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Jun 01, 2020

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What Utilities Can Learn from Mover Behavior | Energy Central

Jun 1, 2020: I shared this with the Customer Care Community Group. Thought it would be of interest here as well!

The Future of Energy: Selling Cents by KwH are Over | Energy Central

Jun 1, 2020: Hi,  Here is a link to an article I shared with the Clean Power Professionals Group that I thought would be of interest to this group as well as its about ALL the energy stakeholders of the future. …

Pilot would see utilities front the cost of energy efficiency projects

Jun 1, 2020: Ameren Missouri hopes to target 1,000 of its least efficient residential energy users through a program called Pay As You Save that would front customers with the initial cost of energy efficiency projects.Under the proposed program, Ameren would pay the upfront cost and then recover its investment over time through an add-on to the customer’s monthly bill. Expectations are that the..

Energy Utilities Need a Digital Resilience Strategy

Jun 1, 2020: Climate change is impacting weather in unpredictable ways. This is making utilities' operations more difficult. Weather patterns are changing, so users' consumption wobbles around. Places that have severe storms are being hit harder and more often, and even countries with mild conditions are finding unusual fluctuations happening.Utilities are aware of this. However many of them do not..

3/4/20 Google's Search for 24x7 carbon-free energy - Michael Terrell

Jun 1, 2020: This presentation provides an inside look at Google's 24x7 carbon free strategy. Also mentions the influence of Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance and Google's preferences to work in deregulated markets. Worthwhile and informative.Rrrroooolllll TIDE!

EDF plans vast hydrogen production at UK nuclear plants | Recharge

Jun 1, 2020: Not a brand new link but with all the current talk around hydrogen perhaps one worth re-visiting?Dr Massey and I revisit Hydrogen: …

Energy Central Power Perspectives™: Welcome Jay Shaw, New Expert in the Clean Power Community

Jun 1, 2020: For observers of the energy transition working in and around the utility industry, it’s pretty undeniable that recent years and moving into the future have been some of the most exciting times to work in the area of clean power. While there’s much debate still raging on about the merits of various clean energy technologies, appropriate strategies from a market and regulatory..

Monash team publishes Ammonia Economy Roadmap - Ammonia Energy Association

Jun 1, 2020: Ammonia-economy roadmap. Interested? Ammonia and Hydrogen Professional groupGen2 ammonia production, employing electrolyzers to produce hydrogen from water using renewable electricity, might still use the Haber-Bosch plant, but the product will have a completely different cost structure. This will be driven by renewable electricity prices, the capital costs of..

Digitizing the Grid (1/2): Energy Trading - Redefining Energy Podcast

Jun 1, 2020: Episode 26: Gerard Reid and Laurent Segalen explore the multifaceted aspects of the Digitization of the Grid.  We welcome Marcel Steinbach, Head of Energy Market Design and Regulatory Strategy at BDEW, the German Energy Association. BDEW is instrumental in shaping and structuring Energy markets, at the German and European levels. After 20 years of gradual but relentless improvements..

Living Building Challenge-targeted Watershed improves Seattles water quality

Jun 1, 2020: Watershed aggressively reduces its energy and water usage compared to conventional construction of the same size.

Factbox: Asian countries accelerate hydrogen plans with policies and projects | S&P Global Platts

Jun 1, 2020: Countries in the Asia Pacific region, such as India, Japan, South Korea, China and Australia, are planning to set up projects as well as speed up policy formulation, as they step up efforts to make hydrogen. Dr Massey and I revisit hydrogen: …

States sue over Trump administration's fuel efficiency rollback

Jun 1, 2020: Twenty-three states and Washington, D.C. have sued the Trump administration over rollbacks in fuel-efficiency standards, citing poor science and threats to public health.

Qatar to create 16 sustainable floating hotels for World Cup

Jun 1, 2020: As construction of the Lusail International Stadium continues, Qatar, the country set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is also beginning to address the impending question of crowd accommodation. The massive number of fans traveling to the Middle East to enjoy the soccer competition will need a place to stay.

Researchers develop viable sodium battery

Jun 1, 2020: Researchers have created a sodium-ion battery that holds as much energy and works as well as some commercial lithium-ion battery chemistries, making for a potentially viable battery technology out of abundant and cheap materials. The team reports one of the best results to date for a sodium-ion battery.

Paper-thin gallium oxide transistor handles more than 8,000 volts

May 29, 2020: Electrical engineers created a gallium oxide-based transistor that can handle more than 8,000 volts. The transistor could lead to smaller and more efficient electronic systems that control and convert electric power -- a field of study known as power electronics -- in electric cars, locomotives and airplanes. In turn, this could help improve how far these vehicles can travel.

Smart windows that self-illuminate on rainy days

May 29, 2020: A research team develops self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors. Applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care and safety management.

Green design and history meld at unique Delas Frres Winery

May 29, 2020: A recent passion project with a dedication to earth-friendly practices resulted in the conversion of a historical landscape into the Delas Frères Winery in the Rhone Valley, France.

New rules allow hunting of Alaskan bear cubs and wolf pups

May 29, 2020: The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are easing hunting rules on some of Alaska's national preserves and at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Conservation groups have criticized the new rules as cruel and extreme.

These prefab micro-apartments are made of shipping containers

May 29, 2020: Thanks to Containerwerk, a local building firm that specializes in upgrading used shipping containers with a new and unique insulation process, the My Home housing project offers a sustainable alternative to traditional building techniques.

Robert De Niro and partners to open a garden hotel in Poland

May 29, 2020: If a glimpse into history is on your bucket list, a stay at the soon-to-open Nobu hotel in Poland can help put a check in that column.

GoSun Flow is a portable water purifier and sanitation station powered by solar

May 28, 2020: The GoSun Flow portable solar sink and shower couldn’t have come at a better time.

Why are toothbrushes so hard to recycle?

May 28, 2020: Dentists tell us to use three or four toothbrushes per year, but most end up in landfills. How can we recycle or reuse our best tools for dental health?

UK residents enjoying record low emissions

May 28, 2020: By now, almost everybody has heard about record low CO2 emissions brought on by coronavirus lockdowns. But new data shows not only that the U.K.'s emissions are the lowest they've been since the 1920s, but there's reason to hope they might not shoot back up to pre-pandemic rates as soon as life returns to quasi-normal.

New map exposes secrets of Antarctica's green snow

May 28, 2020: Antarctica’s peculiar green snow is spreading.

UNStudio to transform Gyeongdo Island into a sustainable tourism destination

May 28, 2020: The project celebrates the island's natural beauty.

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May 28, 2020: Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - May 28, 2020 ( Newswire) Investor Ideas, a global investor news source covering mining and metals stocks releases a sector snapshot on silver stocks featuring First Majestic Silver Corp. (NYSE: AG) (TSX: FR.TO).

Airy Santa Monica Canyon home embraces views of nature and art

May 27, 2020: Reclaimed materials, a world-class art collection and an indoor/outdoor lifestyle combine in this recently completed Los Angeles residence designed by Santa Monica-based firm Conner + Perry Architects. Built for Los Angeles natives, this luxurious four-bedroom family home with large windows and a natural material palette was thoughtfully inserted into a wooded Santa Monica Canyon.

Coal's Decline Continues with 13 Plant Closures Announced in 2020

May 27, 2020: The fuel is increasingly uncompetitive with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy -- Read more on…

Italy's Relaunch Decree helps homeowners install solar photovoltaic systems for free

May 27, 2020: Relaunch Decree offers homeowners in Italy free solar power systems.

An abandoned Chinese village is reborn as an interactive art destination

May 27, 2020: The recently completed Holland-Dafang Creative Village transformed a dilapidated village into a new hub for the arts.

Green-roofed villa blends into a Costa Rican jungle landscape

May 27, 2020: Hidden in the lush mountains of Costa Rica is Atelier Villa, a green-roofed residence that opens up to gorgeous surroundings.

"Wither" artistically represents deforestation in the Amazon

May 27, 2020: While all eyes are on the national and international headlines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears no one is watching and protecting the rainforest, which is experiencing a "newly deforested area" that is "71% larger" than previous records, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Babylon Bridge features hanging gardens over the Seine

May 26, 2020: Inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the proposed bridge would be covered with greenery on multiple levels.

LEED Platinum-certified Half Moon Bay Library targets net-zero energy

May 26, 2020: At three times the size of its predecessor with a recently minted LEED Platinum certification, California’s Half Moon Bay Library is an impressive community resource in more ways than one.

Heatherwick Studio completes nature-filled EDEN apartments in Singapore

May 26, 2020: Greenery spills down the sides of EDEN, a nature-filled apartment building in the historic Newton district of Singapore.

Montreal unveils plans for award-winning Biodiversity Corridor

May 26, 2020: Following decades of car-oriented growth that replaced swaths of greenery with asphalt, the city of Montreal is attempting to bring nature back.

Solar Growth Drives SinglePoint (OTCQB: SING) to Achieve a 300% Increase in Q1 Revenue

May 26, 2020: PHOENIX, AZ - May 26, 2020 ( Newswire) SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) Financial Highlights…

Designers propose sustainable housing in response to COVID-19 lifestyle changes

May 26, 2020: In response to how COVID-19 continues to reshape our lives, Studio BELEM proposes a live/work housing scheme.

Off-grid bamboo bungalow embraces nature in Thailand

May 25, 2020: Set approximately 1,200 meters above sea level in a rural area, the remote property has no electricity, water supply or even other buildings nearby. As a result, the architects created TREE Sukkasem VILLA, a self-sustaining home that combines traditional Thai design and contemporary elements.

Geothermal-powered dorm minimizes its carbon footprint in Quebec

May 25, 2020: The new dorm complements the boarding school's existing architecture while raising the bar for sustainable design.

How to make vegetable broth with scraps to reduce food waste

May 22, 2020: Get ready to make flavorful, comforting recipes with this tutorial on how to make your own broth to reduce food waste.

Migrating monarch butterflies get the right-of-way in new agreement

May 22, 2020: A new nationwide right-of-way agreement aims to protect migrating monarch butterflies.

Moving Forward Sustainably - Verizon Publishes 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

May 22, 2020: May 22, 2020 ( Newswire) Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) announced the publication of its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report…

U.S. rabbit populations contend with lethal virus, RHDV2

May 22, 2020: Wildlife officials recently announced outbreaks of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Type 2 (RHDV2) ravaging Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and California. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) deems RHDV2 as seriously contagious and nearly always fatal amongst domestic and wild rabbit species and their close relatives, hares and pikas.

Ancient Mayan-inspired Casa Merida operates off the grid in Mexico

May 22, 2020: The self-sufficient Casa Merida stays naturally cool, unlike its neighbors that rely heavily on AC.

LEED-seeking apartments house formerly homeless families in San Francisco

May 22, 2020: The development is not only a champion of humanitarian architecture but also embodies sustainable principles including high-density living and energy-efficient design.

Next-generation solar cells pass strict international tests

May 21, 2020: A cost-effective method to stabilise perovskite solar cells could soon see them become commercially viable.

Tiny minimalist cabin in the Pyrenees uses natural materials

May 21, 2020: Don't let the simple aesthetic of this cabin fool you! The Weekend Shelter by Agora Arquitectura conceals a powerhouse of passive design.

Crowds fill national park for Yellowstone reopening

May 21, 2020: As visitors poured in on May 18, cars with license plates from all over the country filled parking lots and hardly a mask was in sight.

US renewables hit milestone in surpassing coal output

May 21, 2020: Both the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysts (IEEFA) have revealed that, from March 25th through May 3rd, utility-scale solar, wind and hydropower collectively generated more electricity than coal! This record 40-day timespan has edged over 2019's run of 38 days when U.S. renewables first beat coal last year.