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Jan 20, 2021

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Three Louisiana Rural Electric Cooperatives Issue All-Source Request for Proposals Seeking Power Supply Arrangements for 925 MW of Capacity

Jan 21, 2021: Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation, Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Corporation and Concordia Electric Cooperative Inc. have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from providers of capacity and energy resources for power supply solutions. Collectively, these cooperatives’ requirements amount to an approximate annual peak demand of 925 MW (sum of the non-coincident peak..

Utility tests and deployments of private LTE networks picking up speed

Jan 21, 2021: Like the explosions of individual kernels in a popcorn popper after it’s been plugged in for a couple of minutes, announcements that utilities are testing or deploying private wireless broadband networks are beginning to happen more rapidly.So far this year, there have been three — two involving private Long-Term Evolution networks that San Diego Gas & Electric and Xcel Energy..

Understanding Transition & Transformation in Oil & Gas Industry

Jan 21, 2021: My, 3-minute video on challenges faced by Oil & Gas industry and steps need to be taken  …

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Biden's Executive Order to agencies to review all of the Trump era climate regulations

Jan 21, 2021: As a favor to the community I'm posting President Biden's order to agencies to undertake a review of Trump era environmental regulations.Yesterday was also an important day for Mother Nature and the nation. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously tossed the Trump administration's replacement for Obama's Clean Power Plan (CPP) back to EPA. The..

House of Childhood is a daycare that emphasizes energy efficiency

Jan 20, 2021: Translated House of Childhood, the building was designed by Tectoniques Agency and is functional, inviting, striking and environmentally friendly.

Federal court dismisses Trump's rollback on regulating carbon emissions

Jan 20, 2021: A federal court has turned down the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to lessen carbon emission regulations for coal plants.

Gothenburg, Sweden develops world's first zero-emissions zone

Jan 20, 2021: The Swedish city of Gothenburg is developing the world's first large-scale zero-emissions city zone. In collaboration with Volvo Cars, Gothenburg's Green City Zone initiative will be open to economic activities, allowing people to participate in businesses while supporting a sustainable environment.

Former prison site to transform into green mixed-use district

Jan 20, 2021: In the Copenhagen suburb of Albertslund, the former Vridsløselille prison site will take on new life as an attractive mixed-use district with a strong emphasis on nature. The development plan for the 160,000-square-meter district will combine the design proposal by Danish architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and landscape architects BOGL with the scheme put forth by COBE Architects.

Need a bike helmet? 'Grow It Yourself' with mycelium

Jan 20, 2021: Tired of replacing all those plastic bike helmets? Now, there's a more sustainable option. The 100% compostable Grow It Yourself Helmet is made from mycelium.

Asia-Pacific solar technology tenders activity drops 4% in Q4 2020

Jan 20, 2021: January 20, 2021 ( Newswire) Asia-Pacific solar technology tenders in Q4 2020 saw 205 tenders announced, marking a drop of 4% over the last four-quarter average of 213, according to GlobalData's power industry tenders database.


Jan 20, 2021: January 20, 2021 ( Newswire) Mining / Metals / Green Energy Stock News - Defense Metals Corp. ("Defense Metals") (TSX-V:DEFN / OTCQB:DFMTF / FSE: 35D) is pleased to announce its support as a Founding Member of the recently launched Canadian Critical Minerals and Materials Alliance (C2M2A).

An anode-free zinc battery that could someday store renewable energy

Jan 20, 2021: Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, could help decrease the world's reliance on fossil fuels. But first, power companies need a safe, cost-effective way to store the energy for later use. Massive lithium-ion batteries can do the job, but they suffer from safety issues and limited lithium availability. Now, researchers have made a prototype of an anode-free, zinc-based battery that uses low-cost, naturally abundant materials.

The Mountain tiny home comes with a skylit cedar shower

Jan 19, 2021: Designed and built by CoMak Tiny Homes in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this tiny home on wheels packs a ton of cool features into a pretty small package.

Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL project on first day in office

Jan 19, 2021: Sources close to the US. President-elect Joe Biden indicate that the President plans to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project.

US solar panels may be partially produced via slave labor

Jan 19, 2021: The production of polysilicon and other solar panel parts in Xinjiang is suspected to be through slave labor. Will the US stop importing these problematic parts?

Light-induced twisting of Weyl nodes switches on giant electron current

Jan 19, 2021: Scientists have discovered a new light-induced switch that twists the crystal lattice of the material, switching on a giant electron current that appears to be nearly dissipationless.

$52 Billion Market for EV Battery Cell and Pack Materials Forecast by IDTechEx

Jan 19, 2021: January 19, 2021 ( Newswire) The lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles (EVs) present very different material demands at the cell- and pack-level compared with the internal-combustion engine (ICE) vehicles they replace.

A new LEED Gold civic center will reinvigorate downtown Long Beach

Jan 19, 2021: Long Beach Civic Center Master Plan redesigns the downtown area into a vibrant, mixed-use district with multiple LEED-certified structures.

Could contraception for pigeons be a humane option for population control?

Jan 19, 2021: To get rid of pigeons, people typically trap, shoot or poison them. OvoControl is trying long-term birth control instead.

How short circuits in lithium metal batteries can be prevented

Jan 19, 2021: There are high hopes for the next generation of high energy-density lithium metal batteries, but before they can be used in our vehicles, there are crucial problems to solve. An international research team has now developed concrete guidelines for how the batteries should be charged and operated, maximizing efficiency while minimizing the risk of short circuits.

The Wzai 2.0 smart plant can give anyone a green thumb

Jan 18, 2021: Have you ever found yourself with a struggling houseplant, demanding to know why it won't thrive? Let the Wázai 2.0, the world's smartest bonsai, turn you into a master home gardener.

Seagrass purges 900M plastic bits from the Mediterranean yearly

Jan 18, 2021: A new study has found "Neptune Balls" full of plastic that wash ashore are the product of seagrass, which collects and purges plastic pollution from the water.

Cobalt-free batteries will make EVs more affordable

Jan 18, 2021: If the high price tag is all that stands between you and your dream Tesla, you might be able to afford one in a few years thanks to cobalt-free batteries.

Breaking Cleantech Stock News: dynaCERT (TSX: $DYA.TO) (OTCQX: $DYFSF) (FRA: DMJ) Announces Strategic OEM Collaboration with Harold Martin

Jan 18, 2021: January 18, 2021 ( Newswire) dynaCERT Inc. (TSX: DYA) (OTCQX: DYFSF) (FRA: DMJ) ("dynaCERT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has agreed with Martin Technologies LLC Corporation ("Martin Technologies") to collaborate on scientific expansions required for introducing dynaCERT's patented proprietary Carbon Emission Reduction Technology ("HydraGEN™ Technology") to Original Equipment Manufacturers ("OEM's") in North America and globally.

Inexpensive battery charges rapidly for electric vehicles, reduces range anxiety

Jan 18, 2021: Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of engineers who are looking at lithium iron phosphate batteries that have a range of 250 miles with the ability to charge in 10 minutes.

This green-roofed cabin is made from local cedar and glass

Jan 18, 2021: Made from sustainable building materials, the Bowen Island House maintains deep connections to nature while minimizing environmental impact.

Dolmen Shelter renderings imagine stone-shaped guest rooms

Jan 18, 2021: Sibling team Davit and Mary Jilavyan have imagined a boutique hotel with stone-shaped guest rooms partially inspired by their housing complex in Moscow. The project, known as Dolmen Shelter, is a fictional rendering that the duo hopes to someday see brought to fruition by their friends in the building industry. x Mylea Better Shoes are made from mushroom leather

Jan 15, 2021: As the fashion world looks for alternatives to plastic and leather, mycelium is rising to the top of the material supply chain.

Trump administration opens 3.4M acres of owl habitat to loggers

Jan 15, 2021: More than 3 million acres of land, formerly protected habitat for threatened owls, have been opened to loggers.

Former Michigan governor charged for role in Flint water crisis

Jan 15, 2021: Seven years after the infamous Flint, Michigan water crisis, former governor Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday for his part in the environmental disaster.

A micro-house offers a formerly homeless resident both privacy and connection

Jan 15, 2021: In working closely with the client, the architects crafted a home that respected her desires for privacy without compromising a sense of community.

Stefano Boeri Architetti designs prefab COVID-19 vaccination centers for Italy

Jan 15, 2021: All aspects of the project, which was completed free of charge, are united by a floral logo of a pink primrose and the motto “With a flower, Italy comes back to life.”…

State Awards $2 Million to 10 California Native American Tribes for Climate and Clean Energy Projects

Jan 15, 2021: SACRAMENTO - January 15, 2021 ( Newswire) California Native American Tribes taking action on climate change are getting a boost from a new State program designed to support tribally led efforts.

Research breaks new ground in understanding how a molecular motor generates force

Jan 14, 2021: A team of biophysicists set out to tackle the long-standing question about the nature of force generation by myosin, the molecular motor responsible for muscle contraction. The key question they addressed - one of the most controversial topics in the field - was: how does myosin convert chemical energy, in the form of ATP, into mechanical work? The answer revealed new details into how myosin, the engine of muscle and related motor proteins, transduces energy.

Year in Review: 10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2020

Jan 14, 2021: by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA Looking Back At the end of 2019, I was worried about overvaluation.   I wrote that my main goal for the 10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2020 list was “to find stocks which will be resilient in the event of a US bear market.”  We certainly had a bear market in […] The post Year in Review: 10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2020 appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Past and future come together at the sustainable Auric Hall

Jan 14, 2021: How can architecture serve the needs of culture and civilization? IMK Architects, a pioneer in urban design founded in 1957, answers that question with Auric Hall, its new project in Aurangabad, India.

Drought leaves Istanbul with just 45 days' worth of water

Jan 14, 2021: Turkey's capital Istanbul could run out of water in the next 45 days if rain does not fall.

New way to control electrical charge in 2D materials: Put a flake on it

Jan 14, 2021: Gaining control of the flow of electrical current through atomically thin materials is important to potential future applications in photovoltaics or computing. Physicists have discovered one way to locally add electrical charge to a graphene device.

The European bison population is no longer vulnerable

Jan 14, 2021: The European bison’s population has increased sufficiently for it to be removed from IUCN’s list of vulnerable species.

A bamboo meditation center overlooks sunset views in Chiang Mai

Jan 14, 2021: Locally sourced bamboo and adobe bricks make up the new Meditation Cathedral & Sunset Sala, a cluster of organically shaped buildings on top of a hill in northern Chiang Mai.

Adidas Outdoor line furthers brand's push for sustainability

Jan 14, 2021: While many big businesses and brands cause overwhelming environmental problems, Adidas works to clean up its act. In a bold move last January, Adidas acknowledged its contribution to plastic waste, noting the waste's negative impacts on the world's oceans.

RARE EARTH Stock News: Defense Metals (TSX-V: $DEFN.V) (OTCQB: $DFMTF) commissions Saskatchewan Research Council to complete X-Ray Transmission sorting amenability study

Jan 14, 2021: Vancouver, British Columbia - January 14, 2021 ( Newswire) Mining / Metals / Green Energy Stock News - Defense Metals Corp. ("Defense Metals") (TSX-V:DEFN / OTCQB:DFMTF / FSE: 35D) is pleased to announce that it has commissioned the Saskatchewan Research Council ("SRC") to complete an X-Ray Transmission ("XRT") sorting amenability study with respect to mineralized feed sourced from its 1,708 hectare (4,220 acre) Wicheeda Rare Earth Element (REE) Property ("Wicheeda") located close to existing infrastructure near Prince George, British Columbia (BC).

Concept for a hybrid-electric plane may reduce aviation's air pollution problem

Jan 14, 2021: A proposed hybrid-electric plane could 'eliminate aviation's air pollution problem,' say engineers. The new design could reduce global nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 95 percent, they report in a study.

An autism-friendly hospital emphasizes nature for resiliency and healing

Jan 13, 2021: Charleston, South Carolina has raised the bar for inclusive healthcare design with the opening of the new Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion.