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. While there’s still a long way to go before every business, organisation, and person on the planet exists in an environmentally harmonious way, there have nevertheless been some big developments in eco conscious living, particularly on the. The post The Hottest Green Technology Trends appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

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. As one of the first environmental concerns companies began to tackle proactively, interest and efforts had notable resurgence in the last few years, partly spurred by the attention on ocean plastic. .

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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. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Business energy

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. While some habits and processes must change to accommodate your new everyday life, staying home during quarantine does not mean you must give up your eco-friendly living.

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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. That means offshore wind will capture almost half of the US market for new wind power installations by the end of the decade — if the industry can avoid potential permitting and transmission capacity challenges. On the other hand, if the market moves more slowly, the total build this decade will total just 15 gigawatts.

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. Because let’s face it, in the current climate of minimalism, zero waste and sustainable supply chains, do you want to be the guy with a. The post 7 Things to Consider with an Eco-Friendly Startup appeared first on U.S. Green Technology. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green StartUps, Green Companies

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Beyond the Badge: The Durable Benefits of Sustainability Certification Programs

Green Business Bureau

In an age where company reputation is increasingly held to higher standards and stakeholders are seeking businesses they can trust, third-party seals, badges and certifications are beacons of light on company websites and products. However, sustainability certification is much more than a stagnant mark of past achievements.

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. These myths are rooted in bad projections and false statements from coal advocates, dating all the way back to the 1990s. Yes, data centers collectively use a lot of energy. But they’re becoming hyperefficient.

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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. Fifth Wall, the biggest venture fund dedicated to funding disruptive ideas in real estate and retail, this week revealed that it has become a Certified B Corporation (B Corp) — a move that requires it to embed concerns about equity, inclusiveness and sustainability into its portfolio.

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. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Aerospace & Defense /aerospace-defense Business energy

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. This has led to the introduction of Light-Emitting Diode otherwise known as LEDs which are semiconductor. The post Environmental and Financial Benefits of Using LED Lighting at Home appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

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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. So, if you’re planning to go green, the best place to start you off is with the cleaning of your home. Below are some expert’s ideas that you need to incorporate into your home when you choose to go green when cleaning.

New study finds microplastics in fruits and vegetables

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scientists have detected microplastics in popular produce, including apples, carrots and kale

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. Project construction delays and tightening consumer spending will drive down storage and electric vehicle demand, according to Wood Mackenzie. This in turn will drive down U.S. front-of-the-meter (FTM) storage system costs more rapidly than previously forecast.

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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. In an unprecedented move, the ride-hailing company Lyft revealed Wednesday it plans to electrify every car on its platform — those owned by Lyft and rented to drivers as well as cars owned by drivers — by 2030.

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. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Business energy

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. Green Stories Green Technology COVID-19 green technology Greenhouse gas pandemic Renewable energy YaShekia King

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. Due to the Pandemic world’s economy, Business Operation, Education, Transportation, Agriculture, and many other aspects of life remains stand still. Due to Lockdown Conditions which is imposed by the individual government through the world peoples are kept themselves at their homes.

Consumer Reports finds high arsenic level in Whole Foods bottled water

Inhabitat - Innovation

Starkey Spring Water, which Whole Foods has been selling since 2015, contained at least triple the amount of arsenic as every other brand tested

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2 More Western Utilities Move to Close Coal Plants Early, Shifting to Renewables and Storage

GreenTechMedia

Two more utilities in Arizona and Colorado are moving to accelerate closure of coal plants and replace them with renewable energy backed by batteries, joining a broader push in both states to shift to more cost-effective clean energy options even in the absence of state mandates. Tucson Electric Power on Friday released a long-term energy plan that calls for closing its remaining coal plants by 2032, on the way to 70 percent renewables by 2035.

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. Yet, swirling beneath the surface all of the major issues of the 21st century — climate change, globalization, immigration, women’s rights and wealth inequity — are being played out in remote coffee villages around the world. .

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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. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick Business energy

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. But before we can improve the health of our ecosystems, we have to understand them better than we. The post What Technologies Are We Using to Monitor Ecosystems? appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

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. Some water seepage issues are simple to resolve with solutions like clearing gutters and channeling water away from your property’s foundation.

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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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Second US Offshore Wind Project Finishes Construction Off Virginia

GreenTechMedia

Dominion Energy and its partner Ørsted have completed installation of the second offshore wind facility ever built in U.S. waters, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot located 30 miles off Virginia Beach. Dominion, a large utility group based in Virginia, announced Monday that both 6-megawatt (MW) Siemens Gamesa turbines are now in place, following the recent installation of the two monopile foundations that stick into the seabed.

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. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile of coastline have been lost to the sea.

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. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick Business energy

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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. Among the good reasons is that it significantly reduces maintenance costs, limit your exposure to harmful toxins from pesticides and fertilizers and also conserve excellent resources. Eco-friendly landscaping is one way to start saving the. The post 6 Eco-Friendly Landscaping Ideas for Small Backyards appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

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. To better understand its impact, it is vital to understand the industry holistically, identifying how the process, materials and design all play a role in climate change.

154 elephants have mysteriously died in Botswana

Inhabitat - Innovation

Botswana wildlife conservation officials are investigating the mysterious death of 154 elephants in just 3 months

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Europe’s Thinking Shifts on Supporting Renewables as Part of Green Recovery Package

GreenTechMedia

The EU’s trillion-euro coronavirus recovery package may not support big renewable energy projects in the way that was expected. The EU is currently working through the details of a €1.85 trillion ($2.08 trillion) recovery package. Before the stimulus was signed off, a leaked document by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG Energy) ran through a serious of policy plans to marry the European Green Deal and the COVID-19 recovery effort.

To make offices safe during COVID-19, buildings need a breath of fresh air

GreenBiz

To make offices safe during COVID-19, buildings need a breath of fresh air. Jesse Klein. Mon, 06/15/2020 - 02:00. The coronavirus thrives inside. A Hong Kong paper found that of over 7,000 COVID-19 cases, only one outbreak was contracted outdoors. In Seoul, an infection cluster was so concentrated that even on a 19-floor building, the outbreak was contained to just one floor, and almost entirely on one side of that floor.

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