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. Agriculture CleanTechnica Exclusive Green Economy Banana Leaf Technology International Environmental Award International Green Technology Award plastics single-use plastics Technology for the Future Award

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. Today, however, mobile phones are everywhere, adults have them and most children too, is a way to keep in touch.

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

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Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis

GreenBiz

Although the global economy is increasingly wrapped in plastic, companies of all sizes are dramatically reducing their use of it. Circular Economy Food & Agriculture Plastic Waste Pollution Prevention

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 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.

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 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.

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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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.

93 MWh Tesla Powerpack Coming To Alaska To Save Customers Cash 

CleanTechnica

A new 93 MWh Tesla Powerpack system installed in Alaska by the Homer Electric Association, Inc., will be used to directly offset electricity that would have otherwise required a peaker plant to fire up.

Hyundai UK Explodes 10 Common Myths About Driving An Electric Car

CleanTechnica

Hyundai UK commissioned a study about people's attitudes toward electric car. The biggest reason people don't buy electric cars is still range anxiety.

Audi, Mercedes Planning To Lay Off Almost 20,000 Workers

CleanTechnica

Audi and Daimler are planning to lay off almost 20,000 workers over the next several years. The savings will be used to fund the transition to electric cars. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles audi auto industry layoffs daimler electric car Mercedes-Benz

Tesla Wants Your Car & Solar Panels To Have Lasers. Space Lasers Next?

CleanTechnica

Tesla has patented laser beams that would clean a car's glass. The patent application is for "Pulsed Laser Cleaning of Debris Accumulated on Glass Articles in Vehicles and Photovoltaic Assemblies." In other words, these lasers will be for both Tesla vehicles and Tesla solar panels.

Bond In California? No, It’s A Tesla Cybertruck In The Wild (1st Video Clip)

CleanTechnica

Do you wonder how you might feel to catch this in your rearview mirror or camera as it smoothly and quickly bolts by? Am I dreaming about Bond, or is this a first spotting in the wild of the hyper-popular, hyper-controversial Cybertruck?

Plug-In Hybrids Pull Up Europe’s Plug-In Market — October EV Sales Report

CleanTechnica

The European passenger plug-in vehicle (PEV) market recorded some 48,000 registrations in October (+46%), and this time it was the plug-in hybrids (+75% growth year over year, or YoY) that pulled the PEV market up.

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California’s EV Rebate Changes: A Good Model For The Federal EV Tax Credit

CleanTechnica

Effective December 3, California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project will see two key changes, with the net effect being that 13 currently available electric vehicles will no longer be eligible for rebates.

Tesla Cybertruck In The Wild Near LAX, With An Infamous Driver Whizzing On By

CleanTechnica

The recently unveiled Tesla Cybertruck exploded to become a directly famous (or infamous) EV personality all its own -- eclectic, fascinating, colossal, and beguiling to fans and everyone else. So, many of us wanted to see more, know more.

Tesla Gigafactory 4 Third Phase — 750,000 Car Capacity

CleanTechnica

In a German article published by Lausitzer Rundschau, we learn that Tesla expects to reach a production capacity of 750,000 cars in the third phase of Tesla Gigafactory 4 (GF4) outside of Berlin.

Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition Prices In Ireland — €40,000–50,000

CleanTechnica

The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most popular mass-market cars in the world, and the question now is whether the Volkswagen ID.3 will democratize all-electric cars at a similar scale. However, in at least some places, prices are higher than expected.

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Rumor: Tesla Gigafactory 4 Slated To Produce 500,000 Cars A Year & Employ 10,000

CleanTechnica

Reports in the German press claim the Tesla Gigafactory outside Berlin may be built in several stages and have a capacity of 500,000 vehicles a year when finished.

Volkswagen & Ford vs. Tesla? Or Volkswagen & Ford vs. Toyota & Honda?

CleanTechnica

Yes, the Tesla Cybertruck stole the thunder from Ford's Mustang Mach-E, which was dominating electric transportation news for a few days, and it seems like ages ago that Volkswagen unveiled the ID.3.

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The Devil In The Details: Gigafactory 4 Permitting Process Begins

CleanTechnica

German authorities are expecting the first planning documents for the new Tesla factory to be filed as early as Monday, and promise to move the permitting process forward as quickly as possible.

Biofuels Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 96%

CleanTechnica

Research by three national laboratories has created a new process that converts ethanol to fuels in one step. The result could be a reduction in greenhouse gases from transportation by up to 96%.

Green New Deals For The World Are Green Good Deals

CleanTechnica

The Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5°C C global warming, air pollution kills over 7 million people worldwide each year, and diminishing fossil fuel resources portend social instability. Yet, recently, world leaders at the United Nations Madrid climate talks failed to agree on a path forward.

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