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Natural Gas And Wind Freeze Up When The Going Gets Tough

Jim Conca

Texas’ energy mix of mostly gas and wind did not do well with this week’s extreme cold snap. Gas used for heating increased dramatically, removing much of it from generating electricity, some pipelines froze up and couldn’t deliver, and there just isn’t enough pipeline capacity to begin with.

Green Technologies That We Need to Apply to Change our Future for the Better

U.S. Green Technology

The pandemic may have put the world on pause but global warming continues to become a threat to the environment and people. Fortunately, green technology has helped develop solutions that slow down global warming and climate change and preserve the environment.

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EVs are just one part of sustainable transportation

GreenBiz

EVs are just one part of sustainable transportation. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 02/17/2021 - 01:15. Want more great analysis of electric and sustainable transport? Sign up for Transport Weekly , our free email newsletter.

6 smart solutions for eco-friendly businesses

The Environmental Blog

Going green may boost your business’ bottom line. Have a glimpse at the business world in 2021, whether brick-and-mortar facilities or online organisations, and you’ll immediately notice a wide divergence in the amount of effort poured into eco-friendly initiatives.

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Perkins Coie Breakfast Series: Campus-Scale Sustainability

CleanTech Alliance

March 10 - featuring The Evergreen State College's Scott Morgan

7 Most Sustainable Guitar Woods & The Brands Using Them

U.S. Green Technology

Guitars produce a distinct and quality sound not just from the strings, but also from the tonewood of the body. The soundboard, the back, and the sides, all contribute to the desirable sound of this stringed instrument.

Lessons from 3 emerging bio-based material technologies

GreenBiz

Lessons from 3 emerging bio-based material technologies. Suz Okie. Fri, 02/19/2021 - 00:40. Creating human-made materials from living or biological sources is by no means a new development, yet newly invented bio-based materials are garnering significant hype as of late.

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2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 5

CleanTech Alliance

Week Five The first several weeks of the session have been devoted to introducing and holding hearings on bills, however we are now approaching the next phase of session.

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How to Recycle Computers the Environmentally Friendly Way

U.S. Green Technology

People rely on their computers for everything, but that doesn’t mean they’ll last forever. Sometimes you might need a new laptop or desktop because your hardware ages or gets damaged.

Paul Polman's rallying cry for courageous leaders

GreenBiz

Paul Polman's rallying cry for courageous leaders. Jean Haggerty. Mon, 02/15/2021 - 02:15. In addition to having a devasting effect on lives and livelihoods, COVID-19 has been the biggest global disruptor in recent memory. It also has pushed us to a new moment of corporate leadership.

Climate change pushes US weather to extremes

Inhabitat - Innovation

The current deadly cold weather across the U.S. is climate change in action

Over half of UK manufacturers seemingly on target to achieve net zero goals

Envirotec Magazine

Research reveals manufacturing sector as one of the best prepared to meet 2050 UK Net Zero targets with 57 per cent of businesses having a strategy to reduce their carbon footprint.

Here’s How To Switch from Your Current Power Backup System to a Solar System

U.S. Green Technology

Power cuts have always caused an inconvenience in India. It’s no wonder people are always looking for the best home inverter! Many of us have been using a regular inverter and battery for a long time. But suppose you want to save more electricity bills, get power 24×7 and reduce pollution.

Next-gen GMO entrepreneurs target consumers, not farmers

GreenBiz

Next-gen GMO entrepreneurs target consumers, not farmers. Jim Giles. Fri, 02/19/2021 - 01:00. Want more great analysis of sustainable food systems? Sign up for Food Weekly , our free email newsletter. What does the future hold for genetically modified crops? This is a huge question in food and ag.

Foldable prefab cabin offers endless possibilities

Inhabitat - Innovation

Brette Haus has created an incredibly versatile tiny cabin that can unfold and be installed within only three hours

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Dandelion Raises $30M to Scale Up Home Geothermal Energy

GreenTechMedia

There’s a lot of energy underneath homes — if reasonably priced technology can be scaled up to tap its potential. A U.S.

Michael Giannulis Provides Some Proactive Tips for Businesses Facing Financial Crisis

U.S. Green Technology

The top priority while managing your financially-distressed organization, particularly before it is shuttered, is to make sure that there is no personal liability because of the actions you fail to take or you are taking presently.

The 'last mile' of consumer sustainability behavior

GreenBiz

The 'last mile' of consumer sustainability behavior. Mike De Socio. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 00:05. These days, it’s hard to argue that sustainability is a niche consumer interest. A vast majority of consumers worldwide believe we need to consume less, according to research by GlobeScan.

Global Forest Watch can now see through clouds to stop deforestation

Inhabitat - Innovation

Last year, the Global Forest Watch tracking system starting allowing people to help monitor deforestation in far-flung parts of the world while sitting at home with their laptop. But the satellite program had a flaw: perpetrators could hide behind cloud cover. The system recently announced a new upgrade that uses radar to see right through the clouds

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How to Get the Biggest Bang for our Clean Energy Buck in Southeast Asia

GreenTechMedia

If we’re going to accelerate the global clean energy transition, we need to get smarter about how we deploy scarce climate finance overseas. Nowhere is a smarter approach needed than one of the last frontiers for coal expansion — Southeast Asia. Public dollars, stranded assets.

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Boost your business with custom and cheap yard signs

U.S. Green Technology

Yard signs are one of the most effective and time-tested tools for promoting your business or advertising a product or service. Businesses around the world have been using yard signs for a variety of reasons and in a variety of ways. Plastic signboards are very common.

We need to talk about consumption

GreenBiz

We need to talk about consumption. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 02/15/2021 - 01:30. Want more great analysis of the circular economy? Sign up for Circularity Weekly , our free email newsletter. I know, it’s not the most popular of subjects.

Denmark's Braunstein Taphouse building is reusable and recyclable

Inhabitat - Innovation

The new Braunstein Taphouse can be moved should its harborside location become dangerous due to rising sea levels

Doubling Down on a Centralized Grid Is More Expensive Without Distributed Energy

GreenTechMedia

The economic, environmental, and public health challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis in 2020 continue unabated as we usher in a new presidential administration.

How to Slice and Dice your Test Data for Security in QA

U.S. Green Technology

Test data is data that has been specifically identified for use in tests. Typically, QA teams require a mix of static and dynamic data. Data can be in different formats, different databases, and of different types.

Why SPACs will be key to the sustainability revolution

GreenBiz

Why SPACs will be key to the sustainability revolution. Andrew Shapiro. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 02:11. Technology and finance have complementary histories of innovation, from the royal charters that launched the first global explorers to the early stock markets that fueled the industrial era.

This "super plant" can actually absorb air pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scientists at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have found that Cotoneaster franchetii could help absorb pollution on heavily trafficked roads

Sustainability Guide for Food and Dining in the Workplace: Creating the Right Policies, Programs and Culture

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Food and Dining in the Workplace. A sustainable business plan involves evaluating lunchroom or cafeteria practices and policies as well as how food is sourced and served.

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Traffic Evaporation: What Really Happens When Road Space is Reallocated from Cars?

The City Fix

Road development throughout the 20th century was based primarily on the premise that more infrastructure eases traffic. But evidence shows that road building, instead of reducing congestion, actually increases traffic.

Bill Gates wants you to step up on climate

GreenBiz

Bill Gates wants you to step up on climate. Elsa Wenzel. Tue, 02/16/2021 - 00:00. When you’re one of the world’s richest people, it’s hard not to make a global impact.

Researchers develop hydrogen paste that could fuel vehicles

Inhabitat - Innovation

POWERPASTE could be revolutionary for the transport sector

93% of industry without skills to meet 2050 climate targets

Envirotec Magazine

Only half (53%) of UK engineering firms think net zero by 2050 is achievable for them. 1 in 2 are currently experiencing a skills gap or limitations in their current workforce (46%), however due to the current economic climate, recruitment is currently their lowest priority (35%).

Bluebus electric minibus, with solid-state LMP batteries, operating in France

Charged

The French city of Triel-sur-Seine has launched a trial of an electric shuttle service that uses a six-meter electric bus made by Bluebus, a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group.

Insights from green banking: What keeps customers from switching banks?

GreenBiz

Insights from green banking: What keeps customers from switching banks? Diane Osgood. Wed, 02/17/2021 - 00:05. ESG may be all the rage, but what about retail banking? The deposits you make at your retail bank for personal and business accounts sustain the bank’s ability to make loans and investments.

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This prefab tiny house is designed to be indestructible

Inhabitat - Innovation

HÜGA House is a safe, strong tiny home with the added benefits of affordability and flexibility

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The pros and cons of various module-level electronics in residential solar + storage systems

Solar Power World

More electronics are being incorporated into residential rooftop solar systems all the time, mostly due to updates to the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Commentary: I’ve had it up to here. Fire the climate leaders now!

Renewable Energy World

The Texas governor is calling for the resignation of Ercot leaders in the wake of the frigid temps and subsequent blackouts that ensued. Dangerous cold temps and no electricity are not a combination that anyone should have to endure. Well you know what? I think we should go higher.