Sat.May 16, 2020 - Fri.May 22, 2020

As Big Oil Declines, Bill McKibben Says, “So Will Its Political Power”

CleanTechnica

What recent events make Big Oil's dominance seem a thing of the past. Climate Change Fossil Fuels Policy & Politics Bill McKibben Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol COVID-19

Amazon Clicks Buy on 615 Megawatts of Large-Scale Solar

GreenTechMedia

Amazon will add 615 megawatts of solar projects to its existing and announced renewables portfolio of more than 2.9 gigawatts, the technology and shipping giant said on Thursday.

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Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19

GreenBiz

Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19. Tom Szaky. Mon, 05/18/2020 - 01:00. The novel coronavirus had cases on every continent except Antarctica when it was declared a global pandemic March 11.

The farm-to-food-bank movement rescues pandemic-related food waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

The farm-to-food-bank movement hopes to help farmers and those in need of food

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How An Electric Car Can Save You Money While You Save The Environment

U.S. Green Technology

Can you save money and the planet by owning a Tesla or another electric car? As of 2019, electric and hybrid vehicles only accounted for approximately 5% of all cars on the road.

Big Oil States To Elon Musk: We Want Tesla!

CleanTechnica

"Big Oil" states such as Texas and Oklahoma have a very powerful message for Elon Musk: We Want Tesla!

Why Nature?s Path went ?regenerative organic?

GreenBiz

Why Nature’s Path went ‘regenerative organic’. Heather Clancy. Thu, 05/21/2020 - 00:46. The term "regenerative agriculture" has become two of the biggest buzzwords in nature-based climate solutions. But how many farms and food companies can say they follow both regenerative and organic practices?

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US renewables hit milestone in surpassing coal output

Inhabitat - Innovation

Both the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysts (IEEFA) have revealed that, from March 25th through May 3rd, utility-scale solar, wind and hydropower collectively generated more electricity than coal!

China’s Svolt Announces Cobalt-Free Battery Production Launch

CleanTechnica

SVOLT, a Chinese battery company founded in 2018, announced back in 2019 that it would build a 24 GWh lithium-ion battery that would be cobalt-free, and it seems to have made good on its promise.

Companies push Congress to promote climate action. Is anyone listening?

GreenBiz

Companies push Congress to promote climate action. Is anyone listening? Joel Makower. Mon, 05/18/2020 - 09:15. What happens when more than 300 business people descend, virtually, on Capitol Hill to advocate for climate action amid a pandemic and economic crisis?

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Why People Are Getting Their Payday Loans Online for Bad Credit

U.S. Green Technology

Payday Loans for Bad Credit: Alternatives to Installment Loans Payday loans are something that a lot of people depend on when it comes to getting things together.

Architects design COVID-19 mobile testing labs for underserved communities

Inhabitat - Innovation

Perkins and Will is teaming up with multiple designers to find ways to reuse buses as mobile testing labs

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Volkswagen Transitions To Online Sales For All ID. Cars

CleanTechnica

Volkswagen will transition to an online sales model for its ID. electric cars, a move spurred by Tesla and the coronavirus pandemic. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles agency sales model electric car online sales model volkswagen Volkswagen ID VW

Rebuilding recycling to go circular

GreenBiz

Rebuilding recycling to go circular. Keefe Harrison. Mon, 05/18/2020 - 18:18. This article is part of our Paradigm Shift series, produced by nonprofit PYXERA Global, on the diverse solutions driving the transition to a circular economy.

5G is Going to Reshape the Way You Shop: Here Will be the Big Changes

U.S. Green Technology

How 5G Will Change So Much More Than Your Phone 5G technology has been subject to some controversy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bizarre conspiracy theories and their equally bizarre reactions have put some bad light on this technology.

AKA Patagonia pays tribute to the Chilean landscape with low-impact construction

Inhabitat - Innovation

The hotel boasts views of volcanoes, mountains and glaciers

Northvolt Enters The Portable Energy Storage Market With The Voltpack Mobile System

CleanTechnica

Up and coming Swedish battery producer Northvolt just launched the Voltpack Mobile System in partnership with energy provider Vattenfall. The modular system was designed from the ground up as a portable replacement for diesel generators providing energy as a service in temporary installations.

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Let?s get together: Intel?s 2030 commitments include ?shared? climate and social goals

GreenBiz

Let’s get together: Intel’s 2030 commitments include ‘shared’ climate and social goals. Heather Clancy. Mon, 05/18/2020 - 02:16.

Can Mosquitoes Carry the Coronavirus?

The Environmental Blog

Summer is fast approaching, but with COVID-19 still going around, the season may bring some new concerns. With the warmer weather comes mosquitos, and these little pests can spread diseases. So what about the coronavirus? Can mosquitos carry that? Thankfully, no.

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Seattle permanently closes 20 miles of street

Inhabitat - Innovation

Amidst stay-at-home orders, Seattle has vowed to permanently close 20 miles of street as part of the city's "Stay Healthy Streets" program

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Electric Vehicles Are Cleaner Than Gasoline Vehicles (New Fact Sheet)

CleanTechnica

Driving an electric vehicle (EV) results in less global warming emissions than the average gasoline-fueled vehicle. As the US electricity grid gets cleaner (by shifting away from coal and adding solar and wind power), the benefits of EVs compared with gasoline vehicles will continue to grow.

How to Get Your Supply Chain to Embrace Circularity

GreenBiz

How to Get Your Supply Chain to Embrace Circularity. Companies can make progress toward building a circular system only so far on their own. To change your entire system, you need to engage your whole value chain and beyond to create a truly circular model.

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Your Electric Bill

U.S. Green Technology

5 Reasons Your Electric Bill is So High Let’s face it. When you open up your electric bill each month, you simply take note of the total amount due and then schedule that exact amount to be transferred from your checking account. You probably don’t take the time to do a little extra digging into.

Modernist, off-grid home in Los Angeles features a huge green roof

Inhabitat - Innovation

New York-based Marc Thorpe Design has brought its savvy architectural talents to the City of Angels in the form of a beautiful, off-grid home set in the Hollywood Hills

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Lies Republicans Tell Themselves ? And You ? About The Green New Deal

CleanTechnica

Republicans are preaching that addressing climate change will bankrupt America. They are lying. Climate Change Policy & Politics economic impact of climate change green new deal mark jacobson

Bush Brothers counts on water reuse to reduce local impact of bean production

GreenBiz

Bush Brothers counts on water reuse to reduce local impact of bean production. Jesse Klein. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 03:20. There was nothing except a pipe going out the back of the plant.".

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Running A Fish Farm

The Environmental Blog

Running a fish farm might seem like a titanic feat to you, but it’s not necessarily so. You can start by choosing just one species of fish, and wait for things to slowly take the right direction.

Ancient Mayan-inspired Casa Merida operates off the grid in Mexico

Inhabitat - Innovation

The self-sufficient Casa Merida stays naturally cool, unlike its neighbors that rely heavily on AC

Elon Musk?s Boring Company Completes Las Vegas Tunnel Excavation

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk’s "The Boring Company" isn’t sleeping at all. It has been steadily working on the tunnel loops under the 200-acre Las Vegas Convention Center that will enable visitors to go from one end of the property to the other in approximately 1 minute.

How TerraCycle's safety and cleaning practices can be adopted across industries

GreenBiz

How TerraCycle's safety and cleaning practices can be adopted across industries. Deonna Anderson. Fri, 05/22/2020 - 00:05. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the safety of reuse into question.

How To Check If There May Be Asbestos Hiding In Your Walls

The Environmental Blog

Asbestos has been widely used as insulation and in strengthening vinyl roof shingles, pipes, concrete, joint compounds, wallboards, and floor tiles. It has been used in adhesives, too. The construction industry, indeed, has frequently utilized this fireproofing material.

Rare blue bee spotted in Florida

Inhabitat - Innovation

While most Americans have been inside watching Netflix and cultivating sourdough starter, Chase Kimmel has scoured the Central Florida sand dunes for the blue calamintha bee

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Romanian Oil Company Powers Its Gas Stations With Solar Panels

CleanTechnica

OMV Petrom service stations in Romania are using new solar arrays to help generate electricity. Clean Power Rooftop Solar Solar Energy Carbon Emissions gasoline station OMV Petrom Romania

Is it scooter company Lime's moment to shine?

GreenBiz

Is it scooter company Lime's moment to shine? Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 02:20. If you look at the headlines about the shared scooter industry — with service shut-downs and cratering valuations — you easily could predict the long-hyped sector's demise.

FERC Might Rewrite Solar Net Metering. Here’s What That Could Mean

GreenTechMedia

A recent petition to FERC could trigger nationwide changes to solar net-metering.

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Architecture students design award-winning Passive House in South Dakota

Inhabitat - Innovation

Students from South Dakota State University came together to design this Passive House, which is also capable of reaching net-zero energy

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Chinese Solar Perseveres During Pandemic

CleanTechnica

Despite coronavirus-induced disruptions, China continues to move ahead with grid-scale and distributed solar energy installations. Clean Power Solar Energy Solar Power Plants China solar plus storage solar power in China Sungrow Inverters ultra high voltage transmission lines