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

Climate Change is Impacting You in Ways You Haven’t Even Noticed

The Environmental Blog

Many of us are aware that climate change has massive implications, many of which have already transformed our planet. Cities have recently experienced immense floods – carbon emissions are on the rise and ice in the Arctic Ocean has melted almost entirely.

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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

Sustainability career options you may not have considered

Inhabitat - Innovation

If you've considered a career in sustainability, here are some green jobs you might want to look into

Why You Should Ditch That Lead Apron In The X-Ray Room

Jim Conca

Those of us in the field have always known that draping that lead apron over you when getting an X-ray at the hospital or the dentist was not necessary, that it didn’t protect you or lower any risk of cancer. But I never considered that it might be harmful to use these aprons

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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.

From sustainable to regenerative: bold business moves to transform the agriculture system

GreenBiz

Regenerative practices could bring huge win-wins for farmers, food companies and the environment, implementing them will involve overcoming wide-ranging barrier. Food Systems GreenBiz 20 Regenerative Agriculture

Earth Friendly Tips to Prepare Your Home for 2020

U.S. Green Technology

Making Your House More Environmentally Friendly 2020 has arrived, and now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the new year. There is also increasing importance on being environmentally friendly as the new decade rolls in.

Tesla Could Speed Past 500,000 Sales In 2020 — 50% YoY Growth?

CleanTechnica

Can 2020 be yet another year of spectacular growth for Tesla?

Former scrapyard is now a site for sustainable, solar-powered homes

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Cozens Place properties include solar panels, energy-efficient insulation and semi-permeable drainage to sustainably manage rainwater

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

Wildlife Conservation: What You Can Do to Help

The Environmental Blog

If you think that there is nothing that you can do in order to help preserve the world’s beautiful wildlife, think again. You don’t have to be a hands-on conservationist to make a difference! Here is some great advice on everything that you, as an individual, can do to help.

How climate change has altered cocoa farming in Ivory Coast

GreenBiz

Severe droughts have caused soil fertility to decline and therefore, yields hampered. Agriculture Books farmers Food & Agriculture Deforestation GreenBiz Reads

Making Industrial Facilities Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

Consumers have numerous ways to practice sustainable lifestyles. They can participate in community recycling programs, grow food in backyard gardens and shop at thrift stores rather than buying new clothes to refresh their wardrobes.

Tesla Model 3 Shatters Records In Hot European Market — EV Sales Report

CleanTechnica

The European plug-in electric vehicle market registered a record 77,000 vehicles in December (+88%!), with the Dutch market most helping to pull the market up.

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Modular homes in Sweden are specially designed for solar panels

Inhabitat - Innovation

Swedish firm Street Monkey Architects has unveiled new solar-powered, prefabricated modular homes in Örebro, Sweden

Grant awarded for facility to convert waste plastic to hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

Hydrogen fuel pumps at a service station in Washington DC, USA: The fuel generated by the Ellesmore Port facility will be used locally to power transport.

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

New York is kicking California's butt in building electrification

GreenBiz

A look at the two states’ policies show they have, to this point, prioritized different approaches to spur on electrification. Clean Energy Energy & Climate Power Points Energy

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5 Tips to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

Here are our top five easy ways to make your home more environmentally friendly We’re all aware of how serious climate change is, so if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and help do your bit for the environment, your first port of call should be to get your home in order. While you.

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

Cross-laminated timber makes this Scottish home climate resistant

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scottish firm Mary Arnold Foster Architects has unveiled a stunning home made out of several timber “pods” and tucked into the idyllic landscape of the Scottish Highlands.

Is a Cleaner, Smarter and De-carbonized Future Possible? Introducing the 2020 Global Cleantech 100

CleanTech Group

Every year, the Global Cleantech 100 selects the innovative companies poised to make a significant commercial impact in the next five to ten.

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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

How companies can align their materials strategy to the SDGs

GreenBiz

The textile industry has a powerful opportunity to shift the needle in both producer and consumer contexts. Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply Chain Sustainable Development Goals / SDGs

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.

Volkswagen Praises Tesla, Commits To More Renewable Energy

CleanTechnica

In Davos this week, Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen, heaped praise on Tesla for leading the EV revolution.

Restored Georgian townhouse has rainwater-fed green roof

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Sun Rain Room is an extension and restoration of a two-story Grade-II Listed townhouse designed and constructed by Tonkin Liu.

Andrew Yang Drives A Tesla In His Campaign Ad

CleanTechnica

In his latest campaign ad, Andrew Yang, who is running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, drives a Tesla Model X.

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.

What businesses should know about the evolution of rural solar

GreenBiz

Solar panels may harness the sun’s energy in the same way that plants do, but while some rural residents view them as another revenue-enhancing crop, others see them more as weed-like nuisances that threaten their pastoral way of life.

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