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Jul 28, 2021

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EDP Renewables grows portfolio but sees profit shrink after Texas storm

Jul 28, 2021: Portuguese utility reaches 12.6GW of operational renewables capacity, but records lower net profit than same period last year…

An adaptive reuse project in Rome features modular meeting rooms

Jul 27, 2021: A design collaboration between Gabriele Masina studio in Rome and London-based THDP studio, the DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti will connect two buildings into one property using adaptive reuse techniques.

The 10 countries most and least threatened by climate change

Jul 27, 2021: A new study published in PLOS ONE has identified countries most at risk of "climate change-related harm" and those in a good position to deal with climate change's effects.

New Mexico's families of color already feeling climate change's effects

Jul 27, 2021: In hot, dry New Mexico, climate change is already playing out. And it’s hitting people of color especially hard, say climate change experts. In Albuquerque, New Mexico’s biggest city, the International District, where many families of color live, is a heat sink. Too much concrete and not enough vegetation traps heat. Several organizations are planting trees in lower income areas of the city, but it will be a while before saplings can provide shade. “As it gets hotter, heat sinks will...

New Oakville North additions put pedestrians first

Jul 27, 2021: This master-planned community is strategically located within hiking and biking trails for a pedestrian-first approach to urban planning and construction.

Cranbrook School teaches environmental stewardship

Jul 27, 2021: The Cranbrook School by Andrew Burns Architecture teaches students how to be stewards for the environment.

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions’ 182-MW Texas wind project reaches commercial operation

Jul 27, 2021: Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions commenced commercial operation of its 182-MW Maryneal Windpower project in Nolan County, Texas. In 2019, cellular service Sprint signed a 12-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 173.3 MW of the wind generated by the project, which will reduce parent company T-Mobile’s carbon production by 9%. “Projects like Maryneal Windpower play… The post Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions’ 182-MW Texas wind project reaches commercial operation appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Rio Tinto to get power from Madagascar’s first wind project

Jul 27, 2021: Mining giant and government joint venture agrees to purchase power from solar, wind and battery storage project…

GE Renewable Energy narrows losses in first half of 2021

Jul 27, 2021: Turbine manufacturer improves margin due to cost reductions and higher volumes in onshore wind, but remains in red…

Acciona and SSE target Polish offshore wind

Jul 27, 2021: Developers continue offshore wind partnership initially forged for Spain and Portugal, turning attention to Polish Baltic Sea…

UK advances floating offshore wind pilot trio

Jul 27, 2021: Developers pass milestones for technical competence, delivery capability and technological innovation set by seabed landlord…

Ecologyst is a truly transparent fashion brand

Jul 26, 2021: Natural materials, ethical conditions for workers — it's a sustainable fashionista's dream. Check out how Ecologyst provides customers with true transparency.

Great Barrier Reef won't be listed as an endangered site just yet

Jul 26, 2021: The Great Barrier Reef will not be listed as a world heritage site in danger after consideration by the World Heritage Committee.

Extreme weather: Is the climate changing faster than expected?

Jul 26, 2021: We’ve been hearing about climate change for decades. But extreme weather events like the devastating European floods and the recent 115-degree temps in the Pacific Northwest have people wondering if we’re closer to the end than we thought.

Sanya Farm Lab honors architecture, culture and agriculture

Jul 26, 2021: The new Sanya Farm Lab is a four-story exhibition space that provides 4,000 square meters of space for education, play and innovative ideas.

ARCspace's prefab homes are a quick and sustainable housing solution

Jul 26, 2021: Builders are leaning into innovative designs and material development to curb the environmental impact through sustainable architecture. ARCspace, a modular building developer, is one such business.

Four missing after South China Sea offshore wind accident

Jul 26, 2021: Offshore construction vessel in operation at Huizhou Gangkou I wind farm tilted with 65 people on board, according to reports…

Italian thermal spa celebrates 101st anniversary with a sustainable renovation

Jul 23, 2021: Terme di Saturnia thermal spa in Italy gets a sustainable renovation by London-based studio THDP.

California couple charged for starting wildfire during gender reveal

Jul 23, 2021: A 2020 gender reveal ceremony sparked a major wildfire. Now, the couple responsible is being charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Oregon's Bootleg Fire is creating its own weather

Jul 23, 2021: The massive southern Oregon wildfire is producing terrifying pyrocumulus clouds. And it's still only 30% contained.

The High Performance Surfing Center honors nature inside and out

Jul 23, 2021: When Branco Cavaleiro Architects was asked to develop a plan to house the High Performance Surfing Center in Cabedelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the designers chose to incorporate protections for visitors as well as the surrounding landscape.

Turkey's Ritz-Carlton Residences are constructed with local materials

Jul 23, 2021: SAOTA chose to incorporate some sustainable features in its design for the new Ritz-Carlton Residences in Bodrum, Turkey.

Ocean Winds plans Canary Islands floating offshore wind

Jul 23, 2021: Joint venture behind WindFloat Atlantic teams up with local renewables specialist for floating offshore wind project in Spanish waters…

TPI to take over Nordex’s wind blade factory in Mexico

Jul 23, 2021: US manufacturer to take over operations of plant for three years with an option to extend the arrangement…

Wpd enters Vietnamese wind market with 103.5MW project

Jul 23, 2021: German company targets further onshore and offshore wind development with project partners in Asia Pacific region…

A beginner's guide to gardening

Jul 22, 2021: Even if you're a beginner, you can get started on a successful garden with these tips.

G20 nations subsidized $3 trillion in fossil fuels since Paris agreement

Jul 22, 2021: Despite promises, G20 nations continue to invest in fossil fuels amid the climate crisis.

France announces end of male chick culling

Jul 22, 2021: Being shredded alive. Getting gassed. It sounds like a horror movie, but in fact, it’s the true crime genre. But no more, say the French. France announced on Sunday that as of next year, male chicks can no longer be culled…

Elon Musk's tiny house is a Boxabl casita

Jul 22, 2021: For now at least, a tiny house called Boxabl is Musk’s abode, near SpaceX ground zero.

Habitat for Humanity develops its first 3D-printed home in US

Jul 22, 2021: In Tempe, Arizona, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona is building its first 3D-printed home on American soil.

Former AWEA group to merge with Energy Storage Association

Jul 22, 2021: The boards of directors of the American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) have voted to pursue a merger of the two trade associations to combine their staff, programs, and members. ACP launched in 2021 as a new trade association unifying the wind, solar, storage and transmission industries. Previously, ACP… The post Former AWEA group to merge with Energy Storage Association appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Vestas poised to build offshore wind factory in Japan

Jul 22, 2021: Danish manufacturer plans assembly and manufacturing facility after Japan selects it in supply chain subsidy programme…

EDPR wind farm starts powering Facebook in US

Jul 22, 2021: Headwaters II goes online, taking Portuguese developer to 1.2GW of operational capacity in US midwestern state of Indiana…

GWEC calls for Vietnamese offshore wind clarity

Jul 22, 2021: Industry body urges Vietnam to provide details of transition from tariffs to tenders and to raise offshore wind target…

This vineyard suite is tucked into a Tuscan UNESCO world heritage site

Jul 21, 2021: The first unit of luxury vineyard suite Casa Ojalá was recently unveiled in the hills of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Val d’Orcia, Italy, part of a UNESCO world heritage site.

RHS Hilltop opens its wings to the study of horticulture

Jul 21, 2021: The widely respected Royal Horticultural Society is getting a promotion, coming out from the shadows and into the forefront of horticultural science. The U.K.'s first dedicated garden science hub is opening at the RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, which will showcase educational opportunities and scientific work in the field of horticulture.

Those Olympic anti-sex beds? Theyre actually for recycling.

Jul 21, 2021: Did the Olympics really make anti-sex beds? No. But those cardboard beds do shine a light on the environmental impact of the Olympics.

Minka Solar Pods provide versatile off-grid work or chat hubs

Jul 21, 2021: Duffy London understands the need for comfortable and functional gathering spots with off-grid functionality.

Cloudy Courtyard is crystal clear in its historical inspiration

Jul 21, 2021: The best architecture tells a story.

Facebook and Walmart purchase power from EDP’s latest wind project in Indiana

Jul 21, 2021: EDP Renewables North America has reached commercial operations at the 198-MW Headwaters II Wind Farm in Randolph County, Indiana. This second phase of the wind farm joins the operational 200-MW Headwaters I Wind Farm and boosts the significant economic benefits contributed to the surrounding communities and marks a key addition to EDPR NA’s growing portfolio… The post Facebook and Walmart purchase power from EDP’s latest wind project in Indiana appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

EDPR agrees €80m deals to enter UK onshore wind market

Jul 21, 2021: EDP Renewables has entered the UK onshore wind market with deals to buy a 544MW portfolio of wind and solar projects…

Record investment drives Iberdrola’s strong H1 results

Jul 21, 2021: Spanish giant's renewables gross operating profit is up 63%, with net profit up 8.4%, underpinning ambitious wind expansion plans…

New Potted Carbon planter captures CO2 with style

Jul 20, 2021: As worldwide anxiety about the climate crisis soars, conscious consumers are embracing the idea of carbon tech, or ways to turn excess CO2 into marketable products. Which is probably why the new Potted Carbon planters attained full Kickstarter funding in less than 36 hours.

Worse poison ivy is yet another effect of climate change

Jul 20, 2021: Not only do hikers have to contend with wildfires and out-of-control ticks this year, but now even poison ivy is getting worse. This botanical bother's increasing severity is yet another effect of climate change.

Here's how the billionaire space race hurts the environment

Jul 20, 2021: Over the years, pollution caused by rocket launches has often been brushed away due to the few launches taking place. However, due to the recent billionaire space race, conservationists are raising concerns over the pollution these launches create.

You can rent the world's first 3D-printed Airbnb tiny home

Jul 20, 2021: With 3D printing, a small blob of material can turn into something amazing. Fibonacci House realizes this potential, as the world’s first fully 3D-printed concrete tiny home to be listed on Airbnb, now available to rent.

Renewable energies: No wind turbine disturbing the scenery

Jul 20, 2021: In the Alpine foothills, in low mountain ranges, or on the seacoast, expansion of wind energy use often meets popular resistance. Researchers have now studied what this means for the energy transition.

Data identifies turbine wake clustering, improves wind farm productivity via yaw control

Jul 20, 2021: Researchers describe a real-time method for potentially helping turbine farms realize additional power from the clustering of their turbines. Their method requires no new sensors to identify which turbines at any given time could increase power production if yaw control is applied, and validation studies showed an increase of 1%-3% in overall power gain.

Bucha delivers lab-made leather alternative for clean fashion

Jul 20, 2021: Bucha Bio is growing a clean, luxury leather alternative. Learn more about how Bucha is making leather sustainable.

Vattenfall back to black in first six months of 2021

Jul 20, 2021: Higher electricity prices and lower wind speeds combine to produce slight increase in wind operating profit…