June, 2020

The Hottest Green Technology Trends

U.S. Green Technology

10 of the Hottest Green Technology Trends Humanity has made some major shifts toward sustainability in recent years.

A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging

GreenBiz

A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging. Cheryl Baldwin. Mon, 06/15/2020 - 00:00. This article is sponsored by Pure Strategies. Sustainable packaging is a keystone issue for corporate sustainability.

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Can We Make Industrial Chemicals Green?

Jim Conca

Basic commercial chemicals, like chlorine, caustic soda and hydrochloric acid, can be made without C-emissions or toxic waste, at lower cost than normal. Achíni Scientific makes the whole manufacturing plant a huge capacitor, like a car's clutch, so it can use wind energy without fossil fuel backup.

Green Quarantine: Tips To Stay Environmentally Friendly and Zero Waste

The Environmental Blog

The current quarantine has many people staying in their homes most of the time. Some people are worried that the drastic change in their daily lives will negatively impact their green lifestyle.

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By 2029, Half of New US Wind Installations Will Be Offshore

GreenTechMedia

The United States offshore wind industry is set to ramp up from near-zero today to as much as 25 gigawatts in 2029, according to new Wood Mackenzie research.

7 Things to Consider with an Eco-Friendly Startup

U.S. Green Technology

7 Tips For Creating an Eco-Friendly Business With a new business, sustainable and eco-friendly has become more than buzzwords, they’re now the bedrock that business should be building themselves on.

Funding climate tech and entrepreneurs of color should go hand in hand

GreenBiz

Funding climate tech and entrepreneurs of color should go hand in hand. Heather Clancy. Thu, 06/11/2020 - 01:00. Not-so-news flash: The venture capital community has an abysmal track record when it comes to funding entrepreneurs of color. . Here’s the backstory in numbers.

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Data Centers Are the Epicenter of the Clean Energy Economy

GreenTechMedia

There is a widely-held perception that data centers ⁠— the giant facilities that hold networks of society’s supercomputers ⁠— are an out-of-control energy suck. It’s actually not true, says our guest.

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Air-Powered Energy Storage Knocks Out Coal & Gas — Wait, What?

CleanTechnica

Yet another reason why fossil fuels are toast: air is the key ingredient for a fleet of new utility-scale, long duration energy storage projects in the. Clean Power Energy Storage Carlton Power Electricity Highview Power liquid air UK

To B or not to B? More tech companies should ask themselves that question

GreenBiz

To B or not to B? More tech companies should ask themselves that question. Heather Clancy. Thu, 06/25/2020 - 02:00.

China Has ‘First-Strike’ Capability To Melt U.S. Power Grid With Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon

Jim Conca

China now has a network of satellites, high-speed missiles, and super-EMP weapons that could melt down our electric grid, fry critical communications, and even takeout the ability of our aircraft carrier groups to respond.

Environmental and Financial Benefits of Using LED Lighting at Home

U.S. Green Technology

The Financial and Environmental Benefits of LED Lighting As more people become conscious of the need to conserve the environment, one of the strategies that have come to the fore is that of using environment friendly energy and gadgets.

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Green Ideas and Cleaning the Home

The Environmental Blog

Going green at home does not require a lot of investment, and it doesn’t consume much time either. On the contrary, choosing to incorporate green living in your home will be the best decision you could ever make when it comes to saving up both time and money.

These solar-powered cabins are made of natural materials and shungite plaster

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Karg Cabin provides owners with a cozy opportunity for off-grid living with 100% solar-power capabilities (and that’s not even its most sustainable feature

Chile Orders 150 Electric Buses From BYD!

CleanTechnica

Miami, where you at? NYC, where you at? Chicago, where you at? Los Angeles, where you at? Chile just order 150 electric buses from BYD to transport people around its capital city of Santiago. Yes, 150!

Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030

GreenBiz

Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:00.

Preliminary Data Suggests Low-Dose Radiation May Be Successful Treatment For Severe Covid-19

Jim Conca

Human medical trials have begun on severely ill COVID-19 patients using low-doses of radiation. The first results on a very small group at Emory University Hospital were published this week and the results were quite extraordinary.

Green Technology Gets a Boost from COVID-19

U.S. Green Technology

One industry that has managed to experience prosperity out of the adversity brought about by COVID-19 is green technology. The post Green Technology Gets a Boost from COVID-19 appeared first on U.S. Green Technology. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green Living, Living Green Green News, U.S.

How COVID 19 Dramatically Change Our Environment

The Environmental Blog

We all know about our present world Pandemic situation and many people died thousands are still sufferings and others are indirectly threatened by COVID 19 virus.

Celebrate National Pollinator Week from June 22-28

Inhabitat - Innovation

Here are some great ways to help our planet's pollinators

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You Can Now Drive 100% Electric Across The USA Using Electrify America

CleanTechnica

This month, the big Electrify America news is that it has completed its first cross-country route — going from Washington, D.C., to Southern California. A second cross-country route will soon be completed as well, going across.

Paying farmers a living wage is essential to ensuring sustainable coffee production

GreenBiz

Paying farmers a living wage is essential to ensuring sustainable coffee production. Dean Cycon. Wed, 06/10/2020 - 01:00. When you sit back with a good cup of coffee, you will be engulfed in the warmth, aroma, taste, acidity and body of the brew.

Debunking Fears Of Nuclear Waste At California’s San Onofre Reactor

Jim Conca

During a virtual meeting held by Southern California Edison's Community Engagement Panel, experts considered a number of Doomsday Scenarios that could threaten the nuclear waste stored at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant. But things got weird with fear of things like short-range missiles.

What Technologies Are We Using to Monitor Ecosystems?

U.S. Green Technology

Integrating Technologies For Scalable Ecology And Conservation Rescuing planet earth from anthropogenic environmental collapse is a tall order. The solutions to climate change and wasteful economic models lie at the intersection of scientific development and civic participation.

How do I Stop Water Seepage in my Basement Floor?

The Environmental Blog

A damp basement feels and smells awful, and more importantly, it can pose a big risk for the value of your property. When left unimpeded, water seepage in your basement will destroy floors, walls and fashion a conducive environment for mold growth or even damage your home’s roofing.

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New technology could harness energy from trees

Inhabitat - Innovation

New research shows that drawing energy from trees could help power future cities. By converting tree movements into energy, anemokinetics technology taps into the power available in nature

Volvo Factory In China Runs On 100% Renewable Energy

CleanTechnica

Volvo Cars continues its march towards being a carbon-neutral manufacturing company by 2025 with a 100% renewable powered factory in China. Clean Power Hydroelectric Solar Energy 100 percent renewable 100 percent renewable energy Carbon Emissions Made in China renewable volvo Volvo Cars

3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation

GreenBiz

3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation. Jonathan Cook. Wed, 06/17/2020 - 00:30. This article originally was published in World Resources Institute. In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat.

Expect A Coronavirus Spike In Home Energy Bills This Summer

Jim Conca

Expect an increase in energy consumption at your home this summer as a result of Covid-19, resulting in higher costs for Americans who are already financially strained. Cities like Philadelphia, New York, and Boston will see at-home energy bills increasing by about $30/month.

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6 Eco-Friendly Landscaping Ideas for Small Backyards

U.S. Green Technology

6 Eco-Friendly Landscaping Ideas Trending Now Eco-friendly landscaping has gained popularity in the past few years for obvious good reasons.

The Surprising Effects of Construction on the Environment

The Environmental Blog

The construction industry is one of the top contributors to greenhouse gas emissions , playing a huge role in climate change. The effects of construction on the environment are immense from mining precious resources, extracting materials, and destroying habitat.

Cool vegan recipes for a hot summer

Inhabitat - Innovation

What makes food summery? Our top summer food picks are lighter than winter meals. They're unfussy dishes that won't have you standing inside for hours over a hot stove when you could be enjoying a summer evening

Lordstown Motors Takes The Wraps Off Its Endurance Electric Pickup Truck

CleanTechnica

The Lordstown Endurance is an American-made all-electric pickup truck with 4 in-wheel motors that use technology licensed from Elaphe, 600 horsepower, a stump-pulling maximum torque of 4,400 ft-lbs, and a range of 250 miles. If it looks pretty much like a standard pickup truck, that's by design.

How sustainability professionals can uplift the black community

GreenBiz

How sustainability professionals can uplift the black community. Jarami Bond. Mon, 06/08/2020 - 02:11. Dear Sustainability Community, I come to you again. It’s been three years since writing my first article for GreenBiz, " Why diversity is the key to unlocking sustainability."

WoodMac: COVID-19 Driving Down Solar and Storage Prices Faster Than Expected

GreenTechMedia

The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and coming recession is expected to drive down pricing for both front-of-the-meter solar and storage systems even faster than expected.

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Staying Green Under Quarantine

U.S. Green Technology

How To Stay Green While Living In Quarantine Many of us are still living under quarantine orders or recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, and staying home more than usual takes some getting used to.

Storm Warning: How Climate Change Creates More Devastating Hurricanes

The Environmental Blog

Do you think Hurricane Katrina was bad? Wait until you see how climate change is leading to more devastating hurricanes. Read on to learn more. Harvey , Ike, Michael, Katrina and Sandy.