Fri.Oct 16, 2020

New Process Turns Plastic Waste Into Hydrogen And Carbon Nanotubes

CleanTechnica

Researchers say they have found a way to convert most plastic waste into hydrogen and carbon nanotubes using microwaves. Science microplastics microwaves plastic conversion process

Luxury in the new normal: Leadership and innovation in 2020 and beyond

GreenBiz

Luxury in the new normal: Leadership and innovation in 2020 and beyond. Elisa Niemtzow. Fri, 10/16/2020 - 01:00. Business as usual for the luxury industry is over.

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Tesla Model 3 Gets More Range, New Trim, Power Lift Trunk, Heat Pump, Quicker Acceleration

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Model 3 has officially been updated and the various improvements are now visible on Tesla's order page for the car. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Tesla Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 acceleration Tesla Model 3 range

Exciting Technological Trends To Watch in Renewable Energy Sectors

U.S. Green Technology

The US Energy Information Administration projects renewable energy sources will provide nearly half of the world’s electricity within the next three decades. Most of this, the EIA predicts, will come from solar, wind, and hydropower. But not all sectors are growing at the same rate.

Carmakers Betray Their Customers With Outdated Plugin Hybrids

CleanTechnica

After years of hardly any new electric models from most carmakers, we see in Europe a large number of new “electrified” models.

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How Will Electric Trucking Impact the Agriculture Industry?

U.S. Green Technology

The climate crisis has put an emphasis on switching to sustainable practices and green technology to reduce pollution. One way to do so is to focus on trucking. These vehicles consume a significant amount of fuel every year — switching to electric is a useful solution for the climate.

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Episode 241: Thinking long-term with three sustainability think tanks

GreenBiz

Episode 241: Thinking long-term with three sustainability think tanks. Heather Clancy. Fri, 10/16/2020 - 02:00. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (4:08). A plan for "Lithium Valley" begins to take shape. Grocery retailers will feel the sting of pollinator declines.

Tesla Model 3 Price Drops By $3,300–3,700 In Norway

CleanTechnica

There's been a whirlwind of Tesla vehicle changes lately — a range increase for the Model X, numerous changes to the Model 3, a humorous price cut for the Model S, the 7-seat Model Y coming around the corner, and more.

New study finds eco-glitter just as damaging as ordinary glitter

Inhabitat - Innovation

Despite the promises and inflated price tag, biodegradable glitter ends up the same way as old-school glitter — wreaking havoc on aquatic ecosystems

Is Tesla’s Autopilot Unwanted In Germany, & What’s The Role Of Daimler, BMW, & Volkswagen?

CleanTechnica

In the middle of July 2020, a German court, the country court (Landgericht) in Munich, the city I am living in, decided that the term "Autopilot" was misleading in Tesla marketing materials.

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From Pilot to Permanent: Green Mountain Power’s Home Battery Network Is Here to Stay

GreenTechMedia

Utility pilot projects aren’t famous for standout financial success. Usually the goal is to verify a technology in the field before attempting broader deployment. Sometimes nothing follows the pilot.

Texas Wind Power Growth 2010–2019 — 6% to 18% of Texas Electricity

CleanTechnica

In 2019, wind-powered generation contributed 84.4 thousand gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity in Texas, an 11% increase from the 75.7 thousand GWh generated in 2018. Wind power accounted for 18% of the electricity generated in Texas in 2019, compared with 6% in.

100-year-old Buda Mill & Grain Co. has new life as a community gathering spot

Inhabitat - Innovation

Often, culture and community are so intertwined that one defines the other, as is the case with a rural town in Texas, where the residents embraced a dilapidated historic site, called the Buda Mill & Grain Co., and brought it back to life

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LeasePlan Asks Customers To Please Stop Leasing Plugin Hybrid Company Cars

CleanTechnica

Sometimes there are really surprising emails in my inbox. A few days ago there was a newsletter from one of the largest car leasing companies in the world, LeasePlan. It advised its clients to not choose a plugin hybrid (PHEV) for their next car in the Netherlands.

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Mark Hanchett Talks Atlis Truck, Megacharging, & More on Absurd Curiosity

CleanTechnica

In a podcast hosted by Absurd Curiosity, Atlis CEO Mark Hanchett recently sat down to talk about the Atlis truck, systems that will make it possible, and some challenges in the electric vehicle (EV) environment.

Dream of an escape to the off-grid cabins in Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Inhabitat - Innovation

These off-grid cabins are elevated for minimal site impact

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GM Rebrands Hamtramck Plant As Factory ZERO; Hummer Available Late 2021

CleanTechnica

Reaffirming its continued commitment to a zero-crashes, zero-emissions, and zero-congestion future, General Motors today announced the rebranding of the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center as Factory ZERO. With a $2.2

San Diego Zoo successfully clones an endangered Przewalskis horse

Inhabitat - Innovation

San Diego Zoo is now raising the world's first Przewalski’s horse clone

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Japan Wants To Release One Million Tons Of Contaminated Water From The Fukushima Disaster Into The Pacific

CleanTechnica

Tepco, the owner of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, wants to discharge of a million tons of contaminated water into the ocean over the next several decades. Nuclear Energy aquacutlture Climate change contaminated water fukushima nuclear power plant oceans

LEED Gold office in Austin offers wearables to promote employee wellness

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Texas Mutual Insurance Company's new headquarters in Austin, Texas's Mueller Development has earned both LEED Gold and Austin Energy Green Building 4-Star certifications in recognition of the building's energy-efficient design and focus on occupant wellness.

CalSEED Awards $4.2 Million To Young Cleantech Companies

CleanTechnica

28 clean energy startups were selected to receive $150,000 each for their concepts.

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Firms combine expertise to test and validate systems to chemically recycle waste plastics

Envirotec Magazine

grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has been awarded to three firms for an ambitious chemical recycling project that aims to make hard-to-recycle plastic packaging recyclable.

Cruise To Be 1st To Send Self-Driving Cars Onto San Francisco Streets Totally Without Humans

CleanTechnica

Here is the take of Dan Ammann after many years working on this and reaching the notable milestone of fully self-driving, unmanned electric cars on the streets of San Francisco.

The First Major Long Duration Storage Procurement Has Arrived

GreenTechMedia

California regulators said this year that the state will need 1 gigawatt of long duration storage by 2026. But the technologies that can cost-effectively meet that need have so far attracted more attention from white paper authors than paying customers.

We must act smarter to solve air pollution crisis

Envirotec Magazine

Local authorities need to act urgently and use smart technology to address the air pollution crisis that is currently facing our towns and cities, says Marc Ottolini, CEO of air quality monitoring and management expert AirLabs.

Taking Stock of Job Losses in Clean Energy

GreenTechMedia

In a year when clean energy and clean vehicle jobs were supposed to increase by some 175,000, we are down by half a million jobs. On this episode of The Energy Gang, we will tell you why, and explain the numbers. What will reverse the decline?

New joystick steering tested in waste handling environment

Envirotec Magazine

Joystick steering has not been an especially prominent capability in the waste handling and recycling sectors.

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Smart Inverters vs. DER Management Systems: Pennsylvania Utility Pilot Runs Them Head-to-Head [GTM Squared]

GreenTechMedia

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Energy storage firm partners with BMW for EV battery second use

Envirotec Magazine

Energy storage systems manufacturer Off Grid Energy has announced a new partnership with BMW Group UK to create a sustainable, second-life solution for BMW and MINI electric vehicle (EV) batteries.