October, 2019

Vehicle-grid integration is a starting point, not an afterthought on the road to electrification

GreenBiz

Ensuring that millions of EVs can be reliably charged will require new, intelligent energy management solutions, along with effective policies to spur investment. Electric Vehicles Electricity Grid Energy & Climate Transportation & Mobility

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Making biofuels from seawater rather than crude oil

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers from The University of Manchester are using synthetic biology to explore a more efficient way to produce the next generation of bio-based jet fuels – partly made from seawater.

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The Caribbean Shows the Way to a Renewable Future

GreenTechMedia

In just a few short years, the focus at the annual Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation conference has shifted from issues around producing electricity from thermal capacity — usually oil — to what blend of renewable options are the best path forward.

Take a stand and address single-use items and throwaway culture rather than just plastics, urges Zero Waste Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

Ian Gulland of Zero Waste Scotland.

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EVs To Revolutionize Postal Services, & More

CleanTechnica

Parcel and Postal Expo is the largest event for courier services in Europe and it is taking place in Amsterdam this year. What is different is the new emphasis placed on e-mobility — not only EVs, but also charging infrastructure.

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First-of-its-kind device prototype harnesses renewable energy from ocean waves

Inhabitat - Innovation

With today’s renewables market rapidly expanding, it’s no wonder then that wave energy has recently gained traction as a contemporary energy source

Energy 187

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Will California say bye to diesel-burning trucks and hello to zero-emissions ones?

GreenBiz

A new rule in the state could tackle one of its largest sources of pollution. electric trucks Electric Vehicles Electrification Transportation & Mobility

$500, $5,000, $10,000 — EV Charger Incentives In California & Colorado

CleanTechnica

In a rapidly changing world with new technologies coming online every day, it’s difficult to keep up. But when it comes to transportation, there’s no doubt that electric vehicles (EV) will replace gasoline- and diesel-burning vehicles.

Getting to Net Zero: what happens when the wind stops blowing? New analysis presents possible answers

Envirotec Magazine

New analysis released on 14 October by energy market analytics firm Aurora Energy Research attempts to address some of the quandaries presented by the effort to deliver a net zero energy system. It tackles questions such as: How much zero-carbon capacity such as renewables will be needed?

How the U.S. power grid is evolving to handle solar and wind

GreenBiz

As renewable energy sources move mainstream, electricity generation and distribution systems are getting an extreme makeover. Data Electricity Grid Energy & Climate

Could energy-storage-as-a-service be key to cutting carbon emissions?

Envirotec Magazine

Battery storage at a solar farm with switchgear. Energy storage can help mitigate climate change, but it is still on low levels and needs to triple by 2050 to keep global warming below 2°C. To do this we need to look at innovative ways of speeding up the process.

The First 100% Electric Taxi In Spain

CleanTechnica

What were the experiences like of the first taxi driver in Spain to use an all-electric vehicle. Cars Clean Transport CleanTechnica Exclusive Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Mass Transit / Public Transit El Pais Nissan Leaf Tesla Model S

Carbon Engineering - Taking CO2 Right Out Of The Air To Make Gasoline

Jim Conca

Extracting CO2 from air is the best way to reverse global warming without resorting to expensive technologies, convoluted tax schemes or preventing billions from getting sufficient energy. If you then make gasoline from it, then you’d kill two birds with one stone. That stone is Carbon Engineering

The Skai hydrogen-powered aircraft produces zero emissions

Inhabitat - Innovation

The most impressive feature — that it runs on hydrogen fuel cells — gives this aircraft the potential to become one of the greenest modes of air transportation

CleanTech Alliance expands Health Trust membership with new agreement with RCAW

CleanTech Alliance

“The bottom line is the bottom line,” stated Tom Ranken, President and CEO of CleanTech Alliance. Ranken was referring to the recent agreement between the CleanTech Alliance and the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW).

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Why this cold storage warehouse operator warmed up to artificial intelligence

GreenBiz

Artificial Intelligence Energy & Climate Information Technology Technology VERGE 19

Orsted Lowers Offshore Wind Output Forecasts, Warns of Industrywide Problem

GreenTechMedia

The offshore wind industry has a problem with how it forecasts the output of projects, industry leader Ørsted has warned.

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US Non-Hydro Renewables Grow 6.2%, Provide 11.4% Of US Electricity

CleanTechnica

A new analysis of recently released data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) by the SUN DAY Campaign has highlighted the fact that renewable energy sources accounted for 18.49% of US electrical generation during the first eight months of 2019 up from 17.95% a year earlier. .

Shutting Down All Of Japan’s Nuclear Plants After Fukushima Was A Bad Idea

Jim Conca

By now, more Japanese have died from the closing of Japan's nuclear power plants following the 2011 Tohoku quake than from the tsunami and the earthquake combined, which was about 20,000 people. But no one has died from any radiation released by the crippled reactors

The Ocean Cleanup has first success collecting plastic from Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Inhabitat - Innovation

After years of trials that left its engineers scratching their heads over design challenges, the nonprofit’s newest prototype device has consistently collected plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Higher air pollution days trigger hundreds of cardiac arrests and hospitalisations for strokes and asthma

Envirotec Magazine

New data from King’s College London show 124 additional out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and 424 hospital admissions for stroke and asthma on higher pollution days. Head of NHS in England warns “this is a health emergency”.

BMW accelerates into the circular economy

GreenBiz

The luxury automaker is using circular practices to cut out costs and emissions from its manufacturing processes. Circular Economy manufacturing Transportation & Mobility

4 Out of 5 EU Coal Plants Are Losing Money

GreenTechMedia

Four out of five of coal power plants in the European Union are losing money, according to a report by think tank Carbon Tracker.

Ferrari Legend Dario Benuzzi Praises Tesla Model 3

CleanTechnica

How does a legendary supercar driver feel when he drives a Tesla Model 3 for the first time? Dario Benuzzi, the Ex-Chief Test Driver for Ferrari, tells us that he totally adores it.

Natural Gas And Renewables Will Rule America’s Electricity Future

Jim Conca

As much as wind and solar are increasing, natural gas is increasing more. And gas will continue to grow faster than all other sources in the United States for some time. By mid-century, gas should exceed 50% of our generation, with renewables in second at over 25

Interview: Activist lives off food that he grows and forages for an entire year

Inhabitat - Innovation

Inhabitat caught up with environmental activist Rob Greenfield to find out about his current foraging project

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Volvo Takes The Wraps Off The Fully Electric XC40 & Dives Into Vehicle Electrification

CleanTechnica

Today in Los Angeles, Volvo took the wraps off its new fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge, supported by a plan for the company to rapidly convert its vehicles and company operations to low emissions. The XC40 leads the charge for the company, but is only one prong in the larger Volvo effort.

A climate advocate walks into an oil industry summit.

GreenBiz

Our energy analyst was invited to a petroleum conference. Here's what happened next. Activism Energy & Climate Power Points

Energy 270

SunPower Grows Distributed Solar Pipeline, Preps for 2020 Storage Rollout

GreenTechMedia

SunPower swung to a slight and predicted loss in the third quarter of 2019, amid a yearlong restructuring that’s taken the solar manufacturer and installer out of the utility-scale solar business and into distributed solar and storage.

#Sludge Report: End Of Fossil Fuel Era Closer Than We Know

CleanTechnica

Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, believes we are the verge of renewable energy transition that will drive oil companies out of business decades sooner than expected. Clean Power BNEF fossil fuels Michael Liebreich Renewable Energy

Fighting fatbergs and hidden plastics: Unblocktober movement underway to save UK’s sewers and seas

Envirotec Magazine

Unblocktober , a campaign to save Britain’s sewers and seas from the devastation caused by fatbergs and hidden plastics, is underway and more than 4,000 individuals and employees have already embraced the month-long challenge.

Good Clothing releases capsule collection made from hemp and organic cotton

Inhabitat - Innovation

Manufacturing is bad for the planet in general, and the textile industry is one of the leading producers of manufacturing pollution and waste. With this in mind, the Good Clothing Company decided to implement old-school clothing production that is better for the Earth and a pleasure for the consume

Breaking! Tesla Model Y Production To Start In Q1 2020 (Unofficial Leak)

CleanTechnica

This information is going to cause some controversy, because everything we knew, or thought we knew, about Tesla’s Model Y timeline is about to change. Originally, the Model Y was supposed to start shipping in Q1 2021. This is also what is currently written on Tesla's website.

Let’s all become activists

GreenBiz

Making the Global Goals a reality by 2030 is no longer just a topic for high-level people in conference halls — it's a global movement. Activism Gender Leadership Sustainable Development Goals