November, 2019

How the Gas and Oil Industries Can Decrease Their Impact on the Environment

U.S. Green Technology

Non-renewable energy industries, like gas and oil, are often considered by organizations and individuals — from consumers to national governments — to have a significant impact on the environment. And that impact isn’t viewed as a positive one.

Is 3D printing part of the future for meat alternatives?

GreenBiz

A new report shows how some companies and academic research labs are applying extrusion, 3D printing and cellular agriculture to produce meat alternatives. alternative protein Food & Agriculture Food & Agriculture Technology

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Research reveals key protein molecules associated with the water purification properties of Moringa seeds

Envirotec Magazine

Moringa seeds being ground by a woman in Botswana (photo credit: H. Kwaambwa). · One in three people cannot access clean drinking water. Moringa seed extracts have been used for centuries to help purify water in regions where clean water is not available.

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Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Rocky Mountain Institute, November 2019 While some parts of the energy system are changing rapidly toward reducing GHG emissions, the world is badly off track from what is needed to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global average temperature increase to well below 2°C. Top-down government policy actions cannot be expected to deliver […]. Industry News

Air pollution and premature death: Life expectancy impacts described in Bristol study

Envirotec Magazine

Research considers health impact in England’s eighth biggest city, Bristol. Five people dying prematurely every week – 260 for the year as a result of two most harmful forms of air pollution, PM2.5 and NO2.

Is this the microgrid moment?

GreenBiz

California's planned power shutdowns have communities, cities and companies scrambling for solutions, and microgrids are at the top of the list. Energy & Climate Microgrids Power Points Risk & Resilience VERGE 19

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18 Wind and Solar Markets to Watch in 2020

GreenTechMedia

The world’s total renewable power capacity will grow 50 percent between 2019 and 2024, according to the International Energy Agency. For investors keen to tap into this growth, mostly driven by solar and wind, the question is where to look.

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California and China Strengthen Cleantech Ties as Trade War Smolders

GreenTechMedia

CHENGDU, CHINA — At least a dozen cranes are visible from the Holiday Inn at Tianfu New Area, a state designated development zone on the outskirts of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province.

California’s EV Rebate Changes: A Good Model For The Federal EV Tax Credit

CleanTechnica

Effective December 3, California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project will see two key changes, with the net effect being that 13 currently available electric vehicles will no longer be eligible for rebates.

Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes

Envirotec Magazine

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a seemingly low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for homes in winter, charcoal for summer barbecues or water filters in developing countries.

Prefab homes on stilts include solar panels, water collection systems and organic gardens

Inhabitat - Innovation

Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has unveiled a beautiful, eco-friendly concept for a series of prefabricated homes that are elevated off the landscape on stilts

The aluminum can: America’s most successful recycling story that you’ve never heard

GreenBiz

On America Recycles Day, it's time to recognize one special piece of packaging. Circular Economy Recycling Waste Management

4 Easy Ways to Use Less Energy at Home

The Environmental Blog

The campaign to get people to use less energy at home has been going on for many years, so most people know to turn off lights and turn down the heat. However, it can be difficult to remember all these things, especially when you don’t see much difference day to day.

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Bitter Cold Stops Coal But Nuclear Excels

Jim Conca

Through thick and thin, extreme hot or extreme cold, Bomb Cyclones and Polar Vortexes, this nuclear plant never seems to stop producing over 9 billion kWhs of energy every year, enough to power Seattle. The same with all other nuclear plants in America. Not so much with coal and gas

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Tesla Powerwall Battery Wins Japan’s Smart Energy Excellence Award

CleanTechnica

Tesla's Powerwall battery has won Japan's Smart Energy Excellence Award. This is just one more award in Tesla's vast and growing collection -- a collection that needs to be celebrated by not only Tesla fans, owners, and shareholders, but by everyone.

Planners call on government for stronger direction on climate action

Envirotec Magazine

An overwhelming majority of UK planners want the next government to give stronger direction and more resources to enable local planners to deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

First Smart Forest City in Mexico will be 100% food and energy self-sufficient

Inhabitat - Innovation

Milan-based architecture firm Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled innovative designs for a nature-infused smart city in Cancun, Mexico that will serve as a model for resilient and sustainable urban planning

Why climate and sustainability professionals need to take the next step in our evolution

GreenBiz

Sustainability professionals need to demonstrate the value they can bring to the highest levels of their organization. Simply put, we’re not there yet. Cleantech Leadership state of the profession

Top Marketing Strategies for Sustainable Businesses

The Environmental Blog

Sustainable businesses tend to consider the important roles of the environment and how to protect nature for a successful business. That’s why it’s important to develop the right marketing strategies that combine economic, social, and environmental goals.

Governor Jay Inslee Praises Clean Energy Innovations at 2019 Energy Leadership Summit

CleanTech Alliance

PRESS RELEASE November 26, 2019 CONTACT: Jon Okun, CleanTech Alliance, Operations Manager 206-389-7255 Jon@CleanTechAlliance.org Governor Jay Inslee Praises Clean Energy Innovations at 2019 Energy Leadership Summit Governor Jay Inslee gave a keynote speech at the Energy Leadership Summit highlighting the successes of the Clean Energy Fund, which has invested more than $150 million in clean […]. Alliance News

Tesla Model 3 Is #3 Best Selling Vehicle In California Through September

CleanTechnica

While it seems like everyone is focused on the number of $100 deposits that the Tesla Cybertruck has garnered, for me, what is more impressive is that an electric vehicle — the Tesla Model 3 — was the #3 best selling vehicle in California through September.

Eco-Friendly Tips Preparing Your House for the Holiday

U.S. Green Technology

Preparing Your House for an Eco-Friendly Holiday As everyone gets in the holiday spirit, it can be easy to get swept up and forget about living sustainably and reducing your carbon footprint.

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LAVA designs carbon-neutral LIFE Hamburg with an edible green roof

Inhabitat - Innovation

Slated to open 2023, the solar-powered sustainable building will feature a carbon dioxide-absorbing green facade and an organic rooftop garden

SAP’s simple, sensible contribution to sustainability

GreenBiz

Often, the best technology innovations are the ones that are virtually invisible. Circular Economy Information Technology Innovation ocean plastic

7 Practical Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

The Environmental Blog

Healthier, cleaner and cheaper—eco-friendly homes offer lots of benefits. As more people become environmentally conscious, many are looking for new ways to live sustainability. And this starts with the home. Research shows house-buyers prefer environmentally sustainable properties.

Investigation reveals almost 130,000 tonnes of carpet incinerated annually

Envirotec Magazine

Carpet waste is a huge issue in UK, as an area the size of Birmingham is thrown away every year. Carpet Recycling UK, a trade association set up to encourage carpet recycling, oversees 73% of diverted carpet waste being sent to incineration at an approximate climate cost of £16.5

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Tesla Wants Your Car & Solar Panels To Have Lasers. Space Lasers Next?

CleanTechnica

Tesla has patented laser beams that would clean a car's glass. The patent application is for "Pulsed Laser Cleaning of Debris Accumulated on Glass Articles in Vehicles and Photovoltaic Assemblies." In other words, these lasers will be for both Tesla vehicles and Tesla solar panels.

Shell New Energies EVP: Hydrogen Subsidies Will Pay Off, Like They Did for Solar

GreenTechMedia

PARIS — Shell expects its filling stations to become fossil-fuel free, eventually. But getting there will require major changes, and in the energy business change often means subsidies.

Tech-free hobbies that benefit you and the planet

Inhabitat - Innovation

Technology has become an integral part of our everyday life. From smartphones to smart appliances, the advancements continue to make our lives easier while simultaneous distracting us from traditional hobbies and interests.

A watt saved is a watt earned

GreenBiz

Energy efficiency is often overlooked, and sometimes ignored. Energy & Climate Power Points Energy Efficiency

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How Solar Lights for Parking Lots Can Save Some Green

U.S. Green Technology

We’re sure you’re no stranger to solar energy; after all, solar power has been around for decades. It’s just that photovoltaics weren’t the most wallet-friendly up until recently, and solar still has a long way to go.

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EU and US prevent vital protections for endangered mako sharks

Envirotec Magazine

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Hyundai UK Explodes 10 Common Myths About Driving An Electric Car

CleanTechnica

Hyundai UK commissioned a study about people's attitudes toward electric car. The biggest reason people don't buy electric cars is still range anxiety.

Bifacial Solar Is Ready for Prime Time

GreenTechMedia

There is no doubt that bifacial modules are ready for their breakout role in the world of solar photovoltaic projects. By the dawn of 2020, there will be a cumulative 5.4