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Louisiana’s Amendment 5 Wants To Exempt Big Oil From Paying Property Taxes Forever While Making Taxpayers Foot The Bill

CleanTechnica

A new Louisiana State Constitutional Amendment could ensure that the oil and gas industry doesn't have to pay property taxes ever again. The good news is that this is a state matter residents have control over — Louisiana voters can vote against it.

Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems

GreenBiz

Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems. Meredith Storton. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 02:00.

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Managers Of $40 Trillion Make Plans To Decarbonize The World

Jim Conca

The IIGCC is a European group of global pension funds and investment managers, totaling over 1,200 members in 16 countries, who control more than $40 trillion in assets (€33 trillion). They have drawn up a plan to cut carbon in their portfolios to net-zero and hope other investors will join them.

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American Cities Are Being Reshaped By These 3 Forces

The Environmental Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic was a gut check for U.S. cities. There’s no need to go into detail about the scale of lives lost, businesses that have gone under, and overall negative impact on urban centers.

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Solar Power = 60% of New US Power Capacity in June

CleanTechnica

Solar power keeps growing in the United States. In the month of June, 60.1% of new power capacity added in the country was from solar power plants. Another 37.5% was from wind power plants. And 2.4% was from hydropower.

Carbon 'rainbow': Unilever pledges $1.2B to scrub fossil fuels from cleaning products

GreenBiz

Carbon 'rainbow': Unilever pledges $1.2B to scrub fossil fuels from cleaning products. Cecilia Keating. Tue, 09/08/2020 - 00:15. Unilever last week revealed plans to funnel close to $1.2

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5 Potentially Harmful Environmental Factors

The Environmental Blog

Humans are merely animals, just like any other species. We may be smarter than most, but we’re still flesh and blood, and our environment matters. We can only be healthy and content if everything around us is balanced.

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As Historic Heatwaves Cook California, Tesla Activates Its Distributed Army To Save The Grid

CleanTechnica

Tesla enabled its fleet of deployed Powerwalls in affected areas of California to charge up from the grid by activating the Storm Watch function on the Powerwall in advance of a wave of rolling blackouts slamming California over the last two weeks.

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Network Effect: From Neurocircuits to Circular Economies

GreenBiz

Network Effect: From Neurocircuits to Circular Economies. Structuring circular economies like a neural network enables our transition from linear use, lowers risk through collective action and unlocks low-hanging circular wins.

IoT expedites leak detection

Envirotec Magazine

Y orkshire Water and partners are nearing completion of the deployment of almost 4000 acoustic, flow, pressure and water quality monitors in what is said to be the UK’s largest smart water network pilot.

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Wildfires have burned 2.3M acres across California this year

Inhabitat - Innovation

Unfortunately, fires are still breaking out and more destruction is expected

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Could Exxon Be … Running Out Of Cash?!

CleanTechnica

Could Exxon be running out of cash? This question stems from an article by Yahoo! Finance that reported on ExxonMobil Corp facing a $48 billion shortfall through next year, which are Reuters and Wall Street estimates. . Coal Fossil Fuels Green Economy Investment Natural Gas Oil exxon ExxonMobil

Welcome to Circularity 20

GreenBiz

Welcome to Circularity 20. What will it take to accelerate the circular economy? Welcome to Circularity 20. The opening will set the stage for the virtual event, offer an overview of the program and ground attendees in what circularity means today. Holly Secon. Mon, 09/07/2020 - 21:41. Featured.

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Duke and Solar Developers Reach Grid Agreement, Clearing Path for Hundreds of Megawatts

GreenTechMedia

Duke Energy submitted a settlement with large solar developers including Cypress Creek Renewables and Strata Solar to North Carolina regulators on Thursday that aims to resolve longstanding interconnection issues in the utility’s territory.

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UN report shows global warming could pass 1.5C limit before 2030

Inhabitat - Innovation

Global warming could exceed the 1.5°C C limit set in the Paris Agreement in the next decade

Baidu Launches Apollo Go Robotaxis In Beijing, Cangzhou, & Changsha

CleanTechnica

I recently wrote an article about 10 existing and planned robotaxi services. One of those was the Apollo Go Robotaxi service launched by Baidu in Changsha, China, on Earth Day, April 20.

How Avangard Innovative is working to scale post-consumer resin recycling

GreenBiz

How Avangard Innovative is working to scale post-consumer resin recycling. Since Avangard Innovative came onto the recycling scene 30 years ago, the company has expanded its presence to 11 countries.

So, What Exactly Are Small Modular Nuclear Reactors?

GreenTechMedia

What’s the problem with nuclear energy? At a time when lawmakers are scratching their heads over how to decarbonize national energy systems, nuclear is sitting on a technology that is low-carbon, mature and, despite the odd meltdown, relatively safe.

SeaChange uses plasma arc technology to save the oceans from plastic waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

What if there was a way to intercept oceanbound plastic

Charleston Sues 24 Fossil Fuel Companies For Costs Of Surviving Climate Change

CleanTechnica

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Unlocking a Circular Carbon Economy

GreenBiz

Unlocking a Circular Carbon Economy. . Marcius Extavour, the Executive Director of Prize Operations in Energy & Resources with Carbon XPRIZE, discusses how to create a circular economy that will also tackle climate change. Holly Secon. Tue, 09/08/2020 - 22:42. Featured.

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How to Accelerate the Electrification of Buildings in the Midwest

GreenTechMedia

Laura Sherman is president of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. Building electrification is a potential game-changer for energy efficiency, demand management, distributed energy and other advanced energy industries, as well as for the broader task of reducing emissions.

30 new marine species found in Galapagos' deep seas

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Galapagos Islands are famous for several endemic species that evolved to fit the exact niche required to live on rocky islands 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. Now, marine scientists have found 30 new species deep beneath the ocean's surface around the Galapagos

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The Best Electricity Plan: Overbuild Solar & Wind Power Plants

CleanTechnica

More than 8 years ago, researchers from the University of Delaware (UD) and Delaware Technical College (DTCC) put forward a rather "radical" idea — to deal with wind and solar power's intermittency while also acknowledging wind and solar power's falling costs, why not just overbuild wind and solar power plants in the future.

Is There a Role of Waste to Energy in the Circular Economy?

GreenBiz

Is There a Role of Waste to Energy in the Circular Economy? Americans create a lot of solid waste – to the tune of 268 million tons in 2017 alone.

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Reaching WHO targets for air quality could boost UK economy by £1.6bn annually, says study

Envirotec Magazine

Trees in St Andrews Park, Bristol (Credit: © Derek Harper, licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence). 3 million working days a year lost to air pollution under current targets, says report.

A disused factory becomes an office with a landscaped bamboo roof terrace

Inhabitat - Innovation

Located in Shenzhen, China, the If Factory utilizes a sustainable design that transforms an old and disused factory into a creative mix of office spaces

All Electric Cars Except Teslas Have A Depreciation Problem

CleanTechnica

After 3 years, most electric cars sold in America are worth less than half what they cost new. The Model 3 is the exception. Electric Cars depreciation EV depreciation Tesla depreciation Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 depreciation used electric car prices

Built to Last: The Case for Durable Design

GreenBiz

Built to Last: The Case for Durable Design. What are the implications of building long-lasting, durable products, and what opportunities arise from keeping products in service? They don't build things like they used to."

What Makes a Child-Friendly City? Redesigning Safer and Healthier Urban Spaces for Young People

The City Fix

Children are often under-prioritized or even disregarded in urban planning and design. It’s estimated that up to 500 children die daily in road crashes around the world; thousands more incur injuries and psychological trauma from collisions with vehicles that can. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.