January, 2020

Rhode Island Is 1st US State To Commit To 100% Renewable By 2030 — “It’s Time To Set Our Sights Higher”

CleanTechnica

Guess who's gonna win the David vs. Goliath renewable energy battle. Clean Power Green Economy Grid Solar Energy Wind Energy Governor Gina Raimondo Green Energy Consumers Alliance Rhode Island Transportation & Climate Initiative

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BlackRock Sends Huge Warning Shot at Companies Ignoring Climate Risk

GreenTechMedia

In a move that will resound across the world of energy investing, BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, this week warned of a “fundamental reshaping of finance” as the impacts of climate change become better understood.

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Cool retro boats restored with electric motors

Inhabitat - Innovation

For those planning a summer day on the waterways of Lake Michigan, there's a new ecological option that will help you spend the day boating in sustainable style.

This year’s resolution: Fix the broken plastic material system

GreenBiz

The momentum to stop plastic pollution continues to grow, so how do we channel it into real systems change? Circular Economy Plastic Waste Recycling Waste

Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Angela Becker-Dippmann, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

CleanTech Alliance

Angela Becker-Dippmann became a CleanTech Alliance Board Member in 2020. She rejoined PNNL in April 2019 as a Strategic Advisor in PNNL’s Energy and Environment Directorate.

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How to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Asbestos

U.S. Green Technology

The environment probably isn’t the first thing you think of when you hear “asbestos,” as people have long associated it with health issues. But it makes sense that such hazardous material has ecological consequences.

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Why Most US Utilities Are Failing to Make the Most of Their Smart Meters

GreenTechMedia

Advanced metering infrastructure — the two-way communicating smart meters that now serve more than half of U.S.

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Couple turns old van into home-on-wheels for just $1K

Inhabitat - Innovation

IKEA offers an almost infinite amount of space solutions for any type of abode, but for one couple looking to convert an old van into a home on wheels, IKEA products were their saving grace.

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How 2019 laid the groundwork for change in the chemical industry

GreenBiz

There's a movement to regulate toxics such as Chlorpyrifos and PFAS. Advanced Materials Chemicals & Toxics Policy & Politics EPA

Is 2020 the year of the electric car?

The Environmental Blog

According the Guardian, 2020 is set to be the year that the electric car, or EV as they’re more commonly known, takes over the European car market.At

Reasons You Should Use Solar Lights

U.S. Green Technology

Great Reasons to Use Solar Power and Solar Lighting Global environmental awareness is at an all-time high, as citizens and governments around the world are taking steps to create a more eco-friendly way of life to preserve our planet for future generations.

That NHTSA Tesla “Sudden Unintended Acceleration” Petition? Created By A TSLA Short Seller Who Doesn’t Own A Tesla

CleanTechnica

First of all, I'll say that I think we f ed up by publishing an article on this topic that lacked important context and included misleading framing.

Proof the Energy Future Is Here

GreenTechMedia

We’re now in the 2020s. Many of the tropes from films and literature about this era may not have come true, but there’s a lot happening around us that does feel futuristic.

Fisker debuts an electric luxury SUV for $37,500 at CES

Inhabitat - Innovation

The new Fisker Ocean, debuted at CES, will come with many sustainable features — inside and out

This startup is helping universities and companies embrace circular asset management

GreenBiz

It aims to scale the sharing of equipment and supplies across industries — and make the "multi-usiverse" happen. Circular Economy Information Technology Sharing Economy

What will the city of the future look like?

The Environmental Blog

Flying cars, companion robots, cell phones embedded in the palm of your hand, McDonald’s home delivery … we all once wondered what the city ??of of the future would look like.

4 Kinds of Courses Every New Contractor Should Take

U.S. Green Technology

As licensed and certified professionals, contractors are obligated to meet certain established standards to comply with local regulations and laws. Most of these requirements are evident from the beginning and are encountered as common knowledge during the general process of becoming a contractor.

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Making The Decision To Buy A Tesla: “It Was Very Scary To Me”

CleanTechnica

Why 2020 is the turning point for electric cars. Autonomous Vehicles Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging Tesla Tesla autopilot Tesla Model X

5 Early Applications for Green Hydrogen

GreenTechMedia

Few energy-related topics are getting as much attention at the moment as green hydrogen. Europe's biggest natural-gas infrastructure firm recently launched a new hydrogen business. A hydrogen economy in the U.S.

The Garden House features greenery and bee-friendly landscapes

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Garden House by Christos Pavlou Architecture is a physical representation of the potential for urban gardens to create micro-climates that improve the living conditions of cities rather than make additional contributions to climate change

As the planet warms, unusual crops could become climate saviors — if we're willing to eat them

GreenBiz

What role can lesser-known crops that thrive under adversity play in efforts to make our global food supply more resilient to climate change? Agriculture Food Systems

Wildlife Conservation: What You Can Do to Help

The Environmental Blog

If you think that there is nothing that you can do in order to help preserve the world’s beautiful wildlife, think again. You don’t have to be a hands-on conservationist to make a difference! Here is some great advice on everything that you, as an individual, can do to help.

Making Industrial Facilities Sustainable

U.S. Green Technology

Consumers have numerous ways to practice sustainable lifestyles. They can participate in community recycling programs, grow food in backyard gardens and shop at thrift stores rather than buying new clothes to refresh their wardrobes.

Tesla Model 3 Dominates US Premium-Class Small & Midsize Car Market — 23% of 2019 Sales*

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Model 3 continued to hog the throne on top of the US premium-class car market at the end of 2019. For the full year, the Model 3 accounted for 23% of small and midsize luxury car sales. In other words, nearly 1 out of every 4 small or midsize luxury cars sold in 2019 was a Tesla Model.

Solarcentury Gets Boost from UK Government for 500MW Overseas Pipeline

GreenTechMedia

Developer Solarcentury has secured €54.8 million ($61.1 million) of finance for 500 megawatts of solar in Spain — with a little help from the U.K. government. The backing by U.K.

5 growing environmental nonprofits to support in 2020

Inhabitat - Innovation

Here are five fledgling nonprofits you may not have heard of yet, but that are already inspiring movements, pushing for legislation and combating climate change

2020 will be a key year (and decade) for electric vehicles

GreenBiz

Analysts keep nudging that date forward, but now suggest it could happen as early as 2022 for certain models and markets. Driving Change Electric Vehicles Transportation & Mobility

Democrats’ Green New Deal Becomes The CLEAN Future Act

Jim Conca

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce released a climate plan to achieve net-zero GHG pollution by 2050. The CLEAN Future Act is a comprehensive proposal to address the climate crisis that doesn’t stipulate which energy sources or strategies qualify so isn’t pushing a renewables-only mix

5 Tips to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

Here are our top five easy ways to make your home more environmentally friendly We’re all aware of how serious climate change is, so if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and help do your bit for the environment, your first port of call should be to get your home in order. While you.

Tesla Model 3 = 7th Best Selling Car In USA*

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Model 3 ended up being the 7th best selling car in the United States in the 4th quarter of 2019 and the 9th best selling car across the whole year*.

State Supreme Court limits Gov. Inslee’s rule cutting greenhouse-gas emissions

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Jim Brunner, Seattle Times, Jan 16 2020 The Washington State Supreme Court has invalidated key portions of a rule imposed by the administration of Gov. Jay Inslee capping greenhouse-gas emissions by fuel distributors, natural-gas companies and other industries. In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the court upheld a 2017 lower-court decision that the state Department of Ecology […]. Industry News Public Policy

Windwords proposal turns wind turbines into public art

Inhabitat - Innovation

The two-part design creates art from wind turbines and helps residents earn profits from the renewable energy

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20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2020

GreenBiz

These corporate execs are casting a new mold for embracing environmental, social and governance factors at the highest levels. Leadership

The Iran Nuclear Deal And The Killing Of Soleimani

Jim Conca

The assassination of Soleimani is just the latest escalation in hostilities with Iran since President Trump scuttled the Iran Nuclear Deal. Even if things de-escalate, we seem to be back to the drawing board with few prospectsfor convincing Iran not to develop an atomic bomb

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