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Nov 26, 2020

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ESW Beauty makes eco-friendly sheet masks your skin will love

Nov 26, 2020: Few people would argue that the convenience and skincare benefits of sheet masks outweigh the environmental harm and extra waste these products create. Offering a solution to this puzzling problem, ESW Beauty’s Raw Juice Cleanse Sheet Masks will help your skin without harming the environment.

Inspiring mud-and-bamboo Anandaloy Building uplifts a Bangladeshi community

Nov 26, 2020: This unconventional project combines sustainable construction and social development to catalyze local development in rural Bangladesh.

Fiat 500 3+1 electric vehicle gets a fresh redesign

Nov 26, 2020: The Fiat 500 3+1 electric car is designed to attract customers who want a smart, sustainable ride that blends style and functionality.

Warning over heavy lift vessel 'bottleneck' for offshore wind

Nov 26, 2020: Analysis from Rystad Energy indicates demand from offshore wind's development pipeline is outpacing the number vessels capable of installing large components…

Repsol plans to grow wind fleet in new 'low-carbon' unit

Nov 26, 2020: Wind is due to play a key role in Repsol increasing its 'low carbon generation' fleet, but the majority of the Spanish oil major's investments through to 2025 will still be in carbon-intensive activities…

SSE and Equinor secure 'world's largest offshore wind project financing'

Nov 26, 2020: Banks and export credit agencies from around the world have now backed the first two 1.2GW phases of SSE and Equinor's Dogger Bank wind farm in the North Sea…

Fram Museum extension is dedicated to environmental education

Nov 25, 2020: The building follows the architects' vision "that architecture exemplifies how we care for our environment."…

Denmark's top fur cooperative is closing

Nov 25, 2020: While animal-lovers may rejoice at the end of Kopenhagen Fur, it comes after the culling of 17 million mink.

New eco-friendly, decomposing construction foam unveiled

Nov 25, 2020: Researchers have come up with a new, more eco-friendly and effective form of building insulation material. The new material was developed due to the shortcomings of the traditional polyurethane-based foam insulators.

The Ocean Cleanup launches sunglasses made from ocean plastic

Nov 25, 2020: Profits from the sunglasses go toward the organization's cleanup efforts in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Siemens Gamesa to supply subsidy-free Canadian wind farm

Nov 25, 2020: Berkshire Hathaway Energy's Rattlesnake Ridge wind farm in Alberta will receive no public money, subsidy or tax benefit…

Arplan envisions a new, green City Oasis for Latvia

Nov 25, 2020: City Oasis is expected to serve as an example of sustainable urban planning for the future.

Vestas to fund start-ups through new venture capital arm

Nov 25, 2020: Vestas plans to invest in early-stage start-ups within sustainable energy around the world through its new corporate venture capital arm, Vestas Ventures…

Reused teak and earthy stone make up a luxury Goan home with canal views

Nov 24, 2020: This luxury home makes the most of its lush, tropical surroundings.

Climate change is leading to increased winter drownings

Nov 24, 2020: Skating, ice fishing, and other survival and recreational activities are becoming more dangerous as rising temperatures lead to weaker ice.

New global bee map gives scientists a conservation baseline

Nov 24, 2020: A new, global bee map is tracking the more than 20,000 bee species on Earth to help aid in their conservation.

Enel looks to triple renewables capacity by 2030

Nov 24, 2020: Enel plans to invest about €70 billion in renewable energy in the next decade, boosting renewables capacity from about 45GW at present to 120GW by 2030…

MVRDV unveils sustainable Chengdu Sky Valley masterplan

Nov 24, 2020: Sky Valley will promote self-sufficient lifestyles.

Wind developers avoid latest German wind-solar PV tender

Nov 24, 2020: No wind power developer has ever been successful in Germany’s technology-neutral tenders, which pit wind and solar PV against one another…

A lakeside, prefab home in Quebec aims for LEED Gold

Nov 24, 2020: See how an architect turns the site of a humble country home into a beacon of sustainability that shines LEED Gold.

WPM & Castrol Infographic: The future of wind power

Nov 24, 2020: Download this Wind Power Monthly and Castrol infographic, as we highlight how the renewables market is set to thrive in 2021 and how the latest lubricants and technology can help the journey.

Ørsted joins flurry of offshore wind projects in South Korea

Nov 24, 2020: Ørsted aims to develop South Korean offshore wind projects with a potential capacity of up to 1.6GW off the coast of Incheon City…

UK offshore wind to compete in own CfD tender round

Nov 24, 2020: The UK government hopes to award contracts to 12GW of renewable energy capacity in the next auction rounds, which are scheduled for late 2021…

India and the UK break into EY's top five investment markets

Nov 24, 2020: Australia, India and the UK continue a march up the top table of investment markets in EY's renewable energy country attractiveness index (Recai)…

Supersized wind turbines generate clean energy--and surprising physics

Nov 23, 2020: As wind energy scales up, researchers study the fluid dynamics challenges.

The science of windy cities

Nov 23, 2020: Researchers model urban airflows to help improve the design of drones, skyscrapers, and natural ventilation systems.

Submit your vegan recipes to win this sustainable chef's kit!

Nov 23, 2020: Share your original vegan holiday recipes with Inhabitat for a chance to win an air fryer, bamboo cutting boards, a knife set and Stasher bags!

The top 10 houseplants of 2020 and what's trending for 2021

Nov 23, 2020: With so many people staying at home because of coronavirus, plants are becoming a popular and easy way to spruce up interior spaces, balconies, porches and outdoor living areas. But which plants are most popular? Research from Flowercard reveals 2020's trendiest houseplants and what to expect in 2021.

Engineering student turns food waste into renewable energy

Nov 23, 2020: What if those old carrots you never got around to eating could be a renewable energy source?

A geometric double roof promotes natural cooling at this Tropical Chalet

Nov 23, 2020: This four-bedroom villa relies on perforated brick for natural ventilation while remaining protected from the elements.

Nwa, the design for a self-sustaining city on Mars

Nov 23, 2020: As part of scientific work for a competition organized by the Mars Society, an American non-profit dedicated to exploring the Red Planet, architecture firm Abiboo has unveiled design concepts for a sustainable city on Mars. The project, called Nüwa, ranked as a finalist among 175 projects submitted from around the world for the 2020 competition.

Leeward Renewable Energy repowering project increases Texas wind farm to 146 MW

Nov 23, 2020: Leeward Renewable Energy successfully completed the repowering and final financial close of its Sweetwater 3 Wind Farm in Nolan County, Texas. Leeward procured the wind turbine equipment from GE Renewable Energy, which also provided construction services and is providing operations and maintenance services for the project. GE Energy Financial Services and BHE Renewables provided tax… The post Leeward Renewable Energy repowering project increases Texas wind farm to 146 MW appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Europe’s ‘hidden demand’ for green hydrogen could hit 1,400TWh

Nov 23, 2020: Demand could see the technology become mainstream in three years according to a report from a new coalition backed by WindEurope, Nordex and RWE Renewables…

Vibration analysis is best defense against misalignment

Nov 23, 2020: By David Clark, CMS Wind About 50% of drivetrain failures are in the generator, and they are predictable by months with the right detection. The failures are grouped into three specific categories: bearing-related, electrical-related and misalignments. We’ve already discussed electrical fluting, and now we’ll describe misalignments. Misalignment between the gearbox output (or high-speed shaft) and the… The post Vibration analysis is best defense against misalignment appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

RWE to sell 49% stake in Humber Gateway wind farm

Nov 23, 2020: RWE continues its strategy of selling stakes in its offshore wind assets to fund investments in further renewable energy development…

Vestas launches probe as newly installed V150 collapses in Sweden

Nov 23, 2020: Vestas and developer Wpd have launched investigation after a newly installed Vestas V150 turbine collapsed at a Swedish wind farm over the weekend…

Indonesian eco village features rammed earth domes and ocean views

Nov 20, 2020: Dome Lombok enjoys stunning ocean views, permaculture gardens, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic juice bar, an outdoor cinema and a swimming pool.

NOAA report shows climate change is killing Floridas coral reefs

Nov 20, 2020: The report shows that most corals are dying because of climate change and its effects.

1% of global population causes 50% of all carbon pollution emitted by the aviation industry

Nov 20, 2020: Only 1% of people cause half of all aviation pollution globally. Super emitters pollute the environment at the expense of millions of people who do not fly.

Renowned landscape architects unveil designs to save the Tidal Basin

Nov 20, 2020: The National Mall Tidal Basin is under threat from daily flooding. Experts are reimagining this iconic, beloved space for the future.

Architects turn waste into trendy glamping shelters in Rotterdam

Nov 20, 2020: Sleep in a dumpster or a tiny home made of trash at Culture Campsite.

GE 'in talks' to set up UK offshore wind turbine factory

Nov 20, 2020: GE Renewable Energy is understood to be negotiating with UK government officials over a wind turbine factory in north-east England or eastern Scotland…

ORE Catapult plans 3D wind turbine blade printing

Nov 20, 2020: The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will invest in a prototype blade manufacturing facility that uses additive manufacturing…

‘Wind turbines don’t turn forever’: Industry issues new end-of-life guidance

Nov 20, 2020: WindEurope has issued new guidance on dismantling onshore turbines, many thousands of which are due to be decommissioned over the next three years…

GMC unveils electric Hummer for 2022

Nov 19, 2020: The 2022 Hummer EV will include several features that are brand-new to the GMC lineup of electric vehicles.

Flea treatments are poisoning Englands rivers

Nov 19, 2020: The chemicals in flea treatments are killing bugs they were never meant to encounter. “Fipronil is one of the most commonly used flea products and recent studies have shown it degrades to compounds that are more toxic to most insects than fipronil itself,” said Rosemary...

Plastic waste incineration skyrockets carbon emission rates

Nov 19, 2020: For the U.K., burning plastic stands in the way of goals to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050. An open letter by to the prime minister encourages change.

Old bathhouses get new life via NPS adaptive reuse program

Nov 19, 2020: The 9,000-square-foot Superior Bathhouse finds new life as a restaurant, event space and the world's first microbrewery to use hot spring water for brewing beer. This project represents one of the success stories revitalizing both the town of Hot Springs and the overlapping national park.

Niraamaya Retreat honors traditional design with local materials

Nov 19, 2020: This resort is a haven for wellness and rejuvenation.

‘Melting’ blades offer glimpse of recyclable future

Nov 19, 2020: A thermoplastic composite turbine blade could “transform” the wind industry following validation at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)…