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Renewables Set to Overtake Natural Gas in US Power Mix, the EIA Says (Finally)


It’s official: The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has finally come around to the view that renewables will overtake natural gas in the country’s electricity mix. The EIA has long been known for its conservative if not incredible predictions about renewable energy.

Will technology be the game-changer for rising transparency in the fashion supply chain?


Sponsored: Discussions on the benefit of blockchain in fashion supply chains have risen in recent years. Is blockchain technology the solution to opaqueness in the fashion industry? Blockchain Clothing Data Fashion Lenzing Sponsored Supply Chain Transparency

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UPS Orders 10,000 Electric Delivery Vans From Arrival


Arrival says it has secured an order from UPS for 10,000 of its electric delivery vans beginning this year with the possibility of another 10,000 in the future. The EV revolution continues. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Arrival Arrival electric delivery van electric delivery van UPS

Charming, energy-efficient cottages are inspired by barns in rural Massachusetts

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Architect Grigori Fateyev from Art Forms Architecture has created a series of low-impact, sustainable cottages in the idyllic rural area of Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Using Plastic Waste To Build Schools In The Ivory Coast


Plastic bricks made from plastic trash are building new schools in the Ivory Coast. Buildings Conceptos Plasticos Ivory Coast Plastic bricks UNICEF

The HUMMER Returns As An Electric Vehicle — 1,000 Horsepower, 0–60 MPH In 3 Seconds


The HUMMER Returns As A Fully Electric Off-Road Beast Sans Noise & Emissions. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging General Motors GM GMC hummer Hummer EV HUMVEE quiet revolution

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Electric Ferrari Plans Leaked In Patent Filing


Plans to launch an all electric Ferrari in 2025 have been leaked on the Porsche Taycan forum and include a number of details! Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles electric Ferrari electric supercar EV gt leaked patent patent filings Porsche Taycan

How a new approach to America’s rapidly aging gas infrastructure can align with climate goals


Spending on America’s gas systems has grown dramatically in recent years. But that might not be the way to go. Cities Cities & Communities Infrastructure Oil & Gas Policy & Politics renewable natural gas

Geekwire: Battery Innovation Offers ‘Mind-Boggling’ Growth Opportunity as NW Becomes a Major Player

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By Lisa Stiffler, Geekwire, January 30, 2020. As ribbons of smoke began curling out of the power outlets on their Joule Case battery stack, Alex Livingston and James Wagoner tried to keep their cool. The cameras were rolling. The entrepreneurs were competing on “All-American Makers,” a reality game show broadcast on the Discovery Channel, hoping to land $250,000 in venture capital. Livingston flushed. […]. Industry News

Zero-carbon home uses hemp fiber for innovative design

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As designers and architects continue searching for innovative, sustainable building materials, hemp is becoming a front runner in the world of green design.

New Study In Canada Says EV Owners Will Not Buy ICE Again


A new study by AAA in Canada tells us that EV owners will not buy fossil fuel vehicles again. The new study shows that 96% of its survey respondents say that they would buy or lease another EV the next time they have to get another car.

New UN Global Compact initiative aims to spur private sector progress towards the SDGs


A new management tool for embedding considerations related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals into day-to-day business processes. Corporate Strategy Sustainable Development Goals / SDGs

Department of Commerce Program Coordinators

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Source: Washington State Dept. of Commerce: Jan 29, 2020 The Washington State Department of Commerce is seeking three Program Coordinators to provide assistance to the weatherization and clean energy grant programs administered by the Energy Programs Unit. General duties include assisting in funding application processes, managing grantee and contractor timelines and file documentation, performance accountability […]. Opportunities

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New BU academic tower will be 100% free from fossil fuels

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The tower, which will be the tallest building on campus, will feature a suite of energy-saving and energy-generating technologies, including geothermal wells, state-of-the-art shading systems and triple-glazed windows

The Volvo XC90 & Its Battery Packs Will Be Assembled At Volvo’s South Carolina Plant


The Volvo XC90 is on track to become the brand's second fully electric vehicle behind the XC40 Recharge and this week the company announced that it will build the next generation XC90 at its only US plant, in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

Trend: Companies warm to nature-based solutions


More than 350 companies have made commitments to help reverse nature loss and restore vital natural systems on which economic activity depends. Carbon Removal Natural Climate Solutions State of Green Business 2020 State of Green Business Report

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Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Elen Wetzel, Dorsey & Whitney

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Elen’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, opinions, and counseling of clients across a variety of industries including energy, manufacturing, transportation, electronics, and e-commerce. She works with both large and emerging companies across a wide range of technologies including mechanical, electrical, and software systems, as well as medical devices and consumer products. Elen helps […]. Alliance News

Tencent gets proposal from MVRDV for green smart city

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After two years of development, MVRDV has unveiled their competition entry for Chinese tech giant Tencent’s next campus—a green and futuristic smart city shaped like a continuous undulating mountain range.

Tesla Could Speed Past 500,000 Sales In 2020 — 50% YoY Growth?


Can 2020 be yet another year of spectacular growth for Tesla?

How climate change has altered cocoa farming in Ivory Coast


Severe droughts have caused soil fertility to decline and therefore, yields hampered. Agriculture Books farmers Food & Agriculture Deforestation GreenBiz Reads

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UTC Clean Energy Bulletin Jan 28, 2020

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Source: UTC, Jan 28, 2020 The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and source 100% of their electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting […]. Industry News Public Policy

Solar-powered residence in Thailand takes on a sculptural form with cantilevering cubes

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With massive windows and dual outdoor decks, the energy-efficient home is strategically crafted to let the residents best enjoy the incredible views

Suzuki, Jeep, & Volvo May Have Cheated EU Emissions Tests


The Dutch road authority ruled last Thursday that Fiat Chrysler's Jeep Grand Cherokee and Suzuki's Vitara diesel models broke emissions rules and if they are not fixed, these automakers will be banned from selling vehicles in Europe. The EU isn't playing.

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How companies can source man-made cellulosics more sustainably


As a plant-based fiber, man-made cellulosics have the potential to be a more sustainable choice because they are renewable. But the production process can contribute to deforestation. Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply Chain

ConnectDER Draws Investment From Avista in Latest Funding Round

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Source: GTM, Jeff St. John, Jan 23, 2020. ConnectDER, a startup with a smart meter socket device that’s been deployed in the thousands by select U.S. utilities to support distributed solar, has closed a $7 million series B round round to help roll out a new version of its system targeting behind-the-meter batteries and plug-in electric […]. Industry News Member News

Sherpa Light for indoor farming wins CES 2020 Innovation Award

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Developed with the tagline “Grow whatever your heart desires, wherever you are”, Sherpa Light is a tunable artificial light source with the potential to replicate the exact sunlight conditions needed to grow any plant from around the world.

LEGO Tesla Cybertruck With LEGO Elon Musk & Franz May Be Coming


Last year, the idea of a LEGO Tesla Cybertruck was submitted to LEGO Ideas. It has reached its goal of 10,000 votes, so it may actually become part of the LEGO family. There is now also a new, updated version that includes Elon Musk and Franz von Holzhausen.

Seed preservation is vital for a sustainable food system


"Our seeds are more than just food for us. Yes, they are nutrition. But they’re also… spirituality," says Electa Hare-RedCorn, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and a Yankton descendant. Each seed has a story and each seed has a prayer."With

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin Jan 27

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Source: WA Commerce, Jan 27, 2020 Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) will convene a joint workshop on the low-income Energy Assistance Program on Jan. 28 On Jan. 28, the UTC and Commerce will hold a workshop on energy assistance [RCW 19.405.120]. Topics will include definitions for “low-income,” “energy assistance need,” and “energy […]. Industry News Public Policy

Sustainability career options you may not have considered

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If you've considered a career in sustainability, here are some green jobs you might want to look into

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Episode 205: Cargill cultivates soil health, greening the Super Bowl


Plus, chit-chat about animal welfare expert Temple Grandin and GM's vision for a future ride-hailing service. Biodiversity Agriculture Innovation Podcast ridesharing Sports Transportation & Mobility GreenBiz 350 Podcast

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Energy Transition Institute 2020

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Source: Energy Transition Institute, Jan 27, 2020 Applications due February 21, 2020 Raleigh, NC – The Energy Transition Institute, a new think tank based in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, will award up to $15,000 in fellowships to develop original analysis in support of the region’s transition to zero-carbon energy. Each fellow will be […]. Opportunities

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LEED Platinum-targeted Santa Monica apartments are powered by solar energy

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Pico Eleven will offer rent control apartments and low-income housing and is targeting LEED Platinum certification

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