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Elon Musk Talks About Manufacturing, Engineering & Design At Giga Berlin

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk is making waves and progress in Berlin. Yesterday while at Giga Berlin, he spoke with a crowd at length about a handful of matters.

Paper, plastic or neither? Inside the collaboration to reinvent the shopping bag

GreenBiz

Paper, plastic or neither? Inside the collaboration to reinvent the shopping bag. Tali Zuckerman. Wed, 09/02/2020 - 01:45. Replacing the single-use shopping bag may be one of the most complex sustainability challenges of our time.

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How Water Infrastructure Can Be More Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

Water is vital for all life on Earth. It’s what humans need to survive — in more ways than one. Whether it’s for drinking, doing laundry, cooking or practicing hygiene, clean water must be available at all times. Without the right infrastructure, water access is at risk.

An Overview of Natural Resources

The Environmental Blog

Today when I walked around my herbal garden, I noticed the sights and smell of the spring growth. It turned me mesmerized to its aesthetic beauty.

This Solar-Powered Luxury RV Has A Balcony & Can Charge Your Tesla!

CleanTechnica

RV life has never appealed a great deal to me. It has had a slight appeal, but it always looked a bit too compromising for my tastes. Until I discovered the Living Vehicle today.

The broken system that sends most food waste and organic matter to landfills

GreenBiz

The broken system that sends most food waste and organic matter to landfills. Jim Giles. Fri, 09/04/2020 - 00:15. How about this for a series of maddening statistics?

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New US government rule allows drilling in forested land

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new rule published by the U.S. government legalizes oil and gas drilling within forested land. This action threatens forest ecosystems, reversing decades of work to protect forested areas

Germany In August — Electric Vehicles Crushing It At Record 13.2% Market Share

CleanTechnica

Germany, Europe's largest auto market, saw a record 13.2% plugin electric vehicle market share in August 2020, up over 5× from the 2.6% result of August.

What does 'climate risk' actually mean?

GreenBiz

What does 'climate risk' actually mean? Joel Makower. Mon, 08/31/2020 - 02:11. If you stick around the world of sustainable business long enough, you’re sure to see an immutable march of memes — terms that rise up and become popularized, often without agreed-upon definitions.

Graphic designers on Instagram during COVID-19 – Curating news feeds that matter

U.S. Green Technology

The novel coronavirus appeared suddenly and have created havoc worldwide. Until now, the common people, business houses, brands, and freelance artists have crossed through the stages of complete lockdown, partial lockdown, unlock, and re-lockdowns.

The smooth handfish is declared extinct

Inhabitat - Innovation

This news makes the smooth handfish the first fish species to be declared extinct in modern history

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How Does The Tesla Solar Roof Stack Up To A Traditional Solar System After 6 Months?

CleanTechnica

Earlier this year, Tesla activated our Tesla Solar Roof system with two Powerwalls in the garage for storage. After 6 months of playing with the system, I’m excited to report back with the pros and cons of the system.

Clean energy and markets are the solution (not scapegoat) for California’s blackouts

GreenBiz

Clean energy and markets are the solution (not scapegoat) for California’s blackouts. Bryn Baker. Fri, 09/04/2020 - 01:00. On Aug.

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Energy Leadership Summit Award Winner Profile #1- Tom Ranken

CleanTech Alliance

With the Energy Leadership Summit fast approaching, we wanted to highlight award winners from previous years to share what winning an award at the Energy Leadership Summit meant to them and to share their overall experience.

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Arctic wildfires are emitting 35% more carbon compared to 2019

Inhabitat - Innovation

Wildfires are causing more carbon emissions in the first eight months of 2020 than they did in all of 2019

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BYD Is Selected For California Purchasing Contract

CleanTechnica

BYD has been a global leader in electric bus sales for a decade. It has sold more electric buses in the United States than any other company. Also, despite being a Chinese company, it has a factory in California.

Circular economy startups compete at Circularity 2020, taking on shoes to shelf-life

GreenBiz

Circular economy startups compete at Circularity 2020, taking on shoes to shelf-life. Holly Secon. Mon, 08/31/2020 - 01:00. A circular economy is urgently required for the shift to a more sustainable planet.

Siemens Lifts Lid On Its Energy Future: 4 Takeaways

GreenTechMedia

Two capital markets days in the space of a week have offered a forensic look at wind turbine supplier Siemens Gamesa and its new parent company, Siemens Energy.

New green technology could harvest body heat as energy

Inhabitat - Innovation

What if you could charge your phone with body heat

Germany Tells Elon Musk Tesla Will Get Government Support For Giga Berlin

CleanTechnica

Germany is following in China's footsteps when it comes to Elon Musk and Tesla. Reuters has noted that Elon Musk met with Germany's economy minister, Peter Altmaier, who promised him that Germany will help in whatever way is needed to help get Giga Berlin running as fast as possible.

The U.S. Plastics Pact launches new initiative to redesign the plastics value chain at Circularity 20

GreenBiz

The U.S. Plastics Pact launches new initiative to redesign the plastics value chain at Circularity 20. Holly Secon. Wed, 09/02/2020 - 00:45. The U.S.

Boeing invests $10.6 million to support racial equity and social justice

CleanTech Alliance

These grants build on Boeing’s history of partnering with organizations that provide access to and address inequities in communities of color. Featured Member News

Student designs inflatable bamboo greenhouses for sustainable farming

Inhabitat - Innovation

University of Westminster Master of Architecture (MArch) (RIBA Pt II) student Eliza Hague has proposed an eco-friendly alternative to the plastic-covered greenhouses commonly found in India

Norway In August – Over 70% EV Market Share And Heading Higher

CleanTechnica

Clean transport transition leader Norway hit a huge 70.2% plugin passenger vehicle market share in August, up from 49% a year ago. Pure battery electrics alone took 53% of the market. September is already showing signs of being a record breaking month with the Tesla Model 3, VW ID.3,

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Carbon pricing works, and this proves it

GreenBiz

Carbon pricing works, and this proves it. Paul Burke. Tue, 09/01/2020 - 00:45. Putting a price on carbon should reduce emissions, because it makes dirty production processes more expensive than clean ones, right? That’s the economic theory.

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Drastic planning reforms could destroy nature’s future, says RSPB

Envirotec Magazine

Hedgehog (photo credit: Ben Andrew). The government is approaching a “fork in the road” that could “change the course of the future for nature” as it plans to shake up the country’s planning system, conservation experts have warned.

Worlds largest Passive House building to open in Kansas City

Inhabitat - Innovation

The largest Passive House building in the world is set to welcome its first tenants this October

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Electric Vehicles “Have Significantly Lower Impacts On The Climate,” New In-Depth Report Finds

CleanTechnica

For those who follow the electric vehicle sector closely, it has been clear for several years that electric cars are far, far cleaner and greener than gasoline and diesel cars.

The open source movement takes on climate data

GreenBiz

The open source movement takes on climate data. Heather Clancy. Thu, 09/03/2020 - 00:15. As GreenBiz co-founder and Executive Editor Joel Makower wrote earlier this week, many companies are moving to disclose " climate risk ," although far fewer are moving to actually minimize it.

Project aims to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Argyll and Bute

Envirotec Magazine

investment project to help reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Tarbert, Argyll and Bute began on 31 August. The improvement work will help tackle the issue of sewer flooding by increasing the capacity of the local sewer network.

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