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Proof the Energy Future Is Here

GreenTechMedia

We’re now in the 2020s. Many of the tropes from films and literature about this era may not have come true, but there’s a lot happening around us that does feel futuristic.

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As the planet warms, unusual crops could become climate saviors — if we're willing to eat them

GreenBiz

What role can lesser-known crops that thrive under adversity play in efforts to make our global food supply more resilient to climate change? Agriculture Food Systems

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US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9%

CleanTechnica

"Small-scale solar photovoltaics (e.g., rooftop solar systems) alone grew by 19.22% YTD. Compared to all other energy sources, solar-generated electricity has enjoyed the fastest growth rate thus far in 2019."

How to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Asbestos

U.S. Green Technology

The environment probably isn’t the first thing you think of when you hear “asbestos,” as people have long associated it with health issues. But it makes sense that such hazardous material has ecological consequences.

Taking a stand against climate change, the Golden Globes goes vegan

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Golden Globes made history by switching to a vegan menu

Why aviation needs to address its emissions problem now

GreenBiz

Despite myriad efforts, the aviation industry unlikely to succeed in reducing its emissions given the current hurdles. In fact, the case is quite the opposite. Climate Change Aviation Eco-Design Policy & Politics Pollution Prevention

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The innovative design of one of the world’s largest net-zero buildings

GreenBiz

A peek inside the 'Unisphere.'. Buildings Built Environment Net Zero

Commentary: A Low Carbon World Requires Corporate Leadership

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Elizabeth Sturcken, Environmental Defense Fund, Forbes, Dec 19 2020 In the wake of the failure of the UN Climate Conference in Madrid, it is even more urgent and critical that global business lead the way – showing a path forward for prosperity and a thriving planet. While it is critical for governments around the […]. Commentary

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Amply Wants to Make Electric Vehicle Fleet Charging Super Simple

GreenTechMedia

Converting a fleet from fossil-fueled to electric is a lot more complicated than simply buying new vehicles. The electric cars, trucks and buses need carefully scheduled charging to ensure they have sufficient fuel for their duties.

10 Puerto Rican Schools Receive Resilient Microgrids

CleanTechnica

A year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico and left millions without power, schools have equipped themselves to withstand future weather events and grid outages to continue providing education to their students.

The Garden House features greenery and bee-friendly landscapes

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Garden House by Christos Pavlou Architecture is a physical representation of the potential for urban gardens to create micro-climates that improve the living conditions of cities rather than make additional contributions to climate change

This startup is helping universities and companies embrace circular asset management

GreenBiz

It aims to scale the sharing of equipment and supplies across industries — and make the "multi-usiverse" happen. Circular Economy Information Technology Sharing Economy

Why Most US Utilities Are Failing to Make the Most of Their Smart Meters

GreenTechMedia

Advanced metering infrastructure — the two-way communicating smart meters that now serve more than half of U.S.

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Largest US Solar Power Plant Will Be Built On Public Land. Is That A Problem?

CleanTechnica

The largest solar power plant in the United States will be constructed on federal land northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The $1 billion project will include battery storage.

California winery innovates with sustainable recycling creation

Inhabitat - Innovation

In the California city of Paso Robles, architecture firm Clayton & Little has given old oil field drill stem pipes unexpected new life — as an equipment barn that offsets over 100% of the energy needs for a sustainably-minded winery

2020 will be a key year (and decade) for electric vehicles

GreenBiz

Analysts keep nudging that date forward, but now suggest it could happen as early as 2022 for certain models and markets. Driving Change Electric Vehicles Transportation & Mobility

The Iran Nuclear Deal And The Killing Of Soleimani

Jim Conca

The assassination of Soleimani is just the latest escalation in hostilities with Iran since President Trump scuttled the Iran Nuclear Deal. Even if things de-escalate, we seem to be back to the drawing board with few prospectsfor convincing Iran not to develop an atomic bomb

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Las Vegas Taxi Company Orders Hundreds Of Teslas

CleanTechnica

Kaptyn, a Transportations as a Service (TaaS) technology company in Las Vegas, today launched 30 Teslas in its on-demand transportation (i.e., taxi) service in Vegas. Initially, I thought, "That's a big order. We should probably cover that."

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Fisker debuts an electric luxury SUV for $37,500 at CES

Inhabitat - Innovation

The new Fisker Ocean, debuted at CES, will come with many sustainable features — inside and out

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2020

GreenBiz

These corporate execs are casting a new mold for embracing environmental, social and governance factors at the highest levels. Leadership

Solarcentury Gets Boost from UK Government for 500MW Overseas Pipeline

GreenTechMedia

Developer Solarcentury has secured €54.8 million ($61.1 million) of finance for 500 megawatts of solar in Spain — with a little help from the U.K. government. The backing by U.K.

Denmark Passes Magic 50% In Renewable Electricity Generation Milestone

CleanTechnica

2019 was a record year for renewable electricity generation in Denmark. The national media outlet dr.dk reports that, for the first time ever, half of Denmark's electricity consumption originated from renewable generation.

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This lovely lampshade is made from cabbage

Inhabitat - Innovation

Veggie Lights are just that — lamp shades made out of red cabbage leaves

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New year, new energy: Cleantech innovations vie for the spotlight at CES

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Cleantech is positioned to take center stage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show with good reason: extreme weather events spanning from wildfires to unseasonably early winter storms are showing consumers and businesses alike that waiting for government action is no longer an option.

Federal leadership necessary for solar to reach its potential 2020 Trends in Solar

Solar Power World

State and city governments have been working the past three years to build solar markets despite lack of federal support, but a number of reports have made it clear that Washington, D.C.’s ’s assistance is necessary for solar power to meet its full potential in combating climate change.

20 Utah Communities Committed To 100% Renewable Energy In 2019

CleanTechnica

Utah Communities Take Advantage of New Bill to Pave the Way to a Clean Energy Future.

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An eco-travel guide to Bend, Oregon

Inhabitat - Innovation

Enjoy the fresh air, the vegan eats and the eco-hotels that sunny Bend, Oregon has to offer with this guide

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Volkswagen boosts EV production target to 1.5 million by 2025

GreenBiz

The company said it aims to become the world market leader in e-mobility in the coming years. Electric Vehicles Electromobility Transportation Transportation & Mobility

2020 Legislative Session Preview

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Brad Boswell, Boswell Consulting, Jan 10, 2020 Following nine months of interim, it is now nearly time for legislators to return to Olympia for the start of the 2020 legislative session on January 13, 2020. This is a short 60-day session and the second half of the biennial budget cycle, which lasts two years. […]. Member News Public Policy

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Fiat Chrysler Will Basically Fund Tesla’s Gigafactory 4

CleanTechnica

In a sense, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will be funding Tesla's Gigafactory 4 (GF4). Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Berlin FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Germany Tesla Tesla Europe Tesla FCA Tesla Gigafactories Tesla Gigafactory 4

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5 growing environmental nonprofits to support in 2020

Inhabitat - Innovation

Here are five fledgling nonprofits you may not have heard of yet, but that are already inspiring movements, pushing for legislation and combating climate change

Episode 202: GreenBiz community shares 2020 ambitions, Dalkia's energy services rebrand

GreenBiz

Listen up for audiograms from 10 corporate sustainability professionals including Google sustainability officer Kate Brandt, Unilever diversity champion Kamillah Knight and strategy guru John Elkington. Energy & Climate Energy Management Podcast GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Commentary: A Novel Method for Clean Food Production, While Simultaneously Bending Down the Curve of Global Warming

CleanTech Alliance

Source: John Novitsky, CEO, AquaPrawnics, jnovitsky@sbcglobal.net and Lisa M. Farmen, Principal Engineer/Managing Member, Aquastry LLClisa@aquastry.com, (503) 544-2330. Jan 10 2020 The purpose of this article is to encourage the members of the NW Chapter of the Clean Tech Alliance to visit our website, then to become investors, employees, scientific or legislative partners. Shrimp are the […]. Commentary Member News

Survey Says Clean Energy Policy Is Important Across Party Lines

CleanTechnica

Clean energy policy is emerging as an issue that appeals to Republican, Democratic, and Independent voters in the. Clean Power Policy & Politics Solar Energy Wind Energy Conservative Energy Network energy security Public Opinion Strategies

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