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Local: A glimmer of hope for a post-pandemic world

GreenBiz

Local food, manufacturing and retail could see a revival as we strive for community resilience in the new normal. Cities COVID-19 Risk & Resilience Two Steps Forward

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This Aircraft Is Powered With Electricity, & It Is Already Heading For The Skies

CleanTechnica

While we're waiting for the plasma jet of the future, startups are already deploying electricity and biofuel to push fossil fuels out of aircraft. Aviation Biofuels Clean Transport Electric Vehicles biofuel co2 emissions Electricity Energy Hydrogen Safran VoltAero

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Make Your Home Greener With Some Simple Changes

U.S. Green Technology

Ways to Go Greener at Home As the climate changes and we experience unusual weather and other phenomena, a lot more people are starting to become environmentally-conscious. Many of these people are looking for ways to make their homes more eco-friendly. The good news is that there are some simple things you can do to. The post Make Your Home Greener With Some Simple Changes appeared first on U.S. Green Technology. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green Living, Living Green Green Stories greener

Why global engagement is essential to sustainable supply chains

GreenBiz

Four key considerations for infusing sustainability throughout your entire supply chain. Supply Chain

Using ‘Digital Twins’ to Boost Production, Cut Costs at Floating Offshore Wind Farms

GreenTechMedia

With assets installed far from shore in harsh conditions, offshore wind turbine manufacturers and project operators are turning to new digital tools to optimize performance, boost power production and minimize downtime. One such tool is the use of digital copies, or “twins,” of physical turbines to assist with real-time monitoring of offshore wind projects.

Pro tip: Never use soap to clean dirty solar panels

Solar Power World

One thing learned during the coronavirus pandemic was the effectiveness of soap and water — regularly washing our hands was our best defense. While solar panels do benefit from a regular washing to ward off reduced output and efficiency, soap isn’t the answer here. California-based solar installer and maintenance provider Bland Company never uses a… The post Pro tip: Never use soap to clean dirty solar panels appeared first on Solar Power World.

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Flattening the climate curve using social learning

GreenBiz

If we had to place on a time delay the impact of headlines, we likely would see the warnings from medical experts and scientists having the strongest impact in building lasting memories for us all. Climate Change COVID-19 COVID-19

Green Initiatives for Industrial Construction

U.S. Green Technology

Why Green Initiatives for Industrial Construction? Green initiatives are on the rise. A large part of the movement includes green building practices in which companies approach new construction with a combination of protecting the environment and our natural resources with cutting energy costs and saving clients money. One internationally-conducted survey from 2018 had about half. The post Green Initiatives for Industrial Construction appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

6 Straightforward Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Business

The Environmental Blog

In an effort to protect the environment, more and more businesses are taking the necessary steps to become eco-friendly. While this is a noble approach to take in general, there’s more to it than simply saving the planet. This is because going green has various other benefits for those operating a company. It can help with enhancing overall efficiency, improving customer perception, and boosting employee morale – and that’s just the start.

Tesla Model 3 Is Best Selling Luxury Car In USA — By Far (Q1 2020)

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Model 3 accounted for approximately 21% of new small & midsize luxury car sales in the USA in the first quarter of 2020*. For some perspective, the BMW 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, and 5 Series together combined for approximately 15% of the segment's share.

The new normal in sustainable investing post-COVID-19

GreenBiz

The time has passed for small commitments, hyperbole and delays in embracing sustainable investing. COVID-19 Finance & Investing GreenFin ESG

Telecom Transformations for 2020

U.S. Green Technology

The Biggest Technology Trends That Will Transform Telecoms In 2020 Recent technological advancements and the current COVID-19 pandemic have put a spotlight on the telecom industry. Millions of people are relying on the telecom industry for support as they work from home and shelter in place. The current telecom industry is experiencing a sudden burst. The post Telecom Transformations for 2020 appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Invasive "murder hornets" arrive in US, threaten honeybees

Inhabitat - Innovation

If you’ve been itching to get back to the outside world, two words might make you think again: murder hornets

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Wind & Solar = 11% Of Electricity Generation In January & February In USA

CleanTechnica

The SUN DAY Campaign recently reported that 11% of US electricity generation in the months of January and February was from wind and solar power. Clean Power CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive CleanTechnica Reports Consumer Technology Market Research Research Rooftop Solar Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Wind Energy EIA Energy Information Administration Ken Bossong SUN DAY Campaign US Electricity Generation Reports

As sustainability becomes professionalized, all professions look for sustainability skills

GreenBiz

GreenBiz’s 2020 State of the Profession report illuminates the hard numbers measuring career realities for sustainability leaders across all industries. Among other things, the data show shifts to more engaged CEOs, increased investor pressure and a boost in hiring of sustainability professionals among the surveyed companies. . Careers Corporate Strategy State of the Profession

How a Business Can Save on Outdoor Lighting

U.S. Green Technology

How to Save Money on Outdoor Lighting Outdoor lighting is no small expense; the average cost of a light costs around 3 thousand dollars, and that only covers purchasing the materials. That doesn’t cover the energy costs of each light (whether its for a street, park, roadway, pathway, parking lot, or any other large public area) over. The post How a Business Can Save on Outdoor Lighting appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

WKE LifeProof phone cases use recycled ocean-bound waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

Lifeproof finds balance between protecting your phone and protecting the planet. The unique W?KE KE phone cases recycle plastic, so it doesn't end up in the ocean

Abu Dhabi To Have Cheapest Solar Power Ever — 1.35 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour

CleanTechnica

The UAE's other major city, Dubai, set the low-solar-PV-price record in January 2015 at what was then a shocking 5.98¢/kWh, then did so again in 2016 at 2.99¢/kWh. Dubai also set a low-price record for concentrated solar power (CSP), at just 7.3¢/kWh. The new low-PV bid chosen by Abu Dhabi's public electric utility will bring down the cost of solar power to just 1.35¢/kWh.

How online ordering could cut food waste

GreenBiz

How online ordering could cut food waste. Jim Giles. Fri, 05/08/2020 - 02:50. This article was adapted from the GreenBiz Food Weekly newsletter. Sign up here to receive your own free subscription. "It It feels like we’re peeling an onion.". That’s what sustainability veteran Dave Stangis said when I asked him about the long-term changes being wrought by coronavirus. We peel back a layer to reveal one impact, only to realize there’s another beneath. Some we may not know for months," he added.

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Why Solar Lighting is Better for the Environment

The Environmental Blog

Source: Unsplash. Environmental pollution needs to be resolved. Fortunately, the invention of solar lighting has greatly contributed to maintaining our surroundings. These lights provide a huge number of benefits for the users as well. Solar street lights emit negligible heat and are free of harmful chemicals that serve as hazards both for the public and the environment. The use of LED lighting also reduces the production of carbon footprint.

UNStudio installs new energy-generating facade for solar producer Hanwhas HQ

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Hanwha headquarters is now home to a completely new, energy-generating facade with integrated solar panels to express the company’s identity as an ambitious global leader in the solar panel industry

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Said 7 Years Ago The TSLA Stock Price Seemed A Bit High

CleanTechnica

People freaked out a bit at the end of this week when Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted, "Tesla stock price is too high imo." I should rephrase it: Tesla shareholders freaked out a bit

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Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery

GreenBiz

Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery. Katherine Davisson. Tue, 05/05/2020 - 04:23. The economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing governments around the world to come up with policies for stimulating the global economy. Many are considering a tried-and-true method to boost economies in the short term and provide wide societal benefits in the long term: infrastructure investment.

Developer sPower Teams Up With Navajo Power to Replace Coal Plant With Solar

GreenTechMedia

For decades, the massive coal-fired Navajo Generating Station powered the great cities of the desert southwest: Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas. Yet the Navajo Nation that hosted it contains 75 percent of all the households in the U.S. that lack electricity, according to the American Public Power Association. The 2,250 megawatt plant shut down in November, leaving job losses and underutilized electrical transmission infrastructure in its wake.

Superblock of Sant Antoni reclaims Barcelona streets for pedestrians

Inhabitat - Innovation

As part of Barcelona’s efforts to reclaim its car-congested streets for pedestrians, the city has tapped architects to create "superblocks” — groups of streets transformed into car-free public plazas

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Elon Musk Says Video Conferencing Within A Tesla Is A Future Feature

CleanTechnica

Tesla is in the game and changing it while the game is being played — it's a never-ending game that advances the way we drive and makes being in your car as convenient as being on your phone. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Elon Musk Tesla Tesla infotainment Tesla software Tesla video conferencing video conferencing

Episode 219: Water, workplaces and well-being

GreenBiz

Episode 219: Water, workplaces and well-being. Heather Clancy. Fri, 05/08/2020 - 02:33. Week in Review. Commentary on this week's news highlights begins at 4:35. Why global engagement is essential to sustainable supply chains. Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery. Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals. Features. Intel's water world (16:25).

Looming Coal and Nuclear Plant Closures Put ‘Just Transition’ Concept to the Test

GreenTechMedia

The coronavirus pandemic has not changed the grim reality facing workers at coal and nuclear power plants in the U.S. and Europe. How those workers will fare in the years ahead will vary greatly based on where they live and the prevailing political winds. In Europe, the retirement of aging plants is increasingly seen as a matter of national concern.

Greenhouse gas emissions expected to hit record decline

Inhabitat - Innovation

While your home energy bill may have shot up while you shelter in place, the planet’s overall energy use has taken a significant downturn

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City of Houston Surprises: 100% Renewable Electricity — $65 Million in Savings in 7 Years

CleanTechnica

The City is Estimated to See a $9.3 Million Reduction in its Annual Electricity Bill and an Estimated Total Savings of $65 Million Over 7 Years. Clean Power Policy & Politics Renewable Energy Standards Solar Energy Wind Energy 100% renewable electricity 100% renewable energy cities Houston Houston Climate Action Plan NRG NRG Energy Texas