Sat.Nov 14, 2020 - Fri.Nov 20, 2020

COVID Is Changing The Climate Conversation

Michael Grossman

“The public is the only critic whose opinion means anything at all.”--Mark Mark Twain. Reality Bites…Hard. One of life's ultimate paradoxes is the nearly impossible task of changing a person’s mind while at the same time public opinion is never static.

Waste concrete to be repurposed into public furniture using additive manufacturing

Envirotec Magazine

Waste concrete from demolished buildings is to be reinvented and made into new custom-made outdoor memorials and public garden furniture with the help of 3D printing, in a new £6m project.

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The facts on the fire risks of rooftop solar arrays

Solar Power World

By Justin Ehren, Melink Solar & Geo Although fires from rooftop PV systems are incredibly rare, some building owners may have concerns, especially after hearing about a high-profile case in 2018 when seven of Walmart’s rooftop solar systems caught fire.

Tips to Make Your Holidays a Little Greener 

U.S. Green Technology

Everyone loves the holiday season, and many people greatly anticipate this time of year, but the holidays are often associated with less than green habits.

How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy


How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy. Emily Elizabet…. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:00. In the absence of federal action on climate change in the United States, local communities have taken on the responsibility of reducing their greenhouse emissions.

Permaculture design expert Matthew Prosser builds a family dome home

Inhabitat - Innovation

A dome home in Turkey uses natural materials and passive design elements for a simple, affordable and sustainable profile

CleanTech Breakfast Series – Canadian Innovations

CleanTech Alliance

December 9, featuring Representative Rajotte and 3 innovators from across Canada

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Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy?


Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? Jim Robbins. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:30. This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360. Saudi Arabia is constructing a futuristic city in the desert on the Red Sea called Neom.

Indonesian eco village features rammed earth domes and ocean views

Inhabitat - Innovation

Dome Lombok enjoys stunning ocean views, permaculture gardens, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic juice bar, an outdoor cinema and a swimming pool

Weekly UTC Bulletin- November 17

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, November 17, 2020 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 […]. Industry News Public Policy rulemaking utc weekly bulletin workshop notice

China Can Help Supersize Global Hydrogen Economy, According to Shell


China could have a crucial role to play in the development of a global hydrogen economy, with its massive demand for decarbonization technologies likely to drive large-scale deployments that will help cut costs around the world, according to oil major Shell.

The chef who wants diners to fund regenerative ag


The chef who wants diners to fund regenerative ag. Jim Giles. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:30. "We We have solutions that are bipartisan and cost the government $0.".

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This nature center proves zero-energy is possible even in wintry Minnesota

Inhabitat - Innovation

Environmental stewardship comes alive in spectacular fashion at the new Westwood Hills Nature Center

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- November 16

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, November 16, 2020 Announcements UTC accepting comments on interpretation of electricity use requirement In publishing proposed CETA rules, both Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) deferred proposing rule language interpreting the requirement in RCW 19.405.040(1)(a) that a utility use at least 80% renewable or non-emitting electricity under the […].

Sonnen Launches ‘Much More Accessible’ Battery for Home Backup and Grid Services


After years of selling more expensive home battery systems, sonnen launched a new product Thursday to compete on cost with other mainstream options in the U.S. residential energy storage market.

5 ways businesses can take action to reduce environmental racism


5 ways businesses can take action to reduce environmental racism. Samantha Harris. Mon, 11/16/2020 - 00:20.

Architects turn waste into trendy glamping shelters in Rotterdam

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sleep in a dumpster or a tiny home made of trash at Culture Campsite

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UK’s first hydrogen heating demonstration takes place in Northumberland

Envirotec Magazine

First houses heated by hydrogen gas are showcased, with the use of innovative prototype boilers.

Could Agri-PV Be Africa’s Next Big Solar Market Trend?


Insiders predict agricultural companies could become major adopters of solar power in Africa as farmers seek to improve the cost and reliability of energy supplies.

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What big bets by Bezos Earth Fund say about climate action in 2021


What big bets by Bezos Earth Fund say about climate action in 2021. Heather Clancy. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:00. A group of 16 nonprofits dedicated to inspiring climate action has much to give thanks for this week.

1% of global population causes 50% of all carbon pollution emitted by the aviation industry

Inhabitat - Innovation

Only 1% of people cause half of all aviation pollution globally. Super emitters pollute the environment at the expense of millions of people who do not fly

On track for net zero? Observers respond to the UK government’s ten-point green plan

Envirotec Magazine

Photo credit: Willy Barton/ Commentators in the environmental sphere seemed to broadly welcome the UK government’s “Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”, unveiled on 18 November, although some lamented its apparent inconsistencies.

What If Automakers Had Acted on Their Own Climate Science From 50 Years Ago?


In the 1960s, scientists who worked for General Motors and Ford discovered that the exhaust from their cars was very likely changing the climate. They made presentations at conferences. They briefed senior executives. And then, they were publicly contradicted and their work was suppressed.

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Episode 246: Celebrating the sustainability profession, the 'clean fight'


Episode 246: Celebrating the sustainability profession, the 'clean fight'. Heather Clancy. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 02:00. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (3:45). Joe Biden’s environmental priorities: The first 100 days. How circular cities can put people first.

NOAA report shows climate change is killing Floridas coral reefs

Inhabitat - Innovation

The report shows that most corals are dying because of climate change and its effects

Behavioural change platform and community announces new crowdfund and sign-up from global investment firm

Envirotec Magazine

The Pawprint for Business reporting dashboard: The initiative aims to inspire employees to join the fight against climate change.

Robotics, Automation and Industry: Why Robots are Now a Good Thing

CleanTech Group

Since 1765, various industrial revolutions have dramatically changed the landscape of manufacturing, enabling scaled-up production that requires less and less manpower. Today, a. Cleantech Insights Energy & Power Robotics

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How effective stakeholder engagement shaped Samsonite’s ESG strategy


How effective stakeholder engagement shaped Samsonite’s ESG strategy. Christine Rile…. Mon, 11/16/2020 - 01:00.

Bacardi announces new biodegradable bottles

Inhabitat - Innovation

Bacardi is bringing some good cheer to this rough year

World’s largest battery storage facility will power The Red Sea Project with clean energy 24/7

Envirotec Magazine

A development on the west coast of Saudi Arabia is to become the world’s largest battery storage facility and is part of an initiative to power the entire 28,000km2 coast with renewable energy, 24/7.

GM teases future electric Chevy crossover and pickup, invests more in EVs


General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Thursday the company is accelerating its electric-vehicle efforts, pulling forward the schedule on many future launches, and expanding the number of EV models it sells globally to 30 by the end of 2025—a larger number than the dozen future EVs shown to journalists in a no-cameras presentation in March.

How AI and Robotics are Transforming Recycling


How AI and Robotics are Transforming Recycling. Date/Time: December 10, 2020 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). The challenges facing recycling in the U.S. may seem daunting but cross-sector collaboration is providing a path forward on many of its toughest issues.

Zero-emission airport concept wins 2020 Fentress Global Challenge

Inhabitat - Innovation

The winning design features a zero-emission, air-purifying airport not for planes, but for flying cars


Consultancies develop net zero 2030 routemap for UK water

Envirotec Magazine

Water industry experts from Ricardo and Mott MacDonald have collaborated to create what they describe as “a pioneering strategy that will guide the UK water industry to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.”

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Dockless Bike Sharing Can Create Healthy, Resilient Urban Mobility

The City Fix

City dwellers worldwide are shifting lifestyles as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in terms of transport. As cities begin to re-open, urban planners and designers are rethinking urban and transport infrastructure to adapt to a post-pandemic world. Continue reading on

Converging crises call for converging solutions


Converging crises call for converging solutions. Sarah Golden. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:45. In the words of President-elect Joe Biden, America is facing four historic colliding crises: the economy; a pandemic; systemic racism; and climate chaos. .

Chic geothermal-powered home embraces indoor-outdoor living

Inhabitat - Innovation

Dutch design studios Bedaux de Brouwer and i29 have blurred the boundaries between indoors and out at Outside In, an aptly named 400-square-meter villa for a family of four. Completed in September 2020, the luxury home makes a verdant green patio the heart of its living area and features expansive glazing all around to take in views of the surrounding garden