Sat.Jun 20, 2020 - Fri.Jun 26, 2020

The EV Revolution Is Happening Faster Than Expected

CleanTechnica

Don't believe commonly repeated anti-hype, nor the praised but far too timid aspirations of companies like Lyft. Over a year ago, I wrote an article predicting the transition happening around 2025.

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.

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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.

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.

After 116 Years, Volkswagen’s Zwickau Factory Produced Its Last Fossil Fuel Vehicle Today

CleanTechnica

Volkswagen's Zwickau factory is switching 100% to electric vehicles. It will produce a total of 6 models from 3 Volkswagen Group brands (Volkswagen, Audi, and Seat).

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.

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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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D.C. Attorney General Is Suing Oil & Gas Companies For Their Misinformation Campaigns

CleanTechnica

Attorney General Karl A. Racine of D.C is suing four of the largest oil and gas companies in the world. He spoke at a news conference and said that ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chevron have all violated the District's consumer protection law.

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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Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan

GreenBiz

Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan. Tom Baruch. Tue, 06/23/2020 - 01:30. The global COVID-19 pandemic is a historic Black Swan event that offers a Green Swan of opportunities to harvest innovation from 50 years of converging exponential technologies.

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.

USA Could Hit 90% Clean Electricity By 2035

CleanTechnica

Experts disagree about how fast the United States can replace coal and gas-fired power plants with zero-carbon electricity. Some say we can shift to 100 percent clean power by 2050 with little friction and minimal cost. Others.

Taming plastic waste with silica plastic blocks

Inhabitat - Innovation

In a bid to curb plastic waste pollution, India-based company Rhino Machines has invented a way of using plastic to make construction blocks. The silica plastic blocks (SPBs) are strong enough to build a house and can be useful in reducing world pollution problems

Lyft's 100% EV strategy requires a policy blitz

GreenBiz

Lyft's 100% EV strategy requires a policy blitz. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 06/24/2020 - 02:00.

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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.

Wall Street Journal: Tesla Model Y Offers “Fierce, Velvety” Driving Characteristics

CleanTechnica

Dan Neil, who writes about cars for the Wall Street Journal, has evolved from a Tesla skeptic to a zealous convert.

How to Prevent and Repair Chlorine-Damaged Hair

U.S. Green Technology

How To Repair Damaged Hair From Chlorine Contrary to popular myth, regular exposure to chlorine won’t leave you looking like The Grinch. But the popular pool chemical is far from innocent.

LEED Platinum Stockman Bank harvests rainwater and solar power in Missoula

Inhabitat - Innovation

In Montana’s historic downtown Missoula, a Stockman Bank branch has recently earned LEED v4 Core and Shell Platinum certification

Whether pandemic or climate crisis, you better get your data right

GreenBiz

Whether pandemic or climate crisis, you better get your data right. Paolo Natali. Thu, 06/25/2020 - 00:30. According to polls, it was mid-March when most of us in the United States understood the severity of COVID-19.

Electric Trucks & Vans From Fiat, Citroen, & Volvo Coming Soon

CleanTechnica

More electric trucks and vans are coming to market and helping to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Citroen electric truck electric van Fiat Volvo Trucks

Can We Reduce Waste at Home? Tips to Make it Happen

U.S. Green Technology

Tips To Reduce Waste At Home With everything going on in the world, it can be easy to forget that we are all supposed to be doing our part to lessen how much waste we produce. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the average American generates over 4 pounds of waste a day. Whether you take.

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This timber home weaves around pine trees for reduced site impact

Inhabitat - Innovation

A cluster of timber boxes make up Haus Koeris, a new eco-friendly home by architecture firm Zeller & Moye

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SDG Ambition: Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action

GreenBiz

SDG Ambition: Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action. Now more than ever, companies everywhere must unite in the business of a more resilient, sustainable world. Despite progress made in many areas, we are not on track to deliver on the SDGs by 2030.

Electric Shuttle Vans Now In Service In Sacramento, California

CleanTechnica

This month, three new electric shuttles funded by Electrify America's +$40 million "Green Cities" program were deployed in Sacramento, California. The vehicles are EV Star shuttles from GreenPower Motor Company.

5 Advantages of Installing Ground Source Heat Pumps

U.S. Green Technology

The Benefits Of Ground Source Heat Pumps In the modern era, the growing importance of a ground source heat pump is undeniable. Many homeowners are widely accepting this efficient heating/cooling system.

Breathtaking Coral Greenhouse raises environmental awareness for the Great Barrier Reef

Inhabitat - Innovation

In addition to providing a fascinating new dive site for scuba divers, the Coral Greenhouse and its 20-plus “Reef Guardian” sculptures will provide new reef habitat for local marine creatures

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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.

Arcimoto’s Deliverator Paves The Way To Sustainable Deliveries In Los Angeles With Hyrecar

CleanTechnica

Arcimoto has officially added its fully electric Deliverator delivery vehicles to the Hyrecar fleet in Los Angeles, California to enable gig drivers to take advantage of a purpose-built electric delivery vehicle.

Recent Developments in Sustainable Interior Design

U.S. Green Technology

Top Sustainable Interior Design Tips With rising awareness of how valuable natural resources are, we are finally seeing a shift in human perception as we start prioritizing our environment over the goods we consume.

This net-zero home is integrated into the slopes of Carmel Valley

Inhabitat - Innovation

We caught up with Mary Ann Schicketanz to discuss the sustainable features of this gorgeous Carmel-by-the-Sea home

UK Government’s Advisers Urge It to Back Hydrogen Economy in Stimulus Plans

GreenTechMedia

The U.K. government’s official climate change advisory body is calling for fast-tracking investment in early-stage hydrogen infrastructure, as well as prioritizing carbon capture and storage and EV charging infrastructure, as immediate responses to the coronavirus outbreak.

Tesla Model 3 Protects Its Passengers After Flipping Over In China

CleanTechnica

A made-in-China Tesla Model 3 was, unfortunately, involved in a bad accident in China. The fortunate thing is that the vehicle's architecture protected the passengers as it was flipped over. In the tweet, below, you can see the passengers standing around the wreck.

Clean Energy Business Network Weekly Bulletin- June 25

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Clean Energy Business Network, June 25, 2020 This week, CEBN summarizes the new House infrastructure bill in our latest blog post, CRES releases results from a survey of Republican voters, and a new partnership sets its sights on modernizing the US energy transmission network.

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New study sheds light on Antarctic sea ice mystery

Inhabitat - Innovation

By now, most people have heard about polar ice melting due to global warming. But the coming and going of the sea ice surrounding Antarctica still leaves scientists puzzled

Fusion Energy Innovation: Accelerated Progress in 2020

CleanTech Group

The world has a major problem to solve. By 2040, we will need 29 trillion KWh of new energy generation to support 9. Energy & Power Nuclear Fusion Sector Insights Energy Grid fusion nuclear fusion power

India Completes World’s Largest Solar Tender, Aims To Reduce Chinese Solar Imports

CleanTechnica

Even though the fossil fuels sector has been completely ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, the renewable energy sector has been more than chugging along. The results of a recently concluded mega solar tender in India provides further assurance on the continuing growth in the clean energy sector.