2019

The Uber Of Solar

Jim Conca

One small solar company in Washington State decided to approach the problematic business model of the solar industry by building a decentralizedservice platform in the otherwise centralized and old fashioned construction market - think the Uber of Solar

The truth about hydrogen, the latest, trendiest low-carbon solution

GreenBiz

As misconceptions about the emerging tech abound, we can dispel common myths to encourage hydrogen's potential for decarbonization. Energy & Climate hydrogen Renewable Energy Rocky Mountain Institute

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Could Banana Leaf Technology Squelch Our Use Of Single-Use Plastics?

CleanTechnica

Banana leaves that can replace plastic wrap and other plastic wraps -- one more attempt to save the planet from ourselves.

Cell Phone Recycling In Aspect of Environment Benefit

The Environmental Blog

It is incredible to think that just 20 years ago almost nobody had a mobile phone, and those who did were rich or important business men. They were large phones, and could not be used for a long time before the charge ran out.

Solar Geoengineering -- We Better Do It Or We'll Burn

Jim Conca

Given our inability to reduce worldwide GHG emissions, should we try to reflect heat back into space? It’s called Solar Geoengineering and would give us the breathing room to cut fossil fuels on a more likely time scale. We’ve been studying it for decades and we know that it works

Could planting 1 trillion trees counteract climate change?

GreenBiz

The U.N. suggests that adding 2.5 billion acres of forest to the world could limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. But some researchers aren't so sure. Biodiversity Food & Agriculture Ecosystem Services

The Air Conditioning Conundrum: More Cooling Begets More Climate Heating

CleanTechnica

As the environment gets hotter, the demand for air conditioning increases, which leads to more carbon emissions from generating plants, which in turn makes the environment even hotter. Climate Change air conditioning Carbon Emissions global heating Hawaiian Electric

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How 1,500 Nuclear-Powered Water Desalination Plants Could Save The World From Desertification

Jim Conca

Many plans have been hatched to bring more water to CA, but it’s better to build desalination plants. And even better to power them with small nuclear reactors. Thirty desal plants produces a billion gallons/day and would cost the same as a water pipeline stealing water from the Pacific Northwest

What’s the right balance of energy, security and sustainability?

GreenBiz

The challenge for policymakers is not only to decarbonize energy systems, it is to do so while simultaneously ensuring the security and affordability of energy. Electricity Grid Energy & Climate Risk & Resilience

Taxpayers Give $400 Billion To Oil Companies Each Year, Enough For 91 Tesla Gigafactories

CleanTechnica

The article, noting that we spend $400 billion on oil subsidies globally, indicates that taxpayers want their governments to stop subsidizing this rich, over-mature industry, yet politicians keep the money funneling toward them.

Tesla Powerwall Battery Wins Japan’s Smart Energy Excellence Award

CleanTechnica

Tesla's Powerwall battery has won Japan's Smart Energy Excellence Award. This is just one more award in Tesla's vast and growing collection -- a collection that needs to be celebrated by not only Tesla fans, owners, and shareholders, but by everyone.

Tesla Model 3 Is #3 Best Selling Vehicle In California Through September

CleanTechnica

While it seems like everyone is focused on the number of $100 deposits that the Tesla Cybertruck has garnered, for me, what is more impressive is that an electric vehicle — the Tesla Model 3 — was the #3 best selling vehicle in California through September.

Tesla Model 3 Is 2020 Car Of The Year In Denmark!

CleanTechnica

The association of Danish Motor Journalists has officially named the Tesla Model 3 the car of the year in Denmark 2020! Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Denmark Europe EV Awards FDM Motor Tesla awards Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 awards

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4 Ways to Reduce Waste In Your Own Home

The Environmental Blog

Now more than ever, we need to do our bit for the environment. From the comfort of our own homes, we can commit to positive changes that will make an impact. If you haven’t ever stopped to think about what products you buy and how you consume and dispose of them – now’s the time.

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The Tesla Cybertruck Isn’t A Pickup — It’s Much, Much More

CleanTechnica

Prior to its new “Pickup Truck” unveil on Thursday night, Tesla had built up an impressive amount of anticipation across Tesla fanatics and the car industry alike. Speculation was rampant. Actual knowledge of the truck’s details, however, was bone dry.

Who Is *Actually* Going To Buy A Tesla Cybertruck?

CleanTechnica

It seems that now is a good time to look at the various types of people who might genuinely buy a Cybertruck and for what reasons.

Morgan Stanley Adds Tesla To Its List Of Secular Growth Stocks

CleanTechnica

CNBC has reported that Morgan Stanley has added Tesla to its list of "secular growth stocks," which is the investment firm's list of 35 companies that it believes will "grow strongly well into the future.".

Batteries Are Breaking Through

CleanTechnica

A new Rocky Mountain Institute report released the end of October, Breakthrough Batteries Powering the Era of Clean Electrification, continues to confirm that clean electrification of transport technology is advancing at an impressive rate.

10 “Auto Industry Execs” Comment On Tesla Cybertruck — CleanTechnica “Exclusive”

CleanTechnica

To try to get a better understanding of the industry response to the Tesla Cybertruck, CleanTechnica spoke with 10 top executives in the pickup truck world. Below are their responses.

Tesla Rolls Out (Literally) 100-Car Portable Superchargers For Holiday Carmageddon

CleanTechnica

If you live on planet Earth, you surely know that holiday weekends can generate an enormous amount of traffic. Thanksgiving weekend is probably the worst in the United States.

LOL — Elon’s Tesla Cybertruck Just Turned Manly Man-Trucks Into Princess Wagons

CleanTechnica

There's a lot of interesting brain food embedded in the Tesla Cybertruck. You can have a serious, intelligent, academic discussion about it all until you're blue in the face. But there's one basic, fundamental, gut-turning point about the Tesla Cybertruck (or Cybertrukk).

Tesla Cybertruck Starts From $39,900! Better Value Than Ford F-150?

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled last night, with the shockingly affordable entry price of $39,900! Let's take a quick look at the pricing and specs of the different variants, and compare to the US's best selling vehicle, the Ford F-.

Going Back To The Future: What It’s Like Riding In Tesla’s New Cybertruck

CleanTechnica

Tesla's new Cybertruck is unlike anything the world has seen, and I was one of the first non-employees to get a ride in it at the grand unveiling last night at Tesla's Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. I'll share what I thought of it from the inside and up close.

Tesla Cybertruck: The Spaceship Has Landed

CleanTechnica

It's here, and it's. VERY different. We just got some of the press updates from Tesla with details, specs, and actual photos, so let's take a look, followed by a few quick thoughts and a handful of tweets from the event.

How Many Climate Activists Haven’t Bought A Tesla Because They’ve Been Tricked By Big Oil?

CleanTechnica

I'm a hardcore climate activist. I've been one for approximately 20 years (and writing that sure does make me feel old). I'm quite concerned that we are destroying the livability of this planet for human life and countless other species.

China General Nuclear To Invest $2.5 Billion In Wind & Solar In Mongolia

CleanTechnica

China General Nuclear group says it is investing nearly $2.5 billion to build 1 GW of solar and 2 GW of wind power in Inner Mongolia. Both are expected to come online in 2021.

Tesla Critics Don’t Understand (Or Just Ignore) Tesla’s Mission

CleanTechnica

I used to find the debate between Tesla critics (most notably short sellers) and Tesla fans as somewhat interesting but mostly straightforward. Tesla critics somehow thought that Tesla inherently couldn't make profits on its products. Tesla fans thought and explained how Tesla could.

Tesla Cybertruck: I Think I Get It Now (Analyzing Social Media In Light Of 146,000 Reservations)

CleanTechnica

I really didn't know what to think of the Cybertruck when it was revealed, and you can even follow that in my writing.

3 Tesla Powerwalls + SunPower Solar = 33 Days “Off Grid” — CleanTechnica Interview

CleanTechnica

New York state resident Anthony Sicari has a home solar power and energy storage system that he used to power his home “off- grid” for 33 days. That's a bit more than one month of electricity self-generation, Tesla Powerwall battery storage, and consumption.

Australian Grid Hits 50% Renewables For First Time

CleanTechnica

For a brief 10 minute period last week, 5 Australian states were powered by more than 50% renewable energy. Despite the idiocy of the national government, renewables are becoming a bigger and bigger part of Australia's energy future.

Tesla Installed The Solarglass Roof On Our New Home — CleanTechnica Exclusive

CleanTechnica

Tesla has completed installation of its Solarglass Roof tiles on our new home and we just turned the system on for the first time.

Volvo Takes The Wraps Off The Fully Electric XC40 & Dives Into Vehicle Electrification

CleanTechnica

Today in Los Angeles, Volvo took the wraps off its new fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge, supported by a plan for the company to rapidly convert its vehicles and company operations to low emissions. The XC40 leads the charge for the company, but is only one prong in the larger Volvo effort.

Breaking! Tesla Model Y Production To Start In Q1 2020 (Unofficial Leak)

CleanTechnica

This information is going to cause some controversy, because everything we knew, or thought we knew, about Tesla’s Model Y timeline is about to change. Originally, the Model Y was supposed to start shipping in Q1 2021. This is also what is currently written on Tesla's website.

Green Cab Ditches Hybrids In Favor Of Teslas For Its Taxi Fleet

CleanTechnica

The Green Cab taxi company in Madison, Wisconsin, announced today that it is converting its fleet of taxis to electric vehicles. When complete, the move will make Green Cab the first in the nation to operate a fleet of fully electric taxis.

Solar Costs & Wind Costs So Low They’re Cheaper Than *Existing* Coal & Nuclear — Lazard LCOE Report

CleanTechnica

A brief decade held considerable cost-efficiency gains in wind and solar. These sustainable technologies are now more cost-effective than any other power generation technologies in general, according to Lazard. Solar and wind technologies simply make more sense.

Is The Tesla Model 3 The Ultimate First Responder Vehicle?

CleanTechnica

A new video shows a Tesla Model 3 that was put into service as a first responder service vehicle in Nuremberg, Germany.

Tesla Is The Most Googled Car Brand In The USA

CleanTechnica

Marketing Daily has reported that a new study shows that Tesla is the most Googled car brand by Americans, with more than 2,240,000 searches on a monthly basis.