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Aug 15, 2020

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Incentivizing Sustainability from Cities to Suburbs

Aug 15, 2020: It’s well-known that in the fight against climate change, there are no easy answers. To make our world sustainable, we have to understand the impact that corporations, cities, suburbs, and individuals have on our carbon footprint. We have to get creative and work together if we want to prevent further environmental devastation.As more and more people gravitate away from rural areas and..

Power Plant Items: August 13, 2020

Aug 15, 2020: This is a list of public-source items on developments in power plant construction and retirements, generally updated on Thursdays. If you have comments or have an item to add to an upcoming list, please contact me. For the time being this is an experiment.  If you find it useful let me know.  Thanks.Note: The initial source for many of these items is Energy News Network..

Empowering the Value of Renewables: DC Lighting is the Key Component of an Optimized DC Microgrid Solution:

Aug 15, 2020: THERE ARE several factors driving local, regional, and national electricity distribution towards direct current (DC); the implications of DC lighting are enormous in the paradigm of building  power value, the growth of new and renewable technologies, and the positive economic, energy, and environmental impact yielded.  Here are the 10 top reasons why it makes sense…Empower..

After Pipeline Rejection, New York Must Chart a New Energy Path - Rocky Mountain Institute

Aug 15, 2020: Re: proposals for new gas infrastructure in National Grid's NY territory.   The least cost option for New Yorkers is one that addresses capacity planning AND New York's climate targets, through efficiency, electrification, and demand flexibility.

Japanese shipping firms sign deal to develop ammonia-fuelled marine vessel

Aug 14, 2020: Japanese shipping firms sign deal to develop ammonia-fuelled marine vessel.This joint R&D aims not only to utilise ammonia as a marine fuel, but also to establish methods for the mass transportation and supply of ammonia and to become a solution for introducing a mixed combustion of ammonia into coal-fired power stations operated by Japanese electric power companies.Ammonia and..

The Pros and Cons of Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Backup Generators

Aug 14, 2020: According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), for durations above 12 hours, hydrogen has an economic advantage over batteries, despite the fact that batteries have a higher round-trip efficiency. Maybe fuel cells, instead of batteries, will become the new peaker plants. …

Study Quantifies Rise in Energy Demand as Temperatures Soar

Aug 14, 2020: Higher heat stress in Delhi this summer combined with thermal discomfort in poorly designed buildings and increased dependence on air conditioning upset the energy budget. Every degree rise in the heat index resulted in a 187 MW increase in electricity demand.

What Should Your Utility Do When Faced With a Stubborn News Outlet?

Aug 14, 2020: What should you do when you’re trying to place important news in a key news outlet – and that outlet isn’t interested?Do note that a news outlet is never obligated to print or air something you want printed or aired, so accept the very real possibility that you may not win the battle.But there are some things that you can do to possibly end up on the winning side or at least..

SUNY New Paltz Engineering Innovation Hub achieves LEED Gold

Aug 14, 2020: In New York’s Hudson Valley region, the public liberal arts college SUNY New Paltz has earned a LEED Gold certification award for its newly completed Engineering Innovation Hub building.

Rare large blue butterflies reintroduced in Gloucestershire

Aug 14, 2020: Rare large blue butterflies just experienced their most substantial reintroduction into the wild. About 750 of the globally endangered butterflies successfully hatched from larvae and flapped around Rodborough Common in Gloucestershire this summer.

Earth Overshoot Day comes 3 weeks later this year

Aug 14, 2020: Earth Overshoot Day will fall on August 22.

Green Liberty Bond's $16 Million Inaugural Issuance Sells Out

Aug 14, 2020: Rocky Hill, Conn. - August 14, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Last month, the Connecticut Green Bank successfully sold-out of its inaugural Green Liberty Bond offering of $16,795,000 to retail and institutional investors in Connecticut and across the country.

Wild in Africa jewelry supports wildlife conservation charities

Aug 14, 2020: While healing from an injury in Nairobi, Shannon Wild found comfort in making beaded bracelets. She turned this passion into a new business.

Mightly kids clothing is GOTS- and Fair Trade-certified

Aug 14, 2020: Mightly's new clothing are made with organic, fair-trade cotton.

Breaking Cleantech Stock News: dynaCERT (TSX: DYA.TO) Covered by GBC AG Investment Research Analyst Report

Aug 14, 2020: TORONTO - August 14, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) dynaCERT Inc. (TSX VENTURE: DYA) (OTCQX: DYFSF) (FRA: DMJ) ("dynaCERT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that GBC AG Investment Research of Germany has published a Research Analyst Report on dynaCERT.

SEWC PRESS RELEASE: N.C. Commerce Announces Award for OSW Studies

Aug 14, 2020: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13th, 2020Media Contact: Jaime Simmons, Southeastern Wind Coalition, (614) 596-2113, jaimes@sewind.orgRaleigh, N.C. – We are excited to announce that the North Carolina Department of Commerce has selected a team led by BVG Associates to assist in developing a strategic roadmap that will guide the state’s efforts in..

Transmission Accomplished: Monthly Digest of the Top Content Submitted to the Transmission Professionals Group in Energy Central- August 14, 2020

Aug 14, 2020: For all the updates, investments, and innovation going on in how and where power is both generated and consumed, a key item that sometimes gets overlooked by popular media is the middle step—how said generated power will be transported to its final destination for us.But not here—not in the Transmission Professionals Group!As the following ‘Transmission Accomplished’..

Efficient low-cost system for producing power at night

Aug 13, 2020: Researchers have designed an off-grid, low-cost modular energy source that can efficiently produce power at night. The system uses commercially available technology and could eventually help meet the need for nighttime lighting in urban areas or provide lighting in developing countries.

PriestmanGoode designs sustainable, plastic-free takeout containers

Aug 13, 2020: PriestmanGoode has designed a durable, endlessly reusable takeaway container for restaurants and homes alike.

Buyer’s Guide to New York Community Solar

Aug 13, 2020: By Ishaan Goel WHY COMMUNITY SOLAR? A home solar system is a great investment, with financial returns far in excess of any financial investment that has comparable risk. It’s also a tangible step a homeowner can take to help the environment.   Unfortunately, most New Yorkers (and Americans in general) can’t install home solar.  They may […] The post Buyer’s Guide to New York Community Solar appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Community Solar Providers In NYSEG Territory

Aug 13, 2020: See the Buyer’s Guide to New York Community Solar for details on how New York community solar works and lists for other utility territories. VENDOR NAME PRICING STRUCTURE ADDITIONAL DETAILS SPECIAL OFFERS Abundant Solar Power 10% discount subscription model Contract to be signed Astral Power 10% discount subscription model (Broker for solar farms) 12 month […] The post Community Solar Providers In NYSEG Territory appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Community Solar Providers In National Grid Territory

Aug 13, 2020: See the Buyer’s Guide to New York Community Solar for details on how New York community solar works and lists for other utility territories. VENDOR NAME PRICING STRUCTURE ADDITIONAL DETAILS SPECIAL OFFERS Abundant Solar Power 10% discount subscription model Contract to be signed Amp Energy Mostly 10% subscription model 12-month contract with auto-renew option, termination […] The post Community Solar Providers In National Grid Territory appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Community Solar Providers In PSEG Territory

Aug 13, 2020: See the Buyer’s Guide to New York Community Solar for details on how New York community solar works and lists for other utility territories. PRICING STRUCTURE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS SPECIAL OFFERS HarvestPower Solar Subscription model with a discount from utility rate Estimated 15-30% savings with no out-of-pocket expenses SUNation Short-term and long-term contracts to pay a […] The post Community Solar Providers In PSEG Territory appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Community Solar Providers In Central Hudson Territory

Aug 13, 2020: See the Buyer’s Guide to New York Community Solar for details on how New York community solar works and lists for other utility territories. VENDOR NAME PRICING STRUCTURE ADDITIONAL DETAILS SPECIAL OFFERS Ampion 10% discount subscription model Free cancellation at any time, excess credit is banked $50 donation to local sustainability fund Astral Power 10% […] The post Community Solar Providers In Central Hudson Territory appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Community Solar Providers In ConEd Territory

Aug 13, 2020: See the Buyer’s Guide to New York Community Solar for details on how New York community solar works and lists for other utility territories. VENDOR NAME PRICING STRUCTURE ADDITIONAL DETAILS SPECIAL OFFERS Ampion 10% discount subscription model Free cancellation at any time, excess credit is banked Astral Power 10% discount subscription model (Broker for solar […] The post Community Solar Providers In ConEd Territory appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Community Solar Providers In Rochester Gas and Electric Territory

Aug 13, 2020: See the Buyer’s Guide to New York Community Solar for details on how New York community solar works and lists for other utility territories. VENDOR LINK PRICING STRUCTURE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS SPECIAL OFFERS Ampion 10% discount subscription model Free cancellation at any time, excess credit is banked Astral Power 10% discount subscription model 12 month term, […] The post Community Solar Providers In Rochester Gas and Electric Territory appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Community Solar Providers In Orange and Rockland Territory

Aug 13, 2020: See the Buyer’s Guide to New York Community Solar for details on how New York community solar works and lists for other utility territories. VENDOR NAME PRICING STRUCTURE ADDITIONAL DETAILS SPECIAL OFFERS IPP Solar Integration LLC 10% discount subscription model – Clearway Community Solar 10% discount subscription model Cancellation free if replacement found or with […] The post Community Solar Providers In Orange and Rockland Territory appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

North Carolina denies permit for extension of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Aug 13, 2020: A key water permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline extension has been denied.

COVID-19 Accelerates the Energy Transition: Adapt or Perish

Aug 13, 2020: BOSTON, MA - August 13, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The past year has been an unprecedented time, with COVID-19 having an immediate and significant impact on all aspects of the energy sector.

Migratory birds triumph over Trump administration

Aug 13, 2020: A federal judge strikes down the Trump administration's move to rewrite the Migratory Treaty Bird Act.

Stefano Boeri proposes SUPERVERDE urban greening modules

Aug 13, 2020: These green modules could increase biodiversity, decrease the urban heat island effect and demineralize soils.

Chipotle debuts surprising new venture: sustainable clothing

Aug 13, 2020: Stop thinking of Chipotle as just another restaurant and start thinking of it as a great new clothing line. The well-known Mexican chain has launched Chipotle Goods, a line of sustainable clothing made with responsibly-sourced materials.

Researchers make green chemistry advance with new catalyst for reduction of carbon dioxide

Aug 13, 2020: Researchers have made a key advance in the green chemistry pursuit of converting the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into reusable forms of carbon via electrochemical reduction.

How Everland is changing the eco-retreat scene

Aug 12, 2020: It's time to escape to Everland for family- and eco-friendly fun.

Indigenous Amazon communities use tech to protect the forest

Aug 12, 2020: Indigenous communities in Brazil leverage technology to protect the Amazon and its resources. For a long time, Indigenous communities have protected the forest from illegal loggers and poachers.

Recovery Stalls as Few Clean Energy Employees Return to Work in July

Aug 12, 2020: WASHINGTON - August 12, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Despite nationwide reopenings, job recovery in the U.S. clean energy sector slowed to a trickle in July.

Cod are disappearing due to global warming

Aug 12, 2020: Cod lovers might have to change their preferences soon. According to new research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, global warming may cause a decline in cod populations. Cod thrive in cool water, and global warming pushes the species to the brink of extinction.

Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage

Aug 12, 2020: Engineering professors and their students have been working for years on creating improved energy storage materials from sustainable sources, such as glass bottles, beach sand, Silly Putty, and portabella mushrooms. Now they have turned plastic soda bottles into a nanomaterial for use in batteries. Though they don't store as much energy as lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors made with the material can charge much faster.

Countries transitioning to zero carbon should look at more than technology cost

Aug 12, 2020: A 'one-size-fits-all' approach to producing cleaner energy based on cost alone could create social inequalities, finds a new study.

Meet eBussy, the new modular, electric truck-to-van

Aug 12, 2020: The eBussy doesn't look like your typical electric vehicle. This innovative creation offers more than you might expect!

Governor Inslee receives "U.S. Wind Champion Award"

Aug 12, 2020: Washington D.C. - August 12, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today recognized Governor Jay Inslee (D-Washington) for his exemplary support of American wind power, which represents billions of dollars in investments in Washington and helped the state reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2 million metric tons last year alone.

Breaking Cleantech Stock News: dynaCERT (TSX: DYA.TO) Granted Highest Smart Sustainable Company Rating Seal

Aug 12, 2020: TORONTO - August 12, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) dynaCERT Inc. (TSX VENTURE: DYA) (OTCQX: DYFSF) (FRA: DMJ) ("dynaCERT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received the Smart Sustainable Company Rating Seal based on the results of the rigorous analysis of Triple-A Analytics GmbH of Austria ("Triple-A").

The Lookout House celebrates site's volcanic history

Aug 12, 2020: When Faulkner Architects was asked to design a house on a spectacular site in Truckee, California, the Placer County-based design practice allowed the beautiful landscape to dictate the design. The contemporary home, aptly named Lookout House for its views, emphasizes indoor/outdoor living with its full-height glazing and natural material palette.

Scientists propose method for eliminating damaging heat bursts in fusion device

Aug 12, 2020: Researchers discover a technique for widening the windows of plasma current to enhance suppression of edge localized modes (ELMs) that can damage tokamak facilities.

Time to Ride the Solar Coaster

Aug 11, 2020: August 11, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Sophic Capital details why UGE International is investment-worthy given current conditions in the renewable energy markets.

Testbeds repurposes architectural mockups into community assets in NYC

Aug 11, 2020: The project will reuse luxury real estate mockup structures as garden buildings, sheds, classrooms and more.

Cleantech Stock News: Capstone Turbine (NASDAQ: $CPST) New York Distribution Partners' Customers Power Through Tropical Storm Isaias

Aug 11, 2020: VAN NUYS, CA - August 11, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (NASDAQ:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that its New York tri-state area microturbine systems designed for stand-alone operation continued to operate during and after Tropical Storm Isaias slammed into the area last week.

ZHA creates modular, low-carbon housing platform for Roatn Prspera

Aug 11, 2020: Clients can virtually plan their modular, low-carbon and even net-zero homes.

This energy-efficient home in Spain has a rainwater-fed infinity pool

Aug 11, 2020: Find Casa Palerm on the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca, located in the Spanish Mediterranean.

Lloyd Spencer, President and CEO of Deep Green Waste & Recycling (OTC: DGWR), is Featured in a New Interview at SmallCapVoice.com

Aug 11, 2020: AUSTIN, Texas - August 11, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) SmallCapVoice.com ("SCV"), Inc. and Deep Green Waste & Recycling, Inc. (OTC PINK: DGWR) ("the Company"), a sustainable waste and recycle management services company, today announced that Company President and CEO, Lloyd Spencer, is featured in a new audio interview at SmallCapVoice.com.