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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.

GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies?

GreenBiz

GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies? Joel Makower. Sun, 07/12/2020 - 17:56.

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What post-Covid communities could look like, if enough of us want it

Low Impact

Here’s a little story for anyone who’s noticed that things aren’t going too well in our communities. Small businesses are going under, unemployment is on the rise and money’s becoming scarce.

EKO Instruments Launch MS-90 Plus+ Solar Monitoring Solution

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NEW Cost-Saving Package Measures DNI, DHI, and GHI

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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Rival standards bodies team up to clarify sustainability reporting as Covid increases pressure to disclose ESG data

Eco-Business

GRI and SASB, which were embroiled in a public spat less than a year ago, are working together to bring greater clarity to the 'complicated' reporting landscape. Some industry observers are disappointed they aren't merging

DOE: slightly more CCS chargers than CHAdeMO in the US

Charged

At first glance, the Department of Energy’s latest stats on public fast chargers indicate that we’re in the midst of a thrilling standards war, with the two competitors running neck-and-neck.

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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.

As fog clears on benefits of forest protection, excuses for failure wear thin

Eco-Business

Scientists are producing stronger evidence on the economic and environmental value of keeping tropic forests standing

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Rivian raises $2.5 billion in new funding

Charged

Investors are pouring money into EV companies—as shares in Tesla, Nio and newly public Nikola soar, Rivian , which has attracted loads of media attention for its planned electric pickup and SUV, has raised $2.5 billion in new funding in a round led by T. Rowe Price.

Green Home Trends: Which Ones Should You Adopt?

Green Living Guy

Anyone who is green doesn’t want a sick house syndrome. Many eco-conscious homeowners want to see their values reflected in their living space. They’re aware of their impact on the environment. As well as they often seek out new ways to curb their carbon emissions.

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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.

The plastic pandemic

Eco-Business

Plastic may have helped to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the Covid-19 crisis threatens to stall progress made in tackling plastic pollution, writes Jacob Duer of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Return of the Bomb Trains

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 7 mins On July 6th Reuters published an article on the potential for a resurgence of moving crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota across the country by rail, due to a judge’s decision to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline over permit issues.

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Aldi pledges to halve plastic packaging by 2025

Business Green

Aldi said it would work with suppliers to remove the equivalent of 2.2 billion single items of plastic of its shelves within the next five years.

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.

Indonesian lawmakers to probe pulpwood firm’s dispute with indigenous group

Eco-Business

Members of the Indonesian parliament want to question pulp and paper company PT Arara Abadi about its dispute with an Indigenous community in Sumatra that resulted in a member of the community being jailed on dubious charges

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Mercedes announces partnership with battery cell manufacturer Farasis

Charged

Mercedes-Benz has launched a strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy , and taken an equity stake in the company. Key elements of the agreement include the development and industrialization of advanced cell technologies as well as goals for cost competitiveness. The technological focus is on significant increases in range through advances in energy density and charging time reduction.

Protected: The roadmap to sustainable e-commerce

EDF + Business

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: The roadmap to sustainable e-commerce appeared first on EDF+Business. eCommerce innovation online shopping retail technology

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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Defund and divest: Banks, investors, and pension funds urged to stop bankrolling meat and dairy

Business Green

‘Big Livestock’ is just as damaging to the planet as the fossil fuel industry, campaigners warn, yet UK banks continue to be among the sector's largest creditors, pouring tens of billions into carbon-intensive companies fuelling deforestation.

Virtual Event - Sustainability Week 2020 Disruption as a Catalyst for Action

Green Market Oracle

Sustainability Week 2020 Disruption as a Catalyst for Action will take place on October 5th - 9th 2020 1pm - 3pm BST (8am - 10am EDT). This virtual event will feature 10 hours of curated content over 5 days.

GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies?

AGreenLiving

GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies?

Ex-Ford CEO Called It On Tesla [TSLA]: “I Think The Stock Is Heading Higher”

CleanTechnica

Former Ford CEO Mark Fields recently shared what he thought of Tesla's growth on CNBC.

McDonald's takes net zero vision to Disney World

Business Green

World's first net zero emission McDonald's opens at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, with solar arrays set to provide as much power as the site uses each year.

Tesla Model Y Price Drops — New Cost of Ownership vs. Lexus RX

CleanTechnica

Tesla has dropped the price of the Model Y by a few thousand dollars, with the starting price now at $49,990*. Let's look at a couple of cost of ownership analyses between the Tesla Model Y and he Lexus.

Elon Musk Bullish On Tesla Robotaxis, Cathie Wood & Sam Korus Show Us The Money

CleanTechnica

Fully self-driving vehicles that can go where they please and operate anywhere regulators allow them to do so are a tricky thing to think about, for three reasons.

India Looking To Strengthen Domestic Solar Manufacturing, Reduce Dependence On China

CleanTechnica

With the resurgence of a border dispute with China, the Indian government is now looking to reduce dependence on Chinese imports, including solar cells and modules.

Sweden At 26% Plug-in Vehicle Market Share

CleanTechnica

Sweden remains an odd plug-in vehicle market in which plug-in hybrids heavily outweigh full electrics. Part of that may be because Volvo Cars only sells plug-in hybrids so far, and Volvo is sort of popular in Sweden.

Unpacking The Ridin’ With Biden Plan For Earth Justice, Social Justice, & Racial Justice

CleanTechnica

Joe Biden has released a plan that focuses on climate change and renewable energy. Here are a few details. Clean Power Policy & Politics Bernie Sanders Climate change Joe Biden Renewable Energy Sunrise Movement Varshini Prakash

Mark Your Calendars: Tesla Shareholder Meeting & Battery Day Scheduled For September 22

CleanTechnica

Tesla has set September 22 as the date for its annual shareholders meeting and the long awaited Battery Day.

Tesla Giga 5’s Newest Flavors: Austin Approves Tax Incentives, Tulsa Offers Free Pizza

CleanTechnica

The newest flavors in the ongoing story of Tesla's next American Gigafactory includes the choice of free pizza or tax incentives. Of course, Tulsa is probably offering well more than just free pizza -- that's just the latest that we know of.

EV Drivers In Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, & Romania Getting Boost From MOL & Driivz

CleanTechnica

MOL Group, which is a major oil and gas company headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, has EV charging stations operational in 6 countries in central and southeastern Europe. It has just selected Driivz to help manage those.

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Elon Musk’s Short Shorts Tweet Has Inconsistent Messaging

CleanTechnica

A recent Musk tweet draws upon multiple media marketing techniques to promote the Tesla catalog & censure naysayers.

Debunking Manhattan Institute’s “The ‘New Energy Economy’: An Exercise In Magical Thinking” — Part One

CleanTechnica

Can A Government Be Held Accountable If Climate Legislation Is Violated?

CleanTechnica

If you think about the goal of the Paris Agreement to halve global carbon emissions in the next 10 years to keep the world on track to limit temperature rise to 1.5C, it in itself might seem, and frankly might actually be, impossible.

Seniors Are At Risk From Heat During Climate Change

CleanTechnica

A new report looks at how heat and a climate that is getting hotter is endangering the health of the aging US population. This threat is exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. . Climate Change Health Research Science Climate Central COVID-19 extreme heat seniors