December, 2019

Microgrids poised for hockey stick moment, as businesses seek energy resilience

GreenBiz

More commercial and industrial companies are waking up to their risky exposure to climate-related power outages. Energy & Climate Microgrids

Biofuels Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 96%

CleanTechnica

Research by three national laboratories has created a new process that converts ethanol to fuels in one step. The result could be a reduction in greenhouse gases from transportation by up to 96%.

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Decarbonization Takes Center Stage in Mining as Renewables-Plus-Storage Become Cost Competitive

GreenTechMedia

Many of the topics discussed at the Energy and Mines World Congress earlier this month would have been borderline laughable just a few short years ago.

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5 Tips to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

U.S. Green Technology

How to be More Energy Efficient at Home You have just received your monthly utilities bill and it is higher than the month before. Even though you have paid these bills without any hassle, you really do not like paying high energy cost unnecessarily, especially if you can cut the cost by as much as.

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2030 goals: Mattel aims for 100% recycled and recyclable toys

GreenBiz

Firm behind Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price plans to launch first toy made from and packaged in green materials in early 2020. Circular Economy Biomaterials Commitments & Goals Recycling

10 Ways That Car Dealerships Can Step Up To Sell Electric Vehicles

CleanTechnica

What are some ways that you'd like to see car dealerships showcase their electric vehicles. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging Fossil Fuels auto dealers auto dealerships EV awareness EV sales

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4 Ways to Reduce Waste In Your Own Home

The Environmental Blog

Now more than ever, we need to do our bit for the environment. From the comfort of our own homes, we can commit to positive changes that will make an impact. If you haven’t ever stopped to think about what products you buy and how you consume and dispose of them – now’s the time.

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Customers expect sustainable options. How are you delivering?

GreenBiz

Sponsored: How goods are packaged is driving consumer purchasing decisions. Circular Economy Belantara Foundation Bio Economy Commitments & Goals Design & Packaging Forestry Sponsored Supply Chain

Challenges Remain in Understanding Energy Storage as an Investment

GreenTechMedia

Energy storage is a rapidly growing segment of the clean energy sector, and prices are dropping fast. Yet many are still struggling to understand how to value energy storage as an investment.

How Wastewater Treatment Can Reduce Energy Usage

U.S. Green Technology

In the United States, every year, municipal plants consume in excess of 30 terawatt hours of electricity during the treatment of wastewater. According to the Department of Energy, this translates to an annual expense of around $2 billion for electricity alone.

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10 “Auto Industry Execs” Comment On Tesla Cybertruck — CleanTechnica “Exclusive”

CleanTechnica

To try to get a better understanding of the industry response to the Tesla Cybertruck, CleanTechnica spoke with 10 top executives in the pickup truck world. Below are their responses.

The best eco tourism spots in Montreal

Inhabitat - Innovation

Montreal is a lively city at where there’s always something going on. The mix of picturesque old and totally modern makes the city so beautiful and fun

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Inspiring Eco homes

The Environmental Blog

Eco homes don’t just save energy consumption and the wildlife around them. They can also improve the health and wellbeing of those living in them. Before you embark on building an eco-home, ask yourself why you want to be eco-conscious?

Climate change and the new language of weather

GreenBiz

The weather outside is frightful. What, exactly, do we call it? Climate Change Two Steps Forward

3 Predictions for US Renewables and Storage Markets in 2025

GreenTechMedia

With increasing climate change impacts and decades of power infrastructure neglect, we can lose sight of the extraordinary progress we are making with renewables and energy storage to build a clean energy future, healthier planet and more efficient grid. The U.S.

How to Extend the Life of Renewable Technology

U.S. Green Technology

One of the most important reasons to choose renewable energy over incumbent technologies is because renewables take the long view. They meet our most immediate needs without jeopardizing the next generation’s livable future.

The Devil In The Details: Gigafactory 4 Permitting Process Begins

CleanTechnica

German authorities are expecting the first planning documents for the new Tesla factory to be filed as early as Monday, and promise to move the permitting process forward as quickly as possible.

This unisex T-shirt is naturally dyed with Japanese cherry blossoms

Inhabitat - Innovation

This lovely T-shirt gets its gorgeous, light pink tone from discarded cherry blossoms

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3 Environmentally Friendly Actions You Can Take at Home

The Environmental Blog

We can all be a little bit more environmentally friendly at home. While there’s also much that companies can be encouraged to do, there’s a good argument that it all begins with the home life. Royalty free photo.

7 companies making their mark with commercial microgrids

GreenBiz

A growing array of players, from startups to global energy giants, are charging up solutions. Energy & Climate Microgrids

5 Tangible Advances for Long Duration Energy Storage in 2019

GreenTechMedia

Following long duration storage is like rooting for a home team that’s always about to win next year. Lithium-ion batteries utterly dominate grid storage deployments these days.

America’s Nuclear Navy Still The Masters Of Nuclear Power

Jim Conca

America’s Nuclear Navy is one of the oldest and largest nuclear organizations in the world, and has the world’s best safety record of any industry of any kind. There are over a hundred nuclear reactors, which are actually small modular reactors, that power 86 submarines and aircraft carriers

Kick Off The Season Of Giving – By Winning A Tesla!

CleanTechnica

Giving Tuesday (held on December 3 this year) is the global day for giving back and supporting a cause you support. Join people around the world who are donating to organizations and causes they believe in, and get a chance at an awesome prize.On

Sustainably shop, eat and travel your way through Vancouver

Inhabitat - Innovation

Tour Vancouver the eco-friendly way — check out these outdoor activities, vegan restaurants, eco-hotels and more

5 Changes You Can Make to Help Save Our Planet

The Environmental Blog

The conversation about saving our planet has become very important over the last few years. As we learn more about climate change and what is causing it, more people begin to reduce the amount of damage they are causing.

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Corporate sustainability leaders share excitements, fears for 2020

GreenBiz

Companies across industries put the impetus on ESG action in the New Year. Corporate Strategy ESG

SunPower to Cut 3% of Global Workforce

GreenTechMedia

SunPower will eliminate between 145 and 160 jobs, representing about 3 percent of its global team, in the next 12 to 18 months, according to a Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Oil & Gas Leaks Crocodile Tears Over Nuclear Waste Storage

Jim Conca

The obvious path forward for spent nuclear fuel is to put it all into dry cask storage at a single centralized storage facility. Two companies, Holtec and Waste Control Specialists, are vying for such a site but some local Oil & Gas companies are pushing back with fear

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How Fox News Talks About Tesla

CleanTechnica

Doncha just wish sometimes that stubborn, established voices could take a moment and see the good in innovation. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Media Elon Musk Tesla Tesla Cybertruck

Biggest environmental news stories of the decade

Inhabitat - Innovation

As we begin a new decade, we’re taking a look over the biggest environmental news stories since 2010

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Low-energy desalination technology starts field tests in Palestine

Envirotec Magazine

New desalination system shows energy savings of 33-66% compared to existing systems, at recovery of 80%, says group, with recovery of up to 90% seemingly achievable.

The 2019 sustainability year in review, in haiku

GreenBiz

A baker's dozen of developments. Corporate Strategy

The US Wind PTC Cliff Keeps Looking Less and Less Scary

GreenTechMedia

For the past five years, the U.S. wind industry has been bracing for the phase-down and expiration of its production tax credit — haunted, always, by concerns about what comes next.

Which Industry Offers The Safest Jobs In America: Nuclear Or Logging?

Jim Conca

The most dangerous job in America is logging, with over 132 fatal injury per 100,000 workers. The safest job in America is the commercial nuclear industry, with less than 1 fatal injury per 100,000 workers. This huge difference results from a hyper-awareness of safety in the nuclear industry