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.

Investors say agroforestry isn’t just climate friendly — it’s profitable

GreenBiz

Investors say agroforestry isn’t just climate friendly — it’s profitable. Stephanie Hanes. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 00:15. This story originally appeared in Mongabay and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Bill Gates’ Nuclear Reactor Company Adds Molten Salt Storage to Its SMR System

GreenTechMedia

TerraPower, the Bill Gates-backed nuclear innovation firm, has launched a new small modular reactor system paired with a molten salt storage unit. The new concept, dubbed Natrium, is being developed in partnership with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

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.

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

Terreform ONE’s plans to upend cities and suburbs in a post-pandemic world

GreenBiz

Terreform ONE’s plans to upend cities and suburbs in a post-pandemic world. Joel Makower. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 02:11. And now for some serious fun.

Some Politicians Do Care About Nuclear Matters

Jim Conca

The misrepresentations of nuclear power from ideological groups is being countered by a bi-partisan group of high-level politicos in Nuclear Matters. Watch their Nuclear Caucus on this Tuesday, August 4th. Anyone can participate.

IoT project will assess impact of climate change on forests, and inform UK policymaking

Envirotec Magazine

A trial is underway in forests in Surrey and Northumberland to assess the potential for Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor tree growth and the impacts of environmental change on the UK’s forests.

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WoodMac: A New Battery Chemistry Will Lead the Stationary Energy Storage Market by 2030

GreenTechMedia

Lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) will become increasingly popular for stationary energy storage applications, overtaking lithium-manganese-cobalt-oxide (NMC) within a decade, Wood Mackenzie shared in a new report.

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.

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

Sustainable fleets are at an inflection point

GreenBiz

Sustainable fleets are at an inflection point. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 00:15.

Boeing invests $10.6 million to support racial equity and social justice

CleanTech Alliance

These grants build on Boeing’s history of partnering with organizations that provide access to and address inequities in communities of color. Featured Member News

Stop perverse climate impact of biomass by radically reforming CO2 accounting rules, says advisory body

Envirotec Magazine

Several European countries who are considered leaders in climate protection owe their apparently good emission reductions to biomass. These might turn out to look quite different in the future, if carbon-accounting under the Emissions Trading System (ETS) were to be based on science and the real effects on climate. As the European Commission works on a revision of its central climate policy tool, the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council suggests a radically new standard.

PV Plant Owned by First Solar Is Being Paid to Help Balance Chile’s Electric Grid

GreenTechMedia

Back in 2016, First Solar proved in a California pilot project that utility-scale solar farms can provide critical transmission grid services. Four years later, the leading U.S.-based

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?

HIVE Project proposes biophilic, self-sufficient homes of the future

Inhabitat - Innovation

These customizable homes would feature renewable energy sources and water recycling systems

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.

Member Profile #5- Jimmy Jia

CleanTech Alliance

CleanTech Alliance member Jimmy Jia shares how he’s adapting to and overcoming the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Waste-heat-to-electricity business picks up Institute of Physics award

Envirotec Magazine

The team at FeTu (with founder Jon Fenton, centre). An Elland-based firm whose turbine-based device has global potential to slash CO2 emissions by converting waste heat into electricity, has been awarded the Institute of Physics (IOP) Business Start-up Award.

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The Current System of Electric Billing No Longer Makes Sense

GreenTechMedia

Dan Seif is vice president for market development at 7X Energy, a Texas-based solar developer. Let’s stop pretending that we’re paying for “energy” via our home power bills and understand that we’re mainly paying for infrastructure.

Can 3D Printing Help Metals to Go Green?

CleanTech Group

Recent years have seen a boom in the development and application of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, technologies. Polymer/plastic printing has been most utilized, Materials and Chemicals Plastics Textiles

Surprising ways seaweed benefits the environment

Inhabitat - Innovation

While the news often mentions the terrible things in the sea, such as gyres of plastic and other trash, the oceans also hold an extremely valuable resource: seaweed. This renewable and easily harvestable organism is used for everything from food to spa treatments to a possible COVID-19 medicine

What switching to satellite offices could mean for sustainability

GreenBiz

What switching to satellite offices could mean for sustainability. Jesse Klein. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 01:45.

The Coronavirus Accelerates Online’s Destruction Of Brick & Mortar Shopping

Jim Conca

Over 12,000 stores will be closing this year in the United States, mostly as a result of the coronavirus forcing online shopping. 73.5% of those surveyed reported they are shopping online more now than before the pandemic and 88% said they will continue even after a cure or vaccine is discovered. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Retail /retail Business energy

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