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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

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.

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The Hyphenate Makes A Beat With Tesla’s TRAX (Video)

CleanTechnica

Hip hop artist The Hyphenate not only makes a beat in Tesla's TRAX, but he shows you how to use it, too. For those who get confused when looking at creation software like this (like me), this is vital.

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.

8 electric truck and van companies to watch in 2020

GreenBiz

Get ready for all-electric heavy-duty big rigs, semi-trucks, box trucks, delivery vans and more. clean fleets electric trucks Electric Vehicles Logisitics Transportation & Mobility

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.

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.

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

Microsoft’s quest to go ‘carbon negative’ inspires $1B fund

GreenBiz

Bold new commitment will see the tech giant charge an internal carbon fee not just on emissions from its direct operations, but on those of its supply chain. Carbon Policy Carbon Removal Digitalization Innovation Technology

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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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

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

Is It True That A Tesla Creates More Pollution Than A Conventional Car?

CleanTechnica

This question gets asked a lot: "Is it true that a Tesla creates more pollution than a conventional car?" It is often asked without any real interest in the answer, but more as a statement that this might be a possibility. It is part of the propaganda against electric vehicles.

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.

Grant awarded for facility to convert waste plastic to hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

Hydrogen fuel pumps at a service station in Washington DC, USA: The fuel generated by the Ellesmore Port facility will be used locally to power transport.

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

Electric Aircraft Pilot Training Is Arriving

CleanTechnica

Quantum Air and OSM Aviation Group just announced an electric aircraft pilot training partnership. OSM Aviation Academy will conduct the Quantum-branded pilot training program according to FAA commercial standards. Electric urban air mobility (UAM) is taking shape one step at a time.

Passive solar community in Brazil combines social justice and sustainability

Inhabitat - Innovation

To empower a marginalized community in Brazil’s Maranhão state, São Paulo-based architecture firm Estudio Flume has completed Castanha de Caju, a new headquarters for a women’s agricultural cooperative that doubles as a a welcoming community hub

Is a Cleaner, Smarter and De-carbonized Future Possible? Introducing the 2020 Global Cleantech 100

CleanTech Group

Every year, the Global Cleantech 100 selects the innovative companies poised to make a significant commercial impact in the next five to ten.

The State of Green Business, 2020

GreenBiz

The good, the bad and the utterly unknown. State of Green Business Report Two Steps Forward

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Kenya Meets Renewable Energy Generation Target, Should Now Shift Focus To Accelerating EV Adoption To Soak Up Excess Electricity

CleanTechnica

Kenya’s installed generation capacity is sitting at over 2,700 MW, which now exceeds the current peak demand of around 1,900 MW. At night during the off-peak periods, this demand goes down even further, to about 1000 MW. So where can all this excess and very clean nighttime electricity go.

This minimalist, solar-powered home stands strong against earthquakes

Inhabitat - Innovation

The modern, solar-powered home is situated on a hilly slope with the help of a protective and stabilizing wall along a surrounding orchard

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.

A surge of new plastic production is on the way

GreenBiz

Major oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their fuels, are ramping up their plastics output. Circular Economy Climate Justice oil plastic Shell