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Sep 29, 2020

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Largest cement company commits to science-based net zero targets

Sep 29, 2020: LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest cement manufacturer, has become the first such company to adopt science-based carbon emissions net zero targets, joining 290 industrial companies committed to working with the Science Based Targets initiative to limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C.  …

Climate Policies: Standing in the Shadows of a 6 to 3 Supreme Court

Sep 29, 2020: Long after Trump is a footnote in history, his impact on the environment will still be felt. For progressives and moderates alike, the horrors of a Trump presidency are cloaked in judicial robes. Trump, in consort with the Senate Republicans, will have appointed nearly one in four federal judges and most probably three of nine justices on the US Supreme Court by the end of his first..

Digital twins: Taking the next digital step

Sep 29, 2020: The past few years have seen the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) evolve from a theoretical way for operations and plants to become more efficient to a digital reality in the way utilities operate on a day-to-day basis. From equipment monitoring to smart meter applications – and everything in between – sensors, the data they produce, and the smart applications these connected..

FERC 2222 Drives Energy Transformation for Customers

Sep 29, 2020: Check out the not-so-obvious winners of FERC 2222. 👇…

Overcoming hydrogen hype

Sep 29, 2020: The article begins with a question it never answers, with the mysterious assumption enthusiasm alone can hasten decarbonization.If only it were that easy.But when powering a single steel factory with "green" hydrogen would require a 6GW wind farm - four times the size of the world's largest, and a steady supply of wind - it seems obvious that..

Utility digitalization: a new strategy to interact with customers

Sep 29, 2020: The ongoing rate structure for the residential sector has been based on kWh only for about a century. It made sense. The available technology (meters) was electromechanical, reliable and cost effective. And for customers is a really simple solution.These days when smart meters are quite cheap it is high time for a change. I mean the way utilities charge their customers. As opposed to the..

How California's Environmental Mandates Led to Blackouts

Sep 28, 2020: This is a balanced view of the mismanagement of energy resources in California. …


Sep 28, 2020: Have you ever put yourself in the shoes of the 2.5 billion people worldwide who have little or no access to reliable, affordable energy? Lack of energy means lack of basic necessities such as food, water, health care, and education. But lack of energy also means lack of progress on empowerment of women, mass migrations, political corruption, and fighting pandemics. We know the impact of energy..

Covid-19 pandemic puts a spotlight on Renewable Energy

Sep 28, 2020: Covid-19 pandemic puts a spotlight on Renewable EnergyArticle written by me on how Covid-19 in India has pushed for more use of Renewable Energy. I welcome your feedback. Thank you for reading.

DHL decarbonizes all 'less-than-container' load shipments in Ocean Freight globally

Sep 28, 2020: Newark - September 28, 2020 ( Newswire) DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, will be neutralizing the carbon emissions of all less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments from January 1, 2021.

HoekHome gives furniture a sustainable makeover

Sep 28, 2020: Thanks to modern furniture companies such as HoekHome, furniture assembly has changed. You can assemble HoekHome's click-together furniture with no tools other than your hands.

Fuel Cell Stock News Bites: Ballard (NASDAQ: $BLDP) (TSX: $BLDP.TO) and MAHLE to Collaborate on Fuel Cell Propulsion Systems for Heavy - and Medium-Duty Trucks

Sep 28, 2020: VANCOUVER, CANADA and STUTTGART, GERMANY - September 28, 2020 ( Newswire) Fuel Cell Stock News Bites - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced an agreement to collaborate with MAHLE, a leading international development partner and Tier 1 supplier to the commercial vehicle and automotive industry…

Trump administration appoints climate change deniers to NOAA

Sep 28, 2020: The Trump administration has already appointed one climate change denier to NOAA this month and is set to appoint another.

ASOS launches first circular fashion collection

Sep 28, 2020: This fall, online retailer ASOS is launching its first collection of circular fashions.

The durable Solo New York backpack can accompany all of your adventures

Sep 28, 2020: We tested the Re:vive Mini Backpack on a number of outdoor adventures. Here's how it held up.

COVID-19 pandemic is opportune time to bolster renewable energy growth, reveals GlobalData

Sep 28, 2020: September 28, 2020 ( Newswire) The global power sector has witnessed a shift in capacity additions from conventional power sources to renewables.

Third Nature imagines a zero-emission regenerative city district in Bergen

Sep 28, 2020: An old logistics port and ferry terminal in Bergen, Norway has been reimagined into an inspiring zero-emission district.

Solar Stock News: SinglePoint (OTCQB: SING) Subsidiary Estimates Nearly 20% Increase in Revenue and Almost 60% Gross Margins, Up Significantly From Q2 2020

Sep 28, 2020: PHOENIX - September 28, 2020 ( Newswire) SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) is pleased to announce Direct Solar America estimates revenue numbers increasing nearly 20% prior to the end of Q3 and achieving nearly 60% gross margins throughout the quarter, a phenomenal feat in the current business climate.

Con Edison Providing Smart Gas Detectors in Major Breakthrough For Customer Safety

Sep 28, 2020: NEW YORK – Con Edison is installing 376,000 smart-technology natural gas detectors for customers in New York City and Westchester County, providing an unprecedented level of protection against potentially dangerous leaks.The distribution of the detectors follows a successful pilot in which Con Edison provided 9,000 detectors. Those detectors sounded 250 alarms since the first..

HOH Cafe is a shipping container coffee shop hidden in a tranquil park

Sep 25, 2020: Tucked away into a forested area on the edge of Taiwan’s Zhubei City, the HOH Cafe is a shipping container coffee shop that offers a quiet respite for the area’s busy residents.

No new gas-powered cars by 2035, California governor says

Sep 25, 2020: California Governor Gavin Newsom's new executive order bans the sale of all new gasoline-powered cars and passenger trucks by 2035. After that, only zero-emissions new cars will be sold in the state of California. Californians will still be able to own, drive, buy and sell used cars that run on gas.

Record number of pilot whales get stranded, die in Tasmania

Sep 25, 2020: Over 380 long-finned pilot whales have been confirmed dead after nearly 500 were stranded on Tasmania's west coast.

How to make soy wax candles for a cozy, autumnal home

Sep 25, 2020: Learn how to make DIY soy candles for your home and to give as gifts.

North America power industry contracts down 23% in August 2020

Sep 25, 2020: September 25, 2020 ( Newswire) North America power industry contracts activity in August 2020 saw 55 contracts announced, marking a drop of 23% over the last 12-month average of 71…

Total deal highlights importance of solar and renewables integration for oil majors' transition, says GlobalData

Sep 25, 2020: September 25, 2020 ( Newswire) Following today's announcement of Total's deal to develop 3.3GW solar capacity in Spain…

Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center blends into the landscape

Sep 25, 2020: Petr Janda / brainwork studio has won an international competition with its design of the Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center, a proposed center that would service the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve located southeast of central Abu Dhabi.

JinkoSolar Shares Rise 21% on Q2 Earnings and Positive FY Outlook

Sep 24, 2020: September 24, 2020 ( Newswire) JinkoSolar shares established a new 52-week high after the company reported Q2/20 financial results that included a 22% increase in year-over-year total revenue.

Cleantech Stock News: Mullen Technologies (NASDAQ: $NETE) to Begin Construction of Electric Vehicle Pilot Facility, Pre-Orders Accepted Starting Oct. 1 for its MX-05 Fully Electric SUV

Sep 24, 2020: BREA, Calif. - September 24, 2020 ( Newswire) Mullen Technologies, Inc. ("Mullen" or the "Company"), an emerging electric vehicle ("EV") manufacturer and technology company, which previously announced a definitive agreement to merge with Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETE), in a stock-for-stock reverse merger in which Mullen's stockholders will receive a majority of the outstanding stock in the post-merger company, today announces it will begin build-out of its pilot manufacturing facility and start taking pre-orders of its MX-05 fully electric SUV on Oct. 1, 2020.

Cleantech Stock News: SPI Energy (NASDAQ: $SPI) Launches New Electric Vehicle Company Subsidiary

Sep 24, 2020: SANTA CLARA, CA - September 24, 2020 ( Newswire) SPI Energy Co., Ltd. ("SPI Energy" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:SPI), a global provider of photovoltaic ("PV") solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, announced the launch of EdisonFuture, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SPI Energy, to design and develop electric vehicles ("EV") and EV charging solutions.

The Heimplanet Travel Pack gets a sustainable new upgrade

Sep 24, 2020: Adventure luggage and tent company Heimplanet has given its popular travel pack a 2020 upgrade.

China plans to go carbon-neutral by 2060

Sep 24, 2020: China, the world’s biggest source of carbon dioxide, is aiming for carbon-neutrality by 2060.

Critical Antarctic glaciers are drifting away

Sep 24, 2020: The findings, which follow analyses of satellite imagery, indicate that a natural buffer that prevents the glaciers from breaking away is deteriorating at a rapid rate and could lead to destructive sea level rise.

Air pollution leads to increase in electricity usage

Sep 24, 2020: High levels of air pollution are forcing people inside to consume more electricity, subsequently causing even greater environmental problems by increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Indie comic book characters are brought to life as unique cardboard cutouts

Sep 24, 2020: After creating a life-size board game out of cardboard, Luanga ‘Lue’ Nuwame has combined his love of cardboard crafting with another passion — rare comic book action figures.

Global power industry tenders: Solar technology up 25% in August 2020

Sep 24, 2020: September 24, 2020 ( Newswire) Solar technology tenders activity in August 2020 saw 131 tenders announced, marking a rise of 25% over the last 12-month average of 105, according to GlobalData’s power industry tenders database.

New Tokyo Toilet Project designs public restrooms to foster inclusivity

Sep 24, 2020: Japan-based Nippon Foundation has launched its Tokyo Toilet Project to design and build new, inclusive public toilets at 17 different locations throughout the Shibuya district of Tokyo.

New brain cell-like nanodevices work together to identify mutations in viruses

Sep 24, 2020: Scientists have described a new nanodevice that acts almost identically to a brain cell. Furthermore, they have shown that these synthetic brain cells can be joined together to form intricate networks that can then solve problems in a brain-like manner.

5G wireless may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts

Sep 24, 2020: Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a new study on a controversial issue that has created anxiety among meteorologists.

Scientists develop forecasting technique that could help advance quest for fusion energy

Sep 23, 2020: An international group of researchers has developed a technique that forecasts how tokamaks might respond to unwanted magnetic errors. These forecasts could help engineers design fusion facilities that create a virtually inexhaustible supply of safe and clean fusion energy to generate electricity.

Cities That Spend the Most on Utilities

Sep 23, 2020: September 23, 2020 ( Newswire) According to data from the Census Bureau, the typical American family spends about $2,850 per year—or about 22 percent of total housing costs—on their utility bills.

From golf to gardens: Houston's new botanical garden opens

Sep 23, 2020: It's a loss for golfers but a big win for plant lovers. After decades in the planning stage, the Houston Botanic Garden finally opened September 18 on the former Glenbrook Golf Course in southeast Houston. The garden serves as yet another draw for locals and visitors to explore Sims Bayou, a watershed area near Hobby Airport that already includes miles of walking and biking trails and countless places to launch canoes.

Melting Florida panther statue highlights climate change

Sep 23, 2020: A sculpture of Florida panthers is melting in the sun to show the impacts of climate change.

This tiny device can scavenge wind energy from the breeze you make when you walk

Sep 23, 2020: Most of the wind available on land is too gentle to push commercial wind turbine blades, but now researchers have designed a kind of 'tiny wind turbine' that can scavenge wind energy from breezes as little as those created by a brisk walk. The method is a low-cost and efficient way of collecting light breezes as a micro-energy source.

Battery fires: Industry and research must work together for safer batteries

Sep 23, 2020: Fire safety issues with lithium-ion batteries could be addressed with better collaboration across sectors, experts have said.

New materials: A toggle switch for catalysis

Sep 23, 2020: A special material made of lanthanum, strontium, iron and oxygen can be switched back and forth between two different states: In one state the material is catalytically extremely active, in the other less so. The reason for this is the behavior of tiny iron nanoparticles on the surface. This finding should now make it possible to develop even better catalysts.

A multishot lensless camera in development could aid disease diagnosis

Sep 23, 2020: A new type of imaging does not require a lens and uses reconfigurable particle-based masks to take multiple shots of an object. The electric-field directed self-assembling mask technology is expected to have uses in lower-cost and faster disease diagnosis, the enhancement of optical microscopy, and may even lead to thinner cellphone technology.

NYC Metronome clock now displays deadline for irreversible global warming

Sep 23, 2020: The Climate Clock shows that we have about 7 years to stop irreversible effects of global warming.

The Redress Design Award is making sustainable fashion an industry standard

Sep 23, 2020: Redress has announced the 2020 winners for the Redress Design Award.

Garden House brings nature back to the city

Sep 23, 2020: The home “brings nature back to the city” with inviting outdoor areas for gathering with friends and neighbors.

Breaking Cleantech Stock News: dynaCERT (TSX: DYA.TO) Launches into the FreightTech Industry

Sep 23, 2020: TORONTO - September 23, 2020 ( Newswire) dynaCERT Inc. (TSX: DYA) (OTCQX: DYFSF) (FRA: DMJ) ("dynaCERT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its HydraLytica Technology, which measures fuel savings in real time for users of dynaCERT's proprietary HydraGEN Technology, is greatly escalating its scope of applications and utility to respond to the growing industry needs of Logistics companies and the broader Trucking Management software ecosystem. In so doing, dynaCERT is expanding into the FreightTech industry.