Fri.Sep 11, 2020

Louisiana’s Amendment 5 Wants To Exempt Big Oil From Paying Property Taxes Forever While Making Taxpayers Foot The Bill

CleanTechnica

A new Louisiana State Constitutional Amendment could ensure that the oil and gas industry doesn't have to pay property taxes ever again. The good news is that this is a state matter residents have control over — Louisiana voters can vote against it.

How Avangard Innovative is working to scale post-consumer resin recycling

GreenBiz

How Avangard Innovative is working to scale post-consumer resin recycling. Since Avangard Innovative came onto the recycling scene 30 years ago, the company has expanded its presence to 11 countries.

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Solar Power = 60% of New US Power Capacity in June

CleanTechnica

Solar power keeps growing in the United States. In the month of June, 60.1% of new power capacity added in the country was from solar power plants. Another 37.5% was from wind power plants. And 2.4% was from hydropower.

On Eastman’s mass balance protocol, transparency and keeping materials out of landfills

GreenBiz

On Eastman’s mass balance protocol, transparency and keeping materials out of landfills. Eastman wants to prove to the world that waste can be valuable. That’s according to Scott Ballard, vice president of specialty plastics at the company. “We

Baidu Launches Apollo Go Robotaxis In Beijing, Cangzhou, & Changsha

CleanTechnica

I recently wrote an article about 10 existing and planned robotaxi services. One of those was the Apollo Go Robotaxi service launched by Baidu in Changsha, China, on Earth Day, April 20.

UN report shows global warming could pass 1.5C limit before 2030

Inhabitat - Innovation

Global warming could exceed the 1.5°C C limit set in the Paris Agreement in the next decade

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A disused factory becomes an office with a landscaped bamboo roof terrace

Inhabitat - Innovation

Located in Shenzhen, China, the If Factory utilizes a sustainable design that transforms an old and disused factory into a creative mix of office spaces

Tesla Presents Giga Berlin To The Brandenburg Parliament (Video)

CleanTechnica

A parliament usually only asks an auto company to show up if something went very wrong. Either a financial bailout is needed or another huge scandal happened, like with the diesel cheating devices that polluted the environment and its citizens for years.

LeSportsac's ReCycled collection uses recycled water bottles

Inhabitat - Innovation

With the modern-day zeitgeist squarely aimed at improving sustainable practices, both in the private and business world, LeSportsac's most recent release removes plastic from the waste stream while encouraging fans to continue their LeSportsac journey

US Showers Tiny Wind Turbines With Big Love

CleanTechnica

Small wind turbines are the focus of a push to grow the distributed wind sector in the US, with help from the Energy Department. Clean Power Wind Energy Wind Turbines AWEA Bergey Windpower Co.

A midcentury home receives a sensitive renovation in Montreal

Inhabitat - Innovation

Originally constructed in 1947, the house was built with beautiful attention to detail, which Salem Architecture preserved and highlighted

Hurricane Laura Leaves Miles Of Oil Sheen In Louisiana’s Wetlands

CleanTechnica

In an article by DeSmog, Julie Dermansky detailed a harrowing scene: miles and miles of oil sheen in Louisiana's wetlands. Many don't take into account that the area of Louisiana I live in is called "Cancer Alley" for a reason — that reason is the fossil fuel industry.

Global investment managers say no to carbon

Inhabitat - Innovation

A European group of global investment managers and pension funds has devised an ambitious plan to cut their portfolios down to net-zero carbon

Putin’s Presidential Motorbike Will Be Electric, + 450 Electric Buses Now In Moscow

CleanTechnica

Russian President Vladimir Putin's next presidential motorbike escorts will be going electric.

COVID-19’s Impact on CleanTech Employment

CleanTech Alliance

COVID-19 has negatively impacted employment in every sector, but the clean energy sector has been hit particularly hard, losing over 620,000 jobs in the US, according to a recent E2 study. The analysis of Department of Labor data found that 620,590 workers in clean energy occupations, representing 18.5% of the industry’s workforce, filed for unemployment […]. Alliance News Industry News Member News coronavirus COVID-19 employment jobs

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Democratizing Energy & Community Solar Investment

CleanTechnica

Renewables Start to Outpace Fossil Fuels on Europe’s Grid

GreenTechMedia

By 2030, Wood Mackenzie expects wind, solar and batteries to dominate Europe's grid mix. But it may be happening even sooner. In the first half of 2020, renewables (solar, wind, hydro and biomass) beat out fossil fuels on the European grid for the first time.

Should Food’s Environmental Damage Be Included In Its Purchase Cost?

CleanTechnica

Meat and animal products would be hit especially hard if effects of processing, energy use, and overfertilization on environment were considered. Agriculture Climate Change Market Research Food and Agriculture Organization Penny University of Augsburg

New York Is Breaking New Ground in Allowing Batteries to Play in Multiple Markets [GTM Squared]

GreenTechMedia

Everything You Need To Know About Version 3 Of The Tesla Solar Roof

CleanTechnica

Tesla launched the new version 3 of its Solarglass Roof on a public conference call today.

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Trial of Pringles paper can is a step in the right direction, says The Recycling Association

Envirotec Magazine

News that Kellogg is trialing a new paper can has been welcomed by The Recycling Association as a “step in the right direction” In 2017, The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin highlighted Pringles for having packaging that was almost impossible to recycle due to its multi-material nature.

Tesla [TSLA]: Things I Think I Think — Overall Market

CleanTechnica

Note: Nothing below is investment advice. I appreciate how many comments my articles tend to get, and I try to read them all, even though I rarely reply. Clean Power Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Green Economy Investment Solar Energy Stock market stocks Wall Street

Proterra to supply battery tech to Australian bus manufacturer

Charged

In addition to manufacturing its own electric buses, Proterra licenses its powertrain technology under the brand name Proterra Powered. It has collaborated with OEMs such as Thomas Built Bus, Van Hool, Freightliner and Optimal Electric Vehicles to electrify their buses and other heavy-duty vehicles.

Tesla [TSLA] Isn’t In The S&P 500 … Now What?

CleanTechnica

I've been thinking about writing this article for a while, but have held off because of how enthusiastic the overall market has been about the potential for Tesla to be included in the S&P 500.

Agent of Impact: Dave Kirkpatrick, SJF Ventures

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 11 – The co-founder and managing director of SJF Ventures still had half of the firm’s $125 million fourth fund when COVID shutdowns shut down business as usual.

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U.S. Hydroelectric Generation To Increase In 2020 Despite Drought Conditions

CleanTechnica

In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that electricity generation from hydroelectric power plants in the United States will grow by 4% in 2020 from 2019 levels.

Mixed messages on coal funding from AIIB as it launches new climate change investment framework

Eco-Business

The Chinese-backed bank would not finance coal-fired power plants, its president declared. But environmentalists noted that the bank’s policy still leaves the door open to coal-related projects

Solaris Urbino 15 LE Electric Online Premiere Coming In October

CleanTechnica

Solaris invites to an ONLINE PREMIERE of Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric 20th October 2020, 12:00 p.m. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Mass Transit / Public Transit Press Releases Solaris Solaris Urbino Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric

6 Water Contaminants That Could Harm Your Health

Green Living Guy

The term contaminant defines any biological, physical, radiological, or any chemical substance or matter found in water, which most likely has harmful effects on your health. Over the past decades, water has been a host of contaminants.

Firms are masking 'dangerous trade-offs' in sustainability reports, warns triple bottom line guru John Elkington

Eco-Business

The brainchild of triple bottom line theory warned that the tens of thousands of sustainability reports are often written by PR firms, and pitch trade-offs such as 'clean coal'. He also said businesses have underestimated the 'exponential' scale of change needed to achieve the SDGs