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It's time to trash recycling

GreenBiz

Our waste management practices are distractions from our main problem: too much stuff. But alternatives exist. Circular Economy Recycling Waste Management

Biofuel Down, Not Out: The Rise Of The Zeolites

CleanTechnica

A new energy efficient catalyst gives new hope to the prospect of a new sparkling green future fueled by low cost, sustainable biofuel. Biomass Clean Power Research biofuel DOE Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory zeolite

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Solar Technology Got Cheaper and Better in the 2010s. Now What?

GreenTechMedia

Solar energy grew by leaps and bounds in the 2010s. According to Wood Mackenzie, global annual solar installations grew more than sixfold this past decade, from 16 gigawatts in 2010 to 105 gigawatts in 2019.

How Wastewater Treatment Can Reduce Energy Usage

U.S. Green Technology

In the United States, every year, municipal plants consume in excess of 30 terawatt hours of electricity during the treatment of wastewater. According to the Department of Energy, this translates to an annual expense of around $2 billion for electricity alone.

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Renewable Hydrogen Will Drink The Fossil Fuel Milkshake

CleanTechnica

Renewable hydrogen from water is the end game, and fossil fuel stakeholders better hold on to their milkshakes as wind and solar power rise up. Clean Power Wind Energy Denmark Electricity Energy Hydrogen Ørsted Renewable Energy

Why supermarkets are key to a cooler climate

GreenBiz

Refrigeration management is an urgent need, and a potent opportunity. Corporate Strategy refrigeration

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California's epic electric truck policy is coming

GreenBiz

This is leadership for the climate and for mobility. California Policy & Politics Pollution Prevention Transportation & Mobility

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How blockchain could help put the Paris Agreement on course, from the bottom up

GreenBiz

Digital technologies can make climate accounting faster, more transparent and more accessible to a wide set of stakeholders. Blockchain Information Technology Reporting

Mystery Pork Will Soon Hit The Stores

CleanTechnica

Mystery pork will soon be in our stores — if it's not already there. This isn't just an environmental issue, but also a health one. Health Policy & Politics Donald Trump meat pork

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Top 10 transportation trends to watch for in 2020

GreenBiz

City greenzones. Methane biodigesters. Connected schoolbuses. There's a lot in store for the next year in mobility. Amazon Anheuser-Busch BMW Daimler DHL Dominion Energy electric bus electric trucks Electric Vehicles Etsy EVgo FedEx Ford IKEA Transportation & Mobility UPS Volvo

Inspiring Eco homes

The Environmental Blog

Eco homes don’t just save energy consumption and the wildlife around them. They can also improve the health and wellbeing of those living in them. Before you embark on building an eco-home, ask yourself why you want to be eco-conscious?

5 sustainable activities to make the most of a winter wonderland

Inhabitat - Innovation

While the chill in the wind can drive some people indoors, you should try your best to get outdoors and enjoy all that this snowy season has to offer

Tesla Gigafactory 4 Third Phase — 750,000 Car Capacity

CleanTechnica

In a German article published by Lausitzer Rundschau, we learn that Tesla expects to reach a production capacity of 750,000 cars in the third phase of Tesla Gigafactory 4 (GF4) outside of Berlin.

2019, the year analog water solutions died

GreenBiz

Analog is not quite gone, but digital solutions are nearly mainstream. Digitalization Innovation Liquid Assets Water Efficiency & Conservation

The US Wind PTC Cliff Keeps Looking Less and Less Scary

GreenTechMedia

For the past five years, the U.S. wind industry has been bracing for the phase-down and expiration of its production tax credit — haunted, always, by concerns about what comes next.

Gift loved ones with classes that teach and build nature skills

Inhabitat - Innovation

Experience gifts can be wonderfully green and intrinsically fulfilling

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70% of Americans Support Solar Mandate on New Homes

CleanTechnica

CITE Research recently conducted a survey for Vivint Solar and found that 70% of Americans would support a nationwide mandate requiring that solar panels be installed on all newly built homes.

Early-career public-sector sustainability professionals reflect on VERGE 19 (Part 1)

GreenBiz

Insightful on mobility. Actionable ideas for addressing food waste. Youth activism. What inspired CivicSpark leaders at this year’s conference. Climate Change Cities Energy & Climate VERGE 19 Food Waste

US Microgrid Market Slowed in 2019. PG&E Could Singlehandedly Reverse the Trend

GreenTechMedia

The burgeoning U.S. microgrid industry is set to install less controllable capacity this year than it did last year. But that setback may prove a temporary blip, especially if a new effort to back up the beleagured Northern California grid comes to fruition. The U.S.

Stunning new prefab kit home centers on sustainability

Inhabitat - Innovation

Hygge Supply's custom home kits center sustainability. Its new Birch Le Collaboration House joins sustainability with luxury design

Taxpayers Give $400 Billion To Oil Companies Each Year, Enough For 91 Tesla Gigafactories

CleanTechnica

The article, noting that we spend $400 billion on oil subsidies globally, indicates that taxpayers want their governments to stop subsidizing this rich, over-mature industry, yet politicians keep the money funneling toward them.

A sustainability lesson from IBM: take the lead and your supply chain might follow

GreenBiz

Companies must establish systems, structures and training to make it relatively easy for every employee and supplier to implement sustainability. Books Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Strategy Corporate Sustainability Supply chain GreenBiz Reads

GE Sells Stake in 800MW Portfolio of US Wind Farms

GreenTechMedia

General Electric has made supplying clean-energy equipment a central pillar of its future business, but in the meantime the company continues to shed renewables projects under new CEO Larry Culp. On Tuesday, asset manager Harbert Management Corp.

The fruit of the future is 3D-printed and packed with vitamins and minerals

Inhabitat - Innovation

Neo Fruits is a collection of artificial fruits made out of 3D-printed cellulose skins and filled with a healthy mix of vitamins and minerals

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Rolls-Royce Electric Airplane Unveiled & Ready To Race

CleanTechnica

The Rolls-Royce ACCEL is one slippery and sleek design, ready to duke it out in the soon-to-start Air Race.

Power to the young people: emerging climate leaders attend VERGE 19

GreenBiz

Passionate youth, corporate changemakers, cleantech innovators and public sector planners are all critical to the success of the climate movement. Emerging Leaders VERGE VERGE 19

Fake News And Nuclear Weapons Don’t Play Well Together In The South China Sea

Jim Conca

A story flooded the internet last month about a nuclear explosion in the South China Sea. Of course, it was nonsense. But this “silly fiction” did catch Putin’s Russia, the King of Fake News, off-guard

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Green-roofed sports center adds sculptural appeal to the Augustow riverfront

Inhabitat - Innovation

Topped with a green roof, the facility complements the surrounding park

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Buying A Tesla Model 3 Made Adding Solar An Obvious Choice For This Woman

CleanTechnica

Electric cars and residential rooftop solar enable millions of people around the world to clean up their carbon footprint without sacrificing quality of life.

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Why and how companies should stand up for human rights when they do business

GreenBiz

Every business has a sphere of influence. A BSR report shows why it's important for them to use it to stand up for human rights policies, institutions and frameworks around the world. Corporate Strategy Policy & Politics Policy & Politics

Group14 Technologies Raises $18 Million

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Green Car Congress, November 25, 2019. Group14 Technologies announced $18 million in new financing from Amperex Technologies Limited (ATL), Showa Denko (SDK), Cabot Corporation, BASF Venture Capital, and OVP Venture Partners. The new funds will be used to scale-up manufacturing of a next-generation silicon-carbon composite anode material and advance into commercial production. Group14 Technologies—a 2016 spin-off […]. Member News

Upcycled materials make up this beautiful cabin retreat in Denmark

Inhabitat - Innovation

Located an hour outside of Copenhagen, this beautiful vacation home is tucked into a lush forest mere steps away from a beach

100% WWS Part 2: Jacobson’s Latest Study Covers Storage, Transmission, & More

CleanTechnica

Jacobson's latest study carefully uses with current technologies and currently available resources for storage and transmission. The latest evidence is that there are much cheaper alternatives than his team models, underselling the potential.

Documentary conveys “a sense of hope and spirit of optimism for water”

Envirotec Magazine

The team behind the documentary. The world’s first screening of the 50-minute documentary Brave Blue World , narrated by Liam Neeson, was met with “rapturous applause” at a blue carpet event held at the Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles.