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Tesla To Build A City, Or Even Hundreds Of “Tesla Cities”

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk can’t stop. Tesla can’t stop. The cleantech revolution can’t stop.

Can the global economy support nature?

Eco-Business

Economic systems need fundamental change if the biodiversity crisis is to be overcome, a landmark UK government review has concluded

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MIT study details plunge in lithium-ion battery costs

Charged

MIT researchers analyzed three decades of studies that examined the decline in lithium-ion battery prices, and found that costs have dropped by 97 percent since they were first commercially introduced in 1991.

Using urban forestry to fight for environmental justice

GreenBiz

Using urban forestry to fight for environmental justice. Breanna Draxler. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 00:05. The term "urban forest" may sound like an oxymoron.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

5 Types of Wood That Improve Sustainability

U.S. Green Technology

Wood is a preferred choice for many when it comes to consumer products or building material. For starter, it is a natural resource which is renewable, has a low carbon footprint and recyclable. Moreover, there is an element of aestheticism and it can be used for artwork too.

Is Junk Removal Free?

The Environmental Blog

The modern western world can be characterized in many different ways, both good and bad. However, for better or worse, there is one fact about our civilization that’s simply undeniable: We have a lot of stuff! Of course, where there’s stuff, there’s junk.

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Urging clean energy and justice for tribal nations

GreenBiz

Urging clean energy and justice for tribal nations. Roger Sorkin. Thu, 04/01/2021 - 00:45. During the 20th century, coal was a cheap and reliable source of electricity. Today it’s relatively expensive and highly polluting.

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ANIMALS THAT ARE FACING EXTINCTION DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

U.S. Green Technology

Every living being on earth is getting affected by the changes happening gradually in the climate. Rising temperatures and sea levels, less rain and more droughts are a few of the reasons that resulted in climate change and because of extreme climate changes we are facing the extinction of animals.

COVID-19 and a Path Toward a Greener Future

The Environmental Blog

The year 2020 will be remembered as a year in which humanity weathered a dangerous and fast-spreading disease, costing companies and governments billions in management and recovery. Many economic sectors had slowed down or shuttered entirely due to lowered demand and health measures.

Energy Northwest, Grant County PUD and X-energy announce TRI Energy Partnership

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Energy Northwest, April 1, 2021 RICHLAND, Wash. Today, Energy Northwest, Grant County Public Utility District and X-energy, LLC signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a mutual partnership to support the development and commercial demonstration of the country’s first advanced nuclear reactor. The partners will collaborate and share resources to evaluate their mutual goal […]. Industry News Member News energy northwest press release TRI energy partnership

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Can smart buildings be more equitable buildings?

GreenBiz

Can smart buildings be more equitable buildings? Hadas Webb. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 01:30.

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Vincent Callebaut envisions a carbon-neutral district for France

Inhabitat - Innovation

Archiborescence is a proposal to turn Lille, France into a sustainable, carbon-neutral district that produces more renewable energy than it consumes

4 Ways to Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

The Environmental Blog

As consumers become more aware of environmental issues, their behaviour is changing. In fact, a recent survey showed that 90% of Australians want to purchase sustainable and ethical products. For businesses, this shift in consumer behaviour shouldn’t be ignored.

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Biden Administration Unveils The American Jobs Plan

CleanTech Alliance

Today the Biden administration unveiled the American Jobs Plan. The American Jobs Plan is an investment in America that will create millions of good jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, and position the United States to out-compete China. As reported by Axios, some of the initial spending will include: $621 billion for standard physical infrastructure such as […]. Industry News Member News Public Policy american jobs plan federal infrastructure package federal policy infrastructure

How corporations can jump-start industrial electrification in the US

GreenBiz

How corporations can jump-start industrial electrification in the US. Ali Hasanbeigi. Wed, 03/31/2021 - 01:00. From cardboard boxes delivered to our doors to home appliances, nearly everything comes from industrial processes.

Tidal turbines power electric vehicles on Scotland's Yell Island

Inhabitat - Innovation

As countries around the world increasingly embrace electric vehicles, charging is top of mind. In Scotland, the island of Yell is powering its EVs with tidal energy

Past Due Electric Bills An Undue Burden On Americans

Jim Conca

Americans are in even more debt over their electricity use than ever, with an average increase in their monthly bills of about 30% from 2019 to 2020 in unregulated markets like New York and Texas. This doesn't need to be the case.

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Boeing partners with Public Health Seattle & King County on Auburn vaccine clinic

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Boeing, March 29, 2021 Earlier this week Seattle & King County began providing expanded access to the COVID-19 vaccine through a new mass vaccination site at the Outlet Collection shopping center in Auburn. Our neighbors in South King County have been impacted by the pandemic to a higher degree than many of the surrounding communities, […]. Member News boeing COVID-19 member news member recognition vaccines

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How can sustainability execs leverage Biden’s policy agenda?    

GreenBiz

How can sustainability execs leverage Biden’s policy agenda? . Dawn Rittenhouse. Mon, 03/29/2021 - 00:15. Well before Jan.

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Rolls-Royce, Tecnam and Widere develop electric passenger airplane

Inhabitat - Innovation

Rolls-Royce, Tecnam and Scandinavia's largest airline, Widerøe, have entered into a partnership that will see the launch of an all-electric aircraft for passengers by 2026

Act now to secure the UK’s critical materials supply, says report

Envirotec Magazine

The workshop of a rare earth production enterprise in Jiangxi province, central China. China is the largest source of rare earth imports to the US and Europe (image credit: humphery/Shutterstock.com).

Southwest Airlines Orders 100 Boeing 737 MAX Jets, Plus 155 Options

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Boeing, March 29, 2021 Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Southwest Airlines today announced the carrier will continue to build its business around the 737 MAX family with a new order for 100 airplanes and 155 options across two models. The deal comes after a multi-year fleet evaluation by Southwest and means that Boeing and its suppliers […]. Member News boeing member news member recognition

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The circular economy shows its human side

GreenBiz

The circular economy shows its human side. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 03/29/2021 - 01:30. This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here.

No waste, no carbon, no wonder this net-zero home breaks the mold

Inhabitat - Innovation

When the Baboolals looked around their North Carolina community, they saw what many people see in their local areas: cookie-cutter houses that consume excess energy. A desire to break free from this mold is how their journey to create a net-zero house began

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£1.3 million of new funding for net zero-driven energy data application winners

Envirotec Magazine

Close to £1.3 million of new funding across nine new digital energy data projects has been announced by UK Research & Innovataion (UKRI).

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Zappy Hour – The Miller Community Solar Microgrid

CleanTech Alliance

Starting April 19, register now

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Can sustainability save capitalism?

GreenBiz

Can sustainability save capitalism? Joel Makower. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 02:11. My inbox and bookshelf have been groaning lately under the heft of some weighty books, essays and reports heralding a kinder, gentler era for capitalism. This idea isn’t exactly new.

Bald eagle population bounces back from brink of extinction

Inhabitat - Innovation

The once shrinking population of bald eagles has quadrupled over the past 12 years, according to a new survey conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Understanding the Fossil Fuel Industry's Legacy of White Supremacy

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 10 mins In December, The New York Times published a story revealing how ExxonMobil and other oil companies had paid a public relations firm named FTI to build “news” and information websites falsely suggesting grassroots support for the fossil fuel industry and its initiatives.

UK fusion partnership aims to accelerate net zero progress

Envirotec Magazine

Construction of the tokamak nuclear fusion reactor, in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance, in Provence, southern France, in April 2018 (image credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory).

The Road to Powering Amazon on 100% Renewable Energy by 2025

GreenBiz

The Road to Powering Amazon on 100% Renewable Energy by 2025. Date/Time: April 29, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT). Amazon has been investing in sustainability for many years. Back in 2014, Amazon started making major investments in renewable energy.

These brilliant treehouses show what it means to be eco-kind

Inhabitat - Innovation

This eco-kind project in a Croatian forest offers a retreat and event space unlike any other. The unique concept is based on treehouses

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NAACP Report: Fossil Fuel Industry Uses Deception to Conceal Damage to BIPOC Communities

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 4 mins The fossil fuel industry continues to use a long list of deceptive tactics to conceal environmental destruction that harms Black, Indigenous, and People of Color ( BIPOC ) and low-income communities.

Community interest group applies for court hearing in battle against Local Plan decision in Oxfordshire

Envirotec Magazine

Barn owl, Tyto alba, resting in an old hollow tree, on the edge of an Oxfordshire woodland. Residents are applying to renew their application to challenge South Oxfordshire District Council, over its decision to proceed with its Local Development Plan.

Is COVID-19 slowing progress toward the SDGs? Yes, say experts.

GreenBiz

Is COVID-19 slowing progress toward the SDGs? Yes, say experts. Tove Malmqvist. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 01:00.

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