2017

Are We Finally Going To Help Puerto Rico Power Up?

Jim Conca

Puerto Rico and USVI arein the largest blackout in U.S. history. But it appears that a more serious contractor, Louis Berger, will be coming to the islands to help resurrect the their electrical and power systems and make them more resilient to future super storms. And that is a big lift

Is Circular Economy the Future of Coffee Shops? Kaffe Bueno is Here to Prove That

Green Tech Challenge

Kaffe Bueno: a case of successful entrepreneurship Kaffe Bueno , is a novel coffee startup based in Copenhagen. It is the first coffee company in the world, with a circular business model. Selling and recycling coffee by using it in natural cosmetics. The 3 founders are from Colombia. After living in London for 3 and a half years, Kaffe Bueno started to shape.

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India Auctions 500 Megawatts Rooftop Solar Capacity With Lowest Bid At 3.4¢/kWh

CleanTechies

India has auctioned the largest capacity of rooftop solar power projects in history and the results are extremely promising and could provide a much-needed boost to the rooftop solar power… Renewable Energy India India Rooftop Solar Power india solar power SECI Solar Energy Corporation of India

Why Useless Data Is Worse Than No Data

Ambisense

To characterise a process, data is a necessity. In the absence of data, important parameters of a process are not tracked, their significance cannot be evaluated and their behaviour over the course of time cannot be understood. Here’s Why useless data is worse than no data Data – the basis of making decisions To characterise a . Continue reading "Why Useless Data Is Worse Than No Data". The post Why Useless Data Is Worse Than No Data appeared first on Ambisense. Analytics

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Study: Nine Percent of the Plastic Produced Since 1950 Has Been Recycled

Green Technology

A study published in the journal Science Advances offers findings from the first-ever global analysis of all mass-produced plastics ever manufactured. The authors estimate that 8300 million metric tons (Mt) of virgin plastics have been produced since 1950, the beginning of large-scale production. They also document the fate of these plastics, reporting that around 9% have been recycled and 12% incinerated. Seventy-nine percent are now in landfills or the natural environment.

Massachusetts delivers consistent solar savings

Sunrun

We here at Sunrun believe in spreading our love of solar energy in Massachusetts. We also believe that in your journey to become a solar homeowner, you’re learning to enjoy it just as much as we do. That’s why we’ve dug up some great facts about the local solar industry and how the Bay State has great solar options for homeowners. It’s a great way learn more about just how good you have it here. And, it’s an even better way to fill you in on why you should join the movement.

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Web Portal – Modernized for Today’s Consumer

Bidgely

Today’s typical consumer spends hours on Facebook, Instagram, Amazon and the like, so they’ve come to expect all digital interactions to be personalized. What’s the modern utility to do? Well, Bidgely’s recently-updated web portal solution is the answer, helping to deliver an engaging digital energy experience personalized to each consumer. In fact, one utility recently found that 90% of consumers gave the ? to their Bidgely-powered offering! What makes the web portal so great?

California’s Place in Global Climate Policy

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

From left: Leila Salazar, Amazon Watch; Danielle Fugere, As You Sow; Larissa Koehler, Environmental Defense Fund; Mary Solecki, Environmental Entrepreneurs; Dana Zartner, University of San Francisco; Lisa Ann Pinkerton, moderator and WCS founder and Chairwoman. Photo by Marcela Cabrera Luna. Overview.

5 Tips to Make Your Home Remodel Energy Efficient

Energy Refuge

If you’re thinking about remodeling soon, why not kill two birds with one stone and implement energy saving trends to make your home more efficient? Some energy saving implementations can prove to be costly, but if you’re remodeling and making a mess anyway, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider an energy efficient remodel. Here are a few ways you can do that with the following tips. Block Those Air Leaks.

Living Green Technology Partners with Our Reedemer's Lutheran Church to Recycle Electronics in Ballard & Seattle

Living Green Technology

Last week, Living Green Technology teamed up with Our Reedemer's Lutheran Church, Goodwill, Earthcare, and another clothing company in Ballard to collect and recycle electronics from the local community and Greater Seattle area. The event started at 9 AM on Saturday, October 14th, and lasted over 6 hours. Tons of people showed up and all kinds of electronics were collected, including computers, monitors, cables, mobile phones, and more.

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Nuclear Energy Gets An Early Christmas Present In Georgia

Jim Conca

Christmas came early to Georgia yesterday when the Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved the completion of two new nuclear reactors at the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Generating Station

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Green City Solutions fights air pollution with IoT, biotech and moss

Green Tech Challenge

Air pollution is becoming a global threat as 90% of urban populations breaths polluted air. We have all seen the images of a smog-filled China city, people wearing masks and authorities banning people to go outside. In December 2016, the Chinese government reported the highest air pollution and the red alert was implemented in 23 cities in northern China. In 2016, World Energy Outlook made a study on air pollution as the fourth-largest threat to human health – but also to our environment.

India Cancels Solar+Storage Auctions Due To High Costs

CleanTechies

India’s first attempt to include battery-based storage with utility-scale solar power projects has failed. Solar Energy Corporation of India recently announced that it had to cancel two solar+storage auctions. SECI… Renewable Energy India Kadapa Solar Park Pavagada solar park SECI Solar Energy Corporation of India

Lost Without Data

Ambisense

“In God we trust – all others must bring data” is a quote from reputed statistician Edward Deming, regarded as a forefather of modern business management practices. It distinguishes between implicit trust and data-driven decision making, where the latter is a considered approach using the data available to hand and using intuition to decide upon . Continue reading "Lost Without Data". The post Lost Without Data appeared first on Ambisense. Analytics

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U.S. EPA Healthy School Renovation Training in Los Angeles

Green Technology

EPA will be offering a free training on environmental health issues frequently encountered during school renovations and is intended for school facility managers, environmental health staff, administrators, and other school district professionals. Topics such as protecting indoor air quality, asbestos & lead paint regulations, energy efficiency, mold, PCBs, environmental risk assessment, and green school design will be covered.

How does a home solar system work?

Sunrun

Solar Panels Solar panels are made of photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight to direct current electricity (DC electricity). As long as the sun ray’s are making contact with your roof, your panels are converting solar radiation into DC electricity. And if it’s cloudy out? Don’t worry, your panels will be working hard rain or shine. But your electricity isn’t ready just yet—you’ll need an inverter to get the kind of power you need to turn the lights on

The Surprising Green Lining at 2017 NAIAS

EcoGeek

For an EcoGeek, there were many surprises at the 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). We’ve been watching the emphasis on green cars decline for a number of years. Some of that is in the mainstreaming of more efficient vehicles, with increased fuel efficiency standards, greater numbers of hybrid vehicles, and alternative fuels. But nothing brought home how far things have come quite so much as this year’s show.

Consumer Wish List: Itemization

Bidgely

Modern utilities are undergoing a transformation: no longer are they thinking of their customer base as “ratepayers”; they are instead viewing them as consumers, and focusing on providing them with value-add services above and beyond the delivery of electrons.

WCS Talks 2017: Hear from Levi’s, Google, OPower, and more!

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

?WCS Talks is back, now in its fourth year! The full-day event is on Saturday November 4, 2017, at Google’s beautiful new Sunnyvale Campus. Come learn and get inspired as sustainability industry leaders from Levi’s, Google, Skadden, OhmConnect, Autogrid, and more share their knowledge, passion and latest projects with an audience of 300 cleantech and sustainability professionals. WCS Talks 2016. Clockwise from top left: Audience members get acquainted.

5 Ways Bog Mats Help Protect Environment

Energy Refuge

Necessary steps must be taken by companies and their contractors to avert damage to environmentally sensitive areas. The use of bog mats is prevalent among industries keen to preserve natural areas. A bog mat is a cover designed to shield the ground from the impact of heavy machinery. Here are five ways bog mats help protect environment. Tree Roots are Unharmed. Transporting heavy machinery to a location might affect the region’s natural habitat as it often damages tree roots.

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Seattle protestors build massive wall of cups to protest Starbucks recycling policy

Living Green Technology

Stand.earth , a Bellingham-based group, used almost 10,000 cups to build a giant monster and wall in Sodo to protest Starbucks' alleged lack of environmentally-friendly cups. "(Starbucks) "(Starbucks) uses 8,000 cups a minute, every minute of every day of every year. Eight-thousand cups are going in the landfill because in most places around the world, Starbucks cups are not recyclable,“ said Jim Ace, Corporate Campaigner at Stand.earth.

Stanford's 100% Renewables A Roadmap To Nowhere

Jim Conca

Stanford Prof Mark Jacobson is the prophet of a religion claiming the world can be fueled by 100% renewable energy. But other scientists better not question him or he’ll excommunicate you. And by excommunicate, I mean sue in court. Jacobson filed suit against a scientist who dared to criticize him

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How to save money, the world and shower with style!

Green Tech Challenge

Flow loop makes sustainable showering simpler. After initiating the shower in the regular mode, all you need to do is step on the drain cover - which will automatically activate the circulation mode.

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Indian State Asks Solar Developers To Voluntarily Reduce Tariffs Two Years After Auction

CleanTechies

15 project developers on the verge of commissioning their utility-scale solar power projects in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh recently received a shock when the state’s regulator asked them… Renewable Energy India india solar power Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Uttar Pradesh Solar Power Uttar Pradesh Solar Power Auction

Enviro Influencers Series: An Interview with Matt Georges

Ambisense

Preface: Technology is disrupting industry value chains and business models the world over. The world’s largest taxi company Uber owns no vehicles, Facebook, the world’s largest media company creates no content & Air B&B, the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate. The environmental industry, however, with its complex value chains & regulatory controls . Continue reading "Enviro Influencers Series: An Interview with Matt Georges".

In the Expo

Green Technology

This week’s look at exhibitors for the 2017 Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit includes solutions for clean air, water harvesting and building envelopes. Camil US. The Camil Group works to provide customers with sustainable best-in-class air filtration products and services within four main segments: Comfort Air, Clean Processes, Power Systems and Safety & Protection.

How does Sunrun compare to other solar companies?

Sunrun

You have a choice when it comes to solar providers. Actually, a lot of choices. With everybody competing for your business, your ability to compare solar companies effectively is critical. And since you’ll be working with your provider for the life of your system, you’ll want to choose an established one you can count on for the long haul. Here’s a quick breakdown of how we compare with other U.S. solar companies: Industry Standard Guarantees Production?

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Moroccan water nets supporting adaptation and empowering women

Climate-KIC

This week, Aqualonis’s Cloud Fisher nets that capture drinking water from cloud vapour caught our attention. Cloud Fisher, which was awarded the UNFCCC Momentum for Change prize in 2016, is a particularly critical technology for drought-stricken areas. It works by harvesting cloud vapour through a vertically suspended mesh. The mesh’s spidery webs help it form […]. The post Moroccan water nets supporting adaptation and empowering women appeared first on Climate-KIC

Family-sized Solar Car to Race in World Solar Challenge

Alternative Energy News

Battery Technology | Electric Cars | Solar Power | Transportation Solar Team Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their design for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. Founder Steven Heape leads a team of volunteers from many different disciplines, companies and universities working on a family-sized solar car to compete in the cruiser class. “Cruiser Class is about two or […]. Battery Technology Electric Cars Solar Power Transportation solar transportation

WCS Member of the Month: Deepika Nagabhushan

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

WCS Member of the Month is our new initiative to highlight the amazing stories of female leaders in the industry. One woman from WCS will be featured every month to share her accomplishments, ambitions, and advice for other women in the sector. This month, we spotlight Deepika Nagabhushan, Energy Policy Associate at Clean Air Task Force. WCS: What excites you most about the work you’re doing?