January, 2020

This year’s resolution: Fix the broken plastic material system

GreenBiz

The momentum to stop plastic pollution continues to grow, so how do we channel it into real systems change? Circular Economy Plastic Waste Recycling Waste

UPS Orders 10,000 Electric Delivery Vans From Arrival

CleanTechnica

Arrival says it has secured an order from UPS for 10,000 of its electric delivery vans beginning this year with the possibility of another 10,000 in the future. The EV revolution continues. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Arrival Arrival electric delivery van electric delivery van UPS

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Why Most US Utilities Are Failing to Make the Most of Their Smart Meters

GreenTechMedia

Advanced metering infrastructure — the two-way communicating smart meters that now serve more than half of U.S.

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Zero-carbon home uses hemp fiber for innovative design

Inhabitat - Innovation

As designers and architects continue searching for innovative, sustainable building materials, hemp is becoming a front runner in the world of green design.

5 Early Applications for Green Hydrogen

GreenTechMedia

Few energy-related topics are getting as much attention at the moment as green hydrogen. Europe's biggest natural-gas infrastructure firm recently launched a new hydrogen business. A hydrogen economy in the U.S.

2020 will be a key year (and decade) for electric vehicles

GreenBiz

Analysts keep nudging that date forward, but now suggest it could happen as early as 2022 for certain models and markets. Driving Change Electric Vehicles Transportation & Mobility

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Seed preservation is vital for a sustainable food system

GreenBiz

"Our seeds are more than just food for us. Yes, they are nutrition. But they’re also… spirituality," says Electa Hare-RedCorn, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and a Yankton descendant. Each seed has a story and each seed has a prayer."With

How Photovoltaics Have Improved Over the Years

U.S. Green Technology

The Future of Solar is Bright for Photovoltaics Photovoltaics is a bit of a funny word, but it packs a serious implication. The lay term for photovoltaics is solar panels, and they’re becoming increasingly more common.

Using Plastic Waste To Build Schools In The Ivory Coast

CleanTechnica

Plastic bricks made from plastic trash are building new schools in the Ivory Coast. Buildings Conceptos Plasticos Ivory Coast Plastic bricks UNICEF

The Garden House features greenery and bee-friendly landscapes

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Garden House by Christos Pavlou Architecture is a physical representation of the potential for urban gardens to create micro-climates that improve the living conditions of cities rather than make additional contributions to climate change

BlackRock Sends Huge Warning Shot at Companies Ignoring Climate Risk

GreenTechMedia

In a move that will resound across the world of energy investing, BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, this week warned of a “fundamental reshaping of finance” as the impacts of climate change become better understood.

What will the city of the future look like?

The Environmental Blog

Flying cars, companion robots, cell phones embedded in the palm of your hand, McDonald’s home delivery … we all once wondered what the city ??of of the future would look like.

This startup is helping universities and companies embrace circular asset management

GreenBiz

It aims to scale the sharing of equipment and supplies across industries — and make the "multi-usiverse" happen. Circular Economy Information Technology Sharing Economy

How to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Asbestos

U.S. Green Technology

The environment probably isn’t the first thing you think of when you hear “asbestos,” as people have long associated it with health issues. But it makes sense that such hazardous material has ecological consequences.

The HUMMER Returns As An Electric Vehicle — 1,000 Horsepower, 0–60 MPH In 3 Seconds

CleanTechnica

The HUMMER Returns As A Fully Electric Off-Road Beast Sans Noise & Emissions. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging General Motors GM GMC hummer Hummer EV HUMVEE quiet revolution

California winery innovates with sustainable recycling creation

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the California city of Paso Robles, architecture firm Clayton & Little has given old oil field drill stem pipes unexpected new life — as an equipment barn that offsets over 100% of the energy needs for a sustainably-minded winery

Proof the Energy Future Is Here

GreenTechMedia

We’re now in the 2020s. Many of the tropes from films and literature about this era may not have come true, but there’s a lot happening around us that does feel futuristic.

CleanTech Day in Olympia Speaker

CleanTech Alliance

Louis J. Terminello, Ph.D.

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How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation

GreenBiz

From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.

Reasons You Should Use Solar Lights

U.S. Green Technology

Great Reasons to Use Solar Power and Solar Lighting Global environmental awareness is at an all-time high, as citizens and governments around the world are taking steps to create a more eco-friendly way of life to preserve our planet for future generations.

New Study In Canada Says EV Owners Will Not Buy ICE Again

CleanTechnica

A new study by AAA in Canada tells us that EV owners will not buy fossil fuel vehicles again. The new study shows that 96% of its survey respondents say that they would buy or lease another EV the next time they have to get another car.

Fisker debuts an electric luxury SUV for $37,500 at CES

Inhabitat - Innovation

The new Fisker Ocean, debuted at CES, will come with many sustainable features — inside and out

Democrats’ Green New Deal Becomes The CLEAN Future Act

Jim Conca

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce released a climate plan to achieve net-zero GHG pollution by 2050. The CLEAN Future Act is a comprehensive proposal to address the climate crisis that doesn’t stipulate which energy sources or strategies qualify so isn’t pushing a renewables-only mix

Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Angela Becker-Dippmann, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

CleanTech Alliance

Angela Becker-Dippmann became a CleanTech Alliance Board Member in 2020. She rejoined PNNL in April 2019 as a Strategic Advisor in PNNL’s Energy and Environment Directorate.

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The climate case for construction

GreenBiz

Buildings have an outsize impact on the environment. But there are solutions to make construction more efficient, resilient and safer. Buildings Built Environment Clean Economy Cleantech Pollution Prevention

4 Kinds of Courses Every New Contractor Should Take

U.S. Green Technology

As licensed and certified professionals, contractors are obligated to meet certain established standards to comply with local regulations and laws. Most of these requirements are evident from the beginning and are encountered as common knowledge during the general process of becoming a contractor.

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Electric Ferrari Plans Leaked In Patent Filing

CleanTechnica

Plans to launch an all electric Ferrari in 2025 have been leaked on the Porsche Taycan forum and include a number of details! Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles electric Ferrari electric supercar EV gt leaked patent patent filings Porsche Taycan

This lovely lampshade is made from cabbage

Inhabitat - Innovation

Veggie Lights are just that — lamp shades made out of red cabbage leaves

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Is 2020 the year of the electric car?

The Environmental Blog

According the Guardian, 2020 is set to be the year that the electric car, or EV as they’re more commonly known, takes over the European car market.At

Solarcentury Gets Boost from UK Government for 500MW Overseas Pipeline

GreenTechMedia

Developer Solarcentury has secured €54.8 million ($61.1 million) of finance for 500 megawatts of solar in Spain — with a little help from the U.K. government. The backing by U.K.