-Business

The Seoul-headquartered bank is the first in the East Asian country to commit to net zero carbon emissions, and says it will go further than competitors that have quit coal

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Wastewater requires additional treatment to reduce spread of novel coronavirus according to Israeli study

Envirotec Magazine

Wastewater must be further treated to minimize the risk of dissemination and infection of SARS-CoV-2, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, who said they found coronavirus RNA in samples from Israeli water treatment plants.

Economics of cell-based meat will never be competitive, says Impossible Foods founder

Eco-Business

Contrary to what some investors think, Pat Brown of plant-based burger company Impossible Foods believes cultured meat will always remain the meat of the future

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