2021

Fighting deforestation should be a top priority for 2021, and here’s how it can be

GreenBiz

Fighting deforestation should be a top priority for 2021, and here’s how it can be. Heather Clancy. Mon, 01/11/2021 - 02:00.

Pros and Cons of Wind Power for the Home

U.S. Green Technology

Wind power is one of the largest sources of clean, renewable energy in the United States, and it’s only going to keep growing. By 2030, wind power is expected to produce 20% of the U.S. electricity demand and cost less than fossil fuels.

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NuScale Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Moves Another Step Forward

Jim Conca

The small modular nuclear reactor designed by NuScale has received an order to prepare for a combined construction and operating license application to build their SMR as part of the Carbon Free Power Project of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS).

Little Things You Can Do To Live More Sustainably

The Environmental Blog

With the environment in a bit of a crisis right now, it’s essential that we all do our bit to try and help the planet. By living more sustainably , we can hopefully stop the situation from getting out of control before it’s too late.

Sustainable interior design trends for 2021

Inhabitat - Innovation

Inhabitat rounded up some of the most sustainable interior design trends predicted for 2021 so you can stay ahead of the curve

Ørsted Joins Efforts To Develop Offshore-Wind-to-Green-Hydrogen Tech

GreenTechMedia

Global offshore wind developer Ørsted has become the latest major player to pursue off-grid green hydrogen, a technology that could expand capacity for converting offshore wind power to zero-carbon energy.

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Think before trashing: The second-hand solar market is booming

Solar Power World

By Melissa Ann Schmid, Marketing Communication Manager, EnergyBin Over the next five years, a growing number of U.S. solar owners and operators will choose to repower their systems. Total supply of decommissioned material will increase, but not all equipment is bound for recycling.

Dennis Eagle’s new electric refuse trucks hit the streets, earn rave reviews

Charged

Commercial truck OEM Dennis Eagle’s electric 26-ton refuse collection vehicle has gone into service with customers around the UK, and early customers are giving it glowing reviews.

Today’s wind turbine blades could become tomorrow’s bridges

Grist

On December 16, three 40 foot-long wind turbine blades were delivered via truck from a wind farm in Belfast to the Cork Institute of Technology in southern Ireland.

Political Violence Has No Place in Our Democracy

Defend Our Future

Like all of you, we watched the insurrection on the US Capitol in horror.

5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021

GreenBiz

5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021. Meg Wilcox. Mon, 01/04/2021 - 01:15. For companies with sustainable packaging goals, 2025 is fast approaching. That’s the year when many have pledged to become zero waste, or to use 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.

The Water’s Warm: How Our Ecosystem Is Being Inverted Through Climate Change

U.S. Green Technology

A butterfly flaps its wings. A family in Iowa have their breakfast, then toss the plastic containers in the trash. All across the world, billions of people partake in small, day to day actions of living a life, oblivious to the wider impact.

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Early COVID-19 lockdowns had less impact on urban air quality than first believed

Envirotec Magazine

The first COVID-19 lockdowns led to significant changes in urban air pollution levels around the world, but the changes were smaller than expected – a new study appears to reveal.

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How to Contribute to the Future of the Planet With Sustainable Clothing

The Environmental Blog

Fashion and your dressing style say a lot about the person wearing the clothes. Apparel can talk about the wearer’s interest in following the latest ramp trends, celebrity and model looks, or a free-thinking spirit that prefers what truly complements their body and makes them feel great.

Freedom Cove: an off-grid floating homestead at one with nature

Inhabitat - Innovation

Off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia, floats a forested, eco-fairyland

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A Vibrant Cleantech Startup Ecosystem Takes Root in India

GreenTechMedia

This is the second article in a series. Read part one here. It’s easy to see what’s motivating India’s emerging ecosystem of sustainable technology startups with a glance out the window from the office of Sangam Ventures in Gurugram, just outside of Delhi.

2021 Policy Update Panel – The Road Ahead

CleanTech Alliance

A pragmatic policy outlook for 2021

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Bifacial modules on flat roofs provide a quick and easy ROI

Solar Power World

Ignoring their price (especially during this period of is-it or is-it-not exempt from import tariffs), using bifacial solar panels on flat roofs makes sense in nearly every application.

Spanish city of Valencia pilots public chargers in lampposts

Charged

Cities in Europe and elsewhere are being forced to come up with some innovative public charging solutions.

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What the U.S. return to the Paris Agreement means for investors

Impact Alpha

After years of signaling its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement to fight climate change, the United States made the decision official. The post What the U.S. return to the Paris Agreement means for investors appeared first on Impact Alpha. Climate Finance Impact Voices

Poll: British Columbians prefer the province invest in clean energy over LNG

Clean Energy Canada

VANCOUVER — Most British Columbians would like to see the provincial government invest in clean energy rather than LNG as it begins its new term, while a strong majority think the province should prioritize combating climate change, according to a new survey from Stratcom and Clean Energy Canada.

Keep your eyes on these 9 electric truck and van companies in 2021

GreenBiz

Keep your eyes on these 9 electric truck and van companies in 2021. Mike De Socio. Mon, 01/04/2021 - 02:00. Last year, a number of automakers announced or advanced ambitious plans to electrify heavy-duty big rigs, semi-trucks, box trucks, delivery vans and more.

Which Countries Are Using Renewable Energy?

U.S. Green Technology

Renewable energy is a growing essential for the wold; and in the next 30 years, we will see a significant rise in this vital resource. It is designed to boost out energy without depleting our non-renewable supplies.

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Knocking landfill on the head: Recycling scheme celebrates three years

Envirotec Magazine

The National Hard Hat Recycling Scheme recently celebrated three years in operation.

Reasons Why More Brands Are Moving Towards Sustainable Packaging

The Environmental Blog

We’re all increasingly aware of the dramatic consequences of climate change and how humanity’s actions are directly having a visible, tangible effect on the health of our world.

Scientists discover 503 new species in 2020

Inhabitat - Innovation

London's Natural History Museum has finished its annual tally of new species and found its scientists discovered 503 species in 2020, despite the pandemic

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New York City’s Biggest Power Producer Aims to Import Renewable Energy From Upstate

GreenTechMedia

After losing out on an early opportunity to build New York state's biggest battery, the owner of New York City's biggest power plant is taking steps to import renewable electricity generated upstate.

January 2021 Breakfast Recap- Energy and Blockchain with Nancy Min

CleanTech Alliance

“Blockchain is so much more than cryptocurrency or bitcoin,” said Nancy Min at the January 2021 CleanTech Alliance breakfast, sponsored by Perkins Coie. Nancy Min from Ecolong spoke to 58 attendees at the January breakfast about the applications for blockchain in the energy sector and explained how it can be used for secure transactions. First, […]. Alliance News Industry News blockchain breakfast recap breakfast series CleanTech Breakfast energy nancy min virtual breakfast

Are states on track to meet early renewable energy goals?

Solar Power World

The United States is entering a new era where the dangers of climate change are more apparent with every record-breaking wildfire, flood and hurricane that comes to pass.

State of New York announces transit and school bus electrification initiatives

Charged

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a series of initiatives to increase the number of electric buses in the state. The plans include $16.4 million in incentives for transit buses, and $2.5 million for school buses. Under the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP), $16.4

Medical Credit Fund blends $19.2 million to finance Africa’s frontline health clinics

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 13 – Small, privately-run clinics are often the only providers of essential health services in remote and low-income parts of Africa. The post Medical Credit Fund blends $19.2 million to finance Africa’s frontline health clinics appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Boston Solar Appoints New Director of Sales

altenergymag

Boston Solar, an award-winning solar installer based in Woburn, MA, has recently appointed Elijah Garrison as Director of Sales

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Big in 2021: American jobs created by EV companies

GreenBiz

Big in 2021: American jobs created by EV companies. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 01/06/2021 - 00:30. One of the big things I'm thinking about to kick off 2021 is how electric vehicles will be entwined with a U.S. recovery.

Hani Zeini elucidates the use of advanced technologies for energy efficiency in buildings

U.S. Green Technology

Proficiency in using new technologies for energy savings in apartments would help the energy inspector install the ideal energy-efficient method for a specific building. Thus, it is essential to consider the potential of exercising and installing new technologies within the facility.