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Oct 19, 2020

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Off at BloombergNEF London Summit ... My Day 1 Takeaways.

Oct 20, 2020: After the 1st day 1 of the BloombergNEF #BNEFSummit in London, my personal takeaways;1 - When to pivot for Oil & Gas Majors?2 - #BlueHydrogen ... and it's role in the Energy Transition ...3 - #CarbonCapture (both #CCSS & #CCUS) ... we need these ...Have a view of the video and let me know any cooments.Kev.

Italy is Poised for a Renewable Energy Renaissance in 2021

Oct 20, 2020: New initiatives and technologies are pushing Italy to the forefront of carbon reduction within Europe. In 2018, renewable energy accounted for 18.9% of energy in the European Union. However, renewable energy use has varied between countries, which means that some countries vastly underperform on the sustainability index. Italy, in particular, stands to benefit from new policies focused on..

IRENA: Offshore Wind Capacity to Reach 228 GW by 2030 | Offshore Wind

Oct 20, 2020: Jaw dropping figures mentioned for offshore wind In the Crosswind; Offshore Wind and Hydrogen  …

FPL Hits Two-Year Mark for Underground Lines Pilot Program

Oct 19, 2020: Undergrounding is coming to a utility near you. Dominion, Pepco and Georgia Power have started major programs. FPL has a two year pilot. 2021 will bring many new opportunities and undergrounding will be among them.From the TDW article: “The Storm Secure Underground Program pilot is one of the many ways we demonstrate our commitment to continuously improving the safe and reliable power we..

Portland General Electric to close last remaining coal-fired power plant in Oregon

Oct 19, 2020: I added this post on "Energy Collective" group and it got moved... adding back to where I oiginally put itWith the closure of Boardman coal plant, Oregon will no longer have any in-state coal plants. Great news. Note: Oregon will still import coal from other Western states - primarily the remaining two units at the Colstrip plant in Montana. By..

Does solar energy need subsidy?

Oct 19, 2020: Does solar energy need subsidy?A typical solar energy project in Brazil has the following characteristics:1) Investment of  R$ 5 600/installed kW 2) Power production 150 kWh/month/kW installed3) Amortization,, at a rate of 1% per month, for 10 years, is R$ 80/month4) Equivalent to approximately R$ 0.5/kWh deliveredThe current national average tariff, including taxes, for the..

California Public Power

Oct 19, 2020: This post will look at the public utilities in California in two ways: by the numbers and by their character, and more specifically what differentiates them from the big three IOUs.

Are interconnection limitations an issue only in the Northeast, or have other US regions also had utility interconnection limitations?

Oct 19, 2020: I was reading this article about Massachusetts cluster study by National Grid. It said a lot of projects had to be halted due to the interconnection limitations of the grid. Is this an issue in all states, or just specific to Massachusetts?National Grid Releases Latest Results on Massachusetts Distributed... …

The Last Resort

Oct 19, 2020: An oceanic wave is destined to rise and then go down and dissolve into the ocean or break on the beach or rocks or wherever it might be. There is no wave that will keep rising endlessly and such is the case for the current wave of modernization that human civilization has been riding since the industrial revolution. The quest for endless economic growth, by whatever means, was based on..

Power to the People

Oct 19, 2020: NEW YORK – Con Edison customers have completed more than 33,000 solar installation projects with the capacity to produce 300 megawatts (MW) of renewable power—putting our customers on par with many of the largest utility-scale solar facilities in the United States and around the world. The solar panels Con Edison customers have installed avoided the CO2 emissions from 31,362,121..

Finnish stamps shine a harsh light on climate change

Oct 19, 2020: The Finnish Post wanted to get the memo out about the climate crisis, but instead of using the internet, it went old school with snail mail. A series of new postage stamps designed by Finnish studio Berry Creative sends the message using a ubiquitous product coupled with basic science.

Can robot dolphins replace real ones in marine parks?

Oct 19, 2020: Proponents of swimming with dolphins cite the thrill of feeling a human-animal connection that verges on spiritual and even claim health benefits like reducing stress and boosting T cells. Animal rights supporters claim that promoting dolphin swims is cruel, unnatural, unsafe for people, and ruins dolphin family life. But what if you could swim with robot dolphins?

What's on the Energy Storage Market Beside Lithium-ion Batteries? (Part 2)

Oct 19, 2020: October 19, 2020 ( Newswire) In the first part of this series of articles, an overview of the flow batteries characteristics has been provided, extrapolated from IDTechEx's recent report “Redox Flow Battery 2020-2030: Forecast, Challenges, Opportunities.

Win a National Park tour for 2 from Inhabitat!

Oct 19, 2020: We’re giving away park passes to Yosemite, Olympic and Zion National Parks plus $1,000 toward travel expenses. Enter for your chance to win!

10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2020: Spooked in October, but Trading Anyway

Oct 19, 2020: by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA Two of the cash covered puts in the 10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2020 model portfolio have now expired, and I am left with a difficult decision as to what to replace them with. As I discussed last month, I feel the market is overvalued given the economic impact of […] The post 10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2020: Spooked in October, but Trading Anyway appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Iconic Farnsworth House gets a conceptual, sustainable redesign

Oct 19, 2020: As a design exercise, California-based architecture firm Jeff Barrett Studio has reimagined Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Farnsworth House for the modern times with a sustainable redesign that includes onsite renewable energy and modular construction.

Architecture students design a LEED Platinum home with an ADU in Kansas

Oct 19, 2020: Every year as part of Studio 804, University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design graduate students design and build an energy-efficient home for the community — and this year’s home not only achieved LEED Platinum certification but also comes with an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to fight suburban sprawl.

Rising interest from corporate buyers in US means solar PV projects with capacity additions of more than 100MW are on the rise, says GlobalData

Oct 19, 2020: October 19, 2020 ( Newswire) The US solar photovoltaic (PV) landscape is witnessing a rise of increased corporate buyers…

100-year-old Buda Mill & Grain Co. has new life as a community gathering spot

Oct 16, 2020: Often, culture and community are so intertwined that one defines the other, as is the case with a rural town in Texas, where the residents embraced a dilapidated historic site, called the Buda Mill & Grain Co., and brought it back to life.

San Diego Zoo successfully clones an endangered Przewalskis horse

Oct 16, 2020: San Diego Zoo is now raising the world's first Przewalski’s horse clone.

New study finds eco-glitter just as damaging as ordinary glitter

Oct 16, 2020: Despite the promises and inflated price tag, biodegradable glitter ends up the same way as old-school glitter — wreaking havoc on aquatic ecosystems.

LEED Gold office in Austin offers wearables to promote employee wellness

Oct 16, 2020: The Texas Mutual Insurance Company's new headquarters in Austin, Texas's Mueller Development has earned both LEED Gold and Austin Energy Green Building 4-Star certifications in recognition of the building's energy-efficient design and focus on occupant wellness. Designed by Texan architecture firm Studio8 Architects, the four-story office building is notable for its adherence to the "Design for Active Occupants" LEED innovation strategy to prioritize a healthy and active workplace as opposed to the traditionally sedentary office environment.

Dream of an escape to the off-grid cabins in Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Oct 16, 2020: These off-grid cabins are elevated for minimal site impact.

Artist creates mesmerizing paintings using coal pollution from local streams

Oct 15, 2020: A group of artists, engineers and dedicated community members are finding ways to clean up local pollution and turn it into something meaningful.

The Great Barrier Reef has lost 50% of its corals to climate change

Oct 15, 2020: A recent study has revealed that corals of the Great Barrier Reef have more than halved since 1995.

Apple aims to save the environment, one wall charger at a time

Oct 15, 2020: If your new, boxed iPhone 12 feels a little light, that might be because it doesn’t contain a wall charger or earbuds.

Green-roofed theater in Shenzhen raises the bar for civic architecture

Oct 15, 2020: When the Pingshan District government in Shenzhen, China tapped OPEN Architecture to design the district’s first theater, the architects knew immediately that they wanted to create something different from the norm.

Sprinkled with power: How impurities enhance a thermoelectric material at the atomic level

Oct 15, 2020: Magnesium silicide (Mg2Si) is a thermoelectric material that can convert heat into electricity. Though it is known that adding antimony impurities enhances the performance of Mg2Si, the mechanisms underlying this effect are unclear. Now, scientists shed light on the effects of these impurities at the atomic level, taking us closer to arriving at a practical way of efficiently harvesting waste heat from cars and thermal power plants to produce clean energy.

New solar-powered townhome community opens in Sonoma County

Oct 15, 2020: Round Barn is a new townhome community composed of eco-friendly, solar-powered residences in Santa Rosa’s historic Fountaingrove neighborhood.

Solar Stock News: SinglePoint (OTCQB: SING) Subsidiary Signs Stellar Energy GP, Inc. a Leading Energy Storage Systems and Solar Company with More Than 15 Years of Experience

Oct 15, 2020: PHOENIX - October 15, 2020 ( Newswire) SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING) is pleased to announce the company's solar subsidiary Direct Solar of America has signed an agreement with Stellar Energy.

Royalties: a Financial Innovation for Renewable Energy

Oct 15, 2020: The following interview with RE Royalties (RE.V, RROYF) CEO Bernard Tan was conducted in September by Editor Tom Konrad.  Links and ticker symbols were not included in his original responses, but added by as a resource for readers. Q: What exactly is a renewable energy royalty? A renewable energy royalty is a stream […] The post Royalties: a Financial Innovation for Renewable Energy appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

How 2 gadgets are going to change China and the world

Oct 14, 2020: Two devices are helping to clear the air about pollution.

Physicists observe room-temperature superconductivity

Oct 14, 2020: Physicists have made a breakthrough in the long sought-after quest for a room-temperature superconductor, what they call the 'holy grail' of energy efficiency.

Scientists search for cause of mass marine die-off in Russia

Oct 14, 2020: Massive deaths of marine life off of the Russian Pacific Coast have left many scientists baffled.

World's largest Arctic expedition returns with grim news

Oct 14, 2020: After 13 months of collecting data, history's largest Arctic research expedition returned with grim news. "We witnessed how the Arctic Ocean is dying," mission leader Markus Rex told Agence-France Presse.

SOM designs a low-carbon waterfront community for Chinas most livable city

Oct 14, 2020: SOM’s proposal targets a low-carbon scheme that makes use of the region’s abundant natural resources — the sea and the sun — to generate renewable energy and reduce the development’s environmental footprint.

LEED Platinum-seeking home in Cincinnati asks $3.25 million

Oct 14, 2020: Near the border of Ohio and Kentucky, a stunning sustainable home has hit the market for $3,249,000.

Trump Administration Furthers Commitment to One Trillion Trees Initiative

Oct 14, 2020: WASHINGTON - October 14, 2020 ( Newswire) Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the One Trillion Trees Interagency Council (Council), which will be responsible for coordinating the Federal government's support of the global One Trillion Trees Initiative.

Mathematical tools predict if wave-energy devices stay afloat in the ocean

Oct 13, 2020: Ocean waves represent an abundant source of renewable energy. But to best use this natural resource, wave-energy converters need to be capable of physically handling ocean waves of different strengths without capsizing.

Vegan apple recipes for fall

Oct 13, 2020: Make the most of the season's harvest with these delicious vegan apple recipes.

Israel plans to enact a countrywide fur ban

Oct 13, 2020: Israel has announced plans to ban the use of animal fur and skin in the fashion industry.

Doc Antle is the latest Tiger King star to be indicted

Oct 13, 2020: In the latest "Tiger King" criminal news, Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been indicted on charges of wildlife trafficking and animal cruelty.

An award-winning forest tops the worlds first publicly accessible art depot

Oct 13, 2020: The Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen features a mirrored exterior topped with a forest and a rooftop restaurant.

Solar Stock News: UGE (TSXV: UGE) (OTCQB: UGEIF) Announces Q3 2020 Project Updates

Oct 13, 2020: Toronto, Ontario - October 13, 2020 ( Newswire) UGE International Ltd. (TSXV: UGE) (OTCQB: UGEIF) (the "Company" or "UGE"), a leader in the commercial and community solar sector, is pleased to announce the following operational updates from the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Record high values of peak power with picosecond generators

Oct 13, 2020: Powerful picosecond generators are in demand in various fields of experimental electrophysics to produce ultrashort electron beams and X-ray pulses in vacuum diodes and to form runaway electron flows in gases and researchers are constantly striving to obtain shorter and more powerful pulses. Scientists showed compact solid-state pulse generators could generate electrical pulses of less than one-billionth of a second in duration and up to 50 billion watts in power.

ZHAs sculptural "urban oasis" in Hong Kong to be LEED Platinum

Oct 13, 2020: At the heart of Hong Kong's central business district, the 36-story Murray Road project designed by Zaha Hadid Architects has broken ground — and its energy-efficient design has already earned the building LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum pre-certification along with the highest 3-Star rating of China's Green Building Rating Program.

Solar Stock News: Direct Solar of America Closes Transaction with Principals of Standard Eco Creating Framework for a Multi-State Solar Installation Network Beginning Execution of Previously Announced National Solar Network Strategy

Oct 13, 2020: PHOENIX - October 13, 2020 ( Newswire) Direct Solar of America, LLC ("Direct Solar"), a majority owned subsidiary of SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING), today announced that it has finalized an agreement with the principals of Standard Eco, a developer and installer of grid-tied solar electric systems in Texas, Illinois, and Arizona, to create multiple licensed entity in order to leverage the recent rapid expansion of Direct Solar of America's national solar footprint to 38 states, an increase of 30+ states since May 2019 acquisition by SinglePoint Inc.

New York Citys street trees have unique stories to tell

Oct 12, 2020: In a new photographic series, Matthew Jensen hopes to show everyone a little "Tree Love."…

Supercapacitors Increasingly Preferred for Wind Power, Reports IDTechEx

Oct 12, 2020: October 12, 2020 ( Newswire) First orders have been taken for Airborne Wind Energy AWE by tethered kite or drone.

New WWF report says plant-based diets could help conserve and restore nature

Oct 12, 2020: A new WWF report shows how we can feed 8-10 billion people and conserve nature through plant-based diets.