July, 2020

Whoosh! Wind Power Wins, Pipelines Implode In Fossil Fuel Week From Hell

CleanTechnica

New wind power project sails ahead while fossil fuel stakeholders come to grips with record breaking heat and a fresh round of COVID-19 lockdowns.

Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions

GreenBiz

Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:00. Amazon's plans to decarbonize its shipping supply chain isn't just focused on electrifying its delivery vans.

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Green Technology Creates Electricity from Thin Air

U.S. Green Technology

Derek Lovely, a microbiologist, and Jun Yao, an electrical engineer, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst created a generator powered by air in an effort to generate clean energy around the clock. The post Green Technology Creates Electricity from Thin Air appeared first on U.S.

Feeding The Planet Isn’t Science Fiction - It’s Cultivated Meat

Jim Conca

Combine animal stem cells with nutrients, salts, pH buffers, and growth factor in science-fiction-like vats and you get actual meat without growing the whole animal. It’s called cultivated meat production and will probably meet the world’s meat requirements in a decade or so.

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Victory at Standing Rock as Dakota Access pipeline shut down

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe won a reprieve after the Monday decision by a U.S. District Court judge to suspend the Dakota Access pipeline pending further environmental review. The highly controversial pipeline has operated for three years

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Essential Cleaning Services for Retirement Communities

The Environmental Blog

Retirement communities have become quite popular for older individuals to reside in who need additional care that their family members are unable to provide.

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Head To Head: Nikola’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks vs. The Tesla Semi

CleanTechnica

Nikola Motor burst onto the scenes in a big way last year at Nikola World 2019, and we were there to take it all in. They showed off the new Class 8 Nikola Tre aimed at Europe and a full lineup of fully electric power sport vehicles, including the WAV personal watercraft.

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Green Technology: Grow Like There’s No Tomorrow with Hydroponics

U.S. Green Technology

The green technology of hydroponics -- specifically, vertical farming -- is picking up steam among eco-friendly farming enthusiasts worldwide. The post Green Technology: Grow Like There’s No Tomorrow with Hydroponics appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

‘Enormous Step’ for Energy Storage as Court Upholds FERC Order 841, Opening Wholesale Markets

GreenTechMedia

In a victory for the energy storage industry, a federal appeals court has upheld Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 841 , clearing the way for transmission grid operators across the country to open their markets to energy storage, including aggregated batteries connected at the distribution grid or behind customers’ meters.

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Energy-neutral school in Utrecht enhances biodiversity

Inhabitat - Innovation

At the Winkerlaan in Utrecht, Dutch architecture firm EVA architecten has completed SO Fier, an energy-neutral primary school for Special Education Cluster 2 students that emphasizes sustainability, flexibility and connections with nature

How to Reduce Food Waste at Home?

The Environmental Blog

The amount of food that gets wasted or spoiled daily is enough to feed 20% of the world population say, experts. Food wastage is not only a problem of undeveloped countries, the United States and the UK also struggle with food wastage. There is a difference between food spoilage and wastage.

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Audi Snubs EVs, Says Will Continue To “Massively” Invest In Combustion Engines

CleanTechnica

In what seems to be an obvious snub toward electric vehicles, Audi's new CEO, Markus Duesmann, said the company will continue to "massively" invest in combustion engines.

What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'?

GreenBiz

What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'? Janine Guillot. Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:25. Facing existential crisis, it’s only natural that our perspective will change — for better and for worse.

How Social Distancing is Shifting Hospices Toward Digital Marketing

U.S. Green Technology

Social Distancing Shifts Hospices Toward Digital Marketing The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of life. Every industry has been forced to adapt to shelter in place and social distancing orders.

Investors Still Betting on Next Big Energy Storage Technology: Solid-State Batteries

GreenTechMedia

The U.S. may have fallen behind Asia and Europe in battery manufacturing, but a number of well-funded companies are looking to get the country back in the game with a technology that could supersede today’s lithium-ion chemistries.

Eos Bioreactor uses AI and algae to combat climate change

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new AI invention could prove to be an effective solution to mitigating climate change

Recommended Steps for HOAs to Collect Delinquent Fees from Residents

The Environmental Blog

There has been a great deal of misunderstanding about HOAs and what residents are required to pay for their HOA dues. This is particularly true for foreign buyers who may not understand that HOA dues in communities that have HOAs are not optional.

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Portugal EV Market Share = 12%

CleanTechnica

Portugal is a somewhat surprising bright spot in the electric vehicle market. It has one of the highest EV market shares (share of its overall auto market) in the world, yet is not a very wealthy nation like Norway of the Netherlands. And it's EV market share hasn't popped all of a sudden.

BofA, Goldman, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo launch center for climate-aligned finance

GreenBiz

BofA, Goldman, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo launch center for climate-aligned finance. Jesse Klein. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 00:01. The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is banking on banks to get us over the carbon-neutral finish line by 2050. .

Are Smart Homes the Key to Saving the World?

U.S. Green Technology

Smart technology has changed the way people go about their daily lives. These devices provide convenience and luxury for mobile devices and residences. However, smart homes are now delivering a new benefit — a positive environmental impact.

Sunrun To Acquire Vivint Solar for $3.2B In All-Stock Deal

GreenTechMedia

California-based solar installer Sunrun plans to acquire competitor Vivint Solar for $3.2 billion, the companies announced Monday night. The price rivals that of other high-profile clean energy acquisitions; Tesla bought SolarCity for $2.6 billion in 2016, while Google acquired Nest for $3.2

Top 5 sustainable products from IKEA to add to your home

Inhabitat - Innovation

Check out fan-favorite items at IKEA that are sustainable to boot

Member Profile #4- Leif Elgethun, Retrolux

CleanTech Alliance

CleanTech Alliance member Leif Elgethun shares how his company Retrolux is adapting to and overcoming the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Elon Musk On The Berlin Tesla Model Y: “A Revolution In Automotive Body Engineering”

CleanTechnica

The Berlin-produced Tesla Model Y is going to be a revolution in automotive body engineering, according to Elon Musk. He just noted this in response to Tesmanian’s Eva Fox, who wrote an article covering Volvo reverse engineering a Model Y in Sweden.

Behind New Jersey's ambitions for clean energy equity and offshore wind

GreenBiz

Behind New Jersey's ambitions for clean energy equity and offshore wind. Sarah Golden. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 01:00. If you want to know what state-level clean energy leadership looks like, look no further than New Jersey. .

Green Jobs: How to Draft the Perfect Green Resume

U.S. Green Technology

How exactly can you create a winning resume for today’s most competitive green jobs? Here are three tips for developing a resume that will get you that coveted interview every time. The post Green Jobs: How to Draft the Perfect Green Resume appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Germany’s Fallen ‘Solar Valley’ Sees New Life as Meyer Burger Buys Former SolarWorld Factory

GreenTechMedia

Once bustling with PV research and manufacturing, Germany's "Solar Valley" fell quiet in recent years as China gained control of the global PV manufacturing sector. But the fabled valley may soon spring back to life.

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How to support environmental justice

Inhabitat - Innovation

When climate change doesn't seem to affect you directly, it can be easy to overlook. This is where environmental justice comes in

CEBN Weekly Bulletin- July 9

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Clean Energy Business Network, July 9, 2020 The CEBN is pleased to announce the third episode of Powering Forward, State of play: A clean energy powered recovery. We are also hiring a new Program Associate! Apply here.

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India’s Largest Building Integrated Vertical Solar System & The Road Ahead

CleanTechnica

In 2019, U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions Pvt. installed India’s largest building integrated vertical solar PV system at a data center in Mumbai.

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This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic

GreenBiz

This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic. Barry Yeoman. Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:15. When the COVID-19 outbreak first reached Louisiana and residents were ordered to stay at home, Marie Marlene V. Foret tapped into some skills she learned seven decades ago.

Going Green Is Super Simple with Bamboo Products

U.S. Green Technology

Here’s a glimpse at a few bamboo items you can incorporate into your everyday life to live in a more eco-friendly manner. The post Going Green Is Super Simple with Bamboo Products appeared first on U.S. Green Technology.

Portland General Electric Jumps Into Virtual Power Plant Business

GreenTechMedia

Portland General Electric, the largest utility in Oregon, is jumping into the cutting-edge business of turning home batteries into grid resources.

Prefab apartment proposal wants to make city living more sustainable

Inhabitat - Innovation

BARBIZON’s timber construction would be integrated with shared green spaces to encourage neighborly relations and to offset the urban heat island effect

SPECTRAFORCE – Proving That Everyone Deserves NEWJOBPHORIA™

Green Business Bureau

SPECTRAFORCE is an innovative and award-winning global staffing and consulting firm supporting over one hundred Fortune 1000 clients for contingent, direct hire, and Statement of Work services.

France’s Recent Order Liberalizing Retrofits Of Old ICE Vehicles Supercharges Phoenix Mobility’s Ambitions For Mass EV Conversions

CleanTechnica

We just love hearing about EV conversions. This is an industry that promises to play a major role in accelerating the transition to electromobility.

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How tree-planting startup Propagate Ventures monetizes land conservation

GreenBiz

How tree-planting startup Propagate Ventures monetizes land conservation. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 01:30.