Thu.Sep 10, 2020

Could Exxon Be … Running Out Of Cash?!

CleanTechnica

Could Exxon be running out of cash? This question stems from an article by Yahoo! Finance that reported on ExxonMobil Corp facing a $48 billion shortfall through next year, which are Reuters and Wall Street estimates. . Coal Fossil Fuels Green Economy Investment Natural Gas Oil exxon ExxonMobil

Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems

GreenBiz

Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems. Meredith Storton. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 02:00.

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Climate Change Is Ravaging California. It’s Time To Electrify.

CleanTechnica

COVID-19 isn’t the only crisis taking a toll on California this summer. Record-breaking heat has helped fuel the largest wildfire season on record, with more than two million acres already burned.

American Cities Are Being Reshaped By These 3 Forces

The Environmental Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic was a gut check for U.S. cities. There’s no need to go into detail about the scale of lives lost, businesses that have gone under, and overall negative impact on urban centers.

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This Space Technology Can Cut Climate Pollution On Earth: MethaneSAT 

CleanTechnica

The latest science warns that the window for preventing the most catastrophic global warming is closing fast. A seemingly small difference — just half a degree Celsius — can intensify the effects.

Is There a Role of Waste to Energy in the Circular Economy?

GreenBiz

Is There a Role of Waste to Energy in the Circular Economy? Americans create a lot of solid waste – to the tune of 268 million tons in 2017 alone.

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Built to Last: The Case for Durable Design

GreenBiz

Built to Last: The Case for Durable Design. What are the implications of building long-lasting, durable products, and what opportunities arise from keeping products in service? They don't build things like they used to."

US Energy Department & Other Federal Agencies Launch the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries

CleanTechnica

Today, the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of State launched the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries (FCAB) to accelerate the development of a robust, secure, domestic industrial base for advanced batteries.

Episode 236: Banking for the planet and behind the scenes of Generation Green New Deal

GreenBiz

Episode 236: Banking for the planet and behind the scenes of Generation Green New Deal. Deonna Anderson. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:21. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (9:30). Why every C-suite officer should care about plastic waste.

With New Wireless EV Battery System, GM Is Determined To Kill Off Gasmobiles (Eventually)

CleanTechnica

GM's new wireless EV battery management system will help trim electric vehicle costs down to the bone, with an assist from Honda and Nikola.

Designing Better Products with Biomimicry

GreenBiz

Designing Better Products with Biomimicry. How are four new companies using biomimicry to design more efficient, sustainable and circular products, disrupting some of the world’s biggest industries?

Auto Motor und Sport Disses Volkswagen ID.3

CleanTechnica

Germany's Auto Motor und Sport has tested a pre-production version of the Volkswagen ID.3 and found it wanting in several important areas. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Media AMUS Auto Motor und Sport Tesla volkswagen Volkswagen ID Volkswagen ID.3

Developing a Comprehensive Circular Economy Strategy

GreenBiz

Developing a Comprehensive Circular Economy Strategy. How can companies establish an organizational circular economy strategy that’s owned and embraced by key internal stakeholders?

MG5 Touring Wagon With 214 Mile Range (WLTP) Available In UK Q4 2020 For Under £24,000

CleanTechnica

MG Motor will bring the MG5 full battery electric touring wagon (or ‘estate car’ as the Brits say) to the UK starting from the fourth quarter 2020. With a WLTP rated range of 214 miles, and an outstanding 7 year warranty, the price of £23,995 (after incentives) seems like a great value.

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Scaling Composting Infrastructure in North America

GreenBiz

Scaling Composting Infrastructure in North America. What will it take to build robust composting infrastructure at scale in the United States? Composting should be a win-win.

Classic BMW Gets Tesla Power & Performance

CleanTechnica

The classic BMW E30 3 series has been called the perfect drivers' car by many enthusiasts over the years — and, if you ever spend some time behind the wheel of one, I'm sure you'll find one or two reasons to agree.

Equal Recycling Access

GreenBiz

Equal Recycling Access. How can U.S. communities and industry partners collaborate to ensure access to recycling? While most Americans would agree that recycling is important, access to recycling bins, store drop-off options and other facilities can vary greatly depending on your location.

Should People Be Prevented From Living In Fire & Flood Prone Areas?

CleanTechnica

There’s an old joke about a man who goes to his physician and says, “Doctor, it hurts when I do this.” ” To which the doctor offers this sage advice. “Don’t do that.”

The How and Why of Effective Pre-Competitive Collaboration

GreenBiz

The How and Why of Effective Pre-Competitive Collaboration. How (and why) can companies overcome the barriers of collaborating with their corporate peers in order to advance system-wide circular outcomes?

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Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System

CleanTechnica

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee of the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) today released a report entitled Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System. The Climate Subcommittee voted unanimously 34–0 to adopt the report.

Return to Sender: Navigating Reverse Logistics

GreenBiz

Return to Sender: Navigating Reverse Logistics. How can companies establish efficient reverse logistics to reclaim products and enable more circular outcomes? Product take-back programs are commonplace at retailers keen to have customers walk their used printers and sweaters back into the store.

Nations to Announce Commitment to Collaboratively Grow Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicle Manufacturing & Infrastructure

CleanTechnica

CALSTART’s Drive to Zero program leading global push for zero-emission commercial vehicles.

Circular by Design: Physical Criteria for Circular Products

GreenBiz

Circular by Design: Physical Criteria for Circular Products. What physical attributes must be considered and prioritized when designing circular products?

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Wildfires have burned 2.3M acres across California this year

Inhabitat - Innovation

Unfortunately, fires are still breaking out and more destruction is expected

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The How, What and Why of Bioplastics

GreenBiz

The How, What and Why of Bioplastics. What is the current state of bioplastics, and what role should they play in a sustainable packaging future? In the scramble to swap single-use plastics for sustainable alternatives, some companies are turning to bioplastic as a seemingly effective replacement.

Duke and Solar Developers Reach Grid Agreement, Clearing Path for Hundreds of Megawatts

GreenTechMedia

Duke Energy submitted a settlement with large solar developers including Cypress Creek Renewables and Strata Solar to North Carolina regulators on Thursday that aims to resolve longstanding interconnection issues in the utility’s territory.

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Mealworms can serve as protein source, research says

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study published in the Journal of Insects as Food and Feed has revealed that yellow mealworms can serve as an alternative protein source for animals and, possibly, humans. The study comes at a time when global food demands keep rising

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How to Accelerate the Electrification of Buildings in the Midwest

GreenTechMedia

Laura Sherman is president of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. Building electrification is a potential game-changer for energy efficiency, demand management, distributed energy and other advanced energy industries, as well as for the broader task of reducing emissions.

Early learning center sustainably embraces rural New Zealand

Inhabitat - Innovation

Fantails Estate welcomes kids to play and learn within a sustainable environment

Reaching WHO targets for air quality could boost UK economy by £1.6bn annually, says study

Envirotec Magazine

Trees in St Andrews Park, Bristol (Credit: © Derek Harper, licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence). 3 million working days a year lost to air pollution under current targets, says report.