Sat.Dec 28, 2019 - Fri.Jan 03, 2020

The Long Duration Energy Storage Search – How Close are we to Low Costs and Zero Carbon?

CleanTech Group

As renewable energy continues to proliferate, a gap in the market is appearing for long duration energy storage demand that lithium-ion, coal-plants and. Energy Efficiency Energy Storage Industrial Energy Efficiency Long Duration Energy Storage

Decarbonization Takes Center Stage in Mining as Renewables-Plus-Storage Become Cost Competitive

GreenTechMedia

Many of the topics discussed at the Energy and Mines World Congress earlier this month would have been borderline laughable just a few short years ago.

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The climate case for construction

GreenBiz

Buildings have an outsize impact on the environment. But there are solutions to make construction more efficient, resilient and safer. Buildings Built Environment Clean Economy Cleantech Pollution Prevention

5 Early Applications for Green Hydrogen

GreenTechMedia

Few energy-related topics are getting as much attention at the moment as green hydrogen. Europe's biggest natural-gas infrastructure firm recently launched a new hydrogen business. A hydrogen economy in the U.S.

8 attainable sustainability resolutions for 2020

Inhabitat - Innovation

Wherever you are on your sustainable living journey, we’ve got some ideas for how to lower your carbon footprint and enhance your sense of commitment to the planet

No more heavy metals? New IBM battery chemistry research could address mineral sourcing concerns

GreenBiz

The design is free of cobalt, an increasingly controversial material. Plus, Mercedes-Benz is involved in the next phase of testing. Breakthroughs Information Technology manufacturing

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Want To Ban New Gas & Diesel Cars? Look To Sweden To See How It’s Done

CleanTechnica

A fledgling Swedish government strikes forward to integrate climate policy into all areas of society. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Fossil Fuels Policy & Politics Fossil Free Sweden January Agreement Riksdag Sweden

Ice rink alternatives and their environmental impact

Inhabitat - Innovation

New residential and commercial construction in St. Louis now required to be solar-ready

Solar Power World

Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson signed legislation on Dec. 23 that makes the City of St. Louis the first in the Midwest and the second in the country to require new construction to be “solar-ready.”

How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation

GreenBiz

From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.

Oil & Petrochemical Companies Want YOU To Pay To Protect Them From Climate Change!

CleanTechnica

Chutzpah, so they say, is murdering your parents, then throwing yourself on the mercy of the court because you are an orphan. If that be the case, America's oil and petrochemical companies are guilty of chutzpah raised to the tenth power.

The Amazon has lost over 10 million football fields of forest in a decade

Inhabitat - Innovation

Over the past ten years, the Amazon has lost 24,000 square miles of rainforest. That is a land size equivalent to 10.3 million American gridiron football fields or 8.4 million soccer fields

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Reasons You Should Use Solar Lights

U.S. Green Technology

Great Reasons to Use Solar Power and Solar Lighting Global environmental awareness is at an all-time high, as citizens and governments around the world are taking steps to create a more eco-friendly way of life to preserve our planet for future generations.

7 companies making their mark with commercial microgrids

GreenBiz

A growing array of players, from startups to global energy giants, are charging up solutions. Energy & Climate Microgrids

7 New(ish) Tesla Patents

CleanTechnica

Tesla is an innovation powerhouse. As part of that, it publishes a fair number of patents. We don't get around to publishing stories on every interesting patent we see, so here's a quick roundup of Tesla patents published in recent months that we haven't covered.

BIG plans unveiled for pedestrian paradise in Downtown Brooklyn

Inhabitat - Innovation

After nearly a year of research, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and WXY Studio have unveiled their visions for improving Downtown Brooklyn — a 370-acre urban district with updated streetscapes, plazas, and public spaces

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4 Kinds of Courses Every New Contractor Should Take

U.S. Green Technology

As licensed and certified professionals, contractors are obligated to meet certain established standards to comply with local regulations and laws. Most of these requirements are evident from the beginning and are encountered as common knowledge during the general process of becoming a contractor.

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SunPower to Cut 3% of Global Workforce

GreenTechMedia

SunPower will eliminate between 145 and 160 jobs, representing about 3 percent of its global team, in the next 12 to 18 months, according to a Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

120 Gigawatts Of Energy Storage By 2050: We Got This!

CleanTechnica

The next generation of energy storage is set to go far and beyond the capabilities of today's Li-ion technology, as federal energy experts eyeball a goal of 120 gigawatts in storage by. Batteries Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Pumped Hydro Storage Hydrogen NREL

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A midcentury barn is thoughtfully reclaimed for a family retreat in California

Inhabitat - Innovation

In California wine country, north of San Francisco, Faulkner Architects repurposed a 1950s tack barn as part of a Glen Ellen retreat for a family of four

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2019 was the year that…

GreenBiz

It was a very good year, except when it wasn't. Corporate Sustainability Finance & Investing Food & Agriculture Oceans & Fisheries Two Steps Forward ESG Risk

3 Predictions for US Renewables and Storage Markets in 2025

GreenTechMedia

With increasing climate change impacts and decades of power infrastructure neglect, we can lose sight of the extraordinary progress we are making with renewables and energy storage to build a clean energy future, healthier planet and more efficient grid. The U.S.

Toilet Talk: Trump’s Ludicrous Attacks On Clean Energy

CleanTechnica

My, we just finished quite a year of Trump Tweets about clean energy! Cars Clean Power Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Efficiency Green Jobs Onshore Wind Farms Wind Energy green new deal Senator Bernie Sanders trump

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These upcycled shipping containers make eco-friendly offices

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sustainable architecture focuses on low impact construction and natural or recycled materials. The new marketing suite for Goldman Westlink is just such a building

City sustainability leadership deepens; banks build new environmental roles

GreenBiz

Plus, journalists jump to sustainability positions, and there are some sustainable shipping shakeups. Leadership Names in the News

5 Tangible Advances for Long Duration Energy Storage in 2019

GreenTechMedia

Following long duration storage is like rooting for a home team that’s always about to win next year. Lithium-ion batteries utterly dominate grid storage deployments these days.

Australia Solar & Storage News — In Your Face, ScoMo!

CleanTechnica

Ready or not, Australia is on the cusp of a renewable energy and battery storage boom, no thanks to its federal government.

Eco-house in Chile thrives in every season

Inhabitat - Innovation

The KDDK House makes the most of its surroundings and remains comfortable inside, no matter the weather

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20 years later, revisiting an old manifesto

GreenBiz

Sustainability is Dead — Long Live Sustainability,' the author wrote at the turn of the new millennium. What would he write now? North Star Sustainable Development Goals / SDGs

Iberdrola Completes Europe’s Largest Solar Plant (and Yes, It’s Subsidy Free)

GreenTechMedia

Spanish renewable power giant Iberdrola has completed work on what it claims is the largest solar project ever built in Europe. The 500-megawatt Núñez de Balboa is now undergoing testing with Spanish grid operator Red Eléctrica de España (REE) and is expected to be in full commercial operation this quarter. Europe's previous largest project was the 300-megawatt Cestas, built by Neoen in the south of France.

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Who Will Buy Oil, Gas, & Coal When We Are All Dead?

CleanTechnica

Burning fossil fuels is a negative sum game. The waste products are slowly killing us all. What to do? Start by controlling your own carbon footprint. Together we can make a difference.

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Off-grid tiny cabin in Australia is just the place for a digital detox in the new year

Inhabitat - Innovation

Tucked in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, the solar-powered cabin is the ideal spot for reconnecting with nature in the new year

New year, new savings for solar generators, as tariffs for grid export return

Envirotec Magazine

Aerial drone image of solar panels on the roof of a high rise building in London.

Introduce The "Go green" Concept To Your Workspace, But How?

U.S. Green Technology

The green concept has been floating around for a while. Its biggest advantage is, it allows us to contribute to protecting the environment. But businesses need to consider other factors too. For instance, how will it affect their bottom line? Below, we have mentioned some reasons besides environment conservation that make going green so beneficial: The post Introduce The "Go green" Concept To Your Workspace, But How? appeared first on U.S. Green Technology. Green Stories go green