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

The Environmental Benefits of Gardening

U.S. Green Technology

People turn to the garden for a variety of reasons; filling open areas in the yard, improving the curbside appeal, fulfilling a personal desire to create, and even partaking for the many health benefits it provides are all great reasons to garden. But what many people are unaware of is how amazing these activities are. The post The Environmental Benefits of Gardening appeared first on U.S. Green Technology. Green Living, Living Green Benefits of Gardening

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Impact BioEnergy Wins King County’s Exporting Small Business of the Year Award

CleanTech Alliance

Source: King County, September 27, 2019 The U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 71,070 non-farm firms with employees in King County during 2010, and 95% of these had 50 or fewer employees. The challenges to operating a small business are infinite and often daunting, but the collective contributions of small businesses are […]. Industry News Member News

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Amsterdams new circular archives building sustainably generates all of its own energy

Inhabitat - Innovation

The city of Amsterdam has officially opened the Depot Amsterdam Noord, a new repository for the capital’s Stadsarchief city archives

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. By making small changes, we can all help to reduce the rubbish that we produce within our homes. Here are 4 things that you can do to ensure that you’re reducing waste in your house. Reducing your landfill.

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Nuclear Power Does Slow Climate Change

Jim Conca

Why are we trying to close nuclear plants that have been relicensed as safe for another 20 yrs? To save a penny to spend on renewables and say that helps climate change? As all climate scientists agree, prematurely closing nuclear plants is bad for the climate. And it doesn’t save any money at all

The aluminum can: America’s most successful recycling story that you’ve never heard

GreenBiz

On America Recycles Day, it's time to recognize one special piece of packaging. Circular Economy Recycling Waste Management

The vertical farming industry is growing deeper roots

GreenBiz

Automation, changing consumer appetites and the heightened focus on sustainable agriculture cultivate new interest in urban and indoor growers

Is this the microgrid moment?

GreenBiz

California's planned power shutdowns have communities, cities and companies scrambling for solutions, and microgrids are at the top of the list. Energy & Climate Microgrids Power Points Risk & Resilience VERGE 19

Dundee to host conference on climate change science and law

Envirotec Magazine

Scotland will host world-leading experts in climate change law and science in September, as they attend a major conference on global climate at the University of Dundee. Held at the University’s Dalhousie Building from 27-28 September, this inaugural event will focus on identifying elements of a global climate consensus and the legal practicality of effective climate action. Leading experts in the field including Australia’s ‘Green Judge’, Hon.

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Carbon Engineering - Taking CO2 Right Out Of The Air To Make Gasoline

Jim Conca

Extracting CO2 from air is the best way to reverse global warming without resorting to expensive technologies, convoluted tax schemes or preventing billions from getting sufficient energy. If you then make gasoline from it, then you’d kill two birds with one stone. That stone is Carbon Engineering

Rare earth minerals power the world, but mining leaves local and global footprints in the land

GreenBiz

The mining industry has work to do to ensure that communities and workers are safe from pollution and injury. Advanced Materials Mining Pollution Prevention

Eco-Friendly Tips Preparing Your House for the Holiday

U.S. Green Technology

Preparing Your House for an Eco-Friendly Holiday As everyone gets in the holiday spirit, it can be easy to get swept up and forget about living sustainably and reducing your carbon footprint. Even making a few small changes as you prepare your house for an eco-friendly holiday season can have a big impact. Here are. The post Eco-Friendly Tips Preparing Your House for the Holiday appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

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WA State Capital Budget Allocates $32,600,000 for Clean Energy Transition Projects

CleanTech Alliance

Correction 3:18 PM April 29 The Washington State Capital Budget, approved by the Legislature on Saturday, April 27, 2019, includes $32,600,000 in funding for Clean Energy capital projects. This is the fourth time that the Legislature has included a significant level of funding for Clean Energy projects in as many capital budgets. In the prior […]. Public Policy

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Prefab homes on stilts include solar panels, water collection systems and organic gardens

Inhabitat - Innovation

Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has unveiled a beautiful, eco-friendly concept for a series of prefabricated homes that are elevated off the landscape on stilts

Inspiring Eco homes

The Environmental Blog

Eco homes don’t just save energy consumption and the wildlife around them. They can also improve the health and wellbeing of those living in them. Before you embark on building an eco-home, ask yourself why you want to be eco-conscious? There are many factors to consider before investing into eco-friendly materials and manufacturing methods. Make sure to do your research and understand the science behind renewable energy first! What materials will you need to build the house?

It's Really OK If Japan Dumps Radioactive Fukushima Water Into The Ocean

Jim Conca

Slowly releasing Fukushima tritium-contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean is a very good idea. No other radioactive elements are in the water and tritium just isn’t very radioactive - it self-dilutes in water really quickly, even in our bodies, making it impossible to harm anyone or anything

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Why Amazon's plan to buy 100,000 EVs is huge and hard

GreenBiz

It's a game changer, but it won't be easy. Amazon electric school buses electric trucks Electric Vehicles Transportation & Mobility

Are bioplastics really better for the environment? Read the fine print

GreenBiz

Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern and make the environmentally responsible choice. Circular Economy plastic Waste Management

Mission: Remove a trillion tons of carbon from the atmosphere

GreenBiz

The Terraton Initiative sets its sights on the "most actionable, immediate, and affordable thing we can do to impact climate change.". Carbon Removal Food & Agriculture

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Why this cold storage warehouse operator warmed up to artificial intelligence

GreenBiz

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Forget moonshots — it’s time now for a global 'soilshot' to address climate change

GreenBiz

Poor land use is increasing erosion, nutrient depletion and other threats. But sustainable practices and technologies can reverse this trend. Carbon Removal Food & Agriculture Land use Soil

How to have an all-renewable electric grid

GreenBiz

Decarbonized energy systems are completely feasible, technically. The only barriers are political and cultural. Energy & Climate Renewable Energy

8 Energy-Efficient Tips For Your Home

U.S. Green Technology

Residential structures consume nearly 40 percent of all energy produced in the United States. For most homeowners, monthly energy bills are one of the largest expenses they have. Instead of spending more money than you need to on energy, you need to work on reducing this expense. Homeowners have to work a bit harder in. The post 8 Energy-Efficient Tips For Your Home appeared first on U.S. Green Technology. Energy Efficient Homes

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Governor Jay Inslee Praises Clean Energy Innovations at 2019 Energy Leadership Summit

CleanTech Alliance

PRESS RELEASE November 26, 2019 CONTACT: Jon Okun, CleanTech Alliance, Operations Manager 206-389-7255 Jon@CleanTechAlliance.org Governor Jay Inslee Praises Clean Energy Innovations at 2019 Energy Leadership Summit Governor Jay Inslee gave a keynote speech at the Energy Leadership Summit highlighting the successes of the Clean Energy Fund, which has invested more than $150 million in clean […]. Alliance News

Climate change is adversely affecting childrens health worldwide

Inhabitat - Innovation

Unless significant intervention takes place, global warming and climate change will negatively “shape the well-being of an entire generation

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