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Feb 23, 2020

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Carney says business must come clean quickly on climate

Feb 24, 2020: Evidence of the global transition gaining traction.. 'LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney called on the world’s businesses to publish strategies for cutting carbon emissions and adopting cleaner power sources by November, when world leaders meet in Scotland for U.N.-led climate talks.'…

Russia Leads Multinational Stablecoin Initiative

Feb 24, 2020: EXPERT TAKERussian President Vladimir Putin is the most influential person in the blockchain industry, according to Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, which added five trading pairs: Binance Coin (BNB), Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and XRP at the beginning of December, as well as adding Tether (USDT) later the same..

A Change Will Do You Good: 9 Steps to Lead Your Team Through Uncertain Times

Feb 23, 2020: If there is one thing about business that doesn’t change, it’s that business will always change! Be it through the advent of new technology, loss of a key employee, new laws that govern the way your industry does business, or even a takeover by another company. No matter what the change may be, the last thing your team wants to hear from you is …“Ok, now what do we..

IN MIDDLETOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, THE BATTLE FOR ENERGY CHOICE GETS HYPERLOCAL

Feb 23, 2020: As those who fight for the freedom of energy choice know, the ability to choose a power supplier opens doors for individual customers. A single household or commercial entity can evaluate which energy suppliers align most with their needs, whether through lower prices, increased flexibility and personalization in rate structure, a greater presence of renewable energy, or otherwise. The mere..

Procrastination of the Brazilian leaders

Feb 23, 2020: Procrastination of the Brazilian leadersFor five years, the electricity market has been operating out of the normal situation due to the default of USD 2 billion by selected hydroelectric generators that are protected by injunctions.The hope for a solution should come from the Judiciary, but the issue was removed from the agenda of the Superior Court of Justice and has no indication of..

Germany and France forge floating alliance

Feb 23, 2020: Germany and France have launched a co-funded research project to further reduce the cost of floating-offshore-wind. The Validation, Measurement and Optimisation of Floating Wind Energy (VAMOSs) With 'Scotwind' being tracked by me and those closest to the Floating Wind industry,initiatives such as this are worth watching. This podcast may interest the..

Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng on a future hydrogen economy powered by the Humber

Feb 22, 2020: Grimsby is already being transformed through hosting offshore wind: GrimsbyThis podcast may also interest the community: Hydrogen next? …

Panel endorses bill requiring CMP to renegotiate lease along corridor route

Feb 22, 2020: The proposed New England Clean Energy Connect project keeps hitting roadblocks. The latest came Tuesday when a Maine Legislature committee voted 9-0 to endorse a bill to require the state to cancel and potentially renegotiate a lease on a strip of public land along the corridor where the transmission line would run.The reason that could pose a threat to the project is because the..

India Reduces Coal-Fired Electricity Production for First Time in 10 Years

Feb 22, 2020: Koshy Koshy/WikipediaLast year saw a decline in the electricity India produces from coal for the first time in a decade, the product of a slower economy plus increased reliance on renewable energy.In a post republished by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), Reuters cites India as the world’s second-biggest coal consumer, importer, and producer, after China..

Europe Could Cut Emissions 60% by Electrifying Fossil-Intensive Industries

Feb 22, 2020: zephylwer0/pixabayEurope could reduce emissions in its transport, buildings, and electrical sectors 60% by 2050 by converting fossil-intensive industries to run on electricity, according to a report earlier this month by Norwegian utility Statkraft and power management company Eaton Corporation.“The report adds to the focus on industrial heating as a source of pollution damaging the..

Glowing rabbit made of 3D-printed polycarbonate pops up in a Dutch pond

Feb 21, 2020: The 3D-printed rabbit was an artist's gift to Heemskerk.

Greenpeace finds most 'recyclable' plastics are sent to landfills

Feb 21, 2020: Study findings have revealed several alarming results, including that many plastics labeled as recyclable are not actually recyclable.

Adorable baby gorilla wants you to recycle your phone

Feb 21, 2020: The first lowland gorilla born in the Los Angeles Zoo in 20 years is building her fan base while raising awareness about the connection between cell phone manufacturing and critically endangered gorilla populations.

MVRDV to revive complex with BREEAM-certified groundscraper

Feb 21, 2020: MVRDV has unveiled designs for a BREEAM Excellent-certified office building in Amsterdam as part of a redevelopment plan for the Tripolis office complex, a project by celebrated Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck long considered a commercial failure. In addition to the renovation of the old buildings and the addition of a park, the Tripolis Park project will feature a new 11-story “groundscraper” office block that will stretch along the site’s south boundary to unite the campus while protecting...

What do Americans think about fake meat products?

Feb 21, 2020: The results show an overwhelming interest in the products and an underwhelming satisfaction.

Winning with Cleantech and Solar Stocks - (OTCQB: $SING) (NASDAQ: $ENPH) (NASDAQ: $SEDG) (NYSE: $TAN) (NASDAQ: $TSLA)

Feb 21, 2020: Point Roberts WA, Delta, BC - February 21, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering Cleantech stocks and Renewableenergystocks.com release a special report on the continued growth and success of the clean energy/technology sector over the last year and how investors are winning by going green.

Why the mystifying axolotl must be saved from extinction

Feb 20, 2020: Today’s axolotls are experiencing extirpation, but scientists and pet enthusiasts are saving them from true extinction. Why?

Cryptographic 'tag of everything' could protect the supply chain

Feb 20, 2020: To combat supply chain counterfeiting, which can cost companies billions of dollars annually, researchers have invented a cryptographic ID tag that's small enough to fit on virtually any product and verify its authenticity.

Check out Glasir, the tree-shaped urban farming solution

Feb 20, 2020: In a bid to revolutionize agriculture, New York City and Bergen-based innovation studio Framlab has proposed Glasir, a community-based system for urban farming that combines the flexibility of modularity with aeroponics to vastly reduce the environmental footprint for growing food.

Can India Save the Warming Planet?

Feb 20, 2020: Energy decisions that India makes in the next few years could profoundly affect how hot the planet becomes this century -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com…

Cleantech Stock News Bites: (OTCQB: SING) (NASDAQ: ENPH) (NASDAQ: SEDG) (NASDAQ: TSLA)

Feb 20, 2020: Point Roberts WA, Delta, BC - February 20, 2020 - Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering Cleantech stocks and Renewableenergystocks.com release a special report on the continued growth and success of the clean energy/technology sector over the last year and how investors are winning by going green.

Marc Thorpe designs live/work buildings built from earth bricks

Feb 20, 2020: New York-based architecture studio Marc Thorpe Design has unveiled renderings for the Dakar Houses, a series of live/work spaces located on the outskirts of Senegalese capital for the artisans of furniture brand Moroso. Designed with compressed earth blocks, a common building material in western Senegal, the multipurpose units take inspiration from the local architectural vernacular. The economical earth bricks also have the advantage of thermal mass to provide comfortable indoor temperatures without...

Home on a sloped ravine uses natural materials to blend into the landscape

Feb 20, 2020: Working directly with the nature-loving homeowners, the architects strategically focused on blending the minimalist home, which was built with natural materials, into the idyllic surroundings while reducing its impact as much as possible.

Bee Vectoring Technologies (TSXV: BEE) (OTCQB: BEVVF) Named to 2020 Venture 50 and is a Top Performer in the Clean Technology and Life Sciences Sector

Feb 20, 2020: Mississauga, Ontario and Sacramento, California - February 20, 2020 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (TSXV: BEE) (OTCQB: BEVVF) (the "Company" or "BVT") today announced it has been named a 2020 Venture 50 company, an award that recognizes the 50 top-performing companies out of a total of 1,673 companies on TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV).

Hydrogen / Fuel Cell Stock News Bites: Plug Power (NASDAQ: $PLUG) Partners with Lightning Systems to Build Zero-emission 'Middle-Mile' Delivery Solution

Feb 20, 2020: LATHAM, N.Y. - February 20, 2020 Investorideas.com (www.investorideas.com) Hydrogen / Fuel Cell Stock News Bites - Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, today announced their partnership with Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains.

CLT gives a sustainable community center in Copenhagen a welcoming feel

Feb 20, 2020: In the Copenhagen suburb of Brønshøj, local architectural practice NORD Architects has completed the Parish Center, a contemporary community center and place of worship that’s primarily built of cross-laminated timber to reduce the project’s carbon footprint. Selected for its renewable and durable features, cross-laminated timber has also been purposefully left exposed throughout the multifunctional building to lend a sense of welcoming and warmth to the interior. The project serves as a new...

Magnet-controlled bioelectronic implant could relieve pain

Feb 20, 2020: An electrical and computer engineer has introduced the first neural implant that can be programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field.

Investors are Cleaning up Betting on Cleantech Stocks - (OTCQB: SING) (NASDAQ: ENPH) (NASDAQ: SEDG) (NASDAQ: TSLA)

Feb 20, 2020: Point Roberts WA, Delta, BC - February 20, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering Cleantech stocks and Renewableenergystocks.com release a special report on the continued growth and success of the clean energy/technology sector over the last year and how investors are winning by going green.

Solar and Wind Power Could Ignite a Hydrogen Energy Comeback

Feb 20, 2020: Hydrogen, produced from water by surplus electricity, could power industry and the grid -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com…

Could water solve the renewable energy storage challenge?

Feb 19, 2020: Seasonally pumped hydropower storage could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much needed gap to support the transition to renewable energy, according to a new study.

New machine learning method could supercharge battery development for electric vehicles

Feb 19, 2020: A new machine learning method has slashed battery testing times -- a key barrier to longer-lasting, faster-charging batteries for electric vehicles -- by nearly fifteenfold.

IEN Report: ESG Investing Performs As Well or Better Than Traditional Approaches at Early-Adopter U.S. College, University Endowments

Feb 19, 2020: ANDOVER, MA - February 19, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Is environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing a good or bad thing for the bottom lines of U.S. college and university endowments?

Researchers Improve Safety of Lead-Based Perovskite Solar Cells

Feb 19, 2020: February 19, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have developed a technique to sequester the lead used to make perovskite solar cells, a highly efficient emerging photovoltaic technology.

Critics question Amazon's sustainability amidst Bezos Earth Fund launch

Feb 19, 2020: Critics warn that Amazon is still heavily invested in fossil fuels and thus cannot be a bona fide climate champion.

Enphase Energy Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2019

Feb 19, 2020: FREMONT, Calif. - February 19, 2020 Investorideas.com (www.investorideas.com) Solar Stock News Bites - Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world's leading supplier of solar microinverters, announced yesterday at the close, the financial results for the fourth quarter of 2019, which included the summary below from its President and CEO, Badri Kothandaraman.

Tackling sustainability in sporting events

Feb 19, 2020: There's a growing international trends to shrink the carbon footprints of major sporting events.

Odor-free Sepura makes home composting easier than ever

Feb 19, 2020: If you’ve ever wanted to start composting at home but got put off by the hassle and the smell, the Sepura could be the sustainable solution you’ve been looking for.

Hello Wood unveils a tiny cabin that sleeps up to 8 people

Feb 19, 2020: For those social butterflies who believe that getting back to nature doesn't have to mean sacrificing time with friends, Hello Wood has created the beautiful Grand Cabin.

Bamboo electric bike is designed for Kathmandu locals and tourists

Feb 19, 2020: The bike helps people travel easier and reduces air pollution.

Cobalt supply can meet demand for electric vehicle and electronics batteries

Feb 19, 2020: Greater use of electric vehicles might be good for the environment, but further growth hinges on continued availability of critical battery components such as cobalt. Cell phones and other electronics also depend on the element's availability. Supplies of the metal are adequate in the short term, but shortages could develop down the road if refining and recycling aren't ramped up or made more efficient, according to new research.

Mixed-signal hardware security thwarts powerful electromagnetic attacks

Feb 19, 2020: A team has developed technology to use mixed-signal circuits to embed critical information that is suppressed at a lower level.

New world record for conversion of solar energy to electricity using quantum dots

Feb 18, 2020: Researchers have set a world record for the conversion of solar energy to electricity via the use of tiny nanoparticles called 'quantum dots'. The technology has a huge range of potential applications, including the possibility to use it as a flexible, transparent skin to power cars, planes, homes and wearable technology.

Improving the electrical and mechanical properties of carbon-nanotube-based fibers

Feb 18, 2020: Researchers recently developed a technique that can be used to build carbon-nanotube-based fibers by creating chemical crosslinks. The technique improves the electrical and mechanical properties of these materials.

Should Pattern Energy Shareholders Vote Against the Merger?

Feb 18, 2020: by Tom Konrad Ph.D., CFA This morning, hedge fund Water Island Capital called on Pattern Energy (PEGI) Shareholders to vote against the merger with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Water Island claims the merger is undervalued compared to the recently surging prices of other Yieldcos, and that PEGI would be trading at over […]…

Advance in next-generation lithium metal batteries

Feb 18, 2020: A research team has developed a way to address a major safety issue with lithium metal batteries - an innovation that could make high-energy batteries more viable for next-generation energy storage.

LEED Gold-targeted office mimics High Line via lush greenery

Feb 18, 2020: New York City’s award-winning High Line has attracted yet another sculptural building to its side—512 West 22nd Street, a contemporary Chelsea office building that takes cues from the elevated park with landscaped terraces on every floor. Designed by local architecture firm COOKFOX Architects, the new building is inspired by not only its proximity to the High Line, but also the neighborhood’s industrial history.

Green-roofed brick home 'disappears' into the landscape

Feb 18, 2020: Built into a sloped hill, the brick-clad and aptly named Sloped Villa uses an expansive green roof to help the house "disappear" into its serene natural setting.

Meet the urban planner responsible for San Francisco's car-free Market Street

Feb 18, 2020: Downtown San Francisco is putting pedestrians first. Inhabitat spoke with an urban planner at Perkins and Will about the car-free Market Street project.

Craft beer waste saves Montana town $1M for wastewater treatment

Feb 18, 2020: A Montana town has found a money-saving solution to its sewage and wastewater treatment expenses, thanks to a nearby craft brewery.

Ultrasound device improves charge time and run time in lithium batteries

Feb 18, 2020: Researchers have developed an ultrasound-emitting device that brings lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, one step closer to commercial viability. Although the research team focused on LMBs, the device can be used in any battery, regardless of chemistry.