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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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New tiny home for glamping on Governors Island offers guests the best views of NYC

Inhabitat - Innovation

Outlook Shelter offers guests a glamping experience with city vistas they won't find anywhere else

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Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups

GreenBiz

To become "resource positive," the coffee colossus seeks to shift toward circularity, including reusable packaging. Circular Economy decarbonization Food & Agriculture packaging

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Inside New York’s Push to Be ‘Center of Gravity’ for US Offshore Wind

GreenTechMedia

In the race for American offshore wind jobs, New York got an uncharacteristically late start. Unlike Rhode Island, New York has no turbines spinning in the water.

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Coal Makes A Comeback In India, New Capacity Up 73% In 2019

CleanTechnica

India witnessed a sharp rise in new coal-based power generation capacity last year, with dirty power plants accounting for 44% of the total new power generation capacity added in the country. The share is a huge increase from just 21% in 2017 and 25% in.

Self-sustaining Ugandan surgical facility provides healthcare to underserved areas

Inhabitat - Innovation

The architects created a modular, easily replicable surgical facility to provide ambulatory surgical procedures for underserved populations in resource-poor regions

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Total and Marubeni to Build 800MW Solar Plant in Qatar Ahead of World Cup

GreenTechMedia

French oil major Total and Japanese conglomerate Marubeni have won the rights to build Qatar’s first utility-scale solar PV project, due online in time for the 2022 World Cup.

Tesla Model 3 = #1 Best Selling Auto In Netherlands & Norway In 2019

CleanTechnica

In Norway and the Netherlands, the Model 3 was the #1 best selling automobile of any kind in any class in 2019. And it wasn't even close.

NAWA reveals hybrid electric motorcycle at CES 2020

Inhabitat - Innovation

It’s not the first electric motorcycle on the market, but the NAWA Racer is currently the most talked about after a big reveal at CES 2020 in Las Vegas

How companies can integrate a more sustainable materials strategy into their business

GreenBiz

Almost any textile you can think of, from cotton to leather to nylon, has social and environmental impacts risks at every level of its supply chain. Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply Chain

Can Renewables Restart the Grid? The UK Investigates

GreenTechMedia

A British initiative is looking to dismiss the argument that renewables could topple the grid — by using distributed energy resources for a black start. If successful, the U.K.

Agrovoltaics Could Help Calm Fears About Renewables For Iowa Farmers

CleanTechnica

In Iowa, local farmers are worried about losing precious farm land to solar installations. But maybe solar is an opportunity, not a a threat. Agriculture Clean Power Solar Energy Wind Energy agrophotovoltaics Frauhnofer ISE iowa Iowa Farm Bureau University of Arizona

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Modern farmhouse in Italy pays homage to its agricultural surroundings

Inhabitat - Innovation

Tucked into the rolling wheat fields of the Italian region of Le Marche, the Border Crossing House is a private residence that pays homage to the area's rich agricultural history

Autonomous vehicles could help cities address their climate goals, if they start planning now

GreenBiz

How do cities make sure AVs achieve the “heaven” rather than the “hell” scenario? autonomous vehicles Cities Cities & Communities Policy & Politics

The State Of Nukes In Iran And North Korea: Insights From Former Director Of Nuclear Nonproliferation Sharon Squassoni

Jim Conca

I had the good fortune to talk with Professor Sharon Squassoni, in the Elliott School of International Affairs, on what she thought about the latest actions surrounding Iran, how that fits into the geopolitical history of the region and what the future might hold, especially for nuclear

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Fossil Vehicle Sales In Global Freefall — Down 4.7% In 2019! Electric Vehicle Sales Continue To Grow — CleanTechnica Report

CleanTechnica

The world's fossil fuel vehicle sales have continued to freefall in 2019, dropping by around 4.35 million, or some 4.7%, compared to 2018, accelerating a now inexorable trend. Global electric vehicle sales meanwhile have continued to rise, with 2019 EV market share reaching 4.7% in China and 3.8%

Cross-laminated timber makes this Scottish home climate resistant

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scottish firm Mary Arnold Foster Architects has unveiled a stunning home made out of several timber “pods” and tucked into the idyllic landscape of the Scottish Highlands.

Could zero emission vehicles usher in an era of 'road calm'?

GreenBiz

A new driving test devised by Hyundai provides further evidence that electric vehicles are not just cleaner. They also lead to calmer, safer drivers. Electric Vehicles Transportation Transportation & Mobility

IEA: Energy Transition Possible, But More Expensive, Without Oil & Gas Buy-In

GreenTechMedia

The energy transition will be cheaper and faster with the full support of the oil and gas sector, but national oil companies, in particular, are falling behind, the IEA warned in a report compiled with the World Economic Forum and presented at Davos 2020.

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.

Architect makes playful puzzle pavilion for Design Week Mexico

Inhabitat - Innovation

At the eleventh Design Week Mexico, Mexican architect Gerardo Broissin has created the Egaligilo Pavilion, an eye-catching structure made with large jigsaw puzzle-shaped concrete pieces.

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A new decade demands new leadership in climate policy advocacy

GreenBiz

Only public policy can deliver the speed and scale of emissions reductions needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change. Climate Change GreenBiz 20 Policy & Politics Policy & Politics

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America’s Concentrated Solar Power Companies Have All but Disappeared

GreenTechMedia

There are fears for one of America’s last two remaining concentrated solar power developers as the embattled sector attempts to pivot to a new business model abroad. SolarReserve, which developed the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Nevada, is thought to have halted operations after losing its only income-generating U.S. contract and selling foreign projects including Aurora in Australia and Likana in Chile last year.

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

"Embroidered filtering skin helps library regulate light

Inhabitat - Innovation

French design practice Serero Architectes Urbanistes has recently completed the new Bayeux Media Library, a light-filled cultural institution that connects the northwestern French commune’s historical roots to its future development zones

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How the Textile Exchange's new index aims to make a material difference

GreenBiz

A new tool, released today, aims to push apparel and home furnishings companies further toward sustainability, and ramps up efforts by the textile and fashion industries to align material choices with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Once a Laggard, Utility Co-Op Tri-State Now Seeks to Become ‘Leader’ in Energy Transition [GTM Squared]

GreenTechMedia

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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.

China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025

Inhabitat - Innovation

China is set to enact a plastic ban to phase out the production and use of many single-use plastic items by 2025

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How Thai Union rapidly pivoted to a greener business strategy

GreenBiz

The Thai canned fish giant is moving beyond past criticism to lead the seafood industry towards a more planet-friendly future. Food & Agriculture Food Systems Shipping Shipping & Logistics Supply chain United Nations

CIT finances 76-MW community solar portfolio across four states

Solar Power World

CIT Group announced that its Power and Energy unit arranged approximately $200 million in financing for a 76-MW portfolio of community solar projects in four states.

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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*.

Blue Like an Orange offers a report card for the Sustainable Development Goals (podcast)

Impact Alpha

Back in the halcyon days of 2015, nearly every country in the world signed on to a set of 17 audacious goals for 2030, including “End poverty in all its forms everywhere,” “End hunger,” and “Achieve gender equality.” Five years into the 15-year timeline for achieving the U.N.’s

Trying to measure circularity? Here are some tools to consider

GreenBiz

The development of specific and actionable metrics at the systems, business and product levels will be a key accelerator for scale. Circular Economy Corporate Strategy In the Loop

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