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The Tide Is Turning (And Is It Ever!)

CleanTechnica

In the US, renewables are expected to see fifty times as much net capacity added in the next three years as nuclear and fossil fuels combined. Clean Power Coal Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Nuclear Energy Solar Energy Wind Energy Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) FERC SUN DAY Campaign

What Technologies Are We Using to Monitor Ecosystems?

U.S. Green Technology

Integrating Technologies For Scalable Ecology And Conservation Rescuing planet earth from anthropogenic environmental collapse is a tall order. The solutions to climate change and wasteful economic models lie at the intersection of scientific development and civic participation.

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Lyft’s Electric-Vehicle Commitment a Valuable Step Toward Lowering Emissions

Green Living Guy

Statement by Don Anair, Union of Concerned Scientists Published Jun 17, 2020 OAKLAND, Calif. June 17, 2020)—The ride-hailing company Lyft has announced a plan to transition to all electric vehicles by 2030.

Can We Make Industrial Chemicals Green?

Jim Conca

Basic commercial chemicals, like chlorine, caustic soda and hydrochloric acid, can be made without C-emissions or toxic waste, at lower cost than normal. Achíni Scientific makes the whole manufacturing plant a huge capacitor, like a car's clutch, so it can use wind energy without fossil fuel backup.

Data Centers Are the Epicenter of the Clean Energy Economy

GreenTechMedia

There is a widely-held perception that data centers ⁠— the giant facilities that hold networks of society’s supercomputers ⁠— are an out-of-control energy suck. It’s actually not true, says our guest.

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Sowing wildflower seed onto grass

Low Impact

Keen to transform your lawn into a wildflower meadow but not sure how? Nick Mann of Habitat Aid shares his guide to sowing wildflower seed onto grass. We’re often asked “Can I sow wildflower seed onto grass?”

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Tesla Given Green Light To Generate Electricity In The UK

CleanTechnica

Tesla has been given the green light to generate electricity in the UK. It's been granted an electricity generation license and Ofgem, an energy regulator, has published a press release stating.

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New technology could harness energy from trees

Inhabitat - Innovation

New research shows that drawing energy from trees could help power future cities. By converting tree movements into energy, anemokinetics technology taps into the power available in nature

BlackRock Leads $50M Investment Into Off-Grid Solar Technology That Generates Water

GreenTechMedia

A cleantech startup announced this week that it has raised $50 million to scale distributed solar technology — but not for electricity production. Zero Mass Water creates boxy solar panels that generate flows of pure, potable water instead of electrons.

Air-Powered Energy Storage Knocks Out Coal & Gas — Wait, What?

CleanTechnica

Yet another reason why fossil fuels are toast: air is the key ingredient for a fleet of new utility-scale, long duration energy storage projects in the. Clean Power Energy Storage Carlton Power Electricity Highview Power liquid air UK

A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging

GreenBiz

A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging. Cheryl Baldwin. Mon, 06/15/2020 - 00:00. This article is sponsored by Pure Strategies. Sustainable packaging is a keystone issue for corporate sustainability.

Abandoned wine factory is transformed into a luxury hotel by the sea

Inhabitat - Innovation

On Greece’s idyllic Kourouta beach, Athens-based k-studio has converted a derelict wine factory from the 1920s into the Dexamenes Seaside Hotel, a stunning boutique hotel with enviable views of the sea

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Sunrun to Turn Home Batteries Into Grid Resources for 2 Major Utilities

GreenTechMedia

Sunrun, the leading U.S. rooftop solar installer, finalized two utility partnerships to turn home batteries into miniature power plants. The company is signing up existing customers in Southern California Edison territory for a year-long demonstration, expected to launch by the end of the month.

Tesla Cameras Now Help You Avoid Curb Rash! (Software Update Coming)

CleanTechnica

Curb rash has been the bane of many a Tesla Model 3, S, and X owner over the years. I think the first Tesla Model 3 aftermarket accessory colleague Kyle Field got for his car in 2018 was rim protectors from EV Annex.

3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation

GreenBiz

3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation. Jonathan Cook. Wed, 06/17/2020 - 00:30. This article originally was published in World Resources Institute. In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat.

Bioplastic made from fish scales wins international James Dyson Award

Inhabitat - Innovation

This innovative bioplastic is made with materials otherwise destined for disposal — fish parts

New Jersey to Build Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Port

GreenTechMedia

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced plans on Tuesday to develop an offshore wind port on an artificial island along the Delaware River, potentially giving the state a leg up in the race to attract offshore wind jobs and manufacturers.

Big Auto’s Decision To “Wait & See” Gives Tesla A Growing Lead

CleanTechnica

By most accounts, Tesla’s EV technology is about 5 years ahead of anything any other automaker can muster. For a decade or so now, we’ve been hearing that the legacy brands are preparing a wave of “Tesla killers” that will bury the pesky disruptor, but there’s still no sign of that.

To make offices safe during COVID-19, buildings need a breath of fresh air

GreenBiz

To make offices safe during COVID-19, buildings need a breath of fresh air. Jesse Klein. Mon, 06/15/2020 - 02:00. The coronavirus thrives inside. A Hong Kong paper found that of over 7,000 COVID-19 cases, only one outbreak was contracted outdoors.

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Vibrant office building in India is made of recycled shipping containers

Inhabitat - Innovation

To meet a client brief focused on sustainability and cost-effectiveness, these architects turned to shipping containers

What the Coming Wave of Distributed Energy Resources Means for the US Grid

GreenTechMedia

Cumulative distributed energy resource capacity in the United States will reach 397 gigawatts by 2025, according to a new Wood Mackenzie report. The DER resource mix is evolving quickly away from non-residential load management, which made up two-thirds of all U.S.

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Tesla Model 3 Undisputed Leader In China — EV Sales Report

CleanTechnica

While the overall Chinese auto market returned to positive numbers in May (+7% year over year), plugins are still in the red and were down 32% last month, with close to 73,000 registrations.

The unmasking of Corporate America

GreenBiz

The unmasking of Corporate America. Joel Makower. Mon, 06/15/2020 - 02:11. The past two weeks have seen an outpouring of concern and commitment by companies about racism in the United States.

Prefab, floating waterlilliHaus is completely self-sustaining in Brazil

Inhabitat - Innovation

SysHaus has recently installed a new floating home on an idyllic São Paulo lake

Fluence Launches Next-Generation Battery Storage Product with 800MW of Orders

GreenTechMedia

Fluence is launching the sixth generation of its integrated grid storage product, and has already signed orders for 800 megawatts/2,300 megawatt-hours.

Tesla To Drop Autopilot’s Green Light Confirmation In Coming Software Update — Confirmed

CleanTechnica

Rumor is, Tesla is going to remove the requirement to tell the car to go through a green light in the next software update. Or, more precisely, the rumor is that it's going to soon update the software for some Early Access drivers to do this.

Timberland invests in regenerative leather ranches

GreenBiz

Timberland invests in regenerative leather ranches. Deonna Anderson. Fri, 06/19/2020 - 02:45. Regenerative agriculture practices have received a lot of attention in recent years, and much of the focus has been on food production.

Hawk Nest House combines rammed earth and local stone

Inhabitat - Innovation

This stunning 4,585 square foot home in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico exemplifies sustainable indoor-outdoor living at its finest.

Candela Seven electric boat’s hydrofoils reduce energy consumption by 80%

Charged

An electric boat that can fly? Wow, has James Bond heard about this? The truth about the Candela Seven electric boat is a bit less exciting, but still pretty cool. The new EV can’t actually take to the sky, but it does rise above the water in order to decrease drag and increase range.

Goldman Sachs Sees $16 Trillion Investment In Renewables By 2030

CleanTechnica

Goldman Sachs says it foresees a $16 trillion investment opportunity in renewables between now and 2030 with the possibility of 20 million new jobs. Clean Power Green Economy Investment Goldman Sachs job opportunities in renewables oil and gas exploration renewable energy financing

Inside Cargill’s experiment to pay farmers for carbon sequestration

GreenBiz

Inside Cargill’s experiment to pay farmers for carbon sequestration. Heather Clancy. Mon, 06/15/2020 - 00:15.

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Summer gardening tips for a great harvest

Inhabitat - Innovation

When the much-anticipated summer season finally arrives, make the most of your garden time with a checklist of ongoing tasks that will keep your plants healthy year-round

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Three CleanTech Alliance members named in Puget Sound Business Journal’s 95 Best Workplaces of 2020

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Puget Sound Business Journal, June 12, 2020 In the Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual review, three CleanTech Alliance members were among the 95 Best Workplaces of 2020. Alliant Insurance Services, Brown & Brown of Washington, and Parker, Smith and Feek, Inc. were all honored in the Journal’s 2020 list of best workplaces. To quantify […]. Member News alliant insurance services brown & brown of washington parker smith and feek

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Elon Musk Uses Economies of Scale & Vertical Integration to Revolutionize Auto Industry

CleanTechnica

When economics professors explain the concept of an industry with high “barriers to entry,” the examples they usually reach for are automobiles and space flight.

It’s urgent to reshape our economy towards justice and sustainability

GreenBiz

It’s urgent to reshape our economy towards justice and sustainability. Diane Osgood. Mon, 06/15/2020 - 00:30. Right now, talking about shopping can seem trite. Yet, to address systemic racism, we need a more just economy.

The Denali XL is a spacious, rustic tiny home on wheels

Inhabitat - Innovation

Offered by Alabama-based Timbercraft Tiny Homes, the spacious and rustic Denali XL tiny home is based on the popular, smaller Denali model. Denali XL features 399 square feet of floor space, not including the 65-square-foot loft above the bathroom

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UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- June 16

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities Transportation Commission, June 16, 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 and […].