Sat.Apr 25, 2020 - Fri.May 01, 2020

We Need Cleaner Cars To Avoid Dangerous Climate Change

CleanTechnica

The Trump administration seems not to care that we are headed toward climate catastrophe with carbon dioxide pollution driving global average temperatures up some 6 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) and rendering places that hundreds of millions of people call home virtually unlivable.

The 3 essential elements for the circular jobs of the future

GreenBiz

Here's what real benefits for workers and communities can look like, as laid out by Circle Economy. Circular Economy COVID-19 Equity & Inclusion Jobs & Careers Resilience

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5 Orsted US Offshore Wind Projects Face Possible Delay Due to COVID-19, Permitting Challenges

GreenTechMedia

Five of Ørsted’s U.S. offshore wind projects totaling nearly 3 gigawatts may face delays due to the coronavirus crisis and slowed permitting, in a blow to U.S. ambitions to animate a thriving offshore wind industry over the next few years.

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Covid-19 Is Pulling the Plug on Clean Energy Jobs

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Emily Pontecorvo, WIRED, April 25, 2020 In early March, when Covid-19 cases began popping up across the U.S., the Philadelphia-based company Solar States was having a really good year, with at least six months’ worth of contracts already lined up. The 30-person company installs solar panels on homes and commercial buildings and hosts workforce training programs […]. Public Policy

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Antarctica Is Melting Like Never Before

CleanTechnica

A new paper has emerged with fresh data from NASA providing a visual of Antarctica’s rapidly melting ice.

Why the electric vehicle wave is still coming

GreenBiz

Buckle up: this year will be rough, but this road trip still looks promising. COVID-19 COVID-19 Driving Change Electric Vehicles Transportation & Mobility

New Airstream camper uses solar panels for off-grid power

Inhabitat - Innovation

Airstream's latest model, the Atlas 2020 is a stunning design that features a rooftop solar array and luxurious interior living space

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VW CEO Is Worried: Tesla’s Neural Network Is Far Beyond Other Auto Manufacturers

CleanTechnica

With 500,00 Teslas generating data, no other auto manufacturer can offer the constant improvements that Tesla does, says beleaguered exec.

9 Canadian startups tackling the climate crisis

GreenBiz

With political short-termism aplenty, Canada’s climate leaders are private companies. Canada Climate Tech Climate Tech

New net-zero LivingHomes capture the future of sustainable living

Inhabitat - Innovation

Under the ethos of creating great architecture that is more accessible, affordable and sustainable, the dwellings are powerhouses of energy-efficiency, and they have a nature-based focus that encourages biophilic living

Offshore Oil Rigs Are A Special Case For COVID-19

Jim Conca

Offshore oil platforms located in the middle of the ocean, provide a perfect storm for COVID-19: limited medical facilities, great distances from shore, and cramped quarters and bunks similar to a battleship. But the industry seems to be handling the pandemic well and no one has died yet

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Bollinger Unveils First Class 3 Electric Truck Chassis

CleanTechnica

Bollinger says its B2 Class 3 electric vehicle chassis will be ideal for a variety of commercial needs. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Bollinger Motors electric Class 3 truck

Why Amazon's commitment to working forests matters

GreenBiz

It’s not just about carbon removal, it’s about creating or preserving economic opportunities in rural communities. Carbon Removal Carbon Removal Forestry

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Peaceful floating villa in Australia runs on solar energy

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sail away from it all on a quiet, floating home north of Sydney's Palm Beach

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Southern California Edison Contracts Mammoth 770MW Energy Storage Portfolio to Replace California Gas Plants

GreenTechMedia

Southern California Edison has signed seven contracts for a combined 770 megawatts of battery energy storage projects, one of the biggest single procurements of its kind. The utility also wants to turn them on by August 2021, which would be a record-fast turnaround for projects of that magnitude.

Massive, Unseasonable Heatwave to Hit the Southern US Next Week — How to Keep Safe

CleanTechnica

A massive, unseasonable heatwave is forecast to hit much of the Southern United States this week. Many of the states that are forecast to be hit are also places whose economies are either already partially reopening or whose orders are set to expire on April .

6 of the best corporate climate action announcements from the last week

GreenBiz

From Google to North Face, companies used Earth Day to share big plans. Here are the ones that stood out. Corporate Strategy Corporate Sustainability Earth Day

This modular, off-grid design can adapt to any landscape

Inhabitat - Innovation

TEKE Architects' modular, sustainable and off-grid MU50 Home takes all of the complications out of DIY home design

Sole US Nuclear Plant Under Construction Plods on Despite Virus Infections

GreenTechMedia

The modern American nuclear power industry is not known for its punctuality, but the spread of a tenacious virus certainly doesn't help.

Elon Musk: “400-Mile Or Greater Range With The Tesla Model S”

CleanTechnica

Elon Musk stated in the earnings call last night that he was confident that the Tesla Model S would soon have a 400-mile or greater range rating from the EPA — that this has already achieved and just needs confirmation from the.

The state of the sustainability profession in uncertain times

GreenBiz

Our biennial report on the jobs of corporate sustainability execs showed significant process, at least until the virus hit. Leadership State of the Profession

Florida Aquarium captures baby coral breakthrough on video

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scientists at the Tampa-based aquarium successfully reproduced ridged cactus coral for the first time, and caught the process in a magical video.

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World’s Largest Solar Project Will Also Be Its Cheapest

GreenTechMedia

Abu Dhabi has set a global record-low solar price as authorities confirmed the winning bid in a 2-gigawatt tender. Upon its expected completion in mid-2022, it is slated to be the largest single-site solar energy project in the world.

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Tesla Model 3 Reaches #1 In Europe As Europe Reaches 10% Market Share — March 2020

CleanTechnica

The European passenger plug-in vehicle market had 84,000 registrations in March (+41% year over year/YoY), a great performance considering the effect that several lockdowns across the continent have had.

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5 ways we can innovate to solve two crises at once

GreenBiz

It would be devastating if the COVID-19 crisis killed off climate tech startups. We only have a few months to get it right. COVID-19 Innovation

Project Lunark to test a prototype moon habitat powered by solar

Inhabitat - Innovation

“What does it take to live on the moon

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Member Profile #2- Michael Smith, Impact Bioenergy

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Michael Smith, May 1, 2020 CleanTech Alliance members are combating the coronavirus and adapting to its challenges every day.

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The 5 Stages Of EV Denial & Why Tesla Stays Ahead

CleanTechnica

How do legacy automakers rationalize their slow walk to EVs.

Boards must put sustainability at the top of their agenda to thrive

GreenBiz

Amidst the global COVID-19 crisis, there have also been glimmers of hope. A significant one is its impact on climate change. It’s estimated that global carbon emissions from the fossil fuel industry could fall by 2.5 billion tonnes in 2020.

Solar-powered hotel on Grand Cayman features turtle-friendly lighting

Inhabitat - Innovation

Kimtpon's Seafire Resort + Spa saves energy and sea turtles

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

GatesNotes

Humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus

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Sweden Shutters Last Coal-Fired Generating Plant 2 Years Early

CleanTechnica

The last coal-fired generating station in Sweden has been taken offline two years ahead of schedule. Coal Fossil Fuels Carbon Tracker solar Stockholm Exergi KVV6 coal generating station Sweden

As COVID-19 and nature are linked, so should be the recovery

GreenBiz

It's no coincidence that new diseases have risen as more ecosystems have vanished. Biodiversity Natural Capital

Inspiring rammed earth hospital brings affordable care to rural Nepal

Inhabitat - Innovation

An inspiring beacon of humanitarian architecture has arrived to one of the poorest and most remote regions of Nepal — the new Bayalpata Hospital in Accham

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NASA releases concept images of electric X-57 Maxwell airplane

Charged

NASA has released a series of concept images of the X-57 Maxwell electric airplane , showcasing aspects of its final Mod IV configuration during different flight modes. The artist’s concept image shows the Maxwell in its final configuration.

US Launches “Game Changer” Perovskite Solar Cells At Natural Gas

CleanTechnica

A new effort to push perovskite solar cells into the market spells more trouble for fossil fuels with lower costs, superior grid services. Clean Power Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Solar Energy DOE Electricity NREL perovskite united states US US-MAP

These key investments can build resilience to pandemics and climate change

GreenBiz

Here's what will help beyond immediate disaster response. Health