August, 2020

What Will Happen With Solar Panels at the End of Life?

U.S. Green Technology

Solar panels are an innovative part of energy production and consumption. They are cost-effective and help consumers have a better, cleaner impact on the environment. However, throughout the lifespan of solar panels, they become obsolete and must eventually go to waste.

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Wind Energy Is More Beneficial Than Fuel

The Environmental Blog

Wind energy is well-known for its capability to cut electricity costs for consumers as it replaces the produced fuel with wind energy free of charge. Due to this factor, wind energy is strongly beneficial compared to traditional energy sources and power generators.

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Recovery Money Spent On Fossils Is Twice As Much As Has Been Spent On Renewable Energy

CleanTechnica

Twice as much recovery money has been spent on fossil fuels as clean energy.

New sparks for the electric vehicle industry

GreenBiz

New sparks for the electric vehicle industry. Zoé Bezpalko. Tue, 08/25/2020 - 01:45. Thinking back to the beginning of 2020 can seem like a lifetime ago. Before the pandemic took root on a global level, the transportation industry was already in the midst of a great and exciting transition.

What Will A Biden-Harris Administration Do For Nuclear Energy?

Jim Conca

Joe Biden has a $2 trillion climate plan that includes nuclear power, particularly development of small modular reactors. His VP choice, Kamala Harris, will likely endorse his plan, which is good if democrats want the plan to succeed at all. Just look at last week’s rolling blackouts in California.

80% of oil workers considering career impacts of climate change

Envirotec Magazine

New study shows half in oil and gas have considered new role in renewable energy industry – or are already diversifying into it. Eight in ten Scots oil workers have considered that their careers could be impacted by actions being taken to tackle climate change, new research suggests.

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An Overview of Natural Resources

The Environmental Blog

Today when I walked around my herbal garden, I noticed the sights and smell of the spring growth. It turned me mesmerized to its aesthetic beauty.

New Record-Low Solar Price Bid — 1.3¢/kWh

CleanTechnica

Portugal recently held a solar power auction (in which power plant developers submit different bids for what price they can offer electricity under a new contract), and one of the bids broke the world record for the lowest solar power price.

What does 'climate risk' actually mean?

GreenBiz

What does 'climate risk' actually mean? Joel Makower. Mon, 08/31/2020 - 02:11. If you stick around the world of sustainable business long enough, you’re sure to see an immutable march of memes — terms that rise up and become popularized, often without agreed-upon definitions.

Engineering Solutions May Work Better On Coronavirus Than Social Ones

Jim Conca

Americans are not good at following rules. Better to engineer our society so contaminated air isn’t allowed to flow between people. Just like water-borne epidemics were stopped over the last hundred years by building clean water and sewer systems. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Business energy

Initiative turns marine plastic pollution into reusable PPE

Envirotec Magazine

The initiative appears to be a world first for reusable PPE. A seemingly world-first collaboration is bringing recycled and reusable PPE visors to UK health workers and NGOs in the Dominican Republic.

Painting wind turbines may reduce bird collisions and deaths

Inhabitat - Innovation

Painting one wind turbine blade black could reduce bird deaths at wind farms by up to 70

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Sustainable Freight: Towards a Greener Air Cargo Culture

The Environmental Blog

International shipping and air freight have each played significant roles in the globalisation process of our world. Our choices and access to goods have increased, distances have been reduced, jobs have been created and economies have prospered.

Solar Panel Prices Have Dropped Off Cliff & Sunk Into Ocean — Solar Panels 9× Cheaper Than In 2006

CleanTechnica

Solar panel prices have come down a tremendously in recent years, including rooftop solar panel prices. Clean Power CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive Consumer Technology Market Research Research Rooftop Solar Solar Energy Solar Panels Solar Prices Tesla Tesla Energy Tesla solar

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The rise (and rise) of sustainability-linked finance

GreenBiz

The rise (and rise) of sustainability-linked finance. Joel Makower. Mon, 08/24/2020 - 02:11. One silver lining of this horrific moment is the rise of loans, bonds and other financial instruments linked to sustainability outcomes.

Tesla Introduced A Business Model The World Has Not Seen Before

CleanTechnica

You can save tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars with continuous improvements to a Tesla, which is a stark contrast to other automaker that do something else continuously: ask you to pay again!

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Panama Cancels Order For Diesel Buses, Will Purchase 195 Electric Buses Instead

CleanTechnica

Panama has decide to cancel an order for 160 new diesel buses and replace them with electric buses from BYD instead. Electric Vehicles Mass Transit / Public Transit electric bus MiBus National Electric Mobility Strategy Panama

The CrossWater is a solar-powered mode of public water transportation

Inhabitat - Innovation

Forget air-polluting boats or sitting in traffic on the highway. CrossWater is rethinking transportation

The importance of making electric cars also zero emissions

The Environmental Blog

An electric vehicle is a useful tool that would allow us to start controlling CO2 emissions and other pollutants produced by transport activity.

My Plan To Save $170,000 In Energy Costs Over 35 Years Using Efficiency & Tesla Solar

CleanTechnica

In this article, I'll show my 35 year plan (which I started in 2010) to save a lot on energy costs and reduce my carbon footprint.

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Could Bloom fuel cells be a solution for maritime emissions issues?

GreenBiz

Could Bloom fuel cells be a solution for maritime emissions issues? Zac Estrada. Tue, 08/18/2020 - 01:00.

There Is A Humanitarian Crisis In Louisiana & No One Is Talking About It

CleanTechnica

Five days ago, a Category 4 hurricane tore through South Louisiana. It wiped out an entire town and leveled Lake Charles. Already, the mainstream media has moved on — almost as fast as the storm did. Climate Change Health Activism humanitarian crisis Hurricane Laura hurricanes lake charles louisian

Pipestrel Ready To Set 7 Electric Aircraft World Records

CleanTechnica

Pipistrel, a small electric aircraft company we've covered several times, has a small electric airplane called the Velis Electro. The Velis Electro got its "first type approval" from the EU aviation security authority and is ready for an adventure.

Worlds largest Passive House building to open in Kansas City

Inhabitat - Innovation

The largest Passive House building in the world is set to welcome its first tenants this October

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Environmental Engineering: Education, Career, and Impacts

The Environmental Blog

Engineers come from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds, which means that engineers are required in each and every industry. So, what exactly defines an environmental engineer? Is it a separate field of engineering altogether, or is the classification more of a job title?

Tesla & Amprius — What Is Going On? [Updated: Nothing]

CleanTechnica

Tesla fans have zeroed in on a battery startup called Amprius. A number of clues indicate that it may be acquired by Tesla in the future, or that it at least plays a role in Tesla's battery innovation and coming announcements at Tesla Battery Day.

Circular economy startups compete at Circularity 2020, taking on shoes to shelf-life

GreenBiz

Circular economy startups compete at Circularity 2020, taking on shoes to shelf-life. Holly Secon. Mon, 08/31/2020 - 01:00. A circular economy is urgently required for the shift to a more sustainable planet.

Tesla’s Relentless Innovation Brought 13 Improvements To The Octovalve In 3 Months

CleanTechnica

Sandy Munro worked in the automotive industry for decades before starting his consulting firm Munro & Associates. In recent years, the firm has made a name for itself with its unique insights into Tesla’s vehicles.

42 Target Stores May Host Tesla Supercharger Stations

CleanTechnica

42, as we all know, is the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

The prefab Tiny Tetra House in Bali is made of recycled waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

Tetra Pak beverage containers are used in the roof and wall construction of this unique home. Tiny Tetra has 688 square feet of space with a diagonally-oriented floor plan. It is elevated 40 centimeters off the ground via point foundations in order to help blend the structure into the surroundings. There is a bedroom, ensuite bathroom, and open kitchen, living room and outdoor terraces. Apart from the sustainable advantages