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Hybrid Power Plants Are Growing Rapidly, But Are They a Good Idea?

GreenTechMedia

As battery prices continue to fall and the penetration of variable wind and solar generation rises, power plant developers are increasingly combining wind and solar projects with on-site batteries, creating “hybrid” power plants.

Why We Need to Develop New Battery Technology

U.S. Green Technology

You use batteries for everything. They’re in your phones, laptops, cars and everyday devices. They’ve been around for centuries, but with the push for sustainable living, many consumers and experts are hopping on the movement to develop improved battery technology.

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Sustaining sustainability: Lessons from the coronavirus pandemic

GreenBiz

The current crisis shows in unequivocal terms that frontline and shop-floor employees surviving hand to mouth will be disproportionately affected when the climate crisis hits. Climate Change Corporate Strategy COVID-19

Effect of COVID-19 on Environment

The Environmental Blog

As COVID-19 i.e. corona virus comes in the world it shows positive and negative both impacts. Positive or good impact on environment and negative or adverse impact on human being.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic And The Long-Term Energy Outlook

Jim Conca

Contrary to conventional wisdom, this pandemic may well result in a more prosperous America in a few years. A boom in telecommuting, a new growth in U.S. manufacturing, another surge to the suburbs, changes in mass transit, and a small baby boom will change our energy use and our society

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Mount Sinai Hospital Receives Ventilators From Tesla

CleanTechnica

The Mount Sinai Hospital of New York, NY, received ventilators from Tesla, as we all know, but worth noting is the hospital's President and Chief Operating Officer took to both LinkedIn and Twitter to express his gratitude for receiving the ventilators bought by Tesla and given freely to the hospital.

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Reclaimed wood home resembles barns in Sonoma Valley

Inhabitat - Innovation

This modern farmhouse boasts several energy-efficient features

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CleanTech Alliance Member Boeing Named 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 10th Year

CleanTech Alliance

Boeing has received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in recognition of the company’s successful energy conservation practices. It is the 10th consecutive year Boeing has received the award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “I

Gas Stations Face Bankruptcy As Demand Plummets

CleanTechnica

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping many people and cars at home and the looming threat of mass bankruptcy forcing consumer demand even lower, we have to ask: are gas stations making any money.

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This is agtech's fertile future

GreenBiz

The hunger for alternative protein and non-synthetic approaches to cultivation are inspiring new innovation recipes for animal health and aquaculture. Food Systems Innovation Practical Magic

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Pop-up prefab hospitals proposed as healthcare centers during pandemics

Inhabitat - Innovation

Moved by the stories of COVID-19 patients and medical professionals, Studio Protoype designed a pop-up hospital made for quick assembly

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Top Green Features Home Buyers Want in 2020

U.S. Green Technology

Research over the last five years or so has shown an increasing consumer demand for green features in homes.

Tesla Has Best Ever 1st Quarter — 102,672 Vehicles Produced, 88,400 Delivered

CleanTechnica

Tesla has yet again broken some records. This time it broke its previous 1st quarter production and delivery records.

Is a solar desalination breakthrough coming to the desert?

GreenBiz

The output of desalination plants is a mere fraction of what it the world could use. Using the sun to convert seawater into drinking water could be key. Water Efficiency & Conservation

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These recycled plastic tracksuits are naturally dyed with plants

Inhabitat - Innovation

PANGAIA creates fabrics that are responsibly made to the benefit of the environment and your wardrobe

Would-Be Largest US Solar Project Hits Permitting Hiccup

GreenTechMedia

A contender for the largest solar plant in the U.S. is still waiting for a key permit after a federal agency missed its March issuing deadline.

Air Pollution Levels Are Falling, Falling | COVID-19 Self-Quarantines Have A Good Side

CleanTechnica

But are the lower levels of carbon emissions here to stay. Air Quality Climate Change Green Economy Health COP26 coronavirus COVID-19 Harvard School of Public Health NASA

Dirty air, tailpipes and COVID-19

GreenBiz

Air pollution impacts how the human body can fight infections and viruses. Coronavirus mortality rates could become another galvanizing force for cleaning up the air and simultaneously lowering carbon emissions.

Fully circular office can be sustainably demounted and rebuilt in weeks

Inhabitat - Innovation

In its latest example of circular construction, Dutch architecture firm cepezed has completed Building D(emountable), a modern structure that can be fully dismounted in the heart of Delft

Board of Directors Survey Summary

CleanTech Alliance

This past week, the CleanTech Alliance sent out an anonymous survey to its Board of Directors to gauge how the organization should proceed in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. With 39 responses to date, we highlighted and summarized the most relevant feedback below. We received 25 open ended responses to the question ‘should we change […]. Alliance News Member News board of directors survey coronavirus COVID-19 survey

Liebherr Releases First All-Electric Cement Mixer

CleanTechnica

Swiss construction firm Liebherr recently announced an all-electric first for heavy-duty construction sites. Meet the ETM — a five-axle semi truck mixer based on the new 670 HP all-electric Volvo FM. It's the first mixer that's 100% electric, and 100% awesome.

Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet

GreenBiz

The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. But not enough people are taking these steps. Agriculture Carbon Removal Regenerative Agriculture Soil Deforestation

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Is almond milk bad for the environment?

Inhabitat - Innovation

Almonds are a nutritious and satisfying food source, and almond milk is a top dairy alternative. But is our obsession with almond milk hurting our planet

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Clean Energy Business Network April 3 Newsletter

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Clean Energy Business Network, April 3, 2020 Don’t miss a valuable webinar next week from Weave, a CEBN member, on resources to support businesses through COVID-19. This week, SBA is now accepting applications for its Paycheck Protection Program, BCSE releases a Minnesota Energy Factsheet, and Pelosi signals a limited phase four package. FEATURED CONTENTSBA Paycheck Protection applications […].

Last Coal-Fired Generating Plants Closing In UK & New York

CleanTechnica

Three large coal generating stations -- 2 in the UK and 1 in the US -- are closing soon as coal power continues to shrink around the world. Coal Fossil Fuels coal generating plants Natural gas New York SSE Thermal UK

A business model canvas for the 21st century

GreenBiz

Traditional strategy constructs don't capture the interconnectedness and complexities of the living ecosystems that companies are inherently entangled in today. Here are suggestions for an update. Corporate Strategy Corporate Strategy Leadership

Weathered-steel home near Palm Springs is the epitome of desert chic

Inhabitat - Innovation

Los Angeles-based EYRC Architects has tucked an undeniably chic home into a remote corner of the Californian desert

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What you Need to Know About SBA Financial Relief Resources

CleanTech Alliance

Source: The Small Business Administration, April 2, 2020 Has your small business been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic? You may be eligible for a loan through the Small Business Administration. There are many resources available and it can be overwhelming to try to figure out what you need and what you qualify for so we […]. Alliance News Industry News Member News coronavirus coronavirus aide COVID-19 financial support sba sba loans small business small business loans

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Virus Or Not, US States Foment 100% Renewable Energy Rebellion

CleanTechnica

Key US states chew gum and walk at same time, ramp up aggressive pursuit of 100% renewable energy goals with new collaboration during COVID-19 breakout. Clean Power Marine Energy Solar Energy Wind Energy Clean Energy States Coalition DOE Electricity Energy Renewable Energy united states US

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Coronavirus, cheap natural gas and building electrification

GreenBiz

Will the spectacular drop in natural gas prices throttle the movement to electrify buildings? What's driving the coming collision. Building Electrification COVID-19 Energy & Climate Power Points Renewable Energy

Sasaki weaves an ecological landscape into Tianfu Vanke City

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sasaki Associates will preserve native species and emphasize aquatic life in this landscape architecture project

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Commentary: We Are All Americans

CleanTech Alliance

By Leif Elgethun, RetroLux, Boise, ID, and CleanTech Alliance Board member, April 2, 2020. I would like to take a moment to thank all the contractors, electricians and installers who are keeping the lights on at the hospitals, grocery stores, warehouse and other essential businesses throughout this country. You are a vital part of the […

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EV Market Share Breaks New Records in France — 11.7% of New Autos Have Plugs

CleanTechnica

France saw a remarkable 11.7% market share for plug-in electric vehicles in March, exceeding January's breakout result, and bringing the Q1 2020 tally to 9.7%. This is almost 4× growth in market share compared to Q1 2019 (2.6%).

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Asia's central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change

GreenBiz

Most central banks in Asia already believe they should help to promote green bonds and other low-carbon initiatives. Finance & Investing Risk

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