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So, What Exactly Is Long-Duration Energy Storage?

GreenTechMedia

Long-duration storage occupies an enviable position in the cleantech hype cycle. Its allure has proven more durable than energy blockchain, and its commercialization is further along than super-buzzy green hydrogen.

How Covid-19 Has Changed The Way Americans Use Energy

Jim Conca

Nationally, power consumption dropped 4% compared to the same time period last year but it was different for different states, according to a new study. Power requirements for workdays basically dropped to Sunday levels under the lockdown.

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Kids Get Parents To Buy Electric Cars

CleanTechnica

According to Peugeot, "more than half of children surveyed in Britain want their parents to be more environmentally friendly, including switching to electric or plug-in HYBRID vehicles." And these are seriously kids, not young adults — 7–12 years old. 1,235 such children were surveyed.

The top 25 most sustainable fleets

GreenBiz

The top 25 most sustainable fleets. Katie Fehrenbacher. Mon, 10/26/2020 - 02:00. However you look at it, 2020 is a turning point for fleets. .

5 Eco-friendly ways to stay warm this winter

The Environmental Blog

Many scientists believe that the power of thought can control your own perception of temperature regimes – for example, your body will be warmer if you imagine a sunny tropical beach.

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Communities Surrounding Closed Nuclear Power Plants Face Terrible Challenges Moving Forward

Jim Conca

The Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative’s report on socioeconomic impacts of nuclear plant closures on host communities has some sobering thoughts. Big hurdles are a lack of a national plan and the lack of planning when it would do the most good. But it would be best not to close them at all.

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These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health

GreenBiz

These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health. Oliver Camp. Mon, 10/26/2020 - 01:30.

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8 Reasons Why You Should Start Properly Recycling Your E-Waste Today

The Environmental Blog

A pile of old computers waiting for sending to recycle plant. Nearly 5 pounds of garbage is produced in America per person, daily. All of that amounts to billions of tons of trash annually.

Zeabuz is launching a self-driving electric ferry in Norway

Inhabitat - Innovation

This self-driving, zero-emission ferry will carry 12 passengers at a time

Europeans Bought More Electrified Vehicles Than Diesels In September — For The First Time In History

CleanTechnica

In Europe, people bought more electrified vehicles — electric vehicles and hybrids — than diesel vehicles in September, according to JATO Analytics. This is a first.

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Why Google, BASF and Sephora are coming together on safer chemistry

GreenBiz

Why Google, BASF and Sephora are coming together on safer chemistry. Elsa Wenzel. Wed, 10/28/2020 - 02:02. It's probably fair to say that nobody expressly set out to devise a sunscreen to bleach coral reefs or a yoga mat to emit carcinogens.

6 Practical Ways We Can Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Environmental Blog

Plastic pollution is one of the most visible environmental issues of our generation. Australia produces around 2-3 million tons of plastic every single year, with a frightening 130,000 tons on average typically finding its way into our oceans.

Modular Tree-House School concept connects kids with nature

Inhabitat - Innovation

Could this be the school of the future

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Tesla Megapack Batteries Coming To New South Wales

CleanTechnica

New South Wales in Australia will be home to the first installation of Tesla Megapack batteries at the Wallgrove substation west of Sydney. Energy Storage New South Wales renewable energy zones Tesla Megapack battery TransGrid Virtual machine mode

Carbontech is getting ready for its market moment

GreenBiz

Carbontech is getting ready for its market moment. Heather Clancy. Wed, 10/28/2020 - 01:30. It may be a little early to start writing about trends for 2021, but I’m going to do it anyway. What’s on my mind? Carbontech, a category of climate tech I’d love to see break through next year.

These Are the Benefits of Going Solar at Home

The Environmental Blog

Are you constantly looking for ways to save money? If so, you’re not alone. After all, these days more than ever before, every dollar counts. Life is expensive, thus it’s important to cut expenses by any means possible. This includes reducing your monthly energy costs.

Greenhouse-inspired home harvests rainwater for backyard garden

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the idyllic town of San Miniato in the region of Tuscany, Italy, local architecture firm LDA.iMdA architetti associati has completed a multifunctional home that takes inspiration from the structural technology in greenhouses. The client's dream of growing a vegetable garden served as a major design influence for the contemporary dwelling, which features a gabled shape optimized for harvesting rainwater that can be reused for irrigating the expansive rear garden

Panasonic Increasing Tesla Battery Production, & Partnering On New 4680 Battery Cells

CleanTechnica

News today from Panasonic is that it is working with Tesla to produce the 4680 cells. Panasonic is also expanding battery production capacity at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.

Gillette plans to shave use of virgin plastics by 50% by 2030

GreenBiz

Gillette plans to shave use of virgin plastics by 50% by 2030. Deonna Anderson. Tue, 10/27/2020 - 02:17. Personal care products brand Gillette, known for its razors, set out to become a more sustainable company one decade again.

BP Signals Imminent Hydrogen and Offshore Wind Plays

GreenTechMedia

BP is readying offshore wind bids during the next six months with heightened hydrogen activity also in the pipeline, the oil major’s CEO said Tuesday.

Wind-powered cargo vessel promises sustainable ocean shipping

Inhabitat - Innovation

Oceanbird is a massive sailing cargo ship designed to reinvent sustainable ocean shipping and reduce transatlantic travel emissions by 90

Cleantech Creates Higher Paying Jobs — Millions Of Them

CleanTechnica

One of the greatest side benefits of climate action is that it creates a lot of jobs. Not only that — it creates a lot of well paying jobs. Solar installers, solar panel manufacturers, wind turbine technicians, electric vehicle engineers, electrical engineers, and the list goes on. But how many jobs?

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Plugging into Amazon’s fleet electrification strategy

GreenBiz

Plugging into Amazon’s fleet electrification strategy. Mike De Socio. Fri, 10/30/2020 - 00:30. When Ross Rachey set out to electrify Amazon’s fleet of last-mile delivery vehicles a few years ago, he thought it would be a matter of matching the company’s needs to the right vehicle on the market.

Wind Turbine Makers Tout Diagnostic Tech in Service Revenue Push

GreenTechMedia

Growing competition for wind turbine service revenue is forcing original equipment manufacturers to up their game in another important service for the equipment they make — remote diagnostics.

Vegan hotel in Scotland wins National Geographic Award

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scotland's first vegan hotel opened in June 2019, and it's already winning awards. National Geographic just bestowed a "Good Egg" award on the Saorsa 1875 for its commitment to sustainability. The 11-room Victorian lodging features vegan dining, upcycled furniture, eco cleaning products and runs on renewable energy

Elon Musk: Tiny Bit Of Sun’s Energy Could Power The World

CleanTechnica

Solar energy already powers almost everything on Earth — including us. Fossil fuels, hydropower, wind — to a large extent, all of these so-called energy sources rely on stored energy that ultimately came from good old Sol.

Kraft Heinz sustainability chief reflects on 'interdependence'

GreenBiz

Kraft Heinz sustainability chief reflects on 'interdependence'. Heather Clancy. Wed, 10/28/2020 - 01:00.

Could Low Doses Of Radiation Raise COVID-19 Survival Rates?

Jim Conca

Low-dose radiation to the lungs is the best therapy to reduce the mortality rates from COVID-19. It reduces the cytokine storm - the deadly uncontrolled systemic inflammatory response of the body, flooding the lungs and killing the patient. It’s why we need ventilators. Radiation reduces the storm.

Amazon goes green with electric delivery vans

Inhabitat - Innovation

Amazon is working toward its net-zero carbon goal by introducing a fleet of electric delivery vans

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Thailand Gets Fleet Of Electric Ferries To Help Clean Up Bangkok

CleanTechnica

With an electric powertrain developed by the electric marine experts at Danfoss Editron, some 27 zero-emission passenger ferries will soon replace a hodgepodge of aging diesels in Bangkok's Chao Phraya River as part of an exploratory bid to improve air quality and clean up the water supply in the Thai capitol.

Brown, female and on the bus: A personal journey into transportation policy

GreenBiz

Brown, female and on the bus: A personal journey into transportation policy. Sahar Shirazi. Tue, 10/27/2020 - 01:30. I got my first passport at 6 months old.

Regenerating Forests and Communities – Ejido Verde Makes the 2020 50 to Watch List

CleanTech Group

While taking a backseat to the health crisis in the last few months, climate change is increasingly shaping our daily experience with wildfires, 50 to Watch Cleantech Insights Regenerative Agriculture Resources & Environment Agtech Land Reform Mexico

BIG unveils sustainable, 3D-printed lunar igloos for Moon exploration

Inhabitat - Innovation

The proposed lunar habitats would be 3D-printed using robotic, zero-waste construction for a reduced carbon footprint

Tel Aviv-Yafo Will Charge Electric Buses Invisibly From The Road

CleanTechnica

Wireless electric vehicle charging is an interesting technology solution. It's been long debated how much of a role it plays in the future of the industry. The big benefit is the convenience, of course — you don't even have to plug in.