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This year’s resolution: Fix the broken plastic material system

GreenBiz

The momentum to stop plastic pollution continues to grow, so how do we channel it into real systems change? Circular Economy Plastic Waste Recycling Waste

Germany Will Pay $45 Billion To Rid Itself Of The Scourge Of Coal

CleanTechnica

Germany has announced a new plan to close its coal mines and coal generating stations by 2038. Is it enough? Of course not. But it's better than running away from the problem like the United States is doing. Coal Fossil Fuels Policy & Politics coal plant closures coal policy Germany lignite

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Transmission Emerging as Major Stumbling Block for State Renewable Targets

GreenTechMedia

Demand for renewables from the growing number of states and utilities with 100 percent clean energy goals is almost certain to outpace their ability to supply it from within their own borders. But the time needed to build transmission lines to move the power around is running out.

Iceland Reaches 25% EV Market Share! When Will The World Follow?

CleanTechnica

Iceland made it clear that winning the silver medal was a piece of cake for the island nation, as it logged a massive 25% EV market share in.

Rolls-Royce unveils prototype for world's fastest electric plane

Inhabitat - Innovation

Innovation is the name of the game for luxury industry leaders like Rolls-Royce, so it’s no surprise they have a variety of sustainable travel projects in the works. Last month, Rolls-Royce released its newest project — an all-electric plane set to take flight later this spring

From sustainable to regenerative: bold business moves to transform the agriculture system

GreenBiz

Regenerative practices could bring huge win-wins for farmers, food companies and the environment, implementing them will involve overcoming wide-ranging barrier. Food Systems GreenBiz 20 Regenerative Agriculture

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Oppenheimer: Tesla Is An “Existential Threat” To Automakers

CleanTechnica

Oppenheimer analyst Colin Rusch this week told CNBC that Tesla has proven to be an existential threat for automakers. He said this while explaining his price hike for Tesla [TSLA] on CNBC's Power Lunch.

Ramboll helps Lombok locals build earthquake-resistant bamboo housing

Inhabitat - Innovation

Back in 2018 when Lombok was struck by several earthquakes, some of which measured up to magnitude 7, local communities around the seismic region were greatly affected by loss. After the series of earthquakes settled, there were over 500 dead, 129,000 homes damages and 445,000 people homeless

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What will the city of the future look like?

The Environmental Blog

Flying cars, companion robots, cell phones embedded in the palm of your hand, McDonald’s home delivery … we all once wondered what the city ??of of the future would look like.

How 2019 laid the groundwork for change in the chemical industry

GreenBiz

There's a movement to regulate toxics such as Chlorpyrifos and PFAS. Advanced Materials Chemicals & Toxics Policy & Politics EPA

Tesla Gobbled Up 78% Of US Electric Vehicle Sales In 2019*

CleanTechnica

While the Tesla Model 3 was the 9th best selling car in the country and had more than 150,000 sales in the USA, the next best selling non-Tesla on the market was the Chevy Bolt with 16,418 sales, followed by the Nissan LEAF with 12,365 sales.

Passive House principles inspire this sustainable home

Inhabitat - Innovation

Australian architecture firm POLYstudio has recently completed A House for All Seasons, a contemporary family home with an emphasis on energy efficiency.

Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Angela Becker-Dippmann, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

CleanTech Alliance

Angela Becker-Dippmann became a CleanTech Alliance Board Member in 2020. She rejoined PNNL in April 2019 as a Strategic Advisor in PNNL’s Energy and Environment Directorate.

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Why climate-saving investments in cold chain technologies are hot

GreenBiz

As demand for safe food and vaccines explodes in emerging economies, growth in the market for environmentally safe refrigeration technologies is reaching the boiling point. cold chain Energy & Climate Food Systems refrigeration

Volkswagen CEO: We Need To Move Faster On Electric Vehicles Or We Will Follow Nokia’s Fate

CleanTechnica

Volkswagen's CEO, Herbert Diess, has reportedly expressed yet again the corporation's powerful internal struggles regarding the transition to electric vehicles. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles audi Herbert Diess Porsche SEAT Skoda volkswagen Volkswagen Group

Cool retro boats restored with electric motors

Inhabitat - Innovation

For those planning a summer day on the waterways of Lake Michigan, there's a new ecological option that will help you spend the day boating in sustainable style.

Democrats’ Green New Deal Becomes The CLEAN Future Act

Jim Conca

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce released a climate plan to achieve net-zero GHG pollution by 2050. The CLEAN Future Act is a comprehensive proposal to address the climate crisis that doesn’t stipulate which energy sources or strategies qualify so isn’t pushing a renewables-only mix

Is 2020 the year of the electric car?

The Environmental Blog

According the Guardian, 2020 is set to be the year that the electric car, or EV as they’re more commonly known, takes over the European car market.At

Wind & Solar Power Will Dominate 2020 In US, Despite Trump

CleanTechnica

Trump does not like wind and solar power, but the market absolutely loves wind and solar power. The EIA predicts wind, solar, hydro, and energy storage will be 78% of new electrical generation capacity in 2020. We will see 5.57 GW of coal retired and no new coal plants!

Couple turns old van into home-on-wheels for just $1K

Inhabitat - Innovation

IKEA offers an almost infinite amount of space solutions for any type of abode, but for one couple looking to convert an old van into a home on wheels, IKEA products were their saving grace.

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Making Industrial Facilities Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

Consumers have numerous ways to practice sustainable lifestyles. They can participate in community recycling programs, grow food in backyard gardens and shop at thrift stores rather than buying new clothes to refresh their wardrobes.

Wildlife Conservation: What You Can Do to Help

The Environmental Blog

If you think that there is nothing that you can do in order to help preserve the world’s beautiful wildlife, think again. You don’t have to be a hands-on conservationist to make a difference! Here is some great advice on everything that you, as an individual, can do to help.

How Much Energy Does The US Consume & Where Does It Come From? — Pew Research

CleanTechnica

Electricity from renewables is expected to be the largest source of new electrical supply in 2020. But fossil fuels continue to dominate total US energy usage.

Airstream unveils new 2020 camper with smart technology

Inhabitat - Innovation

Airstream is a long-standing American legend beloved by many roaming road warriors, but now the iconic campers have been given a sleek modern makeover

5 Tips to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

Here are our top five easy ways to make your home more environmentally friendly We’re all aware of how serious climate change is, so if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and help do your bit for the environment, your first port of call should be to get your home in order. While you.

Climate change has led to more temperature inversions and the rise of 'super pollution events'

GreenBiz

This is why the air was unsafe to breathe and reeked of "hospital waste" in a Pennsylvania community in late December. Pollution Prevention

Italy’s Tiny EV Market Doubles Again — Over 10,000 Sales In 2019

CleanTechnica

It's taken a long time, but Italy's electric car market is finally starting to take off.

Stunning, sustainable lodge blends into beautiful landscape

Inhabitat - Innovation

Romanian architecture firm BLIPSZ has created a near-autonomous holiday home that combines the charms of rural Transylvanian architecture with a sustainable and contemporary design aesthetic

Inspecting pipelines with OGI

Envirotec Magazine

FLIR Systems has published a new application spotlight that highlights the role its Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras are playing in detecting gas leaks from oil and gas pipelines. These often stretch long distances, carrying a variety of materials.

Could abandoned agricultural lands help save the planet?

GreenBiz

Some researchers contend there is an opportunity for ecological restoration that could help fight climate change and stem the loss of biodiversity. Carbon Policy Carbon Removal Carbon Removal farmers Policy & Politics Regenerative Agriculture